Filipe Rafael Ceia

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

Activity summary

I am a marine and fisheries biologist with specializations in conservation (MSc) and marine ecology (PhD). I am dedicated to making valuable contributions to marine wildlife conservation and research, with the goal of achieving significant milestones in these fields. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how marine species at upper and mid-trophic levels respond to environmental stressors, such as pollution, global change, fisheries, and resource availability.


Laranjeiro et al. (2021) Year-round element quantification of a wide-ranging seabird and their relationships with oxidative stress, trophic ecology, and foraging patterns. Environmental Pollution, 284: 117502 Alves et al. (2023) Assessment of contaminants in blue sharks from the Northeast Atlantic: Profiles, accumulation dynamics, and risks for human consumers. Environmental Pollution, 316: 120467. Clark et al. (2023) Global assessment of marine plastic exposure risk for oceanic birds. Nature Communications, 14: 3665. Ceia et al. (2023) Drivers of niche partitioning in a community of mid-trophic level epipelagic species in the North Atlantic. Hydrobiologia, 850: 1583–1599. Ceia & Bessa (2024) Paint particles on aquatic organisms: An emerging issue of contamination. Chapter 11. In Zeng Eddy Y. Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments: An Emerging Matter of Environmental Urgency. Elsevier, Second Edition, 331-35. da Silva et al. (2022) Accumulation of chemical elements and occurrence of microplastics in small pelagic fish from a neritic environment. Environmental Pollution, 292: 118451. Jones & Ceia et al. (2021) Untangling local and remote influences in two major petrel habitats in the oligotrophic Southern Ocean. Global Change Biology, 27: 5773–5785. Ceia et al (2022) Conventional and Modern Approaches to Study Seabird Trophic Ecology and Diet. Chapter 2. In Ramos JA & Pereira L. Seabird biodiversity and Human activities. CRC Press, Taylor&Francis, 1st Edition, 19-35.