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Marina R. Cunha

Marina R. Cunha

Assistant Professor

  • Researcher ID B-7644-2008
  • ORCID 0000-0001-8833-6980
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine & Estuarine Ecology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Cunha MR or da Cunha MR) AND AD=(Aveiro) OR AU=(Cunha M AND Magalhaes V) OR AU=(Cunha M and Fonseca P)


Research interests

Benthic and suprabenthic ecology in estuarine coastal and deep-sea environments: community structure, trophic relationships, population dynamics, colonization and succession, connectivity, anthropogenic impacts and conservation.
Biodiversity: morphologic and molecular identification (barcoding), distribution of estuarine and marine macroinvertebrates, bathyal hotspot ecosystems.
Crustacean biology: taxonomy, ecology, life cycles ans production of peracarids.
Biostatistics: analysis and interpretation of ecological community data.
See more at http://leme.web.ua.pt

Academic degrees

PhD in Biology, University of Aveiro, 2000
First degree in Biology, University of Aveiro, 1986

Scientific activities

Since 2015 - Member of the Management Board of Portuguese Oceanography Society
Since 2012 - Member of the Scientific Committee of the MARES Doctoral Programme http://www.mares-eu.org/index.asp?p=1167&a=915
Since 2011 - Member of the Editorial Board (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) of Scientific Reports www.nature.com/srep/index.html
2015-2016 - Managing Editor of the Deep-Sea Research II Special Issue: Advances in Deep-Sea Biology
2015 - Convener of the 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium http://14dsbs.web.ua.pt/
2015 - Convener of the 16th International Colloquium on Amphipoda http://16ica.web.ua.pt/
2013-2015 - Vice-President of the Deep-Sea Biology Society
2013-2015 - Member of the Deep-Sea Working Group - European Marine Board
2007-2010 - Associate Member of COMARGE - Continental Margin Ecosystems on a Worldwide Scale a sub-project of Census of Marine Life
2006-2007 - Primary Consultant of COMARGE - Continental Margin Ecosystems on a Worldwide Scale a sub-project of Census of Marine Life
2003 - Convener of the 38th European Marine Biology Symposium

Publications

Projects

MiningImpact2 - Environmental impacts and risks of deep-sea mining See more

REDEEM - Resilience of anthozoan corals to deep-sea mining, an holobiontic approach See more

EMSO-PT - European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory - Portugal See more

ECOMAR - Evaluacion y monitoreo de servicios ecosistémicos marino-costeros See more

PES - Pockmarks and fluid seepage in the Estremadura Spur: implications for regional geology, biology, and petroleum systems See more

Avaliação Ambiental Estratégica do Plano de Ordenamento do Espaço Marítimo Nacional See more

LO3CAted - Larval Occurrences in Open Ocean: Connectivity studies in the East Atlantic and West Mediterranean See more

JPI Oceans - Ecological aspects of deep-sea mining (JPIO-Mining Impact) See more

MCES - The Economic Valuation and Governance of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services See more

DeepForams - Deepsea foraminifera from the Portuguese Margin See more

CARCACE - Colonization of mAmmal caRCasses in the deep Atlantic ocEan See more

SWIMGLO - The Gloria-SWIM plate boundary Faults connection and its importance on the propagation of tectonic deformation and deep See more

HERMIONE - Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man’s Impact on European Seas See more

RedEco - Regional Drivers of Ecosystem Change and its Influence on Deep-Sea Populations in the Mediterranean See more

LusoMarBol -Integrating molecular approaches into marine biodiversity research in Portugal: implementing DNA barcoding and investigating phylogeographic patterns See more

CHEMECO - Monitoring colonisation processes in chemosynthetic ecosystems See more

HERMES - Hotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas See more

MVSEIS – Tectonic control, deep crustal structure and fluid escape pathways in the Gulf of Cadiz Mud volcano field See more

Scientific Supervision

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Clara F. Rodrigues (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Hilário (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Patricia Esquete Garrote (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Luciana Génio (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Luciana Génio (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Clara F. Rodrigues (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Fábio Alves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Fábio L. Matos (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Felipe Misad da Silva Morsoleto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria Clarisse Silva Ferreira (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Manuela Fangueiro Ramos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Áurea Raquel Pinto Tiago (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria Inês Maia Dias (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Joana Casais (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): José Paitio (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Diana Gouveia (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Pedro Neves (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Linda Lopes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Inês Louro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Carlos J. Moura (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Rita Monteiro (not a CESAM member)

Bolsa de projecto (Main Supervisor): Rui Pedro Vieira (ex-CESAM member)

Bolsa de Investigação Científica (Main Supervisor): Ascensão Ravara (CESAM member)

Bolsa de Investigação Científica (Main Supervisor): Clara F. Rodrigues (CESAM member)

Bolsa de Investigação Científica (Main Supervisor): Fábio L. Matos (CESAM member)

Bolsa de Investigação Científica (HERMES) (Main Supervisor): Dário Mendes Alves (not a CESAM member)

Bolsa de Investigação Cientifica (HERMES) (Main Supervisor): Nelson Peralta (not a CESAM member)

Bolsa de projecto (Co-supervisor): Ana García-Alegre Garralda (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ascensão Ravara (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carlos J. Moura (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Clara F. Rodrigues (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Matzen da Silva (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): João Luís da Silva Cúrdia (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ricardo C. Neves (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria Dulce Nascimento da Costa Subida (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Mariana Dias Almeida (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Fábio L. Matos (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Sofia Pinto Ramalho (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Luciana Génio (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Rui Pedro Vieira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Lélia Maria Lages Nunes de Matos Branco (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Sven Laming (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Aranda da Silva (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Hilário (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Luciana Génio (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Teresa Amaro (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ascensão Ravara (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ascensão Ravara (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Luciana Génio (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Clara F. Rodrigues (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Luciana Génio (CESAM member)

Supervison of Pos-Graduate Researchers

12 Post-Doc (7 concluded), 14 PhD students (13 Theses concluded) and 16 MSc students (16 Theses concluded)

Research interests

Scientific events

14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, 31 August - 4 September 2015, Aveiro, Portugal, http://14dsbs.web.ua.pt/


16th International Colloquium on Amphipoda, 7-11 September 2015, Aveiro, Portugal, http://16ica.web.ua.pt/


CESAM Funding: