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I hold a BSc in Applied Biology and an MSc in Ecology from the University of Minho. Currently, I am a PhD student at Cardiff University (United Kingdom) funded by FCT (SFRH/BD/146509/2019). The goals of my PhD project are 1) to improve the knowledge on the cultural importance of non-human primates (primates hereafter) for the bijagó ethnic group (Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau, West Africa); 2) to investigate the relative influence of landscape and anthropogenic factors in shaping the genomic diversity of primates in the Bijagós Archipelago. I aim to contribute to the conservation of primates using multi-disciplinary approaches. Particularly, I intend to combine genetic/genomic tools with social sciences. This conjugation is essential because human communities' views and perceptions are essential when designing conservation actions. I have been working on conservation genetics/genomics of primate species since 2016. During this time, I have attended several advanced courses to improve my applied conservation genetics/genomics skills. I am skilled in laboratory methodologies and in conducting non-spatially and spatially explicit analysis of genetic/genomic data. These research skills have been applied to different primate species and have contributed to 5 peer-reviewed research articles (2 published, 3 under prep.) and one book chapter (under review).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Ivo António Colmonero Marques Costeira

Citation names

  • Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
FD1A-61F5-219C
ORCID iD
0000-0001-9914-0713

Email addresses

  • colmonerocosteirai@cardiff.ac.uk (Professional)
  • costeira.ivo@gmail.com (Personal)

Telephones

Mobile phone
  • 915274387 (Personal)

Addresses

  • Rua Cónego Constantino Sotto Mayor nº7 7º Esquerdo, 4715-286, Braga, Braga, Portugal (Personal)

Websites

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivoccosteira (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Biodiversity Conservation
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Ecology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Upper intermediate (B2) Intermediate (B1)
Japanese Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Education
Degree Classification
2020/04/01 - 2024/04/01
Ongoing
PhD in Biosciences (Doctor of Philosophy)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2016/10 - 2019/03
Concluded
Ecologia (Mestrado)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
"Insights into insular primates: conservation genetics of Cercopithecus petaurista buettikoferi, Cercopithecus campbelli and Chlorocebus sabaeus in the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau " (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
19/20
2013/09 - 2016/07
Concluded
Biologia Aplicada (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
"Estudo da interação da via HIPPO-FGF no pulmão embrionário de galinha" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17/20
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/04 - Current Researcher (Research) Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2017/07 - 2020/03 Research Trainee (Research) Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Portugal
2018/11 - 2018/11 Research Trainee (Research) Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
2014/09 - 2016/07 Research Trainee (Research) Universidade do Minho Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2020 - Current Ethnobiological and genomic insights of traditional management practices of insular mammals by the bijagó ethnic group in Guinea-Bissau and its applications to non-human primate conservation
SFRH/BD/146509/2019
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Contract

Designation Funders
2017 - 2019/08 PRIMACTION: Protecting the western chimpanzee and primates in Guinea-Bissau
https://cibio.up.pt/projects-1/page/523
Research Trainee
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
Born Free Foundation

Chester Zoo

Primate Conservation Inc
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Ferreira da Silva, Maria Joana; Gerini, Federica; Pais, Isa Aleixo; Maie, Tiago; Borges, Filipa; Costa, Mafalda; Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; et al. "Does the exclusive use of genetic data inform on the demographic history in Anthropogenic landscapes? Investigating population size dynamics of Papio papio in Guinea-Bissau". In Baboons: Behaviour, Ecology and Taxonomy, edited by Wallis, Janette. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021.
    Under revision
Conference abstract
  1. Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, Maria. "Notes on the colonisation of the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau, by Cercopithecus campbelli and Chlorocebus sabaeus". Paper presented in Folia Primatologica: VIIth Iberian Primatology Conference, Lisbon, 2019.
    Published
  2. Ferreira da Silva, Maria; Gerini, Federica; Aleixo-Pais, Isa; Maie, Tiago; Borges, Filipa; Costa, Mafalda; Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; et al. "Hunting and its Recent Demographic Consequences in Papio papio in Guinea-Bissau Assessed Through Social and Molecular Data". Paper presented in Folia Primatologica: VIIth Iberian Primatology Conference, Lisbon, 2019.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Costa, Susana; Bruford, Michael William; Ferreira da Silva, Maria. "Uncovering the traditional management practices of insular mammals by the bijagó ethnic group, Guinea-Bissau, and its implications for non-human primate conservation". Paper presented in The Joint Meeting of the IPS and SLAPrim 2020, Quito, Ecuador, 2021.
  2. Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Ferreira da Silva, Maria Joana; Minhós, Tânia. "Protecting the presumably last populations of the western spot-nosed guenon in Guinea-Bissau using genetic tools". Paper presented in 16th Conference of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie, Göttingen, Germany, 2019.
  3. Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Borges, Filipa; Gerini, Federica; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, Maria Joana. "Genetic survey of primates in six islands of the Bijagós Archipelago in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa)". Paper presented in 27th International Primatological Society Congress, Nairobi, Kenya, 2018.
  4. Borges, Filipa; Pais, Isa Aleixo; Sá, Rui Moutinho; Gerini, Federica; Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Bruford, Michael William; Casanova, Catarina; et al. "The Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) in Guinea-Bissau – a genetic assessment for the conservation of a critically endangered taxon". Paper presented in 27th International Primatological Society Congress, Nairobi, Kenya, 2018.
  5. Gerini, Federica; Borges, Filipa; Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Tofanelli, S; Ferreira da Silva, Maria Joana. "Primate dispersal across a human-dominated landscape: comparative gene flow between the Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) and Guinea baboon (Papio papio) in Guinea Bissau, West Africa". Paper presented in 27th International Primatological Society Congress, Nairobi, Kenya, 2018.
Journal article
  1. Ferreira da Silva, Maria Joana; Paddock, Christina; Gerini, Federica; Borges, Filipa; Aleixo-Pais, Isa; Costa, Mafalda; Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; et al. "Chasing a ghost: notes on the present distribution and conservation of the sooty mangabey (Cercocebus atys) in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa". Primates (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10329-020-00817-2.
    Published • 10.1007/s10329-020-00817-2
  2. Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Minhós, Tânia; Djaló, Baba; Fernandes, Nelson; Ferreira da Silva, Maria Joana. "Confirmação da ocorrência de primatas não-humanos no Arquipélago dos Bijagós com base em técnicas de identificação molecular". Sintidus 2 (2019): 145-177. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UJw2QoMMFAKxBNBUwy0hU4IF4H29F_Ng/view.
    Open access • Published
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo. "Insights into insular primates: conservation genetics of Cercopithecus petaurista buettikoferi, Cercopithecus campbelli and Chlorocebus sabaeus in the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau". Master, Universidade do Minho Departamento de Biologia, 2019.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2019/09 Guenons in islands: species occurrence and baseline genetic assessment of insular populations of the western lesser spot-nosed guenon in the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau EFP & PSGB 2019 International Conference
(Oxford, United Kingdom)
2018/07 Técnicas não-invasivas de DNA Barcoding aplicadas à conservação de primatas elusivos no Arquipélago dos Bijagós, Guiné-Bissau Encontro Aberto de Primatologia
(Almada, Portugal)
2018/02 Short talk: Design your future – From biomedical sciences to primate conservation XIX Applied Biology Meeting
(Braga, Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2019/04 - Current 17a Mostra da Universidade do Porto – Science outreach (2019/04 - 2019/04)
Workshop (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Portugal
2018/12 - 2019/10 VIIth Iberican Primatological Conference (2019/10 - 2019/10)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Associação Portuguesa de Primatologia, Portugal
2015/09 - 2016/02 XVII Applied Biology Meeting (2016/02 - 2016/02)
Meeting (Member of the Scientific Committee)
Universidade do Minho Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2014/09 - 2015/12 Experiment@Ciência – Science communication for children (2014/09 - 2015/12)
Workshop (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Minho Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2015/09 - 2015/09 European Researchers’ Night – Science outreach (2015/09 - 2015/09)
Workshop (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Minho Departamento de Biologia, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2020 - Current Advanced Course in bioinformatic tools for population genomic data analysis (40h)
Workshop
Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden
2017/07 - 2027/07 Advanced Course in Ecological Restoration and Ecosystem Services (48h)
Workshop
Universidade do Minho Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental, Portugal
2019/10 - 2019/10 How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal (4h)
Workshop
The Elsevier Foundation, Netherlands
2017/11 - 2017/11 PSGB 50th Anniversary Meeting
Conference
Primate Society of Great Britain, United Kingdom
2017/05 - 2017/05 Advanced Course in Measuring and Mapping Evolutionary Diversity for Conservation Planning (24h)
Workshop
Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Portugal
2017/05 - 2017/05 Advanced Course in Invasion Ecology (48h)
Workshop
Universidade do Minho Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental, Portugal
2017/04 - 2017/04 Volunteering at LIFE Berlengas Insular Ecosystem Conservation Project
Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves, Portugal
2017/04 - 2017/04 Advanced Course in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography (48h)
Workshop
Instituto de Ciências da Terra Polo do Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2016/07 - 2016/07 Environmental Ecology - 8h
Workshop
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2021 - Current American Society of Primatologists
2018 - Current Associação Portuguesa de Primatologia Member
2017 - Current Primate Society of Great Britain Member
Distinctions

Award

2019 EFP/PSGB International Conference 2019 Bursary
European Federation for Primatology, France

Other distinction

2019 PhD Scholarship in Anthropology
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal