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Joana Luísa Lourenço Estevinho Pereira

Joana Luísa Lourenço Estevinho Pereira

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Ecotoxicology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Researcher ID=A-5003-2009
  • Title: Stepping outside the standard ecotoxicological toolbox to improve the ecological risk assessment of chemicals Supervisor: Prof. Doutor Fernando José Mendes Gonçalves Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/101971/2014 Start date: 2015-06-01 End date: 2018-05-31

Other activities

TEACHING ACTIVITIES: collaboration in lecturing the courses 'Wetland Ecology', 'Biological and Molecular Evolution', 'Topics ad laboratories of Biology', 'Laboratories of Molecular and Cellular Biology', 'Integrated Natural Sciences', 'Aditional Scientific and Pedagogic Training for elementary school teachers', all in the University of Aveiro, since 2003; collaboraion in lecturing the course 'Pedagogic Inovation' (MSc in Sience Education, 2003), in the University of Coimbra; Secondary school teacher for Biology and Geology in 2001/2002 and in 2008.

ORGANISED CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS: Member of the Organizing Committee of the 10th Portuguese Conference on Polar Sciences – 25-26 October 2018, Aveiro, Portugal; Member of the Organizing Committee (head of the secretariat) of the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology – 20-24 August 2018, Aveiro, Portugal; Chairing of the session “Rational design of chemicals and pharmaceuticals and other input prevention measures towards sustainable technological development” in SETAC 25th Europe Annual Meeting – 3-7 May, Barcelona, Spain; Workshop “Freshwater invasive species: global problematic, research perspectives and sampling techniques”, 25-26 February 2015, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro; Workshop “The Asian clam and the zebra mussel in Portugal: invasion process, industrial infestation and pest management”, 23 July 2014, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra.

SCIENCE OUTREACH ACTIVITIES: collaboration in diverse activities promoted by the Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro under the scope of the programme "Academia de Verão", in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015 e 2016; collaboration in the internship «Efeitos de alterações climáticas em populações de invertebrados: uma abordagem experimental», promoted by the Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro under the scope of the programme Ocupação Científica de Jovens nas Férias (funded by Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica), in 2010.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: collaboration as a research technician in the Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology, Ecotoxicology ad Risk (Department of Biology, University of Aveiro), in 2003 and 2008.

Editorial activity and reviewing services

In 2017-2018 she was an Invited Editor for the Special Issue Emerging advances and challenges in pesticide ecotoxicology, in the Journal Ecotoxicology; since May 2014, she is a Review Editor for the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science; since July 2011, she is an Associate Editor for Pesticide Ecotoxicology for the Journal Ecotoxicology; since June 2010 she is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal CAPTar; between April 2009 and June 2010 she was an Associate Editor of the journal CAPTar.

Since Desde 2009, she has been revising manuscripts for more than 38 international journals (Reviewer profile in Publons -; for the national Journal CAPTar. 

Research Interests

Ecotoxicology; Limnology; Invasive Species Management; Environmental Education and Sciences Education

Previous grants

01/01/2009 - 31/05/2015 - Post-Doc grant by FCT ref SFRH/BPD/44733/2008

01/01/2004 - 31/12/2007 - PhD grant by FCT ref SFRH/BD/13682/2003

Academic qualification

09/05/2008 - Doctoral degree in Biology by the University of Aveiro, Portugal (Funding by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, through the scholarship with the reference SFRH/BD/13682/2003). Aproved by Unanimity

2002 - Degree in Biology - Educational branch - by the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (16/20), Portugal

Scientific Supervision

In progress (9)
Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Filipa Silva Domingues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Beatriz Lopes da Silva Dias Mano (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Libânia Queirós (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Ré (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Joana Santos (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Inês Adriana Patrunilho Efe Macário (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Sofia Cristina da Silva Oliveira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Carlos Silva (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Guilherme de Abreu Jeremias (not a CESAM member)

Concluded (23)
Master (Main Supervisor): Libânia Sofia Seixas Queirós (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Eduardo Anselmo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Guilherme de Abreu Jeremias (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Carlos Manuel Dias da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Vera Alexandra Félix da Graça Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sónia Cristina Prates Pinho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Bruno José da Silva Oliveira (ex-CESAM member)

Pesquisa - Licenciatura (Main Supervisor): Ana Catarina Santos Fernandes (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa - Licenciatura (Main Supervisor): João André Alves Barbosa (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa - Licenciatura (Main Supervisor): Bárbara Luísa Cardoso Viana (not a CESAM member)

Internship (Internal supervision) (Main Supervisor): João André Alves Barbosa (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Main Supervisor): Daniel Hernâni Cunha Rodrigues Moreira (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa (Licenciatura) (Main Supervisor): João Miguel Moreira Azinheira (not a CESAM member)

Projecto de Pesquisa (1º Ciclo - Biologia e Geologia) (Co-supervisor): Tiago Ribeiro (not a CESAM member)

Estágio (Co-supervisor): Jéssica Mota (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa - Licenciatura (Co-supervisor): João Maximiano Cunha e Silva (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa - Licenciatura (Co-supervisor): Miguel Martins (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa - Licenciatura (Co-supervisor): Ana Filipa Ferreira Nogueira (not a CESAM member)

Pesquisa - Licenciatura (Co-supervisor): Sofia Ribeiro Cotton (not a CESAM member)

Projecto de Pesquisa (1º Ciclo - Biologia) (Co-supervisor): Andreia Cristina Ferreira de Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

Projecto de Pesquisa (1º Ciclo - Biologia) (Co-supervisor): Susana Pereira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Cristiana do Carmo Duarte Mendes (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Inês Rosa (CESAM member)


In progress (7)
WinTherface - Mass exchange driven by wind and temperature in lake-wetland interfaces See more

PLANTA II- Role of salt-marsh plants in the mercury cycle under climate change scenarios: tracking the fate in light of toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic data See more

REFINECYANO - Using biorefinery to value cyanobacteria pigments See more

FIREMIX - Modelling the toxic effects of fire-related complex contaminant mixtures on benthic aquatic species See more

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

Avaliação do potencial de ensaios alternativos para a integração nas baterias de análise de risco de poluentes em sistemas lóticos See more

ToxMix - Toxicity of mixtures of alternative solvents with industrial potential See more

Concluded (8)
ReACT - Risk assessment in Fildes Peninsula: improving knowledge towards environmental protection ACTions in the Antarctica See more

Hg-PLANKTARCTIC - Unravelling interactions between phyto- and zooplankton and mercury cycling in Deception Island waters impacted by volcanic-mercury See more

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

FIRETOX -Toxic effects of wildfires on aquatic systems See more

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

KARSTRISK – Impacts of contamination on karstic groundwater ecosystems See more

CONTROLCLAM: Sustainable approaches for the CONTROL of the invasive Asian CLAM Corbicula fluminea within waterdependent plants See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more


WoS Papers (57)
Other Papers (10)
Books (0)
Book Chapter (10)
Thesis (3)
Communications (76)
Other Publications (0)

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