Hello! My name is Emília and I am originally from Portugal. Since I can remember I have been in love with nature and from the start of my career I have been fascinated by morphological evolution. As Darwin elegantly and poetically described it:
“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”
I know…cheesy, but true!
I have done research in groups based in Basel, Bristol, Lyon and I am currently based at the Miska group in Cambridge. I have mostly focused on the genetic and developmental mechanisms underlying the diversification of forms. More recently I have been trying to integrate ecology and behaviour into (hopefully) increasingly integrative projects.
If you are interested in details about the research, cichlid fishes or water-striders please browse through the website. Thank you for the visit!
p.s: if you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me.