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Sónia Costa

Carlos Lucas


2012: PhD in Biology - Ecology, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

2006: MSc in Animal Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

2004: BSc in teaching of Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal.



8. Costa, S.; Caldeira, R. (2018) Bibliometric analysis of ocean literacy: An underrated term in the scientific literature. Marine Policy. 87. 149-157. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.022.
7. Ribeiro D.C.; Costa S.; Guilhermino L. (2015). A framework to assess the vulnerability of estuarine systems for use in ecological risk assessment. Ocean & Coastal Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.05.022, 119, 267-277.
6. Costa, S.; Guilhermino, L. (2015). Influence of long-term exposure to background pollution on the response and recovery of the invasive species Corbicula fluminea to ammonia sub-lethal stress: a Multi-marker Approach with Field Estuarine Populations. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 226(4), 95.
5. Costa, S.; Pardal, M.A.; Azeiteiro, U.M. (2013). The use of an estuarine system (Mondego estuary, Portugal) as didactic tool to incorporate Education for sustainable development into school curricula. Journal of Integrated Coastal Management 13(2), 229-241.
4. Costa, S.; Azeiteiro, U.M., Pardal, M.A. (2013). The contribution of scientific research for integrated coastal management: The Mondego estuary as study case. Journal of Integrated Coastal Management 13 (2), 43-251.
3. Costa, S.; Bessa, F.; Pardal, M.A. (2013). The parasite Sacculina carcini Thompson, 1826 (Cirripedia_Rhizocephala) in the crab Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758) (Decapoda, Portunidae): Influence of environmental conditions, colour morphotype and sex. Crustaceana 86(1), 34-47.
2. Costa, S.; Crespo, D.; Henriques, B.; Pereira, E.; Duarte, A.; Pardal, M. (2011). Kinetics of mercury accumulation and its effects on Ulva lactuca growth rate at two salinities and exposure conditions. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 217, 689-699.
1. Costa, S.; Viegas, I.; Pereira, E.; Duarte, A.; Palmeira, C.; Pardal, M. (2011). Differential sex, morphotype and tissue accumulation of mercury in the crab Carcinus maenas. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 222, 65-75.


2. Costa, S. (2015). A longa viagem de Angui e Luna. CIIMAR. Porto. ISBN 978-989-97443-2-5
1. Costa, S.; Guilhermino, L. (2015). Derrames de petróleo: causas, consequências e medidas de mitigação - Guia Pedagógico para o Primeiro Ciclo do Ensino Básico. CIIMAR. Porto. ISBN 978-989-97443-3-2

Book chapters

3. Costa, S.; Gonçalves, A.M.; Gonçalves, F.; Azeiteiro, U.M.; Pardal, M.A. (2012). Development of activities about waste management - an approach to achieve a cleaner environment. In: Contributions to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. F.J. Gonçalves, R. Pereira, W. Leal-Filho, U.M. Azeiteiro (eds). Editora Peter Lang GmbH (Hamburg – Alemanha). Vol. 33, pp. 311-328. ISBN 978-3-631-61347-4 hb.
2. Gonçalves, A.M.; Costa, S.; Figueiredo, D.; Gonçalves, F.; Pardal, M.A.; Azeiteiro, U.M. (2012). agronomists and civil engineers/architects – their role in Earth sustainability. In: Contributions to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. F.J. Gonçalves; R. Pereira; W.Leal-Filho; U.M. Azeiteiro (eds). Editora Peter Lang GmbH (Hamburg – Alemanha). Vol. 33, pp. 295-310. ISBN 978-3-631-61347-4 hb.
1. Costa, S.; Martinho, F.; Palmeira, C.; Pardal, M.A. (2008). Overfishing, aquaculture and the problem of food quality – a case study for Portuguese students. In: Science and Environmental Education. U.M. Azeiteiro; F. Gonçalves; R. Pereira; M.J. Pereira; W.Leal-Filho; F. Morgado (eds.), Editora Peter Lang GmbH (Hamburg – Alemanha). Vol. 27, pp 269-282. ISBN 978-3-631-554067.


Science comunication and dissemination; Environmental education, Estuarine ecology and Biodiversity, Effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors on aquatic species; Aquatic ecotoxicology.