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Ivo Colmonero Costeira

Ivo Colmonero Costeira

PhD Student

PhD Student
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CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
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I am a PhD researcher based at the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK and have been developing research at CIBIO since 2016.

I am interested in how humans have been shaping the genetic dynamics of non-human primate populations. Particularly, I have been investigating how the socio-cultural importance of non-primate species changed throughout history and its link to current population structure, genetic diversity and past fluctuations of effective population size. My work requires the combined usage of of genetic/genomic and ethnographic tools and is mostly focused on West African guenons (tribe Cercopithecini).

Examples of the research questions I am focusing on:

What the main conservation threats to guenons?
What is the socio-cultural importance of guenons and how are they perceived in shared landscapes?
Are historical human events the best predictors for the colonisation timing of insular populations of West African guenons?
Can population genetics/genomics inform non-human primate conservation policies?
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