M. Sc.

ONGOING:

Benjamin Dupuis. Effects of predation on social and life-history traits in the sociable weavers. Univ Lyon- ENS Supervisors: Claire Doutrelant (CEFE), Rita Covas (CIBIO), Pietro d’Amelio (CEFE)

Lucas Pacheco. Cooperative behaviour and roosting association: a study  of the ‘pay to stay hypothesis’. Univ Porto. Supervisors: Rita Covas (CIBIO), Liliana Silva (CIBIO), André Ferreira (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE)

João Souto. The genomics of divergence and hybridization in hares. MSc Biodiversity and Evolution, U. Porto. Supervisors: José Melo-Ferreira (CIBIO), Pierre Boursot (ISEM).

CONCLUDED

Mathilde Barthe (2020) Relachement des pressions de selection sur les genes de l’immunité en milieu insulaire. Supervisors: Benoit Nabholz (ISEM), Claire Loiseau (CIBIO) & Claire Doutrelant (CEFE)

Barbara Freitas (2020). Erasmus. An automatic  calls identification of a recently discovered Ottus species in  Sao Tome. Supervisors: Yves Bas (CEFE), Alois Robert (USA), Martim Melo (CIBIO) & Claire Doutrelant (CEFE)

Erwan Harscouet (2020). Master2. Weaverbirds (Ploceidae) nest: a sexually selected extended phenotype?  University of Montpellier. Supervisors: Claire Doutrelant (CEFE), Rita Covas (CIBIO), Paul Dufour (Grenoble) and Julien Renoult (CEFE)

Luis Bliard (2020) Predation and colouration on island. University of Montpellier, Master I. MEME. Supervisors: Rita Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE).

Erwan Harscouet (2019) Study of the relationship between a melanic trait and cooperativeness in a social bird. Master1, University of Montpellier. Supervisors: Claire Doutrelant (CEFE), Rita Covas (CIBIO), Pietro D’Amelio (CEFE).

António Vieira (2019) The effect of helpers on reproductive output in the Sociable Weaver. University of Porto. Supervisors: Rita Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE).

Cristian Pizzigalli (2019) Integrative approaches to the taxonomy and systematics of Mesalina lizards in West Africa. University of Porto. Supervisors: JC Brito, F Martínez-Freiría (CIBIO), P.-A. Crochet (CEFE).

Inês Duarte (2018) Is cooperative investment related with social network position in an aggressive context. University of Porto. Supervisors: Rita Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE), André Ferreira (CEFE).

Sandra Esteves (2018) Individual personality and social network position in a cooperatively breeding bird. University of Porto. Supervisors: Rita Covas (CIBIO), Claire Doutrelant (CEFE), André Ferreira (CEFE).

Kyle Lloyd (2017) 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).

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).