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Artur Alves

Artur Alves

Principal Researcher

  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Stress Biology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Alves A) AND AD=(Aveiro NOT Dept Anim Prod) / ResearcherID=C-3645-2008

Research interests

Academic degrees

Scientific activities




In progress (4)
AgroForWealth - Biorefining of agricultural and forest products, by-products and wastes: integrated strategic valorisation of resources towards society wealth and sustainability See more

Symbiolite – A novel microbial-algal calcification process driven by coral symbiotic algae: Structure, function, ecological role and evolutionary significance See more

ALIEN - An integrated approach to unravel Lasiodiplodia-grapevine Interactions See more

URGENTpine ­- UnRaveling host­pathoGEn iNteracTions in pine pitch canker disease See more

Concluded (12)
EXPLOCHAR: Exploring mechanisms of reducing drought and disease stress in eucalypt seedlings by applying biochar to soils See more

LUNA -Low-flying Unmanned Aereal forest monitoring system See more

MICRONEMA - Spatial and temporal analysis of microbial community in Pine Wilt Disease See more

PANDORA - Potential impact of climate changes on Botryosphaeriaceae-related diseases of Eucalyptus spp. in Portugal See more

Advanced Course on Protein Profiling of Microorganisms See more

PhytoMarsh - The phytosphere of salt-marsh plants: an underexplored microbial hot-spot See more

The microbiota of two bivalve species of economical relevance, Cerastoderma edule (common cockle) and Ruditapes philippinarum (manila clam): mode of association and transmission in sympatry situations See more

Inventory, dynamics and impact of the parasites trematodes and bacteria in bivalves of high economic importance in Portugal See more

Prometheus - PROteoME of Diplodia corticola, the cork oak paTHogEn fungUS See more

SEAGULL- Identification of nonpoint sources of faecal pollution in a natural environment: contributing data for risk assessment See more

Listeria monocytogenes in foods: contributing data for risk assessment See more

The plant pathogenic genus Phomopsis and its Diaporthe teleomorphs: development of morphological, biological and phylogenetic species concepts See more

Scientific Supervision

In progress (10)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Micael Gonçalves (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Eduardo Vaz Lemos Pires Batista (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Paulo Jorge da Rocha Cardoso (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Joana Amaral (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Liliana Tavares dos Santos (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Cristina Esteves (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Jorge Martín García (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Jörg Christian Frommlet (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Ana Teresa Luís (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Glória Catarina Pinto (CESAM member)

Concluded (22)
Master (Main Supervisor): Catarina da Silva Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Vânia Catarina Mendes Martins (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sofia Laura Ferreira Leite (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Margarida Freire Aleixo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Márcia Raquel Maia Saraiva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Maria Teresa Calixto Ribeiro Claro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Alexandra Montenegro Areal (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Isabel Cristina Matias Soares (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Diana Marina Gomes de Campos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Carina Rafaela Faria da Costa Félix (not a CESAM member)

Bolseira de investigação em projeto (Main Supervisor): Andreia Cerqueira (CESAM member)

Bolseiro de investigação em projeto (Main Supervisor): Micael Gonçalves (CESAM member)

Bolseira Investigação (Main Supervisor): Susana Manso Araújo (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Cátia Fidalgo (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Anabela Rodrigues Lopes (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sofia Laura Ferreira Leite (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Forough Nazar Pour (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carla Bernardete Rodrigues Barradas (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carina Rafaela Faria da Costa Félix (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Susana Manso Araújo (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Isabel Oliveira Fernandes (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Nelita Gonçalves Faria de Bessa (not a CESAM member)

Editor and reviewer activities


  • SpringerPlus (june 2015 to december 2016)

  • European Journal of Plant Pathology (since august 2016) webpage

  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (since february 2018) webpage


  • African Journal of Biotechnology

  • African Journal of Microbiology Research

  • Annals of Applied Biology

  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology

  • Australasian Plant Disease Notes

  • Australasian Plant Pathology

  • BioResources

  • BMC Microbiology

  • Bragantia

  • Chiang Mai Journal of Science

  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

  • Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science

  • Evolutionary Bioinformatics

  • European Journal of Forest Research

  • European Journal of Plant Pathology

  • FEMS Microbiology Letters

  • Folia Microbiologica

  • Forests

  • Forest Pathology

  • Fungal Biology

  • Fungal Diversity

  • Fungal Ecology

  • iForest

  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences

  • International Journal of Plant & Soil Science

  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

  • Journal of Microbiological Methods

  • Journal of Microbiology

  • Journal of Phytopathology

  • Journal of Plant Pathology

  • Limnetica

  • Microbiological Research

  • MicrobiologyOpen

  • Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

  • Mycological Progress

  • Mycotaxon

  • Mycosphere

  • Mycoses

  • Persoonia

  • Phytopathologia Mediterranea

  • Phytoparasitica

  • Plant Disease

  • Plant Pathology


  • Research in Microbiology

  • Scientific Reports

  • SpringerPlus

  • Sydowia

  • Turkish Journal of Botany

Research interests

Microbial diversity and evolution

Global changes and plant diseases

Microorganisms as biocontrol agents

Biotechnological potential of microorganisms        

Plant microbiology                             

Microbial interactions



COST Actions

Member of the management committee:

FA1303 - Sustainable control of grapevine trunk diseases

FP1401 - A global network of nurseries as early warning system against alien tree pests (Global Warning)

FP1406 - Pine pitch canker - strategies for management of Gibberella circinata in greenhouses and forests (PINESTRENGTH)

Academic degrees

Habilitation in Biology, University of Aveiro, 2018

PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro, 2006

MSc in Molecular Microbiology, University of Aveiro, 2001

Degree in Biology, University of Aveiro, 1998



Professional activity

since 01/01/2014 - Principal Researcher, Departamento de Biologia, CESAM (Investigador FCT)

01/07/2009 - 31/12/2013 - Assistant Researcher, Departamento de Biologia, CESAM (Ciência 2008)

2007 to 30/06/2009 - Invited Assistant Professor partial time (50%), Departamento de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro

01/11/2006 to 30/06/2009 - Post-doctoral fellowship from FCT (SFRH/BPD/24509/2005)

2003-2006 - PhD fellowship from FCT (SFRH/BD/10389/2002 )

2001-2002 - PhD fellowship from UA

2000-2001 - MSc fellowship from FCT (SFRH/BM/419/2000 )

1998-1999 - MSc fellowship from UA

CESAM Funding: