Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA)
 Marine Geology and Georesources Division (DivGM)
 Rua C ao Aeroporto
 1749-077 Lisboa
 Phone: +351 218 447 103 (ext. 1603)
 e-mail: vitor.magalhaes@ipma.pt
 ResearcherID: F-6770-2011
 Scopus Author ID: 35885694100

Academic degrees:

2007, PhD in Geosciences. University of Aveiro. Thesis title: Authigenic Carbonates and Fluid Escape Structures in the Gulf of Cadiz.
1995, Geology Diploma – Scientific and technological specialization. Science Faculty of the University of Porto.

Professional experience:
Since August 2013, Assistant Researcher at IPMA – Portuguese Institute for the Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA), Marine Geology and Georesources Division (DivGM).
2009-2013, Assistant Researcher at CESAM – Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Geosciences Department of the University of Aveiro.
2007 – 2009, Post doctoral fellow of the FCT (Portuguese Science and technology Foundation) at the Geophysical Sciences Department of The University of Chicago.
2003 – 2007, PhD Student fellow of the FCT (Portuguese Science and technology Foundation).
1997 – 2003, Junior Research at the Instituto Geológico e Mineiro – Marine Geology Department (IGM/DGM), on the research area of Geology and Resources of the Portuguese Margin. Project INGMAR (Reforço da Capacidade de Investigação no Domínio da Geologia Marinha) financed by the FCT.

Current research areas:
Marine Geology: Mud volcanism and fluid escape structures; Gas hydrates, occurrence and stability fields modelling; Methane-derived authigenic carbonates: characterization, geochemistry, and genetic processes; Tectonic and stratigraphic control of fluid escape structures in the South Portuguese Margin and the Gulf of Cadiz; Interpretation of geophysical data, marine geological mapping (seismic, side scan sonar, multibeam); Geographic Information Systems, integration and interpretation of geologic and geophysical data.

Publications (WoS Papers):

  1. Carvalho, L., Monteiro, R., Figueira, P., Mieiro, C., Pereira, E., Magalhães, V., Pinheiro, L., Vale, C., 2019. Rare earth elements in mud volcano sediments from the Gulf of Cadiz, South Iberian Peninsula. Science of the Total Environment 652, 869-879. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.227.
  2. Magalhaes, V.H., Buffett, B., Archer, D., McGuire, P., Pinheiro, L.M., Gardner, J.M., 2019. Effects of oceanographic changes on controlling the stability of gas hydrates and the formation of authigenic carbonates at mud volcanoes and seepage sites on the Iberian margin of the Gulf of Cadiz. Marine Geology 412, 69-80.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2019.03.002.
  3. Carvalho, L., Monteiro, R., Figueira, P., Mieiro, C., Almeida, J., Pereira, E., Magalhães, V., Pinheiro, L., Vale, C., 2018. Vertical distribution of major, minor and trace elements in sediments from mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz: evidence of Cd, As and Ba fronts in upper layers. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 131, 133-143.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2017.12.003.
  4. Magalhães, V., 2017. Pockmarks and fluid seepage in the Estremadura Spur: implications for regional geology, biology, and petroleum systems. Impact 2017, 25-27. doi: 10.21820/23987073.2017.11.25
  5. Duarte, D., Magalhães, V.H., Terrinha, P., Ribeiro, C., Madureira, P., Pinheiro, L.M., Benazzouz, O., Kim, J.H., Duarte, H., 2017. Identification and characterization of fluid escape structures (pockmarks) in the Estremadura Spur, West Iberian Margin. Marine and Petroleum Geology 82, 414-423. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.02.026
  6. Abrantes, F., Cermeño, P., Lopes, C., Romero, O., Matos, L., Van Iperen, J., Rufino, M., Magalhães, V., 2016. Diatoms Si Uptake Capacity Drives Carbon Export In Coastal Upwelling Systems. Biogeosciences. 2016, 1-14.10.5194/bg-2015-517. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-2015-517
  7. Hensen, C., Scholz, F., Nuzzo, M., Valadares, V., Gràcia, E., Terrinha, P., Liebetrau, V., Kaul, N., Silva, S., Martínez-Loriente, S., Bartolome, R., Piñero, E., Magalhães, V.H., Schmidt, M., Weise, S.M., Cunha, M., Hilario, A., Perea, H., Rovelli, L. and Lackschewitz, K., 2015. Strike-slip faults mediate the rise of crustal-derived fluids and mud volcanism in the deep sea. Geology, 43(4): 339-342. doi: 10.1130/G36359.1 http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G36359.1
  8. Wang, S., Magalhães, V.H., Pinheiro, L.M., Liu, J., Yan, W., 2015. Tracing the composition, fluid source and formation conditions of the methane-derived authigenic carbonates in the Gulf of Cadiz with rare earth elements and stable isotopes. Marine and Petroleum Geology 68, 192-205. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.08.022
  9. Wang S.H., Yan W., Magalhaes V.H., Chen Z., Pinheiro L., Gussone N. (2014) Factors influencing methane-derived authigenic carbonate formation at cold seep from southwestern Dongsha area in the northern South China Sea. Environmental Earth Sciences. 71, 5, 2087-2094. 1866-6299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2611-9
  10. Salgueiro E., Naughton F., Voelker A.H.L., de Abreu L., Alberto A., Rossignol L., Duprat J., Magalhaes V.H., Vaqueiro S., Turon J.L., Abrantes F. (2014) Past circulation along the western Iberian margin: a time slice vision from the Last Glacial to the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews. 106, 316-329. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.09.001
  11. Lalilti, A., Mhammedi, N.A., Magalhães, V., Pinheiro, L.M., Cadi, A.E., Arrim, A.E., Moumni, B.E., 2014. Etude environnemental du littoral Nord Marocain: Approche multidisciplinaire (Environmental study of the northern Moroccan coast: Multidisciplinary Approach). Mater. Environ. Sci. 5, 2217-2222. http://www.jmaterenvironsci.com/Document/vol5/vol5_NS1/29-JMES-S1-2014-lalilti.pdf
  12. Pinheiro L.M., Ivanov M.K., Sautkin A., Akhmanov G., Magalhaes V.H., Volkonskaya A., Monteiro J.H., Somoza L., Gardner J., Hamoumi N., Cunha M.R. (2014) Mud volcanism in the Gulf of Cadiz: Results from the TTR-10 cruise (vol 195, pg 131, 2003). Marine Geology. 355, 384-384.
  13. Wang S., Yan W., Magalhães V.H., Zhong C., Pinheiro L.M., Gussone N. (2013) factors influencing methane-derived authigenic carbonate formation at cold seep from southern Dongsha area in the northern. Environmental Earth Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2611-9
  14. Magalhães V.H., Pinheiro L.M., Ivanov M.K., Kozlova E., Blinova V., Kolganova J., Vasconcelos V., McKenzie J.A., Bernasconi S.M., Kopf A.J., Díaz-del-Río V., González F.J., Somoza L. (2012) Formation processes of methane-derived authigenic carbonates from the Gulf of Cadiz. Sedimentary Geology. 243-244, 155-168. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2011.10.013
  15. Wang S., Yan W., Magalhães V.H., Chen Z., Pinheiro L.M., Gussone N. (2012) Calcium isotope fractionation and its controlling factors over authigenic carbonates in the cold seeps of the northern South China Sea. Chinese Science Bulletin. 57, 11, 1325-1332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11434-012-4990-9
  16. Duarte J., Terrinha P., Rosas F., Valadares V., Pinheiro L.M., Matias L., Magalhães V., Roque C. (2010) Crescent-shaped morphotectonic features in the Gulf of Cadiz (offshore SW Iberia). Marine Geology. 271, 236-249.
  17. Medialdea T., Somoza L., Pinheiro L.M., Fernández-Puga M.C., Vasquez J.T., Léon R., Ivanov M., Magalhães V., Diaz-del-Rio V., Vegas R. (2009) Tectonics and mud volcano development in the Gulf of Cádiz. Marine Geology. 209, 1, 173-198.
  18. González F.J., Somoza L., Lunar R., Martínez-Frías J., Rubí J., Torres T., Ortiz J E., Diaz-del-Río V.D., Pinheiro L.M. , Magalhães V.H. (2009) Hydrocarbon-derived ferromanganese nodules in carbonate-mud mounds from the Gulf of Cadiz: mud-breccia sediments and clasts as nucleation sites. Marine Geology. 261, 1, 64-81.
  19. Nuzzo M., Hornibrook E.R.C., Gill F., Hensen C., Pancost R., Haeckel M., Reitz A., Scholz F., Magalhães V., Bruckmann W., Pinheiro L.M. (2009) Origin of light volatile hydrocarbon gases in mud volcano fluids, Gulf of Cadiz – Evidence for multiple sources and transport mechanisms in active sedimentary wedges. Chemical Geology. 266, 359-372.
  20. Terrinha P., Matias L., Vicente J., Duarte J., Luis J., Pinheiro L.M., Lourenço N., Diez S., Rosas F., Magalhães V.H., Valadares V., Zitellini N., Roque C., Mendes Victor L., Matespro Team (2009) Morphotectonics and strain partitioning at the Iberia-Africa plate boundary from multibeam and seismic reflection dat. Marine Geology. 267, 156-174.
  21. Magalhães V.H., Pinheiro L.M. (2009) Episodes of gas hydrate dissociation and enhanced methane flux recorded by methane-derived authigenic carbonates in the Gulf of Cadiz. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 73, 13, A814-A814.
  22. Nuzzo M, Nuzzo M., Hornibrook E., Hornibrook E R C, Hensen C., Hensen C, Parkes J., Parkes R J, Cragg B., Cragg B A, Rinna J., Rinna J, Von Deimling, J., Von Deimling J S, Sommer S., Sommer S, Magalhães V H, Magalhães V., Reitz A, Reitz A., Bruckmann W, Bruckmann W., Pinheiro L M, Pinheiro L.M. (2008) Shallow microbial recycling of deep-sourced carbon in Gulf of Cadiz mud volcanoes. Geomicrobiology Journal. 25, 283-295.
  23. Hensen C., Nuzzo M., Hornibrook E., Pinheiro L.M., Bock B., Magalhães V.H., Bruckmann W. (2007) Sources of mud volcano fluids in the Gulf of Cadiz – indications for hydrothermal imprint. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, 1232-1248.
    Mieiro C.L., Pato P., Pereira E., Mirante F., Coutinho J.A.P., Pinheiro L.M., Magalhães V.H., Duarte A.C. (2007) Total mercury in sediments from mud volcanoes in Gulf of Cadiz. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 54, 9, 1539-1544. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2007.05.025
  24. Niemann, H., Duarte J., Hensen C., Omoregie E., Magalhães V.H., Elvert M., Pinheiro L.M., Kopf A., Boetius A. (2006) Microbial methane turnover at mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 70, 5336-5355.
    Van Rensbergen P., Depreiter D., Pannemans B., Moerkerke G., Van Rooij D., Marsset B., Akhmanov G., Blinova V., Ivanov M., Rachidi M., Magalhães V., Pinheiro L., Cunha M., Henriet J.-P. (2005) The El Arraiche mud volcano field at the Moroccan Atlantic slope, Gulf of Cadiz. Marine Geology. 219, 1-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2005.04.007
  25. Pinheiro L.M., Ivanov M.K., Sautkin A., Akhmanov G., Magalhães V.H., Volkonskaya A., Monteiro J.H., Somoza L., Gardner J., Hamouni N., Cunha M.R. (2003) Mud volcanism in the Gulf of Cadiz: results from the TTR-10 cruise. Marine Geology. 195, 1-4, 131-151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-3227(02)00685-0

Book chapters:

  1. Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists, Albers, E.J., Bekins, B., Magalhaes, V., Debret, B.P.R., Deng, J., Dong, Y., Eickenbusch, P., Frery, E.A., Ichiyama, Y., Johnson, K., Johnston, R.M., Kevorkian, R.T., Kurz, W., Mantovanelli, S.S., Menapace, W., Menzies, C.D., Michibayashi, K., Moyer, C.L., Mullane, K.K., Park, J.-W., Price, R.E., Ryan, J.G., Shervais, J.W., Sissmann, O.J., Suzuki, S., Takai, K., Walter, B., Zhang, R., 2018. Expedition 366 summary, in: Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 366 – Mariana Convergent Margin and South Chamorro Seamount. International Ocean Discovery Program, College Station, TX. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.366.101.2018.
  2. Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists, Albers, E.J., Bekins, B., Magalhaes, V., Debret, B.P.R., Deng, J., Dong, Y., Eickenbusch, P., Frery, E.A., Ichiyama, Y., Johnson, K., Johnston, R.M., Kevorkian, R.T., Kurz, W., Mantovanelli, S.S., Menapace, W., Menzies, C.D., Michibayashi, K., Moyer, C.L., Mullane, K.K., Park, J.-W., Price, R.E., Ryan, J.G., Shervais, J.W., Sissmann, O.J., Suzuki, S., Takai, K., Walter, B., Zhang, R., 2018. Site 1200, in: Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 366 – Mariana Convergent Margin and South Chamorro Seamount. International Ocean Discovery Program, College Station, TX. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.366.103.2018.
  3. Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists, Albers, E.J., Bekins, B., Magalhaes, V., Debret, B.P.R., Deng, J., Dong, Y., Eickenbusch, P., Frery, E.A., Ichiyama, Y., Johnson, K., Johnston, R.M., Kevorkian, R.T., Kurz, W., Mantovanelli, S.S., Menapace, W., Menzies, C.D., Michibayashi, K., Moyer, C.L., Mullane, K.K., Park, J.-W., Price, R.E., Ryan, J.G., Shervais, J.W., Sissmann, O.J., Suzuki, S., Takai, K., Walter, B., Zhang, R., 2018. Site U1491, in: Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 366 – Mariana Convergent Margin and South Chamorro Seamount. International Ocean Discovery Program, College Station, TX. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.366.104.2018.
  4. Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists, Albers, E.J., Bekins, B., Magalhaes, V., Debret, B.P.R., Deng, J., Dong, Y., Eickenbusch, P., Frery, E.A., Ichiyama, Y., Johnson, K., Johnston, R.M., Kevorkian, R.T., Kurz, W., Mantovanelli, S.S., Menapace, W., Menzies, C.D., Michibayashi, K., Moyer, C.L., Mullane, K.K., Park, J.-W., Price, R.E., Ryan, J.G., Shervais, J.W., Sissmann, O.J., Suzuki, S., Takai, K., Walter, B., Zhang, R., 2018. Site U1492, in: Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 366 – Mariana Convergent Margin and South Chamorro Seamount. International Ocean Discovery Program, College Station, TX. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.366.101.2018.
  5. Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists, Albers, E.J., Bekins, B., Magalhaes, V., Debret, B.P.R., Deng, J., Dong, Y., Eickenbusch, P., Frery, E.A., Ichiyama, Y., Johnson, K., Johnston, R.M., Kevorkian, R.T., Kurz, W., Mantovanelli, S.S., Menapace, W., Menzies, C.D., Michibayashi, K., Moyer, C.L., Mullane, K.K., Park, J.-W., Price, R.E., Ryan, J.G., Shervais, J.W., Sissmann, O.J., Suzuki, S., Takai, K., Walter, B., Zhang, R., 2018. Site U1498, in: Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 366 – Mariana Convergent Margin and South Chamorro Seamount. International Ocean Discovery Program, College Station, TX. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.366.109.2018.
  6. Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists, Albers, E.J., Bekins, B., Magalhaes, V., Debret, B.P.R., Deng, J., Dong, Y., Eickenbusch, P., Frery, E.A., Ichiyama, Y., Johnson, K., Johnston, R.M., Kevorkian, R.T., Kurz, W., Mantovanelli, S.S., Menapace, W., Menzies, C.D., Michibayashi, K., Moyer, C.L., Mullane, K.K., Park, J.-W., Price, R.E., Ryan, J.G., Shervais, J.W., Sissmann, O.J., Suzuki, S., Takai, K., Walter, B., Zhang, R., 2018. Sites U1493, U1494, and U1495, in: Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 366 – Mariana Convergent Margin and South Chamorro Seamount. International Ocean Discovery Program, College Station, TX. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.366.106.2018.
  7. Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists, Albers, E.J., Bekins, B., Magalhaes, V., Debret, B.P.R., Deng, J., Dong, Y., Eickenbusch, P., Frery, E.A., Ichiyama, Y., Johnson, K., Johnston, R.M., Kevorkian, R.T., Kurz, W., Mantovanelli, S.S., Menapace, W., Menzies, C.D., Michibayashi, K., Moyer, C.L., Mullane, K.K., Park, J.-W., Price, R.E., Ryan, J.G., Shervais, J.W., Sissmann, O.J., Suzuki, S., Takai, K., Walter, B., Zhang, R., 2018. Site U1496, in: Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 366 – Mariana Convergent Margin and South Chamorro Seamount. International Ocean Discovery Program, College Station, TX. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.366.107.2018.
  8. Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists, Albers, E.J., Bekins, B., Magalhaes, V., Debret, B.P.R., Deng, J., Dong, Y., Eickenbusch, P., Frery, E.A., Ichiyama, Y., Johnson, K., Johnston, R.M., Kevorkian, R.T., Kurz, W., Mantovanelli, S.S., Menapace, W., Menzies, C.D., Michibayashi, K., Moyer, C.L., Mullane, K.K., Park, J.-W., Price, R.E., Ryan, J.G., Shervais, J.W., Sissmann, O.J., Suzuki, S., Takai, K., Walter, B., Zhang, R., 2018. Site U1497, in: Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 366 – Mariana Convergent Margin and South Chamorro Seamount. International Ocean Discovery Program, College Station, TX. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.366.108.2018.
  9. Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists, Albers, E.J., Bekins, B., Magalhaes, V., Debret, B.P.R., Deng, J., Dong, Y., Eickenbusch, P., Frery, E.A., Ichiyama, Y., Johnson, K., Johnston, R.M., Kevorkian, R.T., Kurz, W., Mantovanelli, S.S., Menapace, W., Menzies, C.D., Michibayashi, K., Moyer, C.L., Mullane, K.K., Park, J.-W., Price, R.E., Ryan, J.G., Shervais, J.W., Sissmann, O.J., Suzuki, S., Takai, K., Walter, B., Zhang, R., 2018. Expedition 366 methods, in: Fryer, P., Wheat, G., Williams, T., the Expedition 366 Scientists (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 366 – Mariana Convergent Margin and South Chamorro Seamount. International Ocean Discovery Program, College Station, TX. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.366.101.2018.
  10. Pinheiro, L.M., Magalhães, V.H., 2018. Mud volcanism and hydrocarbon-rich fluid seepage in the Gibraltar Arc System: 9 Years of IOC-sponsored Training Through Research Investigation, in: Bebianno, M.J., Guerreiro, J., Carvalho, T., Gameiro, M.I. (Eds.), Sustainable development of the ocean: a necessity. Universidade do Algarve, Faro