Ana Patrícia Cuco

People Detail

Address : CBMA & IB-S, Department of Biology, University of Minho

Research Area : Ecosystems and Global Change

Position : Integrated members


Junior Researcher at project FunG-Eye; PhD in Biology (specialization in Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management); MSc in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology; BSc in Biology

Ongoing Projects

FunG-Eye: a functional approach to unravel the interaction between fungicide pollution and fungi-mediated ecosystem processes

Concluded Projects

PORBIOTA - Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity (member as a Pos-Doc Researcher)
VITAQUA - Climate change: an additional threat to aquatic systems under intensive pressure from agricultural diffuse pollution (member as a Researcher)


Cuco, A. P., Castro, B. B., Gonçalves, F., Wolinska, J. and Abrantes, N. (2018). Temperature modulates the interaction between fungicide pollution and disease: evidence from a Daphnia-microparasitic yeast model. Parasitology 145(7), 939-947. doi:10.1017/ S0031182017002062.
Cuco, A. P., Santos, J. I., Abrantes, N., Gonçalves, F., Wolinska, J. and Castro, B. B. (2017a). Concentration and timing of application reveal strong fungistatic effect of tebuconazole in a Daphnia-microparasitic yeast model. Aquatic Toxicology 193,. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.10.013.
Cuco, A. P., Abrantes, N., Gonçalves, F., Wolinska, J. and Castro, B. B. (2017b). Interplay between fungicides and parasites: Tebuconazole, but not copper, suppresses infection in a Daphnia-Metschnikowia experimental model. PLOS ONE 12, e0172589. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172589.
Cuco, A. P., Abrantes, N., Gonçalves, F., Wolinska, J. and Castro, B. B. (2016). Toxicity of two fungicides in Daphnia: is it always temperature-dependent? Ecotoxicology 25, 1376–1389. doi:10.1007/s10646-016-1689-8.
Loureiro, C., Cuco, A. P., Claro, M. T., Santos, J. I., Pedrosa, M. A. A., Gonçalves, F. and Castro, B. B. (2015). Progressive acclimation alters interaction between salinity and temperature in experimental Daphnia populations. Chemosphere 139, 126–132. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.05.081.
Serpa, D., Keizer, J. J., Cassidy, J., Cuco, A., Silva, V., Gonçalves, F., Cerqueira, M. and Abrantes, N. (2014). Assessment of river water quality using an integrated physicochemical, biological and ecotoxicological approach. Environmental science. Processes & impacts 16, 1434–44. doi:10.1039/c3em00488k.
Loureiro, C., Castro, B. B., Cuco, A. P., Pedrosa, M. A. and Gonçalves, F. (2013). Life-history responses of salinity-tolerant and salinity-sensitive lineages of a stenohaline cladoceran do not confirm clonal differentiation. Hydrobiologia 702, 73–82. doi:10.1007/s10750-012-1308-5.