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Rute Alexandra Pais Costa. Concluiu o(a) Doutoramento em Especialização em Biologia em 2013 pelo(a) Universidade do Minho Escola de Ciências, Mestrado em Gestão Ambiental, Materiais e Valorização de Resíduos em 2006 pelo(a) Universidade de Aveiro e Licenciatura em Biologia em 2000 pelo(a) Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia. Publicou 12 artigos em revistas especializadas. Atua na(s) área(s) de Ciências Naturais com ênfase em Ciências Biológicas com ênfase em Ecologia, Ciências Naturais com ênfase em Ciências Biológicas com ênfase em Biologia Marinha e Ciências Naturais com ênfase em Ciências Biológicas com ênfase em Ornitologia.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Rute Alexandra Pais Costa

Citation names

  • Costa, Rute
  • Costa, RA

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
8216-B2F6-3B64
ORCID iD
0000-0002-8776-5588

Email addresses

  • rute.costa@ua.pt (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Ecology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Marine Biology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Ornithology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
German Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
French Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Education
Degree Classification
2013
Concluded
Especialização em Biologia (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Ciências, Portugal
"Forest Avifauna as Bioindicators of Heavy Metal Pollution" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Aprovado
2006
Concluded
Gestão Ambiental, Materiais e Valorização de Resíduos (Mestrado)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
"Avifauna como bioidicador de poluição atmosférica por metais pesados" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Aprovado
2000
Concluded
Biologia (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Escolha de par em Serinos" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
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Affiliation

Science

2019/01/24 - 2022/01/23 Contracted Researcher (Research)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal

Others

2014/06/01 - 2019/01/23 Postdoctoral researcher with fellowship finance by FCT (SFRH/BPD/99394/2013)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2013/08/01 - 2014/05/01 Research Fellowship in project “CET SENTI – Cetaceans as marine ecosystem health sentinels. Finance by FCT and Compete program RECI/AAG-GLO/0470/2012 (FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-027472)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2013/01/01 - 2013/07/31 Research Fellowship in project “Monitorização de Avifauna na linha de Lares”, co-ordinate by Sociedade Portuguesa de Vida Selvagem
Sociedade Portuguesa de Vida Selvagem, Portugal
2009/01/01 - 2012/12/31 Phd fellowship finance by FCT (SFRH / BD / 42532 / 2007) Phd fellowship finance by FCT (SFRH / BD / 42532 / 2007)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2008/07/01 - 2008/12/31 Research Fellowship in project “SAFESEA – Sustainable local fisheries and promotion of a safe sea for cetaceans”, co-ordinate by University of Minho and co-financed by European Economic Area (EEA) Fin
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2004/09/01 - 2006/10/02 Aluna de Mestrado
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Outputs

Publications

Conference poster
  1. Costa, RA. "Breeding biology of hole-nesting birds in national pine forest of Quiaios, Portugal". Paper presented in VII Congress of Ornithology of SPEA and I Macaronesian Ornithological Conference, 2011.
  2. Costa, RA. "Feathers and excrements as measures of heavy metal pollution of Great tit nestlings and adults". Paper presented in 8th Conference of the European Ornithologists’ Union, 2011.
  3. Costa, RA. "Excrements as measures of heavy metal pollution of Great tit in maritime pine forest". Paper presented in Annual Meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists, 2010.
  4. Costa, RA. "Aspects of the breeding biology of the Great Tit Parus major in two Maritime pines Pinus pinaster forest areas in the region of Figueira da Foz (Beira Litoral, Portugal)". Paper presented in IV Congress of SPEA – Portuguese Society for bird studies, 2003.
Journal article
  1. Costa, RA. "Prevalence of entanglements of seabirds in marine debris in the central Portuguese coast". Marine Pollution Bulletin 161 111746 (2020): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111746.
    Published
  2. Suvi Ruuskanen; Silvia Espín; Pablo Sánchez-Virosta; Tom Sarraude; Bin-Yan Hsu; Piia Pajunen; Rute A. Costa; et al. "Transgenerational endocrine disruption: Does elemental pollution affect egg or nestling thyroid hormone levels in a wild songbird?". Environmental Pollution 247 (2019): 725-735. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.envpol.2019.01.088.
    10.1016/j.envpol.2019.01.088
  3. R. A. Costa; A. T. Pereira; E. Costa; A. C. Henriques; J. Miodonski; M. Ferreira; J. V. Vingada; C. Eira. "Razorbill Alca torda mortality in the Portuguese west coast". European Journal of Wildlife Research 65 1 (2019): https://doi.org/10.1007/s10344-018-1234-6.
    10.1007/s10344-018-1234-6
  4. R. A. Costa; T. Gomes; C. Eira; J. Vaqueiro; J. V. Vingada. "Great tit response to decreasing industrial heavy metal emissions". Ecotoxicology (2017):
    10.1007/s10646-017-1811-6
  5. Costa, R.A.; Torres, J.; Vingada, J.V.; Eira, C.. "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://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84992297656&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.04.039
  6. Costa, R.A.; Eeva, T.; Eira, C.; Vaqueiro, J.; Medina, P.; Vingada, J.V.. "Great tits breeding performance and mercury contamination from the paper and pulp industry in the west coast of Portugal". Chemistry and Ecology 30 3 (2014): 206-215. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84898055828&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1080/02757540.2013.856891
  7. Costa, R.A.; Eeva, T.; Eira, C.; Vaqueiro, J.; Vingada, J.V.. "Assessing heavy metal pollution using Great Tits (Parus major): Feathers and excrements from nestlings and adults". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185 6 (2013): 5339-5344. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84879068521&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s10661-012-2949-6
  8. Costa, R.A.; Eeva, T.; Eira, C.; Vaqueiro, J.; Vingada, J.V.. "Trace elements in faeces of great tit nestlings in relation to breeding performance in coastal areas in central Portugal". Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 63 4 (2012): 594-600. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84867579219&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s00244-012-9798-8
  9. Costa, R.A.; Eeva, T.; Eira, C.; Vaqueiro, J.; Vingada, J.V.. "Effects of air pollution from pulp and paper industry on breeding success of great tit in maritime pine forests". Ecoscience 18 2 (2011): 115-123. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79959953281&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.2980/18-2-3382
  10. Costa, R.A.; Petronilho, J.M.S.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Vingada, J.V.. "The use of passerine feathers to evaluate heavy metal pollution in central Portugal". Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 86 3 (2011): 352-356. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79952697949&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s00128-011-0212-4
  11. Costa, RA. "Aspects of the breeding biology of the Great Tit Parus major in two Maritime pines Pinus pinaster forest areas in the region of Figueira da Foz (Beira Litoral, Portugal)". Wildlife Biology in Practice 1 1 (2005): 33-40.
    Published
  12. Costa, RA. "Seabird census along Figueira da Foz-Aveiro coastline (Portugal)". Airo 14 (2004): 94-100.
    Published
Report
  1. Nico, Bravo. 2008. Centro de Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos de Quiaios. Relatório 2006/07.
    10.5935/ref.20160087
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Costa, RA. "Forest Avifauna as Bioindicators of Heavy Metal Pollution". PhD, Universidade do Minho, 2013.
  2. Costa, RA. "Avifauna as bioindicator of atmospheric pollution by heavy metals". Master, Universidade de Aveiro, 2006.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2019/11/15 Causes of seagull admissions into a rehabilitation center in Portugal International Gull Meeting
Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi (San Sebastian, Spain)
2018/11/07 Causes of seabird admissions into a rehabilitation center in Portugal Workshop Biodiversidade Funcional
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2010/03/28 Breeding biology and nest characteristics of Short-toed treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla) in maritime pine forest in central Portugal 5th Technical Meeting of Ringers
(Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2017 - 2018 Níveis de poluentes orgânicos persistentes em Golfinho-comum em Portugal
Co-supervisor
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2018/02/08 - 2018/02/11 Participation in the International Gull Meeting (IGM), held in Ruse, Bulgaria and organized by Institute of biodiversity and ecosystem research – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Meeting
International Gull Meeting
2017/12/04 - 2017/12/05 Participation in the 3rd International LIFE+ MarPro Workshop, focusing on presentations and debate sessions regarding Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for seabirds in Portugal
Workshop
3rd International LIFE+ MarPro Workshop
2011/04/16 - 2011/04/17 Participation in the Seminar SAFESEA - Sustainability of local fisheries arts and promoting of a safe sea for cetaceans, sponsored by University of Minho and Sociedade Portuguesa de Vida Selvagem
Seminar
Seminar SAFESEA - Sustainability of local fisheries arts and promoting of a safe sea for cetacean
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2010/01/23 - 2010/01/24 Participation in First Aid Course for Wild Birds, organized APAA - Portuguese Bird Ringing Association (Associação Portuguesa de Anilhadores de Aves)
Other
First Aid Course for Wild Birds
2008/10/18 - 2008/10/19 Participation in the Technical Course of Biological Sample Collection in Wild Birds, organized APAA - Portuguese Bird Ringing Association
Other
Technical Course of Biological Sample Collection in Wild Birds