Ana Gomes
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Post-doctoral researcher 

Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais
Universidade do Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005-139 Faro
Portugal

  (+351) 289 800 900 (ext.7597)
  aisgomes@ualg.pt
  1.38A, FCHS

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9793-4816

Research Interests

• Diatom species and their ecology,
• Paleoenvironmental reconstructions,
• Geoarchaeology

Short Bio

I have obtained my Licentiate degree in Biology and Geology in 2008 at the University of Algarve. Building on my background knowledge, my PhD thesis, was the first attempt to use diatoms to track past environmental changes on the southern Portuguese coast during the Holocene and has thus far resulted in several publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals (e.g. Gomes et al., 2013 and Witkowski et al., 2015). After completing my PhD (2014, at the University of Algarve), I have been working as Post-doc fellow both in the CIMA and in ICArEHB. Since then, I have mostly been dedicated to the study of paleoenvironmetal changes on the Mozambican coast and their impacts in the Human evolution and behavior.
Owing to the high impact of my research, I have been invited on study visits to other European universities (e.g. UK and Poland). I was involved in several projects with multiproxy, interdisciplinary approaches (e.g. SIHER, SPICOSA, SPLASHCOS and VIP projects), where I had the opportunity to establish several international collaborations (e.g. Gomes et al., 2017). I also have experience in teaching activities and I contribute for the science divulgation and management (e.g. REQUI).

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Key Publications

• Gomes, A., Gonçalves, C., André, L., Bicho, N. and Boski, T. (2017). Changes in environmental systems and their time scales.  Abstract Book of the IX Iberian Quaternary Meeting, 19-23 October, Faro, Universidade do Algarve. Faro: ICArEHB & CIMA. Link

• Gomes, A., Boski, T. and Moura, D. (2009). 7th Iberian Quaternary Meeting – The future of the environment of the Iberian Peninsula: lessons of the recent geological past, Field Guide. Faro: CIMA. Link

• Gomes, A. and Camacho, S. (2017). Habitats of the Guadiana River Estuary. In D. Moura, A. Gomes, I. Mendes and J. Aníbal (eds.), Guadiana River Estuary - Investigating the past, present and future. Faro: Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA), University of Algarve, pp. 53-70. Link

• Moura, D., Gomes., A. and Horta, J. (2017). Iberian Atlantic Margin. In N. Flemming, J. Harff, D. Moura, A. Burgess and G. Bailey (eds.), Submerged Landscapes of the European Continental Shelf, volume 1 – Quaternary Paleoenvironments. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp. 281-300.  Link

• Laut, L.,Clemente, I., Belart, P., Martins, M., Frontalini, F., Laut, V., Gomes, A., Boski, T., Lorini, M., Fortes, R. and Rodrigues, M. (2016). Multiproxies (Benthic Foraminifera, Ostracods and Biopolymers) Approach Applied To Identify The Environmental Partitioning Of The Guadiana River Estuary (Iberian Peninsula). Journal of Sedimentary Environments, 1(2): 184-201. Link

• Laut, L.L.M., Rodrigues, M.A. da C., Silva, F.S., Mentzingen, L.G., Martins, V., Boski, T., Gomes, A.I., Dias, J.M.A., Fontana, L.F., Clemente, I.M.M.M., Mendonca-Filho, J.G. and Rapnã, L.C. (2015). Ostracodes of the Arade River Estuary, Algarve - Portugal. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências.  Link

• Witkowski, A., Gomes, A., Mann, D.G., Trobajo, R., Li, C., Barka, F., Gusev, E., Dąbek, P., Grzonka, P., Kurzydłowski, K.J., Zgłobicka, I., Harrison, M. and Boski, T. (2015). Simonsenia aveniformis sp. nov. (Bacillariophyceae), molecular phylogeny and systematics of the genus, and a new type of canal raphe system. Scientific Report 5, 17115.  Link

• Sousa, C., Boski, T., Gomes, A., Pereira, L., Lampreia, J. and Oliveira, S. (2014). Holocene reconstruction of the Ria Formosa coastal lagoon (south of Portugal) based on a pre-Holocene paleosurface digital model. Comunicações Geológicas, 101, Special I: 635-639.  Link

• Laut, L.L.M., Cabral, I.A., Rodrigues, M.A. da C., Silva, F.S., Martins, V., Boski, T., Gomes, A.I., Dias, J.M.A., Fontana, L.F., Laut, V.M. and Mendonça-Filho, J.G. (2014). Environmental Compartments of Arade River Estuary, South of Portugal, Based on Distribution and Ecology of Foraminifera. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências ,37: 60-74.  Link

• Camacho, S., Moura, D., Connor, S., Boski, T. and Gomes, A. (2014). Geochemical characteristics of sediments along the margins of an atlantic-mediterranean estuary (the Guadiana, Southeast Portugal): spatial and seasonal variations. Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management, 14(1): 129-148.  Link

• Gomes, A., Witkowski, A., Dąbek, P., Boski, T., Moura, D., Szkornik, K. and Kurzydłowski, K. (2013). Syvertsenia iberica (Cymatosiraceae): a new estuarine diatom genus characterized by the position of its process. Phytotaxa, 142(1): 25-36.  Link

• Delgado, J., Boski, T., Nieto, J.M., Pereira, L., Moura, D., Gomes, A., Sousa, C. and García-Tenorio, R. (2012). Sea-level rise and anthropogenic activities recorded in the late Pleistocene/Holocene sedimentary infill of the Guadiana Estuary (SW Iberia). Quaternary Science Reviews, 33: 121-141.  Link

• Gomes, A., Boski, T. and Moura, D. (2012). Diatoms as potential tools for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. In A. Almeida, A. Bettencourt, D. Moura, S. Monteiro-Rodrigues and M. Alves (eds.), Environmental changes and human interaction along the western Atlantic edge. Coimbra: APEQ, CITCEM, CEGOT, CGUP, CCT, pp. 43-47.  Link

• Moura, D., Gomes, A., Gabriel S. and Horta, J. (2012). Mean sea level and coastline - Late Quaternary. In A. Almeida, A. Bettencourt, D. Moura, S. Monteiro-Rodrigues and M. Alves (eds.), Environmental changes and human interaction along the western Atlantic edge. Coimbra: APEQ, CITCEM, CEGOT, CGUP, CCT, pp. 219-226.  Link

• Boski, T., Moura. D. and Gomes, A. (2009). 7th Iberian Quaternary Meeting - The future of the environment of the Iberian Peninsula: lessons of the recent geological past. Abstract Book. Faro: CIMA. 317 pp. Link

Research

• 2016-2018. Member of the Project: PTDC/EPHARQ/4168/2014. VIP - Stone Age Vilankulos: Modern Human Origins Research south of the Rio Save, Mozambique. Portuguese Science Foundation, Chief Investigator: Jonathan Haws, ICArEHB and University of Louisville.  Link
• 2016-2017. Member of the Project w373-15. Middle Stone Age Archaeology survey in the Limpopo and Elephant rivers valleys, southern Mozambique. National Geographic Society, Chief Investigators: Nuno Bicho, ICArEHB.
• 2016. Member of the Project: Vale Boi Archaeological Project, Portugal: Investigating Anatomically Modern Human occupation in Southern Iberia. Institute of Field Research. Chief Investigators: Nuno Bicho and João Cascalheira, ICArEHB.
• 2016. Member of the Project: The last hunter-gatherers of Muge (Portugal): the origins of social complexity. Chief Investigator: Nuno Bicho, ICArEHB.
• 2013-2015. Collaboration in the project PTDC/GEO-GEO/3981/2012. MOSES - Moving Sands - Equilibrium State of Crenulated Coasts. Portuguese Science Foundation. Chief Investigator: Prof. Delminda Moura, CIMA.  Link
• 2011-2014. Member of the Project: PTDC/CTE-GIX/112236/2009. SIHER – Processes of Sedimentary Infilling and Holocene Evolution of the Ria Formosa Lagoon System. Portuguese Science Foundation. Chief Investigator: Prof. Tomasz Boski, CIMA.  Link
• 2011. Collaboration in the fieldworks of the project PTDC/CTE-GIX/111230/2009. EROS – Erosion of Rocky Shores - differences in protection promoted by sandy beaches and shore platforms. Portuguese Science Foundation. Chief Investigator: Prof. Delminda Moura, CIMA.  Link
• 2010-2013. Member of the COST Action TD0902. SPLASHCOS – Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology and Landscapes of the Continental Shelf. European Science Foundation (25 European States involved). Chief Investigators of the Portuguese team: Prof. Nuno Bicho and Prof. Delminda Moura.  Link
• 2007-2011. Research fellow of the Project (during 2009): SPICOSA – Science and Policy Integration for Coastal Zone Management. VI EU Framework Programme. Chief Investigator of the CIMA team: Prof. Tomasz Boski.  Link
• 2007-2011. Collaboration in the fieldworks of the project PTDC/CTE-GEX/70448/2006 (during 2008-2009). BISHOP – Bioprotection and bioerosion on shore platforms in the Algarve and Estremadura (Portugal South and West coast). Portuguese Science Foundation. Chief Investigator: Prof. Delminda Moura, CIMA.  Link