From 1990 to 1995, I studied biology at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where I also carried out a Master Degree on Sciences of Coastal Zones (1999) and taught practical classes of ecology to undergraduates.
In 2004, I was awarded a DPhil at the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, University of Oxford, as a result of my study on Breeding ecology, moult and migration of Savis Warblers Locustella luscinioides in Portugal.
I started a post-doc in 2005, based at CIBIO/UP (Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto), Portugal, and also at the Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden. Currently, Im undertaking a second post-doc, which, like the first, is being carried out in Portugal and Sweden.
I have a broad interest in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology, and work mostly on natural populations of marshland passerines. My research involves a lot of fieldwork (bird ringing/banding, nest finding, collection of blood and feather samples), lab work (genetics, stable isotope analysis), and statistics. Specific research lines include:
Neto, J. M., Hansson, B. & Hasselquist, D. Sex allocation in Savis warblers Locustella luscinioides: multiple factors affect seasonal trends in brood sex ratios. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (in press).
Neto, J. M., Hansson, B. & Hasselquist, D. 2010. Low frequency of extra-pair paternity in Savis Warblers Locustella luscinioides. Behaviour 147: 1413-1429.
Neto, J. M., Newton, J., Gosler, A. G. & Perrins, C. M. 2006. Using stable isotope analysis to determine the winter moult extent in migratory birds: the complex moult of Savis Warblers Locustella luscinioides. Journal of Avian Biology 37: 117-124.
Main Post-doc host: Dennis Hasselquist
PhD student, main supervisor: Luís Gordinho, CIBIO, Portugal