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  Adília Pires  
  Phone: +351 234370200 (ext. 22751)  
  e-mail: adilia@ua.pt  
  Category: BO  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
 
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  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/adilia  
     
  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
Academic degrees

2006, Degree in Biology, University of Aveiro


2011, PhD, University of Aveiro

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.

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

Scientific Supervision
Licenciatura em Biologia - Pesquisa Anual (Main Supervisor): Matilde Sanches
(not a CESAM member)

Licenciatura em Biologia - Pesquisa Aplicada (Main Supervisor): Sandrina Curval
(not a CESAM member)



Projects
BISPECIAI: BIvalves under Polluted Environment and ClImate chAnge [see details]

Trace elements biogeochemistry in marine systems: interplay of climate change and biological influence [see details]

Environmental monitoring of the Guia marine outfall [see details]

Publications
  1. 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. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 119, 1, 119-131. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.03.014
  2. 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. Ecological Indicators. 60, 152-161. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.06.032
  3. 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. Ecological Indicators. 62, 228-241. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.10.051
  4. 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. Chemosphere. 146, 565-573. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.12.035
  5. 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. Marine Environmental Research. 117, 75-84. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.04.003
  6. 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. Environmental Pollution. 214, 456-463. (see details) ISI paper
  7. 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. Comparative Biochemistry And Physiology C-toxicology & Pharmacology. 189, 1-9. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2016.06.006
  8. 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. Comparative Biochemistry And Physiology C-toxicology & Pharmacology. 188, 30-38. (see details) ISI paper
  9. 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. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 22, 17, 13382-13392. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-4589-1
  10. 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. Aquatic Toxicology. 163, 167-176. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.04.006
  11. 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. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 533, 177-190. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11315
  12. 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. Marine Environmental Research. 106, 30-41. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2015.03.002
  13. 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. Water Research. 85, 137-147. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.08.003
  14. 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. Aquatic Toxicology. 155, 32-42. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2014.05.029
  15. 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. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 33, 12, 2786-2794. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.2740
  16. Pires A, Gentil F., Quintino V., Rodrigues A.M. (2012) Reproductive biology of Diopatra neapolitana (Annelida, Onuphidae). Marine Ecology . 33, 1, 56-65. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0485.2011.00463.x
  17. 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. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 99, 21-30. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2011.11.039
  18. Pires A., Freitas R., Quintino V., Rodrigues A.M. (2012) Can Diopatra neapolitana (Annelida: Onuphidae) regenerate body damage caused by bait digging or predation?. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 110, 36-42. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2011.12.039
  19. 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. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 110, 85-92. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2012.03.027
  20. 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. Zootaxa. 2395, 17-33. (see details) ISI paper
  21. 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. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science . 85, 497-506. (see details) ISI paper
  22. Rodrigues A.M, Pires A., Mendo S., Quintino V. (2009) Diopatra neapolitana and Diopatra marocensis from the Portuguese coast: morphological and genetic comparison. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 85, 609-617. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2009.10.004
  1. 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). Toxicology Letters. 238 , 2, S336 (see details)
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxlet.2015.08.957
  2. 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). International Congress Series. 1288, 115-117. (see details)
  3. 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. International Congress Series. 1288, 256-258. (see details)
  1. 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. (see details)
  2. 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. (see details)
  3. 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. (see details)
  4. 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. (see details)
  5. Pires, A., Gentil, F., Quintino, V., Rodigues, A. M. (2011) Diversidade e Reprodução de Poliquetas do género Diopatra, na Ria de Aveiro. (see details)
  6. Pires, A., Freitas, R., Quintino, V., Rodrigues, A.M. (2011) Regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. (see details)
  7. Pires, A., Gentil, F., Quintino, V., Rodrigues, A.M. (2011) Diversity and reproduction of Diopatra species (Annelid, Onuphidae) in Ria de Aveiro (Northwestern Portugal). (see details)
  8. Pires, A., Quintino, V., Freitas, R., Rodrigues, A.M. (2010) Regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. (see details)
  9. Pires, A., Quintino, V., Gentil, F., Rodrigues, A.M. (2010) Reproductive biology of Diopatra marocensis in Ria of Aveiro, Western Portugal. (see details)
  10. Pires, A. , Quintino, V., Rodrigues, A.M. (2010) Diopatra micrura: nova espécie de poliqueta para a ciência. (see details)
  11. 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. (see details)
  12. Pires, A., Paxton, H., Quintino, V., Rodrigues, A.M. (2009) Diopatra micrura, a new Onuphidae (Polychaeta) species from Portugal. (see details)
  13. 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?. (see details)
  14. 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. (see details)
  15. Pires, A., Veiga, P., Quintino, V. , Rodrigues, A. M. (2008) Primeiros registos da espécie Diopatra marocensis (Anelídeo, Poliqueta, Onufídeo) em Portugal. (see details)
  16. Pires, A, Rodrigues, A.M., Quintino, V., Gentil, F. (2008) Biology and ecology of Diopatra neapolitana Delle Chiaje 1841 (Annelida Polychaeta). (see details)
  17. 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. (see details)
  18. 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). (see details)
  19. 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. . (see details)
  20. 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. . (see details)
  21. 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. (see details)
  22. Freitas R., Pires A., Moreira A., Wrona F., Soares A., Figueira E. (2016) Hediste diversicolor under predicted seawater acidification scenarios: biochemical alterations. (see details)
  23. 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. (see details)
  1. Magalhães L., Martins R., Pires A., Loureiro S., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2014) Monitorização da empreitada de reconfiguração da barra do Porto de Aveiro - Relatório final. (see details)
  2. Martins R., Pires A., Loureiro S., Soares A.M.V.M., Freitas R. (2013) Monitorização da macrofauna bentónica no âmbito da empreitada de intervenção na zona da barra de Aveiro - Relatório Final. 1-50. (see details)