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Ana Rita R. Silva

Ana Rita R. Silva

Post-doctoral Research Fellow


  • Researcher ID: U-9780-2018
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-0689-639X
  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Silva ARR) AND AD=(Dept. Biologia)
  • Title: METOXCLIM - Metal contamination in a global warming perspective: effects on soil properties and relation with toxicity changes Supervisor: Dra. Nazaret Gonzalez/ Prof. Dr. Susana Loureiro Category: BO Grant type: BI Funding entity: University of Aveiro Grant reference: BI/CESAM/00060/METOXCLIM/2018 Start date: 2019-01-01 End date: 2020-05-31


Research interests

Keywords: Ecotoxicology, pesticides, chemical mixtures, D. magna, multigenerational, genotoxicity, mesocosms, ecological risk assessment.

Environmental Toxicology. Ecotoxicological bioassays to evaluate the potential contamination of water and soils in real scenarios.

Chemical mixtures.

Toxicity of pesticides, pharmaceuticals and nanoparticles.

Multigenerational effects.

Science dissemination to general public.

Academic degrees

PhD in Biology and Ecology of Global Change by the University of Aveiro in 2016.

MSc degree in Apllied Biology, with specialization in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, by the University of Aveiro in 2011.

Degree in Biology and Geology by the University of Aveiro in 2009.

Scientific activities

Research fellow in the project "METOXCLIM-Metal contamination in a global warming perspective: effects on soil properties and relation with toxicity changes" (BI/CESAM/00060/METOXCLIM/2018) January 2019-present

Research fellow in the european project “NanoFASE Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment”. April 2018 – December 2018

Research fellow in the international project “NanoFARM - Fate and Effects of Agriculturally Relevant Materials”. August 2016 – January 2018

PhD student within the project "REpulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations" - September 2011 - July 2016

Others

2011- Award for one of the Best Contributions on the international conference «Protection of agricultural soils against joint stress of natural and anthropogenic factors», with the poster entitled «Biomarkers and energy reserves in isopods: the effects of long-term exposure to dimethoate at different temperatures» (Nuno G. Ferreira, Rui Morgado, Miguel J. Santos, Rita Silva, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares and Susana Loureiro) in Puławy, Poland.

Publications

Projects

METOXCLIM - Metal contamination in a global warming perspective: effects on soil properties and relation with toxicity changes See more

MICROCLIM - Effects of global warming on microbial populations from contaminated agricultural soils in the area of Estarreja See more

REpulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations See more

Scientific Supervision

Public/Dissemination Activities

3-5 October 2018: Participation in the Science Fair in Oliveira do Bairro in Aveiro (Portugal).


13-15 October 2016: Participation in the Science Fair in Oliveira do Bairro in Aveiro (Portugal).

Advanced Courses and Workshops/Seminars

 I Workshop de Fármacos no Ambiente: cenários e desafios, Universidade de Aveiro, 24 Outubro 2018


Workshop: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND THE RE-THINKING OF FERTILISERS’ REGULATIONS IN A CONTEXT OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY, Universidade de Aveiro, 27 Feveiro 2018


IV Encontro Nacional de Pós-graduação em Ciências Biológicas, University of Aveiro, 30 March- 2 April2015


CLIMA 2014 – IV Congresso Nacional de Alterações Climáticas, University of Aveiro, 4-5 December 2014

Comet Assay - Lectures (4h),
Amphitheatre of Department of Environment, University of Aveiro, 12 Setember 2013


Advanced Course: Ecosystem services provided by wetlands: Anthropogenic impacts and Environmental chemistry, Department of Materials and Ceramics, University of Aveiro, 22-26 July 2013


Pratical cases of evaluation of contaminated soils,  Department of Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 27 February 2013


Short course on Toxicokinetics, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 13-14 August 2012


Workshop on Environmental stress and host-parasiite relationships, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 25 July 2012


Analytical Chemistry Symposium - Environmental occurrence, persistence and fate of pharmaceuticals, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 30 March 2012


Emerging pollutants in aquatic environment: analysis, level of contamination and environmental concerns, Centro de Congressos da Alfândega, Porto, Portugal, 10 February 2012


Toxicology of Non-Essential Metals, Department of Geosciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 13 January 2012


GABBA Symposium 2011 What makes us Human?, Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, Porto, Portugal, 8 July 2011


Trends in Biodiversity and Evolution, Center for Research in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Univesity of Porto, Portugal, 9-10 December 2010


Workshop: Risk assessment of Contaminated Sites, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 8-13 February 2010


Advanced Workshop: Introduction to Forensic Science, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal, March 7 to May 30, 2009


CESAM Funding: