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Maria Teresa Ferreira Ramos Nabais de Oliveira Rebelo

Maria Teresa Ferreira Ramos Nabais de Oliveira Rebelo

Assistant Professor


  • Researcher ID: A-3772-2013
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-2724-2195
  • Department: Department of Animal Biology - Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
  • Research Group: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2724-2195; Research ID: A-3772-2013; Scopus Author ID 8253074800; AU= (Rebelo, MT OR Rebelo, Maria Teresa OR M. Teresa Rebelo)


Research interests

- Forensic Entomology.
- Integrated Pest Management (with particular emphasis on biological control)
- Entomology (integrated taxonomy)

Academic degrees

- PhD (4-year degree) in Biology (Ecology and Biosystematics). Thesis: “Mechanisms Underlying the Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) – Weevils (Neochetina bruchi and N. eichhorniae) – Microsporidia (Microsporidium sp.) Association: its Importance on Integrated Pest Management Strategies.” University of Lisbon. With higher distinction. 2004

- MSc (3-year degree) in Integrated Pest Management. Thesis: "Estudo das cigarrinhas verdes da vinha (Homoptera, Cicadellidae) numa perspectiva de protecção integrada: biologia, ecologia e estratégias de luta", Technical University of Lisbon. With 19 values/20. 1994

- Graduation (4-year degree) in Biology. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. With 16 values/20. 1986

Scientific activities

- Assistant Professor at Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (Apr 2004-to date)

- Researcher at CESAM (Jan 2010-to date)

- Researcher at CBA (Apr 2004-Dec 2009)

- Research projects (as Principal Researcher):
1. Forensic Entomology: Morphometric and Molecular Databank (mtDNA) to Identify Species (Diptera and Coleoptera) With Forensic Interest. PTDC/SAU-ESA/101228/2008. 2010-2013
2. Olfactory Mechanisms Underlying the Waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laub) - Weevil (Neochetina eichhorniae Warner) Association: Its Importance on Integrated Pest Management Strategies.Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD). 1998-2002


- Research projects (as Principal Researcher at FCUL):
1. PRUNUS FITO: Avaliação do impacto de alguns inimigos (pragas e doenças) nas culturas das prunóideas na região da Cova da Beira e avaliação da eficácia de diferentes meios de luta no seu controlo. PDR 2020), Ação 1.1,Medida 1,Proposta 146 da Bolsa de Iniciativas da Rede Rural Nacional.2017-2020
2. XF-FREEOLIVE: Multifunctional study of xylem-sap of Portuguese olive cultivars and its relation with susceptibility to infection by Xylella fastidiosa. PTDC/AGR-PRO/0856/2014. 2016-2019
3. A protecção integrada do olival alentejano. Contributos para a sua inovação e melhoria contra os seus inimigos-chave. ALT20-03-0145-FEDER-000029. 2016-2018
4. New arboviruses isolated in Portugal. Risk assessment and public health application. PTDC/SAL-SAP/119199/2010. 2012-2014
5. FLYRED: Has tiger-fly a role in biological control of protected crops? PTDC/AGR-AAM/099723/2008.2010-2013
6. Mealybug reproductive biology and pheromone-mediated interactions: a basis to develop ecological sound management tactics for pest mealybugs. PTDC/AGR-AAM/099560/2008. 2010-2013

Publications

Projects

PRUNUS FITO: Avaliação do impacto de alguns inimigos (pragas e doenças) nas culturas das prunóideas na região da Cova da Beira e avaliação da eficácia de diferentes meios de luta no seu controlo See more

A Protecção Integrada do olival alentejano. Contributos para a sua inovação e melhoria contra os seus inimigos-chave See more

XF-FREEOLIVE - Multifunctional study of xylem-sap of Portuguese olive cultivars and its relation with susceptibility to infection by Xylella fastidiosa See more

New production process to control major pests and improve the quality of the final product and the management of natural resources, with biological control agents. See more

New arboviruses isolated in Portugal. Risk assessment and public health application See more

Mealybug reproductive biology and pheromone-mediated interactions: a basis to develop ecological sound management tactics for pest mealybugs See more

FLYPRED - Has tiger-fly a role in biological control of protected crops? See more

Forensic entomology: Morphometric and Molecular databank (mtDNA) to identify species (Diptera and Coleoptera) with forensic interest See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Oskar Alvarez (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Nascimento (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Vera Guerreiro (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Jorge Duarte Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Elisabete Pires de Lima (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Maria Filipe (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Ganna Popova (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Telma Silva (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Adriana Soares Guerreiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Bárbara Faleiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Marta Reis (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Rita Simão (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sara Martins Teixeira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): José Rosa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Jérôme Antunes (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carina Isabel Carvalho dos Reis (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sérgio José Menezes Rodrigues Filho (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): João C. S. Brandão (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): André Tomás (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): David Wilson Russo Ramilo (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Anderson do Carmo (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Pedro de Sá Guimarães (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Bruno Miguel Trindade das Dores (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Inês Pimentel Fontes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Neiva Amenelique Gonçalves Centeio (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Maria de Almeida Marques (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Joana Botelho Gusmão (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Lúcia Alexandra Porto Góis (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Margarida Maria Rodrigues da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Lopes Pires (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): João Lozano (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Gabriel Fernandes Mendes (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Águeda Semedo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Margarida Campos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Carla Susana Lopes Loução (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Dora Sofia da Silva Mourão (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Maria João Prata (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Filipa Rodrigues Neno (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): André Filipe Ventura Tomás (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Carina Neto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Simone Guimarães Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Diana Sofia da Silva Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Mafalda Carvajal Rocha (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sara Raquel da Costa Bento (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Vargas Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Madalena Isabel Melo Cota (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Mariana Ramos de Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sara Cebola Carrilho Basílio (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): André Filipe Pinto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Artur Miguel Paiva Sarmento (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vanessa Salgueiro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vasco Branco (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Nádia Albuquerque (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sílvia Pinto Diz (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Natacha Pombinho Leonardo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Cristina Valentim Coelho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Daniela Cunha Sanches Mexia Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Francisco Miguel de Oliveira Barbosa Vidal (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sara Andreia Paninho Berguete Coelho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sara Cristina de Bessa Barbosa (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Stephanie Vieira Barbosa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Susana Isabel Pilar Viegas Leal (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Margarida Rosa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Juliana Camargo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Eva Alves Rolo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Guimarães Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Raquel Delgado (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Eduardo Manuel Graça de Brito Valente Marabuto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sullamy Dayse Gomes Aciole (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Adilson José de Pina (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Rita dos Reis Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Rute Corte-Real Martins (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vânia Helena Melício Teófilo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vera Lúcia Carvalho Gomes de Pinho (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Taiadjana Filipa Marques Fortuna (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Yolanda Marina Venâncio Rebelo Cardoso (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Elzely Leopoldina Souza (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): David Nuno Ribeiro Pinto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Miguel Filipe dos Santos Azevedo (not a CESAM member)

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

Estágio de Licenciatura (Main Supervisor): Mariana Cunha (not a CESAM member)

Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras – CNPq, Bolsa de Graduação Sanduíche Brasil-Portugal (Main Supervisor): Marco Antônio de Menezes Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Estágio voluntário (Main Supervisor): Ana Filipa Lobão Bernardo (not a CESAM member)

Estágio voluntário (Main Supervisor): Inês Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Estágio voluntário (Main Supervisor): Gisela Cheoo (not a CESAM member)

Estágio de Licenciatura (Main Supervisor): Ana Cadete (not a CESAM member)

Estágio Licenciatura (Main Supervisor): João Miguel Bento (not a CESAM member)

ERASMUS_graduation (Co-supervisor): Lucía Mailen Statuto (not a CESAM member)

ERASMUS_PhD (Co-supervisor): Alberto Fuentes López (not a CESAM member)

ERASMUS_Master (Co-supervisor): Cátia Alexandra Pêgas Palminha (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Eva Soares Monteiro (ex-CESAM member)

Professional Appointments

Long-term contracts:


- Assistant Professor, University of Lisbon (FCUL), since April 2004


- Assistant, University of Lisbon (FCUL), 1994-2004


- Trainee Assistant, University of Lisbon (FCUL), 1989-1994


- Senior Technician, National Parks, Reserves and Nature Conservation Service (SNPRCN), 1987- 1989


Other professional appointments:


- Foreign collaborator in the research group Evolutionary Ecology of Ecological Interactions: Networks, Theories and Applications, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil since July 2019


- Vice-Head of Department (Animal Biology), since July 2018


- Coordinator of the Master in Human Biology and Environment, since Aug 2018


- Member of the Scientific Board of the Master in Human and Environmental Biology, Department of Animal Biology (DBA), University of Lisbon (FCUL), since 2013


- Senior Researcher, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), since 2010


- Member of the Department Scientific Board, Department of Animal Biology (DBA) , University of Lisbon (FCUL), since 2004


- Researcher, Centre for Environmental Biology (CBA), FCUL, 1984-2009


- Member of the Committee for the Faculty Open Days, University of Lisbon (FCUL) on behalf of the Department of Animal Biology (DBA), 2003-2005


- Member of the Committee for Reestruturing Undergratuate Biology Courses, University of Lisbon (FCUL), 2003-2005


- Member of the Department Executive Board, Department of Animal Biology (DBA), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL), 2003-2004


- Member of the Department Executive Board, Representative of the Trainee Assistants, Department of Zoology and Anthropology (DZA), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL), 1995-1997


- Teaching Council Board, Department of Zoology and Anthropology (DZA), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL) on behalf of the Department of Zoology and Anthropology (DZA), 1991-1993 

Other Academic Qualifications

- Post-graduations

Oriental Studies (1-year program). Catholic University of Portugal. Oct 2008- Sep 2009. Lisbon.

Chinese Language and Culture (3-year program). Institute of Social and Political Sciences. Oct 2003-Sep 2007. Lisbon.

Asian Studies (1-year program). Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto / Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre. Mar 2005- Feb 2006. Lisbon.

Graduation:

Acupuncture and Chinese Phytotherapy (5-year program). University of Chinese Medicine Dr. Pedro Choy. Oct 2002- Sep 2007. Lisbon.

Additional Academic Qualifications

Advanced Courses on Biology:

- Malaria: microscopic diagnosis from A to Z.INSA. Dec 2015. Lisbon.


- Biodiversity, Adaptation and Global Changes. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Jul 2013. Lisbon.


- Phylogenetics. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Jul 2011. Lisbon.


- Phylogeography. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Jun 2011. Lisbon.


- Image Analysis (Remote Sensing). Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Sep 2008. Lisbon.


- Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Weeds. Imperial College. Apr-May 1995. Ascot. UK.


- Integrated Pest Control in Viticulture. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA). Jun. 1991. Bordeaux. France.


- Plant-Insect Relationships. Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra. Apr. 1991. Coimbra.


Advanced Courses on Medical Emergency:


- Rescue Diver. Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Apr 2006. Aqaba, Jordan. Approved.


- Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic. Florida Medical Training Institute. Apr-Nov 2001. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA. 92% (out of 100%).


- Incident Command System (ICS). Florida Medical Training Institute. Sep 2001. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA. Approved.


- Flight Physiology. Florida Medical Training Institute. Sep 2001. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA. Approved.


- Pre-Hospital Training Life Support (PHTLS). Florida Medical Training Institute. Sep 2001. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA. 95 % (out of 100%).


- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Florida Medical Training Institute. Aug 2001. , Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA. 98% (out of 100%).


- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Florida Medical Training Institute. Jul. 2001. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA. 94% (out of 100%).


- Life Guard. American Red Cross. May-Jun 2000. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA. Approved.


Advanced Courses on Chinese Studies:


- Level 5 of Chinese Language (Mandarim). Trade and Economic Macao Delegation. Oct 2002-Oct 2008. Lisbon.


General Advanced Courses:


- Advanced Open Water Diver. Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Nov 2000. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA.


- Open Water Diver. Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Oct 2000. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA.


- Scientific Illustration. Course by Dr. Pedro Salgado. FCUL. 1991. Lisbon, Porrugal.

Projects (concluded until 2002)

- Olfactory Mechanisms Underlying the Waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laub) - Weevil (Neochetina eichhorniae Warner) association; its Importance on Integrated Pest Management Strategies. Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD). Researcher lider. Oct 1998 - Feb 2002.

- Sinais acústicos vs. delimitação específica em insectos (Homoptera e Orthoptera) da Estação de Campo de Grândola. FCUL. Researcher. June 1997 - Oct 1998.

- Uma abordagem comportamental, molecular e morfométrica à evolução de espécies de cicadídeos (Insecta: Homoptera): bases para a delimitação de um modelo de especiação. PRAXIS XXI. Researcher. June 1996 - Oct 1999.

- Luta integrada contra infestantes aquáticas em canais de rega. STRIDE/AGR/0047. Researcher. 1995 - 1996.

- Estudos comportamentais sobre as cigarrinhas infestantes da videira em Portugal (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha). British Council- CRUP. Researcher. Jul. 1991 - Dec. 1992.

- Comunicação acústica em algumas espécies de cigarras de Portugal (Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadidae). JNICT. Researcher. Oct. 1989 - Sep. 1991.


CESAM Funding: