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Dr Catarino, Ana

Dr Catarino and has a strong interest on the impact of anthropogenic activities on aquatic organisms, with a special focus on nano-microplastics (N-MPs) effects and global change. Dr Catarino is interested in identifying and quantifying plastic particles in different compartments of marine ecosystems (seawater, sediments, biota), to be able to inform on exposure and risks. Her current research also focuses on the assessment of the ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine organisms. Previously, Dr Catarino worked at the Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK) on the NERC research project RealRiskNano and as a Marie-Curie Fellow (MARMICROTOX), on quantification of MPs in marine organisms and assessment of the bioavailability of MPs associated co-contaminants using molecular biomarkers. She got her PhD from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium) and worked on global warming and ocean acidification effects in echinoderms. She has worked in collaboration with the Instituto Antártico Chileno and Universidad de Magallanes, and worked as a science communications consultant at Sustainability Consult (Brussels, Belgium). She has a strong interest in science outreach and public engagement and has collaborated with the HWU Athena SWAN, Our Dynamic Earth (science museum, Edinburgh), and the European Commission. Since 2014, Dr Catarino has been an active member of Native Scientist, a volunteer-based network of international scientists created to tackle educational disadvantage through science outreach. She tweets @Zebrazuli and is a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).

Thesaurus terms: Ecotoxicology; Marine ecology
    Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more
    Function: Research Group Leader
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    Tel.: +32-(0)59-33 60 74
Catarino Ana
    Université Libre de Bruxelles; Faculté des Sciences; Département de Biologie des Organismes; Centre Interuniversitaire de Biologie Marine (ULB - UMH); Unité de Biologie Marine (BIOMAR), more
  • Europeanization of Plastic Pirates - Belgium, more
  • Innovative Solutions for Plastic Free European Rivers, more
  • PhD Combined impacts of microplastics, from bio-based and petroleum-based polymers, and global warming on the population dynamics of a planktonic community, more
  • PhD Decision support framework for plastic clean-up technologies in rivers and estuaries: minimizing unintentional bycatch while maintaining efficient plastic removal under realistic environmental conditions, more
  • Plastic Flux for Innovation and Business Opportunities in Flanders, more
  • Plastic Pirates - Go Europe! - Data consolidation, more
  • Targeting the reduction of plastic outflow into the North Sea, more
  • Bioavailability of cadmium and benzo(a)pyrene mixture in zebrafish larvae exposed to microplastic-associated biofilms, more
  • Bioavailability of lead and lead-halide perovskite nanoparticles in zebrafish, more
  • Citizen observation of local litter in coastal ecosystems: Animated standard operating procedure (video), more
  • Hyperspectral reflectance dataset for dry, wet and submerged plastics in clear and turbid water, more
  • Microplastics formation data on polylactic acid and polypropylene items after UV radiation and seawater immersion, more
  • Microplastics In Fish Gastrointestinal Tracts sampled in 2020 in the North Sea (MICROFISH project), more
  • Plastic clean-up and prevention overview, more
  • Pre and post-survey data evaluating the impact of the COLLECT project on participants, more
  • Quantification and Characterization of Plastic Litter in Slipways from the Port of Ostend, Belgium., more
  • RGB-statistics derived from Nile red-stained reference plastics for the construction of the PDM (Plastics Detection Model), more
  • RGB-statistics derived from Nile red-stained reference plastics for the construction of the PIM (Polymer Identification Model), more
  • Science and Heritage Language Integrated Learning (SHLIL): Evidence for the Effectiveness of an Innovative Science Outreach Program for Migrant Students, more
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