List of dissertations supervised by team members

Doctor Degree

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Anabela T. Simões
"Topographic effects over the Azores Front/Current System"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Filipe Mora Porteiro
"Biodiversity and biogeography of mesopelagic North Atlantic fish"
(in English, in course)

João Manuel Gonçalves
"Biogeography and genetic variation of the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797) on the Northeast Atlantic"
(in English, in course)

João Pedro Barreiros
"Trophic ecology of large coastal predators from the Azores"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Maria M. Juliano
"The effect of the oceanic circulation induced by the seamounts on primary production"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Patrícia R. Simões
"Biology and stock assessment of the swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the North Atlantic, with special emphasis for the Azorean waters"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Master or APCC Degrees

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Gilberto Carreira
"Behaviour of deep-sea fish in hydrothermal zones"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Gui M. Menezes
"Technological interactions in the demersal fisheries of the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in May 1996)

João Pedro Barreiros
"Behaviour and reproduction aspects of the dusky grouper Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834) in the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1995)

Maria Manuela Juliano
"Interactive oceanographic atlas for the Northeast Atlantic"
(in Portuguese, concluded in June 1994)

Mário R. Pinho
"General production models"
(in Portuguese, concluded in July 1996)

Pedro Afonso
"Littoral fish communities from the Azores: spatial and seasonal variations"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Telmo Gomes
"Trophic relations in ichthyo-communities from the littoral of the Azores"
(in Portuguese, in course)

"Licenciatura" Degree

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Adriana M. Alves
"Determination of the age and growth of the bigeye, Thunnus obesus, captured in Madeira. Which structure to use?"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1997)

Alexandre Aires Silva
"Contribution to the knowledge of the age and growth of the blue shark, Prionace glauca (Carcharinidae) in the North Atlantic"
(in Portuguese, concluded in May 1996)

Ana C. Fernandes
"Influence of the immersion time on the catch per unit of effort"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1999)

Ana Giga
"Testing of ageing techniques in deep-sea sharks from the Azores"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Ana Luísa Pinto
"Behaviour of the veined squid, Loligo forbesi, in captivity"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Ana Meirinho
Feeding ecology of the common and roseate terns (Sterna hirundo and S. dougallii) in the Azores
(in Portuguese, in course)

Ana M. Paixão
"Comparative mercury dynamics in adult and young Cory´s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea borealis)"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1998)

Ana Mendes
"Food provisioning and growth of nestling Madeiran storm petrel, Oceanodroma castro, in the Azores: stochastic variation or regulation?"
(in Portuguese, concluded 1998)

Ana S. Marcelo
"Stock assessment of the forkbeard (Phycis phycis)"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1998)

André Lobão
"Age and growth of the silver scabbardfish, Lepidopus caudatus"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Ângela Canha
"Multivariate evaluation of the demersal fishery"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1998)

António J. Farragolo
"Abundance indices of demersal species captured during cruises performed aboard the R/V ARQUIPÉLAGO"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Carla Correia
"Parental care and sexual selection of the Ophioblennius atlanticus atlanticus (Pisces: Blennidae) from the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in October 1997)

Eduardo Esteves
"Utilization of three bone structures for the age evaluation of the swordfish, Xiphias gladius Linnaeus 1758, from the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in July 1995)

Fernando M. Sousa
"Study of the relative eficiency and the selectivity of the bottom longline in the Azores demersal fisheries"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1996)

Fernando Tempera
"Study on the spatial variation of fish assemblages in the Faial-Pico channel (Azores)"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1998)

Filipe M. Porteiro
"Embryological studies of Loligo forbesi. Behavioural aspects of adult Loligo forbesi in captivity"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1988)

Frederico Cardigos
"A contribution for the understanding of the fishery of Loligo forbesi in the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in December 1996)

Gui M. Menezes
"Biological and ecological aspects of the limpets from the Azores. Exploitation potential"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1991)

Gustavo Costa
"Age and growth of the blacktail comber, Serranus atricauda, from the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in May 1997)

Ivone Rosa
"Biology and fishery of small pelagic from the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in July 1997)

Jorge M. Fontes
"Aloparental care, spatial and temporal variation on the social organization of damselfish (Abudefduf luridus and Chromis limbata) of the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1999)

José Manuel Pereira
"Comparative food provisioning and growth of nestlings in two sympatric species of tern, Sterna hirundo and Sterna dougallii, in the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in July 1997)

Luís André Gonçalves
"Icthyoplanckton communities and associations"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1999)

Leonor Galhardo
"Biology, ecology and taxonomy of cetaceans occurring in the Azores followed by the history of whaling in the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1990)

Mafalda R. Oliveira
"Feeding ecology of Tripterygion delaisi (Pisces: Tripterygidae) in the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in October 1997)

Marco Paulo Oliveira
"Dynamics and stock assessment of the Atlantic bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus (Lowe, 1839)"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1993)

Maria C. Magalhães
"Effects of size, sex and niche parameters on bioaccumulation and speciation of mercury in commercial fish from the Azores"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Maria Paula Serafim
"Contribution for the study of growth in the common seabream, Pagrus pagrus (Linnaeus, 1758), in the Archipelago of the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1995)

Miguel A. Machete
"Feeding Ecology of Diplodus sargus and Labrus bergylta off the Faial coast (Azores)"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1999)

Miguel A. Machete
"Characterization of the cryptic ichthyofauna from the Monte da Guia (Faial)"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1999)

Octávio E. Melo
"Distribution and interspecific competition of the demersal fishes along bottom longline (troll)"
(in Portuguese, concluded in December 1997)

Patrícia R. Simões
"Stock assessment and fisheries of the swordfish, Xiphias gladius, in the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1991)

Paula C. Maciel
"Distribution of the sea-urchins (Sphaerechinus granularis) as a function of depth and region in the Faial (Azores)"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1998)

Paula C. Lourinho
"Biometry and histology of the reproduction of the blacktail comber (Serranus atricauda)"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1998)

Paulo Morais
"Hook selectivity in the blackspot seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo) fisheries"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1990)

Pedro Afonso Santos
"Behaviour and sexual selection in the blue damselfish Abudfeduf luridus (Cuvier, 1830) from the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in September 1995)

Pedro C. Duarte
"Contribution to the knowledge of age and growth of the topeshark, Galeorhinus galeus (Charchariniformes: Triakidae) in the Archipelago of the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1999)

Raquel C. Barão
"Stock assessment of the bluemouth (Helicolenus dactylopterus)"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Ricardo M. Veloso
"Atmospheric forcing over the Azores Current System"
(in Portuguese, concluded in September 1993)

Rogério P. Feio
"Using raft counts to census Cory's shearwater Calonectris diomedea borealis in the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in October 1997)

Rogério R. Ferraz
"Stock assessment of the limpets of the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1998)

Rui M. Duarte
"Numerical simulation of the currents induced by the tides. The case of the channel of Faial - Pico in the Archipelago of the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in September 1997)

Sandra M. Sequeira
"Methods for the determination of the vertical circulation in the ocean: Vertical circulation in the Front-Current of the Azores (FCA)"
(in Portuguese, in course)

Sónia C. Mendes
"Observations of cetacean behaviour from land lookouts ("vigias") located on the island of Pico"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1999)

Sónia Santos
"Photoidentification of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1999)

Susana Estácio
"Statoliths reading of the veined squid, Loligo forbesi, Steenstrup, 1856, in the Azores - for the study of age and growth - and experiments with chemical tags"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1996)

Telmo Gomes
"Feeding ecology of Serranus atricauda (Günther, 1874) of the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in September 1995)

Zita Moniz
"Reproductive biology and food provisioning to chicks of the Cory's shearwater (Calonectris diomedea borealis) in the Azores"
(in Portuguese, concluded in 1997)


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