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Teresa Cristina Pilar Fonseca

Teresa Cristina Pilar Fonseca

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


  • Researcher ID: Q-5048-2019
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-7039-7435
  • Ciencia ID: 2A1A-8474-91E4
  • Department: Department of Planning and Environment
  • Research Group: Coastal Zone Planning & Manag.
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Tereza Fonseca OR Pilar-Fonseca or T. Fonseca
  • Title: Supervisor: Cristina B. Pita Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia; FEDER - Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional Grant reference: BPD/LESSisMORE POCI2020/2019 Start date: 2019-10-01 End date: 2021-05-31


Research interests

Fisheries
Fishing selectivity
Landing obligation (Common Fisheries Policy)
Fleet dynamics
Marine spatial planning
Marine conservation
Small-scale fisheries

Academic degrees

2013 | PhD in Marine, Earth and Environmental Science ("Avaliação e Gestão de Recursos"), University of the Algarve

2003 | "Licenciatura" (four year degree) in Marine Biology and fisheries, University of the Algarve

Additional training
September 2004 - October 2006 |"Curso de Pós-Graduação em Estatística Aplicada à Biologia e Ciências da Saúde", Departamento de Estatística e Investigação Operacional, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa.
February 2011 | Post-graduate Advance course "Curso em Sistemas de Informação Geográfica Aplicados às Ciências da Terra", Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa.

Scientific activities

Since April 2019, Research fellowship of the project "LESSisMORE - LESS discards and LESS fishing effort for BETTER efficiency on the small-scale fisheries" at the University of Aveiro.

Novembro 2013 - Junho 2015. Technical coordinator of the project SIMBAD ("Selecção no Mar por uma Redução das Rejeições") with the South Western Waters Advisory Council (SWWAC)
January 2009 – December 2012. PhD with the University of the Algarve and IPMA, financed by FCT (FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia").
November 2007 – December 2008. Biologist. Scientific research fellowship ("Bolsa de Investigação Científica, Nível 3"). Projeto LIFE BIOMARES, “Restoration and Management of Biodiversity in the Marine Park Site Arrábida-Espichel”.
May 2004 – October 2007. Biologist. Scientific research fellowship ("Bolsa de Investigação Científica, Nível 3") of the Project “Tecnologias da pesca”, at the DTPP ("Departamento de Tecnologia da Pesca e Prospecção"), INIAP/L-IPIMAR ("Laboratório de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar", currently known as IPMA), Lisbon.
July 2001 – June 2002; June – September 2002. Fishery port-based sampling. Fellowship ("Bolsa de Apoio técnico, Nível 2”). Project “Programa Nacional de Recolha de Dados da Pesca” and "SAMFISH" (“Improving SAMpling of Western and Southern European Atlantic FISHeries). IPIMAR, CRIPSul ("Centro Regional de Investigação Pesqueiro do Sul"), Olhão, Portugal.

PARTICIPATION IN VARIOUS RESEARCH CAMPAIGNS AT SEA, including
- project MINOUW (“Science, Technology and Society Initiative to Minimise Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries” in August 2018) with the University of Algarve,
- project IMPACT (18-25 Setember 2012, onboard Spanish research vessel “Garcia del Cid”, to study impact of trawling in deep sea, coordinated by CCMAR, UAlg) with IPMA;
- project MARE ("Tecnologias da Pesca"), NECESSITY (November 2004, October 2005 and November 2005, Agosto, 2006; onboard fishing vessels), BIOMARES (July 2008) and project SURVIVAL - POCTI/MAR/59366/2004 (funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT) with IPMA.

Others

Additional Professional experience
Marçh 2016 – September 2017, "Técnica Superior" for Portuguese environmental non-governmental Organization ("Quercus - Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza"). Continued collaboration (as volunteer) up to 2019. Board member of the Núcleo Regional do Algarve.
October 2002 – March 2003; August 2003 – November 2003. Fishery observer (European). MacAlister Elliott and Partners (MEP), United Kingdom.

Publications

Projects

LESSisMORE - LESS discards and LESS fishing effort for BETTER efficiency on the small-scale fisheries See more

CephsandChefs - Octopus, squid, cuttlefish, sustainable fisheries and chefs See more

Scientific Supervision

Memberships and collaborations. Community involvement and public engagement

Almargem - Associação de defesa do património cultural e ambiental do Algarve, member since before 2000.
Plataforma Algarve Livre de Petróleo (PALP), collaboration since 2017.
Plataforma de Organizações Não Governamentais Portuguesas sobre a Pesca (PONG-Pesca)
Liga Para a Proteção da Natureza (LPN) and group Oceans


Various outreach initiatives including: participation and organization of beach cleanups; environmental education.


 


 


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