I have a degree in Biological Sciences with a Master degree in Aquaculture and Ph.D. in
Marine Biology. My main interests are ecology and biology of reef fish, fishery impact,
aquaculture, management and conservation of marine biodiversity, with a focus on reef
environments and oceanic islands.
Currently, I am working as a project manager for the Brazilian Government’s “PELD” (Long
Duration Monitoring Program of reef community on oceanic islands) responsible for
scheduling, planning and coordinating scientific field fieldtrips along the Brazilian oceanic
islands. Also I am currently investigating how different types of fishing methods in reef
environments put stress and pressure on the marine ecosystem. Since different categories
of fishing methods have distinct impacts on the marine environment, in my doctoral thesis I
investigate the characteristics and impacts of the recreational fishery in a protected
multiple-use area (Marine Extractive Reserve of Arraial do Cabo - RJ). Various types of
recreational fishing were analyzed as well as the consequences of each method in the
targeted fish species.
I also have relevant scientific experience of parasite immunology (production and evaluation
of potential candidate vaccine antigens), cultivation of marine fish (breeding, hatchery and
feeding), and within the industrial fishery, as an onboard scientific observer.
Ferreira C, Barbosa MC, Silveira T, Valenzuela J, Da Silva Vaz Jr I, Masuda A. (2002) cDNA
cloning, expression and characterization of a Boophilus microplus paramyosin.
Parasitology, 125: 265-274. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182002002019
Barbosa MC, Neves FF, Cerqueira VR. (2011) Taxa alimentar no desempenho de juvenis de
robalo-peva em tanque-rede. Acta Scientiarum. Animal Sciences, 33: 369-372. DOI:
Barbosa MC, Jatobá A, Vieira FN, Silva BC, Mourino JL, Andreatta ER, Seiffert WQ, Cerqueira
VR. (2011) Cultivation of juvenile fat snook (Centropomus parallelus Poey, 1860) fed
probiotic in laboratory conditions. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 54:795-801.
Ferreira CEL, Luiz OJ, Floeter SR, Lucena MB, Barbosa MC, Rocha RC, Rocha LA (2015)
First Record of Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans) for the Brazilian Coast. PLos One. 10(4):
e0123002. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123002
Lucena MB, Barbosa MC, Sissini MN, Sazima I (2015) Out of the mainstream: humpback
whale calving site and associated fishes at an oceanic island off Brazil. Marine Biodiversity,
46(1):27-28. DOI: 10.1007/s12526-015-0357-1
Cassola GE, Pacheco MSC, Barbosa MC, Hansen DM, Ferreira CEL. (2016) Decline in
abundance and health state of an Atlantic subtropical gorgonian population. Marine
Pollution Bulletin, 104(1-2):329-334. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.01.022
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