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Sara Daniela Azevedo Costa

Sara Daniela Azevedo Costa

PhD Student

  • Thesis title: Resilience of natural populations of amphibians living under a changing world: the role played by its skin microbiome
  • Supervisor: Dra. Isabel Maria Cunha Antunes Lopes, Dra. Paula Vasconcelos Morais

  • Researcher ID: Q-1688-2019
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-3504-1972
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • Thesis title: Resilience of natural populations of amphibians living under a changing world: the role played by its skin microbiome Supervisor: Dra. Isabel Maria Cunha Antunes Lopes, Dra. Paula Vasconcelos Morais Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: PD/BD/113605/2015 Start date: 2015-09-01 End date: 2019-08-31


Publications

Projects

GOGOFROG: Alternative methods to animal experimentation for amphibian risk assessment: cell lines and spermatozoa See more

Scientific Supervision

Awards/Grants/Distinctions

2015: Seed Grant for the project: "Ecotoxicological Studies as a Tool on Amphibians' Disease Risck Assessment" from Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) and Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA);


2011: Integration Research Grant (BII) (BII/CIBIO/INTBIO/2009) "Study of phylogeographic patterns of selected herpetofauna in the Mediterranean Basin" from FCT.

Research field and interests

Amphibian and Microbiol Ecotoxicology; Ecology Environmental Microbiology; Genetic Diversity; Amphibians' Disease Risk Assessment; Husbandry and Amphibian Conservation


 

Education

2015-Present: PhD Student in Biology and Ecology of Global Alterations, University of Aveiro.


2013: Master in Applied Ecology, University of Aveiro.


2011: Degree in Biology, University of Porto.

Professional Activities /Research experience

2014: Captive amphibian husbandry and captive breeding for Ecotoxicological purpouse;


2014: Reseach fellow on the Project GENEROSI-CONtaminant-driven GENEtic ERosionconsequences on the viability of Amphibia populations (PTDC/BIC/3488/2012);


2011: Internship on the Project "Study of phylogeographic patterns of selected herpetofauna in the Mediterranean Basin" (BII/CIBIO/INTBIO/2009)


2010: PEEC - Program of Extra-Curricular Internship: "Effects of climate change and water acidification on the morphology and behavior of the green crab Carcinus maenas (Crustacea: Portunidae)"


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