Dr Alice Newton is a Professor in the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences (DCTMA), Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT) of the University of Algarve (UAlg) Portugal). She is a member of Portugal’s Institute of Marine Research (IMAR); the Marine and Environmental Research Center (CIMA); a Senior Scientist leading as the Principal Investigator on the coastal zone at the Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU) in the Department of Environmental Impacts and Economics (IMPEC); and of the High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment (FRAM), Norway; a Council member of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA); the European Engagement Partner of Future Earth Coasts, (FEC, formally LOICZ) and a member of RAMSAR Mediterranean Wetlands Scientific and Technical Network Climate Change Specialist Group.

About Me

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My professional activity consists of research, consultancy, teaching (undergraduate level, postgraduate level) and research supervision.

Summary of major achievements

  • Chairperson of international project LOICZ-Land ocean interactions in the Coastal Zone (2009-2011)
  • European engagement partner of Future Earth Coasts.
  • 9 international Fellowships and Scholarships
  • Researcher in 18 international projects and 11 national research projects, as coordinator, work package leader or participant
  • More than 70 publications in ISI Journals and 11 publications in conference proceedings (since 2003)
  • 3 Chapters in books
  • Guest Editor of 3 special issues of the journal Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science
  • Member of Editorial boards of Journals and Book series as well as the Coastal Wiki
  • More than 50 invited or keynote speeches and oral presentations
  • More than 50 poster presentations in international conferences
  • 3 interviews for television programmes, including one in EuroNews
  • Organization of more than 50 scientific events (Conferences, Symposia, Special sessions, Workshops) as Chairperson, co-chair, Convener and co-convener, e.g international marine stakeholder conference 2016.
  • Supervised 7 postdocs, 20 doctoral candidates, 53 master students, and 8 undergraduate honours projects.

High Level Consultancy to Government, Departments and Research Councils

  • National Institute of Water-Portugal, Directorate for Marine Resources-Portugal, (Marine Strategy Framework Directive);
  • Environment Directorate-Norway, (Marine Management Plans for North Sea and Skagerrak);
  • Ministry of Environment, Denmark, (Eutrophication of coastal waters);
  • Environment Protection Agency-USA, (Nutrient criteria);
  • European Environment Agency, (Eutrophication);
  • European Joint Research Centre, (Water Framework Directive);
  • European Commission, DG Research, (Bioeconomy);
  • UNEP Regional Seas commissions, (Indicators);
  • OSPAR (Oslo-Paris Convention for the North East Atlantic) Comprehensive Atmospheric Monitoring Plan;
  • Ramsar convention (Mediterranean Wetlands/Scientific Technical Network/Specialist Group/Climate change);
  • European University Association, (Joint masters)
  • European Commission, DG Research, (assessment of research proposals, 7FP and H2020)
  • European Science Foundation, (assessment of research proposals)
  • Fundação da Ciência e da Tecnologia Portugal, (assessment of research proposals);
  • Irish Research Council, (assessment of research proposals);
  • National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki) – NCN Poland, (assessment of research proposals);
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, (assessment of research proposals);
  • National Environment Research Council, UK, (assessment of research proposals);
  • Swedish Research Council, (assessment of research proposals).

Academic Activities

BSc, First Cycle

link-iconOceanografia Quimica
Undergraduate course in Marine Sciences, Chemical Oceanography module

MSc, Second Cycle

link-iconEMMC WACOMA
Erasmus Mundus Master in Water and Coastal Management

link-iconEMMC EMQAL
Erasmus Mundus Master in Quality in Analytical Laboratories

link-iconEMMC ChIR
Erasmus Mundus Master in Chemical Innovation & Regulation

link-iconEMMC EcoHydrology
Erasmus Mundus Master of Science of Ecohydrology

International MSC in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

PhD, Third Cycle

link-iconEMJD MACOMA
Erasmus Mundus Ph. D. in Marine and Coastal Management

Research Activities

DEVOTES-NO (Coordinator)

Norwegian Research Council Project - Development Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status in Norway

link iconVista project

link iconSOPHIA project

link iconDEVOTES (Work package leader and partner in the project)

7th Framework Programme Project - Development Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status

OC-ENV(Partner in the project)

EEA bilateral (Norway-Portugal) grants funding mechanism (004/TSC/FBR/2013 - OC-ENV: Ocean Colour applications to ENVironmental management)

DELTAS(Partner in the project)

Belmont Forum /Coastal Vulnerability Theme G8HORC. Sponsors: FAPESP, ANR, DFG, MoES, JSPS, NERC & ESRC, NSF. G8MUREFU3FP-2201-037. Catalyzing action towards sustainability of deltaic systems with an integrated modelling framework for risk assessment

TRUC (Partner in the project)

Belmont Forum /Coastal Vulnerability Theme G8HORC Sponsors: FAPESP, ANR, DFG, MoES, JSPS, NERC & ESRC, NSF. G8MUREFU3-2201-075. Transformation and Resilience on Urban Coasts.


Complete list of Publications (8 pages)

Most recent publications

Newton, A., M. Elliott, 2016. A typology of stakeholders and guidelines for engagement in transdisciplinary, participatory processes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3.

Newton, A., Harff, J., You, Z.J., Zhang, H. and Wolanski, E., 2016. Sustainability of future coasts and estuaries: A synthesis. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 183, 271-274.

Borja., Elliott M., Snelgrove P.l V. R., Austen M. C., Berg T., Cochrane S., Carstensen J., Danovaro R., Greenstreet S., Heiskanen A-S., Lynam C. P., Mea M., Newton A,< Patrício J, Uusitalo L, Uyarra M. C., Wilson C. 2016. Bridging the Gap between Policy and Science in Assessing the Health Status of Marine Ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3:175

Brondizio, E.S., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Szabo, S., Vogt, N., Sebesvari, Z., Renaud, F. G., Newton, A., Anthony, E., Mansur, A. V., Matthews, Hetrick, S., Costa, S.M., Tessler, Z., Tejedor, A., Longjas, A., Dearing, J. A., 2016. Catalysing action towards the sustainability of deltas. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, v.19, pp. 182-194.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2016.05.001 ISSN: 1877-3435

Cristina, S., D'Alimonte, D., Goela, P.C., Kajiyama, T., Icely, J., Moore, G., Fragoso, B., Newton, A., 2016. Standard and Regional Bio-optical Algorithms for Chlorophyll a Estimates in the Atlantic off the Southwestern Iberian Peninsula. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, v. 13, n. 6, pp. 757-761.
DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2016.2529182 ISSN: 1545-598X

Cristina, S., Cordeiro, C., Lavender, S., Goela, P.C., Icely, J., Newton, A., 2016. MERIS Phytoplankton Time Series Products from the SW Iberian Peninsula (Sagres) Using Seasonal-Trend Decomposition Based on Loess. Remote Sensing, v. 8, n. 6, 449.
DOI:10.3390/rs8060449 ISSN: 2072-4292

Danovaro, R., L. Carugati, M. Berzano, A. E. Cahill, S. Carvalho, A. Chenuil, C. Corinaldesi, S. Cristina, R. David, A. Dell'Anno, N. Dzhembekova, E. Garcés, J. Gasol, P. Goela, J.-P. Feral, I. Ferrera, R. Forster, A. A. Kurekin, E. Rastelli, V. Marinova, P. I. Miller, S. Moncheva, A. Newton, J. Pearman, S. Pitois, A. Renè, N. Rodriguez-Ezpeleta, V. Saggiomo, S. G. H. Simis, K. Stefanova, C. Wilson, M. Lo Martire, S. Greco, S. Cochrane, A. Borja, 2016. Implementing and innovating marine monitoring approaches for assessing marine environmental status. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3

Goela, P.C., Cordeiro, C., Danchenko, S., Icely, J., Cristina, S., Newton, A., 2016. Time series analysis of data for sea surface temperature and upwelling components from the southwest coast of Portugal. Journal of Marine Systems, v. 163, pp. 12-22.
DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.06.002 ISSN: 0924-7963

Goela, P.C., Cristina, S., Kajiyama, T., Icely, J., Moore, G., Fragoso, B., Newton, A., 2016. Algal Pigment Index 2 in the Atlantic off the Southwest Iberian Peninsula: standard and regional algorithms. Ocean Sci., 12, 1–10.

Jayasinghe, R.P.P.K., Amarasinghe, U.S., Newton, A. 2016. Evaluation of status of commercial fish stocks in European marine subareas using mean trophic levels of fish landings and spawning stock biomass. Ocean and Coastal Management (in press).
DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.07.002

Mansur, A.V., Brondízio, E.S., Roy, S., Hetrick, S., Vogt, N., Newton, A., 2016. An Assessment of Urban Vulnerability in the Amazon Delta and Estuary: A multi-Criterion Index of Flood Exposure, Socio-Economic Conditions and Infrastructure. Sustainability Science, v. 11, n. 4., pp. 625-643.
DOI: 10.1007/s11625-016-0355-7 ISSN: 1862-4065

Mea M., Newton A., Uyarra M.C., Alonso C. and Borja A. 2016. From science to policy and society: enhancing the effectiveness of communication. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3:168.

Owuor M.A., Icely J., Newton A., Nyunja J., Otieno P., Tuda A.O., Oduor N. 2017. Mapping of ecosystem services flow in Mida Creek, Kenya. Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 140, May 2017, Pages 11-21.

Semeoshenkova V., Newton A., Rojas, M., Piccolo, M. C., Bustos, M. L., Cisneros, M. L. B., Berninsone, L., 2016. A combined DPSIR and SAF approach for the adaptive management of beach erosion in Monte Hermoso and Pehuén Co (Argentina). Ocean and Coastal Management, 143, 63-73
DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.04.015 ISSN: 0964-5691

Semeoshenkova, V., Newton A., Contin A., Greggio N. 2016. Development and application of an Integrated Beach Quality Index (BQI). Ocean & Coastal Management, 1-13

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Universidade do Algarve
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