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)
Frazão, R., Catarino, S., Goyder, D.,Biodiversity and Conservation, 29, 187-206. DOI:10.1007/s10531-019-01878-6 (IF2020 3,542; Q1 Biodiversity Conservation)
Mameri, D., Sousa-Santos, C., Robalo, J.I. & Magalhães, M.F. (2018) Growth and age structure in captive and wild stocks of the endangered western ruivaco Achondrostoma occidentale (Cyprinidae).Limnetica, 37(1), 105-115. DOI:10.23818/limn.37.09 (IF2018 0,574; Q4 Limnology)