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Carmen Santos graduated in Marine Sciences in 2005 at the University of Cádiz, where she completed her PhD with Honours in 2011. She is a marine ecologist, working presently as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre of Marine Sciences and as Invited Assistant Professor at the University of Algarve, in Faro (Portugal). Carmen’s research interests are in the fields of natural and environmental sciences with a focus on the ecology of coastal vegetated ecosystems (seagrasses, macroalgae, and salt marshes). She combines experimental and observational fieldwork, mesocosms experiments, systematic reviews and modelling to conduct research in three main areas: 1) the role of coastal vegetated ecosystems in the provision of services, namely carbon sequestration, water purification and biodiversity support (ecosystem services); 2) the responses of coastal ecosystems to environmental factors and human impacts, including ocean acidification and marine contaminants (environmental impacts); and, 3) the investigation of plant functional traits, specially morphological and biomechanical traits, and how they influence ecological processes in coastal vegetated ecosystems (functional ecology). Carmen is currently coordinating several fieldwork-based studies in the Ria Formosa, a coastal wetland in south Portugal, to assess the ecosystem services delivered by seagrasses and salt marshes. Her purpose and motivation in research is advancing in the ecological knowledge of coastal vegetated ecosystems to support science-based management, promote their conservation, and inform national and international environmental policies. Through her research activities, Carmen have developed collaborative relationships with researchers and managers from national and international institutions. Carmen is also committed to student supervision and teaching in higher education, as well as to engage citizens and stakeholders in the protection and sustainable use of coastal ecosystems. Carmen has published 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 11 of them as first or corresponding author (with more than 200 citations and H-index of 10), and a book chapter. She has participated in 8 scientific projects, 1 of them as Principal Investigator, received 9 mobility grants to visit international research centres, presented 15 oral communications and 17 posters in congresses, supervised 2 MSc students and 12 students during research training, revised 22 articles for 14 international journals; and participated in 2 juries of academic degrees and other 4 evaluation committees. Carmen Santos is member of the World Seagrass Association (WSA), the Environmental Education Network on Ecosystem Services (REASE), the UN Environment – International Seagrass Experts Network (ISEN), and the IUCN Species Survival Commission - Seagrass Species Group.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Carmen B de los Santos

Citation names

  • Santos, Carmen
  • de los Santos, Carmen B.
  • Carmen Barrena de los Santos

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
C317-02C0-516E
ORCID iD
0000-0002-7013-494X
Google Scholar ID
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=dSyNUvQAAAAJ&hl
Researcher Id
L-3723-2014
Scopus Author Id
26427612000

Addresses

  • Centro de Ciências do Mar, University of Algarve, Gambelas, 8005-139, Faro, Faro, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • https://twitter.com/cbdelosantos (Social media)
  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carmen_De_los_Santos (Scholar)
  • https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/158934/overview (Scholar)
  • https://publons.com/researcher/655841/carmen-b-de-los-santos/ (Scholar)
  • https://ccmar.ualg.pt/users/cbsantos (Professional)
  • www.carmenbdelossantos.com (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Ecology
  • Natural sciences - Earth and Environmental Sciences - Environmental Sciences
Education
Degree Classification
2011
Concluded
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
"Mechanical stress in seagrasses: morphological, biomechanical and structural composition responses" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Excelente (20) (Sobresaliente Cum Laude)
2007
Concluded
Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA)
Major in Marine Sciences
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Excelente (18) (Sobresaliente)
2005
Concluded
Licenciada en Ciencias Del Mar (EQF 7, MECES 3) (Bachelor)
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
"Photosynthesis, growth and isotopic composition of macroalgae from Cádiz Bay " (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Muito bom (17)
Affiliation

Science

2016 - Current Postdoc (Research)
Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden
2018 - 2018 Visiting Researcher (Research)
King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology, Saudi Arabia
2013 - 2015 Postdoc (Research)
Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
2012 - 2012 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal
2012 - 2012 Visiting Researcher (Research)
National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
2011 - 2011 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands
2006 - 2011 Researcher (Research)
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2010 - 2010 Visiting Researcher (Research)
University of Hasanuddin, Indonesia
2009 - 2009 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands
2008 - 2008 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia
2008 - 2008 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Macquarie University, Australia
2007 - 2007 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands
2005 - 2005 Research Trainee (Research)
Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia
2005 - 2005 Research Trainee (Research)
Instituto Español de Oceanografía Centro Oceanográfico de Cádiz, Spain
2003 - 2005 Research Trainee (Research)
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Teaching in Higher Education

2019 - Current Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal

Positions / Appointments

2004 - 2011 Council of the Department of Biology (elected member)
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2017 - Current Ecological production functions to evaluate ecosystem services delivered by seagrass beds
SFRH/BPD/119344/2016
Post-doc Fellow
Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2006 - 2009/04/30 Mechanical stress in seagrasses: morphological, biomechanical and structural composition responses
AP2005-2912
PhD Student Fellow
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Gobierno de España Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
2004 - 2005/08/31 Photosynthesis, growth and isotopic composition of macroalgae from Cádiz Bay
NA
Scientific Initiation Fellow
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Gobierno de España Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia

Contract

Designation Funders
2016 - 2019/12/31 Valuation of the ecosystem services delivered by Ria Formosa lagoon (RIAVALUE)
PTDC/MAR-EST/3223/2014
Post-doc Fellow
Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2019/08/31 Carbon dynamics in vegetated coastal communities of Cádiz bay (CADYCCO)
CADYCCO
Principal investigator
Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal

Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
International Campus of Excellence of the Sea (CEIMAR)
2013 - 2015/06/30 Ecological risk assessment of oils and hazardous and noxiuous substances in the NW Portuguese coast (ECORISK)
NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000054
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
European Regional Development Fund
2012 - 2014/12/31 Feedback and trade-offs in seagrass meadows: the cost of living in aquatic ecosystems (SEALIVE)
CTM2011-24482
Research Fellow
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Gobierno de España Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
2009 - 2011/12/31 Role of seagrasses in the biodiversity: the importance of the interaction between vegetation canopy and hydrodynamical conditions on the resources supply (PAMBIO)
P08-RMN-03783
Researcher
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee Vestiging Yerseke, Netherlands
Junta de Andalucía
2009 - 2011/12/31 Interactions between hydrodynamics and marine macrophytes meadows: from the organisms to the ecosystems (IMACHYDRO)
CTM2008-00012/MAR
Research Fellow
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee Vestiging Yerseke, Netherlands

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Macquarie University, Australia

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Gobierno de España Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
2009 - 2011/08/15 Environmental management of aquatic lagoons (ECOLAGUNES)
SOE1/P2/F153
Researcher
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal

Université de Bordeaux, France

Université de Montpellier, France
European Regional Development Fund
2006 - 2008/12/31 Integrative study of the effect of physico-chemical and biological variables on the ecology of marine macrophytes meadows in Cádiz Bay Natural Park. Applications to the management (EVAMARIA)
CTM2005-00395/MAR
Researcher
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee Vestiging Yerseke, Netherlands

Horn Point Laboratory, United States
Gobierno de España Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología

Other

Designation Funders
2019 - 2019/09/06 Fate of microplastics: The role of seagrass meadows as particle sinks (mobility grant)
APPLICATION-336
Researcher
University of Gothenburg - Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences Kristineberg, Sweden
Horizon 2020
2013 - 2013/08/31 Follow-up on the study long-term changes in European seagrasses (mobility grant)
COST-STSM-ES0906-06441
Researcher
Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
European Cooperation in Science and Technology
2013 - 2013/05/31 Long-term changes in European seagrasses (mobility grant)
COST-STSM-ES0906-06419
Researcher
Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
European Cooperation in Science and Technology
2012 - 2012/12/21 Effect of ocean acidification on the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa (mobility grant)
EUROMARINE_20120020
Researcher
National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
European Commission Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
2012 - 2012/08/15 Preliminary historical baseline of seagrasses in European coasts (mobility grant)
COST-STSM-ES0906-06377
Researcher
Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal
European Cooperation in Science and Technology
2010 - 2011/07/08 Development and application of biological indicators based on macroalgae and seagrasses in transitional and coastal waters of Andalusia, in pursuance of the Water Framework Directive (service contract)
OT2010/102
Researcher
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Junta de Andalucía
2009 - 2010/12/31 Consulting for the survey of marine flora in Barbate fishery with commercial interest (service contract)
OT2009/069
Researcher
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Innova Vegetalia Del Mar Sabor Original Del Sur S.L.L.
2009 - 2010/02/28 Survey of the macroalgae communities in the eastern part of Tarifa Island and the influence of hydrodynamical changes on such communities as a consequence of the Tarifa port expansion (service contract)
OT2009/116
Researcher
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Autoridad Portuaria Bahía de Algeciras
2008 - 2008/12/15 Biomechanical properties of Australian seagrasses (mobility grant)
AP2005-2912
PhD Student Fellow
Macquarie University, Australia
Gobierno de España Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
2008 - 2008/02/20 Seagrass monitoring in Colombia using SeagrassNet protocol (mobility grant)
SEPTIEMBRE-2007-12
PhD Student Fellow
Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia
Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado
2007 - 2007/11/30 Experimental studies with seagrasses using flume tanks (mobility grant)
2006-271
PhD Student Fellow
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands
Gobierno de España Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
2005 - 2005 Participation in the Baltic Floating University (mobility grant)
BFU2005-UCA
Integration into Research Grant Fellow
Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Scott, A; Arias-Ortiz, A; Jones, B; Kennedy, H; Mazarrasa, I; McKenzie, L; Nordlund, LM; de la Torre-Castro, M. "Seagrass ecosystem services: Assessment and scale of benefits". In Out of the blue: The value of seagrasses to the environment and to people, edited by Potouroglou, M; Grimsditch, G; Weatherdon, L; Lutz, S. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment, 2020.
    Published
Conference abstract
  1. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Krause-Jensen, D. "Recent trend reversal for declining European seagrass meadows". Paper presented in Danish Sea Scientists Meeting, 2019.
    Published
  2. de los Santos, Carmen B.. "An ecosystem service approach to decision-making in the Ria Formosa (South Portugal)". Paper presented in Conference Climate change and implication to Smart ICZM and sustainable Blue Growth, 2018.
    Published
  3. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Martins, M; Mace, R; Silva, AT; Freitas, C; Martínez-Crego, B; Parreira, F; et al. "An ecosystem service approach to decision making in the Ria Formosa (South Portugal)". Paper presented in World Seagrass Conference 2018, 2018.
    Published
  4. Santos, Rui; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Martins, M; Freitas, C; Pinheiro, A; Veiga-Pires, C; Reis, E; et al. "REASE: A regional network to raise awareness on ecosystem services provided by seagrass meadows in the Algarve (south Portugal)". Paper presented in World Seagrass Conference 2018, 2018.
    Published
  5. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Neuparth, T; Santos, MM. "Ecological modelling and toxicity data coupled to assess population recovery of marine amphipod Gammarus locusta: application to disturbance by chronic exposure to aniline". Paper presented in 4º Encontro Nacional de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas da Universidade de Aveiro, 2015.
    Published
  6. Pérez-Lloréns, JL; Peralta, G; González-Oritiz, V; García-Marín, P; Villazan, B; Lara, M; Morris, EP; et al. "Cymodocea nodosa meadows in Cádiz Bay: eigth years of seasonal monitoring". Paper presented in Final Conference COST Action ES0906, 2014.
  7. de los Santos, Carmen B.; et al.. "Long-term changes in distribution and abundance of European seagrasses". Paper presented in Final Conference COST Action ES0906, 2014.
    Published
  8. Peralta, G; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Lara, M; Villazan, B; González-Ortiz, V; García-Marín, P; Morris, EP; et al. "Seagrass meadow of Cymodocea nodosa from Cádiz Bay: six years of monitoring". Paper presented in III International Symposium of Marine Sciences, 2012.
    Published
  9. Ramírez, MC; Navarrete, A; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Vergara, JJ; Brun, FG. "FAMAR-EA: the environmental education in action. An environmental volunteering for giving importance and promoting the knowledge of the seagrass meadows from bay of Cádiz". Paper presented in III International Symposium of Marine Sciences, 2012.
    Published
  10. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Villazan, B; Ramírez, MC; García-Marín, P; González-Ortiz, V; Lara, M; Peralta, G; et al. "FAMAR: watching the underwater treasure of Cádiz Bay". Paper presented in III International Symposium of Marine Sciences, 2012.
    Published
  11. Navarrete, A; Ramírez, MC; Gracia, J; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Pérez, J; Cupello, R; Sueiro, L. "Sostenibilidad y educación ambiental a través de un voluntariado para la difusión de las fanerógamas marinas de la bahía de Cádiz". Paper presented in Jornadas Aprender del Medio Ambiente. Encuentro de Educación Ambiental., 2012.
    Published
  12. La Nafie, YA; de los Santos, Carmen B.; van Katwijk, MM; Bouma, TJ. "Interacting effects of waves and nutrient availability on morphological and biomechanical properties of seagrass". Paper presented in 9th World Seagrass Conference, 2010.
    Published
  13. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Brun, FG; Onoda, Y; Bouma, TJ; Cambridge, ML; Vergara, JJ; Pérez-Lloréns, JL. "Seagrass biomechanics: coping with hydrodynamics forces". Paper presented in 9th World Seagrass Conference, 2010.
    Published
  14. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Lara, M; García-Marín, P. "Voluntariado FAMAR: una nueva forma de acercar la ciencia a la sociedad". Paper presented in 6º Congreso Andaluz del Voluntariado, 2009.
    Published
  15. Morris, EP; Peralta, G; Brun, FG; Lara, M; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Pérez-Lloréns, JL; Hendricks, IE; Bouma, TJ. "Biological-hydrodynamic interactions within submerged macrophyte landscape". Paper presented in 8th International Seagrass Biology Workshop, 2008.
    Published
Conference paper
  1. Felisberto, Paulo; Rodríguez, Orlando C.; Silva, João P.; Jesus, Sérgio; Ferreira, Hugo Q.; Ferreira, Pedro P.; Cunha, Maria E.; et al. "Monitoring bubble production in a seagrass meadow using a source of opportunity". 2017.
    Published • 10.1121/2.0000584
  2. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Sigurðardóttir, Ragnhildur; Cunha, Alexandra; Cook, Kevan; Wiktor, Józef M.; Tatarek, Agnieszka. "A survey-based assessment of seagrass status, management and legislation in Europe". Paper presented in IMMR | International Meeting on Marine Research 2014, Peniche, 2014.
    Published • 10.3389/conf.fmars.2014.02.00027
  3. Ramírez, M. Carmen; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Navarrete, Antonio; Vergara, Juan J.. "Un programa de voluntariado para implicar a la sociedad en la protección de las praderas marinas en la bahía de Cádiz.". Paper presented in 10th Congreso Nacional de Medio Ambiente, Madrid, 2011.
    Published
  4. Hernández, Ignacio; Morris, Edward P.; Vergara, J. José; de los Santos, Carmen B.; González-Ortiz, Vanessa; Villazan, Beatriz; Peralta, Gloria; et al. "Praderas de fanerógamas marinas en la bahía de Cádiz: conservación y gestión". Paper presented in 10th Congreso Nacional de Medio Ambiente, 2011.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Jiménez-Ramos, R; Egea, LG; Brun, FG; Hernández, I.; Pérez-Lloréns, JL; de los Santos, Carmen B.. "Carbon dynamics in vegetated coastal communities of Cádiz Bay (CADYCCO)". Paper presented in I Congreso Internacional de Jóvenes Investigadores del Mar, 2018.
  2. Reis, E; Santos, Rui; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Martins, M; Freitas, C; Pinheiro, A; Veiga-Pires, C; et al. "REASE – Rede regional de sensibilização dos serviços prestados pelos ecossistemas das pradarias de ervas marinhas e sapais na região do Algarve.". Paper presented in SciComPT 2018: Ciência Aberta à Sociedade Participação e Inclusão em Comunicação de Ciência, 2018.
    10.5281/zenodo.1470613
  3. Vicencio-Rammsy, B; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Lepoint, G; Remy, F; Bouma, TJ; Gobert, S. "Biomechanics of Posidonia oceanica: relation with leaf ageing and effect of collection procedure". Paper presented in Final Conference COST Action ES0906, 2014.
  4. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Brun, FG; Vergara, JJ; Pérez-Lloréns, JL. "Thriving under the action of currents and waves: how do seagrasses cope with it?". Paper presented in 3rd Simposio Internacional en Ciencias del Mar, 2012.
  5. Hernández, I; de los Santos, Carmen B.; de la Fuente, G; Bermejo, R; Vergara, JJ. "Biomechanical properties of macroalgae in the vicinity of a proposed harbour: implications for coastal management". Paper presented in V European Phycological Congress., 2011.
  6. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Brun, FG; Bouma, TJ; Vergara, JJ; Pérez-Lloréns, JL. "Interactive effects of hydrodynamics and light stresses on seagrass Zostera noltii". Paper presented in 8th International Seagrass Biology Workshop, 2008.
  7. Peralta, G; García-Sánchez, MP; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Lara, M; Olivé, I; Morris, EP; Brun, FG; Vergara, JJ; Hernández, I. "Four years of seasonal monitoring of Cymodocea nodosa in Cádiz Bay Natural Park". Paper presented in 8th International Seagrass Biology Workshop, 2008.
  8. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Pérez-Lloréns, JL; Vergara, JJ. "Photosynthesis and growth in marine macroalgae from Cádiz Bay (southern Spain): a morpho-functional and allometric approach". Paper presented in IV European Phycological Congress, 2007.
  9. García-Sánchez, MP; Olivé, I; Brun, FG; Peralta, G; Morris, EP; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Hernández, I; Pérez-Lloréns, JL; Vergara, JJ. "Praderas de fanerógamas marinas del Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz". Paper presented in VI Congreso Andaluz de Ciencias Ambientales y II Congreso Andaluz de Desarrollo Sostenible, 2007.
  10. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Olivé, I; García-Sánchez, MP; Lara, M; Morris, EP; Brun, FG; Peralta, G; et al. "Voluntariado ambiental de seguimiento de las fanerógamas marinas en la Bahía de Cádiz, FAMAR". Paper presented in VI Congreso Andaluz de Ciencias Ambientales y II Congreso Andaluz de Desarrollo Sostenible, 2007.
  11. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Mercado, JM; Silva, J; Pérez-Lloréns, JL; Vergara, JJ. "Carbon isotope discrimination in macroalgae from the Cádiz Bay (southern Spain)". Paper presented in 6th International Symposium on Inorganic Carbon Utilization by Aquatic Photosynthetic Organisms, 2006.
  12. García-Sánchez, MP; Olivé, I; Brun, FG; Peralta, G; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Hernández, I; Pérez-Lloréns, JL; Vergara, JJ. "Non-structural carbohydrates and elemental composition in seagrasses: an indicator of seagrass meadow health". Paper presented in 6th Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop, 2006.
  13. García-Sánchez, MP; Olivé, I; Brun, FG; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Hernández, I; Pérez-Lloréns, JL; Vergara, JJ. "Coupling between plant morphometry, meadow features and environmental variations in seagrass beds from the Cadiz Bay Natural Park (SW Spain)". Paper presented in ASLO 2005 Summer Meeting, 2005.
Journal article
  1. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Olivé, Irene; Moreira, Márcio; Silva, André; Freitas, Cátia; Araújo Luna, Ravi; Quental-Ferreira, Hugo; et al. "Seagrass meadows improve inflowing water quality in aquaculture ponds". Aquaculture 528 (2020): 735502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735502.
    Published • 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735502
  2. Cozzolino, Lorenzo; Nicastro, Katy R.; Zardi, Gerardo I.; de los Santos, Carmen B.. "Species-specific plastic accumulation in the sediment and canopy of coastal vegetated habitats". Science of The Total Environment 723 (2020): 138018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138018.
    Published • 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138018
  3. Franco, João N.; Arenas, Francisco; Sousa-Pinto, Isabel; de los Santos, Carmen B.. "Snapshot of Macroalgae and Fish Assemblages in Temperate Reefs in the Southern European Atlantic Ecoregion". Diversity 12 1 (2020): 26. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/d12010026.
    Open access • Published • 10.3390/d12010026
  4. Barracosa, Helena; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Martins, Márcio; Freitas, Cátia; Santos, Rui. "Ocean literacy to mainstream ecosystem services concept in formal and informal education: the example of coastal ecosystems of Southern Portugal". Frontiers in Marine Science 6 (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00626.
    Open access • Published • 10.3389/fmars.2019.00626
  5. Paul, Maike; de los Santos, Carmen B.. "Variation in flexural, morphological, and biochemical leaf properties of eelgrass (Zostera marina) along the European Atlantic climate regions". Marine Biology 166 10 (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-019-3577-2.
    Published • 10.1007/s00227-019-3577-2
  6. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Krause-Jensen, Dorte; Alcoverro, Teresa; Marbà, Núria; Duarte, Carlos M.; van Katwijk, Marieke M.; Pérez, Marta; et al. "Recent trend reversal for declining European seagrass meadows". Nature Communications 10 1 (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11340-4.
    Open access • Published • 10.1038/s41467-019-11340-4
  7. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Arenas, Francisco; Neuparth, Teresa; Santos, Miguel M.. "Interaction of short-term copper pollution and ocean acidification in seagrass ecosystems: Toxicity, bioconcentration and dietary transfer". Marine Pollution Bulletin 142 (2019): 155-163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.034.
    Published • 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.034
  8. Santos, Rui; Duque-Núñez, Natalia; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Martins, Márcio; Carrasco, A. Rita; Veiga-Pires, Cristina. "Superficial sedimentary stocks and sources of carbon and nitrogen in coastal vegetated assemblages along a flow gradient". Scientific Reports 9 1 (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37031-6.
    Open access • Published • 10.1038/s41598-018-37031-6
  9. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Godbold, Jasmin A.; Solan, Martin. "Short-term growth and biomechanical responses of the temperate seagrass Cymodocea nodosa to CO2 enrichment". Marine Ecology Progress Series 572 (2017): 91-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12153.
    Open access • Published • 10.3354/meps12153
  10. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Onoda, Yusuke; Vergara, JJ; Pérez-Lloréns, J. Lucas; Bouma, Tjeerd J.; La Nafie, Yayu A.; Cambridge, Marion L.; Brun, Fernando G.. "A comprehensive analysis of mechanical and morphological traits in temperate and tropical seagrass species". Marine Ecology Progress Series 551 (2016): 81-94. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11717.
    Published • 10.3354/meps11717
  11. Santos, Miguel M.; Ruivo, Raquel; Lopes-Marques, Mónica; Torres, Tiago; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Castro, L. Filipe C.; Neuparth, Teresa. "Statins: An undesirable class of aquatic contaminants?". Aquatic Toxicology 174 (2016): 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.02.001.
    Published • 10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.02.001
  12. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Vicencio-Rammsy, Bárbara; Lepoint, Gilles; Remy, François; Bouma, Tjeerd J.; Gobert, Sylvie. "Ontogenic variation and effect of collection procedure on leaf biomechanical properties of Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile". Marine Ecology 37 4 (2016): 750-759. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maec.12340.
    Published • 10.1111/maec.12340
  13. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Neuparth, Teresa; Torres, Tiago; Martins, Irene; Cunha, Isabel; Sheahan, Dave; McGowan, Tom; Santos, Miguel M.. "Ecological modelling and toxicity data coupled to assess population recovery of marine amphipod Gammarus locusta: Application to disturbance by chronic exposure to aniline". Aquatic Toxicology 163 (2015): 60-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.03.019.
    Published • 10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.03.019
  14. Neuparth, Teresa; Martins, Carla; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Costa, Maria H.; Martins, Irene; Costa, Pedro M.; Santos, Miguel M.. "Hypocholesterolaemic pharmaceutical simvastatin disrupts reproduction and population growth of the amphipod Gammarus locusta at the ng/L range". Aquatic Toxicology 155 (2014): 337-347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2014.07.009.
    Published • 10.1016/j.aquatox.2014.07.009
  15. La Nafie, Yayu A.; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Brun, Fernando G.; Mashoreng, Supriadi; van Katwijk, Marieke M.; Bouma, Tjeerd J.. "Biomechanical response of two fast-growing tropical seagrass species subjected to in situ shading and sediment fertilization". Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 446 (2013): 186-193. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2013.05.020.
    Published • 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.05.020
  16. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Brun, Fernando G.; Vergara, Juan J.; Pérez-Lloréns, J. Lucas. "New aspect in seagrass acclimation: leaf mechanical properties vary spatially and seasonally in the temperate species Cymodocea nodosa Ucria (Ascherson)". Marine Biology 160 5 (2013): 1083-1093. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-012-2159-3.
    Published • 10.1007/s00227-012-2159-3
  17. La Nafie, Yayu A.; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Brun, Fernando G.; van Katwijk, Marieke M.; Bouma, Tjeerd J.. "Waves and high nutrient loads jointly decrease survival and separately affect morphological and biomechanical properties in the seagrassZostera noltii". Limnology and Oceanography 57 6 (2012): 1664-1672. http://dx.doi.org/10.4319/lo.2012.57.6.1664.
    Open access • Published • 10.4319/lo.2012.57.6.1664
  18. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Brun, FG; Onoda, Yusuke; Cambridge, Marion L.; Bouma, Tjeerd J.; Vergara, Juan J.. "Leaf-fracture properties correlated with nutritional traits in nine Australian seagrass species: implications for susceptibility to herbivory". Marine Ecology Progress Series 458 (2012): 89-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps09757.
    Open access • Published • 10.3354/meps09757
  19. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Brun, Fernando G.; Bouma, Tjeerd J.; Vergara, Juan J.; Pérez-Lloréns, J. Lucas. "Acclimation of seagrass Zostera noltii to co-occurring hydrodynamic and light stresses". Marine Ecology Progress Series 398 (2010): 127-135. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps08343.
    Open access • Published • 10.3354/meps08343
  20. Mercado, Jesús M.; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Pérez-Lloréns, J. Lucas; Vergara, Juan J.. "Carbon isotopic fractionation in macroalgae from Cádiz Bay (Southern Spain): Comparison with other bio-geographic regions". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 85 3 (2009): 449-458. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2009.09.005.
    10.1016/j.ecss.2009.09.005
  21. de los Santos, CB; Pérez-Lloréns, JL; Vergara, JJ. "Photosynthesis and growth in macroalgae: linking functional-form and power-scaling approaches". Marine Ecology Progress Series 377 (2009): 113-122. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07844.
    Open access • 10.3354/meps07844
Magazine article
  1. de los Santos, Carmen B.. "Nymphs of the sea", SeagrassWatch Magazine, 2013, http://www.seagrasswatch.org/Info_centre/Magazine/pdf/issue47/Seagrass-Watch_Mag_Issue47_Mar13.pdf.
  2. de los Santos, Carmen B.. "Más allá del laboratorio (Beyond the lab)", UCampus, 2012
  3. Hernández, Ignacio; Bermejo, Ricardo; Vergara, Juan J.; Olivé, Irene; Brun, Fernando G.; Mourente, Gabriel; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Pérez-Lloréns, J. Lucas. "Estudio ficológico del intermareal y fondos submareales del sector oriental del Parque Natural del Estrecho, entre el puerto de Tarifa y Piedra Alta", Migres Revista Ecología, 2010
  4. Olivé, Irene; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Lara, Miguel; Peralta, Gloria; García-Sánchez, M. Paz; Morris, Edward P.; Brun, Fernando G.; et al. "Voluntariado Ambiental para el seguimiento de fanerógamas marinas", Ambientalia, 2010, https://digibug.ugr.es/bitstream/handle/10481/20402/3_Olive_VVAA(2010)-Ambientalia_es.pdf.
  5. de los Santos, Carmen B.. "Thermohaline description of Luga and Koporye Bays during the scientific expedition on-board the sailing catamaran Centaurus II", BFU Research Bulletin, 2005
Report
  1. Martins, M.; Parreira, F.; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Silva, J.; Santos, R.. 2019. Estudio de Incidência ambiental relativo ao projeto Requalificação da Frente Riberinh a de Faro, Intervalos 3 e 4.
  2. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Martins, M.; Mace, R.; Silva, J.; Santos, R.. 2018. Avaliação da Incidência Ambiental do projeto de colocação de um cais flutuante e de dragagem de canal na zona das oficinas da Autoridade Martítima Nacional em Faro.
  3. de los Santos, Carmen B.; Martins, M.; Mace, R.; Silva, J.; Santos, R.. 2018. Estudo de incidência ambiental relativo à construção de um passadiço em madeira sobre a Ria Formosa, na zona adjacente à cidade de Faro.
  4. Santos, R.; Silva, J.; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Mace, R.. 2017. Avaliação do impacto das dragagens e deposição de sedimentos planeadas para a Barra da Fuzeta nos serviços ecossistémicos prestados pelas ervas marinhas.
  5. Hernández, I.; de los Santos, Carmen B.. 2009. Estudio sobre las comunidades de macroalgas en la zona oriental de la isla de Tarifa y la influencia de los cambios en el regimen hidrodinámico sobre dichas comunidades como consecuencia del proyecto de ampliación del Puerto de Tarifa.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. de los Santos, Carmen B.. "Mechanical stress in seagrasses: morphological, biomechanical and structural composition responses". PhD, Universidad de Cádiz, 2011.
  2. de los Santos, Carmen B.. "Photosynthesis, growth and isotopic composition of macroalgae of Cádiz Bay". Degree, Universidad de Cádiz, 2006.

Other

Other output
  1. Ramírez, MC; González-Ortiz, V; García-Marín, P; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Pérez-Lloréns, JL; Vergara, JJ; Hernández, I; Peralta, G; Brun, FG. 2013. Dossier Informativo fanerógamas marinas de la bahía de Cádiz. https://famar.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/dossier_informativo_marzo13_secured.pdf.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2019 Climate change and blue carbon Ocean Alive Camp 2019
(online, Portugal)
2019 Recent trend reversal for declining European seagrass meadows CCMAR Seminars by Izasa Scientific
Centre of Marine Sciences of Algarve (Faro, Portugal)
2019 Biodiversity mapping and Citizen Scince with iNaturalist International Marine Biology Summer School 2019 for Seahorse Survey in Stratoni
Hippocampus Marine Institute (Stratoni, Greece)
2019 Chapter ecosystem services Authors Meeting of the Global Synthesis Report
UN Environment / GRID-Arendal (Arendal, Norway)
2014 Fascination for marine plants Outreach night event
Cultural Association Casa da Hora (Porto, Portugal)
2012 Marine angiosperms in El Estrecho Natural Park VI Jornadas del Parque Natural del Estrecho
Asociación Medioambiental Garum Tarifa (Tarifa, Spain)
2012 Science communication and outreach Summer School in Marine Environmental Science Monitoring and Science Outreach
Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (Porto, Portugal)
2011 Correlations among leaf traits involved in seagrass palatability: inferring grazing susceptibility Scientific seminars by the EDEA research group
Universidad de Cádiz (Puerto Real, Spain)
2010 Seagrasses from the Atlantic and the Mediterranean II Semana “Actúa en Verde"
Universidad de Cádiz (Cádiz, Spain)
2009 The role of seagrasses against climate change I Semana “Actúa en Verde”
Universidad de Cádiz (Puerto Real, Spain)
2008 Introduction to biomechanics in marine angiosperms Scientific seminars by the EDEA research group
Universidad de Cádiz (Puerto Real, Spain)
2008 Neguange Bay, Tayrona Natural National Park (Colombia) joins the Scientific Seagrass Monitoring Network SeagrassNet Scientific seminars by the EDEA research group
Universidad de Cádiz (Puerto Real, Spain)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2020 - Current Blue carbon inventories in the warm temperate NE Atlantic seagrass meadows
Co-supervisor
Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal
2020 - 2020 EPPO Evaluation of the Carbon Offset in the aquaculture station in Olhão
Co-supervisor
MSc Marine Biology (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2018 - 2019 Service or disservice? The role of marine vegetated coastal bioengineers in plastic debris trapping.
Co-supervisor
Biologia Marinha (2º ciclo) (Master)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2018 - 2019 Commercial value of bivalves associated to seagrass meadows in the Ria Formosa lagoon.
Co-supervisor
Biologia (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2018 - 2019 Microplastic presence in three commercially grown bivalve species in the Ria Formosa lagoon, southern Portugal.
Co-supervisor
Biologia Marinha (2º ciclo) - mestrado - Laboratory Methods B - Report (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2018 - 2019 Macro- and microplastics accumulation in seagrass Zostera noltei and saltmarsh plant Sporobolus maritimus.
Co-supervisor
Biologia Marinha (2º ciclo) - mestrado - Field Methods A – Report (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2018 - 2019 Quantifying macro- and microplastics accumulation in seagrass meadows.
Co-supervisor
Biologia Marinha (2º ciclo) - mestrado - Field Methods B (3 ECTS) (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2018 - 2019 Assessment the blue carbon stocks in vegetated habitats of Ria Formosa.
Co-supervisor
MSc Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC) - Laboratory Methods B (3 ECTS) (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Sediment deposition in seagrass and salt marsh ecosystems: an approach to quantify ecosystem services in a coastal tidal lagoon.
Co-supervisor
MSc SDUEE Oceanigraphie and Marine Enviornments (Master)
Sorbonne Université Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, France
2016 - 2017 Assessment of the bivalve abundance, biodiversity and recruitment in intertidal areas of the Ria Formosa lagoon: an ecosystem services approach.
Co-supervisor
Biologia Marinha e Pescas (Degree)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Project RiaValue (EPPO).
Co-supervisor
MSc Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC) - Laboratory Methods B - Report (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Availação da qualidade da água ao longo de um reservatório colonizado por ervas marinhas numa estação de Acuicultura.
Co-supervisor
Biología Marinha (2º ciclo) - mestrado - Trabalho Experimental em Biologia Marinha (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Desenho e optimização da metodologia (cores) para avaliação de sequestro de C a longo prazo no sedimento da Ria Formosa .
Co-supervisor
Biologia Marinha (2º ciclo) - mestrado - Trabalho Experimental em Biologia Marinha (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Seagrasses ecosystem services in the Ria Formosa lagoon. The services for an aquaculture station.
Co-supervisor
MSc Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC) - Field Methods A – Report (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Abundance evaluation of seagrasses and quantification of the effect of leaves in trapping particulate matter in the water column.
Co-supervisor
Biologia Marinha (2º ciclo) - mestrado - Trabalho Experimental em Biologia Marinha (Scientific initiation)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2013 - 2014 Biomechanics of Posidonia oceanica: relation with leaf age and effect of collection procedure
Co-supervisor
Professional Stage (4 ECTS) - MSc Oceanography (Scientific initiation)
Université de Liège, Belgium

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2020 - 2020 2020 CCMAR Symposium, an annual conference of the Center of Marine Sciences of Algarve (2020/05/29 - 2020/05/29)
Symposium (Member of the Organising Committee)
Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal
2018 - 2018 Exhibition “A Ria faz bem a todos” ("The Ria benefits everybody") during the "Ria Formosa Week" (a week dedicated to raise awareness during the Natural Park of the Ria Formosa) at the Algarve Outlet, Olhão, Portugal. (2018/04/16 - 2018/04/20)
Exhibition (Member of the Scientific Committee)
Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, Portugal
2018 - 2018 Exhibition at the Centro de Ciência Viva, a science museum, about the Ria Formosa lagoon and its ecosystem services. (2018 - 2018)
Exhibition (Member of the Scientific Committee)
Ciência Viva, Portugal
2018 - 2018 Invited scientist for a guided scientific tour in the Ria Formosa the framework of the “Ciência Viva no Verão” program organised by the Centro de Ciência Viva do Algarve (2018 - 2018)
Other (Member of the Scientific Committee)
Ciência Viva, Portugal

Centro de Ciência Viva do Algarve, Portugal
2017 - 2017 Reception and scientific training of students (secondary education) at the Centre of Marine Sciences in the framework of the "Mitose: Ciência a Sul" project organized by the University of Algarve, Portugal. (2017 - 2017)
Other (Other)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2016 - 2016 Reception and scientific training of students from the Shanghai Ocean University at the Centre of Marine Sciences, Portugal. (2016 - 2016)
Other (Other)
Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal
2014 - 2014 First Worshop ECORISK – Ecological Risk Assessment of Oils and Hazardous and Noxious Substances in the NW Portuguese Coast. (2014/11/04 - 2014/11/04)
Workshop (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2020/09/15 - 2020/09/17 Training Workshop "Coastal wetlands and seagrass meadows restoration, based in Blue Carbon actions", online event (3 days) (role: participant) Training workshop in coastal wetlands and seagrass meadows restoration, based in Blue Carbon actions
International Union for Conservation of Nature - Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Spain
2019 - 2019 Authors Meeting of the Global Synthesis Report in Arendal (Norway) (2 days) (role: participant as coordinating lead author and speaker)
Meeting
Authors Meeting of the Global Synthesis Report
GRID-Arendal, Norway

United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya
2019 - 2019 International Marine Biology Summer School 2019 for Seahorse Survey in Stratoni (Greece) (8 days) (role: participant as scientific diver and citizen science promotor)
Other
Stratoni Seahorse Survey 2019
Hippocampus Marine Institute, Greece
2018 - 2018 Workshop “Towards an international seagrass science, policy and conservation agenda” in Singapore (1 day) (role: participant and speaker)
Workshop
Towards an international seagrass science, policy and conservation agenda
United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

GRID-Arendal, Norway

World Seagrass Association, Australia
2018 - 2018 Workshop “Integrated seagrass accounts: protocols for linking ecosystem extent and condition to service supply and use” in Copenhagen (Denmark) (1 day) (role: participant and speaker)
Workshop
Integrated seagrass accounts: protocols for linking ecosystem extent and condition to service supply and use
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, United Kingdom
2018 - 2018 Round table “Past and present anthropogenic impacts on the coastal environment” in Faro (Portugal) (1 day) (role: participant and speaker)
Round table
Past and Present anthropogenic impacts on the coastal environment
Centro de Ciências do Mar, Portugal
2018 - 2018 Workshop on ecosystem services by seagrass meadows “Pradarias para quê?” in Olhão (Portugal) (1 day) (role: participant)
Workshop
Pradarias para quê?
Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, Portugal
2015 - 2015 Workshop Final do Projeto ECORISK “Monitorização e avaliação de risco ecológico de derrames químicos e contaminação por substâncias químicas” in Porto (Portugal) (1 day) (role: participant and speaker)
Workshop
Monitorização e avaliação de risco ecológico de derrames químicos e contaminação por substâncias químicas
Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
2014 - 2014 Workshop "ECORISK – Ecological Risk Assessment of Oils and Hazardous and Noxious Substances in the NW Portuguese Coast" in Porto (Portugal) (1 day) (role: participant, speaker and organizer)
Workshop
Ecological risk assessment of oils and Hazardous and Noxious Substances in the NW Portuguese Coast
Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental da Madeira, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Workshop “Net changes in seagrass abundance along Europe's coast – COST Action ES0906” in Brussels (Belgium) (2 days) (role: participant and speaker)
Workshop
Net changes in seagrass abundance along Europe's coast
European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Belgium
2013 - 2013 Workshop “Long-term changes in seagrass abundance along European coasts. Preliminary results and discussion – COST Action ES0906” in Santa Pola (Spain) (2 days) (role: participant and speaker)
Workshop
Workshop “Long-term changes in seagrass abundance along European coasts. Preliminary results and discussion”
Universitat d'Alacant, Spain
2013 - 2013 Workshop “Streamlining seagrass monitoring and management: Research inputs for an integrated plan – COST Action ES0906” in Blanes (Spain) (2 days) (role: participant)
Workshop
Streamlining seagrass monitoring and management: Research inputs for an integrated plan
Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes, Spain
2012 - 2012 Summer School “Marine Environmental Science Monitoring and Sciences Outreach” in Porto (Portugal) (4 days) (role: participant and speaker)
Other
Marine Environmental Science Monitoring and Sciences Outreach
Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
2012 - 2012 Workshop “Seagrass Management in Europe – COST Action ES0906” in Hveragerdi (Iceland) (3 days) (role: participant)
Workshop
Seagrass Management in Europe
Landbunadarhaskoli Islands, Iceland
2005 - 2005 Oceanographic cruise ARSA-1105 onboard the vessel B/O Cornide de Saavedra to assess fishery resources in the Gulf of Cádiz (13 days) (role: participant as research trainee)
Other
Oceanographic cruise ARSA-1105
Instituto Español de Oceanografía Centro Oceanográfico de Cádiz, Spain
2005 - 2005 Oceanographic cruise BOCADEVA-0605 onboard the vessel B/O Cornide de Saavedra to assess fishery resources in the Gulf of Cádiz (7 days) (role: participant as research trainee)
Other
Oceanographic cruise BOCADEVA-0605
Instituto Español de Oceanografía Centro Oceanográfico de Cádiz, Spain
2005 - 2005 International Baltic Floating University Cruise BFU-2005 onboard the sailing catamaran Centaurus II for environmental monitoring of the Baltic Sean and the Gulf of Finland (11 days) (role: participant as research trainee)
Other
International Baltic Floating University Cruise BFU-2005
Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, France
2003 - 2003 Oceanographic cruise GIBRALTAR-2003 onboard the vessel BIO Hespérides to study physical-biological coupling in the Gibraltar Strait (15 days) (role: participant as research trainee)
Other
Oceanographic cruise GIBRALTAR-2003
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2020/11/03 Exploring carbon dynamics in connected mangrove forests and seagrass beds: How important is it?
Thesis Member
Daniel Saavedra Hortua (PhD)
Universität Bremen, Germany
2018 The use of stranded aquatic-associated bird surveys for plastic litter monitoring in Portugal
(Thesis) Main arguer
Marta Sofia Neves Basto (Master)
Universidade do Algarve Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
2017 Prevalence and impacts of pollution by plastic debris along shores of south Portugal and Morocco
(Thesis) Main arguer
Nadja Vanessa Rosa Velez (Master)
Universidade do Algarve Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2018 - Current World Seagrass Association (WSA) Member
2018 - Current UN Environment – International Seagrass Experts Network (ISEN) Member
2017 - Current Rede de Educação Ambiental para os Serviços dos Ecossistemas (REASE) Member
2016 - Current TeaComposition H2O: a global-scale analysis of litter decomposition within wetland ecosystems Coordinator for sites in the Ria Formosa
2016 - Current Algae Marine Plant Ecology research group (ALGAE) Member
2013 - 2015 Endocrine Disruptors and Emergent Contaminants research group (EDEC) Member
2010 - 2014 COST Action Seagrass productivity: from genes to ecosystem management (ES0906) Researcher in Working Groups 3 and 4
2006 - 2012 Structure and Functioning of Aquatic Ecosystems research group (EDEA) Member

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2020 - Current IUCN Species Survival Commission - Seagrass Species Group
Member
International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland
2009 - 2009 Committee for the drafting of the Internal Regulations of the Department of Biology of the University of Cádiz
Member
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2009 - 2009 Committee for the Strategic Plan of the Department of Biology of the University of Cádiz
Member
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2005 - 2005 Committee of the Improvement Plan for the Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences
Member
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Conference scientific committee

Conference name Conference host
2018 - 2018 Chairperson at the conference "Climate change and implication to Smart ICZM and sustainable Blue Growth" Ibn Tofail University

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2020 - 2020 Marine Ecology - Ecosystem Services International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea) (Postgraduate Certificate) Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2019 - 2020 Marine Botany (code 14121165) - Practical lessons (laboratory) Biologia Marinha (1º ciclo) (Licenciatura) Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Course for school teachers entitled "The importance of the seagrasses in the Ria Formosa" (A importância das ervas marinhas na Ria Formosa) (3h) Ação de formação para professores (Outros) Centro de Formação Ria Formosa – Associação de Escolas Faro-Olhão, Portugal

Centro de Ciência Viva do Algarve, Portugal
2018 - 2019 Marine Botany (code 14121165) - Practical lessons (laboratory) Biologia Marinha (1º ciclo) (Licenciatura) Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
2017 - 2017 Course for school teachers entitled "Ecosystem Services provided by coastal systems" (Serviços Ecossistémicos prestados pelos sistemas costeiros) (25h) Ação de formação para professores (Outros) Centro de Formação Ria Formosa – Associação de Escolas Faro-Olhão, Portugal
2017 - 2017 Course for school teachers entitled "Ecosystem Services provided by coastal systems" (Serviços Ecossistémicos prestados pelos sistemas costeiros) (25h) Ação de formação para professores (Outros) Centro de Formação de Aasociação de Escolas do Levante Algarvio, Portugal
2011 - 2012 Methodology for Environmental Impact Assessment (code 2305017) - Practical classes Licenciatura en Ciencias Ambientales (Bachelor) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2010 - 2011 Marine Ecology (code 2302003) - Practical classes (laboratory) Licenciatura en Ciencias de Mar (Bachelor) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2010 - 2011 Marine Ecology (code 42307017) - Practical classes (laboratory) Grado en Ciencias de Mar (Bachelor) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2010 - 2010 Invited lecture "Introduction to seagrasses" (1.5 h) at the Faculty Marine Sciences and Fisheries UNHAS (Bachelor) University of Hasanuddin, Indonesia
2010 - 2010 Invited lecture "Seagrass adaptations to the aquatic environment" (1h) within the discipline "Plant Biology" Licenciatura en Ciencias Ambientales (Bachelor) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2009 - 2010 Phycology (code 2302039) - Practical classes (laboratory) Licenciatura en Ciencias de Mar (Bachelor) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2009 - 2009 Course entitled "Introduction to seagrasses" (Acercamiento a las fanerógamas marinas) (4h) (Outros) Jardín Botánico de San Fernando, Spain
2008 - 2009 Primary Production (code 2304027) - Practical classes (laboratory) Licenciatura en Ciencias de Mar (Bachelor) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2008 - 2008 Course entitled "Tools for seagrass assessment and monitoring" (25h) (Outros) Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia
2007 - 2008 Phycology (code 2302039) - Practical classes (laboratory) Licenciatura en Ciencias de Mar (Bachelor) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2007 - 2008 Marine Ecology (code 2302003) - Practical classes (laboratory) Licenciatura en Ciencias de Mar (Bachelor) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2006 - 2007 Primary Production (code 2304027) - Practical classes (laboratory) Licenciatura en Ciencias de Mar (Bachelor) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2006 - 2007 Phycology (code 2302039) - Practical classes (laboratory) Licenciatura en Ciencias de Mar (Bachelor) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2015 - 2015 Evaluator of scientific projects for the Portuguese Polar Programme PROPOLAR
Evaluator
Programa Polar Português, Portugal

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2018 - 2018 Geração Digital, RDP África. Citizen Science
2011 - 2011 Buenos Días, Onda Cádiz TV. Seagrass meadows in Cádiz Bay
2011 - 2011 Espacio Protegido, CanalSur Andalucía. FAMAR Volunteering Programme

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2020 - Current Frontiers in Marine Science (2296-7745) Frontiers Media SA
2020 - Current Marine Ecology Progress Series (1616-1599) Inter-Research Science Center
2020 - Current Marine Environmental Research (0141-1136) Elsevier
2020 - Current The Science of The Total Environment (0048-9697) Elsevier
2020 - Current Water Resources Research (1944-7973) American Geophysical Union
2020 - Current Biologia (1336-9563) De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.
2020 - Current Ecosystems (1435-0629) Springer-Verlag
2020 - Current Marine Pollution Bulletin (0025-326X) Elsevier
2019 - Current New Phytologist (1469-8137) Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
2018 - Current Biogeosciences Copernicus GmbH
2018 - Current International Review of Hydrology (1522-2632) Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
2017 - Current Estuaries and Coasts (1559-2731) Springer-Verlag
2017 - Current Scientia Marina (1886-8134) Editorial CSIC
2015 - Current Aquatic Botany (0304-3770) Elsevier
2015 - Current Ecological Research (1440-1703) Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
2013 - Current American Journal of Botany (1537-2197) Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
2012 - Current Functional Ecology (1365-2435) Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
2009 - Current Marine Biology (1432-1793) Springer-Verlag

Other jury / evaluation

Activity description Institution / Organization
2019 - 2019 External evaluator of a MSc Thesis for the Degree of Masters of Applied Science School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences of the Central Queensland University (Australia) Central Queensland University, Australia
2019 - 2019 Member of the evaluation committee of the Centre of Ciência Viva do Algarve in Faro (Portugal) Ciência Viva, Portugal
2018 - 2018 Evaluator for Best Student for Poster Presentation Award at the World Seagrass Conference 2018 (Singapore) World Seagrass Association, Australia
2017 - 2017 External evaluator for the Doctoral Thesis "Influence of leaf traits, hydrodynamics and global change on seagrass-grazer interactions" by PhD candidate Rocío Jiménez-Ramos, University of Cádiz (Spain) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
2017 - 2017 External evaluator for the Doctoral Thesis "Carbon metabolism and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) fluxes on seagrass communities: insights from plant colonisation states, eutrophication and global change related factors", by PhD candidate Luis G. Egea, University of Cádiz (Spain) Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Distinctions

Award

2013 Extraordinary Doctorate Award (Sciences Programme)
Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Other distinction

2017 Qualification as Teacher/Trainer by the Scientific and Pedagogic Council for Continual Training (CCPFC/RFO-38554/17) Areas of Biology, Natural Sciences, and Laboratory Techniques.
Governo da República Portuguesa, Portugal
2012 Qualification as Post-Dissertation Teaching Assistant by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA).
Gobierno de Espana Ministerio de Educación Cultura y Deporte, Spain