Tânia Minhós

Academic degree: Doctorate
Category: Full members
Institutional subunit: NOVA FCSH
Research group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
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Research interests: Ethnoprimatology | Socioecology | Conservation genetics
Research contexts: Guinea-Bissau
Contact: taniarodrigues@fcsh.unl.pt
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Biographical note

I did my PhD at Cardiff University, UK, on Biological Anthropology and I am currently conducting my research at CRIA – Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, in collaboration with the Population and Conservation Genetics group from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. My research combines empirical data on primate behaviour and socio-ecology with genetics, ethnoprimatology and disease ecology to address questions on primate evolution and the adaptation of primate social systems, and ultimately contribute to their long-term conservation. I have gained 10 years of experience investigating the behaviour, ecology and genetics of different primate species in their natural habitat. My experience as a primatologist showed me how important it is to include an ethnoprimatological approach to better understand the complexity of non-human primate conservation and how these primates respond to environmental threats.

Tânia Minhóspub481*2016ArticleMINHÓS, Tânia, 2016, "Porque nos revemos nos outros primatas? A antropologia biológica elucida-nos", Trabalhos de Antropologia e Etnologia, 56: 294-300.link
Tânia Minhóspub481*2016ArticleMINHÓS, Tânia; CHIKHI, Lounès; SOUSA, Cláudia; VICENTE, Luís; DA SILVA, Maria Ferreira; HELLER, Rasmus; CASANOVA, Catarina; BRUFORD, Michael William, 2016, "Genetic consequences of human forest exploitation in two colobus monkeys in Guinea Bissau", Biological Conservation, 194: 194-208.link
Tânia Minhóspub481*2015ArticleMINHÓS, Tânia; SOUSA, Cláudia; VICENTE, Luís; BRUFORD, Michael William, 2015, "Kinship and intragroup social dynamics in two sympatric African Colobus species", International Journal of Primatology, 36 (4): 871-886.link

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pub481*Tânia MinhósSupervisorproj326*The use of plants by humans and non-human primates in altered landscapes: diet flexibility or local adaptation?Doctoral researchOngoing+