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Sophie von Merten

Sophie von Merten

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Author Name : von Merten S.

  • Researcher ID: U-6470-2018
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-6010-1127
  • Ciencia ID: B414-4685-1882
  • Department: Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Animal Biology
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes (ABEP)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(von Merten S)
  • Title: Solitary twittering of shrews - The missing link between vocal communication and echolocation in mammals? Supervisor: Maria da Luz Mathias & Lutz Wiegrebe Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/118053/2016 Start date: 2017-09-01 End date: 2023-10-31

Research interests

Behavioural ecology
Acoustic communication
Animal personality
Small mammals

Academic degrees

2011: PhD in Biology, University of Tübingen, Germany (24.05.2011)
2003: Diploma in Biology (corresponding to MSc), Department of Zoology, University of Munich, Germany

Scientific activities

since 2017: Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal (postdoc FCT: SFRH/BPD/118053/2016; 1.9.2017 - 31.10.2023)
2016 - 2017: Department for Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany (postdoc)
2013 - 2016: Department for Systematic Zoology, Adam Mickewicz University, Poznań, Poland: (postdoctoral fellow Marie-Curie: PIEF-GA-2012-332331)
2011 - 2013: Department for Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany (postdoc)
2006 - 2011 Max Planck Research Group of PD Dr. Björn Siemers, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany (PhD student)


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



Scientific Supervision

PhD (Co-supervisor): Maílis da Silva Carrilho (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Guilherme da Silva Aparício (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ricardo Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria da Conceição Roseira Muralha Patena Forte (not a CESAM member)

Bolsa de Investigação (Co-supervisor): Maílis da Silva Carrilho (CESAM member)

Seminars and Conferences Organization

- Local Organizing and Scientific Comittee of the International Colloquium – Biology of the Soricidae IV in Poznań, Poland, 12.09. – 14.09.2016

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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