Alexandra Baeta

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MARE - UCoimbra
Research group: 
Coastal Systems and Ocean
Research lines: 
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Environmental Risk

Activity summary

Alexandra Baeta is the responsible researcher for the IRMS – isotopic analysis of C and N, at the MAREFOZ laboratory. Her research has always been focused on the application of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes to understand food webs (all compartments of the food web), biodiversity and functioning of estuarine, coastal and marine ecosystems. She has also experience in trophic network analysis, ecology of complex systems, and ecological modelling.


Baeta A (2019) Stable Isotope Ecology. In: Fath, B.D. (editor in chief) Encyclopedia of Ecology, 2nd edition, vol. 3, pp. 606 - 615. Oxford: Elsevier. Baeta A, Vieira LR, Lírio AV, Canhoto C, Marques JC, Guilhermino L. (2017) Use of stable isotope ratios of fish larvae as indicator to assess diets and patterns of anthropogenic nitrogen pollution in estuarine ecosystems. Ecological Indicators. Alexandre A, Baeta A, Engelen AH, Santos R. (2017) Interactions between seagrasses and seaweeds during surge nitrogen acquisition determine interspecific competition. Scientific Reports. Vinagre C, Mendonça V, Flores AAV, Baeta A, Marques JC. (2018) Complex food webs of tropical intertidal rocky shores (SE Brazil) – An isotopic perspective. Ecological Indicators. Vinagre C, Silva R, Mendonça V, Flores AAV, Baeta A, Marques JC. (2018) Food web organization following the invasion of habitat-modifying Tubastraea spp. corals appears to favour the invasive borer bivalve Leiosolenus aristatus. Ecological Indicators. Pérez-Romero JA, Idaszkin YL, Duarte B, Baeta A, Marques JC, Redondo-Gómez S, Caçador I, Mateos-Naranjo E. (2017) Atmospheric CO2 enrichment effect on the Cu-tolerance of the C4 cordgrass Spartina densiflora. Journal of Plant Physiology. Veríssimo H, Verdelhos T, Baeta A, van der Linden P, Garcia AC, Marques JC. Comparison of thermodynamic-oriented indicators and trait-based indices ability to track environmental changes: Response of benthic macroinvertebrates to management in a temperate Dolbeth M, Vendel AL, Baeta A, Pessanha A, Patrício J. (2016) Exploring ecosystem functioning in two Brazilian estuaries with fish richness, traits and food webs. Marine Ecology Progress Series