Porteur
Daniela Figueiredo
Session
2017
Co-porteur(s)
Luís Gonçalves (ESTGA)
Titre
BACTAN - Ecometagenomic approach for studying bacterioplankton dynamics along the Antuã River
Résumé
Under a scenario of climate change, the pressure from anthropogenic pollution is enhanced, leading to severe impacts on the aquatic communities and posing risks to human health. Microbial communities are very sensitive to these changes, which makes them as important indicators for assessing the water bodies’ ecological status. Antuã River is a highly impacted water body but there is very scarce information concerning the whole river basin ecology.
The BACTAN project aims to study the ecological dynamics of bacterioplankton assemblage along the Antuã River Basin. This will be accomplished through the use of metagenomic culture-independent approaches such as NGS (next-generation sequencing) and integration with environmental data. Results will provide highlights concerning the effects of climate shifts on the enhancement of anthropogenic pressures over the bacterial communities, in order to take protective measures at this highly impacted freshwater body, from upstream to downstream.
Type
Projet OHMs
OHM(s) concerné(s)
  • Estarreja
Disciplines
Biochimie, Biologie, Hydrologie, Limnologie
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Porteur

Daniela
Figueiredo
Daniela Figueiredo has a PhD in Biology since 2010. After 8 years of post-doc research in Microbial Ecology, she is presently a researcher at the University of Aveiro (CESAM – Centre for Marine and Environmental Studies). Her main research areas include Natural Sciences (Earth and Environmental Sciences) and Biological Sciences. Nevertheless, in parallel, she has also carried out several Environmental Education actions and coordinated projects regarding Science Communication and Citizen Science, all topics that have always been of interest to her. She has participated in the production of several science videos for Youth*. Her research path has resulted in 21 papers published in ISI journals (most with relevant impact factors in their research areas and reaching a total of 771 citations, with a h-hindex of 11 - Scopus), with over 40 co-authors. Other publications such as books and book chapters (11) and conference proceedings (4) and communications (72) are also worth mentioning. Daniela is natural from Estarreja, where she was born and grew up just 1000 m away from the industrial complex perimeter. She still lives in Estarreja nowadays, which makes her part of the local reality.

http://www.cesam.ua.pt/dfigueiredo
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3760-4142
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniela_De_Figueiredo

* Videos production for Youth on Climate Change
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B1lbHkOvT0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSBWmfAkhJs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJL4BfETvUU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYMaC_Ewvt0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAkowq3sLLQ

Participants

Luís
Gonçalves
Luís Jorge Gonçalves is a Geological Engineer, specialized in Georeferenced Information Systems (GIS). For the past two decades, he has been a full-time professor at ESTGA (Escola Superior de Teconologia e Gestão de Águeda), which belongs to the University of Aveiro (Portugal). He has been also involved in several projects related to GIS, namely within international consortia. He also was born in Estarreja and knows well the study region.