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Isabel G. Teixeira

Isabel G. Teixeira

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


  • Researcher ID: S-6222-2016
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-3279-754X
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine & Estuarine Ecology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AUTHOR: Teixeira IG
  • Title: Disclosing the marine microbial plankton community in the NW Iberian upwelling system: use of novel molecular technologies and traditional taxonomic approaches. Supervisor: Prof. Henrique Queiroga Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/108485/2015 Start date: 2016-02-01 End date: 2022-01-31


Research interests

Microbial plankton temporal and spatial distribution in the water column associated with the oceanographic conditions.

Microbial plankton species diversity and function in marine systems.

Response of microbial plankton communities to changes in marine systems induced by human action.

Microbial plankton ecology in upwelling systems

Academic degrees

PhD in Aquatic Sciences. Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar. University of Oporto. 2009.

Degree in Aquatic Sciences. Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar. University of Oporto. 2002.

Scientific activities

01.02.2016 – present: Post-Doc fellowship (SFRH/BPD/108485/2015) from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in the Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

1.11.2008 – 30.11.2015: Research contract by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in the Department of Oceanography of the Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain.

1.1.2007 – 31.10.2008: PhD fellowship by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in the Department of Oceanography of the Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain.

1.1.2003 – 31.12.2006: PhD fellowship (SFRH/BD/11309/2002) by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in the Department of Oceanography of the Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain

Others

Referee activities for: Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Journal of Marine Systems, Journal of Plankton Research, Deep Sea Research II, Limnology & Oceanography Methods, Marine Ecology Progress Series,
Ciencias Marinas

Publications

Projects

Scientific Supervision

Participation in Research Projects

Importance of the Small in a changing ocean: understanding short term variability and role of small plankton (i-SMALL). Reference: MICIN: CTM2014-56119-R
01-01-2015 to 31-12-2018
Principal Investigator: C.G. Castro
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain


Response of coastal ecosystems to matter inputs in the context of global change of anthropogenic origin: chemical characterization and autotrophic processes (REIMAGE-CCAP).
Reference: CTM2011-30155-C03-03
01-01-2012 to 31-12-2014
Principal Investigator: Francisco Gómez Figueiras
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain


Dispersal, neutral models and the assembly of marine microbial plankton communities (DISTRAL).
Reference: CTM2011-25035
01-01-12 a 31-12-14
Principal Investigator: Pedro Cermeño Ainsa
Universidad de Vigo


Shelf-ocean exchanges in the Canaries-Iberian large marine ecosystem (CAIBEX)
Reference: CTM2007-66408-C02-01/MAR
01-11-07 to 31-10-10
Principal Investigator: Eric Desmond Barton
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain


Hydrodynamic and biogeochemical characterization of the transition zone during the downwelling period in NW Spain (ZOTRACOS)
Reference: REN2003–06633–C03–02/MAR
15-12-2003 to 14-12-2006
Principal Investigator: Xosé Antón Álvarez Salgado
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain


Benthic-pelagic fluxes coupling in the Ría de Vigo (FLUVBE)
Reference: REN2003-04458/MAR
17-12-2003 to 16-12-2006
Principal Investigator: Carmen González Castro
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain


Impact of the Prestige oil spill on the microbial plankton food web (IMPRESIÓN)
Reference: VEM2003-20021
17-12-2003 to 16-12-2006
Principal Investigator: Francisco Gómez Figueiras
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain


Managing benthic ecosystems in relation to physical forcing and environmental constraints (MABENE)
Reference: EVK3-CT-2002-00071
01-11-2002 to 31-01-2006
Principal Investigator: Francisco Gómez Figueiras
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain


Harmful algae blooms initiation and prediction in large European marine ecosystems (HABILE)
Reference: EVK3–CT–2001–00063
1-1-2002 to 31-12-2004
Principal Investigator: Francisco Gómez Figueiras
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain


Dissolved organic matter reactivity in an upwelling system (REMODA)
Reference: REN–2000–0800–C02–01
28-12-2000 to 27-12-2003
Principal Investigator: Xosé Antón Álvarez Salgado
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Vigo, Spain

Science outreach activities

From 2014 to present: Responsible for the Facebook page “Planktonbook”, a guide to the microbial plankton diversity in the Ría de Vigo - https://www.facebook.com/Planktonbook/


2014: “Macro, micro and morphography in phytoplankton”, Workshop on Scientific Image: representation and abstraction, Complementary activity in the exhibition “Campos de la Imagen. Grafías de los hechos y del pensamiento”. Museo MARCO de Vigo. 2 October.


2009: Marine Science in Urban Markets: “Obradoiros de Ciencia Mariña no Mercado do Progreso”, (DIVERCIENCIA, nº expediente: IN842A-2009-168, funded by Consellería de Economía e Industria, Dirección Xeral de Investigación, Desenvolvemento e Innovación de la Xunta de Galicia). 11-13 November. Vigo.


2008: Marine Science in Urban Markets: “Talleres de Ciencia Marina en Bouzas”, (FCT-08-0490, funded by FECYT). 10-14 November. Vigo.


2007: “Ciencia en el puerto”. Activity onboard  B/O “Sarmiento de Gamboa”, guide in A Coruña (22-23 September), Celeiro (24-25 September) and Lisbon (3-4 de November).


2006: “Mergúllate na Ciencia”. Researcher’s Night 2006. 22 September. Vigo.


CESAM Funding: