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I have completed my PhD in Biology in December 2017, with my thesis acknowledged with Magna Cum Laude honors. I have published 18 articles in good peer reviewed journals, where in over 70% I am 1st and corresponding author which acknowledges my autonomy and critical scientific opinion. I have participated in several international meetings accounting at the moment with 20 oral presentations (4 as invited speaker and 1 award received) and over 40 poster presentations (1 award received). The constant involvement in international meetings has endowed me with several collaborations with national and international researchers. At national level, I have collaborated with the Departments of Chemistry (University of Aveiro and University of Coimbra), Faculty of Sciences (University of Porto), Center of Functional Ecology and the Agricultural School of Coimbra. Internationally, I have engaged with collaborators from more than six international universities, which provided me with a vast network of contacts with whom I engaged in several works (Southern Connecticut State University-USA, University of Castilla La Mancha-Spain, Faculties of Biology and Chemistry of the Adam Mickiewicz University-Poland, University of Saint Andrew-UK, University of Ruhuna-Sri Lanka, Research Institute for Limnology Mondsee-Austria, and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University-Romania). I also sought to have training outside Europe, having applied for two internships in Brazil (Federal University of Bahia and Federal University of Tocantins), experiences that have enriched my CV and have broadened greatly my international contacts. I have also participated actively in several national and European research projects, where I developed laboratorial and field work, and have accompanied several students (Saltfree, Amphibia, Generosi, Synchrony, Fenomeno). At the moment, I am part of the research team of the projects SALTFREE II and GoGoFrog (cesam.ua.pt) and also of the Cost Action Periamar (https://sites.google.com/view/periamar/home). So far, I have supervised the laboratory work of 15 national and international students, and I was invited as a main arguer in 7 internship and master's degree defenses. I have been involved in the organization of several scientific meetings: the 13th Iberian Congress of Herpetology (UA), the Workshop entitled “Effects of salinization on freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems” and the World Water Day and World Soil Day (March and December 2019, UA). Furthermore, I been participating in dissemination activities as science fairs, internships for high school students and workshops for local communities and stakeholders.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Càtia Venâncio

Citation names

  • Venâncio, Càtia
  • Venâncio, C.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
A111-9781-C943
ORCID iD
0000-0002-6232-4081
Researcher Id
AAJ-1445-2020
Scopus Author Id
57188708957

Addresses

  • Centre for Functional Ecology (CFE), Department of Life Sciences, Calçada Martim de Freitas, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, 3000-456, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Biology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
French Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
German Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Education
Degree Classification
2020/01/19 - 2020/01/25
Concluded
Internship (Outros)
Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Tocantins, Brazil
2018/11 - 2018/11
Concluded
Workshop "Functional Biodiversity" (Outros)
Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal
2017/09/11 - 2017/09/15
Concluded
Advanced course on Fundamentals of Animal Cell Culture (Outros)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
19
2017
Concluded
PhD in Ecology and Environmental Toxicology (Doutoramento)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
"Salinization effects on coastal terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Approved unanimously, with distinction and praise
2016/06/27 - 2016/07/01
Concluded
Integrated Approaches to perceive responses of organisms to environmental challenges (Outros)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
18
2015/05/25 - 2015/05/28
Concluded
Advanced Course on Biomarkers (Outros)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
18
2013/07/22 - 2013/07/26
Concluded
1st Advanced Workshop Ecosystem services provided by wetlands: Anthropogenic impacts and environmental chemistry (Outros)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2013/01/21 - 2013/01/31
Concluded
Advanced Course on Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data (Outros)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
15
2012/07/09 - 2012/07/13
Concluded
Initiation to free/open source Geographical Information Systems: spatial Biology/global changes studies (Outros)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
16
2012/04/16 - 2012/04/20
Concluded
Ecotoxicology of amphibians and reptiles: from theory to practice (Outros)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
20
2011/01 - 2011/02
Concluded
Internship (Outros)
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
2011 - 2011
Concluded
Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sites (Outros)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
17
2010
Concluded
Master in Ecology and Environmental Toxicology (Mestrado)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
"Co-resistência a metais e recuperação fisiológica em clones de Daphnia longispina" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17 values
2009 - 2009
Concluded
Nanoparticles: Characterization and Environmental Risk Assessment (Outros)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2008/05 - 2008/05
Concluded
Prospective and Retrospective Risk Assessment of Chemical Stressors: from Killing Daphnias to Landscape Scale Effects (Outros)
Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
2008
Concluded
Degree in Biology (Licenciatura)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
"Importância do estudo de fenómenos de exposição episódica na avaliação do risco ecológico." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
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Affiliation

Science

2019/03/27 - Current Contracted Researcher (Research)
Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal
2018/11/01 - 2019/03/04 Researcher (Research)
Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2017 - 2017 Researcher (Research)
Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2016 - 2016 Researcher (Research)
Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2015 - 2015 Researcher (Research)
Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2011 - 2013 Researcher (Research)
Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Others

2008/09/01 - 2008/11/29 Monitor in the municipal project "Programa Vocação"
Câmara Municipal de Ilhavo - Edil do Ambiente, Portugal
2008/03/01 - 2008/05/31 Monitor in the municipal project "Programa Vocação"
Câmara Municipal de Ilhavo - Edil do Ambiente, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2015 - 2018/03 FENOMENO - Fate and effect of wastewater-borne manufactured nanomaterials in aquatic ecosystems
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 138550
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2013 - 2015/10 CONtaminant-driven GENEtic ERosion: consequences on the viability of Amphibia populations
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 129833
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2013 - 2015/09 SYNCHRONY - SYNergies between industry and sCientific ResearcH fOr a sustainable development of NanotechnologY
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 127741
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2011 - 2014/08 SALTFREE - Prediction of salinisation effects on coastal freshwater and soil ecosystems due to climate changes
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 111706
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2009 - 2011/02 ARENA - Integrated ecological risk assessment of nanomaterials in temperate and tropical ecosystems
cnpq122451447613479
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Contract

Designation Funders
2018 - Current SALTFREE II - Salinization of coastal ecosystems under climate change scenarios: validation of safety levels to protect biodiversity
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031022
Post-doc Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Other

Designation Funders
2019 - Current “PEsticide RIsk AssessMent for Amphibians and Reptiles” (PERIAMAR) CA18221
CA18221
Researcher
European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Belgium
2018 - 2021/05/31 GOGOFROG: Alternative methods to animal experimentation for amphibian risk assessment: cell lines and spermatozoa
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030718
Researcher
Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - 2018 The influence of lanthanide-doped nanocrystals on biology, ecology and behaviour of chosen invertebrates, as well as transfer of the nanoparticles in trophic chains (UMO-2016/23/D/NZ8/01112)
UMO-2016/23/D/NZ8/01112
Researcher
Universidade Adam Mickiewicz, Poznan, Polónia (Leader Institution), Poland

Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal
National Science Centre of Poland
Outputs

Publications

Conference poster
  1. Venâncio, C.; Karen Cahon; Isabel Maria da Cunha Antunes Lopes. "Cation composition influences the toxicity of salinity to freshwater biota". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 31st Annual Meeting, 2021.
  2. Venâncio, C.; Nelson Abrantes; Isabel Campos; Isabel Maria da Cunha Antunes Lopes. "On the track of wildfire ashes ecotoxicity to freshwater biota: the role of forest tree species". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 31st Annual Meeting, 2021.
  3. Rafael Francisco; Bruna Monteiro; Venâncio, C.; Maria João Santos; Francisca A. Silva; Márcia Neves; Ana Catarina Sousa; Mara G. Freire; Isabel Maria Cunha Antunes Lopes. "Supported Ionic Liquids as New Strategies to Reduce Toxicity of Cyclophosphamide in Aqueous Solutions". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 31st Annual Meeting, 2021.
  4. Bruna Monteiro; Venâncio, C.; Rafael Francisco; Ana Catarina Sousa; Isabel Maria Cunha Antunes Lopes. "Assessing the impacts of cytostatic drugs on freshwater biota". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 31st Annual Meeting, 2021.
  5. Bruna Monteiro; Rafael Francisco; Venâncio, C.; Márcia Neves; Mara G. Freire; Isabel Maria Cunha Antunes Lopes; Ana Catarina Sousa. "Preventing aquatic contamination by cytostatics with supported ionic liquids". Paper presented in 25th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, 2021.
  6. Venâncio C. (A111-9781-C943); Lopes I.. "Can polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) nanoplastics affect Xenopus laevis eggs and tadpole’s development?". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, 2020.
  7. Venâncio C. (A111-9781-C943); Lopes I.. "Evidences of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) nanoplastics toxicity and teratogenicity on the freshwater cnidarian Hydra viridissima". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, 2020.
    10.1109/robot.2009.5152267
  8. Venâncio C. (A111-9781-C943); Lopes I.. "Does nanosized polymethylmethacrylate toxicity dependent on the route of exposure and the selected food items?". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, 2020.
  9. Venâncio C. (A111-9781-C943); Moreira-Santos, M.; Lopes I.. "Bridging the gap between environmental sciences and societal challenges aiming an integrated management of coastal ecosystems under the risk of salinization: SALTFREE and SALTFREE II". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, 2020.
  10. Venâncio C. (A111-9781-C943); Lopes I.. "Micro(nano)plastics and Society: How is scientific knowledge being transmitted to the public?". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, 2020.
  11. Venâncio C. (A111-9781-C943); Lopes I.. "Toxicity assessment of two metallic nanoparticles on aquatic biota". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, 2020.
  12. Brady, S.; Venâncio, C.; Lopes, I.. "Evolutionary and ecological perspectives on road salt toxicity across taxa and populations". Paper presented in 3rd International Caparica Conference on Pollutant Toxic Ions and Molecules – PTIM 2019, 2019.
  13. Venâncio, C.; Moreira-Santos, M.; Lopes, I.. "Integrated management of coastal ecosystems under the rsik of salinization.". Paper presented in Seminário SCOPE- Comunidades, organizações e lugares sustentáveis., 2019.
  14. Barbosa C. ; Venâncio C.; Lopes I.. "Effects of glyphosate and its commercial formulation Roundup Ready in Hydra viridissima". Paper presented in 31st Congress of the European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry - ESCPB, 2018.
  15. Pinheiro C.; Venâncio C.; Gonçalves S. ; Lopes I.; Loureiro S.. "Sulfidized silver nanoparticles induce lowertoxicity than pristine ones to the pond snail Physa acuta.". Paper presented in 3rd Nanosafety Forum for Young Scientists, 2018.
  16. Gonçalves S.F.; Venâncio C.,; Loureiro S., ; Vogt R.; Wanzenböck J.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Lopes I.. "An ecotoxicological assessment of Lake Mondsee, Austria: a two year survey". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 2018.
  17. Monteiro C.; Daniel-da-Silva A.L.; Venâncio C.; Soares F.S.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Tito Andrade, ; Lopes I.. "Effects of multigenerational exposure of two microalgae (Raphidocelis subcapitata e Chlorella vulgaris) to colloidal gold nanoparticles". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting,, 2018.
  18. Chelinho S. ; Venâncio C.; Lopes I.; Sousa J.P.. "Quality Standards for Urban Waste Fertilizers: Putting Ecotoxicology in the Picture". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 2018.
  19. Padilla E.; Venâncio C.; Lopes I.. "Toxicity of nanoparticles of titanium dioxide to Daphnia longispina: waterborne versus dietary exposure". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 2018.
  20. Wijewardene L. ; Ribeiro R., ; Venâncio C.; Lopes I.. "Salinisation of freshwater coastal ecosystems: possible impacts on the genetic diversity of Daphnia longispina populations". Paper presented in 2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation, 2017.
  21. Monteiro C.; Daniel-da-Silva A.L.; Venâncio C.; Soares F.S.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Tito Andrade; Lopes I.. "Multigenerational effects of gold nanorods on freshwater microalgae". Paper presented in Global Conference, 2017.
  22. Pinheiro C.; Lopes I. ; Venâncio C.; Frankenbach S.; Serôdio J. ; Loureiro S.. "Toxicity of silver nanoparticles on two Lemna sp.: effects on photosynthesis and growth". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 27th Anual Meeting, 2017.
  23. Gonçalves S.F. ; Venâncio C.; Loureiro S.; Vogt R. ; Wanzenböck J.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Lopes I.. "Ecological risk assessment of Lake Mondsee, Austria: ecotoxicological line of evidence". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, 2017.
  24. Pinheiro C.; Lopes I.; Venâncio C.; Loureiro S.. "Effects of silver nanoparticles on the growth and photosynthetic pigments of Lemna minor". Paper presented in EU COST Action ES1205 Engineered Nanomaterials: from wastewater treatments & stormwater to rivers, 2017.
  25. Venâncio, C.; Fasola E.; Costa S. ; Lopes I.. "Skin bacterial community metabolic activity compared between males, females and juveniles of the fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra sub. sp. gallaica)". Paper presented in Congresso Ibérico de Herpetologia, 2016.
  26. Venâncio, C.; Tavares, J.; Antunes, F. ; Duarte, C. ; Soares A.M.V.M.; Lopes I.. "Rational design of HMPAA: joining industry and environmental safety". Paper presented in Setac Europe 26th Annual Meeting, 2016.
  27. Simões A.M.; Venâncio C.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Antunes F.E.; Lopes I.. "Assessing the influence of cationic and hydrophobic modifications in the ecotoxicity of hydroxyethyl cellulose polymers". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, 2016.
  28. Venâncio, C.; Pereira, R.; Lopes I.. "Competition under saline stress: a case study with three species of plants". Paper presented in 3RD International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, 2016.
  29. Venâncio, C.; Barbosa M.; Lopes I.. "Maternal Response to Environmental Unpredictability". Paper presented in British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, 2015.
  30. Venâncio, C.; Pereira R.; Freitas A.C., ; Rocha-Santos T.; Duarte A.; Lopes I.. "Evidences of salt-stress on Basidiomycete and Zygomycete fungi". Paper presented in 10th Iberian and 7th Iberoamerican Congress on Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 2015.
  31. Venâncio, C.; Shinn C.; Abelho M.; Moreira-Santos M., ; Ribeiro A.; Ribeiro R.; Lopes I.. "Influence of a seawater pulse on the structure of freshwater invertebrate communities". Paper presented in SETAC 25th Europe Annual Meeting, 2015.
  32. Venâncio, C.; Barbosa M.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Lopes I.. "Multigenerational effects of increased salinity in Daphnia magna". Paper presented in SETAC 25th Europe Annual Meeting, 2015.
  33. Venâncio, C.; Castro, B.B.; Ribeiro, R.; Antunes, S.; Abrantes, N.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Lopes, I.. "Seawater Intrusion: what problems will freshwater communities from low lying ecosystems face in the near future?". Paper presented in CLIMA - IV Congresso Nacional sobre Alterações Climáticas, 2014.
  34. Tavares J.; Venâncio C.; Antunes F.; Duarte C.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Lopes I.. "Ecotoxicity of HMPAA (Hydrophobically Modified Polyacrilic Acid) Nanoparticles". Paper presented in 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, Aveiro., 2014.
  35. Venâncio, C.; Anselmo E.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Lopes I.. "Competition among producers in scenarios of saline stress: the use of NaCl as a surrogate and the influence of acclimation on competitive outcome". Paper presented in SETAC-EUROPE 24th Annual Meeting, 2014.
  36. Venâncio, C.; Castro B.B.; Ribeiro R.; Antunes S.C.; Abrantes N.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Lopes I.; et al. "Seawater in low-lying coastal ecosystems: sensitivity before and after acclimation among freshwater primary producers, consumers and decomposers". Paper presented in ECSA 53 and Ocean & Coastal Management Estuaries and coastal areas in times of intense change, Shanghai, China, 2013.
  37. Venâncio, C.; Ribeiro R.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Lopes I.. "Saltwater-driven genetic erosion of cladoceran populations: multiple stressors, phenotypic plasticity and tolerance to lethal and sublethal levels". Paper presented in SETAC-EUROPE 23th Annual Meeting, 2013.
  38. Venâncio, Càtia; Pereira, R.; Teixeira, V. ; Lopes, I.. "Seawater in low-lying coastal ecosystems: differential sensitivity among soil primary producers". Paper presented in SETAC-EUROPE 23th Annual Meeting, 2013.
  39. Venâncio, C.; R. Ribeiro; Soares A.M.V.M.; Lopes I.. "Association between increased resistance to copper and salinity in Daphnia longispina clonal lineages under short- and long-term multi generational exposures". Paper presented in SETAC - 6th World Congress, 2012.
  40. Barbosa M.; Lopes I.; Venâncio, C.. "Phenotypic diversity: response to environmental variability?". Paper presented in Biology Research Symposium, University of St Andrews, Uk, 2012.
  41. NIEMEYER, J.C.; ; PEREIRA, R.; ; CARDOSO, M.B. ; SANTOS, B.; VENÂNCIO, C. ; DA SILVA, E. ; SOARES, A.M.V.M.; Lopes, I.. "Evaluation of the toxicity of TiSiO4 nanoparticles to tropical soil invertebrates". Paper presented in SETAC-América Latina, 2011.
  42. Venâncio, Càtia; I. Lopes ; R. Ribeiro; A.M.V.M. Soares.. "Is a higher resistance to copper correlated with a faster recovery in daphnids?". Paper presented in SETAC-EUROPE 21st Annual Meeting, 2011.
  43. Venâncio, C.; Ribeiro, R.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Lopes, I.. "Is the ecological risk of mixtures being underestimated?: inverse relationship of the resistance to copper and cobalt by Daphnia longispina clones". Paper presented in SETAC-Europe 20th Annual Meeting, 2010.
Journal article
  1. Anabela M. Simões; C. Venâncio; Luís Alves; Filipe E. Antunes; Isabel Lopes. "Hydrophobic modifications of hydroxyethyl cellulose polymers: Their influence on the acute toxicity to aquatic biota". Journal of Hazardous Materials (2021): 124966-124966. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124966.
    10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124966
  2. Venâncio, C.; Doutora Isabel Maria Cunha Antunes Lopes; Marcelino Miguel Guedes de Jesus Oliveira. "Is the toxicity of nanosized polymethylmethacrylate particles dependent on the exposure route and food items?". Journal of Hazardous Materials (2021):
    In press
  3. Venâncio, C.; Savuca, A.; Oliveira, M.; Martins, M.A.; Lopes, I.. "Polymethylmethacrylate nanoplastics effects on the freshwater cnidarian Hydra viridissima". Journal of Hazardous Materials 402 (2021): 123773. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123773.
    10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123773
  4. Joana Soares; Isabel Miguel; Cátia Venâncio; Isabel Lopes; Miguel Oliveira. "Public views on plastic pollution: Knowledge, perceived impacts, and pro-environmental behaviours". Journal of Hazardous Materials (2021): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.125227.
    10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.125227
  5. Soares, Joana; Miguel, Isabel; Venâncio, Cátia; Lopes, Isabel; Oliveira, Miguel. "Perspectives on Micro(Nano)Plastics in the Marine Environment: Biological and Societal Considerations". Water 12 11 (2020): 3208. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/w12113208.
    10.3390/w12113208
  6. Venâncio, C.; Ribeiro, R.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Lopes, I.. "Survival recovery rates by six clonal lineages of Daphnia longispina after intermittent exposures to copper". Chemosphere (2020): 128403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128403.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128403
  7. Venâncio, C.; Ribeiro, R.; Lopes, I.. "Active emigration from climate change-caused seawater intrusion into freshwater habitats". Environmental Pollution 258 (2020): 113805. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113805.
    10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113805
  8. Venâncio, C.; Pereira, R.; Lopes, I.. "The influence of salinization on seed germination and plant growth under mono and polyculture". Environmental Pollution (2020): 113993. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.113993.
    10.1016/j.envpol.2020.113993
  9. Venâncio, Cátia; Ferreira, Inês; Martins, Manuel A.; Soares, Amadeu M.V.M.; Lopes, Isabel; Oliveira, Miguel. "The effects of nanoplastics on marine plankton: A case study with polymethylmethacrylate". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 184 (2019): 109632. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.109632.
    10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.109632
  10. Monteiro, Cátia; Daniel-da-Silva, Ana L.; Venâncio, Cátia; Soares, Sofia F.; Soares, Amadeu M.V.M.; Trindade, Tito; Lopes, Isabel. "Effects of long-term exposure to colloidal gold nanorods on freshwater microalgae". Science of The Total Environment 682 (2019): 70-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.052.
    Published • 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.052
  11. Venâncio, C.; Castro, B.B.; Ribeiro, R.; Antunes, S.C.; Lopes, I.. "Sensitivity to salinization and acclimation potential of amphibian (Pelophylax perezi) and fish (Lepomis gibbosus) models". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 172 (2019): 348-355. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.01.099.
    10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.01.099
  12. Venâncio C. (A111-9781-C943); Castro B.B.; Ribeiro R.; Antunes S.C.; Abrantes N.; Soares A.M.V.M.; Lopes I.. "Sensitivity of freshwater species under single and multigenerational exposure to seawater intrusion". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 374 1764 (2019): 20180252-20180252. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2018.0252.
    Published • 10.1098/rstb.2018.0252
  13. Ferreira, Inês; Venâncio, Cátia; Lopes, Isabel; Oliveira, Miguel. "Nanoplastics and marine organisms: what has been studied?". Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.etap.2019.01.006.
    10.1016/j.etap.2019.01.006
  14. Venâncio, C.; Ribeiro, R.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Lopes, I.. "Multigenerational effects of salinity in six clonal lineages of Daphnia longispina". Science of The Total Environment 619-620 (2018): 194-202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.094.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.094
  15. Venâncio, C.; Pereira, R.; Freitas, A.C.; Rocha-Santos, T.A.P.; da Costa, J.P.; Duarte, A.C.; Lopes, I.. "Salinity induced effects on the growth rates and mycelia composition of basidiomycete and zygomycete fungi". Environmental Pollution 231 (2017): 1633-1641. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.09.075.
    10.1016/j.envpol.2017.09.075
  16. Venâncio, C .; Anselmo, E.; Soares, A.; Lopes, I.. "Does increased salinity influence the competitive outcome of two producer species?". Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24 6 (2017): 5888-5897. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-8346-x.
    10.1007/s11356-016-8346-x
  17. Venâncio, Cátia; Ribeiro, Rui; Soares, Amadeu; Lopes, Isabel. "Multiple Stressor Differential Tolerances: Possible Implications at the Population Level". PLOS ONE 11 3 (2016): e0151847. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151847.
    10.1371/journal.pone.0151847
  18. Barbosa, Miguel; Lopes, Isabel; Venâncio, Catia; Janeiro, Maria João; Morrisey, Michael Blair; Soares, Amadeu M.V.M.. "Maternal response to environmental unpredictability". Ecology and Evolution 5 20 (2015): 4567-4577. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1723.
    10.1002/ece3.1723
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Venâncio, Cátia Alexandra Ribeiro; Lopes, Isabel Maria Cunha Antunes; Ribeiro, Rui Godinho Lobo Girão; Pereira, Ruth Maria de Oliveira. "Salinization effects on coastal terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems". PhD, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/22806.
  2. Venâncio, Cátia Alexandra Ribeiro; Soares, Amadeu; Lopes, Isabel Maria Cunha Antunes. "Co-resistance and physiological recovery in Daphnia longispina clones". Master, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/8755.

Other

Other output
  1. Venâncio, C.; Moreira-Santos M.; Lopes I.. 2019. SALTFREE II Flyer for public engagement - Salinização de regiões costeiras devido a alterações climáticas: validação de valores de segurança para proteção da biodiversidade e serviços de ecossistemas..
  2. Brandão, Fátima Pinto; Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro; Marques, Sérgio; Departamento de Biologia & CESAM (Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar), Universidade de Aveiro, Avei; Rodrigues, Sara; Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro; Santos, Bárbara; Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro; Venâncio, Cátia; Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro; Pereira, Ruth; Departamento de Biologia & CESAM (Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar), Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro; Soares, Amadeu MVM; Departamento de Biologia & CESAM (Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar), Universidade de Aveiro, A; Gonçalves, Fernando; Departamento de Biologia & CESAM (Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar), Universidade de Aveiro, ; Lopes, Isabel; Departamento de Biologia & CESAM (Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar), Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro. 2014. Influência da temperatura na toxicidade de cobre em girinos de rã verde Pelophylax perezi. A contaminação por metais é um problema global e um dos principais factores responsáveis pelo declínio, a nível mundial, de populações de anfíbios. Este grupo de organismos tem sido identificado como muito sensível a contaminação antropogénica, pelo que, são comummente utilizados como bioindicadores de contaminação ambiental. Paralelamente a esta, também as alterações climáticas (e.g. aumento da t. http://revistas.ua.pt/index.php/captar/article/view/2887.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2021 Exposure to polymethylmethacrylate nanoplastics induced severe alterations in the morphology of cnidarians and amphibians SETAC Europe 31st Annual Meeting
2020/11/16 Public views on plastic pollution: Knowledge, perceived impacts, and pro-environmental behaviours Fate and Impacts of Microplastics: Knowledge and Responsabilities
Micro2020 International Conference (Lanzarote, Spain)
2020/11/15 Exposure to polymethylmethacrylate nanoplastics induced severe alterations in the morphology of cnidarians and amphibians Fate and Impacts of Microplastics: Knowledge and Responsabilities
Micro2020 International Conference (Lanzarote, Spain)
2020/09/21 Ecotoxicological tools to assess the adverse effects of cytostatics in freshwater environments PATh/IonCytDevice Workshop
CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2020/03/10 SOILS: the treasure under our feet Discipline of "Themes and Laboratories of Biology"
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2019/06/05 Salinization effects on coastal terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Workshop de Biodiversidade Funcional, Departamento de Biologia/CESAM
(Aveiro, Portugal)
2019/05/29 Management of coastal ecosystems under the risk of salinization: integrating science and community knowledge. 7ª edição do Ciclo de Palestras em Toxicologia e Ecotoxicologia (TOXECO)
Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro. (Aveiro, Portugal)
2019/05/29 Toxicity of nanoplastics to marine organisms. SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting
(Helsinki, Finland)
2019/05/03 Building-up knowledge towards the integrated management of coastal ecosystems under the risk of salinization CESAM contributions for Environmental Management & Spatial Planning
Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (Aveiro, Portugal)
2017/11/21 Environmental Certification of Urban Waste Compounds: the "Stage" to the organisms. 10as Jornadas Técnicas Internacionais de Resíduos
Higher Institute of Engineering of Porto (Porto, Portugal)
2017/09/08 Impacts of salinisation on coastal ecosystems: from individual to the community level. 2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation.
University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2017/07/19 Effects of modified hydroxyethyl cellulose polymers on freshwater biota. Global Conference
University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2017/05/09 Avoidance behavior: the weight in recovery and resilience of ecosystems under salt stress. SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting
SETAC (Bruxelas, Belgium)
2016/02/14 SALTFREE - Prediction of salinisation effects on coastal freshwater and soil ecosystems due to climate changes. Jornadas Dá Ciência à Vida 2016
Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra. (Coimbra, Portugal)
2015/06/04 Ecotoxicology: tool for environmental risk assessment. Ecotoxicology lectures
Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze "La Specola", (Firenze, Italy)
2015/06/01 Influence of a seawater pulse on the structure and composition of freshwater invertebrate communities. 10th Iberian and Ibero-American Congress on Environmental Toxicology and Contamination
Universidade do Alto Minho e Trás-os-Montes (Vila Real, Portugal)
2015/05/06 Salinisation Effects on Coastal Freshwater Ecosystems due to Climate Change. SETAC 25th European Annual Meeting
SETAC (Barcelona, Spain)
2015/05/05 Designing safer nanomaterials towards a sustainable nanotechnology: A case study with Hydrophobically Modified Polyacrilic Acid nanomaterials. SETAC 25th European Annual Meeting
SETAC (Barcelona, Spain)
2014/06 Seawater intrusion in low-lying coastal ecosystems: possible effects on freshwater biota. Workshop on Effects of salinisation in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems
Deparment of Biology, University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2014/01/14 Freshwater zooplankton as a sensitive indicator of stress caused by increased salinity. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology.
University of Cantabria (Santander, Spain)
2014/01/14 Competition among producers in scenarios of saline stress: the use of NaCl as a surrogate and influence of acclimation in competitive outcome. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology.
University of Cantabria. (Santander, Spain)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2017/09 - 2018/12 Nanoplastics toxicity: microalgae and rotifers studies
Co-supervisor of Maria Inês Ferreira
Marine Biology (Master)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2017/09 - 2018/12 Toxicity assessment of metallic nanoparticles on aquatic biota
Co-supervisor of Pedro Miguel Xavier Nunes
Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (Master)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2018/07 - 2018/10 Assess the influence of PEG functionalization in the toxicity of up-converting nanoparticles of SrF2
Co-supervisor of Natalia Jurga
International Internship (Master)
Uniwersytet im Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poland

Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2017/09 - 2018/07 Interaction between fungicides and parasites: experimental model between Daphnia longispina - Copper contamination and Daphnia longispina - infection withMetschnikowia bicuspidata
Co-supervisor of Rúben Arede
Biology (Degree)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2017/09 - 2018/07 Influence of the herbicide Roundup® Pronto Advance on Hydra viridissima
Co-supervisor of Cristina Barbosa
Biology (Degree)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2017/06 - 2017/08 Effects of titanium nanoparticles on a hypothetical trophic chain
Co-supervisor of Edith Padilla
International Internship (Other)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
2016/09 - 2017/07 Climate change induced salinization: effect on genetic diversity of zooplankton
Co-supervisor of Nisansala Lishani Wijewardene
Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (Master)
Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2015/10 - 2016/12 Long-term effects of nano-gold to freshwater producers and primary consumers
Co-supervisor of Cátia Soraia Moreira Monteiro
Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (Master)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2013/09 - 2014/12 Designing safer nanomaterials towards a sustainable nanotechnology: a case study with hydrophobically modified polyacrilic acid nanomaterials
Co-supervisor of Jorge Abel Tavares
Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (Master)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2013/09 - 2014/07 Effects of Increased Salinity in Unicellular Algae under Scenarios of Competition
Co-supervisor of António Eduardo Vicente Anselmo
Biology (Degree)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2019/12/04 - 2019/12/04 World Soil Day - STOP SOIL EROSION. SAVE OUR FUTURE (2019/12/04 - 2019/12/04)
Round table (Co-organisor)
Department of Biology and CESAM, Portugal
2019/11/08 - 2019/11/08 On the road to (mal)adaptation: complex responses of amphibians to polluted ponds - Lecture for undergraduated students (2019/11/08 - 2019/11/08)
Other (President of the Organising Committee)
Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2019/05/10 - 2019/05/10 I Participative Workshop with the key actors of the BioPradaRia and Saltfree II projects, ECOMARE (UA) (2019/05/10 - 2019/05/10)
Workshop (Co-organisor)
Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal
2019/03/22 - 2019/03/22 World Water Day 2019 (organizing - http://www.worldwaterday.org/events/) (2019/03/22 - 2019/03/22)
Symposium (President of the Organising Committee)
Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2014/09/30 - 2014/10/04 13th Iberian Congress of Herpetology (2014/09/30 - 2014/10/04)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)
Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal

Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2019/04/29 - 2019/04/30 Xperimenta - Fair of Promotion of Science and Technology.
Exhibition
Xperimenta
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2019/03/01 - 2019/03/01 Representation of the R&D unit (CESAM) that host PhD scholarships funded by FCT using funds allocated by the PO CH (Programa Operacional Capital Humano)
Exhibition
Qualifica – Feira de Educação, Formação, Juventude e Emprego
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
2018/10/03 - 2018/10/05 Science Dissemination Action: Science Fair
Other
III Feira da Ciência
Cidade Europeia da Cultura Científica, Portugal

Instituto de Educação e Cidadania, Portugal
2018/07/16 - 2018/07/18 Science Dissemination Action: scientific internships for high school students
Workshop
Scientific Internships promoted by the "Associação IEC-ALUMNI"
Instituto de Educação e Cidadania, Portugal
2018/05/10 - 2018/05/10 Science Dissemination Action: reception of high school students
Other
Receção de visita ao Departamento de Biologia de alunos do pré-escolar da IPSS Casa das Histórias (Canelas, Vila Nova de Gaia)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal

Instituto de Educação e Cidadania, Portugal
2018/04/20 - 2018/04/20 Science Dissemination Action: reception of high school students
Other
Receção de visita ao Departamento de Biologia de alunos da Escola Básica da Alumieira (Mataduços, Aveiro)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal

Instituto de Educação e Cidadania, Portugal
2018/03/26 - 2018/03/28 Science Dissemination Action: scientific internships for high school students
Workshop
Scientific Internships promoted by the "Associação IEC-ALUMNI"
Instituto de Educação e Cidadania, Portugal
2018/02/19 - 2018/02/19 Science Dissemination Action: reception of high school students
Other
Receção de visita ao Departamento de Biologia de alunos do Colégio Dr. Luís Pereira da Costa (Monte Redondo, Leiria)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal

Cidade Europeia da Cultura Científica, Portugal
2017/10/04 - 2017/10/06 Science Dissemination Action: Science Fair
Exhibition
II Feira da Ciência
Cidade Europeia da Cultura Científica, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2021/02/19 Evaluation of seasonality and elements contamination in the performance of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana from Ria de Aveiro
(Thesis) Main arguer
Valéria Catarina de Castro Giménez (Master)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2021/02/11 Effects of sertraline on zebrafish (Danio rerio)
(Thesis) Main arguer
Diana Raquel Gomes Moreira (Master)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2021/02/09 Study of the effects of cytostatic compounds on zebrafish embryos
(Thesis) Main arguer
Ana Filipa Aires (Master)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2020/12/11 Avaliação dos efeitos ecotoxicológicos dos stressores abiótico (NaCl) e químico (SLEnS-LAS) em Raphidocelis subcapitata
(Thesis) Main arguer
Cristiana Sofia Carvalho Rodrigues (Other)
Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, Portugal
2020/07/22 Sensibilidade estádios de desenvolvimento aquáticos de Xenopus laevis a contaminação química por Nitrato de Amónio e Cloreto de Magnésio
(Thesis) Main arguer
Ana Catarina David de Faria (nº mec: 88391) (Other)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2019/12/20 Toxicity of silver, lead an nanoplastics to early life stages of amphibians.
(Thesis) Main arguer
David Manuel Branco Brotas (Master)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal
2019/11/28 Zebrafish embryos as a biological model to study the effects of nanoplastics
(Thesis) Main arguer
Pedro Manuel Esteves (Master)
Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2020/12/02 - 2020/12/15 Course on Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, 2nd Cycle of Studies) with the module “Hydra sp. An invertebrate alternative for toxicity testing”, Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (Mestrado) Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2021/02/12 - Current Marine Pollution Bulletin (0025-326X) Elsevier
2021/01/06 - Current Environmental Pollution (0269-7491) Elsevier
2020/03/26 - Current Chemosphere (0045-6535) Elsevier
2020/02/04 - Current Plos ONE (1932-6203) Public Library of Science (PLoS)
2019/12/28 - Current Journal of Hazardous Materials (0304-3894) Elsevier

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2021/01/28 - Current Assessing the impacts of cytostatic drugs on freshwater biota Bruna Ariana Ribeiro Monteiro
2020/10/21 - 2020/12/21 Erasmus Internship Robea Madalina-Andreea
2019/07/08 - 2019/10/08 Erasmus Internship Alexandra Savuva
2019/07/08 - 2019/10/08 Erasmus Internship Ioana Melnic
2019/07/08 - 2019/10/08 Erasmus Internship Alexandru Ciubotariu
Distinctions

Title

2018 Honorable Mention of Distinction and Praise - Doctoral Thesis
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Other distinction

2020 Featured Highlight in Nature Climate Change on the article "Active emigration from climate change-caused seawater intrusion into freshwater habitats" by Venâncio, C., Ribeiro, R. and Lopes, I., 2020. Appointed by Dr. Tegan Armarego-Marriott.
2017 Best Platform Communication. Simões A.M., Venâncio C., Alves L., Soares A.M.V.M., Antunes F.E., Lopes I. Effects of modified hydroxyethyl celulose polymers on freshwater biota.
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2015 Best Panel Presentation. Venâncio et al. Evidences of salt-stress on Basidiomycete and Zygomycete fungi.
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal