Sónia Cristina de Jesus Chelinho
Phone:
e-mail: sonia.chelinho@iav.uc.pt
Category: Post Doc Researcher
Department: Department of Life Sciences
Research line: ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT
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Research Interests

Terrestrial Ecotoxicology
Environmental Risk Assessment of pesticides, wastes and contaminated areas based on an integrated evaluation of effects on both soil and aquatic organisms
Evaluation of the efficacy of bioremediation measures
Influence of soil properties on the ecotoxicological responses of soil organisms.
Implementation of soil community testing in ecotoxicology.
Assessment of pesticide effects using eco-morphological traits of soil organisms.

Scientific publications

WOS papers (14)

14. M. Reed, T. Alvarez, S. Chelinho, V. Forbes, A. Johnston, M. Meli, F. Voss R. Pastorok. 2016. A risk assessment example for soil invertebrates using spatially explicit agent-based models. 2016. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 12 (1): 58-66.


13. C.S. Pereira, I. Lopes, J.P. Sousa, S. Chelinho. 2015. Effects of NaCl and seawater induced salinity on survival and reproduction of three soil invertebrate species. Chemosphere 135: 116-122.

12. Fátima N. Gil, Matilde Moreira-Santos, Sónia Chelinho, Carla Pereira, Joana R. Feliciano, Jorge H. Leitão, José P. Sousa, Rui Ribeiro, Cristina A. Viegas. 2015. Suitability of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae-based assay to assess the toxicity of pyrimethanil sprayed soils via surface runoff: Comparison with standard aquatic and soil toxicity assays. Science of the Total Environment 505: 161-171.


11. S. Chelinho, X. Domene, P. Campana, P. Andrés, J. Römbke, J.P. Sousa. Toxicity of Phenmedipham and Carbendazim to Enchytraeus crypticus and Eisenia andrei (Oligochaeta) in Mediterranean soils. 2014. Journal of Soils and Sediments 14 (3): pp 584-599.


10. S. Chelinho, X. Domene, P. Andrés, T. Natal-da-Luz, C. Norte,C. Rufino, I. Lopes, A. Cachada, E. Espíndola, R. Ribeiro,A. C. Duarte, J. P. Sousa. 2014. Soil microarthropod community testing: A new approach to increase the ecological relevance of effect data for pesticide risk assessment. Applied Soil Ecology 83: 200-209.

9. X. Domene, S. Chelinho, P. Campana, J. M. Alcañiz, J. Römbke, J. P. Sousa. 2012. Applying a GLM-based approach to model the influence of
soil properties on the toxicity of phenmedipham to of soil properties on the toxicity of phenmedipham to Folsomia candida. Journal of Soils and Sediments 12 (6): 888-899. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-012-0502-4.

8. S. Chelinho, M. Moreira-Santos, C. Silva, C. Costa, P. Viana, C. A. Viegas, A. M. Fialho, R. Ribeiro, J. P. Sousa. 2012. Semi-field testing of a bioremediation tool for atrazine contaminated soils: evaluating the efficacy on soil and aquatic compartments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31 (7): 1564-1572. DOI: 10.1002/etc.1840

7. S. Chelinho, I. Lopes, T. Natal-da-Luz, X. Domene, M. E. T. Nunes, E. L. G. Espíndola, R. Ribeiro, J.P. Sousa. 2012. Integrated Ecological Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Tropical Ecosystems: A Case Study with Carbofuran in Brazil. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31: 437-445. DOI: 10.1002/etc.738

6. S. Chelinho, K. D. Sautter, A. Cachada, I. Abrantes, G. Brown, A. C. Duarte, J. P. Sousa. 2011. Carbofuran effects in soil nematode communities: Using trait and taxonomic based approaches. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74: 2002-2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.07.015

5. X. Domene, S. Chelinho, P. Campana, T. Natal-da-Luz, J. Alcañiz, P. Andrés, J. Römbke, J. P. Sousa. 2011. Influence of soil properties on the performance of Folsomia candida: implications for its use in soil ecotoxicology testing. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(7):1497-505. DOI: 10.1002/etc.533

4. S. Chelinho, X. Domene, P. Campana,T. Natal-da-Luz, A. Scheffczyk, J. Römbke, P. Andrés, J.P. Sousa. 2011. Improving Ecological Risk Assessment in the Mediterranean Area: Selection of Reference Soils and Evaluating the Influence of Soil Properties on Avoidance and Reproduction of the Oligochaetes Eisenia andrei and Enchytraeus crypticus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 30 (5): 1013-1231. DOI: 10.1002/etc.480

3. S. Chelinho, M. Moreira-Santos, D. Lima, C. Silva, P. Viana, S. André, I. Lopes, R. Ribeiro, A. M. Fialho, C. A. Viegas, J. P. Sousa. 2010. Cleanup of atrazine-contaminated soils: ecotoxicological study on the efficacy of a bioremediation tool with Pseudomonas sp. ADP. J Soils Sediments 10: 568-578. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-010-0217-3

2. X. Domene, S. Chelinho, J. P. Sousa. 2010. Effects of nonylphenol on a soil community using microcosms. J Soils Sediments 10: 556-567. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-009-0167-9

1. D. Lima, P. Viana, S. André, S. Chelinho, C. Costa, R. Ribeiro, J.P. Sousa, A.M. Fialho, C.A. Viegas. 2009. Evaluating a bioremediation tool for atrazine contaminated soils in open soil microcosms: The effectiveness of bioaugmentation and biostimulation approaches. Chemosphere 74, 187-192. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.09.083

 

BOOK Chapters (2)

 

(2) Viegas, C.A. ; Silva, V. ; Mateus, C. ; Chelinho, Sónia. ; Moreira-Santos, Matilde ; Gonçalves, J. ; Varela, V. ; Ribeiro, Rui ; Fialho, A.M. ; Sousa, J.P. 2014. Bioremediation strategies with Pseudomonas sp. ADP in worst-case scenarios of soil contamination with chlorinated s-triazines. Bioremediation strategies with Pseudomonas sp. ADP in worst-case scenarios of soil contamination with chlorinated s-triazines. 1ed.Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 59-63.

(1) C. A. Viegas, S. Chelinho, M. Moreira-Santos, C. Costa, F. N. Gil, C. Silva, D. Lima, R. Ribeiro, J. P. Sousa, A. M. Fialho. 2011. Bioremediation of Soils Contaminated with Atrazine and other s-Triazine Herbicides: Current State and Prospects. In Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 6, Justin A. Daniels editor, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY, USA

 

Participation in Research Projects

(9). 2013-2015
"Biomanagement strategy to control phytoparasitic nematodes of emerging importance on potato - a new threat to Europe."
Main researcher: Eng. Maria José Cunha (Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)
Partners: Universidade de Coimbra, Centro de Estudos de Recursos Naturais, Ambiente e Sociedade (Coimbra, Portugal) and
Centro de Investigação em Engenharia dos Processos Químicos e dos Produtos da Floresta (Coimbra, Portugal).
Funding: FCT (PTDC/AGR-PRO/2510/2012)
Activities: Performance of a battery of ecotoxicological tests (using predatory mites, collembolans, earthworms, nematodes and plants) according to OECD/ISO
guidelines using three natural nematicides extracted from plant wastes.

(8) Since 2013
"ERAWasteLand - Ecological Risk Assessment of Closed Municipal Solid Waste Containment Areas."
Main researcher: Sónia Chelinho (IMAR, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)
Partners: LIPOR, Porto, Portugal
Funding: own funds

(7). 2012-2014
"ResOrgRisk - Environmental risk assessment of the use of organic residues as soil amendments"
Main researcher: Prof. Dr. Paula Alvarenga (Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Beja, Portugal)
Partners: Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Beja, Portugal; Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, Portugal.
Funding: FCT (PTDC/AAC-AMB/119273/2010)
Activities: Performance of ecotoxicological tests with predatory mites according to OECD guidelines using several organic composts.

(6). 2011-2013
"SALTFREE- Prediction of salinisation effects on coastal freshwater and soil ecosystems due to climate changes"
Main researcher: Prof. Drs. Isabel Lopes (CESAM, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal)
Partners: CESAM, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.
Funding: FCT (PTDC/AAC-CLI/111706/2009)
Activities: Performance of ecotoxicological tests with soil invertebrates using seawater and NaCl

(5). 2011-2013
"TerbAzineBiorem - Studies on the efficacy and scale-up of bioremediation strategies for soils contaminated with the herbicide
terbuthylazine."(4). 2008-2011
HERBITOXBIOAS - Development of bioassays for herbicide toxicity based on gene expression profiling using yeast cells.
Main researcher: Prof. Dr. Cristina Viegas (Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon, Portugal)
Partners: Institute of Environment and Life, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente - Amadora, Portugal
Funding: FCT - Foundation for the Science and Technology (PTDC/AMB/64230/2006)
Activities: - Performance of ecotoxicological tests with edaphic organisms, plants and aquatic species using alachlor and MCPA.

(3). 2006 - 2008
"ECOClean - Remediation of atrazine contaminated soils: optimization and evaluation of the efficacy of a bioremediation tool using Pseudomonas sp. ADP"
Main researcher: Prof. Dr. José Paulo Sousa (Institute of Environment and Life, University of Coimbra)
Partners: Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon, Portugal; Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente - Amadora, Portugal
Funding: FCT - Foundation for the Science and Technology (POCI/AMB/56039/2004)
Activities: - Development of a microcosm system for the integrated evaluation of the efficacy of a bioremediation tool for atrazine contaminated soils.
- Performance of ecotoxicological tests with edaphic organisms, plants and aquatic species.

(2). 2006- 2008
International Ring-Test for a Bioaccumulation Soil Test using Terrestrial Oligochaetes"
Main researchers: Dr. Philipp Egeler e Dr. Thomas Moser (ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH; Flörsheim, Frankfurt, Germany).
Partners: Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal; RECETOX, Czech Republic; Stantec Ltd., Canada; NRC, Canada; Fraunhofer-IME, Germany; U.S. Army, USA;
BayerCropScience, Germany; Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal; BBA, Germany; Russian Acad. of Sciences, Russia; Environment Canada, Canada; Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Ohio State University, USA
Funding: German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA)
Activities: - Performance of bioaccumulation tests with oligoquetes (Eisenia andrei and Enchytraeus albidus), using reference chemicals (hexachlorobenzene and
cadmium) for the validation of a new experimental guideline.

(1). 2005-2006
Evaluation of the ecotoxicological potential of contaminated soils in Mediterranean environments - Selection of reference soils.
Main researcher: Prof. Dr. José Paulo Sousa (Institute of Environment and Life, University of Coimbra); Prof. Dr. Jose Maria Alcaniz (CREAF, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
Funding: CRUP - Acções Integradas Luso-Espanholas (Acção Nº E 5/05)
Activities: Evaluation of the effects of carbendazim and phenmedipham in the avoidance and reproduction of Eisenia andrei, Enchytraeus crypticus and Folsomia candida, using twelve Mediterranean soils as test-substrates.

 

 

Teaching

(4) 14 May 2015
University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Post-graduated course on "Stress Ecology"
Duration: 6h

(3) 3-3-2014 to 28-3-2014
São Carlos Engineering Scholl, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Post-Graduation course on Soil Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment, 30h, São Carlos, SP, Brazil (Lecturer)

(2.) 21 June 2013
Department of Life sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Post-graduated course on "Ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment"
Duration: 2h

(1.) 19 June 2013
University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Post-graduated course on "Ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment" Duration: 6h

 

 

Scientific presentations

ORAL PRESENTATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS (19)

Invited (3)

As presenter (2)

(2) Sensitivity of non-temperate versus standard-test species to pesticides: a case-study with carbofuran and Collembola in Brazil. S CHELINHO, X Domene, T Natal-da-Luz, P Andrés, I Lopes, E Espindola, R Ribeiro, JP Sousa. 23rd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, 12-16 May, 2013.

(1) Defining a Set of Mediterranean Reference Soils for Ecotoxicological Testing. S CHELINHO, X Domene, T Natal-da-Luz, P Campana, P Andres, J Römbke, JP Sousa. 16th SETAC Europe Anual Meeting. Hague, the Netherlands. 7 to 11 May 2006.

As Co-presenter (1)

(1) Natal-da-Luz T, Domene X, CHELINHO S, Niemeyer J, Römbke J, Sousa JP, 2007. Should we avoid the use of avoidance tests in site specific risk assessment? 28th SETAC North America Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wiscosin, USA, 11 - 15 November 2007.


Other oral communications (16)

As presenter (7)

(7) Side effects of Bionematicides on soil organisms: Ecotoxicological characterization of 1,4-naphthoquinone . S. Chelinho, C.M.N. Maleita, M.E.M. Braga, M. J. Cunha, I. Abrantes, H. Sousa, J.P. Sousa. 4º Encontro Ibérico de Ecologia, Coimbra, Portugal, 16 to 19 June 2015.

(6) Using soil nematode and microarthropod community testing to assess pesticide effects in warm temperate and tropical regions. S CHELINHO, X Domene, T Natal-da-Luz, P Andrés, I Abrantes, KD Sautter, E Espindola, R Ribeiro, JP Sousa. 16th ICSZ (International Colloquium on Soil Zoology), Coimbra, Portugal, 6 to 10 August 2012.

(5) Using soil microarthropod community testing to increase ecological relevance of effect data in pesticide risk assessment. S CHELINHO, X Domene, T Natal-da-Luz, P Andrés,C Norte, C Rufino, I Lopes, A Cachada, E Espindola, R Ribeiro, A C Duarte, JP Sousa. 22nd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting/ 6th SETAC World congress. Berlin, Germany, 20 to 24 May 2012.

(4) Semi-field testing of a bioremediation tool for atrazine contaminated soils: evaluating the efficacy on soil and water compartments. S CHELINHO, M Moreira-Santos, C Silva, C Costa, P Viana, C A Viegas, A M Fialho, R Ribeiro, JP Sousa. 20th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Sevilha, Spain, 23 to 27 May 2010.

(3) Assessing the impact of pesticides in tropical ecosystems: a case study with carbofuran in Brazil. S CHELINHO, I Lopes, T Natal-da-Luz, X Domene, A Andrade, E Espindola, R Ribeiro and JP Sousa. 15th ICSZ (International Colloquium on Soil Zoology), Curitiba, Brazil, 25 to 29 August 2008.

(2) Integrated risk assessment of pesticides in tropical ecosystems: a case study with carbofuran in Brazil. S CHELINHO, I Lopes, T Natal-da-Luz, X Domene, A Andrade, E Espindola, R Ribeiro, JP Sousa. 18th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Warsaw, Poland, 25 to 29 May 2008.


(1) Cleanup of atrazine contaminated soils: evaluating the efficacy of a bioremediation tool using Pseudomonas sp ADP at microcosm level.
S CHELINHO, D Lima, M Moreira-Santos, C Silva, P Viana, I Lopes, R Ribeiro, A Fialho, C Viegas, JP Sousa. 1st SOWETOX (Soil and Wetland Ecotoxicology) Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 26 - 27 November 2007.

 

As Co-presenter (9)


(9) Wastes or products? Can agricultural application be (part of) the solution for the disposal of organic wastes? Jean Mathieu Renaud, Sonia Chelinho, Paula Alvarenga, Clarisse Mourinha, Patricia Palma, José Sousa, Tiago Natal da Luz. 25th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 3-7 May 2015.

(8) Pereira, C. S., Lopes, I., Abrantes, I., Sousa, J. P., CHELINHO, S. "Prediction of salinisation effects on soil ecosystems due to climate change". Oral presentation at "Workshop Effects of salinisation in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems" in Aveiro, Portugal (22 July 2014).

(7) Carla Pereira, Isabel Lopes, José Paulo Sousa, Sónia Chelinho. Prediction of effects of sea level rise on soil ecosystems. 24th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Basel, Switzerland, 11-15 May 2014

(6) Bioremediation strategies based on Pseudomonas sp. strain ADP for worst-case scenarios of soil contamination with herbicidal formulations containing atrazine or terbuthylazine. C. A. Viegas, V. Silva, C. Mateus, S. CHELINHO, M. Moreira-Santos, J. Gonçalves, V. Varela, R. Ribeiro, A. M. Fialho, J. P. Sousa. V International Congress on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology, Madrid, Spain, 2 to 4 October 2013.

(5) Meli M, Johnston AS, Forbes VE, Pastorok RA, Chelinho S, Sundberg H, Alvarez T, van Vliet P. Reed M. Linking variable spatial exposures of chemicals to individual and population level effects in soil invertebrates: a modeling approach for current RA.
23rd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, 12-16 May, 2013.


(4) Toxicidad de plaguicidas en agricultura tropical: integración de vias de exposición relevantes. Moreira-Santos M, Natal-da-Luz T, Lopes I, CHELINHO S, Espíndola ELG, Ruepert C, Castillo L, Sousa JP, Ribeiro R. III Congreso e Ecotoxicología e química Ambiental (AMEQA/SETAC), Ciudad del México, Mexico, 7 to 12 April 2008.

(3) Scale up of a cleanup tool for atrazine contaminated soils based on Pseudomonas sp. ADP: atrazine biodegradation and ecotoxiological impact. D Lima, S CHELINHO, M Moreira-Santos, C Silva, P Viana, I Lopes, R Ribeiro, JP Sousa, AM Fialho, CAViegas. Micro'07-Biotec'07-XXXIII JPG Congress, Braga, Portugal, 29 November to 2 December 2007.

(2) Toxicokinetics of cadmium or hexachlorobenzene in potworms: Preliminary results of an international bioaccumulation ring test for terrestrial Oligochaetes. Kuperman RG, Egeler P, Natal-da-Luz T, CHELINHO S, Gilberg D, Moser T, Römbke J, Sousa JP, Amorim MJB, 2007.
28th SETAC North America Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wiscosin, USA, 11 - 15 November, 2007.

(1) The Bioaccumulation of Cadmium in Terrestrial Oligochaetes. Natal-da-Luz T, CHELINHO S, Egeler P, Moser T, Römbke J, Sousa JP. 9th International Symposium on Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal, 21 to 24 May 2006.

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS IN NATIONAL MEETINGS (2)


(2) A Avaliação De Risco Ambiental Como Instrumento De Auxílio À Gestão De Áreas Contaminadas. Ordem dos Engenheiros. Chelinho S, Sousa JP. Seminar on the characterization and rehabilitation of contaminated soils. Coimbra, 5th of November 2014.

(1) Selecção de Solos Naturais de Referência para a Bacia Mediterrânica - Realização de Ensaios de Avoidance e Reprodução. CHELINHO S, Campana P, Natal da Luz T, Sousa JP. 9th National Meeting of Ecology of SPECO (Portuguese Society of Ecology),
14 to 16 October 2004, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

OTHER ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY INVITATION (2)


(2) Ecotoxicologia Aplicada ao Ambiente Terrestre ("Ecotoxicology in the terrestrial environment), Department of Chemistry of S.Carlos Engineering School, University of São Paulo, 44 of August 2007, São Carlos, Brazil.

(1). Participation in the workshop entitled "Métodos Ecotoxicológicos para Avaliar Ecossistemas Terrestres" (Ecotoxicological methods to evaluate terrestrial ecosystems).VIII National Meeting of Biology students (3 to 5 of April 2004, Coimbra, Portugal), 4 of Abril 2004, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS (16)

(16) Gaining a better understanding of toxic effects on soil communities using the example of silver nanoparticles.
M. S. McKee, Anne Paa, Sónia Chelinho, Jose Paulo Sousa, Juliane Filser. 2016. SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, Nantes, France, 22 to 26 May 2016.

(15) 1,4-naphthoquinone bionematicide - ecotoxicological characterization using standard and nematode community tests. C.M.N. Maleita, S. Chelinho, M.E.M. Braga, H.C. de Sousa, M.J. Cunha, I. Abrantes and J.P. Sousa. ONTA (Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America) XLVII Annual Meeting, Varadero, Cuba, 17 to 22 May 2015.

(14) Assessing the potential hazard of wastes as soil amendments.
Mathieu Renaud, Sonia Chelinho, Paula Alvarenga, José Paulo Sousa
Tiago Natal-da-Luz.
24th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Basel, Switzerland, 11-15 May 2014

(13) Prediction of salinisation effects on soil ecosystems using Terrestrial Model Ecosystems.
Carla Pereira, Isabel Lopes, Isabel Abrantes, José Paulo Sousa, Sónia Chelinho.
24th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Basel, Switzerland, 11-15 May 2014

(12) Modeling effects of NaCl and of its interactions with organic matter and pesticides towards soil fauna.
G Duarte, S Chelinho, R Pereira, J P Sousa
22nd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting/ 6th SETAC World congress. Berlin, Germany, 20 to 24 May 2012.

(11) Studies on the performance of Pseudomonas sp. ADP as bioaugmentation bacterium in soil microcosms contaminated with herbicidal formulations containing s-triazines.
C.A. Viegas, S. Chelinho, M. Moreira-Santos, V. Silva, C. Mateus, R. Ribeiro, A.M. Fialho, J.P. Sousa.
Conference on "Pollutant degradation under environmental stress: towards rational bioaugmentation". March 29-30, 2012 Trippenhuis, Amsterdam.

(10) Assessing the ecotoxicological effects of Alachlor and MCPA on plants and soil invertebrates"
S Chelinho, C Silva, J P Sousa.
23 to 27 May 2010, Sevilha (Spain); 20th SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Europe Annual Meeting

(9) Soil microarthropod community testing: a new approach to increase ecological relevance of effect data for pesticide risk assessment
S Chelinho, X Domene, T Natal-da-Luz, I Lopes, E Espindola, R Ribeiro, J P Sousa.
31 of May to 4 June 2009, Göteborg (Sweden); 19th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

(8) Trait-based assessment of effects of pesticide applications to soil nematode community
S Chelinho, I Abrantes, K Sautter, G Brown, J P Sousa.
31 of May to 4 June 2009, Göteborg (Sweden); 19th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

(7) Biodegradation and toxicity of atrazine in a scaled-up open soil microcosm.
D Lima, S Chelinho, P Viana, M Moreira-Santos, I Lopes,I Sá-Correia, R Ribeiro, JP Sousa, AM Fialho, CA Viegas.
20 to 24 May 2007, Porto (Portugal); 17th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

(6) Effects of atrazine contaminated soils to Eisenia andrei (Oligochaeta) and Folsomia candida (Collembola)
S Chelinho, D Lima, P Viana, I Sá-Correia, CA Viegas, AM Fialho, R Ribeiro, JP Sousa.
20 to 24 May 2007, Porto (Portugal); 17th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

(5) Effects of Phenmedipham on the Reproduction of Enchytraeus crypticus (Oligochaeta) and Folsomia candida (Collembola) in Twelve Mediterraean Soils.
S. CHELINHO, X. Domene, T. Natal-da-Luz, P. Campana, P. Andres, J. Römbke & J.P. Sousa.
7 to 11 May 2006, The Hague (The Netherlands); 16th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

(4) Selection of Natural Reference Soils for the Mediterranean Basin - Avoidance and Reproduction Tests With Oligochaeta and Collembola
S. Chelinho, T. Natal-da-Luz, X. Domene, P. Campana, P. Andres, J. Römbke & J.P. Sousa.
22 to 26 May 2005, Lille (France); 15th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

(3) Definição de solos de referência para avaliação de risco em diferentes regiões da Europa. Realização de ensaios de "avoidance" com Oligoquetas
Natal-da-Luz T, Chelinho S, Campana P, Römbke J, Sousa JP, 2004. (co-author).
15 to 18 June 2004, Bragança (Portugal); I Congresso Ibérico da Ciência do Solo

(2) Effects of Four Pesticides (Glyphosate, Endosulfan, Vinclozolin and Chorpyrifos) on Eisenia andrei (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) in Field Contaminated Soils
Chelinho S, Santos MJG, Ferreira MFL, Natal-da-Luz T, Sousa JP. Poster
18 to 22 April 2004, Prague (Czech Republic); 14th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

(1) Avoidance Behaviour of Folsomia candida (Insecta: Collembola) to four pesticides in field contaminated soils
Santos MJG, Chelinho S, Ferreira MFL, Natal-da-Luz T, Sousa JP. Poster (co- author)
18 to 22 April 2004, Prague (Czech Republic); 14th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting


Poster presentations in national meetings (1)

(1) Gestão biosustentável de espécies emergentes de nemátodes fitoparasitas da batateira. M.J. Cunha, O. Machado, R. Guilherme, I. Esteves, C. Maleita, I. Conceição, S. Chelinho, R. Francisco P. Morais, I. Abrantes, M.E.M. Braga, R. Chim, H.C. de Sousa.
2 to 3 December 2015, Bragança. Portugal; Congresso Nacional das Escolas Agrárias, ESAB, Bragança.


Other scientific presentations (2)


(2) 24 of August 2007, Department of Chemistry of S.Carlos Engineering School, University of São Paulo (Brazil)
"Ecotoxicologia Aplicada ao Ambiente Terrestre" ("Ecotoxicology in the terrestrial environment"). - Oral presentation (invitation).


(1) 4 of Abril 2004, Departament of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal); VIII National Meeting of Biology students (3 to 5 of April 2004, Coimbra, Portugal).
Participation in the workshop entitled "Métodos Ecotoxicológicos para Avaliar Ecossistemas Terrestres" (Ecotoxicological methods to evaluate terrestrial ecosystems).

 

 

Scientific supervisions

(2) PhD in Biological Sciences (University of Coimbra). Carla Sofia Pereira. Climate change and impacts on soil ecosystems: combined effects of soil salinisation, temperature and moisture. (ongoing) (Co-supervisor)

(1) Master in Ecology (University of Coimbra) - Carla Sofia Pereira (Concluded with 19 out of 20). Prediction of salinisation effects on soil ecosystems due to climate changes. (Co-Supervisor)

 

 

Organization of Scientific Meetings

(7) 16-19 June 2015
Member of the organizing committee of the "4th Iberian Congress of Ecology", held at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.


(6) 13-14 August 2012
Member of the organizing committee of the "X International Symposium on Enchytraeidae", held at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

(5) 13-15 August 2012
Member of the organizing committee of the "XIII International Colloquium on Apterygota", held at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.


(4) 6-10 August 2012
Member of the scientific and organizing committee of the "XVI International Colloquium on Soil Zoology", held at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

(3) 17 and 18 May 2007, Curia, Portugal
Member of the organizing committee of the Workshop: "Ring Test of the Test Method: Bioaccumulation - Soil Test using Terrestrial Oligochaetes", organized by ECT - Oekotoxikologie GmbH (Floersheim / Main, Germany) and Institute of Environment and Life, Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

(2) 8 to 10 October 2007, Coimbra, Portugal
Member of the organizing committee of the SETAC Europe Workshop: „Semi-field Methods for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Soil (PERAS)‟", organized by the Institute of Environment and Life, Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

(1) 14 to 16 October 2004, Coimbra, Portugal
Member of the organizing committee of the 9th Ecology National Meeting of SPECO (Portuguese Society of Ecology) held at the Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

 

 

 

Additional Courses

Post Graduation Courses (13)

(13) 21-09-2009 to 2-10-2009
The use of biological traits in ecology

Teachers: Sylvain Dolédec (Université de Lyon, France), Matty Berg (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Francesco de Bello, Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble, France
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).
Professional skills acquired: Knowledge on basic methodologies respecting the use of eco-morphological traits of species in Ecological and Ecotoxicological studies.


(12) 3 -03 -2008 to 07-03-2008
Data Analysis Tools in Ecology - Module 1: The use of Generalized Linear Models (GLM) and Generalized Additive Models (GAM) in Ecology

Teachers: Dr. Alain Zuur and Dr. Eleno Ieno (Highland Statistics Ltd, UK),
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).
Professional skills acquired: Knowledge and application of advanced statistical tools (GLMs e GAMs) on the analysis of ecological and ecotoxicological data.


(11) 21-01-2008 to 25-01-2008
Prospective and Retrospective Risk Assessment of Chemical Stressors: from Killing Daphnias to landscape Scale Effects

Teachers: Dr. Nico Van den Brink (Wageningen University, The Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Paul Van den Brink (Alterra and Wageningen University, The Netherlands) and Prof. Dr. José Paulo Sousa (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).
Professional skills acquired: Knowledge on Ecological Risk Assessment approaches and associated methodologies.


(10) 29 - 05 - 2006 to 02 - 06 - 2006
Metals as Environmental Stressors: Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment

Teachers: Kees van Gestel (Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Roman Lanno (Ohio State University, USA), Philippe Ross (Colorado School of Mines, USA), Colin Janssen (University of Ghent, Belgium), James Ranville (Colorado School of Mines, USA) and Ruth Harper (Western Washington University, USA).
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).
Professional skills acquired: Knowledge on the European methodology of Ecological Risk Assessment of metals.
Knowledge on conditioning factors and mechanisms of the bioavailability and toxicity of metals in soils and water.


(9) 29 -08 - 2005 to 02 - 09 - 2005
Methods and Strategies in Risk Assessment of Contaminated Land

Teachers: Dr. Jörg Römbke (ECT GmbH, Germany), Dr. Roman Kuperman (USA Army Edgewood, EUA), Prof. Dr. Gladys Stephenson (STANTEC Consulting, Canada); Prof. Dr. Susana Loureiro (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Prof. Dr. José Paulo Sousa (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).
Professional skills acquired: Knowledge on methods and strategies of risk assessment of contaminated soils.
Knowledge on the approaches, methodologies and gaps of research in risk assessment schemes in the USA, Canada and Germany.


(8) 27 - 06 - 2005 to 01 - 07 - 2005
Curso sobre Técnicas para El Estudio y Caracterización de Suelos
Teachers: Prof. Dr. Josep Maria Alcañiz and Prof. Dr. Pilar Andrés (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)

Organization Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
Professional skills acquired: Knowledge and application of techniques of pedological characterization of soils (pH, texture, organic matter, moisture, etc).


(7) 14 - 03 - 2005 to 24 - 03 - 2005
Univariate and Multivariate Data Analysis in Ecology and Ecotoxicology

Teachers: Prof. Dr Hans Toni Ratte and Dr Anja Coors (University of Aachen, Germany) and Prof. Dr Paul J. Van den Brink (University of Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).
Professional skills acquired: Knowledge and application of basic statistical analysis tools of ecotoxicological data (Anova, Regression).


(6) 20 - 09 - 2004 to 30 - 09 -2004
Development and Implementation of Bioindicators in Impact Assessment and Biodiversity Monitoring Schemes

Teachers: Dr. Allan Watt (CEH-Banchory, UK), Prof. Dr. Paul J. Van den Brink (Universidade de Wageningen, The Netherlands) and Prof. Dr. José Paulo Sousa (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).

Professional skills acquired: Knowledge on the use of bioindicators in biodiversity monitoring schemes and ecological risk assessment.


(5) 28 - 06 - 2004 to 09 - 07 - 2004
Plant-animal interactions

Teachers: Prof. Dr. Jorge Paiva, Prof. Dr. Isabel Luci da Conceição, Prof. Dra. Isabel Abrantes e Prof. Dra. Susana Almeida Santos (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).
Professional skills acquired: General knowledge on molecular techniques used in the study of plant-feeder nematodes (extraction of cysts, proteins and DNA; performance de bi-dimensional electrophoresis, RADP and PCR).

 

(4) 14 - 06 - 2004 to 26 - 06 - 2004
Using GIS to evaluate environmental problems

Teachers: Prof. Dr. Mogens Flint (University of Odense, Denmark) and Prof. Dr. Cathrine B. Pedersen (Aquasim, Denmark), Prof. Dr. Maria João Martins e Dr. Ricardo Lopes (University of Coimbra, Portugal).
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).
Professional skills acquired: Basic knowledge on GIS (Geographic Information Systems).


(3) 10 - 05 - 2004 to 21 - 05 - 2004
Environmental Management and Modelling

Teachers: Prof. Dr. Sven Erik Jørgensen and Prof. Dr. Søren Nors Nielsen (Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Denmark); Prof. Dr. Bernard C. Patten (Georgia University, USA) and Prof. Dr. Brian D. Fath (University of Towson, USA)
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).
Professional skills acquired: Basic knowledge on modeling of ecosystems.


(2) 5 - 04 - 2004 to 07 - 04 - 2004
NOEC, EC50 and More...Statistics in Ecotoxicology

Teachers: Prof. Dr. Hans Toni Ratte (University of Aachen, Germany)
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal).
Professional skills acquired: Knowledge on basic tools of statistical analysis of ecotoxicological data (Anova, Regression).


(1) 6 - 02 - 2004 to 20 - 02 -2004

Methods for Ecotoxicological Assessment in Terrestrial Environments
Teachers: Prof. Dr. José Paulo Sousa (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Dr. Roman Kuperman (USA Army Edgewood, USA) and Prof. Dr. Silvia Pieper (Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany)
Organization: Biology Center of Minho University
Professional skills acquired: Knowledge on methods and strategies of risk assessment of contaminated soils.

 

Other courses (2)

(1) February to May 2007 (36 hours)
Technological-based entrepreneurship course
Organization: University of Coimbra, University of Aveiro and University of Beira Interior (Portugal)
Professional skills acquired: Acquisition of skills and knowledge associated to the creation of start-ups of technological basis;


(2) October 2004 to January 2005 (1 semester, 2 hours/week)
Introduction to German I
Final classification: 16 (from 0 to 20)
Teacher: Klaus Bernhard Wolf Speidel
Organization: Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra
Professional skills acquired: Basic knowledge on German.

 

Training periods

(3) January-February 2010; April 2010
Institution: CREAF - Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Supervision: Dr. Xavier Domene and Dr. Pilar Andrés
Activities: Training on techniques of extraction, handling, preservation and identification of soil mites.
Classification of mites according to eco-morphological traits.

(2) 31-01-2005 to 11-03-2005
Institution: ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Flörsheim, Frankfurt, Germany
Supervision: Dr. Jörg Römbke
Activities: Training on techniques of culturing and ecotoxicological testing (avoidance and reproduction tests) with enchytraeids (Enchytraeus albidus e Enchytraeus crypticus).

(1) September 2002 - August 2003
Institution: Secondary School of Pombal (Pombal, Portugal)
Supervision:Prof. Luis Breda - Secondary School of Pombal (Pedagogical supervisor)
Prof. Dr. Luis Duarte - Department of Earth Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Prof. Dr. Fátima Sales - Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
Classification: 18 (out of 20)
Activities: Teaching the disciplines Laboratorial Techniques of Biology I and Life aand Earth Sciences to students of the 10th grade.
Planning of the exhibition untitled "The secret world of plants" and "The planetarium at the school".

 

 

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  2. C. A. Viegas, S. Chelinho, M. Moreira-Santos, C. Costa, F. N. Gil, C. Silva, D. Lima, R. Ribeiro, J. P. Sousa, A. M. Fialho (2011) Bioremediation of Soils Contaminated with Atrazine and other s-Triazine Herbicides: Current State and Prospects. In: Justin A. Daniels. (EDS.), Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 6. New York. Nova Science Publishers. 978-1-61728-163-1. (see details)
  1. Sónia Chelinho (2012) Novel approaches for pesticide effects assessment in warm temperate and tropical regions. (see details)
    Link: https://estudogeral.sib.uc.pt/bitstream/10316/19901/3/S%C3%B3nia%20Cheli...
  2. Sónia Chelinho (2006) Selection of Mediterranean Reference Soils for Ecotoxicological Testing . (see details)