Inês Braga Gonçalves

Link to Research Group page (Prof. Dr. Marta Manser)

Research Interests

Evolutionary and behavioural ecology; parental care; parental effects; sexual selection; sexual conflict; animal behaviour; animal vocal communication; hormones


Education and Professional Positions

2011 - 2016 Post-doctoral researcher (Social dynamics and mitigation strategies in meerkats), Department for Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2011 Post-doctoral researcher (Genetic and environmental variation in performance of Idotea baltica), Department of Marine Ecology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2006 - 2010 Ph.D. (Egg size evolution and paternal care in pipefishes), Department of Zoology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2003 - 2004 M.Sc. Ecology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
2000 - 2003 B.Sc. (Joint Hons) Marine Biology and Zoology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK

Selected Publications

  • delBarco-Trillo J.*, Green LK.*, Braga Goncalves I., Fenkes M., Wisse J., Drewe J., Manser MB., Clutton-Brock T., Drea CM. (2015). Beyond aggression: testosterone’s modulation of social interaction among subordinate males in the cooperatively breeding meerkat. Horm. & Behav. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2015.11.001, * Joint first authors
  • Braga Goncalves I., Ahnesjö, I., Kvarnemo C. (2015). The evolutionary puzzle of egg size, oxygenation and parental care in aquatic environments. Proc. R. Soc. B., 282, 20150690, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0690
  • Braga Goncalves I., Ahnesjö, I., Kvarnemo C. (2015). Embryo oxygenation in pipefish brood pouches: novel insights. J. Exp. Biol. 218, 1639-1646, DOI: 10.1242/jeb.120907
  • Braga Goncalves I., Mobley KB., Ahnesjö I., Sagebakken G., Jones AG., Kvarnemo C. (2015). Effects of female mating order and male size on embryo survival in a pipefish. Biol. J. of the Linn. Soc. 114, 639-645,DOI: 10.1111/bij.12441
  • Voellmy IK., Braga Goncalves I., Barrette MF., Monfort SL., Manser MB. (2014). Mean fecal glucocorticoid metabolites are associated with vigilance, whereas immediate cortisol levels better reflect acute anti-predator responses in meerkats. Horm. and Behav. 01/2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.08.008
  • Sagebakken, G., Ahnesjö, I., Braga Goncalves, I., Kvarnemo, C. (2011). Multiply-mated males show higher embryo survival in a paternally caring pipefish. Behav. Ecol. 22, 625-629, DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arr023
  • Braga Goncalves I., Ahnesjö I., Kvarnemo C. (2011). The relationship between female body size and egg size in pipefishes. J. Fish Biol. 78, 1847 – 1854, DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02984.x
  • Braga Goncalves I., Mobley KB., Ahnesjö I., Sagebakken G., Jones AG., Kvarnemo C. (2010). Reproductive compensation in broad-nosed pipefish females. Proc. R. Soc. B 277, 1581-1587, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.2290
  • Sagebakken, G., Ahnesjö, I., Mobley, K.B., Braga Goncalves, I. and Kvarnemo, C. (2010). Brooding fathers, not siblings, take up nutrients from embryos. Proc. R. Soc. B 277, 971-977, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1767
  • Wright J., Karasov WH., Kazem AJN., Braga Goncalves I., McSwan E. (2010). Begging and digestive responses to differences in long-term and short-term need in nestling pied flycatchers. Anim. Behav. 80, 517-525, DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.06.015