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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 an Associate Professor at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, interested in understanding life in subterranean ecosystems. My research group focuses on different aspects of taxonomics, ecology, ecotoxicology, physiology, parasitism and conservation. We work 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, Faculty of Science, 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)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Michele Gottardi (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Nynne Ravn (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)

New taxa for science

New genera for science:


Thaxterimyces Santam., Reboleira & Enghoff, 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: 


Jeekelosoma viginti Enghoff & Reboleira, 2019 (Diplopoda: Paradoxosomatidae)
Jeekelosoma heptaracne 
Enghoff & Reboleira, 2019 (Diplopoda: Paradoxosomatidae)
Sarax timorensis 
Miranda & Reboleira, 2019 (Amblypygi: Charinidae)
Iberoporus pluto 
Ribera & Reboleira, 2019 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)
Cylindroiulus villumi 
Reboleira & 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 S
antam., 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 salirensi
s 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 Z
aragoza & 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.


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