I have a PhD in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution from CIBIO-InBIO BIODIV program, which I shared between Porto University (Portugal), with Paulo Célio Alves, and Cornell University (U.S.A.), with Jeremy Searle. I did my first post-doc at the University of Idaho (2018-2021), working at both Lisette Waits' and Paul Hohenlohe's labs, and am now starting a new with Miguel Carneiro's group at CIBIO.
My research interests relate to animal conservation, especially understanding the processes leading to species endangerment in the context of habitat loss and environmental change. As such, my research mainly addresses conservation genetics/genomics of species and populations in five main, complementary lines:
(i) describing patterns of genetic diversity across time and space;
(ii) understanding how endangered species and populations have responded and continue to respond to habitat loss and environmental change;
(iii) defining priorities for the conservation of populations to ensure evolutionary resilience;
(iv) developing non-invasive monitoring tools for threatened taxa;
(v) engaging young researchers and the general public in biodiversity conservation, educating on the importance of genetics in conservation.