Andre Esteves

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Despite the increasing risk that ocean acidification will modify benthic communities, great uncertainty remains about how this impact will affect the lower trophic levels, such as members of the meiofauna. A mesocosm experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of water acidification on a phytal meiofauna community from a coral reef. Community(More)
This paper describes the implementation of an RF receiver frontend for the 2.4 GHz ISM band; it comprises an LNA, an IQ oscillator/mixer, and a low-pass filter. The proposed circuit is low cost and power efficient. To be low cost the circuit is inductorless and implemented in a standard nanoscale digital CMOS technology, with a state-of-the-art figure for(More)
A low noise amplifier is one of the most commonly used components in analog and digital circuit designs. Low voltage, low power and low noise amplifier design has become an increasingly interesting subject as many applications switch to portable battery powered operations. An amplifier is linear electronic circuits that may used amplify an input signal and(More)
All available information from literature sources dealing with deep-sea nematode species was analyzed, in order to obtain an overview of the state of knowledge in deep-sea nematode taxonomy and answer the question of how many valid nematode species are known from the deep sea so far. One hundred and twenty-seven taxonomic and ecological literature sources(More)
We investigated if the differences in density and nematode communities of intertidal sediments from two Brazilian sheltered sandy beaches were related to environmental characteristics. The upper tide level (UTL) and the low tide level (LTL) of both beaches were surveyed in January (austral summer) and June 2001 (austral winter) during low-spring tides, by(More)
The role of a dominant macrobenthic polychaete, Scolelepis squamata, in the colonisation of defaunated tropical sediments by sandy-beach nematodes was investigated and compared with a previous colonisation experiment carried out on a temperate sandy beach. Experimental cylinders, equipped with lateral windows allowing infaunal colonisation, were filled with(More)
A new genus of the family Desmodoridae, Cornurella gen. n. is described from a Campos Basin sea site, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It differs from the other genera of the family by the clearly annulated body cuticle, ornamented with eight longitudinal rows of spines, a strong cephalic capsule with thorn-like ornamentation; amphideal fovea closed loop-shaped in(More)
A Low Noise amplifier is one of the most commonly used components in analog and digital circuit designs. Low voltage and low power Low Noise amplifier design has become an increasingly interesting subject as many applications switch to portable battery powered operations. An electronic amplifier is an electronic device that increases the power of a signal.(More)
In this review, we summarize existing knowledge of the ecology of sandy-beach nematodes, in relation to spatial distribution, food webs, pollution and climate change. We attempt to discuss spatial scale patterns (macro-, meso- and microscale) according to their degree of importance in structuring sandy-beach nematode assemblages. This review will provide a(More)