Simone da Graça Pinto Varandas Integrated Member

BIO

Name: Simone da Graça Pinto Varandas

Aggregation: Integrated Member

Scopus author ID: 24449552800

Orcid ID: 0000-0001-5038-6085

Ciência Vitae: B715-DE18-AAB9

Email: varandassimone836@gmail.com

Phone: 916018175

Start date: 01-06-2007

Publications

Assessing the ecological potential of reservoirs: a principal response curve (PRC) analysis approach
Cabecinha E., Pardal M., Cabral J.A., Monteiro S.M., Cortes R., Saavedra M.J., Varandas S., Van den Brink P., (2024) Assessing the ecological potential of reservoirs: a principal response curve (PRC) analysis approach Hydrobiologia 851 :25-44. ISSN: 15735117. doi: 10.1007/s10750-023-05310-7.

Environmental Health Assessment of the Northwest Portuguese Coast—Biochemical Biomarker Responses in the Marine Gastropod Phorcus lineatus
Santos D., Varandas S., Carrola J.S., Saavedra M.J., Luzio A., Monteiro S.M., Cabecinha E., (2024) Environmental Health Assessment of the Northwest Portuguese Coast—Biochemical Biomarker Responses in the Marine Gastropod Phorcus lineatus Water (Switzerland) 16 (5). ISSN: 20734441. doi: 10.3390/w16010005.

Integrative phylogenetic, phylogeographic and morphological characterisation of the Unio crassus species complex reveals cryptic diversity with important conservation implications
Lopes-Lima M., Geist J., Egg S., Beran L., Bikashvili A., Van Bocxlaer B., Bogan A.E., Bolotov I.N., Chelpanovskaya O.A., Douda K., Fernandes V., Gomes-dos-Santos A., Gonçalves D.V., Gürlek M.E., Johnson N.A., Karaouzas I., Kebapçı , Kondakov A.V., Kuehn R., Lajtner J., Mumladze L., Nagel K.O., Neubert E., Österling M., Pfeiffer J., Prié V., Riccardi N., Sell J., Schneider L.D., Shumka S., Sîrbu I., Skujienė G., Smith C.H., Sousa R., Stöckl K., Taskinen J., Teixeira A., Todorov M., Trichkova T., Urbańska M., Välilä S., Varandas S., Veríssimo J., Vikhrev I.V., Woschitz G., Zając K., Zając T., Zanatta D., Zieritz A., Zogaris S., Froufe E., (2024) Integrative phylogenetic, phylogeographic and morphological characterisation of the Unio crassus species complex reveals cryptic diversity with important conservation implications Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 195 (108046). ISSN: 10959513. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2024.108046.

A roadmap for the conservation of freshwater mussels in Europe
Sousa R., Zając T., Halabowski D., Aksenova O.V., Bespalaya Y.V., Carvalho F., Castro P., Douda K., da Silva J.P., Ferreira-Rodríguez N., Geist J., Gumpinger C., Labecka A.M., Lajtner J., Lewin I., Lopes-Lima M., Meira A., Nakamura K., Nogueira J.G., Ondina P., Ożgo M., Reis J., Riccardi N., Shumka S., Son M.O., Teixeira A., Thielen F., Urbańska M., Varandas S., Wengström N., Zając K., Zieritz A., Aldridge D.C., (2023) A roadmap for the conservation of freshwater mussels in Europe Conservation Biology 37 (e13994). ISSN: 15231739. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13994.

Analysis of the evolution of a fisheries management plan based on environmental governance: Living laboratory in the Olo River, Portugal
Acuña-Alonso C., Varandas S., Álvarez X., Martinho A., (2023) Analysis of the evolution of a fisheries management plan based on environmental governance: Living laboratory in the Olo River, Portugal Fisheries Research 260 (106595). doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2022.106595.

Escherichia coli Phylogenetic and Antimicrobial Pattern as an Indicator of Anthropogenic Impact on Threatened Freshwater Mussels
Varandas S., Fernandes C., Cabecinha E., Gomes S., da Silva G.J., Saavedra M.J., (2023) Escherichia coli Phylogenetic and Antimicrobial Pattern as an Indicator of Anthropogenic Impact on Threatened Freshwater Mussels Antibiotics 12 (1401). ISSN: 20796382. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics12091401.

Identifying freshwater priority areas for cross-taxa interactions
Nogueira J.G., Lopes-Lima M., Beja P., Filipe A.F., Froufe E., Gonçalves D.V., da Silva J.P., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Hermoso V., (2023) Identifying freshwater priority areas for cross-taxa interactions Science of the Total Environment 864 (161073). ISSN: 18791026. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.161073.

Joint species distribution models unveil co-occurrences between freshwater mussels and their fish hosts
da Silva J.P., Gonçalves D.V., Garcia-Raventós A., Lopes-Lima M., Varandas S., Froufe E., Teixeira A., Hui F.K.C., Filipe A.F., Sousa R., (2023) Joint species distribution models unveil co-occurrences between freshwater mussels and their fish hosts Journal of Biogeography 50 :730-742. ISSN: 13652699. doi: 10.1111/jbi.14565.

Streams in the Mediterranean Region are not for mussels: Predicting extinctions and range contractions under future climate change
da Silva J.P., Sousa R., Gonçalves D.V., Miranda R., Reis J., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., Filipe A.F., (2023) Streams in the Mediterranean Region are not for mussels: Predicting extinctions and range contractions under future climate change Science of the Total Environment 883 (163689). ISSN: 18791026. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.163689.

The silent extinction of freshwater mussels in Portugal
Lopes-Lima M., Reis J., Alvarez M.G., Anastácio P.M., Banha F., Beja P., Castro P., Gama M., Gil M.G., Gomes-dos-Santos A., Miranda F., Nogueira J.G., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Froufe E., (2023) The silent extinction of freshwater mussels in Portugal Biological Conservation 285 (110244). doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110244.

Combining Multiple Biomarkers to Evaluate the Environmental Stress in Cyprinid Populations
Santos R.M.B., Cortes R.M.V., Fernandes L.F.S., Pacheco F.A.L., Varandas S.D.G.P., Monteiro S.M.V., (2022) Combining Multiple Biomarkers to Evaluate the Environmental Stress in Cyprinid Populations Sustainability (Switzerland) 14 (12596). ISSN: 20711050. doi: 10.3390/su141912596.

First established population of the Chinese pond mussel Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Greece
Karaouzas I., Gonçalves D.V., Riccardi N., Varandas S., Froufe E., Zogaris S., Lopes-Lima M., (2022) First established population of the Chinese pond mussel Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Greece BioInvasions Records 11 :165-172. ISSN: 22421300. doi: 10.3391/bir.2022.11.1.16.

Microcondylaea bonellii, a Testimonial for Neglected Endangered Species
Riccardi N., Bo T., Bogan A.E., Douda K., Froufe E., Gonçalves D.V., Lajtner J., Modesto V., Moro G.A., Prié V., Sousa R., Shumka S., Teixeira A., Urbańska M., Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., (2022) Microcondylaea bonellii, a Testimonial for Neglected Endangered Species Imperiled: The Encyclopedia of Conservation: Volume 1-3 1-3 :436-446. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-821139-7.00180-X.

Modelling and evaluation of land use changes through satellite images in a multifunctional catchment: Social, economic and environmental implications
Acuña-Alonso C., Novo A., Rodríguez J.L., Varandas S., Álvarez X., (2022) Modelling and evaluation of land use changes through satellite images in a multifunctional catchment: Social, economic and environmental implications Ecological Informatics 71 (101777). doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2022.101777.

Multiresistant bacteria: Invisible enemies of freshwater mussels
Saavedra M.J., Fernandes C., Teixeira A., Álvarez X., Varandas S., (2022) Multiresistant bacteria: Invisible enemies of freshwater mussels Environmental Pollution 295 (118671). ISSN: 18736424. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118671.

Preliminary data on fish hosts and their conservation importance for the critically endangered Pseudunio marocanus (Pallary, 1918)
Benaissa H., Ghamizi M., Teixeira A., Sousa R., Rassam H., Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., (2022) Preliminary data on fish hosts and their conservation importance for the critically endangered Pseudunio marocanus (Pallary, 1918) Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 32 :229-238. ISSN: 10990755. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3756.

Tackling climate change impacts on biodiversity towards integrative conservation in Atlantic landscapes
Fonseca A., Santos J.A., Mariza S., Santos M., Martinho J., Aranha J., Terêncio D., Cortes R., Houet T., Palka G., Mony C., González-Ferreras A., Silió-Calzada A., Cabral J.A., Varandas S., Cabecinha E., (2022) Tackling climate change impacts on biodiversity towards integrative conservation in Atlantic landscapes Global Ecology and Conservation 38 (e02216). ISSN: 23519894. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2022.e02216.

Alarming decline of freshwater trigger species in western Mediterranean key biodiversity areas
Nogueira J.G., Sousa R., Benaissa H., De Knijf G., Ferreira S., Ghamizi M., Gonçalves D.V., Lansdown R., Numa C., Prié V., Riccardi N., Seddon M., Urbańska M., Valentini A., Vikhrev I., Varandas S., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., (2021) Alarming decline of freshwater trigger species in western Mediterranean key biodiversity areas Conservation Biology 35 :1367-1379. ISSN: 15231739. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13810.

Assessment of a terrestrial protected area for the conservation of freshwater biodiversity
Nogueira J.G., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., (2021) Assessment of a terrestrial protected area for the conservation of freshwater biodiversity Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31 :520-530. ISSN: 10990755. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3502.

Distribution and potential availability of as, metals and p in sediments from a riverine reservoir in a rural mountainous catchment (NE Portugal)
Reis A.R., Roboredo M., Pinto J.P.R.M., Vieira B., Varandas S.G.P., Fernandes L.F.S., Pacheco F.A.L., (2021) Distribution and potential availability of as, metals and p in sediments from a riverine reservoir in a rural mountainous catchment (NE Portugal) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18 (5616). ISSN: 16604601. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18115616.

Effects of an extreme drought on the endangered pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera: a before/after assessment
Nogueira J.G., Lopes-Lima M., Varandas S., Teixeira A., Sousa R., (2021) Effects of an extreme drought on the endangered pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera: a before/after assessment Hydrobiologia 848 :3003-3013. ISSN: 15735117. doi: 10.1007/s10750-019-04103-1.

Integrating ecosystem services into sustainable landscape management: A collaborative approach
Terêncio D.P.S., Varandas S.G.P., Fonseca A.R., Cortes R.M.V., Fernandes L.F., Pacheco F.A.L., Monteiro S.M., Martinho J., Cabral J., Santos J., Cabecinha E., (2021) Integrating ecosystem services into sustainable landscape management: A collaborative approach Science of the Total Environment 794 (148538). ISSN: 18791026. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148538.

Mitogenomic phylogeny and fossil-calibrated mutation rates for all F- And M-type mtDNA genes of the largest freshwater mussel family, the Unionidae (Bivalvia)
Zieritz A., Froufe E., Bolotov I., Gonçalves D.V., Aldridge D.C., Bogan A.E., Gan H.M., Gomes-Dos-Santos A., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Zanatta D., Lopes-Lima M., (2021) Mitogenomic phylogeny and fossil-calibrated mutation rates for all F- And M-type mtDNA genes of the largest freshwater mussel family, the Unionidae (Bivalvia) Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 193 :1088-1107. ISSN: 10963642. doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa153.

Multi-biomarker responses of Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (bivalvia, corbiculidea) to cadmium and microplastics pollutants
Parra S., Varandas S., Santos D., Félix L., Fernandes L., Cabecinha E., Gago J., Monteiro S.M., (2021) Multi-biomarker responses of Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (bivalvia, corbiculidea) to cadmium and microplastics pollutants Water (Switzerland) 13 (394). ISSN: 20734441. doi: 10.3390/w13040394.

The role of anthropogenic habitats in freshwater mussel conservation
Sousa R., Halabowski D., Labecka A.M., Douda K., Aksenova O., Bespalaya Y., Bolotov I., Geist J., Jones H.A., Konopleva E., Klunzinger M.W., Lasso C.A., Lewin I., Liu X., Lopes-Lima M., Mageroy J., Mlambo M., Nakamura K., Nakano M., Österling M., Pfeiffer J., Prié V., Paschoal L.R.P., Riccardi N., Santos R., Shumka S., Smith A.K., Son M.O., Teixeira A., Thielen F., Torres S., Varandas S., Vikhrev I.V., Wu X., Zieritz A., Nogueira J.G., (2021) The role of anthropogenic habitats in freshwater mussel conservation Global Change Biology 27 :2298-2314. ISSN: 13652486. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15549.

The role of aquatic ecosystems (River Tua, Portugal) as reservoirs of multidrug-resistant Aeromonas spp
Gomes S., Fernandes C., Monteiro S., Cabecinha E., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Saavedra M.J., (2021) The role of aquatic ecosystems (River Tua, Portugal) as reservoirs of multidrug-resistant Aeromonas spp Water (Switzerland) 13 (698). ISSN: 20734441. doi: 10.3390/w13050698.

Trophic niche overlap between native freshwater mussels (Order: Unionida) and the invasive Corbicula fluminea
Modesto V., Dias E., Ilarri M., Lopes-Lima M., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Castro P., Antunes C., Sousa R., (2021) Trophic niche overlap between native freshwater mussels (Order: Unionida) and the invasive Corbicula fluminea Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31 :2058-2071. ISSN: 10990755. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3618.

Water security and watershed management assessed through the modelling of hydrology and ecological integrity: A study in the Galicia-Costa (NW Spain)
Acuña-Alonso C., Fernandes A.C.P., Álvarez X., Valero E., Pacheco F.A.L., Varandas S.D.G.P., Terêncio D.P.S., Fernandes L.F.S., (2021) Water security and watershed management assessed through the modelling of hydrology and ecological integrity: A study in the Galicia-Costa (NW Spain) Science of the Total Environment 759 (143905). ISSN: 18791026. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143905.

Complete mitochondrial genomes of the freshwater mussels Amblema plicata (Say, 1817), Pleurobema oviforme (Conrad, 1834), and Popenaias popeii (Lea, 1857) (Bivalvia: Unionidae: Ambleminae)
Teiga-Teixeira J., Froufe E., Gomes-dos-Santos A., Bogan A.E., Karatayev A.Y., Burlakova L.E., Aldridge D.C., Bolotov I.N., Vikhrev I.V., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Zanatta D.T., Lopes-Lima M., (2020) Complete mitochondrial genomes of the freshwater mussels Amblema plicata (Say, 1817), Pleurobema oviforme (Conrad, 1834), and Popenaias popeii (Lea, 1857) (Bivalvia: Unionidae: Ambleminae) Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 5 :2977-2979. ISSN: 23802359. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2020.1791008.

Current and future ecological status assessment: A new holistic approach for watershed management
Fonseca A.R., Santos J.A., Varandas S.G.P., Monteiro S.M., Martinho J.L., Cortes R.M.V., Cabecinha E., (2020) Current and future ecological status assessment: A new holistic approach for watershed management Water (Switzerland) 12 (2839). ISSN: 20734441. doi: 10.3390/w12102839.

From the lab to the river: Determination of ecological hosts of Anodonta anatina
Dias A.R., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Varandas S., Sousa R., (2020) From the lab to the river: Determination of ecological hosts of Anodonta anatina Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 30 :988-999. ISSN: 10990755. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3328.

Mesozoic mitogenome rearrangements and freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionoidea) macroevolution
Froufe E., Bolotov I., Aldridge D.C., Bogan A.E., Breton S., Gan H.M., Kovitvadhi U., Kovitvadhi S., Riccardi N., Secci-Petretto G., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Zanatta D., Zieritz A., Fonseca M.M., Lopes-Lima M., (2020) Mesozoic mitogenome rearrangements and freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionoidea) macroevolution Heredity 124 :182-196. ISSN: 13652540. doi: 10.1038/s41437-019-0242-y.

Microcondylaea bonellii as a new host for the European bitterling Rhodeus amarus
Sousa R., Bogan A.E., Goncalves D.V., Lajtner J., Prié V., Riccardi N., Shumka S., Teixeira A., Urbanska M., Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., (2020) Microcondylaea bonellii as a new host for the European bitterling Rhodeus amarus Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 2020-January (2019047). doi: 10.1051/kmae/2019047.

Origin and history of Phoxinus (Cyprinidae) introductions in the Douro Basin (Iberian Peninsula): an update inferred from genetic data
Garcia-Raventós A., Martins F.M.S., Teixeira A., Sousa R., Froufe E., Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., Beja P., Filipe A.F., (2020) Origin and history of Phoxinus (Cyprinidae) introductions in the Douro Basin (Iberian Peninsula): an update inferred from genetic data Biological Invasions 22 :2409-2419. ISSN: 15731464. doi: 10.1007/s10530-020-02279-5.

Phylogeny of European Anodontini (Bivalvia: Unionidae) with a redescription of Anodonta exulcerata
Riccardi N., Froufe E., Bogan A.E., Zieritz A., Teixeira A., Vanetti I., Varandas S., Zaccara S., Nagel K.O., Lopes-Lima M., (2020) Phylogeny of European Anodontini (Bivalvia: Unionidae) with a redescription of Anodonta exulcerata Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 189 :745-761. ISSN: 10963642. doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz136.

Setting the stage for new ecological indicator species: A holistic case study on the Iberian dolphin freshwater mussel Unio delphinus Spengler, 1793
Lopes-Lima M., Hinzmann M., Varandas S., Froufe E., Reis J., Moreira C., Araújo S., Miranda F., Gonçalves D.V., Beja P., Sousa R., Teixeira A., (2020) Setting the stage for new ecological indicator species: A holistic case study on the Iberian dolphin freshwater mussel Unio delphinus Spengler, 1793 Ecological Indicators 111 (105987). doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105987.

Small hydropower plants as a threat to the endangered pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera
Sousa R., Ferreira A., Carvalho F., Lopes-Lima M., Varandas S., Teixeira A., Gallardo B., (2020) Small hydropower plants as a threat to the endangered pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera Science of the Total Environment 719 (137361). ISSN: 18791026. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137361.

A gill histopathology study in two native fish species from the hydrographic douro basin
Santos D., Luzio A., Coimbra A.M., Varandas S., Fontaínhas-Fernandes A., Monteiro S.M., (2019) A gill histopathology study in two native fish species from the hydrographic douro basin Microscopy and Microanalysis 25 :236-243. ISSN: 14358115. doi: 10.1017/S1431927618015490.

A tale of shells and claws: The signal crayfish as a threat to the pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in Europe
Sousa R., Nogueira J.G., Ferreira A., Carvalho F., Lopes-Lima M., Varandas S., Teixeira A., (2019) A tale of shells and claws: The signal crayfish as a threat to the pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in Europe Science of the Total Environment 665 :329-337. ISSN: 18791026. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.094.

Acoustic barriers as an acoustic deterrent for native potamodromous migratory fish species
Jesus J., Amorim M.C.P., Fonseca P.J., Teixeira A., Natário S., Carrola J., Varandas S., Torres Pereira L., Cortes R.M.V., (2019) Acoustic barriers as an acoustic deterrent for native potamodromous migratory fish species Journal of Fish Biology 95 :247-255. ISSN: 10958649. doi: 10.1111/jfb.13769.

Fish hosts of the freshwater mussel Unio foucauldianus Pallary, 1936
Benaissa H., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Varandas S., Rassam H., Ghamizi M., (2019) Fish hosts of the freshwater mussel Unio foucauldianus Pallary, 1936 Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29 :2176-2184. ISSN: 10990755. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3234.

Freshwater conservation assessments in (semi-)arid regions: Testing river intermittence and buffer strategies using freshwater mussels (Bivalvia, Unionida) in Morocco
Gomes-dos-Santos A., Froufe E., Gonçalves D.V., Sousa R., Prié V., Ghamizi M., Benaissa H., Varandas S., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., (2019) Freshwater conservation assessments in (semi-)arid regions: Testing river intermittence and buffer strategies using freshwater mussels (Bivalvia, Unionida) in Morocco Biological Conservation 236 :420-434. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.038.

Invasive crayfishes as a threat to freshwater bivalves: Interspecific differences and conservation implications
Meira A., Lopes-Lima M., Varandas S., Teixeira A., Arenas F., Sousa R., (2019) Invasive crayfishes as a threat to freshwater bivalves: Interspecific differences and conservation implications Science of the Total Environment 649 :938-948. ISSN: 18791026. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.341.

Refuge in the sāqya: Irrigation canals as habitat for one of the world's 100 most threatened species
Sousa R., Teixeira A., Benaissa H., Varandas S., Ghamizi M., Lopes-Lima M., (2019) Refuge in the sāqya: Irrigation canals as habitat for one of the world's 100 most threatened species Biological Conservation 238 (108209). doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108209.

Research priorities for freshwater mussel conservation assessment
Ferreira-Rodríguez N., Akiyama Y.B., Aksenova O.V., Araujo R., Christopher Barnhart M., Bespalaya Y.V., Bogan A.E., Bolotov I.N., Budha P.B., Clavijo C., Clearwater S.J., Darrigran G., Do V.T., Douda K., Froufe E., Gumpinger C., Henrikson L., Humphrey C.L., Johnson N.A., Klishko O., Klunzinger M.W., Kovitvadhi S., Kovitvadhi U., Lajtner J., Lopes-Lima M., Moorkens E.A., Nagayama S., Nagel K.O., Nakano M., Negishi J.N., Ondina P., Oulasvirta P., Prié V., Riccardi N., Rudzīte M., Sheldon F., Sousa R., Strayer D.L., Takeuchi M., Taskinen J., Teixeira A., Tiemann J.S., Urbańska M., Varandas S., Vinarski M.V., Wicklow B.J., Zając T., Vaughn C.C., (2019) Research priorities for freshwater mussel conservation assessment Biological Conservation 231 :77-87. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.01.002.

The male and female complete mitochondrial genomes of the threatened freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Bivalvia: Margaritiferidae)
Gomes-dos-Santos A., Froufe E., Amaro R., Ondina P., Breton S., Guerra D., Aldridge D.C., Bolotov I.N., Vikhrev I.V., Gan H.M., Gonçalves D.V., Bogan A.E., Sousa R., Stewart D., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Zanatta D., Lopes-Lima M., (2019) The male and female complete mitochondrial genomes of the threatened freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Bivalvia: Margaritiferidae) Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 4 :1417-1420. ISSN: 23802359. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2019.1598794.

Water mill canals as habitat for Margaritifera margaritifera: Stable refuge or an ecological trap?
Sousa R., Nogueira J., Lopes-Lima M., Varandas S., Teixeira A., (2019) Water mill canals as habitat for Margaritifera margaritifera: Stable refuge or an ecological trap? Ecological Indicators 106 (105469). doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105469.

Die‐offs of the endangered pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera during na extreme drought.
Sousa, R.; Ferreira, A.; Carvalho, F.; Lopes‐Lima, M.; Varandas, S.; Teixeira, A. (2018) Die‐offs of the endangered pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera during na extreme drought. AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS 28:00:00 :1244-1248. doi: 10.1002/aqc.2945. (Impact factor, Quartile: 2.988, Q2).

Expansion and systematics redefinition of the most threatened freshwater mussel family, the Margaritiferidae.
Lopes-Lima M., Bolotov I.N., Do V.T., Aldridge D.C., Fonseca M., Gan H.M., Gofarov M.Y., Kondakov 0A.V., Prié V., Sousa R., Varandas S., Vikhrev I.V., Teixeira A., Wu R-W., Wu X., Zieritz A., Froufe E., Bogan A.E. (2018) Expansion and systematics redefinition of the most threatened freshwater mussel family, the Margaritiferidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 127 :98-118. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.04.041. (Impact factor, Quartile: 4.412, Q1).

Oued Bouhlou: A new hope for the Moroccan pearl mussel.
Sousa, Ronaldo; Teixeira, Amilcar; Santos, Andre; Benaissa, Hassan; Varandas, Simone; Ghamizi, Mohamed; Prie, Vincent; Froufe, Elsa; Lopes-Lima, Manuel (2018) Oued Bouhlou: A new hope for the Moroccan pearl mussel. Aquatic Conservation-Marine And Freshwater Ecosystems 28 (1) :247-251. doi: 10.1002/aqc.2825. (Impact factor, Quartile: 2.988, Q2).

Anthropogenic nutrients and eutrophication in multiple land use watersheds: best management practices and policies for the protection of water resources.
Álvarez X, Valero E, Santos RMB, Varandas SGP, Sanches Fernandes LF, Pacheco FAL (2017) Anthropogenic nutrients and eutrophication in multiple land use watersheds: best management practices and policies for the protection of water resources. Land Use Policy 69 :11-Jan. ISSN: 0264-8377. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.08.028. (Impact factor, Quartile: 3.089, Q1).

The role of calcium concentration on Corbicula flumínea invasiveness capacity in crystalline basins.
Ferreira-Rodríguez, N, Fernández, I, Varandas, S, Cortes, R, Cancela, L,Pardo, I (2017) The role of calcium concentration on Corbicula flumínea invasiveness capacity in crystalline basins. Science Of The Total Environment 580 :1363-1370. ISSN: 0048-9697. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.100. (Impact factor, Quartile: 4.9, Q1).

Projects

REFLORESTA - Technological and social innovation to improve prevention and accelerate recovery of fire-affected ecosystems and landscapes
Running

Coordinator  /  Sergio Arjona Jiménez UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Domingos Lopes
Start date  /  2023/09 Funding  /  EU - Interreg POCTEP Reference  /  0121_REFLORESTA_6_E


MULTI-CRASH - Multidimensional ecological cascades triggered by an invasive species in pristine habitats
Running

Coordinator  /  Ronaldo Gomes Sousa UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2022/01 Funding  /  FCT-PTDC Reference  /  PTDC/CTA-AMB/0510/2021


EdgeOmics - Freshwater Bivalves at the edge: Adaptation genomics under climate-change scenarios
Running

Coordinator  /  Elsa Maria Branco Froufe Andrade UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2021/03 Funding  /  FCT - PTDC Reference  /  PTDC/CTA-AMB/3065/2020


CONFREMU - Conservation of freshwater mussels: a pan-European approach
Running

Coordinator  /  Tadeusz ZAJĄC UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2019/10 Funding  /  European Commission - H2020 - COST Action Reference  /  COST Action CA18239


ATLANTIDA - Platform for the monitoring of the North Atlantic Ocean and tools for the sustainable exploitation of the marine resources
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Vitor Manuel Oliveira Vasconcelos UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Sandra Monteiro
Start date  /  2020/10 Funding  /  NORTE2020 Reference  /  NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000040


Integrative conservation strategies for the critically endangered freshwater mussels in Tunisia before their dramatic extinction
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Manuel Lopes Lima UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2018/01 Funding  /  The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Reference  /  Project 172515867


ConBiomics: Approach for the Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Elsa Froufe UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2018/01 Funding  /  FCT/FEDER Reference  /  POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030286


ALICE - Improving the management of Atlantic Landscapes: accouting for bIodiversity and eCosystem sErvices (EAPA_261/2016)
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Jose Barquin UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Edna Sampaio
Start date  /  2017/11 Funding  /  INTERREG Atlantic Area Reference  /  ALICE ( EAPA_261/2016) I


Hydroelectric exploitation of Foz Tua River Valey (AHFT) - Integrated Environmental Monitoring Programme (PIMA) (86/17/DST)
Concluded

Coordinator  /  João Cabral
Start date  /  2017/10 Funding  /  EDP – Gestão da Produção de Energia, S.A. Reference  /  86/17/DST


Outcome Action Plan: Reduce the impact of water abstraction and unsustainable water infrastructure on river basins biodiversity and functioning - Douro
Concluded

UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2017/10 Funding  /  MAVA _Fondation pour la Natur - M1M2- Ensuring integrated management of river basins


Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dam (AHBS) - Integrated Environmental Monitoring Program (PIMA), Exploitation Phase (75/17/DST)
Concluded

Coordinator  /  João Cabral
Start date  /  2017/01 Funding  /  EDP – Gestão da Produção de Energia, S.A. Reference  /  75/17/DST


Development of management plans of natural habitats, wild fauna and flora, focusing on Sites of Community Importance (SIC) under the Habitats Directive
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2017/01 Funding  /  Agência Portuguesa de Ambiente


Biodiversity and Conservation of the Critically Endangered Freshwater Mussels in Morocco: ecogeographic, genetic and physiological information
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Manuel Lopes Lima UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2016/05 Funding  /  The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Reference  /  Project 15256799


INTERACT - Integrative Research in Environment, Agro-Chains and Technology
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2016/05 Funding  /  NORTE2020 Reference  /  NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000017


FRESHCO - Multiple implications of invasive species on Freshwater Mussel coextinction processes
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Amílcar Teixeira UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2016/04 Funding  /  FCTFCT/FEDER Reference  /  PTDC/AGR-FOR/1627/2014


Breeding the most endangered bivalve on Earth: Margaritifera marocana
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Manuel Lopes Lima UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2016/01 Funding  /  SOS Rapid Action Grant Application Reference  /  2015B-015


dQa -Cidadania para o acompanhamento das políticas públicas da água
Concluded

UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Samantha Hughes
Start date  /  2014/04 Funding  /  Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


SOS (Save Our Species) Peixes e Bivalves ameaçados do NE de Portugal.
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Amílcar Teixeira UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2014


Paeloris: Caracterização e proteção das espécies nativas de bivalves nas lagoas costeiras da Barrinha de Mira, Lagoa de Mira, Lagoa da Vela e Lagoa das Braças
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2013/03 Funding  /  Oceanário de Lisboa e o National Geographic Channel Reference  /  Paeloris


IMPACT - Developing an Integrated Model to Predict Abiotic habitat CondiTions and biota of rivers for application in climate change research and water management.
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Daniel Hering UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Samantha Hughes
Start date  /  2013/02


Estudo da população de Margaritifera margaritifera (L.) na proximidade do Aproveitamento Hidroelétrico das Trutas (Rio Tuela)
Concluded

UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2012/09


Biomonitorização da Ribeira de Oeiras: Bivalves de água doce 2012
Concluded

UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2012/08


Monitorização da Ictiofauna da Ribeira de Santa Natália
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Amilcar Teixeira UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2012/07


CONBI: Biodiversity and Conservation of Bivalves -information on ecogeography, genetics and physiology
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Elsa Froufe UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2012/03 Funding  /  FCT Reference  /  Projecto PTDC/AAC-AMB/117688/2010:


Monitorização do Rio Cávado - Salamonde II
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2011/05


Biomonitorização em rios: uma aproximação integrada
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2011/01 Funding  /  FCT Reference  /  PTDC/BIA-ECS/114859/2009


Elaboração de um Plano de Monitorização Ecológica no âmbito do Plano de Monitorização dos Recursos Hídricos Superficiais - Reforço de Potência do Aproveitamento Hidroeléctrico de Salamonde - Salamonde II. Elemento a entregar em Fase de Recape. Estudo relativo às Medidas de Declaração de Impacte Ambiental (DIA) do Aproveitamento Hidroeléctrico de Salamonde (Salamonde II).
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2010/11


Implementação de um Programa De Monitorização com vista à Determinação do Potencial Ecológico de Albufeiras da Região Norte
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2010/06 Funding  /  ARH- Norte


Seivacorgo
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Paula Maria Seixas Oliveira Arnaldo UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Paula Oliveira
Start date  /  2010/02 Funding  /  ON.2/QREN


"Desenvolvimento de uma barreira comportamental para peixes"
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2010/01 Funding  /  PROFICO Ambiente


Avaliação da Sustentabilidade Ecológica dos Habitats Fluviais de Zonas Protegidas ou Classificadas da Região Hidrográfica do Minho e Lima "- V01/2010
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2010 Reference  /  V01/2010


Estudos Ambientais para a Determinação de Regimes de Caudais Ecológicos dos empreendimentos de Castelo de Bode e Pracana
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2009/06 Funding  /  € 27.500


Elaboração dos Estudos relativos às Medidas da Declaração de Impacte Ambiental (DIA) do Aproveitamento Hidroeléctrico de Foz Tua (AHFT) que Integram os "Elementos a entregar em Fase de RECAPE": Componente Aquática
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Start date  /  2009/01 Funding  /  PROFICO AMBIENTE


Estudos de Qualidade da Água segundo os critérios da Directiva Quadro da Água no âmbito da prestação "Aproveitamento Hidroeléctrico do Baixo Sabor – MC3 - Estudo de Caracterização de Açudes Tradicionais do Médio e Alto Sabor". Protocolo de Parceria de Colaboração Referente à Elaboração dos Estudos relativos à Medida Compensatória MC10 – Programa de Proteção e Valorização de Répteis, Anfíbios e Invertebrados no Vale do Sabor
Concluded

UTAD/CITAB Coordinator  /  Simone Varandas
Start date  /  2007/01


Stakeholder driven modelling of best Ecosystem Service solutions in River basins (STRIVER)
Concluded

Start date  /  2007/01 Funding  /  ERA-NET COFUND WATERWORKS 2015


Elaboração dum Plano Estratégico de Monitorização das Massas de Água no âmbito Territorial do PGRH – Norte
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Funding  /  € 50.000


Estudo de Impacte Ambiental do Reforço de Potência do Aproveitamento Hidroeléctrico de Salamonde, na área dos Ecossistemas Aquáticos e Ribeirinhos
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes


Medida Compensatória MC10, designada Programa de Protecção e Valorização de Répteis, Anfíbios e Invertebrados no vale do Sabor no âmbito do Aproveitamento Hidroeléctrico do Baixo Sabor
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Funding  /  € 25.000.


Elaboração dos Termos de Referência, no âmbito da Acção "Avaliação da Sustentabilidade Ecológica dos Habitats Fluviais de Zonas Protegidas ou Classificadas da Região Hidrográfica do Minho e Lima"
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Funding  /  ARH Norte Reference  /  V01/2010


Elaboração de um Estudo sobre a Fauna Piscícola e os Invertebrados Bentónicos da Região Hidrográfica do Minho e Lima (RH1), no âmbito da Acção "Avaliação da Sustentabilidade Ecológica dos Habitats Fluviais de Zonas Protegidas ou Classificadas da Região Hidrográfica do Minho e Lima"
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Funding  /  ARH Norte Reference  /  V03/2010


Estudo de Incidências Ambientais do Descarregador de Cheias Complementar do Reforço de Potência do Aproveitamento Hidroeléctrico de Salamonde – Salamonde II".
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Funding  /  PROFICO Ambiente


Combinação de indicadores biológicos das condições de bacias hidrográficas para a gestão da paisagem
Concluded

Coordinator  /  Rui Cortes
Reference  /  PPCDT/AMB/56424/04