Lopes Isabel
CLEAR - Resorting to microbial Consortia to restore metaL-contaminated soils for the area of EstArReja
Projet OHMs
OHM(s) concerné(s)
  • OHM Estarreja
Biologie, Écologie


Isabel Lopes is a Principal Researcher at CESAM and Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro-UA, with a PhD in Biology (2003) from the University of Coimbra. She develops research in ecological risk assessment, namely in the fields of ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecotoxicology and amphibian risk assessment. She has large expertise on the characterization of hazards for a diverse group of chemicals by using both standard and non-standard bioassays with several aquatic and terrestrial species, and including their application in the characterization of the ecological risks. She has been involved, as a member and as PI, in several national (FCT) and international (EU) research projects and in tenures (e.g. with EFSA, German Environmental Agency, Government of Tocantins State-Brazil) tackling the risk assessment of environmental perturbations. At present, she is the vice-chair of the cost action PERIAMAR (CA18221), is the coordinator of the Thematic Research Line Ecology & Functional Biodiversity in CESAM-UA, is Associated Editor of the journal Captar, is member of the Committee Responsible for Animal Experimentation and Welfare (CREBEA) at UA, and integrates the committee of the Master's Degree in Applied Biology and Ecotoxicology. She has supervised 16 PhD students (of which 8 in progress) and 26 MSc students (of which 7 in progress), 28 undergraduate students (graduation thesis and internships) and 10 BSc and MSc Erasmus+ students. She is the (co)author of more than 100 SCI papers, 4 technical-scientific reports and 4 book chapters.


Bruno Carneiro (BC) is a 3rd year biology student at the University of Aveiro.
BC is currently working full time on the potential of fungi and bacteria to improve agricultural production and soils sustainability.
BC has been developing skills in the field of microbiology with knowledge and experience acquired in curricular and extracurricular activities such as: lectures; active laboratory work, assistance to PhD students, and volunteering in the now published research “A Multifactorial Approach to Untangle Graphene Oxide (GO) Nanosheets Effects on Plants: Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria Inoculation, Bacterial Survival, and Drought”.
BC has a special interest in microorganisms and their applications in medicine, agriculture, and bioremediation, especially fungi, in which BC has been furthering his knowledge.