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Ricardo Manuel Arraiano Castilho

Ricardo Manuel Arraiano Castilho


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Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Lausanne. He graduated in Biology at the University of Évora with a master degree (MSc) in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution at CIBIO - Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto where he studied the phylogeographic traits and distribution patterns of Amanita ponderosa in Iberian Peninsula. In 2020, he obtained his PhD from Imperial College of London in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where he developed his research on plant-fungal interactions in alpine ecosystems. Currently he is a member of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Microbiomes where he investigates how soil fungal communities interact with other members of the soil microbiome and how the outcome of these interactions influences ecosystem processes. Passionate about Fungi, his research interests are the diversity, ecology, and evolution of these organisms and how they interact with their surrounding environment. He uses computational and multi-omics tools across field surveys and manipulative experiments to better understand the diversity, drivers and the assembling mechanisms of fungal communities across terrestrial ecosystems.

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