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Graduated in Biology at the University of the Azores (2005), with an MSc in Shellfish Biology, Culture and Fisheries from Bangor University (2006) and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from University of the Azores (2012). He is an Assistant Researcher at the Center for Functional Ecology (University of Coimbra, Portugal) and a Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales, UK. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Luis Cunha is a molecular ecologist specialised in soil biology. During his PhD, he found that studying the particular and unique features of the reducing environments of geothermal biotopes was most interesting because the ephemeral nature of the geothermal field is expected to favour the colonization by species with remarkable colonization abilities. The volcanically active soil in Azores offered an ideal “natural laboratory” to address such questions during his PhD project. He was awarded a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology in May of 2012. A brief interruption due to parenthood and some extenuating circumstances impacted his publication record (during 2012-2013). Since his PhD completion, he has published >2 papers per year, and he has been actively communicating scientific achievements in international conferences & meetings. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Currently, he is the joint-Director of the “Terra Preta de Indio” international network. He has published in a range of different speciality journals, in areas of ecotoxicology, invertebrate biology and soil biology with an impact factor, typically ranging between 4-5 (e.g. Scientific Reports, Heredity, Ecological Indicators). He certainly has several high-quality works in the pipeline that will lead to a substantial record in high impact publications. He has one seminal chapter on soil fauna biology and, currently, shows an H-index of 10. Moreover, he has shown an extensive track record in taking personal initiative to forge collaborations, which have facilitated his personal development and delivered innovative and exciting science allowing him to secure more than £1M in research income (80% as co-I and 20% as PI), over the last 5 years. His research projects included 1 post-doctoral researcher, 2 PhD students and he has supervised 6 MSc students and several undergraduate final year projects. He has spent long periods dwelling in Amazonia rainforest and in South African grasslands, preparing/ organising fieldwork and leading teams of both students and researchers (~20 members and 6 expeditions). ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ He has been invited to give some seminal talks in subjects such “The use of transcriptomics in Ecotoxicology” or for instance “Interculturality and knowledge in Life Sciences research”, which show how easy is for him to circulate around different research themes and public alike. The lack of funding for specific activities allowed him to engage with entrepreneurship and a case of crowdsourcing funding, which ended up featured in several media channels like Newsweek. He has also been an active reviewer (https://publons.com/a/149210), and he is a member of several societies such as SETAC, British Ecological Society, Systematic Biology Society, Society for the Study of Evolution and the International Society of Computational Biology.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
LUÍS FILIPE DAS NEVES CUNHA

Citation names

  • CUNHA, LUÍS
  • Cunha, Luis
  • Cunha, L.F.N.
  • Cunha, L.
  • Cunha, L

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
D518-3D55-8C71
ORCID iD
0000-0002-5870-2537
Google Scholar ID
https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=_HJekuoAAAAJ&hl=en

Addresses

  • Departamento de Ciências da Vida Universidade de Coimbra Calçada Martim de Freitas , 3000-456, Coimbra , Coimbra, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • http://cfe.uc.pt/profile/members/1809 (Professional)
  • http://luiscunha.xyz (Blog)

Knowledge fields

  • Agrarian Sciences - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Soil Science
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Molecular Biology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Biodiversity Conservation
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Zoology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
French Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Education
Degree Classification
2018 - 2019
Concluded
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Postgraduate Certificate)
Major in Education
Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom
2012
Concluded
PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology (Doutoramento)
Major in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
"Effects of Extreme Environments of Volcanic Origin on animals: Using Earthworms as Models" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Aprovado com Distinção e Louvor por Unanimidade
2006
Concluded
Master in Shellfish Biology, Fisheries and Culture (Master)
Bangor University Centre for Applied Marine Sciences, United Kingdom
"Nutrition and Culture of the soft coral Sinularia sp." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Approved
2005
Concluded
Biology (Licenciatura)
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
"Fisiologia e Nutricao de Larvas de Lysmata Amboinensis nos primeiros dias de vida" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
16/20
Affiliation

Science

2019/09/01 - Current Auxiliary Researcher (Research)
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal
2015/05/01 - 2018/04/01 Principal Investigator (Research)
Cardiff University, United Kingdom
2012/03/01 - 2015/04/30 Postdoc (Research)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2005/01/01 - 2005/07/01 Research Trainee (Research)
Laboratório de Biologia Mariña Experimental de la UNAM, Sisal, México, Mexico

Teaching in Higher Education

2018/08/01 - 2019/08/31 Lecturer (University Teacher)
University of South Wales, United Kingdom

Others

2007/02/01 - 2008/12/01 Colaborador da Seccao De Anatomia e Taxonomia Zoologica do Departamento de Biologia
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
2000/07/01 - 2001/07/01 12 Months Navy Training
Escola Naval, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2019 - 2019 Sustainable soils: Adapting to and mitigating environmental changes in small-scale horticultural production systems (£36 505)
10.13039/501100000866
Researcher
Cardiff University
2015 - 2018/04 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship (Project reference: 660378 ) (£209 279)
660378
Principal investigator
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
European Commission
2015 - 2018/04 (as Co-I) Hook a Worm to Catch a Man: Tracking Historical and Recent Human Settlement, Land use & Migration in Neotropical Rainforests using Ecosystem Engineers (£269 000)
NE/M017656/1
Researcher
NERC, ESRC & DFID
2018 - 2018 Impact of long-term pesticide use in Brazilian family farming system (£31 500)
GCRF-AJ1910RA54
Researcher
2017 - 2017/12 (as a Co-I) Integrating remote sensing and ground-based spectral analysis to investigate biodiversity of archaeological sites in Amazonia (Co-I: £30 986)
grant.ST/P003281/1
Researcher
Science and Technology Facilities Council
2016 - 2016 Untangling the Volcanic Earthworm Genome ($5237)
10.18258/6890
Principal investigator
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
Pacific Biosciences Inc
2015 - 2015/12 (as a Co-I) A Worm's Trail: Implementing a collaborative network for the study of Historical and Recent Land Use and Soil Management in Neotropical Rainforests (£37 718)
NE/N000323/1
Researcher
NERC, ESRC & DFID
2015 - 2015 (as a Co-I) Ligand-binding speciation of amorphous calcium carbonate and associated Zn and Sr in earthworms living under an extreme environment of volcanic origin (£120 000)
SP11632
Researcher
Science and Technology Facilities Council
2011 - 2015 Stress in a hot place: Characterising the economics of a pantropical sentinel inhabiting multi-stressor volcanic soils (£380 000)
NE/I026022/1
Researcher
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2012 - 2012 HOLI-Biopest: Developing a biomonitoring program for pesticide exposure in agricultural systems (40 000€)
Proj. 56/12
Researcher
Fundação Luso-Americana
2010 - 2010 A volcanic furnace of Evolution (4740€)
M3.2.4/I/003A/2010
Principal investigator
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
Governo dos Açores

Contract

Designation Funders
2011 - 2014/01/09 An Azorean furnace of evolution: honing molecular-genetic tools for phylogeography and ecotoxicogenomics in a pantropical sentinel inhabiting multi-stressor volcanic soil (120 000€)
PTDC/AAC-AMB/115713/2009
PhD Student Fellow
Fundação Gaspar Frutuoso, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Brown, George G.; da Silva, Elodie; Thomazini, Marcílio J.; Niva, Cíntia C.; Decaëns, Thibaud; Cunha, Luís F. N.; Nadolny, Herlon S.; et al. "The role of soil fauna in soil health and delivery of ecosystem services". In Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture Volume 1, 197-241. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, 2018.
    10.19103/as.2017.0033.11
Conference abstract
  1. Dudas, Rafaela; Demetrio, Wilian C.; Maia, L.; CUNHA, LUÍS; Brown, George; et al.. "Populações De Minhocas Áreas Sob Plantio Direto Consolidado E Florestas Secundárias No Estado Do Paraná". Paper presented in 16º Encontro Nacional de Plantio Direto na Palha, 2018, Sorriso/MT. Sistema Plantio Direto: Entenda Os Desafios Atuais. Prepare-Se Para O Futuro, 2018.
  2. Demetrio, Wilian C.; CUNHA, LUÍS; Maia, L.; Alves, K.; Nicola, V .; Pasini, Amarildo; Kille, Peter; Oliveira, C ....; Brown, George. "Características Químicas E Físicas Em Áreas Sob Sistemas De Plantio Direto Consolidado E Florestas Secundárias No Estado Do Paraná". Paper presented in 16º Encontro Nacional de Plantio Direto na Palha, 2018.
    Published
  3. Brown, George; Niva C.N.; Silva, E..; CUNHA, LUÍS; MARIE L.C. BARTZ; Pasini, Amarildo; Nadolny, Herlon S.; Lavelle, Patrick. "Fauna Edáfica Como Prestadora De Serviços Ecossistêmicos". Paper presented in Fertbio 2016, 2016.
  4. Brown, George; Bartz, M. L. C.; James, Samuel W; Cunha, Luis; et al.. "Earthworm Taxonomy, Biology And Ecology. An Overview Of Recent Advances (2013-2016) In Brazil". Paper presented in 7th International Symposium On Oligochaete Taxonomy, Painpont, 2016.
  5. Silva, E.; James, S.W.; Rosa, M.G.; Schuhli, G.S.; Bartz, M.; Baretta, D.; Decaëns, T.; et al. "Use Of DNA Barcoding For Brazilian Earthworm Biodiversity: Untangling Taxonomy For Conservation". Paper presented in 7th International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting, Painpoint, 2016.
  6. Cunha, Luis; Bartz, M. L. C.; Demetrio, Wilian C.; Silva, T. A. C.; James, Samuel W; da Silva, Elodie; Stanton, David; et al. "Earthworms And Amazonian Dark Earths: Improving Understanding Of The Relationships Between Soil Management, Biodiversity and Function". Paper presented in 7th International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting, Painpoint, 2016.
  7. Velasquez, Elena; Tapia-Coral, S.; da Silva, Elodie; Pena-Venegas, Clara; Pucci, P; Cunha, Luis; Lavelle, Patrick; Brown, George. "TPI Network . Terra Preta Do Indio: Descubriendo Sus Misterios A Través De La Morfología Del Suelo". Paper presented in Simpósio Engenheiros Edáficos, Fertilidade Do Solo E Terra Preta De Índio, Curitiba, 2015.
  8. Silva, T. A. C.; Correa, R. B.; Santos, Alessandra; Ferreira, Alexandre; Nadolny, Herlon S.; Cunha, Luis; da Silva, Elodie; et al. "População e biomassa De Minhocas Em Terra Preta De Índio No Amazonas Utilizando Diferentes Metodologias De Coleta". Paper presented in Simpósio Engenheiros Edáficos, Fertilidade Do Solo e Terra Preta De Índio, Curitiba, 2015.
  9. Santos, Alessandra; da Silva, Elodie; Cunha, Luis; Stanton, David; Kille, Peter; Decaëns, Thibaud; James, Samuel W; et al. "Abundância, Biomassa e Riqueza de Minhocas em Áreas De Terra Preta De Índio (TPI) em Manaus e Iranduba (AM)". Paper presented in Simpósio Engenheiros Edáficos, Fertilidade Do Solo E Terra Preta De Índio, Curitiba, 2015.
  10. Cunha, Luis; Novo, Marta; Arruda, Hugo; Hodson, Mark; Spurgeon, David; Rodrigues, Armindo dos Santos; Camarinho, Ricardo; et al. "Inhabiting multi-stressor soils: persistence of an earthworm under extreme volcanic conditions". Paper presented in X International Earthworm Ecology Symposium, Athens, 2014.
  11. Novo, Marta; Cunha, Luis; Hodson, Mark; Spurgeon, David; Bruford, M.W.; Morgan, Andrew John; Kille, Peter. "Multiple introductions and environmental preferences of invasive earthworms in Azores (Portugal)". Paper presented in X International Earthworm Ecology Symposium, Athens, 2014.
  12. Ferreira, Nuno G. C.; Morgado, Rui; Novo, Marta; Cunha, Luis; Soares, Amadeu M.V.M.; Kille, Peter; Loureiro, Susana. "Tracking novel potential biomarkers in Porcellionides pruinosus (Isopoda) exposed to a nickel: a transcriptomic approach". Paper presented in First Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis Conference, Cardiff, 2013.
  13. Cunha, Luis; Novo, Marta; Hodson, Mark; Spurgeon, David; Camarinho, Ricardo; Viveiros, F; Silva, C.P.P; et al. "Inhabiting Multi-stressor Soils. Persistence of An Earthworm Under Extreme Volcanic Conditions". Paper presented in First Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis Conference, Cardiff, 2013.
Conference poster
  1. Cunha, L.. "Soil biodiversity footprints in human-modified landscapes: The case of the Amazonian Dark Earths". Paper presented in 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, 2017.
  2. Assis, G.T.P.; Brown, G.G.; Kille, P.; Cunha, L.. "Terra Preta de Índio Network: A Collaborative Network for the study of Anthropic Ecosystems Across Brazilian Biomes". Paper presented in Fifth International Workshop of The Terra Preta Program, 2016.
  3. Cunha, L.; Brown, G.G.; Kille, P.. "Characterizing Amazonian Dark Earths and Adjacent Soils: experimental approach for chemical, physical and biological sampling". Paper presented in Fifth International Workshop of The Terra Preta Program, 2016.
  4. Segalla, R.; Demetrio, W.; Silva, E.; Ferreira T.; Nadolny, H.; Conrado, A.; Kille, P.; Brown, G.G.; Cunha, L.. "Chemical aspects and quality of organic matter in Amazonian Dark Earths". Paper presented in Fifth International Workshop of The Terra Preta Program, 2016.
  5. Conrado, A.; Demetrio, W.; Silva, E.; Segalla, R.; Nadolny, H.; Ferreira, T.; Kille, P.; Brown, G.G.; Cunha, L.. "Soil Biodiversity in Amazonian Dark Earths". Paper presented in Fifth International Workshop of The Terra Preta Program, 2016.
  6. Demetrio, W.; Silva, E.; Ferreira, T.; Segalla, R.; Nadolny, H.; Conrado, A.; Kille, P.; Brown, G.G.; Cunha, L.. "Soil Macroinvertebrates In Amazonian Dark Earth And Adjacent Soils". Paper presented in Fifth International Workshop of The Terra Preta Program, 2016.
  7. Silva, E.; Velasquez, E.; Tapia-Coral, S.; Zangerlé, A.; Lavelle, P.; Kille, P.; Brown, G.G.; Cunha, L.; TPI Network. "Soil macro-morphology in Amazonian Dark Earth areas". Paper presented in Fifth International Workshop of The Terra Preta Program, 2016.
  8. Mota, A.F.; Brown, G.G.; Pedrosa, F.O.; Cunha, L.; Kille, P.; Souza, E.M.; Chubatsu, L.S.; TPI Network. "Analysis of bacterial communities of soil samples from archaeological sites in the Amazon region". Paper presented in Fifth International Workshop of The Terra Preta Program, 2016.
  9. Ferreira, T.; Demetrio, W.; Silva, E.; Segalla, R.; Nadolny, H.; Conrado, A.; Kille, P.; Brown, G.G.; Cunha, L.. "Biochar-earthworm interactions: the case of Pontoscolex corethrurus (Müller, 1857)". Paper presented in Fifth International Workshop of The Terra Preta Program, 2016.
  10. Santos, A.; Da Silva, E.; Cunha, L.F.N.; Stanton, D.; Kille, P.; Decaëns, T.; James, S.W.; et al. "Abundância, Biomassa E Riqueza De Minhocas Em Á Reas De Terra Preta De Índio (Tpi) Em Manaus E Iranduba (Am)". Paper presented in Simpósio Engenheiros Edáficos, Fertilidade Do Solo E Terra Preta De Índio (TPI), 2015.
  11. Cunha, L.F.N.; Novo, M.; Arruda, H.; Hodson, M.; Spurgeon, D.; Rodrigues, A.S.; Camarinho, R.; et al. "When hot is not too hot: an earthworm dwelling under extreme volcanic conditions". Paper presented in SETAC 34th Annual Meeting, 2013.
  12. Cunha, L.; Arruda, H.; Parelho, C.; Barreto, M.C.; Camarinho, R.; Garcia, P.; Kille, P.; Morgan, A.; Rodrigues, A.. "The relevance of Pontoscolex corethrurus as a bioindicator of soil quality under geogenic stress conditions". Paper presented in SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting, 2013.
  13. Novo, M.; Cunha, L.; Hodson, M.; Spurgeon, D.; Camarinho, R.; Viveiros, F.; Silva, C.P.P.; et al. "Inhabiting multi-stressor soils. Persistence of an earthworm under extreme volcanic conditions". Paper presented in First Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis Conference, 2013.
  14. Cunha, L.; Campos, I.; Montiel, R.; Morgan, A.; Rodrigues, A.. "Morphometric changes of the Epidermis of an invasive megascoelecid earthworm (Amynthas gracilis, Kinberg 1867) inhabiting actively volcanic soils in the Azores archipelago". Paper presented in VII encontro Nacional de Biologia Evolutiva, 2011.
  15. Cunha, L.; Aguiar, P.; Hernandez, G.; Barois, I.; Morgan, A.; Simoes, N.; Rodrigues, A.; Montiel, R.. "Living in the Edge at Extreme Environments of Volcanic Origin: Azorean Earthworms and its Symbiotic Microbial Populations". Paper presented in 8th International Congress on Extremophiles, 2010.
  16. Cunha, L.; Hernandez, G.; Aguiar, P.; Barois, I.; Morgan, A.; Simoes, N.; Rodrigues, A.; Montiel, R.. "Dominant Microbial Populations Associated with Earthworms Living close to Extreme Environments of Volcanic Origin: A Comparison Between Azorean and Mexican Populations of Pontoscolex corethrurus". Paper presented in The 9th International Symposium on Earthworm Ecology, 2010.
  17. Cunha, L.. "The importance of field studies for assessment of actively volcanic soil quality – the terrestrial equivalent of hydrothermal vents". Paper presented in Paris Interdisciplinary PhD Symposium, 2009.
  18. Cunha, L.; Lewis, L.V.. "Fragmentation Recovery and Growth of a Soft Coral Using a Popular Propagation Method.". Paper presented in 43rd EMBS – European Marine Biology, 2008.
  19. Cunha, L.; Amaral, A.F.S.; Zanon, V.; Rodrigues, A.S.. "Structure and X-ray microanalysis of the lower incisor of a mammal inhabiting a volcanic hydrothermal field". Paper presented in Fourth International Conference on Metals and Genetics, 2008.
  20. Rodrigues, A.; Cunha, L.; Medeiros, J.; Garcia, P.; Amaral, A.. "Can Mythimna unipuncta be a useful bioindicator of soil and pasture quality in volcanic environments?". Paper presented in SETAC North America 28th Annual Meeting - Urban Environmental Issues: Impacts on Ecological Systems, 2007.
  21. Rodrigues, A.; Cunha, L.; Martins, G.; Wallenstein, F.; Couto, R.; Neto, A.; Amaral, A.. "Structural effects in the digestive gland of marine limpets living close to superficial hydrothermanl vents". Paper presented in SETAC North America 28th Annual Meeting - Urban Environmental Issues: Impacts on Ecological Systems, 2007.
  22. Cunha, L.; Mascaro, M.; Chiapa, X.; Costa, A.; Simões, N.. "Effect of food in early larvae of Lysmata amboinensis (De Mann, 1888)". Paper presented in The Crustacean society mid-year meeting, 2007.
  23. Simões, N.; Hidalgo-Arcos, L.E.; Hernandez, E.H.; Robles-Gil, A.A.; Pestaña, L.R.; Cunha, L.; Tolentino, S.D.; et al. "Cultivo en cautiverio de crustáceos ornamentales del Caribe Mexicano como una medida de mitigación al impacto potencial de la captura directa del medio natural: Presentación de especies potenciales y revisión del estado del arte". Paper presented in III Congreso Mexicano de Arrecifes de Coral, 2006.
Journal article
  1. White, Hannah J.; León-Sánchez, Lupe; Burton, Victoria J.; Cameron, Erin K.; Caruso, Tancredi; Cunha, Luís; Dirilgen, Tara; et al. "Methods and approaches to advance soil macroecology". Global Ecology and Biogeography (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.13156.
    10.1111/geb.13156
  2. Ortíz-Gamino, Diana; Gregorio, Josefat; Cunha, Luis; Martínez-Romero, Esperanza; Fragoso, Carlos; Ortíz-Ceballos, Ángel I.. "Population genetics and diversity structure of an invasive earthworm in tropical and temperate pastures from Veracruz, Mexico". ZooKeys 941 (2020): 49-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.941.49319.
    10.3897/zookeys.941.49319
  3. Taheri, S.; Decaëns, T.; Cunha, L.; Brown, G. G.; Da Silva, E.; Bartz, M. L. C.; Baretta, D.; Dupont, L.. "Genetic evidence of multiple introductions and mixed reproductive strategy in the peregrine earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus". Biological Invasions (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-020-02270-0.
    10.1007/s10530-020-02270-0
  4. Talavera, J.A.; Cunha, L.; Arévalo, J.R.; Talavera, I.P.; Kille, P.; Novo, M.. "Anthropogenic disturbance and environmental factors drive the diversity and distribution of earthworms in São Miguel Island (Azores, Portugal)". Applied Soil Ecology 145 (2020): 103301. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.06.004.
    10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.06.004
  5. Nadolny, Herlon S.; Santos, Alessandra; Demetrio, Wilian C.; Ferreira, Talita; Maia, L.; Conrado, Ana Caroline; Bartz, M.; et al. "Recommendations for assessing earthworm populations in Brazilian ecosystems". Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira 55 (2020):
    In press • 10.1590/S1678-3921.pab2020.v55.01006
  6. Ferreira, Nuno G.C.; Morgado, Rui G.; Cunha, Luís; Novo, Marta; Soares, Amadeu M.V.M.; Morgan, Andrew J.; Loureiro, Susana; Kille, Peter. "Unravelling the molecular mechanisms of nickel in woodlice.". Environmental Research 176 (2019): 108507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.05.038.
    10.1016/j.envres.2019.05.038
  7. James, Samuel W; Bartz, Marie Luise Carolina; Stanton, David; Conrado, Ana Caroline; Dupont, L; Taheri, S; Silva, Elodie; Cunha, Luis; Brown, George. "A neotype for Pontoscolex corethrurus (Müller, 1857) (Clitellata)". Zootaxa 4545 1 (2019): 124. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4545.1.7.
    10.11646/zootaxa.4545.1.7
  8. S. Taheri; S. James; V. Roy; T. Decaëns; B.W. Williams; F. Anderson; R. Rougerie; et al. "Complex taxonomy of the ‘brush tail’ peregrine earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2018): https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.ympev.2018.02.021.
    10.1016/j.ympev.2018.02.021
  9. Craig Anderson; Luis Cunha; Pierfrancesco Sechi; Peter Kille; David Spurgeon. "Genetic variation in populations of the earthworm, Lumbricus rubellus, across contaminated mine sites". BMC Genetics 18 1 (2017): https://doi.org/10.1186%2Fs12863-017-0557-8.
    10.1186/s12863-017-0557-8
  10. Cunha, L.; Thornber, A.; Kille, P.; Morgan, A.J.; Novo, M.. "A large set of microsatellites for the highly invasive earthworm Amynthas corticis predicted from low coverage genomes". Applied Soil Ecology 119 (2017): 152-155. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.05.029.
    10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.05.029
  11. Carolina Parelho; Armindo dos santos Rodrigues; Filipe Bernardo; Maria do Carmo Barreto; Luís Cunha; Patrícia Poeta; Patrícia Garcia. "Biological endpoints in earthworms ( Amynthas gracilis ) as tools for the ecotoxicity assessment of soils from livestock production systems". Ecological Indicators (2017):
    10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.09.045
  12. Conrado, Ana C.; Arruda, Hugo; Stanton, David W.G.; James, Samuel W.; Kille, Peter; Brown, George; Silva, Elodie; et al. "The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the pantropical earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus (Rhinodrilidae, Clitellata): Mitogenome characterization and phylogenetic positioning". ZooKeys 688 (2017): 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.688.13721.
    10.3897/zookeys.688.13721
  13. Rougon-Cardoso, A.; Flores-Ponce, M.; Ramos-Aboites, H.E.; Martínez-Guerrero, C.E.; Hao, Y.-J.; Cunha, L.; Rodríguez-Martínez, J.A.; et al. "The genome, transcriptome, and proteome of the nematode Steinernema carpocapsae: Evolutionary signatures of a pathogenic lifestyle". Scientific Reports 6 (2016): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84996758811&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1038/srep37536
  14. Cunha, L.; Brown, G.G.; Stanton, D.W.G.; Da Silva, E.; Hansel, F.A.; Jorge, G.; McKey, D.; et al. "Soil animals and pedogenesis: The role of earthworms in anthropogenic soils". Soil Science 181 3-4 (2016): 110-125. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84963657677&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1097/SS.0000000000000144
  15. Novo M; Fernández R; Andrade SC; Marchán DF; Cunha L; Díaz Cosín DJ. "Phylogenomic analyses of a Mediterranean earthworm family (Annelida: Hormogastridae).". (2015): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26522608.
    10.1016/j.ympev.2015.10.026
  16. Novo, M.; Cunha, L.; Maceda-Veiga, A.; Talavera, J.A.; Hodson, M.E.; Spurgeon, D.; Bruford, M.W.; Morgan, A.J.; Kille, P.. "Multiple introductions and environmental factors affecting the establishment of invasive species on a volcanic island". Soil Biology and Biochemistry 85 (2015): 89-100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.031.
    10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.031
  17. Novo, Marta; Andre, Jane; Cunha, Luis; Morgan, Andrew John; Spurgeon, David; Kille, Peter. "The functional ghost in the genome machine: Holistic mapping of environmentally induced changes in the epigenome of a soil sentinel". Toxicology Letters 229 (2014): S18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxlet.2014.06.095.
    10.1016/j.toxlet.2014.06.095
  18. Cunha, L.; Montiel, R.; Novo, M.; Orozco-terWengel, P.; Rodrigues, A.; Morgan, A. J.; Kille, P.. "Living on a volcano's edge: genetic isolation of an extremophile terrestrial metazoan". Heredity 112 2 (2014): 132-142.
    10.1038/hdy.2013.84
  19. Cunha, Luis; Campos, Itxaso; Montiel, Rafael; Rodrigues, Armindo; Morgan, Andrew J.. "Morphometry of the epidermis of an invasive megascoelecid earthworm (Amynthas gracilis, Kinberg 1867) inhabiting actively volcanic soils in the Azores archipelago". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74 1 (2011): 25-32.
    10.1016/j.ecoenv.2010.08.004
  20. Cunha, Luis; Zanon, Vittorio; Andre Amaral; Jorge Ferreira; Rodrigues, Armindo dos Santos. "Altered inorganic composition of enamel and dentin in mice teeth chronically exposed to an enriched mineral environment at Furnas, São Miguel (Azores)". Arquipelago. Life and Marine Sciences 28 (2011): 33-37. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/1225.
    Open access • Published
  21. Ventura Garcia, Patricia; Cunha, Luis; Amaral, Andre; Rodrigues, Armindo. "Bioavailability of heavy metals and apoptotic effects on the midgut cells of Pseudaletia unipuncta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) inhabiting volcanic environments". Toxicology Letters 189 (2009): S196-S196.
    10.1016/j.toxlet.2009.06.594
  22. Cunha, Luis; Mascaro, Maite; Chiapa, Xavier; Costa, Ana; Simoes, Nuno. "Experimental studies on the effect of food in early larvae of the cleaner shrimp Lysmata amboinensis (De Mann, 1888) (Decapoda : Caridea : Hippolytidae)". Aquaculture 277 1-2 (2008): 117-123.
    10.1016/j.aquaculture.2008.02.014
  23. Cunha, Luis; Amaral, Andre; Medeiros, Vera; Martins, Gustavo M.; Wallenstein, Francisco F. M. M.; Couto, Ruben P.; Neto, Ana I.; Rodrigues, Armindo. "Bioavailable metals and cellular effects in the digestive gland of marine limpets living close to shallow water hydrothermal vents". Chemosphere 71 7 (2008): 1356-1362.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.11.022
  24. Rodrigues, Armindo; Cunha, Luis; Amaral, Andre; Medeiros, Jorge; Garcia, Patricia. "Bioavailability of heavy metals and their effects on the midgut cells of a phytopaghous insect inhabiting volcanic environments". Science of the Total Environment 406 1-2 (2008): 116-122.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.07.069
  25. Cunha, L.; Martins, G.M.; Amaral, A.; Rodrigues, A.; Cunha, Luis; Martins, Gustavo M.; Amaral, Andre; Rodrigues, Armindo. "A case of simultaneous hermaphroditism in the Azorean endemic limpet Patella candei gomesii (Mollusca: Patellogastropoda), a gonochoristic species". Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 50 4 (2007): 203-205. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-41549087438&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1080/07924259.2007.9652247
Online resource
  1. Demetrio WC; Conrado AC; Acioli AN; Ferreira AC; Bartz ML; James SW; da Silva E; et al. A “Dirty” Footprint: Anthropogenic Soils Promote Biodiversity in Amazonian Rainforests. 2019. http://europepmc.org/abstract/PPR/PPR70526.
    10.1101/552364
Report
  1. Hannah C Macdonald; Luis Cunha; Michael W Bruford. 2016. Development of genomic resources for four potential environmental bioindicator species: Isoperla grammatica , Amphinemura sulcicollis , Oniscus asellus and Baetis rhodani .. http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/046227.
    10.1101/046227
  2. Luis Cunha Luis Cunha. 2016. Untangling the Volcanic Earthworm Genome. http://dx.doi.org/10.18258/6890.
    10.18258/6890
  3. Dionisio, Maria Ana; Joana Micael; Parente, Manuela; Norberto R; Cunha A; Brum J; CUNHA, LUÍS; Lopes C; Costa A.C.. 2008. Contributo Para O Conhecimento Da Biodiversidade Marinha Da Ilha Das Flores. Universidade ds Acores. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/715.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. CUNHA, LUÍS. "Effects of the extreme environment of volcanic origin in organisms : using earthworms as biological models". PhD, Universidade dos Açores, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/3968.
  2. CUNHA, LUÍS. "Propagation and Nutrition of the soft coral Sinularia s.p.". Master, Bangor University, 2006. http://piecemo.sisal.unam.mx/cgi-bin/dl.cgi?id=47.
  3. CUNHA, LUÍS. "Physiology and Nutrition in Larvae of the Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis in the First Days of Life". Degree, Universidade dos Açores, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/3967.
Website
  1. CUNHA, LUÍS. Untangling the Volcanic Earthworm Genome. 2016. https://experiment.com/projects/untangling-the-volcanic-earthworm-genome.

Other

Dataset
  1. Recommendations for assessing earthworm populations in Brazilian ecosystems. Dryad.
Other output
  1. Diana Ortíz-Gamino; Luis Cunha; Esperanza Martínez-Romero; Norma Flores-Estévez; Ángel I Ortíz-Ceballos. 2017. Genetic diversity and population structure in an invasive pantropical earthworm along an altitudinal gradient. https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.3024.
    10.7287/peerj.preprints.3024
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2017/11/30 Biodiversity Footprints in Amazonian Dark Earths OnE Division Seminar
Cardiff University (Cardiff, United Kingdom)
2017 Soil biodiversity footprints in human-modified landscapes: The case of the Amazonian Dark Earths 1st MCAA BRAZIL-EUROPE Workshop (BREUW): Building a sustainable future based on cooperative science, technology and education
Universidade Federal do Maranhão (Sao Luis, Brazil)
2017 Interculturality and knowledge in Life Sciences research GLOCADEMICS – “Researchers’ Science Diplomacy: North-South reciprocal intercultural responsibility”
University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2017 Comunidade De Minhocas Em Solos Antrópicos E Áreas Adjacentes Na Amazônia Central XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro De Ciências Do Solo
(Belem, Brazil)
2017 Hook a worm to catch a man European Conference of Tropical Biology
(Brussels, Belgium)
2016 The use of transcriptomics for assessing environmental stress: the story of an earthworm living inside a volcano ECOTOX 2016 -- Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (2016, Brazil)
2016 The 'Terra Preta de Índio' research network Fifth International Workshop of the Terra Preta Program
ESALQ - Universidade de Sao Paulo (Piracicaba, Brazil)
2016 Phylogenetic assessment within a complex of tropical peregrine species, Pontoscolex corethrurus Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
ATBC (Montpellier, France)
2016 Amazonian Dark Earths: Improving Understanding of The Relationships Between Soil Management, Biodiversity and Function International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting
(Rennes, France)
2016 Fauna Edáfica Como Prestadora De Serviços Ecossistêmicos FertBio
(Goiania, Brazil)
2016 Earthworm Taxonomy, Biology And Ecology. An Overview of Recent Advances (2013-2016) In Brazil International Symposium on Oligochaete Taxonomy
(Paimpoint, France)
2016 Use of DNA Barcoding for Brazilian Earthworm Biodiversity: Untangling Taxonomy for Conservation 7th International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting
(Paimpoint, France)
2016 The emergence of an interdisciplinary collaborative network and potential for the future: the TPI Network 2nd TPI Network Workshop - Using remote sensing in the study of Amazonian Ecosystems
(Porto Velho, Brazil)
2016 Hook a worm to catch a man iEOS Ghent meeting
(Ghent, Belgium)
2016 Actions of the TPI project up to now and expected new projects 2nd TPI Network Workshop - Using remote sensing in the study of Amazonian Ecosystems
UNIR (Porto Velho, Brazil)
2016 Towards a Generalised Method for Environmental Epigenetics: Global and Differential Genome-Wide Epigenetic Signatures in an Earthworm Exposed to a Multi-stressor Environment iEOS Ghent meeting
(Ghent, Belgium)
2015 As Terras Pretas de Indio: Lições aprendidas e Pesquisas Diálogo Construtivo
EMBRAPA (Curitiba, Brazil)
2015 Tpi Network . População E B Iomassa De Minhocas Em Terra Preta De Índio No Amazonas Utilizando Diferentes Metodologias De Coleta Simpósio Engenheiros Edáficos, Fertilidade Do Solo E Terra Preta De Índio (Tpi)
(Curitiba, Brazil)
2015 Terra Preta Do Indio: Descubriendo Sus Misterios A Través De La Morfología Del Suelo Simpósio Engenheiros Edáficos, Fertilidade Do Solo E Terra Preta De Índio (Tpi)
(Curitiba, Brazil)
2014 Hot but not too hot to handle: Persistence of an earthworm under extreme volcanic conditions Sensitive Biomarkers in Ecotoxicology
CEBA-Azores (Ponta Delgada, Portugal)
2014 Inhabiting multi-stressor soils: persistence of an earthworm under extreme volcanic conditions Abstract book X International Earthworm Ecology Symposium
(Athens, United States)
2013 Living on a volcano’s edge: Genetic isolation of an extremophile terrestrial metazoan Evolution 2013
(Salt Lake City, United States)
2013 Tracking novel potential biomarkers in Porcellionides pruinosus (Isopoda) exposed to a nickel: a transcriptomic approach First Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis Conference
(Cardiff, United Kingdom)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2019 - 2020 The Complete mitochondrial Genome of the Utila Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri): Structure, Gene Content and phylogenetic positioning
Supervisor of Emily Bellamey-Todd
International Wildlife Biology (Degree)
University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2019 - 2020 Treasures in a Mermaid’s Purse: Using egg capsules as a non-invasive approach to assessing genetic diversity in oviparous Chondrichthyes
Supervisor
International Wildlife Biology (Degree)
University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2019 - 2020 Culicidae diversity and abundance along a disturbance gradient
Supervisor of Jia Wei Lee
International Wildlife Biology (Degree)
University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2019 - 2020 A review of the conservation status of hedgehogs in the United Kingdom
Supervisor of Danielle Oliver
International Wildlife Biology (Degree)
University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2018 - 2020 The abundance and distribution of the endemic Phyllodactylus palmeus and the invasive Hemidactylus frenatus on the island of Utila, Honduras
Supervisor of Emma Davies
Wildlife and Conservation Management
University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2016 - 2020 Relationship between Pontoscolex corethrurus and soil fertility: the case of the Amazonian Dark Earths
Co-supervisor of Talita Ferreira
Agronomy (PhD)
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
2018 - 2019 A Review on the Methods Used to Evaluate Dietary Composition in Spiders
Supervisor of Thomas Reed
Natural History (Degree)
University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2018 - 2019 The Utility of Environmental DNA for Soil Biodiversity Monitoring
Supervisor
International Wildlife Biology (Degree)
University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2018 - 2019 Spatial and environmental effects on the abundance and diversity of carabid species in an ancient woodland
Supervisor of Simon Peacock
Wildlife and Conservation Management (Master)
University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2018 - 2019 How Consumer Trends Change Farmer’s Land Management Practices
Supervisor of Thomas Severn
Wildlife and Conservation Management (Master)
University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2017 - 2019 Soil Macroinvertebrates and Soil Quality in Amazonian Dark Earths and Adjacent Soils
Co-supervisor
Agronomy (PhD)
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
2016 - 2018 Biodiversity of edaphic fauna in Amazonian Dark Earths
Co-supervisor of Carol Conrado
Agronomy (Master)
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
2015 - 2017 Chemical and Physical of Amazonian Dark Earth Soils
Co-supervisor of Rodrigo Feijo Segalla
Agronomy (Master)
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
2015 - 2017 Greenhouse gas emissions and soil chemical transformation by the earthworm Rhinodrilus alatus
Co-supervisor of Alessandra Santos
Agronomy (Master)
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
2013 - 2014 Investigation into the extent of genetic variability and diversity of Aporrectodea caliginosa in samples from the Azorean Island of Sao Miguel
Supervisor
Biology (Degree)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2013 - 2014 Assessment of soil and tissue metal levels in earthworms from Flat Holm
Supervisor of Charlotte Webber
Biology
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2013 - 2014 Assessment of genetic variability and diversity of Lumbricus rubellus from Flat Holm
Supervisor
Biology (Degree)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2012 - 2013 Mitochondrial activity in Pontoscolex corethrurus exposed to natural and anthropogenic stress
Supervisor
Biology (Degree)
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2015 - Current 1st Workshop on Volcanic environments and their impact on biological organisms, December 2010 (2010)
Workshop (President of the Organising Committee)
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
2008 - Current 43rd EMBS, European Marine Biology Symposium, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. (2008)
Symposium (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
2017 - 2017 3rd Workshop of Terra Preta do Índio – 21st Century Challenges Exploration and Concepts in Amazonia" Rio Branco, Brazil, October 2017 (2017)
Workshop (President of the Organising Committee)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2017 - 2017 Leader of a Sampling Expedition between Lethem and Iwokrama Reserve to ten sites, on mature forests, which included five researchers (Guyana) (2017)
Other (President of the Organising Committee)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2017 - 2017 Leader of a Sampling Expedition between Manaus, Amazonas and Pacaraima, Roraima to 30 sites, including forests in archaeological settings but also sites on mature forests, which included four researchers (Brazil). (2017 - 2017)
Other (President of the Organising Committee)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2017 - 2017 Leader of a Sampling Expedition in Rio Madeira, Amazonas to 18 sites, including forests in Amazonian Dark Earths but also sites on primary forests, which included 5 researchers (Brazil). (2017 - 2017) Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2016 - 2016 2nd Workshop of Terra Preta do Índio - Using remote sensing in the study of Amazonian Ecosystems, Porto Velho, Brazil (2016)
Workshop (President of the Organising Committee)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2016 - 2016 Leader of a Sampling Expedition between Porto Velho, Rondônia and Curitiba, Paraná to 28 sites, including forests in archaeological settings but also sites on primary forests, three researchers (Brazil). (2016 - 2016) Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2016 - 2016 Leader of the Sampling Expedition to three Archaeological Sites in Porto Velho, Rondônia, which included 6 international researchers, 12 local researchers (Brazil). (2016 - 2016)
Other (President of the Organising Committee)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2015 - 2015 1st Workshop of Terra Preta do Índio - Engenheiros edáficos e fertilidade do solo, Curitiba, Brazil (2015)
Workshop (President of the Organising Committee)
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Brazil
2015 - 2015 5th ELAETAO - Encontro Latino Americano de Ecologia e Taxonomia de Oligoquetas, Curitiba Brazil (2015)
Symposium (Co-organisor)
Universidade Positivo, Brazil
2015 - 2015 Leader of the Sampling Expedition to three Amazonian Dark Earths Sites in Santarém (Pará, Brazil), which included 7 international researchers, 8 local researchers (Brazil). (2015 - 2015) Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2013 - 2013 Leader of the 2nd Sampling Expedition to São Miguel Island (Azores Archipelago), which included 4 international researchers, 2 local researchers (Portugal). (2013 - 2013)
Other (President of the Organising Committee)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom
2012 - 2012 Leader of the 1st Sampling Expedition to São Miguel Island (Azores Archipelago), which included 10 international researchers, 3 local researchers, 2 Master students and 1 undergraduate student (Portugal). (2012 - 2012)
Other (President of the Organising Committee)
Cardiff University Cardiff School of Biosciences, United Kingdom

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2016 - 2016 Attendance to "EURAXESS LAC Meeting" in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), to provide guidance on Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship applications. Euroaxess General Meeting
EURAXESS , Brazil
2016 - 2016 Attendance to "EURAXESS Meeting in Porto Alegre" (Brazil), to provide guidance on Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship applications. Euroaxess Meeting in Porto Alegre
EURAXESS , Brazil
2015 - 2015 Attendance to "Euro destinations" in Sao Paulo (Brazil), as an ambassador and consultant for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Euro destinations

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2020/02 Population ecology and implications for conservation management of the critically endangered Utila Spiny-tailed Iguana Ctenosaura bakeri.
(Thesis) Arguer
Miss Daisy Maryon (PhD)
University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2019 - Current British Ecological Society Member
2018 - Current Marie Curie Alumni Association Member
2016 - Current Terra Preta de Índio Network co-Director
2014 - Current Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative Member
2012 - Current Systematic Biology Society Member
2012 - Current Society for the Study of Evolution Member
2010 - Current International Society of Computational Biology Member
2008 - Current SETAC Member
2005 - Current IMAREST Member

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2018 - 2019 Biological Research Skills Biomedical Sciences, Biology, International Wildlife Biology, Human Biology (Bachelor) University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2018 - 2019 Conservation Genetics and Wildlife Management International Wildlife Biology (Bachelor) University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2018 - 2019 Terrestrial and Aquatic Conservation Wildlife and Conservation Management (Master) University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom
2018 - 2019 Big Game Tracking/African Biodiversity – Residential Field Trip (South Africa) International Wildlife Biology (Bachelor) University of South Wales School of Applied Sciences, United Kingdom

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2019 - Current Evaluator for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF)
Evaluator
Research Executive Agency, Belgium
2018 - Current Evaluator for Newton Fund (http://www.newtonfund.ac.uk)
Evaluator
Newton Fund, United Kingdom

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2019 Earthworms: integral ecosystem engineers CORDIS web Forum
2019 Earthworms—integral ecosystem engineers phys.org
2016 The Volcanic Earthworm on Newsweek! The earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus is an animal that has evolved to live in an extraordinary environment, a volcanic geothermal field in Sao Miguel Island, one of the nine Islands in Azores Archipelago. Newsweek
2016 An Azorean story that is over half a billion years old. Acoriano Oriental (Local Azorean Journal)

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2018 - Current Acta Amazonica (0044-5967) SciELO
2018 - Current Integrative Zoology (1749-4877) Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
2016 - Current Revista Brasileira de Ciencia do Solo (1806-9657) Scielo
2015 - Current Ecological Indicators (1470-160X) Elsevier
2011 - Current Chemosphere (0045-6535) Elsevier
2010 - Current Coral Reefs (1432-0975) Springer-Verlag
2009 - Current Aquaculture Research (1365-2109) Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Distinctions

Award

2019 CEECIND/01986/2017 - Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal

Title

2019 Elected Best Student Partnership (Lecturing) of University of South Wales
University of South Wales, United Kingdom
2018 Short-Listed for Best Lecturer of University of South Wales
University of South Wales, United Kingdom

Other distinction

2015 Top 5 finalist of the 2015 Royal Geographical Society grant contest “Land Rover Bursary”
Royal Geographical Society, United Kingdom
2015 3rd Place in the PacBio SMRT grant contest
Pacific Biosciences Inc, United States
2012 4rd Place for the best Business Idea with the project “GEOMARTEC
Governo dos Açores, Portugal
2011 Mexican Government Scholarship for advanced postgraduate studies
2008 Best poster Award, International Congress of Metals and Genetics (ICMG 2008)
Université Paris Descartes, France
2008 PhD Scholarship
Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal
2005 M.Sc. Scholarship
European Social Fund, Belgium
2001 BSc scholarship