Afonso Ferreira

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

Activity summary

Concluded his MSc in Marine Ecology in the University of Lisbon in 2017, presenting a thesis entitled 'Phytoplankton response to nutrient pulses in an upwelling region: microcosms experiments'. In 2015-2016, he worked as a research fellow in project SOPHIA, aimed at the qualification of human resources under the MSFD. Currently (2017-), he's been working as a research fellow in project Phytotroph, using remote sensing as a tool to analyse phytoplankton variability in the Western Iberian Coast.


Fulbright Grant for research with the support of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) Ferreira, A.; Garrido-Amador, P.; Brito, A.C.. "Disentangling Environmental Drivers of Phytoplankton Biomass off Western Iberia". Frontiers in Marine Science 6 44 (2019). Ferreira, A.; Dias, J.; Brotas, V.; Brito, A.C.. "A perfect storm: An anomalous offshore phytoplankton bloom event in the NE Atlantic (March 2009)". Science of The Total Environment 806 (2022). Ferreira, A.; Costa, R.R.; (...) Mendes, C.R.B. "Changes in Phytoplankton Communities Along the Northern Antarctic Peninsula: Causes, Impacts and Research Priorities. Frontiers in Marine Science 7 (2020) Ferreira, A.; Brotas, V.; Palma, C.; Borges, C.; Brito, A.C. "Assessing Phytoplankton Bloom Phenology in Upwelling-Influenced Regions Using Ocean Color Remote Sensing". Remote Sensing 13 4, 675-675 (2021) Ferreira, A.; Garrido, S.; (...) Brito, A.C.. "What drives the recruitment of European sardine in Atlanto-Iberian waters (SW Europe)? Insights from a 22-year analysis". Science of The Total Environment 881 163421 (2023) Ferreira, A.; Brito, A.C.; (...) Jackson, T. "OC4-SO: A New Chlorophyll-a Algorithm for the Western Antarctic Peninsula Using MultiSensor Satellite Data". Remote Sensing 14 5 1502 (2022) A. Ferreira; C. Sá; N. Silva; C. Beltrán; A.M. Dias; A.C. Brito. "Phytoplankton response to nutrient pulses in an upwelling system assessed through a microcosm experiment (Algarrobo Bay, Chile)". Ocean & Coastal Management 190 (2020): 105167-105167.