Dr Ana Borges De Camargo Costa

  • Research Assistant (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Research interests

My research goal is to use morphology, genetic, and genomic techniques to investigate speciation, evolutionary adaptation, population ecology, and conservation biology of vertebrate species. I am driven by questions of how populations differentiate spatially and temporally and how these differences are correlated with habitat use.

Current Research

My current research, funded with a NERC Highlight Topics Grant, mainly focuses on the adaptation of Icelandic stickleback populations to the increase in water temperature. Through the use of genomic, epigenomic, and morphological tools, this project is examining the genomic changes in thermally-contrasting Icelandic stickleback populations and how these changes are related to phenotypic traits.

Past Research

My past research investigated differences in the genotype and phenotype of bottlenose dolphin ecotypes of the western Atlantic Ocean as a way to examine the degree of differentiation among them and their taxonomic relationship.

 

 

Publications

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Number of items: 10.

2021

Costa, A. P.B. , Fruet, P. F., Secchi, E. R., Daura-Jorge, F. G., Simões-Lopes, P. C., Di Tullio, J. C. and Rosel, P. E. (2021) Ecological divergence and speciation in common bottlenose dolphins in the Western South Atlantic. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 34(1), pp. 16-32. (doi: 10.1111/jeb.13575) (PMID:31808214)

2020

Wang, J. Y., Costa, A. P.B. and Jefferson, T. A. (2020) The correct name of Lahille's bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus gephyreus Lahille, 1908. Marine Mammal Science, (doi: 10.1111/mms.12751) (Early Online Publication)

2019

Machado, A.M.S., Cantor, M., Costa, A.P.B. , Righetti, B.P.H., Bezamat, C., Valle-Pereira, J.V.S., Simoes-Lopes, P.C., Castilho, P.V. and Daura-Jorge, F.G. (2019) Homophily around specialized foraging underlies dolphin social preferences. Biology Letters, 15(4), 20180909. (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0909) (PMID:30966897) (PMCID:PMC6501372)

Simões-Lopes, P. C., Daura-Jorge, F. G., Lodi, L., Bezamat, C., Costa, A. P.B. and Wedekin, L. L. (2019) Bottlenose dolphin ecotypes of the western South Atlantic: the puzzle of habitats, coloration patterns and dorsal fin shapes. Aquatic Biology, 28, pp. 101-111. (doi: 10.3354/ab00712)

Vermeulen, E., Fruet, P., Borges De Camargo Costa, A. , Coscarella, M. and Laporta, P. (2019) Tursiops truncatus ssp. gephyreus, Lahille’s bottlenose dolphin. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 2019, (doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T134822416A135190824.en)

2017

Fruet, P. F. et al. (2017) Genetic divergence between two phenotypically distinct bottlenose dolphin ecotypes suggests separate evolutionary trajectories. Ecology and Evolution, 7(21), pp. 9131-9143. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.3335) (PMID:29177038) (PMCID:PMC5689489)

2016

Costa, A. P.B. , Rosel, P. E., Daura-Jorge, F. G. and Simões‐Lopes, P. C. (2016) Offshore and coastal common bottlenose dolphins of the western South Atlantic face-to-face: what the skull and the spine can tell us. Marine Mammal Science, 32(4), pp. 1433-1457. (doi: 10.1111/mms.12342)

Borges Costa, A. P. , Loch, C. and Simões-Lopes, P. C. (2016) Variations and anomalies in the axial skeleton of the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Cetacea, Delphinidae) from southern Brazil. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, 11(1-2), pp. 212-219. (doi: 10.5597/lajam00230)

2015

Borges Costa, A. P. , Fruet, P., Daura-Jorge, F. G., Simões-Lopes, P. C., Ott, P. H., Valiati, V. H. and de Oliveira, L. R. (2015) Bottlenose dolphin populations from the southern Brazilian coast: do they exchange genes or are they just neighbors? Marine and Freshwater Research, 66(12), pp. 1201-1210. (doi: 10.1071/MF14007)

2012

Borges Costa, A. P. and Simões-Lopes, P. C. (2012) Physical maturity of the vertebral column of Tursiops truncatus (Cetacea) from southern Brazil. Neotropical Biology and Conservation, 7(1), pp. 2-7. (doi: 10.4013/nbc.2012.71.01)

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Number of items: 10.

Articles

Costa, A. P.B. , Fruet, P. F., Secchi, E. R., Daura-Jorge, F. G., Simões-Lopes, P. C., Di Tullio, J. C. and Rosel, P. E. (2021) Ecological divergence and speciation in common bottlenose dolphins in the Western South Atlantic. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 34(1), pp. 16-32. (doi: 10.1111/jeb.13575) (PMID:31808214)

Wang, J. Y., Costa, A. P.B. and Jefferson, T. A. (2020) The correct name of Lahille's bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus gephyreus Lahille, 1908. Marine Mammal Science, (doi: 10.1111/mms.12751) (Early Online Publication)

Machado, A.M.S., Cantor, M., Costa, A.P.B. , Righetti, B.P.H., Bezamat, C., Valle-Pereira, J.V.S., Simoes-Lopes, P.C., Castilho, P.V. and Daura-Jorge, F.G. (2019) Homophily around specialized foraging underlies dolphin social preferences. Biology Letters, 15(4), 20180909. (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0909) (PMID:30966897) (PMCID:PMC6501372)

Simões-Lopes, P. C., Daura-Jorge, F. G., Lodi, L., Bezamat, C., Costa, A. P.B. and Wedekin, L. L. (2019) Bottlenose dolphin ecotypes of the western South Atlantic: the puzzle of habitats, coloration patterns and dorsal fin shapes. Aquatic Biology, 28, pp. 101-111. (doi: 10.3354/ab00712)

Vermeulen, E., Fruet, P., Borges De Camargo Costa, A. , Coscarella, M. and Laporta, P. (2019) Tursiops truncatus ssp. gephyreus, Lahille’s bottlenose dolphin. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 2019, (doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T134822416A135190824.en)

Fruet, P. F. et al. (2017) Genetic divergence between two phenotypically distinct bottlenose dolphin ecotypes suggests separate evolutionary trajectories. Ecology and Evolution, 7(21), pp. 9131-9143. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.3335) (PMID:29177038) (PMCID:PMC5689489)

Costa, A. P.B. , Rosel, P. E., Daura-Jorge, F. G. and Simões‐Lopes, P. C. (2016) Offshore and coastal common bottlenose dolphins of the western South Atlantic face-to-face: what the skull and the spine can tell us. Marine Mammal Science, 32(4), pp. 1433-1457. (doi: 10.1111/mms.12342)

Borges Costa, A. P. , Loch, C. and Simões-Lopes, P. C. (2016) Variations and anomalies in the axial skeleton of the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Cetacea, Delphinidae) from southern Brazil. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, 11(1-2), pp. 212-219. (doi: 10.5597/lajam00230)

Borges Costa, A. P. , Fruet, P., Daura-Jorge, F. G., Simões-Lopes, P. C., Ott, P. H., Valiati, V. H. and de Oliveira, L. R. (2015) Bottlenose dolphin populations from the southern Brazilian coast: do they exchange genes or are they just neighbors? Marine and Freshwater Research, 66(12), pp. 1201-1210. (doi: 10.1071/MF14007)

Borges Costa, A. P. and Simões-Lopes, P. C. (2012) Physical maturity of the vertebral column of Tursiops truncatus (Cetacea) from southern Brazil. Neotropical Biology and Conservation, 7(1), pp. 2-7. (doi: 10.4013/nbc.2012.71.01)

This list was generated on Tue Apr 13 05:39:30 2021 BST.

Supervision

  • Smith, Bethany
    The plasticity and evolution of gene expression in geothermal stickleback populations