• 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
 
 

 

 

 
Paulo Jorge Gama Mota
 
Position: Associate Professor
Member Type: Researchers
Degree: PhD
Email: pgmota@antrop.uc.pt
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: BE

My principal research interests are in animal communication and mate choice behaviour, and also the behavioural ecology of human altruism and cooperation. I use a combination of field studies and laboratory mate choice experiments in order to understand the functional significance of mate choice and of the preferred phenotypes. I also investigate variation in human behaviour in relation to societal or life-history differences, to test hypotheses on the adaptiveness of human behaviour.

 

I am currently director of the Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra, and Associate Professor at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra.