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André Ricardo Araújo Lima

André Ricardo Araújo Lima
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre · MARE - ISPA - Instituto Universitário

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Introduction
I am a Biologist and a PhD holder in Oceanography. My expertise is to assess the effects of marine pollution, climate variability and the impacts of climate change on coastal/ocean ecosystems and on the ecology of fish species along environmental gradients. Currently, I am Principal Investigator of the project FUTURELARVAE that assesses the impacts of climate change on the physiology and distribution of fish larvae inhabiting the Northeast Atlantic.
Additional affiliations
December 2020 - present
Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre
Position
  • Researcher
January 2015 - March 2019
Federal University of Pernambuco
Position
  • Reseacher
Education
March 2011 - February 2015
Federal University of Pernambuco
Field of study
  • Biological Oceanography
March 2009 - February 2011
Federal University of Pernambuco
Field of study
  • Biological Oceanography

Publications

Publications (47)
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Spawning habitats of cold-water, European small pelagic fishes have shifted poleward in the last three decades coincident with gradual ocean warming. We predicted present-day, season-specific habitat suitability for spawning by European sardine Sardina pichardus in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean and Black Seas, and projected climate-driven ch...
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Climate change often leads to shifts in the distribution of small pelagic fish, likely by changing the match-mismatch dynamics between these sensitive species within their environmental optima. Using present-day habitat suitability, we projected how different scenarios of climate change (IPCC Representative Concentration Pathways 2.6, 4.5 and 8.5)...
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This is a Frontiers e-book comprised of a collection of articles that discuss a wide range of topics related to microplastic pollution. You can download the e-book via the link bellow: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/12090/microplastics-in-the-marine-environment-sources-distribution-biological-effects-and-socio-economic-i
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Plastics can enter biogeochemical cycles and thus be found in most ecosystems. Most studies emphasize plastic pollution in oceanic ecosystems even though rivers and estuaries are acknowledged as the main sources of plastics to the oceans. This review detected few studies approaching the transboundary issue, as well as patterns of estuarine gradient...
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Ongoing climatic changes, with predictable impacts on marine environmental conditions, are expected to trigger organismal responses. Recent evidence shows that, in some marine species, variation in mitochondrial genes involved in the aerobic conversion of oxygen into ATP at the cellular level correlate with gradients of sea surface temperature and...
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Despite their representativeness, most studies to date have underestimated the amount of microfibers (MFs) in the marine environment. Therefore, further research is still necessary to identify key processes governing MF distribution. Here, the interaction among surface water temperature, salinity, currents and winds explained the patterns of MF acc...
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Plastic debris is ubiquitous in aquatic environments. Freshwater and estuarine ecosystems are not different, and plastic contamination is abundant. Despite ecological and socioeconomic importance, previous reviews identified a low number of publications regarding these ecosystems. An organized review to provide a comprehensive qualitative overview...
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The dynamics of microfilament (<5 mm) ingestion were evaluated in three species of snooks. The ingestion of different colours and sizes of microfilaments were strongly associated with the spatio-temporal estuarine use and ontogenetic shifts of snooks. Their feeding ecology was also analysed to assess dietary relationships with patterns of contamina...
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Research on estuarine ecology in South America (SA) increased quali-quantitatively since the early 1980 in search of consistent recommendations for estuarine conservation. The most important ecological theory achieved is that the seasonal fluctuation of the salinity gradient creates an ecocline influenced by gradual changes between river-dominated...
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This study assessed the seasonal patterns of habitat utilization, feeding ecology and microplastic contamination in different ontogenetic phases of sympatric snooks (Centropomus undecimalis and C. mexicanus) inhabiting a tropical estuary. More than 50% of snooks, in all ontogenetic phases, ingested microplastics (1.5 ± 0.1 and 1.4 ± 0.1 particles i...
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Estuarine pollution imposes rapid, increasing and lasting environmental modifications. In the present review, especial attention is given to estuaries in South America (SA), where legislation, policies and actions to guarantee environmental quality remain ineffective. There, the majority of estuaries face uncontrolled occupation of its margins by u...
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Ecocline is defined as a “gradation from one ecosystem to another when there is no sharp boundary between the two” containing relatively heterogeneous communities influenced by gradual changes between river-dominated to marine-like waters. It creates heterogeneous habitats, differing in abiotic characteristics, mainly water salinity. Estuarine fish...
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Fisheries in Brazil, the country with most territory in South America, is not comprehensive at all. The lack of precise historical data is the main concern faced by perspectives of fishery management. The majority of data are simplistic records of extrapolated biomass published by federal entities regardless the habitat from where fish resources we...
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The plastic debris contamination, feeding ecology and habitat use of Cynoscion acoupa, an economically important species, were studied in relation to spatial, seasonal and ontogenetic aspects in a tropical estuary. The human impact on the environment was evident in the studied species, reflecting the high contamination of the diet of these fish wit...
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Ecossistemas estuarinos são zonas de transição entre o rio e o mar. O estuário do rio Goiana (PE/PB) é uma reserva extrativista (ICMBio) que apresenta grande importância ecológica para uma diversidade de peixes e invertebrados que utilizam habitats distintos para realizar diversas atividades biológicas, como alimentação, reprodução, proteção e berç...
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Most marine fishes possess a pelagic larval phase, which disperse by drifting in currents away from their spawning sites to areas where they might complete their life cycle. Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago is a remote small group of rocky islands at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It represents a hotspot of biodiversity due to the concentration of p...
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Este estudo avalia a influência espaço-temporal nos padrões de distribuição, ecologia alimentar e ingestão de microplástico da espécie Cynoscion acoupa (Pescada Amarela) ao longo da sua ontogenia, no estuário do rio Goiana, localizado no nordeste do Brasil. A área de estudo se trata de um estuário tropical, com altas médias de temperatura anual e p...
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Temporal changes in larval fish species composition and abundance compared with other components of the seston are described in four estuarine habitats in the Atrato Delta, Colombia. In comparison with zooplankton, fish larvae and egg density and anthropogenic debris abundance were low in the South Atrato Delta. Transparency, water temperature and...
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Seasonality was a stronger influence in the ichthyoplankton assemblages around the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago (SPSPA) than distance from the islands. Plastic debris were ubiquitous and although it presented diel trends, no other spatiotemporal patterns was showed. Larval Oxyporhamphus micropterus was the most important taxa (29.37% of t...
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The influence of the lunar cycle on prey availability, diet shifts and overlap between larval Anchovia clupeoides and Cetengraulis edentulus was evaluated in mangrove creeks of the Goiana Estuary. Copepod eggs were highly abundant in the first and last quarter, at the full moon and zoea of Ucides cordatus (Ocypodidae) in the new moon. The Engraulid...
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The plastic debris contamination, feeding ecology and habitat use of Cynoscion acoupa, an economically important species, were studied in relation to spatial, seasonal and ontogenetic aspects in a tropical estuary. The human impact on the environment was evident in the studied species, reflecting the high contamination of the diet of these fish wit...
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Lunar influence on the distribution of fish larvae, zooplankton and plastic debris in mangrove creeks of the Goiana Estuary, Brazil, was studied over a lunar cycle. Cetengraulis edentulus, Anchovia clupeoides and Rhinosardinia bahiensis were the most abundant fish larvae (56·6%), independent of the moon phase. The full moon had a positive influence...
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Changes in the environment and in the composition of fish assemblages in the Paranaguá Estuary (South Brazil) were assessed by comparisons made before, during and after dredging operations, in the same months and areas studied in the previous year. Interactions between year and month were observed for salinity. During the dredging year fish total d...
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Present in practically the entire Brazilian coast, estuarine systems are currently inserted in national economic plan while showed critical ecological and social functions. The Goiana River Estuary is located at the northern state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The sandy beach habitat established in the outer portion of the estuary has been widely studied...
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Most fishes that inhabit estuaries are originally marine species. To enter estuaries, offshore-spawned species utilize flows at the bottom of the water column upstream to nursery areas. Some other species are retained in a certain position in the estuary next to the halocline and benefit from fast growth due to high prey availability and reduced ri...
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Marine debris, plastics and now microplastics pollution have grown in space and depth in academics, public opinion and decision makers concerns in the last half century. The reason behind this ever-increasing preoccupation is the mounting number of reports and practical field and lab observations that these pollutants are overtaking every marine/co...
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The diet and mouth growth rates of three Gerreidae species (Eugerres brasilianus, Eucinostomus melanopterus and Diapterus rhombeus) were assessed at different ontogenetic phases (juveniles, sub-adults and adults) in order to detect allometric growth, and whether they are related to habitat and seasonal changes in the Goiana Estuary, north-east Braz...
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The Goiana Estuary was studied regarding the seasonal and spatial variations of microplastics (o5 mm) and their quantification relative to the zooplankton. The total density (n 100 m�3) of microplastics represented half of the total fish larvae density and was comparable to fish eggs density. Soft, hard plastics, threads and paint chips were found...
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The development and allometric growth patterns of the ariid catfishes Cathorops spixii and Cathorops agassizii were studied from neurula embryos to juveniles. The ontogenetic sequence revealed that prior to hatching, embryos of both species are well developed, and their axial and appendicular skeletons are well ossified. Embryos of both species gro...
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This study describes the seasonal feeding habits of different size classes of Cathorops spixii and Cathorops agassizii along an estuarine ecocline and the food overlap when different size classes occur together. These species were essentially zoobenthivorous, feeding mainly on Polychaeta Nereis sp., Copepoda Pseudodiaptomus acutus, Ostracoda Astero...
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This study assessed whether the developmental series of the ariid Cathorops spixii (Agassiz, 1829) is related to growth patterns during its early ontogeny. The main morphological events of C. spixii were studied from the newly neurula embryo (6.99±0.69 mm TL) to juveniles (53.38±14.43 mm TL) in order to characterize and corroborate patterns of onto...
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The seasonal and spatial distribution (density and biomass) of five size classes of two catfish species (Cathorops spixii and Cathorops agassizii) were studied along an estuarine ecocline to test the relative importance of the nursery function of each habitat. Seasonal vs. area interactions were significant for all size classes of both species. Dur...
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Significant differences in the composition of fish assemblages during different moon phases were detected in mangrove tidal creeks of the Goiana Estuary. The numbers of Zabaleta anchovy Anchovia clupeoides, Tarpon snook Centropomus pectinatus and Guavina Guavina guavina as well as at least 15 other species showed significant changes according to mo...
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From December 2005 to November 2006, 216 samples were taken from the main channel of the Goiana Estuary, representing a total sampled area of 23 ha. Ariidae species were the most abundant in density (1600 individuals ha(-1), 53%) and biomass (18,813 g ha(-1), 63%). Cathorops spixii was the most abundant in density (1340 individuals ha(-1)) and biom...
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Este estudo descreve a variação sazonal das espécies de peixes pertencentes à família Ariidae (densidade e biomassa) no estuário do rio Goiana, em relação às variáveis espaço e tempo durante 1 ano. Foram capturadas 8 espécies da família Ariidae, representando uma densidade e biomassa total de 1.600 ind.ha-1 e 18,8 kg.ha-1. Cathorops spixii, C. agas...
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Este estudo identificou os habitats do estuário do rio Goiana utilizados como berçário por Cathorops spixii e C. agassizii (Siluriformes, Ariidae). Foram descritos os padrões sazonais de movimento (densidade e biomassa) das diferentes fases ontogenéticas de cada espécie (ovo, larva vitelínica, juvenil e adulto). Os resultados da ANOVA demonstraram...
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Este estudo avaliou a influência das fases lunares na composição da assembléia de peixes (número de espécies, peso e número de indivíduos), nos canais de manguezal. Um total de 3.528 peixes distribuídos em 46 espécies, pesando 76 kg foram capturados com rede de tapagem. Os resultados da ANOVA indicaram que a variável número de espécies apresentou d...
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Os eventos morfológicos durante a ontogenia da espécie Cathorops spixii (Actinopterigii: Siluriformes: Ariidae) foram descritos nesse trabalho. Ovos, larvas vitelínicas e juvenis (3-4 cm) foram encontrados na cavidade bucal de machos adultos coletados no estuário do rio Goiana (Nordeste/Brasil), utilizando rede de arrasto com porta. Foram analisado...

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The main objective of FUTURELARVAE is to incorporate physiological responses of fish larvae to rising temperature and O2 depletion into species distribution models (SDMs) to mechanistically forecast the effects of climate change on the distributions of larvae and the suitability of present versus future habitats to support spawning and nursery grounds.
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Geographic comparisons of the environmental drivers of SPF distribution (prey included), possibly using a recently developed statistical package that considered the impact of spatial and temporal autocorrelation; and Ecological Niche gathering presence data from several database (e.g. ICES, OBIS, GBIF, IPMA and some projects) to understand the influences of rising temperatures and several other drivers.
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The Frontiers in Environmental Science is calling for papers for a special research topic dedicated to microplastics. We welcome high quality submissions on a range of aspects related to MP pollution, from waste management and recycling to their sources and sinks in terrestrial, aquatic and marine environments. Please, visit the link bellow to more information: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/12090/microplastics-in-the-marine-environment-sources-distribution-biological-effects-and-socio-economic-i