Gonçalo Jesus

Gonçalo Jesus


Since 2021, I have been an Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology and Life Sciences at Universidade Lusófona. As a lecturer, I am responsible for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in both the life sciences and psychology departments. My primary research interest lies in using interdisciplinary data to explore the evolution and adaptation of wildlife in environments modified by human activities, with a focus on non-human primates. In my research, I aim at understanding the interactions between humans and wildlife to address the conservation challenges in these human-influenced environments by integrating data from different disciplines. Currently I am studying the dynamics and impact of introduced guenons in the African islands of São Tomé and Príncipe and the effects of feral cat populations on biodiversity and human communities in Portugal and insular habitats. I am also interested in studying the evolution and flexibility of primate sexual behavior and its relation to human evolution. Outside academia I am involved in contemporary art and on working with artists in the connections between art and science.


  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Biological Anthropology
  • Licenciatura
  • Outros


Artigo em revista

  • 2023-12, Leopards (Panthera pardus pardus) in Gashaka Gumti National Park, Nigeria: historical records and recent sightings, Tropical Zoology
  • 2016-11-25, Sustained myrmecophagy in Nigerian chimpanzees: Preferred or fallback food? , American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • 2016-07-09, Antelope predation by Nigerian forest baboons: Ecological and behavioural correlates., Folia Primatologica
  • 2015-06-10, Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) Produce the Same Types of ‘Laugh Faces’ when They Emit Laughter and when They Are Silent., PLoS ONE
  • 2012, Till the last drop: Honey gathering in nigerian chimpanzees, Ecotropica

Resumo em conferência

  • 2022, What do we currently know about mona monkeys (Cercopithecus mona) in São Tomé and Príncipe Islands?, 8th Iberian Primatological Conference
  • 2022, Seasonal variability in group sizes of the Gashaka chimpanzees, 8th Iberian Primatological Conference
  • 2022, Macaco demónio: percepção sobre os macacos mona em São Tomé e Príncipe, III Conferência Anual de Antropologia do Ambiente
  • 2022, Leopardos no parque nacional de Gashaka Gumti: uma convivência difícil, III Conferência Anual de Antropologia do Ambiente
  • 2016-03-09, Constructing social identity? Potential non-nutritional functions of chimpanzee insectivory, 'Chimpanzees in Context' Symposium


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