• 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
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Vanessa Mata
 
Position: PhD Student
Member Type: Students
Degree: MSc
Email: vanessamata@cibio.up.pt
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: APPLECOL

In 2013, I joined a team studying the ecology of the European Free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis) in the Sabor Valley under the project Sabor-LTER to work as a field assistant. Since then I have also been using molecular tools to study this intriguing species' diet.

 

This year I won a BIODIV PhD grant in CIBIO-InBIO to study the role of bats as pest regulators in cork oak forests.

 

My research interests include conservation and ecology, but also population genetics, biogeography and ecological niche modeling. Although I am currently working with bats, I am interested in most faunal groups, specially birds and meso/large mammals, and how they cope with humanized landscapes.

 

Click here to visit CIBIO-InBIO's Bat Team’s website.