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Instituto Superior Técnico
Research Group:
Environment and Water Resources
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Ana Catarina Ferreira da Silva

Research areas

  • Groundwater Ecology;
  • Ecology of groundwater dependent ecosystems;
  • Groundwater fauna;
  • Coastal Marine Ecology


I'm a biologist specialized in the ecology of groundwater and marine ecology, with a strong record of scientific publications as 1st author in high impact factor journals. The ecology of groundwater is a new research area and I have the opportunity to develop pioneering research in Portugal.

I have a very experienced trainer profile, having developed and currently teaching post-graduate courses on the following topics:

1. Scientific Writing and Publishing of scientific papers and theses (starting level)

2. Scientific Writing and Publishing of scientific papers and theses (advanced level)

3. Experimental Design - how to develop robust scientific experiments (starting level).

Title Authors Year Volume DOI Journal Impact factor Clar.Analytics CERIS Members
Do marine fish juveniles use intertidal tide pools as feeding grounds? Mendonça, V.; Flores, A.A.V.; Silva, A.C.F.; Vinagre, C. 2019 V. 225 (art. 106255) 10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106255 Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 2,611 Ana Catarina Ferreira da Silva
Protection value and functional service life of heritage timber buildings Prieto, A.J.; Vásquez, V.; Silva, A.F.; Horn, A.; Alejandre, F.J.; Macías-Bernal, J.M. 2019 V. 47, n.º 5, 567-584 10.1080/09613218.2017.1404827 Building Research and Information 3,744 Ana Catarina Ferreira da Silva
Site fidelity of intertidal fish to rockpools Roma, J.; Dias, M.; Vinagre, C.; Silva, A.C.F. 2018 34, n.º 3 10.1111/jai.13553 Ana Catarina Ferreira da Silva


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