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João Pedro Martins Coelho

João Pedro Martins Coelho

Assistant Researcher


  • Researcher ID: C-1699-2008
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-1975-8308
  • Department: Biology Department
  • Research Group: Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Name: Coelho JP AND Address: Aveiro OR Coimbra


Research interests

Long Term monitoring of contaminated estuarine systems; The effect of climate changes on contaminant natural attenuation processes; Active remediation of historically contaminated systems through re-colonization with specific biotopes.

Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of contaminants, with special focus on arsenic and mercury; Contaminant Trophic Magnification Factors (TMF)

Eutrophication processes and its effects on estuarine ecosystems; Implications of eutrophic processes on the contaminant bioavailability for estuarine trophic webs.

Combined human exposure to fish and seafood contaminant mixtures: bio-accessibility, assimilation efficiency and toxicity

Academic degrees

2009 - PhD in Chemistry, University of Aveiro

2004 - MsC in Ecology, University of Coimbra

2001 - Graduation in Biology, University of Coimbra

Scientific activities

Jan 2018 - present - Contract Researcher - Project SmartBioR - Smart Valorization of Biological Marine Resources (Centro 2020)

Apr 2015-Dec 2017 - Post-Doc Grant (BPD/102870/2014)
Research within the topic Combined human exposure to fish and seafood contaminant mixtures: bio-accessibility, assimilation efficiency and toxicity

Apr 2009-Mar 2015 - Post-Doc Grant (BPD/48449/2008)
Research under the topic Arsenic bioacumulation, biomagnification and pools in estuarine trophic webs.



Seminar/Workshop organization

Speciation methods for assessing the origin, mobility and toxicity of metals in contaminated matrices - 19th October 2011, CESAM, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro.

Data analysis tools for research and development in Environmental Sciences - 29th November 2013, CESAM, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro.

Tools to monitor contaminants biotoxicity and minimize their environmental load - 23rd September 2015, CESAM, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro.

Contaminant mixtures in aquatic systems: Predicting biological impacts, developing safer nanomaterials and providing remediation solutions - 9th October 2015, CESAM, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro.

Others

2011 - Best student platform presentation Runner-up (co-autor) - “Development and validation of a thermo-desorption technique for mercury speciation in soils and sediments”, at the 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP), held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2000/2001 - FCTUC–BPI award for the highest grade achieving student in the Biology Graduation

Publications

Projects

ReMoliço - Reabilitação de zonas contaminadas da Ria de Aveiro através da recolonização com moliço See more

RemediGrass - Seagrass beds as green and blue infrastructures for ecosystem restoration See more

SmartBioR - Smart Valorization of Biological Marine Resources. See more

C-GRASS – Seagrass meadows: Blue carbon spatio-temporal changes at Murtosa region (Ria de Aveiro) See more

RemAS - Magnetic nanoparticle- and biowaste-based strategies for remediation of salt water under multi-stressor conditions (inorganic and emerging pollutants): evaluation of ecological and human risk See more

ORQUE SUDOE - Research Centre for Environmental Quality in Southwest Europe See more

Enguias na Ria de Aveiro, um ex-líbris a preservar: biologia, sanidade e pesca See more

LTER-RAVE - Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes See more

BIOCHANGED: Impact of biodiversity evenness changes in the ecosystem functioning of estuaries See more

TEAM-Miño: tools for the evaluation, classification, managment and environmental education in estuaries See more

MERCOAST - Impact of mercury on the dynamics of estuarine communities in a coastal lagoon (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). Their socio- economics implications. See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Co-supervisor): Manuel Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Tiago Miguel Marques Ereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sandra Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Maria de Jesus Perdigão (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Filipe Ferreira da Costa (not a CESAM member)

Undergraduate (Main Supervisor): Joana Moita (not a CESAM member)

Undergraduate (Main Supervisor): Filipe Tártaro (not a CESAM member)

Programa Bilateral Ciências sem Fronteiras (Brasil) (Main Supervisor): Bianca Sung Mi Kim (not a CESAM member)

Graduation Student (Main Supervisor): Jorge Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Undergraduate (Main Supervisor): Helena Junqueira (not a CESAM member)

Undergraduate Trainee (Main Supervisor): Beatriz Calviño Vázquez (not a CESAM member)

Undergraduate Trainee (Main Supervisor): Marília Olga Terra Pais (not a CESAM member)

Graduation Student (Co-supervisor): Vítor Hugo Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Rui Jorge Rodrigues Monteiro (CESAM member)


CESAM Funding: