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Carla Sousa-Santos

  • PhD
  • MARE-ISPA Post doctoral Researcher
  • University Institute of Psychological Social and Life Sciences
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Research interests

River RestorationFreshwater FishPhylogeographyConservation GeneticsEx-situ ConservationBiogeography and Evolution


Post-doctoral fellow (MARE grant) at MARE-ISPA, dedicated to conservation and population genetics of aquatic organisms. Main specialization areas: Freshwater ichthyofauna, Population and Conservation Genetics, Fish Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Phylogeography, Fish Reproductive Behaviour and Ex-situ Conservation. Team member of a pioneer ex-situ conservation program for restocking purposes since 2007. Published the first Portuguese Genetic Diversity Atlas for native cyprinid fish. Scientific knowledge transfer as a freshwater fish specialist includes training courses for Biology teachers, seminars/workshops directed to a variety of audiences and several outreach activities. Participated in multidisciplinary teams to conduct environmental impact studies and in the scientific committee of LIFE projects (LIFE13/PT/000786 and LIFE13/ES/000772). Member of the IUCN Species Survival Comission and consultant of FishBase, Municipalities and NGO’s.

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Professional experience

MARE-ISPA Post doctoral Researcher

Instituto Universitario de Ciencias Psicologicas Sociais e da Vida

January 2008 - Present


PhD in Biology

Universidade de Lisboa - University of Lisbon

December 2002 - December 2007(5 years)

Graduation in Marine Biology

Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciencias

September 1996 - July 2001(5 years)