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Valentina Costa

Valentina Costa

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


  • Researcher ID: A-8319-2015
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-1513-0284
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(COSTA V*) AND OG=(UNIVERSITY OF PALERMO) AND (SU==(ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ECOLOGY OR TOXICOLOGY OR MARINE FRESHWATER BIOLOGY) OR WC==(Multidisciplinary Sciences))
  • Title: Recuperação e conservação da biodiversidade de pradarias marinhas e macrofauna bentónica associada, na Ria de Aveiro Supervisor: Ana Isabel Sousa and Ana Isabel Lillebo Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: Programa Operacional MAR2020, FEAMP - Fundo Europeu dos Assuntos Marítimos e das Pescas, União Europeia e Portugal 2020 Grant reference: BPD/CESAM/0037_2019/MAR-01.04.02-FEAMP-0020 Start date: 2019-07-01 End date: 2019-12-31


Research interests

- Ecology of seagrass meadows (Posidonia oceanica, Zostera spp.)
- Stable Isotope Ecology
- Statistics applied to ecology studies
- New technologies

Academic degrees

2013 - PhD in "Ecology", University of Parma, Italy
2009 - MSc in "Marine Biological Resources", University of Palermo, Italy
2007 - Bachelor degree in "Biology" (Aquatic Ecology), University of Palermo, Italy

Scientific activities

- July-December 2019, Post-doc Research Fellowship (BPD/CESAM/0037_2019/MAR-01.04.02-FEAMP-0020), Project “BIOPRADARIA", CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
- October 2018 - June 2019, MSc Research Fellowship (BI/UI88/8302/2018), Project “BIOPRADARIA", CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
- July-August 2018, Research Assistant, Project “Marine Strategy”, CoNISMa, Palermo, Italy
- March-May 2018, Visiting Researcher, Project “Zostera noltei detritus as a Blue Carbon source in the Étang de Thau (France)”, Marbec Laboratory, University of Montpellier, France
- September 2017, Expert in “Common Indicators related to Habitats”, SPA/RAC, Samos Island, Greece
- June-October 2017, Scientific Supervisor, Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation, Samos Island, Greece
- December 2016, Participating Researcher, R/V “Minerva Uno”, Project “Marine Strategy – Mar Adriatico”, CoNISMa, Palermo, Italy
- July-November 2016, Post-doctoral Researcher, Project “Responses of benthic and fish community associated to Posidonia oceanica after restoration activity”, University of Palermo, Italy
- July 2014-July 2016, Post-doctoral Researcher, “Test of growth of echinoderms with formulated feed and its evaluation of environmental sustainability”, University of Palermo, Italy
- December 2012-June 2013, Visiting Researcher, Project “Analysis of the ocean acidification effects on the decomposition dynamic of seagrass detritus” GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
- November 2011-June 2012, Research fellowhip, Project “Analysis of the ocean acidification effects on the decomposition dynamic of seagrass detritus”, CoNISMa, Palermo, Italy
- February 2011, Research fellowhip, Project MEDSEA “European Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate”, University of Palermo, Italy
- January 2011-January 2012, Researcher, Project "Sabellaria alveolata (Anellida Polychaeta) biocostructions as natural structures for the coastal protection from erosion", University of Palermo, Italy
- September 2010-August 2011, Research Fellowship, Project “Evaluation of trophic processes in natural marine-coastal area and in aquaculture systems: analysis of organic matter transfer in trophic net and evaluation of decomposition rates”, C.I.S.A.C., Palermo (Italy)
- June 2009, Research Fellowship, Project MATTM CountDown_Posidonia “Posidonia oceanica meadow (codice habitat 1120) of the Maddalena Archipelago as potential atmospheric CO2 sink”, CoNISMa, Palermo, Italy
- October 2007, February-March 2009, Research fellowhip, Project MIPAF BYCATCH II “Evaluation of biological resources", CoNISMa, Palermo, Italy
- June 2007, Research Fellowship, Project “Strengthening and developing of guidelines to assess the environmental effects of aquaculture by floating cages in the Gulf of Castellammare", CoNISMa, Palermo, Italy

Publications

Projects

BioPradaRia - Restoration, management and conservation of biodiversity and biological resources associated with Ria de Aveiro seagrass ecosystems See more

C-GRASS – Seagrass meadows: Blue carbon spatio-temporal changes at Murtosa region (Ria de Aveiro) See more

Scientific Supervision


CESAM Funding: