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Andreia do Carmo Martins Rodrigues

Andreia do Carmo Martins Rodrigues

Assistant Researcher

  • Author Name : Rodrigues A.C.M.

  • Researcher ID: C-4539-2015
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-9839-6290
  • Ciencia ID: 8F1D-0B04-9014
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AI=C-4539-2015; AU=(Rodrigues ACM) and AD=(Aveiro OR Naples); Scopus Author ID: 56053301700

Research interests

Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Marine and freshwater systems / Biotic and abiotic stressors, pesticides, metals, etc. / Fish, Aquatic invertebrates, Food webs / Invasive species / Bioaccumulation / Climate changes

Biochemical, physiological and behavioral biomarkers

Nutrition in aquaculture

Biosensors / Food Safety

Academic degrees

2017 - PhD in Biology, expertise in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Biology, splitted between IDAEA-CSIC (Barcelona, Spain) and Department of Biology (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
2011 - MSc in Applied Biology, expertise in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2009 - Graduation in Biology, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Scientific activities

March 2022 - March 2023 - Researcher into the project "DepurD - Monitoring and Decontamination Systems for the Sustainable Exploitation of Bivalve Molluscs on the Portuguese Coast", University of Aveiro, Portugal
March 2021 - January 2022 - Researcher at the Institute of Protein Biochemistry and Cell Biology, National Research Council of Italy (IBBC-CNR) Naples, Italy. Fellowship: EFSA European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship Programme 2020 (EFSA/NS/EUFORA/2020) grant agreement no. GP/EFSA/ENCO/2018/05. Project: Monitoring of pesticide amount in fruit and vegetables by a fluorescence−based sensor
Sept 2020 - February 2021 - Researcher into the project "GOGOFROG: Alternative methods to animal experimentation for amphibian risk assessment: cell lines and spermatozoa", University of Aveiro, Portugal
Mar 2018 to Mar 2020 - Research fellow in the project "BioDepura - Development of methodologies for depuration of bivalve mollusks suitable to the physiological requirements of each species", University of Aveiro, Portugal
Sept 2018 - Lecturer at the advanced course "Community-based aquaculturea path to sustainable development", Department of Biology, UA
Mar 2018 - Lecturer at the workshop "Research at Ecomare" (, Department of Biology and CESAM, UA
2017 - Research technician in the project "ALISSA - Healthy and sustainable food for aquaculture fish", UA, Portugal
2015 to date - Reviewer (
Sep - Dec 2010 - Research activity at Laboratory of Marine Ecotoxicology (LABOMAR), Instituto de Ciências do Mar, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza (Brazil)
July 2010 and 2011 - Scientific monitor at "Academia de Verão", Department of Biology, UA, Portugal


Jan 2012 – Dez 2015 - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT PhD grant (SFRH/BD/79424/2011)
Jul - Oct 2009 - Santander Scholarship Programme, Internship at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Oct 2008 - Jun 2009 - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT BII/C2008/CESAM-UA/Biologia



Can I eat this fish? - Dietary recommendations to reduce the mercury risk exposure See more

Modelling mercury remobilization and transport in Ria de Aveiro: Effects of Climate Change, extreme and dredging events See more

DepurD - Monitoring and decontamination systems for the sustainable exploitation of bivalve molluscs on the Portuguese coast See more

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

BioDepura - Development of methodologies for depuration of bivalve molluscs suitable to the physiological requirements of each species See more

ALISSA - Healthy and sustainable food for aquaculture fish See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Co-supervisor): Sílvia Fabíola Saraiva Pires (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Pedro Miguel da Silva Soares Pinto de Seabra (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Miguel Bruno Félix Colaço (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): José Diogo dos Santos Gomes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Pedro Jorge Salgueiro Pereira Agostinho (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sara de Ornelas Nobre Carraça (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sílvia Fabíola Saraiva Pires (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Jamen Júlio Ali Mussa (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Luísa Alves Inácio (not a CESAM member)

Licenciatura (Co-supervisor): Beatriz Correia (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa Aplicada (Co-supervisor): João Pedro Vanzeler de Sousa Caires (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Daniel Almeida Matos (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Cátia Filipa de Sousa Azevedo (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Daniela Galvão (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Co-supervisor): Júlia Gomes (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Sílvia Fabíola Saraiva Pires (CESAM member)

Call for papers in a Special Issue

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Guest Editors  Dr. Andreia C M Rodrigues and Dr. Maria Donas-Bôtto Bordalo would like to invite you to contribute with your work to a special issue entitled Combined effects of Climate Change and Emerging Chemicals on Ecosystems. Manuscripts can be submitted until the 31 December 2022.

Workshops & other Formations

- CAL-AQUA – Laboratory Aquatic Organisms Sciences, organized by CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, 7 – 11 May 2018 (41 hours, the programme of the cours follows the guidelines of DGVA, Portugal and FELASA in education and training of persons working with laboratory animals – Functions a), c) and d))

- Sharing Best Practice in Marine Conservation. By Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and CIIMAR. CIIMAR, Porto, Portugal, 22 January 2018.

- Workshop Chemical Risk Assessment: Stoffenmanager crash course cases Portugal; in Europeanseminar Chemical Risk Assessment - REACH and CLP. UA, 27-28 November 2017

- Advanced course on Biomarkers in Ecotoxicology: user-friendly approach, Department of Biology, UA, 5-9 June 2017

- Short course on "Statistical methods in ecotoxicology using R". by Christian Ritz, Jens C. Streibig, Signed M. Jensen, and Elise Billoir. In Brussels, Belgium, 07 May 2017

- Advanced course on Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data, Department of Biology, UA, 26-30 January 2015 (40 hours)

- Workshop on Effects of salinization in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, Department of Biology and CESAM, UA. 22th July 2014

- Advanced course on Scientific communication, Department of Biology, UA. 11-14 June 2013 (40 hours)

- Advanced course on Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) for Ecology, University of Coimbra, 25-29 March 2013 (35 hours)

- Advanced course on Ecotoxicology of amphibians and reptiles: from theory to practice, Department of Biology, UA. 4-8 April 2011 (40 hours)

- Advanced course on Nanoparticle Fate Assessment and Toxocity in the Environment - Nanofate, UA. 20-22 January 2011 (40 hours)

- Advanced course on Topics on environmental mixture toxicity, Department of Biology, UA. 6-10 September 2010 (40 hours)

Organization of Scientific Events

Symposium "Water access matters, engaging everyone". Event to celebrate the World Water Day, with the official support of UN-Water, (2019/03/22 - 2019/03/22, UA)

Organizing comittee of IV Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Pós-Graduação de Ciência Biológicas, 30th March-2nd April 2015, University of Aveiro (

Personal Skills & Competences

- Mother language: Portuguese
- Other (oral/written): English (very good/very good), French (fair/poor), Spanish (good/poor)
- Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- Other programs: Minitab 16, IBM SPSS Statistics, SigmaPlot 10.0, Graphpad Prism 7.0, Mendeley, EndNote X1.0

Participation in research projects

PTDC/AAC-AMB/119433/2010 IDEAL - Insecticides, DEtritivores and ALiens: Combined effects of invasive species and insecticides along detritus based stream food webs.

CAPES- FCT 240/09 Contaminação Ambiental por Poluentes Orgânicos Persistentes (POPs) e
Disruptores endócrinos: Estudo comparativo entre dois ecossistemas de transição, Ria de Aveiro (Portugal) e Bacia do Rio Ceará (Brasil), utilizando biomarcadores.

PTDC/MAR/64729/2006 Disruptores Endócrinos e Poluentes orgânicos persistentes (POPs). Estudo Comparativo entre dois ecossistemas de transição: a Ria de Aveiro e a Laguna de Términos"

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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