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Anabela Cachada

Anabela Cachada

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Research Group: Environ. Processes & Pollutants
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Author=(Cachada A); ResearcherID = A-9557-2009
  • Title: Development of a framework to assess the environmental quality of vineyard soils Supervisor: Doutora Ruth Pereira; Professor Doutor Armando da Costa Duarte; Doutora Sónia Mendo Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/100429/2014 Start date: 2015-09-01 End date: 2019-01-31

Research interests

Academic degrees

Scientific activities




In progress (1)
ReACT - Risk assessment in Fildes Peninsula: improving knowledge towards environmental protection ACTions in the Antarctica See more

Concluded (5)
ChemREs – Chemical Composition of Rainwater in Estarreja: identification of major contaminants (organics and inorganics), source assessment and evaluation of implications for the environment and humans See more

Transfer of organic matter at the continent-ocean interface: research in two aquatic systems from tropical and temperate areas based on molecular and isotopic markers (TransIMO) See more

Assessment of the presence and distribution of hazardous substances in sediments and waters of Mediterranean temporary rivers: case of Sebou basin See more

ORQUE SUDOE - Research Centre for Environmental Quality in Southwest Europe See more

SOLURB - Development of methodologies for the assessment of environmental quality in urban soils See more

Scientific Supervision

In progress (0)
Concluded (1)
Master (Main Supervisor): Tiago Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Peer review referee work

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (2013); Chemosphere (2010; 2014x2; 2015); Chromatographia (2015); Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (2015x2); Environmental Forensics Journal (2012); Environmental Geology (2009); Environmental Geochemistry and Health (2012x3; 2013; 2015); Environmental Health (2013); Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2012;2013x2; 2014); Environmental Pollution (2012; 2014x2; 2015x2); Environmental Science & Technology (2015); Environmental Technology & Innovation (2015); Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2014); Fresenius Environmental Bulletin (2013); International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (2014); Journal of Hazardous Materials (2009; 2012;2013); Pedosphere (2015x2); Science of the Total Environment (2011, 2013x4; 2014x2; 2015).

Colaboration in Projects

2011-2014: DVINE (PTDC/CTE-GIX/112821/2009) - The Douro vineyards, World Heritage Patrimony: Assessing the impact of an ancient activity in the quality of sediment and water in the Douro

2008-2011: URBSOIL-LISBON (PTDC/CTE-GEX/68523/2006) - Geochemical survey of Lisbon urban soils: a baseline for future human health studies.

2005-2006: SWIFT-WFD (SSPI-CT-2003-502492) - Screening methods for water data Information in support of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. FP6 EU Project.

2003-2004: INSAAR - Inventário Nacional de Sistemas de Abastecimento de Água e de Águas Residuais.

2003-2004: URBSOIL (EVK4-CT-2001-00053) – Urban Soils as a Source and Sink for Pollution: Towards a Common European Methodology for the Evaluation of their Environmental Quality as a Tool for Sustainable Resource Management. FP5 EU research project.

Main research interests

  • Environmental and analytical chemistry; 

  • Geochemistry of urban soils; 

  • Risk assessment of contaminated soils;

  • Development of methododologies for the determination of organic contaminants in different environmental matrixes; 

  • Development and validation of methodologies for the assessment of bioavailability and bioacessibility of organic contaminants.


2014 - PhD in Chemistry,  University of Aveiro, Portugal 

2007 - Master in Geochemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal 

2001 - Graduation in Environmental Engineering and of the Natural Resources, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal.

Current situation

Postdoc grant; Funding: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT); Reference: SFRH/BPD/100429/2014; Start date: 01/09/2015; Duration: 72 months

CESAM Funding: