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Research Context

Guinea-Bissau

Research Interests

Ethnoprimatology | Socioecology | Conservation genetics

Institutional Subunit

NOVA FCSH

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.

All projects

Data updated on 26-05-2024, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

2022/03/01-

Integrating genomics with local knowledge to understand responses of West African primates to past and present ecological and anthropogenic changes

Integrating genomics with local knowledge to understand responses of West African primates to past and present ecological and anthropogenic changes

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

2022/11/01-2023/05/31

Outside Conservation: explorando o papel do conhecimento ecológico local na persistência a longo prazo dos chimpanzés ocidentais (Pan troglodytes verus) fora das áreas protegidas na Guiné-Bis

LEKWILD

Principal investigator

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2021/09/01-2022/12/31

Applying a cross-disciplinary approach to enhance the integration of human livelihoods and the conservation of the elusive chimpanzees from Gola Rainforest National Park, Sierra Leone

1690

Researcher

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

Financiers: Primate Conservation Inc

2019/11/01-2020/10/31

Assessing the conservation status of Western red colobus populations using a non-invasive genomic approach

182519977

Principal investigator

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia

2016/06/01-2019/11/30

Comparative landscape evolutionary genomics of West-African primates: a contribution of the biological anthropology to their conservation plan

PTDC/IVC-ANT/3058/2014

Principal investigator

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

2015/04/01-2018/03/31

Protecting the Western Chimpanzee and threatened primates from logging and illegal hunting in Guinea-Bissau

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Researcher

Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos

Financiers: Born Free Foundation

2015/10/01-2016/09/30

Protecting the western chimpanzee and primates species from illegal logging and bushmeat hunting in Guinea-Bissau

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Researcher

Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos

Financiers: Chester Zoo

2010/05/01-2011/12/31

Applied Landscape Genetics to Chimpanzee Conservation In Guinea-Bissau

Ref. GA-0678

Other

Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences

Financiers: US Fish and Wildlife Service Arizona Ecological Services

2005/07/01-2007/06/30

What is, in fact, a domestic rabbit?

POCI/CVT/61590/2004

Research Technician Fellow

Universidade do Porto Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos

Financiers: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Highlighted Publications

Data updated on 24-07-2022 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Online resource

Piliocolobus badius ssp. temminckii . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020

Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Bersacola, H; Galat, G; Galat-Loung, A.; Mayhew, M, 01-06-2020. https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/18247/92648587 .

Book chapter

Primate behavioral adaptations to anthropogenic habitats – the case of Cantanhez National Park in Guinea Bissau

Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M (A71C-1675-4ECC), Peoples, Nature and Environments: Learning to Live Together. Roque, A; Brito, Cristina; Veracini, C. Cambridge Scholar Publishing.. Cambridge, United Kingdom. 2019. Published


All Publications

Data updated on 26-05-2024 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Conference poster

Lack of nomenclature conformity in local policies allows the exploitation of a severely locally threatened primate in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.,

Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Thomas, N.E.; Veracini, Cecilia; Minhós, Tânia; Bruford, Michael W.; Sá, Rui Moutinho; Ferreira da Silva, M.J., 31st International Congress for Conservation Biology. 2023.

Journal article

Dietary flexibility of western red colobus in two protected areas with contrasting anthropogenic pressure

Aleixo-Pais, Isa; Borges, Filipa; Sesay, Nazie; Songe, Mustapha; Cassama, Mamadu; Camara, Iaia T.; Ramos, Catarina; et al, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 11. 2023. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2023.1280277 . 10.3389/fevo.2023.1280277 . Published

Conference poster

Genetic status of two threatened colobine monkeys across West Africa

Borges, Filipa; Sevastópolska, Darya; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Barca, Benjamin; Turay, Brima Sheku; Barlow, Clive Richard; Ting, Nelson; et al, 2023 International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB). 24-07-2023.

Conference abstract

Eight years of guenon conservation genetics in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa: outcomes and future perspectives

Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Borges, Filipa; Costa, Susana; Minhós, Tânia; Bruford, Michael W.; Ferreira da Silva, M.J., 2022.

Journal article

The importance of well protected forests for the conservation genetics of West African colobine monkeys

Minhós, Tânia; Borges, Filipa; Parreira, Bárbara; Oliveira, Rúben; Aleixo-Pais, Isa; Leendertz, Fabien H.; Wittig, Roman; et al, American Journal of Primatology. 2022. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23453 . 10.1002/ajp.23453 . Published

Conference abstract

Using genetics to assess the conservation status of a colobine monkey in The Gambia

Borges, Filipa; Minhós, Tânia; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Sevastópolska, Darya; Ferreira da Silva, Maria; Ting, Nelson, 26-10-2021.

Conference abstract

Impactos antropogénicos sobre duas espécies de colobíneos africanos: comparação de dados genéticos em duas áreas protegidas

Sevastópolska, Darya; Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Minhós, Tânia, 08-10-2021.

Report

Red colobus (Piliocolobus) conservation action plan 2021-2026.

Minhós, Tânia, 2021. http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1200343/28447271/1624291855503/Red_Colobus_Action_Plan_v29.pdf?token=wUl2K6An0%2BOfXsm7bx%2FD%2B5KuJw8%3D .

Conference abstract

Impact of human presence in two protected areas: a comparative analysis of genetic and spatial data of two African colobines

Sevastópolska, Darya; Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Ferreira da Silva, Maria; CHIKHI, Lounès ; Minhós, Tânia, 26-10-2021.

Journal article

A Qualitative Assessment of Guinea-Bissau¿s Hunting History and Culture - and Their Implications for Primate Conservation

Ferreira da Silva, Maria; Minhós, Tânia; Dr. Rui Sá; C. Casanova; Bruford, Michael, African Primates. 1 - 18. 15. 2021. http://www.primate-sg.org/african-primates-volume-15/ . Published

Journal article

Os babuínos da Guiné (Papio papio) na Guiné-Bissau: uma revisão bibliográfica promover a conservação da espécie

Maria Joana Ferreira da Silva; Gerini, F.; Teixeira, H.; Costa, S.; Casanova, Catarina; Sá, R.; Bersacola, Elena; et al, Sintidus. 74 - 104. 4. 2021. https://sintidus.blogspot.com/p/numero-4.html . Published

Conference abstract

Impact of human presence in two protected areas: a comparative analysis of genetic and spatial data of two African colobines

Sevastópolska, Darya; Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Ferreira da Silva, Maria; CHIKHI, Lounès ; Minhós, Tânia, 26-10-2021.

Conference abstract

Impactos antropogénicos sobre duas espécies de colobíneos africanos: comparação de dados genéticos em duas áreas protegidas

Sevastópolska, Darya; Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Minhós, Tânia, 08-10-2021.

Conference abstract

Using genetics to assess the conservation status of a colobine monkey in The Gambia

Borges, Filipa; Minhós, Tânia; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Sevastópolska, Darya; Ferreira da Silva, Maria; Ting, Nelson, 26-10-2021.

Conference abstract

Impact of human presence in two protected areas: a comparative analysis of genetic and spatial data of two African colobines

Sevastópolska, Darya; Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Ferreira da Silva, Maria; CHIKHI, Lounès ; Minhós, Tânia, 26-10-2021.

Conference abstract

Impactos antropogénicos sobre duas espécies de colobíneos africanos: comparação de dados genéticos em duas áreas protegidas

Sevastópolska, Darya; Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Minhós, Tânia, 08-10-2021.

Conference abstract

Using genetics to assess the conservation status of a colobine monkey in The Gambia

Borges, Filipa; Minhós, Tânia; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Sevastópolska, Darya; Ferreira da Silva, Maria; Ting, Nelson, 26-10-2021.

Conference abstract

Hunting and its Recent Demographic Consequences in Papio papio in Guinea-Bissau Assessed Through Social and Molecular Data

Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Gerini, F.; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Maie, Tiago; Borges, F.; Costa, M.; Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; et al, 15-04-2020.

Journal article

Chasing a ghost: notes on the present distribution and conservation of the sooty mangabey (Cercocebus atys) in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa Primates. DOI: 10.1007/s10329-020-00817-2

Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Paddock, C; Gerini, F; Borges, F.; Aleixo-Pais, Isa; Costa, M.; Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; et al, Primates. 2020. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10329-020-00817-2?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst . Published

Conference abstract

The Sharing of Natural Resources Between Mende People and Non-human Primates in the Tropical Forest of Gola (Sierra Leone)

Isa Aleixo-Pais; Borges, F.; Barca, B.; Frazão-Moreira, A.; Turay, B.S.; Swaray, M.; Bruford, M.W.; Minhós, Tânia, 15-04-2020.

Conference abstract

Socioecological Changes in Non-human Primates in Response to Anthropogenic Changes

Minhós, Tânia; Silva, G.; Duarte, M., 15-04-2020.

Conference abstract

What Do We Know About West African Red Colobus? Inferences from Multidisciplinary Data

Minhós, Tânia; Chikhi, Lounès; Maie, Tiago; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Bruford, M.W., 15-04-2020.

Conference abstract

Notes on the Colonisation of the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau, by Cercopithecus campbelli and Chlorocebus sabaeus

Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M.J., 15-04-2020.

Conference abstract

Non-invasive Genetics Provide Insights into the Conservation Status of Two Colobine Monkeys in Gola Rainforest National Park, Sierra Leone

Borges, F.; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Barca, B.; Turay, B.S.; Chikhi, Lounès; Minhós, Tânia, 15-04-2020.

Online resource

Piliocolobus badius . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020

Minhós, Tânia; McGraw, S.; Bersacola, H.; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Galat, G; Galat-Luong, A.; Gonedelé Bi, S; et al, 01-06-2020. https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/161247840/161259430 .

Online resource

Piliocolobus badius ssp. temminckii . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020

Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Bersacola, H; Galat, G; Galat-Loung, A.; Mayhew, M, 01-06-2020. https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/18247/92648587 .

Conference abstract

Developing an Evidence-Based Conservation Strategy for Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau

Frazão-Moreira, Amélia; Hockings, Kimberley Jane; Bersacola, Elena; Bessa, Joana Heloísa de Jesus Vieira; Minhós, Tânia; Ramon, Marina; Parathian, Hannah, 2020.

Conference abstract

Non-invasive Genetics Provide Insights into the Conservation Status of Two Colobine Monkeys in Gola Rainforest National Park, Sierra Leone

Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Barca, Benjamin; Turay, Brima Sheku; Chikhi, Lounès; Minhós, Tânia, 15-04-2020.

Conference abstract

The Sharing of Natural Resources Between Mende People and Non-human Primates in the Tropical Forest of Gola (Sierra Leone)

Isa Aleixo-Pais; Borges, Filipa; Barca, Benjamin; Frazão-Moreira, Amélia; Turay, Brima Sheku; Swaray, M.; Bruford, Michael W.; Minhós, Tânia, 15-04-2020.

Conference abstract

Developing an Evidence-Based Conservation Strategy for Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau

Frazão-Moreira, Amélia; Hockings, Kimberley Jane; Bersacola, Elena; Bessa, Joana Heloísa de Jesus Vieira; Minhós, Tânia; Ramon, Marina; Parathian, Hannah, 2020.

Conference abstract

The Sharing of Natural Resources Between Mende People and Non-human Primates in the Tropical Forest of Gola (Sierra Leone)

Frazão-Moreira, Amélia; Isa Aleixo Pais; Borges, Filipa; Benjamim Barca; BS Turay; M Swaray; Bruford, Michael; Minhós, Tânia, 2020.

Report

Piliocolobus badius ssp. temminckii IUCN Red List of Threatened Species entry

Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, Maria; Bersacola, E.,; Galat, G.,; Galat-Luong, A.,; Mayhew, M.; Starin, E.D., 182479. e.. International Union for Conservation of Nature . 2020. https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/18247/92648587 .

Book chapter

Primate behavioral adaptations to anthropogenic habitats – the case of Cantanhez National Park in Guinea Bissau

Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M (A71C-1675-4ECC), Peoples, Nature and Environments: Learning to Live Together. Roque, A; Brito, Cristina; Veracini, C. Cambridge Scholar Publishing.. Cambridge, United Kingdom. 2019. Published

Journal article

Confirmação da ocorrência de primatas não-humanos no Arquipélago dos Bijagós com base em técnicas de identificação molecular

Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M (A71C-1675-4ECC), Sintidus. 145 - 179. 2. 2019. http://sintidus.blogspot.com/p/numero-2.html . Published

Conference poster

Developing an Evidence-Based Conservation Strategy for Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau

Frazão-Moreira, Amélia; Hockings, Kimberley; Bersacola, Elena; Bessa, Joana; Minhós, Tânia; Ramon, Marina; Parathian, Hannah, 8th European Federation for Primatology Meeting. 09-2019.

Conference poster

Protecting the presumably last populations of the western spot-nosed guenon in Guinea-Bissau using genetic tools

Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Ferreira da Silva, Maria Joana; Minhós, Tânia, 16th Conference of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie, Göttingen, Germany. 12-02-2019.

Conference paper

Notes on the colonisation of the Bijago´s Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau, by Cercopithecus campbelli and Chlorocebus sabaeus

Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, MJ, Lisbon, Portugal. 11-2019. Published

Conference abstract

Serão todos primos? A genética na conservação dos primatas da África Ocidental

Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Sá, Rui M.; Bruford, Michael W.; Casanova, Catarina; Chikhi, Lounès; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M.J., 2018.

Conference poster

The Western chimpanzee (<i>Pan troglodytes verus</i>) in Guinea-Bissau ¿ a genetic assessment for the conservation of a critically endangered taxon

Borges, Filipa; Pais, Isa Aleixo; Sá, Rui Moutinho; Gerini, Federica; Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Bruford, Michael William; Casanova, Catarina; et al, 27th International Primatological Society Congress, Nairobi, Kenya . 19-08-2018.

Conference poster

Genetic survey of primates in six islands of the Bijagós Archipelago in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa)

Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Borges, Filipa; Gerini, Federica; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, Maria Joana, 27th International Primatological Society Congress, Nairobi, Kenya. 19-08-2018.

Conference abstract

Serão todos primos? A genética na conservação dos primatas da África Ocidental

Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Sá, Rui M.; Bruford, Michael W.; Casanova, Catarina; Chikhi, Lounès; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M.J., 2018.

Conference poster

The Western Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) in Guinea-Bissau ¿ A Genetic Assessment for the Conservation of a Critically Endangered Taxon

Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Sá, Rui M.; Bruford, Michael W.; Casanova, Catarina; Chikhi, Lounès; Gerini, Federica; et al, 27th International Primatological Society Congress. 19-08-2018.

Conference poster

A Country-Level Genetic Survey of the Critically Endangered Western Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Sá, Rui M.; Bruford, Michael W.; Casanova, Catarina; Chikhi, Lounès; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M.J., Primate Society of Great Britain 50th Anniversary with Jane Goodall & Frans de Waal. 27-11-2017.

Conference poster

A Country-Level Genetic Survey of the Critically Endangered Western Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Sá, Rui M.; Bruford, Michael W.; Casanova, Catarina; Chikhi, Lounès; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M.J., Primate Society of Great Britain 50th Anniversary with Jane Goodall & Frans de Waal. 27-11-2017.

Conference abstract

Nine Years of Primate Conservation Genetics in Guinea-Bissau and Prospects for Future Conservation.

Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Minhós, Tânia; Sá, R. M.; Bruford, M.W.; Casanova, Catarina, 01-01-2016.

Journal article

Porque nos revemos nos outros primatas? A Antropologia Biológica elucida-nos.

Minhós, Tânia, Trabalhos de Antropologia e Etnologia. 294 - 300. 56. 2016. https://research.unl.pt/ws/portalfiles/portal/2308727/porquerevemos_taniarodrigues_56.pdf . Published

Conference poster

Genetic diversity and population structure of the Western Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus ) at the Cufada Lagoons Natural Park in Guinea-Bissau

Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Minhós, Tânia; Chikhi, Lounès; Bruford, Michael W.; Casanova, Catarina; Brito, José Carlos; Ferreira da Silva, M.J., TiBE 2016 (Tropical Biology). 28-11-2016.

Book chapter

Genetic anthropology

Alves-Cardoso, Francisca; Ramos, A; Gomes, C.L.; Santos, C.; Arroyo, E.; Assis, S.; Minhós, Tânia, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Ethnology, Ethnography and Cultural Anthropology. Eolss Publishers. Paris, France. 2016. Published

Conference abstract

Protecting the Western Chimpanzee and Threatened Primates from Logging and Illegal Hunting in Guinea Bissau

Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Minhós, Tânia; Torres, J.; Bruford, M.W.; Brito, J.C.; Casanova, Catarina, 01-01-2016.

Conference poster

Genetic diversity and population structure of the Western Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus ) at the Cufada Lagoons Natural Park in Guinea-Bissau

Borges, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Minhós, Tânia; Chikhi, Lounès; Bruford, Michael W.; Casanova, Catarina; Brito, José Carlos; Ferreira da Silva, M.J., TiBE 2016 (Tropical Biology). 28-11-2016.

Report

Applied Landscape Genetics to Chimpanzee Conservation In Guinea-Bissau

Sá, R.; Minhós, Tânia; Ferreira da Silva, M (A71C-1675-4ECC); Sousa, C.; Bruford, M.W., U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Great Ape Conservation Fund . 2013.

Online resource

Using genetics as a tool in primate conservation

Ferreira da Silva, M (A71C-1675-4ECC); Minhós, Tânia; Sá, Rui; Michael W. Bruford, 2012. https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/using-genetics-as-a-tool-in-primate-59120330/ .

Journal article

The Trade and Ethnobiological Use of Chimpanzee Body Parts in Guinea-Bissau: Implications for Conservation

Sá, Rui; Ferreira da Silva, Maria; Sousa, Fernando; Minhós, Tânia, Traffic Bulletin. 31 - 34. 1. 24. 2012. Published

Thesis / Dissertation

Socio-genetics and population structure of two African colobus monkeys in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea Bissau.

Minhós, Tânia, phd. Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences . 2012. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/246c/f736370cc6d64f23ba4ba977ff06d80d78c8.pdf .

Conference abstract

Molecular Identification of Primate Bushmeat Sold in Guinea-Bissau.

Wallace E; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Minhós, Tânia; Sá, R. M.; Bruford, M.W., 01-01-2011.

Conference abstract

Mitochondrial DNA Variation of the Lesser Spot-Nosed Guenon (Cercopithecus petaurista) from Canhabaque Island, Bijagos Archipelago, West Africa.

Minhós, Tânia; Thomas, N.; Sá, R. M.; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Bruford, M.W., 01-01-2011.

Conference abstract

Effect of the social system on the behavioural patterns of two colobine species in Guinea Bissau.

Minhós, Tânia; Sousa, C.; Vicente, L.; Bruford, M.W., 01-01-2009.

Conference abstract

Sex-biased dispersal affecting the social relationships in two colobine monkeys in Guinea Bissau

Minhós, Tânia; Sousa, C.; Vicente, L.; Bruford, M.W., 01-01-2009.

Conference abstract

Evidence of non-human primate body parts commerce for traditional practices in Guinea Bissau (West Africa)

Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Sá, R. M.; Minhós, Tânia; Sousa, C.; Casanova, Catarina; Bruford, M.W., 01-01-2009.

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