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Call for Funding of Research and Development Projects in all Scientific Domains - 2008

Biological Sciences - Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation

    Painel de Avaliação de Ciências Biológicas - 2008
  • Anne Ridley
  • Pilar Santisteban
  • Dorothea Bartels
  • Alberto Luini
  • Annalise Pastore
  • Didier Mazel
  • Ben-Zion Shilo
  • Rafael Ignacio Márquez Martínez de Orense
  • Paul Giller
  • Daniela Corda
PTDC/BIA-BEC/098213/2008

Evolution of latitudinal clines in reverse: how much do populations converge under adaptation to a novel, common environment? Margarida Matos, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €180,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/098289/2008

Unravelling pneumococcal interactions in the nasopharyngeal niche. Raquel Sá-Leão, ITQB NOVA - Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB NOVA/UNL). €191,740.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/098414/2008

Sexual selection and range expansion in the Estrildidae. Gonçalo Canelas Cardoso, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €115,267.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/098553/2008

Unraveling the evolutionary radiation of the acorn barnacles (Thoracica: Sessilia: Balanomorpha) using molecular and morphological data. Marcos Perez Losada, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €53,900.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/098596/2008

The role of Competitive Ability in Biological Invasions: Fitness Comparison of Invasive and Non-Invasive Genotypes of Aegilops cylindrica under Experimental Conditions. Meimberg Harald, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €154,268.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/098783/2008

Adaptive significance and genetic basis of a balanced colour-polymorphism. Sofia Gonçalves Seabra, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €144,252.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/099138/2008

Conflict between human activities and the conservation of island endemics in a Global Biodiversity Hotspot. Artur Raposo Moniz Serrano, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €198,309.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/099323/2008

Spheres of Ecosystem Response to Nitrogen (SERN): A case study in a Mediterranean-type ecosystem in southern Portugal. Cristina Cruz, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €198,332.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/099416/2008

Neuronal pathways involved in olfactory activation of navigational systems. Paulo Alexandre Esteves Jorge, ISPA,CRL (ISPA). €190,965.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/099640/2008

Patterns and processes of (neutral and adaptive) variation in the honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) hybrid zone of the Iberian Peninsula: a population genetics approach integrating population genomics and landscape genetics. Maria Alice da Silva Pinto, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPBragança). €192,468.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/099808/2008

The contribution of novel genes to the formation of evolutionary novelties. Patrícia Beldade, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG). €162,744.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/099915/2008

Assessing the importance of rear edge populations for biodiversity conservation in Southern Iberian Peninsula: a multi-species comparison under a scenario of climate change using amphibians as a model. Maria Helena Aguiar Gonçalves, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €120,712.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/099933/2008

Can polymorphism in the same set of genes explain within-species variation in life-history traits in divergent species? Jorge Manuel de Sousa Basto Vieira, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC/UP). €112,414.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/099934/2008

METALAND: Inferring Metapopulation Dynamics with Landscape Genetics for Vertebrates of Mauritanian Mountains. José Carlos Alcobia Rogado de Brito, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €96,714.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/100118/2008

Molecular basis for olfactory ability in Procellariiform seabirds. Mónica Sérvulo Correia Carneiro da Silva, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €144,393.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/100176/2008

Genetic effects of habitat loss and fragmentation: comparative analysis of several lemur species in two neighbouring regions of Madagascar. Lounas Chikhi, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG). €199,488.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/100182/2008

Predicting extinctions on islands: a multi-scale assessment. Paulo Alexandre Vieira Borges, Fundação Gaspar Frutuoso, FP (FGF). €194,907.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/100243/2008

Coping with changing environments: genetic and physiological mechanisms of adaptive plasticity. Patrícia Beldade, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG). €137,891.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/100616/2008

RNase gametophytic self-incompatibility evolution: characterization of the S-RNase gene in Fabaceae, Rhamnaceae and Rubiaceae. Cristina Alexandra Gonçalves Paula Vieira, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC/UP). €125,770.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/100733/2008

Insights into the adaptation of Cenococcum geophilum to serpentine soil: ecology and genomics combined (CENECOGEN). Ludo Alexis Henry Muller, Universidade de Coimbra (UC). €200,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/101256/2008

Evolution of lizard ecophysiology. Applying character tracking and mechanistic models. Miguel Angel Carretero, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €176,523.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/101511/2008

Effects of habitat fragmentation on the population structure and connectivity of forest-dwelling species: a comparative landscape genetics approach. Carlos Alberto Rodrigues Fernandes, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €188,954.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/101964/2008

Genomic and epigenomic variability mediated by polyploidization and high temperature stress: biodiversity dynamics in an evolutionary perspective. Maria Manuela Antunes Gomes Silva, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA/ULisboa). €106,416.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/102179/2008

On the road to speciation: an integrated analysis of the evolution of reproductive isolation in a cryptic species complex. Catarina Pinho, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €161,896.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/102253/2008

Genetics of ecological speciation in two avian radiations. Martim Ferreira Pinto Pinheiro de Melo, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €150,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/102280/2008

HOUSE: a multidisciplinary approach to determine home ranges of Iberian lacertids. Neftalí Sillero, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP/UP). €145,917.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/102433/2008

DILEMA - Alien species and conservation dilemmas: the effects of native competitors and alien prey species on the spread of the American mink in Portugal. Maria Margarida Mello Santos Reis G Fonseca, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €170,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/102834/2008

RESCOE - Risk Assessment And Ecological Sustainability of Cork Oak in Montado ecosystems. Sofia Costa, Universidade de Coimbra (UC). €199,867.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103158/2008

Why the Myxoma virus infection is highly lethal for the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), while in other leporids it is benign? Pedro José de Castro Esteves, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €180,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103258/2008

Assessment of the recruitment success of the main Portuguese populations of P. marinus through biotransformation, stress markers and ionic transport in juveniles during the trophic migration (RECRUIT). Pedro Miguel Raposo de Almeida, Universidade de Évora (UE). €197,404.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103266/2008

The application of the Metabolic Theory of Ecology in marine systems: the 3/4-power scaling law and metabolism-based predictions of diversity gradients in cephalopods. Rui Rosa, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €185,976.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103411/2008

Origin of multiple parthenoforms of Empoasca leafhoppers in Madeira island. Dora Pombo, Universidade da Madeira (UMA). €45,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103435/2008

The role of ecology and behavior in population differentiation: Evolution of the endemic forest avifauna in the Caucasus. Sergei V Drovetski, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €198,999.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103440/2008

Mouse sex ratio distortion. STUART JAMES EDMISTON BAIRD, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €193,325.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103484/2008

Exploring pathogen diversity in disease epidemiology and vaccine research. Maria Gabriela Miranda Gomes, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG). €163,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103507/2008

Below and aboveground mutualisms in the invasion by Australian acacias: relevance on invasive dynamics and consequences for native ecosystems - MUTUALNET. Susana Rodríguez Echeverría, Universidade de Coimbra (UC). €170,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103716/2008

NANOkA: NANO Particles: standardization of methods for environmental risk Assessment. Mónica João Barros Amorim, Universidade de Aveiro (UA). €185,072.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103729/2008

Understanding the origin and persistence of Microtus species in the Iberian Peninsula: the genetical, behavior and ecological forces. Cristiane Mary Oliveira Bastos Silveira, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €130,480.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103734/2008

RISE & SHINE- Recruitment of intertidal rocky invertebrates: different components, scales and processes. Teresa Paula Goncalves Cruz, Universidade de Évora (UE). €195,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103818/2008

Towards an understanding of the value of helping behaviour in cooperatively breeding species: Maternal effects and life history trade-offs in the sociable weaver Philetairus socius. Rita Covas Monteiro, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €45,180.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/103916/2008

Adaptation in action: comparing invasive and native populations to understand processes influencing species boundaries. Gerardo Zardi, Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMar). €141,370.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/104125/2008

MIDGE - MIcroevolutionary Dynamics and Genetic Erosion in pollution-affected Chironomus populations. João Luís Teixeira Pestana, Universidade de Aveiro (UA). €170,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/104401/2008

Genetic assessment of a successful invasion: Population genetics of the Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in Portugal. Carlos Manuel Martins Santos Fonseca, Universidade de Aveiro (UA). €150,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/104571/2008

What can the Macaronesian islands teach us about speciation? A case study of Tarphius beetles and Hipparchia butterflies. Paulo Alexandre Vieira Borges, Fundação Gaspar Frutuoso, FP (FGF). €120,000.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/104644/2008

Diversification in the biomechanical and physiological performance of scorpions across biogeographic barriers. Arie van der Meijden, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €85,968.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/105083/2008

Testing the weak phylogeographical hypothesis and hybrid zone movement in Iberian amphibians using a combination of multilocus analyses, simulation methods and ecological niche modelling. Fernando Jorge Guimarães Sequeira, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €128,378.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/105093/2008

TESTING HYPOTHESES OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSIFICATION IN A NEOTROPICAL CRYPTIC SPECIES COMPLEX: A MULTI-SCALE APPROACH. Fernando Jorge Guimarães Sequeira, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €118,673.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/105110/2008

PERSIST - The role of matrix permeability for metapopulation PERSISTence in complex agricultural landscapes. The cases of Cabrera (Microtus cabrerae) and southern water voles (Arvicola sapidus). António Paulo Pereira Mira, Universidade de Évora (UE). €190,714.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/105182/2008

Dispersal of Invasive Decapoda. Pedro Manuel Silva Gentil Anastácio, IMAR - Instituto do Mar (IMAR). €83,465.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/105221/2008

Gamete Recognition Proteins: the key for cryptic sexual selection? Alexandra Isabel Sá-Pinto, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €115,705.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/105325/2008

Why be so colorful? Sexual selection and the evolution of coloration in a sexually dichromatic cardueline finch: the Serin. Paulo Jorge Gama Mota, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €95,381.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/105327/2008

Parallel patterns of mitochondrial selective sweeps in European geckos: a model for investigating cyto-nuclear discordance in phylogeographic studies. Ana Perera Leg, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €45,034.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/105447/2008

The role of ecological speciation and selection in the divergence of shads Alosa spp. Paulo Jorge de Barros Alexandrino, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €128,336.

PTDC/BIA-BEC/108866/2008

Comparing the Mechanisms of Biological Invasion with Natural Colonizations on Archipelagos: Analysis of geneflow and admixture in the species complex of Micromeria (Lamiaceae) form the Canary Islands and Madeira. Meimberg Harald, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €117,878.