Cristina Maria Nobre Sobral de Vilhena da Cruz Houghton

Past Publications

All Publications Before 2015


47) Fonseca M.B., Carolino M., Dias T., Cruz C. & França M. 2014. Early growth of Brazilian tree Dimorphandra wilsonii is also threatened by African grass Urochloa decumbens. Journal of Plant Interactions, 9(1): 92-99. (IF=0,865)

46) 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)

45) 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)

44) Soares da Silva M.C., Paula T.A., Moreira B.C., Carolino M., Cruz C., Bazzolli D.M.S., Silva C.C. & Kasuya M.C.M. 2014. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria in Eucalyptus globulus plantations. PLoSOne, 9(10): e111313. (IF=3,234)

43) Corrêa A., Cruz C., Pérez-Tienda J. & Ferrol N. 2014. Shedding light onto nutrient responses of arbuscular mycorrhizal plants: nutrient interactions may lead to unpredicted outcomes of the symbiosis. Plant Science, 221-222: 29–41. (IF=3,607)

42) Gouveia W., Jorge T., Martins S., Meireles M., Carolino M., Cruz C., Almeida T.V. & Araújo M.E.M. 2014. Toxicity of ionic liquids prepared from biomaterials. Chemosphere, 104: 51-56. (IF=3,340)

41) Dias T., Clemente A., Martins-Loução M.A., Sheppard L., Bobbink R. & Cruz C. 2014. Ammonium as a driving force of plant diversity and ecosystem functioning: observations based on 5 years’ manipulation of N dose and form in a Mediterranean ecosystem. PLoS ONE, 9(4): e92517. (IF=3,234)

40) Shvaleva A., Costa e Silva F., Costa J.M., Anderson M., Lobo-do-Vale R., Fangueiro D., Bicho C., Pereira J.S., Chaves M.M., Skiba U. & Cruz C. 2014. Comparison of methane, nitrous oxide fluxes and CO2 respiration rates from a Mediterranean cork oak ecosystem and improved pasture. Plant and Soil, 374: 883-898. (IF=2,952)

39) Dias T., Oakley S., Alarcón-Gutiérrez E., Ziarelli F., Trindade H., Martins-Loução M.A., Sheppard L., Ostle N. & Cruz C. 2013. N-driven changes in a plant community affect leaf-litter traits and may delay organic matter decomposition in a Mediterranean maquis. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 58(1): 163-171. (IF=4,41)

38) Pintó-Marijuan M., Da Silva A.B., Flexas J., Dias T., Zarrouk O., Martins-Loução M.A., Chaves M.M. & Cruz C. 2013. Photosynthesis of Quercus suber is affected by atmospheric NH3 generated by multifunctional agrosystems.Tree Physiology, 33: 1328-1337. (IF= 2.853).

37) Hessini K., Ben Hamed K., Gandour M., Mejry M., Abdelly C. & Cruz C. 2013. Ammonium nutrition in the halophyte Spartina alterniflora under salt stress: evidence for a priming effect of ammonium? Plant and Soil, 370(1-2): 163-173. (IF= 2.638)

36) Ekblad A., Wallander H., Godbold D.L., Johnson D., Baldrian P., Björk R.G., Cruz C., Epron D., Kieliszewska-Rokicka B., Kjöller R., Kraigher H., Matzner E., Neumann J. & Plassard C.2013. The production and turnover of extramatrical mycelium of ectomycorrhizal fungi in forest soils: role in carbon cycling. Plant and Soil, 366: 1-27. (IF 2.638).

35) 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)

34) Baptista S.L., Vaz Pinto P., Freitas M.C., Cruz C. & Palmeirim J.M. 2013. Geophagy by African ungulates: the case of the critically endangered giant sable antelope of Angola (Hippotragus niger variani). African Journal of Ecology, 51(1): 139-146. (IF=0.631)

33) 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)

32) Dias T., Martins-Loução M.A.., Shepard L. & Cruz C. 2012. The strength of the biotic compartment to retain nitrogen additions prevents nitrogen losses from a Mediterranean maquis. Biogeosciences, 9(1): 193-201. (IF=3.754)

31) Fonseca M.B., Peix A., Miana de Faria S., Mateos P.F., Rivera L.P., Simões-Araujo J.L., Costa França M.G., Isaias R.M.S., Cruz C., Velázquez E., Scotti M.R., Sprent J.I. & James E.K. 2012. Nodulation in Dimorphandra wilsonii Rizz. (Caesalpinioideae), a threatened species native to the Brazilian Cerrado.PLoS One, 7(11): e49520. (IF=3.730)

30) Corrêa A., Gurevitch J., Martins-Loução M.A. & Cruz C. 2012. C allocation to the fungus is not a cost to the plant in ectomycorrhizae. Oikos, 121(3): 449-463. (IF=3.322)

29) 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)

28) 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)

27) Ariz I., Cruz C., Moran J.F., Gonzalez-Moro M.B., Garcia-Olaverri C., Gonzalez-Murua C., Martins-Loução M.A. & Aparicio-Tejo P.M. 2011. Depletion of the heaviest stable N isotope is associated with NH4+/NH3 toxicity in NH4+-fed plants.BMC Plant Biology, 11: 83-96. (IF=3.447)

26) Dias T., Malveiro S., Martins-Loução M.A., Sheppard L. & Cruz C. 2011. Linking N-driven biodiversity changes with soil N availability in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Plant and Soil, 341(1-2):125–136. (IF=2.733)

25) Cruz C., Domínguez-Valdivia M.D., Aparicio-Tejo P.M., Lamsfus C., Bio A.M., Martins-Loução M.A. & Moran J.F. 2011. Intra-specific variation in pea responses to ammonium nutrition leads to different degrees of tolerance. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 70(2-3): 233-243. (IF=2.985).

24) Dias T., Neto D., Martins-Loução M.A., Shepard L. & Cruz C. 2011. Patterns of nitrate reductase activity vary according to the plant functional group in a Mediterranean maquis.Plant and Soil 347: 363-376. (IF=2.733)

23) 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)

22) Shvaleva A., Lobo-do-vale R., Cruz C., Castaldi S., Rosa A.P., Chaves M.M. & Pereira J.S.P. 2011. Soil-atmosphere greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O) exchange in evergreen oak woodland in Southern Portugal.Plant Soil and Environment, 57(10): 471-477. (IF 1.078)

21) Hessini K., Cruz C., Gandour M., & Soltani A. & Abdelly C. 2009. Do reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced by NaCl contribute to ammonium accumulation in Spartina alterniflora? Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 172(6): 851-860. (IF=1.595)

20) Hessini K., Lachaal M., Cruz C. & Soltani A. 2009. Role of ammonium to limit nitrate accumulation and to increase water economy in Wild Swiss Chard. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 32(5): 821-836. (IF=0.512)

19) Cruz C., Bio A.M.F., Jullioti A., Tavares A., Dias T. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2008. Heterogeneity of soil surface ammonium concentration and other characteristics, related to plant specific variability in a Mediterranean-type ecosystem. Environmental Pollution, 154(3): 414-423. (IF=3.135)

18) Dominguez-Valdivia M.D., Aparicio-Tejo P.M., Lamsfus C., Cruz C., Martins-Loução M.A. & Moran J.F. 2008. Nitrogen nutrition and antioxidant metabolism in ammonium-tolerant and -sensitive plants. Physiologia Plantarum, 132(3): 359-369. (IF=2.334)

17) Cruz C., Egsgaard H., Trujillo C., Ambus P., Requena N., Martins-Loução M.A. & Jakobsen I. 2007. Enzymatic evidence for the key role of arginine in nitrogen translocation by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Plant Physiology, 144(2): 782-792. (IF=6.114)

16) Cruz C., Bio A.M.F., Dominguez-Valdia M.D., Aparicio-Tejo P.M., Lamsfus C., Martins-Loucão M.A. 2006. How does glutamine synthetase activity determine plant tolerance to ammonium? Planta, 223:1068-1080. (IF 2.963).

15) Neto D., Carvalho L., Cruz C., Martins-Loucão M.A. 2006. How do mycorrhizas affect C and N relationships in flooded Aster tripolium plants? Plant and Soil, 279:51-63. (IF 1.495).

14) Cruz C., Green J.J., Watson C.A., Wilson F., Martins-Loucão M.A. 2004. Functional aspects of root architecture and mycorrhizal inoculation with respect to nutrient uptake capacity. Mycorrhiza, 14:177-184.  (IF 1.744).

13) Cruz C., Lips H., Martins-Loucão M.A. 2003. Nitrogen use efficiency by a slow-growing species as affected by CO2 levels, root temperature, N source and availability. Journal of Plant Physiology, 160:1421-1428. (IF 1.149).

12) Cruz C., Martins-Loucão M.A. 2002. Comparison of methodologies for nitrate determination in plants and soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 25:1185-1211.

11) Cruz C., Martins-Loucão M.A., Lips S.H. 1997. Changes in the morphology of roots and leaves of carob seedlings induced by nitrogen source and atmospheric carbon dioxide. Annals of Botany, 80:817-823..

10) Kandlbinder A., Cruz C., Kaiser W.M. 1997. Response of primary plant metabolism to the N-source. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science (Zeitschrift für Pflanzenernährung und Bodenkunde). 160:269-274.

9) Cruz C., Lips S.H., Martins-Loucão M.A. 1995. Uptake regions of inorganic nitrogen in roots of carob seedlings. Physiologia Plantarum. 95:167-175.

8) Botella M.A., Cruz C., Martins-Loucão M.A., Cerdá A. 1993. Nitrate reductase activity in wheat seedlings as affected by NO3-/NH4+ ratio and salinity. Journal of Plant Physiology, 1993;142: 531-536.

7) Cruz C., Lips S.H., Martins-Loucão M.A. 1993. Interactions between nitrate and ammonium during uptake by carob seedlings and the effect of the form of earlier nitrogen nutrition. Physiologia Plantarum, 1993;89: 544-551.

6) Cruz C., Lips S.H., Martins-Loucão M.A. 1993. Nitrogen assimilation and transport in carob plants. Physiologia Plantarum, 89:524-531.

5) Cruz C., Lips S.H., Martins-Loucão M.A. 1993. The effect of nitrogen source on photosynthesis of carob at high CO2 concentrations. Physiologia Plantarum, 89:552-556.

4) Cruz C., Lips S.H., Martins-Loucão M.A. 1993. Uptake of ammonium and nitrate by carob (Ceratonia siliqua) as affected by root temperature and inhibitors. Physiologia Plantarum, 89:532-543.

3) Cruz C., Martins-Loucão M.A., Lips H. Growth and nutrition of carob plants as affected by nitrogen sources. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 1993;16: 1-15.

2) Cruz C., Martins-Loucão M.A., Lips H. 1993. Effect of root temperature on carob growth. Nitrate versus ammonium nutrition. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 16:1517-1530.

1) Cruz C., Martins-Loucão M.A., Soares M.I., Lips H. 1991. Nitrate reduction in seedlings of carob (Ceratonia siliqua L.). New Phytologist, 119: 413-419.


16) Dias T., Chaves S., Tenreiro R., Martins-Loução M.A., Sheppard L. & Cruz C. 2014. Effects of increased N availability in Mediterranean ecosystem: a case study in a Natura 2000 site in Portugal. In Sutton M.A., Mason K.E., Sheppard L.J., Sverdrup H., Haeuber R., Hicks W.K. (Eds.). Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity. Springer, pp: 251-258.

15) Dias T., Stürmer S.L., Correia P., Carvalho L.M., Martins-Loução M.A., Sheppard L. & Cruz C. 2014. Species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal spores can indicate increased N availability in Mediterranean-type ecosystems. In: Sutton MA, Mason KE, Sheppard LJ, Sverdrup H, Haeuber R, Hicks WK, editors. Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversity. Springer, pp: 259-266.

14) Matos T., Cruz C. & Correia L. 2014.  Root Growth Model Based on Swarm Intelligence. In: Morte A, Varma A, editors. Soil Biology. Vol 40. Root Engineering: Basic and Applied Concepts. Springer, pp:57-73

13) 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.

12) Folli-Pereira M.S., Meira-Haddad L.S.A., Cruz C., Kasuya M.C.M. Plant-Microorganism Interactions: Effects on the Tolerance of Plants to Biotic and Abiotic stresses. In: Hakeem KR, Ahmad P, Ozturk, M, editors. Crop improvement - new approaches and modern techniques. Springer, 2013: 209-238. DOI:10.1007/978-1-4614-7028-1_6.

11) Cruz C., Fegghi Z., Martins-Loução M.A., Varma A. Plant Nitrogen Use Efficiency May Be Improved Through Symbiosis with Piriformospora indica. In: Varma A, Kost G, Oelmüller R, editors. Soil Biology. Vol. 33. Piriformospora indica. Sebacinales and Their Biotechnological Applications. Springer, 2013;33: 285-293. DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-33802-1_17.

10) Varma A., Sherameti I., Tripathi S., Prasad R., Das A., Sharma M., Bakshi M., Johnson J.M., Bhardwaj S., Arora M., Rastogi K., Agrawal A., Kharkwal A.C., Talukdar S., Bagde U.S., Bisaria V.S., Upadhyaya C.P., Won P.S., Chen Y., Ma J., Lou B., Adya A., Zhong L., Meghvanshi M.K., Gosal S.K., Srivastava R.B., Johri A.K., Cruz C. & Oelmüller R. 2012. The Symbiotic Fungus Piriformospora indica: Review. In Hock B. (Ed.). The Mycota. Vol. 9. Fungal Associations. Springer, New York, pp. 231‐254.

9) Dias T., Malveiro S., Chaves S., Tenreiro R., Branquinho C., Martins-Loução M.A. & Cruz C. 2011. Effects of increased N availability on biodiversity of Mediterranena-type ecosystems: A case study in a Natura 2000 site in Portugal. In W.K. Hicks, C.P. Whitefield, B.J. Bealey, & M.A. Sutton (Eds) Nitrogen deposition and Natura 2000: Science and Practices Determining Environmental Impacts. COST Office, pp: 171-180.

8) Martins-Loução M.A., Branquinho C. & Cruz C. 2011. National contributions to the COST ACTION 729 - Portual. In A. Bleeker & J.W. Eerisman (Eds) Cost Action 729: Assessing and managing nitrogen fluxes the atmosphere-biosphere system in Europe. European Science Foundation,pp: 148-156.

7) Martins-Loução M.A., Cruz C., Pinho P., Dias T. & Branquinho C. 2011. Nitrogen deposition and Natura 2000 in Portugal. In W.K. Hicks, C.P. Whitefield, B.J. Bealey, & M.A. Sutton (Eds) Nitrogen deposition and Natura 2000: Science and Practices Determining Environmental Impacts. COST Office (COST729). pp: 260-268.

6) Pinho P., Máguas C., Cruz C., Martins-Loução M.A. & Branquinho C. 2011. Selecting critical areas for monitoring the impact of ammonia on biodiversity within the Mediterranean Natura 2000 sites. In W.K. Hicks, C.P. Whitefield, B.J. Bealey, & M.A. Sutton (Eds) Nitrogen deposition and Natura 2000: Science and Practices Determining Environmental Impacts. COST Office, (COST729) pp: 165-171.

5) Strengborn J., Andersen H.V., Aazem K., Adema E.B, Alard D., Bobbink R., Bringmark L., Buchwald E., Cape N., Cruz C., Feest A., Forsius M., Harmers H., Nardin A., Pinho P., Rothier S.L.F., Sheppard L., Staelens J., Tsiouris S. & Wuyts K. 2011. New Science and Effects of nitrogen deposition and concentrations on Natura 2000. In W.K. Hicks, C.P. Whitefield, W.J. Bealey & M.A. Sutton (Eds.) Nitrogen deposition and Natura 2000. Science and practice in determining environmental impacts. European Science Foundation,  pp: 115-200.

4) Cape J.N., van derEerden L., Fangmeier A., Ayres J., Bareham S., Bobbink R., Branqinho C., Crittenden P., Cruz C., Dias T., Leith I., Martins-Loucão M.A., Pitcairn C., Sheppard L., Spranger T., Sutton M., vanDijk N., Wolseley P. 2009. 21 - Critical Levels for ammonia. In Mark Sutton, Stefan Reis and Samantha Baker (Eds). Atmospheric Ammonia - Detecting emission changes and environmental impacts - Results of an Expert Workshop under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. Springer, pp. 375-383.

3) Cruz C., Ramos A., Façanha A., Feijó J., Martins-Loução M.A.  2009. Enzyme activity modulated by AMF colonization: the urea cycle and membrane-bound phosphatase activities. In Ajit Varma (Ed). A Text Book of Molecular Biotechnology. Springer Publishers, pp. 563-572.

2) Pinho P., Branquinho C., Cruz C., Tang S., Dias T., Rosa, A.P., Máguas C., Martins-Loução M.A., Sutton M.  2009. Assessment of critical levels of atmospherically ammonia for lichen diversity in cork-oak woodland, Portugal. Chapter 10: Critical Loads. In Sutton M., Reis S. and Baker S. (Eds). Atmospheric Ammonia - Detecting emission changes and environmental impacts - Results of an Expert Workshop under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. Springer, pp. 109-119.

1) Cruz C., Correia P., Ramos A., Carvalho L., Bago A., Martins-Loução M.A. 2008. Arbuscular mycorrhiza in physiological and morphological adaptations of Mediterranean plants. In Ajit Varma (Ed). Mycorrhiza book. Springer Publishers, pp. 733-752.