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  Emanuele Fasola  
  Phone: +351 9167070723  
  e-mail: emanuele.fasola@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Ecotoxicology
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  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/emanuelefasola  
  Thesis title:
  Supervisor: Dr. Isabel Lopes
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: SFRH/BD/88955/2012
  Start date: 2013-04-01
  End date: 2017-03-31
Curriculum vitae


• Dates (from – to): 04 February 2013 – Now
• Name and address of employer: Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar (CESAM), Campus universitario de Santiago, Departamento de biologia (DBIO), Universidade de Aveiro, Gloria, 3810-076, Aveiro, Portugal
• Type of business or sector. Research
• Occupation or position held: Researcher ecologist (PhD student), ecotoxicology of amphibians.

• Dates (from – to): 22 February 2012 – 31 August 2012
• Name and address of employer: ICQ s.r.l., Via Europa 28, Cabiate (CO), Italy
• Type of business or sector: Environmental consulting
• Occupation or position held. Environmental advisor and atmosphere emissions technician

• Dates (from – to): 26 October 2011 – 31 December 2011
• Name and address of employer: CONAL S.c.r.l., Via Binda 19, Milano (MI), Italy
• Type of business or sector: Environmental consulting
• Occupation or position held: Atmosphere emissions Technician

• Dates (from – to): 18 July 2011 – 29 August 2011
• Name and address of employer: BILMA s.r.l., Via Pirandello 4, Milano (MI), Italy
• Type of business or sector: Environmental consulting
• Occupation or position held: Environmental advisor

• Dates (from – to): 22 March 2010 – 22 June 2010
• Name and address of employer: Alterra, Wageningen Universiteit, Drovendaalsesteeg N°3, Wageningen (Netherlands)
• Type of business or sector: Research
• Occupation or position held: Stageur/researcher

• Dates (from – to): March 2006 – May 2011
• Name and address of employer: Cooperativa Arte Viva, Via Torricelli N°13, 20038 Seregno (MI), Italy; Parco regionale della valle del Lambro – (Regional Lambro valley natural park).
• Type of business or sector: Environmental didactic
• Occupation or position held: Tourist guide

• Dates (from – to): December 2008 – October 2009
• Name and address of employer: Associazione Didattica Museale del Civico Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano (Natural history museum of Milan), corso Venezia N°55, Milano (MI), Italy
• Type of business or sector: Civic Museum
• Occupation or position held: Tourist guide


• Dates (from – to): 04 February 2013 – Febraury 2017
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training: University of Aveiro.
• Title of qualification awarded: PhD in Biology, expected end in early 2017. Project on: "Contaminant-driven Genetic Erosion: Consequences on the viability of Amphibia populations".

• Dates (from – to): 9 October 2009 – 26 July 2010
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training: University of Milan / Wageningen University.
• Title of qualification awarded: Master in Risk Assessment and Risk Analysis; 26 July 2010. Thesis on “Phoslock effects on benthic invertebrates: the example of crayfish (Procambarus acutus)”. Thesis and its activities was conducted during a training period at: Alterra – Centre for Water and Climate (Wageningen University; Drovendalsesteeg 3A, Wageningen; NL).

• Dates (from – to): 10 September 2006 – 23 February 2009
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training: University of Milan.
• Title of qualification awarded: Master degree in “Analisi e Gestione degli Ambienti Naturali” (Analysis and management of natural environments); 23 February 2009.
Thesis on “Indagine sulla morfologia e la formula ematica in sei popolazioni di Podarcis muralis in aree soggette a diverso livello di contaminazione” (Analysis of morphology and haematic formula in six Podarcis muralis populations located in sites at different contamination levels).
Final vote: 110/110 summa cum laude.

• Dates (from – to): 10 September 2003 – 19 October 2006
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training: University of Milan.
• Title of qualification awarded: Bechelor degree in “Scienze Naturali” (Natural sciences), 19 October 2006. Thesis on “Ontogenesi della compatta ossea in Ursus” (Compact bone onthogenesis in Ursus). Final vote: 110/110.


• Dates (from – to): 1-15 September 2010
• Name and type of organisation: Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sulle Acque IRSA (Italian National Institute for Research on Water)
• Experience description: Preparation and display of a presentation on my research on Phoslock, the presentation was used during a meeting at the Unit for north Italy of IRSA (Brugherio (MB)) to establish some starting points for possible future research on Phoslock.

• Dates (from – to): 30 August 2013
• Name and type of organisation: Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology (SIBE-ISEB)
• Experience description: Oral presentation entitled: "Microevolution due to pollution in Amphibians - The genetic erosion hypothesis". Presented at the 5th Congress of ISEB, Trento (Italy), 20-31 August 2013.


- Languages: Mother tongue: Italian; Other languages: English and Portuguese.

- Computer skills: ECDL “European computer driving license” obtained from the test provided during my undergraduate program, good ability to use GIS software; basics of ecotoxicological programs such as FOCUS and ESCAPE.

- Technical skills: Use of microscope and stereo-microscope, preparing and reading microscope slides; ability to use tools to dissect macroscopic samples (e.g. scalpel).

- Technical skills: Techniques for wildlife sighting and recognition as well as recognition of traces left by the passage of various animals.

- Technical skills: Use of basic laboratory equipment. Ability to set up experiments in the context of ecology and ecotoxicology testing. Basic skills on the preparation of biological samples for chemical analysis.

- Technical skills: Reptiles, amphibian and fishes catching and handling.

- Technical skills: Amphibian housing, alimentation and artificial reproduction in laboratory conditions.

- Technical skills: Use of sampling instruments for air emissions; high/low flow pumps; flow speed measure, combustion analizer and VOC analizer running.

- Technical skills: preparation of documents related to Italian HSE procedures; risk evaluation and assessment (DVR and DUVRI), chemical risk assessment, soundwaves risk assessment. Waste management and treatment compliance (MUD).

  1. Fasola E., Ribeiro R., Lopes I. (2015) Microevolution due to pollution in amphibians: A review on the genetic erosion hypothesis. Environmental Pollution. 204, 181-190. (see details) ISI paper
  1. Fasola E., Ribeiro R., Lopes I. (2015) Genetic erosion as a menace for amphibian species viability. Froglog. 23, 22-23. (see details)
  2. Costa S., Fasola E., Santos B., Moutinho A., Costa N., Lopes I (2015) Ecotoxicological studies as a tool on amphibians’ disease risk assessment. Froglog. 23, 6-7. (see details)
  1. Venâncio C, Fasola E, Costa S, Lopes I (2016) Skin bacterial community metabolic activity compared between males, females and juveniles of the fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra sub. sp. gallaica). (see details)