Principal Investigator:
Natividade Vieira

The research team includes 4 PhDs, 5 PhD students and Master students, with complementary expertise in Ecology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry. The group focus its research activity on water quality (mainly inland waters), soil quality, risk assessment of contaminated soils and risk assessment of new chemical substances. The team coordinates and collaborates in several national and international research projects and in the last five years has published about 71 articles in international journals with a high impact factor. The team also coordinates a laboratory that provides services to society.

Publications Highlights

Rodriguez-Seijo A., Lourenço J., Rocha-Santos T.A.P., da Costa J., Duarte A.C., Vala H., Pereira R. 2017. Histopathological and molecular effects of microplastics in Eisenia andrei Bouché, 1972. Environmental Pollution, 220:495-503.

Bessa da Silva M., Abrantes N., Nogueira V., Gonçalves F., Pereira R. 2016. TiO2 nanoparticles for the remediation of eutrophic shallow freshwater systems: efficiency and impacts on aquatic biota under a microcosm experiment. Aquatic Toxicology, 178:58-71.

Lourenço J., Mendo S., Pereira R. 2016. Radioactively contaminated areas: bioindicator species and biomarkers of effect in an early warning scheme for a preliminary risk assessment (Review). Journal of Hazardous Materials, 317: 503-542.

Cachada A., Ferreira da Silva E., Duarte A.C., Pereira R. 2016. Risk assessment of urban soils contamination: The particular case of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (Review). Science of the Total Environment, 551-552: 271-284.

Caetano A.L., Marques C.R., Gavina A., Gonçalves F., da Silva E.F., Pereira R. 2016. Contribution for the derivation of a soil screening level (SSV) for cadmium using a natural reference soil. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 16(1): 134-149.