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Ana Hilário

Ana Hilário

Assistant Researcher


  • Researcher ID: C-1260-2008
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-8287-1528
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine & Estuarine Ecology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Hilario A) and AD=(Aveiro OR Southampton)


Research interests

Ecology of deep-sea ecosystems, particularly chemosynthesis-based ecosystems (hydrothermal vents, cold seeps and whale falls);
Life-story traits and reproductive ecology of deep-sea invertebrates;
Population connectivity in deep-sea ecosystems and its implications for biogeography and conservation;
Evolution, phylogeny and taxonomy of deep-sea invertebrates, in particular polychaetes of the family Siboglinidae.

Academic degrees

2005: PhD in Ocean and Earth Science. National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK.
2001: First degree in Aquatic Sciences. Institute for Biomedical Science Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Portugal.

Scientific activities

Jul 2018 – Present: Assistant Researcher (CESAM - UID/AMB/50017/2019). Department of Biology and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Jan 2017 – Jun 2018: Post-doctoral researcher (CESAM - BPD/UI88/5805/2017). Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Sep 2012 – Dec 2016: Assistant Researcher (FCT - C2008/CESAM/EMM01). Department of Biology and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Feb 2012 – Aug 2012: Post-doctoral researcher (FCT - SFRH/BPD/76084/2011). Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Feb 2006 – Jan 2012: Post-doctoral researcher (FCT - SFRH/BPD/22383/2005). Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Feb 2002 – Nov 2005: PhD student at National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK.

Publications

Projects

HACON - Hot vents in an ice-covered ocean: the role of the Arctic as a connectivity pathway between ocean basins See more

MiningImpact2 - Environmental impacts and risks of deep-sea mining See more

REDEEM - Resilience of anthozoan corals to deep-sea mining, an holobiontic approach See more

EMSO-PT - European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory - Portugal See more

PES - Pockmarks and fluid seepage in the Estremadura Spur: implications for regional geology, biology, and petroleum systems See more

LO3CAted - Larval Occurrences in Open Ocean: Connectivity studies in the East Atlantic and West Mediterranean See more

JPI Oceans - Ecological aspects of deep-sea mining (JPIO-Mining Impact) See more

CARCACE - Colonization of mAmmal caRCasses in the deep Atlantic ocEan See more

SWIMGLO - The Gloria-SWIM plate boundary Faults connection and its importance on the propagation of tectonic deformation and deep See more

HERMIONE - Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man’s Impact on European Seas See more

LusoMarBol -Integrating molecular approaches into marine biodiversity research in Portugal: implementing DNA barcoding and investigating phylogeographic patterns See more

CHEMECO - Monitoring colonisation processes in chemosynthetic ecosystems See more

HERMES - Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Inês Ferreira Guedes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Raquel Pinho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Raquel Aguiar (not a CESAM member)

Bolsa de Investigação Científica (Main Supervisor): Ana Raquel Marçal (CESAM member)

Bolsa de Investigação Científica (Main Supervisor): Luciana Génio (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Iça Barri (not a CESAM member)

Participation in scientific networks

INDEEP: International network for scientific investigation of deep-sea ecosystems
Co-lead of the working group "Population Connectivity"
http://www.indeep-project.org&.....


DOSI: Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative
Co-lead of the working group "Decade of Deep-Ocean Science"
http://www.dosi-project.org

Field experience in oceanographic vessels


2019. RV Sonne with ROV Kiel 6000. Clarion-Clipperton fracture zone.
2016. Polar King with ROV XLR and XLX. Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge.
2015. NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho with ROV Luso. Portuguesa Margin.
2015. RV Sonne with ROV Kiel 6000. Clarion-Clipperton fracture zone.
2013. RV Belgica with ROV Genesis. West Portuguese Margin.
2012. NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho with ROV Luso. Setubal Canyon. (Principal Investigator).
2012. RV Meteor. Gulf of Cadiz.
2011. NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho. Setubal Canyon. (Principal Investigator).
2009. RSS James Clark Ross. East Scotia Sea (Antarctica).
2009. RV Belgica with ROV Genesis. Gulf of Cadiz.
2008. TTR-17. RV Professor Logachev. Alboran Sea and Gulf of Cadiz.
2007. RV Belgica with ROV Genesis. Gulf of Cadiz.
2007. RV Western Flyer with ROV Tiburon. Monterey Canyon.
2007. RSS James Cook with ROV Isis. Gulf of Cadiz.
2006. TTR-16. RV Professor Logachev. Gulf of Cadiz.
2005. RV Atlantis with submersible Alvin. East-Pacific Rise and Pacific-Antarctic Ridge.
2005. RV Melville with ROV Jason. Lau Basin (SW Pacific)
2004 (2 cruises). RV Seaward Johnson with the submersible Jason Sea-Link. Gulf of Mexico.
2003 (2 cruises). RV Seaward Johnson with the submersible Jason Sea-Link. Gulf of Mexico.
2002. RV Seaward Johnson with the submersible Jason Sea-Link. Gulf of Mexico.
2000. TTR-10. RV Professor Logachev. Azores, Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
1999. TTR-9 (Training Through Research programme). RV Professor Logachev. Gulf of Cadiz.


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