PhD candidate in EARTHSYSTEMS Doctoral Program

PhD project: Spatial and temporal scale effects on indicators of marine ecosystems health and value Supervisors: H.Cabral (MARE),


MARE profile


2005-2007 – M.Sc. in Sea Sciences/Marine Resources – specialization in Fisheries/ Ecology

2004-2005 – Post- graduate course in Sea Sciences/ Marine Resources– Specialization in Fisheries

1999-2004 – B.Sc. in Biology -Specialization in Marine Biology


I. Machado, T. Simas, E. Cruz, M. Lopes (in prep.). Addressing ecosystem changes caused by biofouling and artificial reef effects of floating offshore wind devices.

R. Dominguez, J. Domínguez Godino, C. Freitas, I. Machado, I. Bertocci. 2015. Habitat traits and patterns of abundance of the purple sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816), at multiple scales along the north Portuguese coast. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 155: 47-55.

I. Bertocci, R. Dominguez, I. Machado, C. Freitas, J. Domínguez Godino, I. Sousa-Pinto, M. Goncalves, M.B. Gaspar. 2014. Multiple effects of harvesting on populations of the purple sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus in north Portugal. Fisheries Research. 150: 60-65.

P.S. Ávila, C. Santos, A. Penteado, M. A. Rodrigues & I. Machado. 2005. The Molluscs of the Intertidal Algal Turf in the Azores. Iberus. 23 (1): 67-76.


E. Cruz, I. Machado, T. Simas. 2014. Underwater noise assessment of wave energy devices. Conference proceedings, 2n International Conference and Exhibition on underwater acoustics. Rhodes, Greece.


I. Machado, T. Simas, A. Moura, M. Lopes, P. Chainho. 2014. Methodologies for benthic and epibenthic colonization assessment at marine energy deployment sites. International Conference of Ocean Energy 2014 (ICOE 2014). Halifax. Canada.

M. Felício, M. Gonçalves, I. Machado, S. Siborro, M.B. Gaspar. 2012. Abundance and Distribution Patterns of Demersal and Epibenthic Communities of the Portuguese North Coast, “30 Anos De Ciências Do Meio Aquático”, ICBAS.

I. Machado, F. Pombal, T. Barandela, S. Inverneiro, F. Castilho & A.M. Santos. 2006. Preliminary Results on the Exploitation of the Commercial Sea Urchin Paracentrotus Lividus in the Northern Coast of Portugal. IX Foro dos Recursos Mariños e da Acuicultura das Rías Galegas.