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Diogo Filipe Nunes Cardoso

Diogo Filipe Nunes Cardoso

Assistant Researcher




Research interests

Key-words: Ecotoxicology / Terrestrial organisms / Aquatic organisms / Combined stressors / Mixture toxicity / Ecotoxicological Bioassays / Ecosytem Services / Ecological Risk Assessment / Multigenerational assays / Elutriates / oil sands risk assessment

- Use of ecotoxicological bioassays to evaluate the potential contamination of water and soils in real scenarios;

- Impact of pesticide and Nano-pesticide application to non-target soil organisms;

- Toxicity of nanoparticles in aquatic and terrestrial organisms;

- The use of ecotoxicological tests (isopods, collembola, earthworms, plants) to assess the potential contamination of soils;

- Assessment of the joint effects of natural and chemical stressors in terrestrial organisms;

- Molecular techniques (biomarkers, comet assay) to assess the effects of xenobiotics into aquatic and terrestrial organisms

- Specific case scenario: Natural contamination in Oil sands area, induced by the input of bitumen into freshwater. Use of a battery of organisms to assess the ecotoxicological effects of bitumen in Rivers.

Academic degrees

December 2018: PhD in Biology and Ecology of Global Change at the University of Aveiro. Thesis: Effects of Oil Sands Bitumen Exposure on Aquatic Ecosystems: An Integrated Ecotoxicological Approach.

July 2012: Master in Applied Biology - Field of Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, by the University of Aveiro. Thesis: Combined effects of carbaryl and abiotic factors to Folsomia candida

July 2010: Degree in Biology, by the University of Aveiro.

Scientific activities

August 2018 – January 2019: Researcher at University of Aveiro - Investigation grant
University of Aveiro - FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) and CESAM, Aveiro (Portugal). Research grant included in the project: NanoFASE- Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment (BI/UI88/6358/2018).

Sept. 2012 – May 2014: Researcher at University of Aveiro - Investigation grant University of Aveiro - FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) and CESAM, Aveiro (Portugal). Research grant included in the project: REpulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations.

Publications

Projects

GLOBALTOX: Toxicity of anthropogenic multi-stressed soils under a global warming perspective See more

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

Scientific Supervision


CESAM Funding: