Research interests:

I have a keen interest in coral reef ecology with a particular focus of reef resilience and recovery. I have a wider interest in ecological processes and community genetics. My research group focuses on the marine environment and future scenarios in the face of climate change.

Career history:

Education
E3 NERC DTP Programme, University of Edinburgh September 2018- Present
‘The role of coralliths in coral reef recovery and expansion’

Biodiversity and Conservation MSc (Distinction), University of Leeds 2015 -2016

Zoology with Industrial Experience BSc (1.1 First Class Hons), University of Manchester 2010 -2014

Work
Aquarist at Chester Zoo Aquarium November 2016- August 2018
Aquarist at ZSL London Zoo March 2015 – September 2015
Research Intern, Institute of Zoology Sepember 2014 – March 2015.

Active research projects:

‘The role of coralliths in coral reef recovery and expansion’ – PhD project

Recent publications:

Oxidative stress on scleractinian coral fragments following exposure to high temperature and low salinity, M Dias, C Madeira, N Jogee, A Ferreira, R Gouveia, H Cabral, M Diniz, …
Ecological Indicators 107, 105586

Long-term exposure to increasing temperatures on scleractinian coral fragments reveals oxidative stress, M Dias, A Ferreira, R Gouveia, C Madeira, N Jogee, H Cabral, M Diniz, …
Marine environmental research 150, 104758

Integrative indices for health assessment in reef corals under thermal stress, M Dias, C Madeira, N Jogee, A Ferreira, R Gouveia, H Cabral, M Diniz, Ecological Indicators 113, 106230