Bruno Welter Giraldes

Bruno Welter Giraldes
Qatar University · Environmental Science Center

PhD

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Introduction
A dynamic Lecturer and Researcher leading local, national and international projects, education and outreach activities, as well as advising undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Published over a dozen peer-reviewed scientific articles, co/authored 4 books, in addition to several patents and technical protocols. Proven expertise in attracting government grants and private funding for a range of research projects. Managed directly or indirectly to secure and further administer nearly $6 million in funds during my short career span for high quality scientific researches of local, regional, and global relevance. Proven success leveraging truly international experiences to navigate complex cross-cultural environments and build highly collaborative teams.
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - present
Qatar University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • A Researcher position with main duty the development of environmental projects, attraction of research funding and negotiation with stakeholders. Grounded in oceanography, biology, ecology, taxonomy, ecosystem’s restoration and subsea construction.
August 2014 - December 2017
Qatar University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • In a thorough selection, QU accepted me as a Fellow Researcher, to support research projects related to the impact of fishing activity over offshore' oyster beds; ecology of the arid mangrove; and taxonomy/biogeography of marine biodiversity.
June 2012 - July 2014
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Upon completing my PhD, I was invited to support a large environmental monitoring program (MAARE) in protected Islands in the South of Brazil; leading a work package about underwater monitoring of decapods; and supporting the study of Demersal Plankton.
Education
February 2008 - February 2012
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
Field of study
  • Biological Oceanography
February 2005 - February 2007
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
Field of study
  • Biological Oceanography
March 1997 - March 2003
Universidade Estadual de Londrina
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences

Publications

Publications (44)
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This study proposes a standardization process for the monitoring the level of tar mat contamination in the Arabian Gulf. In the study, we selected target gastropod species and evaluated the ecological and ecotoxicological effects of tar mats on their populations, the bioaccumulation of heavy metals, and these species’ potential as bioindicator taxa...
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Marine habitats are Earth's largest aquatic ecosystems, yet little is known about marine organism's genomes. Molecular studies can unravel their genetics print, thus shedding light on specie's adaptation and speciation with precise authentication. However, extracting high molecular weight DNA from marine organisms and subsequent DNA library prepara...
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This study demonstrated the plasticity of reef-decapod according with the exposed anthropogenic pressure. Comparing the reef-decapods at sites with different anthropogenic pressures in two different ecoregions (tropical and subtropical reef ecotypes), we demonstrated that historical anthropogenic activity is molding directly and indirectly their po...
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The great majority of marine ecosystems in Qatar are in fast decline and nearing collapse, where most ecosystem has lost the biological and economic functionality. Aiming to support the decision makers in the management and restoration strategies for recovering the biological and economic functionality of the ecosystems/natural resources of Qatar,...
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In the framework of the Coral Management Plan for the North Field Expansion Project (NFE) and North Field Production Sustainability Project (NFPS), Qatargas has partnered with the Environmental Science Center (ESC) to develop the first land-based coral nursery in Qatar. This nursery plan includes the extraction of 1000 corals’ colonies from the NFP...
Preprint
Using ecological, taxonomic and phylogenetic approaches, we here describe geographically isolated symbiotic relationships between a gobiid fish and two misdescribed alpheid snapping shrimps. This was discovered in the southwestern province of the Persian Gulf, more specifically, in the harsh hyperarid intertidal zone separating the coastal ecosyste...
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In recent years, high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) combined with separation techniques has allowed comprehensive analysis of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) as well as their metabolites and transformation products in various environmental samples via retrospective screening. However, to date, only a few suspect or non-targeted studie...
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Extending into the Arabian Gulf, Qatar is surrounded by a number of islands mostly scattered by the eastern coastline. With the unique physical characteristics of the Gulf, which is a highly saline sea with high seawater temperatures, there is an urge need to investigate the macroalgae living in such harsh environment. Macroalgae plays an important...
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The NPRP9-394-1-090 project “Pearl Oyster: from national icon to guardian of Qatar's marine environment” had as main aim to develop and apply an integrated suite of chemical and biological methods as early warning tools to assess the “health” of Qatar’s marine environment. The central theme consisted in an investigative monitoring program around th...
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Sustaining social and economic growth is impossible without a holistic environmental vision that places environmental preservation for Qatar’s future generations at the forefront. According to the Ministry of Development and Planning and Statistics, the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030 aims to direct Qatar towards a balance between developmental ne...
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Many species of mangrove crabs are essential in the formation of mangrove ecosystems, and the bioturbation resulting from the excavation of their underground chambers is directly correlated with substrate oxygenation and carbon and nitrogen cycling within the ecosystem. This study examines the ecological and biogeographical characteristics of bioen...
Patent
The mushroom Forest Artificial Reef has originally a mushroom/spool shape. Designed as a blue engineering method to increase the complexity of subsea construction. Embodiments of the present invention are directed to articles used as an artificial reef and/or used as a part of an artificial reef, methods of making the articles, methods of using the...
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This study presents the taxonomic description of two new sponge species that are intimately associated with the hyperarid mangrove ecosystem of Qatar. The study includes a preliminary evaluation of the sponges’ potential bioactivity against pathogens. Chalinula qatari sp. nov. is a fragile thinly encrusting sponge with a vivid maroon colour in life...
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The pearl oyster Pinctada imbricata radiata is an iconic species in Qatar, representing an integral part of the nation's cultural heritage and one of the main economic foundations upon which the nation developed. During the early part of the 20th century, nearly half the Qatar population was involved in the pearl oyster industry. However, the fishe...
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This is a pilot study to examine, on a limited scale, the antibiotic activity of substances extracted from sponges within the QMZ using the expertise from two different fields: Marine taxonomy and microbiology. Due the large gap in taxonomic description of sponges in the Arabian Gulf and due the preliminary status of this study in the bioactive eva...
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A number of molluscs within the Class Bivalvia are defined by their ability to secrete fine silk like threads known as byssus which are used to anchor themselves to solid substrates. With relatively few exceptions the majority of these species remain in a sedentary state throughout their life attached via their byssal threads. However, observations...
Data
Measurements of the observed behaviour highlighting the displacement (cm) per day and the direction (horizontal or vertical) and the number of byssum thread used in each movement. (XLSX)
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This study presents the first documented observations of a brachyuran crab's proactive fishing behaviour in conjunction with mangrove pneumatophores which are employed as prey-localization devices. All ecological data were recorded in situ using simple behavioural observations, visual census and field experiments. Field experiments were based on st...
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This report presents the first occurrence of the Indo-Pacific benthic ctenophore Coeloplana (Benthoplana)meteoris (Thiel, 1968)in the western part of the Arabian-Persian Gulf, extending its range to 2000km, a record that illustrates a cyclic event observed in the Marine Arabic Province. The seasonal biodiversity influx of invertebrates from the Ind...
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Lysmata arvoredensis sp. nov. inhabits temperate waters in the south coast of Brazil and is named in tribute to the Marine Protected Area REBIO Arvoredo. This is the fourth species belonging to the genus Lysmata recorded for the region and the ninth for Brazil. L. arvoredensis sp. nov. can be distinguished from other species of Lysmata by the prese...
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The relationship between populations of marine organisms and physicochemical gradients directly influence distributions of species within associated seascapes. This study examines the impact that exposure to sunlight and substrate type has on the distribution of decapods in a tropical coastal reef environment. The study was performed at night when...
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The Indo-West Pacific genus Coleusia Galil 2006, was recently described and now comprises seven species. We describe a new species from the western Arabian Gulf, Coleusia janani n. sp. The new species is closely related to the congener C. biannulata (Tyndale-Biscoe & George, 1962), and can be distinguished from other species at these genus congener...
Chapter
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A short and illustrative description about the crustaceans that occur in the no-take preserved marine zone (reserva do Arvoredo) in the south of Brazil.
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This report confirms the presence of Pelia mutica in Brazil, extending its range by approximately 4000 km south to the southwestern Atlantic Ocean from its most southerly recorded distribution. The presence of this small ornamental marine crab with cryptic habits and native to Caribbean waters raises some challenging questions about modern problems...
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Genetic analysis divides Panulirus argus into two different species, physically separated by the Amazon-Orinoco plume since the Last Glacial Maximum. Panulirus argus sensu stricto is distributed north of this biogeographic barrier and the second species to the south, occurring in Brazil. The Panulirus species in the Atlantic Ocean are being overfis...
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Portunus segnis (Forskål, 1775) is the representative species of the Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) complex described as inhabiting the Arabian Gulf. It represents one of the most important decapod resources within this semi-enclosed hyper-saline and hyper-thermal marine eco-region. Previous biological and ecological descriptions for P. pelagi...
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The Arabian Gulf is subjected to some of the most intense sea water temperatures and salinity levels in the world. In an attempt to understand the distribution and species composition of gastropod assemblages which live in these hyper-thermic and hyper-saline conditions a rapid assessment survey was undertaken along the intertidal zone of Qatar. Th...
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Biological Collections, which deal directly with identifying and documenting biodiversity, have a major role in assisting biodiversity management. They form the basis for research, documenting flora and fauna and creating repositories of biological information. Without taxonomic research the biological collections would be merely a collection of cu...
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The “Pearl Oyster” Pinctada radiata has long been associated with the nation of Qatar. Historically pearl oysters were harvested in huge quantities in the Arabian Gulf with Qatari pearls making up a large percentage of the fishery. However, following the discovery of oil in Qatar, combined with the emergence of Japanese cultured pearls onto the mar...
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Artisanal fishing using gillnets impact the shore reefs more than it is pictured. • It impacts low-trophic level species such as important herbivores and detritivores. • It impacts rare decapod populations that inhabit mainly coastal reefs. • It impacts juveniles of lobster that use the shore reefs as nursery area. • This activity results in seriou...
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In subtidal zones, certain shrimp species with cryptic behaviour represent a gap in the biodiversity description in many places in the world. This study extends the southern limit of Stenopus hispidus (Oliver, 1811), Alpheus formosus Gibbes, 1850, Alpheus cf. packardii Kingsley, 1880 and Lysmata ankeri Rhyne & Lin, 2006 to Santa Catarina State - Br...
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Decapods play a crucial role within the reef ecosystem and the development of scuba diving as a survey tool has allowed researchers the opportunity to study the decapod–reef relationship more comprehensively. The present study describes the differences in decapod assemblages in intertidal and subtidal zones at a tropical coastal reef system in the...
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The barbouriid shrimp Janicea antiguesis (Chace, 1972) is reported from Porto de Galinhas and Tamandaré in Pernambuco and Guarapari in Espírito Santo, Brazil. These records confirm the presence of J. antiguensis in northeastern and eastern Brazil, considerably extending its Brazilian range from Fernando de Noronha to southern Espírito Santo and als...
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This study investigated the composition and spatial distribution of the sublittoral decapods on the reefs of Porto de Galinhas Beach, southern coast of Pernambuco, Brazil, through the Underwater Visual Census technique. Data were collected monthly, at night during full-moon tides in low tide periods from June 2004 to May 2005, using SCUBA diving an...
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The present study aimed to evaluate the current state of knowledge of marine and estuarine shrimp species from the suborder Dendrobranchiata and the infraorders Stenopodidea and Caridea, considering their diversity and distribution along the North and Northeast Brazilian coast (N/NE). The number of reported species rose from 124 to 169 since the Pa...

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We will use of coral colonies that will be removed from an area to be impacted by subsea construction to test active restoration techniques, including: transplantation of adult and juvenile colonies, rearing of coral fragments in a land-based nursery and reintroduction (outplanting) to natural and artificial reefs.
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Inspired in the shape and material from nature and designed based in the biomimicry concept this project aims increase the TRL (technological Readiness Level) of a new technology for subsea construction. A environmentally friend artificial reef designed for restoration of marine areas, tourism improvement, fishing stock augumentation, coral "gardening" and control coastal erosion. I am the LPI (Lead Principal Investigator) of this project and the owner of the patent. Funded by Smeet Precast; SIKA; Qatar Petroleum; and ESC-QU Funds.
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This project aims to understand, qualify and quantify the impact of tar mats in the coastal environment. It is a multidisciplinary study with several researchers correlating, with different approaches, Chemical physical and biological parameter. In this project I am the PI (principal investigator) responsible the ecological evaluation of the impact of Tar-mats over the gastropod assemblage in rocky shore zone. Funded by Qatar Petroleum (QP) Funding Program.