Cristina Branquinho

Past Publications

All Publications Before 2015


45) Cruz de Carvalho, R., Silva, A.B., Soares, R., Almeida, A.M., Coelho A.V., Marques da Silva J. & Branquinho C. 2014. Differential proteomics of dehydration and rehydration in bryophytes: evidence towards a common desiccation tolerance mechanism.Plant Cell & Environment, 37(7), 1499-1515. (IF=6,960)

44) Munzi, S., Cruz, C., Branquinho, C., Pinho, P., Leith, I.D. & Sheppard, L.J. 2014. Can ammonia tolerance amongst lichen functional groups be explained by physiological responses? Environmental Pollution, 187, 206-209. (IF=4,143)

43) Pinho, P., Llop, E., Ribeiro, M.C., Cruz, C., Soares, A., Pereira, M.J., Branquinho, C. 2014. Tools for determining critical levels of atmospheric ammonia under the influence of multiple disturbances.Environmental Pollution, 188, 88-93. (IF=4,143)

42) Henriques, J.F., Tavares, P.C., Correia-dos-Santos, M.M., Trancoso, M.A., Santos-Reis, M. & Branquinho, C. 2014. Monitoring Hg and Cd contamination using red-swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii): implications for wetland food-chain contamination. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 225, 2210. (IF=1,554)

41) Munzi, S., Correia, O., Silva, P., Lopes, N., Freitas, C., Branquinho, C. & Pinho, P. 2014. Lichens as ecological indicators in urban areas: beyond the effects of pollutants. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51, 1750-1757. (IF=4,564)

40) Nunes, A., Oliveira, G., Cabral, M.S., Branquinho, C. & Correia, O. 2014. Beneficial effect of pine thinning in mixed plantations through changes in the understory functional composition. Ecological Engineering, 70, 387-396. (IF=2,580)

39) Ribeiro, M.C., Pinho, P., Llop, E., Branquinho, C., Soares, A. & Pereira, M.J. 2014. Associations between outdoor air quality and birth weight: a geostatistical sequential simulation approach in Coastal Alentejo, Portugal. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 28(3), 527-540. (IF=2,086)

38) Príncipe, A.S., Nunes, A., Pinho, P., Rosário, L., Correia, O. & Branquinho, C. 2014. Modeling the long-term natural regeneration potential of woodlands in semi-arid regions to guide restoration efforts. European Journal of Forest Research, 133(4), 757-767. (IF=2,095)

37) Nunes, A., Tápia, S., Pinho, P., Correia, O. & Branquinho, C. 2014. Advantages of the point-intercept method for assessing functional diversity in semi-arid areas. iForest, 8, 471-479. DOI:10.3832/ifor1261-007

36) Augusto, S., Máguas, C. & Branquinho, C. 2013. Guidelines for biomonitoring persistent organic pollutants (POPs), using lichens and aquatic mosses – a review. Environmental Pollution, 180, 330-338. (IF=3.730)

35) Augusto, S., Pereira, M.J., Máguas, C. & Branquinho C. 2013. A step towards the use of biomonitors as estimators of atmospheric PAHs for regulatory purposes.Chemosphere, 92(5), 626-632. (IF=3.137)

34) Munzi, S., Branquinho, C., Cruz, C. & Loppi, S. 2013. Nitrogen tolerance in the lichen Xanthoria parietina: the sensitive side of a resistant species. Functional Plant Biology, 40(3), 237-243. (IF=2.471)

33) Ribeiro, M.C., Pinho, P., Llop, E., Branquinho, C., Sousa, A.J. & Pereira, M.J. 2013. Multivariate geostatistical methods for analysis of biodiversity and environmental factors at multiple spatial scales. Ecological Indicators, 29, 339-347. (IF=2.890)

32) Oliveira, A.R., Branquinho C., Pereira, M.J. & Soares, A. 2013. Stochastic simulation model for the spatial characterization of lung cancer mortality risk and study of environmental factors. Mathematical Geosciences, 45(7), 437-452. (IF=1.753)

31) Máguas, C., Pinho, P., Branquinho, C., Hartard, B. & Lakatos, M. 2013. Carbon-Water-Nitrogen relationships between lichens and the atmosphere: Tools to understand metabolism and ecosystem change. In Boonpragob, K., Crittenden, P., Lumbsch, T. – Lichens: from genome to ecosystems in a changing world. MycoKeys, 6, 95-106.

30) Antunes, C., Correia, O., Marques da Silva, J., Cruces, A., Freitas, C. & Branquinho, C. 2012. Factors involved in spatiotemporal dynamics of submerged macrophytes in a Portuguese coastal lagoon under Mediterranean climate. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 110(1), 93-100. (IF=2.324)

29) Cruz de Carvalho, R., Catalá, M., García-Breijo, F., Marques da Silva, J., Branquinho, C. & Barreno, E. 2012. The impact of dehydration rate on the production and cellular location of reactive oxygen species in an aquatic moss.Annals of Botany, 110(5), 1007-1016. (IF=3.449)

28) Pinho, P., Theobald, M.R., Dias, T., Tang, Y.S., Cruz, C., Martins-Loução, M.A., Máguas, C., Sutton, M. & Branquinho, C. 2012. Critical loads of nitrogen deposition and critical levels of atmospheric ammonia for semi-natural Mediterranean evergreen woodlands. Biogeosciences, 9(3), 1205-1215. (IF=3.754)

27) Pinho, P., Bergamini, A., Carvalho, P., Branquinho, C., Stofer, S., Scheidegger, C. & Máguas, C. 2012. Lichen functional groups as ecological indicators of the effects of low-intensity land-use in Mediterranean ecosystems. Ecological Indicators, 15(1), 36-42. (IF=2.890)

26) Llop, E., Pinho, P., Matos, P., Pereira, M.J. & Branquinho, C. 2012. The use of lichen functional groups as indicators of air quality in a Mediterranean urban environment.Ecological Indicators, 13(1), 215-221. (IF=2.890)

25) Augusto, S., Pereira, M.J., Máguas, C., Soares, A. & Branquinho, C. 2012. Assessing human exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in a petrochemical region utilizing data from environmental biomonitors.Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75(13-15), 819-830. (IF=1.252)

24) Ribeiro, M. C., Llop, E., Branquinho, C., Dias, C. M., Tavares, A., Santos, F., Soares, A., Pereira, M. J. 2012. A retrospective cohort study to assess the association between outdoor air quality and low birth weight. Archives of Disease in Childhood. ISSN: 0003-9888. Vol. 97, Supl. 2, A283-A283.

23) Augusto, S., Gonzalez, C., Vieira, R., Máguas, C. & Branquinho, C. 2011. Evaluating sources of PAHs in urban streams based on land use and biomonitors. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(8), 3731–3738. (IF=5.228)

22) Serrano, H.C., Pinto, M.J., Martins-Loução, M.A. & Branquinho, C. 2011. How does an Al-hyperaccumulator plant respond to a natural field gradient of soil phytoavailable Al?Science of The Total Environment, 409(19), 3749-3756. (IF=3.286)

21)  Pinho, P., Dias, T., Cruz, C., Tang, Y.S., Sutton, M., Martins-Loução, M.A., Máguas, C. & Branquinho, C. 2011. Using lichen functional-diversity to assess the effects of atmospheric ammonia in Mediterranean woodlands.Journal of Applied Ecology, 48(5), 1107–1116. (IF=5.045)

20) Cruz de Carvalho, R., Branquinho, C. & Marques da Silva, J. 2011. Physiological consequences of desiccation in the aquatic bryophyte Fontinalis antipyretica.Planta, 234(1), 195-205. (IF=3.000)

19) Branquinho, C., Matos, P., Vieira, A.R. & Prestello-Ramos, M.M. 2011. The relative impact of lichen symbiotic partners to repeated copper uptake.Environmental and Experimental Botany, 72(1), 84-92. (IF=2.985)

18) Ochoa-Hueso, R., Allen, E.B., Branquinho, C., Cruz, C., Dias, T., Fenn, M.E., Manrique, E., Pérez-Corona, M.E., Sheppard, L.J. & Stock, W.D. 2011. Nitrogen deposition effects on Mediterranean-type ecosystems: an ecological assessment. Environmental Pollution, 159(10), 2265-2279. (IF=3.746)

17) Munzi S., Luppi S., Cruz C. & Branquinho C. 2011. Do lichens have "memory" of their native nitrogen environment? Planta, 233(2), 333-342. (IF=3.000)

16) Augusto, S., Máguas, C., Matos, J., Pereira, M.J. & Branquinho, C. 2010. Lichens as an integrating tool for monitoring PAH atmospheric deposition: A comparison with soil, air and pine needles. Environmental Pollution, 158(2), 483-489. (IF=3.395)

15) Durão, R.M., Pereira, M.J., Branquinho, C. & Soares, A. 2010. Assessing spatial uncertainty of the Portuguese fire risk through direct sequential simulation. Ecological Modelling, 221(1), 27–33. (IF=1.769)

14) Ribeiro, M.C., Pereira, M.J., Soares, A., Branquinho, C., Augusto, S., Llop, E., Fonseca, S., Nave, J.G., Tavares, A.B., Dias, C.M., Silva, A., Selemane, I., de Toro, J., Santos, M.J. & Santos, F. 2010. A study protocol to evaluate the relationship between outdoor air pollution and pregnancy outcomes. BMC Public Health, 10, 613. (IF=2.364)

13) Africano, F., Mattielli, N., Matos, J. X., Branquinho, C., Maerschalk, C., de Jong, J. 2010. Environmental assessment using Pb and Cd isotopes at abandoned mining site, south of Portugal. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, A4.

12) Mattielli, N., Africano, F., Matos, J. X., Branquinho, C., Maerschalk, C. M., de Jong, J. 2010. ZN isotopes as tracers of metal atmospheric deposition and soil contamination at the vicinity of an old mining and refining complex (Portugal). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, A679.

11) Augusto, S., Máguas, C. & Branquinho, C. 2009. Understanding the performance of different lichen species as biomonitors of atmospheric dioxins and furans: potential for intercalibration. Ecotoxicology, 18(8), 1036-1042. (IF=3.507)

10) Augusto, S., Máguas, C., Matos, J., Pereira, M.J., Soares, A. & Branquinho, C. 2009. Spatial modelling of PAHs in lichens for fingerprinting of multisource atmospheric pollution. Environmental Science & Technology, 43(20), 7762-7769. (IF=4.630)

9) Vieira, A.R., Gonzalez, C., Martins-Loução, M.A. & Branquinho, C. 2009. Intracellular and extracellular ammonium (NH4(+)) uptake and its toxic effects on the aquatic biomonitor Fontinalis antipyretica. Ecotoxicology, 18, 1087-1094. (IF=3.507)

8) Gonzalez, C., Clemente, A., Nielsen, K.A., Branquinho, C. & Ferreira dos Santos, R. 2009. Human–nature relationship in Mediterranean streams: Integrating different types of knowledge to improve water management. Ecology and Society, 14(2), 35. (IF=1.735)

7) Branquinho, C., Gaio-Oliveira, G., Augusto, S., Pinho, P., Máguas, C. & Correia, O. 2008. Biomonitoring spatial and temporal impact of atmospheric dust from a cement industry. Environmental Pollution, 151(2), 292-299. (IF=3.135)

6) Pinho, P., Augusto, S., Martins-Loução, M.A., Pereira, M.J., Soares, A., Máguas, C. & Branquinho, C. 2008. Causes of change in nitrophytic and oligotrophic lichen species in a Mediterranean climate: Impact of land cover and atmospheric pollutants. Environmental Pollution, 154(3), 380-389. (IF=3.135)

5) Pinho, P., Augusto, S., Máguas, C., Pereira, M.J., Soares, A. & Branquinho, C. 2008. Impact of neighborhood land-cover in epiphytic lichen diversity: Analysis of multiple factors working at different spatial scales. Environmental Pollution, 152(2), 414-422. (IF=3.135)

4) Augusto, S, Pereira, MJ, Soares, A. & Branquinho, C. 2007. The contribution of environmental bio monitoring with lichens to assess human exposure to dioxins. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 210 (3-4), 433-438.

3) Augusto, S., Catarino, F. & Branquinho, C. 2007. Interpreting the dioxin and furan profiles in the lichen Ramalina canariensis Steiner for monitoring air pollution. Science of the Total Environment, 337(1), 114-123. (IF=2.102)

2) Branquinho, C., Serrano, H.C., Pinto, M.J. & Martins-Loução, M.A. 2007. Revisiting the plant hyperaccumulation criteria to rare plants and earth abundant elements. Environmental Pollution, 146(2), 437-443. (IF=3.135)

1) Carvalho, R., Branquinho, C., Silva, J. M. 2007. Oxygen evolution and chlorophyll fluorescence under extreme dehydration in the aquatic bryophyte Fontinalis antipyretica. Photosynthesis Research, 91(2-3).

BOOKS (Author)

2) Branquinho, C., Nunes, A., Santos-Reis, M., Correia, O., Matos, P., Pinho, P., Munzi, S. & Tápia, S. 2013. Guia de Campo da Região de Neves Corvo. Uma Mina de Biodiversidade. Coordenação geral de Gama H. & Branquinho C. Lundin mining, Somincor, FCUL. pp. 196. ISBN: 978-972-97081-2-1

1) Lauw, A., Ferreira, A.F., Gomes, A.A., Moreira, A.C., Fonseca, C.,Belo, A., Azul, A.M.,Mira, A., Murilhas, A., Pinheiro, A.C., Costa, A., Godinho, C., Gomes, C.P.,Belo, C.C., Varela, C., Meireles, C., Silva, C.S., Branquinho, C., Sousa, E., Naptista, E.S., Nóbrega, F., Santos, G., Bragança, H., Cadima, I., Godinho, J., Rabaça, J.E., Pereira, J.S., Capelo, J., Potes, J., Veiga, J., Freitas, H., Pereira, H., Oliveira, I.F.,Castro, I.V., Santos, L., Branco, M., Madeira, M., Vaz, M., Santos-Reis, M., Tomé, M,. Caldeira, M.C., Ferreira M.C., Silva M.E., Almeida M.H., Simões M.P., Rosário M.S., Bugalho M., Pestana M., Guiomar N., Correia O., Fareleira P., Godinho-Ferreira P., Sousa P.S., Santos, P., Ribeiro, N.A., Louro, R., Rebelo, R., Machado, R., Godinho, S., Knapic, S., Pinto-Correia, T., David, T.S. & Oliveira, V. 2013. O Livro Verde dos Montados. Pinto-Correia T, Ribeiro N, Potes J. editors, Évora Portugal.

BOOKS (Editor)

1) Branquinho, C., Nunes, A., Santos-Reis, M., Correia, O., Matos, P., Pinho, P., Munzi, S. & Tápia, S. 2013. Guia de Campo da Região de Neves Corvo. Uma Mina de Biodiversidade. Coordenação geral de Gama H. & Branquinho C. Lundin mining, Somincor, FCUL. pp. 196. ISBN: 978-972-97081-2-1


2) Pinho, P., Martins-Loução, M.A., Máguas, C. & Branquinho, C. 2014. Calibrating Total Nitrogen Concentration in Lichens with Emissions of Reduced Nitrogen at the Regional Scale. In: Sutton MA, Mason KE, Sheppard LJ, Sverdrup H, Haeuber R, Hicks WK, editors. Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity. Springer, pp: 217-227.

1) Baron, J.S., Barber, M., Adams, M., Agboola, J.I., Allen, E.B., Bealey, W.J., Bobbink, R., Bobrovsky, M.V., Bowman, W.D., Branquinho, C., Bustamente, M.M.C., Clark, C.M., Cocking, E.C., Cruz, C., Davidson, E., Denmead, O.T., Dias, T., Dise, N.B., Feest, A., Galloway, J.N., Geiser, L.H., Gilliam, F.S., Harrison, I.J., Khanina, L.G., Lu, X., Manrique, E., Hueso, R.O., Ometto, J.P.H.B., Payne, R., Scheuschner, T., Sheppard, L.J., Simpson, G.L., Singh, Y.V., Stevens, C.J., Strachan, I., Sverdrup, H., Tokuchi, N., van Dobben, H. & Woodin, S. 2014. The effects of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity.  In: Sutton MA, Mason KE, Sheppard LJ, Sverdrup H, Haeuber R, Hicks WK, editors. Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity. Springer, pp: 465-480.