Projects

Ruben Flávio Pacheco Couto
Investigating Natural Acidified Marine Environments
Institution Center: CIRN - Centro de Investigação de Recursos Naturais
E-Mail: coutoruben@gmail.com
State: ongoing
Objectives:

” The main objectives are:

  • Investigate the effects of hydrothermal activity on subtidal macrobenthic communities.
  • Identify sensitive species (sentinels) to water acidification.
  • Use Corallina elongata as a model to study the effects of hydrothermal activity through the identification of biomarkers.
  • Evaluate the effects of hydrothermal activity on algae colonization and succession. “