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Details of Dr. Marina Ribeiro da Cunha   


Gender female
Job title Auxiliary Professor
Department Departamento de Biologia & CESAM
Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Biologia (
Campus Universitário de Santiago Aveiro 3810-193
Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Biologia Campus Universitário de Santiago
Tel +351234370969
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Website http://www.cesam.ua.pt/marina, http://leme.web.ua.pt/
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Degree PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Region 36
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Marina CUNHA)

Aranda da Silva, A, AJ Gooday, RB Pearse, MR Cunha (2011) A new saccamminid genus (Rhizaria: Foraminifera), from 4400-m water depth in the Nazaré Canyon (NE Atlantic). Zootaxa 2912, 49-58. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/zt02912p058.pdf
Rodrigues, CF, A Hilário, MR Cunha, AJ Weightman, G Webster (2011) Microbial diversity in Frenulata (Siboglinidae, Polychaeta) species from mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz (NE Atlantic). Antoine van Leeuwenhoek 100(1),83-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10482-011-9567-0
Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, M, RN Bamber, MR Cunha (2011) Apseudomorph tanaidaceans (Crustacea: Peracarida) from mud-volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz (North-east Atlantic). Zootaxa 2919, 1-36. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/zt02919p036.pdf
Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, M, RN Bamber, MR Cunha (2011) New tanaidomorph Tanaidacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) from submarine mud-volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz (North-east Atlantic). Zootaxa 2769, 1-53. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/z02769p053f.pdf
Moura, CJ, MR Cunha, FM Porteiro, AD Rogers (2011a) The use of the DNA barcode gene 16S mRNA for the clarification of taxonomy problems within the family Sertulariidae (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Zoologica Scripta 40, 520-537. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.2011.00489.x
Matzen da Silva J, S Creer, A dos Santos, AC Costa, MR Cunha, FO Costa, GR Carvalho (2011) Systematic and Evolutionary Insights Derived from mtDNA COI Barcode Diversity in the Decapoda (Crustacea: Malacostraca). PLoS ONE 6(5), e19449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0019449
Rodrigues CF, Paterson GLJ, Cabrinovic A, Cunha MR (2011) Deep-sea ophiuroids (Echinodermata) from mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz (NE Atlantic). Zootaxa 2754, 1-26. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/zt02754p026.pdf
Hilário, A, MC Comas, L Azevedo, L Pinheiro, MK Ivanov, MR Cunha (2011) First record of a Vestimentifera (Polychaeta: Siboglinidae) from chemosynthetic habitats in the western Mediterranean Sea – biogeographical implications and future exploration. Deep Sea Research I 58,: 200-207. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2010.11.009
Oliver, PG, CF Rodrigues, MR Cunha (2011) Chemsymbiotic bivalves from the mud violcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz, with descriptions of new species of Solemyidae, Lucinidae and Vesicomyidae. Zookeys 113, 1-38. http://dx.doi.org/10. 3897/zookeys.113.1402
Cordes, E, MR Cunha, J Galeron, C Mora, K. Olu-Le-Roy, M Sibuet, S Van Gaever, A Vanreusel, L Levin (2010) The influence of geological, geochemical, and biogenic habitat heterogeneity on seep biodiversity. Marine Ecology 31(1), 51-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0485.2009.00334.x
Neves, RC, MR Cunha, P Funch, RM Kristensen, A Wanninger (2010) Comparative myoanatomy of cycliophoran life cycle stages. Journal of Morphology 271, 596-611. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.10819
Neves, RC, MR da Cunha, P Funch, A Wanninger, RM Kristensen (2010) External morphology of the cycliophoran dwarf male: a comparative study of Symbion pandora and S. americanus. Helgoland Marine Research. 64(3), 257-262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10152-010-0204-5
Neves, RC, MR da Cunha, RM Kristensen, A Wanninger (2010) Expression of synapsin and co-localization with serotonin and RFamide-like immunoreactivity in the nervous system of the chordoid larva of Symbion pandora (Cycliophora). Invertebrate Biology 129(1), 17-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7410.2010.00187.x
Ravara, A, H Wiklund, MR Cunha, F Pleijel (2010) Phylogenetic relationships within Nephtyidae (Polychaeta, Annelida). Zoologica Scripta 39(4), 394-405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00424.x
López-González, PJ, MR Cunha (2010) Two new species of Dendrobrachia Brook, 1889 (Cnidaria, Octocorallia, Dendrobrachiidae) from the North-Eastern Atlantic and Western Mediterranean. Scientia Marina 74(3),,423-434. http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2010.74n3423
Ravara, A; MR Cunha, F Pleijel (2010) Nephtyidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from southern Europe. Zootaxa 2682: 1-68. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/zt02682p068.pdf
Hilário, A, SB Johnson, RC Vrijenhoek, MR Cunha (2010) High diversity of frenulates (Polychaeta: Siboglinidae) in the Gulf of Cadiz mud volcanoes: a DNA taxonomy analysis. Deep Sea Research I 57, 143-150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2009.10.004
Rodrigues, CF, G Webster, MR Cunha, AJ Weightman (2010) Chemosynthetic bacteria found in bivalve species from mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 73(3), 488-499. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.00913.x
Amaro, T, S Bianchelli, A Pusceddu, DSM. Billett, MR Cunha, A. Pusceddu, R Danovaro (2010) The trophic biology of the holothurian Molpadia musculus: implications for organic matter cycling and ecosystem functioning in a deep submarine canyon. Biogeosciences. 7(8), 2419-2432. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-7-2419-2010
Hilário A., S Vilar, MR Cunha, PA Tyler (2009) Reproductive aspects of two species of bythograeid crabs from hydrothermal vents in the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge. Marine Ecology Progress Series 378, 153-160. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07858
Amaro, T., H. Witte, G.J. Herndl, M.R. Cunha, D.S.M. Billett (2009) Deep-sea bacterial community analyses structure in sediments and gut contents of a deposit feeder in the Portuguese canyons on the NE Atlantic continental margin. Deep-sea Research I 56, 1834-1843. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2009.05.014
Tyler, P, T Amaro, R. Arzola, MR Cunha, H de Stigter, A. Gooday, V. Huvenne, J. Ingels, K Kiriakoulakis, G Lastras, D Masson, A Oliveira, A Pattenden, A Vanreusel, T Van Weering, J Vitorino, U Witte, G Wolff (2009) Europe’s Grand Canyon: Nazaré submarine canyon. Oceanography 22, 46-57. http://www.tos.org/oceanography/issues/issue_archive/issue_pdfs/22_1/22-1_tyler.pdf
Vanreusel, A, AC Andersen, A Boetius, D Connelly, MR Cunha, C Decker, A Hilario, KA Kormas, L Maignien, K Olu, M Pachiadaki, B Ritt, C Rodrigues, J Sarrazin, P Tyler, S Van Gaever, H Vanneste (2009) Biodiversity of cold seep ecosystems along the European margins. Oceanography 22, 110-127. http://www.tos.org/oceanography/issues/issue_archive/issue_pdfs/22_1/22-1_vanreusel.pdf
Rodrigues, CF, PG Oliver, MR Cunha (2008) Thyasiroidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia) from the mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz (North-east Atlantic). Zootaxa, 1752: 41-56.
Génio, L, SB Johnson, RC Vrijenhoek, MR Cunha, PA Tyler, S Kiel, CTS Little (2008) New record of “Bathymodiolus” mauritanicus Cosel from Gulf of Cadiz (NE Atlantic) mud volcanoes. Journal of Shellfish Research 27 (1), 53-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.2983/0730-8000(2008)27[53:NROBMC]2.0.CO;2
Hilário, A., MR Cunha (2008) On some frenulate species (Annelida: Polychaeta: Siboglinidae) from mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz (Northeast Atlantic). Scientia Marina, 72: 361-371.
Corbera, J, M Segonzac, MR Cunha (2008) A new deep-sea genus of Nannastacidae (Crustacea, Cumacea) from the Lucky Strike hydrothermal vent field (Azores Triple Junction, Mid-Atlantic Ridge). Marine Biology Research 4, 180-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000801898576
Moura, CJ, DJ Harris, MR Cunha, AD Rogers (2008) DNA barcoding reveals cryptic diversity in marine hydroids (Cnidaria;, Hydrozoa) from coastal and deep-sea environments. Zoologica Scripta 37: 93-108
Dworshak, P, MR Cunha (2007) A new subfamily, Vulcanocalliacinae n. subfam., for Vulcanocalliax arutyunovi n.gen., n.sp. from a mud volcano in the Gulf of Cadiz (Crustacea, Decapoda, Callianassidae). Zootaxa 1460: 35-46
Moura, CJ, MR Cunha, P Schuchert (2007) Tubiclavoides striatum gen. nov. et sp. nov. (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) a new bathyal hydroid from the Gulf of Cadiz. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom, 87: 421-428.
Ravara, A, MR Cunha, CF Rodrigues (2007) The occurrence of Natsushima bifurcata (Polychaeta: Nautiliniellidae) in Acharax hosts from mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz (South Iberian and North Moroccan margins). Scientia Marina, 71 (1): 95-100.
Marchini A, MR Cunha, A Occhipinti-Ambrogi (2007) First observations on Bryozoans and Entoprocts in the Ria de Aveiro (NW Portugal) including the first record of the Pacific invasive cheilostome Tricellaria inopinata. Marine Ecology – An Evolutionary perspective, 28 (Suppl. 1): 154-160.
Cunha, MR, GDF Wilson (2006) The North Atlantic genus Heteromesus (Crustacea : Isopoda: Asellota: Ischnomesidae). Zootaxa 1192: 1-76.
Larsen K, M Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, MR Cunha (2006) Tanaidacean (Crustacea: Peracarida) fauna from chemically reduced habitats - the Lucky Strike hydrothermal vent system, mid-atlantic ridge. Zootaxa, 1187: 1-36.
Subida, MD, MR Cunha, MH Moreira (2005) Life history, reproductive biology, and production of Gammarus chevreuxi (Amphipoda: Gammaridae) in Ria de Aveiro (NW Portugal). Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 24(1): 82-100.
Van Rensbergen, P, D Depreiter, B Pannemans, G Moerkerke, D Van Rooij, B. Marsset, G. Akhmanov, V Blinova, M Ivanov, M Rachidi, V Magalhães, L Pinheiro, M Cunha, J-P Henriet (2005) The El Arraiche mud volcano field at the Moroccan Atlantic slope, Gulf of Cadiz. Marine Geology, 219: 1-17.
Myers, AA, MR Cunha (2004) New and little known corophiidean amphipods from the ‘Lucky Strike’ hydrothermal vent, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom, 84 (5): 1019-1025.
Costa, FO, MR Cunha, T Neuparth, CW Theodorakis, MH Costa, LR Shugart (2004) Application of RAPD DNA fingerprinting in taxonomic identification of amphipods: a case-study with Gammarus species (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Journal of the Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom, 84 (1): 171-178.
Cunha, MR, A Ravara (2003) Macrofaunal zonation and sediment properties on a low energy, mesotidal sandy beach (Ria de Aveiro) (northwestern Portugal). Bol. Inst. Esp. Oceanogr., 19 (1-4): 235-246.
Pinheiro, LM, MK Ivanov, A Sautkin, G Akhmanov, VH Magalhães, A Volkonskaya, JH Monteiro, L Somoza, J Gardner, N Hamouni, MR Cunha (2003) Mud volcanism in the Gulf of Cadiz: results from the TTR-10 cruise. Marine Geology (Special Issue: Sedimentary Processes and Hydrocarbon Seepage on Deep European Margins), 195: 131-151.
Cunha, MR, GDF Wilson (2003) Haplomunnidae (Crustacea: Isopoda) reviewed, with a description of an intact specimen of Thylakogaster Wilson & Hessler, 1974. Zootaxa, 326: 1-16.
Barberá-Cebrián, C, MR Cunha, P Sanchez-Jerez, A Ramos-Esplá (2001) Misidáceos asociados a fanerógamas marinas en el SE Ibérico. Boletin Instituto Español de Oceanografia, 17 (1-2): 97-106.
Cunha, MR, JC Sorbe, MH Moreira (2000) The amphipod Corophium multisetosum (Corophiidae) in Ria de Aveiro (NW Portugal). I. Life history and aspects of reproductive biology. Marine Biology, 137: 637-650.
Cunha, MR, MH Moreira, JC Sorbe (2000) Predicting amphipod’s brood size variation in brackish environments: an empirical model for Corophium multisetosum Stock, 1952 (Corophiidae) in Ria de Aveiro (NW Portugal). Journal of Experimental Marine Biolology and Ecology, 248: 207-223.
Cunha, MR, JC Sorbe, MH Moreira (2000) Diamysis bahirensis (G.O. Sars, 1877): a mysid species new to the Portuguese fauna and first record from the west European coast. Crustacean Issues, 12: 139-152
Cunha, MR, MH Moreira, JC Sorbe (2000) The amphipod Corophium multisetosum (Corophiidae) in Ria de Aveiro (NW Portugal). II. Abundance, biomass and production. Marine Biology, 137: 651-660.
Cunha, MR, JC Sorbe, MH Moreira (1999) Spatial and seasonal changes of brackish peracaridean assemblages and their relation to some environmental variables in two tidal channels of Ria de Aveiro (NW Portugal). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 190: 69-87.
Cunha, MR, JC Sorbe, C Bernardes (1997) On the structure of the neritic suprabenthic communities from the Portuguese margin. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 157: 119-137.
Cunha, MR, MH Moreira (1995) Macrobenthos of Potamogeton and Myriophyllum beds in the upper reaches of Canal de Mira (Ria de Aveiro, NW Portugal): community structure and environmental factors. Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology, 29 (3-4): 377-390.
Moreira, MH, H Queiroga, MM Machado, MR Cunha (1993) Environmental gradients in a southern Europe estuarine system: Ria de Aveiro, Portugal. Implications for soft bottom macrofauna colonization. Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology, 27 (2-4): 465-482.

Created: 2008-03-25 Last Updated: 2011-09-15 by Marina CUNHA