Caring about the future

Isabel M. Lopes

Isabel M. Lopes

Principal researcher


  • Researcher ID: C-2858-2009
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-9325-0329
  • Ciencia ID: 0C16-05A3-FB60
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • 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; Alternatives to Animal Experimentation

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

2020 - Principal researcher, Department of Biology, CESAM, University of Aveiro.
2019 - Invited scientist, Department of Biology, CESAM, University of Aveiro (Investigador FCT).
2014 - 2018: Principal Researcher, Department of Biology, CESAM, University of Aveiro (Investigador FCT).
2007 - 2013: Assistant Researcher, Department of Biology, CESAM, University of Aveiro (Ciência 2007).

Others

2019 - present: Vice-chair and Member of the Management Committee of the Cost Action COST CA18221- PERIAMAR. Pesticide Risk Assessment for amphibians and reptiles, European Commission.
2012 - present: member of the Comissão Responsável por Experimentação e Bem Estar Animal (CREBEA) do Department of Biology, CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Publications

Projects

ConBio – Contaminación en un contexto de cambio global: interacciones que amenazan la biodiversidad See more

SLEEP - Shedding light on freshwater ecosystems under environmental change and pollution See more

BESIDE - Institutional, BEhavioural, critical and adaptive economics towards SustaInable Development, management of natural capital and circular Economy See more

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

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

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

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

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 (ex-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): Carlos Filipe Carvalho Pinheiro (CESAM member)

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

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. 

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; 


CESAM Funding: