• Home
  • Pedro Duarte Coelho
Pedro Duarte Coelho

Pedro Duarte Coelho
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, ISPA - Instituto Universitário · Department of Biosciences

Research Assistant & PhD student

About

11
Publications
1,847
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
31
Citations
Citations since 2016
8 Research Items
22 Citations
20162017201820192020202120220123456
20162017201820192020202120220123456
20162017201820192020202120220123456
20162017201820192020202120220123456
Additional affiliations
November 2015 - July 2020
ISPA Instituto Universitário
Position
  • Research Assistant

Publications

Publications (11)
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Long-term biological data series on marine species are useful to reveal trends emerging from yearly fluctuations that are difficult to evaluate in regular short-term studies. They can also clarify the importance of different environmental factors in fish reproduction and settling, disentangling effects of different environmental factors. Examples i...
Poster
Full-text available
Several small bottom-living cryptic marine fish are known to produce sounds involved in intraspecific communication (De Jong et al. 2007). The family Cottidae, namely the genus Cottus, has already been described to include vocal species (Bisazza & Marconato 1988, Colleye et al. 2013). However, sound production in the monospecific genus Taurulus has...
Poster
Full-text available
Several small bottom-living cryptic marine fish are known to produce sounds involved in intraspecific communication (De Jong et al. 2007). The family Cottidae, namely the genus Cottus, has already been described to include vocal species (Bisazza & Marconato 1988, Colleye et al. 2013). However, sound production in the monospecific genus Taurulus has...
Article
Full-text available
A simple PCR-RFLP consisting in the digestion of a fragment of the 12S ribosomal RNA (12SrRNA) with species-specific restriction enzymes (MboII and HinfI) was developed to distinguish northeastern Atlantic species in the genus Atherina. Unambiguous identification of morphologically similar sympatric species is frequently difficult, especially when...
Article
Full-text available
The ability to be faithful to a particular area or site was analysed in the shanny Lipophrys pholis. Using passive integrated transponders, adults from a population of L. pholis at Cabo Raso, Portugal, were followed over a period of 3 years. The findings showed that site fidelity is a consistent behaviour during the breeding season with specific br...
Poster
Full-text available
While studying marine organisms with complex life cycles, identifying the patterns, processes, timings and habitats associated with early-life stages becomes critical to our understanding on how populations vary over time. Here, we aimed to characterize the breeding population of a temperate cryptobenthic fish, the ringneck blenny Parablennius pili...
Poster
Full-text available
Under the hypothesis ”bigger-is-better”, it is expected that larger fish produce larger offspring. Larger initial body sized larvae were found to be able to maintain advantage to important life-history events and therefore have higher chances of survival. Here, we characterized the reproductive male population of the ringneck blenny Parablennius pi...
Poster
Full-text available
The Portuguese coast is located in a biogeographical transition zone between temperate and subtropical waters making it especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Several fish species struggle to cope with these annual changing conditions, particularly species that strongly depend on intertidal habitats which are expected to endure high...
Article
The rocky inter-tidal habitat is a harsh and fluctuating environment, subject to frequent disturbances. Field observations of juvenile white seabream Diplodus sargus in inter-tidal rocky habitats were conducted to analyse the spatial distribution and feeding activity of this species in relation to the tidal cycle. The depth at which fish were obser...
Article
Full-text available
Although navigation is common in many animals, only a few perform true navigation, meaning that they have the ability to return to a given place by relying on indirect cues obtained at the release site (i.e., by relying on information from a "map and compass" mechanism). The common intertidal fish, Lipophrys pholis, is thought to have homing abilit...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Projects (6)
Project
FieldEco is a smartphone app designed by our team and created by José Cardoso (Software Engineer). This application is directed to field ecologists monitoring species abundances and collecting organisms biometric data and not for citizen science. It is currently in field tests being used to register data on marine coastal vertebrates and invertebrates in intertidal reefs. You can use this app during a field survey to collect: 1. Metadata 2. Species abundance data 3. Individual biometric data of the organisms you're sampling 4. Update your species list 5. Take pictures of the organisms you're sampling 6. Automatic labelling of samples collected during field work Make the transition from paper & pencil to a mobile device (smartphone or tablet): practical, reliable, faster, efficient and adaptable. In the near future this system will be easily customized for different ecological surveys with distinct experimental designs and taxonomic groups. Check a video of our team using this system while we collect data in a Marine Protected Area in Central West Portugal: https://youtu.be/6VLP1oYfbug
Project
MARE http://www.mare-centre.pt/en ISPA http://www.ispa.pt/ Kids Dive is an educational project that intends to bring ocean literacy to a wide audience of children (8-17 years old). What distinguishes this program from others is that it is performed by scientists and it is 100% practical, including a diving experience. The dive includes educational activities intrinsically related to two workshops presented in the same day: (1) "How to displastify the Ocean" raising questions and solutions on plastic pollution and (2) "Wonders of marine biodiversity" bringing augmented reality to explore the diversity of marine organisms. This educational program is further complemented by a second day visiting a local marine intertidal area, a third day in a guided visit and workshop in Lisbon Oceanarium and a forth day attending the National Geographic Summit, which started in Lisbon (Portugal) in 2017 with an enormous success. To wrap up, a short 5-10 min. documentary is produced for each project edition (60 children) so that they can share their experience with all their colleagues at school and families at home. To know more check www.kidsdive.pt and https://www.facebook.com/kidsdive/
Project
(Funded by Oceanário de Lisboa: conservação e investigação in-situ) Monitoring climate change effects on juveniles from temperate intertidal reefs, including non-resident, commercial and non-indigenous species is crucial to evaluate coastal communities health. The Avencas Marine Protected Area (AMPA) was recently classified as an MPA (RCM 64-2016) but is being monitored by our team since 2009, with the completion of 255 field missions, 1729 person/hour, following 42 fish species and 8 invertebrate species. The sampling area with extensive intertidal platforms acts as a nursery area for species such as Diplodus sargus and Atherina presbyter mostly during spring and summer periods. During the current year biological data collection will complete a full 10 year cycle and it will be interesting to compare those data series with available environmental data. MARE http://www.mare-centre.pt/en ISPA http://www.ispa.pt/