Sdena Nunes

Postdoctoral Fellows

Post-doctoral fellow

Current

Location:

Building 2. Level 3

Biography

I am an enthusiastic Marine Scientist specialized in Phytoplankton Pigments. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Red Sea Research Center at KAUST in the Susana Agusti group. I am originally from Natal/RN-Brazil, where I finished my undergrad university in Biology. All my academic life has been linked to laboratory work and teaching. I have worked in several countries and I was on oceanographic cruises in Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Sea and Antarctic Ocean which I conducted research with chemotaxonomy to study the phytoplankton community

Research Interest

Phytoplankton Pigments, Chemotaxonomy, HPLC, CHEMTAX, Marine Ecology

Selected Publications

Assessing Viral Abundance and Community Composition in Four Contrasting Regions of the Southern Ocean. Ana Sotomayor-Garcia, Maria Montserrat Sala, Isabel Ferrera, Marta Estrada, Evaristo Vázquez-Domínguez, Mikhail Emelianov, Pau Cortés, Celia Marrasé, Eva Ortega-Retuerta, Sdena Nunes, Yaiza M. Castillo, Maria Serrano Cuerva, Marta Sebastian, Manuel Dall’Osto, Rafel Simó, Dolors Vaqué.
Life 2020, 10(7), 107; https://doi.org/10.3390/life10070107

Distribution and Drivers of Marine Isoprene Concentration across the Southern Ocean. Rodríguez-Ros, P.; Cortés, P.; Robinson, C.M.; Nunes, S.; Hassler, C.; Royer, S.-J.; Estrada, M.; Sala, M.M.; Simó, R. Atmosphere 2020, 11, 556.  https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11060556

Phytoplankton community structure in contrasting ecosystems of the Southern Ocean: South Georgia, South Orkneys and Western Antarctic Peninsula. Deep-Sea Research Part I. Sdena Nunes, Mikel Latasa, Maximiniano Delgado, Mikhail Emelianov, Rafel Simó, Marta Estrada. Deep Sea Research Part I. Volume 151, September 2019, 103059. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2019.06.005

Size fractionation, chemotaxonomic groups and bio-optical properties of phytoplankton along a transect across the Atlantic Ocean. Scientia Marina. Sdena Nunes, Gonzalo L. Pérez, Mikel Latasa, Marina Zamanillo, Eva Ortega-Retuerta, Cèlia Marassé, Rafel Simó, Marta Estrada. Scientia Marina. Vol. 83 N. 2 (2019)  https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.04866.10A

Distribution of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) in distinct regions of the Southern Ocean. Science of the Total Environment. Marina Zamanillo, Eva Ortega-Retuerta, Sdena Nunes, Marta Estrada, Maria Montserrat Sala, Sarah-Jeanne Royer, Daffne C. López Sandoval, Mikhail Emelianov, Dolors Vaqué, Cèlia Marrasé, Rafel Simó. Deep Sea Research Part I . Volume 691, 15 November 2019, Pages 736-748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.524

Seasonal and interannual variability of phytoplankton community structure in a Mediterranean coastal site. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Sdena Nunes, Mikel Latasa, Josep Gasol, Marta Estrada. MEPS. 592: 57 - 75 (2018). https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12493

Main drivers of transparent exopolymer particle distribution across the surface Atlantic Ocean. Zamanillo, M., E. Ortega–Retuerta, S. Nunes, P. Rodríguez–Ros, M. Dall’Osto, M. Estrada, M.M. Sala, R. Simó (2019). Main drivers of transparent exopolymer particle distribution across the surface Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences 16 : 733–749, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-733-2019

Coastal Bacterioplankton Metabolism Is Stimulated Stronger by Anthropogenic Aerosols than Saharan Dust. Frontiers in Microbiology. Isabel Marín, Sdena Nunes, Denise Sánchez-Pérez, Estibalitz Txurruka, Francesc Peter. Frontier in Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.02215

Antarctic sea ice region as a source of biogenic organic nitrogen in aerosols. Scientific Reports. Manuel Dall’Osto, Jurgita Ovadnevaite, Marco Paglione, David C. S. Beddows, Darius Ceburnis, Charlotte Cree, Pau Cortés, Marina Zamanillo, Sdena Nunes, Gonzalo L. Pérez, Eva Ortega-Retuerta, Mikhail Emelianov, Dolors Vaqué, Cèlia Marrasé, Marta Estrada, M. Montserrat Sala, Montserrat Vidal, Mark F. Fitzsimons, Rachael Beale, Ruth Airs, Matteo Rinaldi, Stefano Decesari, Maria Cristina Facchini, Roy M. Harrison, Colin O’Dowd, Rafel Simó. Sci Rep 7, 6047 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-06188-x

Anthropogenic versus mineral aerosols in the stimulation of microbial planktonic communities. Science of the Total Environment. Isabel Marín, Sdena Nunes, Denisse Sánchez-Pérez, Marta Estrada, Francesc Peters. Science of The Total EnvironmentVolume 574, 1 January 2017, Pages 553-568. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.005

Organic matter quality alterations induced by dust inputs. Time series and experimental approaches in NW Mediterranean. Scientia Marina. Denisse Sánchez-Pérez, Isabel Marín, Sdena Nunes, Fran L. Aparicio, Laura Fernández-González, Francesc Peter, Mireille Pujo-Pay, Pascal Conan, Cèlia Marrasé. Scientia Marina.  VOL. 80 NO. 4 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/scimar.04318.20B

Nutrients removal from aquaculture wastewater using the macroalga Gracilaria birdiae. Biomass & Bioenergy. Eliane Marinho-Soriano, Sdena Nunes, Marcela Carneiro, Dina Pereira.biomass and bioenergy 33 (2009) 327–331. https://doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2008.07.002

          

Education

Ph.D.,  Marine Science, University of Barcelona, Spain,  2013 - 2018.

MSc., Marine Ecology, UFRN, Natal, Brazil, 2007 - 2009.

BSc., Biology, UFRN, Natal, Brazil, 2002 - 2006.

Professional Profile

Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

2013 – 2018: Marine Sciences PhD Candidate, Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain.

2015: Health and Science Instructor, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Barcelona, Spain.

2010 – 2013: Assistant Professor, Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE). Ceará, Brazil.

2009 - 2010: Instructor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). Natal, Brazil.

2008 – 2009: Research Assistant for macroalgae farm development

KAUST Affiliations

Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

Research Interests Keywords

Phytoplankton Pigments, Chemotaxonomy, HPLC, CHEMTAX, Marine Ecology