• 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
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCRESPONSE- A reptile model and 3600 m of altitudinal gradient to infer the ectotherm responses to global change in Portugal

 

The aim is assessing ectotherm responses to Global Change (GC) integrating physiological (metabolic activity, preferred temperatures, water loss), life-history (growth, size, life span) and genomic (whole-genome sequencing) evidence. A reptile occupying >3600m elevation will be used to evaluate this multidisciplinary scheme while species in Portugal with variate environmental niches/ranges will be used for generalisation. The main prediction is that species with less spatio-temporal variation in phenotype, mediated by adaptation and/or phenotypic plasticity, will be more vulnerable to GC and more prone to extinction. The magnitude of variation in phenotypic and adaptive genes will shed light on the repercussions of GC on other non-target organisms. Patterns recovered will provide a measure of GC response in terms of plasticity/adaptation generalizable to other groups. The project will be developed by a cohesive team with competence in these fields working in a well-equipped centre.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Miguel A. Carretero

Miguel A. Carretero

Principal Researcher

 
Research Team:
 
Anamarija Žagar

Anamarija Žagar

Collaborator

 
Catarina Castela dos Santos Rato

Catarina Castela dos Santos Rato

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Catarina Lopes Pinho

Catarina Lopes Pinho

Auxiliary Researcher

 
Iolanda Silva-Rocha

Iolanda Silva-Rocha

PhD Student

 
Marco Sannolo

Marco Sannolo

PhD Student

 
Neftalí Sillero

Neftalí Sillero

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Nina Guerra Serén

Nina Guerra Serén

PhD Student

 
 
Other Members:
Rodrigo Megía-Palma
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
ICETA-UP (CIBIO-InBIO)
 
Funded by:
FCT
 
Dates:
2018 (Duration: 4 years)
 
Reference:
28014 02/SAICT/2017