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Academic Degree

Doctorate

Category

Integrados

About

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 28-11-2021, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

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

All Publications

Data updated on 28-11-2021 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

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.

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 .

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 .

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

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

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

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

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

Book chapter

Inferring Dynamics of the Effective Population Size of the Hunted Papio Papio in Guinea-Bissau Using Genetic Data

Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Gerini, F.; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Maie, Tiago; Borges, Filipa; Costa, M.; Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; Minhós, Tânia, Baboons: Behavior, Ecology and Taxonomy. Wallis, Janet. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, United Kingdom. 2020. in press

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, F.; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Barca, B.; Turay, B.S.; Chikhi, Lounès; Minhós, Tânia, 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, Filipa; Isa Aleixo-Pais; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Barca, Benjamin; Turay, Brima Sheku; Chikhi, Lounès; Minhós, Tânia, 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

Book chapter

Inferring Dynamics of the Effective Population Size of the Hunted Papio Papio in Guinea-Bissau Using Genetic Data

Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Gerini, F; Aleixo-Pais, Isa; Maie, Tiago; Borges, F; Costa, M.; Colmonero-Costeira, Ivo; et al, Baboons: Behavior, Ecology and Taxonomy. Wallis, Janet. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, United Kingdom. 2020. in press

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.

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

Journal article

Correction: Disrupted dispersal and its genetic consequences: Comparing protected and threatened baboon populations (Papio papio) in West Africa

Ferreira da Silva, Maria Joana; Kopp, Gisela H.; Casanova, Catarina; Godinho, Raquel; Minhós, Tânia; Sá, Rui; Zinner, Dietmar; Bruford, Michael W., PLOS ONE. 10. 13. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205302 . 10.1371/journal.pone.0205302 .

Encyclopedia entry

Primate Conservation Genetics

Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Minhós, Tânia; Michael W. Bruford, The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology. Trevathan, Wenda; Cartmill, Matt; Dufour, Dana; Larsen, Clark; O?Rourke, Dennis; Rosenberg, Karen; Strier, Karen. 1 - 5. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.. 2018.

Journal article

The genetic structure of a mouse lemur living in a fragmented habitat in Northern Madagascar

Aleixo-Pais, Isa; Salmona, Jordi; Sgarlata, Gabriele Maria; Rakotonanahary, Ando; Sousa, Ana Priscilla; Parreira, Bárbara; Kun-Rodrigues, Célia; et al, Conservation Genetics. 229 - 243. 2. 20. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10592-018-1126-z . 10.1007/s10592-018-1126-z .

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

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

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

Journal article

Genetic consequences of human forest exploitation in two colobus monkeys in Guinea Bissau

Minhós, T.; Chikhi, L.; Sousa, C.; Vicente, L.M.; Ferreira da Silva, M.; Heller, R.; Casanova, C.; Bruford, M.W., Biological Conservation. 194 - 208. 194. 2016. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84960928793&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.12.019 .

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 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

Journal article

Kinship and Intragroup Social Dynamics in Two Sympatric African Colobus Species

Minhós, T.; Sousa, C.; Vicente, L.M.; Bruford, M.W., International Journal of Primatology. 871 - 886. 4. 36. 2015. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84941932579&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.1007/s10764-015-9859-8 .

Journal article

Assessing the impact of hunting pressure on population structure of Guinea baboons (Papio papio) in Guinea-Bissau

Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Godinho, R.; Casanova, C.; Minhós, T.; Sá, R.; Bruford, M.W., Conservation Genetics. 1339 - 1355. 6. 15. 2014. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84939884421&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.1007/s10592-014-0621-0 .

Journal article

Genetic evidence for spatio-temporal changes in the dispersal patterns of two sympatric African colobine monkeys

Minhõs, T.; Nixon, E.; Sousa, C.; Vicente, L.M.; Da Silva, M.F.; Sá, R.; Bruford, M.W., American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 464 - 474. 3. 150. 2013. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84874430386&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.1002/ajpa.22223 .

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.

Journal article

DNA identification of primate bushmeat from urban markets in Guinea-Bissau and its implications for conservation

Minhós, T.; Wallace, E.; Ferreira da Silva, M.J.; Sá, R.M.; Carmo, M.; Barata, A.; Bruford, M.W., Biological Conservation. 43 - 49. 167. 2013. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84882737655&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.018 .

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 .

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

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/ .

Conference abstract

The Effect of Dispersal Patterns on the Mitochondrial DNA Diversity of Two Species of Colobus Monkey at Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau. Folia Primatologica

Nixon, E.; Minhós, Tânia; Bruford, M.W., 01-01-2011.

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

Are Western Colobus Monkeys Cooperating with Kin? A Comparative Socio-Genetic Study on Red and Black-and-White Colobus from Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau.

Minhós, Tânia; Nixon, E.; Sousa, C.; Vicente, L.; 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

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.

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.

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