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Team members

Ester Serrão

Ester Serrão

Professor, Consortium Coordinator

Website: https://ccmar.ualg.pt/en/user/23

As initiator of the RESTORESEAS consortium, I am excited to see how our multidisciplinary integration of top experts can address innovative hypotheses, goals and challenges and at larger scales than attempted until now. RESTORESEAS has the major added value in bringing together for the first time complementary expertise that was isolated into highly innovative but specialized projects, allowing synergies only possible by working together and allowing larger spatial scales of geographical and environmental variation.

Aschwin Hillebrand Engelen

Aschwin Hillebrand Engelen

Project Co-coordinator

Website: https://www.ccmar.ualg.pt/users/aengelen

I am excited to co-coordinate this very diverse and innovating project that covers so many aspects of kelp, seagrass and coral restoration. I am especially interested in revealing the role of associated microbiomes and how they can be used and managed in restorations.

Gareth Anthony Pearson

Gareth Anthony Pearson

Research Associate and PI

Websites: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=bO73-WoAAAAJ 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gareth_Pearson

I’m interested in how phenotypic traits vary within species across their ranges, how this is related with local selection in response to environmental variation, and the consequences of selection at the genomic level. This research has implications for the biodiversity and conservation of marine forest forming species (including seaweeds and corals), and for predicting how they may be affected under global change scenarios.

Fatima Abrantes

Fatima Abrantes

Senior Researcher

Website: https://www.ccmar.ualg.pt/users/fabrantes

I am interested in Paleoclimate and the reconstruction of Oceanic Primary Production and Coastal Upwelling systems evolution through time. Primary proxies are siliceous microorganisms, stable isotopes and Organic Carbon.

Lélia Matos, Ph.D.

Lélia Matos, Ph.D.

Characterization of long-term environmental conditions

Website: https://www.ccmar.ualg.pt/users/leliamatos

I’m interested in the long-term relationship between the intermediate-depth environmental conditions and coral-water coral growth.

Márcio Coelho

Márcio Coelho

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am interested in applied research well linked to the conservation of coral-dominated ecosystems, particularly in the areas of habitat restoration, biodiversity mapping and conservation genomics. An additional focus of my work is to engage local actors such as fishermen in research.

Emília Salgueiro, Ph.D.

Emília Salgueiro, Ph.D.

Characterization of long-term environmental conditions

Website: https://www.ccmar.ualg.pt/users/mesalgueiro

I am interested in Paleotemperature and Paleoproductivicty reconstructions, using multi-proxies (stable isotopes and trace elements in planktonic foraminifera, planktonic foraminifera assemblages, calcium carbonate, organic carbon).

Tamara Corcobado

Tamara Corcobado

Senior Researcher

My role in the project is to study the diversity of oomycetes in different macrophyte ecosystems by performing surveys and classical isolation methods and to assess the potential aggressiveness of the oomycetes to macrophytes by conducting pathogenicity tests.

I am interested in studying the interactions between tree hosts and invasive pathogens under new climatic scenarios.

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