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Ana Sofia P. S. Reboleira

Ana Sofia P. S. Reboleira

Assistant professor

  • Natural History Museum of Denmark

    Universitetsparken 15, 2100 København Ø

    Phone: +45 35 33 47 73Mobile: +35 19 63 34 6301

Education and Qualifications

PhD, University of Aveiro (Oct. 2012); Master in Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem management, University of Aveiro (2007); Biology degree, Dept. of Biology, University of Aveiro (2006)

 
 

Honours & Awards

2017      VILLUM Young Investigator, 7M DKK

2016      Research highlight at Science, doi: 10.1126/science.aaf5806 

2016      Post-doctoral grant (SFRH/BPD/110000/2015), Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal. 

2015      HUH Travel Grant. Harvard University Herbaria, USA.

2014    Postdoc grant (DFF – FNU 4002-00269), Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences, Denmark.     

2014    Post-doctoral grant (SFRH/BPD/92435/2013), Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal. 

2014    Synthesys grant (DK-TAF-3352), University of Copenhagen, Natural History Museum of Denmark. European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Capacities Program

2013    Research grant (BI/UI88/5561/2013), University of Aveiro, Portugal           

2013    Synthesys grant (DK-TAF-2416), University of Copenhagen, Natural History Museum of Denmark. European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Capacities Program           

2012    Poster Honorable Mention, Research Day 2012, University of Aveiro, Portugal. (Reboleira A.S.P.S., Gonçalves F., Oromí P. & Culver D.C. Unveiling subterranean biodiversity: a unique unprotected heritage under the portuguese karst)           

2012    Travel fellowships for students and young scientists. International Society for Subterranean Biology.

2011    Discovery of the month. BBC Wildlife, to the discovery of the giant pseudoscorpion (Titanobochica magna) in caves of Algarve.

2011    Merit medal of the town Caldas da Rainha (hometown), Portugal.

2011    “Bench fees” for a month stay in the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy. Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal. 

2010    Invited editor of Society and Science of the 148th anniversary edition of Diário de Notícias, Portuguese oldest daily newspaper (28th December)

2008    PhD grant (SFRH/BD/45744/2008), Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of Portugal

2008    Scientific-speleological Merit Award, Portuguese Federation of Speleology. 03/05/2008

2008    1st Prize, Speleological Photography Contest, Biospeleology category, Portuguese Federation of Speleology           

2005    Leonardo Da Vinci grant (PT/05/A/F/PL-126150), European Commission

2004    PIC ERASMUS grant, Enseignments Européens Interuniversitaires ERASMUS 2004. Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France.

 

Memberships of Societies & Academic Boards

International Society for Subterranean Biology (SIBIOS): Member of the Council (2016-present); Vice-president (2014-2016); Member of the Council (2012-2014).

Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group (IUCN): invited member

Speleology group of University of Aveiro (NEUA): President (2008-2014)

Center Ciência Viva do Alviela, Portugal: scientific commission

“Troglobiário - Interpretation center of Algar do Pena”: scientific coordinator

Catalan Association of Biospeleology: member

European Cave Protection Commission (ECPC/FSE): executive secretary (2008-2010)

Portuguese Speleological Federation (FPE): coordinator of the Scientific Council

 

Review Panels & Committees

Editor-in-chief: Espeleo Divulgação, Speleology Journal of University of Aveiro (since 2009) (ISSN 1647-6417). Member of the editorial board: Zoologia Caboverdiana (since 2016) (ISSN 2074-5737); Vulcania, Speleology Journal of the Canarian Archipelago (since 2010) (ISSN 1577-1792)

Manuscripts referee: Biodiversity Data Journal (ISSN 1314-2828); (2x) Biological Conservation (ISSN 0006-3207); Biogeographia – The Journal of Integrative Biogeography (ISSN 2475-5257); (2x) Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, Sección Biológica (2016) (ISSN 0366-3272); Current Zoology (ISSN 1674-5507); Diversity and Distributions (ISSN 1472-4642); Ecotoxicology (ISSN 0963-9292); (4x) Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ISSN 1614-7499); Espeleo Divulgação (ISSN 1647-6417); (2x) European Journal of Taxonomy (ISSN 2118-9773); Florida Entomologist (ISSN 0015-4040); Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISSN 2352-801X); Insect Conservation and Diversity (ISSN 1752-4598); (2x) International Journal of Speleology (ISSN 0392-6672); International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ISSN 0034-7744); Journal of Cave and Karst Studies (ISSN 1090-6924); Journal of Invertebrate Pathology (ISSN 0022-2011); Land Degradation & Development (ISSN 1099-145X); (2x) Mycologia (ISSN 0027-5514); Opuscula Zoologica (ISSN 0237-5419); (2x) Speleobiology Notes (ISSN 1945-9211); Subterranean Biology (ISSN 1314-2615); (2x) Vulcania (ISSN 1577-1792); Zoologica Scripta (ISSN 1463-6409); Zookeys (ISSN 1313-2970); (3x) Zootaxa (ISSN 1175-5326)

Projects referee: Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation (2015); Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (2013); University of Torino, Research Projects (2011); European Cave Protection Commission – European Speleological Federation, jury of the “EuroSpeleo Protection Label“ (2012-2013) 

 

Research Grants as PI

2017 VILLUM Foundation. 7M DKK

2016 Foundation for Science and Tecnology, Portugal. 

2016 Harvard University. 1,500 USD

2014-2016 Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences, Denmark. 1,74 m DKK

2014 Foundation for Science and Tecnology, Portugal. 

2014 European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Capacities Program Synthesys Program.  

2013 European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 Capacities Program Synthesys Program.

2012 Travel fellowships for students and young scientists. International Society for Subterranean Biology.

2008 Foundation for Science and Tecnology, Portugal. 

2005 Leonardo Da Vinci grant.

           

Organisation of Conferences & Workshops

(Upcoming) 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology. Chair. University of Aveiro. 2018.

I Congresso sobre o Planalto das Cesaredas. Museu da Lourinhã. Portugal. 30/03/2017. Member of the Scientific Committee.

23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology. University of Arkansas, USA. 13-17/06/2016. Member of the Scientific Committee.

Island Biology 2016. International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. University of Azores. 18-22/07/2016. Member of the Scientific Committee.

Symposium of Subterranean Biology in Islands. Co-chair of the Symposium in organization for the Island Biology 2016 Conference. University of Azores. 18-22/07/2016

VI Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. Balearic Museum of Natural Sciences and Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios avanzados de Balears (IMEDEA-CSIC). Mallorca, Spain. 10/2015. Member of scientific commission.

Workshop of Biospeleology, University of Aveiro. 11-13/04/2014. Co-organizer.

III Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. Zoological Museum of Barcelona, Spain. 10/ 2013. Member of scientific commission.

International Course Introduction to the Biology of caves. Instituto do Carste, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 7-9/11/2012. Scientific coordination and lecturer.

Workshop “Biodiversity and evolution in the subterranean environment”, University of Aveiro. 24/10/2012. Organizer.

XV Iberian Congress of Entomology. University of Azores. 01-05/09/2012. Member of organization commission.

II Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. University of Aveiro, Portugal, under the auspices of International Society for Subterranean Biology. 01-04/09/2011. Head of organization.

15th International Congress of Speleology “Karst Horizonts”, Kerrville, Texas, USA. 08/2009. Translator English-Portuguese and English-Spanish.

I Iberian Meeting of Subterranean Biology. Valencia, Spain. 07/2009. Co-organizer and Member of 2 round tables.

Conferences 2009 “Descoberta das Profundezas” (Annual event with 2 conferences per month). University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2009. Organizer.

Biologia na Noite 2009, University of Aveiro, 15/04 - 26/05/2009. Organization collaborator.

Workshop “Subterranean photography”. University of Aveiro. 04/2009. Organizer.

1st Eurospeleo Protection Symposium, Lans-en-Vercors. France. 24-29/08/2008. Member of organization commission, session moderator and round table moderator.

IV European Speleological Congress, Lans-en-Vercors. France. 23-30/08/2008. Member of organization commission and rapporteur on Biospeleology session.

Workshop of cave fauna, during the I Scientific Congress of Speleology, 05/2008. Organizer.

I Scientific Congress of Speleology, Leiria. Portugal. 1-4/05/2008. Member of the organization commission, session moderator and round table moderator.

V Portuguese Congress of Speleology, Alcanena. Portugal. 5-8/12/2007. Member of scientific commission.

  

Taxonomic expertise

New genera:

Sireuma nobile Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Opisthocheiridae)

Squamatinia Mendes & Reboleira, 2012 (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae)

Lusoblothrus Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2012 (Pseudoescorpiones: Syarinidae)

Titanobochica Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2010 (Pseudoescorpiones: Bochicidae)

New species:

Speonemadus algarvensis Reboleira, Fresneda & Salgado, 2017 (Coleoptera: Leiodidae)

Rickia candelabriformis Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Rickia galatheae Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Rickia gigas Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Rickia lophophora Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Rickia obelostrepti Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Rickia odontopygiidarum Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Rickia rhynchophora Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Rickia platessa Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Rickia appendicifera Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2016 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Cordioniscus lusitanicus Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

Moserius inexpectatus Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

Troglonethes arrabidaensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

Troglonethes olisiponensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

Miktoniscus longispina Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

Trichoniscoides bellesi Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

Metatrichoniscoides salirensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

Trichoniscoides sicoensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae)

Chiraziulus troglopersicus Reboleira, Hosseini, Sadeghi & Enghoff, 2015 (Diplopoda, Cambalidae)

Diplopodomyces lusitanipodos Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Diplopodomyces veneris Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Troglomyces botryandrus Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Troglomyces rossii Santam., Enghoff & Reboleira, 2014 (Fungi: Laboulbeniales)

Cylindroiulus julesvernei Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Julidae)

Cylindroiulus oromii Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Julidae)

Sireuma nobile Reboleira & Enghoff, 2014 (Diplopoda: Opisthocheiridae)

Duvalius abyssimus Reboleira & Ortuño, 2014 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Scutogona minor Enghoff & Reboleira, 2013 (Diplopoda: Chamaesomatidae)

Acipes machadoi Enghoff & Reboleira, 2013 (Diplopoda: Blaniulidae)

Acipes bifilum Enghoff & Reboleira, 2013 (Diplopoda: Blaniulidae)

Boreviulisoma barrocalense Reboleira & Enghoff, 2013 (Diplop.: Paradoxosomatidae)

Roncocreagris borgesi Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2013 (Pseudoescorpiones: Neobisiidae)

Roncocreagris gepesi Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2013 (Pseudoescorpiones: Neobisiidae)

Roncocreagris occidentalis Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2013 (Pseud.: Neobisiidae)

Squamatinia algharbica Mendes & Reboleira, 2012 (Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae)

Lusoblothrus aenigmaticus Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2012 (Pseudoescorpiones: Syarinidae)

Domene lusitanica Reboleira & Oromí, 2011 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

Titanobochica magna Zaragoza & Reboleira, 2010 (Pseudoescorpiones: Bochicidae)

Litocampa mendesi Sendra & Reboleira, 2010 (Diplura: Campodeidae)

Trechus tatai Reboleira & Ortuño, 2010 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Trechus lunai Reboleira & Serrano, 2009 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Trechus gamae Reboleira & Serrano, 2009 (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

 

 

Research Field Expeditions

I have explored more than 1000 caves in different countries and continents: Portugal (mainland and Azores), Spain (mainland, Mallorca and all islands of the Canaries); France; Italy (mainland and Sardinia); Slovenia; Iceland; Russia; Georgia; USA (Virginia and West Virginia); East-Timor and Brazil, being the most remarkable:

Speleological expedition to East-Timor "Fatuk Kuak Timor Lorosa'e", 2016, http://timor.myspeleo.com.

Karst Global Exploration, 2014, Kieto & CAVEX Team expedition: organization of the biospeleological study. Location: Larra massif, Pyrenees.

Chapada Diamantina 2012, first Luso-Brazilian speleological expedition to tropical caves. Location: Chapada Diamatina, Brazil.

Krubera-Voronja Cave 2010, Ibero-Russian CAVEX Team expedition to world deepest cave (-2197m): organization of the biospeleological study. Location: Western Caucasus, Abhkazia.

Gouffre Berger 2006, Interclubs expedition in the 56th anniversary of the first -1000 m of the planet. Location: Vercors, France.

 

Invited talks and seminars

2017

Fauna subterrânea do Planalto das Cesaredas. I Congresso do Planalto das Cesaredas. Lourinhã, Portugal.

The seventh continent: life in the underground. Vin & Videnskab. Natural History Museum of Denmark.

Biologia dos espaços subterrâneos. Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra.

2016

Speleology and the Biology of Caves. National University of East-Timor, UNTL. Díli, Timor-Leste.

Cave-adapted faunas in volcanic islands vs continental areas. Island Biology 2016. International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation. University of Azores, Portugal.

Portugal - the emergence of a new hotspot of subterranean biodiversity in Europe. 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.

“Troglobiário” – a cave lab building bridges between citizens and science. 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.

“Troglobiário” – construir pontes entre cidadãos e ciência. Do passado ao futuro: 37º ANIVERSÁRIO do Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros. Portugal.

Escondidos e esquecidos - Conservação de insetos e outros Artrópodes das cavernas em Portugal. XVII Jornadas Nacionais Conservação da Natureza e Educação Ambiental. Alcanena, Portugal.

Unsafe sex and interesting facts about the biology of cave inhabitants. Harvard University Herbaria Seminar Series.

Unsafe sex and other interesting ecological interactions between cave inhabitants. Annual Natural History Museum of Denmark Science Conference 2015.

Biodiversidade subterrânea do carso de Portugal. VI National Congress of Speleology. Alvados. Portugal. 

2015

Cave Biology: Science and Exploration. Danish Natural History Society. Copenhagen.

O admirável mundo da vida sem luz. Ciclo de conversa informais sobre a Luz. Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Lisboa.

2014

Biologia subterrânea. Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada. Lisboa.

Uma viagem às profundezas da Terra. TEDxCaldasdaRainha. Available online: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Uma-viagem-às-profundezas-da-Te

No fundo, no fundo, há ameaças? Toxeco 2014. University of Aveiro.

2013

Tales of the unexpected: Portugal, a world hotspot for subterranean fauna? III Encuentro Ibérico de Biología Subterránea. Barcelona, Spain.

Subterranean fauna from Portugal. Seminars of the Museum of Natural History of Denmark. Copenhagen. 

Bioespeleologia na gruta mais profunda do planeta. Jornadas Carste. IBAMA. Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Explorações biológicas e espeleológicas na gruta mais profunda do planeta Krubera-Vorónia (Cáucaso Ocidental). Grupo de Pesquisas Espeleológicas Bambuí. Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2012

Biodiversidade e poesia. European Researchers Night. Centro de Ciência Viva do Europarque - Visionarium. 

La comunidad subterrânea mas profunda del mundo y crónicas de una expedición al Caucaso. Seminarios Ecología y Evolución en Islas. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. La Laguna.

Biologia subterrânea – uma viagem às profundezas. XV Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Biologia, Universidade de Coimbra.

Biodiversidade subterrânea do maciço calcário Estremenho. Noite Europeia dos Investigadores. Centro de Ciência Viva do Alviela.

Viagem ao centro da terra – Explorações espeleológicas e biológicas na gruta mais profunda do mundo – Krubera-Voronya (Cáucaso Ocidental). II Encontro Ibérico de Biologia Subterrânea. Universidade de Aveiro.

Grutas e Vida. Encontros do CISED, Organization: Universidade de Coimbra. Centro de Interpretação do Sistema Espeleológico do Dueça. Penela. 

2011

Fauna cavernícola de Portugal: biodiversidad y conservación. Seminarios Ecología y Evolución en Islas. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. La Laguna.

Biologia subterrânea em Portugal. 1.º Encontro Científico em Meio Cavernícola – Os Morcegos e seus Habitats. Centro de Interpretação Científico – ambiental das Grutas da Moeda. Fátima, Portugal.

Fauna cavernícola e Bioespeleologia. Bioalmoço. Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

2010

Poesia & Biodiversidade. Quartas Mal-Ditas. Clube Literário do Porto. 24/02.

2009

Vulcanoespeleologia no arquipélago Canário. Conferências 2009 “Descoberta das Profundezas”. Universidade de Aveiro. 27/02.

A Comissão Europeia de Proteção de Cavidades (ECPC/FSE). Comemoração do Ano Internacional do Planeta Terra (AIPT-UNESCO). Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra.

2008

A Federação Espeleológica da União Europeia e o Congresso Europeu de Espeleologia - Vercors 2008. I Jornadas Científicas de Espeleologia. Instituto Politécnico de Leiria. Portugal. 

O lado escuro das zonas húmidas – apresentação de duas novas espécies de coleópteros cavernícolas. Comemoração do Dia Mundial das Zonas Húmidas. Centro de Ciência Viva do Alviela. 

2007

Águas cársicas: vulnerabilidade e património. II Curso de Verão CISED. Organizado: Centro de Estudos Geográficos da Universidade de Coimbra. Penela. Portugal. 

 

Education

Ph.D. Biology (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal)

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