Scientific laboratory technician at FCUL – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
Email: vplopes@fc.ul.pt | FCUL ext: 26368

ResearcherID: M-4237-2013
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1514-8254
Scopus Author ID: 55301135500

Scientific interests: Sedimentology, soils/sediments, biogeochemistry, coastal evolution, Holocene, lagoons, estuaries

Education

2013: MSc in Applied Geology, Geological hazards and Territorial planning by FCUL – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.
Lopes, V., – “Modelação geológica tridimensional: Aplicação à evolução da várzea da Pederneira (Nazaré)”. Dissertação submetida à Universidade de Lisboa para obtenção do grau de mestre em Geologia e Ambiente, Riscos Geológicos e Ordenamento do Território, Departamento Geologia da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, 103p.

1999:  B.Sc. in  Environmental and Applied Geology, FCUL – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.

MAIN PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

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

2016 – 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. – 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, pp. 92 -104.

2016 – Ruiz-Fernández, J., Oliva, M., Cruces, A., Lopes, V., Freitas, C., Andrade, C., García-Hernández, C., López-Sáez, J.A., Geraldes, M. – Environmental evolution in the Picos de Europa (Cantabrian Mountains, SW Europe) since the Last Glaciation. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 138, April 15, Pages 87-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.03.002

2016 – Nieuwendam, A., Ruiz-Fernández, J., Oliva, M., Lopes, V., Cruces, A. and Freitas, M. C. – Postglacial Landscape Changes and Cryogenic Processes in the Picos de Europa (Northern Spain) Reconstructed from Geomorphological Mapping and Microstructures on Quartz Grains. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp: 96-108. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1853

2016 – Ruiz-Fernández, J., Nieuwendam, A., Oliva, M., Lopes, V., Cruces, A., Freitas, M.C., Janeiro, I. and López-Sáez, J.A. – Cryogenic processes and fire activity in a high Atlantic mountain area in NWIberia (Picos de Europa) during the Mid–Late Holocene. Science of The Total Environment, Volume 573, 15 December 2016, pp: 1159–1170. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.022

2013 – Lopes, V., Freitas, M.C., Andrade, C., Taborda, R., Ramos, R. and Oliveira, M.A. – “A GIS-assisted reconstruction of the Holocene transgressive paleosurface of Pederneira lowland (W Portugal)”. Proceedings 12th International Coastal Symposium – ICS 2013 (Plymouth, England), Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 65, pp. 547-551, ISSN 0749-0208. DOI: 10.2112/SI65-093.1

2013 – 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. – Aeolian Microtextures in Silica Spheres Induced in Wind Tunnel Experiment: Comparison with Aeolian Quartz. Geomorphology, 180-181: 120-129. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.09.011

2012 – 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. –  A tsunami record in the sedimentary archive of the central Algarve coast, Portugal: characterizing sediment, reconstructing sources and inundation paths. The Holocene, 22(8): 899-914. DOI: 10.1177/0959683611434227.

Conference proceedings

2018 – V. Lopes, A. Cruces, M. C. Freitas, T. Ferreira, C. Andrade, M. Cachão, M. Leira and R. Bao – The role of the barrier efficiency in theolocene sedimentation of the Santo André lagoon (SW Portugal). European coastal lagoons symposium, 8th Eurolag 2018, Book of abstracts. Athens, Greece, 20-23 March, p. 9.

2018 – A. Cruces, M. C. Freitas, V. Lopes, S. Moreira, T. Ferreira, and C. Andrade – Laggonal water exchenge as consequence of artificial opening of tidal inlets: twenty years of monitorization in three Portuguese lagoons (Albufeira, Melides and Santo André). European coastal lagoons symposium, 8th Eurolag 2018, Book of abstracts. Athens, Greece, 20-23 March, p. 45.

2018 – Ana Maria Costa, Maria Conceição Freitas, Pedro Costa, André Teixeira,Vera Lopes, João Duarte, Aurora Rodrigues, Helena Carvalho, Abdelatif El-Boudjay, Gonçalo Lopes – “Environmental changes in a Moroccan river: landscape and historical occupation at Oued al-Qsar”. Livro de Actas do II Encontro de Arqueologia de Lisboa, EAL 2018. Lisboa, Portugal, 22-24, Março, 1p

2017 – Ana Maria Costa, M. Conceição Freitas, Vera Lopes, Jacinta Bugalhão, César Andrade, Ana Caessa, Nuno Mota, Cristina Nozes, Rodrigo Banha da Silva e Artur Rocha. – As praias fluvio-estuarinas da Idade do Ferro e Período Romano da Baixa de Lisboa, Portugal. IV Fórum Luso-Brasileiro de Arqueologia Urbana, Arqueologia Urbana em Centros históricos, IV FAUR, Livro de resumos. Faro, Portugal, 12-14 Outubro, p. 28.

2017 – Ruiz-Fernández, J., Nieuwendam, A., Oliva, M., Lopes, V., Cruces, A., Freitas, M.C., Janeiro, A.I., López-Sáez, J.A. and García-Hernández, C. – Fire history and climate variability during the Mid-Late Holocene in the Picos de Europa (Cantabrian Mountains, NW Spain), based on  sedimentary sequence of Belbín. European Geosciences Union General Assembly EGU 2017, Vol. 19, EGU2017-6887. Viena, Austria, 23-28 April.

2016 – Ruiz-Fernández, J., Nieuwendam, A., Oliva, M., Lopes, V., Cruces, A., Freitas, M.C., Janeiro, A.I. and López-Sáez, J.A. – Mid-Late Holocene climate variability and fire events in a High Atlantic mountain area in NW Iberia (Picos de Europa). European Geosciences Union General Assembly, EGU 2016, Vol. 18, EGU2016-17129-1. Viena, Austria, 17-22 April.

2016 – Ruiz‐Fernández, J., Oliva, M., Cruces, A., Lopes, V., Freitas, M.C., Andrade. C., López‐Sáez, J.A., García‐Hernández, C., Gallinar, D., Geraldes, M. – “Environmental changes in a high Atlantic mountain area (Western Massif of the Picos de Europa, NW Iberia) since the Last Glaciation”. Book of Abstracts, I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions. Bragança, Portugal, 5 – 6, October, p. 120.

2015 – Nieuwendam, A., Ruiz-Fernández, J., Oliva, M., Lopes, V., Cruces, A. & Freitas, C. –  Multi-proxy reconstruction of environmental changes in the Picos de Europa (Cantabrian Mountains, Northern Spain) since the Last Glaciation. XIX INQUA Congress. Nagoya (Japan), 27th July – 2nd August 2015.

2015 – M. Leira, M.C. Freitas, C. Andrade, A. Cruces, V. Paio Lopes & S. Moreira – “Past and Present of Coastal Dune Environments of the Southwestern Portuguese Coast”. Proceedings, VIII Symposium on the atlantic Iberian Margin, MIA 2015. Malaga, Spain, 21 – 23, September, pp. 301-304.

2015 – V. Lopes, M. C. Freitas, C. Andrade, A. Bento, M. Cachão, P. Costa, T. Ferreira & R. Ramos) – “Estudo geológico do sítio arqueológico Ria de Aveiro A”. Proceedings, VIII Symposium on the atlantic Iberian Margin, MIA 2015. Malaga, Spain, 21 – 23, September, pp. 687-690.

2015 – Jesus Ruiz-Fernández, Marc Oliva, Anabela Cruces, Vera Lopes, Maria Conceição Freitas, Cristina García-Hernández, Alexandre Nieuwendam, José Antonio López-Sáez, David Gallinar and Miguel Geraldes. – “Geomorphological and sedimentological evidences in the Western Massif of Picos de Europa since the Last Glaciation”. Geophysical Research Abstracts.Vol. 17, EGU2015-11383-2, 2015,EGU General Assembly 2015.

2015 – Alexandre Nieuwendam, Jesús Ruiz-Fernández, Marc Oliva, Vera Lopes, Anabela Cruces and Maria da Conceição Freitas. – “Environmental evolution in Picos de Europa (Cantabrian Mountains, Northern Spain) since the last glacial cycle”. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-11523, 2015 EGU General Assembly 2015.

2015 – Leira M., Freitas M.C., Andrade C., Cruces A. 1, Paio Lopes V., Moreira S., Connor S. – “Links between Holocene environmental change and paleolimnological development in wet dune slacks (SW Portugal)”. Proceedings, Progress in Quaternary archive studies in the Iberian Peninsula, Sevilla (Spain), 12 – 13, March, p.14.

2015 – L. Luís, R. Danielsen, Bas van Geel, P.M. Mendes, M. Sim-sim, V. Lopes & C. Andrade, M. C. Freitas – “Holocene environmental changes along the Portuguese SW coast; a contribution based on pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs to disentangle the impact of climate and human driven changes”. Proceedings, Progress in Quaternary archive studies in the Iberian Peninsula, Sevilla (Spain), 12 – 13, March, p.104.

2015 – V. Lopes, M.C. Freitas, C. Andrade, S. Moreira, A. Bento, M.C. Cabral, A. Cearreta, M. Cachão, M. F. Araújo – “Environmental evolution of the Pederneira lowland (W Portugal) during the Holocene – a multi proxy study”. Proceedings, Progress in Quaternary archive studies in the Iberian Peninsula, Sevilla (Spain), 12 – 13, March, 2015, pp.97-98.

2012 – Lopes, V., Freitas, M.C., Cruces, A., Andrade, C., Bento, A. – “Evolution of the Santo André lagoon (SW Portugal) in the last 5000 years “. Proceedings, VII Symposium on the atlantic Iberian Margin, MIA 2012. Lisbon. p. 52.

2012 – Oliveira, M. A., Andrade, C., Freitas, M.C., Costa, P., Lopes, V. – “Boulder deposit related to extreme marine event (s) in the western coast of Portugal”. Proceedings, VII Symposium on the atlantic Iberian Margin, MIA 2012. Lisbon. p. 29.

2011 – Lopes, V., Freitas, M.C., Cruces, A. & Andrade, C. – “Paleoenvironment evolution of the Santo André lagoon (SW Portugal) since 6.3 ka cal BP”. XVIII INQUA Congress – Quaternary sciences – the view from the mountains. Bern, 20-27 July 2011. Quaternary International, Volumes 279–280, 16 November 2012:288. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.08.766

2011 – Moreira, S., Freitas, M. C., Araújo, M.F., Cruces, A., Andrade, C. & Lopes, V. – “Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of Pederneira lagoon (Western Portugal)”. XVIII INQUA Congress – Quaternary sciences – the view from the mountains. Bern, 20-27 July 2011. Quaternary International, Volumes 279–280, 16 November 2012:334. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.08.970

2011 – Freitas, M.C., Andrade, C., Alday, M., Cearreta, A., Gama, C., Cruces, A. & Lopes, V. – “Holocene paleoenvironmental evolution of the Aljezur alluvial plain (SW Portuguese coast)”. XVIII INQUA Congress – Quaternary sciences – the view from the mountains. Bern, 20-27 July 2011. Quaternary International, Volumes 279–280, 16 November 2012:151 DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.08.143

2011 – Ramos, R., Freitas, M.C., Andrade, C., Dinis, J., Proença e Cunha, P., Henriques, M.V., Beleque, A. & Lopes, V. – “Palaeogeographic evolution of the Nazaré-Salgado coastal zone (Portugal) during the Holocene”. XVIII INQUA Congress – Quaternary sciences – the view from the mountains. Bern, 20-27 July 2011. Quaternary International, Volumes 279–280, 16 November 2012:393. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.08.1234

Technical reports:

2017 – Ana M. Costa, M. Conceição Freitas, Vera Lopes, César Andrade – Areias da zona ribeirinha do Seixal, Obra de “Requalificação do Espaço Público do Seixal”. Trabalhos do LARC. IDL, Universidade de Lisboa. Relatório Técnico para Laboratório de Arqueociências, LARC Direção Geral do Património Cultural, 17 pp.

2013 – Pimentel, N., Azerêdo, A.C., Cascalho, J.P., Lopes, V. & Mourão, C. – Caracterização sedimentológica de amostras da Bacia do Kwanza, Angola. Centro de Geologia, Universidade de Lisboa, Relatório Técnico para Obrangol, 24 pp +Anexos.