Forging sustainability

Silja Frankenbach

Silja Frankenbach

Junior Researcher


  • Researcher ID: W-7020-2018
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-7481-2325
  • Ciencia ID: CA1E-DEDC-3D7B
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Coastal and Deep-Ocean Ecology & Conservation (CDEC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Silja Frankenbach
  • Thesis title: Estuaries as carbon sinks: photosynthetic activity, photoinhibition and resilience in pelagic-benthic primary production Supervisor: João Serôdio Category: BO Grant type: BI Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: BI/UI88/5507/2018 Start date: 2018-09-01 End date: 2020-08-31


Research interests

Ecophysiology and behavior of microphytobenthos and phytoplankton
Photosynthesis and Photoinhibition of microalgae and plants
Ecotoxicology of algae, plants and invertebrates
Kleptoplasty in marine sea slugs

Academic degrees

PhD in marine ecophysiology (2020)
Dipl/MSc in Biology (2010)
BTA-biological technical assistant (2004)

Scientific activities

Researcher in the project EvoSym - Sea slug genome evolution and adaptation to establish photosynthetic symbiosis from sept 2018 till March 2022

Peer review for international journals
Scientific supervision of undergraduate Students

Publications

Projects

EvoSym - Sea slug genome evolution and adaptation to establish photosynthetic symbiosis See more

BioChangeR: Biogeochemical Processes induced by Climate and Anthropogenic Circulation Changes - The Case Study of Ria de Aveiro (Portugal) See more

MigROS – The ‘behavioural photoprotection’ hypothesis revisited: coupling between vertical migration and photooxidative stress in estuarine microphytobenthos biofilms See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Co-supervisor): Cláudia Alexandra Bártolo (not a CESAM member)


CESAM Funding: