Isabel Lopes

Isabel Lopes

Principal Researcher at the Department of Biology and CESAM (Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar / Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies) - University of Aveiro


Isabel Lopes is a Principal Researcher at the Department of Biology and CESAM, University of Aveiro, where she develops research in the scientific areas of ecological risk assessment, aquatic ecotoxicological and microevolution due to chemical pollution, by using amphibians and other aquatic species as model organisms. At present she is coordinating the development of research projects that aim aiming at (i) assess salinisation (due to climate changes) effects on freshwater coastal ecosystems (usually biodiversity hotspots); (ii) assess fate, behaviour, and effects to biota of nano materials and (iii) evaluate the occurrence of contaminant driven genetic erosion and its consequences on natural populations viability. She has also joined the team of several projects related to Experimental Science Education. Under these experimental projects, developed several modules for experimental teaching and held its transposition into the various levels of education. In parallel , co-lectured several training courses for teachers in order to promote the implementation of the modules developed under these projects.

More information here.

Congress Collaborators

  • Ariana Moutinho
  • Nuno Costa
  • Inês Bulhosa
  • Isabel Damas
  • Sara Costa
  • Iolanda Rocha
  • Cátia Venâncio
  • Bárbara Santos
  • Emanuele Fasola
XIII Iberian Congress of Herpetology on Facebook