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Dr Ana Duarte

Dr Ana Duarte

Networks Facilitation Officer

 01326 253702

 Tremough House 

 

Tremough House, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

As Networks Facilitation Officer, I support the coordination of Exeter Research Network activity, facilitate strategic initiatives for research and create enabling conditions for high quality research to take place.

My background is in social evolution and behavioural ecology. During my PhD at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) I focused on theoretical models of the evolution of complex group behavior, such as division of labour. After my PhD, I moved to Cambridge to study family interactions in insects. At Exeter, I performed research on the evolution of insecticide resistance and sexual selection. I enjoy using the skills gained during my own interdisciplinary research to help researchers at Exeter connect through collaborative interdisciplinary networks.

Qualifications

2012 – PhD Theoretical Biology (University of Groningen)
2006 – TopMaster Evolutionary Biology (University of Groningen)
2003 – BSc Biology (University of Lisbon)

Career

2021 - present   Networks Facilitation Officer - University of Exeter

2017 – 2021   Postdoctoral Research Fellow – University of Exeter
2011 – 2016   Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Cambridge

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Research

Research projects

Understanding and Exploiting the P450 Resistome –P450RESIST (Collaborators: Prof. Chris Bass (PI), Dr Christoph Zimmer, Dr Kumar Saurabh Singh)

Genome and transcriptome wide analysis of brown planthopper resistance to fipronil (Collaborators: Prof. Chris Bass (PI), Dr Kumar Saurabh Singh)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Duarte A, Cotter SC, De Gasperin O, Houslay TM, Boncoraglio G, Welch M, Kilner RM (2017). No evidence of a cleaning mutualism between burying beetles and their phoretic mites. Sci Rep, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Duarte A, Welch M, Swannack C, Wagner J, Kilner RM (2017). Strategies for managing rival bacterial communities: Lessons from burying beetles. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87(2), 414-427.
Palmer WJ, Duarte A, Schrader M, Day JP, Kilner R, Jiggins FM (2016). A gene associated with social immunity in the burying beetle. <i>Nicrophorus vespilloides</i>. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1823), 20152733-20152733. Abstract.
Duarte A, Cotter SC, Reavey CE, Ward RJS, De Gasperin O, Kilner RM (2015). Social immunity of the family: parental contributions to a public good modulated by brood size. Evolutionary Ecology, 30(1), 123-135.
Duarte A, Scholtens E, Weissing FJ (2012). Implications of Behavioral Architecture for the Evolution of Self-Organized Division of Labor. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(3), e1002430-e1002430.
Duarte A, Weissing FJ, Pen I, Keller L (2011). An Evolutionary Perspective on Self-Organized Division of Labor in Social Insects. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 42(1), 91-110. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Palmer WJP, Duarte A, Schrader M, Day JP, Kilner R, Jiggins F (In Press). A gene for social immunity in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides?.  Abstract.
Duarte A, Welch M, Wagner J, Kilner RM (In Press). Privatization of a breeding resource by the burying beetle<i>Nicrophorus vespilloides</i>is associated with shifts in bacterial communities.  Abstract.
Duarte A, Pym A, Garrood WT, Troczka BJ, Zimmer CT, Davies TGE, Nauen R, O’Reilly AO, Bass C (2022). P450 gene duplication and divergence led to the evolution of dual novel functions and insecticide cross-resistance in the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens. PLOS Genetics, 18(6), e1010279-e1010279. Abstract.
Duarte A, Rebar D, Hallett AC, Jarrett BJM, Kilner RM (2021). Evolutionary change in the construction of the nursery environment when parents are prevented from caring for their young directly. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 118(48). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
McLeman A, Troczka BJ, Homem RA, Duarte A, Zimmer C, Garrood WT, Pym A, Beadle K, Reid RJ, Douris V, et al (2020). Fly-Tox: a panel of transgenic flies expressing pest and pollinator cytochrome P450s. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 169 Abstract.  Full text.
Singh KS, Troczka BJ, Duarte A, Balabanidou V, Trissi N, Carabajal Paladino LZ, Nguyen P, Zimmer CT, Papapostolou KM, Randall E, et al (2020). The genetic architecture of a host shift: an adaptive walk protected an aphid and its endosymbiont from plant chemical defenses. Science Advances, 6(19). Abstract.  Full text.
Jarrett BJM, Evans E, Haynes HB, Leaf MR, Rebar D, Duarte A, Schrader M, Kilner RM (2018). A sustained change in the supply of parental care causes adaptive evolution of offspring morphology. Nat Commun, 9(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
De Gasperin O, Duarte A, English S, Attisano A, Kilner RM (2018). The early‐life environment and individual plasticity in life‐history traits. Ecology and Evolution, 9(1), 339-351.
Duarte A, Cotter SC, De Gasperin O, Houslay TM, Boncoraglio G, Welch M, Kilner RM (2017). No evidence of a cleaning mutualism between burying beetles and their phoretic mites. Sci Rep, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Duarte A, Welch M, Swannack C, Wagner J, Kilner RM (2017). Strategies for managing rival bacterial communities: Lessons from burying beetles. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87(2), 414-427.
Palmer WJ, Duarte A, Schrader M, Day JP, Kilner R, Jiggins FM (2016). A gene associated with social immunity in the burying beetle. <i>Nicrophorus vespilloides</i>. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1823), 20152733-20152733. Abstract.
De Gasperin O, Duarte A, Troscianko J, Kilner RM (2016). Fitness costs associated with building and maintaining the burying beetle's carrion nest. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
De Gasperin O, Duarte A, Kilner RM (2015). Interspecific interactions explain variation in the duration of paternal care in the burying beetle. Animal Behaviour, 109, 199-207.
Duarte A, Cotter SC, Reavey CE, Ward RJS, De Gasperin O, Kilner RM (2015). Social immunity of the family: parental contributions to a public good modulated by brood size. Evolutionary Ecology, 30(1), 123-135.
Duarte A, Pen I, Keller L, Weissing FJ (2012). Evolution of self-organized division of labor in a response threshold model. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(6), 947-957.
Duarte A, Scholtens E, Weissing FJ (2012). Implications of Behavioral Architecture for the Evolution of Self-Organized Division of Labor. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(3), e1002430-e1002430.
Duarte A, Weissing FJ, Pen I, Keller L (2011). An Evolutionary Perspective on Self-Organized Division of Labor in Social Insects. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 42(1), 91-110. Abstract.
SIMÕES P, ROSE MR, DUARTE A, GONÇALVES R, MATOS M (2007). Evolutionary domestication in Drosophila subobscura. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(2), 758-766.
Matos M, Simões P, Duarte A, Rego C, Avelar T, Rose MR (2004). CONVERGENCE TO a NOVEL ENVIRONMENT: COMPARATIVE METHOD VERSUS EXPERIMENTAL EVOLUTION. Evolution, 58(7), 1503-1503.

Publications by year


In Press

Palmer WJP, Duarte A, Schrader M, Day JP, Kilner R, Jiggins F (In Press). A gene for social immunity in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides?.  Abstract.
Duarte A, Welch M, Wagner J, Kilner RM (In Press). Privatization of a breeding resource by the burying beetle<i>Nicrophorus vespilloides</i>is associated with shifts in bacterial communities.  Abstract.

2022

Duarte A, Pym A, Garrood WT, Troczka BJ, Zimmer CT, Davies TGE, Nauen R, O’Reilly AO, Bass C (2022). P450 gene duplication and divergence led to the evolution of dual novel functions and insecticide cross-resistance in the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens. PLOS Genetics, 18(6), e1010279-e1010279. Abstract.

2021

Duarte A, Rebar D, Hallett AC, Jarrett BJM, Kilner RM (2021). Evolutionary change in the construction of the nursery environment when parents are prevented from caring for their young directly. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 118(48). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2020

McLeman A, Troczka BJ, Homem RA, Duarte A, Zimmer C, Garrood WT, Pym A, Beadle K, Reid RJ, Douris V, et al (2020). Fly-Tox: a panel of transgenic flies expressing pest and pollinator cytochrome P450s. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 169 Abstract.  Full text.
Singh KS, Troczka BJ, Duarte A, Balabanidou V, Trissi N, Carabajal Paladino LZ, Nguyen P, Zimmer CT, Papapostolou KM, Randall E, et al (2020). The genetic architecture of a host shift: an adaptive walk protected an aphid and its endosymbiont from plant chemical defenses. Science Advances, 6(19). Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Jarrett BJM, Evans E, Haynes HB, Leaf MR, Rebar D, Duarte A, Schrader M, Kilner RM (2018). A sustained change in the supply of parental care causes adaptive evolution of offspring morphology. Nat Commun, 9(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
De Gasperin O, Duarte A, English S, Attisano A, Kilner RM (2018). The early‐life environment and individual plasticity in life‐history traits. Ecology and Evolution, 9(1), 339-351.
Rebar D, Leggett HC, Aspinall SML, Duarte A, Kilner RM (2018). The evolution of a beneficial association between an animal and a microbial community.

2017

Duarte A, Cotter SC, De Gasperin O, Houslay TM, Boncoraglio G, Welch M, Kilner RM (2017). No evidence of a cleaning mutualism between burying beetles and their phoretic mites. Sci Rep, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Duarte A, Welch M, Swannack C, Wagner J, Kilner RM (2017). Strategies for managing rival bacterial communities: Lessons from burying beetles. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87(2), 414-427.

2016

Palmer WJ, Duarte A, Schrader M, Day JP, Kilner R, Jiggins FM (2016). A gene associated with social immunity in the burying beetle. <i>Nicrophorus vespilloides</i>. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1823), 20152733-20152733. Abstract.
De Gasperin O, Duarte A, Troscianko J, Kilner RM (2016). Fitness costs associated with building and maintaining the burying beetle's carrion nest. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

De Gasperin O, Duarte A, Kilner RM (2015). Interspecific interactions explain variation in the duration of paternal care in the burying beetle. Animal Behaviour, 109, 199-207.
Duarte A, Cotter SC, Reavey CE, Ward RJS, De Gasperin O, Kilner RM (2015). Social immunity of the family: parental contributions to a public good modulated by brood size. Evolutionary Ecology, 30(1), 123-135.

2012

Duarte A, Pen I, Keller L, Weissing FJ (2012). Evolution of self-organized division of labor in a response threshold model. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(6), 947-957.
Duarte A, Scholtens E, Weissing FJ (2012). Implications of Behavioral Architecture for the Evolution of Self-Organized Division of Labor. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(3), e1002430-e1002430.

2011

Duarte A, Weissing FJ, Pen I, Keller L (2011). An Evolutionary Perspective on Self-Organized Division of Labor in Social Insects. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 42(1), 91-110. Abstract.

2007

SIMÕES P, ROSE MR, DUARTE A, GONÇALVES R, MATOS M (2007). Evolutionary domestication in Drosophila subobscura. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(2), 758-766.

2004

Matos M, Simões P, Duarte A, Rego C, Avelar T, Rose MR (2004). CONVERGENCE TO a NOVEL ENVIRONMENT: COMPARATIVE METHOD VERSUS EXPERIMENTAL EVOLUTION. Evolution, 58(7), 1503-1503.

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