Full professor
Departamento de Geologia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Researcher ID: A-4246-2013
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8451-9437; Scopus Id: 7103257371
Research interests: Coastal geology, geomorphology and dynamics at different timescales


Peer reviewed articles (2010 onwards)

Leira, M., Freitas, M.C., Ferreira, T., Cruces, A., Connor, S., Andrade, C., Lopes, V., Bao, R. (2018) – Holocene sea level and climate interactions on wet dune slack evolution in SW Portugal: A model for future scenarios? The Holocene, Published online October 2018, DOI: 10.1177/0959683618804633.

Bastos, A.P., Ponte Lira, C., Calvão, J., Catalão, J., Andrade, C., Pereira, A.J., Taborda, R., Rato, D., Pinho, P., Correia, O. (2018) – UAV derived information applied to the study of slow-changing morphology in dune systems. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 85:. 226-230. DOI: 10.2112/SI85-046.1

Cabral, M. C., Fatela, F., Lopes, V., Freitas, M. C., Andrade, C. (2017) – Cyprideis torosa (Jones, 1850) in mainland Portugal: what do we know? Journal of Micropalaeontology, 36: 94-112, first published online August, 15, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1144/jmpaleo2015-031.

Carapuço, A.M; Taborda, R., Silveira, T.M., Andrade, C. (2017) – Upstream coastal engagement on coastal issues: audience response to a science-based exhibition. Ocean and Coastal Management, 144, pp. 83-89.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.04.008.

Moreira, S.; Costa, P.J.M.; Andrade, C.; Lira, C.P.; Freitas, M.C.; Oliveira, M.A.; Reichart, G-J. (2017) – High resolution geochemical and grain-size analysis of the AD 1755 tsunami deposit: insights into the inland extent and inundation phases. Marine Geology, 390: 94-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.04.007.

Moreira, S.; Costa, P.J.M.; Andrade, C.; Lira, C.P.; Freitas, M.C.; Oliveira, M.A.; Reichart, G-J. (2017) – High resolution geochemical and grain-size analysis of the AD 1755 tsunami deposit: insights into the inland extent and inundation phases. Marine Geology, 390: 94-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.04.007

Costa, P.J.M.; Gelfenbaum, G.; Dawson, S.; La Selle, S.; Milne, F.; Cascalho, J.P.; Lira, C.; Andrade, C.; Freitas, M.C., Jaffe, B. (2017) – The application of microtextural and heavy mineral analysis to discriminate between storm and tsunami deposits. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 456, first published on February 23, 2017, doi:10.1144/SP456.7 (SCOPUS).

Ruiz-Fernández, J., Oliva, M., Cruces, A., Lopes, V., Freitas, M.C., Andrade, C., García-Hernández, C., López-Sáez, J.A., Geraldes, M. (2016) – Environmental evolution in the Picos de Europa (Cantabrian Mountains, SW Europe) since the Last Glaciation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 138, pp. 87-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.03.002.

Silveira, T.M., Taborda, R., Carapuço, M.M., Andrade, C., Freitas, M.C., Duarte, J. Psuty, N.P.  (2016) – Assessing the extreme overwash regime along an embayed urban beach. Geomorphology, 274, pp. 64–77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.09.007. [link]

Abreu, R.; Figueira, C.; Romão, D.; Brandão, J.; Freitas, M.C.; Andrade, C.; Calado, G.; Ferreira, C.; Campos, A.; Prada, S. (2016) – Sediment characteristics and microbiological contamination of beach sand – a case–study in the archipelago of Madeira. Science Total Environment, 573: 627-638. DOI: doi 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.160

Quintela, M., Costa, PJM., Fatela, F., Drago, T., Hoska, N., Andrade, C., Freitas, MC. (2016) – The AD 1755 tsunami deposits onshore and offshore of Algarve (south Portugal): sediment transport interpretations based in the study of Foraminifera assemblages. Quaternary International. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.12.029. Online January 2016, http://ac.els-cdn.com/S1040618215014159/1-s2.0-S1040618215014159-main.pdf?_tid=a0575352-bdf9-11e5-81dd-00000aab0f6c&acdnat=1453131734_514832977157bd7e54955c3641e661cb.

Costa, P.J.M.; Costas, S.; González-Villanueva, R.; Oliveira,  M.A.; Roelvink, D.; Andrade, C.; Freitas, M.C.; Cunha, P.P.; Martins, A.; Buylaert, J.-P.; Murray, A. (2016 ) – How did the AD 1755 tsunami impact on sand barriers across the southern coast of Portugal? Geomorphology, 268, pp.296 – 311. ISSN 0169-555X, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.06.019.

Lira, C.P.; Silva, A.N.; Taborda, R.; Andrade, C. (2016) – Coastline evolution of Portuguese low-lying sandy coast in the last 50 years: an integrated approach. Earth System Science Data 8, pp. 265–278. doi:10.5194/essd-8-265-2016. http://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/8/265/2016/ (SCI Expanded).

Costa, A.M.; Freitas, M.C.; Inácio, M.; Fatela, F.; Lopes, V.; Andrade, C.; Cachão, M.; Mendes, P.M.; Sarrazola, A.; Macedo, M.; Bettencourt, J.; Carvalho, R.; Freitas, T. (2016) – Single events and century-scale evolution of the northern margin of the Tagus river before the Boavista landfill: a multidisciplinary approach to a natural and anthropic sediment record. Estudos do Quaternário, 14, APEQ, Braga, 2016, pp. 92 -104. http://www.apeq.pt/ojs/index.php/apeq.

Carapuço, M., Taborda, R., Silveira, T.M., Psuty, N., Andrade, C., Freitas, M.C. (2016) – Coastal geoindicators: towards the establishment of a common framework for sandy coastal environments. Earth-Science Reviews 154, pp. 183–190. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.01.002. [link]

Costa P.J.M., Andrade C., Cascalho J., Dawson A.G., Freitas M.C., Paris R. and Dawson S. (2015) – Onshore tsunami sediment transport mechanisms inferred from heavy mineral assemblages. The Holocene, 25 (5), pp. 795-809. DOI: 10.1177/0959683615569322.

Fortunato, A.B.; Nahon, A.; Dodet, G.; Pires,R.; Freitas, M.C.; Bruneau, N.; Azevedo, A.; Bertin, X.; Benevides, P.; Andrade, C. & Oliveira, A. (2014) – Morphological evolution of an ephemeral tidal inlet from opening to closure: the Albufeira inlet, Portugal. Continental Shelf Research, 73, pp. 49-63.

Alday, M.; Cearreta, A.; Freitas. M.C. & Andrade, C. (2013) – Modern and late Holocene foraminiferal record of restricted environmental conditions in the Albufeira Lagoon, SW Portugal. Geologica Acta, 11 (1), pp. 75-84. 10.1344/105.000001754

Costa, P.J.M.; Andrade, C.; Mahaney, W.C.; Marques da Silva, F.; Freire, P.; Freitas, M.C.; Janardo, C.; Oliveira, M.A.; Silva, T. and Lopes, V. (2013) – Aeolian microtextures in silica spheres induced in wind tunnel experiment: comparison with aeolian quartz. Geomorphology, 180/181, pp. 120-129. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.09.011

Costa, P; Andrade, C; Dawson, A.G.; Mahaney, W.C.; Freitas, M.C.; Paris, R. & Taborda, R. (2012) – Microtextural characteristics of quartz grains transported and deposited by tsunamis and storms. Sedimentary Geology, 275/276, pp. 55-69. Doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2012.07.013

Costa, P.; Andrade, C; Freitas, M.C.; Oliveira, .A., Lopes, V.; Dawson, A.G.; Moreno, J. & Jouanneau, J-M. (2012) – A tsunami record in the sedimentary archive of the central Algarve coast, Portugal: characterizing sediment, reconstructing sources and inundation paths. The Holocene. 22 (8), pp. 899-914. Doi: 10.1177/0959683611434227

Costa, P. J. M.; Andrade, C.; Freitas, M. C.; Oliveira, M.A.; da Silva, C.M.; Omira, R.; Taborda, R.; Baptista, M. A. & Dawson, A. G. (2011) – Boulder deposition during major tsunami events, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 36, pp. 2054–2068. DOI: 10.1002/esp.2228

Oliveira, M. A., Andrade, C., Freitas, M.C., Costa, P., Taborda, R., Janardo, C. and Neves, R., (2011) – Transport of large boulders quarried from shore platforms of the Portuguese west coast. Journal of Coastal Research SI 64(2), pp. 1871-1875

Pires, A.R., Freitas, M.C., Andrade, C., Taborda, R., Ramos, R., Pacheco, A., Ferreira, Ó., Bezerra, M. & Cruces, A. (2011) – Morphodynamics of an ephemeral tidal inlet during a life cycle (Santo André Lagoon, SW Portugal). Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, Vol. II, pp. 1565-1569

Ramos, R., Freitas, M.C., Bristow, C., Andrade, C., Hermozilha, H., Grangeia, C. & Senos Matias, M. (2011) – Sedimentary architecture of the Santo André transverse dunes (Portugal) interpreted from ground-penetrating radar. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, Vol. I, pp. 303-307

Moreira, S., Freitas, M.C., Andrade, C., Araújo, M.F. (2011) – A geochemical approach to the Sado saltmarshes (Portugal). Goldschmidt 2011 Conference Abstracts, Earth, Life and Fire, July 2011, Prague, Mineralogical Magazine, 75, p. 1499

Burke, A.; Meignen, L.; Bisson, M.; Pimentel, N.; Henriques, V.; Andrade, C.; Freitas, M. C.; Kageyama, M.; Fletcher, W. & Parslow, C. (2011) – The Palaeolithic occupation of southern Alentejo: the Sado River Drainage Survey. Trabajos de Prehistoria, 68 (1), pp. 25-49, doi: 10.3989/tp.2011.11057

Alaoui, A.M., Choura, M.;, Maanan, M., Zourarah, B., Robin, M., Freitas; M.C., Andrade, C., Mehdi, K. & Carruesco, C. (2010) – Metal fluxes to the sediments of the Moulay Bousselham lagoon, Morocco. Environment Earth Sciences, 61, pp. 275–286. DOI 10.1007/s12665-009-0341-9

Cunha, P., Buylaert, J., Murray, A., Andrade, C. Freitas, M.C., Fatela, F., Munhá, J., Martins, A. & Sugisaki, S. (2010) – Optical dating of clastic deposits generated by an extreme marine coastal flood: the 1755 tsunami deposits in the Algarve (Portugal). Quaternary Geochronology, 5 (2,3), pp. 329-335. doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2009.09.004


Book chapters (2013 onwards)

Andrade, C., Freitas, M. C., Oliveira, M. A., Costa, P. J. M. (2016) – On the sedimentological and historical evidences of seismic-triggered tsunamis on the Algarve coast of Portugal. AGU Books, Plate boundaries and natural hazards. American Geophysical Union & Wiley, 370p., ISBN: 978-1-119-05397-2

Costa, P.; González-Villanueva, R.; Andrade, C.; Freitas, M.C. (2016) – Imprints of the AD 1755 tsunami and recovery of coastal systems: examples from the Algarve (South Portugal). Tsunami and Earthquakes in Coastal Environments Significance and Restoration. Edited by Vicente Santiago-Fandino, H. Tanaka and Michaela Spiske, Springer. E.book: ISBN 978-3-319-28528-3; harcopy: ISBN 978-3-319-28526-9

Zourarah, B., Andrade, C., Maanan, M., Freitas, M.C., Alaoui, A.M., Taborda, R., Mehdi, K., Robin, M. (2015) – Tidal Inlet Dynamics and Relocation in Response to Artificial Breaching. In Maanan, M., Robin, M. (eds.) – Sediment Fluxes on Coastal Areas, Springer, 167-189, ISBN: 978-94-017-9259-2 (Printed), 978-94-017-9260-8 (Online),DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9260-8_8

Costa, P.J.M; Andrade, C. & Dawson, S. (2014) – Geological recognition of onshore tsunami deposits. In: Finkl, C. & Makowski, C. (eds.) – Environmental Management and Governance. Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources, 8, Springer, pp. 3-32.

Carapuço, M,; Taborda, R.; Andrade, C. & Freitas, M.C. (2014) – Improving coastal knowledge transfer between researchers and managers: a two-way route. In: Cessa, M. (Ed.). – Beaches: Erosion, Management, Practices and Environmental Implications, Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, pp. 53-72. ISBN: 978-1-63117-239-7

Costa, P.; Andrade, C.& Freitas, M.C. (2014) – Análise microtextural: princípios, procedimentos e caracterização micromorfológica de grãos de quartzo. In: Dinis, P., Gomes, A. & Monteiro-Rodrigues, A. (eds.) Proveniência de materiais geológicos: abordagens sobre o Quaternário de Portugal. APEQ – Associação portuguesa para o Estudo do Quaternário, pp. 19-36. ISBN: 978-989-97140-2-1

Costa, P.; Andrade, C.& Freitas, M.C. (2014) – Assinaturas microtexturais de processos, ambientes e fontes sedimentares. O depósito de tsunami de 1755 na Boca do Rio – um caso de estudo. In: Dinis, P., Gomes, A. & Monteiro-Rodrigues, A. (eds.) Proveniência de materiais geológicos: abordagens sobre o Quaternário de Portugal. APEQ – Associação portuguesa para o Estudo do Quaternário, pp. 37-56. ISBN: 978-989-97140-2-1

Nahon, A.; Freire, P.; Pires, A.R.; Dodet, G.; Bertin, X.; Freitas, M.C.; Fortunato, A.B. & Andrade, C. (2012) – Morphodynamique d’une embouchure tidale artificielle éphémère: la lagune d’Albufeira, Portugal. Actes, 12emes Journées Nationales Génie Côtier – Génie Civil, 12-14 Juin, Cheerbourg, 8 p

Ferrer, M.; González de Vallejo, L; Seisdedos, J.; Coello, J.J.; García, J.C.; Hernández, L.E.; Casillas, R; Martín, C; Rodríguez, J.A.; Madeira, J.; Andrade, C.; Freitas, M.C.; Lomoschitz, A.; Yepes, J.; Meco, J. & Betancort, J.F. (2013) – Güímar and La Orotava mega-landslides (Tenerife) and tsunamis deposits in Canary Islands. In: Margottini, C; Canuti, P. & Sassa, K. (eds.) – Landslide Science and Practice, vol. 5, Complex environment, Proceedings of the Second World Landslide Forum, 3-7 October 2011, Rome, Springer, Heidelberg, New York, pp. 27-33, ISBN: 978-3-642-31426-1 (Printed) 978-3-642-31427-8 (Online), Doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-31427-8_3

Guerreiro, M.; Fortunato, A.B.; Freire, P.; Rilo, A.; Taborda, R.; Freitas, M.C.; Andrade, C.; Silva, T. & Rodrigues, M. (2013) – Impacte da subida do nível médio do mar na inundação marginal no estuário do Tejo. Actas, VII Congresso sobre Zonas Costeiras dos Países de Expressão Portuguesa, 27 – 30 Maio, Maputo, pp. 1-19.


Full papers in proceedings – international & national conferences (selection)

Costa, A.M., Freitas, M.C., Lopes, V., Andrade, C., Bugalhão, J., Barros, P. (2017) – Reconstrução paleoambiental da margem norte do rio Tejo através da análise multiproxy de sedimentos recolhidos em contexto de obra com achados arqueológicos. Actas, II Congresso de Arqueologia da da Associação de Arqueólogos Portugueses, Lisboa, 22 – 25 Novembro 2017, pp 765-780.

Madeira J, Ramalho R, Hipólito A, Mata J, Moreira M, Andrade C, Freitas MC, Ferrer M, González de Vallejo L, Gaspar JL (2016) – Urban risk from tsunami hazard at volcanic oceanic islands: examples from Macaronesia. In Teves-Costa, P, Quino, D.,Garcia D. (eds.) – Actas, CUR 2016 -1st International Conference on Urban Risks, Centro Europeu de Riscos Urbanos (Eur-OPA), Lisboa, 30 Junho-2 Julho 2016: 299-305. ISBN: 978-989-95094-1-2. http://www.ceru-europa.pt/icur2016/ICUR2016 Proceedings.pdf

Diogo, Z., Bastos, A., Lira, C., Taborda, R., Andrade, C., Silveira, T.M., Ribeiro, M., Silva, A.N., Carapuço, M.M., Pinto, C.A., Freitas, M.C. (2014) – Morphological impacts of Christina storm on the beaches of the central western Portuguese coast. Com. IX Congresso Nacional de Geologia, 18 – 24 de Julho, Porto. In:  Comunicações Geológicas 101, Especial I: 31-35, ISSN: 0873-948X; e-ISSN: 1647-581X

Taborda, R., Andrade, C.F., Silva, A.N., Silveira, T.M., Lira, C., Freitas, M.C., Pinto, C. (2014) – Modelo de circulação sedimentar litoral no arco Caparica-Espichel. Com. IX Congresso Nacional de Geologia, 18 – 24 de Julho, Porto. In:  Comunicações Geológicas 101, Especial II: 641-644, ISSN: 0873-948X; e-ISSN: 1647-581X.


Moreira, S., Freitas, M.C., Munhá, J.,Tassinari, C. & Andrade, C. (2010) -Geochemical patterns of Spartina maritima from Portuguese estuaries. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (12), Supplem.1, pp.A725

Freitas, M.C., Andrade, C., Ramos, R., Cruces, A. & Henriques, V. (2010) – Evolução paleoambiental da planície litoral a sul da Nazaré desde o tardiglaciar. Integração no modelo de evolução do litoral ocidental português. In: Freitas, M.C. & Andrade, C. (eds), Proceedings, Iberian Coastal Holocene Paleoenvironmental evolution, Coastal Hope 2010, Lisbon, pp. 48-58

Oliveira, A., Fortunato, A.B., Guerreiro, M., Bertin, X., Bruneau, N., Rodrigues, M., Taborda, R., Andrade, C., Silva, A.M., Antunes, C., Freire, P., Simões Pedro, L., Dodet, G., Loureiro, C., Mendes, A. (2010) – Effect of inlet morphology and wave action on transport and sediment dynamics in a coastal stream. In: Spaulding, M. (ed.) – Estuarine and Coastal Modeling. Proc. ICM11-11th Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 601-619

Articles in national journals

Andrade, C. & Freitas, M.C. (2010/2011) – A importância do registo geológico para avaliação do potencial de inundação por tsunami. Geonovas, Associação Portuguesa de Geólogos, 23/24, pp. 21-22

Nahon, A., Fortunato, A., Bertin, X., Pires, R., Oliveira, A., Freitas, M.C., Andrade, C. (2011) – Modelação numérica da abertura e fecho de uma embocadura artificial (Lagoa de Sto. André, Portugal). Revista Gestão Costeira Integrada (Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management), Número especial sobre Morfodinâmica Estuarina e Costeira, 11 (3), pp. 341-353. ISSN 1646-8872; DOI: 10.5894/rgci260

Freitas, M.C.; Andrade, C.; Silva, T.; Pinto, C. & Amorim, A. (2013) – Evolução holocénica da Ponta da Passadeira (estuário do Tejo). Setúbal Arqueológica, 14, pp. 197-218

Guerreiro, M.; Fortunato, A.; Freire, P.; Rilo, A.; Taborda, R.; Freitas, M.C.; Andrade, C.; Silva, T. Rodrigues, M.; Bertin, X.; Azevedo, A. (2014) – Evolution of the hydrodynamics of the Tagus estuary (Portugal) in the 21st century. Revista Gestão Costeira Integrada (Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management), 18 p. DOI:10.5894/rgci515