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Teresa Cristina Pilar Fonseca

Teresa Cristina Pilar Fonseca

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


  • Researcher ID:
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-7039-7435
  • Department: Department of Planning and Environment
  • Research Group: Coastal Zone Planning & Manag.
  • Title: Supervisor: Cristina B. Pita Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia; FEDER - Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional Grant reference: BPD/LESSisMORE POCI2020/2019 Start date: 2019-10-01 End date: 2020-03-31


Research interests

Fisheries
Fishing selectivity and Landing obligation
Fleet dynamics
Marine spatial planning
Marine conservation

Academic degrees

2013 | PhD in Marine, Earth and Environmental Science ("Avaliação e Gestão de Recursos"), University of the Algarve
2003 | "Licenciatura" (four year degree) in Marine Biology and fisheries, University of the Algarve

Scientific activities

Since April 2019, Research fellowship of the project "LESSisMORE - LESS discards and LESS fishing effort for BETTER efficiency on the small-scale fisheries" at the University of Aveiro.
Novembro 2013- Junho 2015. Technical coordinator of the project SIMBAD ("Selecção no Mar por uma Redução das Rejeições") with the SWWAC ( "Conselho Consultivo para as aguas ocidentais austrais "SWWAC South Western Waters Advisory Council)
January 2009 – December 2012. PhD with the University of the Algarve and IPMA, financed by FCT (FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia").
November 2007 – December 2008. Biologist. Scientific research fellowship ("Bolsa de Investigação Científica, Nível 3"). Projeto LIFE BIOMARES, “Restoration and Management of Biodiversity in the Marine Park Site Arrábida-Espichel”.
May 2004 – October 2007. Biologist. Scientific research fellowship ("Bolsa de Investigação Científica, Nível 3") of the Project “Tecnologias da pesca”, at the DTPP ("Departamento de Tecnologia da Pesca e Prospecção"), INIAP/L-IPIMAR ("Laboratório de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar", currently known as IPMA), Lisbon.

PARTICIPATION IN VARIOUS RESEARCH CAMPAIGNS AT SEA, including
- project MINOUW (“Science, Technology and Society Initiative to Minimise Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries” in August 2018) with the University of Algarve,
- project IMPACT (18-25 Setember 2012, onboard Spanish research vessel “Garcia del Cid”, to study impact of trawling in deep sea, coordinated by CCMAR, UAlg); MARE ("Tecnologias da Pesca"), NECESSITY (November 2004, October 2005 and November 2005, Agosto, 2006; onboard fishing vessels), BIOMARES (July 2008) and "SURVIVAL" with IPMA.

Others

Additional Professional experience
Marçh 2016 – September 2017, "Técnica Superior" for Portuguese environmental non-governmental Organization ("Quercus - Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza"). Continued collaboration (as volunteer) up to 2019.
October 2002 – March 2003; August 2003 – November 2003. Fishery observer (European). MacAlister Elliott and Partners (MEP), United Kingdom.
July 2001 – June 2002; June – September 2002. Fishery port-based sampling. Fellowship ("Bolsa de Apoio técnico, Nível 2”). Project “Programa Nacional de Recolha de Dados da Pesca” and "SAMFISH" (“Improving SAMpling of Western and Southern European Atlantic FISHeries). IPIMAR, CRIPSul ("Centro Regional de Investigação Pesqueiro do Sul"), Olhão, Portugal.

Additional training
- "Curso em Sistemas de Informação Geográfica Aplicados às Ciências da Terra", Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, February 2011
- "Curso de Pós-Graduação em Estatística Aplicada à Biologia e Ciências da Saúde", Departamento de Estatística e Investigação Operacional, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa.

Projects

LESSisMORE - LESS discards and LESS fishing effort for BETTER efficiency on the small-scale fisheries See more

Scientific Supervision


CESAM Funding: