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Nelson J. Cabaços Abrantes

Nelson J. Cabaços Abrantes

Assistant Researcher


  • Researcher ID: C-5331-2009
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-0241-2896
  • Department: Environment
  • Research Group: Coastal Zone Planning & Manag.
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(ABRANTES N) AND AD=(AVEIRO)


Research interests

Off-site effects of wildfire: impacts for the aquatic ecosystem

Fire ecology – post-fire recovery

Biomonitoring (studies on terrestrial and aquatic communities and its integration with ecotoxicological tools) and relationship with the ecosystem services

Impacts of agricultural management practices on biodiversity

Impact of microplastics in freshwater systems

Academic degrees

2007- PhD in Biology by the University of Aveiro, Portugal

2002– MSc in Coastal Zones Sciences by the University of Aveiro, Portugal

1999 – Graduation in Biology by the University of Aveiro, Portugal

Scientific activities

2019 - 2025 - Assistant Researcher (CEECIND/01653/2017) in the Department of Environment & CESAM (Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies) of the University of Aveiro. Start date: May 2019.

2015 - 2019 - Assistant Researcher (IF FCT) in the Department of Environment & CESAM (Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies) of the University of Aveiro.

2013 – 2015 - Post-Doctoral research fellow in the Department of Environment & CESAM (Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies) of the University of Aveiro. Work title: SAFEWATER: addreSsing knowledge gAps For the implementation of the EU WATER framework directive.

2014 – Member of the Scientific Council Coordinating Committee of CESAM (Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies) – representative of Pos-Doc integrated members.

2007 – 2013 - Post-Doctoral research fellow in the Department of Environment & CESAM (Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies) of the University of Aveiro and in Bioforsk Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research. Work title: An integrated ecotoxicological approach to assess the effects of diffuse pollution from intensive agricultural areas in streams.

2002- 2007 – PhD student in the Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro.

2000 - 2002 – MSc. Student in the Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro.

Others

Lecturing experience

2016/2017 – Assistant Professor of Environmental Monitoring in the Department of Environment, University of Aveiro.

2011/2012 – Assistant Professor of Animal Biology in the Department of Biology, University of Minho. (coordinator of the curricular unit).

2010/2011 - Adjunct Professor of “Control of water quality and monitoring” and “Biological reactors” courses in the Department of Environment, University of Aveiro.

2004/2005 – Teaching assistant of “Integrated Sciences of Nature” course in the Department of Didactics and Educative Technology, University of Aveiro.

2003/2004 –Teaching assistant of “Integrated Sciences of Nature” course in the Department of Didactics and Educative Technology, University of Aveiro.

2002/2003 – Teaching assistant of “Integrated Sciences of Nature” course in the Department of Didactics and Educative Technology, University of Aveiro.

2001/2002 – Teaching assistant of “Integrated Sciences of Nature” course in the Department of Didactics and Educative Technology, University of Aveiro.

1999/2000 – Teaching assistant of “Vertebrates” and “Invertebrates” courses in the Department of Biology, University of Aveiro.

Publications

Projects

WinTherface - Mass exchange driven by wind and temperature in lake-wetland interfaces See more

ASHES - Advection and diffusion of suspended sediments from wildfires in rough open channel flows See more

FIREMIX - Modelling the toxic effects of fire-related complex contaminant mixtures on benthic aquatic species See more

SusPiRe - a tool towards sustainable management of Pinus pinaster (Ait.) forests based on the prediction of spontaneous regeneration See more

ASHMOB - Wildfire ASH MOBilization by wind and water erosion: a combined measurementmodeling approach for prediction of post-fire ash mobilization risk See more

AQUAFIRE - Integrated assessment of wildfires impacts to aquatic ecosystems and human health See more

EPyRIS - Joint Strategy for the Protection and Restoration of Ecosystems Affected by Forest Fires. (Integrated management in high-risk natural areas) See more

FIRE-C-BUDs - Indirect effects of wildfire (severity) on carbon fluxes and budgets See more

Intermunicipal Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change - Viseu-Dão-Lafões See more

MASCC – Mediterranean Agricultural Soils Conservation under global Change See more

SHIFT - Can we SHIFT to cost-effective bioassays with periphyton to enforce the risk assessment of pollutants in lotic ecosystems? See more

RECARE - Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land See more

FIRETOX -Toxic effects of wildfires on aquatic systems See more

KARSTRISK – Impacts of contamination on karstic groundwater ecosystems See more

SALTFREE - Prediction of salinisation effects on coastal freshwater and soil ecosystems due to climate changes See more

VITAQUA: Climate change: an additional threat to aquatic systems under intensive pressure from agricultural diffuse pollution See more

CONTROLCLAM: Sustainable approaches for the CONTROL of the invasive Asian CLAM Corbicula fluminea within waterdependent plants See more

ERLAND – Direct and indirect impacts of climate change on soil erosion and land degradation in Mediterranean watersheds See more

FIREREG – Factors affecting the post-fire natural regeneration variability in Pinus pinaster and Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): João Puga (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria João Saraiva Oliveira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Carlos Manuel Dias Silva (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Mariana Oliveira Rodrigues (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Ana Luísa Caetano (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Alda Vieira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Carlos Júnior (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Marija Prodana (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sofia Ribeiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vera Alexandra Félix da Graça Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Inês Camarinha (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Nobre Pinheiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Sofia Cassidy (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Daniel Filipe Resende Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Maria Helena Mendes Pereira Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Carlos Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Catarina Madeira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Bruno Pais (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Mariana Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Mariana Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Leisly Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Pedro Saraiva (not a CESAM member)

Estágio ERASMUS (Main Supervisor): Felix Möller (not a CESAM member)

Traineeship (Main Supervisor): Jasper van den Heuvel (not a CESAM member)

Estágio (Main Supervisor): Susana Faria (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Pedro Saraiva (not a CESAM member)

Projecto de Pesquisa (1º Ciclo - Biologia) (Co-supervisor): Andreia Cristina Ferreira de Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Ré (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Patrícia Domingues Cuco (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Isabel Maria Alves Natividade Campos (CESAM member)

Networks - COST actions

ESSEM COST Action ES1308 - mMani: Climate Change Manipulation Experiments in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Networking and Outreach (2013/17)
http://www.cost.eu/domains_act.....ns/ES1308?


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