Ana Lillebø is the Scientific Coordinator of CESAM - Centre for Environmental and marine Studies. She holds a PhD in Biology, specialization in Ecology (2001) from University of Coimbra, Portugal. During her PhD she had externship training in Sweden and in Denmark and was award with the IMAR prize (2001). She did her Post-Doc training at IMAR, Southern Denmark University and University of Évora. Since 2006 she is an independent Researcher at CESAM/University Aveiro (UA), where from 2006-2010 she developed her research at the Dep. of Chemistry and from 2011 to present at the Dep. of Biology, where she is now Principal Researcher. She is a well-established researcher in Coastal Ecosystems with focus on: Coastal Ecosystems Ecological Status & Management; Applied Ecology & Nature-based solutions; Environmental Chemistry & Anthropogenic impacts; EU Policies & Ecosystem Services, in a transdisciplinary context. She has act as key note speaker for academics and/stakeholders’ audiences. She has participated in national and international projects: as coordinator (FCT; EU/FP7); as WP and/or case study leader (EU/FP7/FCT CIRCLE-MED Era Net; EU/H2020); and as PI at CESAM, adding up to > 4.8M € of funding. She has collaborated with DG JRC on the Common Implementation Framework of the EU Biodiversity Strategy, co-authoring the 2nd Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystem and their Services (MAES) report. She was also the main editor and co-author for the IWA book on Coastal Lagoons in Europe: Integrated Water Resource Strategies. She has peer reviewed papers for 38 ISI journals, 3 of them in a regular basis. She is responsible for the scientific supervision/co-supervision of 5 Post-docs (2 concluded) and of 6 PhD (4 concluded); 3 MSc (6 concluded); 2 Graduation level (7 concluded) students. She is also responsible for the job positions and scientific supervision in the scope of research projects. She is responsible for the multidisciplinary Advanced Course - Ecosystem services provided by wetlands: Anthropogenic impacts and Environmental chemistry, included in SETAC summer school since 2015. She is the national contact point for Ria de Aveiro LTER site at the Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity and at ILTER marine task force. She is a member of the Council of the Portuguese Centro Hydrographical Region (APA-ARHcentro) and the Director of the Postgraduate Master Degree in Marine Biology at UA.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Ana Isabel Lillebø Batista

Nomes de citação

  • Lillebø, Ana
  • Lillebø, Ana I.

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID
Researcher Id

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • lillebo@ua.pt (Profissional)


  • 234370779 Ext.: 22736 (Profissional)


  • Universidade de Aveiro. Departamento de Biologia & CESAM , Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 , Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal (Profissional)


  • http://www.cesam.ua.pt/ana-lillebo (Profissional)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Naturais - Ciências Biológicas - Ecologia
Grau Classificação
Biologia (Doutoramento)
Especialização em Ecologia
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"The effect of salt marshes plants on the nutrient dynamics in the Mondego estuary (Portugal)" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Aprovada por Unanimidade
Ecologia (Mestrado)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Estrutura populacional, dinâmica e produção de Hydrobia ulvae (Pennant) (Molusca:Prosobranchia) ao longo de um gradiente de eutrofização do estuário do Mondego" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Biologia (Licenciatura)
Especialização em Especialização Científica
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
Percurso profissional

Cargos e Funções

2017/05/01 - Atual Coordenação ou direção de centro de investigação, departamento ou equivalente
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal


2016/11/02 - Atual Principal Researcher - Department of Biology & CESAM
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2010/08/01 - 2016/11/01 Assistant Researcher - Department of Biology & CESAM
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2006/03/01 - 2010/07/31 Assistant Researcher, Department of Chemistry & CESAM
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal


Designação Financiadores
2011 - 2015/03 LTER-RAVE - Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes
Provided by PTCRIS: 109692
Provided by PTCRIS: 109692 (AI Lillebø – team member)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2011 - 2014/08 BIOCHANGED - Impact of biodiversity evenness changes in the ecosystem functioning of estuaries
Provided by PTCRIS: 111901
Provided by PTCRIS: 111901 (AI Lillebø - CESAM Responsible researcher)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2008 - 2012/06 MARMER - The role of salt marsh plants on mercury cycle: identifying plant-bacteria-Hg interactions critical for ecosystem remediation
Provided by PTCRIS: 67752
Provided by PTCRIS: 67752 (AI Lillebø - Scientific Coordinator)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2007 - 2011/03 Conservation and rehabilitation strategies for temporary Mediterranean river corridors: A case study on Pardiela basin, southern of Portugal (Guadiana basin)
Provided by PTCRIS: 73338 (AI Lillebø - CESAM Responsible researcher)
Provided by PTCRIS: 73338
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2007 - 2008/12 WaterQual- Development and validation of analytical advanced methods for water quality assessment: support for the implementation of the Water FrameWork Directive in Portugal
Provided by PTCRIS: 82345 (AI Lillebø – team member)
Provided by PTCRIS: 82345
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.


Designação Financiadores
2017 - 2020/12 GENIALG - GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative Macro-ALGal biorefinery
grant.258572 (AI Lillebø - team member)
European Commission
ref. 417RT0528 (AI Lillebø - team member)
Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo
2017 - 2020/05 PORBIOTA-Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity
(AI Lillebø - CESAM Responsible researcher)
Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia
2017 - 2020/05 ValorMar - Valorização Integral Dos Recursos Marinhos: Potencial, Inovação Tecnológica e Novas Aplicações / ValoMar -Integral Valorization of Marine Resources: Potential, Technological Innovation and New Applications
-(AI Lillebø - CESAM Co-responsible researcher)-
PT 2020
2017 - 2020/04 SmartBioR - Valorização Inteligente de Recursos Biológicos Marinhos Endógenos/ Smart Valorization of Biological Marine Endogenous Resources
(AI Lillebø - CESAM Co-responsible researcher)-
Centro 2020
2015 - 2019/05 eLTER H2020 project - Integrated European Long-Term Ecosystem & Socio-Ecological Research Infrastructure (LTER Ria de Aveiro is one of the Virtual Access (VA) sites in the H2020 project eLTER)
GA: 654359 (AI Lillebø - eLTER UA/CESAM contact person)
European Commission
2015 - 2018/11 AQUACROSS - Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies
grant.642317 (AI Lillebø - case study leader)
European Commission
2017 - 2018/05 C-GRASS – Seagrass meadows: Blue carbon spatio-temporal changes at Murtosa region (Ria de Aveiro)
(AI Lillebø – team member)
Observatoire Hommes-Millieux International (OHMI)
2017 - 2018/05 SOILSALT - Benchmark of soil salinization on "Baixo Vouga Lagunar" before the floodbank construction
(AI Lillebø - team member)
Observatoire Hommes-Millieux International (OHMI)
2016 - 2017/10 RESTORE - Phytoremediation of saline soils using Salicornia ramossisima
-(AI Lillebø – team member)
Observatoire Hommes-Millieux International (OHMI)
2016 - 2017/07 HALOFOOD - Decoding lipid profile of saltmarsh halophytes for human consumption and livestock nutrition
--(AI Lillebø – team member)
Observatoire Hommes-Millieux International (OHMI)
2015 - 2016/06 SunSole - Projecto-Piloto De Cultura De Linguado Em Regime Semi-Intensivo Em Esteiro / Pilot Project of Sole culture in a Semi-Intensive land-based aquaculture
-(AI Lillebø - CESAM Co-responsible researcher)
PROMAR_European Fisheries Fund
2015 - 2016/06 MARSH-C-LEVEL - The role of Baixo Vouga Lagunar salt marshes on carbon storage as an ecosystem service: Effects of sea level rise
_(AI Lillebø – team member)
Observatoire Hommes-Millieux International (OHMI)
2014 - 2016/02 MCES - The Economic Valuation and Governance of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services
(AI Lillebø - team member)
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK Branch
2013 - 2015/11 ADAPT-MED - Is current decision making “adapted to internalize adaptation” into policy making?
Provided by PTCRIS: 135852
135852 (AI Lillebø - CESAM Responsible researcher; case study and WP leader)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2012 - 2014/12 STEP - Integrated System for Managing Fishfarm Effluents
(AI Lillebø - CESAM Co-responsible researcher)
PROMAR - European Fisheries Fund
2011 - 2014/09 LAGOONS - Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change
grant.283157 (AI Lillebø - Scientific Coordinator)
European Commission
2012 - 2014/04 TPEA - Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic
(AI Lillebø – team member)-
European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime; Unit MARE-E-1 (DGMARE)


Artigo em revista
  1. Bruna Marques; Ana Isabel Lillebø; Maria do Rosário M. Domingues; Jorge A. Saraiva; Ricardo Calado. 2019. "Effect of High-Pressure Processing (HPP) on the Fatty Acid Profile of Different Sized Ragworms (Hediste diversicolor) Cultured in an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) System". Molecules 24 (24): 4503-4503. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24244503.
  2. Fiona Culhane; Heliana Teixeira; Antonio J.A. Nogueira; Florian Borgwardt; Daniel Trauner; Ana Lillebø; GerJan Piet; et al. 2019. "Risk to the supply of ecosystem services across aquatic ecosystems". Science of The Total Environment 660: 611-621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.346.
  3. Heliana Teixeira; Ana I. Lillebø; Fiona Culhane; Leonie Robinson; Daniel Trauner; Florian Borgwardt; Mathias Kuemmerlen; et al. 2019. "Linking biodiversity to ecosystem services supply: Patterns across aquatic ecosystems". Science of The Total Environment 657: 517-534. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.440.
  4. Ana I. Lillebø; Heliana Teixeira; Mariana Morgado; Javier Martínez-López; Asya Marhubi; Gonzalo Delacámara; Pierre Strosser; António J.A. Nogueira. 2019. "Ecosystem-based management planning across aquatic realms at the Ria de Aveiro Natura 2000 territory". Science of The Total Environment 650: 1898-1912. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.317.
  5. Marco Custódio; Sebastián Villasante; Ricardo Calado; Ana Isabel Lillebø. 2019. "Valuation of Ecosystem Services to promote sustainable aquaculture practices". Reviews in Aquaculture. https://doi.org/10.1111/raq.12324.
  6. Felipe P.A. Cohen; Miquel Planas; Wagner C. Valenti; Ana Lillebø; Ricardo Calado. 2018. "Optimizing packing of live seahorses for shipping". Aquaculture 482: 57-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.09.024.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Boon, Philip J.; Raven, Paul J.. 2012. "Key long term patterns for the management and Conservation of temporary Mediterranean streams: a case study of the Pardiela river, southern Portugal (Guadiana catchment)". Philip J Boon and Paul J Raven. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. http://hdl.handle.net/10174/8032.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Murteira, Mariana Cardoso. 2018. "The effect of nitrogen availability in the antioxidant content of two halophyte species under saltwater hydroponics". Dissertação de Mestrado. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/25154.


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  1. Charles B. van Rees; Kerry A. Waylen; Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber; Stephen J. Thackeray; Gregor Kalinkat; Koen Martens; Sami Domisch; et al. 2020. Safeguarding Freshwater Life Beyond 2020: Recommendations for the New Global Biodiversity Framework from the European Experience. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202001.0212.v1.
  2. Newton, Alice; Brito, Ana C.; Icely, John; Derolez, Valerie; Clara, Ines; Angus, Stewart; Schernewski, Gerald; et al. 2018. Assessing, quantifying and valuing the ecosystem services of coastal lagoons. The natural conservation of coastal lagoons is important not only for their ecological importance, but also because of the valuable ecosystem services they provide for human welfare and wellbeing. Coastal lagoons are shallow semi-enclosed systems that support important habitats such as wetlands, mangroves, salt-marshes and seagrass meadows, as well as a rich biodiversity. Coastal lagoons are also. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/11424.
  3. Crespo, Daniel; Grilo, Tiago Fernandes; Baptista, Joana; Coelho, Joao Pedro; Lillebo, Ana Isabel; Cássio, Fernanda; Fernandes, Isabel Rodrigues; et al. 2017. New climatic targets against global warming: will the maximum 2 degrees C temperature rise affect estuarine benthic communities?. The Paris Agreement signed by 195 countries in 2015 sets out a global action plan to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to remain below 2 degrees C. Under that premise, in situ experiments were run to test the effects of 2 degrees C temperature increase on the benthic communities in a seagrass bed and adjacent bare sediment, from a temperate European estuary. Temperature was. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/51263.
  4. Costa, Ana P. L.; Calado, Ricardo; Marques, Bruna; Lillebo, Ana I.; Serôdio, João; Soares, Amadeu M. V. M.; Serrão, Ester; Rocha, Rui J. M.. 2016. The effect of mixotrophy in the ex situ culture of the soft coral Sarcophyton cf. glaucum. In toto aquaculture is a promising approach towards the bioprospecting and production of bioactive compounds from the coral holobiont. Coral aquaculture ex situ allows a better control of culture conditions to maximize coral growth and reduce production costs. Light (either the Photosynthetically Active Radiation-PAR, or the emitted spectrum) is one of the most important factors affecting the grow. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/9656.
  5. Lillebo, Ana I.; Somma, Francesca; Noren, Katja; Goncalves, Jorge; Fatima Alves, M.; Ballarini, Elisabetta; Bentes, L.; et al. 2016. Assessment of marine ecosystem services indicators: experiences and lessons learned from 14 european case studies. This article shares the experiences, observations, and discussions that occurred during the completing of an ecosystem services (ES) indicator framework to be used at European Union (EU) and Member States' level. The experience base was drawn from 3 European research projects and 14 associated case study sites that include 13 transitional-water bodies (specifically 8 coastal lagoons, 4 riverine es. http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/9275.
  6. Coelho, Francisco J. R. C.; Cleary, Daniel F. R.; Rocha, Rui J. M.; Calado, Ricardo; Castanheira, José M.; Rocha, Sílvia M.; Silva, Artur M. S.; et al. 2015. Unraveling the interactive effects of climate change and oil contamination on laboratory-simulated estuarine benthic communities. There is growing concern that modifications to the global environment such as ocean acidification and increased ultraviolet radiation may interact with anthropogenic pollutants to adversely affect the future marine environment. Despite this, little is known about the nature of the potential risks posed by such interactions. Here, we performed a multifactorial microcosm experiment to assess the imp. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/16852.
  7. Stefanova, Anastassi; Krysanova, Valentina; Hesse, Cornelia; Lillebo, Ana Isabel. 2015. Climate change impact assessment on water inflow to a coastal lagoon: the Ria de Aveiro watershed, Portugal. A climate change impact study was performed for the watershed of the Ria de Aveiro Lagoon in Portugal. The total freshwater inflow to the lagoon was analysed considering long-term average annual and seasonal changes in discharge, as well as extremes in terms of high/low-flow percentiles. The eco-hydrological model SWIM was calibrated at three gauges and driven by a set of 15 climate scenarios from. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/18059.
  8. Costa,Diógenes Félix da Silva; Barbosa,José Etham de Lucena; Soares,Amadeu Mortágua Velho de Maia; Lillebø,Ana Isabel; Rocha,Renato de Medeiros. 2015. Spatial modeling of limnological parameters in a solar saltwork of northeastern Brazil. AimIn this research, we aimed to model limnological parameters in the Salina Unidos (Macau-Brazil) using GIS technology. We hypothesized that in solar saltworks, the geochemical characteristics of the brines (i.e. the strong solution of salts) vary considerably through the salt ponds circuit, in which drastic changes can damage the entire salt production.MethodsGeochemical parameters were monitore. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2179-975X2015000100010.
  9. Anastácio, Pedro M.; Marques, Bruna; Lillebø, Ana I.. 2013. Modeling the effect of temperature, solar radiation and salinity on Bolboschoenus maritimus sequestration of mercury. Some tidal wetland halophytes are extremely important for pollution control but due to global climate change, wetlands and their ecosystem services may suffer considerable modifications. In this context we modeled the growth and mercury (Hg) sequestration by Bolboschoenus maritimus on the most contaminated area of a temperate shallow coastal lagoon historically subjected to heavy Hg load, under gr. http://hdl.handle.net/10174/10070.
  10. Palma, Carla; Oliveira, Anabela; Valença, Manuela; Cascalho, João; Pereira, Eduarda; Lillebø, Ana I.; Duarte, Armando C.; Pinto de Abreu, Manuel. 2013. Major and minor element geochemistry of deep-sea sediments in the Azores Platform and southern seamount region. The Azores Platform and the Irving and Great Meteor seamounts south of the archipelago (38°N-29°N) have rarely been studied geochemically, a fact which is surprising given that they represent the south-eastern limit of region V outlined in the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR Convention). The main aim of the present work was therefore to cha. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/24251.
  11. Sousa, Lisa P.; Lillebø, Ana I.; Gooch, Geoffrey D.; Soares, João A.; Alves, Fátima L.. 2013. Incorporation of local knowledge in the identification of Ria de Aveiro lagoon ecosystem services (Portugal). Coastal lagoons, such as Ria de Aveiro, are of strategic importance as they play a crucial role in almost all biogeochemical processes that sustain the biosphere and provide a variety of services, which are essential to the human wellbeing. Due to their potential vulnerability, to the increased human-related activities and pressures, the management of these systems requires an integrated and ecosy. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/24675.
  12. Azevedo, Ana; Sousa, Ana I.; Lencart e Silva, João D.; Dias, João Miguel; Lillebø, Ana Isabel. 2013. Application of the generic DPSIR framework to seagrass communities of Ria de Aveiro: a better understanding of this coastal lagoon. Seagrasses are rooted flowering plants, forming dense and highly productive meadows in transitional and coastal waters, which assure major functions and services contributing to the ecosystems health. However, the increased decline and fragmentation of seagrass meadows lead to the loss of the associated benefits. In Ria de Aveiro coastal lagoon (Portugal), seagrass meadows showed a marked decline. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/24636.
  13. Lencart e Silva, João D.; Azevedo, Ana; Lillebø, Ana Isabel; Dias, João Miguel. 2013. Turbidity under changing physical forcing over two contrasting locations of seagrass meadows. Seagrass meadows support a range of ecosystem functions in coastal lagoons, from habitat and shelter of invertebrates and fishes to stabilizing sediments, serving at the same time as important ecological quality status indicators due to their sensitivity to water quality parameters. Seagrass meadows are recognized as one of the most productive ecosystems on Earth. Those in mesotidal mid-latitude l. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/24723.
  14. Sousa, Ana C. A.; De Sá Teixeira, Isa Sofia; Marques, Bruna; Vilhena, Hugo; Vieira, Lisete; Soares, Amadeu M. V. M.; Nogueira, António J. A.; Lillebø, Ana I.. 2013. Mercury, pets' and hair: baseline survey of a priority environmental pollutant using a noninvasive matrix in man's best friend. Pet cats and dogs have been successfully used as indicators of environmental pollution by a great variety of chemicals, including metals. However, information on mercury (a well know priority environmental pollutant) concentrations in household pets tissues and/or organs is scarce. Thus, in the present work we quantified total mercury (Hg(Total)) in blood and hair samples from twenty-six household. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/24267.
  15. Coelho, Francisco J. R. C.; Rocha, Rui J. M.; Pires, Ana C. C.; Ladeiro, Bruno; Castanheira, José M.; Costa, Rodrigo; Almeida, Adelaide; et al. 2013. Development and validation of an experimental life support system for assessing the effects of global climate change and environmental contamination on estuarine and coastal marine benthic communities. An experimental life support system (ELSS) was constructed to study the interactive effects of multiple stressors on coastal and estuarine benthic communities, specifically perturbations driven by global climate change and anthropogenic environmental contamination. The ELSS allows researchers to control salinity, pH, temperature, ultraviolet radiation (UVR), tidal rhythms and exposure to selected. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/25582.
  16. Costa,Diógenes Félix da Silva; Silva,Anderson Adailson da; Medeiros,David Hélio Miranda; Lucena Filho,Milton Araújo; Rocha,Renato De Medeiros; Lillebo,Ana Isabel; Soares,Amadeu M.V.M.. 2013. Breve revisão sobre a evolução histórica da atividade salineira no estado do Rio Grande do Norte (Brasil). A presente pesquisa se trata de uma tentativa de elencar alguns dos principais eventos históricos que marcaram a evolução da atividade salineira a partir da colonização da América portuguesa, com enfoque direcionado ao espaço que hoje corresponde ao Estado do Rio Grande do Norte. Essa atividade teve início com a descoberta e exploração das reservas naturais e a posterior produção de sal marinho na. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1982-45132013000100003.
  17. Lillebø, Ana I.; Coelho, Pedro J.; Pato, Pedro; Válega, Mónica; Margalho, Rui; Reis, Mário; Raposo, José; et al. 2011. Assessment of Mercury in Water, Sediments and Biota of a Southern European Estuary (Sado Estuary, Portugal). The aim if this study was to assess the distribution of mercury in water, suspended particulate matter, surface sediments and biota from the Sado estuary, which, for the most part, is classified as a natural reserve, so as to evaluate its environmental quality status in terms of mercury contamination. Besides the diffuse sources of mercury coming into the Sado estuary, there are also additional co. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/11073.
  18. Sousa, Ana I; Lillebø, Ana I; Pardal, Miguel A; Caçador, Isabel. 2010. Productivity and nutrient cycling in salt marshes: Contribution to ecosystem health. This study aimed to assess the contribution of different salt marsh halophytes (Spartina maritima, Scirpus maritimus, Halimione portulacoides, Sarcocornia fruticosa, and Sarcocornia perennis) to nutrient cycling and sequestration in warm-temperate salt marshes. Carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus concentration in plant organs and rhizosediment, as well as plant biomass were monitored every two months. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/11081.
  19. Sousa, Ana I.; Lillebø, Ana I.; Caçador, Isabel; Pardal, Miguel A.. 2008. Contribution of Spartina maritima to the reduction of eutrophication in estuarine systems. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VB5-4T4WM2P-1/2/39c53246a441c97ea5fb560b5d7dd93a. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/10083.
  20. Sousa, Ana I.; Caçador, Isabel; Lillebø, Ana I.; Pardal, Miguel A.. 2008. Heavy metal accumulation in Halimione portulacoides: Intra- and extra-cellular metal binding sites. Salt marsh plants can sequestrate and inherently tolerate high metal concentrations found in salt marsh sediments. This work intended to understand the Halimione portulacoides (L.) Aellen strategies to prevent metal toxicity, by investigating the metal location in different plant organs and in the cell. A sequential extraction was performed on leaves, stems and roots of H. portulacoides in order t. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/5315.
  21. Lillebø, Ana Isabel; Morais, Manuela; Guilherme, Pedro; Fonseca, Rita; Serafim, António; Neves, Ramiro. 2007. Nutrient dynamics in Mediterranean temporary streams: A case study in Pardiela catchment (Degebe River, Portugal). Most of the streams in the Mediterranean region are temporary, following predictable seasonal of flooding and drying, with a transition from lotic conditions to shallow lentic conditions. The goal of our study was to assess the nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics in channel-bed processes of temporary streams between floods. Results show that, during winter, temperatures ranged between 9.5 and 11.2 °C. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/5319.
  22. Lillebø, Ana; Coelho, J.; Flindt, M.; Jensen, H.; Marques, J.; Pedersen, C.; Pardal, M.. 2007. Spartina maritima influence on the dynamics of the phosphorus sedimentary cycle in a warm temperate estuary (Mondego estuary, Portugal). Abstract During the last decades the Mondego estuary has been under severe ecological stress mainly caused by eutrophication. In this salt march system, Spartina maritima covers about 10.5 ha of the intertidal areas. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of Spartina maritima marshes on the dynamics of phosphorus (P) binding in the surface sediment. We compare phosphate and. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/7820.
  23. Lopes, Cláudia Batista; Pereira, Maria Eduarda; Vale, Carlos; Lillebø, Ana Isabel; Pardal, Miguel Ângelo; Duarte, Armando Costa. 2007. Assessment of spatial environmental quality status in Ria de Aveiro (Portugal). The productivity of Ria de Aveiro is sustained by the large quantities of dissolved inorganic nutrients, mainly from freshwater inputs (e.g. agricultural drainage) and organic-rich anthropogenic point sources (e.g. urban sewage). The concentration of silicate and nitrate showed a similar seasonal variation and conservative behaviour, since 63 to 96% of the total variance of the concentration of si. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/13104.
  24. Lillebø, Ana Isabel; Flindt, Mogens R.; Pardal, Miguel Ângelo; Marques, João Carlos. 1999. The effect of macrofauna, meiofauna and microfauna on the degradation of Spartina maritima detritus from a salt marsh area. Decomposition of salt marsh plants results from physical, chemical and biological processes including abiotic and biotic fragmentation, microbial decay and chemical transformation. According to literature data, only a few species have the ability to feed directly on living plant material, so fungi and bacteria seem to be the principal competitors for the organic substrates. Nevertheless, by consum. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/13092.
  25. Lillebø, Ana Isabel; Pardal, Miguel Ângelo; Marques, João Carlos. 1999. Population structure, dynamics and production of Hydrobia ulvae (Pennant) (Mollusca: Prosobranchia) along an eutrophication gradient in the Mondego estuary (Portugal). Eutrophication in the Mondego estuary gave rise to qualitative changes in the benthic community, involving the replacement of eelgrass, Zostera noltii, by green algae such as Enteromorpha spp. and Ulva sp. It seems reasonable to assume that, through time, such changes may determine a selected new trophic structure. Hydrobia ulvae, a dominant species in terms of abundance and biomass, was studied w. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/13091.
  26. Flindt, Mogens R.; Pardal, Miguel Ângelo; Lillebø, Ana Isabel; Martins, Irene; Marques, João Carlos. 1999. Nutrient cycling and plant dynamics in estuaries: A brief review. Eutrophication of European estuaries due to massive nutrient loading from urban areas and diffuse runoff from extensively cultivated land areas is analysed. Consequences for the ecology of estuaries, namely changes in plant species composition, which also affects heterotrophic organisms, are approached based on examples showing that the result is often a fundamental structural change of the ecosys. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/13094.

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