• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
Duarte Nuno Vasconcelos Gonçalves
 
Position: PhD Student
Member Type: Students
Degree: MSc
Email: duartenvg@gmail.com
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Monte-Crasto, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: AP, BIODESERTS

My areas of interest lye around Biodiversity in general, and biogeography and evolutionary biology in particular. At present I am using GIS, ecological niche-based models and genetic tools in order to study evolutionary patterns in desert vertebrates. Agamid lizards in West Africa were the main model during MSc. A BTI in 2010/2011 allowed expanding my focus to other classes of vertebrates, mostly in Mauritania.


In my PhD I propose an integrative study to further investigate evolutionary patterns in desert herpetofauna from West Africa, directing my research to biogeographical patterns at different spatial and time scales. I have participated in three field expeditions in Africa, totalling over 100 days, mostly in Mauritania and Morocco. Other achievements include the successful application to a MBZ grant.

 

Find out more about my work by visiting: 

Carranza Lab

BIODESERTS Group blog

 

ORCID