Research Area : Biodiversity
Position : Integrated members
PhD in Bio-sciences, University of Coimbra (2018), MSc in Sciences, natural resources and rural development, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico (2010), Lic. in Biology, University of Coimbra (2007).
My research interests include terrestrial biodiversity and its relation with human pressure in both wild and human-managed systems. Focusing mainly on soil ecology my recent work focuses on the relationship among plants and with soil-dwelling biota including the effects of mutualistic fungi and plant-parasitic nematodes on plant health and performance.
TREND Potential damage of Tobacco rattle virus, and associated plant parasitic nematodes, on potato crops - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029289 (Team member)
RESCOE: Risk Assessment and Ecological Sustainability of Cork Oak in Montado Ecosystems - PTDC/BIA-BEC/102834/2008 (Team member)
IMBAMBA - Implementing Biodiversity Data Access and Management of Botanical Collections in Angola - PTDC/BIA-QOR/66702/2006. (Team member)
Tavares, D.; Loureiro, J.; Mar tins, A.; Castro, M.; Roiloa S.; Castro S. 2018. Genetically based phenotypic differentiation between native and introduced tetraploids of Oxalis pes-caprae. Biological Invasions. (DOI: 10.1007/ sl0530-018-1820-2.)
Martins, A.; Tavares, Daniela; Freitas, H.; Costa, S. 2018. Plant sex and phenological stage affect interactions with rhizosphere nematode communities. Plant Ecology and Diversity. (DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2018.1471624).
Martins, A.; Freitas, H.; Costa, S., 2017, Corema album: unbiased dioecy in a competitive environment. Plant Biology, 19(5), p. 824:834. (DOI: 10.1111/plb.12584).
Rey Benayas, J; Martins, A.; Nicolau, José M.; Schulz, Jennifer J., 2007, Abandonment of agricultural land: an overview of drivers and consequences. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, v. 2, n. 057, p. 1-14. (DOI: 10.1079/PAVSNNR20072057).