Associate Lecturer (Education Focussed)
I am an FCT postdoctoral Fellow at CESAM, DeBio Universidade de Aveiro, and I split my time between Aveiro and St Andrews. My three main areas of interest are behaviour, evolution and ecology. I am currently interested in examining how species respond to environmental uncertainty.
The two core questions that I am currently pursuing in my research are:
– do females vary their mate choice decisions under increased environmental variability?
– does increased environmental uncertainty lead to an increase in phenotypic diversity?
Recent and Current Projects
• Female mating decisions and fitness
• Indirect and direct benefits from multiple mating
• Variation in maternal allocation and operational sex ratio
• Multiple mating as a driver of phenotypic diversity
• Phenotypic response to increased environmental uncertainty