Joana Sabino-Pinto 

Arbeitsgruppe AG Vences
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    Zoologisches Institut
    Mendelssohnstr. 4
    38106 Braunschweig

2008-2011 – BS in Biology, minor in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Lisbon University, Portugal

2011-2013 – MSc in Biology - Environment, Biodiversity and Ecosystems, profile Herpetology at the Faculty of Science and Bio-Engineering Sciences, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Thesis Title: “Using amphibian skin secretions to predict host susceptibility to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

2013-2015 - Research Associate, CE3C, Faculty of Sciences, Lisbon University, Portugal




Research Interests: Herpetology, Amphibian Conservation, Disease Ecology




Rosa, M.G., Sabino-Pinto, J., Laurentino, T.G., Berbert, I., Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Bosch, J., Rebelo, R., Griffiths, R.A. (Submitted). Impact of a Ranavirus outbreak on amphibian populations.

Sabino-Pinto, J., Bletz, M., Islam, M.M., Shimizu, N., Bhuju, S., Geffers, R., Jarek, M., Kurabayashi, A., Vences, M. (Accepted). Composition of the cutaneous bacterial community in Japanese amphibians: effects of captivity, host species, and body region.

Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., A. Martel, J. Asselberghs, E.K. Bales, W. Beukema, M.C. Bletz, L. Dalbeck, E. Goverse, A. Kerres, T. Kinet, K. Kirst, A. Laudelout, L.F. Marin da Fonte, A. Nöllert, D. Ohlhoff, J. Sabino-Pinto, B.R. Schmidt, J. Speybroeck, F. Spikmans, S. Steinfartz, M. Veith, M. Vences, N. Wagner, F. Pasmans & S. Lötters (2016): Expanding distribution of lethal amphibian fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe. – Emerging Infectious Diseases, 22(7). (DOI: 10.3201/eid2207.160109).

Sabino-Pinto J., Bletz M., Hendrix R., Perl R.G.B., Martel A., Pasmans F., Lötters S., Mutschmann F., Schmeller D.S., Schmidt B.R., Veith M., Wagner N., Vences M., Steinfartz S. (2015). First detection of the emerging fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Germany. Amphibia-Reptilia 36 (DOI:10.1163/15685381-00003008).

Rosa, M.G., Sabino-Pinto, J., Noël, J., Andreone, F. (2014). Predation on the treefrog Boophis rufioculis (Anura: Mantellidae) by the freshwater crab Hydrothelphusa sp. (Decapoda, Potamonautidae) in Madagascar. Crustaceana, 87(7): 890-894.

Sabino-Pinto, J., Mayerl, C.J., Meilink, W.R.M., Grasso, D., Raaijmakers, C.B., Russo, V.G., Segal, M., Stegen, G., Clegg, J., Srikanthan, A.N., Glaw, F., Vences, M. (2014). Descriptions of the advertisement calls of three sympatric frog species in the subgenus Vatomantis (genus Gephyromantis) from Madagascar. Herpetology Notes, 7: 67-73.

Meilink, W.R.M., Clegg, J.R., Mayerl, C.J., Sabino-Pinto, J., Grasso, D., Stegen, G., Segal, M., Kok, P.J.R. (2013). Confirmation of the presence of the sphaerodactylid lizard Gonatodes vittatus in Guyana, and an indication of a reproductively active population in Georgetown. Salamandra, 49(1): 59-62.