Ana Luísa Patrício Silva
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
- Researcher ID: K-1919-2013
- ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1932-1229
- Department: Biology
- Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
- ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Silva ALP or Patricio Silva AL) AND AD=(Aveiro). Researcher ID =K-1919-2013 Title: Microplastics in freshwaters: Evaluation of adverse effects on benthic species and communities, and interaction with environmental chemicals Supervisor: Carlos Gravato, João Pestana, Dick Vethaak Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/114870/2016 Start date: 2017-08-01 End date: 2023-07-01
Research topics: Ecotoxicology, combined stressors, sub-cellular to community endpoints, multigenerational effects.
2004-2006: Master in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, by the University of Porto, Portugal (Supervisor: Prof. Paulo Alexandrino).
1998 - 2003: Degree in Biology and Geology, educational area, by the University of Algarve, Portugal.
01/09/2018 - Lecturer at the workshop entitled "Avaliação da combinação de estressores químicos e naturais (climáticos): uma abordagem integrava em invertebrados de solo" at XV Brazilian congress in Ecotoxicology (Ecotox 2018, 1-4/09/2018).
01/2017 - 07/2017: Research-fellow in Soil Ecotoxicology, witin the project "SOILTOX - Performance of laboratory tests with soil organisms: Influence of different test soils on the results of ecotoxicological tests", at the Center of Functional Ecology, Univerity of Coimbra (Ref. LUGUS 389384).
05/2016-11/2016: Project technician (PhD) in Aquatic Ecotoxicology, within the project "“Behaviour as a sensitive and integrative approach that predicts the effects of environmental stressors in the aquatic environment: linking different levels of biological organisation” (Ref. IF/011401/2014).
2011-2015: PhD student at the Biology Department & CESAM from University of Aveiro (FCT grant ref: SFRH / BD / 75209 / 2010).
2005-2011: Teacher in several Public Schools, with anual contracts, provided by DGRHE - Portuguese Ministry of Education.
2004-2005: Volunteer researcher in the analysis of genetic variability in natural populations of Salmo trutta in the Peneda Geres National Park (PNPG). This research was conducted in order to establish Priority Areas for Integrated Conservation and Management, included in the PNPG project "Actions for conservation and management of the Peneda Geres National Park" in collaboration with the University of Porto.
Scientific Activity Spreading Actions (open lab, school activities/lectures)
Silva C.J.M., Silva A.L.P., Gravato C., Pestana J.L.T. (2019) Ingestion of small-sized and irregularly shaped polyethylene microplastics affect Chironomus riparius life-history traits. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 672 862-868. See more
Silva A.L.P., Amorim M.J.B., Holmstrup M. (2016) Adaptations of enchytraeids to single and combined effects of physical and chemical stressors. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS, 24 , (1), 1-12. See more
Patricio-Silva A.L., Amorim M.J.B. (2016) Effect of freeze-thaw cycles and 4-nonylphenol on cellular energy allocation in the freeze-tolerant enchytraeid Enchytraeus albidus. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 23 , (4), 3548-3555. See more
Silva A.L.P., Amorim M.J.B., Holmstrup M. (2016) Uptake and Elimination of 4-Nonylphenol in the Enchytraeid Enchytraeus albidus. BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 96 , (2), 156-161. See more
Boas S.W., Slotsbo S., Silva A.L.P., Larsen M.M., Damgaard C., Holmstrup M. (2016) Increased frequency of freeze-thaw events in a future climate can significantly increase negative effects of copper on enchytraeids. APPLIED SOIL ECOLOGY, 107 272-278. See more
Silva A.L.P., Amorim M.J.B., Holmstrup M. (2015) Salinity changes impact of hazardous chemicals in Enchytraeus albidus. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY, 34 , (9), 2159-2166. See more
Silva A.L.P., Enggrob K., Slotsbo S., Amorim M.J.B., Holmstrup M. (2014) Importance of Freeze-Thaw Events in Low Temperature Ecotoxicology of Cold Tolerant Enchytraeids. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 48 , (16), 9790-9796. See more
Silva A.L.P., Holmstrup M., Kostal V., Amorim M.J.B. (2013) Soil salinity increases survival of freezing in the enchytraeid Enchytraeus albidus. Journal Of Experimental Biology, 216 2732-2740. See more
Patricio Silva A.L., Holmstrup M., Amorim M.J.B. (2013) Worms from the Arctic are better adapted to freezing and high salinity than worms from temperate regions: oxidative stress responses in Enchytraeus albidus. Comparative Biochemistry And Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 166 582–589. See more
Silva A.L.P. (2006) Análise de Variabilidade Genética ao Nível do DNA mitocondrial em Populações Portuguesas de Truta (Salmo Trutta): Sua Importância para a Identificação de Populações Prioritárias para Gestão e Conservação. MSc Thesis. . See more
Patrício Silva A.L., Amorim M.J.B. H.o.l.m.s.t.r.u.p. .M. On the importance of salinity and temperature fluctuations on ecotoxicology of supra-littoral enchytraeids (Platform presentation). SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting, 9-13 November 2014, Vancouver, BC. See more
Pia Kotschik, Jose Paulo Sousa, Tiago Natal-da-Luz, Sónia Chelinho, Ana Luísa Silva, Nuno Capela, Jörg Römbke, Silvia Pieper How protective is the current risk assessment for soil invertebrates? (Platform presentation). SETAC-Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 13 – 18 May, Rome, IT. See more
Patrício Silva, A.L. Climate change, its effects on environmental stressors and the ecotoxicological responses of soil invertebrates. (Invited speaker). ECOTOX 2018: XV Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia, 01-04 Sept.2018, Aracaju, SE. Brasil. See more
L.H. Cícero, A.L.Patrício Silva, A.P.L.Costa, A.C.M. Rodrigues, D.A.M. Silva, AM.V.M.Soares, R.J.M. Rocha Effects of microplastics to the coral Zoanthus sociatus might be driven by polymer type in short-term exposure scenarios. Aquaculture Europe 2019, 7-10 October 2019, Berlin, DE. See more
Ana-Belén Muñiz-González, Carlos J.M. Silva, Ana L. Patricio Silva, Diana Campos, João Luís Teixeira Pestana, José-Luis Martinez-Guitarte Suborganismal responses of the aquatic midge Chironomus riparius to polyethylene microplastics. SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting, 3-7 November 2019, Toronto, ON, CA.. See more
2017: The use of Trait Based approaches in Community Ecology and Stress Ecology, University of Coimbra, Portugal;
2016: Applications of stable isotope data to ecological research, University of Aveiro, Portugal;
2013: Entrepreneurship and innovation. University of Aveiro, Portugal;
2012: Hazardous chemicals in the environment: How do they affect terrestrial ecosystems and can we predict the risk? Aarhus University, Denmark;
2011: Practical Approach to Ecotoxicogenomics, University of Aveiro, Portugal;
IV Hands-on course “From Proteomics to Proteins”, University of Nova de Lisboa;
Global change and biodiversity implications for ecosystem services, University of Braga.
2005: "Criação de conteúdos multimédia", FELSIS, Chaves, Portugal.
Introduction to Conservation Biology, ALDEA Association, Bragança, Portugal.
2004: Evolution and Molecular Ecology, University of Porto, Portugal.
Workshop "Gestão e Conservação da Fauna Silvestre". University of Évora, Portugal.
Biodiversity management and conservation, University of Porto, Portugal.
Personal Skills & Competences
- Mother language: Portuguese
- Other (oral/written): English (very good/very good), French (good/fair), Spanish (very good/good).
- Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- Other programs: Minitab 16, IBM SPSS Statistics, Statistica 12, SigmaPlot 10.0, EndNote X1.0, Papers 3, Prism 7, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3, Prezi.
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