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Silja Frankenbach

Silja Frankenbach

Research fellow

  • Researcher ID: W-7020-2018
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-7481-2325
  • Ciencia ID: CA1E-DEDC-3D7B
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine & Estuarine Ecology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Silja Frankenbach
  • Thesis title: Estuaries as carbon sinks: photosynthetic activity, photoinhibition and resilience in pelagic-benthic primary production Supervisor: João Serôdio Category: BO Grant type: BI Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: BI/UI88/5507/2018 Start date: 2018-09-01 End date: 2020-08-31

Research interests

Ecophysiology and behavior of microphytobenthos and phytoplankton
Photosynthesis and Photoinhibition of microalgae and plants
Ecotoxicology of algae, plants and invertebrates
Kleptoplasty in marine sea slugs

Academic degrees

BTA-biological technical assistent (2004)
Dipl/MSc in Biology (2010)
PhD in marine ecophysiology (2020)

Scientific activities

Peer review for international journals

Research fellow in the project EvoSym - Evolução e adaptação do genoma da lesma do mar para estabelecer a simbiose fotossintética from sept 2018 till October 2020



EvoSym - Sea slug genome evolution and adaptation to establish photosynthetic symbiosis See more

BioChangeR: Biogeochemical Processes induced by Climate and Anthropogenic Circulation Changes - The Case Study of Ria de Aveiro (Portugal) See more

MigROS – The ‘behavioural photoprotection’ hypothesis revisited: coupling between vertical migration and photooxidative stress in estuarine microphytobenthos biofilms See more

Scientific Supervision

CESAM Funding: