• 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
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
Sandra Cristina de Sousa Trigo
 
Position: Research Assistant
Member Type: Researchers
Degree: PhD
Email: trigosandra@gmail.com
Groups: BE

My research interests focus on animal behaviour. I had just finished my PhD in a project where I investigate the functional role of a secondary sexual trait in the Serin (Serinus serinus): the carotenoid-based colouration of the plumage of males. My main objectives are to determine whether colouration is an indicator of condition and health; and how parasites and testosterone affect ornamentation.

 

Before starting the PhD at the University of Coimbra, I worked in a project whose main goal was to determine the function and evolution of two social and sexual traits of the Serin: song and ornamentation of males.