Maria Ana Aboim
Main Research Interests
My main research interests are is on genetic evolutionary processes leading to the diversification of fish species. At present I am specifically interested in understanding the role of homoploid hybridization in the evolution of Iberian cyprinids, more specifically on inter-specific introgression patterns. I am also involved in research projects on the phylogeography and population structure of freshwater and marine fish.
- 2005 PhD in Biology (University of Southampton)
- 1999 5-year college graduation in Biology Applied to Animal Resources (University of Lisbon)
Pereira C.S.A., Aboim M.A., Rab P. & Collares-Pereira M.J. 2014. Introgressive hybridization as a promoter of genome reshuffling in natural homoploid fish hybrids (Cyprinidae, Leuciscinae). Heredity 112:343-350.
Aboim M.A., Mesquita N., Drago M., Coelho M.M. & Alves M.J. 2013. Assessing inter-drainage connections: patterns of genetic diversity in an Iberian cyprinid fish. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109(3):656–669.
Lopes-Cunha M., Aboim M.A., Mesquita N., Alves M.J., Doadrio I. & Coelho M.M. 2012. Population genetic structure in the Iberian cyprinid fish Iberochondrostoma lemmingii (Steindachner, 1866): disentangling species fragmentation and colonization processes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 105:559-572.
Aboim M.A., Mavárez J., Bernatchez L. & Coelho M.M. 2010. Introgressive hybridization between two Iberian endemic cyprinid fish: a comparison between two independent hybrid zones. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(4):817-828.
Aboim M.A., Cunha C. & Coelho M.M. 2009. Redistribution of the geographical ranges of the Iberian Polylepis lineage (Cyprinidae, genus Pseudochondrostoma) based on phylogenetic analysis: implications for the historical rearrangements of Iberian NW drainages. Journal of Fish Biology 74:1337-1346.
Aboim M.A., Menezes G.M., Schlitt T. & Rogers A.D. 2005. Evidence for Historical Influences on the Genetic Population Structure of a Deep-Sea Bentho-Pelagic Fish Helicolenus dactylopterus (Dela Roche, 1809) in the North Atlantic from MtDNA sequences. Molecular Ecology 14:1343-1354.
Evolutionary processes in the origin of “hotspots for biodiversity”: insights from southern Portuguese areas based on novel nuclear multilocus approaches in target freshwater fishes and amphibians (PTDC/BIA-BDE/69769/2006).
Collaboration with Prof. Louis Bernatchez IBIS, Université de Laval, Quebéc, Canada and Dr. Jesús Mavárez, Centro de Ecologia, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas. Caracas, Venezuela.