Catarina Eira finished her PhD in 2006 (Universitat de Barcelona). She is a research assistant at the Universidade de Aveiro - CESAM. Se published 68 papers, 3 book chapters and 2 books. She has organised 9 events. She is/was the supervisor or co-supervisor of 7 PhD students and 17 MSc students. She is/was involved in 13 projects. Catarina Eira runs a research team focused on marine mammals, reptiles and seabirds at ECOMARE (CESAM,UA).

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Full name
Catarina Isabel Costa Simões Eira

Citation names

  • Eira, Catarina

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Journal article
  1. Costa, R.A.; Sá, S.; Pereira, A.T.; Ângelo, A.R.; Vaqueiro, J.; Ferreira, M.; Eira, C.. "Prevalence of entanglements of seabirds in marine debris in the central Portuguese coast". Marine Pollution Bulletin 161 (2020): 111746. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111746.
  2. Monteiro, SS; Bozzetti, Márcia; Torres, Jordi; Tavares, Ana; Ferreira, Marisa; Pereira, A T; Sá, Sara; et al. "Striped dolphins as trace element biomonitoring tools in oceanic waters: Accounting for health-related variables". Science of The Total Environment 699 (2019): 134410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134410.
    Published • 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134410
  3. Soares-Castro, Pedro; Araújo-Rodrigues, Helena; Godoy-Vitorino, Filipa; Covelo, Pablo; López, Alfredo; Vingada, José; Eira, Catarina; Santos, Pedro Miguel. "Microbiota fingerprints within the oral cavity of cetaceans as indicators for population biomonitoring". Scientific Reports 9 1 (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-50139-7.
    Published • 10.1038/s41598-019-50139-7
  4. Roser Adalid; Jordi Torres; Marcos Miñarro; Jordi Miquel; Màrius Vicent Fuentes; Catarina Eira. "Mercury, Lead and Cadmium Concentrations in Talpa occidentalis and in Their Digeneans of the Genus Ityogonimus". Acta Parasitologica 64 3 (2019): 464-470. https://doi.org/10.2478/s11686-019-00089-x.
  5. Bento, M.C.; Canha, R.; Eira, C.; Vingada, J.; Nicolau, L.; Ferreira, M.; Domingo, M.; Tavares, L.; Duarte, A.. "Herpesvirus infection in marine mammals: A retrospective molecular survey of stranded cetaceans in the Portuguese coastline". Infection, Genetics and Evolution 67 (2019): 222-233. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85057155745&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  6. Costa, R.A.; Pereira, A.T.; Costa, E.; Henriques, A.C.; Miodonski, J.; Ferreira, M.; Vingada, J.V.; Eira, C.. "Razorbill Alca torda mortality in the Portuguese west coast". European Journal of Wildlife Research 65 1 (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85058836513&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Nicolau, Lídia; Monteiro, Sílvia S.; Pereira, Andreia T.; Marçalo, Ana; Ferreira, Marisa; Torres, Jordi; Vingada, José; Eira, Catarina. "Trace elements in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) stranded in mainland Portugal: Bioaccumulation and tissue distribution". Chemosphere 179 (2017): 120-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.03.108.
  8. Araújo, Hélder; Bastos-Santos, Jorge; Rodrigues, Pedro Correia; Ferreira, Marisa; Pereira, Andreia; Henriques, Ana Catarina; Monteiro, Sílvia S.; Eira, Catarina; Vingada, José. "The importance of Portuguese Continental Shelf Waters to Balearic Shearwaters revealed by aerial census". Marine Biology 164 3 (2017): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3089-x.
  9. Godoy-Vitorino, Filipa; Rodriguez-Hilario, Arnold; Alves, Ana Luísa; Gonçalves, Filipa; Cabrera-Colon, Beatriz; Mesquita, Cristina Sousa; Soares-Castro, Pedro; et al. "The microbiome of a striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) stranded in Portugal". Research in Microbiology 168 1 (2017): 85-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resmic.2016.08.004.
  10. Godoy-Vitorino, F.; Rodriguez-Hilario, A.; Alves, A.L.; Gonçalves, F.; Cabrera-Colon, B.; Mesquita, C.S.; Soares-Castro, P.; et al. "Corrigendum to "The microbiome of a striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) stranded in Portugal" [Res Microbiol (2017) 85-93]". Research in Microbiology (2017): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85011349995&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Sarmento, P.; Carrapato, C.; Eira, C.; Silva, J.P.. "Spatial organization and social relations in a reintroduced population of Endangered Iberian lynx Lynx pardinus". ORYX (2017): 1-12. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85022002993&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. Costa, R.A.; Gomes, T.; Eira, C.; Vaqueiro, J.; Vingada, J.V.. "Great tit response to decreasing industrial heavy metal emissions". Ecotoxicology 26 6 (2017): 802-808. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85019260226&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Monteiro, S.S.; Caurant, F.; López, A.; Cedeira, J.; Ferreira, M.; Vingada, J.V.; Eira, C.; Méndez-Fernandez, P.. "Sympatric Globicephala species: Feeding ecology and contamination status based on stable isotopes and trace elements". Marine Ecology Progress Series 563 (2017): 233-247. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85010928630&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  14. R.A. Costa; J. Torres; J.V. Vingada; C. Eira. "Persistent organic pollutants and inorganic elements in the Balearic shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus wintering off Portugal". Marine Pollution Bulletin 108 1-2 (2016): 311-316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.04.039.
  15. Eira, Catarina. "Spatial distribution of floating marine debris in offshore continental Portuguese waters". Marine Pollution Bulletin (2016):
  16. Monteiro, S.S.; Torres, J.; Ferreira, M.; Marçalo, A.; Nicolau, L.; Vingada, J.V.; Eira, C.. "Ecological variables influencing trace element concentrations in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus, Montagu 1821) stranded in continental Portugal". Science of the Total Environment 544 (2016): 837-844. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84954100267&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. Nicolau, L.; Ferreira, M.; Santos, J.; Araújo, H.; Sequeira, M.; Vingada, J.; Eira, C.; Marçalo, A.. "Sea turtle strandings along the Portuguese mainland coast: spatio-temporal occurrence and main threats". Marine Biology 163 1 (2016): 1-13. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84953742487&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  18. Nicolau, L.; Marçalo, A.; Ferreira, M.; Sá, S.; Vingada, J.; Eira, C.. "Ingestion of marine litter by loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, in Portuguese continental waters". Marine Pollution Bulletin 103 1-2 (2016): 179-185. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84959548673&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Monteiro, S.S.; Pereira, A.T.; Costa, É.; Torres, J.; Oliveira, I.; Bastos-Santos, J.; Araújo, H.; et al. "Bioaccumulation of trace element concentrations in common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) from Portugal". Marine Pollution Bulletin 113 1-2 (2016): 400-407. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85004130261&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  20. Monteiro, S.S.; Vingada, J.V.; López, A.; Pierce, G.J.; Ferreira, M.; Brownlow, A.; Mikkelsen, B.; et al. "Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) class II sequence polymorphism in long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) from the North Atlantic". Marine Biology Research 12 6 (2016): 595-607. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84974795037&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  21. Ferreira, M.; Monteiro, S.S.; Torres, J.; Oliveira, I.; Sequeira, M.; López, A.; Vingada, J.; Eira, C.. "Biological variables and health status affecting inorganic element concentrations in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Portugal (western Iberian Peninsula)". Environmental Pollution 210 (2016): 293-302. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84961173786&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  22. Hintze, F.; Duro, V.; Carvalho, J.C.; Eira, C.; Rodrigues, P.C.; Vingada, J.. "Influence of Reservoirs Created by Small Dams on the Activity of Bats". Acta Chiropterologica 18 2 (2016): 395-408. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84997236627&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  23. Bento, M.C.R.M.; Eira, C.I.C.S.; Vingada, J.V.; Marçalo, A.L.; Ferreira, M.C.T.; Fernandez, A.L.; Tavares, L.M.M.; Duarte, A.I.S.P.. "New insight into dolphin morbillivirus phylogeny and epidemiology in the northeast Atlantic: Opportunistic study in cetaceans stranded along the Portuguese and Galician coasts". BMC Veterinary Research 12 1 (2016): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84983595586&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  24. Torres, Jordi; Eira, Catarina; Miquel, Jordi; Ferrer-Maza, Dolors; Delgado, Eulàlia; Casadevall, Margarida. "Effect of Intestinal Tapeworm Clestobothrium crassiceps on Concentrations of Toxic Elements and Selenium in European Hake Merluccius merluccius from the Gulf of Lion (Northwestern Mediterranean Sea)". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 63 42 (2015): 9349-9356. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.5b03886.