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Ana Mota Cerveira

Ana Mota Cerveira

Assistant Researcher

  • Author Name : Cerveira A. M.

  • Researcher ID: C-5821-2013
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-6982-1462
  • Ciencia ID:  3C17-02E9-D260
  • Department: Biology Department, University of Aveiro
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes (ABEP)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: C-5821-2013

Research interests

Behavioural Ecology
Visual and Chemical Ecology
Jumping spiders
Small mammals

Academic degrees

2000. Degree in Biology. Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
2008. PhD in Zoology. Canterbury University. Christchurch, New Zealand

Scientific activities

March 2019 - present: Assistant Researcher (Contract Researcher under Decree-Law 57/2016 Art.23rd - Transitional Rule)

2015 - Feb 2019: Postdoctoral Fellow. Behavioural Ecology of small mammals (BPD/UI88/7274/2015). Supervisor: Maria da Luz Mathias

2012 - 2015: Postdoctoral Fellow. Mate choice in the Madeiran house mouse chromosomal races (SHRH/BPD/47070/2008). Supervisor: Maria da Luz Mathias

2010 - 2012: Postdoctoral fellow. Reproductive barriers between two pine vole species in a sympatry zone (SHRH/BPD/47070/2008). Supervisor: Maria da Luz Mathias.


Organisation of the 1st PhD student Meeting of the Biology and Ecology of Global Changes Doctoral Programme. Lisbon, 25th October 2019

Member of the Local Organising & Scientific Committee of the 14th Rodens et Spatium - International Conference on Rodent Biology. Lisbon, 28th July - 2nd August 2014


2011: European level C FELASA certification for animal experimentation and protocol design.



Speciation or despeciation? Zooming in on a chromosomal hybrid zone in the Madeiran house mouse See more

Understanding the origin and persistence of Microtus species in the Iberian Peninsula: the genetical, behavior and ecological forces See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Rita Silva Alves Andrade (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Resende (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Joana Afonso (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ricardo Silva (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Rita Silva Alves Andrade (CESAM member)

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


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