Maria João Feio works at University of Coimbra (UC), Department of Life Sciences and Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE). She holds a PhD in Biology, specialization in Ecology (2005) by UC (collaboration with Environment Canada, Atlantic Region) and post-docs at the Universities of Canberra, Australia (2006-2009) and University of Lyon, France (2009). Her expertise includes the ecological assessment of rivers through functional and structural approaches, environmental policy on freshwaters, conservation and restoration of urban ecosystems and ecosystem services. She has coordinated 16 national and international R&D projects. She is presently responsible for the UC team in the H2020 project (PHArA-ON) and the national projects RIVEAL (FCT), among others. She has been contributing to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Portugal and Mediterranean region through collaboration with the National Environmental Agency (APA), from 2003 to the present. She coordinates the project CresceRio focused on promoting urban streams restoration in Coimbra city and knowledge transference to school communities since 2018 (https://www.facebook.com/cresceriocoimbra/). She has 80 publications in international journals and 12 book chapters and is the editor of the book "Rios de Portugal. Comunidades, Processos e Alterações (Eds: Feio MJ, Ferreira V). She is currently Associate Editor of the scientific journals Aquatic Ecology and Limnetica and Guest editor of Water. She supervised 6 PhD and 8 Master theses, 7 professional practicums and 9 postdoc and 5 master grants holders. She is a member of the board of the Iberian Society of Ecology (SIBECOL), member of the Scientific Commission of the Department of Life Sciences, and president of the association for the promotion of the knowledge in Aquatic Ecology (PROAQUA). She has been teaching in advanced courses/pos-graduations in Portugal (Coimbra, Braga), Spain (Barcelona, Granada) and Brazil (Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Paraíba, Vila Velha). https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0362-6802

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Maria João Feio

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID
Grau Classificação
2009/02/01 - 2009/06/30
Integration of invertebrate traits into predictive modelling as a tool to assess streams water quality (Pós-doutoramento)
Especialização em Aquatic Ecology
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, França

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2005/01/01 - 2009/01/31
Evaluation of the ecological quality of aquatic ecosystems: structural and functional methods (Pós-doutoramento)
Especialização em Aquatic Ecology
University of Canberra, Austrália

Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Biologia (Doutoramento)
Especialização em Ecologia Aquática
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Environment and Climate Change Canada Atlantic Region, Canadá
"Macroinvertebrates in the Mondego river basin bioassessment" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Distinção e Louvor
Ecologia (Mestrado)
Especialização em Ecologia aquática/Aquatic Ecology
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Estudos sobre a biologia trófica de Sericostoma vittatum (Trichoptera) (Studies on the trophic biology of Sercostoma vittatum (Trichoptera). Master thesis. University of Coimbra." (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Biologia (Licenciatura)
Especialização em Estágio em Ecologia Aquática
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
"A importância do tipo de alimento para o Sericostoma vittatum (experiências de crescimento, selecção e assimilação de alimento) (The importance of the food type for the Sericostoma vittatum (growth, selection and assimilation tests))." (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
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Artigo em revista
  1. Lupon, Anna; Rodríguez-Lozano, Pablo; Bartrons, Mireia; Anadon-Rosell, Alba; Batalla, Meritxell; Bernal, Susana; Bravo, Andrea G.; et al. "Towards women-inclusive ecology: Representation, behavior, and perception of women at an international conference". PLOS ONE 16 12 (2021): e0260163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260163.
  2. Jovem-Azevêdo, Daniele; Bezerra-Neto, José Fernandes; Feio, Maria João; Fernandes, Rodrigo; Gomes, Wilma Izabelly Ananias; Thomaz, Sidinei Magela; Molozzi, Joseline. "Modelling the abundance of a non-native mollusk in tropical semi-arid reservoirs". Hydrobiologia 849 3 (2021): 625-639. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-021-04729-0.
  3. Andreina Zerega; Nuno Eduardo Simões; Maria João Feio. "How to Improve the Biological Quality of Urban Streams? Reviewing the Effect of Hydromorphological Alterations and Rehabilitation Measures on Benthic Invertebrates". Water 13 15 (2021): 2087-2087. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13152087.
  4. Rivaes, Rui Pedro; Feio, Maria João; Almeida, Salomé F.P.; Vieira, Cristiana; Calapez, Ana R.; Mortágua, Andreia; Gebler, Daniel; Lozanovska, Ivana; Aguiar, Francisca C.. "Multi-biologic group analysis for an ecosystem response to longitudinal river regulation gradients". Science of The Total Environment 767 (2021): 144327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144327.
  5. Maria Feio. "The use of machine learning predictive models to assess rivers quality with molecular data". ARPHA Conference Abstracts (2021): https://doi.org/10.3897/aca.4.e65380.
  6. Andreia Mortágua; Marco Teixeira; Manuela Sales; Maria Feio; Salomé Almeida. "Validation of river typologies using molecular information from diatoms". ARPHA Conference Abstracts (2021): https://doi.org/10.3897/aca.4.e64726.
  7. Marco Teixeira; Salomé Almeida; Maria Feio; Andreia Mortágua; Manuela Sales. "Effects of anthropogenic pressures on diatom communities using morphological and molecular approaches". ARPHA Conference Abstracts (2021): https://doi.org/10.3897/aca.4.e64998.
  8. Teixeira, Marco; Almeida, Salomé; Feio, Maria; Mortágua, Andreia; Sales, Manuela. "Effects of anthropogenic pressures on diatom communities using morphological and molecular approaches". ARPHA Conference Abstracts 4 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/aca.4.e64998.
  9. Feio, Maria. "The use of machine learning predictive models to assess rivers quality with molecular data". ARPHA Conference Abstracts 4 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/aca.4.e65380.
  10. Mortágua, Andreia; Teixeira, Marco; Sales, Manuela; Feio, Maria; Almeida, Salomé. "Validation of river typologies using molecular information from diatoms". ARPHA Conference Abstracts 4 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/aca.4.e64726.
  11. Ranta, Elina; Vidal-Abarca, Maria Rosario; Calapez, Ana Raquel; Feio, Maria João. "Urban stream assessment system (UsAs): An integrative tool to assess biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services". Ecological Indicators 121 (2021): 106980. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106980.
    Publicado • 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106980
  12. Maria João Feio; Robert M. Hughes; Marcos Callisto; Susan J. Nichols; Oghenekaro N. Odume; Bernardo R. Quintella; Mathias Kuemmerlen; et al. "The Biological Assessment and Rehabilitation of the World’s Rivers: An Overview". Water 13 3 (2021): 371-371. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030371.
  13. Sofia Duarte; Barbara R. Leite; Maria João Feio; Filipe O. Costa; Ana Filipa Filipe. "Integration of DNA-Based Approaches in Aquatic Ecological Assessment Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates". Water 13 3 (2021): 331-331. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030331.
  14. Maria João Feio; Sónia R. Q. Serra; João M. Neto. "From headwaters into the estuarine zone: changes in processes and invertebrate communities in response to abiotic conditions". Aquatic Ecology (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s10452-020-09820-7.
  15. Feio, Maria João. "Effect of environmental filters on Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) assemblages of neotropical watersheds". Limnetica 40 (2021): 19-31. http://www.limnetica.net/documentos/limnetica/limnetica-40-1-02.pdf.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado • 10.23818/limn.40.02
  16. Filipa M. S. Martins; Miguel Porto; Maria J. Feio; Bastian Egeter; Aurélie Bonin; Sónia R. Q. Serra; Pierre Taberlet; Pedro Beja. "Modelling technical and biological biases in macroinvertebrate community assessment from bulk preservative using multiple metabarcoding markers". Molecular Ecology (2020): https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15620.
  17. Cristina Delgado; Maria J. Feio; Isabel Pardo; Salomé F.P. Almeida. "Effects of water temperature over benthic diatom communities: insights from thermal springs". Plant Ecology & Diversity (2020): https://doi.org/10.1080/17550874.2020.1762133.
  18. Jovem-Azevêdo, Daniele; Bezerra-Neto, José F.; Molozzi, Joseline; Feio, Maria J.. "Rehabilitation scenarios for reservoirs: Predicting their effect on invertebrate communities through machine learning". River Research and Applications (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rra.3641.
  19. Aurea Luiza Lemes da Silva; William Padilha Lemes; Jéssica Andriotti; Mauricio Mello Petrucio; Maria João Feio. "Recent land-use changes affect stream ecosystem processes in a subtropical island in Brazil". Austral Ecology (2020): https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.12879.
  20. Feio, Maria João; Serra, Sónia R.Q.; Mortágua, Andreia; Bouchez, Agnès; Rimet, Frédéric; Vasselon, Valentin; Almeida, Salomé F.P.. "A taxonomy-free approach based on machine learning to assess the quality of rivers with diatoms". Science of The Total Environment (2020): 137900. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137900.
  21. Feio, Maria João. "Diatom size plasticity at regional and global scales". Limnetica (2020): https://doi.org/10.23818/limn.39.25.
  22. Feio, Maria João. "Advances in the use of molecular tools in ecological and biodiversity assessment of aquatic ecosystems". Limnetica (2020): https://doi.org/10.23818/limn.39.27.
  23. Feio, MJ; Filipe, AF; Garcia-Raventós, A; Ardura, A.; Calapez, A.R; Pujante, AM; Mortágua, A.; et al. "Advances in the use of molecular tools in ecological and biodiversity assessment of aquatic ecosystems". Limnetica 39 (2020): 419-440. https://doi.org/ 10.23818/limn.39.27.
  24. Feio, Maria. "XIX conference of the iberian association of limnology. Inland waters and XXI century challenges: from scientific knowledge to environmental management.". Limnetica 39 (2020): 1-4. http://www.limnetica.net/documentos/limnetica/limnetica-39-1-i.pdf.
  25. Rezende, Renan de Souza; Medeiros, Adriana Oliveira; Gonçalves, José Francisco; Feio, Maria João; Pereira Gusmão, Elves; de Andrade Gomes, Victor Ângelo; Calor, Adolfo; Almeida, Juliana dos Santos Dahora. "Patterns of litter inputs, hyphomycetes and invertebrates in a Brazilian savanna stream: a process of degradative succession". Journal of Tropical Ecology 35 6 (2019): 297-307. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0266467419000269.
    Publicado • 10.1017/s0266467419000269
  26. Ana Filipa Filipe; Maria João Feio; Aina Garcia-Raventós; José Pedro Ramião; Giorgio Pace; Filipa MS Martins; Maria Filomena Magalhães. "The European Water Framework Directive facing current challenges: recommendations for a more efficient biological assessment of inland surface waters". Inland Waters (2019): 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/20442041.2018.1494973.
  27. Serra, S.R.Q.; Calapez, A.R.; Simões, N.E.; Sá Marques, J.A.A.; Laranjo, M.; Feio, M.J.. "Effects of variations in water quantity and quality in the structure and functions of invertebrates’ community of a Mediterranean urban stream". Urban Ecosystems (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85070751349&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  28. Calapez, A.R.; Elias, C.L.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Brito, A.G.; Feio, M.J.. "Sewage contamination under water scarcity effects on stream biota: biofilm, grazers, and their interaction". Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85068920085&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  29. Jovem-Azevêdo, D.; Bezerra-Neto, J.F.; Azevêdo, E.L.; Gomes, W.I.A.; Molozzi, J.; Feio, M.J.. "Dipteran assemblages as functional indicators of extreme droughts". Journal of Arid Environments (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85061051330&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  30. Mortágua, A.; Vasselon, V.; Oliveira, R.; Elias, C.; Chardon, C.; Bouchez, A.; Rimet, F.; João Feio, M.; F.P. Almeida, S.. "Applicability of DNA metabarcoding approach in the bioassessment of Portuguese rivers using diatoms". Ecological Indicators 106 (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85067428772&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  31. Pawlowski, Jan; Kelly-Quinn, Mary; Altermatt, Florian; Apothéloz-Perret-Gentil, Laure; Beja, Pedro; Boggero, Angela; Borja, Angel; et al. "The future of biotic indices in the ecogenomic era: Integrating (e)DNA metabarcoding in biological assessment of aquatic ecosystems". (2018): http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/6428.
  32. Calapez, A.R.; Serra, S.R.Q.; Santos, J.M.; Branco, P.; Ferreira, T.; Hein, T.; Brito, A.G.; Feio, M.J.. "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 (2018): 647-656. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85046754369&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  33. Feio, M.J.; Leite, G.F.; Rezende, R.S.; Medeiros, A.O.; Cruz, L.C.; Dahora, J.A.; Calor, A.; et al. "Macro-scale (biomes) differences in neotropical stream processes and community structure". Global Ecology and Conservation 16 (2018): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85058101678&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  34. Maria João Feio; Salomé F. P. Almeida; Francisca C. Aguiar. "Functional associations between microalgae, macrophytes and invertebrates distinguish river types". Aquatic Sciences (2017): https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-017-0541-4.
  35. Serra, S.R.Q.; Graça, M.A.S.; Dolédec, S.; Feio, M.J.. "Chironomidae traits and life history strategies as indicators of anthropogenic disturbance". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189 7 (2017): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85020668852&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  36. Serra, S.R.Q.; Graça, M.A.S.; Dolédec, S.; Feio, M.J.. "Chironomidae of the Holarctic region: a comparison of ecological and functional traits between North America and Europe". Hydrobiologia 794 1 (2017): 273-285. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85027831639&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  37. Elias, C.L.; Rocha, R.J.M.; Feio, M.J.; Figueira, E.; Almeida, S.F.P.. "Influence of the colonizing substrate on diatom assemblages and implications for bioassessment: a mesocosm experiment". Aquatic Ecology 51 1 (2017): 145-158. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84992316387&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  38. Bambi, P.; de Souza Rezende, R.; Feio, M.J.; Leite, G.F.M.; Alvin, E.; Quintão, J.M.B.; Araújo, F.; Gonçalves Júnior, J.F.. "Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Inputs and Stock of Organic Matter in Savannah Streams of Central Brazil". Ecosystems 20 4 (2017): 757-768. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84992437238&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  39. Calapez, A.R.; Branco, P.; Santos, J.M.; Ferreira, T.; Hein, T.; Brito, A.G.; Feio, M.J.. "Macroinvertebrate short-term responses to flow variation and oxygen depletion: A mesocosm approach". Science of the Total Environment 599-600 (2017): 1202-1212. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85019072952&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  40. Serra, S.R.Q.; Graca, M.A.S.; Dolédec, S.; Feio, M.J.. "Discriminating permanent from temporary rivers with traits of chironomid genera". Annales de Limnologie 53 (2017): 161-174. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85014697856&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  41. Elias, C.L.; Calapez, A.R.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Chessman, B.; Simões, N.; Feio, M.J.. "Predicting reference conditions for river bioassessment by incorporating boosted trees in the environmental filters method". Ecological Indicators 69 (2016): 239-251. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84964608828&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  42. Feio, M.J.; Calapez, A.R.; Elias, C.L.; Cortes, R.M.V.; Graça, M.A.S.; Pinto, P.; Almeida, S.F.P.. "The paradox of expert judgment in rivers ecological monitoring". Journal of Environmental Management 184 (2016): 609-616. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84992445208&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  43. Sánchez-Montoya, M.M.; Pastor, A.; Aristi, I.; Del Arco, A.I.; Antón-Pardo, M.; Bartrons, M.; Ruíz, C.; et al. "Women in limnology in the Iberian Peninsula: Biases, barriers and recommendations". Limnetica 35 1 (2016): 61-72. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84994049783&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  44. Serra, S.R.Q.; Cobo, F.; Graça, M.A.S.; Dolédec, S.; Feio, M.J.. "Synthesising the trait information of European Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera): Towards a new database". Ecological Indicators 61 (2016): 282-292. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84949728531&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  45. Elias, C.L.; Calapez, A.R.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Feio, M.J.. "Determining useful benchmarks for the bioassessment of highly disturbed areas based on diatoms". Limnologica 51 (2015): 83-93. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84930045624&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  46. Feio, M.J.; Dolédec, S.; Graça, M.A.S.. "Human disturbance affects the long-term spatial synchrony of freshwater invertebrate communities". Environmental Pollution 196 (2015): 300-308. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84938152755&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  47. Serra, S.R.Q.; Calapez, A.R.; Pérez-Bilbao, A.; Feio, M.J.. "Adjusting the effect of seasonal variability in the bioassessment of streams". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187 1 (2015): 1-13. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84957967439&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  48. Elias, C.L.; Calapez, A.R.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Feio, M.J.. "From perennial to temporary streams: An extreme drought as a driving force of freshwater communities' traits". Marine and Freshwater Research 66 5 (2015): 469-480. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84928717293&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  49. Feio, M.J.; Ferreira, W.R.; Macedo, D.R.; Eller, A.P.; Alves, C.B.M.; França, J.S.; Callisto, M.. "Defining and Testing Targets for the Recovery of Tropical Streams Based on Macroinvertebrate Communities and Abiotic Conditions". River Research and Applications 31 1 (2015): 70-84. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84921437809&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  50. Calapez, A.R.; Elias, C.L.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Feio, M.J.. "Extreme drought effects and recovery patterns in the benthic communities of temperate streams". Limnetica 33 2 (2014): 281-296. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84940562577&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  51. Mendes, T.; Calapez, A.R.; Elias, C.L.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Feio, M.J.. "Comparing alternatives for combining invertebrate and diatom assessment in stream quality classification". Marine and Freshwater Research 65 7 (2014): 612-623. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84903276122&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  52. Feio, M.J.; Viana-Ferreira, C.; Costa, C.. "Testing a Multiple Machine Learning Tool (HYDRA) for the Bioassessment of Fresh Waters". Freshwater Science 33 4 (2014): 1286-1296. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84940052854&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  53. Feio, M.J.; Viana-Ferreira, C.; Costa, C.. "Combining multiple machine learning algorithms to predict taxa under reference conditions for streams bioassessment". River Research and Applications 30 9 (2014): 1157-1165. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84911414909&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  54. Feio, M.J.; Ferreira, J.; Buffagni, A.; Erba, S.; Dörflinger, G.; Ferréol, M.; Munné, A.; et al. "Comparability of ecological quality boundaries in the Mediterranean basin using freshwater benthic invertebrates. Statistical options and implications". Science of the Total Environment 476-477 (2014): 777-784. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84896697206&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  55. Pérez-Bilbao, A.; Calapez, A.R.; Feio, M.J.. "Aquatic Coleoptera distribution patterns and their environmental drivers in central Portugal, Iberian Peninsula". Limnologica 46 (2014): 45-57. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84897903661&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  56. Feio, M.J.; Aguiar, F.C.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Ferreira, J.; Ferreira, M.T.; Elias, C.; Serra, S.R.Q.; et al. "Least Disturbed Condition for European Mediterranean rivers". Science of the Total Environment 476-477 (2014): 745-756. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84896695919&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  57. Neto, J.M.; Feio, M.J.; Teixeira, H.; Patrício, J.; Serra, S.R.Q.; Franco, J.N.; Calapez, A.R.; Constantino, E.. "Transitional and freshwater bioassessments: One site, two perspectives?". Marine Pollution Bulletin 78 1-2 (2014): 153-164. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84892438955&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  58. Molozzi, J.; Feio, M.J.; Salas, F.; Marques, J.C.; Callisto, M.. "Maximum ecological potential of tropical reservoirs and benthic invertebrate communities". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185 8 (2013): 6591-6606. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84879837305&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  59. Feio, M.J.; Aguiar, F.C.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Ferreira, M.T.. "AQUAFLORA: A predictive model based on diatoms and macrophytes for streams water quality assessment". Ecological Indicators 18 (2012): 586-598. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84858686148&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  60. Mendes, T.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Feio, M.J.. "Assessment of rivers using diatoms: Effect of substrate and evaluation method". Fundamental and Applied Limnology 179 4 (2012): 267-279. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84875981877&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  61. Almeida, S.F.P.; Feio, M.J.. "DIATMOD: Diatom predictive model for quality assessment of Portuguese running waters". Hydrobiologia 695 1 (2012): 185-197. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84865430703&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  62. Feio, M.J.; Dolédec, S.. "Integration of invertebrate traits into predictive models for indirect assessment of stream functional integrity: A case study in Portugal". Ecological Indicators 15 1 (2012): 236-247. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-81755184741&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  63. Elias, C.L.; Vieira, N.; Feio, M.J.; Almeida, S.F.P.. "Can season interfere with diatom ecological quality assessment?". Hydrobiologia 695 1 (2012): 223-232. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84865425768&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  64. Molozzi, J.; Feio, M.J.; Salas, F.; Marques, J.C.; Callisto, M.. "Development and test of a statistical model for the ecological assessment of tropical reservoirs based on benthic macroinvertebrates". Ecological Indicators 23 (2012): 155-165. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84859933618&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  65. Aguiar, F.C.; Feio, M.J.; Ferreira, M.T.. "Choosing the best method for stream bioassessment using macrophyte communities: Indices and predictive models". Ecological Indicators 11 2 (2011): 379-388. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79954415229&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  66. Feio, M.J.; Poquet, J.M.. "Predictive Models for Freshwater Biological Assessment: Statistical Approaches, Biological Elements and the Iberian Peninsula Experience: A Review". International Review of Hydrobiology 96 4 (2011): 321-346. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80052799765&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  67. Feio, M.J.; Alves, T.; Boavida, M.; Medeiros, A.; GraçA, M.A.S.. "Functional indicators of stream health: A river-basin approach". Freshwater Biology 55 5 (2010): 1050-1065. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77953097809&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  68. Feio, M.J.; Coimbra, C.N.; Graça, M.A.S.; Nichols, S.J.; Norris, R.H.. "The influence of extreme climatic events and human disturbance on macroinvertebrate community patterns of a Mediterranean stream over 15 y". Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29 4 (2010): 1397-1409. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84858703387&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  69. Feio, Maria J.; Almeida, Salomé F. P.; Craveiro, Sandra C.; Calado, António J.. "A comparison between biotic indices and predictive models in stream water quality assessment based on benthic diatom communities". (2009): http://hdl.handle.net/10316/10065.
  70. Feio, M.J.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Craveiro, S.C.; Calado, A.J.. "A comparison between biotic indices and predictive models in stream water quality assessment based on benthic diatom communities". Ecological Indicators 9 3 (2009): 497-507. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-57749099146&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  71. Feio, M.J.; Norris, R.H.; Graça, M.A.S.; Nichols, S.. "Water quality assessment of Portuguese streams: Regional or national predictive models?". Ecological Indicators 9 4 (2009): 791-806. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-58149462991&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  72. Feio, Maria; Reynoldson, Trefor; Ferreira, Verónica; Graça, Manuel. "A predictive model for freshwater bioassessment (Mondego River, Portugal)". (2007): http://hdl.handle.net/10316/7828.
  73. Feio, Maria J.; Almeida, Salome F. P.; Craveiro, Sandra C.; Calado, Antonio J.. "Diatoms and macroinvertebrates provide consistent and complementary information on environmental quality". (2007): http://hdl.handle.net/10773/5239.
  74. Feio, M.J.; Almeida, S.F.P.; Craveiro, S.C.; Calado, A.J.. "Diatoms and macroinvertebrates provide consistent and complementary information on environmental quality". Fundamental and Applied Limnology 169 3 (2007): 247-258. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34948859500&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  75. Feio, M.J.; Reynoldson, T.B.; Ferreira, V.; Graça, M.A.S.. "A predictive model for freshwater bioassessment (Mondego River, Portugal)". Hydrobiologia 589 1 (2007): 55-68. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34547097751&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  76. Feio, Maria João; Reynoldson, Trefor B.; Graça, Manuel A.. "Effect of Seasonal Changes on Predictive Model Assessments of Streams Water Quality with Macroinvertebrates". (2006): http://hdl.handle.net/10316/8318.
  77. Alves, Maria Helena; Bernardo, João Manuel; Cortes, Rui; Feio, Maria João; Ferreira, Maria Teresa; Figueiredo, Hélio; Formigo, Nuno; et al. "Tipologia dos rios em Portugal Continental no âmbito da Directiva Quadro da Água". (2006): http://hdl.handle.net/10174/6605.
  78. Feio, M.J.; Reynoldson, T.B.; Graça, M.A.S.. "The influence of taxonomic level on the performance of a predictive model for water quality assessment". Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63 2 (2006): 367-376. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33645118292&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  79. Feio, M.J.; Reynoldson, T.B.; Graça, M.A.. "Effect of seasonal changes on predictive model assessments of streams water quality with macroinvertebrates". International Review of Hydrobiology 91 6 (2006): 509-520. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33846080199&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  80. Feio, M.J.; Vieira-Lanero, R.; Ferreira, V.; Graça, M.A.S.. "The role of the environment in the distribution and composition of Trichoptera assemblages in streams". Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 164 4 (2005): 493-512. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-29744459493&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  81. Feio, M.J.; Vieira-Lanero, R.; Graça, M.A.S.. "Do different sites in the same river have similar Trichoptera assemblages?". Limnetica 24 3-4 (2005): 251-262. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-28544452646&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  82. Ferreira, V.; Graça, M.A.S.; Feio, M.J.; Mieiro, C.. "Water quality in the Mondego river basin: Pollution and habitat heterogeneity". Limnetica 23 3-4 (2004): 295-306. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-21144434819&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  83. Feio, M.J.; Graça, M.A.S.. "Food consumption by the larvae of Sericostoma vittatum (Trichoptera), an endemic species from the Iberian peninsula". Hydrobiologia 439 (2000): 7-11. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0034668693&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
Artigo em revista (magazine)
  1. Feio, Maria João. "Rios portugueses: um ecossistema fundamental a preservar", Wattson, 2021, https://wattson.pt/2021/06/28/rios-portugueses-um-ecossistema-fundamental-a-preservar/.
  2. Feio, MJ. "Um mergulho no Rio", Rua Larga - cultural magazine of the University of Coimbra, 2013
Capítulo de livro
  1. Feio, Maria João. "Contribution of citizens for preserving local freshwater ecosystems". In Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Clean Water and Sanitation. Springer, 2021.
    No prelo
  2. Sabater S; Elosegi A; Feio MJ; Gómez R; Graça MAS; Muñoz I; Pardo I; Romani AM. "Iberian rivers. In Rivers of Europe. 2nd edition". 182-224. San Diego, Estados Unidos: Elsevier, 2021.
  3. Medeiros, Betsy Dantas de; Pfenning, Magnólia de Araújo Campos; Feio, Maria João; Jovem-Azevêdo, Daniele. "QUAIS PERCEPÇÕES O DNA AMBIENTAL PODE FONERCER PARA AVALIAÇÃO ECOLÓGICA DE RESERVATÓRIOS NO SEMIÁRIDO BRASILEIRO?". In Ecologia e conservação da biodiversidade, 135-148. Atena Editora, 2021.
  4. Delgado, Cristina; et. al.. "Fontes termo-minerais em Portugal continental e ilhas dos Açores". In Rios de Portugal: comunidades, processos e alterações, 423-441. Portugal: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2019.
    Publicado • 10.14195/978-989-26-1624-7_17
  5. Feio, Maria João; Teixeira, Zara. "Monitorização ecológica dos rios portugueses". In Rios de Portugal: comunidades, processos e alterações, 335-358. Portugal: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2019.
    Publicado • 10.14195/978-989-26-1624-7_14
  6. Graça, Manuel A.S.; Cortes, Rui Manuel Vitor; Ferreira, Veronica; Feio, Maria João. "Introdução". In Rios de Portugal: comunidades, processos e alterações, 19-28. Portugal: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2019.
    Publicado • 10.14195/978-989-26-1624-7_1
  7. Serra, Sónia R.Q.; Cortes, Rui Manuel Vitor; Graça, MAS; Paulo, Pinto; Anastácio, Pedro M.; Calapez, Ana R.; Feio, Maria João. "Invertebrados". In Rios de Portugal: comunidades, processos e alterações, 147-169. Portugal: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2019.
  8. Feio, Maria João; Teixeira, Zara. "Alterações globais dos rios: pressssões antropogénicas e alterações climáticas". In Rios de Portugal: comunidades, processos e alterações, 313-334. Portugal: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2019.
    Publicado • 10.14195/978-989-26-1624-7_13
  9. Sabater, S.; Feio, M.J.T.; Graça, M.A.S.; Muñoz, I.; Romaní, A.M.. "The Iberian Rivers". In Rivers of Europe. Elsevier, 2009.
  10. Feio, Maria João; Canhoto, Cristina; Graça, Manuel A. S.. "Shredders in low order streams". In Aquatic ecology of the Mondego River basin global importance of local experience. Portugal: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2002.
  11. Wagner FH; Feio MJ. "Abundance versus Activity of Invertebrates in the Hyporheic Zone - Two Hypotheses". In Groundwater Ecology. A tool for management of water resources. Luxemburgo, 2001.
  12. Feio, MJ; Azevedo JMM. "Portuguese Water Resources: Hydrologic balance, Contamination of Groundwater and Future Perspectives". Luxemburgo, 2001.
  1. Feio, Maria; Ferreira, Verónica. Rios de Portugal: comunidades, processos e alterações. Portugal: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. 2019.
    Publicado • 10.14195/978-989-26-1624-7 • Editor
  1. Feio, MJ. INAG 2008a. Manual para a avaliação biológica da qualidade da água em sistemas fluviais Segundo a Directiva Quadro da Água. Protocolo de amostragem e análise para os macroinvertebrados bentónicos. Ministério do Ambiente, Ordenamento do Território e do Desenvolvimento Regional. Instituto da Água, I.P. (WG: Pinto P, Graça MAS, Morais M, Feio MJ, Formigo N, Cortes R, Hugues S, Rafael T, Padua J). Portugal. 2008.
  2. Feio, MJ. INAG 2008b. Tipologia de rios em Portugal Continental no âmbito da implementação da Directiva Quadro da Água. Ministério do Ambiente, Ordenamento do Território e do Desenvolvimento Regional. Instituto da Água, I.P. (WG: Alves, Ferreira, Pádua, Martins, Rafael, Tomaz, Figueiredo, Bernardo, Pinto, Morais, Ilhéu, Matono, Almeida, Ferreira, Aguiar, Quintella, Rodrigues, Graça, Feio, Almeida, Cortes, O. 2008.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Feio, Maria João de Medeiros Brazão Lopes. "Macroinvertebrates in the Mondego river basin bioassessment". Doutoramento, Universidade de Coimbra, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/9607.
  2. Feio, MJ. "Estudos sobre a biologia trófica de Sericostoma vittatum (Trichoptera) (Studies on the trophic biology of Sercostoma vittatum (Trichoptera)". Mestrado, 1999.
  3. Feio, MJ. "A importância do tipo de alimento para o Sericostoma vittatum (experiências de crescimento, selecção e assimilação de alimento) (The importance of the food type for the Sericostoma vittatum (growth, selection and assimilation tests)).". Licenciatura, Universidade de Coimbra, 1996.


  1. Implementation of the website and software AQUAWEB (http://aquaweb.uc.pt) the development and application of predictive models for the bioassessment of rivers and digital taxonomic keys under colaboration with the IEETA (Institute of Electronic Engineer and Telematic of the University of Aveiro, Portugal).. researchers; students; other. 2013. Feio, MJ.
  2. Software RIO: a web application for water quality assessment through predictive models (rio-imar.ci.uc.pt) under collaboration with the department of Informatics Engeneer of the University of Coimbra (platform no longer available – substituted by the AQUAWEB).. 2006. Feio, MJ.
Outra produção
  1. Participation – letter in the book: “Un espejo en que mirarte/Someone to look up” aiming to raise interest of young girls for science careers. By Esther Diànex Muñoz and José Manuel Escobero Rodríguez. CEOP Atalaya. Atarfe-Granad, Spain. 2014. Feio, MJ.