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I recently finished my Ph.D. in Biologia/Ecologia (Biology/Ecology) by the University of Lisbon (UL), Portugal, with the project Ecology of a Rare and Endemic Plantago Species, where I determined major factors (biotic and abiotic) behind Plantago almogravensis’ ecological niche, diagnosed problematic phases in the species’ life cycle; compared and integrated knowledge about sister species for phylogeny and taxonomic status; and contributed to the theoretical study of rarity, the ecological role of P. almogravensis in its ecosystem and its evolutionary position among the other members of the genus, while suggesting also directions towards conservation measures.
Currently, I’m working with phyto-accumulation of metals and PCDD/F’s in connection with bioremediation and biomonitoring of pollution. I’m also interested in understanding the responses of plants (physiology and ecology), to particular metalliferous environments, natural or anthropogenic. The heterogeneity in the environment, the environmental changes caused by men.
2015: PhD Biologia/Ecologia, FCUL
2003: MSc Biotecnologia (Eng. Bioquímica), IST-UTL
1997: Degree Biologia Vegetal Aplicada, FCUL
Serrano, H.C., Köbel, M., Palma-Oliveira, J., Pinho, P. & Branquinho, C. (2017 Mapping human exposure to multi-pollutants and from multiple sources using environmental biomonitors.Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, Online early, . DOI: (IF2015 2,243; Q2 Environmental Sciences)
Serrano, H.C., Cotrim, H., Pinto, M.J., Martins-Loução, M.A., Branquinho, C. (2017) Metal hyperaccumulation patterns within Plantago phylogeny (Plantaginaceae).Plant and Soil, 411(1), 227-241. DOI:10.1007/s11104-016-3024-9 (IF2015 2,969; Q1 Agronomy)
Roccotiello, E., Serrano, H.C., Mariotti, M.G. & Branquinho, C. (2016) The impact of Ni on the physiology of a Mediterranean Ni- hyperaccumulating plant.Environmental Science & Pollution Research, 23(12), 12414-12422. DOI:10.1007/s11356-016-6461-3 (IF2015 2,760; Q1 Environmental Sciences)