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Joana Robalo

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • ISPA
  • 8PublicationsNumber of items in Joana's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 16Followers

Research interests

Aquatic OrganismsEvolutionPhylogeographyPhylogenyBiogeography


I began my research career studying the behavior and genetics of endemic freshwater fishes of Portugal, but through the years I have been gradually expanding my interests to marine organisms. My main research interests are phylogeny, phylogeography and biogeography of marine and freshwater fishes. In what concerns endemic freshwater fishes I have also a strong interest in conservation, mainly through population monitoring, ex-situ reproduction of endangered species and river restoration.

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Recent publications

  • Evolutionary history and population genetics of a cyprinid fish (Iberochondrostoma olisiponensis) endangered by introgression from a more abundant relative

    • Sousa-Santos C
    • Gante H
    • Robalo J
    • et al.
  • Larval development of Gobius xanthocephalus with genetic validation of larval identification

    • Monteiro J
    • Borges R
    • Robalo J
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor


July 2008 - Present