Ana João Sousa
Phone: +351938027475
e-mail: anajoaosousa@gmail.com
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Department: Departament of Botany
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Work Experience

- (03/2009-09/2009) - Granted Researcher, within the scope of the scientific research project "What Turns a Quiet Alien into a Powerful Invader? An assessment of introduction history and invasive plant traits (III/62/2008)", Department of Botany - Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra;


- (2004-2006) Granted Researcher, within the scope of the scientific research project "Contribution to flora resources management in East Timor", Biology Department of University of Aveiro;


- (2003) Scientific Research Apprentice, within the scope of an apprenticeship program of ICN (Nature Conservation Institute) for recent graduates, held in the International Douro Natural Park, concerning the theme "Genetic and Ecological Characterization of the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) Populations in the International Douro Natural Park (PNDI)".

Education and Training

- (2009-2011) Frequency of the Msc in Tourism Management and Planning, University of Aveiro;

- (2006) Course "Initial Pedagogical Training of Instructors", Aveiro;

- (2005) MSc - level Course "Tropical Plant Families of Southeast Asia", given by the "National Herbarium of the Netherlands", in Leiden University branch (Netherlands);

- (2005) Course "Digital Image Edition" (Adobe Photoshop 7.0), University of Aveiro;

- (2004) Course "ArcView GIS 3.2", University of Aveiro;

- (2002) Advance Course "Wildlife Management Techniques", given by the Portuguese Wildlife Society, Biology Department of University of Minho and Biology Department of University of Aveiro;

- (01/2003) Graduate in Biology, University of Aveiro.

Scientific Publications

- Costa, J., Castro, S., Ferrero, V., Sousa, A.J., Santos, C., Ayensa, G., Navarro, L., Loureiro, J. (2010) What is the probabily of the invasive short-styled Oxalis pes-caprae to reproduce sexually? 12º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia (ENE). 18-20 October, Porto, Portugal.

- Castro, S., Loureiro, J., Sousa, A. J., Rodriguez, E., Santos, C., Ayensa, G. & Navarro, L. (2009). "Is the heterostylous Oxalis pes-caprae able to reproduce sexually in the invasive range?" in scientific poster in "BIOLIEF - World Conference on Biological Invasions and Ecosystem Functioning", organized by CIIMAR - University of Porto & ICCE - University of Algarve, Porto, 27- 30/10/2009.

- Gouveia, A., Costa, S., Sousa, A.J. & Freitas, H. (2009). "What Turns a Quiet Alien into a Powerful Invader? An assessment of invasive plant traits" in scientific poster in "10th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions (EMAPI 10)", organized by Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 23-27/08/2009.

- S. Castro, J. Loureiro, A.J. Sousa, E. Rodriguez, C. Santos, G. Ayensa, L. Navarro. (2009). "Sexual reproduction of the invasive polyploid Oxalis pes-caprae in the Mediterranean region" in scientific poster in "International Conference on Polyploidy, Hybridization and Biodiversity", organized by Université de Rennes 1, St. Malo (France), 17-20/05/2009.

- Silveira P., Schuiteman A., Vermeulen J.J., Sousa A.J., Silva H., Paiva J. & de Vogel E. (2008). The Orchids of Timor: checklist and conservation status. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 157 (2): 197 - 215.

- Sousa, A.J., Silva, H., Silveira, P. & Paiva, J. (2006). "East Timor flora resources conservation" in scientific poster and abstracts book (pp.383) of the "2º Iberian Congress of Ecology", organized by SPECO - Portuguese Ecological Society and AEET - Asociación Española de Ecología Terrestre, Lisboa, 18-21/07/2006.

- Sousa, A., Silva, H., Silveira, P. & Paiva, J. (2004). "East Timor ethnobotanical aspects" in scientific poster and abstracts book (pp.95) of the "9º National Meeting of Ecology", organized by SPECO - Portuguese Ecological Society, Coimbra, 14-16/10/2004.

- Silva, H., Silveira, P., Sousa, A. & Paiva, J. (2004). "Contribution to flora resources management in East Timor" in scientific poster of the "I Biologists Meeting from the Community of Countries with Portuguese Language", organized by the Order of Biologists, Lisboa, 28/09-03/10/2004.

- Sousa, A., Monteiro, A. & Luís, A. (2003). "Ecological aspects of the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) populations in the International Douro Natural Park" in scientific poster and abstracts book (pp.136) of the "IV SPEA Congress of Ornithology and II Iberian Meetings of Ornithology", organized by SPEA - Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds, Aveiro, 29/11-01/12/2003.

- Silva, H., Sousa, A., Bárrios, S. & Silva, I (2003). "Accumulation of Heavy Metals in Salicornia and Sarcocornia from the Largo do Laranjo (Aveiro Laggon)" in scientific poster and abstracts book (pp.129) of the "8º National Meeting of Ecology", organized by SPECO - Portuguese Ecological Society, Évora, 30/10-01/11/2003.

- Silva, H., Sousa, A., Bárrios, S. & Silva, I (2003). "Accumulation of Heavy Metals in Sarcocornia from Aveiro Lagoon (Portugal) in scientific poster and abstracts book (pp. 66) do "5º Iberian Congress and 2º Iberian-American Congress of Environmental Toxicology and Contamination - CICTA", Porto, 22-24/09/2003.

 

 

Main Interests

Nature conservation and ecology, botany, taxonomy and herbarium techniques, invasive plants and habitat restoration, ethnobotany, medicinal and aromatic plants, organic farming, sustainable development, environmental education, ecotourism and geographic information systems (GIS).

  1. Castro, Silvia; Ferrero, Victoria; Costa, Joana; Sousa, Ana Joao; Castro, Mariana; Navarro, Luis; Loureiro, Joao (2013) Reproductive strategy of the invasive Oxalis pes-caprae: distribution patterns of floral morphs, ploidy levels and sexual reproduction. Biological Invasions. 15, 8, 1863-1875. (see details) ISI paper