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Elsa Teresa Rodrigues received her PhD degree in biosciences from the University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal, on June 1, 2016. With her PhD thesis, she was awarded an honourable mention, ranked third, of the Doctorate Award in Ecology 2017-Amadeu Dias Foundation by the Portuguese Ecological Society. Currently, she has a Junior Researcher position at UC, and has her research affiliation to the Centre for Functional Ecology - Science for People & the Planet (CFE-UC). In this centre, she integrates the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems research group, and leads its Environmental and Human Safety research line. Elsa is also a collaborator of the Experimental and Applied Aquatic Ecology research group of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO, Brazil). Under her scientific responsibility, Elsa supervised two post-doc project researchers, two MSc students, and several undergraduate students (UC Summer Internship students included). Currently, she co-supervises one PhD student and two undergraduate students. Elsa participates in the teaching activities of the Department of Life Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of UC, with 24 hours allocated to the academic year 2021/2022. At the national level, she integrated three scientific research projects: Reconnect, Climatroph and FishFree. To date (March 22, 2022), she has a total of 23 peer-reviewed scientific articles (10 h-Index) in the quartiles Q1 (78.3%), Q2 (17.4%) and Q3 (4.3%), as well as one UN SDG-14 Springer Encyclopedia chapter. Since December 2020, Elsa is member of the Topical Advisory Panel of the peer-reviewed journal Water (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/topical_advisory_panel), and currently she is Guest Editor of the Special Issue: Pathogens of Zoonotic Importance in the Aquatic Environment: Implications for Environmental and Human Health. Elsa is an aquatic ecologist and ecotoxicologist whose main research interest lies in the study of the effects of environmentally relevant hazardous substances on the aquatic compartment at different levels of the biological organization, from sub-cellular (mitochondria toxicity assessment) and cellular (cell-based assays) levels, to individual organisms and communities. She aims to estimate the potential hazard of pollutants by measuring environmental levels and setting aquatic environmental quality standard values, and, in a screening-level evaluation using cell-based assays, to contribute to the animal and human risk assessment of new compounds of environmental interest. In parallel, the potential adverse effect of pollutants in the context of human exposure via food items is also a concern, as numerous aquatic species are edible and considered of economic interest. She also develops research activities related to alternative in vitro cell-based assays in aquatic ecotoxicology. Other interests? She believes that knowledge on, and the understanding of, the importance of aquatic ecosystems, particularly estuaries, provided to schools and the general public will contribute to high-level environmental education and enrol people’s support, since our day-to-day actions may have a cumulative effect on aquatic health, and thus help develop a sustainable economy and make the world a better place.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Elsa Teresa Santos Rodrigues
Date of birth
1971/02/18
Gender
Female

Citation names

  • Rodrigues, ET
  • Rodrigues, Elsa Teresa

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
E911-EE55-EAAB
ORCID iD
0000-0002-9541-7890
Researcher Id
J-1529-2012

Email addresses

  • etrodrig@uc.pt (Professional)

Addresses

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

Websites

  • http://cfe.uc.pt/index.html#/profile/members/16 (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Earth and Environmental Sciences - Environmental Sciences

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
French Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
English Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2)
Education
Degree Classification
2016/06/01
Concluded
Programa Doutoral em Biociências (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Occurrence, fate and effects of azoxystrobin in aquatic ecosystems" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Aprovado com louvor e distinção por unanimidade
2012/11/19 - 2012/11/23
Concluded
CAL-AQUA Ciências em Animais de Laboratório - organismos aquáticos (Outros)
Universidade do Porto Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Portugal
2004/06/03
Concluded
Mestrado em Ecologia (Mestrado)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Variations in the subtidal macrobenthic communities of the Mondego estuary over a decade" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Muito Bom
1999/11/26
Concluded
Biologia - área cientifica (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Using animal and vegetal mitochondria to assess herbicide effects." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
14/20 (Bom)
1994/03/29
Concluded
Produção Animal (Bacharelato)
Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal
"Detection and quantification of aflatoxins in cereals and feed." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
14/20 (Bom)
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2019/05/01 - Current Contracted Researcher (Research) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2016/09/01 - 2019/04/30 Post-Doc Fellowship (SFRH/BPD/116152/2016) Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal
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2012/05/01 - 2016/06/01 Doctoral Fellowship (SFRH/BD/80321/2011) Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2008/05/01 - 2011/04/30 Laboratory technician Instituto do Mar, Portugal
Projects

Contract

Designation Funders
2016 - 2019/06/30 FishFree: A contribution to the validation of an alternative assay for fish lethal testing
PTDC/AAG-TEC/4966/2014
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016875
Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2014 - 2015/07/31 CLIMATROPH: Impact of multiple climate drivers (temperature and CO2) on marine trophic interactions – ecological and commercial implications
EXPL/MAR-EST/1427/2013
FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-041888
Researcher
Instituto do Mar, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2008 - 2012/03/31 RECONNECT: SYSTEM DYNAMIC RESPONSE TO AN AMPLE ARTIFICIAL RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UPSTREAM CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO ARMS OF THE MONDEGO ESTUARY (PORTUGAL): IMPLICATIONS FOR RECOVERY, ECOLOGICAL QUALITY STATUS, AND MANAGEMENT
PTDC/MAR/64627/2006
Other
Instituto do Mar, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded

Other

Designation Funders
2021 - 2021 SarsTrack: On the track of SARS-CoV-2 in the environment
PTDC/CTA-AMB/0429/2021 "NON-FUNDED"
Principal investigator
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2020 - 2020 DinoRisk: The possible adverse effects of dinoflagellate toxic compounds on marine ecosystems and human health: the <i>Gymnodinium catenatum</i> case study
PTDC/CTA-AMB/2137/2020 "NON-FUNDED"
Principal investigator
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2020 - 2020 Fish & Risks: Are the regulatory maximum concentrations of methylmercury present in fishery products adequate to ensure low risk to Portuguese citizens?
PTDC/SAU-PUB/2136/2020 "NON-FUNDED"
Principal investigator
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2017 - 2017 AquaRisk: Are the predictive tools used to assess pesticide environmental risks appropriate to ensure low risk to aquatic organisms?
C491845937-00084794 "NON-FUNDED"
Principal investigator
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Neves, RAF; Rodrigues, ET. "Harmful Algal Blooms: Effect on Coastal Marine Ecosystems". In Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 1-31. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
    Published • 10.1007/978-3-319-71064-8_24-1
Conference paper
  1. Varela, AT; Neves, RAF; Nascimento, SM; Oliveira, PJ; Pardal, MA; Rodrigues, ET; Moreno, AJ. "Mitochondrial dysfunction induced by marine benthic dinoflagellate toxic compounds". Paper presented in 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of ESCI, Coimbra, 2019.
    Published
Journal article
  1. Rodrigues, ET; Nascimento, SF; Pires, CL; Godinho, LP; Churro, C; Moreno, MJ; Pardal, MA. "Determination of intestinal absorption of the paralytic shellfish toxin GTX-5 using the Caco-2 human cell model". Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-15342-y.
    Published • 10.1007/s11356-021-15342-y
  2. Rodrigues, ET; Pardal, MA; Pereira, E; Monteiro, JF; Certal, AC; Oliveira, PJ. "H9c2(2-1)-based sulforhodamine B assay as a possible alternative in vitro platform to investigate effluent and metals toxicity on fish". Chemosphere 275 130009 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130009.
    Published • 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130009
  3. Varela, AT; Neves, RAF; Nascimento, SM; Oliveira, PJ; Pardal, MA; Rodrigues, ET; Moreno, AJ. "Exposure to marine benthic dinoflagellate toxins may lead to mitochondrial dysfunction". Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology (2021): 108937.
    Published • 10.1016/j.cbpc.2020.108937
  4. Rodrigues, ET; Nascimento, SF; Moreno, MJ; Oliveira, PJ; Pardal, MA. "Rat cardiomyocyte H9c2(2-1)-based sulforhodamine B assay as a promising in vitro method to assess the biological component of effluent toxicity". Journal of Environmental Sciences 96 (2020): 163-170. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jes.2020.04.029.
    Published • 10.1016/j.jes.2020.04.029
  5. Neves, RAF; Pardal, MA; Nascimento, SM; Silva, Alexandra; Oliveira, PJ; Rodrigues, ET. "High sensitivity of rat cardiomyoblast H9c2(2-1) cells to Gambierdiscus toxic compounds". Aquatic Toxicology (2020): 105475.
    Published • 10.1016/j.aquatox.2020.105475
  6. Varela, AT; Neves, RAF; Nascimento, SM; Oliveira, PJ; Pardal, MA; Rodrigues, ET; Moreno, AJ. "Mitochondrial impairment and cytotoxicity effects induced by the marine epibenthic dinoflagellate Coolia malayensis". Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 77 (2020): 103379.
    Published • 10.1016/j.etap.2020.103379
  7. Neves, RAF; Pardal, MA; Nascimento, SM; Oliveira, PJ; Rodrigues, ET. "Screening-level evaluation of marine benthic dinoflagellates toxicity using mammalian cell lines". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 195 (2020): 110465.
    Published • 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2020.110465
  8. Rodrigues, ET; Varela, AT; Pardal, MA; Sardão, VA. "Cell-based assays as an alternative for the study of aquatic toxicity of pharmaceuticals". Environmental Science and Pollution Research 27 (2020): 7145-7155.
    Published • 10.1007/s11356-019-07384-0
  9. Rodrigues, ET; Varela, AT; Pardal, MA; Oliveira, PJ. "Cell-based assays seem not to accurately predict fish short-term toxicity of pesticides". Environmental Pollution 252 (2019): 476-482.
    Published • 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.05.033
  10. Rodrigues, ET; Alpendurada, MF; Guimarães, A; Avó, R; Pardal, MA. "The environmental condition of an estuarine ecosystem disturbed by pesticides". Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26 23 (2019): 24075-24087.
    Published • 10.1007/s11356-019-05751-5
  11. Rodrigues, ET; Alpendurada, MF; Ramos, F; Pardal, MA. "Environmental and human health risk indicators for agricultural pesticides in estuaries.". Ecotoxicology and environmental safety 150 (2018): 224-231.
    Published • 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.12.047
  12. Rodrigues, ET; Pardal, MA; Gante, C; Loureiro, J; Lopes, IM. "Determination and validation of an aquatic Maximum Acceptable Concentration-Environmental Quality Standard (MAC-EQS) value for the agricultural fungicide azoxystrobin". Environmental Pollution 221 (2017): 150-158.
    Published • 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.11.058
  13. Rodrigues, ET; Pardal, MA; Salgueiro-Gonzalez, N; Muniategui-Lorenzo, S; Alpendurada, MF. "A single-step pesticide extraction and clean-up multi-residue analytical method by selective pressurized liquid extraction followed by on-line solid phase extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry for complex matrices.". Journal of chromatography. A 1452 (2016): 10-7.
    Published • 10.1016/j.chroma.2016.05.036
  14. Rodrigues, ET; Mendes, Tito; Moreno, AJ; Palmeira, C; Pardal, MA. "Biochemical and physiological responses of Carcinus maenas to temperature and the fungicide azoxystrobin.". Chemosphere 132 (2015): 127-34.
    Published • 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.03.011
  15. Rodrigues, ET; Pardal, MA; Laize, V; Cancela, ML; Oliveira, PJ; Serafim, TL. "Cardiomyocyte H9c2 cells present a valuable alternative to fish lethal testing for azoxystrobin.". Environmental pollution 206 (2015): 619-26.
    Published • 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.08.026
  16. Rodrigues, ET; Pardal, MA. "Primary productivity temporal fluctuations in a nutrient-rich estuary due to climate-driven events". Estuaries and Coasts 38 1 (2015): 1-12.
    Published • 10.1007/s12237-014-9813-6
  17. Rodrigues, ET; Pardal, MA. "The crab Carcinus maenas as a suitable experimental model in ecotoxicology". Environment International 70 (2014): 158-182.
    Published • 10.1016/j.envint.2014.05.018
  18. Rodrigues, ET; Lopes, IM; Pardal, MA. "Occurrence, fate and effects of azoxystrobin in aquatic ecosystems: A review". Environment International 53 (2013): 18-28.
    Published • 10.1016/j.envint.2012.12.005
  19. Otero, M; Coelho, JP; Rodrigues, ET; Pardal, MA; Santos, EBH; Esteves, VI; Lillebo, AI. "Kinetics of the PO4-P adsorption onto soils and sediments from the Mondego estuary (Portugal)". Marine Pollution Bulletin 77 1-2 (2013): 361-366.
    Published • 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.08.039
  20. Lillebo, AI; Otero, M; Coelho, JP; Rodrigues, ET; Pereira, Maria Eduarda; Duarte, AC; Pardal, MA; Flindt, MR. "The effects of changes to estuarine hydrology on system phosphorous retention capacity: The Mondego estuary, Portugal". Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 99 (2012): 85-94.
    Published • 10.1016/j.ecss.2011.12.016
  21. Coelho, JP; Santos, H.; Reis, AT; Falcao, J; Rodrigues, ET; Pereira, M.E; Duarte, AC; Pardal, MA. "Mercury bioaccumulation in the spotted dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula) from the Atlantic Ocean". Marine Pollution Bulletin 60 8 (2010): 1372-1375.
    Published • 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.05.008
  22. Zimmer, M; Ricardo, O; Rodrigues, ET; Graça, MAS. "Degradation of leaf litter phenolics by aquatic and terrestrial isopods". Journal of Chemical Ecology 31 8 (2005): 1933-1952.
    Published • 10.1007/s10886-005-5935-4
  23. Ježek, P; Žácková, M; Košarová, J; Rodrigues, ET; Madeira, VMC; Vicente, JAF. "Occurrence of plant-uncoupling mitochondrial protein (PUMP) in diverse organs and tissues of several plants". Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes 32 6 (2000): 549-561.
    Published • 10.1023/A:1005648226431
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Pardal, Miguel; Ramos, Fernando. "Occurrence, fate and effects of azoxystrobin in aquatic ecosystems". PhD, Universidade de Coimbra, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/30353.
  2. Rodrigues, Elsa Teresa. "Variation of subtidal macrobenthic communities in the mondego estuary over more than a decade". Master, Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, 2004.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2018/10/25 A contribution for establishing a specific, simple, fast and sensitive cell-based assay for ciguatera toxin screening 18th edition of the International Conference on Harmful Algae
IFREMER-Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (Nantes, France)
2016/10 Analysis of emerging pesticides in algae by selective pressurized liquid extraction-on line solid phase extraction-liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry: an automatic methodology 9th European conference on pesticides and related organic micropollutants in the environment and 15th Symposium on chemistry and fate of modern pesticides
INGACAL (Xunta de Galicia) & USC (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
2009/09/11 The effect of sediments and soils PO4-P sorption capacity on estuarine cultural eutrophication: the Mondego estuary (Portugal) as a case study. EcoHCC’09-International Conference on Ecohydrology and Climate Change
Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Mathematical Department of the Business School and Évora University, Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural Sciences (ICAM) (Tomar, Portugal)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2018/09/10 - 2020/07/23 Are the predictive tools used to assess pesticide environmental risks appropriate to ensure low risk to aquatic organisms? The agricultural pesticide mandipropamid as a case study
Supervisor of Fabrice Aires Machado
Ecologia (Master)
Universidade de Coimbra Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Avaliação da toxicidade de um efluente municipal como uma contribuição para a validação de um ensaio alternativo ao teste letal com peixes
Co-supervisor of Susana Filipa Neto do Nascimento
Química (Master)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2017/12/12 - Current Documentary film production focused on "The importance of estuaries as a source of resources, benefits, and services of high natural value that is imperative to preserve" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wojQhKanDlI) (2017/12/12)
Other (Other)
Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2021/10/15 - 2021/10/15 Live presentation of the documentary film "The importance of estuaries and the need to protect its habitats and resources".
Festival
FIC.A 2021 Festival Internacional de Ciência (https://www.fica.pt)
2020/03/03 - 2020/03/03 Participation in the Science Week at Escola Secundária Adolfo Portela (Águeda)
Conference
The problematic situation of plastics in the Ocean
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
2020/03/03 - 2020/03/03 Participation in the Science Week at Escola Secundária Adolfo Portela (Águeda)
Other
Hands-on activity on fish identification
2020/01/06 - 2020/01/06 Activity promoted by the FCTUC support office for dissemination, and performed at Escola EB 2,3 José Saraiva (Leiria) on January 6
Conference
We were fishing... come and see what we bring
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
2019/06/04 - 2019/06/04 Talk "Plastics and the environmental protection" at Colégio Rainha Santa Isabel, Coimbra (June 4) and beach-cleaning event at Praia do Poço da Cruz, Mira (June 8)
Other
Commemoration of the World Ocean Day
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2019/05/22 - 2019/05/22 Live presentation of the documentary film “The importance of estuaries and the need to protect its habitats and resources”. Hands-on activity on fish identification
Other
Commemoration of the International Biodiversity Day and the 16th anniversary of the Museum Centre of the Sea
Núcleo Museológico do Mar, Portugal
2018/07/03 - 2018/07/03 Talk “A Portuguese exclusive art: The beach seine”. Hands-on activity on fish identification and dissection
Other
Summer University Programme 2018
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2018/05/22 - 2018/05/22 Live presentation of the documentary film “The importance of estuaries and the need to protect its habitats and resources”. Hands-on activity on preparing marine and brackish water
Other
Commemoration of the International Biodiversity Day and the 15th anniversary of the Museum Centre of the Sea
Núcleo Museológico do Mar, Portugal
2017/11/26 - 2017/11/26 “Where the river embraces the sea” presentation. Hands-on activity concerning estuaries and its ecological importance
Other
Science in Family
Universidade de Coimbra Museu da Ciência, Portugal
2017/10/16 - 2017/10/16 Talk "A Portuguese exclusive art: The beach seine". Hands-on activity on fish identification and dissection
Other
Chat with scientists
Escola Secundária de Adolfo Portela, Portugal
2017/09/29 - 2017/09/29 “Where the river embraces the sea” presentation. Hands-on activity concerning estuaries and its ecological importance
Other
European researchers' night
Universidade de Coimbra Museu da Ciência, Portugal
2017/07/18 - 2017/07/18 Talk “A Portuguese exclusive art: The beach seine”. Hands-on activity on fish identification and dissection
Other
Summer University Programme 2017
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2016/12/11 - 2016/12/11 Talk “Who eats who?”. Hands-on activity on the aquatic food webs subject
Other
Science in Family
Universidade de Coimbra Museu da Ciência, Portugal
2016/12/06 - 2016/12/06 Hands-on activity on fish identification, and a guided visit to the marine and coastal processes research group laboratories, University of Coimbra
Other
Meet the Scientist
Universidade de Coimbra Museu da Ciência, Portugal
2016/09/30 - 2016/09/30 Hands-on activity on the aquatic food webs subject
Other
European researchers' night
Universidade de Coimbra Museu da Ciência, Portugal
2013/09/27 - 2013/09/27 Scientist Speed Dating - participants explored the work of scientists in five-minute sessions
Other
European researchers' night
Universidade de Coimbra Museu da Ciência, Portugal
2012/09/28 - 2012/09/28 Scientist Speed Dating - participants explored the work of scientists in five-minute sessions
Other
European researchers' night
Universidade de Coimbra Museu da Ciência, Portugal
2001 - 2008 Estuarine organisms – from algae to birds
Other
Ciência Viva: Biologia no Verão
Instituto do Mar, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2020/07/23 Are the predictive tools used to assess pesticide environmental risks appropriate to ensure low risk to aquatic organisms? The agricultural pesticide mandipropamid as a case study
Supervisor
Fabrice Aires Machado (Master)
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2017/09/20 Avaliação da toxicidade de um efluente municipal como uma contribuição para a validação de um ensaio alternativo ao teste letal com peixes
Supervisor
Susana Filipa Neto do Nascimento (Master)
Universidade de Coimbra Departamento de Química, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2017/07/28 - Current Portuguese Ecological Society Member 578
2006/05/29 - Current Society of Biologists Member 2844

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2022/04/04 - 2022/04/04 "Safe fishery and fish farming products to protect public health" Biological Resources, Territorial Enhancement and Sustainability (Mestrado) Universidade de Coimbra Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Portugal
2022/04/04 - 2022/04/04 "Extraction of methylmercury in macroalgae samples" Biological Resources, Territorial Enhancement and Sustainability (Mestrado) Universidade de Coimbra Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Portugal
2021/09/24 - 2021/09/24 "Water quality - nutrients" Biologia Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2021/04/19 - 2021/04/19 "Aquatic ecotoxicology" Biology (Licenciatura) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2020/11/26 - 2020/11/26 "Pharmacology and Comparative Toxicology: New experimental models in aquatic ecotoxicology" by invitation of the Chair in Pharmacology and Comparative Toxicology (synchronous distance class) Bioveterinary Science (Licenciatura) Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama, Portugal
2020/09/26 - 2020/09/26 "Water quality - nutrients " by invitation of the Chair in Aquaculture and Fisheries Biology (Licenciatura) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2020/04/20 - 2020/04/20 "Aquatic ecotoxicology " by invitation of the Chair in Estuarine Benthic Ecology (asynchronous distance class) Biology (Licenciatura) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2019/03/25 - 2019/03/25 "Aquatic ecotoxicology" by invitation of the Chair in Estuarine Benthic Ecology Biology (Licenciatura) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2019/03/07 - 2019/03/07 "Plastics and the environmental protection" by invitation of the Chair in Societal Challenges Biology (Licenciatura) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2018/04/23 - 2018/04/23 "Aquatic ecotoxicology" by invitation of the Chair in Estuarine Benthic Ecology Biology (Licenciatura) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2018/03/23 - 2018/03/23 "Cell-based assays as an alternative to fish toxicity testing" by invitation of the Chair in Evaluación de riesgo en ecosistemas acuáticos (synchronous distance class) Maestría en Ecotoxicología Tropical EcoTrop (Mestrado) Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2019/01/24 - 2019/01/24 Na Mira do Ambiente À conversa com... Miguel Pardal e Elsa Rodrigues

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2020/12/22 - 2022/12 Water (Topic Editor) (2073-4441) MDPI
2021 - 2022/08/31 Water (Guest Editor) ( 2073-4441) MDPI

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2022/04/01 - 2022/07/15 How are seaweed and halophyte plant edible species a source of arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and iodine for the Portuguese population? Beatriz Valente Santos (ESAC student 2019127422)
2022/02/01 - 2022/06/30 Looking for viral RNA of SARS-CoV-2 in environmental matrices collected during the third Portuguese wave of the Covid-19 pandemic - Biochemistry 1st Cycle-Course unit title: Project (compulsory final scientific training, 12 ECTS, 165 hours) Maria Filipa Sardinha (UC student 2019219872)
2021/09/01 - 2021/09/30 UC Summer Internship of 140 hours Inês Rosa da Fonseca (UC student 2019215972)
2021/07/01 - 2021/07/31 UC Summer Internship of 140 hours Raquel Inês Bozzo Carvalho (UC student 2019219265)
2021/02/15 - 2021/06/30 Looking for viral RNA of SARS-CoV-2 in environmental matrices Armando Manuel Machado Remondes (UC student 2018276775)
2020/09/21 - 2021/02/08 In the course of human and meteorological events by using municipal wastewater as a source of information: Sampling procedures and sample preservation, and some physicochemical analysis. José Eduardo Veríssimo da Silva Maia Costa (UC student 2017255879)
Distinctions

Award

2017 Doctorate Award in Ecology 2017 Amadeu Dias Foundation (honorable mention)
Portuguese Ecological Society, Portugal