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Isabel M. Lopes

Isabel M. Lopes

Auxiliary researcher


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  • ORCID: 0000-0002-9325-0329
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Lopes I and Ribeiro R or Lopes IMCA or Lopes I and Soares AMVM or Lopes I and Pereira R) AND AD=(Aveiro or Coimbra)


Research interests

Ecology; Aquatic Ecotoxicology; Ecological Risk Assessment; Ecophysiology; Evolutionary Toxicology

Academic degrees

2003 - Ph.D. on Biological Sciences, at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), with Laud and Distinction, consensually.
1998 - MSc on Ecology, at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), with Very Good, consensually.
1993 - Degree in Biology, at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), with Good with Distinction.

Scientific activities

2019 - present Invited scientist, Departamento de Biologia, CESAM (Investigador FCT)
2014 - 2018 Principal Researcher, Departamento de Biologia, CESAM (Investigador FCT)
2007 - 2013 - Assistant Researcher, Departamento de Biologia, CESAM (Ciência 2007)

Publications

Projects

SOPRO - Chemical and toxicological SOurce PROfiling of particulate matter in urban air See more

GOGOFROG: Alternative methods to animal experimentation for amphibian risk assessment: cell lines and spermatozoa See more

SALTFREE II - Salinisation of coastal ecosystems due to climate change: validating safety levels to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services See more

AQUAFIRE - Integrated assessment of wildfires impacts to aquatic ecosystems and human health See more

AQUACROSS - Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies See more

FENOMENO–Fate and effect of wastewater-borne manufactured nanomaterials in aquatic ecosystems See more

SYNCHRONY - SYNergies between industry and sCientific ResearcH fOr a sustainable development of NanotechnologY See more

Generosi - CONtaminant-driven GENEtic ERosion: consequences on the viability of Amphibia populations See more

ReaLISE – Derivation of Risk LImits for the Protection of Soil Ecossystem from emerging compounds See more

LAGOONS - Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change See more

SALTFREE - Prediction of salinisation effects on coastal freshwater and soil ecosystems due to climate changes See more

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

AMPHIBIA: How will climate changes influence the viability of amphibian populations already stressed with anthropogenic contamination See more

EcotoxTools: Ecotoxicological tools for assessing agriculture associated environmental risks in Southern Europe big man-made freshwater reservoirs. See more

FRAMEFFECTIVE – Can bioassays be cost-effectively integrated in a predictive model approach for rivers in compliance with the Water Framework Directive? See more

SEPMERCURY - Sequential extraction methods for assessing the origin, mobility and toxicity of mercury from contaminated solid See more

MIDGE - MIcroevolutionary Dynamics and Genetic Erosion in pollution-affected Chironomus populations See more

Global climate change and pollution: a synergy designed for disaster? See more

Development of methods for the bioaccunulation of metals by endophytic bacteria See more

ARENA - Integrated ecological risk assessment of nanomaterials in temperate and tropical ecosystems See more

Remediation Processes in uranium and other mining areas See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Antonieta Gabriel (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Nuno Faria da Costa (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Carlos Filipe Carvalho Pinheiro (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sara Costa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ariana Borges Moutinho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Bárbara Rosa da Fonseca Santos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Luis Vieira leitão (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Cátia Alexandra Ribeiro Venâncio (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Rita Marisa Gomes Jordão (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Catarina Costa Marado (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Liliana Sofia Luis Saro (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Emanuele Fasola (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Cátia Alexandra Ribeiro Venâncio (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sara Daniela Azevedo Costa (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Bruno Rafael Rabelo Costa (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Cátia Alexandra Ribeiro Venâncio (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Toni Pablo Souto Galindo (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Graziela Chagas (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Iram Mohmood (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Verónica Inês Jesus Oliveira Nogueira (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Maria Benedicta Agostinho Donas-Bôtto Bordalo e Sá (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Anabela Marques Simões Casaleiro (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Catarina Soares Gavina (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Raquel Aparecida Mendes Lima (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Iram Mohmood (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Matilde Maria Moreira dos Santos (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Luciana Sarabando da Rocha (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Enrique García Muñoz (ex-CESAM member)

National research projects

2010-2011: Functional and molecular characterization of Daphnia longevity genes. Project funded by IPATIMUP. Coordination: Raquel Silva, IPATIMUP.



2009-2010: STOPCYANIDE-Detection of coralreef fish caught with cyanide-a new strategy to eradicate destructive fishing. project funded by CESAM, Univ. Aveiro. Coordination: Ricardo Calado, CESAM & Dept. of Biology, Univ. Aveiro.



2006-2009: ATRAZINEBIOEM-Strategies to accelerate atrazine biodegradation in contaminated soils, waters, or sediements and assessment of the ecotoxicity of this herbicide and its metabolite. Coordination: Arsénio Fialho, IST, Univ. Técnica de Lisboa. Project funded by Foundation for Science and Technology (Ref. PPCDT/AMB/56039/2004).

Organization of workshops

Workshop Contaminant-driven genetic erosion in the skin microbiome of frogs, University of Coimbra and University of Aveiro, 25th September, 2015.


Workshop Effects of salinisation in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 22nd July, 2014.


Workshop Biodiversity facing environmental changes, Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 14 de Abril 2010. 

Oral Platforms

Lopes I. (2012) Efeitos de contaminação química na diversidade genética de populações naturais. 2º Workshop: A Biodiversidade perante as alterações ambientais. June 29, University of Lisbon, Portugal.


Lopes I. (2011) Toxicologica Evolutiva: uma caso de estudo. Ciclo de Palestras Queres Descobrir o que é Ecotoxiclogia? Departamento de Biologia da Univeisrdade de Aveiro, 30 de Novembro.


Marques C.R., Mistiri A., Rodrigues C., Santos C., Pinheiro J., Bouguerra S., Lopes I., Santos B., Pinto G., Haddioui A., Ksibi M., GGonçalves F., Gomes N.C.M, Mendo S., Römbke J., Sousa J.P., Pereira R. (2011) Towards the phytoremediation of mining explorations - a NATO SfP project. 21st SETAC Europe Annual Meeting. May 15-19, Milan, Italy.
Lopes I., D.J. Baird, A.M.V.M. Soares. (2010). Effects of toxic substances on the gene pool of natural populations: why the use of neutral markers leads to underestimation of risk. 20th SETAC-Europe Annual Meeting, Sevilha, Espanha.
Galindo T.P.S., R. Pereira, D. Rodrigues, T.A.P. Rocha Santos, A.C. Duarte, A.C. Freitas, F. Antunes, A.M.V.M. Soares, F. Gonçalves, E.M. da Silva, I. Lopes. (2010). Toxicity assessment of organic and inorganic nanomaterials to four species of white-rot fungi. XI Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia, Bombinhas, SC, Brasil.
Lopes, I.; N. Martins, M. Moreira-Santos, D.J. Baird, A.M.V.M. Soares, R. Ribeiro. (2009) Impacts of mining activities on adjacent aquatic communities: a case study at southeast Portugal. ISTA-14th International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment, Metz, France.
Lopes, I.; L. Saro, C. Chastinet, S. Pinto, M. Moreira-Santos, E.M. da Silva, & R. Ribeiro (2008) Re-colonisation by cladocerans of an acidic tropical pond. SeaSink2008, Porto, Portugal.
Chelinho, S.; I. Lopes, T. Natal-da-Luz, X. Domene, A. Andrade, E. Espíndola, R. Ribeiro, & J.P. Sousa (2008) Integrated ecological risk assessment of pesticides in tropical ecosystems: a case study with carbofuran in Brazil, 18th SETAC Europe Meeting, Warsaw, Poland.
Lopes, I.; R. Ribeiro & A.M.V.M. Soares (2008) Microevolution due to Polution. VII Simpósio dos Alunos de Pós-Graduação DEBIO, Universidade de Aveiro.
Lopes, I., & R. Ribeiro (2007) Microevolução devida a poluição antrópica. Palestra proferida na Universidade Federal da Bahia (Salvador, Brasil) por convite do Professor Doutor Eduardo mendes da Silva.
Viegas, C.A.; D. Lima, S. Chelinho, M. Moreira-Santos, C. Silva, I. Lopes, V. Paula, R. Ribeiro, J.P. Sousa, & A.M. Fialho (2007) Scale up of a cleanup tool for atrazine contaminated soils based on Pseudomonas sp. ADP: atrazine biodegradation and ecotoxicological impact. Micro'07-Biotec'07-XXXIII JPG Congress, Braga, Portugal.
Lopes, I. (2006) Variabilidade inter e intrapopulacional na tolerância a metais por cladóceros. Palestra proferida na Universidade Federal de São Carlos (São Carlos, Brasil) por convite da Professora Doutora Graça.
Lopes, I. (2006) Variabilidade inter e intrapopulacional na tolerância a metais por cladóceros. Palestra proferida na Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Campus de Limeira, Brasil) por convite do Professor Doutor Abílio Neto.
Lopes, I.; L. Saro, C. Chastinet, S. Pinho, E.M. da Silva, & R. Ribeiro (2006), Cladocera Re-colonisation of an Acidic Tropical Pond: a Microcosm Experiment.
Saro, L.; I. Lopes, C. Chastinet, S. Pinho, E.M. da Silva & R. Ribeiro (2006). Re-colonisation by cladocerans of an acidic tropical pond. XVI Annual Meeting of SETAC-Europe (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry), The Hague, Holanda.
Lopes, I.; M. Moreira-Santos, J. Rendón-von Osten, A.L. Fonseca, S.M. Moreira, J.P. Sousa, E.M. da Silva, L. Guilhermino, A.M.V.M. Soares & R. Ribeiro (2005), In situ toxicity assays in tropical aquatic systems. X Congresso Brasileiro de Limnologia, Ilhéus, Bahia, Brasil (resumo não numerado).
Ribeiro, R.; M.J. Ferreira, I. Lopes, A.M.M. Pereira, O. Sobral & F. Gonçalves (1997). IN SITU - Trabalhos de Campo em Ecologia Animal. II Encontro Nacional de Ecologia, Coimbra, O159.
Ribeiro, R.; M.H. Canteiro, J. Correia, I. Lopes, A. Pereira, R. Pires, F. Gonçalves & A.M.V.M. Soares (1995). Biodiversidade sob stress químico na mina de S. Domingos - um caso ideal de estudo e laboratório natural de ensaio. I Congresso Ibérico sobre Contaminação e Toxicologia Ambiental, Coimbra, C-21.
Lopes, I.; R. Ribeiro, F. Gonçalves & A.M.V.M. Soares (1995). Acid mine drainage: a novel bioassay to discriminate the ecotoxicity due to pH and heavy metals. V SETAC-Europe (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Congress, Copenhagen, Dinamarca, O-54.

Theses

2002 – “Among and Within-Population Variability of Metal Tolerance by Cladocerans”. PhD Thesis (Ecology) presented to the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.
1998 – “An Ecotoxicological Study on Acid Mine Frainage from Curpic Pyrites”. MSc Thesis (Ecology), presented to the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.

Research Areas

Ecotoxicological Assessment in Aquatic Ecosystems; Development of Ecotoxicological Tools for Ecological Risk Assessment; Adaptation to Chemical Contamination by Natural Populations; Microevolution due to Pollution; 


 

Member of the Scientific Pool advisors on Risk Assessment from the European Comission

EU Official Journal (OJL 49, 20.02.2009)

Academic Degrees

2003 - Ph.D. on Biological Sciences, at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), with Laud and Distinction, consensually.
1998 - MSc on Ecology, at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), with Very Good, consensually.
1993 - Degree in Biology, at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), with Good with Distinction.

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