CEF paper published in Forests highlights the role of riparian forests as carbon sinks
CEF paper published in Forests highlights the role of riparian forests as carbon sinks
The riparian forests (trees and shrubs located in the river banks) of the Tagus basin … Read More
CEF paper on the morphological diversity of the Portuguese Tagus River in the last 150 years
CEF paper on the morphological diversity of the Portuguese Tagus River in the last 150 years
CEF paper on the morphological diversity of the Portuguese Tagus River in the last 150 … Read More


Scientific Articles (ISI)

Aparício B.A., Nunes J.P, Bernard-Jannin L., Dias L.F., Fonseca A., Ferreira M.T. (2023)

Modeling the role of ground-true riparian vegetation for providing regulating services in a Mediterranean watershed

International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 11(1): 159-168.. DOI:

Mameri D., Hayes D., Fuhrer S., Fauchery E., Schmutz S., Monserat A., Hasler T., Graf D.M., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Auer S. (2023)

Cold thermopeaking-induced drift of nase Chondrostoma nasus larvae

Aquatic Sciences, 85(56).. DOI:

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:

Franco J.C., Branco M., Conde S., Garcia A., Fernandes M.R., Santos J.L., Messina T., Duarte G., Fonseca A., Zina V., Ferreira M.T. (2022)

Ecological Infrastructures May Enhance Lepidopterans Predation in Irrigated Mediterranean Farmland, Depending on Their Typology and the Predator Guild

Sustainability, 14(7): 3874. DOI:

Froidevaux J.S.P., Duarte G., Fonseca A., Zina V., Conde S., Ferreira M.T., Fernandes M.R. (2022)

The location and vegetation physiognomy of ecological infrastructures determine bat activity in Mediterranean floodplain landscapes

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 332: 107929. DOI: https://doi.or/10.1016/j.agee.2022.107929

Jupke J.F., …, Ferreira T., …, Schäfer R.B. (2022)

Evaluating the biological validity of European river typology systems with least disturbed benthic macroinvertebrate communities

Science of the Total Environment, 842: 156689. DOI:

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:

Monteiro M., Reino L., Ferreira M.T., Essl F., Schertler A., Capinha C. (2022)

Patterns and drivers of the global diversity of non-native macrofungi

Diversity and Distributions, 28(10) : 2042 ‚Äď 2055. DOI:

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

Stressor gradient coverage affects interaction identification

Ecological Modelling, 472: 110089. DOI:

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:

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:

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:

Copp G.H., …, Ferreira M.T., Santos J.M. et al. (2021)

Speaking their language – Development of a multilingual decision-support tool for communicating invasive species risks to decision makers and stakeholders

Environmental Modelling & Software, 135: 104900. DOI:

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:

Fonseca A., Ugille J-P., Michez A., Rodríguez-González P., Duarte G., Ferreira M.T., Fernandes M.R. (2021)

Assessing the connectivity of riparian forests across a gradient of human disturbance: the potential of Copernicus ‚ÄúRiparian Zones‚ÄĚ in two hydroregions

Forests, 12(6): 674. DOI:

Fonseca A., Zina V., Duarte G., Aguiar F., Rodríguez-González P.M., Ferreira M.T., Fernandes M.R. (2021)

Riparian ecological infrastructures: potential for biodiversity-related ecosystem services in mediterranean human-dominated landscapes

Sustainability, 13(19): 10508. DOI:

Mameri D., Rivaes R., Ferreira M.T., Schmutz S., Santos J.M. (2021)

Climate change effects on fish passability across a rock weir in a Mediterranean river

Water, 13(19): 2758. DOI:

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:

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:

Wolter C., Borcherding J., Ferreira M.T., Freyhof J., Gessner J., Gorski K., Nastase A., Schomaker C., Eros T. (2021)

Characterization of European lampreys and fishes by their longitudinal and lateral distribution traits

Ecological Indicators, 123: 107350. DOI:

Zina V., Fonseca A., Duarte G., Conde S., Fernandes M.R., Ferreira M.T., Franco J.C. (2021)

Ant diversity is enhanced by ecological infrastructures in agroecosystems: a case study in irrigated Mediterranean farmland.

Agronomy, 12(11): 2690. DOI:

Zina V., Ordeix M., Franco J.C., Ferreira M.T., Fernandes M.R. (2021)

Ants as bioindicators of riparian ecological health in catalonian rivers

Forests, 12(52021): 625. DOI:

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:

Fernandes M.R., Aguiar F.C., Martins M.J., Rico N., Ferreira M.T., Correia A.C. (2020)

Carbon stock estimations in a mediterranean riparian forest: a case study combining field data and UAV imagery

Forests, 11(4): 376. DOI:

Gonino G., Benedito E., Cionek V.M., Ferreira M.T., Oliveira J.M. (2020)

A fish-based index of biotic integrity for neotropical rainforest sandy soil streams – Southern Brazil

Water (Switzerland), 12(4): 1215. DOI:

Lozanovska I., Bejarano M.D., Martins M.J., Nilsson C., Ferreira M.T., Aguiar F.C. (2020)

Functional diversity of riparian woody vegetation is less affected by river regulation in the Mediterranean than Boreal Region

Frontiers in Plant Science, 11: 857. DOI:

Lozanovska I., Rivaes R., Vieira C., Ferreira M.T., Aguiar F.C. (2020)

Streamflow regulation effects in the Mediterranean rivers: How far and to what extent are aquatic and riparian communities affected?

Science of the Total Environment, 749: 141616. DOI:

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:

Mameri D., Rivaes R., Oliveira J.M., Padua J., Ferreira M.T., Santos J.M. (2020)

Passability of potamodromous species through a fish lift at a large hydropower plant (Touvedo, Portugal)

Sustainability, 12(1): 172. DOI:

Monteiro M., Reino L., Schertler A., Essl F., Figueira R., Ferreira M.T., Capinha C. (2020)

A database of the global distribution of alien macrofungi

Biodiversity Data Journal, 8: e51459. DOI:

Ochs K., Egger G., Weber A., Ferreira M.T., Householder J.E., Schneider M. (2020)

The potential natural vegetation of large river floodplains – From dynamic to static equilibrium

Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, 30: 71-81. DOI:

Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T. (2020)

Use of aquatic biota to detect ecological changes in freshwater: current status and future directions

Water, 12(6): 1611. DOI:

Zina V., Duarte G., Fonseca A., Conde S., Ferreira M.T., Franco J.C., Fernandes M.R. (2020)

Land use system, invasive species and shrub diversity of the riparian ecological infrastructure determine the specific and functional richness of ant communities in Mediterranean river valleys

Ecological Indicators, 145: 109613. DOI:

Aguiar F.C., Fernandes M.R., Martins M.J., Ferreira M.T. (2019)

Effects of a large irrigation reservoir on aquatic and riparian plants: a history of survival and loss.

Water, 11: 2379. DOI:

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:

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.

Costa M.J., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N., Boavida I. (2019)

The potential of lateral refuges for Iberian barbel under simulated hydropeaking conditions.

Ecological Engineering, 127: 567-578. DOI:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Rodr√≠guez-Gonz√°lez P.M., Garc√≠a C., Albuquerque A., Monteiro-Henriques T., Faria C., Guimar√£es J.B., Mendon√ßa D., Sim√Ķes F., Ferreira M.T., Mendes A., Matos J., Almeida M.H. (2019)

A spatial stream-network approach assists in managing the remnant genetic diversity of riparian forests.

Scientific RepoRts, 9(1): 6741. DOI:

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:

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:

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:

Feld C.K., Fernandes M.R., Ferreira M.T., Hering D., Ormerod S.J., Venohr M., Gutiérrez-Cánovas C. (2018)

Evaluating riparian solutions to multiple stressor problems in river ecosystems – a conceptual study.

Water Research, 139: 381-391.

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.

Gomes Marques I., Campelo F., Rivaes R., Albuquerque A., Ferreira M.T., Rodríguez-González P.M. (2018)

Tree rings reveal long-term changes in growth resilience in Southern European riparian forests.

Dendrochronologia, 52: 167-176.

Hayes D.S., Brändle J.M., Seliger C., Zeiringer B., Ferreira M.T., Schmutz S. (2018)

Advancing towards functional environmental flows for temperate floodplain rivers.

Science of the Total Environment, 633: 1089-1104. DOI:

Lozanovska I., Ferreira M.T., Aguiar F.C. (2018)

Functional diversity assessment in riparian forests ‚Äď multiple approaches and trends: a review.

Ecological Indicators, 95(1): 781-793.

Lozanovska I., Ferreira M.T., Segurado P., Aguiar F.C. (2018)

Limited resilience in hotspots of functional richness: the Mediterranean riparian shrublands.

Aquatic Sciences, 80: 25.

O’Hare M.T., Aguiar F.C., Asaeda T., Bakker E.S., Chambers P.A., Clayton J.S., Elger A., Ferreira M.T., Gross E.M., Gunn I.D.M., Gurnell A.M., Hellsten S., Hofstra D.E., Li W., Mohr S., Puijalon S., Szoszkiewicz K., Willby N.J., Wood K.A. (2018)

Plants in aquatic ecosystems: current trends and future directions.

Hydrobiologia, 812(1):1-11. DOI:

Ochs K., Rivaes R.P., Ferreira M.T., Egger G. (2018)

Flow management to control excessive growth of macrophytes – an assessment based on habitat suitability modeling.

Frontiers in Plant Science, 9: 356. DOI:

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.

Santos A., Fernandes M.R., Aguiar F.C., Branco M., Ferreira M.T. (2018)

Effects of riverine landscape changes on pollination services: a case study on the River Minho, Portugal.

Ecological Indicators, 89: 656-666.

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.

Umetsu C.A., Aguiar F.C., Ferreira M.T., Cancian L.F., Camargo A.F.M. (2018)

Addressing bioassessment of tropical rivers using macrophytes: the case of Itanhaém Basin, São Paulo, Brazil.

Aquatic Botany, 150: 53-63.

Vieira C., Aguiar F.C., Portela P., Monteiro J., Raven P.J., Holmes N.H.T., Cambra J., Flor-Arnau N., Chauvin C., Loriot S., Feret T., Dörflinger G., Germ M., Kuhar U., Papastergiadou E., Manolaki P., Minciardi M.R., Munné A., Urbanic G., Ferreira M.T. (2018)

Bryophyte communities of Mediterranean Europe: a first approach to model their potential distribution in highly-seasonal rivers.

Hydrobiologia, 812(1): 27-43.

Aguiar T.R. Jr, Bortolozo F.R., Rosa Filho E.F., Parron L.M., Luz L.D., Brito A.G., Ferreira M.T. (2017)

Fate of selected agrochemicals in a tropical karst aquifer: a five-year study.

Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 5: 187-192.

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.

Mu√Īoz-Mas R., Gar√≥fano-G√≥mez V. Mart√≠nez-Capel F., Andr√©s-Dom√©nech I., Corenblit D., Egger G., Franc√©s F., Ferreira M.T., Garc√≠a-Arias A., Politti E., Rivaes R., Rodr√≠guez-Gonz√°lez P.M., Steiger J., Vall√©s-Mor√°n F.J. (2017)

Exploring the key drivers of riparian woodland successional pathways across three European river reaches.

Ecohydrology, 10(8): e1888.

Rivaes R., Boavida I., Santos J.M., Pinheiro A.N., Ferreira M.T. (2017)

Importance of considering riparian vegetation requirements for the long-term efficiency of environmental flows in aquatic microhabitats.

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21(11): 5763-5780. DOI:

Rivaes R., Pinheiro A.N., Egger G., Ferreira M.T. (2017)

The role of river morphodynamic disturbance and groundwater hydrology as driving factors of riparian landscape patterns in mediterranean rivers.

Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1612. DOI:

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.

Teichert N., Lepage M., Sagouis A., Borja A., Chust G., Ferreira M.T., Pasquaud S., Schinegger R., Segurado P., Argillier C. (2017)

Functional redundancy and sensitivity of fish assemblages in European rivers, lakes and estuarine ecosystems.

Scientific Reports, 7: 17611.

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.

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

Riparian responses to extreme climate and land-use change scenarios.

Science of the Total Environment, 569-570: 145-158.

Hughes R.M., Alves C.B.M., Amezcua F., Claussen J., Cooke S.J., Cowx I.G., Fausch K.D., Ferreira M.T., Franzin W.G., Hall D., Ipinmoroti M.O., Ligeiro R., Mercado-Silva N., Miller M., Pompeu P.S., Schmidt D.C., Silva L.G.M., Terra B.F. (2016)

Preparing for International Research and Teaching.

Fisheries, 41(8): 464-465.

Oliveira J.M., Fernandes F., Ferreira M.T. (2016)

Effects of forest management on physical habitats and fish assemblages in Iberian eucalypt streams.

Forest Ecology and Management, 363: 1-10.

Santos J.M., Rivaes R., Oliveira J.M., Ferreira M.T. (2016)

Improving yellow eel upstream movements with fish lifts.

Journal of Ecohydraulics, 31(4): 791‚Äď803.

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.

Silva A.T., Katopodis C., Tachie M., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T. (2016)

Downstream swimming behaviour of catadromous and potamodromous fish over spillways.

River Research and Applications, 32(5): 935-945.

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.

Aguiar T.R. Jr., Bortolozo F.R., Hansel F.A., Rasera K., Ferreira M.T. (2015)

Riparian buffer zones as pesticide filters of no-till crops.

Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(14): 10618-10626.

Aguiar T.R. Jr., Rasera K., Parron L.M., Brito A.G., Ferreira M.T. (2015)

Nutrient removal effectiveness by riparian buffer zones in rural temperate watersheds: the impact of no-till crops practices.

Agricultural Water Management, 149: 74-80.

Alexandre C.M., Ferreira M.T., Almeida P.R. (2015)

Life history of a cyprinid species in non-regulated and regulated rivers from permanent and temporary Mediterranean basins.

Ecohydrology, 8(6): 1137-1153. DOI:

Alexandre C.M., Sales S., Ferreira M.T., Almeida P.R. (2015)

Food resources and cyprinid diet in permanent and temporary Mediterranean rivers with natural and regulated flow.

Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 24(4): 629-645.

Amaral S.D., Franco A., Ferreira M.T. (2015)

Moderate biomanipulation for eutrophication control in reservoirs using fish captured in angling competitions.

Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, 416 (14).

Boavida I., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N. (2015)

Barbel habitat alterations due to hydropeaking.

Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, 9(2): 237-247.

Hering D., Carvalho L., Argillier C., Beklioglu M., Borja A., Cardoso A.C., Duel H., Ferreira M.T., Globevnik L., Hanganu J., Hellsten S., Jeppesen E., KodeŇ° V., Solheim A.L., N√Ķges T., Ormerod S., Panagopoulos Y., Schmutz S., Venohr M., Birk S. (2015)

Managing aquatic ecosystems and water resources under multiple stress – an introduction to the MARS project.

Science of the Total Environment, 503-504: 10-21. DOI:

Rivaes R., Boavida I., Santos J.M., Pinheiro A.N., Ferreira M.T. (2015)

The inbuilt long-term unfeasibility of environmental flows when disregarding riparian vegetation requirements.

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, 12: 10701-10737.

Rivaes R., Rodríguez-González P.M., Albuquerque A., Pinheiro A., Egger G. Ferreira M.T. (2015)

Reducing river regulation effects on riparian vegetation using flushing flow regimes.

Ecological Engineering, 81: 428-438. DOI:

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.

Aguiar F.C., Segurado P., Urbanic G., Cambra J., Chauvin C., Ciadamidaro S,. Dörflinger G., Ferreira J., Germ M., Manolaki P., Minciardi M.R., Munné A., Papastergiadou E., Ferreira M.T. (2014)

Comparability of river quality assessment using macrophytes: a multi-step procedure to overcome biogeographical differences.

Science of the Total Environment, 476-477: 757-767. DOI:

Boavida I., Dias V., Ferreira M.T., Santos J.M. (2014)

Univariate functions versus fuzzy logic: implications for fish habitat modeling.

Ecological Engineering, 71: 533-538.

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.

Feio M.J., Aguiar F.C., Almeida S., Ferreira J., Ferreira M.T., Elias C., Serra S.R., Buffagni A., Cambra J., Chauvin C., Delmas F., D√∂rflinger G., Erba S., Flor N., Ferr√©ol M., Germ M., Mancini L., Manolaki P., Marcheggiani S., Minciardi M.R., Munn√© A., Papastergiadou E., Prat N., Puccinelli C., Rosebery J., Sabater S., Ciadamidaro S., Torn√©s E., Tziortzis I., Urbanińć G., Vieira C. (2014)

Least disturbed conditions for European Mediterranean rivers.

Science of the Total Environment, 476-477: 745-756.

Fernandes M.R., Aguiar F.C., Silva J.M.N., Ferreira M.T, Pereira J.M.C. (2014)

Optimal attributes for the object based detection of giant reed in riparian habitats: a comparative study between Airborne High Spatial Resolution and WorldView-2 imagery

International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 32: 79-91.

Rivaes R.P., Rodríguez-González P.M., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N., Politti E., Egger G., García-Arias A., Francés F. (2014)

Modeling the evolution of riparian woodlands facing climate change in three European rivers with contrasting flow regimes.

PLoS One, 9(10): e110200.

Rodriguez-Gonzalez P. M., Campelo F., Albuquerque A., Rivaes R., Ferreira M.T., Pereira J.S. (2014)

Sensitivity of black alder (Alnus glutinosa [L.] Gaertn.) growth to hydrological changes in wetland forests at the rear edge of the species distribution.

Plant Ecology, 215(2): 233-245. DOI:

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.

Segurado P., Caiola N., Pont D., Oliveira J., Delaigue O., Ferreira M.T. (2014)

Comparability of fish-based ecological quality assessments for geographically distinct Iberian regions.

Science of the Total Environment, 476-477: 785-794.

Vieira C., Aguiar F.C., Ferreira M.T. (2014)

The relevance of bryophytes in the macrophyte-based reference conditions in Portuguese rivers.

Hydrobiologia, 737(1): 245-264.

Aguiar F., Cerdeira J.O., Martins M.J., Ferreira M.T. (2013)

Riparian forests of Southwest Europe: are functional trait and species composition assemblages constrained by environment?

Journal of Vegetation Science, 24(4): 628-638.

Aguiar F.C.F., Ferreira M.T. (2013)

Plant invasions in the rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, South-Western Europe ‚Äď a review.

Plant Biosystems, 147(4): 1107-1119.

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.

Amaral S.D., Brito D., Ferreira M.T., Neves R., Franco A. (2013)

Modeling water quality in reservoirs used for angling competition: can groundbait contribute to eutrophication?

Lake and Reservoir Management, 29(4): 257-269.

Boavida I., Santos J.M., Katopodis C., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N. (2013)

Uncertainty in predicting the fish response to two-dimensional habitat modeling using field data.

River Research and Applications, 29: 1164-1174.

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.

Fernandes M.R., Aguiar F.C., Ferreira M.T., Pereira J.M.C. (2013)

Spectral separability of riparian forests from small and medium-sized rivers across a latitudinal gradient using multispectral imagery.

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(7): 2375-2401.

Fernandes M.R., Aguiar F.C., Silva J.M.N., Ferreira M.T., Pereira J.M.C. (2013)

Spectral discrimination of giant reed (Arundo donax L.): a seasonal study in riparian areas

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 80: 80-90.

García-Arias A., Francés F., Ferreira M.T., Egger G., Martínez-Capel F., Garófano-Gómez V., Andrés-Doménech I., Politti E., Rivaes R., Rodríguez-González P.M. (2013)

Implementing a Dynamic Riparian Vegetation model in three European river systems.

Ecohydrology, 6(4): 635-651. DOI:

Rivaes R., Rodríguez-González P.M., Albuquerque A., Pinheiro A., Egger G., Ferreira M.T. (2013)

Riparian vegetation responses to altered flow regimes driven by climate change in mediterranean rivers.

Ecohydrology, 6(3): 413-424. DOI:

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.

Boavida I., Santos J.M., Cortes R.V., Pinheiro A.N., Ferreira M.T. (2012)

Benchmarking river habitat improvement.

River Research and Applications, 28(10):1768-1779.

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.

Dodkins I., Aguiar F.C., Rivaes R.,Rodríguez-González P.M., Albuquerque A., Ferreira M.T (2012)

Measuring ecological change of aquatic macrophytes in Mediterranean rivers.

Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters, 42(2): 95-107. DOI:

Feio M.J., Aguiar F.C., Ferreira M.T. (2012)

AQUAFLORA: a predictive model based on diatoms and macrophytes for streams water quality assessment.

Ecological Indicators, 18: 586-598.

Oliveira J.M.,Segurado P., Santos J.M., Teixeira A., Ferreira M.T., Cortes R.V. (2012)

Modelling stream-fish functional traits in reference conditions: Regional and local environmental correlates.

PLoS ONE, 7(9): e45787.

Santos J.M., Silva A.T., Katopodis C., Pinheiro P.J.,. Pinheiro A.N, Bochechas J., Ferreira M.T. (2012)

Ecohydraulics of pool-type fishways: getting past the barriers

Ecological Engineering, 48: 38-50.

Silva A.T., Katopodis C., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro N.A (2012)

Cyprinid swimming behaviour in response to turbulent flow.

Ecological Engineering, 44: 314-328.

Silva A.T., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N., Katopodis C. (2012)

Passage efficiency of offset and straight orifices for upstream movements of Iberian barbel in a pool-type fishway.

River Research and Applications, 28(5): 529-542.

Aguiar F.C., Feio M.J., Ferreira M.T. (2011)

Choosing the best method for stream bioassessment using macrophyte communities: indices and predictive models.

Ecological Indicators, 11: 379-388.

Aguiar F.C., Fernandes M.R., Ferreira M.T. (2011)

Riparian vegetation metrics as tools for guiding ecological restoration in riverscapes.

Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, 402: 21. DOI:

Boavida I., Santos J.M., Cortes R.V., Pinheiro A.N., Ferreira M.T. (2011)

Assessment of instream structures for habitat improvement for two critically endangered fish species

Aquatic Ecology, 45(1): 113-124.

Boavida I., Santos J.M., Pinheiro A.N, Ferreira M.T. (2011)

Fish habitat availability simulations using different morphological variables

Limnetica, 30(2): 393-404.

Fernandes M.R., Aguiar F.C., Ferreira M.T. (2011)

Assessing riparian vegetation structure and the influence of land-use using landscape metrics and geostatistical tools.

Landscape and Urban Planning, 99(2): 166-177.

Santos J.M., Reino L., Ferreira M.T., Oliveira J., Almeida P.R., Cortes R.V. (2011)

Complex size-dependent habitat associations in potamodromous fish species.

Aquatic Sciences, 73(2): 233-245.

Segurado P., Santos J.M., Pont D., Melcher A., Jalon D.G., Hughes R.M., Ferreira M.T. (2011)

Estimating species tolerance to human perturbation: expert judgment versus empirical approaches.

Ecological Indicators, 11(6): 1623-1635.

Silva A.T., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A., Katopodis C. (2011)

Effects of water velocity and turbulence on the behaviour of Iberian barbel (Luciobarbus bocagei, Steindachner 1864) in an experimental pool-type fishway.

River Research and Applications, 27(3): 360-373.

Hughes S.J., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Mendes A. (2010)

Evaluating the response of biological assemblages as potential indicators for restoration measures in an intermittent mediterranean river.

Environmental Management, 46: 285-301.

Logez M., Pont D., Ferreira M.T. (2010)

Do Iberian and European fish faunas exhibit convergent functional structure?

Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 29(4): 1310-1323.

Rodriguez-Gonzalez P.M., Stella J.C., Campelo F., Ferreira M.T., Albuquerque A. (2010)

Subsidy or stress? Tree structure and growth in wetland forests along a hydrological gradient in Southern Europe.

Forest Ecology and Management, 259: 2015‚Äď2025.

Aguiar F.C., Ferreira M.T., Albuquerque A., Rodríguez-González P.M., Segurado P. (2009)

Structural and functional responses of riparian vegetation to human disturbance: performance and spatial-scale dependence.

Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 175(3): 249-267.

Cabecinha E., Cortes R., Cabral J.A., Ferreira M.T., Lourenço M., Pardal M.A. (2009)

Multi-scale approach using phytoplankton as a first step towards the definition of the ecological status of reservoirs.

Ecological Indicators, 9(2): 240-255.

Hughes S.J., Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T., Caraça R., Mendes A.S. (2009)

Ecological assessment of an intermittent Mediterranean river using community structure and function: evaluating the role of different organism groups

Freshwater Biology, 54: 2383-2400.

Oliveira J.M., Hughes R.M., Ferreira M.T., Teixeira A., Morgado P., Cortes R.M., Bochechas J.H. (2009)

A preliminary fishery quality index for Portuguese streams.

North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 29: 1466-1478.

Silva A.T., Santos J.M., Franco A.C., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro A.N. (2009)

Selection of Iberian barbel Barbus bocagei (Steindachner, 1864) for orifices and notches upon different hydraulic configurations in an experimental pool-type fishway.

Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 25(2): 173-177.

Hughes S.J., Ferreira M.T., Cortes R.V. (2008)

Hierarchical spatial patterns and drivers of change in benthic macroinvertebrate communities in an intermittent Mediterranean river.

Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 18: 742-760.

Rodríguez-González P.M., Ferreira M.T., Albuquerque A., Espirito-Santo D., Ramil-Rego P. (2008)

Spatial variation of wetland woods in the latitudinal transition to arid regions: a multiscale approach.

Journal of Biogeography, 35(8): 1498-1511.

Rodriguez-Gonzalez P.M., Pereira J.S., Ferreira M.T. (2008)

Tree foliar delta N-15 and delta C-13 signatures in Ibero Atlantic forested wetlands.

International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology – Proceedings, 30(3): 391-394.

Sampaio A., Rodríguez-González P.M., Oliveira S.V., Cortes R.M., Ferreira M.T., (2008)

Leaf litter decomposition in western Iberian forested wetlands: lentic versus lotic response.

Limnetica, 27(1): 96-106.

Santos J.M., Ferreira M.T. (2008)

Microhabitat use by endangered Iberian cyprinids nase Iberochondrostoma almacai and chub Squalius aradensis.

Aquatic Sciences, 70(3): 272-281.

Santos J.M., Pinheiro P.J., Ferreira M.T., Bochechas J. (2008)

Monitoring fish passes using infrared beaming: a case study in an Iberian river.

Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 24(1): 26-30.

Aguiar F.C., Ferreira M.T., Albuquerque A., Moreira I. (2007)

Alien and endemic flora on reference and non-reference sites from Mediterranean type-streams of Portugal.

Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 17: 335-347. DOI:

Ferreira M.T., Caiola N., Casals F., Oliveira J.M., Sostoa A. (2007)

Assessing perturbation of river fish communities in the Iberian Ecoregion.

Fisheries Management and Ecology, 14: 519-530.

Ferreira M.T., Oliveira J., Caiola N., De Sostoa A., Casals F., Cortes R., Economou A., Zogaris S., Garcia-Jalon D., Ilhéu M., Martinez-Capel F., Pont D., Rogers C., Prenda J. (2007)

Ecological traits of fish assemblages from Mediterranean Europe and their responses to human disturbance.

Fisheries Management and Ecology, 14: 473-481. DOI:

Ferreira M.T., Sousa L., Santos J.M., Reino L., Oliveira J., Almeida P.R., Cortes R.V. (2007)

Regional and local environmental correlates of native Iberian fish fauna.

Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 16: 504-514.

Reyjol Y., Hugueny B., Pont D., Bianco P.G., Beier U., Caiola N., Casals F., Cowx I., Economou A., Ferreira M.T., Haidvogl G., Noble R., Sostoa A., Vigneron T., Virbickas T. (2007)

Patterns in species richness and endemism of European freshwater fish.

Global Ecology and Biogeography, 16: 65-75.

Schmutz S., Melcher A., Frangez C., Haidvogl G., Beier U., Böhmer J., Breine J., Simoens I., Caiola N., De Sostoa A., Ferreira M.T., Oliveira J., Grenouillet G., Goffaux D., De Leeuw J.J., Noble R.A.A., Roset N., Virbickas T. (2007)

Spatially based methods to assess the ecological status of riverine fish assemblages in European ecoregions.

Fisheries Management and Ecology, 14: 441-452.


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:

Tipologia de rios em Portugal continental no √Ęmbito da implementa√ß√£o da Directiva Quadro da √Āgua – caracteriza√ß√£o abi√≥tica

Alves M.H., Ferreira J., Pádua J., Martins J.P., Rafael T., Tomaz G., Figueiredo H., Bernardo J.M., Pinto P., Morais M., Ilhéu M., Matono P., Almeida P.R., Ferreira M.T., Aguiar F., Quintella B.R., Rodrigues A., Graça M., Feio M.J., Almeida S., Cortes R., Oliveira S., Formigo N., Fonte D. (2008)

Minist√©rio do Ambiente, Ordenamento do Territ√≥rio e do Desenvolvimento Regional, Instituto da √Āgua IP, INAG IP., Lisboa, Portugal, 32 p. URL:

Manual para a avaliação biológica da qualidade da água em sistemas fluviais segundo a directiva quadro da água. Protocolo de amostragem e análise para a fauna piscícola

Bernardo J.M., Ilhéu M., Matono P., Cortes R., Ferreira M.T., Santos J.M., Formigo N., Almeida P.R., Quintella B.R. (2008)

Minist√©rio do Ambiente, do Ordenamento do Territ√≥rio e do Desenvolvimento Regional, Instituto da √Āgua, Lisboa, INAG IP., 15 p. URL:

Manual para a avalia√ß√£o biol√≥gica da qualidade da √°gua em sistemas fluviais segundo a Directiva Quadro da √Āgua. Protocolo de amostragem e an√°lise para os macr√≥fitos

Ferreira M.T., Aguiar F., Rodríguez-González P., Albuquerque A., Sérgio C. (2008)

Minist√©rio do Ambiente, Ordenamento do Territ√≥rio e do Desenvolvimento Regional, Instituto da √Āgua I.P., Lisboa, Portugal, 19 p. URL:

Projecto Aquariport: programa nacional de monitorização de recursos piscícolas e de avaliação da qualidade ecológica de rios

Oliveira J.M., Santos J.M., Teixeira A., Ferreira M.T., Pinheiro P.J., Geraldes A., Bochechas J. (2007)

Direcção Geral dos Recursos Florestais, Ministério da Agricultura, Desenvolvimento Rural e Pescas, Lisboa, 96 p. ISBN: 978-972-8097-67-7 URL:

Book Chapters

Zina V., Franco J.C., Branco M., Fernandes M.R., Duarte G., Fonseca A., Ferreira M.T. (2022)

Ecological Infrastructures May Enhance Lepidopterans Predation

In: Scholarly Community Encyclopedia .

Vieira C., Aguiar F.C., Portela P., Monteiro J., Raven P.J., Holmes N.H.T., Cambra J., Flor-Arnau N., Chauvin C., Loriot S., Feret T., Dörflinger G., Germ M., Kuhar U., Papastergiadou E., Manolaki P., Minciardi M.R., Munné A., Urbanic G., Ferreira M.T. (2016)

Bryophyte communities of Mediterranean Europe: a first approach to model their potential distribution in highly-seasonal rivers

In: Plants in Aquatic Systems – a 21st Century Perspective. M.T. O’Hare, F.C. Aguiar, E.S. Bakker, K.A. Wood (Eds.). DOI:

Aguiar F.C., Ferreira M.T. (2012)

Ecologia de plantas invasoras aqu√°ticas e ribeirinhas em Portugal continental: uma revis√£o

In: Gest√£o e conserva√ß√£o da flora e da vegeta√ß√£o de Portugal e da √Āfrica Lus√≥fona. Monteiro A., Gomes da Silva F., Jorge R. (Eds.). ISAPress, Lisboa, pp. 381-400. ISBN: 978-972-8669-52-2 URL:

Barroso A., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Aguiar F.F., Ferreira M.T. (2012)

Planeamento e prioritiza√ß√£o de a√ß√Ķes de restauro: aplica√ß√£o √† regi√£o do Algarve

In: J. Campodron, M.T. Ferreira, M. Ordeix. (Eds). Restauro e gestão ecológica fluvial Рmanual de boas práticas e gestão de rios e ribeiras. Interreg IVC SUDOE Ricover, CTFC/ISAPress, Solsona, pp. 218-251. ISBN: 978-972-8669-51-5 URL:

Dodkins I., Aguiar F.C., Ferreira M.T. (2012)

Can Mediterranean river plants translate into quality assessment systems? Venturing into unexplored territories

In: River conservation and management. Philip J. Boon, P. & Paul J. Raven (Eds.). John Wiley & Sons. pp. 133-140. ISBN: 978-0-470-68208-1 DOI:

Ferreira M.T., Rodríguez-González, P.M. (2012)

Florestas ripícolas e paludosas da Península Ibérica

In: Silvicultura Рgestão dos ecossistemas florestais. Monteiro Alves A., Pereira J.S. & Correia A.V. (Eds.). Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, pp. 509-510. ISBN: 978-972-8669-52-2 URL:

Ferreira M.T. (2008)

Qualidade ecológica: epicentro da gestão dos recursos hídricos

In: Reflexos da √Āgua. Cunha L.V., Serra A. Costa J.V., Ribeiro L., Carvalho R.P. Edi√ß√Ķes da Associa√ß√£o Portuguesa de Recursos H√≠dricos, Lisboa, pp. 54-55. ISBN: 978-972-99991-4-7

Mendes A., Faria C., Fabião A., Ribeiro A., Peixoto R., Fernandes R., Ferreira M.T., Fabião A., Almeida M.H., Espírito-Santo D., Hipólito R., Ferreirinha J.C., Nunes V., Céu J.R. (2008)

A single landowner in a rural area: Pa√ļl da Goucha mitigation project

In: Sustainable riparian zones: a management guide. D. Arizpe, A. Mendes, J.E. Rabaça (Coords.). Generalitat Valenciana / INTERREG IIIC Nord Est Sud Ouest, Valencia, pp. 220-243. ISBN: 978-84-482-4967-0


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¨


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

Duration: 2021-2025

CEF Budget: 314¬†437,50 ‚ā¨


Albufeira РPrograma de avaliação conjunta das massas de águas das bacias hidrográficas hispano-portuguesas

Duration: 2019-2022

CEF Budget: 245.000‚ā¨ ‚ā¨


Screening Alnus Glutinosa resistance to an emerging disease under climate stressors: predecting alder forests resilience across river networks.

Duration: 2018-2021

CEF Budget: 207.948 ‚ā¨


RIVEAL: Valores e serviços dos ecossistemas fluviais e das florestas ripárias em paisagens fluviais alteradas e futuros climáticos incertos

Duration: 2018-2022

CEF Budget: 180979,88 ‚ā¨


Optimal Greening of Irrigated farmland to achieve a prime environment

Duration: 2016-2021

CEF Budget: 191.226 ‚ā¨


Programa Doutoral

Duration: 2015-2019


Land Degradation and Rehabilitation in Mediterranean Environments

Duration: 2015-2018

CEF Budget: 56.000 ‚ā¨


Duero (Douro) River basin: Water resources, Water accounts and Target sustainability

Duration: 2014-2015

CEF Budget: 39.134 ‚ā¨


Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water Resources under multiple Stress

Duration: 2014-2018

CEF Budget: 428.200 ‚ā¨