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  Bruna Alexandra Martins Marques  
  e-mail: bruna.marques@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
  Thesis title: Efficiency of polychaete sand filters and halophyte constructed wetlands on the removal of suspended solids from a superintensive recirculated fish farm effluent
  Supervisor: Doutora Ana Isabel Lillebø
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/96037/2013
  Start date: 2014-05-01
  End date: 2018-04-30
Academic Degrees


2007 - First Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polythechnic Institute of Bragança

2010 - MSc in Analytical Chemistry and Quality Control, University of Aveiro

Research Interests

Keywords: Biotechnology, Sustainable aquaculture, Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture, Environmental pollution, Environmental Remediation, Phytoremediation, polychaetes, halophytes.

TraSeafood Tracing the Geographic Origin of Seafood as a Pathway Towards the Smart Valorization of Endogenous Marine Resources [see details]

PORBIOTA - Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity [see details]

SmartBioR - Smart Valorization of Biological Marine Resources. [see details]

RESTORE - Phytoremediation of saline soils using Salicornia ramossisima [see details]

HALOFOOD - Decoding lipid profile of saltmarsh halophytes for human consumption and livestock nutrition [see details]

MARMER: The role of salt marsh plants on mercury cycle. Identifying plant-bacteria-Hg interactions critical for ecosystem remediation [see details]

  1. Martins P., Coelho F.J.R.C., Cleary D.F.R., Pires A.C.C., Marques B., Rodrigues A.M., Quintino V., Gomes N.C.M. (2018) Seasonal patterns of bacterioplankton composition in a semi-intensive European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) aquaculture system. Aquaculture. 490, 240-250. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0044848617322020
  2. Marques B., Lillebo A.I., Ricardo F., Nunes C., Coimbra M.A., Calado R. (2018) Adding value to ragworms (Hediste diversicolor) through the bioremediation of a super-intensive marine fish farm. Aquaculture Environment Interactions. 10, 79-88. (see details) ISI paper
  3. Lopes M.L., Marques B., Dias J.M., Soares A.M.V.M., Lillebo A.I. (2017) Challenges for the WFD second management cycle after the implementation of a regional multi-municipality sanitation system in a coastal lagoon (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). Science Of The Total Environment. 586, 215-225. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.205
  4. Marques B., Calado R., Lillebo A.I. (2017) New species for the biomitigation of a super-intensive marine fish farm effluent: Combined use of polychaete-assisted sand filters and halophyte aquaponics. Science Of The Total Environment. 599, 1922-1928. (see details) ISI paper
  5. Ameixa O.M.C.C., Marques B., Fernandes V.S., Soares A.M.V.M., Calado R., Lillebo A.I. (2016) Dimorphic seeds of Salicornia ramosissima display contrasting germination responses under different salinities. Ecological Engineering. 87, 120-123. (see details) ISI paper
  6. Costa A.P.L., Calado R., Marques B., Lillebo A.I., Serodio J., Soares A.M.V.M., Serrao E.A., Rocha R.J.M. (2016) The effect of mixotrophy in the ex situ culture of the soft coral Sarcophyton cf. glaucum. Aquaculture. 452, 151-159. (see details) ISI paper
  7. Oliveira V, Silva A, Marques B, Almeida A, Gomes NCM, Lillebø A, Cunha A (2015) Microcosm assessment of the effect of an acute mercury contamination event on the structure and activity of sediment bacterial communities. Applied Microbiology - Open Access. 1:102, (see details) ISI paper
  8. Anastácio P., Marques B., Lillebø A.I. (2013) Modeling the effect of temperature, solar radiation and salinity on Bolboschoenus maritimus sequestration of mercury. Ecological Modelling. 256 , 31-42. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.02.013
  9. Sousa A.C.A., Teixeira I., Marques B., Vilhena H., Vieira L., Soares A.M.V.M., Nogueira A.J.A., Lillebø A.I. (2013) Mercury, pets and hair: baseline survey of a priority environmental pollutant using a noninvasive matrix in man best friend. Ecotoxicology. 22, 9, 1435-1442. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-013-1130-5
  10. Cleary D.F.R., Oliveira V., Gomes N.C.M., Pereira A. , Henriques I., Marques B., Almeida A., Cunha A., Correia A., Lillebø A.I. (2012) Impact of sampling depth and plant species on local environmental conditions, microbiological parameters and bacterial composition in a mercury contaminated salt marsh. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 64, 2, 263-271. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.11.020
  11. Lillebø A.I., Cleary D.R.F., Marques B., Reis A., Lopes da Silva T., Calado R. (2012) Ragworm fatty acid profiles reveals habitat and trophic interactions with halophytes and with mercury. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 64, 2528-2534. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.08.009
  12. Marques B., Lillebø A.I., Pereira E., Duarte A.C. (2011) Mercury cycling and sequestration in salt marshes sediments: an ecosystem service provided by Juncus maritimus and Scirpus maritimus. Environmental Pollution. 159, 1869-1876. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.03.036
  1. Marques B. (2010) Dinâmica do mercúrio bioacumulado na parte subterrânea de plantas de sapal. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/3978
  1. Sousa AI, Marques B, Santos DB, Cleary DFR, Lillebø AI (2014) Ecosystem functions supported by salt marshes: coastal C and N sinks. (see details)
  2. Sousa A.I., Marques B., Santos D.B., Cleary D.F.R., Lillebø A.I. (2013) Salt marshes retention capacity for carbon and nitrogen at Ria de Aveiro lagoon (Portugal). (see details)
  3. Sousa AI, Santos DB, Marques B, Serôdio J, Ferreira da Silva E, Cleary DFR, Soares A, Lillebø AI. (2013) Ecological processes and ecosystem services in coastal wetlands: seagrass meadows and salt marshes. (see details)
  4. Anastácio P., Marques B., Lillebø A.I. (2012) A model for Bolboschoenus maritimus growth on a mercury contaminated estuary. (see details)
  5. Lillebø A.I., Marques B., Galinho B., Neto J.M., Pardal M.A., Flindt M.R. (2011) Salt marsh plants effect on Hg-contaminated sediment stability through a laboratory flume investigation (oral presentation). (see details)
  6. Nunes T., Marques B., Abreu S., Lillebø A.I. (2011) Contribution of salt marsh vegetation to the mobilization of hg between sediment/water colunn to the atmosphere (oral presentation). (see details)
  7. Marques B., Lillebø A.I., Pereira E., Duarte A.C. (2010) Mercury sequestration in salt marches sediments: the case study of two halophytes with different life cycles (oral presentation). (see details)
  8. Marques B., Lillebø A.I., Pereira E., Duarte A.C. (2009) Dynamics of mercury accumulated in the below ground organs of two salt marsh plants (Juncus maritimus and Scirpus maritimus): Effect of the decomposition rates. (see details)
  9. Elisabete Maciel, Bruna Marques, Ricardo Calado, Ana Lillebø and Rosário Domingues Plant lipidomics based on HILIC-MS to valorization of autochthonous halophyte plants. (see details)