Matteo Sebastianelli

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Appointments                                                                                                                            

Postdoctoral researcher, 2024
Uppsala University, Sweden

Postdoctoral researcher, 2023
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Education                                                                                                                            
Ph.D. in Biodiversity and Ecology, 2019 – 2023
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Supervisor: Dr. Alexander Kirschel

MRes in Tropical Forest Ecology, 2017-2018
Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Tobias

BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences
, 2013-2016

La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
Supervisor: Dr. Donatella Magri

Grants and Awards                                                                                                                      
University of Cyprus, 2023
Best Ph.D student (€ 1.000).

Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2023
Graduate student excellence award (€ 500).

African Bioacoustics Community Conference, 2022
Best oral presentation.

Cyprus Research & Innovation Foundation, 2022
Horizon 2020, Excellence Hubs Programme “Restart 2016 – 2020”: Continent-wide genomics of hybridization and speciation (€ 200.000). Co-writer of the proposal.

Cyprus Research & Innovation Foundation, 2022
Horizon 2020, Excellence Hubs Programme “Restart 2016 – 2020”: Leveraging ancestry to investigate the genomics of song and colour in birds (€ 200.000). Co-writer of the proposal.

AOS small research grants, 2021
American Ornithological Society: Does hybridization affect song stability in birds that develop songs innately? ($ 1000). Main beneficiary.

African Bioacoustics Community, 2020
ABC sponsorship to attend the 2nd African Bioacoustics Community Conference 2020. Main beneficiary.

“Evagoras” scholarship, 2020 – 2023
University of Cyprus departmental scholarship: awarded on the basis of academic achievements (€ 8000/year). Main beneficiary.

A.G. Leventis Scholarship, 2020
The A. G. Leventis Foundation: The role of phenotypic traits in mediating species recognition in Pogoniulus tinkerbirds at contact zones (€ 3000). Main beneficiary.

Organization for Tropical Studies, 2020
Scholarship to attend the Bioacoustic Analysis in R workshop lead by Marcelo Araya-Salas ($ 400). Main beneficiary.

A.G. Leventis Scholarship, 2019
The A. G. Leventis Foundation: Assessing behavioural interactions of Mexican ant-thrush over time in a Mexican lowland forest (€ 3000). Main beneficiary.

Franzen Fellowship Program, 2018.
Amazon Conservation Association: Temporal changes in two populations of Amazonian antbirds ($ 3000). Main beneficiary.

Attended Conferences                                                                                                                
Oral presentations:

  • Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) meeting 2023 – Oral presentation
  • 3rd African Bioacoustics Community Conference 2022 – Oral presentation
  • International Society of Behavioural Ecology (ISBE) conference 2022 – Oral presentation
  • 2nd African Bioacoustics Community Conference 2020 – Oral presentation 

Languages                                                                                                               

Italian: mother tongue. English: fluent in oral, reading and writing. Spanish: fluent in oral, reading and writing.