Lopes, Gilda

Researcher
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Key Words: Palaeozoic Palynology, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology, Palynofacies, Stable Isotopes, Organic Maturation, Sedimentary basins

Additional Info

  • Bio:

    Gilda Lopes has a BSc. Degree in Education in Biology and Geology (2006), and a MSc. Degree in Geology for School Teachers (2008), both from the University of Porto. This academic experience helped the researcher to develop scientific and pedagogic skills, as well as several transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary competencies. In 2009, she started her PhD in Geology at CIMA - University of Algarve, Portugal. This project was in collaboration with the Portuguese Geological Survey (LNEG) and Trinity College, University of Dublin. The main aim of this work was to better understand the biostratigraphy (palynology), palaeoclimate, and palaeogeography of Portugal during the Palaeozoic.

    She completed her PhD in December 2013 with Magna cum laude, and moved to Norway in May 2014 where she started a post-doc position at the University of Bergen. This project was a fully-funded 4-years initiative by the University of Bergen (UoB) and an industry consortium. Her research was focused on the early Carboniferous palynostratigraphy of the Barents Sea and aimed to develop a palynological biozonal scheme for this part of the succession, thus helping to improve the correlation within the sedimentary basin. Since March 2019, the researcher is at the University of Algarve, working on a new project focused on the Permian biostratigraphy of Mozambique. The project is improving the geological, palaeoenvironmental, and palaeoclimatic knowledge of the area, as well as the sedimentary and tectonic evolution of the Mozambique Karoo Basin.

    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6866-5127

  • Publications:

    THESIS

    G. LOPES (2013): Investigation on Palynology and Stable Isotopes in Paleozoic successions in the Central Iberian Zone (Buçaco, Dornes, Mação and Portalegre) and the Ossa Morena Zone (Toca da Moura and Barrancos), Portugal. Palaeogeographic and Palaeoenvironmental Implications (translated). Ph.D Thesis, University of Algarve, Portugal, 2 vol., 1-678. (unpublished). Available at: https://sapientia.ualg.pt/handle/10400.1/7665?locale=en

    G. LOPES (2008): Field work in Geology teaching – diagnostic of initial teacher´s skills vs. experienced teacher´s skills (translated). MSc. Thesis, University of Porto, Portugal, 1-261. (unpublished)

     

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    J.C. Gutiérrez-Marco, J.M. Piçarra, C.A. Meireles, P. Cózar, D.C. García-Bellido, Z. Pereira, N. Vaz, S. Pereira, G. LOPES, J.T. Oliveira, C. Quesada, S. Zamora, J. Esteve, J. Colmenar, E. Bernárdez, I. Coronado, S. Lorenzo, A.A. Sá (2019): Early Ordovician–Devonian passive margin stage in the Gondwanan units of the Iberian Massif – Chapter 3. In: C. Quesada, J.T. Oliveira (eds.), The Geology of Iberia: a geodynamic approach. Vol. 2, The Variscan Cycle. Regional Geology Review series, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 75-98.  ISBN 978-3-030-10519-8

     

    PAPERS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

    H. V. Rocha, M. Mendes, Z. Pereira, C. Rodrigues, P. Fernandes, G. Lopes, L.G. Sant’Anna, C.C.G. Tassinari, M. J. Lemos de Sousa (submitted). New palynostratigraphic data of the Irati (Assistência Member) and the Corumbataí formations, Paraná Basin, Brazil, and correlation with other South American basins. Journal of South American Earth Sciences.

    Z. Pereira, P. Fernandes, G. LOPES, J. Marques, M. Vaz, M. Costa, J. Correia, L. Castro, F. Galasso (2019). Palynology of the Muarádzi sub-basin, Moatize-Minjova Coal Basin, Karoo Supergroup, Mozambique. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 269, 78-93. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2019.06.006

    G. LOPES, Z. Pereira, P. Fernandes, J.M. Piçarra (2018a, in press): Estudo bioestratigráfico do núcleo do sinclinal de Portalegre – investigação das sucessões do Carbónico inferior da Zona Centro Ibérica, Portugal. Comunicações geológicas, vol. 105.

    G. LOPES, G. Mangerud, G. Clayton (2018b): The palynostratigraphy of the Mississippian Birger Johnsonfjellet section, Spisbergen, Svalbard. Palynology. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2018.1518849

    G. LOPES, D. McLean, G. Mangerud, G. Clayton (2018c): A new Mississippian biozonal scheme for the Finnmark Platform, Norway – palynostratigraphic integration of exploration wells 7128/4-1 and 7128/6-1. Marine and Petroleum Geology 92, 94-108.

    G. LOPES, G. Mangerud (2018): Estudo Palinoestratigráfico do Devónico Superior de Bjørnøya, Circo Polar Ártico. In: Vaz, N., Sá, A.A. (eds.), Yacimientos Paleontológicos Excepcionales en la Península Ibérica, Cuadernos del Museo Geominero 27, 351-355.

    ­­­­­­­­­P. Fernandes, G. LOPES, G. Machado, Z. Pereira, B. Rodrigues (2017): Superimposed thermal histories in the southern limit of the Ossa Morena Zone – Portugal. Geological Magazine 154(3), 591-608.

    G. LOPES, G. Mangerud, G. Clayton, A. Mørk (2016): New insights on East Finnmark Platform palynostratigraphy and paleogeography - A study of three shallow cores from a Mississippian succession in the Barents Sea, Norway. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 450, 60-76.

    Z. Pereira, P. Fernandes, G. LOPES, J. Marques, Lopo Vasconcelos (2016): The Permian-Triassic transition in the Moatize-Minjova Basin, Karoo Supergroup, Mozambique: A Palynological Perspective. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 226, 1-19.

    G. LOPES, Z. Pereira, P. Fernandes, R. Wicander, J.X. Matos, D. Rosa, J.T. Oliveira (2014): The significance of the reworked palynomorphs (Middle Cambrian to Tournaisian) in the Viséan Toca da Moura Complex (South Portugal). Implications for the geodynamic evolution of the Ossa Morena Zone. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 200, 1-23.

    G. LOPES, Z. Pereira, P. Fernandes, J. Marques (2014): Datação palinológica dos sedimentos glaciogénicos da Formação Tilítica de Vúzi, sondagem ETA 65, Bacia Carbonífera de Moatize-Minjova, Moçambique: resultados preliminares Palynological dating of the glaciogenic sediments of the Vúzi Tillite Formation, ETA 65 borehole, Moatize-Minjova Coal Basin, Mozambique: preliminary results. Comunicações Geológicas 101, 481-484.

    Z. Pereira, G. LOPES, P. Fernandes, J. Marques (2014): Estudo palinostratigráfico da sondagem ETA 72 do Karoo Inferior da Bacia Carbonífera de Moatize-Minjova, Moçambique: resultados preliminares Palynostratigraphical study of the ETA 72 borehole from the Lower Karoo rocks in the Moatize-Minjova Coal Basin, Mozambique: preliminary results. Comunicações Geológicas 101,543-546.

    G. LOPES, P. Fernandes, R. Goodhue, Z. Pereira, J. Piçarra (2011): Preliminary account of the Silurian carbon isotope record (δ13C) from the Barrancos region, Ossa Morena Zone, Portugal. Goldschmidt Conference Abstract Book, Prague, Mineralogical Magazine, 75(3), 1355.

    G. LOPES, N. Vaz, A.J.D. Sequeira, J. Piçarra, P. Fernandes, Z. Pereira (2011): New insights on the palynostratigraphy of the Hirnantian of the Rio Ceira section, Buçaco, Portugal. In: J.C. Gutiérrez-Marco, I. Rábano, D. García-Bellido (eds.), Ordovician of the World, Cuadernos del Museo Geominero 14, 313-319.

    L. Castro, Z. Pereira, M. Vieira, M. Borges, G. LOPES (2009): Geocolecções de palinomorfos fósseis de Portugal. Conferência Internacional de Colecções e Museus de Geociências: missão e gestão, Coimbra. Journal of Paleontological Techniques 6, 17.

     

    SCIENTIFIC DISSEMINATION PUBLICATIONS

    Götz, A., LOPES, G. (2019):  19th International Congress on the Carboniferous and Permian ICCP 2019 Cologne, July 29 – August 2, 2019. In: LOPES, G. (ed.), AASP – The Palynological Society Newsletter, 52(3).

    G. LOPES (ed.) (2019a): AASP – The Palynological Society Newsletter, 52(4), 42p. ISSN: 0732-6041. Online publication available at: https://palynology.org/publications/newsletters/

    G. LOPES (ed.) (2019b): AASP – The Palynological Society Newsletter, 52(3), 46p. ISSN: 0732-6041. Online publication available at: https://palynology.org/publications/newsletters/

    G. LOPES (ed.) (2019c): AASP – The Palynological Society Newsletter, 52(2), 36p. ISSN: 0732-6041. Online publication available at: https://palynology.org/publications/newsletters/

    G. LOPES (ed.) (2019d): AASP – The Palynological Society Newsletter, 52(1), 51p. + supplement. ISSN: 0732-6041. Online publication available at: https://palynology.org/publications/newsletters/

    G. LOPES (2018a): Book review of “Messel – An ancient greenhouse ecosystem”. AASP-The Palynological Society Newsletter 51(4), 20-21. ISSN: 0732-6041. Also published online by Schweizerbart science: https://www.schweizerbart.de/publications/detail/isbn/9783510614110/Senckenberg_Buch_Nr_80_MESSEL_An_Anc

    G. LOPES (ed.) (2018b): AASP – The Palynological Society Newsletter, 51(4), 50p. ISSN: 0732-6041. Online publication available at: https://palynology.org/publications/newsletters/

    G. LOPES, J. O´Keefe (eds.) (2018): AASP – The Palynological Society Newsletter, 51(3), 56p. ISSN: 0732-6041. Online publication available at: https://palynology.org/publications/newsletters/

    G. LOPES (2017): IFPS SOCIETIES’ REPORTS - Commission Internationale de Microflore du Paléozoïque (CIMP). Palynos, 40(2), 4. ISSN: 0256-1670.

  • Projects:

    *2018 - Present

    TITLE: Permian-Triassic palaeoclimatic cycles of the Karoo Supergroup in Mozambique, and its implications on a changing world (PALEOCLIMOZ)

    ORGANIZATION: CIMA, Ualg

    POSITION: Researcher

    FUNDING AGENCY: Portuguese Research Council (FCT)

    TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT: 211.696,14 EUR

     

    *2014 - 2018

    TITLE: Early Carboniferous Biostratigraphy of the Barents Sea

    ORGANIZATION: University of Bergen

    POSITION: Post-doctoral Fellow

    FUNDING AGENCIES: University of Bergen, in collaboration with Force Industry Consortium (Aker BP;  Chevron, Norway AS; DEA Norway AS; Faroe Petroleum, Norway;  Shell Norway; VNG Norge)

    TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT: 4,164,192 NOK

     

    *2009 - 2013

    TITLE: Palynology and Carbon Isotope stratigraphy of the Ordovician - Silurian rocks of Portugal: palaeogeographic and palaeoclimatic implications. (translated)

    ORGANIZATION: University of Algarve

    POSITION: PhD Student

    FUNDING AGENCY: Portuguese Research Council (FCT)

    TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT:  53 040 EUR