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  Rui Pedro Vieira  
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  e-mail: rpvieira@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD student  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Marine and Estuarine Ecology
 
 
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/ruipedro  
     
  Thesis title: Changes in deep-sea benthic communities and fisheries in the European margin: assessing environmental drivers and anthropogenic impacts
  Supervisor: Profª. Doutora Marina R. Cunha; Clive Trueman (GSNOCS, UK); Jorge Gonçalves (UAlg)
  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
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).

Research interests


- deep-sea ecology

- stable isotope ecology

- biological oceanography

- fisheries

- taxonomy of marine fishes


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). 


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.








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 -
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.





Manuscript Review

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

Scientific Supervision
Licenciatura (Co-supervisor): Pedro Seabra
(not a CESAM member)
Licenciatura (Co-supervisor): Ana Carolina Cruz
(not a CESAM member)
Licenciatura (Co-supervisor): Bárbara Pitarma
(not a CESAM member)



Projects
SWIMGLO - The Gloria-SWIM plate boundary Faults connection and its importance on the propagation of tectonic deformation and deep [see details]

Publications
  1. 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. Polar Biology. 39, 3, 561-564. (see details) ISI paper
  2. 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. Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom. 96, 6, 1211-1215. (see details) ISI paper
  3. 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). Marine Biodiversity. (see details) ISI paper
  4. 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. Helgoland Marine Research. 69, 1, 13-23. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10152-014-0413-4
  5. 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). Journal Of Sea Research. 100, 91-98. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2014.10.005
  6. 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. Polar Biology. 38, 5, 631-641. (see details) ISI paper
  7. 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. Polar Biology. 38, 9, 1335-1343. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: 10.1007/s00300-015-1697-9
  8. 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. Rapid Communications In Mass Spectrometry. 29, 24, 2328-2336. (see details) ISI paper
  9. 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. Cahiers De Biologie Marine. 55, 9-12. (see details) ISI paper
  10. 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. Cybium. 38, 3, 163-171. (see details) ISI paper
  11. 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. Marine Biodiversity. 44, 2, 223-228. 1867-1624. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12526-013-0191-2
  12. 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. Journal Of Fish Biology. 85, 3, 927-932. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfb.12444/abstract
  13. 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. Journal Of Applied Ichthyology. 29, 292–293, DOI: 10.1111/jai.12041 (see details) ISI paper
  14. 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. Journal Of Sea Research. 83, 9-29. (see details) ISI paper
  15. 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. Marine Biology. 159, 7, 1581-1591, DOI: 10.1007/s00227. (see details) ISI paper
  16. 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. Journal Of Fish Biology. 81, 1133–1137, DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03378.x. (see details) ISI paper
  17. Vieira R.P., Barreiros J.P. (2010) Are weight, length and amount of venom related in scorpionfish?. Journal Of Venomous Animals And Toxins Including Tropical Diseases. 16, 3, 395 (see details) ISI paper
  1. Barreiros JP, Vieira RP, Machado LF (2014) First record of Alosa fallax (Lacépède, 1803) (Teleostei: Clupeiformes: Clupeidae) in the Azores Archipelago, Portugal (NE Atlantic). Mitteilungen Klosterneuburg. 64, 1, 18-23. (see details)
  2. 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. Marine Biodiversity Records. 6, e4, (see details)
  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). Arquipélago – Life And Marine Sciences. 28, 83-88. (see details)
  1. Vieira, R.P. (em curso) Changes in deep-sea benthic communities and fisheries in the European margin: Assessing environmental drivers and anthropogenic impacts. PhD Thesis. (see details)
  2. Vieira R.P. (2011) Estrutura populacional de Electrona antarctica (Günther, 1878) e Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lönnberg, 1905) no Mar de Scotia (Oceano Antárctico). MSc Thesis. (see details)
  1. Vieira RP, Bett BJ, Morris KJ, Jones DOB, Cunha MR, Trueman CT, Ruhl HA (2016) Bottom trawling disturbance on deep-sea vulnerable habitats. (see details)
  2. 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. (see details)
  3. Vieira RP, Chung M-T, Cunha MR, Trueman CN (2016) New insights on deep-sea fish community structure along environmental gradients. (see details)
  4. Vieira RP, Bett BJ, Morris KJ, Jones DOB, Cunha MR, Trueman CT, Ruhl HA (2016) Bottom trawling disturbance on deep-sea vulnerable habitats. (see details)
  5. 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. (see details)
  6. 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). (see details)
  7. Ribas F, Vieira RP, Correia F (2016) Ilustração vectorial aplicada à taxonomia de peixes mesópelágicos. (see details)
  8. Paitio JL, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2015) Visual adaptions of mesopelagic fishes: rod cells specializations in relation to diel vertical migration in myctophids. (see details)
  9. 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. (see details)
  10. Chung M, Shores D, Vieira RP, Trueman CN (2015) Life history traits in deep-sea fishes revealed by otolith microchemistry. (see details)
  11. 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. (see details)
  12. 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). (see details)
  13. 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. (see details)
  14. Paitio J, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2015) Light in the deep: how do visual specializations reflect behavioural and ecological patterns in lanternfishes (Myctophiformes, Myctophidae)?. (see details)
  15. Cruz AC, Pitarma B, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2015) Taxonomic study of the Family Sternoptychidae from Senghor Seamount, Cape Verde. (see details)
  16. Pitarma B, Cruz AC, Vieira RP, Cunha MR (2015) Mesopelagic fishes from Senghor Seamount, Cape Verde. (see details)
  17. 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. (see details)
  18. 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. (see details)
  19. 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). (see details)
  20. 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. (see details)
  21. 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). (see details)
  22. 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. (see details)
  23. Vieira RP, Palma I, Cunha MR (2013) Mapping marine litter and lost fishing gear in the Gorringe Bank. (see details)
  24. 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). (see details)
  25. Vieira R.P., Cunha M.R. (2012) Fish diversity and distribution on Gorringe Bank (NE Atlantic) from ROV surveys at bathyal depths. (see details)
  26. 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). (see details)
  27. Vieira R.P., Cunha M.R. (2012) Mapping the bathyal ichthyofauna diversity in the Gorringe Bank. (see details)
  1. Christiansen B, Albers L, Brand T, Chivers A, Christiansen H, Christiansen S, Denda A, Diniz T, George K-H, Irion I, Janßen T, Kaufmann M, Kullmann B, Lamont P, Molodtsova T, Montgomery J, Peine F, Schneehorst A, Schuster A, Springer B, Stahl H, Stefanowitsch B, Turner G, Turnewitsch R, Vieira RP, Vogel S, Wehrmann H (2012) Biodiversity and Biological Production at a Shallow NE Atlantic Seamount (Ampère Seamount), 2010, METEOR-Berichte, Cruise No. M83/2. DFG-Senatskommission für Ozeanographie. (see details)
    Link: http://doi.org/10.2312/cr_m83_2
  1. 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. (see details)
  2. 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. (see details)
  3. 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. (see details)
  4. 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. (see details)
  5. Bueno J, García-Seoane E, Queiroga H, Luis A, Cunha MR, Vieira RP, Lillebø AI, Sousa AI, Serôdio J, Frankenbach S, Quintino V, Rodrigues A, Calado A, Ezequiel J, Vaz N, Leandro S, Abreu A, Silva CL and Rebelo JE (2015) Trophic web structure and ecosystem attributes of a temperate estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract: XV European Congress of Ichthyology. doi: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2015.03.00184. (see details)
  6. 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. (see details)
  7. 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. (see details)