About Miguel Dionisio Pires

Dr. Miguel Dionisio Pires is an expert on water quality and limnology. His main focus is on cyanobacteria research in the broadest sense covering data analysis, use of innovative measurement techniques, ecosystem understanding, mitigation, measures and forecasting.

Miguel Dionisio Pires is the Deltares project leader for the FP7 project INFORM, the H2020 project EOMORES and the ESA ARTES project CyMonS. He is the initiator and co-developer of the Algae Radar, a forecasting model for cyanobacteria for all water bodies within a specific region.

Working experience

  1. Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

    PhD student Interactions between zebra mussels and cyanobacteria

    1999- 2004
  2. Great Lakes Environmental research Laboratory (GLERL-NOAA)

    Resident Research Associate (“Inducible defenses in cyanobacteria against predation by Dreissenids”)

    2004 - 2006
  3. Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)

    Postdoctoral position Use of unionid bivalves for improvement for water quality

    2006 - 2008
  4. Deltares

    Advisor/Researcher Aquatic Ecology

    2008 - present

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