Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology


PhD student

CBA research group(s):


Evolutionary Genetics

Personal webpage

Team webpage

Miguel Morgado dos Santos

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are in the reproductive behaviour of fish, namely the sexual selection occurring in hybrid complexes. In such complexes, multiple crosses can occur between biotypes, leading to their interdependence and to a very complex population dynamics. Thus, the study of sexual selection is essential to understand such dynamics and, therefore, the maintenance of the various biotypes in natural populations.


Academic Qualifications

    - 2009 M.Sc in Conservation Biology
    - 2007 B.Sc in Biology

Relevant Publications:

Collares-Pereira M.J., Matos I., Morgado-Santos M. & Coelho M.M. 2013. Natural Pathways towards Polyploidy in Animals: The Squalius alburnoides Fish Complex as a Model System to Study Genome Size and Genome Reorganization in Polyploids. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 140(2-4):97-116.

Morgado-Santos M., Matos I., Vicente L. & Collares-Pereira M. J. 2010. Scaleprinting: Individual identification based on scale patterns. Journal of Fish Biology 76:1228-1232.