Beatriz Pereira

PhD student

Hi! My name is Beatriz, I'm from Portugal and I am an ambitious and enthusiastic marine biologist with the desire to make a difference! I’ve worked as a research fellow at Laboratório Marítimo da Guia for two years, where I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of fascinating organisms, including sharks, cleaners, and more. My current research, which I am undertaking as a PhD student at the lab, focuses on the evolution of cleaner wrasse cognition and social behavior, as well as their resilience to climate change.

I believe that my research not only has the potential to provide fundamental knowledge on this topic, but also to contribute to the development of conservation strategies to protect these little brainiacs and the coral reefs they inhabit.

I’m an energetic and positive person (sometimes all over the place) who loves to travel, scuba dive, and spend time in nature. Music is a big part of my life and I really enjoy singing (I know the lyrics to every song but I’m hard on the ears most of the times. Sorry, not sorry!). I am also very sporty and have been actively practicing boxing for the past two years (you better watch out!). Finally, can’t see a dog without saying HI!

E-mail: bppereira [at]


B. P. Pereira, S. Neff, F. O. Borges, E. Otjacques, G. Barreto, M. Ranucci, M. Court, R. Rosa, T. Repolho, J. R. Paula (2024) Transgenerational exposure to deoxygenation and warming disrupts mate-detection in Gammarus locusta.  Behavioral Ecology, 35, 1, arad102, 

Santos, C. P., Sampaio, E., Pereira, B. P., Pegado, M. R., Borges, F. O., Wheeler, C. R., Rosa, R. (2021). Elasmobranch Responses to Experimental Warming, Acidification, and Oxygen Loss—A Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1380.

Bolgan, M., Pereira, B. P., Crucianelli, A., Mylonas, C. C., Pousão-Ferreira, P., Parmentier, E., Amorim, M. (2020). Vocal repertoire and consistency of call features in the meagre Argyrosomous regius (Asso, 1801). Plos one, 15(11), e0241792.

Pereira BP, Vieira M., Pousão-Ferreira P., Candeias-Mendes A., Barata M., Fonseca P.J., Amorim M. (2020). Sound production in the Meagre, Argyrosomus regius (Asso, 1801): intraspecific variability associated with size, sex and context. PeerJ 8:e8559

Vieira, M., Pereira, B. P., Pousão-Ferreira, P., Fonseca, P. J.,  Amorim, M. (2019). Seasonal Variation of Captive Meagre Acoustic Signalling: A Manual and Automatic Recognition Approach. Fishes, 4(2), 28.

Ribeiro, F., Garcia, A. R., Pereira, B. P., Fonseca, M., Mestre, N. C., Fonseca, T. G., Ilharco, L. M., Bebiano, J. M., (2017). Microplastics effect in Scrobicularia plana. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 122 (1-2), 379-39.