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Scientific meeting of the Lia Biodiversity and evolution

June 13th, 2017 - 09h30
June 13, 2017 to June 14, 2017

CIBIO-InBIO will host in Vairão Campus on June 13 and 14 the Scientific Meeting of the International Associate Laboratory (LIA) Biodiversity and Evolution. Officially established in 2014, LIA formalizes the cooperation between CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto, and two CNRS (Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique) research units from Montpellier, France – ISEM (Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution) and CEFE (Centre d’Écologie Fonctionelle et Évolutive) – to develop collaborative research on Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology.

The scientific session that will take place in the Auditorium on June 13 will be open to the general public and we would like to invite and encourage everyone to attend.

Day 1 - Tuesday | June 13, 2017

9:30 | Opening session - Pierre Boursot (ISEM) & Nuno Ferrand de Almeida (CIBIO-InBIO´s Director)

Session 1 - Hybridization, Adaptation and Speciation

09:50 | Current research on hares and mice - Pierre Boursot (ISEM) & José Melo-Ferreira (CIBIO-InBIO)

10:10 | Fernando A. Seixas (CIBIO-InBIO) - The genomics of historical hybridization in hares from the Iberian Peninsula

10:30 | João P. Marques (CIBIO-InBIO) - The role of natural selection in species genomic differentiation and admixture: a comparative approach in hares and mice

10:50 | Coffee Break

11:20 | Current research on lizards - Catarina Pinho (CIBIO-InBIO)

11:40 | Guilherme Dias (CIBIO-InBIO) - Limited natural hybridisation between the Iberian endemic lizards Podarcis bocagei and P. carbonelli

12:00 | Pierre André Crochet (CEFE) - Update on Podarcis program

12:30 | Lunch

Session 2 - Behavioural Ecology

14:00 | Current research on evolution and maintenance of cooperative behavior in Weavers – Rita Covas (CIBIO-InBIO)

14:20 | Sophie Lardy (CEFE) - Physiological costs of cooperation

14:40 | Current research on the insularity syndrome in birds – Claire Doutrelant (CEFE)

15:00 | Claire Loiseau (CIBIO-InBIO) - Anthropogenic effects on host-parasite-vector interactions in an insular context, São Tomé Island

15:20 | Coffee Break

Session 3 - Biodiversity of Deserts and Arid Regions

15:50 | Current research on mapping distribution patterns, evolutionary patterns and threats to biodiversity conservation in the Sahara-Sahel - José Carlos Brito (CIBIO-InBIO)

16:10 | Fernando Martínez-Freiria (CIBIO-InBIO) - Integrative phylogeographic and ecological analyses reveal multiple Pleistocene refugia for Mediterranean Daboia vipers in North-West Africa

16:30 | Guillermo Velo-Antón (CIBIO-InBIO) - Living on the edge: ecological and genetic connectivity of the spiny-footed lizard, Acanthodactylus aureus, evidence the Atlantic Sahara desert as a center of diversification and biogeographic corridor

Session 4 - Other Collaborations

16:50 | Nadia Moraes-Barros (CIBIO-InBIO) - Phylogenomics, taxonomic uncertainty and conservation of three-toed sloths

17:10 | Zbyszek Boratynski (CIBIO-InBIO) - Repeated evolution of camouflage in speciose desert rodents


Day 2 – Wednesday | June 14, 2017 (for LIA members)

10:00 | General Discussion – Future Prospects for Porto-Montpellier Scientific Cooperation – Auditorium

12:30 | Lunch

Group discussions – Meeting rooms
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