Joana Veríssimo (2018-2022) Adaptation to novel Portuguese environments by the red-eared slider: genetic, epigenetic and ecological factors. University of Porto. Funding: FCT. Supervisors: Pedro Beja (CIBIO-UP/InBIO), Aaron Schrey (Georgia Southern University), Simon Jarman (Curtin University).
Sasha Vasconcelos (2017-2021) Linking agricultural management, host-parasitoid interactions and natural pest control in Mediterranean olive farms: a molecular-based food web approach. University of Porto. Funding: FCT. Supervisors: Pedro Beja (CIBIO-UP/InBIO), Mattias Jonsson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala), Rúben Heleno (Centro de Ecologia Funcional, University of Coimbra).
Filipa Martins (2015-2019) Towards Next-generation Biodiversity Monitoring: Improving Freshwater Quality Assessment using DNA Metabarcoding. University of Porto. Funding: FCT. Supervisors: Pedro Beja (CIBIO-UP/InBIO), Paulo Célio Alves (CIBIO-UP/InBIO).
Vanessa Mata (2015-2019) Bats and ecosystem services: a metabarcoding approach to the role of bats in agricultural fragmented landscapes. University of Porto. Funding: FCT. Supervisors: Pedro Beja (CIBIO-UP/InBIO), Hugo Rebelo (CIBIO-UP/InBIO), Gary McCracken (University of Tennessee).
Daniela Oliveira (2018-2020) Native vertebrate top-down control over exotic eucalyptus insect pests. University of Coimbra. Supervisors: Luís Silva (CIBIO-UP/InBIO), José Paulo Sousa (CFE/UC), Joana Alves (CFE/UC).
Daniel Oliveira (2017-2019) DNA Barcoding of minor insect orders and a DNA metabarcoding approach for mantid diet in Portugal. University of Porto. Supervisors: Sónia Ferreira (CIBIO-UP/InBIO).
Guilherme Pereira (2017-2019) Trophic ecology of two aquatic exotic invaders, the red swamp and the signal crayfish, in northeastern Portugal. University of Porto. Supervisors: Pedro Beja (CIBIO-UP/InBIO), Bastian Egeter (CIBIO-UP/InBIO).
Rebecca MAteus (2016-2018) DNA metabarcoding in terrestrial biodiversity assessment and monitoring: the case of nocturnal insects in NE Portugal. University of Lisbon. Supervisors: Pedro Beja (CIBIO-UP/InBIO), Maria Filomena Magalhães (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon).
Sara Peixoto (2016-2018) Improving eDNA methodologies to detect amphibians in turbid waters. University of Porto. Supervisors: Bastian Egeter (CIBIO-UP/InBIO), Guillermo Velo-Ánton (CIBIO-UP/InBIO).