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  Sofia Alexandra Pinto Ramalho  
  e-mail: sramalho@ua.pt  
  Category: Research assistant  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Marine and Estuarine Ecology
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/sofiaramalho  
  Thesis title: PES - Pockmarks and fluid seepage in the Estremadura Spur: implications for regional geology, biology, and petroleum systems
  Supervisor: Marina R. Cunha
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BI
  Funding entity: FCT - Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation
  Grant reference: PTDC/GEOFIQ/5162/2014
  Start date: 2017-11-01
  End date: 2017-03-31

2013 – 2017: PhD in Marine Sciences
Universidade de Aveiro and Universiteit Gent

2010 – 2012: MSc - European joint Masters of Sciences in Nematology
Universiteit Gent, Universität Bielefeld and Universidade de Évora

2007 – 2010: BSc in Biology
Universidade de Évora

Professional experience

Nov/2014 – present: Research assistant at Universidade de Aveiro and CESAM, Laboratory of Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Portugal(PTDC/GEOFIQ/5162/2014)
Aug/2012 – Feb/2013: Research assistant at Universidade de Évora, Nemalab, Portugal (PTDC/MAR/100522/2008) 
Aug/2009 – Jul/2010: Research assistant - Scientific Initiation studentshipat Universidade de Évora, Ecology Lab and ICAAM, Portugal (UE/ICAAM/BII/09A/2009) 

Scientific Cruises

2017 - NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho SEDMAR cruise - Madeira Archipelago
2014 - RV Belgica 14/15 cruise – SW Portuguese margin

2014 - RV Pelagia 64PE387 cruise – SW Portuguese margin

2013 - RV Belgica 13/17 cruise – SW Portuguese margin 

Scientific Supervision
Master (Co-supervisor): Joel Mokenye Amisi
(not a CESAM member)

  1. Bueno-Pardo J., Ramalho S.P., Garcia-Alegre A., Morgado M., Vieira R.P., Cunha M.R., Queiroga H. (2017) Deep-sea crustacean trawling fisheries in Portugal: quantification of effort and assessment of landings per unit effort using a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS). Scientific Reports. 7, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep40795
  2. Lins L, Leliaert F, Riehl T, Ramalho SP, Cordova EA, Esteves AM, Vanreusel A (2017) Evaluating environmental drivers of spatial variability in free-living nematode assemblages along the Portuguese margin. Biogeosciences. 14, 651-669. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://www.biogeosciences.net/14/651/2017/
  3. Ramalho SP, Lins L, Bueno-Pardo J, Cordova EA, Amisi JM, Lampadariou N, Vanreusel A, Cunha MR (2017) Deep-Sea Mega-Epibenthic Assemblages from the SW Portuguese Margin (NE Atlantic) Subjected to Bottom-Trawling Fisheries. Frontiers In Marine Science. 4:350, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2017.00350/full
  4. Ramalho SP, Ribeiro C, Hensen C, Scholz F, Nuzzo M, Terrinha P, Adão H (2017) Benthic nematode biodiversity of the Abzu, Tiamat and Michael Ivanov mud volcanoes located along the SWIM fracture zone (Gulf of Cadiz). Marine Biodiversity. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12526-017-0809-x
  5. Ramalho S.P., Adao H., Kiriakoulakis K., Wolff G.A., Vanreusel A., Ingels J. (2014) Temporal and spatial variation in the Nazare Canyon (Western Iberian margin): Inter-annual and canyon heterogeneity effects on meiofauna biomass and diversity. Deep-sea Research Part I-oceanographic Research Papers. 83, 102-114. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967063713002033
  1. Ramalho, SP (2017) Tolerance of deep-sea benthic ecosystems to trawling disturbance. PhD Thesis. (see details)
  2. Ramalho S. P. (2012) Inter-­Annual Patterns of Meiofaunal Assemblages in the Middle and Lower Part of the Nazaré Canyon, Western Iberian Margin . MSc Thesis. (see details)
  3. Ramalho S. P. (2010) Effect of Hydrological variations in spatial-­temporal patterns of ictiofaunal groups in Valverde stream, Portugal. (see details)
  1. Ramalho SP, Lins L, Lampadariou N, Vanreusel A, Cunha MR (2016) Deep-sea megafaunal response to physical disturbance along the SW Portuguese continental slope. 4:e1745v1, (see details)
  2. Bueno J, García-Alegre A, Ramalho SP, Vieira RP, Cunha MR, Queiroga H (2015) Characterization of deepwater crustacean trawl fisheries in the Portuguese continental margin. (see details)
  3. Ramalho SP, Ribeiro C, Hensen C, Nuzzo M, Terrinha P, Adão H (2015) Benthic nematodes assemblages of three new mud volcanoes along the SWIM deep-reaching transform fault in the Horseshoe Abyssal Plain (NE Atlantic). (see details)
  4. Ramalho SP, Lins L, Pape E, Lampadariou N, Vanreusel A, Cunha MR (2015) Impact of trawling on benthic diversity and functioning along the SW Portuguese continental slope. (see details)
  5. Ramalho SP, Cunha MR, Lins L, Pape E, Cordova EA, Lampadariou N, Vanreusel A (2014) Bottom trawling impacts on the deep-sea benthic communities from the SW Portuguese continental slope (NE Atlantic). (see details)
  6. Ramalho SP (2012) Inter-­annual patterns of meiofaunal assemblages in the middle and lower part of the Nazaré Canyon, Western Iberian margin-­ EUMAINE programe. (see details)
  7. Ramalho SP, Ingels J, Adão H, Vanreusel A (2012) Inter‑annual meiofauna patterns in the middle and lower part of the Nazaré Canyon, Northeast Atlantic. (see details)
  8. Ramalho SP, Simão A, Costa A (2010) Evaluation of methyl-­salicylate and methyl‑jasmonate as inducers of priming for enhanced resistance of tomato plants against an infection by Meloidogyne javanica. (see details)