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Rui Pedro Vieira

Rui Pedro Vieira

PhD student

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Marine & Estuarine Ecology
  • Thesis title: Functioning and vulnerability of continental slope ecosystems: combining stable isotope and visual survey approaches Supervisor: Profª. Doutora Marina R. Cunha; Clive Trueman (GSNOCS, UK); Jorge Gonçalves (UAlg); Henry Ruhl (NOCS) Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia Grant reference: SFRH/BD/84030/2012 Start date: 2013-03-01 End date: 2017-02-28


Manuscript Review

International Journal of Marine Sciences (2014)
Cahiers de Biologie Marine (2014, 2017)
Marine Biodiversity Records (2014, 2015)
Marine Biodiversity (2015)
Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research (2016) 

Other activities






- Teaching and mentoring -

2016: SOES6013 Introduction to Biological Oceanography. University of Southampton, UK (practical demonstration).
2016: SOES3013 Zooplankton ecology and processes. University of Southampton, UK (practical demonstration).
2016: SOES3017 Marine Fisheries Ecology. University of Southampton, UK (practical demonstration).
2016: SOES1006 Introduction to marine ecology. University of Southampton, UK (practical demonstration).
2014: Future Learning Mentor for the Exploring Our Oceans online course (http://moocs.southampton.ac.uk ).
2014: SOES3013 Zooplankton ecology and processes. University of Southampton, UK (practical demonstration).
2012: “Temas e Laboratórios em Biologia”, BSc. in Biology and BSc. in Biology and Geology. Departament of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal (practical demonstration).

 
- Scientific activity -
Member of the Editorial Board of the Scientific Journal Zoologia Caboverdiana (March 2016 – present).
 
- Invited lectures and courses -

2017: "Taxonomy and Natural History of deepwater fishes". University of Aveiro, Portugal.
2016: "Into the deep - from exploration to conservation of the deep ocean". Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal.
2013: “Marine life of the Gorringe Bank: uncovering secrets at abyssal depths”. National Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK.
2013: “Bioluminescence in the deep-sea”. University of Aveiro, Portugal.
2012: “Deep-sea fishes: diversity, adaptations and ecology”. First year BSc. in Biology and BSc. in Biology and Geology. Departament of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
2011: “The Antarctic Continent”. Francisco de Arruda High School, Lisbon, Portugal.
2009: “Preliminary data on the relationship between W/L and venom gland tissue of 3 species of Scorpaenidae Azores, NE Atlantic, Portugal”. "Training of Lifeguard Watch" organized by the Maritime Authority of Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal.
 
- Organization of Conferences and Workshops -
2016: Portuguese Oceanography Society Meeting.
2015: 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal (volunteer).
2015: IV Postgraduate Meeting in Biological Sciences. Aveiro, Portugal.
2014: Marine Imaging Workshop. Southampton, UK.
2008: IV Day of Marine Biology and Biotechnology of School of Maritime Technology. Peniche, Portugal.
2007: III Day of Marine Biology and Biotechnology of School of Maritime Technology. Peniche, Portugal.
2006: II Day of Marine Biology and Biotechnology of School of Maritime Technology. Peniche, Portugal.





Awards and grants









2016: Student Travel Award to attend the 10th International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies (Tokyo, Japan)
2016: Challenger Society Travel Award
2016: British Ecological Society Training & Travel Grant
2016: Selected for poster presentation at SET for Britain 2016 in the House of Commons, London, UK.
2015: John Gage Prize for Best Student Poster at the 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal.  
2014: Marine Biological Association of the UK Student Member Bursary.
2014: Award for best photo within the category "Scientific Instruments/Gear" in the Marine Imaging Workshop. Southampton, UK.
2013: Flying Sharks Research Fund to attend the FSBI Annual Symposium in Glasgow.
2011: DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship for short-term research in the Institut für Hydrobiologie un Fischereiwissenschaft - University of Hamburg (Germany).
2010: Scholarship for polar research “New Generation of Polar Researchers”, sponsored by CGD.
2007: LLP/Erasmus Scholarship for studies in Italy.








Research cruises



2015: RV Noruega – BIOMETORE III, Atlantis, Irving and Tyro seamounts (NE Atlantic).
2013: RV Poseidon – P446 cruise in Senghor Seamount (Cape Verde).
2012: RC Ranger – OCEANA 2012 Ranger Expedition in the Portuguese south coast.
2011: RV Poseidon – P423 cruise in Senghor Seamount (Cape Verde).
2010: RV Meteor – M83/2 cruise in Ampère Seamount (NE Atlantic). 


Research interests



- deep-sea ecology

- stable isotope ecology

- biological oceanography

- fisheries

- taxonomy of marine fishes


Academic Degrees

2009 - 2011: MSc. in Marine Biology with specialization in Marine Ecology and Conservation. Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Algarve, Portugal.
2005 - 2008: BSc. in Marine Biology and Biotechnology. School of Maritime Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal.
2007 - 2008: Biotechnology in Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy (LLP/Erasmus).

Scientific Supervision

In progress
Concluded

Projects

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

Publications

WoS Papers (19)
Negri A., Daneri G.A., Ceia F., Vieira R., Cherel Y., Coria N.R., Corbalan A., Xavier J.C. (2016) The cephalopod prey of the Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii, a biological sampler of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. In: Academic Degrees. Polar Biology. 39, 3, 561-564.
Vieira R.P., Barreiros J.P. (2010) Are weight, length and amount of venom related in scorpionfish?. In: Academic Degrees. Journal Of Venomous Animals And Toxins Including Tropical Diseases. 16, 3, 395
Ceia F.R., Phillips R.A., Ramos J.A., Cherel Y., Vieira R.P., Xavier J.C. (2012) Short- and long-term consistency in the foraging niche of wandering albatrosses. In: Academic Degrees. Marine Biology. 159, 7, 1581-1591, DOI: 10.1007/s00227.
Vieira R.P., Christiansen B., Christiansen S., Gonçalves J.M.S. (2012) First record of the deepwater whalefish Cetichthys indagator (Rofen, 1959) in the North Atlantic Ocean. In: Academic Degrees. Journal Of Fish Biology. 81, 1133–1137, DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03378.x.
Vieira R.P., Bentes L., Monteiro P., Ribeiro J., Erzini K., Gonçalves J.M.S. (2013) Weight-length relationships for five fish species from a temperate coastal lagoon of southern Europe. In: Academic Degrees. Journal Of Applied Ichthyology. 29, 292–293, DOI: 10.1111/jai.12041
Vieira R.P., Monteiro P., Ribeiro J., Bentes L., Oliveira F., Erzini K., Gonçalves J.M.S. (2014) Length-weight relationships of six syngnathid species from Ria Formosa, SW Iberian coast. In: Academic Degrees. Cahiers De Biologie Marine. 55, 9-12.
Machado L.F., Nunes D., Avila M., Vieira R.P., Barreiros J.P. (2014) Feeding strategy and trophic ontogeny in Scorpaena maderensis (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from the Azores, NE Atlantic. In: Academic Degrees. Cybium. 38, 3, 163-171.
Fonseca P., Abrantes F., Aguilar R., Campos A., Cunha M., Ferreira D., Fonseca T.P., Garcia S., Henriques V., Machado M., Mecho A., Relvas P., Rodrigues C.F., Salgueiro E., Vieira R., Weetman A., Castro M. (2014) A deep-water crinoid Leptometra celtica bed off the Portuguese south coast. In: Academic Degrees. Marine Biodiversity. 44, 2, 223-228. 1867-1624.
Christiansen B., Vieira R.P., Christiansen S., Denda A., Oliveira F., Goncalves J.M.S. (2015) The fish fauna of Ampère Seamount (NE Atlantic) and the adjacent abyssal plain. In: Academic Degrees. Helgoland Marine Research. 69, 1, 13-23.
Vieira R.P., Cunha M.R. (2014) In situ observation of chimaerid species in the Gorringe Bank: new distribution records for the north-east Atlantic Ocean. In: Academic Degrees. Journal Of Fish Biology. 85, 3, 927-932.
Vieira R.P., Raposo I.P., Sobral P., Goncalves J.M.S., Bell K.L.C., Cunha M.R. (2015) Lost fishing gear and litter at Gorringe Bank (NE Atlantic). In: Academic Degrees. Journal Of Sea Research. 100, 91-98.
Alvito P.M., Rosa R., Phillips R.A., Cherel Y., Ceia F., Guerreiro M., Seco J., Baeta A., Vieira R.P., Xavier J.C. (2015) Cephalopods in the diet of nonbreeding black-browed and grey-headed albatrosses from South Georgia. In: Academic Degrees. Polar Biology. 38, 5, 631-641.
Pedro S., Xavier J.C., Tavares S., Trathan P.N., Ratcliffe N., Paiva V.H., Medeiros R., Vieira R.P., Ceia F.R., Pereira E., Pardal M.A. (2015) Mercury accumulation in gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua: spatial, temporal and sexual intraspecific variations. In: Academic Degrees. Polar Biology. 38, 9, 1335-1343.
Ceia F.R., Ramos J.A., Phillips R.A., Cherel Y., Jones D.C., Vieira R.P., Xavier J.C. (2015) Analysis of stable isotope ratios in blood of tracked wandering albatrosses fails to distinguish a C-13 gradient within their winter foraging areas in the southwest Atlantic Ocean. In: Academic Degrees. Rapid Communications In Mass Spectrometry. 29, 24, 2328-2336.
Seco J., Daneri G.A., Ceia F.R., Vieira R.P., Hill S.L., Xavier J.C. (2016) Distribution of short-finned squid Illex argentinus (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) inferred from the diets of Southern Ocean albatrosses using stable isotope analyses. In: Academic Degrees. Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom. 96, 6, 1211-1215.
Xavier J.C., Barbosa A., Agusti S., Alonso-Saez L., Alvito P., Ameneiro J., Avila C., Baeta A., Canario J., Carmona R., Catry P., Ceia F., Clark M.S., Cristobo F.J., Cruz B., Duarte C.M., Figuerola B., Gili J.M., Gonclves A.R., Gordillo F.J.L., Granadeiro J.P., Guerreiro M., Isla E., Jimenez C., Lopez-Gonzalez P.J., Lourenco S., Marques J.C., Moreira E., Mota A.M., Nogueira M., Nunez-Pons L., Orejas C., Paiva V.H., Palanques A., Pearson G.A., Pedros-Alio C., Cantero A.L.P., Power D.M., Ramos J.A., Rossi S., Seco J., Sane E., Serrao E.A., Taboada S., Tavares S., Teixido N., Vaque D., Valente T., Vazquez E., Vieira R.P., Vinegla B. (2013) Polar marine biolog science in Portugal and Spain: Recent advances and future perspectives. In: Academic Degrees. Journal Of Sea Research. 83, 9-29.
Vieira RP, Coelho R, Denda A, Martin B, Gonçalves JMS, Christiansen B (2016) Deep-sea fishes from Senghor Seamount and the adjacent abyssal plain (Eastern Central Atlantic). In: Academic Degrees. Marine Biodiversity.
Bueno-Pardo J., Ramalho S.P., Garcia-Alegre A., Morgado M., Vieira R.P., Cunha M.R., Queiroga H. (2017) Deep-sea crustacean trawling fisheries in Portugal: quantification of effort and assessment of landings per unit effort using a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS). In: Academic Degrees. Scientific Reports. 7,
Xavier JC, Trathan PH, Ceia FR, Tarling GA, Adlard S, Fox D, Edwards EWJ, Vieira RP, Medeiros R, De Broyer C, Cherel Y (2017) Sexual and individual foraging segregation in Gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua from the Southern Ocean during an abnormal winter. In: Academic Degrees. Plos One . 12, 3, e0174850
Other Papers (3)
Barreiros J.P., Machado L.F., Vieira R.P., Porteiro F.M. (2011) Occurrence of Grammicolepis brachiusculus Poey, 1873 (Grammicolepididae) in the Azores Achipelago (NE Atlantic). In: Academic Degrees. Arquiplago € Life And Marine Sciences. 28, 83-88.
Vieira R.P., Thiel R., Christiansen B., Coelho R., Denda A., Gonçalves J.M.S. (2013) The deep-sea fish Kali macrodon: a new record for the tropical off Cape Verde. In: Academic Degrees. Marine Biodiversity Records. 6, e4,
Barreiros JP, Vieira RP, Machado LF (2014) First record of Alosa fallax (Lacépède, 1803) (Teleostei: Clupeiformes: Clupeidae) in the Azores Archipelago, Portugal (NE Atlantic). In: Academic Degrees. Mitteilungen Klosterneuburg. 64, 1, 18-23.
Books (0)
Book Chapter (0)
Thesis (2)
Vieira R.P. (2011) Estrutura populacional de Electrona antarctica (Günther, 1878) e Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lönnberg, 1905) no Mar de Scotia (Oceano Antárctico). In: Academic Degrees. MSc Thesis.
Vieira, R.P. (2017) Functioning and vulnerability of continental slope ecosystems: combining stable isotope and visual survey approaches. In: Academic Degrees. PhD Thesis.
Communications (27)
Cunha, M. R., Hilário, A., Vieira, R. P., Magalhães, V. H., Adão, H., Silva, A. A. d. , Ravara, A., Rodrigues, C., Terrinha, P., Hensen, C. (2012) Biological assemblages of three new mud volcanoes along deep-reaching transform faults in the Horseshoe Abyssal Plain (NE Atlantic). In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira R.P., Cunha M.R. (2012) Fish diversity and distribution on Gorringe Bank (NE Atlantic) from ROV surveys at bathyal depths. In: Academic Degrees.
Cunha M.R. , Hilário A. , Vieira R.P. , Magalhães V. , Adão H. , Aranda da Silva A. , Génio L. , Gomes N. , Pinheiro L. , Ravara A. , Rodrigues C. , Terrinha P. , Scholz F. , Hensen C. (2012) A possible link between hydrothermal vents and cold seeps – new mud volcanoes along deep-reaching transform faults in the SW Iberian Margin (NE Atlantic). In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira R.P., Cunha M.R. (2012) Mapping the bathyal ichthyofauna diversity in the Gorringe Bank. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira R.P., Gonçalves J.M.S., Cunha M.R. (2013) Deep-sea fish diversity from the Gettysburg and Ormonde Seamounts (NE Atlantic) – ROV-based surveys. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Palma I, Cunha MR (2013) Mapping marine litter and lost fishing gear in the Gorringe Bank. In: Academic Degrees.
Paitio JL, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2015) Visual adaptions of mesopelagic fishes: rod cells specializations in relation to diel vertical migration in myctophids. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Chung M-T, Johnston G, O’Hea B, Neat F, Cunha MR, Trueman CN (2015) Functional ecology of deep-sea fishes across a depth gradient elucidated by stable isotope analysis. In: Academic Degrees.
Chung M, Shores D, Vieira RP, Trueman CN (2015) Life history traits in deep-sea fishes revealed by otolith microchemistry. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Christiansen S, Coelho R, Denda A, Gonçalves JMS, Martin B, Oliveira F, Christiansen B (2015) Deepwater ichthyofauna communities of two seamounts from the eastern Atlantic Ocean: results from exploratory surveys. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Bett BJ, Morris K, Jones DOB, Trueman CN, Ruhl HA (2015) Quantifying trawling impacts on benthic megafauna in the Porcupine Seabight (bathyal NE Atlantic). In: Academic Degrees.
Bueno J, García-Alegre A, Ramalho SP, Vieira RP, Cunha MR, Queiroga H (2015) Characterization of deepwater crustacean trawl fisheries in the Portuguese continental margin. In: Academic Degrees.
Paitio J, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2015) Light in the deep: how do visual specializations reflect behavioural and ecological patterns in lanternfishes (Myctophiformes, Myctophidae)?. In: Academic Degrees.
Cruz AC, Pitarma B, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2015) Taxonomic study of the Family Sternoptychidae from Senghor Seamount, Cape Verde. In: Academic Degrees.
Pitarma B, Cruz AC, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2015) Mesopelagic fishes from Senghor Seamount, Cape Verde. In: Academic Degrees.
Ceia FR, Ramos JA, Phillips RA, Cherel Y, Jones D, Vieira RP, Xavier JC (2015) Tracked wandering albatrosses depict no δ13C gradients within their winter foraging areas in the Southwest Atlantic waters. In: Academic Degrees.
Ceia FR, Ramos JA, Phillips RA, Cherel Y, Jones D, Vieira RP, Xavier JC (2015) Tracked wandering albatrosses depict no δ13C gradients within their winter foraging areas in the Southwest Atlantic waters. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Chung M-T, Johnston G, O’Hea B, Neat F, Trueman C (2014) Trophic linkages of deep-sea fishes across a depth gradient assessed by stable isotope analysis. In: Academic Degrees.
Juan Bueno · Eva García-Seoane · Henrique Queiroga · António Luis · Marina R. Cunha · Rui P. Vieira · Ana I. Lillebø · Ana I. Sousa · João Serôdio · Frankenbach S · Victor Quintino · Ana Rodrigues · Antonio Calado · J. Ezequiel · N. Vaz · Sérgio M. Leandro · Ana Abreu · Cátia Lucinda Silva · José Eduardo Rebelo (2015) Trophic web structure and ecosystem attributes of a temperate estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Bett BJ, Morris KJ, Jones DOB, Cunha MR, Trueman CT, Ruhl HA (2016) Bottom trawling disturbance on deep-sea vulnerable habitats. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Chung M-T, Johnston G, O’Hea B, Neat F, Cunha MR, Trueman CN (2016) Isotopic niches of deep-sea fishes along a depth gradient. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Chung M-T, Cunha MR, Trueman CN (2016) New insights on deep-sea fish community structure along environmental gradients. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Cunha MR and the scientific party of the cruise M86/5 (RV Meteor) (2014) Hidden but not enough– AUV survey reveals marine litter in a newly discovered mud volcano from the Horseshoe Slope Rise (NE Atlantic). In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Bett BJ, Morris KJ, Jones DOB, Cunha MR, Trueman CT, Ruhl HA (2016) Bottom trawling disturbance on deep-sea vulnerable habitats. In: Academic Degrees.
Nuño-Muñoz L, Vieira RP, Costa ME, Gonçalves JMS (2016) Trophic ecology of small deepwater lanternsharks (Etmopterus spinax and Etmopterus pusillus) from the south Portuguese coast. In: Academic Degrees.
Seabra P, Louro I, Neves P, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2016) Feeding ecology of dominant fish species from beach seine discards (Praia de Mira, Central Portugal). In: Academic Degrees.
Ribas F, Vieira RP, Correia F (2016) Ilustração vectorial aplicada à taxonomia de peixes mesópelágicos. In: Academic Degrees.
Other Publications (6)
Cunha M.R., Vieira R.P., Bell K.C. (2012) Litter and lost fishing gear on the Gorringe Bank, off Portugal. p12-13. in HERMIONE - Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man’s impact on European Seas. Deliverable DX3: Establishment of a protocol for the qualification and quantification of litter and first compilation of results, 32 p. In: Academic Degrees.
Paitio JL, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2014) Retinal properties of the mesopelagic fish Diaphus sp.: vision under dim light conditions. Frontiers in Marine Science Conference Abstract: IMMR | International Meeting on Marine Research 2014. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2014.02.00087. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Bell KC, Cunha MR (2015) Lost fishing gears and litter found at Gorringe Bank: a call for conservation. Research@UA, May 2015: 34. In: Academic Degrees.
Vieira RP, Christiansen S, Coelho R, Denda A, Gonçalves JM, Martin B, Oliveira F and Christiansen B (2015) Deepwater ichthyofauna communities of two seamounts from the eastern Atlantic Ocean: results from exploratory surveys. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract: XV European Congress of Ichthyology. doi: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2015.03.00133. In: Academic Degrees.
Cruz AC, Pitarma B, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2016) Estudo taxonómico da Família Sternotpychidae (Actinopterygii, Stomiiformes) do Monte Submarino Senghor, Cabo Verde. Volume Especial da Revista Captar: Ciência e Ambiente para Todos 6 (1): 23. In: Academic Degrees.
Pitarma B, Cruz AC, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2016) Peixes mesopelágicos do Monte Submarino Senghor, Cabo Verde. Volume Especial da Revista Captar: Ciência e Ambiente para Todos 6 (1): 54-55. In: Academic Degrees.

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