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Adília Pires

Adília Pires

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : K-2174-2014 AU=(Pires A) AND AD=(Aveiro)
  • Title: Trace elements biogeochemistry in marine systems: interplay of climate change and biological influence Supervisor: Prof. Doutora Etelvina Figueira, Doutora Rosa Freitas, Prof. Doutor Eduardo Silva Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/107739/2015 Start date: 2016-10-01 End date: 2019-09-30


Professional activities

Present: Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro - SFRH/BPD/107739/2015, Trace elements biogeochemistry in marine systems: interplay of climate change and biological influence, at Department of Biology and at Department of Geosciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


Aug 2013 to Nov 2015: Postdoctoral research fellow (BPD/CESAM/RP/BENTONICAS/2013),Monitoring of benthic macrofauna under the contract for Rehabilitation of the North Jetty of the Port of Aveiro, funded by Empresa Irmãos Cavaco S.A., at Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


Mar to Aug 2013: Self- Employed: Scientific Research on Environmental and Biological Sciences - Studies of ecology and biodiversity, at Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


Oct to Dec 2011: Self- Employed: Scientific Research on Environmental and Biological Sciences - Studies of ecology and biodiversity, at IDAD - Instituto do Ambiente e Desenvolvimento. Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal.


2007-2011: PhD researcher (SFRH/BD/28509/2006) at University of Aveiro, Department of Biology, Aveiro, Portugal. In Collaboration With The  Université Paris VI, Station Biologique de Roscoff, Paris, France

Current areas of interest

Study of alterations induced in invertebrate species (polychaetes) due to organic and inorganic contamination, climate change (pH, salinity and temperature), pharmaceuticals 


            Biochemical markers: oxidative stress, energy reserves


            Physiological markers: regenerative capacity of polychaetes; larval development


Effects of climate change (pH, salinity and temperature) in contaminated sediments (metals and metalloids) 


            Geochemical speciation of elements.

Academic degrees

2006, Degree in Biology, University of Aveiro


2011, PhD, University of Aveiro

Scientific Supervision

In progress
Concluded
  • Licenciatura em Biologia - Pesquisa Anual (Co-supervisor): Matilde Sanches (not a CESAM member)
  • Licenciatura em Biologia - Pesquisa Aplicada (Co-supervisor): Sandrina Curval (not a CESAM member)

Projects

In progress
  • BISPECIAI: BIvalves under Polluted Environment and ClImate chAnge See more
  • Trace elements biogeochemistry in marine systems: interplay of climate change and biological influence See more
Concluded
  • Environmental monitoring of the Guia marine outfall See more

Publications

WoS Papers (22)
Quintino V., Sangiorgio F., Ricardo F., Mamede R., Pires A., Freitas R., Rodrigues A.M., Basset A. (2009) In situ experimental study of reed leaf decomposition along a full salinity gradient. In: Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science . 85, 497-506.
Rodrigues A.M, Pires A., Mendo S., Quintino V. (2009) Diopatra neapolitana and Diopatra marocensis from the Portuguese coast: morphological and genetic comparison. In: Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 85, 609-617.
Pires A., Paxton H., Quintino V., Rodrigues A.M. (2010) Diopatra (Annelida: Onuphidae) diversity in European waters with the description of Diopatra micrura, new species. In: Zootaxa. 2395, 17-33.
Pires A, Gentil F., Quintino V., Rodrigues A.M. (2012) Reproductive biology of Diopatra neapolitana (Annelida, Onuphidae). In: Marine Ecology . 33, 1, 56-65.
Freitas R., Pires A., Quintino V., Rodrigues A.M., Figueira E. (2012) Subcellular partitioning of elements and availability for trophic transfer: comparison between the Bivalve Cerastoderma edule and the Polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. In: Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 99, 21-30.
Pires A., Freitas R., Quintino V., Rodrigues A.M. (2012) Can Diopatra neapolitana (Annelida: Onuphidae) regenerate body damage caused by bait digging or predation?. In: Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 110, 36-42.
Pires A., Quintino V., Gentil F., Freitas R., Rodrigues A.M. (2012) Reproductive biology of a brooding Diopatra species: Diopatra marocensis Paxton et al., 1995. In: Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 110, 85-92.
Carregosa V., Velez C., Pires A., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E., Freitas R. (2014) Physiological and biochemical responses of the Polychaete Diopatra neapolitana to organic matter enrichment. In: Aquatic Toxicology. 155, 32-42.
Freitas R., Martins R., Antunes S., Velez C., Moreira A., Cardoso P., Pires A., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. (2014) VENERUPIS DECUSSATA UNDER ENVIRONMENTALLY RELEVANT LEAD CONCENTRATIONS: BIOCONCENTRATION, TOLERANCE, AND BIOCHEMICAL ALTERATIONS. In: Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 33, 12, 2786-2794.
Freitas R., Coelho D., Pires A., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E., Nunes B. (2015) Preliminary evaluation of Diopatra neapolitana regenerative capacity as a biomarker for paracetamol exposure. In: Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 22, 17, 13382-13392.
Freitas R., Pires A., Velez C., Almeida A., Wrona F.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. (2015) The effects of salinity changes on the Polychaete Diopatra neapolitana: Impacts on regenerative capacity and biochemical markers. In: Aquatic Toxicology. 163, 167-176.
Pires A., Martins R., Magalhaes L., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E., Quintino V., Rodrigues A.M., Freitas R. (2015) Expansion of lugworms towards southern European habitats and their identification using combined ecological, morphological and genetic approaches. In: Marine Ecology Progress Series. 533, 177-190.
Pires A., Figueira E., Moreira A., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2015) The effects of water acidification, temperature and salinity on the regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. In: Marine Environmental Research. 106, 30-41.
Freitas R., Pires A., Velez C., Almeida A., Moreira A., Wrona F.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. (2016) Effects of seawater acidification on Diopatra neapolitana (Polychaete, Onuphidae): Biochemical and regenerative capacity responses. In: Ecological Indicators. 60, 152-161.
Freitas R., Almeida A., Pires A., Velez C., Calisto V., Schneider R.J., Esteves V.I., Wrona F.J., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M. (2015) The effects of carbamazepine on macroinvertebrate species: Comparing bivalves and polychaetes biochemical responses. In: Water Research. 85, 137-147.
Velez C., Pires A., Sampaio L., Cardoso P., Moreira A., Leandro S., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2016) The use of Cerastoderma glaucum as a sentinel and bioindicator species: Take-home message. In: Ecological Indicators. 62, 228-241.
Pires A., Almeida A., Correia J., Calisto V., Schneider R.J., Esteves V.I., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E., Freitas R. (2016) Long-term exposure to caffeine and carbamazepine: Impacts on the regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. In: Chemosphere. 146, 565-573.
Freitas R., Pires A., Moreira A., Wrona F.J., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M. (2016) Biochemical alterations induced in Hediste diversicolor under seawater acidification conditions. In: Marine Environmental Research. 117, 75-84.
Pires A., Almeida A., Calisto V., Schneider R.J., Esteves V.I., Wrona F.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E., Freitas R. (2016) Long-term exposure of polychaetes to caffeine: Biochemical alterations induced in Diopatra neapolitana and Arenicola marina. In: Environmental Pollution. 214, 456-463.
Coppola F., Pires A., Velez C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pereira E., Figueira E., Freitas R. (2016) Biochemical and physiological alterations induced in Diopatra neapolitana after a long-term exposure to Arsenic. In: Comparative Biochemistry And Physiology C-toxicology & Pharmacology. 189, 1-9.
Pires A., Almeida A., Calisto V., Schneider R.J., Esteves V.I., Wrona F.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E., Freitas R. (2016) Hediste diversicolor as bioindicator of pharmaceutical pollution: Results from single and combined exposure to carbamazepine and caffeine. In: Comparative Biochemistry And Physiology C-toxicology & Pharmacology. 188, 30-38.
Pires A., Velez C., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2017) Effects of sediment contamination on physiological and biochemical responses of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana, an exploited natural resource. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 119, 1, 119-131.
Other Papers (3)
Souto, L., Rocha, A.M., Pires, A., Ferreira, E., Kayser, M., Amorim , A., Côrte-Real F., Vieira, D.N. (2006) Mitochondrial DNA variability in populations from East Timor (Timor Leste). In: International Congress Series. 1288, 115-117.
Souto, L., Gusmão, L., Ferreira, E., Pires, A., Rocha A.M., Amorim , A., Côrte-Real F., Vieira, D.N. (2006) Y-chromosome haplotypes in East Timor (Timor-Leste): Evidences of population differentiation. In: International Congress Series. 1288, 256-258.
Pires A., Correia J., Almeida Â., Nunes B., Calisto V., Schneider R., Esteves V., Figueira E., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2015) Investigating the regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana when exposed to three pharmaceutical drugs (carbamazepine, paracetamol, caffeine). In: Toxicology Letters. 238 , 2, S336
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Communications (23)
Quintino V., Ricardo F., Mamede R., Veiga P., Sampaio L., Martins R., Pires A., Freitas R., Rodrigues A.M., Sangiorgio F., Bassett A. (2008) Estudo experimental da decomposição in situ de matéria orgânica ao longo de um gradiente de salinidade: indicador útil da qualidade ecológica em sistemas de transição?. In:
Pires, A., Quintino, V., Gentil F., Rodrigues A.M. (2008) Biologia Reprodutiva de Diopatra neapolitana Delle Chiaje 1841 (anelídeo, poliqueta, Onufídeo) na Ria de Aveiro. In:
Souto L., Gusmão L., Ferreira E., Pires A., Rocha A.M., Amorim A., Côrte-Real F., Vieira D.N. (2005) Y-chromosome haplotypes in East Timor (Timor-Leste): evidences of population differentiation. In:
Souto L., Rocha A.M., Pires A., Ferreira E., Kayser M., Amorim A., Côrte-Real F., Vieira D.N. (2005) Mitochondrial DNA variability in populations from east Timor (Timor-Leste). In:
Pires, A., Veiga, P., Quintino, V. , Rodrigues, A. M. (2008) Primeiros registos da espécie Diopatra marocensis (Anelídeo, Poliqueta, Onufídeo) em Portugal. In:
Pires, A., Gentil, F., Quintino, V., Rodrigues, A.M. (2009) Reproductive cycle of Diopatra neapolitana Delle Chiaje 1841 (Polychaeta, Onuphidae) in Ria de Aveiro, Western Portugal. In:
Pires, A., Paxton, H., Quintino, V., Rodrigues, A.M. (2009) Diopatra micrura, a new Onuphidae (Polychaeta) species from Portugal. In:
Pires, A., Quintino, V., Freitas, R., Rodrigues, A.M. (2010) Regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. In:
Pires, A., Quintino, V., Gentil, F., Rodrigues, A.M. (2010) Reproductive biology of Diopatra marocensis in Ria of Aveiro, Western Portugal. In:
Pires, A. , Quintino, V., Rodrigues, A.M. (2010) Diopatra micrura: nova espécie de poliqueta para a ciência. In:
Pires, A, Rodrigues, A.M., Quintino, V., Gentil, F. (2008) Biology and ecology of Diopatra neapolitana Delle Chiaje 1841 (Annelida Polychaeta). In:
Pires, A., Gentil, F., Quintino, V., Rodigues, A. M. (2011) Diversidade e Reprodução de Poliquetas do género Diopatra, na Ria de Aveiro. In:
Pires, A., Freitas, R., Quintino, V., Rodrigues, A.M. (2011) Regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. In:
Pires, A., Gentil, F., Quintino, V., Rodrigues, A.M. (2011) Diversity and reproduction of Diopatra species (Annelid, Onuphidae) in Ria de Aveiro (Northwestern Portugal). In:
Pires A., Figueira E., Moreira A., Soares A.M.V.M. Freitas, R. (2015) The effects of salinity, temperature and acidification on the regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. In:
Freitas, R., Coelho, D., Pires, A., Soares, A.M.V.M., Figueira, E., Nunes, B. (2015) The Polychaete Diopatra neapolitana exposed to paracetamol: the use of the tissue regenerative capacity as a biomarker. In:
Velez, C., Pires, A., Almeida, A., Moreira, A., Calisto, V., Schneide, R.J., Esteves, V.I., Wrona, F., Nunes, B., Figueira, E., Soares, A. M.V.M., Freitas, R. (2015) Looking for suitable biomarkers in a changing environment. In:
Freitas, R.,Velez, C., Pires, A., Almeida, A.,Moreira, A., Calisto, V., A., Rudolf J. Schneider, Esteves, V.I., Frederick Wrona, Figueira, E. and A.M.V.M. Soares (2015) The use of biomarkers under a climate change scenario: bivalves vs polychaetes. In:
Pires, A., Almeida, Â., Calisto, V., Schneider, R.J., Esteves, V.I., Wrona, F.J., Soares, A.M.V.M., Figueira, E., Freitas, R (2016) Is Hediste diversicolor a good bioindicator of pharmaceutical pollution? Results from single and combined exposure to carbamazepine and caffeine. . In:
Pires, A., Almeida, Â., Calisto, V., Schneider, R.J., Esteves, V.I., Wrona, F.J., Soares, A.M.V.M., Figueira, E., Freitas, R (2016) Is Hediste diversicolor a good bioindicator of pharmaceutical pollution? Results from single and combined exposure to carbamazepine and caffeine. . In:
Pires A., Almeida A., Calisto V., Schneider R.J., Esteves V.I., Wrona F.J, Soares A.M.V.M, Figueira E., Freitas R. (2016). Is Hediste diversicolor a good bioindicator of pharmaceutical pollution? Results from single and combined exposure to carbamazepine and caffeine. In:
Freitas R., Pires A., Moreira A., Wrona F., Soares A., Figueira E. (2016) Hediste diversicolor under predicted seawater acidification scenarios: biochemical alterations. In:
Freitas R., Pires A., Moreira A., Martins R., Almeida A., Velez C., Soares A.M.V.M., Figueira E. Effects of seawater acidification on Diopatra neapolitana (Polychaete, Onuphidae) performance: biochemical and regenerative capacity responses. In:
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