CBMA

Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Carlos J. Moura
Carlos J. Moura
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Associate Professor/Researcher
Sustaining Life - Biodiversity and Functional Ecology
Universidade do Minho - Campus de Gualtar, Departamento de Biologia - 4710-057, Braga - P

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PhD Marine Biology

Current Research & Key Publications

NEXT-SEA project: Next generation monitoring of coastal ecosystems in a scenario of global change.


 Previous Work:       

Feb. 2013 – Jan 2018       IMAR / DOP, University of the Azores -Portugal; NMNH, Smithsonian Institution – USA, & STRI, Smithsonian Institution - Panama. Postdoctoral research: “Systematics and evolution of the Plumularioidea hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean”. Financial support: “Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia”.  

May 2012 – Dec. 2012     IMAR / DOP, University of the Azores - Portugal. Report (co-author), for the Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs - Azorean Government: ‘Marine Strategy Framework Directory’ to the Azores Sea. Financial support: DRCT.

Jan. 2007 - Oct. 2011        University of Aveiro - Portugal & Zoological Society of London - UK. Ph.D. thesis: “Systematics and evolution of coastal and deep-water Hydrozoa from the NE Atlantic”. Financial support: “Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia”.

June 2006 – Dec. 2006      Zoological Society of London - UK. “Leonardo da Vinci internship. Molecular phylogenetic analyses of scleractinean corals and hydroids (Cnidaria). Financial support: “Leonardo da Vinci”.

July 2005 – March 2006  University of Porto (CIBIO) - Portugal & University of Aveiro - Portugal. M.Sc. thesis: “The benthic hydroid fauna from bathyal environments of the Gulf of Cadiz – NE Atlantic”.

Feb. 2004 – July 2004       El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), Unidad Chetumal - México. B.Sc. - 5th year Internship: “Catalogue, revision and description of the stony corals of the reference collection of El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR)”.

Sept. 2003 – Feb. 2004     APECE (Portuguese Elasmobranch Association) - Portugal. Internship: “Biology and movements of the blue shark, Prionace glauca, in southern Portugal - Algarve”. Financial support: “PRODEP”.

Feb. 2004 – Sept. 2004     University of Aveiro - Portugal. B.Sc. - 4th year project: “Cnidaria from unusual bathyal environments (Gulf of Cadiz, NE Atlantic)”.

Oct. 2002 – Feb. 2003       Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Guadelupe – France. Erasmus programme: “Variation spatiale de l’ichtyofaune d’une lagune à mangrove, la Manche-à-Eau (Guadelupe)”. Financial support: “Erasmus”.

 

  • Moura, C.J., Lessios, H., Cortés, J., Nizinski, M.S., Reed, J., Santos, R.S., Collins, A.G. (in review). Towards reliable taxonomy: hundreds of genetic barcodes shed light on the species-rich hydroid superfamily Plumularioidea (Cnidaria, Medusozoa). Scientific Reports.
  • Moura, C.J. (2015). The hydrozoan fauna (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from the peaks of the Ormonde and Gettysburg seamounts (Gorringe Bank, NE Atlantic). Zootaxa, 3972 (2), 148–180.

  • Moura, C.J., Cunha, M.R., Porteiro, F.M., Yesson, C., Rogers, A.D. (2012). Evolution of Nemertesia hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa, Plumulariidae) from the shallow and deep-waters of the NE Atlantic and western Mediterranean. Zoologica Scripta, 41, 79-96.
  • Moura, C.J., Harris, D.J., Cunha, M.R., Rogers, A.D. (2008). DNA barcoding reveals cryptic diversity in marine hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from coastal and deep-sea environments. Zoologica Scripta, 37, 93–108.

  • Moura, C.J., Cunha, M.R., Schuchert, P. (2007). Tubiclavoides striatumgen. nov. et sp. nov. (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) a new bathyal hydroid from the Gulf of Cadiz. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom, 87, 421–428. 


Research Projects

NEXT-SEA: Next generation monitoring of coastal ecosystems in a scenario of global change. Structured– Project R&D&I Norte-45-2015-02. Team Member - Associate Researcher

 

Publications

  • Moura, C.J., Lessios, H., Cortés, J., Nizinski, M.S., Reed, J., Santos, R.S., Collins, A.G. (in review). Towards reliable taxonomy: hundreds of genetic barcodes shed light on the species-rich hydroid superfamily Plumularioidea (Cnidaria, Medusozoa). Scientific Reports.

  • Moura, C.J. (2015). The hydrozoan fauna (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from the peaks of the Ormonde and Gettysburg seamounts (Gorringe Bank, NE Atlantic). Zootaxa, 3972 (2), 148–180.

  • Cunha, M.R., Matos, F.L., Génio L., Hilário, A., Moura, C.J., Ravara, A., Rodrigues, C.F. (2013). Are Organic Falls Bridging Reduced Environments in the Deep Sea? - Results from Colonization Experiments in the Gulf of Cádiz. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e76688. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076688.

  • Moura, C.J., Cunha, M.R., Porteiro, F.M., Yesson, C., Rogers, A.D. (2012). Evolution of Nemertesia hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa, Plumulariidae) from the shallow and deep-waters of the NE Atlantic and western Mediterranean. Zoologica Scripta, 41, 79-96.

  • Moura, C.J., Cunha, M.R., Porteiro, F.M., Rogers, A.D. (2012). Polyphyly and cryptic diversity in the hydrozoan families Lafoeidae and Hebellidae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa). Invertebrate Systematics, 25, 454-470 (cover article).

  • Moura, C.J., Cunha, M.R., Porteiro, F.M., Rogers, A.D. (2012). A molecular phylogenetic appraisal of the systematics of the Aglaopheniidae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa, Leptothecata) from the NE Atlantic and W Mediterranean. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 164, 717–727.

  • Moura, C.J., Cunha, M.R., Porteiro, F., Rogers, A.D. (2011). The use of the DNA barcode gene 16S mRNA for the clarification of taxonomy problems within the family Sertulariidae (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Zoologica Scripta, 40, 520-537.

  • Moura, C.J., Harris, D.J., Cunha, M.R., Rogers, A.D. (2008). DNA barcoding reveals cryptic diversity in marine hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from coastal and deep-sea environments. Zoologica Scripta, 37, 93–108.

  • Moura, C.J., Cunha, M.R., Schuchert, P. (2007). Tubiclavoides striatum gen. nov. et sp. nov. (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) a new bathyal hydroid from the Gulf of Cadiz. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom, 87, 421–428. 

 

 

 

Moura, C.J., Santos, R.S., Lessios, H., Collins, A. (2015). Large-scale DNA barcoding of marine hydroids of the superfamily Plumularioidea (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa). Genome, 58, 259.

Boavida, J., Paulo, D., Cardigos, F., Moura, C., Matos, V., Ribeiro, P., Brandon, D. (2015). GUE Global Expedition 2014 and Project Baseline in Portugal. Quest, 16(1), 8-15.

Regional Directorate for Sea Affairs & IMAR (2014). Marine Strategy Framework for the Azores. 761 pp. (co-author)

Underwater photographs published in five scientific journals, including in the cover of Invertebrate Systematics (vol. 25, number 5).

Cunha, M.R., Rodrigues, C.F., Génio, L., Hilário, A., Moura, C.J., Ravara, A. (2009). Benthic macrofauna from mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz – diversity and distribution. Geo-Marine research on the Mediterranean and European Atlantic Margins. IOC Workshop Report, 220, 28-30.

Cunha, M.R., Hilario, A., Rodrigues, C., Moura, C.F., Génio, L., Ravara, A. (2008). The Gulf of Cadiz – an extensive seepage area in the European margin with a vast potential for experimental approaches. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 10, EGU2008-A-12137.

Cunha, M.R., Rodrigues, C.F., Ravara, A., Moura, C.F. (2006). Deep-water ecosystem research – an overview of the biological results from the collaboration with TTR over the past five years. In: Geological processes on deep-water European margins. IOC Workshop Report, 201, 14-15.

Cunha, M.R., Moura, C., Gherardyn, H., Blinova, V. (2003). Observations on the distribution of megafauna from mud volcanoes located along a depth gradient. Preliminary results of TTR-12 cruise in the area of the Gulf of Cadiz (Leg 2). - Geological and Biological Processes at Deep-Sea European Margins and Oceanic Basins, IOC Workshop Report, 187, 21-22.

WORKSHOPS

May 2018       “Cnidarians”. Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Invited by the scientific dive center of the University of Lisbon.    


Oral Presentations:

November 2017       7th International Barcode of Life Conference. Kruger Park, South Africa.

May 2017                 Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

March 2017              National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian Institution. Washington DC, USA.

February 2017          Fellows and Interns Symposium – Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

August 2015             6th International Barcode of Life Conference. University of Guelph, Canada. (‘Travel award for research excellence’)

May 2014                 University of Aveiro. Palestras NEB (Lectures ‘Núcleo de Estudantes de Biologia’). (Invited).

November 2013       National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian Institution. Washington DC, USA. (Invited)

May 2013                 CIMAR, University of Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica. (Invited)

March 2013              Workshop Marine Bio-Invasions: the silent threat. Faial, Azores. (Invited)

April 2011                HERMIONE Annual Meeting 2011. Malaga, Spain.

September 2010       7th Workshop of the Hydrozoan Society. Porto Cesareo, Italy. (Awarded with travel grant by the University of Salento, Italy)

September 2010 Workshop: Challenges in the study of deep-sea ecosystems' interconnectivity. Aveiro, Portugal. (Invited).

April 2010                HERMIONE annual meeting. Attard, Malta.

September 2009       Conference: Darwin's mistake and what we are doing to correct it. Ponta Delgada, Azores.

November 2008       World Conference on Marine Biodiversity. Valencia, Spain.

September 2008       XV Simpósio Ibérico de Estudos de Biologia Marinha. Funchal, Madeira.

April 2008                VIII Simpósio de Pós-Graduação do Departamento de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro. Aveiro, Portugal.

June 2007                 VI Workshop of the Hydrozoan Society. Plymouth, UK.

(+ 13 oral presentations as co-author)

 

 

Posters:

March 2007                     HERMES 2nd Annual Meeting. Carvoeiro, Portugal.

September 2006              41st European Marine Biology Symposium. Cork, Ireland.

September 2003              38th European Marine Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal.

(+ 2 posters as co-author)

Post-Docs & Students

Ph.D. student (co-supervision)

Bruno Ivo Magalhães (2018 - ongoing) - “Marine gelatinous macrofauna from the Azores: biodiversity and relative abundance”.

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