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Ana Sofia P. S. Reboleira

Ana Sofia P. S. Reboleira

  • Researcher ID B-3459-2010
  • ORCID 0000-0002-4756-7034
  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Ecotoxicology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Reboleira


Research interests

I am interested in understanding life in subterranean ecosystems.
My research group focuses on different aspects of taxonomics, biogeography, macroecology, genetics, ecotoxicology, physiology and conservation, from the shallow subterranean habitats to the deep subsurface biosphere and its relation with surface.
My research interest spans also in understanding parasite-host interactions, mostly linked with arthropod-fungi associations.
Curating entomological collections, outreach and science communication is also an interesting part of my work.

Academic degrees

2018 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Programme, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2007 MSc in Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2006 BSc in Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Scientific activities

Associate Professor at the Natural History Museum of Denmark (SNM), University of Copenhagen (since 2017)
Visiting Associate Professor at the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (2018)

Publications

Projects

KARSTRISK – Impacts of contamination on karstic groundwater ecosystems See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Rita Eusébio (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Andrea Castaño Sanchez (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Marques (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Soares (not a CESAM member)

Erasmus internship (Main Supervisor): Rita Eusébio (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor project (Main Supervisor): Katrine Majgaard Jensen (not a CESAM member)

Bachelor project (Main Supervisor): Tristan Leo Rintoull (not a CESAM member)

Estagio curricular (Main Supervisor): Tristan Leo Rintoull (not a CESAM member)

Estágio curricular (Main Supervisor): Amalia Bogri (not a CESAM member)

Estágio curricular (Main Supervisor): Sandra Esteves (not a CESAM member)

Estágio curricular (Main Supervisor): Christina Brylov Henriksen (not a CESAM member)

Estágio curricular (Main Supervisor): Nicholas Palm (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Sandra Esteves (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Guilherme Jeremias (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Bernardo Barbosa (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): André Gouveia (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Telma Veloso (not a CESAM member)

Expedition organisation


  • Since 1994, I have explored more than 1000 caves in different countries, islands and continents: Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Spain, Canaries, Balears, France, Italy, Sardinia, Iceland, Slovenia, Russia, Abkhazia, USA, Brazil, Timor-Leste, among others, being the most remarkable:

  • Subterranean East-Timor "Fatuk Kuak Timor Lorosa'e", 2016, http://timor.myspeleo.com

  • Karst Global Exploration, 2014, Kieto & CAVEX Team expedition: organization of the biospeleological study. Location: Larra massif, Pyrenees.

  • Chapada Diamantina 2012, first Luso-Brazilian speleological expedition to tropical caves. Location: Chapada Diamatina, Brazil.

  • Krubera-Voronja Cave 2010, Ibero-Russian CAVEX Team expedition to world deepest cave (-2197m): organization of the biospeleological study. Location: Western Caucasus, Abhkazia.

  • Gouffre Berger 2006, Interclubs expedition in the 56th anniversary of the first -1000 m of the planet. Location: Vercors, France.

Referee activity


  • Reviewer for International Journals: 

  • (2x) Biodiversity Data Journal (ISSN 1314-2828)

  • (x2) Biological Conservation (ISSN 0006-3207) 

  • Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (ISSN 1095-8312)

  • Boletín de la Asociación española de Entomología (ISSN 0210-8984)

  • (2x) Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, Sección Biológica (ISSN 0366-3272)

  • Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa (ISSN 1134-6094)

  • Current Zoology (ISSN 1674-5507)

  • Diversity and Distributions (ISSN 1472-4642)

  • Ecology and Evolution (ISSN 2045-7758)

  • Ecotoxicology (ISSN 0963-9292)

  • (x4) Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ISSN 1614-7499)

  • (x2) Espeleo Divulgação (ISSN 1647-6417)

  • (x5) European Journal of Taxonomy (ISSN 2118-9773)

  • Florida Entomologist (ISSN 0015-4040)

  • Frontiers of Biogeography (ISSN 1948-6596)

  • Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISSN 2352-801X)

  • Insect Conservation and Diversity (ISSN 1752-4598)

  • (x2) International Journal of Speleology (ISSN 0392-6672)

  • International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ISSN 0034-7744)

  • Journal of Biogeography (ISSN 1365-2699)

  • Journal of Cave and Karst Studies (ISSN 1090-6924)

  • Journal of Invertebrate Pathology (ISSN 0022-2011)

  • Land Degradation & Development (ISSN 1099-145X)

  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (ISSN 1055-7903)

  • (x2) Mycologia (ISSN 0027-5514)

  • Opuscula Zoologica (ISSN 0237-5419)

  • (x3) Speleobiology Notes (ISSN 1945-9211)

  • Subterranean Biology (ISSN 1314-2615)

  • (x2) Vulcania (ISSN 1577-1792)

  • (x2) Zoologica Scripta (ISSN 1463-6409)

  • Zookeys (ISSN 1313-2970)

  • (x5) Zootaxa (ISSN 1175-5326)



  • Editor-in-chief: 

  • Espeleo Divulgação (ISSN 1647-6417)

  • Member of editorial council: 

  • Zoologia Caboverdiana (ISSN 2074-5737)

  • Scientia Insularum

  • Vulcania (ISSN 1577-1792)

  • Life: The Excitement of Biology (ISSN: 2325-081X)

  • Projects referee:

  • EU Expert Evaluator (2018)

  • Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation (2015)

  • Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (2013)

  • University of Torino, Research Projects (2011)

  • European Cave Protection Commission – European Speleological Federation, jury of the “EuroSpeleo Protection Label“ (2012-2013) 

New taxa for science

New genera for science:



  • Thaxterimyces Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Opilionomyces Santam., Enghoff, Gruber & Reboleira, 2017 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Sireuma Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Opisthocheiridae)

  • Squamatinia Mendes & Reboleira, 2012 (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae) 

  • Lusoblothrus Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2012 (Pseudoescorpiones: Syarinidae)

  • Titanobochica Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2010 (Pseudoescorpiones: Bochicidae)


 


New species for science: 



  • Cylindroiulus villumReboleira & Enghoff, 2018 (Diplopoda: Julidae)

  • Metodipiothrix sheari Reboleira & Enghoff, 2018 (Diplopoda: Metopidiotrichidae)

  • Thaxterimyces baliensis Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Diplopodomyces liguliphorus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Troglomyces tetralabiatus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Troglomyces dioicus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Diplopodomyces ramosus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Diplopodomyces coronatus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2018 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Occidenchthonius vachoni Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2018 (Pseudoescorpiones: Chthoniidae)

  • Occidenchthonius alandroalensis Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2018 (Pseudoescorpiones: Chthoniidae)

  • Occidenchthonius algharbicus Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2018 (Pseudoescorpiones: Chthoniidae)

  • Occidenchthonius duecensis Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2018 (Pseudoescorpiones: Chthoniidae)

  • Occidenchthonius goncalvesi Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2018 (Pseudoescorpiones: Chthoniidae)

  • Heterocaucaseuma deprofundum Antic & Reboleira, 2018 (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida)

  • Opilionomyces dicranolasmatis Santam., Enghoff, Gruber & Reboleira, 2017 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Speonemadus algarvensis Reboleira, Fresneda & Salgado, 2017 (Coleoptera: Leiodidae)

  • Rickia candelabriformis Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia galatheae Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia gigas Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia lophophora Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia obelostrepti Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia odontopygiidarum Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia rhynchophora Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia platessa Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Rickia appendicifera Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Cordioniscus lusitanicus Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Moserius inexpectatus Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Troglonethes arrabidaensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Troglonethes olisiponensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Miktoniscus longispina Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Trichoniscoides bellesi Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Metatrichoniscoides salirensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Trichoniscoides sicoensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

  • Chiraziulus troglopersicus Reboleira, Hosseini, Sadeghi & Enghoff, 2015 (Diplopoda, Cambalidae)

  • Diplopodomyces lusitanipodos Santam., Enghoff et Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Diplopodomyces veneris Santam., Enghoff et Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Troglomyces botryandrus Santam., Enghoff et Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Troglomyces rossii Santam., Enghoff et Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

  • Cylindroiulus julesvernei Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Julidae)

  • Cylindroiulus oromii Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Julidae)

  • Sireuma nobile Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Opisthocheiridae)

  • Duvalius abyssimus Reboleira & Ortuño, 2014 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

  • Scutogona minor Enghoff & Reboleira, 2013 (Diplopoda: Chamaesomatidae)

  • Roncocreagris occidentalis Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2013 (Pseudoescorpiones: Neobisiidae)

  • Roncocreagris gepesi Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2013 (Pseudoescorpiones: Neobisiidae)

  • Roncocreagris borgesi Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2013 (Pseudoescorpiones: Neobisiidae)

  • Acipes bifilum Enghoff & Reboleira, 2013 (Diplopoda: Blaniulidae)

  • Acipes machadoi Enghoff & Reboleira, 2013 (Diplopoda: Blaniulidae)

  • Boreviulisoma barrocalense Reboleira & Enghoff, 2013 (Diplopoda: Paradoxosomatidae)

  • Lusoblothrus aenigmaticus Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2012 (Pseudoescorpiones: Syarinidae)

  • Squamatinia algharbica Mendes & Reboleira, 2012 (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae)

  • Domene lusitanica Reboleira & Oromí, 2011 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

  • Litocampa mendesi Sendra & Reboleira, 2010 (Diplura: Campodeidae)

  • Titanobochica magna Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2010 (Pseudoescorpiones: Bochicidae)

  • Trechus tatai Reboleira & Ortuño, 2010 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

  • Trechus lunai Reboleira & Serrano, 2009 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

  • Trechus gamae Reboleira & Serrano, 2009 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)


 

Event organization


  • (Upcoming) 18th International Congress on Speleology, Lyon, France, member of the organization, Biospeleology Symposium.

  • 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology. University of Aveiro. Chair.

  • I Congress of the Cesaredas Plateau. Member of the scientific commission,  Lourinhã Museum, Portugal.

  • Bd4-Subterranean Biology in Islands. Special Symposium included in the International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. Co-Chair.

  • Island Biology 2016. International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. University of Azores. 18-22/07/2016. Membro do comité científico.

  • 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology. University of Arkansas, USA. 13-17/06/2016. Member of the Scientific Committee.

  • VI Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. Balearic Museum of Natural Sciences and Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios avanzados de Balears (IMEDEA-CSIC). Mallorca, Spain. 10/2015. Member of scientific commission.

  • Workshop of Biospeleology, University of Aveiro. 11-13/04/2014. Co-organizer.

  • III Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. Zoological Museum of Barcelona, Spain. 10/ 2013. Member of scientific commission.

  • International Course Introduction to the Biology of caves. Instituto do Carste, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 7-9/11/2012. Scientific coordination and lecturer.

  • Workshop “Biodiversity and evolution in the subterranean environment”, University of Aveiro. 24/10/2012. Organizer.

  • XV Iberian Congress of Entomology. University of Azores. 01-05/09/2012. Member of organization commission.

  • II Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. University of Aveiro, Portugal, under the auspices of International Society for Subterranean Biology. 01-04/09/2011. Head of organization.

  • 15th International Congress of Speleology “Karst Horizonts”, Kerrville, Texas, USA. 08/2009. Translator English-Portuguese and English-Spanish.

  • I Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. Valencia, Spain. 07/2009. Co-organizer and Member of 2 round tables.

  • Conferences 2009 “Descoberta das Profundezas” (Annual event with 2 conferences per month). University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2009. Organizer.

  • Biologia na Noite 2009, University of Aveiro, 15/04 - 26/05/2009. Organization collaborator.

  • Workshop “Subterranean photography”. University of Aveiro. 04/2009. Organizer.

  • 1st Eurospeleo Protection Symposium, Lans-en-Vercors. France. 24-29/08/2008. Member of organization commission, session moderator and round table moderator.

  • IV European Speleological Congress, Lans-en-Vercors. France. 23-30/08/2008. Member of organization commission and rapporteur on Biospeleology session.

  • Workshop of cave fauna, during the I Scientific Congress of Speleology, 05/2008. Organizer.

  • I Scientific Congress of Speleology, Leiria. Portugal. 1-4/05/2008. Member of the organization commission, session moderator and round table moderator.

  • V Portuguese Congress of Speleology, Alcanena. Portugal. 5-8/12/2007. Member of scientific commission.

Grants & Distinctions


  • Young Investigator 2017, VILLUM Fonden, Denmark

  • Post-doc grant, Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal, ref.: SFRH/BPD/110000/2015.

  • HUH Travel Grant, Harvard University Herbaria. 2016.

  • DFF – FNU Grant, Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences, Denmark, ref.: 4002-00269. 2014.

  • Post-doc grant, Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal, ref.:  SFRH/BPD/92435/2013.

  • Synthesys grant, University of Copenhagen, Natural History Museum of Denmark. European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Capacities Program. ref.: DK-TAF-3253. 2014.

  • Research grant, University of Aveiro, Portugal. ref.: BI/UI88/5561/2013.

  • "Top 100 of Our Planet's Most Amazing New Species", the giant cave-dwelling pseudoscorpion from caves of Portugal, Titanobochica magna, was selected as one of the 100 amazing new species of Earth. ref.: Wheeler Q. & Pennak S. (2013). What on Earth?: 100 of Our Planet's Most Amazing New Species. Penguin Books, 276 pp.

  • Synthesys grant, University of Copenhagen, Natural History Museum of Denmark. European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Capacities Program. ref.: DK-TAF-2416. 2013.

  • Poster Honorable Mention, Research Day 2012, University of Aveiro, Portugal. (Reboleira A.S.P.S., Gonçalves F., Oromí P. & Culver D.C. Unveiling subterranean biodiversity: a unique unprotected heritage under the portuguese karst). 13/06/2012.

  • Travel fellowships for students and young scientists, International Society for Subterranean Biology. Slovakia. 01/09/2012.

  • Discovery of the month. BBC Wildlife, to the discovery of the giant pseudoscorpion (Titanobochica magna) in caves of Algarve.

  • Merit medal of the town Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. 15/05/2011.

  • “Bench fees” for a month stay in the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy. Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal 05/2011.

  • Invited editor of Society and Science of the 148th anniversary edition of Diário de Notícias, Portuguese oldest daily newspaper (28th December).

  • PhD grant, Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal. ref.: SFRH/BD/45744/2008.

  • Scientific-speleological Merit Award, Portuguese Federation of Speleology. 03/05/2008.

  • 1st Prize, Speleological Photography Contest, Biospeleology category, Portuguese Federation of Speleology.

  • Leonardo Da Vinci grant, University of La Laguna. European Commission. 11/2005-05/2006. ref.: PT/05/A/F/PL-126150.

  • PIC ERASMUS grant, Enseignments Européens Interuniversitaires ERASMUS 2004, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France. 07-09/2004.

Member of Societies


  • IUCN-Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group Invited member (2014-present)

  • International Society for Subterranean Biology (SIBIOS) Elected Member of the council (2016-present); Elected Vice-President (2014-2016); Elected Member of the council (2012-present); Member (2008-present)

  • Speleology group of University of Aveiro (NEUA) Elected President (2009-2014); Member (1998-present) 

  • Catalan Association of Biospeleology Member (2013-present)

  • European Speleological Federation (FSE) Member of commission (2007-present)

  • European Cave Protection Commission (ECPC/FSE) Secretary (2008-2010); Operator of Publications work team (2007-present); Portugal representation (2007-present)

  • Portuguese Speleological Federation (FPE) Coordinator of scientific council (2014-present); Member of the board (2010-2012); Secretary of Council Court (2008-2010); Executive secretary of Scientific Commission (2007-2010)

  •  Vulcania State board member of the editorial board (2010- present)

  • Portuguese Entomological Society Member (2012-present)


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