I am a Researcher focused on the impact of the chemicals substances on environment. In 2001, after getting the degree in Biology, I started to work in the field of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment, focusing on different environmental problematics caused by domestic and industrial discharges, acidification processes, and agricultural activities. I have developed studies with researchers from different countries in freshwater and marine/estuarine ecosystems. I have participated in 17 research projects in different countries and acted as Principal Researcher in four of them. I have coauthored ca. 60 scientific papers, in which around 110 Researchers have participated. I have edited the book Ecotoxicology in Latin America with the Researcher Cândida Shinn, in which participated Researchers from 18 countries. As Postdoctoral Researcher, I have focused on a new approach (non-forced exposure scenario) to assess the effects of contamination under an ecosystem perspective, not only under the individual toxic effect perspective. The non-forced exposure approach brings the possibility of integrating to ecotoxicological studies new concepts linked to ecosystem structure: organisms’ spatial avoidance, (re)colonization, habitat connectivity, habitat fragmentation, chemical barrier, and habitat preference. This change of exposure paradigm has provided higher ecological relevance to ecotoxicological studies and environmental risk assessment as additional tool to assess the danger of contamination even if no toxic effect is observed at the individual level.
I am currently a research officer with ICMAN-CSIC, Spain. I graduated in Biology and undertook my PhD in estuarine ecology at ICMAN. I am a coastal ecologist with an overall research interest in the mechanisms by which marine invertebrates respond to environmental (natural and anthropogenic) variability, effects of the environmental variables driven by climate change on aquatic communities, how the distribution organisms is determined by this variability and biological interactions combining trophic ecology.
He has been the main researcher of more than 30 projects and 13 contracts. He is responsible for the research group “Ecotoxicology Ecophysiology and Biodiversity of Aquatic Systems” (PAIDI, RNM306 and CSIC groups). Currently, he is the Director of the “Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia” (2015-) and was Deputy Director (1994-1998), head of the Department of Oceanography (1998-2007), head of the Department of Ecology and Coastal Management (2007-2011) and he is group leader of the Associate Unit “Blue Growth” between the IFAPA and the CSIC (2019-). He was Associate Professor of the University of Cadiz in the Physical-Chemistry Department. He has published more than 180 SCI articles and 15 book chapters. He has been a supervisor of 16 PhD theses and more than 20 Master theses. He has presented more than 250 communications at international congresses. He is Associate Editor or the journals Science of the Total Environment and Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and member of the Editorial Board of Environment International, Marine Environmental research, among others. He has been main editor of the books Marine Ecotoxicology (Elsevier) and Ecotoxicology of Nanoparticles in Aquatic Systems. Over the last years, he has focused on the study of emergent pollutants (pharmaceuticals and nanoparticles), due the current lack of knowledge, in order to improve the environmental risk assessment of these substances in aquatic ecosystems. The next steps of his research are focusing on the impact of contaminant mixtures (legacy and emergent), reflecting global changes scenarios. The objective is to develop new tools based on sound scientific knowledge.
Mohammed Ariful Islam
Welcome, I am Mr. Mohammed Ariful Islam. I received my Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (Honours) and Master of Science in Aquatic Resource Management from Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU), Sylhet, Bangladesh in 2012 and 2014, respectively. After two months career at WorldFish, Bangladesh, I joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Aquatic Resource Management at SAU on 22 October 2013. I have completed my second Joint Master’s Degree from the University of Bologna, Italy and University of Cadiz, Spain in 2018 through Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program and published several research articles in different national and international journals. I received various prestigious awards like Chancellor Gold Medal’13, Best Publication award’18, Best Presentation Award’19, etc. I also attended in different national and international training, seminars, and conferences. I am a member of Bangladesh Agriculturist Institution and Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum. My current research interest includes aquatic ecology (abiotic and biotic stresses) and primary aim is to became specialist on that field and train the young colleagues and students. Currently I have been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aquatic Resource Management, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh.
Adjunct Profesor at the Federal University of the South and Southeast of Para (UNIFESSPA), acting as coordinator of the Biological Sciences course. PhD in Ecology (Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems) at University of São Paulo (IB-USP), where it was developed works with researchers from Brazil (USP, UNESP and UNICAMP), Spain (Catalan Institute for Water Research - ICRA / Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia - CSIC), Portugal (Center for Functional Ecology – CFE) and currently also with Argentina (Department of Basic Sciences – Lujan Nacional University), focusing on ecotoxicology, water pollution, environmental risk analysis and fish behavior to environmental stressors. Master in Ecology (Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems) at University of São Paulo (IB-USP), with a sandwich period at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), CAPES scholarship. It was developed works in the Limnology laboratory of the Department of Ecology of the Biosciences Institute (LabLimno) with a focus on limnology, water pollution and ecotoxicology, analyzing the quality of water and sediment from reservoirs for public supply in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo. Specialist in Environmental Engineering at the University of São Paulo (EEL-USP), with a focus on the use of swine manure digester to reduce environmental impacts. Degree in Biology at UNIFATEA.
Graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (1986), master's degree in Hydraulics and Sanitation from the University of São Paulo (1990) and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of São Paulo (1994). Postdoc developed at the University of Sheffield, England, in the area of tropical ecotoxicology. President of the Brazilian Society of Ecotoxicology from 2013 to 2019. Full Professor of the Department of Hydraulics and Sanitation from the University of São Paulo (1997 – present), Coordinator of the graduate program in Environmental Engineering Sciences (ANO - ANO), Coordinator of the Nucleus of Ecotoxicology and Applied Ecology from the University of São Paulo (ANO - present) and Director of the Center for Water Resources and Environmental Studies from University of São Paulo (2007 - 2009; 2019 – present). Since 1997 has act as a reviewer of journals and ad hoc advisor to FAPESP, CNPq, CAPES and other institutions to support human resources research and training. Develop research projects, community extension services and guidance of undergraduate (Biology, Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering) and postgraduate (Environmental Engineering Sciences) students in the area of ecosystem ecology, with emphasis on aquatic ecosystems and interfaces (lakes, reservoirs, rivers, flooded areas), working mainly on ecotoxicology, limnology, biodiversity and environmental impact.
Graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of OuroPreto(2011), Master in Ecology and Natural Resources (2014) and PhD in Science (2017), both from the Postgraduate Program in Ecology and Natural Resources at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) with a sandwich period at the University of Aveiro, Portugal (Applied Ecology and Ecotoxicology Research Group), CAPES scholarship. Currently acting as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Hydraulics and Sanitation (SHS), Ecotoxicology and Environmental Studies Laboratory at the School of Engineering of São Carlos, University of São Paulo (USP) and Collaborating Professor III of the disciplines of General and Applied Ecology (SHS 0314), Environmental Characterization: River Basin II (SHS 0374) and Environmental Pollution II (SHS 0351) in the Environmental Engineering course at EESC/USP. Experience in Ecology, with emphasis on Applied Ecology, acting on the following topics: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Limnology, Zooplankton and Phytoplankton Ecology, Biochemical Biomarkers, Ecosystem Models, Toxic Mixtures and Ecological Risk Assessment.
Graduated in biology (Universidad Nacional) with a master in microbiology (Universidad de Costa Rica). Currently in the Science Doctoral Program of Universidad de Costa Rica. 15 years of experience in the laboratory of Ecotoxicology (ECOTOX) of the Regional Institute for Studies in Toxic Substances (IRET). Focused mainly on studies applying biochemical biomarkers for the assessment of effects of pesticides on aquatic organisms. Participation in several research projects with local and also international partners.
Dr Abdelmourhit Laissaoui is a senior researcher at the National Centre for Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology in Morocco. He is the head Unit of Radioecology and leading a research group in the field of marine radioecology. Dr Laissaoui is acting as national coordinator of two regional technical cooperation projects of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), devoted to radionuclides in the marine environment and their use as tracers for studying coastal processes, and ocean acidification. He is actively involved in IAEA research projects dealing with i) determination of marine biotoxines in sea products using the nuclear Receptor Binding Assay (RBA), ii) the effects of acidification on marine biodiversity using biomarkers, and iii) coastal management using nuclear techniques. He is also supervising several MSc and PhD theses and trainees from national and regional institutions.
Mohamed Banni is a full professor of Molecular Toxicology at the higher institute of Biotechnology of Monastir. In Tunisia he is leading a research group in the field of aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology. He is invited professor in several European Universities among them, Luiggi Venvitelli, Naples Italy, Plymouth University in UK, University of Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Italy and Bordeaux I University, France. He is co-author of up to 78 impacted scientific publications (H index: 31) and supervised up-now 16 PhD programs. His main research field is the biological response of model and non-model organisms, to anthropogenic stressors, based on transcriptomic, proteomic and genomic approaches. He is involved in many European projects, the most recent are: COastal Management and MOnitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean sea (http://www.enicbcmed.eu/projects/common), The Trojan Horses project “Elucidating the potential interaction of manufactured nanoparticles with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: An integrated toxicogenomics approach” (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/genetic-ecotoxicology/trojan-horses).
I am an environmental engineer currently coursing an Erasmus Mundus Master Degree in Water and Coastal Management in a consortium formed by the University of Bologna, Algarve and Cadiz. In 2014 I started in the field of aquatic ecotoxicology research, which was focused on the study of the effects caused by contaminants on aquatic organisms; but under a novel approach, a non-forced exposure system, where individuals were free to move through a linear contamination gradient. This research area was part of several projects carried out in the Central Research Department of the University “Eloy Alfaro” of Manabí, Ecuador, of which I was part as a research assistant student. On this research project I was a collaborating part of three scientific publications and a book chapter, in which I participated as a co-author.
Nowadays, I joint the Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia (ICMAN-CSIC, in Spain) to work in a new multi-compartmented non-forced system, whereas the population dynamics, spatial distribution and perturbation linked to contamination will be studied, from an ecological approach.
Graduated in Biology from the University of Seville (US) with a master in Marine Ecology from the University of Balearic Island (UIB). During my career, I collaborated in research projects about the effects of Climate Change in the ecological interactions between marine species. Also, during my master, I worked in the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA-CSIC) doing chemical analyses fragments of Posidonia oceanica in restoration. Currently, I am a posgraduated student (JAE Intro fellow) in the Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia (ICMAN-CSIC, Spain) participating in a research project in the field of ecotoxicology. I am also Interested in divulgation through science illustration, I made two courses with Illustraciencia (CSIC).
I am a marine biologist who is specializing in aquatic toxicology. I studied Biology at the University of Salamanca and two masters, one of them in Marine Biology at the University of A Coruña and the other one in Toxicology, Pollution and Environmental Health at the University of Valencia. I did my final master's thesis in Marine Biology at CEAB-CSIC (Blanes), where I studied histology and reproduction of gorgonians and hexactinellid sponges. Currently, I am finishing my final master's thesis in Toxicology at ICMAN-CSIC (Cádiz, Spain) studying the toxicity of silver in clams. I am participating in the CreMar project (Feder and Junta de Andalucía Operational Program), which studies the impact of suncreens on coastal areas of Andalusia and I have been awarded with a "JAE Intro ICU“ fellow for the study of the toxicity and repellency of emerging pollutants from the perspective of stress ecology. I have experience in the field activities and have developed scientific diving tasks.
I am an undergraduate student in Biology at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. I started studying biology in 2016, although late, it has been always a dream of mine. Thanks to the ERASMUS Program I was able to study three semesters at the UPO in Seville, marine zoology (which I always loved), biodiversity and subjects of environmental science. I got note that there is the marine institute ICMAN right around the corner. As I liked to do my bachelors thesis right there, I got in contact with Cristiano Araújo and his subject of ecotoxicology which sparked my interest. Since March 2021 I am here on a scholarship of my home university and the German Academic Exchange Service to do my bachelors thesis (Transgenerational exposure of daphnids to contaminants drives their avoidance response to contaminated environments) under the guidance of him. I am fortunate to be here and being part of his workgroup.
OPECAM Field Unit
The Field Operations Unit (OPECAM) is composed by two technicians (Antonio Moreno and David Roque),who will provide support to all the field activities carried out during the project. For more detail see http://www.icman.csic.es/en/facilities/opecam-field-unit/