Forging sustainability

Rui Guilherme da Costa Morgado

Rui Guilherme da Costa Morgado

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Researcher ID: B-4542-2016
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-6772-3762
  • Ciencia ID: 3616-6DF6-2BEC
  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Morgado R or Morgado RG) NOT AU=(Morgado Rafael or Morgado RS) AND AD=(Aveiro); ResearcherID: B-4542-2016 ;
  • Title: Ecological effects of nano-enhanced pesticides to soil ecosystems Supervisor: Dr. Susana Loureiro Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/123384/2016 Start date: 2017-04-01 End date: 2023-03-31

Research interests

Multiple stressors
Mixture toxicity
Ecosystem Services
Ecological Risk Assessment

Academic degrees

Degree in Biology at Universidade de Aveiro (2007)
MSc in Ecology Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management (Universidade de Aveiro) (2008)
PhD in Biology (University of Aveiro/CESAM) (2014)

Scientific activities

2001-2007: Degree in Biology (Universidade de Aveiro). Final project: "Importância das salinas activas na gestão e conservação de aves na Ria de Aveiro" (Prof. Dr. António Luís).

2007-2008: MSc in Ecology Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management (Universidade de Aveiro). Dissertation: "Avaliação do impacto de métodos florestais e de seca severa na população de coelho-bravo na Mata Nacional de Quiaios" (Prof. Dr. José Vingada e Prof. Dr. Fernando Morgado).

2010-2014: PhD in Biology (University of Aveiro/CESAM). Thesis: "Single and joint effects of natural and chemical stressors to the terrestrial isopod Porcellionides pruinosus" (Dr. Susana Loureiro e Prof. Dr. Amadeu Soares). Grant reference: SFRH/BD/51039/2010; Financed by: FCT.

Jul 2015 - Sep 2015: Postdoctoral researcher (University of Aveiro/CESAM): "Fate and effect of wastewater-borne manufactured nanomaterials in aquatic ecosystems" (Dr. Isabel Lopes e Dr. Susana Loureiro). Grant reference: BPD/UI88/6010/2015; Financed by: FCT.

Jan 2016 - Aug 2016: Grant holder (University of Aveiro/CESAM): "Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment" (Dr. Susana Loureiro). Grant reference: BI/UI88/6010/2016; Financed by: FCT.

Sep 2016 - Feb 2017: Postdoctoral researcher (University of Aveiro/CESAM): "We-Need- WatEr NEEDs, Availability, Quality and Sustainability" (Dr. Susana Loureiro). Grant reference: BPD/UI88/6010/2016; Financed by: FCT.

Mar 2017 - present: Postdoctoral researcher (University of Aveiro/CESAM): "Ecological Effects of Nano-enhanced Pesticides to Soil Ecosystems" (Dr. Susana Loureiro). Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/123384/2016; Financed by: FCT.


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 intitled «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 (2011)



rWILD-COA-Ecological challenges and opportunities of trophic rewilding in Côa Valle See more

ECOCENE - Ecological Effects of Nanopesticides to Soil Ecosystems See more

EMPHASIS - Effects of marine pharmaceuticals in Zebrafish and ZFL cell line See more

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

WE-NEED - WatEr NEEDs, Availability, Quality and Sustainability See more

NanoFARM- Fate and Effects of Agriculturally Relevant Materials See more

NanoFASE- Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment See more

CLIMAFUN-CLImate Changes and Potencial Impact on Soil FUNctional Ecology See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Co-supervisor): Catarina Correia de Lemos Malheiro (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): José Bernardo Ferreira de Castro Mousinho (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa final de curso (Main Supervisor): Raquel Mendes (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa final de curso (Co-supervisor): Pedro Gomes (not a CESAM member)

CESAM Funding: