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Daniela Figueiredo

Daniela Figueiredo

Post-Doctoral fellow

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Ecotoxicology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Author=(de Figueiredo DR) or ResearcherID: C-6192-2008


Academic Degrees


  • 2010 - PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro (Portugal)

  • 2003 – M. Sc. in Molecular Microbiology, University of Aveiro (Portugal)

  • 2001 – Post-graduation in Applied Ecology, Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (Portugal)

  • 1999 – Graduation in Biology, University of Aveiro (Portugal)

Research interests

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  • Cyanobacterial blooms

  • Molecular characterization of bacterial communities in freshwaters

  • Environmental Education / Science communication

Scientific Supervision

In progress
Concluded

Projects

In progress
Concluded
  • CITAQUA - A Citizen Science approach for freshwater quality monitoring at Estarreja city See more
  • KARSTRISK – Impacts of contamination on karstic groundwater ecosystems See more

Publications

WoS Papers (21)
de Figueiredo D.R., Antunes S.C., Pereira M.J., Gonçalves F. (2004) Chronic effects of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae on the survival and reproduction of daphnids. In: Research interests. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. 7, 13, 665-670.
de Figueiredo D.R., Azeiteiro U.M., Gonçalves F.J.M., Pereira M.J. (2004) Aphanizomenon flos-aquae grown under different nutrient concentrations and the effects of its exudates on growth of two green algae. In: Research interests. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. 7, 13, 657-664.
de Figueiredo D.R., Azeiteiro U.M., Esteves S.M., Gonçalves F.J.M., Pereira M.J. (2004) Microcystin producing blooms - a serious global public health issue. In: Research interests. Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 59, 2, 151-163.
Gonçalves A.M.M., de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J. (2005) A low-cost methodology for algal growth inhibition tests using three freshwater green algae. In: Research interests. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin . 12b, 14, 1192-1195.
de Figueiredo D.R., Reboleira A.S., Antunes S.C., Abrantes N., Azeiteiro U.M., Gonçalves F.J.M., Pereira M.J. (2006) The effect of environmental parameters and cyanobacterial blooms on phytoplankton dynamics of a Portuguese temperate lake. In: Research interests. Hydrobiologia . 568, 1, 145-157.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Moura A., Silva L., Bárrios S., Fonseca F., Henriques I., Correia A. (2007) Bacterial community composition over a dry winter in meso- and eutrophic Portuguese water bodies. In: Research interests. Fems Microbiol Ecol. 59, 3, 638–650
Antunes S.C., de Figueiredo D.R., Marques S.M., Castro B.B., Pereira R., Gonçalves F. (2007) Evaluation of water column and sediment toxicity from an abandoned uranium mine using a battery of bioassays. In: Research interests. Science Of The Total Environment. 374, 2-3, 252-259.
Gonçalves A.M.M., de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J. (2006) The effects of different salinity concentrations on growth of three freshwater green algae. In: Research interests. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin . 11, 15, 1382-1386.
Abrantes N., Pereira R., de Figueiredo D.R. , Marques C.R. , Pereira M.J. , Gonçalves F. (2009) A whole sample toxicity assessment to evaluate the sub-lethal toxicity of water and sediment elutriates from a lake exposed to diffuse pollution. In: Research interests. Environmental Toxicology . 24, 3, 259-270.
Ferreira R.V., Cerqueira M.A., Melo M.T.C., de Figueiredo D.R., Keizer J.J. (2010) Spatial patterns of surface water quality in the Cértima river basin, central Portugal. In: Research interests. Journal Of Environmental Monitoring. 12, 189-199.
de Figueiredo D.R., Alves A., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2010) Molecular characterization of bloom-forming Aphanizomenon strains isolated from Vela Lake (Centralwestern Portugal). In: Research interests. Journal Of Plankton Research . 32, 2, 239-252.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2010) Seasonal modulation of bacterioplankton community at a temperate eutrophic shallow lake. In: Research interests. World Journal Of Microbiology And Biotechnology . 26, 1067-1077.
Pereira M.J., Resende P., Azeiteiro U.M., Oliveira J., de Figueiredo D.R. (2005) Differences in the effects of metals on growth of two freshwater green algae (Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (Korshikov) Hindak and Gonium pectorale Muller). In: Research interests. Bulletin Of Environmental Contamination And Toxicology. 2005, 75, -515.
de Figueiredo D.R., Ferreira R.V., Cerqueira M., Condesso de Melo T., Pereira M.J., Castro B.B., Correia A. (2012) Impact of water quality on bacterioplankton assemblage along Cértima River Basin (Central Western Portugal) assessed by PCR-DGGE and multivariate analysis. In: Research interests. Environmental Monitoring And Assessment. 184, 1, 471-485.
Marques C.R., Abrantes N., de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Gonçalves F. (2008) Are Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata and Chlorella vulgaris affected by environmental samples from a rice field?. In: Research interests. Water Air & Soil Pollution . 189, 1-4, 49-59.
de Figueiredo D.R., Gonçalves A.M.M., Castro B.B., Gonçalves F., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2011) Differential inter- and intra-specific responses of Aphanizomenon strains to nutrient limitation and algal growth inhibition. In: Research interests. Journal Of Plankton Research. 33, 10, 1606-1616.
Azevedo R., Rodriguez E., Figueiredo D., Peixoto F., Santos C. (2012) Methodologies for the study of filamentous cyanobacteria by flow cytometry. In: Research interests. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. 21, 3A, 679-684.
de Figueiredo D.R., Castro B.B., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2012) Bacterioplankton community composition in Portuguese water bodies under a severe summer drought. In: Research interests. Community Ecology. 13, 2, 185-193.
Galhano V., de Figueiredo D.R., Alves A., Correia A., Pereira M.J., Gomes-Laranjo J., Peixoto F. (2011) Morphological, biochemical and molecular characterization of Anabaena, Aphanizomenon and Nostoc strains (Cyanobacteria, Nostocales) isolated from Portuguese freshwater habitats. In: Research interests. Hydrobiologia. 663, 1, 187-203.
Macario I.P.E., Castro B.B., Nunes I.M.S., Pizarro C., Coelho C., Goncalves F., de Figueiredo D.R. (2017) Stepwise strategy for monitoring toxic cyanobacterial blooms in lentic water bodies. In: Research interests. Environmental Monitoring And Assessment. 189, 12,
Macario I.P.E., Castro B.B., Nunes M.I.S., Antunes S.C., Pizarro C., Coelho C., Goncalves F., de Figueiredo D.R. (2015) New insights towards the establishment of phycocyanin concentration thresholds considering species-specific variability of bloom-forming cyanobacteria. In: Research interests. Hydrobiologia. 757, 1, 155-165.
Other Papers (0)
Books (0)
Book Chapter (5)
de Figueiredo D.R., Gonçalves F., Azeiteiro U.M., Pereira M.J. (2007) Actividades Científicas no Âmbito da Educação Ambiental. In: Colecção Horizontes Pedagógicos. (EDS.), Research interests. Lisboa. Editora do Instituto Piaget. 978-972-771-855-9.
de Figueiredo D.R., Resende P.C., Vieira S.C., Pereira M.J. (2007) Actividades Científicas no Âmbito da Educação Ambiental. In: Colecção Horizontes Pedagógicos. (EDS.), Research interests. Lisboa. Editora do Instituto Piaget. 978-972-771-855-9.
de Figueiredo D.R., Lopes V., Gonçalves A., Horta C., Pereira M.J. (2007) Actividades Científicas no Âmbito da Educação Ambiental. In: Colecção Horizontes Pedagógicos. (EDS.), Research interests. Lisboa. Editora do Instituto Piaget.
de Figueiredo D.R., Vidal T., Lopes V., Soares A.M.V.M., Pereira M.J. (2004) Global Trends on Environmental Education. In: Discursos – Língua, Cultura e Sociedade. (EDS.), Research interests. Lisboa. Universidade Aberta.
Ferreira, I.M., Oliveira, J. M., de Figueiredo, D.R. & Pereira, M.J. (2004) Global Trends on Environmental Education. In: Azeiteiro, U.M., Pereira, M.J., Caeiro, S., Bacelar-Nicolau, P., Morgado, F. and Gonçalves, F.. (EDS.), Research interests. Lisboa. Discursos Língua, Cultura e Sociedade, Universidade Aberta. 673-685.
Thesis (3)
de Figueiredo D.R. (2003) Produção de cianotoxinas em meio limitado em nutrientes e acção alelopática em organismos de dois níveis tróficos. In: Research interests. MSc Thesis.
Macário I.A.P.E. (2013) Stepwise Strategy for Monitoring Cyanobacterial Blooms (Estratégia de monitorização faseada para Blooms Cianobacterianos). In: Research interests. MSc Thesis.
de Figueiredo D.R. (2010) Caracterização molecular de cianobactérias de sistemas aquáticos portugueses. In: Research interests. PhD Thesis.
Communications (62)
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2006) A importância da abordagem pluridisciplinar na compreensão da dinâmica dos ecossistemas – caso dos blooms cianobacterianos. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Correia A.C., Azeiteiro U.M., Gonçalves F., Pereira M.J. (2005) Genotypic diversity as the key to the understanding of worldwide cyanobacterial blooms dynamics and toxicity. In: Research interests.
Abrantes N., De Figueiredo D.R., Marques C.R., Pereira M.J., Pereira R., Gonçalves F. (2006) Use of short-term tests with two algae species to evaluate the potential toxicity of natural samples from an eutrophic lake (Lake Vela, Portugal). In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Moura A., Silva L., Bárrios S., Fonseca F., Henriques I., Correia A. (2006) Bacterial diversity in water bodies from North and Center of Portugal during a dry winter – eutrophication enhancement risk. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Vidal T., Lopes V., Soares A.M.V.M., Pereira M.J. (2003) Cyanobacterial Toxins – a Health and Environmental Problem. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Azeiteiro U.M., Esteves S.M., Gonçalves F.J.M., Pereira M.J. (2003) Hepatotoxic blooms – occurrence and consequences of microcystin production. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Lopes V., Antunes S., Pereira M.J., Gonçalves F. (2003) Effects of Cyanoprokaryota on the reproduction of Daphnids. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J. (2002) Cyanotoxins production under limited nutrient (N and P) conditions. In: Research interests.
Lopes V., de Figueiredo D.R., Antunes S.C., Pereira M.J., Gonçalves F. (2003) Chronic Effects of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae on the survival and reproduction of Daphnids. In: Research interests.
Gonçalves A.M., de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J. (2005) The Effects of Different Salinity Concentrations on Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck, Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (Korshikov) Hindak and Pandorina morum (Müller) Bory. In: Research interests.
Gonçalves A. M. M., de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J. (2005) Comparison of Algal Growth Inhibition Test Methodologies with Three Freshwater Green Algae. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Moura A., Henriques I., Correia A.. (2005) Genotypic characterization and toxic potential of bloom-forming cyanobacteria from Vela Lake (Portugal) – molecular fingerprinting. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Lopes V., Antunes S.C., Pereira M.J., Gonçalves F. (2004) Chronic effects of Cyanobacteria on Daphnids reproduction. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pinto A., Bárrios S., Domingues S., Pinto J. (2004) Guardiães do Ambiente. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J. (2003) Effects of different nutrient (N and P) concentrations on growth of Anabaena. In: Research interests.
Marques C.R., de Figueiredo D.R., Abrantes N., Pereira M.J., Gonçalves F. (2005) The effect of. In: Research interests.
Gonçalves A. M. M., de Figueiredo D. R., Pereira M. J., Correia A., Gonçalves F. (2007) The growth of four freshwater microalgae under different concentrations of phosphate and nitrate. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D. R., Gonçalves A. M. M., Gonçalves F., Pereira M. J., Correia A. (2007) Genetic affiliation, ecological nutrient preferences and allelopathic potential of a freshwater Synechococcus strain (UADFSYN1). In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D. R., Gonçalves A. M. M., Gonçalves F., Pereira M. J., Correia A. (2007) Multilevel Characterization of a Bloom-Forming Strain of Aphanizomenon issatschenkoi. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Gonçalves A. M. M., Alves A., Gonçalves F., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2007) Multilevel characterization of cyanobacterial strains for a further understanding on their ecology and bloom development. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2007) A divulgação científica como potencial impulsionador de mudança de atitudes. In: Research interests.
Antunes S.C., Figueiredo D.R., Marques S.M., Castro B.B., Pereira R., Gonçalves F. (2007) Avaliação Toxicológica do Efluente Aquático (Coluna de Água d Sedimento) de uma Mina de Urânio Abandonada, Usando uma Bateria de Ensaios. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2008) Divulgação científica: que papel para a educação e a cidadania?. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2008) Cyanobacterial dominance in reservoirs from Alentejo region (Portugal) during an atypically dry summer – an overview of the future?. In: Research interests.
Ferreira R.V., Cerqueira M. A., Condesso de Melo M.T., de Figueiredo D.R. (2008) Avaliação da qualidade da água do rio Cértima e seu impacto na Pateira de Fermentelos. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Ferreira R.V., Cerqueira M., Condesso de Melo T., Moura A., Silva R.A., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2008) Bacterioplankton diversity along the Cértima River and seasonal shifts at Fermentelos Lake - molecular approach vs environmental parameters. In: Research interests.
Silva R.A., de Figueiredo D.R., Neves F.M., Pereira M.J., Correia, A. (2008) Dominance of cyanobacteria during winter and spring 2008 at Vela Lake (Figueira da Foz, Portugal). In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Galhano V.M., Gomes-Laranjo J.C., Peixoto F.M., Alves A., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2008) Molecular characterization of cyanobacterial diazotrophic strains from Portuguese shallow water bodies. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Silva R.A., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2008) Seasonal diversity of cyanobacterial diazotrophs community in Portuguese shallow lakes using culture-independent methodologies. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Moura A., Correia A. (2008) Science communication – an attitude modulator or simply a unidirectional speech?. In: Research interests.
Gonçalves A.M.M., de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Correia A., Gonçalves F. (2008) Effects of a Ranging of Salinity Concentrations on Phytoplankton Growth. In: Research interests.
Gonçalves A. M. M., de Figueiredo D. R., Pereira M. J., Correia A., Gonçalves F. (2007) The behaviour of four freshwater green algae under different culture conditions. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D. R., Coelho C., Heitor A. , Osswald J., Vasconcelos V., Ramos I., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2009) Multilevel characterization of cyanobacterial summer blooms in three shallow lakes – proposal for a monitoring strategy. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Ferreira R., Cerqueira M., Condesso de Melo T., Ramos I., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2009) Impact of high nutrient and organic pollution on bacterioplankton diversity along Cértima river (central Portugal) assessed by 16S rDNA PCR-DGGE and multivariate analysis. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2009) Molecular characterization and toxic potential of Microcystis strains isolated from Vela Lake (Portugal). In: Research interests.
Galhano V., de Figueiredo D.R., Correia A., Pereira M.J. , Santos H., Gomes-Laranjo J.C., Peixoto F.M.b (2009) Polyphasic evaluation of potential toxic cyanobacterial strains from Portuguese shallow water bodies. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2009) Bacterioplankton diversity in Portuguese water bodies during an atypically dry summer. In: Research interests.
Ferreira, I., Oliveira, J. M., de Figueiredo, D. R., Pereira, M. J., Soares, A. M. V. M. (2003) Endocrine Disruptors - Invisible Pollution and Hormonal Chaos. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Pereira M.J., Castro B.B., Gonçalves F., Correia A. (2011) Dominância de Bacteroidetes e Betaproteobacteria associada a elevados níveis de nutrientes nos rios Sousa e Antuã (noroeste de Portugal). In: Research interests.
Abrantes N.J.., Reboleira A.S.P.S., Pereira R., Marques C., Bessa M., de Figueiredo D., Pereira J., Melo M.T., Rodriguez P., Oromí P., Gonçalves F.J (2011) Avaliação do risco de contaminação no aquífero do Maciço Calcário Estremenho (Projecto KarstRisk). In: Research interests.
Reboleira A.S.P.S., Gonçalves A.M., Bessa M., de Figueiredo D., Gonçalves F., Abrantes N. (2012) Quality assessment of groundwater and sediments of the Iberian Peninsula largest karst aquifer. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Gonçalves A.M.M., Reboleira A.S., Marques C., Gonçalves F., Abrantes N. (2012) Molecular approaches to study the underground bacterial assemblages – a case study from a Portuguese karstic aquifer. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Castro B.B., Correia A., Gonçalves F. (2012) Strategy for monitoring cyanobacterial blooms using a stepwise approach based on sequential methodologies. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Macário I., Nunes M.I., Correia A., Castro B.B., Gonçalves F. (2013) A multilevel approach to monitor and help manage the development of cyanobacterial blooms in lakes and reservoirs. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Alves A., Gonçalves A.M.M., Castro B.B., Gonçalves F., Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2011) Inter- and intra-specific molecular and ecological variations among Aphanizomenon (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria) strains isolated from a eutrophic shallow lake. In: Research interests.
Abrantes N., de Figueiredo D.R. , Rosa I.C., Saraiva P., Gonçalves A.M.M., Bessa M., Reboleira, A.S., Gonçalves, F. (2013) Bacteria as a key-community to track variations on karstic aquifers. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Oliveira A.A., Castro B.B., Correia A., Gonçalves F. (2013) Cianotrilhos - interface de divulgação científica sobre a ocorrência de cianobactérias em Portugal. In: Research interests.
Macário I., Nunes M.I., Fonseca D., Gonçalves F., Castro B.B., de Figueiredo D.R. (2013) Proposta de estratégia integrada para lidar com blooms de Cianobactérias. In: Research interests.
Fonseca D., Castro B.B., Macário I., Gonçalves F., de Figueiredo D.R. (2013) Quando as Cianobactérias crescem demais. In: Research interests.
Macário I., Macário I.E., Nunes M.I., Nunes M.I., Gonçalves F., Gonçalves F., Castro B., Castro B.B., de Figueiredo D.R., de Figueiredo D. (2013) Proposta de uma metodologia de monitorização faseada para deteção de blooms de cianobactérias. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.a.n.i.e.l.a. .R., Saraiva P., Melo M.a.r.i.a. .T. .C., Oliveira J., Gonçalves A.M.M., Reboleira A.n.a. .S. .P. .S., Abrantes N.e.l.s.o.n. Bacterial diversity as a tracker to assess connections and pollution impacts through the aquifer of Estremenho karst massif. In: Research interests.
Gonçalves A.C., de Figueiredo D., Pereira R., Gonçalves F., Marques S.M. (2014) Differential diversity between skin microbiota of green frogs (Pelophylax perezi) from a polluted and a reference site. In: Research interests.
Macário I.P.E., Castro B.B., Nunes M.I., Antunes S.C., Pizarro C., Coelho C., Gonçalves F., de Figueiredo D.R. (2014) New insights for the establishment of phycocyanin concentration thresholds considering inter-specific variability from bloom-forming cyanobacteria. In: Research interests. Xvii Congress Of The Iberian Association Of Limnology, Santander, Spain.
Macário I.P.E., Castro B.B., Nunes M.I., Pizarro C., Coelho C., Gonçalves F., de Figueiredo D.R. (2014) Stepwise strategy proposal for monitoring toxic cyanobacterial blooms: validation with field data from Portuguese water bodies. In: Research interests. Xvii Congress Of The Iberian Association Of Limnology, Santander, Spain.
Reboleira A.S.P.S., Gonçalves A.M., Rosa I., de Figueiredo D., Bessa M., Gonçalves F, Abrantes N. (2014) An ecotoxicological approach to the assessment of environmental quality in karst aquifer. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Gonçalves A.M.M, Saraiva P., Macário I., Oliveira I., Neto J., Marques J.C., Gonçalves F. (2014) Unravelling the microplanktonic communities’ diversity at Mondego estuary through metagenomics. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R., Cleary D., Saraiva P., Gomes N., Gonçalves A.M.M., Reboleira A.S., Gonçalves F., Oliveira J., Condesso de Melo M.T., Abrantes N. (2014) Metagenomic overview of bacterioplankton diversity from Estremenho karst massif aquifer (Portugal). In: Research interests.
De Figueiredo, D.R., Galhano, V.M., Gomes-Laranjo, J.C., Peixoto, F.M., Alves, A., Pereira, M.J., Correia, A. (2008) Molecular characterization of cyanobacterial diazotrophic strains from Portuguese shallow water bodies. In: Research interests.
Galhano, V.M., De Figueiredo, D.R., Pereira, M.J., Correia, A., Santos, H.R., Gomes-Laranjo, J.C., Peixoto, F.M. (2009) Polyphasic evaluation of potential toxic cyanobacterial strains from Portuguese shallow water bodies. In: Research interests.
de Figueiredo D.R. (2015) Disseminação Científica e Educação Ambiental – unidas para a adaptação às alterações climáticas através da promoção da Ciência Participativa. In: Research interests.
Abrantes N., Reboleira A.S.P.S., Gonçalves A.M.M., Figueiredo D., Bessa M., Gonçalves F. (2015) Avaliação do impacto da contaminação de águas subterrâneas – Projecto KARSTRISK. In: Research interests. 6 Congresso Nacional De Espeleologia.
de Figueiredo D.R. (2015) Ciência, arte e media – a conjugação perfeita para fazer passar a mensagem científica?. In: Research interests.
Other Publications (1)
de Figueiredo D.R. , Pereira M.J., Correia A. (2006) A importância da abordagem pluridisciplinar na compreensão da dinâmica dos ecossistemas – caso dos blooms cianobacterianos. Proceedings of 5º Congresso Ibérico sobre Gestão e Planeamento da Água, 4 a 8 de Dezembro, Faro, Portugal. (em CD-ROM). In: Research interests.

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