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Class of 2004
Vale, Pedro
1st Degree
University (1st Degree)
Universidade de Evora
About the PhD
Field of Research
Evolutionary ecology & host-parasite interactions
Thesis Title
Infection outcomes under genetic and environmental variation
Tom Little
University of Edinburgh
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Little Lab
Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom
Date of Thesis Defence
After the PhD (Current Situation)
Group leader
Individual variation in infection and immunity in Drosophila
CIIE - Centre for Immunity, Infection, and Evolution. University of Edinburgh.
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Relevant Publications
Labbé P, Vale PF, Little TJ. (2010) Successfully resisting a pathogen is rarely costly in Daphnia magna. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:355
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Vale PF, Wilson AJ, Best A, Boots M, Little TJ (2011) Epidemiological, evolutionary, and coevolutionary implications of context-dependent parasitism. The American Naturalist. 177:510-521
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Fellous S, Duncan A, Quillery E, Vale PF & Kaltz O. (2012) Genetic influence on disease spread following arrival of infected carriers. Ecology Letters. 15:186–192
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Vale PF, Choisy M, Froissart R, Sanjuan R, Gandon S. The distribution of viral mutation fitness effects on different host backgrounds. Evolution. Early View. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01691.x
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Vale PF, Little TJ. Fecundity compensation and tolerance to a sterilizing pathogen in Daphnia. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 25: 1888–1896. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02579.x
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Vale PF, Choisy M, Little TJ. (2013) Host nutrition alters the variance in parasite transmission potential. Biology Letters. 9:20121145. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.1145
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Vale PF. (2013) Killing them softly: managing pathogen polymorphism and virulence in spatially variable environments. Trends in Parasitology. 29: 417-422.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2013.07.002
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Garbutt JS, Scholefield JA, Vale PF, Little TJ. (2013) Elevated maternal temperature enhances offspring disease resistance in Daphnia magna. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12197
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Gandon S, Vale PF. (2013) The evolution of resistance against good and bad infections. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 27:303-312. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12291
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Vale PF, Fenton A, Brown SP. (2014) Limiting damage during infection: lessons from infection tolerance for novel therapeutics. PLOS Biology. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001769
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Little, TJ, Birch, J, Vale, P and Tseng, M (2007) Parasite transgenerational effects on infection. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9(3):459-469.
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Vale, PF, Stjernman, M, Little, TJ. (2008) Temperature dependent costs of parasitism and maintenance of polymorphism under genotype by environment interactions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01555.x
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Vale, PF, Salvaudon, L, Kaltz, O, Fellous, S (2008) The role of the environment in the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 8(3):302-305.
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Vale PF, Little TJ. (2009) Measuring parasite fitness under genetic and thermal variation. Heredity (2009) 103, 102–109
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Vale PF, Little TJ. (2010) CRISPR-mediated phage resistance and the ghost of co-evolution past. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Biological Sciences 277 2097-2103
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