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Gabriel Cardoso

Gabriel Cardoso
Image Credit: Jan Kersten

Geologische Wissenschaften

Fachrichtung Paläontologie

PhD Candidate

Malteserstrasse 74-100, Haus C
Room C.102
D-12249 Berlin

Areas of interest

  • Coral reef ecology
  • Sclerochronology
  • Environmental reconstructions

My research focuses mainly on growth reconstructions from massive tropical corals, aiming to better understand their responses to climate change and anthropogenic impacts. Specifically, I use seasonal density growth bands obtained from coral cores, particularly the Atlantic reef-building corals Siderastrea siderea and Montastraea cavernosa, to investigate the influence of environmental changes on calcification rates and geochemical records. In addition, my interest revolves around the dynamics of coral reef communities and how these relate to changes in environmental conditions.  

Current projects

“Marine Coastal Ecosystems Biodiversity and Services in a Changing World (MaCoBioS)”

  • Trégarot, E., D'Olivo, J. P., Botelho, A. Z., Cabrito, A., Cardoso, G. O., Casal, G., Cornet, C. C, Cragg, S. M., Degia, A. K., Fredriksen, S., Furlan, E., Heiss, G., Kersting, D. K., Maréchal, J. P., Meesters, E., O'Leary, B. C., Pérez, G., Seijo-Núñez, C., Simide, R., van der Geest, M., & de Juan, S. (2024). Effects of climate change on marine coastal ecosystems–A review to guide research and management. Biological Conservation289, 110394. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110394
  • Cardoso GO, Falsarella LN, Chiroque-Solano PM, Porcher CC, Leitzke FP, Wegner AC, Carelli T, Salomon PS, Bastos AC, Sá F, Fallon S, Salgado L & Moura RL 2022 Coral growth bands recorded trace elements associated with the Fundão dam collapse. Science of The Total Environment807, 150880. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150880
  • Teixeira CD, Chiroque-Solano PM, Ribeiro FV, Carlos-Júnior LA, Neves LM, Salomon PS, Salgado LT, Falsarella LN, Cardoso GO, Villa LB, Freitas MO, Moraes FC, Bastos AC & Moura RL 2021 Decadal (2006-2018) dynamics of Southwestern Atlantic’s largest turbid zone reefs. PloS One16(2), e0247111. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247111
  • Magdalena UR, da Silva LAE, Oliveira FA, Lima RO, Bellon E, Ribeiro R, Lanna JM, Abieri ML, Cardoso GO, Amorim AVA, & Forzza RC 2019 Geographic review on the specimens of the Caatinga Biome in the Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro (RB) herbarium. Biodiversity Data Journal7. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.7.e38248