• 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
 
 

 

 

 
Walter Cocca
 
Position: PhD Student
Member Type: Students
Degree: MSc
Email: walter.cocca85@gmail.com
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: AP

I approached herpetology during my master thesis, as a student of the University of Pavia (Italy), working on the reproductive success of the Italian common wall lizard, Podarics muralis, in relation to the ventral color polymorphism. After my graduation, I worked in the genetic laboratory of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science of the University of Pavia. This experience provided me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge on molecular biology techniques and on the principles of phylogeny and phylogeography data analyses, taking part in several research projects focused on different species like Podarics muralis, Tarentola mauritanica and Pelophylax ridibundus. My PhD project is focused on the study of the successful adaptive radiation of mantellid frogs of Madagascar.