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Rita Silva Andrade

Rita Silva Andrade

PhD Student

  • Thesis title: Social Complexity in the Lusitanian Pine Vole (Microtus Lusitanicus)
  • Supervisor: Susana Varela, Ana Cerveira, Sophie Von Merten

  • Researcher ID: V-4726-2018
  • ORCID: 000-0001-8132-3837
  • Department: Sciences Faculty, University of Lisbon
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: V-4726-2018
  • Thesis title: Social Complexity in the Lusitanian Pine Vole (Microtus Lusitanicus) Supervisor: Susana Varela, Ana Cerveira, Sophie Von Merten Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: PD/BD/135576/2018 Start date: 2018-03-01 End date: 2022-03-01


Research interests

Behavioural Ecology
Cognition
Communication
Social Transmission of Information
Social Networking
Modelling and Statistics
Physiology
Small mammals

Academic degrees

2011-2014. Degree in Biology. Faculdade Ciências, Universidade Lisboa
2014. Erasmus in Vienna. Universität Wien
2014-2016. Master in Conservation Biology - field Animal Behaviour. Faculdade Ciências, Universidade Lisboa

Scientific activities

2014. Bachelor Project. "Non-invasive measures of cortisol in Guinea pigs”. Supervisors: Elisabeth Pschernig and Matthias Nemeth. Behavioural Biology Group, Universität Wien

2016. Master Project. "Social Transmission of Food Preferences in Wild Populations of Mus spretus”. Supervisors: Susana A. M. Varela and Ana M. Cerveira. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

Member of the Organising Committee of the XIII Congress of the Portuguese Etology Society, Lisboa, Portugal

2019. PhD Lab Rotation. "Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology of Social Cognition: experimental approaches in zebrafish". Supervisors: Susana A. M. Varela and Rui Oliveira. Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciência, Oeiras

Others

European level B FELASA certification for animal experimentation and protocol design.

Projects

Scientific Supervision

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Mota Cerveira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Sophie von Merten (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Susana A. M. Varela (not a CESAM member)


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