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MsC and PhD students

  PhD and MsC Students

 Aina Rossinyol (MsC student 2022-)  Patterns and predictors of mid-sized mammal diversity in agricultural landscapes of Guinea-Bissau (West Africa).  Supervisor: Filipa Palmeirim. Co-supervisor: Mar Cabeza (Helsinki University). Master’s Programme in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Integrative Plant Sciences. Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences/Helsinki University. 

  Alma Liss S. Quiñones (Ph.D. candidate 2022-to date) Elucidating Pollination Ecosystem Services in Cameroonian Cocoa Farms. Supervisors: Andreanna Welch (Durham University, UK), Co-supervisors: Luke Powell (Biodiversity Initiative &CIBIO) & Tom Wanger (Westlake University, China). PhD in Biosciences, Durham University, United Kingdom.

Ana Catarina Araújo Fernandes (MsC student 2022-)  Activity patterns and species-level responses of tropical insectivorous bats to land-use change: insights from the Gulf of Guinea. Supervisor: Filipa Palmeirim (CIBIO) Co-supervisors: Ricardo Rocha (CIBIO) & Vanessa Mata (CIBIO). Mestrado em Biodiversidade, Genética e Evolução. University of Porto, Portugal. 

 Ana Sofia Castro Fernandes (MsC student 2022-) Local and landscape-scale predictors of aerial insectivorous bats in the endemic-rich islands of Sao Tome and Principe, West Africa. Supervisor: Filipa Palmeirim (CIBIO). Co-supervisors: Ricardo Rocha (CIBIO) & Vanessa Mata (CIBIO). Mestrado em Biodiversidade, Genética e Evolução. University of Porto, Portugal. 

 Anna Karoline Azevedo (PhD student 2021-) The man-nature relationship in the conservation of protected areas and their fauna: a cultural approach. Supervisor: Richard Ladle (CIBIO) & Co-supervisor: Fernanda Alves Martins (CIBIO). PPGDIBICT Doctoral Programme. Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil.

  Cristian Pizzigalli (Ph.D. student 2021-) Thesis entitled: Investigating ecological networks in extreme climate environments: Landscape genomics and adaptive genetic variation in West African populations of crocodiles and baboons. Supervisor: José Carlos Brito (CIBIO) & Co-supervisors: Raquel Godinho (CIBIO), Orly Razgour (University of Exeter) and Maria Joana Ferreira da Silva (CIBIO). Biodiv Doctoral Programme. University of Porto, Portugal.

 Daniel A. Velarde-Garcéz (PhD student 2022-) Diet and distribution of invasive mammals in São Tomé: Impact of predation on local fauna. Supervisor: Pedro Beja (CIBIO) & Co-supervisor: Vanessa Alves Mata (CIBIO). BIODIV Doctoral Programme, CIBIO, University of Porto, Portugal.

 Diogo F. Ferreira (PhD student 2020 - present) Chocolate bats: Promoting sustainable cacao through bat ecosystem services. Supervisor: Hugo Rebelo (CIBIO) & Co-supervisors: Luke L. Powell (CIBIO) and Jason Matthiopoulos (University of Glasgow). BIODIV PhD programe, CIBIO, University of Porto, Portugal.

 Felipe Alexandre Santos Vieira (PhD student 2019-) Relating Value Generating Practices with human well-being in Protected Areas.  Supervisor: Richard Ladle (CIBIO). PPGDIBICT Doctoral Programme. Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil.

 Filipa Borges (PhD student 2020-2024) Integrating genomics with local knowledge to understand responses of West African primates to past and present ecological and anthropogenic changes.   Supervisor: Tania Minhós (Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA) e Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal),  Co-supervisors: Maria Joana Ferreira da Silva (CIBIO)  and. Kimberley Hockings (Exeter University, UK).  

  Francisco dos Reis Silva (MsC 2022 - ) Responses of amphibians and reptiles to land-use change in Guinea-Bissau. Supervisor: Filipa Palmeirim. Co-supervisors: Mar Cabeza (University of Helsinki) and Cristian Pizzigalli (CIBIo). Master’s Programme in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Integrative Plant Sciences. Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences/Helsinki University.
  
Ivo Colmonero Costeira (PhD student 2020-2024) Ethnobiological and genomic insights of traditional management practices of insular mammals by the Bijagó ethnic group in Guinea-Bissau and its applications to non-human primate conservation. Supervisors: Maria Joana Ferreira da Silva (CIBIO) & Co-supervisors:  Michael W. Bruford (Cardiff University) and  Susana Costa (CIAS, University of Coimbra, Portugal). PhD student from Cardiff University, UK, associated to CIBIO/InBio, Portugal and Coimbra University. 

 Laura Torrent (PhD student 2021- ) Discovering the bat fauna from the continental region of Equatorial Guinea, Africa. Supervisor: Hugo Rebelo (CIBIO) & Co-supervisor: Javier Juste Ballesta (Doñana Biological Station - CSIC) and Adrià López-Baucells (Natural Science Museum of Granollers - BiBIO). Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution Doctoral Programme. Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

  
 
 Raquel Oliveira (MsC student 2022-)  Conserving biodiversity and enhancing food security: small mammals and their ecosystem (dis)services across rice paddies in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa). Supervisor: Filipa Palmeirim (CIBIO).   Co-supervisor: Ana Rainho. Master on Conservation Biology. Faculty of Sciences/University of Lisbon (FCUL).
 Patricia Rodrigues (Ph.D. student 2018 - ) Are African ant-following birds specialized? A cross-continental comparison of behavior to help shed light on global patterns of decline. Supervisor: Philip C Stouffer (Louisiana State University) & Co-supervisors: Luke L. Powell (CIBIO) and Henry S. Pollock (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Renewable Natural Resources Department, Louisiana State University, United States.

 Thainá Lessa Pontes Silva (PhD student 2020- ) Identifying and mapping biodiversity knowledge shortfalls in sub-Saharan Africa. Supervisor: Richard Ladle (CIBIO) & Co-supervisor: Fernanda Alves Martins. PPGDIBICT Doctoral Programme. Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil.

  Tiff DeGroot (Ph.D. Candidate 2019-)  Investigating mammal distribution and diversity in Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa. Supervisors: Kristin Brzeski (MTU), Jared Wolfe (MTU) & Co-supervisors: Tao Liu (MTU), Luke Powell (CIBIO).  Forest Science. Michigan Technological University, United States of America.

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