Academic Training

Post‐Doc

ONGOING:

Nora Carlson (2017-2018) The effect of an audience on cooperative behaviours. Funding: ANR, FCT. CEFE‐CIBIO. Advisors: Claire Doutrelant (CEFE), Rita Covas (CIBIO).

CONCLUDED:

Arnaud Tognetti (2015‐2017) Acoustic communication in weavers Funding: Institute for Advanced Study of Toulouse. Advisors: Claire Doutrelant (CEFE), Rita Covas (CIBIO).

Sophie Lardy (2014‐2017) Quantifying the cost of helping in a cooperatively breeding bird. Funding: Claude Leon Fellowship, South Africa, ANR. CEFE‐CIBIO. Advisors: Claire Doutrelant (CEFE), Rita Covas (CIBIO).

Claire Loiseau (2014‐2015) The effects of insularity on avian Malaria: a global analysis. Funding: Région Languedoc‐Roussillon, France. CEFE. Advisors: Claire Doutrelant (CEFE), Rita Covas (CIBIO), Martim Melo (CIBIO).

Matthieu Paquet (2014‐ 2015) Maternal and helper effects on offspring phenotype in the cooperatively breeding sociable weaver. Funding: DST‐NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute. U. Cape Town. Advisors: Rita Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE).

Elisa Lobato (2012‐2016) The evolution of host‐parasite interactions on islands and implications for sexual selection. CIBIO. Funding FCT. Advisors: Rita Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE).

José Melo‐Ferreira (2009‐2015) Natural Selection and Genome Admixture: Tracing adaptive and non‐adaptive evolutionary processes. CIBIO. Funding: FCT, ESF, SFRH/BPD/43264/2008. Advisor: Pierre Boursot (ISEM).

Rafael Mares (2013‐2014) The effect of social, genetic and environmental factors on reproductive success in cooperatively breeding sociable weavers. CIBIO. Advisors: Rita Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE).

Ph.D.

ONGOING:

André Ferreira (2017-2021) Can cooperation be under social or sexual selection? Funding: FCT, SFRH/BD/122106/2016.  U. Montpellier. Supervisors: Rita Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE).

Rita Fortuna (2017-2021) Prenatal maternal effects and its consequences for offspring, parents and helpers fitness in a cooperatively breeding species Funding: FCT, SFRH/BD/122106/2017. U. Porto. Supervisors: Rita Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE).

João Pedro Marques (ongoing) The role of natural selection in species genomic differentiation and admixture: a comparative approach in hares and mice. Funding: FCT, SFRH/BD/115089/2016. BIODIV, U. Porto. Supervisors: José Melo‐Ferreira (CIBIO), Pierre Boursot (ISEM).

Fernando Seixas (ongoing) Assessing the role of cytonuclear coevolution and coadaptation in massive mitochondrial DNA introgression. Co‐tutelle Universidade do Porto and Université Montpellier. Funding: FCT, SFRH/BD/87126/2012. Supervisors: José Melo‐Ferreira (CIBIO), Pierre Boursot (ISEM).

Guilherme Dias (ongoing) Understanding speciation: a multidisciplinary assessment of hybrid zones using a lizard species complex as model. Universidade do Porto. Funding: FCT, SFRH/BD/89750/2012. Supervision: Catarina Pinho (CIBIO), Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou (CIBIO), Pierre‐André Crochet (CEFE).

Menad Beddek (ongoing) Impact of uncertainties in taxonomy and global change models on conservation policies for Algerian herpetofauna. Université de Montpellier. Supervisors: Olivier Peyre (Naturalia‐Environnements), Pierre‐André Crochet (CEFE), José Carlos Brito (CIBIO).

CONCLUDED:

Margaux Rat (2015) The role of dominance in maintaining cooperation in the sociable weaver Philetairus socius. University of Cape Town. DST‐NRF CoE. Supervision: R. Covas (CIBIO), C. Doutrelant (CEFE), R. van Dijk (Univ Sheffield) and P.G. Ryan (U. Cape Town).

M. Sc.

ONGOING:

Kyle Lloyd (ongoing) The effect of nest predation on population dynamics: an experimental approach. Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town. Supervision: R. Covas (CIBIO), C. Doutrelant (CEFE) and Res Altwegg (U. Cape Town).

CONCLUDED:

Liliana Silva (2016) An investigation of the physiological costs of social dominance in a colonial, cooperative passerine. CIBIO, University of Porto. Supervision: R. Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE) and Sophie Lardy (PFIAO, U. Cape Town).

Rita Fortuna (2016) Do females manipulate the amount of care provided by other individuals via maternal effects? CIBIO, University of Porto. Supervision: R. Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE) and Matthieu Paquet (U. Edinburgh).

André Ferreira (2015) Benefits and costs of helpers: investigating the underlying mechanisms. CIBIO, University of Porto. Supervision: R. Covas (CIBIO) & Claire Doutrelant (CEFE).

Sofia Santos (2015) The effect of helping presence on maternal allocation in a cooperatively breeding bird. University of Lisbon. Supervision: : R. Covas (CIBIO) & Claire Doutrelant (CEFE).