ECOBIOTEC aims to contribute to the advance of marine and environmental science from a multidisciplinary point of view. We couple fundamental ecology and ecosystems function research with bioprospecting and biotechnology tools for ecosystems recovery. Our group encompasses a broad range of studies from fish assemblages to microbial communities and associated biogeochemical cycles. Studies on fundamental microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of key elements in highly diverse environments (from estuarine to Polar ecosystems), and research on biological degradation/transformation of contaminants generate essential knowledge to develop biotechnological tools for innovative bioremediation approaches. We are also interested in the diverse services and societal benefits that marine and estuarine ecosystems provide, namely in unravelling the potential of oceans as a natural resource of microorganisms capable of providing bioactive molecules with multiple benefits to the society and in exploring native microorganisms or plant-microorganisms associations for environmental cleaning/recovery through nature-based solutions. ECOBIOTEC integrates the CIIMAR research line on Marine Biotechnology, although it gives also an important contribution to the line on Global Changes and Ecosystems Services.
BIOREMEDIATION AND ECOSYSTEMS FUNCTIONING
Ana Paula Mucha
Carlos Rocha Gomes
Catarina Pais Pereira
Maria Antónia Salgado
Maria Clara Basto
Maria de Fátima Carvalho
Maria Paola Tomasino
Alexandrino D.A.M., Mucha A.P., Almeida C.M.R, Gao W., Jia Z., Carvalho M.F. (2017). Biodegradation of the veterinary antibiotics enrofloxacin and ceftiofur and associated microbial community dynamics. Science of the Total Environment: 581/2: 359-368.
Almeida C.M.R., Ferreira A.C.F., Santos F., Lourinha I., Basto M.C.B., Mucha A.P. (2017). Can veterinary antibiotics affect constructed wetlands performance during treatment of livestock wastewater? Ecological Engineering 102: 583-588.
Magalhães C., Machado A., Frank-Fahle B., Lee C.K., Cary C.S. (2014). The ecological dichotomy of ammonia oxidizing archaea and bacteria in the hyper-arid soils of the Antarctic Dry Valleys. Frontiers in Microbiology.
Fernandes J.P., Almeida C.M.R., Andreotti F., Barros L., Almeida T., Mucha A.P. (2017). Response of microbial communities colonizing salt marsh plants rhizosphere to copper oxide nanoparticles contamination and its implications for phytoremediation processes. Science of the Total Environment, 581/2: 801-810.
- BLUEandGREEN: Boosting scientific excellence and innovation capacity in biorefineries based on marine resources
- INNOVMAR: Innovation and Sustainability in the Management and Exploitation of Marine Resources
- CORAL: Sustainable Ocean Exploitation: Tools and Sensors
- MarInfo: Integrated Platform for Marine Data Acquisition and Analysis
- RASORGMAT: Developing water treatment technology for land-based closed containment systems (LBCC-RAS) to increase efficiency by reducing the negative effects of organic matter
- MarinEye: A prototype for multitrophic oceanic monitoring
- MYTAG: Integrating natural and artificial tags to reconstruct fish migrations and ontogenetic niche shifts
- Biological producers of Natural Fluorinated Compounds as a novel source of relevant degrading microorganisms and biosynthetic mechanisms
- BIOMETORE: Biodiversity in seamounts: the Madeira-Tore and Great Meteor
- OCEANLAB: Oceanlab - Protegendo os Oceanos: vem ao laboratório fazer connosco!
- CIIMAR at school
- SpilLess: First line response to oil spills based on native microorganisms cooperation