Martina Ilarri is a Researcher at the Benthic ecology and environmental solutions lab, CIIMAR-UP. Her main research interests focus on studying the changes (taxonomical and functional diversity) associated with the introduction of invasive aquatic species at different ecological levels (populations, communities and ecosystems). In addition, she focuses on understanding changes in the functioning of aquatic communities due to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events.

  • Biological Invasions
  • Climate Change
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Conservation
  • Data Science
  • MSc in Data Science, 2021 (ongoing)

    University of Porto, Portugal

  • PhD in Marine and Environmental Sciences, 2012

    University of Porto, Portugal

  • MSc in Biological Sciences - Zoology, 2008

    Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil

  • BSc in Biological Sciences - Marina Biology, 2005

    Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil




October 2018 – Present Porto (Portugal)
Ecological impacts of invasive alien species (IAS) and the influence of climate changes on IAS.
Postdoctoral Researcher
FCT scholarship/CIIMAR
March 2012 – September 2018 Porto (Portugal)
Studied the ecological impact of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea in invaded ecosystems.

Recent Posts

CIIMAR-UP open day is almost there!
Next Sunday, September 17, the Terminal de Cruzeiros de Leixões and CIIMAR will be open to the public to celebrate another Day of the Port of Leixões and CIIMAR Open Day: CIIMAR Open Day 2023.
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Recent Publications

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(2023). Long-term monitoring of the fish community in the Minho Estuary (NW Iberian Peninsula). ARPHA Preprints.


(2023). What we know and do not know about the invasive Asian clam Corbicula fluminea. Hydrobiologia.


(2023). Disruptions caused by invasive species and climate change on the functional diversity of a fish community. ARPHA Preprints.


(2023). Long-term monitoring of the fish community in the MinhoEstuary (NW Iberian Peninsula). Zenodo.


(2023). Biodiversity associated to floating wetland islands. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Management.


Top colaborators

👨‍🔬 Allan Souza 🇫🇮

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👨‍🔬 Ronaldo Sousa 🇵🇹

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👩‍🔬 Vanessa Modesto 🇮🇹

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👩‍🔬 Irene Martins 🇵🇹

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👩‍🔬 Ester Dias 🇵🇹

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👩‍🔬 Marina Dolbeth 🇵🇹

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👩‍🔬 Cristina Calheiros 🇵🇹

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