Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Laura Duque

PhD Student

Telephone: +49 (0)931 31-83229
Fax:             +49 (0)931 31-84352
e-Mail: laura.duque@uni-wuerzburg.de

Room C046

University of Würzburg
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocenter - Am Hubland

97074 Würzburg, Germany

  • Atmospheric pollution

  • Plant-insect interactions

  • Pollination

  • Herbivory

  • Plant volatiles

  • Pollinator attraction

  • Plant fitness

Plant-mediated effects of herbivores and atmospheric pollutants on plant-pollinator interactions

Education and training

April 2016 to present - PhD student at the Department Of Animal Ecology And Tropical Biology (Zoology III), Faculty of Biology, University of Würzburg

October 2008/February 2010 - Master in Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal

September 2004/November 2008 - Bachelor in Engineering Sciences - Agricultural Engineering option, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto

January 2000/January 2003 - Training in Fashion Design, CITEX (Professional Training Centre of the Textile Industry), Portugal

November 1998/December 1999 - Training in Knit Production Techniques, CITEX.

October 1997/July 1998 - Student of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto

Work Experience

September 2014/June 2015 - Research fellow in the Atmospheric Processes and Modelling team of the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro, working on the project “MAPLIA – Moving from Air Pollution to Local Integrated Assessment”

May 2014/July 2014 - Research assistant in the Palinology team of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, collaborating in the performance of harvest predictions

October 2010/August 2013 - Research fellow in the Geology Centre, Environment and Society Group, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, working on the project “Effects of atmospheric non-biological pollutants on pollen grains”.

July 2009/November 2009 - Research assistant in the Pollination and Bee Ecology team, UMR406 Bees and Environment, INRA, Avignon, France

January 2003/January 2004 - Fashion Designer at IMPETUS Portugal – Têxteis, S.A.

September 2002/January 2003 - Internship at IMPETUS

- Duque L, Poelman EH, Steffan-Dewenter I. 2021Effects of ozone stress on flowering phenology, plant-pollinator interactions and plant reproductive success. Environmental Pollution, 272, 115953

- Duque L, Poelman EH, Steffan-Dewenter I.  2019, Plant-mediated effects of ozone on herbivores depend on exposure duration and temperature , Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 19891 

- Miranda AI, Ferreira J, Silveira C, Relvas H, Duque L, Roebeling P, Lopes M, Costa S, Monteiro A, Gama C, Sá E, Borrego C, Teixeira JP. 2016, A cost-efficiency and health benefit approach to improve urban air quality, Science of The Total Environment , 569-570, 342-351

- Duque L, Relvas H, Silveira C, Ferreira J, Monteiro A, Gama C, Rafael S, Freitas S, Borrego C, Miranda AI. 2016, Evaluating strategies to reduce urban air pollution , Atmospheric Environment, 127, 196-204

- Relvas H, Miranda AI, Turrini E, Lopes D, Silveira C, Ferreira J, Lopes M, Sá E, Duque L, Borrego C, Volta M. 2016, Air quality modeling to support decision-making: scenario and optimization approaches . Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXIV, 161-165

- Ribeiro H, Guimarães F, Duque L, Noronha F, Abreu I. 2015, Characterization of particulate matter on airborne pollen grains , Environmental Pollution, 206, 7-16

- Ribeiro H, Duque L, Sousa R, Cruz A, Gomes CR, Esteves da Silva JCG, Abreu I. 2014, Changes in the IgE-reacting protein profiles of Acer negundo, Platanus x acerifolia and Quercus robur pollen in response to ozone treatment. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 24 (6), 515-527

- Sousa R, Ribeiro H, Cruz A, Duque L, Abreu I. 2014, Parietaria judaica pollen: Aerobiology and allergenicity, Revista Portuguesa de Imunoalergologia, 22 (2), 81-92

- Sousa R, Osorio H, Duque L, Ribeiro H, Cruz A, Abreu I. 2014, Identification of Plantago lanceolata pollen allergens using an immunoproteomic approach, Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, 24 (3), 177-183

- Duque L, Ribeiro H, Gomes CR, Esteves da Silva JCG, Abreu I. 2013, Germination rate of three anemophilous pollen types after in vitro exposure to gaseous atmospheric pollutants, 1st Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology – Proceedings Book

- Duque L, Guimarães F, Ribeiro H, Sousa R, Abreu I. 2013, Elemental characterization of the airborne pollen surface using Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA), Atmospheric Environment, 75, 296-302

- Ribeiro H, Duque L, Sousa R, Abreu I. 2013, Ozone effects on soluble protein of Acer negundo, Quercus robur and Platanus spp. pollen, Aerobiologia, 29, 443-447

- Duque L, Guimarães F, Ribeiro H, Sousa R, Abreu I. 2012, Airborne Platanus pollen analysis by EPMA, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 18 (Suppl 5), 39-40

- Sousa R, Duque L, Ribeiro H, Abreu I, Duarte A, Gomes C, Cruz A, Esteves da Silva J. 2012, Effects of two atmospheric pollutants (SO2 and NO2) on protein content and allergenic properties of Acer negundo L. pollen. Allergy, 67 (Supl. 96), 574-575

- Guimarães F, Duque L, Ribeiro H, Sousa R, Abreu I. 2012, Contribution of EPMA to airborne pollen analysis, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 32 (1)

- Sousa R, Duque L, Duarte AJ, Gomes CR, Ribeiro H, Cruz A, Esteves da Silva JCG, Abreu I. 2012, In vitro exposure of Acer negundo pollen to atmospheric levels of SO 2 and NO 2 : effects on allergenicity and germination , Environmental Science and Technology, 46 (4), 2406-2412


- Duque L , Dinâmicas de colheita de pólen e actividade polinizadora de Apis mellifera em Cucumis melo (Pollen-foraging dynamics and pollinating activity of Apis mellifera in Cucumis melo) , Master's dissertation. February 2010 , Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal