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Lobato E, Geraldes M, Melo M, Doutrelant C*, Covas R* (2017) Diversity and composition of cultivable gut bacteria in an endemic island bird and its mainland sister species. Symbiosis, 71, 155–164. DOI: 10.1007/s13199-016-0419-6 (* joint last authors)

Loiseau C, Melo M, Lobato E,  Beadell JS, Fleischer RC, Reis S, Doutrelant C, Covas R (2017) Insularity effects on the assemblage of the blood parasite community of the birds from the Gulf of Guinea. Journal of Biogeography 44(11), 2607-2617. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13060.

Mares R, Doutrelant C, Paquet M, Spottiswoode S, Covas R (2017) Breeding decisions and output are correlated with both temperature and rainfall in an arid-region passerine, the sociable weaver. Royal Society Open Science 4 (9), 170835. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170835.

Marques JP, Farelo L, Vilela J, Vanderpool D, Alves PC, Good JM, Boursot P, Melo-Ferreira J (2017) Range expansion underlies historical introgressive hybridization in the Iberian hare. Scientific Reports 7, 40788. DOI: 10.1038/srep40788

Martínez-Freiría F, Crochet P-A, Fahd S, Geniez P, Brito JC, Velo-Antón G (2017). Integrative phylogeographic and ecological analyses reveal multiple Pleistocene refugia for Mediterranean Daboia vipers in North-West Africa. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 22, 366-384. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blx038

Tamar K, Geniez P, Brito JC, Crochet P-A (2017) Systematic revision of Acanthodactylus busacki (Squamata: Lacertidae) with a description of a new species from Morocco. Zootaxa, 4276, 357-386. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4276.3.3