Silja Frankenbach, holds a Bachelor and Diploma (pre-bologna Master) in Biology which she obtained in Germany at the Applied University Fresenius, Idstein and the University of Rostock, respectively. In January 2020 she accomplished her PhD in Biology at the University of Aveiro, Portugal in the field of Ecology, Biodiversity an Ecosystems Management. Currently, she is holding a research contract in the field of Evolution and Genomics at the same University. She embraces expertise in Marine Biology, Photophysiology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Behavioral Sciences and Ecotoxicology. She is/was a member of the research team of eight national/international funded projects. In addition, she is experienced in tutoring and supervision of so far 17 undergraduate and Master students. To date she published 23 publications: seven 7 as first author (one recently accepted) and 15 research articles and one book chapter as coauthor. Her overall H-index of 9 is represented by a total of 193 citations. The 12 most recent articles were published within the past 5 years with an average Impact Factor of 3.5. She is an active reviewer for various journals and has been invited as a review editor for the journal “Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution- Coevolution” (Frontiers Media S.A.).

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Silja Frankenbach

Nomes de citação

  • Frankenbach, Silja

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  • s.frankenbach@ua.pt (Profissional)


  • Departamento de Biologia Universidade de Aveiro . Campus de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal (Profissional)


  • http://www.cesam.ua.pt/index.php?tabela=pessoaldetail&menu=200&user=726 (Profissional)
Percurso profissional


2020/08/01 - Atual Investigador (Investigação)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal


Artigo em revista
  1. Ruth Pereira; Sirine Bouguerra; Isabel Lopes; Bárbara Santos; Catarina R. Marques; Cátia Silva; Amira Mestiri; et al. "Application of a standard risk assessment scheme to a North Africa contaminated site (Sfax, Tunisia) -Tier 1". Chemosphere 263 (2021): 128326-128326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128326.
  2. Jenny Melo Clavijo; Silja Frankenbach; Cátia Fidalgo; João Serôdio; Alexander Donath; Angelika Preisfeld; Gregor Christa. "Identification of scavenger receptors and thrombospondin-type-1 repeat proteins potentially relevant for plastid recognition in Sacoglossa". Ecology and Evolution 10 21 (2020): 12348-12363. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6865.
  3. Frankenbach, Silja; Ezequiel, João; Plecha, Sandra; Goessling, Johannes W.; Vaz, Leandro; Kühl, Michael; Dias, João Miguel; Vaz, Nuno; Serôdio, João. "Synoptic Spatio-Temporal Variability of the Photosynthetic Productivity of Microphytobenthos and Phytoplankton in a Tidal Estuary". Frontiers in Marine Science 7 (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00170.
  4. Nunes, Bruno; Veiga, Vítor; Frankenbach, Silja; Serôdio, João (0A18-AAA3-78FD); Pinto, Glória. "Evaluation of physiological changes induced by the fluoroquinolone antibiotic ciprofloxacin in the freshwater macrophyte species Lemna minor and Lemna gibba". Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 72 (2019): 103242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.etap.2019.103242.
  5. Vaz, Leandro; Frankenbach, Silja; Serôdio, João; Dias, João M.. "New insights about the primary production dependence on abiotic factors: Ria de Aveiro case study". Ecological Indicators 106 (2019): 105555. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105555.
  6. Frankenbach, Silja; Azevedo, Andreina A.; Reis, Vanessa; Dias, Diana; Vaz, Leandro; Dias, João M.; Serôdio, João. "Functional resilience of PSII, vertical distribution and ecosystem-level estimates of subsurface microphytobenthos in estuarine tidal flats". Continental Shelf Research 182 (2019): 46-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2019.05.018.
  7. Alkimin, G.D.; Daniel, D.; Frankenbach, S.; Serôdio, J.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Barata, C.; Nunes, B.. "Evaluation of pharmaceutical toxic effects of non-standard endpoints on the macrophyte species Lemna minor and Lemna gibba". Science of The Total Environment 657 (2019): 926-937. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.002.
  8. Bueno-Pardo, Juan; García-Seoane, Eva; Sousa, Ana I.; Coelho, João P.; Morgado, Mariana; Frankenbach, Silja; Ezequiel, João; et al. "Trophic web structure and ecosystem attributes of a temperate coastal lagoon (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal)". Ecological Modelling 378 (2018): 13-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.03.009.
  9. Goessling, JW; Frankenbach, S; Ribeiro, L; Serôdio, J; Kühl, M. "Modulation of the light field related to valve optical properties of raphid diatoms: implications for niche differentiation in the microphytobenthos". Marine Ecology Progress Series 588 (2018): 29-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12456.
  10. Frankenbach, Silja; Schmidt, William; Frommlet, Jorg C.; Serodio, Joao. "Photoinactivation, repair and the motility-physiology trade-off in microphytobenthos". Marine Ecology Progress Series 601 (2018): 41-57. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000441331000004&KeyUID=WOS:000441331000004.
  11. Silja Frankenbach; João Serôdio; Frankenbach, Silja; Serôdio, João. "One pulse, one light curve: Fast characterization of the light response of microphytobenthos biofilms using chlorophyll fluorescence". Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 15 6 (2017): 554-566. https://doi.org/10.1002/lom3.10180.
  12. Laviale, Martin; Frankenbach, Silja; Serôdio, João. "The importance of being fast: comparative kinetics of vertical migration and non-photochemical quenching of benthic diatoms under light stress". Marine Biology 163 1 (2016): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-015-2793-7.
  13. Laviale, Martin; Barnett, Alexandre; Ezequiel, João; Lepetit, Bernard; Frankenbach, Silja; Méléder, Vona; Serôdio, João; Lavaud, Johann. "Response of intertidal benthic microalgal biofilms to a coupled light-temperature stress: evidence for latitudinal adaptation along the Atlantic coast of Southern Europe". (2015): http://hdl.handle.net/10773/17078.
  14. Ezequiel, João; Laviale, Martin; Frankenbach, Silja; Cartaxana, Paulo; Serôdio, João. "Photoacclimation state determines the photobehaviour of motile microalgae: the case of a benthic diatom". (2015): http://hdl.handle.net/10773/16906.
  15. Scheffczyk, Adam; Frankenbach, Silja; Jänsch, Stephan; Römbke, Jörg. "Comparison of the effects of zinc nitrate-tetrahydrate and tributyltin-oxide on the reproduction and avoidance behavior of the earthworm Eisenia andrei in laboratory tests using nine soils". Applied Soil Ecology 83 (2014): 253-257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2014.03.017.
  16. Frankenbach, Silja; Scheffczyk, Adam; Jänsch, Stephan; Römbke, Jörg. "Duration of the standard earthworm avoidance test: Are 48h necessary?". Applied Soil Ecology 83 (2014): 238-246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2014.04.006.
  17. Frankenbach, Silja; Pais, Catarina; Martinez, Monica; Laviale, Martin; Ezequiel, João; Serôdio, João. "Evidence for gravitactic behaviour in benthic diatoms". European Journal of Phycology 49 4 (2014): 429-435. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/22481.
  18. Timm, Stefan; Mielewczik, Michael; Florian, Alexandra; Frankenbach, Silja; Dreissen, Anne; Hocken, Nadine; Fernie, Alisdair R.; Walter, Achim; Bauwe, Hermann. "High-to-Low CO2 Acclimation Reveals Plasticity of the Photorespiratory Pathway and Indicates Regulatory Links to Cellular Metabolism of Arabidopsis". PLoS ONE 7 8 (2012): e42809. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0042809.
  19. Moser, Thomas; Förster, Bernhard; Frankenbach, Silja; Marques, Renato; Römbke, Jörg; Schmidt, Petra; Höfer, Hubert; et al. "Nematode assemblages in banana (Musa acuminata) monocultures and banana plantations with Juçara palms (Euterpe edulis) in the southern Mata Atlântica, Brazil". Nematology 14 3 (2012): 371-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156854111x601669.
  20. Moser, T.; Frankenbach, S.. "Methodological adaptation for nematodes extration in forest soils of the southern Mata Atlântica,Adaptação metodológica para extração de nematódeos em solos florestais da Mata Atlântica do sul do Brasil". Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira 44 8 (2009): 975-980. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77349092560&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
Capítulo de livro
  1. França, Alexandra; Vilares, Alexandra; Frankenbach, Silja; Vereb, Vanda; Moreira, António C.. "The Challenging Dynamics of Nascent Entrepreneurship". In Nascent Entrepreneurship and Successful New Venture Creation, 1-28. IGI Global, 2017.
    Publicado • 10.4018/978-1-5225-2936-1.ch001
Poster em conferência
  1. Moser, Thomas; Frankenbach, Silja. "Nematods in forest soils of the Southern Mata Atlantica: Methodological adaptation and first results". Trabalho apresentado em XV. Intl. Conf. Soil Zoology, 2008.