GRUPO DE ANÁLISIS Y GESTIÓN AMBIENTAL

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT GROUP

GRUP D'ANÀLISI I GESTIÓ AMBIENTAL

 

 

 

Dr. SOFIA AUGUSTO

Postdoctoral researcher

Sofia Augusto has first graduated in Applied Plant Biology in 2001 and in Food Safety and Technology in 2007. In July 2012 she obtained her PhD in Ecology at University of Lisbon (Portugal) with the thesis entitled “Development of a technology for biomonitoring atmospheric deposition of toxic organic compounds and evaluation of their impact on ecosystem and human health”. In 2013 she has successfully applied for an Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship at University of Rovira i Virgili (Spain), where she is currently developing her project.

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

•  Monitoring environmental pollution by POPs (PAHs, PCDD/Fs, etc.) and metals using biomonitors (lichens, mosses, vegetation).

•  Evaluation of pollution impact on ecosystems and human health.

 

SELECTED PAPERS

Augusto S , Máguas C, Branquinho C. Guidelines for biomonitoring persistent organic pollutants (POPs), using lichens and aquatic mosses – a review. 2013. Environmental Pollution 180: 330-338.

Augusto S , Pereira MJ, Soares A, Máguas C, Branquinho C. 2013. A step towards the use of biomonitors as estimators of atmospheric PAHs for regulatory purposes. Chemosphere 92: 626-632.

Augusto S , Pereira MJ, Máguas C, Branquinho C. 2012. Assessing human exposure to PAHs in a petrochemical region based on data from environmental biomonitors. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health 75(13-15): 819-830.

Augusto S , Gonzalez C, Vieira AR, Máguas C, Branquinho C. 2011. Evaluating Sources of PAHs in Urban Streams Based on Land Use and Biomonitors. Environmental Science & Technology 45(8): 3731-3738.

Ribeiro MC, Pereira MJ, Soares A, Branquinho C, Augusto S , et al. 2010. A study protocol to evaluate the relationship between outdoor air pollution and pregnancy outcomes. BMC Public Health 10:613.

Augusto S , Máguas C, Matos J, Pereira MJ, Branquinho C. 2010. Lichens as an integrating tool for monitoring PAH atmospheric deposition: a comparison with soil, air and vegetation. Environmental Pollution 158(2): 483-489.

 

For more information on publications of this author, please go to the AGA group’s publications.

CONTACT ADDRESS:

 

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