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Lucia De Marchi

Lucia De Marchi

PhD Student

  • Thesis title: Responses of two aquatic invertebrate species to carbon based nanoparticles under a climate change scenario
  • Supervisor: Dr. Rosa Freitas, Professor Etelvina Figueira, Professor Victor Neto

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  • Department: Biology Department & CESAM, University of Aveiro 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • Thesis title: Responses of two aquatic invertebrate species to carbon based nanoparticles under a climate change scenario Supervisor: Dr. Rosa Freitas, Professor Etelvina Figueira, Professor Victor Neto Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) Grant reference: SFRH/BD/101273/2014 Start date: 2015-09-01 End date: 2019-09-01


Publications

Projects

Trace elements biogeochemistry in marine systems: interplay of climate change and biological influence See more

BISPECIAI - BIvalves under Polluted Environment and ClImate chAnge See more

Scientific Supervision

Professional experience

PhD Student in Biologia e Ecologia das Alterações Globais                                               


Departamento de Biologia & CESAM, University of Aveiro 



3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal



  • Project Focus: understand how the presence of emergent pollutants (namely Carbon Based Nanoparticles-CBN) associated with climate change (pH reduction and salinity alterations) affect invertebrate species towards a better Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA).


Marine Biology Educator                                                                        


La Nave di Carta Association                                                                                


via Palmaria 4/a  19126 La Spezia, Italy



  • Marine biology educator for elementary, high School and University students about the biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Teach the basic techniques of saling using a schooner saling vessel around the Mediterranean Sea.                                                                  


Grant Holder
                                                                            


ENEA: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino


ISMAR- CNR: Istituto di Scienze Marine (ISMAR) del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche italiano (CNR)/ Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR)


Forte Santa Teresa - 19032 Pozzuolo di Lerici SP Liguria, Italy                                                                         



  • Research Focus: evaluation of growth rates of Corallina elongata (Rhodophyta) in vitro and in situ using Alizarin Red and Calcofluor White as a markers for measuring the growth rate and mineralogy of articulated coralline algae.

  • Research Focus: involvement with  PhD MARES student to design and build an experimental Ocean Acidification 1800 L aquaria system to carry out manipulation experiments on calcifing polychaetes (Spirorbidae) pre-adapted to natural CO2 vent systems in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Research Focus: estimation the effect of the temperature variation (T=natural condition; T+3°C=elevate temperature) on growth rate, calcification, calcite density, morphology and mol % Mg/Ca (mMg/Ca) in articulated coralline alga C. elongata in the field and laboratory conditions.

  • Research Focus: examining the Constraints to Adaptive Evolution in Response to Ocean Acidification using Pre-acclimated Populations Calcifying Polycheates.

  • Research Focus: evaluation the developement of Calcifying Polycheates in response to OA stress.

  • Experience in practical and laboratory activities: acquisition of methods in the field (visual census technique) to identify benthos community; taxonomic studies of Corallinaceae algae using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM); acquisition of methodologies to calculate calcium carbonate production and growth rate of bioconstructor organisms, acquisition of methodologies to mark coralline algae using Alizarin red and Calcolfluor White markers.


Research Member and Educator                                                                                             


For-Mare Association                                                                                                          


via Lovati 33, 27100 Pavia, Italy



  • Marine biology educator for University and High School students to monitor the abundance and distribution of Corallina elongata.

  • Collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as marine biology educator to teach students about the scientific methods for monitoring the abundance and distribution of benthos organisms in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Collaboration with Italian Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to study key organisms in order to monitor the biodiversity status in areas subject to environmental protection.

  • Marine biology educator for Pavia University students to monitor Palmaria Island (Regional Park of Porto Venere, La Spezia (Italy)).

  • Snorkelling guide (Seawatching guide) in the National Park of Cinque Terre’s Marine Protected Area (Liguria-Italy).

  • Acqusition of  Functional and Education Traning certificate: “Il Melograno” Association (http://www.il-melograno.eu/?p=13).

  • Acquisition of Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.


Grant Holder
                                                                   


Aarhus University


Nordre Ringgade 1, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark



  • Project Implementation of  “Living with Mangroves” collaborating with the Association “Mangroves for the Future” as a partnership-based initiative promoting investment in coastal ecosystems for sustainable development.

  • Take exams in English language.

Academic degrees

Università degli Studi di Pavia, Scienze MM.FF.NN (Pavia, Italy)                                         2007 - 2010



  • Bachelor Degree in Scienze Biologiche (Biological Science)

  • Final grade: 94/110 (Italian mark).

  • Thesis title: BIOCOSTRUTTORI DELL’INFRALITORALE SUPERIORE DELL’ISOLA DI LINOSA E DELL’AREA MARINA PROTETTA DELLE CINQUE TERRE

  • Research Stage at Linosa Island (Isole Pelagie, Sicily) to collect necessary data for the development of Bachelor thesis. (June 2010 - July 2010).


Università degli Studi di Pavia, Scienze MM.FF.NN (Pavia, Italy)                                        2010 – 2013



  • Master Degree in “Biologia Sperimentale ed Applicata” (Experimental and Applied Biology) with specialization in “Biologia Ambientale e Biodiversità” (Environmental Biology and Biodiversity).

  • Final grade: 110/110 (Italian mark).

  • Thesis title: DISTRIBUZIONE E ABBONDANZA DI ALCUNI GENERI DI CORALLINALES (RHODOPHYTA) DEL PIANO INFRALITORALE SUPERIORE ALL’INTERNO E ALL’ESTERNO DI AREE SOGGETTE A TUTELA AMBIENTALE DEL MAR IONIO E MAR LIGURE.

  • Field Research Stage in Porto Badisco, Cesareo and Torre Guaceto (Puglia, Italy) Marine Protected Areas for data collection supporting the Master thesis (June 2011 - July 2011).

  • Field Research in Marine Protected Area of  National Park of Cinque Terre (Liguria, Italy) for date collection supporting the Master thesis (May 2012 – September 2012).

  • Laboratory Research in ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino Lerici, La Spezia) and University of Pavia to study the growth rate and calcium carbonate production of Corallinaceae algae supporting the Master thesis (July 2012 – February 2013).


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