Marcelo Soares

Prof. Dr. Marcelo Soares


Department: Ecology
Working Groups: WG Reef Systems

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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 6, Annexe
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Curriculum Vitae: Prof. Dr. Marcelo Soares

Research interests

- Ecosystem processes and functioning of coral reefs and mangroves
- Climate-change refugia potential
- Benthic-pelagic coupling and blue carbon stocks
- Impacts on tropical marine ecosystems (marine debris, microplastics, oil spills, and climate change)
- Consequences of global environmental change on tropical reefs and associated ecosystems (rhodolith beds, seagrasses, and mangroves)
- Structure, dynamics, and conservation of marginal reefs (turbid-zone reefs and mesophotic coral ecosystems)
- Traditional and proactive measures to preserve tropical marine ecosystems
- Marine Protected Areas

Publications (ORCID, Google Scholar, and Research Gate profiles)

Peer-reviewed papers

Magalhães, K.M., Rosa Filho, J.S., Teixeira, C.E.P., Coelho-Jr, C., Lima, M.C.S., Souza, A.M.C., Soares, M.O (2022) Oil and plastic spill: 2021 as another challenging year for marine conservation in the South Atlantic Ocean. Marine Policy 140, pp. 105076.

Soares, M.O., Bezerra, L.E.A., Copertino, M., Lopes, B.D., Barros, K.V.D.S., Rocha-Barreira, C.A., Maia, R.C., Beloto, N., Cotovicz LCC Jr. (2022) Blue Carbon Ecosystems in Brazil: Overview and an Urgent Call for Conservation and Restoration. Frontiers in Marine Science 9, pp. 797411. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.797411. OPEN ACCESS

Soares, M.O., Teixeira, C.E.P, Bezerra, L.E.A, Rabelo, E.F., Castro, I.B., Cavalcante, R.M (2022) The most extensive oil spill registered in tropical oceans (Brazil): the balance sheet of a disaster. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 29, pp. 19869-19877. DOI OPEN ACCESS

Brabo, L., Andrades, R., Franceschini, S., Soares, M.O, Russo, T., Giarrizzo, T. (2022). Disentangling beach litter pollution patterns to provide better guidelines for decision-making in coastal management. Marine Pollution Bulletin 174, pp. 113310. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113310.

Carleial, S., Soares, M.O (2022). The Urgent and yet Forgotten Problems of Current Scientific and Academic Practice. Arquivos de Ciências do Mar 55 (Special), pp. 52-62. DOI: OPEN ACCESS

Garcia, T.M, Costa, A.C.P., Campos, C.C., Júnior, J.P.V.A, Barroso, H.S., Soares, M.O (2022). The Decade of Ocean Science: The Importance of "Rediscovering" the Tiny and Invisible World of Plankton. Arquivos de Ciências do Mar 55 (Special), pp. 102-122. DOI: OPEN ACCESS