Our group focus on biological processes and human-activity-associated problems in aquatic systems. We conduct multi-disciplinary research on the structure, function, resilience and management of a range of aquatic systems. We combine field research and laboratory experiments to understand the responses of aquatic species and communities to natural and human-induced environmental change. Main areas of expertise rest in the ecology of intermittent streams and in behaviour, evolution and communication in aquatic animals. Our expertise also extends to the improvement of tools for biological assessment and conservation management of aquatic systems.
Cartagena-Matos, B., Lugué, K., Fonseca, P., Marques, T.A., Prieto, R. & Alves, F. (2021) Trends in cetacean research in the Eastern North Atlantic.Mammal Review, 51(3), 436-453. DOI:10.1111/mam.12238 (IF2020 4,927; Q1 Zoology)
Breitzler, L., Lau, I.H., Fonseca, P.J. & Vasconcelos, R.O. (2020) Noise-induced hearing loss in zebrafish: Investigating structural and functional inner ear damage and recovery.Hearing Research, 391, 107952. DOI:10.1016/j.heares.2020.107952 (IF2020 3,208; Q1 Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology)
Bolgan, M., Pereira, B.P., Crucianelli, A., Mylonas, C.C., Pousão-Ferreira, P., Parmentier, E., Fonseca, P.J. & Amorim, M.C.P. (2020) Vocal repertoire and consistency of call features in the meagre Argyrosomous regius (Asso, 1801).PLOS One, 15(11), e0241792. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0241792 (IF2020 3,240; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)