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  Catarina Vargas  
  Phone: +351 234378100 / (ext: 23138)  
  e-mail: cicvargas@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD Student  
  Department: Physics  
  Research group: Oceanography and Marine Geology
 
 
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/cicvargas  
     
  Thesis title: Thermohaline adjustments induced by climate change and anthropogenic interventions in contrasting lagoons: Ria de Aveiro and Ria Formosa
  Supervisor: Professor Doutor João Miguel Dias
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/90286/2012
  Start date: 2013-06-01
  End date: 2017-05-31
NMEC - Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Division
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The Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Division of University of Aveiro is composed by professors, researchers and fellow researchers of the Physics Department of the University of Aveiro. This group is integrated in the Research Group on Oceanography and Marine Geology of the research line on Marine Ecosystems and Modelling of the Associate Laboratory CESAM (Centre for Environment and Marine Studies) which is an Associate Laboratory of the University of Aveiro.


Ongoing research is especially dedicated to studies about sea level rising, coastal flooding, development of estuarine plumes, mixing processes and transport, physical/biology/chemistry interactions, with particular emphasis on the climate change effects.

Education

2012: MSc in Coastal and Ocean Sciences, University of Aveiro. Thesis "Salinity patterns adjustment to climate change in Ria de Aveiro".


2004: Degree in Environmental Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon. Final Graduate Project: "Energy Performance and Construction Sustainability"

Work experience

Since October 2013: Do*Mar (Marine Science, Technology and Management) doctoral programme student, Physics Department of University of Aveiro


2012-2013: Researcher fellow in the scope of ECOSAM (PTDC/AAC-CLI/104085/2008), LTER-RAVE (LTER/BIA-BEC/0063/2009), DyEPlume (PTDC/MAR/107939/2008), AdaptaRia (PTDCAACCLI/100953/2008) and BioChangeR (PTDC/AAC-AMB/121191/2010) projects


2010-2011: Researcher fellow on the project CHANGE: Changing Climate, Changing Coasts, Changing Communities - Glocal Erosions, Risk Conceptions and Sustainable Solutions in Portugal (PTDC/CS-SOC/100376/2008);


2009-2010: Trainee in the firm NEMUS - Gestão e Requalificação Ambiental, Lda;


2008-2009: Trainer in an Education and Training Curso - Environmental Systems Operators;


2005-2008: Researcher fellow on the project BERNA - Beach evolution in areas of restricted fetch: experimental and numerical analysis (POCTI/CTA/45431/2002).

Courses

Second CoastLab Course "Sediment Transport Models", CoastLab network, IHRH, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, April 2008;


Littoral Dynamics Course, LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2007.


 

Publications
  1. Vargas C.I.C., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2017) An evaluation of climate change effects in estuarine salinity patterns: Application to Ria de Aveiro shallow water system. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 189, 33-45. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.03.001
  2. Oliveira F.S.B.F., Vargas C.I.C. (2009) Dynamics of a Fetch-Limited Beach: a Numerical Modelling Based Analysis. Journal Of Coastal Research. 193-197. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://staging1.cerf-jcr.net/images/stories/193.197_F.S.B.F.Oliveira_ICS...
  3. Freire P., Ferreira O., Taborda R., Oliveira F.S.B.F., Carrasco A.R., Silva A., Vargas C.I.C., Capitao R., Fortes C.J., Coli A.B., Santos J.A. (2009) Morphodynamics of Fetch-Limited Beaches in Contrasting Environments. Journal Of Coastal Research. 183-187. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.cerf-jcr.org/images/stories/183.187_P.Freire_ICS2009.pdf
  4. Oliveira F.S.B.F., Vargas C.I.C., Coli A.B. (2009) Characterization of the alongshore dynamics of an estuarine beach. Thalassas. 25, 1, 59-71. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://thalassas.webs.uvigo.es/Thalassas%2025%281%29/T25%281%29_05_Olive...
  1. Vargas C.I.C., Oliveira F.S.B.F., Oliveira A., Charneca N. (2008) Análise da Vulnerabilidade de uma praia Estuarina à Inundação: Aplicação à Restinga do Alfeite (Estuário do Tejo). Gestão Costeira Integrada. 8, 1, 25-43. (see details)
    Link: http://www.aprh.pt/rgci/pdf/rgci-26_Vargas.pdf
  2. Vargas C.I.C., Oliveira F.S.B.F., Carvalho F. (2008) Estudo da morfodinâmica de uma praia de baixa energia. Recursos Hídricos. 29, 1, 43-56. (see details)
  1. Vargas C.I.C., Santos F.D., Penha-Lopes G., Cardoso P., Lourenço T., Schmidt L., Gomes C. Avaliação e comunicação de suscetibilidade costeira em cenários de alterações climáticas: dois casos de estudo na costa Portuguesa. In: Verón E., Sanabria J.G., Onetti J.G., Ruiz J.A.C.. (EDS.), Libro de Comunicaciones y de Pósters do I Congreso Iberoamericano de Gestión Integrada de Áreas Litorales. Conference/books Chapters. 469-470. 978‐84‐695‐1823‐6. (see details)
  2. Bettencourt P., Alcobia S., Vargas C.I.C., Sousa G. Equilíbrios sedimentares e passivos ambientais. In: ARH do Tejo, I.P.. (EDS.), O Plano de Ordenamento do Estuário do Tejo, Saberes e Reflexões. 125-129. (see details)
  1. Vargas C.I.C. (em curso) Termohaline Adjustments Induced by Climate Change and Anthropogenic Interventions in Contrasting Lagoons: Ria de Aveiro and Ria Formosa. PhD Thesis. (see details)
  2. Vargas C.I.C. Salinity patterns adjustment to climate change in Ria de Aveiro. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/9743
  3. Vargas C.I.C. Thermohaline Adjustments Induced by Climate and Morphologic Changes in Contrasting Lagoons: Ria de Aveiro and Ria Formosa. PhD Thesis. (see details)
  1. Vargas C.I.C., Fortunato A.B., Lopes C.L., Sousa M.C., Dias J.M. (2015) Guadiana Estuarine Plume Intrusion into Ria Formosa Coastal Lagoon: Assessing the most Favorable Conditions. (see details)
  2. C.I.C. Vargas, N. Vaz, J.M. Dias (2014) Impacte de alterações climáticas na zonação física sazonal da Ria de Aveiro por aplicação do Sistema de Veneza. 23 (see details)
  3. Vargas C.I.C., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2014) How climate change may influence ecological zones displacement in a transitional environment: Venice System application. 38 (see details)
  4. Vargas C.I.C., Vaz N., Plecha S. , Lopes C.L., Dias J.M. (2013) Salinity patterns adjustment of a mesotidal lagoon induced by climate change. (see details)
  5. Plecha S., Vargas C., Vaz N., Picado A., Dias J.M. (2012) Influência do Refinamento de Malhas na Qualidade de Previsões Numéricas Estuarinas. (see details)
  6. Vargas C.I.C., Santos F.D., Penha-Lopes G., Cardoso P., Lourenço T., Schmidt L., Gomes C. Avaliação e comunicação de susceptibilidade costeira em cenários de alterações climáticas: dois casos de estudo na costa portuguesa. (see details)
  7. Oliveira F.S.B.F., Vargas C.I.C., Coli A.B. Longshore sediment transport of an estuarine beach: numerical investigation. (see details)