André Levy

André Levy

Research fellow

 

E-mail: andre_levy @ ispa.pt

Phone: + 351 21 8811700 (ext. 348)

Fax: + 351 21 8860954 

Personal webpage: andrelevy.net

Full Curriculum vitae (pdf)

 

ORCID 0000-0003-4770-1886D 

ResearcherID  B-3376-2008

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:: Research interests

 

Phylogenetics, Phylogeography, Phylogenetic Biogeography and Speciation 

   Evolution of the Blennioidea

   Post-glacial expansions in Mediterranean and Macaronesian regions

   Effects of global climate change of extant species distributions

   Hard vs. soft polytomies

   Molecular Clock

 

Community genetics, i.e., the ecology and evolution of species interactions

   Plant defense and insect host association

   Flower-pollinator interactions

 

Character evolution

    Ecomorphology of Fish

    Leaf and floral morphology

    Geometric Morphometrics

 

Evolutionary Biology & History and Society 

    Darwinian Medicine and the evolution of disease

    Human cultural evolution

 

 

:: Current research projects

 

Phylogenetics, Biogeography and the Evolution of Behavior and Morphology of Blennioidei and Gobiesocoidei

 

• develop mitochondrial and nuclear DNA markers in Blennioidei, with an emphasis on Atlantic-Mediterranean genera, in order to resolve the relationships among Blennioidei families, and among genera, particularly in the family Blenniidae.

• confront the molecular phylogeny with systematics based on osteology.

• map morphologic, ecologic and behavioral characters onto the molecular phylogeny, in order to infer the evolution of these characters, and their possible adaptive significance.

• develop a molecular clock for some of the molecular markers in order to test, together with taxon distribution data, different biogeographic hypothesis regarding colonization routes, centers of speciation, and the role of hybridization. 

 

Funded by: FCT - SFRH/BPD/41391/2007 & PTDC/MAR/101639/2008

 

Participation in: Marine phylogeographic structuring during climate change: the signature of leading and rear edge of range shifting populations.

 

Funded by: MARIN-ERA/MAR/0001/2008

 

 

:: Scientific Publications

 

Francisco, SM; Robalo, JI; Levy, A; Almada, VC (2014) In search of phylogeographic patterns in the northeastern Atlantic and adjacent seas. In: Evolutionary biology, Genome, Speciation, Coevolution and Origin of life. Pontarotti, P (Ed). Springer. Chapter 15: 323-338. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07623-2_15

 

Francisco, SM; Robalo, JI; Stefanni, S; Levy, A.; Almada, VC (2014) Gaidropsarus (Gadidae, Teleostei) of the North Atlantic: a phylogenetic approach. Journal of Fish Biology. 85: 473-87. doi:10.1111/jfb.12437 pdf

 

Almada VC, Toledo JF, Brito A, Levy A, Floeter SR, Robalo JI, Martins J Almada F. 2013. Complex origins of the Lusitania biogeographic province and northeastern Atlantic fishes. Frontiers of Biogeography, 5(1): 20-28. pdf

 

Levy A , von der Heyden S, Floeter SR, Bernardi G, Almada VC.  2013.  Phylogeny of  Parablennius  Miranda Ribeiro, 1915 reveals a  paraphyletic genus and recent Indo-Pacific diversification from an Atlantic ancestor. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution  67: 1–8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.12.010. pdf

 

R. Geeta, L. M. Dávalos, A. Levy, L. Bohs, M. Lavin, K. Mummenhoff, N. Sinha and M. F. Wojciechowski. (2012) Keeping it simple: Fowering plants tend to retain, and revert to, simple leaves. New Phytologist 193 (2): 481-493. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03951.x pdf

 

Levy, A. 2011. Evolution as a scientific fact. Açoreana Supl. 7: 361-368. 

 

Levy, A., Wirtz, P., Floeter, S. R., Almada, V. C. 2011. The Lusitania Province as a center of diversification: The phylogeny of the genus Microlipophrys (Pisces: Blenniidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58: 409–413. pdf

 

Levy, A. 2010. Pattern, process and the evolution of meaning: species and units of selection. Theory in Biosciences. 129: 159-166.DOI: 10.1007/s12064-010-0092-x – Impact Factor: 1.703 (2008).   pdf

 

Almada, V. C. , Robalo, J.I., Levy, A., Freyhof, J., Bernardi, G, Doadrio, I. 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of Peri-Mediterranean blennies of the genus Salaria: Molecular insights on the colonization of freshwaters. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 424–431. – Impact factor: 3.99 (2008) pdf      

 

Almada, V. C., Robalo, J. I., Gonçalves, E. J., Levy, A. and Patzner, R. A. (2009). Blennies in Temperate Seas. In The Biology of Blennies. Patzner, R.A., Gonçalves, E. J., Hastings, P., and Kapoor, B.G. (Eds.). Science Publishers, Enfield, NH.

 

Levy, A., I. Doadrio, V.C. Almada. 2008. Historical biogeography of European leuciscins (Cyprinidae): evaluating the Lago Mare dispersal hypothesis. 2009. Journal of Biogeography 36(1): 55-65. – Impact Factor: 4.566 (2008)pdf

 

Levy, A., Carrapiço, F, Abreu, H., Pina, M. (eds.) 2009. Evolução: Conceitos e Debates. Esfera do Caos, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Pigliucci, M., Levy, A. 2009. Uma síntese evolutiva expandida. in Evolução: Conceitos e Debates. Edited by Levy, A., Carrapiço, F, Abreu, H., Pina, M. 2008. Esfera do Caos, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Levy, A., Carrapiço, F, Abreu, H., Pina, M. (eds.) 2008. Evolução: História e Argumentos. Esfera do Caos, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Levy, A. 2008. Evolução agora. in Evolução: História e Argumentos. in Levy, A., Carrapiço, F, Abreu, H., Pina, M. (eds.) 2008. Esfera do Caos, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Almada, F., Henriques, M., Levy, A., Pereira, A., Robalo, J. & Almada, V.C. 2008. Reclassification of Lepadogaster candollei based on molecular and meristic evidence with a redefinition of the genus Lepadogaster. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 1151-1156.  pdf   

 

Francisco, S.M., Congiu, L., Stefanni, S., Castilho, R., Brito, R., Ivanova, P.P., Levy, A., Cabral, H., Kilias, G., Doadrio, I. & Almada, V.C. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of the North-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean forms of Atherina (Pisces, Atherinidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 782-788. pdf   

 

Almada, V.C., Pereira, A.M., Fonseca, J.P., Levy, A., Maia, C., Valente, A. 2008. Mitochondrial DNA fails to reveal genetic structure in sea-lampreys along European shores. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46:391-396.  pdf

 

Robalo, J.I., V.C. Almada, A. Levy, I. Doadrio. 2007. Re-examination and phylogeny of the genus Chondrostoma based on mitochondrial and nuclear data and the definition of 5 new genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 42: 362–372. pdf

 

Robalo, J.I., C. Sousa-Santos, A. Levy & V.C. Almada. 2006. Molecular insights on the taxonomic position of the paternal ancestor of the Squalius alburnoides hybridogenetic complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39(1): 276-281.  pdf

 

Gassmann, A. J., A. Levy, T. Tran, and D. J. Futuyma. 2006. Adaptations of an insect to a novel host plant: a phylogenetic approach. Functional Ecology 20:478-485.

 

Levy, A. 2004. The Overcrowded Stage and the Evolutionary Play: Resistance of Brassica rapa L. (Brassicaceae) to Multiple Enemies. PhD Dissertation in Ecology and Evolution. Stony Brook University, New York, USA. (LINK)

 

Futuyma, D.J. and A. Levy. 2000. Coevolution. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Simon Levin (ed.). Academic Press.

 

Geeta R, Levy A., Hoch JM, and M. Mark. 2004. Taxonomists and the CBD. Science 305 (5687): 1105.

 

Matos, M., C. Rego, A. Levy, H. Teotonio, and M.R. Rose. 2000. An evolutionary no man's land. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 15:206. 

 

Knowles, L.L., A. Levy, J.M. McNellis, K.P. Greene, and D.J. Futuyma. 1999. Tests of inbreeding effects on host-shift potential in the phytophagous beetle Ophraella communa. Evolution 53:561-567. 

 

 

:: Book editor

Levy, A., Carrapiço, F, Abreu, H., Pina, M. [in press]. Vida - Origem e Evolução. Esfera do Caos, Lisboa, Portugal.

Levy, A., Carrapiço, F, Abreu, H., Pina, M. 2009. Evolução: Conceitos e Debates. Esfera do Caos, Lisboa, Portugal.

Levy, A., Carrapiço, F, Abreu, H., Pina, M. 2008. Evolução: História e Argumentos. Esfera do Caos, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

:: Contributions to Edited Books and Educational Materials

 

Levy, A. 2012. The Long Reach of Darwin’s Thought on the Evolution Of Humans. In (Dis)Entangling Darwin: Cross-disciplinary Reflections on the Man and His Legacy. Edited by Graça da Silva, S., Vieira, F., and Bastos da Silva, B. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

 

Pigliucci, M and Levy, A. 2009. An Extended Evolutionary Synthesis. In Evolução: Conceitos e Debates. Edited by Levy, A., Carrapiço, F, Abreu, H., Pina, M. Esfera do Caos, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Almada, V. C., Robalo, J. I., Gonçalves, E. J., Levy, A. and Patzner, R. A. 2009. Blennies in Temperate Seas. In The Biology of Blennies. Patzner, R.A., Gonçalves, E. J., Hastings, P., and Kapoor, B.G. (Eds.). Science Publishers, Enfield, NH.

 

Levy, A. 2008. Evolução agora. In Evolução: História e Argumentos. Edited by Levy, A., Carrapiço, F, Abreu, H., Pina, M. 2008. Esfera do Caos, Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Vencl, F. V., Levy, A., Geeta, R., Keller, G. and Windsor, D. 2003. Observations on the Natural History, Systematics, and Phylogeny of the Criocerinae of Costa Rica and Panamá. In New Contributions to the Biology of the Chrysomelidae, P. Jolivet, J. Santiago-Blay, and M. Schmitt, (eds.) SPB Academic Publishing. The Hague, The Netherlands.

 

Levy, A. 2002. Genetics and Evolution. In Environmental Science on the Web: Interactive exercises for Environmental Science, K. Root (ed.). Web School of Science.

 

Levy, A. and J. Oomen. 2002. Interactions among Species. In Environmental Science on the Web: Interactive exercises for Environmental Science, K. Root (ed.). Web School of Science.

 

Futuyma, D.J. and A. Levy. 2000. Coevolution. In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Simon Levin (ed.). Academic Press.

 

:: Recent Science Outreach/Communication of Science to the General Public

 

2013

- «Biodiversidade e extinção: passado e presente», Escola Secundária Ferreira Dias, 20 November

- «Evolução em acção», Escola Rainha Dona Amélia, 23 May

 

2012

- «The expression of Emotions in Man and Animals», Stuart Carvalhais High School, Jan. 10th.

- «The expression of Emotions in Man and Animals», Romeu Correia High School, Feb. 28th.

-  «Biodiversity and Extinctions», Ferreira do Zêzere High School, Feb. 28th.

- «Biology in the XXIst century», Círculo de Intervenção Cultural (senior group), Mar. 19th.

- «Evolution of Human Behavior» Filipe Lencastre High School, May 8th

 

2011

– «Development and Evolution: the relationshop between phenotype and genotype» and »Evolutionary Biology today: the advances of Darwin in the modern context» - lectures at Romeu Correia Hogh School, Feijó, Jan 17th

– «Evolution Today», lecture at Rainha Dona Amélia High School, Lisbon, March 2nd.

- «Darwinian Medicine», Abril 4th, Escola José Cardoso Pires, Santo António dos Cavalheiros 

– «Biodiversity and Extinctions», lecture and debate at the XIV Nation Meetinf of Biology Students, Peniche, April 16th

– «Profession: Biologist» and «Evolution Now» - lectures at Josefa de Óbidos School, Óbidos, May 18th

– Dramatized tour as “Charles Darwin”, at the one year anniv. celebration of Centro Ciência Viva do Lousal, June 30th

 

2010

– «Evolution Now», part of the «Developmental Biology and Evolution» class at ISPA, April 21st and 22nd. 

– «Biodiversity: Present and Past», at Lusófona University, Lisbon, June 9th, by invitation of the BioConcil of Students of Lusófona University (BioCEL)

- «Evolution and Development» for High School students, March 24th 

- «Evolução Agora» at High Schools in Ferreira do Zezere (May 5th), Feijó (May 31st)

- Dramatized tours, as “Charles Darwin”, at the Botanical Gardens of Lisbon.

- Dramatized tours as “Charles Darwin”, at the National Museum of Natural History and its exhibit “Adventure on Earth”. 

 

2009

- «Evolutionary Biology», February 10th , invitation from the Municipal Library of Torres Vedras.

- «Darwin, Galapagos finches and evolution in action», March 16th , invitation from the Rainha Dona Leonor High School, Lisboa. 

- «Darwin and Evolution», March 13th , invited by the Henrique Nogueira High School, Torres Vedras.

- «Darwin and Evolution», May 28th , invited by D. Carlos I Junior School, Cacem.

 

 

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