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Sara Teixeira
FCT Posdoctoral Research Fellow, 2008
PhD, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007
Master, University of Algarve, 2002

CCMAR, CIMAR-Laboratório Associado
Faculdade de Ciencias do Mar e Ambiente (F.C.M.A.)
Universidade do Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
P-8005-139 Faro, Portugal

Tel : (351) 289 800 900 ext:7263
Fax: (351) 289 800 069
E-mail: steixeira at

PhD 2007 in Evolutionary Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. "Evolution of male/female interactions in Silene latifolia”. Supervisor Prof. G. Bernasconi, co-supervisors: Prof. B. Schmidt and J. Goudet

2002 Masters "Study of the genetic diversity of disturbed populations of Avicennia marina in South-East Asia (Vietnam and Philippines)”, Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Evolution, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal. Supervisors: Dr. C. Billot and E. Serrão.

2002 Diploma on Biotechnology Engineering, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal.

    Current Research Interests
  • Reproductive systems and their influence in populations and species: Sexual selection and conflict; selfish genetic elements; mixed modes of reproduction and clonality.
  • The ecological and evolutionary processes that influence the deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems (hydrothermal vents and cold seeps)
  • Co-evolution and symbiosis
  • Conservation of threatened species and habitats

    • Current Post Doctoral Project
    • "The importance of dispersal, selective and co-evolutionary processes in driving the evolution of deep-sea species"
    • Coordinator: Dr. Sophie Arnaud-Haond IFREMER Brest; Ass. Prof. Ester Serrão, University of Algarve; Prof. Daniel Desbruyéres, IFREMER, Brest, France.
    • Mixed Postdoctoral Fellowship (SFRH/BPD/39097/2007), funded by FCT, Portuguese Science Foundation, Portugal.
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