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Marta Filipa Lobão Lopes

Marta Filipa Lobão Lopes

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Lopes, Marta Lobão) AND AD=(Aveiro)
  • Title: Supervisor: Doutor Ricardo Calado e Doutora Ana Lillebo Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: CESAM Grant reference: BGCT/UI88/5474/2017 Start date: 2018-04-01 End date: 2019-03-31


Academic degrees

PhD in Marine Biology, University of Aveiro (2014)


Master in Marine Biology, University of Aveiro (2008)


Degree in Biology, University of Aveiro (2007)

Area of scientific activity


Marine and Estuarine Biology/Ecology: Benthic patterns and processes in coastal systems, soft sediments. Ecotoxicology of estuarine sediments. Determination of environmental quality in transitional systems using taxonomic and non taxonomic indices and functional indicators.
Ecology and biodiversity of coastal ecosystems, considering: anthropic and environmental chemical impacts; Nutrient dynamics and environmental quality; Ecological processes and services features provided by coastal ecosystems, in particular wetlands.
Contribution to an integrated management of coastal zones taking into account knowledge of the scientific basis, such as environmental policies and key actors.

Short CV

Marta Lobão Lopes, born in 1983, is graduated in Biology by the University of Aveiro (UA) (2007) where she completed her M.Sc. degree in Marine Biology (2008). In 2014, she received her Ph.D. degree in Biology with specialization in Marine Biology focused on ecological quality assessment in transitional systems, working in Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. In her academic career she had the opportunity to work on Environmental quality in transitional systems using taxonomic and non-taxonomic indices and functional indicators; Nutrient dynamics and environmental quality; Ecological processes and functional characteristics that support coastal ecosystem services; Evaluation of the effects of human activities on biological systems and Impact of invasive species in ecosystem functions/services. Since 2010 she collaborated in three projects, ‘From Air to Water’, ‘EEMA - Ecological quality status of coastal and transitional waters’ and ‘Environmental monitoring of the Guia marine outfall’. Since 2011 Marta Lobão Lopes has published 7 papers in international peer reviewed journals, over 12 communications in national/international scientific meetings and 1 e-book. Nowadays, she collaborates with the SmartBioR Project (Enhancement of Endogenous Marine Biological Resources), an innovative program in the context of the sustainable use of Marine Biological Resources and is coordinator of the BioPradaRia Project - Restoration, management and conservation of biodiversity and biological resources associated with Ria de Aveiro seagrass ecosystems. BioPradaRia aims to contribute to enhancing the protection and restoration of aquatic biodiversity and aquatic ecosystems within the framework of sustainable fishing activities, particularly for a better management or conservation of marine biological resources, having Ria de Aveiro as a case study.

Scientific Supervision

In progress
Concluded

Projects

In progress
  • BioPradaRia - Restoration, management and conservation of biodiversity and biological resources associated with Ria de Aveiro seagrass ecosystems See more
  • SmartBioR - Smart Valorization of Biological Marine Resources. See more
Concluded
  • Environmental monitoring of the Guia marine outfall See more

Publications

WoS Papers (7)
Lopes M.L., Martins P., Ricardo F., Rodrigues A.M., Quintino V. (2011) In situ experimental decomposition studies in estuaries: a comparison of Phragmites australis and Fucus vesiculosus. In: Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 92, 4, 573-580.
Martins P., Lopes M.L, Rodrigues A.M., Gomes N.C.M, Quintino V. (2012) Bacterial communities associated with the decomposition of Fucus vesiculosus in transitional waters. In: Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science. 110, 116-124.
Lopes M.L., Martins P., Rodrigues A.M., Quintino V. (2013) Macroinvertebrates communities associated with the decomposition of Phragmites australis and Fucus vesiculosus in transitional systems. In: Journal Of Sea Research. 83, 72-82.
Lopes M.L., Rodrigues A.M., Quintino V. (2014) Ecological effects of contaminated sediments following a decade of no industrial effluents emissions: The Sediment Quality Triad approach. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 87, 1-2, 117-130.
Lopes M.L., Rodrigues A.M., Quintino V. (2017) Can the leaf-bag technique detect benthic macrofauna responses to sediment contamination by metals and metalloids in estuaries?. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 124, 1, 171-180.
Djukic Ika K.e.p.f.e.r.-.R.o.j.a.s. .S.e.b.a.s.t.i.a.n., Marta L. Lopes et al. . (2018) Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. In: Science Of The Total Environment. 628-629, 1369-1394.
Lopes M.L., Marques B., Dias J.M., Soares A.M.V.M., Lillebo A.I. (2017) Challenges for the WFD second management cycle after the implementation of a regional multi-municipality sanitation system in a coastal lagoon (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In: Science Of The Total Environment. 586, 215-225.
Other Papers (0)
Books (1)
Rodrigues A.M., Quintino V., Pinho R., Lourenço A., Lopes M.L., Leão F., Oliveira J., Almeida M.A., Cunha M.A., Pereira R. (2008) Descobrindo a Biodiversidade na Cidade (e-book). In: Aveiro. Universidade de Aveiro. 13:978-972-789-268-6.
Book Chapter (0)
Thesis (2)
Lopes M.L. (2008) Desenvolvimento de um Índice Integrativo de Qualidade para a Ria de Aveiro. In: MSc Thesis.
Marta Lobão Lopes (2014) ECOLOGICAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT IN TRANSITIONAL SYSTEMS. In: PhD Thesis.
Communications (6)
Rodrigues A.M., M. Lopes, V. Quintino (2006) Urban parks as potential areas for the experimental teaching in biological sciences: the Infante D. Pedro, park, Aveiro. In:
Lopes, M.L., Rodrigues, A.M., Quintino, V., Elliott, M. (2008) Utilização de indicadores integrativos em sistemas estuarinos: Aplicação à Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. In:
Lopes, M., Martins, P., Rodrigues, A.M., Quintino, V. (2009) In situ decomposition study of Phragmites australis and Fucus vesiculosus along a salinity gradient. In:
Lopes, M.L., Martins, P., Rodrigues, A.M., Quintino, V. (2011) Macroinvertebrates communities associated with the decomposition process of Phragmites australis and Fucus vesiculosus in transiyional systems. In:
Martins, P., Lopes, M.L., Rodrigues, A.M., Gomes, N., Quintino, V. (2011) Microbial communities associated with the decomposition process of Phragmites australis in transitional systems. In:
Lopes M.L., Martins P., Rodrigues A.M., Quintino V. (2012) Macroinvertebrates communities associated with the decomposition process of Phragmites australis and Fucus vesiculosus in transitional systems. XVII Símposio Ibérico de Estudios de Biologia Marina. In:
Other Publications (0)

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