Ana Catarina Almeida Sousa
  department: Chemistry  
  line: 3 - sustainability and health
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Current position



CNRS - INEE - ECCOREV (Unité FR3098)
OHMi Estarreja-OHM Bassin Minier de Provence
Europôle méditerranéen de L'Arbois, Bât du CEREGE - BP 80
13545 Aix en Provence Cedex 4, France

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Previous publications

Sousa ACA, Coelho SD, Pastorinho MR, Taborda-Barata L, Nogueira AJA, Isobe T, Kunisue T, Takahashi S, Tanabe S (2017) Levels of TBT and other selected organotin compounds in duplicate diet samples. Science of the Total Environment 574: 19-23;

Coelho SD, Maricoto T, Tanabe S, Nogueira AJA, Sousa ACA (2017) Dietary Habits of a Portuguese Academic Community - A Food Frequency Questionnaire Approach. Journal of Nutrition and Diabetes Research 1 (1)

Coelho SD, M. Ramiro Pastorinho, Takaaki Itai, Isobe T, Kunisue T, Nogueira AJA, Tanabe S, Sousa ACA (2016) Lead in duplicate diet samples from an academic community.  Science of the Total Environment 573: 603-607;

Amaro R, Coelho SD, Pastorinho MR, Taborda-Barata L, Vaz-Patto MA, Monteiro M, Nepomuceno M, Lanzinha JCG, Teixeira JP, Pereira CC, Sousa ACA (2016) House dust fungal communities’ characterization: a double take on the six by sixty by six project (6x60x6). Open Engineering 6: 542-547;

Coelho SD, Sousa ACA, Isobe T, Kunisue T, Nogueira AJA, Tanabe S (2016) Brominated flame retardants and organochlorine compounds in duplicate diet samples from a Portuguese academic community. Chemosphere 160: 89-94;

Coelho SD, Sousa ACA, Isobe T, Kim J-W, Kunisue T, Nogueira AJA, Tanabe S (2016) Brominated, chlorinated and phosphate organic contaminants in house dust from Portugal. Science of the Total Environment 569–570: 442-449;

Sánchez-Marin P, Oliveira IB, Sousa ACA, Takahashi s, Tanabe S, Galante-Oliveira S (2016) Evaluation of female aphally in imposex-affected populations of Nucella lapillus in the species southernmost distributional limit in Europe. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 82 (1): 144-153;

Sousa ACA, Takahashi S, Tanabe S (2014) Editorial (Thematic Issue): Organic contaminants in house dust. Current Organic Chemistry 18(17): 2181,

Coelho SD, Sousa ACA, Isobe T, Tanabe S, Nogueira AJA (2014) Flame Retardants in Indoor Dust - A Review on the Levels of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Hexabromocyclododecanes. Current Organic Chemistry 18(17): 2218-2230,

Sousa ACA, Almeida JSRL, Pereira CC, Pastorinho MR, Pereira AMC, Nogueira AJA, Taborda-Barata L, Teixeira JP, Correia ACM, Alves A (2014). Characterization of fungal diversity in house dust samples collected from central Portugal - a preliminary survey. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health – Part A Current Issues 77: 1-11,; 5 year IF 2014: 2.042, Q2, 70.0%

Cruz A, Henriques I, Sousa ACA, Baptista I, Almeida A; Takahashi S, Tanabe S, Correia A, Suzuki S, Anselmo AM, Mendo S (2014) A microcosm approach to evaluate the degradation of tributyltin (TBT) by Aeromonas molluscorum Av27 in estuarine sediments. Environmental Research 132: 430-437,

Sousa ACA, Pastorinho MR, Takahashi S, Tanabe S (2014) History on organotin compounds, from snails to humans. Environmental Chemistry Letters 12 (1): 117-137,

Sousa ACA, Teixeira I, Marques B, Vilhena H, Vieira L, Soares AMVM, Nogueira A, Lillebø AI (2013) Mercury, pets' and hair: baseline survey of a priority environmental pollutant using a noninvasive matrix in man's best friend. Ecotoxicology 22(9): 1435-1442,

Coelho P, da Costa S, Silva S, Walter A, Ranville J, Sousa ACA, Coelho M, da Costa C, Coelho M, García-Leston J, Pastorinho MR, Lage B, Harrington C, Taylor A, Teixeira JP (2012) Metal(loid)s levels in biological matrices from human populations exposed to mining contamination - Panasqueira Mine (Portugal). Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A - Current Issues, 75 (13-15): 893-908,

Sousa ACA, Oliveira I, Laranjeiro F, Takahashi S, Tanabe S, Cunha MR, Barroso CM (2012) Organotin levels in Nazaré Canyon (West Iberian Margin, NE Atlantic) and adjacent coastal area. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64(2): 422-426,

Barroso CM, Rato M, Veríssimo A, Sousa ACA, Santos JA, Coelho S, Gaspar M, Maia F, Galante-Oliveira S  (2011) Combined use of Nassarius reticulatus imposex and statolith age determination for tracking temporal evolution of TBT pollution in NW Portuguese Continental Shelf. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 13 (11): 3018-3025,

Jonkers N, Sousa A, Galante-Oliveira S, Barroso CM, Kohler H-P, Giger (2010) Occurrence and sources of phenolic endocrine disruptors in the Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 17 (4): 834-843,

Sousa A, Schönenberger R, Jonkers N, Suter M, Tanabe S, Barroso CM (2010) Chemical and biological characterization of estrogenicity in effluents from WWTPs in Ria de Aveiro (NW Portugal). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology  58 (1): 1-8,

Sousa A, Laranjeiro F, Takahashi S, Tanabe S and Barroso CM (2009) Imposex and Organotin Prevalence in a European Post-Legislative Scenario: Temporal Trends from 2003 to 2008. Chemosphere 77 (4): 566-573,

Oliveira I, Richardson C, Sousa A, Takahashi S, TanabeS and Barroso CM (2009) Spatial and temporal evolution of imposex in dogwhelk Nucella lapillus (L.) populations from North Wales, UK. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 11 (8): 1462-1468 (Journal front cover paper), 10.1039/b906766c

Sousa A, Ikemoto T, Takahashi S, Barroso CM and Tanabe S (2009) Contribution of organotin compounds to total tin levels in M. galloprovincialis collected along the Portuguese Coast. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58 (8): 1130-1136,

Génio L, Sousa A, Vaz N, Dias JM and Barroso CM (2008) Effect of low salinity on the survival of recently hatched veliger of Nassarius reticulatus (L.) in estuarine habitats: the case study of Ria de Aveiro. Journal of Sea Research 59 (3): 133-143,

Sousa A, Matsudaira C, Takahashi S, Tanabe S and Barroso CM (2007) Integrative assessment of organotin contamination in a southern European estuarine system (Ria de Aveiro, NW Portugal): tracking temporal trends in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the EU ban. Marine Pollution Bulletin 54 (10): 1645-1653,

Rato M, Sousa A, Quintã R, Langston W and Barroso CM (2006) Assessment of inshore/offshore TBT pollution gradients in the NW Portugal continental shelf using Nassarius reticulatus as a bioindicator. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25 (12): 3213-3220,

Sousa A, Génio L, Mendo S and Barroso CM (2005) Comparison of the acute toxicity of tributyltin and copper to veliger larvae of Nassarius reticulatus (L.). Applied Organometallic Chemistry 19: 324-328,

Sousa A, Mendo S and Barroso CM (2005) Imposex and organotin contamination in Nassarius reticulatus (L.) along the Portuguese coast. Applied Organometallic Chemistry 19: 315-323,

ongoing scientific supervisions