Ana Amorim

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MARE - ULisboa
Research group: 
Coastal Systems and Ocean
Research lines: 
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

Activity summary

My research interests are on the ecology of phytoplankton in Portuguese coastal waters, with emphasis on HABs. I am particularly interested in understanding the ecological significance of different life-cycle stages in HAB bloom dynamics and species dispersal. As part of my research, I am building at UL-MARE a culture collection (ALISU) of marine microalgae from Portuguese coastal waters. I am elected Council member of the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA).


Santos, M., Oliveira, P.B., Moita, M.T., David, H., Caeiro, M.F., Zingone, A., Amorim A., Silva, A. 2019. “Ocurrence of Ostreopsis in Two Temperate Coastal Bays (SW Iberia ): Insights from the Plankton.” Harmful Algae 86: 20–36. Lopes MB, Amorim A, Calado C, Reis Costa P. 2018. Determination of Cell Abundances and Paralytic Shellfish Toxins in Cultures of the Dinoflagellate Gymnodinium catenatum by Fourier Transform Near Infrared Spectroscopy. J Mar Sci Eng 2018; 6(4):147 Ribeiro, S., A. Amorim, F. Abrantes, & M. Ellegaard. 2016. “Environmental Change in the Western Iberia Upwelling Ecosystem since the Preindustrial Period Revealed by Dinoflagellate Cyst Records.” The Holocene 26 (6): 874–89. Silva, T., M. F. Caeiro, P. R. Costa, & A. Amorim, 2015. Gymnodinium catenatum Graham isolated from the Portuguese coast: Toxin content and genetic characterization, Harmful Algae, 48: 94-104 Ribeiro, S., A. Amorim, T. J. Andersen, F. Abrantes, & M. Ellegaard, 2012. Reconstructing the history of an invasion: the toxic phytoplankton species Gymnodinium catenatum in the Northeast Atlantic. Biological Invasions, 14: 969-985 Valiadi, M., M. D. Iglesias-Rodriguez & A. Amorim. 2012. Distribution and genetic diversity of the luciferase gene within marine dinoflagellates. Journal of Phycology, 48: 826-836 HabWAVE - From benthic resting stages to HAB events: understanding the role of physical-biological coupling off NW Portugal. LISBOA-01-0145-FEDER-031265. “PLANKTON*NET - An open-access framework for developing and supporting distributed knowledge centres for taxonomic data – a pilot study targeting EU phytoplankton ”. EU FP6, Research Infrastructures Action, 026071 (RIAM)