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Juliana Polido Monteiro is conducting a Ph.D. in Biology by the University of Lisbon starting in 2018 within the Ecology of Environmental Change (eChanges) research group of cE3c. She is conducting the project “The potential of moss-dominated Biological Soil Crusts for restoring ecosystem services in desertified and degraded areas”, under the supervision ofDr. Cristina Branquinho (cE3c). Juliana’s Ph.D. project aims are to: (i) evaluate the effects of soil degradation on Biological Soil Crusts (BSC) taxonomic and functional diversity; (ii) identify the most relevant BSC functional traits to restore soil ecosystem processes in degraded environments; (iii) develop cost-effective methods to produce laboratory-grown moss-dominated BSC with high functional interest; and (iv) assess the effectiveness of transplanted laboratory-grown BSCs for enhancing and recovering soil structure and functions in vulnerable and/or degraded areas.
Monteiro, J. & Vieira, C. (2017) Determinants of stream bryophyte community structure: bringing ecology into conservation.Freshwater Biology, 62(4), 695-710. DOI:10.1111/fwb.12895 (IF2018 3,404; Q1 Marine & Freshwater Biology) NON-cE3c affiliated
Vieira, C., Aguiar, F. C., Portela, P., Monteiro, J., Raven, P.J., Holmes, N.H.T., Cambra, J., Flor-Arnau, N., Chauvin, C., Loriot, S., Feret, T., Dörflinger, G., Germ, M., Kuhar, U., Papastergiadou, E., Manolaki, P., Minciardi, M.R., Munné, A., Urbanic, G. & Ferreira M.T. (2018) Bryophyte communities of Mediterranean Europe: a first approach to model their potential distribution in highly- seasonal rivers.Hydrobiologia, 812(1), 27-43. DOI:10.1007/s10750-016-2743-5 (IF2018 2,325; Q1 Marine & Freshwater Biology)
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