SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS ON

Ecology and Palaeoecology of coastal and deep-sea benthic Foraminifera (Protoctista), applied to the  Quaternary paleoenvironmental evolution. Marine Geology.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE ON

Marine Geology, Micropaleontology, Palaeoecology, Sedimentary petrography, Geology (introductory), Earth Materials (introductory).


MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Moreno, J., Fatela, F., Leorri, E., Moreno, F. (2017) Records from marsh Foraminifera and grapevine growing season temperatures reveal the hydro-climatic evolution of the Minho region (NW portugal) from 1856–2009. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 47: 208-218. http://jfr.geoscienceworld.org/content/47/2/208

Moreno, J., Fatela, F., Leorri, E., Moreno, F., Freitas, M. C., Valente, T., Araújo, M.F., Gómez-Navarro, J.J., Guise, L., Blake, W.H., (2017) Bromine soil/sediment enrichment in tidal salt marshes as a potential indicator of climate changes driven by solar activity: new insights from W coast Portuguese estuaries. Science of the Total Environment – STOTEN, 580: 324-338 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.130

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

Fatela, F., Moreno, J., Cabral, M.C., (2016). Salinity and temperature assessment of the tidal marshes from the W Portuguese coast, as an ecological tool to the palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Estudos do Quaternário, 14: 73 – 81. http://www.apeq.pt/ojs/index.php/apeq/article/view/211/241

Moreno, J., Fatela, F., Moreno, F., Leorri, E., Taborda, R., Trigo, R., (2016). Grape harvest dates as indicator of spring-summer mean maxima temperature variations in the Minho region (NW Portugal) since the 19th century. Global and Planetary Change, 141: 39-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.04.003

Quintela, M.; Costa P.; Fatela, F.; Drago, T.; Hoska, N.; Andrade, C.; Freitas, M.C. (2015). The AD 1755 tsunami deposits onshore and offshore of Algarve (south Portugal): Sediment transport interpretations based on the study of Foraminifera assemblages, Quaternary International, 408: 123-138.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.12.029

Moreno, J., Fatela, F., Leorri, E., Araújo, M.F., Moreno, F., De la Rosa, J.M., Freitas, M.C., Valente, T. and Corbett, R. (2015) Bromine enrichment in marsh sediments as a marker of environmental changes driven by Grand Solar Minima and Anthropogenic activity (Caminha, NW of Portugal). Science of the Total Environment – STOTEN, 506/507, 554-566. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.062

Moreno, J., Fatela, F., Leorri, E., De la Rosa, J.M., Pereira, I., Araújo, M.F., Freitas, M.C., Corbett, R. and Medeiros, A. (2014). Marsh benthic Foraminifera response to estuarine hydrological balance driven by climate variability over the last 2000 years(Minho estuary, NW Portugal). Quaternary Research, 82, 318-330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2014.04.014

Fatela, F., Moreno, J., Leorri, E. and Corbett, R. (2014). High marsh foraminiferal assemblages response to intra-decadal and multi-decadal precipitation variability, between 1934 and 2010 (Minho, NW Portugal). Journal of Sea Research, 93,118-132 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2013.07.021

Leorri, E., Drago, T., Fatela, F., Bradley, S., Moreno J., and Cearreta, A. (2013). Late Glacial and Holocene coastal evolution in the Minho estuary (N. Portugal): implications for understanding sea-level changes in Atlantic Iberia. The Holocene, 23: 352-362.

De la Rosa, J. M., Araújo, M. F., González-Pérez, J. A., González-Vila, F. J., Soares, A. M., Martins, J. M., Leorri, E., Corbett, R., Fatela, F. (2012). Organic matter sources to tidal marsh sediment over the past two millennia in the Minho River estuary (NW Iberian Peninsula). Organic Geochemistry 53: 16-24.

Costa, P.J.M., Andrade, C., Freitas, M.C., Oliveira, M.A., Lopes, V., Dawson, A.G., Moreno, J., Fatela, F. and 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: 899-914.

Leorri, E.; Fatela, F.; Moreno, J.; Antunes, C.; Cearreta, A.; Drago, T. (2011). Assessing the performance of a foraminifera-based transfer function to estimate sea-level changes in northern Portugal. Quaternary Research, 75: 278-287.

Martins, M.J.F.; Namiotko, T.; Cabral, M.C.; Fatela, F. and Boavida, M.J. (2010). Contribution to the knowledge of the freshwater Ostracoda fauna in continental Portugal, with an updated checklist of Recent and Quaternary species. Journal of Limnology, 69:160-173. DOI: 10.3274/JL10-69-1-15

Cunha, P.P.; Buylaert , J.P.; Murray, A.S.; Andrade, C.; Freitas, M.C.; Fatela, F.; Munhá, J.M.; Martins, A.A.; Sugisaki S. (2009). Optical dating of clastic deposits generated by an extreme marine coastal flood: the 1755 tsunami deposits in Algarve (Portugal). Quaternary Geochronology, 5: 329-335 doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2009.09.004

Leorri, Fatela, F., Moreno J., Antunes, C., Cearreta, A., Freitas, M.C., and Andrade, C. (2009). Intertidal foraminifera in the Mira estuary, SW Portugal, and their use as sea-level proxies. Geogaceta, 46: 71-74.

Leorri, E., Gehrels, W.R., Horton, B.P., Fatela, F. and Cearreta, A. (2010). Distribution of foraminifera in salt marshes along the Atlantic coast of SW Europe: tools to reconstruct past sea-level variations. Quaternary International, 221: 104-115

Loureiro, I.M.; Cabral, M.C.; Fatela, F. (2009). Marine influence in Ostracod assemblages of the Mira River estuary: comparison between lower and mid estuary tidal marsh transects. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56: 1365-1369.

Valente, T.; Fatela F.; Moreno, J.; Moreno, F.; Guise; L.; C. Patinha (2009). A comparative study of the influence of geochemical parameters on the distribution of foraminiferal assemblages in two distinctive tidal marshes. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56: 1439-1443.

Fatela, F., Moreno, J., Moreno, F., Araújo, M. F., Valente, T., Antunes, C., Taborda, R., Andrade, C., Drago T. (2009). Environmental constraints of foraminiferal assemblages distribution across a brackish tidal marsh (Caminha, NW Portugal). Marine Micropaleontology, 70: 70-88.

Fatela, F., Moreno J. and C. Antunes (2007) – Salinity influence on Foraminiferal tidal marsh assemblages of NW Portugal: an anthropogenic constraint? Thalassas 23: 51-63.

Rosa, F., Fatela F. and T. Drago (2007) -Late Holocene benthic foraminiferal records in the continental shelf off Douro River (NW Portugal): evidences for productivity and sedimentary relationships. Thalassas, 23: 19-31.

Moreno, J., Valente, T., Moreno, F., Fatela, F., Guise, L. and C. Patinha (2007) Ocurrence of calcareous Foraminifera and calcite-carbonate equilibrium conditions – a case study in Minho/Coura estuary (N Portugal). Hydrobiology, 587: 177-184.

T. Drago; C. Freitas; F. Rocha; M. Cachão; J. Moreno; F. Naughton; C. Fradique; T. Silveira; A. Oliveira; J. Cascalho & F. Fatela (2006) – Paleoenvironmental evolution of  estuarine systems during the last 14 000 years – the case of Douro estuary (NW Portugal). Journal of Coastal Research, SI 39: 186-192.

Moreno, J., Fatela, F., Andrade, C. and T. Drago (2006). Distribution and new ecological data of Pseudothurammina limnetis (Scott and Medioli) on the brackish tidal marsh of Minho/Coura estuary, Northern Portugal. Révue de Micropaléontologie, 49: 45-53.

Moreno, J.; Fatela, F.; Andrade, C.; Cascalho, J.; Moreno, F. e Drago, T.(2005) – Living Foraminiferal assemblages from Minho/Coura estuary (Northern Portugal): a stressfull environment. Thalassas, 21: 17-28.

Fatela, F. & Taborda, R. (2002) – Confidence limits of species proportions in microfossil assemblages. Marine Micropaleontology, 45: 169-174.

Fatela, F.; Duprat, J. e Pujos, A. (1994) – How Southward Migrated the Polar Front Along the West Iberian Margin, at 17 800 years BP? Gaia 8: 169-173.

Fatela, F. e Silva, P. (1990) – Associações actuais de Foraminíferos e Ostracodos no litoral a norte de Peniche. Anais do Instituto Hidrográfico, 11: 31-41.


Other Publications

Fatela, F., Mata, J. (2011) – A diferenciação da Terra. Um planeta em transformação. In: Martins-Loução, M.A. (Coord.), A aventura da Terra; um planeta em evolução. Esfera do Caos (ed.), pp: 24-30.

Moreira, S.; Freitas, M-C.; Araújo, M-F.; Andrade, C.; FATELA, F. (2010). Caracterização da sedimentação secular em ambientes intermareais do estuário do Mira. e-Terra, 12 (1): 1-4.

Cardoso, R., Araújo, M-F., Freitas, M-C., Fatela, F. (2008). Geochemical characterisation of sediments from marginal environments of Lima Estuary (NW Portugal). e-Terra, 5 (6): 1-11.

Fatela, F. (2007) – A água é mole, mas o Tempo dura. Folha Fojeira, 27, pp. 11-12.

Fatela, F.; Moreno, J; Cascalho, J.; Silveira, T.; Fradique, C.; Drago, T.(2003) – Variação extrema da salinidade: uma condicionante da distribuição dos Foraminíferos “vivos” no estuário dos rios Minho e Coura. Ciências da Terra, (UNL), nº esp. V, CD-Rom, pp. A68-A71. Lisboa.

Fatela, F. (2002) – As Escalas da Terra: o Chão que Pisamos. Gazeta de Física, 25, I, pp. 61-62

Fatela, F. (2002) – Escalas do Tempo. Gazeta de Física, 25, I, pp. 64-67.

Fatela, F.; Casaleiro, P.; Sobral Marques, P. (1998) – A Exposição. in: Catálogo Oficial do Pavilhão do Futuro. Exposição Mundial de Lisboa, EXPO´98, Lisboa, pp. 51-62.

Fatela, F. e Silva, P. (1990) – Associações actuais de Foraminíferos e Ostracodos no litoral a norte de Peniche. Anais do Instituto Hidrográfico, 11: 31-41.


RESEARCH PROJECTS

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Recent evolution of Portuguese W coast estuaries: high resolution studies from marshes geological record – WesTLog (FCT – PTDC/CTE/105370/2008).

Microecology and Littoral Dynamics: definition of multi-proxies applicable to Quaternary paleogeographical and paleoclimatic reconstruction – MicroDyn (POCTI/CTA/45185/2002).
MEMBER OF RESEARCH TEAM

Geological signature of tsunami deposits on the Portuguese coast – GETS (PTDC/CTE-GEX/65948/2006).

High-resolution oceanic productivity during the last centuries. Correlation with fish populations – POPEI (PDCT/MAR/55618/2004).

Past ocean circulation and productivity changes on the Portuguese Margin and in the Open North Atlantic: Northern Hemisphere-Antarctica Linkages 380,000 to 800,000 years ago -PORTO (POCTI/MAR/58282/2004).

Late Quaternary Environmental Changes from Estuarine and Shelf Sedimentary Record – ENVICHANGES (FCT-PLE/12/00).

Late Quaternary Evolution in Douro Estuary and Adjacent Continental Shelf – LAQUATEDE (POCTI/CTA/11101/2001) _ Member.

Dinâmica Sedimentar da Plataforma – DISEPLA (JNICT 1989; trainee researcher).