Ana Luísa Patrício Silva
- Researcher ID: K-1919-2013
- ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1932-1229
- Ciencia ID: B612-586C-EC02
- Department: Biology
- Research Group: Biogeochemical Processes & Pollutants (BPP)
- ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Silva ALP or Patricio Silva AL) AND AD=(Aveiro). Researcher ID =K-1919-2013
Research topics: Analytical methods, Ecotoxicology, combined stressors, sub-cellular to community endpoints.
2004-2006: Master in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, by the University of Porto, Portugal (Supervisor: Prof. Paulo Alexandrino).
1998 - 2003: Degree in Biology and Geology, educational area, by the University of Algarve, Portugal.
08/2017 - 31/08/2020: Postdoc research fellow in the field of Ecotoxicology and Functional ecology, at Biology Department & CESAM from University of Aveiro (FCT grant ref.: SFRH/BPD/114870/2016).
01/09/2018 - Lecturer at the workshop entitled "Avaliação da combinação de estressores químicos e naturais (climáticos): uma abordagem integrava em invertebrados de solo" at XV Brazilian congress in Ecotoxicology (Ecotox 2018, 1-4/09/2018).
01/2017 - 07/2017: Research-fellow in Soil Ecotoxicology, witin the project "SOILTOX - Performance of laboratory tests with soil organisms: Influence of different test soils on the results of ecotoxicological tests", at the Center of Functional Ecology, Univerity of Coimbra (Ref. LUGUS 389384).
05/2016-11/2016: Project technician (PhD) in Aquatic Ecotoxicology, within the project "“Behaviour as a sensitive and integrative approach that predicts the effects of environmental stressors in the aquatic environment: linking different levels of biological organisation” (Ref. IF/011401/2014).
2011-2015: PhD student at the Biology Department & CESAM from University of Aveiro (FCT grant ref: SFRH / BD / 75209 / 2010).
2005-2011: Teacher in several Public Schools, with anual contracts, provided by DGRHE - Portuguese Ministry of Education.
2004-2005: Volunteer researcher in the analysis of genetic variability in natural populations of Salmo trutta in the Peneda Geres National Park (PNPG). This research was conducted in order to establish Priority Areas for Integrated Conservation and Management, included in the PNPG project "Actions for conservation and management of the Peneda Geres National Park" in collaboration with the University of Porto.
Scientific Activity Spreading Actions (open lab, school activities/lectures)
Silva CJM, Patrício Silva AL, Campos D, Machado AL, Pestana JLT, Gravato C. (2021) Oxidative damage and decreased aerobic energy production due to ingestion of polyethylene microplastics by Chironomus riparius (Diptera) larvae. Journal Of Hazardous Materials, 123775 . See more
Silva CJM P.a.t.r.i.c.i.o. .S.i.l.v.a. .A.L. .C.a.m.p.o.s. .D., Pestana JLT G.r.a.v.a.t.o. .C. (2021) Lumbriculus variegatus (oligochaeta) exposed to polyethylene microplastics: biochemical, physiological and reproductive responses. Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety, 207 , (111375), . See more
Patricio Silva AL, Prata JC, Duarte AC, Soares AMVM, Barceló D, Rocha-Santos T. (2021) Microplastics in landfill leachates: The need for reconnaissance studies and remediation technologies. Case Studies In Chemical And Environmental Engineering, 3 , (100072), . See more
Silva ALP (2021) New frontiers in remediation of (micro)plastics. Current Opinion In Green And Sustainable Chemistry, . See more
Campos D, Rodrigues ACM, Rocha RJM, Martins R, Candeias-Mendes A, Castanho S, Soares F, Pousão-Ferreira P, Soares AMVM, Gravato C, Patrício Silva AL (2021) Are microplastics impairing marine fish larviculture? - preliminary results with Argyrosomus regius. WATER, 13 , (1), 104. See more
Silva CJM, Beleza S, Campos D, Soares AMVM, Patrício Silva AL, Pestana JL, Gravato C (2021) Immune response triggered by the ingestion of polyethylene microplastics in the dipteran larvae, Chironomus riparius. Journal Of Hazardous Materials, . See more
Patrício Silva AL, Prata JC, Walker TR, Campos D., Duarte AC, Soares AMVM, Barcelò, D., Rocha-Santos, T. (2020) Rethinking and optimising plastic waste management under COVID-19 pandemic: Policy solutions based on redesign and reduction of single-use plastics and personal protective equipment. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 742 140565. See more
Prata JC, Patricio Silva AL, Walker TR, Duarte AC, Rocha-Santos T (2020) COVID-19 pandemic repercussions on the use and management of plastics. Environ. Sci. Technol., 54 7760-7765. See more
Rocha R.J.M., Rodrigues A.C.M., Campos D., Cicero L.H., Costa A.P.L., Silva D.A.M., Oliveira M., Soares A.M.V.M., Silva A.L.P. (2020) Do microplastics affect the zoanthid Zoanthus sociatus?. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 713 . See more
Prata J.C., Silva A.L.P., da Costa J.P., Mouneyrac C., Walker T.R., Duarte A.C., Rocha-Santos T. (2019) Solutions and Integrated Strategies for the Control and Mitigation of Plastic and Microplastic Pollution. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 , (13), 2411. See more
Silva C.J.M., Silva A.L.P., Gravato C., Pestana J.L.T. (2019) Ingestion of small-sized and irregularly shaped polyethylene microplastics affect Chironomus riparius life-history traits. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 672 862-868. See more
Silva A.L.P., Amorim M.J.B., Holmstrup M. (2016) Adaptations of enchytraeids to single and combined effects of physical and chemical stressors. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS, 24 , (1), 1-12. See more
Patricio-Silva A.L., Amorim M.J.B. (2016) Effect of freeze-thaw cycles and 4-nonylphenol on cellular energy allocation in the freeze-tolerant enchytraeid Enchytraeus albidus. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 23 , (4), 3548-3555. See more
Silva A.L.P., Amorim M.J.B., Holmstrup M. (2016) Uptake and Elimination of 4-Nonylphenol in the Enchytraeid Enchytraeus albidus. BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 96 , (2), 156-161. See more
Boas S.W., Slotsbo S., Silva A.L.P., Larsen M.M., Damgaard C., Holmstrup M. (2016) Increased frequency of freeze-thaw events in a future climate can significantly increase negative effects of copper on enchytraeids. APPLIED SOIL ECOLOGY, 107 272-278. See more
Silva A.L.P., Amorim M.J.B., Holmstrup M. (2015) Salinity changes impact of hazardous chemicals in Enchytraeus albidus. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY, 34 , (9), 2159-2166. See more
Silva A.L.P., Enggrob K., Slotsbo S., Amorim M.J.B., Holmstrup M. (2014) Importance of Freeze-Thaw Events in Low Temperature Ecotoxicology of Cold Tolerant Enchytraeids. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 48 , (16), 9790-9796. See more
Silva A.L.P., Holmstrup M., Kostal V., Amorim M.J.B. (2013) Soil salinity increases survival of freezing in the enchytraeid Enchytraeus albidus. Journal Of Experimental Biology, 216 2732-2740. See more
Patricio Silva A.L., Holmstrup M., Amorim M.J.B. (2013) Worms from the Arctic are better adapted to freezing and high salinity than worms from temperate regions: oxidative stress responses in Enchytraeus albidus. Comparative Biochemistry And Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 166 582–589. See more
Silva A.L.P. (2006) Análise de Variabilidade Genética ao Nível do DNA mitocondrial em Populações Portuguesas de Truta (Salmo Trutta): Sua Importância para a Identificação de Populações Prioritárias para Gestão e Conservação. MSc Thesis. . See more
Campos, D., Silva, C.J., Machado, A.L., Gravato, C., Pestana, J.L.T., Silva, A.P. (2020) Does the presence of natural particles alter microplastics ingestion and effects in freshwater sediment-dwelling invertebrates?. SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, May, 2020, . See more
Campos, D., Silva, C.J., Machado, A.L., Gravato, C., Pestana, J.L.T., Silva, A.P. (2020) Are microplastics a macroproblem to freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates?. XX CONGRESSO DA ASSOCIAÇÃO IBÉRICA DE LIMNOLOGIA, october 2020, . See more
Santana, L., Rodrigues, A.C.M., Campos, D., Figueiredo, J., Silva, S., Abessa, D., Ferreira, P.P., Mendes, A.M., Castanho, S., Soares, A.M.V.M., Rocha, R., Silva, A.L., Martins R. (2020) Can the toxicity of polyethylene microplastics be enhanced in the presence of engineered nanoclays? Preliminary results of flatfish Solea senegalensis larvae as a case-study. MICRO2020 International Conference, 23-27 November 2020, . See more
Rui JM Rocha, Andreia CM Rodrigues, Diana Campos, Lais H Cícero, Ana PL Costa, Davide Silva, Miguel Oliveira, Amadeu MVM Soares, Ana Patrício-Silva (2020) DO MICROPLASTICS AFFECT THE COSMOPOLITAN ZOANTHID Zoanthus sociatus, IN A SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE SCENARIO? Responses at physiological and biochemical levels. SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, 3-7 may, 2020, . See more
Diana Campos, Andreia C. M. Rodrigues, Rui J. M. Rocha, Roberto Martins, Ana Candeias-Mendes, Sara Castanho, Florbela Soares, Pedro Pousão-Ferreira, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Carlos Gravato, Ana L. Patrício Silva (2020) Can a short-term exposure to microplastics affect the biochemical and metabolic responses of farmed meagre larvae, Argyrosomus regius (Asso, 1801)?. Micro 2020 - Fate and impact of Microplastics: Knowledge and responsabilities, November, 2020, . See more
Ana-Belén Muñiz-González, Carlos J.M. Silva, Ana L. Patricio Silva, Diana Campos, João Luís Teixeira Pestana, José-Luis Martinez-Guitarte (2019) Suborganismal responses of the aquatic midge Chironomus riparius to polyethylene microplastics. SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting, 3-7 November, 2019, Toronto, ON, CA.. See more
Patricio Silva AL, Holmstrup M, Amorim MJ (2013) Effects of salinity and freeze temperatures in Enchytraeus albidus – increased freeze tolerance and changing impact on toxicity (Platform presentation). SETAC Europe, 23rd Annual Meeting, 11 - 16th May 2013, Glasgow, UK. See more
Patrício Silva A.L., Amorim M.J.B. H.o.l.m.s.t.r.u.p. .M. On the importance of salinity and temperature fluctuations on ecotoxicology of supra-littoral enchytraeids (Platform presentation). SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting, 9-13 November 2014, Vancouver, BC. See more
Pia Kotschik, Jose Paulo Sousa, Tiago Natal-da-Luz, Sónia Chelinho, Ana Luísa Silva, Nuno Capela, Jörg Römbke, Silvia Pieper How protective is the current risk assessment for soil invertebrates? (Platform presentation). SETAC-Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 13 – 18 May, Rome, IT. See more
Patrício Silva, A.L. Climate change, its effects on environmental stressors and the ecotoxicological responses of soil invertebrates. (Invited speaker). ECOTOX 2018: XV Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia, 01-04 Sept.2018, Aracaju, SE. Brasil. See more
L.H. Cícero, A.L.Patrício Silva, A.P.L.Costa, A.C.M. Rodrigues, D.A.M. Silva, AM.V.M.Soares, R.J.M. Rocha Effects of microplastics to the coral Zoanthus sociatus might be driven by polymer type in short-term exposure scenarios. Aquaculture Europe 2019, 7-10 October 2019, Berlin, DE. See more
2017: The use of Trait Based approaches in Community Ecology and Stress Ecology, University of Coimbra, Portugal;
2016: Applications of stable isotope data to ecological research, University of Aveiro, Portugal;
2013: Entrepreneurship and innovation. University of Aveiro, Portugal;
2012: Hazardous chemicals in the environment: How do they affect terrestrial ecosystems and can we predict the risk? Aarhus University, Denmark;
2011: Practical Approach to Ecotoxicogenomics, University of Aveiro, Portugal;
IV Hands-on course “From Proteomics to Proteins”, University of Nova de Lisboa;
Global change and biodiversity implications for ecosystem services, University of Braga.
2005: "Criação de conteúdos multimédia", FELSIS, Chaves, Portugal.
Introduction to Conservation Biology, ALDEA Association, Bragança, Portugal.
2004: Evolution and Molecular Ecology, University of Porto, Portugal.
Workshop "Gestão e Conservação da Fauna Silvestre". University of Évora, Portugal.
Biodiversity management and conservation, University of Porto, Portugal.
Personal Skills & Competences
- Mother language: Portuguese
- Other (oral/written): English (very good/very good), French (good/fair), Spanish (very good/good).
- Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- Other programs: Minitab 16, IBM SPSS Statistics, Statistica 12, SigmaPlot 10.0, EndNote X1.0, Papers 3, Prism 7, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3, Prezi.
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