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Ana Rita R. Silva

Ana Rita R. Silva

Research Fellow

  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Silva ARR) AND AD=(Aveiro)
  • Thesis title: NanoFASE Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Susana Loureiro Category: BO Grant type: BI Funding entity: University of Aveiro Grant reference: H2020-NMP-2014; Topic: NMP-28-2014; Type of action: RIA Start date: 2018-04-01 End date: 2018-12-31



2011- Award for one of the Best Contributions on the international conference «Protection of agricultural soils against joint stress of natural and anthropogenic factors», with the poster intitled «Biomarkers and energy reserves in isopods: the effects of long-term exposure to dimethoate at different temperatures» (Nuno G. Ferreira, Rui Morgado, Miguel J. Santos, Rita Silva, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares and Susana Loureiro) in Puławy, Poland.

Advanced Courses and Workshops/Seminars


IV Encontro Nacional de Pós-graduação em Ciências Biológicas, University of Aveiro, 30 March- 2 April2015

CLIMA 2014 – IV Congresso Nacional de Alterações Climáticas, University of Aveiro, 4-5 December 2014

Comet Assay - Lectures (4h),
Amphitheatre of Department of Environment, University of Aveiro, 12 Setember 2013

Advanced Course: Ecosystem services provided by wetlands: Anthropogenic impacts and Environmental chemistry, Department of Materials and Ceramics, University of Aveiro, 22-26 July 2013

Pratical cases of evaluation of contaminated soils,  Department of Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 27 February 2013

Short course on Toxicokinetics, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 13-14 August 2012

Workshop on Environmental stress and host-parasiite relationships, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 25 July 2012

Analytical Chemistry Symposium - Environmental occurrence, persistence and fate of pharmaceuticals, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 30 March 2012

Emerging pollutants in aquatic environment: analysis, level of contamination and environmental concerns, Centro de Congressos da Alfândega, Porto, Portugal, 10 February 2012

Toxicology of Non-Essential Metals, Department of Geosciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 13 January 2012

GABBA Symposium 2011 What makes us Human?, Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, Porto, Portugal, 8 July 2011

Trends in Biodiversity and Evolution, Center for Research in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Univesity of Porto, Portugal, 9-10 December 2010

Workshop: Risk assessment of Contaminated Sites, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 8-13 February 2010

Advanced Workshop: Introduction to Forensic Science, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal, March 7 to May 30, 2009

Research field

Keywords: Ecotoxicology, pesticides, chemical mixture, D. magna, multigenerational, genotoxicity, ecological risk assessment, mesocosms

Research in Environmental Toxicology.

The use of ecotoxicological bioassays to evaluate the potential contamination of water and soils in real scenarios.

Chemical mixtures.

Toxicity of pesticides.

Multigenerational effects.

Academic Degrees

PhD in Biology and Ecology of Global Change by the University of Aveiro in 2016.

MSC degree in Apllied Biology, with specialization in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, by the University of Aveiro in 2011.

Degree in Biology and Geology by the University of Aveiro in 2009.

Scientific Supervision

In progress


In progress
  • REpulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations See more


WoS Papers (5)
Silva P.V., Silva A.R.R, Mendo S., Loureiro S. (2014) Toxicity of tributyltin (TBT) to terrestrial organisms and its species sensitivity distribution. In: Science Of The Total Environment. 466–467, 1037–1046
Silva A.R.R., Cardoso D.N., Cruz A., Lourenco J., Mendo S., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2015) Ecotoxicity and genotoxicity of a binary combination of triclosan and carbendazim to Daphnia magna. In: Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 115, 279-290.
Pavlaki M.D., Araujo M.J., Cardoso D.N., Silva A.R.R., Cruz A., Mendo S., Soares A.M.V.M., Calado R., Loureiro S. (2016) Ecotoxicity and genotoxicity of cadmium in different marine trophic levels. In: Environmental Pollution. 215, 203-212.
Silva A.R.R., Cardoso D.N., Cruz A., Pestana J.L.T., Mendo S., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2017) Multigenerational effects of carbendazim in Daphnia magna. In: Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 36, 2, 383-394.
Cardoso D.N., Silva A.R.R., Cruz A., Lourenco J., Neves J., Malheiro C., Mendo S., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2017) THE COMET ASSAY IN FOLSOMIA CANDIDA: A SUITABLE APPROACH TO ASSESS GENOTOXICITY IN COLLEMBOLANS. In: Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 36, 9, 2514-2520.
Other Papers (0)
Books (0)
Book Chapter (0)
Thesis (2)
Silva A.R.R.G. (2016) Multigenerational responses in Daphnia magna: pulse and mixture exposures. In: PhD Thesis.
Silva, A. R. R. G. (2011) Toxicity and bioremediation evalution of TBT: bioassays with plants. In: MSc Thesis.
Communications (11)
Ferreira N.G.C., Santos M.J.G., Morgado R., Silva R., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2011) Biomarkers and energy reserves in isopods: The effects of long-therm exposure to dimethoate. In:
Silva, A.R.R., Silva, P.M.P.V., Mendo, S., Loureiro, S., (2012) Toxicity of Tributyltin (TBT) on terrestrial invertebrates and plants. In:
Silva A.R.R., Silva P.V., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2013) Toxicity of carbendazim and triclosan on Daphnia magna and species sensitivity distribution on aquatic organisms. In:
Silva A.R.R., Cardoso D.N., Cruz A., Lourenço J., Mendo S., Soares A. Loureiro S. (2014) Binary mixture toxicity of triclosan and carbendazim on Daphnia magna. In:
Silva P.V., Silva A.R.R., Mendo S., Loureiro S. (2013) Species sensitivity distribution of tributyltin (TBT) on terrestrial organisms. In:
Silva, P.M.P.V., Silva, A.R.R., Cruz, A., Mendo, S., Loureiro, S. (2012) Tributyltin (TBT) bioremediation evaluation in soil after Aeromonas molluscorum Av27 inoculation. In:
Silva A.R.R., Cardoso D.N., Cruz A., Mendo S., Soares A.M.V.M. .a.n.d. .L.o.u.r.e.i.r.o. (2015) Effects of an environmental relevant concentration of carbendazim on twelve generations of Daphnia magna . In:
Morgado R.G., Pavlaki M.D., Silva A.R.R., Gonçalves S.F., Loureiro S. (2017) Toxicity of complex mixtures of emerging pollutants in groundwater systems. In:
Pavlaki M.D., Mousinho J.B.F., Silva A.R.R., Gonçalves S.F., Morgado R.G., Loureiro S. (2018) Assesing groundwater toxicity of emerging contaminant mixtures. In:
Catarina Malheiro, Ana Rita R. Silva, Diogo N. Cardoso, Joana Neves, Patrícia V. Silva, Jan Ulcar, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares, Frederick J. Wrona, Susana Loureiro Multigenerational exposure of Folsomia candida to copper agrochemicals: conventional and nano-pesticides. In:
Ana Rita R. Silva, Cátia Santos, Nuno G. C. Ferreira, Rui Morgado, Diogo N. Cardoso, Andreia Cruz, Sónia Mendo, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares and Susana Loureiro (2018) From mother to offspring: multigenerational effects of carbendazim at individual and subcellular levels in Daphnia magna. In:
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