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Evaluating the effects of local adaptation to ocean acidification on mussels in the presence of other stressor

Grant number: 17/06686-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2017
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Oceanography - Biological Oceanography
Principal Investigator:Augusto Cesar
Grantee:Manoela Romanó de Orte
Supervisor abroad: Ken Caldeira
Home Institution: Instituto de Saúde e Sociedade (ISS). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Baixada Santista. Santos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Carnegie Institution for Science, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:14/22273-1 - Assessing the bioavailability of contaminants in marine sediments associated with CO2 leakages, BP.PD


The effects of climate change on the world`s oceans are not limited to changes in carbonate chemistry but other parameters such as temperature, salinity and environmental distribution of chemical toxicants are also expected to change, especially in coastal areas. It is known that organisms have strategies to acclimate or even adapt to ocean acidification, however, whether this adaptation is extended when other stressors act jointly is not yet well understood. In this study the interaction of ocean acidification and the metals Copper and Zinc will be evaluated by performing experiments with the mussel Mytilus californianus. Toxic responses of organisms collected from two sites with different pH fluctuation will be compared in order to understand the role of local adaptation on this interaction. The results of this research will be important to give new insight on the extend of adaptation strategies of organisms to ocean acidification when metal contamination is acting as co-stressor. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE ORTE, MANOELA ROMANO; CLOWEZ, SOPHIE; CALDEIRA, KEN. Response of bleached and symbiotic sea anemones to plastic microfiber exposure. Environmental Pollution, v. 249, p. 512-517, JUN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 4.
GOUVEIA, NAYARA; OLIVEIRA, CAROLINA R. M.; MARTINS, CAMILA P.; MARANHO, LUCIANE A.; PEREIRA, CAMILO DIAS SEABRA; DE ORTE, MANOELA R.; HARAYASHIKI, CYNTIA A. Y.; ALMEIDA, SERGIO M.; CASTRO, ITALO B. Can shell alterations in limpets be used as alternative biomarkers of coastal contamination?. Chemosphere, v. 224, p. 9-19, JUN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE ORTE, M. R. Comparative effects of seawater acidification on microalgae: Single and multispecies toxicity tests. Science of The Total Environment, v. 649, p. 224-232, FEB 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
BAUTISTA-CHAMIZO, ESTHER; BORRERO-SANTIAGO, ANA R.; DE ORTE, MANOELA R.; DELVALLS, ANGEL; RIBA, INMACULADA. Effects of CO2 enrichment on two microalgae species: A toxicity approach using consecutive generations. Chemosphere, v. 213, p. 84-91, DEC 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
BAUTISTA-CHAMIZO, ESTHER; SENDRA, MARTA; CID, ANGELES; SEOANE, MARTA; DE ORTE, MANOELA ROMANO; RIBA, INMACULADA. Will temperature and salinity changes exacerbate the effects of seawater acidification on the marine microalga Phaeodactylum tricornutum?. Science of The Total Environment, v. 634, p. 87-94, SEP 1 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
ROMANO DE ORTE, MANOELA; BONNAIL, ESTEFANIA; SARMIENTO, AGUASANTA M.; BAUTISTA-CHAMIZO, ESTHER; DOLORES BASALLOTE, M.; RIBA, INMACULADA; DELVALLS, ANGEL; MIGUEL NIETO, JOSE. Metal fractionation in marine sediments acidified by enrichment of CO2: A risk assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 131, n. A, p. 611-619, JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.

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