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Aurea Narciso

Ana Dinis


- Coccolithophore ecology and biodiversity around islands and seamounts from Macaronesia;
- Impact of shallow-water hydrothermal vents on living coccolithophores;
- Paleoecology and paleoceanography of Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils;
- Morfometry of coccolithophores (Morphon Multivariate Analysis).


2007: PhD in Geology, Area of Paleontology and Stratigraphy. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Morfometria aplicada ao cocolitóforo Coccolithus pelagicus (s.l.) à escala do Atlântico Norte, para os últimos 6 Ma. Implicações paleoceanográficas e paleoecológicas da presença de distintos morfótipos.

2002: MSc in Dynamic Geology, Area of Stratigraphy and sedimentology. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Contribuição para o estudo morfométrico dos nanofósseis calcários.

1998: Graduation in Geology. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.


2016-present: Post-doc researcher at CIIMAR-Madeira through ARDITI. Coccolithophore community from Macaronesia: comparison between islands and seamounts.

2012-2015: Post-doc researcher at Center of Climate, Meteorology and Global Changes, University of the Azores. Influence of volcanic activity, namely carbon dioxide and ashes emissions, in phytoplankton (Coccolithophores) communities from the Macaronesia.

2007-2010: Post-doc researcher at University of Lisbon and University of Salamanca. Coccolithophore assemblages response to the surface and climate dynamics of the Adriatic Sea, during a succession of glacial and interglacial intervals (MIS 1-10).

Teaching experience:

2010-2012: Science teacher of the basic third stage at Colégio Quinta do Lago.

2000-2001: Teaching collaborator in the practical course of Paleontology at the University of Lisbon.


Narciso, A., Francesca Gallo, F., Valente, A., Cachão, M., Cros, L., Azevedo, E.B., Barcelos e Ramos, J. (2016). Seasonal and interannual variations in coccolithophore abundance off Terceira Island, Azores (Central North Atlantic). Continental Shelf Research 117, 43-56. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2016.01.019

Narciso, A., Flores, J.-A., Cachão, M., Piva, A., Asioli, A., Andersen, N., Schneider, R. (2012). Late Glacial-Holocene transition in the southern Adriatic Sea: Coccolithophore and Foraminifer evidence. Micropaleontology 58 (6), 523-538. ISSN 0026-2803

Narciso, A., Flores, J.-A., Cachão, M., Sierro, F., Colmenero-Hidalgo, E., Piva, A., Asioli, A. (2010). Sea surface dynamics and coccolithophore behaviour during sapropel deposition of Marine Isotope Stages 7, 6 and 5 in Western Adriatic Sea. Revista Española de Micropaleontologia 42 (3), 345-358. ISSN 0556-655X

Frada, M., Young, J., Cachão, M., Lino, S., Martins, A., Narciso, A., Probert, I., de Vargas, C. (2010). A guide to extant coccolithophores (Calcihaptophycidae, Haptophyta) using light microscopy. Journal of Nannoplankton Research 31 (2), 58-112. ISSN 1210-8049

Narciso, A., Cachão, M., de Abreu, L. (2006). Coccolithus pelagicus subsp. pelagicus versus Coccolithus pelagicus subsp. braarudii (Coccolithophore, Haptophyta): a proxy for surface subarctic Atlantic waters off Iberia during the last 200 kyr. Marine Micropaleontology 59, 15-34.

Parente, A., Cachão, M., Baumman, K.- H., de Abreu, L., Ferreira, J. (2004). Morphometry of Coccolithus pelagicus (Coccolithophore, Haptophyta) from offshore Portugal, during the last 200 kyr. Micropaleontology 50 (1), 107-120.