Department of Biology, University of the Azores
Apartado 1422, 9501-801 Ponta Delgada
São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
Carolina Parelho is conducting a Ph.D. in Biology (Biomedicine) by the University of the Azores starting in 2012 within the Island Environmental Risks and Society research group of cE3c. She is conducting the project “Development of biomarkers of exposure and effect in biomonitorization of pesticides in agricultural ecosystems: a holistic approach”, under the supervision of Patrícia Garcia (cE3c) and Armindo Rodrigues (CVARG).
Carolina Parelho Ph.D. project aims are:
Assess the ecotoxicological effects of chronic exposure to agrochemicals in different organisms exposed to agricultural practices:
- Analyze the functional diversity of soil microbial communities;
- Determine the genotoxic and histophysiologic effects in an endogeic organism (Amynthas gracilis);
- Evaluate the genotoxicity and endocrine disruption in terrestrial mammals (Mus musculus);
- Determine the cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of occupational exposure in humans.
Parelho, C., Bernardo, F., Camarinho, R., Rodrigues, A.S. & Garcia, P.V. (2016) Testicular damage and farming environments - an integrative ecotoxicological link.Chemosphere, 155, 135-141. DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.04.043 (IF2015 3,698; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Parelho, C., Rodrigues, A.S., Barreto, M.C., Ferreira, N.G.C. & Garcia, P.V. (2016) Assessing microbial activities in metal contaminated agricultural volcanic soils - an integrative approach.Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 129, 242–249. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2016.03.019 (IF2015 3,130; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Parelho, C., Bernardo, F., Camarinho, R., Rodrigues, A. & Garcia, P. (2016) To what extent agrochemicals exposure affects male gonads? 18th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment. Abstract Book of ICHMET, Ghent, Belgium, 313-314.