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  Marcela Carraro de Melo Vaz  
  Phone: 910607254  
  e-mail: marcelavaz@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD student - Biology  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/marcelavaz  
  Thesis title: Detection of abnormal levels of excreted thiocyanate as a non-invasive and non-destructive approach to identify live reef fishes illegally collected using cyanide
  Supervisor: Dr. Ricardo J. G. Calado
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/85180/2012
  Start date: 2013-02-01
  End date: 2017-06-02
  1. Vaz M.C.M., Esteves V.I., Calado R. (2017) Live reef fish displaying physiological evidence of cyanide poisoning are still traded in the EU marine aquarium industry. Scientific Reports. 7, (see details) ISI paper
  2. Leal M.C., Vaz M.C.M., Puga J., Rocha R.J.M., Brown C., Rosa R., Calado R. (2016) Marine ornamental fish imports in the European Union: an economic perspective. Fish And Fisheries. 17, 2, 459-468. (see details) ISI paper
  3. Calado R., Leal M.C., Vaz M.C.M., Brown C., Rosa R., Stevenson T.C., Cooper C.H., Tissot B.N., Li Y.W., Thornhill D.J. (2014) Caught in the Act: How the US Lacey Act Can Hamper the Fight Against Cyanide Fishing in Tropical Coral Reefs. Conservation Letters. 7, 6, 561-564. (see details) ISI paper
  4. Vaz M.C.M., Rocha-Santos T.A.P., Rocha R.J.M., Lopes I., Pereira R., Duarte A.C., Rubec P.J., Calado R. (2012) Excreted thiocyanate detects live reef fishes illegally collected using cyanide – a non invasive and non destructive testing approach. Plos One. 7, 4, e35355 (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0035355