Isabel Fernandes

Isabel Fernandes

isabelrodriguesfernandes@bio.uminho.pt

People Detail

Address : Instituto para a Bio-sustentabilidade (edifício 18), Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga Portugal

Researcher ID : http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-3975-2014

Researchgate : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Isabel_Fernandes3

Research Area : Ecosystems and Global Change

Position : Integrated members

Qualifications

Junior Researcher since January 2019

Research

I am an freshwater ecologist particularly fond of fungi. I want to understand how global changes can determine microbial communities diversity and activity and how that impacts freshwater ecosystem functioning. My interests include the effects of temperature, nutrient enrichment, biodiversity changes, fungicides, multiple stressors... My work range from lab to field work, from small tubes to mesocosms and streams. I use microscopy- and molecular-based techniques to assess microbial diversity.

Ongoing Projects

2018-2021: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning under climate change: from the gene to the stream – STREAMECO (PTDC/CTA-AMB/31245/2017) – team member (€ 234 290)

2018-2021: A functional approach to unravel the interaction between fungicide pollution and fungi-mediated ecosystem processes – FunG-Eye (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029505) – team member (€233 501)

2016-2019: Innovative Green Products and Processes to Promote Agri-Food Bioeconomy – EcoAgriFood (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000009) – team member (€ 1 289 747)

Students

Diana Graça (PhD student; co-supervisor), 2018-2022