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Rute Alexandra Pais Costa

Rute Alexandra Pais Costa

Researcher




Research interests

Seabirds, ornithology, ecology, pollution

Academic degrees

2013: Phd in Sciences, specialization in Biology, by the University of Minho, with the presentation of the thesis “Forest Avifauna as Bioindicators of Heavy Metal Pollution”.
2006: Master in environmental management by the University of Aveiro, with the presentation of the thesis “Avifauna as bio indicator of atmospheric pollution by heavy metals”.
2000: Degree in Biology, by the Faculty of Science of the University of Coimbra.

Scientific activities

Researcher (DL-57/2016, Norma Transitória) - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM)& Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (UAv), Portugal (PT), Jan 2019 – Jan 2022
Postdoctoral researcher at CESAM with the project: Seabirds as marine ecosystem health indicators, Jun 2014- Jan 2019
Research Fellowship in project “CET SENTI – Cetaceans as marine ecosystem health sentinels, 2013-2014
Research Fellowship in project “Monitorização de Avifauna na linha de Lares”, 2013
Phd fellowship with the thesis: Forest Avifauna as a Bioindicator of Heavy Metal Pollution, 2009-2013
Research Fellowship in project “SAFESEA – Sustainable local fisheries and promotion of a safe sea for cetaceans”, 2008

Publications

Projects

Scientific Supervision

Research area

Research work is included in the field of Animal Ecology, with emphasis on ecotoxicology and pollution.

Conference presentations

Oral presentations


1 - Costa, R.A., and Vingada, J.V. (2010). Breeding biology and nest characteristics of Short-toed treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla) in maritime pine forest in central Portugal. 5º Encontro Técnico de Anilhadores, Março 27-28, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.


 


Posters presentations


9 - Jorge Santos, Rute Costa, Helder Araújo, Pedro Rodrigues, Ana Marçalo, Lídia Nicolau, Josep Alonso, Alfredo Lopez, Silvia Monteiro, José Vingada, Catarina Eira, Amadeu Soares (2014). Cetaceans and seabirds in the Portuguese Continental Coast: what about their Environmental Status? Poster Research Day Universidade de Aveiro. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4448.9369


8 - Costa, R.A., and Vingada, J.V. (2011). Breeding biology of hole-nesting birds in national pine forest of Quiaios, Portugal. VII Congresso de Ornitologia da SPEA e I Jornadas Macaronésicas de Ornitologia, Outubro 29-31, Madeira, Portugal.


7 - Costa, R.A., Eeva, T., Eira, C., Vaqueiro, J.and Vingada, J.V. (2011). Feathers and excrements as measures of heavy metal pollution of Great tit nestlings and adults.8th Conference of the European Ornithologists’ Union, August 27-30, Riga, Letónia.


6 - Costa, R.A., Eeva, T. and Vingada, J.V. (2010). Excrements as measures of heavy metal pollution of Great tit in maritime pine forest. Annual Meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists, August 12-14, Utah, Estados Unidos da América. (2006).


5 - Vingada, J.V., Ferreira, M., Petronilho, J., Eira, C., Vaqueiro, J., Rodrigues, P., Rodrigues, S. and Costa, R. (2006). Pilot cetacean surveys in central Portugal. 20th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Abril 2-7, Gdynia, Polónia.


4 – Ferreira, M., Sequeira, M., Vingada, J., Petronilho, J., Eira, C., Vaqueiro, J., Rodrigues, P., Rodrigues, S. & Costa, R. Avistamientos de cetáceos en la costa Centro de Portugal. VII Jornadas da SECEM, Dezembro de 2005, Valencia. España.


3 – J. M. S. Petronilho, J. V. Vingada, M. Ferreira, N. A. C. Paulino, C. Eira, R. A. Costa & P. J.Q. Tenreiro (2003). Seabird counts along the Aveiro-Figueira da Foz coast (Portugal). August/September of 2002. IV Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo da Aves. Aveiro.


2 – R. Costa, J. Petronilho & J. Vingada (2003). Aspectos da biologia de reprodução do Chapim-real Parus major em duas matas de Pinheiro-bravo Pinus pinaster  na região da Figueira da Foz (Beira Litoral, Portugal). IV Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo da Aves. Aveiro.


1 – Petronilho, J, Ferreira, J. A., Ferreira, M., Cerqueira, L., Calisto, J. P., Costa, R., Eira, C & Vingada, J. (2003). Relative abundance and distribution of woodpigeon, turtle dove and mistle thrush, during the breeding season, in a coastal area, center of Portugal. XXVIth International IUGB Congress e do Xth International Perdix Symposium. Braga.

Academic degrees

2013: Phd in Sciences, specialization in Biology, by the University of Minho, with the presentation of the thesis “Forest Avifauna as Bioindicators of Heavy Metal Pollution”;


2006: Master in environmental management by the University of Aveiro, with the presentation of the thesis “Avifaunaas bioindicator of atmospheric pollution by heavy metals”;


2000: Licenciate's degree in Biology, by the Faculty of Science of the University of Coimbra.


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