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  Cátia Sofia Velez Silva  
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  e-mail: catiavelezss@gmail.com  
  Category: PhD Student  
  Department: biology  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
 
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  Thesis title: Is it possible for native and exotic Ruditapes species to live in sympatry? Population dynamics and ecotoxicological studies
  Supervisor: Prof. Doutora Rosa Freitas, Prof. Doutora Etelvina Figueira e Prof. Sérgio Leandro
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/86356/2012
  Start date: 2013-02-01
  End date: 2017-01-31
Academic degrees

Degree in Marine Biology and Biotechnology , Biotechnology subarea


2006-2009, Escola Superior de Turismo e tecnologia do Mar, IPL.


Master in Biotechnology of Marine Resources


2009-2011,  Escola Superior de Turismo e tecnologia do Mar, IPL.

Publications
  1. Velez C., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2017) Effects of seawater temperature increase on economically relevant native and introduced clam species. Marine Environmental Research. 123, 62-70. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.11.010
  2. Pires A., Velez C., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2017) Effects of sediment contamination on physiological and biochemical responses of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana, an exploited natural resource. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 119, 1, 119-131. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.03.014
  3. Rosa Freitas, Lucia de Marchi, Miguel Bastos, Anthony Moreira, Cátia Velez, Stefania Chiesa, Frederick J. Wrona, Etelvina Figueira, Amadeu M.V.M Soares (2017) Studies on the effects of seawater acidification and salinity alterations in Mytilus galloprovincialis: impacts on physiological, energetic and oxidative status. Ecological Indicators. 79, 54-62. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.04.003
  4. Velez C., Pires A., Sampaio L., Cardoso P., Moreira A., Leandro S., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2016) The use of Cerastoderma glaucum as a sentinel and bioindicator species: Take-home message. Ecological Indicators. 62, 228-241. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.10.051
  5. Velez C., Freitas R., Soares A., Figueira E. (2016) Bioaccumulation patterns, element partitioning and biochemical performance of Venerupis corrugata from a low contaminated system. Environmental Toxicology. 31, 5, 569-583. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tox.22070
  6. Freitas R., Pires A., Velez C., Almeida A., Moreira A., Wrona F.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. (2016) Effects of seawater acidification on Diopatra neapolitana (Polychaete, Onuphidae): Biochemical and regenerative capacity responses. Ecological Indicators. 60, 152-161. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.06.032
  7. Freitas R., Almeida A., Calisto V., Velez C., Moreira A., Schneider R.J., Esteves V.I., Wrona F.J., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M. (2016) The impacts of pharmaceutical drugs under ocean acidification: New data on single and combined long-term effects of carbamazepine on Scrobicularia plana. Science Of The Total Environment. 541, 977-985. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.138
  8. Freitas R., Salamanca L., Velez C., Wrona F.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. (2016) Multiple stressors in estuarine waters: Effects of arsenic and salinity on Ruditapes philippinarum. Science Of The Total Environment. 541, 1106-1114. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.149
  9. Velez C., Freitas R., Antunes S.C., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. (2016) Clams sensitivity towards As and Hg: A comprehensive assessment of native and exotic species. Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 125, 43-54. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.11.030
  10. Velez C., Teixeira M., Wrona F.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E., Freitas R. (2016) Clam Ruditapes philippinarum recovery from short-term exposure to the combined effect of salinity shifts and Arsenic contamination. Aquatic Toxicology. 173, 154-164. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.01.007
  11. Velez C., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2016) Combined effects of seawater acidification and salinity changes in Ruditapes philippinarum. Aquatic Toxicology. 176, 141-150. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.04.016
  12. Velez C., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2016) Accumulation and sub-cellular partitioning of metals and As in the clam Venerupis corrugata: Different strategies towards different elements. Chemosphere. 156, 128-134. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.04.067
  13. Velez C., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2016) Native and introduced clams biochemical responses to salinity and pH changes. Science Of The Total Environment. 566, 260-268. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.019
  14. Santos J., Almeida S.F.P., Freitas R., Velez C., Esteves S., Figueira E. (2016) Intraspecific differences in cadmium tolerance of Nitzschia palea (Kutzing) W. Smith: a biochemical approach. Ecotoxicology. 25, 7, 1305-1317. (see details) ISI paper
  15. Coppola F., Pires A., Velez C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pereira E., Figueira E., Freitas R. (2016) Biochemical and physiological alterations induced in Diopatra neapolitana after a long-term exposure to Arsenic. Comparative Biochemistry And Physiology C-toxicology & Pharmacology. 189, 1-9. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2016.06.006
  16. Velez C., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2016) The impacts of As accumulation under different pH levels: Comparing Ruditapes decussatus and Ruditapes philippinarum biochemical performance. Environmental Research. 151, 653-662. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.06.041
  17. Velez C., Figueira E., Soares A., Freitas R. (2015) Spatial distribution and bioaccumulation patterns in three clam populations from a low contaminated ecosystem. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 155, 114-125. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.01.004
  18. Freitas R., Almeida A., Calisto V., Velez C., Moreira A., Schneider R.J., Esteves V.I., Wrona F.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. (2015) How life history influences the responses of the clam Scrobicularia plana to the combined impacts of carbamazepine and pH decrease. Environmental Pollution. 202, 205-214. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2015.03.023
  19. Velez C., Galvao P., Longo R., Malm O., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E., Freitas R. (2015) Ruditapes philippinarum and Ruditapes decussatus under Hg environmental contamination. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 22, 15, 11890-11904. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-4397-7
  20. Freitas R., Pires A., Velez C., Almeida A., Wrona F.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. (2015) The effects of salinity changes on the Polychaete Diopatra neapolitana: Impacts on regenerative capacity and biochemical markers. Aquatic Toxicology. 163, 167-176. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.04.006
  21. Velez C., Leandro S., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2015) Biochemical performance of native and introduced clam species living in sympatry: The role of elements accumulation and partitioning. Marine Environmental Research. 109, 81-94. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2015.06.005
  22. Freitas R., Almeida A., Pires A., Velez C., Calisto V., Schneider R.J., Esteves V.I., Wrona F.J., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M. (2015) The effects of carbamazepine on macroinvertebrate species: Comparing bivalves and polychaetes biochemical responses. Water Research. 85, 137-147. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.08.003
  23. Carregosa V., Velez C., Pires A., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E., Freitas R. (2014) Physiological and biochemical responses of the Polychaete Diopatra neapolitana to organic matter enrichment. Aquatic Toxicology. 155, 32-42. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2014.05.029
  24. Carregosa V., Velez C., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E., Freitas R. (2014) Physiological and biochemical responses of three Veneridae clams exposed to salinity changes. Comparative Biochemistry And Physiology B-biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 177, 1-9. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.cbpb.2014.08.001
  25. Freitas R., Martins R., Antunes S., Velez C., Moreira A., Cardoso P., Pires A., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. (2014) VENERUPIS DECUSSATA UNDER ENVIRONMENTALLY RELEVANT LEAD CONCENTRATIONS: BIOCONCENTRATION, TOLERANCE, AND BIOCHEMICAL ALTERATIONS. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 33, 12, 2786-2794. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.2740
  26. Freitas R., Costa E., Velez C., Santos J., Lima A., Oliveira C., Rodrigues A.M., Quintino V., Figueira E. (2012) Looking for suitable biomarkers in benthic macroinvertebrates inhabiting coastal areas with low metal contamination: Comparison between the bivalve Cerastoderma edule and the Polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 75, 109-118. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.08.019
  1. Velez C. (2011) Biosensor development for cultivation of microalgae. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  1. Freitas R., Almeida A., Calisto V., Velez C., Moreira A., Schneider R., Esteves V., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. (2015) How life history influences the responses of the clam Scrobicularia plana to the combined impacts of pH decrease and carbamazepine. (see details)
  2. Correia B, Freitas R, Velez, Soares AMVM, Figueira E, Nunes B. (2015) Interaction between an emergent contaminant and variations in abiotic conditions: the role of salinity in the modulation of the ecotoxicological response of paracetamol. (see details)
  3. Figueira E., Velez C., Salamanca L., Cardoso P., Rocha S., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas F (2015) Biochemical and metabolomic alterations in the invasive clam Venerupis philippinarum when exposed to salinity changes and Arsenic contamination. (see details)
  4. Figueira E., Velez C., Carregosa V., Pinto J., Pereira S., Gil A., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R (2015) Biochemical and metabolomic alterations in the invasive clam Venerupis philippinarum when exposed to salinity changes. (see details)
  5. Velez C, Figueira E, Salamanca L, Almeida A, Moreira A, Soares AMVM, Freitas R. (2015) Salinity, pH and Arsenic effects on the biochemical responses of the manila clam Venerupis philippinarum. (see details)
  6. Velez, C., Pires, A., Almeida, A., Moreira, A., Calisto, V., Schneide, R.J., Esteves, V.I., Wrona, F., Nunes, B., Figueira, E., Soares, A. M.V.M., Freitas, R. (2015) Looking for suitable biomarkers in a changing environment. (see details)
  7. Freitas, R.,Velez, C., Pires, A., Almeida, A.,Moreira, A., Calisto, V., A., Rudolf J. Schneider, Esteves, V.I., Frederick Wrona, Figueira, E. and A.M.V.M. Soares (2015) The use of biomarkers under a climate change scenario: bivalves vs polychaetes. (see details)
  8. Cátia Velez, Etelvina Figueira, Amadeu Soares, Rosa Freitas (2014) Three Veneridae clams from a low contaminated ecosystem: spatial distribution, bioaccumulation patterns and the impact of their consumption. (see details)
  9. Rato LD, Maranhão P, Avelelas F, Velez C, Marques DF, Queiroga H, Leandro SM (2014) Decapod larvae dynamics on Berlengas Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO) -- Portugal. (see details)
  10. Avelelas F, Pinto LF, Velez C, Azinheiro S, Rodrigues A, and Leandro SM (2014) Antifungal activity of low molecular weight chitosan produced from non-traditional marine resources. (see details)
  11. Velez, C., Freitas, R., Cardoso, P., Carregosa, V., Antunes, S., Martins, R., Soares, A.M.V., Figueira, E. (2014) Tolerance of Venerupis decussata and Venerupis philippinarum clams to lead. (see details)
  12. Rato LD, Maranhão P, Avelelas F, Velez C, Marques DF, Queiroga H, Leandro SM (2014) Zooplanktonic biomass and secondary production in Berlengas Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO) -- Portugal. (see details)
  13. Freitas R., Velez C., Soares A., Figueira E (2014) Spatial distribution and bioaccumulation patterns in three Veneridae clams from a low contaminated ecosystem and the impact of their consumption. (see details)
  14. Velez C., Gomes R., Leandro S. M. (2012) Data gathering for building microalgae biosensor for specific pphotobioreactor (PBR). (see details)
  15. Freitas, R. , Oliveira, C., Branco, D., Lima, A., Rodrigues, A.M. , Quintino, V., Figueira, E. (2010) Sensitivity of biomarkers in the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana from a cosatal lagoon subjected to anthropogenic pressure. (see details)
  16. Oliveira M., Velez C., Ferreira S.M.F, Cruz A., Neves-Afonso C., Tecelão C., Fernandes C. M., Rodrigues M. J. (2009) Pollution in water and cockles (Cerastoderme edule) from Óbidos lagoon – A preliminary microbiological study. (see details)
  17. Miguel Teixeira, Ângela Almeida, Catia Velez, Frederick J. Wrona, Amadeu M.V.M Soares, Etelvina Figueira, Rosa Freitas Can bivalves recover from short-term exposure to environmental changes? The combined effect of salinity shifts and Arsenic contamination. (see details)
  18. Rosa Freitas, Ângela Almeida, Vânia Calisto, Cátia Velez, Anthony Moreira, Rudolf J. Schneider3, Valdemar I. Esteves, Frederick J. Wrona, Etelvina Figueira and Amadeu M.V.M. Soares The impacts of pharmaceutical drugs under ocean acidification: new data on single and combined chronic effects of Carbamazepine on Scrobicularia plana. (see details)
  1. Velez C., Gomes R., Leandro S. M. (2011) Data gathering for building microalgae biosensor for specific photobioreactor (PBR). Conference Proceeding of the International Meeting on Marine Resources. (see details)