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CEF is present at the 9th Iberian Congress of Ichthyology ‚Äď SIBIC 2022
CEF is present at the 9th Iberian Congress of Ichthyology ‚Äď SIBIC 2022
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Open call for applications for a research scholarship - Project Dammed Fish
Open call for applications for a research scholarship – Project Dammed Fish
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Publications

Scientific Articles (ISI)

Leite, T., Mameri D., Branco P., Vieira I., Oliveira M., Santos J.M. (2023)

Swimming under pressure: the sub-lethal effects of a pesticide on the behaviour of native and non-native Cypriniformes fish

Fishes, 8(9): 462. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/fishes8090462

Duarte G., Branco P., Haidvogl G., Ferreira M.T., Pont D., Segurado P. (2022)

iPODfish – A new method to infer the historical occurrence of diadromous fish species along river networks

Science of the Total Environment, 812: 152437. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152437

Leite T., Branco P., Ferreira M.T., Santos J.M. (2022)

Activity, boldness and schooling in freshwater fish are affected by river salinization

Science of the Total Environment, 819: 153046. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153046

Segurado P., Gutiérrez-Cánovas C., Ferreira M.T., Branco P. (2022)

Stressor gradient coverage affects interaction identification

Ecological Modelling, 472: 110089. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2022.110089

Torgersen C.E., Le Pichon C., Fullerton A.H., Dugdale S.J., Duda J.J., Giovannini F., Tales √Č., Belliard J., Branco P., Bergeron N.E., Roy M.L., Tonolla D., Lamouroux N., Capra H., Baxter C.V. (2022)

Riverscape approaches in practice: perspectives and applications

Biological Reviews, 97(2): 481-504. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12810

Almeida C., Branco P., Segurado P., Ramos T.B., Ferreira M.T., Neves R., de Oliveira R.P. (2021)

Evaluation of the trophic status in a Mediterranean reservoir under climate change: an integrated modelling approach

Journal of Water and Climate Change, 12(3): 817-832. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2020.247

Amaral S.D., Branco P., Rom√£o F., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N., Santos J.M. (2021)

Evaluation of low-head ramped weirs for a potamodromous cyprinid: effects of substrate addition and discharge on fish passage performance, stress and fatigue

Water, 13(6): 765. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/w13060765

Branco P., Segurado P., Costa M.J., Teixeira A., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Duarte G. (2021)

Knowledge gaps in the definition of threats for the red list assessment of European freshwater-dependent fish species

Biology, 10(7): 680. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/biology10070680

Costa M.J., Duarte G., Segurado P., Branco P. (2021)

Major threats to European freshwater fish species

Science of the Total Environment, 797: 149105. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149105

Duarte G., Segurado P., Haidvogl G., Pont D., Ferreira M.T., Branco P. (2021)

Damn those damn dams: fluvial longitudinal connectivity impairment for European diadromous fish throughout the 20th century

Science of the Total Environment, 761: 143293. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143293

Rom√£o F., Quaresma A.L., Santos J.M., Amaral S.D., Branco P., Pinheiro A.N. (2021)

Multislot fishway improves entrance performance and fish transit time over vertical slots

Water, 13(3): 275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030275

Segurado P., Ferreira M.T., Branco P. (2021)

Assessing the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic systems across temporal and spatial scales: from measurement to management

Water, 13(24): 3549. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/w13243549

Vilizzi L., …, Branco P., …, Ferreira M.T., …, Santos J.M., …, Segurado P. et al. (2021)

A global-scale screening of non-native aquatic organisms to identify potentially invasive species under current and future climate conditions

Science of the Total Environment, 788: 147868. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147868

Birk S., Chapman D., … Branco P., … Ferreira M.T., … Hering D. (2020)

Impacts of multiple stressors on freshwater biota across spatial scales and ecosystems

Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4(8): 1060-1068. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1216-4

Mameri D., Branco P., Ferreira M.T., Santos J.M. (2020)

Heatwave effects on the swimming behaviour of a Mediterranean freshwater fish, the Iberian barbel Luciobarbus bocagei

Science of the Total Environment, 730: 139152. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139152

Molina-Navarro E., Segurado P., Branco P., Almeida C., Andersen H.E. (2020)

Predicting the ecological status of rivers and streams under different climatic and socioeconomic scenarios using Bayesian Belief Networks

Limnologica, 80: 125742. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.limno.2019.125742

Amaral S.D., Branco P., Katopodis C., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N., Santos J.M. (2019)

Passage performance of potamodromous cyprinids over an experimental low-head ramped weir: the effect of ramp length and slope.

Sustainability, 11(5): 1456. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051456

Amaral S.D., Quaresma A.L., Branco P., Rom√£o F., Katopodis C., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N., Santos J.M. (2019)

Assessment of retrofitted ramped weirs to improve passage of potamodromous fish

Water, 11(12): 2441.

Duarte G., Segurado P., Oliveira T., Haidvogl G., Pont D., Ferreira M.T., Branco P. (2019)

The River Network Toolkit ‚Äď RivTool.

Ecography, 42:1-9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04192

Fuentes-Perez J.F., Tuhtan J.A., Eckert M., Rom√£o F., Ferreira M.T., Kruusmaa M., Branco P. (2019)

Hydraulics of vertical-slot fishways: nonuniform profiles.

Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 145(2): 06018020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001565

Gonino G., Branco P., Benedito E., Ferreira M.T., Santos J.M. (2019)

Short-term effects of wildfire ash exposure on behaviour and hepatosomatic condition of a potamodromous cyprinid fish, the Iberian barbel Luciobarbus bocagei (Steindachner, 1864).

Science of the Total Environment, 665: 226-234. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.108

Hayes D., Branco P., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T. (2019)

Oxygen depletion affects kinematics and shoaling cohesion of cyprinid fish.

Water, 11(4): 642. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/w11040642

Leite T., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Canhoto C., Branco P. (2019)

Does short-term salinization of freshwater alter the behaviour of the Iberian barbel (Luciobarbus bocagei, Steindachner 1864)?

Science of The Total Environment, 651(1): 648-655. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.191

Rom√£o F., Quaresma A.L., Santos J.M., Branco P., Pinheiro A.N. (2019)

Cyprinid passage performance in an experimental multislot fishway across distinct seasons.

Marine and Freshwater Research, 70(6) 881-890. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1071/MF18232

Almeida C., Ramos T.B., Segurado P., Branco P., Neves R., de Oliveira R.P. (2018)

Water quantity and quality under future climate and societal scenarios: a basin-wide approach applied to the Sorraia River, Portugal.

Water, 10(9):1186.

Amaral S.D., Branco P., Katopodis C., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N., Santos J.M. (2018)

To swim or to jump? Passage behaviour of a potamodromous cyprinid over an experimental broad-crested weir.

River Research and Applications, 34(2): 174-182. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rra.3232

Amaral S.D., Branco P., Rom√£o F., Viseu T., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N., Santos J.M. (2018)

The effect of weir crest width and discharge on passage performance of a potamodromous cyprinid.

Marine and Freshwater Research, 9(12): 1795-1804.

Calapez A.R., Serra S.R.Q., Santos J.M., Branco P., Ferreira M.T., Hein T., Brito A.G., Feio M.J. (2018)

The effect of hypoxia and flow decrease in macroinvertebrate functional responses: a trait-based approach to multiple-stressors in mesocosms.

Science of the Total Environment, 637-638: 647-656. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.071

Duarte G., Moreira M., Branco P., Costa L., Ferreira M.T., Segurado P. (2018)

One millennium of historical freshwater fish occurrence data for Portuguese rivers and streams.

Scientific Data, 5: 180163. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.163

Fuentes-Perez J.F., Eckert M., Tuhtan J.A., Ferreira M.T., Kruusmaa M., Branco P. (2018)

patial preferences of Iberian barbel in a vertical slot fishway under variable hydrodynamic scenarios.

Ecological Engineering, 125: 131-142.

Quaresma A.L., Rom√£o F., Branco P., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N. (2018)

Multi slot versus single slot pool-type fishways: a modelling approach to compare hydrodynamics.

Ecological Engineering, 122: 197-206.

Rom√£o F., Branco P., Quaresma A.L., Amaral S.D, Pinheiro A.N. (2018)

Effectiveness of a multi-slot vertical slot fishway versus a standard vertical slot fishway for potamodromous cyprinids.

Hydrobiologia, 816(1): 153-163.

Rom√£o F., Santos J.M., Katopodis C., Pinheiro A.N., Branco P. (2018)

How does season affect passage performance and fatigue of Potamodromous Cyprinids? An experimental approach in a vertical slot fishway.

Water, 10(4): 395.

Segurado P., Almeida C., Neves R., Ferreira M.T., Branco P. (2018)

Understanding multiple stressors in a Mediterranean basin: combined effects of land use, water scarcity and nutrient enrichment.

Science of the Total Environment, 624: 1221-1233.

Sousa-Santos C., Pereira A.M., Branco P., Costa G.J., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Lima C.S., Doadrio I., Robalo J.I. (2018)

Mito-nuclear sequencing is paramount to correctly identify sympatric hybridizing fishes.

Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 48(2): 123-141.

Branco P., Amaral S.D., Ferreira M.T., Santos J.M. (2017)

Do small barriers affect the movement of freshwater fish by increasing residency?

Science of the Total Environment, 581: 486-494.

Calapez A.R., Branco P., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Hein T., Brito A.G., Feio M.J. (2017)

Macroinvertebrate short-term responses to flow variation and oxygen depletion: a mesocosm approach.

Science of the Total Environment, 599-600: 1202-1212.

Rom√£o F., Quaresma A.L., Branco P., Santos J.M., Amaral S., Ferreira M.T., Katopodis C., Pinheiro A.N. (2017)

Passage performance of two cyprinids with different ecological traits in a fishway with distinct vertical slot configurations.

Ecological Engineering, 105: 180-188.

Santos J.M., Rivaes R., Boavida I., Branco P. (2017)

Structural microhabitat use by endemic cyprinids in a Mediterranean-type river: implications for restoration practices.

Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 28(1): 26-36.

Amaral S., Branco P., Silva A.T., Katopodis C., Viseu T., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N., Santos J.M. (2016)

Upstream passage of potamodromous cyprinids over small weirs: the influence of key-hydraulic parameters.

Journal of Ecohydraulics, 1(1-2):79-89.

Branco P., Santos J.M., Amaral S., Rom√£o F., Pinheiro A.N., Ferreira M.T. (2016)

Potamodromous fish movements under multiple stressors: connectivity reduction and oxygen depletion.

Science of the Total Environment, 572: 520-525.

Segurado P., Branco P., Jauch E., Neves R., Ferreira M.T. (2016)

Sensitivity of river fishes to climate change: the role of hydrological stressors on habitat range shifts.

Science of the Total Environment, 562: 435-445.

Sousa-Santos C., Robalo J.I., Pereira A.M., Branco P., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Sousa M., Doadrio I. (2016)

Broad-scale sampling of primary freshwater fish populations reveals the role of intrinsic traits, inter-basin connectivity, drainage area and latitude on shaping contemporary patterns of genetic diversity.

PeerJ, 4: e1694.

Segurado P., Branco P., Avelar A.P., Ferreira M.T. (2015)

Historical changes in the functional connectivity of rivers based on spatial network analysis and the past occurrences of diadromous species in Portugal.

Aquatic Sciences, 77(3): 427-440.

Branco P., Segurado P., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T. (2014)

Prioritizing barrier removal to improve functional connectivity of rivers.

Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(5): 1197-1206.

Santos J.M., Branco P., Katopodis C., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N. (2014)

Retrofitting pool-and-weir fishways to improve passage performance of benthic fishes: effect of boulder density and fishway discharge.

Ecological Engineering, 73: 335-344.

Alexandre C.M., Quintella B.R., Silva A.S., Mateus C.S., Rom√£o F., Branco P., Ferreira M.T., Almeida P.R. (2013)

Use of electromyogram telemetry to assess the behaviour of the Iberian barbel (Luciobarbus bocagei Steindachner, 1864) in a pool-type fishway.

Ecological Engineering, 51: 191-202.

Branco P., Boavida I, Santos J.M., Pinheiro A.N., Ferreira M.T. (2013)

Boulders as building blocks: improving habitat and river.

Ecohydrology, 6(4): 627-634.

Branco P., Santos J.M., Katopodis C., Pinheiro A., Ferreira M.T. (2013)

Pool-type fishways: two different morpho-ecological cyprinid species facing plunging and streaming flows.

PLoS ONE, 8(5): e65089.

Branco P., Santos J.M., Katopodis C., Pinheiro A.N., Ferreira M.T. (2013)

Effect of flow regime hydraulics on passage performance of Iberian chub (Squalius pyrenaicus) (Gunther, 1868) in an experimental pool-and-weir fishway.

Hydrobiologia, 714(1): 145-154.

Santos J.M., Branco P., Silva A.S., Katopodis C., Pinheiro A., Viseu T., Ferreira M.T. (2013)

Effect of two flow regimes on the upstream movements of the Iberian barbel (Luciobarbus bocagei) in an experimental pool-type fishway.

Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 29: 425-430.

Segurado P., Branco P., Ferreira M.T. (2013)

Prioritizing restoration of structural connectivity in rivers: a graph based approach.

Landscape Ecology, 28(7): 1231-1238.

Branco P.J., Segurado P., Santos J.M., Pinheiro P.J., Ferreira M.T. (2012)

Does longitudinal connectivity loss affect the distribution of freshwater fish?

Ecological Engineering,48: 70-78.

Branco P., Costa J.L., Almeida P.R. (2008)

Conservation Priority Index for Estuarine Fish (COPIEF).

Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 80(4): 581-588.

Books

Assessing the Effects of Multiple Stressors on Aquatic Systems across Temporal and Spatial Scales: From Measurement to Management

Segurado, P.; Ferreira, M.T.; Branco, P. (Eds) (2022)

MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. ISBN: 978-3-0365-4199-0 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-0365-4200-3

Book Chapters
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Projects

Dammed Fish

Impacto da perda de conectividade estrutural e funcional de redes hidrogr√°ficas na biodiversidade pisc√≠cola ‚Äď Otimizando solu√ß√Ķes de gest√£o

Duration: 2022-2024

CEF Budget: 244.000 ‚ā¨

MERLIN

Mainstreaming Ecological Restoration of freshwater-related ecosystems in a Landscape context: INnovation, upscaling and transformation

Duration: 2021-2025

CEF Budget: 314¬†437,50 ‚ā¨

ALIENTRADE

Something in the way they move: how global patterns of wildlife trade influence global invasion success

Duration: 2018-2021

CEF Budget: 35.807 ‚ā¨

OPTIMUS PRIME

Optimal Greening of Irrigated farmland to achieve a prime environment

Duration: 2016-2021

CEF Budget: 191.226 ‚ā¨