Cátia Sofia Santos
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- Researcher ID: F-9296-2012
- ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8350-7573
- Department: Department of Biology
- Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
- ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Author=(Santos CSA) AND Address=(Aveiro) Thesis title: Supervisor: Susana Loureiro (Aveiro Univ.) Category: BO Grant type: BI Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) Grant reference: BI/CESAM/0027/NMP-28-2014-6B Start date: 2018-09-01 End date: 2019-02-01
Bioaccumulative chemicals and toxins.
The use of wildlife species as indicators of environmental contamination.
Behavioural, developmental and physiological responses to environmental stressors.
The use of markers of neurological, genotoxic and oxidative stress.
Perception, dissemination and effective communication of Scientific information to media and general public.
July 2012: Master in Applied Biology- Field of Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecossystems Management, by the University of Aveiro (Portugal). Dissertation title: Biomonitorization of birds under recovery: a long term study. Degree classification: 18 /20
July 2010: Degree in Biology, by the University of Aveiro (Portugal).
Degree classification: 16 /20.
Santos C.S.A., Loureiro S., Sotillo A., Muller W., Stienen E.W.M., De Neve L., Lens L., Monteiro M.S. (2019) Assay optimisation and age-related baseline variation in biochemical markers in Lesser Black-backed gulls. ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, 172 246-254. See more
Cardoso D.N., Ferreira N.G.C., Tourinho P.S., Santos C., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2019) Mercury accumulation from food decreases collembolans' growth. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 668 25-31. See more
Santos C.S.A., Brandao R., Monteiro M.S., Bastos A.C., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2017) Assessment of DNA damage in Ardea cinerea and Ciconia ciconia: A 5-year study in Portuguese birds retrieved for rehabilitation. ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, 136 104-110. See more
Martins R., Oliveira T., Santos C., Kuznetsova A., Ferreira V., Avelelas F., Caetano A.P.F., Tedim J., Ferreira M., Freitas R., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2017) Effects of a novel anticorrosion engineered nanomaterial on the bivalve Ruditapes philippinarum. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-NANO, 4 , (5), 1064-1076. See more
Santos C.S.A., Blondel L., Sotillo A., Muller W., Stienen E.W.M., Boeckx P., Soares A.M.V.M., Monteiro M.S., Loureiro S., De Neve L., Lens L. (2017) Offspring Hg exposure relates to parental feeding strategies in a generalist bird with strong individual foraging specialization. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 601 1315-1323. See more
Santos C.S.A., Monteiro M.S., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2016) Brain cholinesterase reactivation as a marker of exposure to anticholinesterase pesticides: a case study in a population of yellow-legged gull Larus michahellis (Naumann, 1840) along the northern coast of Portugal. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 23 , (1), 266-272. See more
Gupta T., Santos C.S.A., Sotillo A., De Neve L., Stienen E.W.M., Muller W., Lens L. (2016) Nutritional Stress Causes Heterogeneous Relationships with Multi-Trait FA in Lesser Black-Backed Gull Chicks: An Aviary Experiment. SYMMETRY-BASEL, 8 , (11), . See more
Domingues I., Santos C.S.A., Ferreira N.G.C., Machado L., Oliveira R., Ferreira A., Lopes I., Loureiro S., Soares A.M.V.M. (2015) Suitability of enzymatic markers to assess the environmental condition of natural populations of Gambusia affinis and Daphnia magna-a case study. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, 187 , (4), . See more
Dias L.C.A., Soares A.M.V.M., Ferreira A.L.G., Santos C.S., Monteiro M.S. (2014) Biomarkers of endocrine disruption in juveniles and females of the estuarine fish Pomatoschistus microps. MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, 84 , (1-2), 314-321. See more
Santos C.S.A., Monteiro M.S., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2012) Characterization of Cholinesterases in Plasma of Three Portuguese Native Bird Species: Application to Biomonitoring. PLoS ONE, 7 , (3), e33975. See more
Santos C.S.A. (2012) Biomonitorization of birds under recovery: a long term study. MSc Thesis. . See more
Santos CSA, Sotillo A, Monteiro M, Soares AMVM, Loureiro S, De Neve L., Lens L (2016) Does food quality and quantity, limited by parental feeding strategies, influence offspring fitness? A case study in Lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus). SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, 22-26 May, Nantes (France). See more
Santos CSA, Sotillo A., Monteiro MS, Soares AMVM, Loureiro S, De Neve L, Lens L (2016) Honey, I think I contaminated the kids”: a Lesser black-backed gull field study on the effect of maternal foraging and breeding strategies and offspring quality. Seabird Group Conference, 6th-9th September 2016, . See more
Cardoso D.N., Ferreira N.G.C., Santos C., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2016) Mercury contaminated food decreases the growth of collembolans: A bioaccumulation and growth study. 7th SETAC World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting, 6-10 November, Orlando, FL, USA. See more
Santos CSA, Blondel L, Monteiro MS, Soares AMVM. Soares, De Neve L, Lens L (2015) Do parental feeding strategies affect early offspring exposure to mercury contamination in Lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus)?. SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, 3-7 May 2015, Barcelona. See more
Martins R., Santos C., Freitas R., Tedim J., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2014) Ecotoxicity of novel anti-corrosion engineered nanomaterials in bivalves: a case study. Nanotecnologia aplicada à corrosão, 28/02/2014, São Paulo. See more
Martins, R., Santos, C., Tedim, J., Freitas, R., Soares, A., Loureiro, S. (2014) Ecotoxicity of a novel anti-corrosion engineered nanomaterial in an edible bivalve species. SETAC Europe 24th Annual Meeting, 11-16 May 2014, Basel. See more
Cardoso D., Ferreira N.G.C., Cátia Santos, Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2014) The effects of mercury contaminated food to Folsomia candida: bioaccumulation and growth. SETAC Europe, 24th Annual Meeting, 11-15 May, Basel, Zwitzerland. See more
Santos C.S.A., Monteiro M., Loureiro S., Bosman D., Larsen T., De Neve L., Lens L. (2014) Parental feeding behaviour, mercury accumulation and offspring fitness: a preliminary study in the Lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus). VLIZ Young Marine Scientists’ Day 2014, 7/03/2014, Brugge (Belgium). See more
Santos C.S.A., Monteiro M.S., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2013) Biomonitorization of birds under recovery: closing the gap between risk assessement and wildlife management. SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting, 12-16th May, Glasgow, UK. See more
Dias L.C.A., Santos C.A.S., Monteiro M.S., Soares A.M.V.M. (2013) Biomarker responses to endocrine disruptors in Pomatoschistus microps. SETAC Europe 23th Annual Meeting, 12-16 May 2013, Glasgow, Scotland. See more
Santos C.S.A., Monteiro M.S., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2012) Differences in the number of micronucleated red blood cells and other nuclear abnormalities in Ciconiiformes: potential bioindicators of genotoxicity in birds. 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, 20-24 May 2012, Berlin, Germany. See more
Santos C.S.A., Calado R., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2012) Changes in the biomarker responses of the clam Venerupis corrugata (Gmelin, 1791) as an indicator of varying contamination exposure in one estuary and two Portuguese coastal lagoons: a case study. 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting. , 20-24 May 2012, Berlin, Germany. See more
Santos C.S.A., Loureiro S., Brandão R., Monteiro M., Soares A.M.V.M. (2011) Ecotoxicologia de aves: Aplicação de ferramentas ecotoxicológicas à monitorização do stress biológico e da bioacumulação de mercúrio em aves aquáticas. Conversas da ALDEIA - 2ªEdição, 22-01-2011, Gouveia, Portugal. See more
Santos C.S.A., Monteiro M.S., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2011) Blood cholinesterase characterization of Ciconia ciconia and Ardea cinerea: potential bioindicator of contamination in birds. 21st Europe SETAC Annual Meeting, 15- 19 May, Milan, Italy. See more
Santos C.S.A., Monteiro M.S., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2011) Bioaccumulation of mercury in birds: a comparative study in Ciconiiformes, Charadriiformes and and Pelecaniformes. 21st Europe SETAC Annual Meeting, 15- 19 May, Milan, Italy. See more
Santos C.S.A. , Domingues I., Lopes I., Ferreira A.L.G., Loureiro S., Soares A.M.V.M. (2009) Abiotic factors as stressors to Daphnia magna and Gambusia affinis: a case study. 19th SETAC Annual Meeting, 31 May - 4 June 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden. See more
Awards and Scholarships
2018: Research grant (BI) nº BI/CESAM/0027/NMP-28-2014-6B, attributed from 1 September 2018 and with the duration of 6 months.
2013: BOF PhD grant, attributted from 1st december 2013 by the Special Research fund of Gent University, Belgium.
2012: Leonardo da Vinci grant, attributed from 12th november 2012 until 20th of may 2013, to the participation of a professional internship at TEREC- Gent University, Belgium.
2012:Technician research grant (BTI) nº BTI/UI88/5980/2012, attributed from 1 january 2012 and with the duration of 6 months.
2009: Research integration grant (BII) nº BII/CESAM-UA/Biologia, attributed from 1 january 2009 and with the duration of 1 year.
May 2019 – Aug. 2019 | Research Fellow at Biology Depart. & CESAM, Aveiro University under the FCT project "NanoFARM - Fate and Effects of Agriculturally Relevant Materials”.
Sept. 2018 - Feb. 2019 | Research Fellow at Biology Depart. & CESAM, Aveiro University | under the European project "NanoFASE- Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment”.
Nov. 2012 - May 2013 | Trainee at Terrestrial Ecology Unit (TEREC), Ghent University internship under a leonardo da Vinci grant at the Department of Biology of Ghent University (UG).
Jan. 2012 - June 2012 | Scientific technical researcher at Biology Depart. & CESAM, Aveiro University under the project "CLIMAFUN-CLImate Changes and Potencial Impact on Soil FUNctional Ecology".
Oct. 2009 - June 2010 | Professional internship at CERVAS (Centro de Ecologia, Recuperação e Vigilância de Animais Selvagens) in Gouveia, under the Bachelor programme of Biology, at Aveiro University.
Science Communication & Dissemination
ACTIVITIES & INITIATIVES:
Teacher of the class “Ciências a Brincar”, Sep. 2019 – current , AEC (extracurricular activity) class taught to 1st and 2nd grade children, organized by Câmara Municipal de Ílhavo (CMI). This activity has been contributing to enhance my pedagogic and science communication skills with children.
Coordinator of "Pint of Science Aveiro", Jan. 2019 – current, International Science Communication festival. For further information on 2019 festival, visit the website Pint of Science Portugal.
Lecturer at the National Geographic Exhibition "Photo Ark Porto", Jan. 2018 Talk on role of bees for plant pollination and threats of biodiversity loss to ecosystem services.
Lecturer in the course "Ciências Experimentais", Sep. 2017 – Jun. 2018. Course taught to 4th grade children, organized by IEC Mamarrosa. This activity allowed to improve my communication skills.
Organisation of the Conference “IV Encontro Nacional de Pós-graduação em Ciências Biológicas” (IV ENPGCB), between 2014-2015
Event held at Aveiro University, between 30th March and 2nd April 2015.
Participation on Biosfera Magazine, March 2017 TV programme broadcasted at RTP 2, at 27th March 2017 about Mercury contamination. Link for episode : Episode 11, 15th Season
Advanced Courses and Workshops
Toxikinetics course. Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.13-14 of august, 2012.
Management and Conservation of Habitats and Associated Flora. Portuguese Society of Botany & ALPHA (Association of Phytosociology Lusitana), Agrarian School of Coimbra, Portugal. March 25, 2011
Topics on environmental mixture toxicity. Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal. 6-10 september 2010
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