1. personal data
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3. area of scientific activity
4. research projects
5. membership in scientific societies
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1. personal data
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name
Maria João Feio
address
MARE Dept. Ciências da Vida Largo Marquês de Pombal Universidade de Coimbra, 3004-517 Coimbra Portugal
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Orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0362-6802
 
2. academic degree
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year academic degree scientific area institution
1996 Graduation Universidade de Coimbra
1999 MSc Dept. Zoologia, Universidade de Coimbra
2005 PhD Universidade de Coimbra
 
3. area of scientific activity
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domain of specialization
Ecology of freshwaters, bioassessment, macroinvertebrates, predictive modelling
 
present investigation interests
Invertebrate traits in bioassessment
Predictive modelling for bioassessment using invertebrates, diatoms and macrophytes
Reference conditions in rivers
Implementation of the Water Framework Directive
Intercalibration Exercise (WFD) in Mediterranean rivers
Functional Assessment of Streams
Restoration planning
Tropical rivers
 
other skills/activities
 
4. coordination/participation of research projects
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With Portuguese national financial support
2010-2014. Coordination of the project AQUAWEB supported by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

2010-2013. Participation in the project FRAMEFFECTIVE supported by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

2008-2011. Coordination of the project WFD Intercalibration Exercise in the Mediterranean Geographical Intercalibration Group for the element benthic macroinvertebrates in rivers (2008-2011), INAG, I.P. and and IMAR-CMA.

2009-2010. Coordination in Portugal of the bilateral cooperation FCT-CNRS between the IMAR and the University of Lyon, France: Integration of invertebrate traits into predictive modeling as a tool to assess streams water quality.

2004-2006. Participation in the project/contract with the Institute of Water (Portugal) and Institute of Marine Research, IMAR: Directiva-Quadro da Água, Qualidade Ecológica nas Bacias Hidrográficas dos Rios Mondego, Vouga e Lis, for the integration of the European Water Framework Directive in Portugal.

2002-2003. Participation in the project/contract with the DRAOT- Centro for the evaluation of the Mondego catchment biological quality through macroinvertebrate communities.
With international financial support

2014-2017. Project “Desenvolvimento de modelos preditivos para a avaliar a integridade ecológica das matas riparias do Cerrado sob processo de restauração ecológica". CAPES/CNPQ, Brazil.

2004-2005. Participation in the project RIVFUNCTION: Integrating Ecosystem Function into River Quality Assessment and Management.

1997-1998. Participation in a international project "Allochtonous organic matter as a resource for stream communities, comparisons among different geographical areas".
Services rendered
2015-2017. Montoring macroinvertebrates of Ribeiradio and Alto-Ceira dams for LABELEC.
2008-present. Participation in the project/contract with SOMINCOR: "Biomonitorização e estudo hidrológico da Ribeira de Oeiras"2010-2011. Participation in the elaboration of the River Basin Management Plans for the catchments of central and northern Portugal (transition and freshwaters).
 
5. membership in scientific societies
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North American Benthological Society

Asociação Ibérica de Limnología

 
6. referee and editor of scientific journals
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Reviewer of Grant proposals:
2014. Reviewer of grant proposal submitted to the National Science Centre, Poland


2011, 2014, 2015. Reviewer for the Prémio Jovem Cientista (Young Scientist prize) for best paper published by a student, promoted by the Ecomuseum Fluviário de Mora.

Reviewer for the journals Aquatic Sciences, Ecological Indicators, International Journal of Limnology, Animal Biology, Environmental Pollution, Hydrobiologia, Fundamental and Applied Limnology (Archiv für Hydrobiologie), Recursos Hídricos, Journal of North American Benthological Society, Ecological Modeling, Acta Limnologica Brasiliensis, Freshwater Biology, Science of Total Environment, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, River Research and Applications
 
7. publications
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papers in international scientific periodicals with referee (ISI)
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- Elias CL, Rocha RJM, Feio MJ, Figueira E, Almeida SFP (in press) Influence of the colonizing substrate on diatom assemblages and implications for bioassessment - a mesocosm experiment. Aquatic Ecology

- Feio MJ, Calapez AR, Elias CL, Cortes RMV, Graça MAS, Pinto P, Almeida SFP (in press) The paradox of expert judgment in rivers ecological monitoring. Journal of Environmental Management.

- Bambi P, Rezende RS, Feio MJ, Leite G, Alvin E, Quintão JMB, Araújo F, JF Gonçalves Jr (in press) Temporal and spatial patterns of inputs and Stock of organic matter In Savannah streams of Central Brazil. Ecosystems.

- Elias CL, Calapez AR, Almeida SFP, Chessman B, Simões N, Feio MJ (2016). Predicting reference conditions for river bioassessment by incorporating boosted trees in the environmental filters method. Ecological Indicators 69: 239-251.

- Serra SRQ, Cobo F, Graça MAS, Dolédec S, Feio MJ (2016) Synthesising the trait information of European Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera): Toward a new database. Ecological indicators 61: 282–292

- Sánchez-Montoya MM, Pastor A, Aristi I, Arco AI, Antón-Pardo M, Bartrons M, Ruíz C, Feio MJ, Gallardo B, Chappuis E, Catalán N (2016) Women in limnology in the Iberian Peninsula: biases, barriers and recommendations. Limnetica 35: 61-72

- Elias CL, Calapez AR, Almeida SFP, Feio MJ (2015) Determining useful benchmarks for the bioassessment of highly disturbed areas based on diatoms. Limnologica 51: 83–93

- Serra SRQ, Calapez AR, Pérez-Bilbao A, Feio MJ (2015) Adjusting the effect of seasonal variability in the bioassessment of streams. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187: 4107 DOI: 10.1007/s10661-014-4107-9

- Feio MJ, Dolédec S, Graça MAS. 2015. Human disturbance affects the long-term spatial synchrony of freshwater invertebrate communities. Environmental Pollution 196: 300-308

- Elias CL, Calapez AR, Almeida SFP, Feio MJ (2015) From perennial to temporary streams: an extreme drought as a driving force of freshwater communities´ traits. Marine and Freshwater Research 66: 1-12

- Calapez AR, Elias CL, Almeida SFP, Feio MJ (2014) Extreme drought effect and recovery patterns in benthic communities of temperate streams. Limnetica 33: 281-296

- Mendes T, Calapez AR, Elias C, Almeida SFP, Feio MJ (2014) Comparing alternatives for combining invertebrate and diatom assessment in stream quality classification. Marine and Freshwater Research 65: 612-623

- Pérez-Bilbao A, Calapez AR, Feio MJ (2014) Aquatic Coleoptera distribution patterns and their environmental drivers in central Portugal, Iberian Peninsula. Limnologica 46: 45-57

- Feio MJ, Viana-Ferreira C, Costa C. (2014) Combining multiple machine learning algorithms to predict taxa under reference conditions for streams bioassessment. River Research and Applications. River Research and Applications 30: 1157-1165

- Neto JM, Feio MJ, Teixeira H, Serra S, Patrício J, Calapez A, Franco J and Constantino E (2014) Transitional and freshwater bioassessments: is the river continuum discontinued? Marine Pollution Bulletin 78: 153–164

- Feio MJ, Ferreira J, Buffagni A, Erba S, Dörflinger G, Ferréol M, Munné A, Prat N, Tziortzis I, Urbanic G. (2013). Comparability of ecological quality boundaries in the Mediterranean basin using freshwater benthic invertebrates. Statistical options and implications. Science of the Total Environment 476–477: 777–784

- Feio MJ, Aguiar FC, Almeida SFP, Ferreira J, Ferreira MT, Elias C, Serra SRS, Buffagni A, Cambra J, Chauvin C, Delmas F , Dörflinger G, Erba S, Flor N, Ferréol M, Germ M, Mancini L, Manolaki P, Marcheggiani S, Minciardi MR, Munné A, Papastergiadou E, Prat N, Puccinelli C, Rosebery J, Sabater S, Ciadamidaro S, Tornés E, Tziortzis I, Urbanic G, Vieira C. (2014). Least disturbed conditions for European Mediterranean rivers. Science of the Total Environment. 476–477: 745–756

- Feio MJ, Ferreira WR, Macedo DR, Eller AP, Alves CBM, França JS, Callisto M (2015) Defining And Testing targets For The Recovery Of Tropical Streams Based On Macroinvertebrate Communities And Abiotic Conditions. River Research and Applications 31: 70–84

- Molozzi J., Feio M.J., M.J. Salas F., Marques J.C. & M. Callisto (2012). Maximum ecological potential of tropical reservoirs and benthic invertebrate communities. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 6591-6606

- Molozzi J., Feio M.J., M.J. Salas F., Marques J.C. & M. Callisto (2012) Development test of a statistical model for the ecological assessment of tropical reservoirs based on benthic macroinvertebrates. Ecological indicators 23: 155-165.

- Feio M.J., Aguiar F.C., Almeida S.F.P., Ferreira M.T. 2012. AQUAFLORA: a predictive model based on diatoms and macrophytes for streams water quality assessment. Ecological indicators 18: 586–598

- Mendes, T., Almeida S.F.P. and Feio M.J. (2012) Assessment of rivers using diatoms: effect of substrate and evaluation method. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 179: 267-279

- Feio M.J. & Doledec S. (2012) Integration of invertebrate traits into predictive models for indirect assessment of stream ecological functioning: a case study in Portugal. Ecological Indicators 15: 236-247

- Elias C., Vieira N., Feio M.J. & Almeida S.F.P. (2012) Using diatom communities to monitor water quality in Febros River (Portugal). Hydrobiologia 695:223–232

- Almeida S.F.P. & Feio M.J. (2012) DIATMOD: Diatom predictive model for quality assessment of Portuguese running waters. Hydrobiologia 695: 185-197.

- Feio M.J. & Poquet J.M. 2011. Predictive models for freshwater biological assessment: statistical approaches, biological elements and the iberian peninsula experience. International Review of Hydrobiology 96:321-346.

- Aguiar F.C., Feio M.J., Ferreira M.T. 2011. Choosing the best method for streams bioassessment using macrophyte communities: indices and predictive models. Ecological indicators 11: 379-388.

- Feio M.J., Coimbra C.N., Graça M.A.S., Norris R.H. and Nichols S.J. 2010. The influence of extreme climatic events and human disturbance in macroinvertebrate communities patterns of a Mediterranean stream, over 15 years. Journal of North American Benthological Society 29: 1397-1409.

- 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.

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

-Feio, M.J., Almeida, S.F.P., Craveiro, S.C. & Calado, A.J. 2009. A comparison between biotic indices and predictive models in stream water quality assessment based on benthic diatom communities. Ecological indicators 9: 497 – 507

-Feio, M.J., Almeida, S.F.P., Craveiro, S.C. & A.J. Calado. 2007. Diatoms and macroinvertebrates provide consistent and complementary information on environmental quality: A predictive model approach. Fundamental and Applied Limnology (Archiv für Hydrobiologie) 168: 247–258.

-Feio, M.J., T.B. Reynoldson, V. Ferreira & M.A.S. Graça. 2007. A predictive model for the water quality bioassessment of the Mondego catchment, central Portugal. Hydrobiologia, 589:55–68.

-Feio, M.J., T.B. Reynoldson & M.A.S. Graça. 2006. Effect of seasonal and inter-annual changes in the predictions of the Mondego river model at three taxonomic levels. International Review of Hydrobiology, 91: 509–520.

-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. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 63: 367-376.

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

-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: 1-11.

-Feio, M.J. & M.A.S. Graça. 2000. Food consumption by larvae of Sericostoma vittatum (Trichoptera), an endemic species from the Iberian Peninsula. Hidrobiologia, 439: 7-11.
 
books
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book chapters
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-Sabater S., I. Muñoz., M.J. Feio, A. Romani, & M.A.S. Graça 2008. Iberian rivers. In Rivers of Europe. Eds.: Tockner, K., Robinson, C.T. & Uehlinger U. Elsevier. San Diego.

-Feio, M.J., C. Canhoto & M.A.S Graça. 2002. Shredders in low order streams. In Aquatic Ecology of the Mondego River Basin. Global Importance of the Local Experience. Eds.: M.A. Pardal, J.C. Marques & M.A.S. Graça. Universidade de Coimbra.

-F. H. Wagner & M. J. Feio. 2001. Abundance versus Activity of Invertebrates in the Hyporheic Zone – Two Hypotheses. In Groundwater Ecology. A tool for management of water resources, Eds.: Griebler, C.; Danielopol, D, L.; Gibert, J.; Nachtnebel, H. P. and J. Notenboom. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities: Luxembourg.

-Feio, M.J. & J.M.M. Azevedo. 2001. Portuguese Water Resources: Hydrologic balance, Contamination of Groundwater and Future Perspectives. In Groundwater Ecology. A tool for management of water resources, Eds.: Griebler, C.; Danielopol, D, L.; Gibert, J.; Nachtnebel, H. P. and J. Notenboom. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities: Luxembourg.
 
proceedings of international meetings with referee
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Alves, M.H., Bernardo J.M., Cortes R.V., Feio M.J., Ferreira J., Ferreira M.T., Figueiredo H., Formigo N., Ilhéu M., M. Morais, Pédua J., Pinto P. & Rafael T. 2006. Tipologia de rios em Portugal Continental no âmbito da Directiva Quadro da Água. Proceedings of the 8º Congresso da Água. APRH, Figueira da Foz, Portugal, 13-17 Março.
 
national journals, from portugal or from abroad, with peer review
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-Feio M.J. & Pinto P. 2009. Tipologia e cenários biológicos do elemento macroinvertebrados para Portugal Continental. Recursos Hídricos 30:19-27
- Pinto P. & Feio M.J. 2009. Responsividade dos índices de macroinvertebrados desenvolvidos no exercício de intercalibração na avaliação do estado ecológico dos rios de Portugal Continental. Recursos Hídricos 30: 55-65
-Feio M.J., R. Vieira-Lanero & M.A.S. Graça. 2005. Do different sites in the same river have similar Trichoptera assemblages? Limnetica, 24: 251-262.
-Ferreira, V., M.J. Feio, C. Mieiro & M.A.S. Graça. 2004. Water quality in the Mondego river basin: pollution and habitat heterogeneity. Limnetica, 23: 295-306.
-Wagner, F.H. & Feio, M.J. 1999. A short note on nutrient limitations for biofilms. Jarh. Biol. Stat. Lunz, 16: 35-37.
 
proceedings of portuguese national meetings
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Alves, M.H., Bernardo J.M., Cortes R.V., Feio M.J., Ferreira J., Ferreira M.T., Figueiredo H., Formigo N., Ilhéu M., M. Morais, Pédua J., Pinto P. & Rafael T. 2006. Tipologia de rios em Portugal Continental no âmbito da Directiva Quadro da Água. Proceedings of the 8º Congresso da Água. APRH, Figueira da Foz, Portugal, 13-17 Março.
 
editorial and book reviews
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technical reports
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- Feio M.J. 2011 (Dezembro). Relatório final. 2ª Fase do Exercício de Intercalibração 2008-2011 para rios: coordenação do MedGIG para Macroinvertebrados Bentónicos.

- Feio M.J. 2011 (Julho). 4º relatório de progresso. 2ª Fase do Exercício de Intercalibração 2008-2011 para rios: coordenação do MedGIG para Macroinvertebrados Bentónicos

- Feio M.J. 3º Relatório de progresso. 2ª Fase do Exercício de Intercalibração 2008-2011 para rios. Coordenação do MedGIG para macroinvertebrados bentónicos. IMAR-CIC, INAG I.P. 146 pp.

- Feio M.J., Rosa, P., Gama M.& Graça, M.A.S. 2010. Relatório nº57. 2010: Biomonitorização da Ribeira de Oeiras – vegetação aquática e testes in situ com o Myriophyllum spicatum. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

- Feio M.J. & Serra 2010. Characterization of MedGIG_ Invertebrates IC types regarding anthropogenic pressures, selection of pressure thresholds based on the presently best available reference sites and screening of national reference sites for the construction of a database with common reference criteria. IMAR-CIC, INAG I.P., 30 pp.

- Feio M.J., Rosa P., Gama M. & Graça M.A.S. 2010 (Junho). Biomonitorização da Ribeira de Oeiras. Vegetação aquática e testes in situ com Myriophyllum spicatum. IMAR-CIC. 35 pp.
-Feio M.J. 2009 (Outubro). 2º relatório de progresso. 2ª Fase do Exercício de Intercalibração 2008-2011 para rios: coordenação do MedGIG para Macroinvertebrados Bentónicos.

-Graça M.A. com a colaboração de Gonçalves A., Abelho M., Lírio A., Rós J., Ferreira V. & Feio M.J. 2009. Relatório nº 58. Outono de 2009: Biomonitorização da Ribeira de Oeiras - macroinvertebrados aquáticos. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Feio M.J. 2009 (Setembro). Relatório de síntese do Exercício de Intercalibração para Invertebrados.

-Feio M.J., Dolbeth, M. & Martinho F. 2009 (Julho). Avaliação de Impactes com base em macroinvertebrados bentónicos. Barragens do Alto Tâmega.

-Feio, M.J., Gama, A.M., & Graça, M.A.S. 2009. Relatório nº 54. Elementos de hidromorfologia na ribeira de Oeiras. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Feio, M.J., Dolbeth, Martinho F. 2009. Monitorização da qualidade ecológica das linhas de água a jusante e montante dos aproveitamentos hidroeléctricos de Gouvães, Alto Tâmega, Padroselos e Daivões.

-Feio M.J., Rosa, P., Gonçalves, A., Calapez A.R., & Graça, M.A.S. 2009. Relatório nº56. Maio 2008: Biomonitorização da Ribeira de Oeiras – vegetação aquática e testes in situ com o Myriophyllum spicatum. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Feio M.J. 2008 (Dezembro). 1º relatório de progresso. 2ª Fase do Exercício de Intercalibração 2008-2011 para rios: coordenação do MedGIG para Macroinvertebrados Bentónicos.

-M.H. Alves, J. Ferreira, J. Pádua, J.P. Martins, T. Rafael, G. Tomaz, H. Figueiredo, J.M. Bernardo, P. Pinto, M. Morais, M. Ilhéu, P. 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. Formigo, D. Fonte. 2008 “Tipologia de Rios em Portugal Continental no âmbito da Directiva-Quadro da Água. II. Caracterização biológica e hidromorfológica. Insituto da Água, IP.

-INAG 2008. Manual para a avaliação biológica da qualidade da água em sistemas fluviais Segundo a Directiva Quadro da Água. Protocolo de amostragem e análise para os macroinvertebrados bentónicos. Ministério do Ambiente, Ordenamento do Território e do Desenvolvimento Regional. Instituto da Água, I.P. (collaborator)

-INAG 2008. Tipologia de rios em Portugal Continental no âmbito da implementação da Directiva Quadro da Água. Ministério do Ambiente, Ordenamento do Território e do Desenvolvimento Regional. Instituto da Água, I.P. (collaborator)

-Feio, M.J. Boavida, M. & Graça, M.A.S. 2008. Relatório nº 53. Elementos de hidromorfologia na ribeira de Oeiras. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Feio M.J., Rosa, P., Gonçalves, A., Calapez A.R., & Graça, M.A.S. 2008. Relatório nº 51. Maio 2008: Biomonitorização da Ribeira de Oeiras – vegetação aquática e testes in situ com o Myriophyllum spicatum. . IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Graça M.A.S., Gonçalves A., Calapez A.R., Feio M.J. & Coimbra N. 2008. Relatório nº 50. Inverno de 2008: Biomonitorização da Ribeira de Oeiras - macroinvertebrados aquáticos. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Feio, M.J. 2007. Indicador biológico: Macroinvertebrados. Monitorização da qualidade ecológica das linhas de água a jusante das barragens de Cinco Reis, Penedrão, Caliços, Pias, São Pedro e Roxo. Zona de implementação dos subsistemas do Alqueva, Ardila e Pedrógão.

-Feio, M.J. & M.A.S. Graça. 2007. Directiva-Quadro da Água, Qualidade Ecológica nas Bacias Hidrográficas dos Rios Mondego, Vouga e Lis. Relatório final. Janeiro 2007. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Feio, M.J. & M.A.S. Graça. 2006. Directiva-Quadro da Água, Qualidade Ecológica nas Bacias Hidrográficas dos Rios Mondego, Vouga e Lis. 6º Relatório de Progresso. Tipologia. Macroinvertebrados. Março 2006. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Feio, M.J. & M.A.S. Graça. 2005a. Directiva-Quadro da Água, Qualidade Ecológica nas Bacias Hidrográficas dos Rios Mondego, Vouga e Lis. 5º Relatório de Progresso. Julho 2005. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Feio, M.J. & M.A.S. Graça. 2005b. Directiva-Quadro da Água, Qualidade Ecológica nas Bacias Hidrográficas dos Rios Mondego, Vouga e Lis. 4º Relatório de Progresso. Março 2005. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Feio, M.J. & M.A.S. Graça. 2004a. Directiva-Quadro da Água, Qualidade Ecológica nas Bacias Hidrográficas dos Rios Mondego, Vouga e Lis. 3º Relatório de Progresso. Outubro 2004. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Feio, M.J. & M.A.S. Graça. 2004b. Directiva-Quadro da Água, Qualidade Ecológica nas Bacias Hidrográficas dos Rios Mondego, Vouga e Lis. 2º Relatório de Progresso. Março 2004. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.

-Ferreira, V., M.A.S. Graça & M.J. Feio. 2002. Qualidade Biológica das águas na bacia do Rio Mondego. Relatório Técnico para a Direcção Regional do Ambiente e Ordenação do Território – Centro, 92 pp., IMAR, Coimbra. IMAR-CIC, Coimbra.
 
oral presentations
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- Delgado C, M. J. Feio MJ, Pardo I, Almeida SFP. 2016. Diatom communities from thermal and mineral springs in NW Iberian Peninsula. SIL (International Society of Limnology meeing), Torino, Italy, 31 July-5th August

- Feio MJ, Leite GFM, Resende R, Chagas LGL, Medeiros A, Cruz LC, Aragão L, Dahora J, Calor A, Lima V, Silva-Araújo M, Callisto M, França J, Martins I, Moretti MS, Rangel JV, Petrucio MM, Lemes-Silva A, Martins RT, Hamada N, Pereira EB, Silva KD, Dantas GPS, Moretto Y, Giacomini MJN, Meurer PST, Santos APA, Gonçaves Júnior JF. 2016. Macro-scale (biomes) differences and anthropogenic disturbance discriminate ecosystem functioning and structure of small neotropical streams. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Totosa, Spain, 4-9 July

- Elias CL, Almeida SFP, Chessman B, Potapova M, Feio MJ. 2016. Do similar climatic patterns in different continents lead to similar benthic diatom assemblages? XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Totosa, Spain, 4-9 July

- Calapez AR, Elias CL, Falourd S, Almeida S, Brito A, Feio MJ. 2016. Organic load and water scarcity combined effects on Mediterrean stream communities: biofilm, grazers and their interaction. Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Totosa, Spain, 4-9 July

- Serra SRQ, Graça MAS, Dolédec S, Feio MJ. 2016. Integrating trait information into a new European Chironomidae database: development and applications. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Totosa, Spain, 4-9 July 2016

- Feio MJ, Elias CL, Calapez AR, Chessman B, Simões N, Almeida SFP (2015) Predicting reference conditions for rivers bioassessment in the absence of reference sites through a combination of boosted trees and environmental filters. 9th Symposium for Europeam Freshwater Sciences. Geneve, Switzerland. July 5-10.

- Elias CL, Rocha RJM, Feio MJ, Figueira E, Almeida SFP (2015) How does the colonizing substrate affect diatom assemblages? - a microcosm experiment. 4º Encontro Ibérico de Ecologia. Coimbra, Portugal. June 16-19.

- Serra SRQ, Cobo F, Graça MAS, Dolédec S, Feio MJ (2014) Elaboration of an European Chironomidae (Family: Diptera) trait database at genus level using the fuzzy coding approach. 19th International Symposium on Chironomidae, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, August 17-20.

- Feio MJ, Almeida SFP, Aguiar FC (2014) Who needs who and where? Conceptualizing and testing functional relations between aquatic elements. XV Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 6-11 July 2014

- Neto JM, Feio MJ (2014) Estimating taxonomic composition of benthic macroinvertebrates for estuarine reference conditions: the modelling approach. XV Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 6-11 July 2014

- Almeida SFP, Mendes T, Serra S., Calapez AR, Feio MJ (2013) AQUAWEB – un outil en ligne pour des études écologiques aux rivières Portugaises avec diatomées et macroinvertebrés. 7th CE-Diatom Meeting – 32e colloque de lÁDLaF. Thonon-les-Bains, France, 16-20 Sept. 2013

- Feio MJ, Dolédec S, Graça MAS (2013) Human disturbance affects the long-term synchronism of stream invertebrate communities. Society for Freshwater Science annual meeting, Jacksonville, FL, USA, 19-23 May, 2013.

- Elias CL, Calapez AR, Almeida SFP, Feio MJ (2013) Reference conditions in highly disturbed areas: an attempt to redefine the typology of Portuguese littoral regions based on diatoms. SEFS 8 - Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, Münster, Germany, July 1-5, 2013.

- Calapez AR, Elias C, Almeida SFP, Feio MJ. (2013) From perennial to temporary streams: climate change as a driving force in communities´ traits? SEFS 8 - Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, Münster, Germany, July 1-5, 2013.
- Serra SRQ, Cobo F, Graça MAS, Doledec S, Feio MJ (2013) Desenvolvimento de uma base de dados de características biológicas (traits) para os géneros de Chironomidae aquáticos Europeus. EBCI 2013. Encontro sobre Biodiversidade e Conservação de Invertebrados em Portugal, Lisboa, Portugal, 3-5 July 2013.

- Feio M.J., Viana-Ferreira C. & Costa C. 2012 Prediction of river invertebrate taxa through a multiple machine-learning tool (HYDRA). Society for Freshwater Science meeting, 20-24 May, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

- Feio M.J. Aguiar F.C., Almeida S.F., Ferreira J., Ferreira M.T., Elias C., Serra S.R.S, Buffagni A., Cambra J., Chauvin C., Delmas F., Dörflinger G., Erba S., Flor N., Ferréol M., Germ M., Mancini L., Manolaki P., Marcheggiani S., Minciardi M.R., Munné A., Papastergiadou E., Prat N., Puccinelli C., Rosebery J., Sabater S., Ciadamidaro S., Tornés E., Tziortzis I., Urbanič G. & Vieira C.2012. Best available conditions within common Mediterranean stream types from 7 countries. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 2-6 Julho 2012.

- Filipe A.F., Feio M.J. & Bonada N. 2012. Using a community-level method for forecasting climate change impacts in freshwater fish . XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 2-6 Julho 2012.

- Mendes T., Almeida S.F., Elias C. & Feio M.J. 2012 Global assessment of streams integrity based on aquatic communities. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 2-6 Julho 2012.

- Serra S. R.Q., Melo J., Costa C. & Feio M.J. 2012. Managing macroinvertebrate communities seasonality in a national predictive model for Portugal. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 2-6 Julho 2012.

- Calapez A.R., Elias C., Almeida S.F. & Feio M.J. 2012. Effects of extreme drought on macroinvertebrates communities in typically perennial Atlantic humid streams. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 2-6 Julho 2012.

- Neto J., Feio M.J., Teixeira H., Serra S., Patrício J., Calapez A., Franco J. & Constantino E. 2012.Transitional and freshwater bioassessments: is the river continuum discontinued? XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 2-6 Julho 2012.

- Elias C.L., Calapez A.R., Feio M.J. & Almeida S.F.P. 2012. Do extreme drought events influence diatom assemblages? XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, 2-6 Julho 2012.

- Molozzi J., Feio M.J., Salas F., Marques J.C. and M. Callisto. 2011. Estabelecimento do máximo potencial ecológico para reservatórios tropicais baseado em comunidades de macroinvertebrados bentônicos. Congresso Brasileiro de Limnologia, Natal, Brasil, 4-8 Setembro 2011.

- Serra S.R.Q. & Feio M. J. 2011. Development of a digital taxonomic key for Portuguese macroinvertebrates implementated in the AQUAWEB online platform. 7th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, Girona, Spain, 27 June-1st July

- Feio M.J., W.R. Ferreira, D.R. Macedo, A.P. Eller, C.B.M. Alves, J.S. França & M. Callisto. 2011. Recovery scenarios for macroinvertebrate communities of a tropical catchment (Velhas, Brazil) and restoration of urban streams: is it possible to go back? 7th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, Girona, Spain, 27 June-1st July

- Ferreira M.T., Aguiar F.C., Dodkins I., Feio M.J., Rodríguez González P., Albuquerque A. 2010. Can Mediterranean river plants translate into quality assessment systems? Venturing into unexplored territories. International Conference “The Conservation and Management of Rivers: 20 years on.” Setembro 6-9 2010, University of York, York, UK

- Mendes, T., Almeida S.F.P & Feio M.J. 2010. Assessment of rivers using predictive models: does the type of substrate and the use of abundance vs presence/absence data influence the results? 29th August-3rd September, Minnesota, USA. 21st International Diatom Symposium.

- Feio M.J., Aguiar F.C., Almeida S.F. & Ferreira M.T. 2010. Can diatoms and macrophytes be combined in a single predictive model for rivers quality assessment. XV Congreso de la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología, Ponta Delgada, Açores, Portugal, 5-9 July.

- Feio, M J; Coimbra, C N; Graça, M A; Nichols, S J; Norris, R H. 2010. The influence of extreme climatic events and human disturbance in macroinvertebrate communities of a Mediterranean stream over 15 years. NABS meeting, Santa Fe, Nex Mexico, U.S.A., 6-12 June 2010.

- Doledec, S; Feio , M J 2010. Integrating invertebrate traits into predictive models: an alternative for stream bioassessment. NABS meeting, Santa Fe, Nex Mexico, U.S.A., 6-12 June 2010.

- Feio MJ. 2010. Monitorização dos rios portugueses no contexto da Directiva Quadro da Água, Escola Agrária de Coimbra, April 14th, Coimbra. Invited speaker in the Jornadas do Ambiente.

-Feio M.J., Alves T., Boavida M., Medeiros A. & Graça M.A.S. 2009. A large-scale approach for streams functional assessment NABS, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A., 16-23 May 2009.

- Alves T., Boavida M., Feio M.J. & Graça M.A.S. 2008. Assessing the potential of leaf litter decomposition for determination of river health. XIV Congreso de la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología, Huelva, Espanha, 8-12 de Setembro 2008.

- Boavida M., Alves T., Medeiros A., Feio M.J. & Graça M.A.S.. 2008. Assessment of the potential of biofilm related parameters as indicators of environmental quality. XIV Congreso de la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología, Huelva, Espanha, 8-12 de Setembro 2008.

- Feio M.J. & Graça M.A.S. 2008. RIO, a web application for the development and use of predictive models in rivers bioassessment participação XIV Congreso de la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología que decorrerá em Huelva, Espanha, de 8 a 12 de Setembro 2008.

- Feio M.J., Alves T., Boavida M. & Graça M.A.S. 2008. Decomposition: a useful tool for water quality assessment at a catchment scale? 5th Meeting in Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters (PLPF5), 22-26 Julho, Coimbra.

- Feio M.J., Salomé F.P. Almeida, S.C. Craveiro & A.J. Calado. 2007. Evaluation de la qualité écologique des cours d’eau : modèle prédictif versus indices. 26ème Colloque de l’Association des Diatomistes de Langue Française (ADLaF). 5-8 Septembre 2007, Aveiro (Portugal).

- Feio, M.J., S.F.P. Almeida, S.C. Craveiro & A.J. Calado. 2006. Diatoms and macroinvertebrates provide consistent and complementary information on environmental quality: A predictive model approach. XIII Congreso de la Asociación Española de Limnología and V Congresso Ibérico de Limnología, Barcelona, 2-7 July 2006.

- Ferreira, V., V. Gulis, M.A.S. Graça, M.J. Feio & R. Margalho. 2006. Utilização das taxas de decomposição da folhada na avaliação da condição ecológica do ecossistema aquático. II Congresso Ibérico de Ecologia e X Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia, Lisboa 18-21 July.

- Alves, M.H., Bernardo J.M., Cortes R.V., Feio M.J., Ferreira J., Ferreira M.T., Figueiredo H., Formigo N., Ilhéu M., M. Morais, Pádua J., Pinto P. & Rafael T. 2006. Tipologia de rios em Portugal Continental no âmbito da Directiva Quadro da Água. 8º Congresso da Água. APRH, Figueira da Foz, Portugal, 13-17 March.

- Feio, M.J., Vieira-Lanero R. & Graça M.A.S. 2005. Trichoptera communities patterns and environmental influences in the Mondego river basin (Portugal). 4th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences. Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 22-26 August.

- Alves, M.H., J.M. Bernardo, R.V. Cortes, M.J. Feio, M.T. Ferreira, H. Figueiredo, N. Formigo, M. Ilhéu, M. Morais, J. Pádua, P. Pinto & M.T. Rafael. 2005. A typology for portuguese rivers: abiotic and biological validation. International Symposium on Assessing the ecological status of rivers, lakes and transitional waters, University of Hull, England, 11-15 July.

- Pinto, P., M. Morais, R. Cortes, M.J. Feio, N. Formigo, E. Duarte, A. Marques, E. Mourinha & R. Ramalhinho. 2005. Ecological Relevance of Abiotic Factors on Macroinvertebrate Communities and its Importance to Validate Portuguese River Typology. New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., 22-27 Maio.

- Margalho R., S. Broadmeadow & M.J. Feio 2005. The decomposition tool from the end-user side. 4th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters, Toulouse (France), 25-28 July 2005.

- Feio, M.J., T.B. Reynoldson, M.A.S. Graça, V. Ferreira. 2003. Estabelecimento de condições referência e desenvolvimento de um modelo para avaliação e biomonitorização da qualidade da água da bacia do Mondego. VIII Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Ecology, University of Évora.

- Feio, M.J., T.B. Reynoldson, M.A.S. Graça & V. Ferreira 2003. A Multivariate Approach for the Assessment and Biomonitorization of the Mondego River Basin Water Quality. North American Benthological Society Meeting, Athens, Georgia, USA.

- Feio, M.J., T.B. Reynoldson, M.A.S. Graça, V. Ferreira & C. Mieiro. 2002. Desenvolvimento de um Método de Avaliação e Biomonitorização da Qualidade da Água na Bacia do Mondego. Comunicação oral. XI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Limnología y III Congreso Ibérico de Limnologia, Madrid, Spain.

- Feio, M.J. & M.A.S. Graça, 1999. Studies on the metabolism of the endemic detritivorous Sericostoma vittatum Rambur (Trichoptera). IV Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Ecology. University of Aveiro.

- Feio, M.J. & Wagner, F.1999. Methodology for Hyporheos studies. Aquatic Microbial Limnology Meeting, Innsbruck, Áustria.
 
posters
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- Calapez AR, Santos JM, Branco P, Feio MJ, Ferreira T. 2016. Macroinvertebrate short-term responses to flow variation and oxygen depletion pulses in Mediterranean rivers – a mesocosm approach. Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Totosa, Spain, 4-9 July 2016

-Almeida, S. & Feio M.J. 2009 Building a national predictive model based on diatoms for the bioassessment of Portuguese streams. ISUAMR 2009 - 7th International Symposium "Use of Algae for Monitoring Rivers", Luxembourg - 23rd - 25th November 2009

- Feio M.J., Salomé F.P. Almeida, S.C. Craveiro & A.J. Calado. 2007. Modèles prédictifs pour la détermination de la qualité écologique des cours d’eau : comparaison entre diatomées et macroinvertébrés. 26ème Colloque de l’Association des Diatomistes de Langue Française (ADLaF). 5-8 Septembre 2007, Aveiro, Portugal.

- Boavida, M., T. Alves, M.J.Feio, C.C. Canhoto & M.A.S. Graça. 2006. Haverá significância ecológica nas classes de qualidade da água baseada em parâmetros físico-químicos? II Congresso Ibérico de Ecologia e X Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia, Lisboa 18-21 July 2006.

- Alves, T., M. Boavida, M.J. Feio, C.C. Canhoto & M.A.S Graça. 2006. Problemas e Limitações da Aplicação do Índice Biótico IBMWP em rios de Planície. II Congresso Ibérico de Ecologia e X Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia, Lisboa, Portugal, 18-21 July.

- Ferreira, V., M.J. Feio, C. Mieiro & M.A.S. Graça. 2002. Cartografia da qualidade das águas na bacia do Mondego: poluição ou heterogeneidade do habitat? XI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Limnología y III Congreso Ibérico de Limnología, Madrid, Espanha.

- Feio, M.J. & M.A.S. Graça. 1998. Sericostoma vittatum: um detritívoro comum nos rios do centro de Portugal. Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Ecology. University of Coimbra.
 
8. supervising theses
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2015-2018. Cristina Delgado, Pos-doc in Ecology, University of Vigo, University of Aveiro and MARE, University of Coimbra. Grant from Xunta da Galícia.

2013-2017. Paulino Bambi, PhD in Ecology, University of Brasília, Brazil

2014-2018. Daniele Azevêdo, PhD in Ecology, Conservation and Wild Life Management, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil and MARE, University of Coimbra.

2012-2015 - Supervision of the PhD thesis of Sónia Serra (University of Coimbra) entitled "From taxonomy to multiple-trait bioassessment: the role of Chironomidae in separating naturally poor from disturbed communities".

2011-2015. Supervision of the PhD thesis of Carmen Lopes Elias (Biology-Toxicology, University of Aveiro), entitled "Modeling reference diatom communities in coastal rivers using environmental filters" and financed by FCT.

2010-2012. Supervision of the Master thesis of Tânia Mendes (Dept. Biology, University of Aveiro) entitled "Global assessment of streams integrity based on aquatic communities".

2010-2011- Supervision of the Master thesis of Joana Mendes (IEETA, University of Aveiro), entitled: "AQUAWEB: a freshwater quality assessment tool".


2010. Supervision (in University of Aveiro) of the
professional internship in Biology of Tânia Mendes entitled "Assessment of rivers using diatoms: effect of substrate, type of data (abundance or presence absence) and assessment method".

2007. Supervision of a final project (internship) (Informatics engineering, University of Coimbra) applied to ecology and water quality assessment entitled "RIO – Sistema de avaliação da qualidade da água"
 
9. language skills
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language reading writing conversation
portuguese first language first language first language
english very good good good
french very good regular regular
german good regular good
 
10. other information [e.g. patents]
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2014. Lecturer of the discipline Monitoramento de ecossistemas aquaticos e gestão de bacias hidrográficas (Monitoring of aquatic ecosystems and management of river catchments) for the post-graduation, in the University of Brasília, Brazil, August (60 hours).

2014. Lecturer in the advanced course Processos Ecológicos (Ecological processes), University of Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brasil, July 2014.

2014. Member of the scientific committee of the XVII meeting of the Iberian Limnological Society, Santander, Spain, 6-11 July

2012. Lecturer in the post-graduation in Ecology and Conservation of the course "Técnicas Avançadas de Monitoramento Ecológico dos Ecossistemas Aquáticos Continentais", 16-18 October. Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Campina Grande, Brasil.

2012. Lecturer in the advanced course “AQUATIC PRIMARY PRODUCERS: Environmental monitoring, ecotoxicity testing and toxic blooms”, IMAR and Universidade de Coimbra, 18-22 June.

2012. Lecturer in the advanced course “Stream Ecology”, IMAR and Universidade de Coimbra, Abril.

2012. AQUAWEB online platform for predictive models and digital keys: http:// aquaweb.uc.pt

2011. Organization and lectures in the advanced course in “The use of Biological Traits in Ecology” (IMAR e University of Coimbra), 12-23 Setembro 2011.

2011. Member of the Juri of “Prémio Jovem Cientista 2011”, promovido pelo Fluviário de Mora.

2011. Member of the organizing comitee of the 7th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences- Girona, Spain, 27th June- 1st July 2011

2011. Organization and lectures in the advanced course in Stream Ecology, (IMAR and University of Coimbra), 11-21 April 2011.

2010. Lecturer in the advanced course “Assessment of freshwater ecosystem condition”, University of Braga, July 19-23th.

2010. Invited speaker in the Jornadas do Ambiente, with the presentation “Monitorização dos rios portugueses no contexto da Directiva Quadro da Água”, Escola Agrária de Coimbra, April 14th, Coimbra.

2009. Lecturer in the course Tópicos em Ecologia (Implementação da DQA e Modelos predictivos como ferramenta de avaliação da qualidade ecológica dos rios), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil, 9-13 Novembro.

2009. Organization of the course The use of Biological Traits in Ecology, Dept. of Zoology, University of Coimbra and IMAR. Setember 2009

2009.Organization of the course Curso de Formação em Amostragem e Análise de Macroinvertebrados with INAG and Dept. Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro. 6-9 April 2009.

2009. Lecturer in the advandced course Stream Ecology organized by IMAR. 14-24 April 2009.

2008. Member of the organizing committee of the “5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwater”, Coimbra, 22-26 July 2008.

2008. Organization (with M.A.S. Graça & C.C. Canhoto) and teaching in the advanced course “Evaluation of environmental quality of aquatic systems using biological methods”, IMAR, Univ. Coimbra, 14–25 April 2008.

2007.Implementation of the software RIO: a web application for water quality assessment through predictive models (rio-imar.ci.uc.pt) in cooperation with the Dept. of Informatics, University of (Eng. Miguel Guedes and Eng. Paulo Marques).

2005. Organization (with M.A.S. Graça) and teaching in the advanced course “Evaluation of environmental quality of aquatic systems using biological methods”, IMAR, Univ. Coimbra, 2 – 14 October 2005.