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Graduated in Marine Biology in 2011 and concluded the Master in Marine Ecology in 2012, both at Lisbon University, Sciences College. Collaborated with the Marine Ecophysiology and Climate Change Assessment group (MARE-ULisboa), publishing within the scope of adaptive physiology, concerning climate change related effects in marine organisms. Participations at national and international conferences, oral and poster presentations. In 2020, as research assistant at the Plankton and Crustacean Laboratory of the Portuguese Institute for Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA), contributed for the production of a study integrating data on the zooplankton communities and their relation to fishing resources, along the Portuguese coast. In recent collaboration with MARE-ULisboa, focused attention on the emerging contaminants problematic, studying the suitability of integrative biomarker indexes in the assessment of physiological stress patterns, following pollutant exposure in marine ecosystems. Following a personal interest for the practice of ocean literacy, developed non-formal education activities for maritime turistic operators in Madeira, Azores and Lisbon, also contributing to citizen's science projects, raising awareness on the general public towards climate change and pollution concerns.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Vanessa Leal Pires

Citation names

  • Pires, Vanessa
  • Vanessa Leal Pires

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
FC1F-439B-10A9
ORCID iD
0000-0002-8162-6130

Email addresses

  • vanessalealpires@gmail.com (Personal)

Websites

  • https://www2.ciimar.up.pt/team.php?id=790 (Scholar)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Marine Biology
  • Natural sciences - Earth and Environmental Sciences - Climatic Research
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Ecology
  • Natural sciences - Earth and Environmental Sciences - Oceanography

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Spanish; Castilian Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Elementary (A2) Upper intermediate (B2) Elementary (A2)
French Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Beginner (A1) Elementary (A2) Beginner (A1)
Education
Degree Classification
2021
Ongoing
Curso Avançado de Investigação em Ciências e Tecnologia do Mar (Outros)
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar de Peniche, Portugal
2018
Concluded
International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) (Outros)
FOR-MAR, Portugal
Approved
2015/01
Concluded
Yachtsman's Licence (Outros)
Escola Formação Náutica Recreio Radar Virtual, Portugal
Approved
2011 - 2012
Concluded
Ecologia Marinha (Mestrado)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
17/20
2006 - 2011
Concluded
Biologia (Licenciatura)
Major in Marinho
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
13/20
2009
Concluded
PADI Open Water Diver SCUBA Course (Outros)
Haliótis Actividades Marítimas, Portugal
Approved
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2019/12 - 2020/12 Research Assistant (Research) Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2021/02/01 - 2021/06/30 Laboratory Technician at Centro Diagnóstico COVID-19 Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
MARE IP LEIRIA, Portugal
2019/03 - 2019/10 Biologist Guide and Speaker Dolphin Explorers, Portugal
2018 - 2018 Non- Formal Marine Biologist Educator Aboard and Public Speaker Espaço Talassa, Portugal
2017/03 - 2017/11 Non-Formal Educator and Aboard Marine Biologist Guide Ventura, Nature Emotions, Portugal
2014/11 - 2015/09 Marine Biologist Non-Formal Educator and Aboard Guide Rota dos Cetáceos, Portugal
2009/02 - 2009/06 Nature Guide and Non-Formal Environmental Educator Tapada Nacional de Mafra, Portugal
Projects

Contract

Designation Funders
2019 - 2020/12 Projeto PLANTROF
IPMA-2019-030-BI
Research Fellow
Ongoing
Outputs

Publications

Journal article
  1. Pires, Vanessa Leal; Novais, Sara C.; Lemos, Marco F. L.; Fonseca, Vanessa F.; Duarte, Bernardo. "Evaluation of Multivariate Biomarker Indexes Application in Ecotoxicity Tests with Marine Diatoms Exposed to Emerging Contaminants". Applied Sciences 11 9 (2021): 3878. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app11093878.
    Open access • 10.3390/app11093878
  2. Lopes, Ana Rita; Trübenbach, Katja; Teixeira, Tatiana; Lopes, Vanessa M.; Pires, Vanessa; Baptista, Miguel; Repolho, Tiago; et al. "Oxidative stress in deep scattering layers: Heat shock response and antioxidant enzymes activities of myctophid fishes thriving in oxygen minimum zones". Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 82 (2013): 10-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2013.07.014.
    Published • 10.1016/j.dsr.2013.07.014
  3. Aurélio, Maria; Faleiro, Filipa; Lopes, Vanessa M.; Pires, Vanessa; Lopes, Ana Rita; Pimentel, Marta S.; Repolho, Tiago; et al. "Physiological and behavioral responses of temperate seahorses (Hippocampus guttulatus) to environmental warming". Marine Biology 160 10 (2013): 2663-2670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-013-2259-8.
    Published • 10.1007/s00227-013-2259-8
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Pires, Vanessa. "Impact of global warming on the spawning success, metabolism and embryogenesis of a specialized soft coral-feeding nudibranch, Armina maculata.". Master, Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/10451/7705.
Working paper
  1. Antonina dos Santos; Henrique Niza; Filipa Ribeiro; Vanessa Pires; Fátima Quintela; Maria Emília Cunha. 2021. "Planktonic Production Cycles and their Relationships with Fishing Resources on the Portuguese Coast". Working Paper.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2018 Adaptations of Cetaceans to the Marine Environment. "How can they do it?" Lecture Cycles
Espaço Talassa (Lajes do Pico, Portugal)
2013/07 Impact of global warming on the spawning success and embryogenesis of a specialized soft coral-feeding nudibranch, Armina maculata. World Congress of Malacology
Universidade dos Açores (Ponta Delgada)
2013/07 Mating aggregations in intertidal nudibranchs (Dendrodoris herytra and D. limbata). Poster presentation World Congress of Malacology
Universidade dos Açores (Ponta Delgada, Portugal)
2012/12/16 Impact of global warming on the spawning success and embryogenesis of a specialized soft coral-feeding nudibranch, Armina maculata. VII Sympósio sobre a Margem Ibérica - Atlântica
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências (Lisboa , Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2019/03 - 2019/10 Nautical events, Alcântara (2019)
Other (Other)
Water- X, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Nautical events, Lisboa (2019)
Other (Other)
Sea Tours, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Nautical events, Cascais (2019)
Other (Other)
Katerina Boats, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2020/01 - Current Data collection and monitoring of jellyfish sightings at the Portuguese Coast
Other
'GelAvista' Citizen's Science Project
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, Portugal
2019/03/01 - 2019/03/01 Seminar "Climatic Changes, Local Answers for a Global Problem"
Seminar
Climatic Changes, Local Answers for a Global Problem
Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Scuba-Diver Volunteer
Other
Clean Up the Atlantic
Cascais Dive, Portugal

Cascais Ambiente, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Coastal Cleanup Volunteer
Other
International Coastal Cleanup Day
Câmara Municipal de Machico , Portugal
2014/08 - 2014/10 Volunteer at Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Caretta caretta species)
Other
Bios CV Association for Environmental Conservation
Bios.cv - Praia João Barrosa , Cape Verde
2014 - 2014 Training Sessions for Teachers and Educators
Workshop
Environmental Educational Sessions
Oceanário de Lisboa, Portugal
2011 - 2012 World Yacht Race Colaborator
Other
Volvo Ocean Race
Clube Naval de Cascais, Portugal
2009 - 2010 Volunteer, Visitors' assistant
Other
Oceanário de Lisboa, Portugal