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Ana Isabel Sousa

Ana Isabel Sousa

Investigadora Auxiliar


  • Researcher ID: C-1532-2010
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-0783-5177
  • Ciencia ID: 1A11-42A5-49DD
  • Departamento: Biologia
  • Grupo de Investigação: Biotecnologia Marinha e Aquacultura
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Sousa AI or Sousa A AND Pereira L) AND AD=(Aveiro OR Coimbra OR Lisbon) AND TS=(salt marsh OR seagrass OR seaweed OR decomposition OR coastal)


Interesses de investigação

Marine and estuarine ecology
Ecosystem services and human benefits
Blue carbon and nutrient dynamics in coastal wetlands (salt marshes and seagrass meadows)
Wetlands biodiversity, vulnerability and resilience to climate change and other disturbances
Wetlands restoration and recovery
Nature based-solutions to mitigate global changes

Graus académicos

2010 - PhD in Biology (Ecology), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
2005 - MSc in Ecology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
2003 - First degree ("licenciatura") in Biology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Atividades científicas

04/2019 - Present - Assistant Researcher (CEEC Individual 2017 - FCT | Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus 2017), Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
01/2019 - 03/2019 - Researcher (DL 57-NT), Dpt. Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
2016 - 2018 - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (FCT), Dpt. Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
2012 - 2016 - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (FCT), Dpt. Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal & SDU - Southern Denmark University, Denmark.
2011- 2012 - Post-Doc - Science and Technology Transfer Officer; DITS – Technology Transfer Office, University of Coimbra, Portugal.
2010 - Research fellow - Project EEMA- Ecological quality status of coastal and transitional waters. University of Lisbon, Portugal.
2006 - 2009 - PhD fellow (FCT) at Centre of Oceanography, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
2004 - 2005 - MSc fellow (FCT) at IMAR – Institute of Marine Research, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Outros



INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES / COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES

2017 – 2020 - TeaComposition H2O - Global Aquatic Litter Decomposition Initiative Coordinator: Stacey Trevathan-Tackett (Australia). Ria de Aveiro site coordinator. Involving 35 countries, 100 researchers & citizen scientists. TeaCompH2O video

2015 – 2019 – TeaComposition - Global Litter Decomposition Initiative - organized within the ILTER network (International Long Term Ecological Research). Global Coordinator: Ika Djukic (Austria); Ria de Aveiro site coordinator of the experiment: AI Lillebø; Coordination & execution of field/lab work, data analysis and management at Ria de Aveiro: AI Sousa.

2018 - iSBio Consortium (SoilTeaBag) - International Soil Biogeography Consortium for Biodiversity Studies and Conservation of Soil Communities. Coordinator: Simone Cesarz (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), University of Leipzig, Germany). PI from UA. Involving 112 institutions, 35 countries.

OTHER RESEARCH PROJECTS

2014 – NOVAGRASS – Innovative eelgrass restoration techniques. Danish Council for Strategic Research (Denmark) () (2013-2017). Coordinator: Erik Kristensen (SDU-University of Southern Denmark). Team member/collaborator in 2014.

2010 - 2012 - ECOSAM – Effects of Carbon Dioxide increase on Salt Marshes – PTDC/AAC-CLI/104085/2008 (Portugal). Coordinator: Isabel Caçador, University of Lisbon. Team member.

2010 - EEMA – Assessment of the Ecological State of Coastal and Transitional Water Bodies and of the Ecological Potential of Highly Modified Water Bodies – POVT-03-0133-FCOES-000017. (Portugal). Team member.

2006 - MECTIS - Metal Cycling and Sediment Dynamics in Tagus Estuary; Influence of Salt Marsh Plants and Fishes - PPCDT/MAR/58548/2004. Coordinator: Isabel Caçador, University of Lisbon. Team member.

2005 - RIZOSFERA – Biogeoquímica da rizosfera e sua relevância para índices de toxicidade e fitoremediação - POCTI/CTA/48386/2002. Coordinator: Teresa Vasconcelos, University of Porto. Collaborator.

SCIENCE DISSEMINATION PROJECTS

2016 – 2018 – EduCO2cean - Science-Technology-Society Education models to transmit to society the challenge of global change in the ocean. Programme: Erasmus+ (2016-1-PT01-KA201-022952). EC Grant. Collaborator.

Publicações

Projetos

RemediGrass - Ervas marinhas como ferramentas na reabilitação de ecossistemas degradados Ver mais

CtLight - Efeitos da luz na fotobiologia e crescimento da macroalga de valor comercial Codium tomentosum Ver mais

BioPradaRia - Restauração, gestão e conservação da biodiversidade e recursos biológicos associados aos ecossistemas de pradarias marinhas da Ria de Aveiro Ver mais

GLOW - Projeto de Zonas Húmidas Globais - Um índice global para melhorar a saúde das zonas húmidas costeiras Ver mais

PORBIOTA - E-Infraestrutura Portuguesa de Informação e Investigação em Biodiversidade Ver mais

SOILSALT - Benchmark of soil salinization on "Baixo Vouga Lagunar” before the floodbank construction Ver mais

C-GRASS – Seagrass meadows: Blue carbon spatio-temporal changes at Murtosa region (Ria de Aveiro) Ver mais

RESTORE - Fitoremediação de solos salinos utilizando a Salicornia ramossisima Ver mais

eLTER H2020 project - Integrated European Long-Term Ecosystem and Socio-Ecological Research Infrastructure (LTER Ria de Aveiro is one of the Virtual Access (VA) sites in the H2020 project eLTER) Ver mais

MARSH-C-LEVEL - Papel dos sapais do Baixo Vouga Lagunar no armazenamento de carbono como serviço do ecossistema: Efeitos da subida do nível do mar Ver mais

LTER-RAVE – Monitorização de longo prazo na Ria de Aveiro: rumo a um conhecimento mais fundo dos processos ecológicos, ambientais e económicos Ver mais

LAGOONS - Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change Ver mais

Orientações científicas

Post-Doc Research Fellow (Orientador Principal): Valentina Costa (CESAM member)

Master (Orientador Principal): Ana Filipa Costa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): Miguel Angelo Bastos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-orientador): João Miguel Martinho da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Research Fellow (Orientador Principal): Valentina Costa (CESAM member)

BSc (Research project) (Orientador Principal): Joana Ferreira de Paiva Morais Soares (not a CESAM member)

Research Project (Co-orientador): Gonçalo Nuno de Andrade Cravo e Azevedo (not a CESAM member)

BSc (Research project) (Co-orientador): Vânia Araújo (not a CESAM member)

Outros ID

Prémios e distinções

2008 - Prémio Luiz Saldanha/Ken Tenore, promovido pela FLAD e pelo IMAR.


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