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name
Manuel Augusto Simões Graça
address
Department of Life Sciences, Calçada Martím de Freitas University of Coimbra 3001-456 Coimbra, Portugal
contact data
tel. +351.239855775
fax. +351.239.855789
email mgraca@ci.uc.pt
Orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6470-8919
 
2. academic degree
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year academic degree scientific area institution
1999 Aggregation Ecology University of Coimbra, Portugal
1990 Ph.D Zoology University of Sheffield, UK
 
3. area of scientific activity
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domain of specialization
Stream Ecology; Litter decomposition
 
present investigation interests
My research interests fall into three areas (1) leaf litter decomposition, (2) stream ecology and (3). biomonitoring and pollution control. Firstly, I am interested in understanding factors ruling the decomposition of leaf litter and the incorporation of the nutrients and energy from litter into secondary production. Therefore, my studies include chemical changes in decomposing leaves, the ecology of aquatic hyphomycetes and animals feeding on detritus. The studies include temperate and tropical areas. Secondly, I am interested in understanding the functioning of stream systems. Finally, I am interested in developing, improving and applying tools for biomonitoring, assessing the environmental quality and the effect of effluent discharges in receiving systems. Under this research topic, I am cooperating with regional environmental agencies and the industry.
 
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With Portuguese national financial support
2014 – present: Ecological experimentation in island ecosystems: vegetal litter processing in streams. FCT – Portuguese Science Fundation (EXPL/AAG-GLO/0189/2013). Total Founding: €49 988. (Collaborator; PI Verónica Ferreira).

2010/2012. AQUAWEB (PTDC/AAC-AMB/105297/2008). PI = M.J. Feio. Portuguese Science Foundation.

2008/ Predicting the effects of global warming on stream ecosystems (PTDC / CLI / 67180 / 2006). Portuguese Science Foundation: 131 598€

2008/2009. (PI) Research and Formation in Organic Matter Breakdown in Streams Convénio GRICES/CAPES-2008. Projecto nº: 4.1.3/CAPES/CPLP

2008/2009. (PI) Research and Formation in Organic Matter Breakdown in Streams Convénio GRICES/CAPES-2008. Projecto nº: 4.1.3/CAPES/CPLP

2005/2008. (PI) Litter decomposition in tropical systems: structure and function. Portuguese Science Foundation. [POCTI/BIA-BDE/58297/2004.

2001/2004. (PI) Studies on the trophic niche of detritivores. Portuguese Science Fundation; 25 000 €. PROCTI/BSE/32389/2000

2001/2004. (PI) Effects of pollution on leaf litter processing and on decomposer communities in streams. Portuguese Science Foundation; (POCTI/BSE/34024/2000) 12 400 €

2000/2001. (PI): Mapping the water quality of the Mondego river Basin. C.C.D.R.C Regional Environmental Agency. 15 000 €.

1996/2000. (PI): Biodiversity on Riparian Corridors. Praxis XXI, Portugal. PRAXIS /2/2.2/BIA/113/94 (85 200 €, 3 years). In cooperation with 3 other Portuguese Universities.

1995/1999. (PI): "Decomposição em sistemas lóticos". JNICT, Portugal. (30000 €, 3 years).

1994/1997. (PI): Ecotoxicological Impact of a paper mill effluent and its environmental management. Grant: aprox. 42 900 € (JNICT).
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1992/1995. (PI): Do the introduced species follow established ecological rules? Grant: aprox. 25 000 € for 3 years (JNICT).

1991/1994 (PI): Detritus processing and effects of Eucalyptus afforestations. Grant: aprox. 25 000 € for 3 years (JNICT).

With international financial support
2016 – 2018: Decomposição de detritos foliares, mediadas por hifomicetos aquáticos, em riachos de águas pretas, situados na Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brasil. PI= Adriana Medeiros. CHAMADA UNIVERSAL MCTI/CNPq Nº 01/2016, Brasil

2016 – present. AQUARIPARIA/PRÓ-ÁGUAS: Qualidade de água em bacias Hidrográficas no cerrado, uma ponte da ciência à sociedade. FAPDF Brazil; protocolo: 11168.59.28747.09052016. P.I. José Francisco Gonçalves Júnior. Grant: R$ 1.000.000,00

2016 – present. IBEPECOR. Founding: CYTED, ref. P415RT0142. Teams from Spain (PI), Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia and Uruguai

2014 – present. Vegetação ripária e características foliares como reguladores de energia para as comunidades bentônicas em riachos de cabeceira no cerrado. MCTI/CNPq No. 14/2014 (Brasil). Total Founding: 765.000,00 Rs (~237000 €). Collaborator; PI Marcos Callisto.

2014 – present: Avaliação dos efeitos das mudanças climáticas sobre a cadeia de detritos aquáticos: estudos em microcosmos. CNPQ Brazil (Chamada MCTI/CNPq/CT-AGRO/CT-SAÚDE/CT-HIDRO). (Collaborator; PI Neuza Hamada. IMPA, Manaus). No. 37/2013 – Mudanças Climáticas

2012 – 2015: Desenvolvimento de Índices de Integridade Biótica: macroinvertebrados bentônicos como indicadores de qualidade de água em bacias hidrográficas de empreendimentos hidrelétricos da CEMIG em Minas Gerais- GT487 - R$ 1.843.375,07.

Past:
2011 – 2013. Dinâmica da matéria orgânica em riachos de cabeceira: bases para a conservação de zonas ripárias e serviços ecossistêmicos - Projeto RIPO. Brazilian Science Fundation CNPq – Edital Universal - 471385/2011-5 (collaborator; PI = Marcos Callisto).

2006/2007. Biodiversity effects on ecosystem function: a test with consumer guild across latitudes. National Geographic Society (PI = Luz Boyero).

2002/2005. Integrating Ecosystem Function into River Quality Assessment and Management (RIVFUNCTION): European Commission, project EVK1-2001-00023. In cooperation with other 10 European institutions (Portugal).

1998/2001. Community Complexity and Decomposition in Aquatic Systems: An Ecosystem Approach to Manage Biodiversity. Founds: European Commission: Directorate-General XII. Science, Research and Development. In cooperation with other 4 European Universities.

1994/1997. Project leader: "Allochtonous organic matter as a resource for stream communities: comparisons of key processes among different geographical areas". CE - International Scientific cooperation. 937084VE
Services rendered
PRESENT

Biomonitoring stream water quality for the Neves - Corvo mine. SOMINCOR. Includes aquatic macroinvertebrates, fish and stream / riparian plants along the OPeiras river; toxicity tests with aquatic plants and bivalves, bioaccumulation of heavy metals in invertebrates, fish and birds; biodiversity studies for conservation (PI)

PAST

2006/2007 Characterization of aquatic systems of the São Domingos mine areas(Mértola) CCDR- Alentejo.

2003/2007 Cooperation INAG – IMAR for the implementation of the European Water Framework Program.

2002/ 2004. Avaluation of the impact of the Alqueba dam on the community of aquatic macroinvertebrates. In collaboration with the University of Évora. Grant: EDIA
 
5. membership in scientific societies
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1. Iberian Limnological Society (AIL). Direction Board
2. Freshwater Science Society (former North American Benthological Society).
 
6. referee and editor of scientific journals
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Journal of Freshwater Sciences (previously, Journal of the North Americal Benthological Society
(Associated Editor)

Ecologi@ (Associated Editor)

Limnetica (Editorial Board)

Oecologia Australis (Editorial Board)

The International Review of Hydrobiology (Editorial Board)

Referee: In the previous 10 years I have been reviewing papers for the following journals.
Acta Amazonica, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, Hydrobiologia, Freshwater Biology, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Limnetica, Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Acta Oecologica, Journal of the North American Benthological Society, Environmental Pollution, Journal of Animal Ecology, Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, Human & Ecological Risk Assessment, Functional Ecology, Chemical Ecology, Microbial Ecology, International Review of Hydrobiology and Sydowia
 
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papers in international scientific periodicals with referee (ISI)
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Feio MJ, AR Calapez, CL Elias, RMV Cortes, MAS Graça, P. Pinto & SFP Almeida. (accepted for publication). The paradox of expert judgment in rivers ecological monitoring. Journal of Environmental Management.

Ferreira V., J. Castela, P. Rosa, A.M. Tonin, L. Boyero & M.A.S. Graça. 2016. Aquatic hyphomycetes, benthic macroinvertebrates and leaf litter decomposition in streams naturally differing in riparian vegetation. Aquatic Ecology. 50:711-725. DOI 10.1007/s10452-016-9588-x

Boyero L., R.G. Pearson, C. Hui, J. Pérez, M.A. Alexandrou, M.A.S. Graça, B.J. Cardinale, R.J. Albariño, M. Arunachalam, L.A. Barmuta, A.J. Boulton, A. Bruder, M. Callisto, E. Chauvet, A. Cornejo, J.N. Davies, R.G. Death, D. Dudgeon, A.C. Encalada, V. Ferreira, R. Figueroa, A.S. Flecker, M.O. Gessner, J.F. Gonçalves Jr, J.E. Helson, T. Iwata, T. Jinggut, J. Mathooko, C. Mathuriau, C. M’Erimba, M. Moretti, C.M. Pringle, A. Ramírez, J. Rincon & C.M. Yule 2016. Biotic and abiotic variables influencing plant litter breakdown in streams: a global study. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Volume 283, issue 1829. Article 20152664. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.2664

Ferreira V. & M.A.S. Graça 2016. Effects of whole-stream nitrogen enrichment and litter species mixing on litter decomposition and associated fungi. Limnologica. 58: 69–77. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2016.03.002

Ferreira V., P.M. Raposeiro, A. Pereira, A.M. Cruz, A.C. Costa, M.A.S. Graça & V. Gonçalves. 2016. Leaf litter decomposition in remote oceanic islands streams is driven by microbes and depends on litter quality and environmental conditions. Freshwater Biology.61:783-799. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12749

Ferreira V., J. Koricheva, J. Pozo, M.A.S. Graça. 2016. A meta-analysis on the effects of changes in the composition of native forests on litter decomposition in streams. Forest Ecology and Management. 364:27-38. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.01.002

Gonçalves A.L., A.V. Lírio, M.A.S. Graça, C. Canhoto. 2016. Fungal species diversity affects leaf decomposition after drought. International Review of Hydrobiology 101:78-86. DOI: 10.1002/iroh.201501817

Quainooa S., S. Seenaa & M.A.S. Graça. 2016. Copper tolerant ecotypes of Heliscus lugdunensis differ in their ecological function and growth. Science of the Total Environment. 544:168-174. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.119

Rezende .S., M.A.S. Graça, A.M. Santos, A.O. Medeiros, P.F. Santos, Y.R.F. Nunes & J.F.G. Júnior. 2016. Organic Matter Dynamics in a Tropical Gallery Forest in a Grassland Landscape. Biotropica. Biotropica. Biotropica 48: 301–310. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12308

Serra S.R.Q., Cobo F, Graça M.A.S., Dolédec S. & Feio M.J. 2016. Synthesising the trait information of European Chironomidae(Insecta: Diptera): Towards a new database. Ecological Indicators. 61:282–292 DOI. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.09.028

Graça, M.A.S., K. Hyde & E. Chauvet. 2015. Aquatic hyphomycetes and litter decomposition in tropical - subtropical low order streams. Fungal Ecology. 19: 182-189 doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2015.08.001

Ramírez A., M. Ardón, M. Douglas & Manuel A.S. Graça. 2015. Tropical freshwater sciences: an overview of ongoing tropical research. Freshwater Science 34:606-608. DOI: 10.1086/681257

Medeiros, A.O., M. Callisto, M.A.S. Graça, W. Ferreira, C.A. Rosa, J. França, A. Eller, R.S. Rezende & J.F. Gonçalves Jr. 2015. Microbial colonisation and litter decomposition in a Cerrado stream are limited by low dissolved nutrient concentrations. Limnetica 34:283-292.

Feio M.J., S. Dolédec & M.A.S. Graça. 2015. Human disturbance affects the long-term spatial synchrony of freshwater invertebrate communities. Environmental Pollution 196:300-308. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.09.026.

Gonçalves, A.L., M.A.S. Graça & C. Canhoto. 2015. Is diversity a buffer against environmental temperature fluctuations? - A decomposition experiment with aquatic fungi. Fungal Ecology. 17:96-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2015.05.013

Boyero L., R.G. Pearson, C.M. Swan, C. Hui, R.J. Albariño, M. Arunachalam, M. Callisto, J. Chará, A.M. Chará-Serna, E. Chauvet, A. Cornejo, D. Dudgeon, A.C. Encalada, V. Ferreira, M.O. Gessner, J.F. Gonçalves Jr., M.A.S. Graça, J.E. Helson, J.M. Mathooko, B.G. McKie, M. S. Moretti & C.M. Yule. 2015. Latitudinal gradient of nestedness and its potential drivers in stream detritivores. Ecography.38:949-955. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.00982

Graça M.A.S., W. Ferreira, K. Firmiano, J. França & M. Callisto. 2015 Macroinvertebrate identity, not diversity, differed across patches differing in substrate particle size and leaf litter packs in low order, tropical Atlantic forest streams. Limnetica. 34: 29-40.

Graça M.A.S., V. Ferreira, C. Canhoto, A.C. Encalada, F. Guerrero-Bolaño, K.M. Wantzen & L. Boyero 2015. A conceptual model of litter breakdown in low order streams. International Review of Hydrobiology. 100:1–12.

Correa-Araneda F., L. Boyero, R. Figueroa, C. Sánchez, R. Abdala, A. Ruiz-García & M.A.S. Graça. 2015. Joint effects of climate warming and exotic litter (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) on stream detritivore fitness and litter breakdown. Aquatic Sciences. 77:197–205

Ferreira V., A. Larrañaga, V. Gulis, A. Basaguren, A. Elosegi, M.A.S. Graça & J. Pozo. 2015. The effects of eucalypt plantations on plant litter decomposition and macroinvertebrate communities in Iberian streams. Forest Ecology and Management 335:129–138.

Ferreira V., C. Bastien, J. Koricheva, V. Gulis, E. Chauvet & M.A.S. Graça 2015. A meta-analysis of the effects of nutrient enrichment on litter decomposition in streams. Biological Reviews. 90:669-688. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12125

Gonçalves A.L., E. Chauvet, F. Bärlocher. M.A.S. Graça & C. Canhoto. 2014. Top-down control of litter decomposers in streams. Freshwater Biology.59:2172-2182. doi:10.1111/fwb.12420

Graça, M.A.S. & J.M. Poquet M. 2014. Do climate and soil influence phenotypic variability in leaf litter, microbial decomposition and shredder consumption. Oecologia. 174:1021–1032. 10.1007/s00442-013-2825-2

Gonçalves, A., M.A.S. Graça & C. Canhoto. 2013. The effect of temperature on leaf decomposition and diversity of associated aquatic hyphomycetes depends on the substrate. Fungal Ecology. 6: 546-553. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2013.07.002

Callisto M. & M.A.S. Graça. 2013. The quality and availability of fine particulate organic matter for collector species in headwater streams. International Review of Hydrobiology. 98:132-140

Rosa J., V. Ferreira, C. Canhoto & M.A.S. Graça. 2013. Combined effects of water temperature and nutrients concentration on periphyton respiration – implications of global change. International Review of Hydrobiology 98: 14–23.

Callisto M., Melo A.S, Baptista, D.F., Gonçalves Jr. J.F., Graça M.A.S. & Augusto F.G. 2012. Estudos ecológicos futuros em riachos de cabeceira na perspectiva de mudanças globais. Limnologica Brasiliensis 24: 293-302

Woodward G., Gessner M.O., Giller1 P.S., Gulis V., Hladyz S., Lecerf A., Malmqvist B., McKie B.G., Tiegs S.D., Cariss H., Dobson M., Elosegi A., Ferreira V., Graça M.A.S., Fleituch T., Lacoursière J.O., Nistorescu M., Pozo J., Risnoveanu G., Schindler M., Vadineanu A., Vought L.B.-M., Chauvet E. 2012. Continental-scale effects of nutrient pollution on stream ecosystem functioning. Science. 336, 1438: 1438-1440.

Ferreira V., A.C. Encalada, & M.A.S. Graça. (2012). Effects of litter diversity on decomposition and biological colonization of submerged litter in temperate and tropical streams. Freshwater Sciences 31:945–962

Graça M.A.S., S.R.Q. Serra & V. Ferreira (2012). Stable temperature may favor continuous reproduction by Theodoxus fluviatilis and explain its high densities in some karstic springs. Limnetica. 31:129-140

Del Arco A.I., V. Ferreira and M.A.S. Graça (2012). Performance of biological indicators in assessing the ecological state of streams of varying catchment urbanization in Coimbra, Portugal. Limnetica. 31:141-154

Boyero L., R.G. Pearson, D. Dudgeon, M.A.S. Graça, M.O. Gessner, R. J. Albariño, V. Ferreira, C.M. Yule, A.J. Boulton, M. Arunachalam, M. Callisto, E. Chauvet, A. Ramírez, J. Chará, M. Moretti, J.F. Gonçalves Jr., J.E. Helson, A.M. Chará, A. Encalada, J. N. Davies, S. Lamothe, A. Cornejo, A.O.Y. Li, L.M. Buria, V. Villanueva, M.C. Zuñaga & C. Pringle (2011) Global distribution of a key trophic guild contrasts with common latitudinal diversity patterns. Ecology 92:1839-1848

Boyero L., R.G. Pearson, D. Dudgeon, V. Ferreira, M.A.S. Graça, M.O. Gessner, A.J. Boulton, E. Chauvet, C.M. Yule, R.J. Albariño, A. Ramírez, J.E. Helson, M. Callisto, M. Arunachalam, J. Chará, R. Figueroa, J.M. Mathooko, J.F. Gonçalves Jr., M. Moretti, A.M. Chará, J.N. Davies, A. Encalada, S. Lamothe, L.M. Buria, J. Castela, A. Cornejo, A.O.Y. Li, C. M’Erimba, V.D. Villanueva, M.C. Zúñiga, C.Swan & L.A. Barmuta. (2011) Global patterns of distribution in stream detritivores: implications for biodiversity loss in changing climates. in Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 134–141 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00673.x).

Boyero L., R.G. Pearson, M.O. Gessner, L.A. Barmuta, V. Ferreira, M.A.S. Graça, D. Dudgeon, A.J. Boulton, M. Callisto, E. Chauvet, J.E. Helson, A. Bruder, R.J. Albariño, C.M. Yule, M. Arunachalam, J.N. Davies, R. Figueroa, A.S. Flecker, A. Ramírez, R.G. Death, T. Iwata, J.M. Mathooko, C. Mathuriau, J.F. Gonçalves Jr., M.S. Moretti, T. Jingut, S. Lamothe, C. M’Erimba, L. Ratnarajah, M.H. Schindler, J. Castela, L.M. Buria, A. Cornejo, V.D. Villanueva & D.C. West. 2011. A global experiment suggests climate warming will not accelerate litter decomposition in streams but may reduce carbon sequestration. Ecology Letters. 14: 289-294. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01578.x

Capps KA, M.A.S. Graça, A.C. Encalada & A.S. Flecker. 2011. Leaf-litter decomposition across three flooding regimes in a seasonally flooded Amazonian watershed. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 27:205-210.

Feio M.J, Alves T., Boavida M., Medeiros A. & Graça M.A.S. 2010. Functional indicators of stream health: a river-basin approach. Freshwater Biology. 55:1050-1065

Medeiros A., S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, & M.A.S. Graça. 2010. Effects of Zn, Fe and Mn on leaf litter breakdown by aquatic fungi: a microcosm study. International Review of Hydrobiology. 95:12-26.

Díaz V., R. Albariño & M.A.S. Graça. 2010. Natural UVR Does not Affect Decomposition by Aquatic Hyphomycetes. International Review of Hydrobiology. 95:1-11.

Graça M.A.S. & C. Cressa. 2010. Leaf quality of some tropical and temperate tree species as food resource for stream shredders. International Review of Hydrobiology. 95:27-41

Encalada A., J. Calles, V. Ferreira, C. Canhoto & M. Graça (2010). Riparian land use and the relationship between the benthos and litter decomposition in tropical montain streams. Freshwater Biology. 55:1719-1733

Feio M.J., C.N. Coimbra, M.A.S. Graça, S.J. Nichols & R.H. Norris. (2010). The influence of extreme climatic events and human disturbance on macroinvertebrate community patterns of a Mediterranean stream over 15 y. Jounal of the North American Benthological Society. 29: 1397-1409

Medeiros A.O., C. Pascoal & M.A.S. Graça. 2009. Diversity and activity of aquatic fungi under low oxygen conditions. Freshwater Biology. 54:142-149.

Graça M.A.S. & C. Canhoto. 2009. Introduction to the 5th. Conference on “Plant Litter Processing in Freshwater” in Coimbra, Portugal. International Rivew of Hydrobiology. 94:353-355

Castela J., V. Ferreira e M.A.S. Graça. 2008. Evaluation of stream ecological integrity using litter decomposition and benthic invertebrates. Environmental Pollution. 153:440-449

Medeiros A.O., P. Rocha, C.A. Rosa & M.A.S. Graça 2008. Litter breakdown in a stream affected by drainage from a gold mine. Fundamental and Applied Limnology /m. 172:59-70

Feio M.J., R.H. Norris, M.A.S. Graça & S. Nichols. 2009. Water quality assessment of Portuguese streams: regional or national predictive models? Ecological Indicators 9: 791-806

Ferreira V. & M.A.S. Graça. 2007. Fungal activity associated with decomposing wood is affected by nitrogen concentration in water. International Review of Hydrobiology. 92: 1-8

Gama M., A.L. Gonçalves, V. Ferreira, M.A.S. Graça & C. Canhoto. 2007. Decomposition of fire exposed Eucalyptus leaves in a Portuguese lowland stream. Int. Rev. Hydrobiol. 92: 229-241

Gonçalves A.L., M. Gama, V. Ferreira, M.A.S. Graça & C. Canhoto. 2007. The breakdown of blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) bark in a Portuguese stream. Fundamental and Applied Limnology. 168: 307-315

Sánchez D., M.A.S. Graça & J. Canhoto. (2007) Testing the use of the water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.) in laboratory toxicity assays. Bulletin of Environmental contamination and Toxicology. 78: 421-426.

Gonçalves J.F, M.A.S. Graça & M. Callisto. 2007. Litter decomposition in a Cerrado savannah stream is retarded by leaf toughness, low dissolved nutrient levels and low density of shredders. Freshwater Biology. 52:1440-1451

Feio M.J., T.B. Reynoldson , V. Ferreira & M.A.S. Graça. 2007. A predictive model for freshwater bioassessment (Mondego River, Portugal). Hydrobiologia. 589: 55-68.

Callisto M., J.F. Gonçalves & M.A.S. Graça. 2007. Leaf litter as a possible food source for chironomids (Diptera) in Brazilian and Portuguese headwater streams. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 24:442-448.

Carvalho E. & M.A.S. Graça. 2007. A laboratory study on feeding plasticity of the shredder Sericostoma vittatum Rambur (Sericostomatidae). Hydrobiologia. 575: 353-359.

Azevedo_Pereira, H. V. S., M.A.S. Graça & J.M. González (2006) Life history of Lepidostoma hirtum in an Iberian stream and its role on organic matter processing. Hydrobiologia.559:183-192.

Feio M.J., T.B. Reynoldson & M.A.S. Graça. 2006. The influence of taxonomic level on the performance of a predictive model for water quality assessment. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 63:367-376.

Graça, M.A.S. and C. Canhoto. 2006. Leaf litter processing in low order streams. Limnetica 25: 1-10

Abelho M. & M.A.S. Graça. 2006. Effects of nutrient enrichment on decomposition and fungal colonization of sweet chestnut leaves in an Iberian stream (Central Portugal). Hydrobiologia. 560:1-13

Ferreira V. & Graça M.A.S. 2006 Do Invertebrate Activity and Current Velocity Affect Fungal Assemblage Structure in Leaves? International Review Hydrobiology 91:1-14

Ferreira V., Graça M.A.S., de Lima J.L.M.P. & Gomes R. 2006. Role of physical fragmentation and invertebrate activity in the breakdown rate of leaves. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 165:493-513

Gonçalves J.F, M.A.S. Graça & M. Callisto. 2006. Leaf-litter breakdown in 3 streams in temperate, Mediterranean and tropical Cerrado climates. Journal of North American Benthological Society. 25:344-355.

Ferreira V., V. Gulis & M.A.S. Graca. 2006. Whole-stream nitrate addition affects litter decomposition and associated fungi but not invertebrates. Oecologia 149: 718-729

Canhoto C. & M.A.S. Graça. 2006. Digestive tract and leaf processing capacity of the stream invertebrate Tipula lateralis Meig. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 1087-1095.

Feio M.J., T.B. Reynoldson & M.A.S. Graça 2006. Effect of seasonal and annual changes on predictive model assessments of streams water quality with macroinvertebrates. International Review of Hydrobiology. 91:509-520.

Gulis V., V. Ferreira & M.A.S. Graça. 2006. Stimulation of leaf litter decomposition and associated fungi and invertebrates by moderate eutrophication: implications for stream assessment. Freshwater Biology. 51:1655-1669.

Ferreira V., Elosegi A., Gulis V., Pozo J. and Graça M.A.S. 2006. Eucalyptus plantations affect fungal communities associated with leaf-litter decomposition in Iberian streams. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 166:467-490.

Feio M.J., R. Vieira-lanero & M.A.S. Graça (2005) Do multiple sites same river imply similar Trichoptera assemblages? Limnetica 24:251-262.

Ferreira V., M.A.S. Graça, M.J. Feio & C. Mieiro (2005) Water quality in the Mondego River basin: pollution and habitat heterogeneity. Limnetica. 23:295-306.

Blijswijk W. V., C.N. Coimbra & M.A.S. Graça (2005) The use of biological methods based on macroinvertebrates to an Iberian stream (Central Portugal) receiving a paper mill effluent. Limnetica. 23:307-314.

Zimmer M., R. Oliveira, E. Rodrigues & M.A.S. Graça. 2005. Degradation of leaf litter tannins by aquatic and terrestrial isopods. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31:1933-1952

Feio M.J, R. Vieira-Lanero, V. Ferrerira & M.A.S. Graça. 2005. The role of the environment in the distribution and composition of Trichoptera assemblages in streams. Archiv für Hydrobiologie. 164:493-512.

González J.M. & M.A.S. Graça. 2005. Influence of detritus on the structure of the invertebrate community in a small Portuguese stream. International Review of Hydrobiology. 90:534-545.

Abelho M., C. Cressa & M.A.S. Graça. 2005. Microbial biomass, respiration and decomposition of Hura crepitans L. (Euphobiacea) leaves in a tropical stream. Biotropica. 37:397-402

Graça M.A.S., P. Pinto, R. Cortes, N. Coimbra, S. Oliveira, M. Morais, M.J. Carvalho & J. Malo (2004). Factors affecting macroinvertebrate richness and diversity in Portuguese streams: a two-scale analysis. International Review of Hydrobiology. 89: 151-164

Canhoto C., M. Abelho & M.A.S. Graça (2004) Efeitos das plantações de Eucalyptus globulus nos ribeiros de Portugal. Recursos Hídricos. 24: 60-65

González J.M. & M.A.S. Graça (2003) Conversion of leaf litter to secondary production by the shredder cadisfly Sericostoma vittatum. Freshwater Biology. 48:1578-1592.

Ferreira R.C.F., M.A.S. Graça, S. Craveiro, L.M.A. Santos & J.M. Culp. (2002) Integrated Environmental Assessment of BKME Discharged to a Mediterranean River. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 37:181-193.

Bärlocher F. & M.A.S. Graça. 2002. Exotic riparian vegetation lowers fungal diversity but not leaf decomposition in Portuguese streams. Freshwater Biology.47:1123-1135.

Canhoto C., F. Bärlocher & M.A.S. Graça. 2002. The effects of Eucalyptus globulus oils on fungal enzymatic activity. Archiv fur Hydrobiology. 154:121-132.

Graça M.A.S., J. Pozo, C. Canhoto & A. Elosegi. 2002. Effects of Eucalyptus plantations on detritus, decomposers and detritivores in streams. TheScientificWorld JOURNAL. 2:1173-1185

Graça M.A.S., A. Rodrígues-Capítulo, C. Ocón & N. Gómez (2002). In situ tests for water quality assessment: a case study in Pampean rivers. Water Research. 36: 4033-4040

Ferreira R.C.F. & M.A.S. Graça (2002). A comparative study of the sensitivity of selected aquatic plants to industrial effluents. Limnetica.21: 129-134

Graça M.A.S., R.C. Ferreira & C.N. Coimbra. (2001). Litter processing along a stream gradient: the role of invertebrates and decomposers. Journal of North American Benthological Society. 20:408-420.

Graça M.A.S. (2001) The role of invertebrates on leaf litter decomposition in streams – A review. International Review of Hydrobiology. 86:383-393.

Graça M.A.S., C. Cressa, M.O. Gessner, M.J. Feio, K.A. Callies & C. Barrios. (2001). Food quality, feeding preferences, survival and growth of shredders from temperate and tropical streams. Freshwater Biology. 46:947-957.

Graça, M.A.S., S.Y. Newell & R.T. Kneib (2000). Grazing rates of organic matter and living fungal biomass on decaying Spartina alterniflora by three species of salt-marsh invertebrates. Marine Biology. 136:281-289

Feio M.J. & M.A.S. Graça (2000) Food consumption by the larvae of Sericostoma vittatum (Trichoptera), an endemic species from the Iberian Peninsula. Hydrobiologia. 439:7-11.

Abelho M. & M.A.S. Graça (2000) Use of a flow-through system for assessing microbial respiration rates associated with decomposing leaves. Limnétic. 19:167-174.

Canhoto C.M. & M.A.S. Graça (1999). Leaf barriers to fungal colonization and shredders (Tipula lateralis) consumption of decomposing Eucalyptus globulus. Microbial Ecology. 37:163-172.

Graça M.A.S. & C.N. Coimbra. (1998): The elaboration of indices to assess biological water quality. A case study. Water Research. 32:380-392

Coimbra C.N. & M.A.S. Graça (1998) Water quality assessment based on macroinvertebrate community structure: a comparison between methods. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 26:2362-2366.

Canhoto C.M. & M.A.S. Graça (1998). Leaf retention: a comparative study between stream categories and leaf types. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 26:990-993.

Pereira, A.P., M.A.S. Graça & M. Molles (1998) Leaf litter decomposition in relation to litter physic-chemical properties, fungal biomass, arthropod colonization, and geographical origin of plant species. Pedobiologia. 42:316-327

Graça M.A.S. & F. Bärlocher (1998), Proteolytic gut enzymes in Tipula caloptera - interaction with phenolics. Aquatic Insects, 21: 11-18.

Abelho, M. & M.A.S. Graça (1998). Litter in a temperate deciduous forest stream ecosystem. Hydrobiologia, 386: 147-152.

Pinto,C, J.P. Sousa, M.A.S. Graça & M.M. Gama (1997). Forest soil collembola. Do tree introductions make a difference? Pedobiologia 41:131-138.

Rodrigues, A.P.L. & M.A.S. Graça (1997). Enzymatic analysis of leaf decomposition in freshwater by selected aquatic hyphomycetes and terrestrial fungi. Sydowia. 49:160-173

Abelho M.M. & M.A.S. Graça (1996) Effects of eucalyptus afforestation on leaf litter dynamics and macroinvertebrate community structure of streams in Central Portugal Hydrobiologia. 324:195-204.

Canhoto C.M. & M.A.S. Graça (1996). Decomposition of Eucalyptus globulos leaves and 3 native leaf species (Alnus glutinosa, Castanea sativa and Quercus faginea) in a Portuguese low order stream. Hydrobiologia 333:79-85.

Coimbra, C.N., M.A.S. Graça & R.M. Cortes (1996). The effects of a basic effluent on macroinvertebrate community structure in a temporary Mediterranean river. Environmental Pollution. . 94:301-307

Bärlocher F., C. Canhoto & M.A.S. Graça (1995). Fungal colonization of alder and eucalypt leaves in two streams in central Portugal. Archiv fur Hidrobiology.133:457-470.

Graça, M.A.S. & A.P. Pereira (1995). The degradation of Pine needles in a Mediterranean stream. Archiv fur Hydribiologie 134:119-128.

Cortes R., M.A.S. Graça, J. Vingada & S.V. Oliveira (1995). Stream typology and dynamics of leaf processing. Annals of Limnologie 31:119-131.

Graça M.A.S. & R. Ferreira (1995) The ability of selected aquatic hyphomycetes and terrestrial fungi to decompose leaves in freshwater. Sydowia 47:167-179.

Graça, M.A.S. & C.N. Coimbra & L.M. Santos (1995) Identification level and comparison of biological indicators in biomonitoring programs. Ciênc. Biol. Ecol. Syst., 15: 9-20.

Canhoto C. & M.A.S. Graça (1995) Food value of introduced eucalypt leaves for a Mediterranean stream detritivore: Tipula lateralis. Freshwater Biology. 34:209-214.

Graça, M.A.S., L. Maltby & P. Calow (1994). Comparative ecology of Gammarus pulex (L.) and Asellus aquaticus (L.): II Fungal preferences. Hydrobiologia. 281:163-170.

Graça, M.A.S., L. Maltby & P. Calow. (1994) Comparative ecology of Gammarus pulex (L.) and Asellus aquaticus (L.); I Population dynamics, microdistribution ans coexistence. Hydrobiologia. 281:155-162.

Cortes R.M.V., M.A.S. Graça & A. Monzón. (1994) Replacement of alder by eucalypt along two streams with different characteristics: Differences on decay rates and consequences to the system functioning. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 25:1697-1702.

Graça, M.A.S. (1994). Effects of water pollution on assemblages of aquatic fungi. Limnetica. 10:41-43.

Graça, M.A.S. (1994). Maximization vs. Compensation in stream detritivores: an appraisal. Limnetica. 10:45-47.

Graça, M.A.S., L. Maltby & P. Calow. (1993) Importance of fungi in the diet of Gammarus pulex (L.) and Asellus aquaticus (L.); I Feeding strategies. Oecologia. 93:139-144.

Graça, M.A.S. (1993) Patterns and processes in detritus-based stream systems. Limnologica 23(3):107-114.

Graça, M.A.S., L. Maltby & P. Calow (1993). Importance of fungi in the diet of Gammarus pulex (L.) and Asellus aquaticus (L.): II Effects on growth, reproduction and physiology. Oecologia. 96:304-309.

Graça, M.A.S. (1992) Starvation and food selection by stream detritivores. Cenc. Biol. Ecol. Syst. 12:27-35.

Graça, M.A.S., D.M. Fonseca e S.T. Castro. (1989) The distribution of macroinvertebrate communities in two Portuguese rivers. Freshwater Biology 22: 297-308.

Cortes, R., T. de Koe e M.A.S. Graça. (1986) Estudio de un rio de montaña de una zona granítica del norte de Portugal. Limnetica. 2: 197-204.
 
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Chauvet E., V. Ferreira, P.S. Giller, B.G. McKie, S.D. Tiegs, G. Woodwardk, A. Elosegi, M. Dobson, T. Fleituch, M.A.S. Graça, V. Gulis, S. Hladyz, J.O. Lacoursiere, A. Lecerf, J. Pozo, E. Predakk, M. Riipinen, G. Rıˆsnoveanukk, A. Vadineanukk, L.B.-M. Vought, M.O. Gessner. 2016. Litter Decomposition as an Indicator of Stream Ecosystem Functioning at Local-to-Continental Scales: Insights from the European RivFunction Project. Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 55: 101-182. DOI: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2016.08.006

Serra S., N. Coimbra & M.A.S. Graça. 2009. Invertebrados de Água Doce. Chave de Identificação das Principais Famílias. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal. 44pp.

Alves M.A.(coordenação), J. Ferreira, J. Pádua, J.P. Martins, T. Rafael, G. Tomaz, H. Figueiredo, J.M. Bernardo, P. Pinto, M. Morais, M. Ilhéu, . Matono, P.R. Almeida, M.T. Ferreira, F. Aguiar, B.R. Quintella, A. Rodrigues, M.A.S. Graça, M.J. Feio, S. Almeida, R. Cortes, S. Oliveira, N. Fomigo, D. Fonte. 2008. Tipologia de Rios em Portugal Continental no âmbito da Directiva-Quadro da Água. II. Caracterização biológica e hidromorfológica. Instituto Nacional da Água. Lisboa

Graça M.A.S., M.O. Gessner & F. Bärlocher Ed. (2005). Methods to study litter decomposition. A practical guide. Springer. Author of 7 chapters.

Pardal M. A., Marques J. C. & Graça M. A. S. (eds). 2002. Aquatic ecology of the Mondego river basin. Global importance of local experience. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra.
 
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Graça, M.A.S. 2014. Prefácio. Condições Ecológicas em Bacias Hidrográficas de Empreendimentos Hidroelétricos. Callisto M., Alves C., Lopes J. & Castro M. Ceming. Belo Horizonte

Ferreira V., Gulis V., Pascoal C. & Graça M.A.S. 2014. 18. Stream pollution and fungi. In: Jones G., Hyde K. & Pang K.-L. (eds) Freshwater Fungi and Fungus-like Organisms. De Gruyter Series: Marine and Freshwater Botany. De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany. ISNB: 978-3-11-033345-9. pp. 389–412.

Graça M.A.S. 2010. Ecossistemas aquáticos: espaços de grande valor ecológico e paisagístico. J. Brandão & T. Joege (ccord.). In À Beira da Água. Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Centro. 336 pp.

Sabater S., M.J. Feio, M.A.S. Graça, I Muñoz & A.M. Romani. 2009. The Iberian Rivers. In: The European Rivers. Chap. 4. ISBN 978-0-12-369449-3
Romaní A.M., J. Artigas, A. Camacho, M.A.S. Graça & C. Pascoal. 2009. 11. La Biota de los Ríos: Organismos Heterotróficos. In Conceptos y técnicas para el Estudio de Ecología de ríos. Ed. Arturo Elosegi Y Sergi Sabater.

Graça M.A.S. 2009. Evolução e ecosistemas. In Darwin 150-200. Ed. Museu da Ciência, Universidade de Coimbra. Pp 108-115. Edições Universidade de Coimbra.

Canhoto C. and Graça, M.A.S. (2008). Interactions between fungi and stream invertebrates: back to the future. In: Novel Techniques and Ideas in Mycology (eds. S. Sridhar, F. Bärlocher, & K.D. Hyde). Fungal Diversity Research Series 20: Hong Kong University Press.

Graça M.A.S. 2006. Allochthonous organic matter as a food source for aquatic invertebrates in forested streams. In: Forest Dragonflies. Adolfo Rivera ed. Pensoft Publishers. Sofia – Moscow. 299pp.

Bärlocher F. & M.A.S. Graça. 2005. Total Fenolics (chap. 14). In M.A.S. Graça, F. Bärlocher & M.O. Gessner (eds.), Methods to Study Litter Decomposition: A Practical Guide, 97 – 100. Springer.

Graça M.A.S. & F. Bäerlocher. 2005. Radial Diffusion Assay for Tannins (chap. 15). In M.A.S. Graça, F. Bärlocher & M.O. Gessner (eds.), Methods to Study Litter Decomposition: A Practical Guide, 101 – 107. Springer.

Graça M.A.S. & M. Zimmer. 2005. Leaf toughness. Tannins (chap. 18). In M.A.S. Graça, F. Bärlocher & M.O. Gessner (eds.), Methods to Study Litter Decomposition: A Practical Guide, 121 – 125. Springer.

Graça M.A.S. & M. Abelho. 2005. Respirometry. (chap. 31). In M.A.S. Graça, F. Bärlocher & M.O. Gessner (eds.), Methods to Study Litter Decomposition: A Practical Guide, 231 – 236. Springer.

Graça M.A.S. & F. Bärlocher. 2005. Proteinase Activity: Azocoll and Thin-Layer Enzyme Assay. (chap. 39). In M.A.S. Graça, F. Bärlocher & M.O. Gessner (eds.), Methods to Study Litter Decomposition: A Practical Guide, 283 – 288. Springer.

Canhoto C., M.A.S. Graça & F. Bärlocher. 2005. Feeding preferences of shreders (chap. 41). In M.A.S. Graça, F. Bärlocher & M.O. Gessner (eds.), Methods to Study Litter Decomposition: A Practical Guide, 297 – 302. Springer.

Canhoto C., M. Abelho & M.A.S. Graça, 2002. Effects of Eucalyptus globulus plantations in low order streams of Central Portugal. In Pardal M. A., Marques J. C. & Graça M. A. S. (eds) Aquatic ecology of the Mondego river basin. Global importance of local experience. Chapter 5.1: 505-514, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra.

Graça M.A.S., C.N. Coimbra, M.J. Carvalho, R. Oliveira & M. Abelho, 2002. Freshwater macroinvertebrates in the Mondego river basin. In Pardal M. A., Marques J. C. & Graça M. A. S. (eds) Aquatic ecology of the Mondego river basin. Global importance of local experience. Chapter 2.3: 115-124, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra.

Abelho M., C. Canhoto & M.A.S. Graça, 2002. Sources of energy in low-order streams. In Pardal M. A., Marques J. C. & Graça M. A. S. (eds) Aquatic ecology of the Mondego river basin. Global importance of local experience. Chapter 3.1: 231-242, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra.

Feio M.J., C. Canhoto & M.A.S. Graça, 2002. Shredders in low order streams. In Pardal M. A., Marques J. C. & Graça M. A. S. (eds) Aquatic ecology of the Mondego river basin. Global importance of local experience. Chapter 4.1: 339-346, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra.

Marques, J.C., M.A.S. Graça & M.A. Pardal, 2002. Introducing the Mondego river basin. In Pardal M. A., Marques J. C. & Graça M. A. S. (eds) Aquatic ecology of the Mondego river basin. Global importance of local experience. Chapter 1.1: 7-12, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra.
 
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Associated Editor:
2011- Ecologi@
2001/2006 . Associated Editor: The Scientific World, Freshwater Systems
2008- Associated Editor: Freshwater Science (previously: Journal of the North American Benthological Society)

Editorial Board
2012 - Nova Acta Científica Compostelana
2009- The International Review of Hydrobiology
2001- Limnetica
2010- Oecologia Australis
1985/1990 Ciência Biologica. Ecology & Systematics. Portugal

Others:
2009- Scientific committee of the Ph.D. program at the University of Minho, Braga. Portugal

Papers for scientific journals
In the previous 10 years I have been reviewing papers for the following journals.
Acta Amazonica, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, Hydrobiologia, Freshwater Biology, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Limnetica, Aquatic Conservation, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Acta Oecologica, Journal of the North American Benthological Society, Environmental Pollution, Journal of Animal Ecology, Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, Human & Ecological Risk Assessment, Functional Ecology, Chemical Ecology, Microbial Ecology, International Review of Hydrobiology and Sydowia
 
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LISTED ONLY THE PERIOD 2005 - 2015
1. Invited
2. Normal papers

1. Invited

Invited papers

2015. Graça, M.A.S. Parâmetros associados com a decomposição da folhada como indicadores de alterações ambientais. 2nd. Simpósio de Processos Ecológicos, Restauração e Ecovaloração de Zonas Ripárias. Brasília, 4 – 6 February.
2014. Graça, M.A.S. La descomposición de la hojarasca vinculada a la salud de los ecosistemas acuáticos. VI Congreso Argentino De Limnología - La Plata. Instituto de Limnología Dr. A. Ringuelet (CONICET – UNLP) y la Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo (UNLP). Argentina. 14 - 18 September.
2013. Graça M.A.S. Ribeira de Oeiras: um ambiente com uma biodiversidade bem documentada. BioMinar 2013 - A Biodiversidade em Neves-Corvo. Workshop promovido por SOMINCOR & LUNDIN MINING. 31 May – 1 June. Castro Verde, Portu
2012. Graça M.A.S. Estado da arte da decomposição mundial. Simpósio Processos Ecológicos, Restauração e Ecovaloração Em Zonas Ripárias. 6 - 8 August. Brasília, Brasil.
2011. Graça M.A.S. Directiva Quadro da Água na União Européia. Gestão de Bacias Hidrográficas Workshop sobre suas bases teóricas, política pública e acções transdisciplinares. UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 11 – 12 August
2011. Graça M.A.S. Litter decomposition and FPOM as energy source for stream consumers. Role of biodiversity in processes at groundwater / surface water interface. Journées à la mémoire de Janine Gilbert. 26 – 28 January. Lyon, France.
2009. Graça M.A.S. Invertebrados detritívoros como mediadores da decomposição de folhada: São os rios tropicais diferentes? XII Congresso Brasileiro de Limnologia Gramado, Brazil, 23 to 27 August. (Inveted speaker)
2009. Graça M.A.S. Workshop on litter decomposition in tropical streams (organizer). 24 August XII Congresso Brasileiro de Limnologia Gramado, Brazil,
2009. Graça M.A.S. A decomposição de detritos foliares pode fornecer informações sobre a qualidade biológica das águas? Inaugural Lecture of the Ecology Course. URI, Universidade Integrada do Alto Uruguai e Missões. Erechin. Brasil. 28th August.
2008. Gama H. & M.A.S. Graça. Biomonitorization of Oeiras river. Freshwater Mussels workshop. Mértola, Portugal. August 30-31
2008. Graça M.A.S. Plenary session: Actividad reproductora de descomponedores y alteraciones en la calidad de ambiente. XIV Conference of the Iberian Limnological Association. 8 – 12 September. Huelva, Spain.
2008. Graça M.A.S. Decomposição de Detritos Foliares e Bioindicação da Qualidade dos Ambientes Aquáticos. Encontro Internacional sobre Biomonitoramento de ambientes Aquáticos Continentais. 13 – 14 October. Belo Horizonte. Brazil.
2008. Graça M.A.S. Directiva Quadro da Água, Biomonitoramento e Decomposição de Folhada. III Simpósio Em Ecologia: Monitoramento Biológico em Ambientes Aquáticos Continentais”, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro. Nov. 10 – 12.
2007. Graça M.A.S. A vegetação ripícola como fonte de vida para os rios. Xornadas sobre Xestión Forestal para a Sustentabilidade. 8, 9 & 23 November. Universidade de Vigo – Pontevedra.
2006. Graça M.A.S. Allochthonous organic matter as a food resource for aquatic invertebrates in forested streams. 4th WDA International Symposium of Odonatology. Pontevedra, Spain, 26 – 30 July.
2006. Graça M.A.S. A biodiversidad como património para a humanidade. VIII Jornadas de Biologia Aplicada Universidade do Minho. 9 – 10 June.
2006. Graça M.A.S. Decomposição orgânica e o ciclo da vida. Research na F.C.T.U.C. Coimbra, November 29th.

2. Normal papers

2016. Bergmann M., O. Sobral, J. Pratas & M.A.S. Graça. Uranium toxicity to the leaf-shredder Schizopelex festiva. SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, Nantes, France, from 22-26 May.
2016. Ferreira V., P.M. Raposeiro, A. Pereira, A.M. Cruz, A.C. Costa A.C., M.A.S. Graça. & V. Gonçalves. Leaf litter decomposition in Atlantic islands is driven by microbes and depends on litter quality and environmental conditions. Island Biology 2016. International Conference on Island Biology, Ecology, and Conservation. Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Azores (Portugal). 18–22/July
2016. Ferreira, V. & M.A.S. Graça Effects of whole-stream nitrogen enrichment and litter species mixing on litter decomposition and associated fungi. XVIII congress of the Iberian Limnological Association. 4 -8- July. Tortosa, Spain.
2016. Rezende, R.S., M.A.S. Graça, A.M. Santos, A.O. Medeiros, P.F. Santos, Y.R.F. Nunes & J.F.G. Júnior. Organic Matter Dynamics in a Tropical Gallery Forest in a Grassland Landscape. . XVIII congress of the Iberian Limnological Association. 4 -8- July. Tortosa, Spain.
2016. Encalada A.C., A. Landeira-Dabarca, A. Rugenski, M.A.S Graça, S. Thomas, L. Poff, L. & A. Flecker. Changes in leaf and cotton decomposition rates exposed to different temperatures in tropical stream mesocosms. Society for Freshwater Science Annual meeting, 21 – 26 May, Sacramento, California,USA
2015. Ferreira V., P.M. Raposeiro, A. Pereira, A.M. Cruz, A.C. Costa, M.A.S. Graça & V. Gonçalves. Leaf litter decomposition in Atlantic islands is driven by microbes and depends on litter quality and environmental conditions. 4º Encontro Ibérico de Ecologia, 16th – 19th June. Coimbra, Portugal.
2015. Seena S. & M.A.S. Graça. Impacts of gradients of mine pollution on aquatic fungi. 4º Encontro Ibérico de Ecologia, 16th – 19th June 2015. Coimbra, Portugal (P).
2015. Quainoo S., S. Seena & M.A.S. Graça. Copper tolerant ecotypes of Heliscus lugdunensis differ in their growth and tolerance. 4º Encontro Ibérico de Ecologia, 16th – 19th June 2015. Coimbra, Portugal.
2015. Seena S., O. Sobral & M.A.S. Graça. Fungal diversity along a mine drainage gradient as determined by illumina MiSeq Next-Generation Sequencing. IV Encontro Nacional Pos-Graduação Ciência Biológicas, 30 Marho - 2 Abril. Aveiro, Portugal.
2015. Ferreira, V., J. Koricheva, J. Pozo & M.A.S. Graça. Efeitos da alteração da floresta na decomposição de folhada em ribeiros: uma meta-análise. IV Encontro Nacional Pos-Graduação Ciência Biológicas, 30 Marho - 2 Abril. Aveiro, Portugal.
2015. França, J., M.A.S. Graça, L. Ligeiro & M. Callisto. Transporte e retenção de detritos foliares em riachos de cabeceira na Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brasil. 2nd. Simpósio de Processos Ecológicos, Restauração e Ecovaloração de Zonas Ripárias. Brasília, 4 – 6 February (poster).
2014. Boyero, L., J. Pérez, A. Landeira-Dabarca, V. Ferreira & M.A.S. Graça. Global-scale patterns of leaf litter decomposition in streams. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology. 6 – 11 July, 2014. Santander, Spain.
2014. Ferreira V., B. Castagneyrol, J. Koricheva, V. Gulis, E. Chauvet & M.A.S. Graça. Nutrient-enrichment affects litter decomposition in streams: a meta-analysis. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology. 6 – 11 July, 2014. Santander, Spain.
2014. Graça M.A.S., W. Ferreira, K. Firmiano, J. França & M. Callisto. Macroinvertebrate identity, not diversity, is affected by substrate particle size in selected low order tropical streams. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology. 6 – 11 July, 2014. Santander, Spain.
2014. Salgado C., A. Encalada, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal & M.A.S. Graça. Microbial decomposition along an altitudinal gradient in tropical and temperate streams. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology. 6 – 11 July, 2014. Santander, Spain.
2014. Ferreira V., J. Koricheva, J. Pozo & M.A.S. Graça. A meta-analysis of the effects of forest change on litter decomposition in streams. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology. 6 – 11 July, 2014. Santander, Spain.
2014. Salgado C.A., A.C. Encalada, A. Flecker. L. Poff & M.A.S. Graça. Litter decomposition patterns along an altitudinal gradient in tropical streams. Joint Aquatic Sciences meeting: Bridging genes to Ecosystems: aquatic Science at a Time of Rapid Change. May 18 – 21. Portland, Oregon. USA.
2014. Encalada A.C., C.A. Salgado, C. Celinscak, M.A.S. Graça, J. Guayasamin, A. Flecker & L. Poff &. Litter decomposition along altitudinal gradients in tropical and temperate streams. Joint Aquatic Sciences meeting: Bridging genes to Ecosystems: aquatic Science at a Time of Rapid Change. May 18 – 21. Portland, Oregon. USA.
2013. Graça M.A.S. Ribeira de Oeiras: um ambiente com uma biodiversidade bem documentada. - A Biodiversidade em Neves-Corvo. Workshop promovido por SOMINCOR & LUNDIN MINING. 31 May – 1 June. Castro Verde, Portugal
2013. Graça M.A.S. & Poquet, J.M. O clima e o solo influenciam a variabilidade interespecífica da serapilheira, decomposição microbiana e consumo por fragmentadores? XIV Congresso Brasileiro de Limnologia. September 8 – 12. Bonito, RGS, Brazil
2013. Medeiros A.O., M. Callisto, M.A.S. Graça, V. Ferreira, C.A. Rosa, J. França, A.P. Eller, R. Rezende & F.J. Gonçalves Jr. A lenta decomposição foliar em riachos do Cerrado Brasileiro é explicada pela qualidade nutricional das folhas ou pela baixa concentração de nutrientes na água? XIV Congresso Brasileiro de Limnologia. September 8 – 12. Bonito, RGS, Brazil
2013. França J., Ligeiro R., Graça M.A.S. & Callisto M. Folha que cai, desce rio abaixo... mas nem tanto! XIV Congresso Brasileiro de Limnologia. September 8 – 12. Bonito, RGS, Brazil
2013. Graça M.A.S. & Poquet, J.M. Do climate and soil influence intraspecific variability in leaf litter, microbial decomposition and shredder consumption? 61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science. 19-23 May. Jacksonville, FL, USA.
2013. Feio M.J., S. Dolédec & M.A.S. Graça. Does human disturbance afect the long-term synchronism of stream invertebrates? 61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science. 19-23 May. Jacksonville, FL, USA.
2012. Graça M.A.S., A.C. Encalada, C. Canhoto & L. Boyero. Shredder macroinvertebrates are abundant in Ecuadorian Montane streams but play a minor role in litter decomposition. I Congreso Latinoamericano de macroinvertebrados acuáticos. San José, Costa Rica.6 – 11 Fev. 2012.
2012. Gonçalves A., M.A.S. Graça & C. Canhoto. Fungal diversity affects streams recovery after drought periods. XVI Congresso da Sociedade Ibérica de Limnologia. Guimarães (Portugal) 2 - 6 July 2012.
2012. Graça M.A.S. & M. Callisto. FPOM is abundant in mountain low order streams in Central Portugal, but its quality is lower than leaf litter. XVI Congresso da Sociedade Ibérica de Limnologia. Guimarães (Portugal) 2 - 6 July 2012.
2012. Antunes P., J. Pratas & M.A.S Graça. Assessing the use of plant litter for uranium removal from contaminated. XVI Congresso da Sociedade Ibérica de Limnologia. Guimarães (Portugal) 2 - 6 July 2012.
2012. Encalada A., B. Ríos-Touma, J. Pontón, M. Rendón, N. Prat & M.A.S. Graça. The role of invertebrate and microbial decomposers in two types of high-altitude tropical streams. Congresso da Sociedade Ibérica de Limnologia. Guimarães (Portugal) 2 - 6 July 2012.
2011. Graça M.A.S., S.R.Q. Serra & V. Ferreira VII Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences. Does stable temperature favor continuous reproduction by Theodoxus fluviatilis and explain its high densities in some karstic springs? Girona, Spain June 27 – July 1.
2011. Gonçalves A.L., M.A.S Graça & C. Canhoto. Temperature and leaf species affect the diversity of aquatic hyphomycetes in leaf litter and decomposition rates. 6th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. Cracow, Poland. July 26-30.
2011. Graça M.A.S. Material orgânico alóctono em riachos. XIII Congresso Brasileiro de Limnologia. Natal, Brazil, 4 – 8 September
2010. Graça M.A.S, Canhoto C., Abelho M., Ferreira V. & Encalada A. Can we predict litter decomposition rates and the role of shredders across systems? Joint ASLO (American Society of Limnology and Limnography) and NABS (North American Benthological Society). Santa Fe, NM, USA, 6-11 June.
2010. Encalada A. & Graça M.A.S. Decomposition in a tropical rainforest stream: Fewer decomposers or harder leaves? ? Joint ASLO (American Society of Limnology and Limnography) and NABS (North American Benthological Society). Santa Fe, NM, USA, 6-11 June.
2010. Encalada A., Canhoto C. & Graça M. Consumption and preference of decaying leaves by aquatic insects in montane tropical streams. XV Congresso da AIL (Iberian Limnological Association) Açores, Portugal. 6-9 July.
2010. Del Arco Ochoa A., V Ferreira & M.A.S. Graça. Ecological state of selected urban streams in Coimbra, Portugal. XV Congresso da AIL (Iberial Limnological Association) Açores, Portugal. 6-9 July.
2010. Rosa, J, Ferreira, V, Graça, MA, Canhoto, C. Efeitos sinergísticos da temperatura da água e da concentração de nutrientes na respiração do biofilme – Implicações num cenário de alterações Globais. 12º Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia. Porto. 18 – 20 Oct.
2009. Feio M.J., T. Alves, M. Boavida, A. Medeiros & M.A.S. Graça. A large-scale approach for streams functional assessment. 57th. North American Benthological Society annual meeting, Michigan 17-22 May
2008. Calles J., Encalada A.C. and Graça M.A.S. Efecto de la deforestación en las tasas de descomposición de hojarasca y en la estructura de las comunidades bénticas en ríos de bosque montano tropical. Congreso de Ecología en Cochabamba, Bolivia: 17 – 19 Abril 2008
2008. Capps K.S., A. Encalada, M.A.S. Graça & A. Flecker. The effects of flooding regime, macroinvertebrates, and tree species on leaf litter breakdown in a seasonally-flooded amazonian watershed. North American Benthological Society 56th Annual meeting. Salt Lake city, Utha, USA 25-30 May.
2008. Ferreira V., J. Castela & M.A.S. Graça. Litter species richness does not affect microbial induced mass loss of litter mixtures in a forested mountain stream. 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. Coimbra, Portugal. 23-26 July.
2008. Feio M.J., T. Alves, M. Boavida & M.A.S. Graça. Decomposition: a useful tool for water quality assessment at a catchment scale? 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. Coimbra, Portugal. 23-26 July.
2008. Encalada A.C., C. Canhoto & M.A.S. Graça. Shredders are important agents in montane tropical streams. 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. Coimbra, Portugal. 23-26 July.
2008. Alves T., M. Boavida, M.J. Feio & M.A.S. Graça (oral). Assessing the potential of leaf litter decomposition for determination of river health. XIV Conference of the Iberian Limnological Association. 8 – 12 September. Huelva, Spain.
2008. Boavida M., T. Alves, A. Medeiros, M.J. Feio & M.A.S. Graça (oral). Assessment of the potential of biofilm related parametersas indicators of environmental quality. XIV Conference of the Iberian Limnological Association. 8 – 12 September. Huelva, Spain.
2008. Feio M.J. & M.A.S. Graça. RIO, a Web application for the development and use of predictive models in rivers bioassessment. XIV Conference of the Iberian Limnological Association. 8 – 12 September. Huelva, Spain.
2008. Ferreira V., J. Castela & M.A.S. Graça. (oral). Is there a relationship between riparian woody species richness and aquatic invertebrate and fungal communities? XIV Conference of the Iberian Limnological Association. 8 – 12 September. Huelva, Spain.
2008. Serra S., F. Ferreira, M.J. Franca, J.L.M.P. de Lima & M.A.S. Graça (poster) Presença do Theodoxus c.f. fluviatilis (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) numa nascente cárstica: efeito da velocidade da corrente. XIV Conference of the Iberian Limnological Association. 8 – 12 September. Huelva, Spain.
2008. Ferreira V., J. Castela & M.A.S. Graça. Litter quality is more important than richness for decomposition of litter mixtures in a woodland stream. EURECO-GFOE 2008. Leipzig. Germany. (O)
2008. Ferreira V., J. Castela & M.A.S. Graça. Is there a relationship between riparian tree richness and aquatic invertebrate and fungal communities? EURECO-GFOE 2008. Leipzig. Germany. (P)
2007. Medeiros A. O., S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cassio & M.A.S. Graça. Effects of heavy metals on leaf litter breakdown by aquatic fungi: a microcosm study. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting. Porto, Portugal.
2007. Ferreira, V. J. Castela & M.A.S. Graça. A diversidade da folhada em ribeiros não afecta as taxas de decomposição nem a actividade microbiana associada. II Encontro Nacional de Pós-graduação em Ciências Biológicas. Porto. 4 – 6 Jun.
2007. Castela J., V. Ferreira & M.A.S. Graça. A diversidade de recursos (folhas em decomposição em rios) não afecta as taxas de decomposição mas traduz-se em efeitos não aditivos na sua colonização por invertebrados. . II Encontro Nacional de Pós-graduação em Ciências Biológicas. Porto. 4 – 6 Jun.
2007. Gessner M. Abelho M., Cressa C., Schmitt A.L. , Graca M.A.S., Barrios C. & Callies K.A. Do tropical forest streams function like their temperate counterparts? Insights from litter decomposition. Ecology Society of America – ESA/SER joint meeting. San José, California, USA. 5 – 10 Aug.
2007. Encalada A., J. Calles, V. Ferreira & M.A.S. Graça. Effect of riparian land use on leaf litter breakdown and invertebrate community composition in tropical montane forest streams. Fifth Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS5) .Palermo, Italy, 8 - 13
2007. Graça M., A.O. MEDEIROS & P. ROCHA. Mine run-off affects sporulation of aquatic hyphomycetes and feeding rates of shredders. .FifthSymposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS5) .Palermo, Italy, 8 - 13
2006. Carvalho E.M. & M.A.S. Graça. Estudo em laboratório da plasticidade alimentar do detritívoro Lepidostoma hirtum Fabricius 1775 (Trichoptera). XXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Zoologia. Londrina, Paraná. 12 – 17 Fevereiro.
2006. Gonçalves, A., V. Ferreira, M.A.S. Graça & C. Canhoto. Eucalyptus streams: what about the bark?. XVIII Congreso de la Asociacion Española de Limnologia. Barcelona. 3 a 7 de Julio.
2006. Gonçalves F., M.A.S. Graça & M. Callisto. The relative importance of climate and nutrients in litter breakdown. XVIII Congreso de la Asociacion Española de Limnologia. Barcelona. 3 a 7 de July.
2006. Ferreira V., A. Elosegi, V. Gulis, J. Pozo & M.A.S. Graça. Eucalyptus plantations affect fungal communities associated with leaf litter decomposition in Iberian streams. XVIII Congreso de la Asociacion Española de Limnologia. Barcelona. 3 - 7 de July.
2006. Gama A., V. Ferreira, M.A.S. Graça & C. Canhoto. Streams, fire and Eucalyptus globulus leaves. XVIII Congreso de la Asociacion Española de Limnologia. Barcelona. 3 a 7 de July.
2006. Gama A.M., V. Ferreira, M.A.S. Graça & C. Canhoto Streams, fires and Eucalyptus globulos leaves.. XVIII Congreso de la Asociacion Española de Limnologia. Barcelona. 3 a 7 de July.
2006. Woodward G., A. Basaguren, H. Cariss ….M.A.S. Graça et al Multiple-scale effects of nutrients on ecosystem functioning in European streams – implications for the E.U. Water Framework Directive.. 54th Meeting of the North American Benthological Society. June 4 – 8. Anchorage, Alaska, USA
2005. Gulis, V., V. Ferreira & M.A.S. Graça. The utility of decomposition and associated microbial parameters to assess changes in stream ecosystems due to eutrophication. 53rd Meeting of the North American Benthological Society. New Orleans, USA. 26 – 30 May
2005. Callisto, M., M.A.S. Graça & J.F.Jr. Gonçalves. Detritus foliares como alimento para chironomidae em riachos. V Encontro Brasileiro sobre Chironomidae e II Encontro Latinoamericano de Simulidae. São Carlos SP, Brasil
2005. Ferreira F. V. Gulis & M.A.S. Graça. Investigating sources of variability in litter breakdown experiments: physical fragmentation by current and invertebrate activity 4th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. Tolouse 25-28 July.
2005. Pozo J., Gulis V., Elosegi A., Ferreira V., Larrañaga A., Larrañaga S., Basaguren A., Graça M. Assessing stream functional status in the Iberian Peninsula: response of leaf breakdown process to eucalyptus afforestations. ?. 4th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. Tolouse 25-28 July.
2005. Graça M., V. Gulis & V. Ferreira. RivFunction project: Anthropogenic perturbation may affect microbial parameters associated with litter decomposition. 4th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. Tolouse 25-28 July.
2005. Chauvet E., M.O. Gessner, M. Langan, S. Broadmeadow & M.A.S. Graça. RivFunction, a quality assessment tool for river ecosystems. 4th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. Tolouse 25-28 July.
2005. Feio M.J., R. Vieira-Lanero, V. Ferreira & M.A.S. Graça. Community patterns of Trichoptera and environmental influences in the Mondego River basin (Portugal). Fourth Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS4), Krakow 21-26 August.
2005. Medeiros A.O., M.A.S. Graça, & C.A. Rosa. Influência da baixa concentração de oxigênio dissolvido no etabolismo de hifomicetos aquáticos. V Congresso Latino-americano de Micologia, Brasília, Brasil.
2005. Medeiros A.O., M.A.S. Graça, & C.A. Rosa. Efeitos de rejeitos de mina na decomposição de folhas pelos hifomicetos aquáticos. XIII Congresso Brasileiro de Microbiologia. São Paulo, Brasil.
2005. Graça M.A.S. & C. Canhoto. Leaf processing in low order streams: plant defenses. Congreso de Ecología tras el legado de Ramón Margalef. Barcelona, Spain.16 – 18 Nov. 2005.
 
posters
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8. supervising theses
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Ph.D.

(in course) Cristiane Biasi. Leaf chemical and physical properties and litter decomposition. University of Coimbra (co-adviser). Grant: CNPQ, Brazil)

(in course) Melissa Bergman. Bioaccumulation and dispersion of uranium in aquatic food chains and its projection for land (University of Coimbra. Grant: CNPQ, Brazil)

(in course) Sónia Serra. From taxonomy to multiple-trait bioassessment: the role of Chironomidae in separating naturally poor from disturbed communities. University of Coimbra. Grant FCT

2014. Ana Gonçalves. The Importance of Fungal Diversity on Leaf Decomposition in Streams. (co-supervision with C. Canhoto). University of Coimbra

2007. Verónica Ferreira. Factors affecting decomposition of submerged litter and associated microbes and invertebrates. Grant: Portuguese Science Foundation.

2006. Emerson Carvalho. Universidade Plasticidade alimentar de detritívoros em sistemas lóticos. de São Paulo. (em co-orientação). Bolsa CNPq – CAPES (Brasil).

2005 Adriana O. Medeiros. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil (em co-orientação). Bolsa CNPq – CAPES (Brasil). Influência de impactos antrópicos em fungos isolados em ambientes aquáticos. (The influence of anthropogenic impact

2005. José Francisco Júnior. The role of invertebrates in litter breakdown and energy flow in a mountain stream. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil (em co-orientação). Bolsa CNPq – CAPES (Brasil).

2005. Maria João Feio. The reference condition approach to assess changes in water quality in flowing waters. University of Coimbra. Grant: Portuguese Science Foundation

2001. Cristina Canhoto. Eucalyptus globulus leaves: morphological and chemical barriers to decomposition in streams. University of Coimbra.

1999. Manuela Abelho. Once upon a time a leaf… From litterfall to breakdown in streamsUniversity of Coimbra. Grant: Portuguese Science Foundation.

Maste

2015. Janaina Uchôa Medeiros Agra. Caracterização de Condições de Referência em riachos. Universidade Federal de minas Gerais (Co-orientation with Marcos Callisto).

2015. Cristina Salgado. Aquatic hyphomycetes along an altitudinal gradient in the Andes. Universidade de Coimbra.

2012 Patrícia Antunes. Heavy metals accumulation by organic matter and bioremediation. University of Coimbra (co-orientation with João Pratas).

2011 João Rosa. "Combined effects of water temperature and nutrients concentration on biofilm respiration - Implications in a global changes scenario". (co-orientation with Cristina Canhoto).

2010 Ana Isabel del Arco Ochoa. Performance of urbanization, physical-chemical and biological indicators in assessing the ecological state of selected urban streams in Coimbra, Portugal. European Master of Applied Ecology. Coimbra, Poitiers, Kiel, Norwich.

2009 José Castela. Are shredders limited by food? University of Coimbra

2009 Sónia Serra. Biological parameters of a Theodoxus fluviatilis population in a karstic spring. University of Coimbra.

2004. Paula Alexandra Rocha. Effetcs of heavy metal pollution on decomposition. University of Coimbra.

2004 José Carlos G. Santos. Environmental factors and competitive interactions. University of Coimbra.

2004. Henrique Pereira. Ecologia trófica de larvas de Lepidostoma hirtum (Tichoptera Lepidostomatidae). Universidade de Coimbra.

2003. Ricardo L. Oliveira. Trophic Ecology of an detritivorous isopode. University of Coimbra. University of Coimbra.

1999 Rosa Cristina Ferreira. Effects of paper mill effluents in aquatic systems. University of Coimbra.

1998. Mª João Feio. Studies on the trofic biology of Sericostoma vittatum (Trichoptera). University of Coimbra.

1994. Ana Paula Pereira. A comparative study of degradation rates of senescent leaves of native and introduced trees. A soil study. University of Coimbra.

1993. José V. Vingada. Microbial colonization, invertebrates and physical factors affecting the degradation of organic matter in low order streams. University of Coimbra.

1993. Cristina Canhoto. The effect of eucalyptus plantation on the trophic biology of detritivores. University of Coimbra.

1993. M. Manuela Abelho. The effect of eucalyptus plantations in the organic matter stock and on the community structure of aquatic invertebrates. University of Coimbra.

1993. Nuno Coimbra. Comparison of several methods to evaluate water quality. University of Coimbra.

 
9. language skills
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spanish first language first language first language
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10. other information [e.g. patents]
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