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Dr. João António Mendes Serra Pratas accounts for more than 20-year experience in research assessing the negative impacts of metals from mining areas on the environment and developing various toxicity assessment, biomonitoring, and phytoremediation techniques. He concluded his Ph.D. in Mining Engineering in 1996 at the University of Coimbra (UC), Faculty of Science and Technology. Since then, he is serving as an Assistant Professor at the UC, accounting to his credit the supervision of 14 Ph.D. and 7 masters students. He contributed to 55 publications in specialized journals of international repute, 16 book chapters, 4 books and is a member of several journal editorials. He has been involved in top-rank projects targeting the importance of wetlands sustainability (e.g., EcOwEt), decontamination of mining runoff by metal accumulating plants and biogeochemical prospecting of metals, and sustainable use of geological resources. His research encompasses the phytoremediation potential of native aquatic plants and the perspectives to recover acid mining drainage polluted (with uranium, lead, cadmium, and arsenic) areas mainly in Portugal, considering uptake efficiency of plants along with physiological and biochemical parameters. His research interests also revolves around the impact of metals on aquatic biota. He also expanded his research in other countries, for instance, in India, where he conducted phytoremediation experiments in metal contaminated riverine areas. Lately, he also developed an interest in novel plastic separation methods in mining-impacted areas; he suggested several potential ways for plastics separation and possible bioremediation techniques.
Identificação

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
João António Mendes Serra Pratas

Nomes de citação

  • Pratas, João

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID
E217-C34D-4A00
ORCID iD
0000-0003-1684-2643

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Engenharia do Ambiente - Minas e Processos Minerais
  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Biotecnologia Ambiental - Biotratamento

Idiomas

Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Português (Idioma materno)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1)
Francês Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1)
Espanhol; Castelhano Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1)
Russo Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2)
Formação
Grau Classificação
1996
Concluído
Mining engineering (Doutoramento)
Especialização em Exploration of Geological Resources
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Aplicações de Prospecção Biogeoquímica - Selecção de Espécies Bioindicadoras em Algumas Áreas Mineiras de Portugal" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Percurso profissional

Docência no Ensino Superior

1996 - Atual Professor Auxiliar (Docente Universitário)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
Projetos

Projeto

Designação Financiadores
2019 - 2022 SUGERE Sustainable Sustainability and Wise Use of Geological Resources
ERASMUS+
Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
2019 - 2020 Nickel phytoextraction with hyperaccumulator endemic plants
Nickel phytoextraction with hyperaccumulator endemic plants
2016 - 2019/12/31 The transition from Neanderthal to Anatomically Modern Man in the Côa Valley: environments, symbolism and social networks
PTDC/EPH-ARQ/0326/2014
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2009 - 2012/12/31 Gold biogeochemistry: from biogeochemical prospecting to phytomining
PTDC/CTE-GEX/66710/2006
Investigador
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Geociências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2006 - 2008/10/30 Groundwater interactions - surface water and their importance in the sustainability of wetland ecosystems (Acronym: EcOwEt)
POCI/CTE-GEX/58951/2004
Investigador
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Universidade do Algarve, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2005 - 2008/06/13 Decontamination of mine wastes by metal accumulator plants
POCI/ECM/60750/2004
Investigador
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Geociências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2001 - 2001/12 Understanding the environment- Geology and global modifications: from the field work to the laboratory
Ciência Viva P-IV-1426
Outra
Produções

Publicações

Artigo em conferência
  1. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.. "Characterization of acid mine drainage at the regoufe mine, Arouca Geopark, Northern Portugal". 2017.
    10.5593/sgem2017/51/S20.064
  2. Pratas, J.; Favas, P.J.C.; D’Souza, R.; Varun, M.; Paul, M.S.. "Multi-element accumulation in aquatic bryophytes from Central Portugal". 2015.
  3. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.. "Metal(loid) uptake by spontaneous vegetation in mine tailings and contaminated soil: Implications for environmental remediation". 2015.
  4. Joao Pratas. "HEAVY METALS ACCUMULATION IN SOIL AND PLANTS IN A LEAD OLD MINE: PROSPECTS FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION". 2014.
    10.5593/sgem2014/b51/s20.046
  5. Pratas, J.; Favas, P.J.C.; D’Souza, R.; Varun, M.; Paul, M.S.. "Heavy metals accumulation in soil and plants in a lead old mine: Prospects for phytoremediation". 2014.
  6. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.. "Uptake of uranium by native aquatic plants: Potential for bioindication and phytoremediation". 2013.
    10.1051/e3sconf/20130113007
  7. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.. "Heavy metals biogeochemistry in abandoned mining areas". 2013.
    10.1051/e3sconf/20130119006
  8. Favas, P.; Pratas, J.. "Uranium in soils, waters and plants of the an abandoned uranium mine (central Portugal)". 2012.
  9. Favas, P.; Pratas, J.. "Accumulation of tungsten in native plants of mining areas related with their mobility and bioavailability in soils and tailings (Northern Portugal)". 2012.
  10. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.M.S.. "Arsenic bioavailability and mobility in contaminated soils and mine tailings". 2012.
  11. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.M.S.; Prasad, M.N.V.. "Arsenic uptake by aquatic macrophytes: Possibilities for phytoremediation of arsenic-contaminated waters". 2012.
  12. Joao Pratas. "Multi-element accumulation in aquatic bryophytes from Central Portugal". 2011.
    10.5593/sgem2015/b51/s20.075
  13. V. Ferreira; A.L. Gonçalves; J. Pratas; C. Canhoto. "Uranium adsorption by Articulospora tetracladia: can aquatic hyphomycetes be natural bioremediators of uranium contaminated streams?". 2010.
    10.1142/9789814322119_0058
  14. Pratas, J.; Rodrigues, N.; Alves, F.; Patricio, J.. "Uranium removal in artificial wetlands". 2010.
  15. Pratas, J.; Favas, P.; Rodrigues, N.; Prasad, M.; Freitas, H.. "Phytofiltration of uranium by aquatic plants of Central Portugal". 2010.
  16. Favas, P.J.C.; Gomes, M.E.P.; Pratas, J.M.S.. "Biogeochemistry of arsenic and heavy metals in soils of mining areas (North of Portugal)". 2010.
  17. Pratas, J.; Favas, P.; Rodrigues, N.; Prasad, M.. "Arsenic accumulation in aquatic plants (Central Portugal)". 2010.
  18. Pratas, J.; Rodrigues, N.; Tavares, L.; Branches, A.. "Causes for uranium immobilization in a Portuguese stream". 2010.
  19. Pratas, J.; Rodrigues, N.; Paulo, C.. "Uranium accumulator plants from the centre of Portugal - Their potential to phytoremediation". 2006.
Artigo em revista
  1. Favas, P.; Morais, Igor; Campos, Joana; Pratas, João. "Nickel phytoextraction by a native population of Alyssum serpyllifolium subsp. lusitanicum on ultramafic soils (Portugal): prospects for phytomining". Comunicações Geológicas Especial 1 (2020): 115-117.
    Publicado
  2. Chaturvedi, Ritu; Favas, Paulo JC.; Pratas, João; Varun, Mayank; Paul, Manoj S.. "Metal(loid) induced toxicity and defense mechanisms in Spinacia oleracea L.: Ecological hazard and Prospects for phytoremediation". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 183 (2019): 109570. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.109570.
    10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.109570
  3. Chaturvedi, Ritu; Favas, Paulo; Pratas, João; Varun, Mayank; Paul, Manoj S.. "EDTA-Assisted Metal Uptake in Raphanus sativus L. and Brassica oleracea L.: Assessment of Toxicity and Food Safety". Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 103 3 (2019): 490-495. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00128-019-02651-9.
    10.1007/s00128-019-02651-9
  4. Paulo J.C. Favas; Joao Pratas; Rohan D'souza; Mayank Varun; Manoj S. Paul. "Biomonitoring of rare earth elements by aquatic mosses in a mining region". Journal of Biotechnology 280 (2018): S48-S48. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.jbiotec.2018.06.154.
    10.1016/j.jbiotec.2018.06.154
  5. Chaturvedi, R.; Favas, P.; Pratas, J.; Varun, M.; Paul, M.S.. "Assessment of edibility and effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on Solanum melongena L. grown under heavy metal(loid) contaminated soil". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 148 (2018): 318-326. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85032284864&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.10.048
  6. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Rodrigues, N.; D'Souza, R.; Varun, M.; Paul, M.S.. "Metal(loid) accumulation in aquatic plants of a mining area: Potential for water quality biomonitoring and biogeochemical prospecting". Chemosphere 194 (2018): 158-170. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85036460927&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.11.139
  7. Bergmann, M.; Sobral, O.; Pratas, J.; Graça, M.A.S.. "Uranium toxicity to aquatic invertebrates: A laboratory assay". Environmental Pollution 239 (2018): 359-366. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85045395757&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.envpol.2018.04.007
  8. Chaturvedi, R.; Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Varun, M.; Paul, M.S.. "Effect of Glomus mossae on accumulation efficiency, hazard index and antioxidant defense mechanisms in tomato under metal(loid) Stress". International Journal of Phytoremediation 20 9 (2018): 885-894. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85048278974&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1080/15226514.2018.1438360
  9. Paulo Favas; João Pratas; Rohan D'souza; Mayank Varun; Manoj Paul. "Biomonitoring of metals by aquatic mosses in a mining region". Journal of Biotechnology 256 (2017): S59-S59. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.jbiotec.2017.06.998.
    10.1016/j.jbiotec.2017.06.998
  10. Pita, Fernando; Castilho, Ana. "Separation of plastics by froth flotation. The role of size, shape and density of the particles". Waste Management 60 (2017): 91-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2016.07.041.
    10.1016/j.wasman.2016.07.041
  11. Pratas, J.; Favas, P.J.C.; Varun, M.; D’Souza, R.; Paul, M.S.. "Distribution of rare earth elements, thorium and uranium in streams and aquatic mosses of Central Portugal". Environmental Earth Sciences 76 4 (2017): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85012956503&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s12665-017-6459-2
  12. Dimuccio, L.A.; Rodrigues, N.; Larocca, F.; Pratas, J.; Amado, A.M.; de Carvalho, L.A.E.B.. "Geochemical and mineralogical fingerprints to distinguish the exploited ferruginous mineralisations of Grotta della Monaca (Calabria, Italy)". Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 173 (2017): 704-720. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84994004753&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.saa.2016.10.021
  13. Hepp, L.U.; Pratas, J.A.M.S.; Graça, M.A.S.. "Arsenic in stream waters is bioaccumulated but neither biomagnified through food webs nor biodispersed to land". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 139 (2017): 132-138. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85010417125&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.01.035
  14. Cordeiro, C.; Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Sarkar, S.K.; Venkatachalam, P.. "Uranium accumulation in aquatic macrophytes in an uraniferous region: Relevance to natural attenuation". Chemosphere 156 (2016): 76-87. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84965101341&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.04.105
  15. Cabral-Oliveira, J.; Coelho, H.; Pratas, J.; Mendes, S.; Pardal, M.A.. "Arsenic accumulation in intertidal macroalgae exposed to sewage discharges". Journal of Applied Phycology 28 6 (2016): 3697-3703. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84966699003&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s10811-016-0867-7
  16. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Mitra, S.; Sarkar, S.K.; Venkatachalam, P.. "Biogeochemistry of uranium in the soil-plant and water-plant systems in an old uranium mine". Science of the Total Environment 568 (2016): 350-368. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84977111339&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.024
  17. Paulo J.C. Favas; João Pratas. "Heavy metals and arsenic uptake by wild vegetation in old mining areas of Portugal: Phytoremediation perspectives". Journal of Biotechnology 208 (2015): S58-S58. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.jbiotec.2015.06.172.
    10.1016/j.jbiotec.2015.06.172
  18. Costa, A.; Pratas, J.; Pita, F.; Morais, I.; Campos, J.. "Preliminary tests of uranium phytomining applied in the South Mondego Sul open pit mine lagoon (old uranium mine - Tábua, Portugal)". Comunicacoes Geologicas 102 Special Is (2015): 83-86. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85021798277&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Chowdhury, R.; Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Jonathan, M.P.; Ganesh, P.S.; Sarkar, S.K.. "Accumulation of Trace Metals by Mangrove Plants in Indian Sundarban Wetland: Prospects for Phytoremediation". International Journal of Phytoremediation 17 9 (2015): 885-894. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84936775626&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1080/15226514.2014.981244
  20. Cabral-Oliveira, J.; Pratas, J.; Mendes, S.; Pardal, M.A.. "Trace Elements in Edible Rocky Shore Species: Effect of Sewage Discharges and Human Health Risk Implications". Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 21 1 (2015): 135-145. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84926143449&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1080/10807039.2014.890480
  21. Morais, I.; Campos, J.S.; Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Pita, F.; Prasad, M.N.V.. "Nickel accumulation by Alyssum serpyllifolium subsp. lusitanicum (Brassicaceae) from serpentine soils of Bragança and Morais (Portugal) ultramafic massifs: plant-soil relationships and prospects for phytomining". Australian Journal of Botany 63 2 (2015): 17-30. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84930176458&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1071/BT14245
  22. Paulo Favas; Filipe Pratas; João Pratas; Jorge Canhoto. "Biosorption of gold from aqueous solutions by two species of Fontinalis". Journal of Biotechnology 185 (2014): S115-S115. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.jbiotec.2014.07.393.
    10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.07.393
  23. Manoj S.; Mayank Varun; Rohan DSouza; Paulo J.C.; Joo Pratas. "Accumulation of arsenic by aquatic plants in large-scale field conditions: Opportunities for phytoremediation and bioindication". Science of The Total Environment (2014): https://doi.org/10.5772%2F57239.
    10.5772/57239
  24. Mondlane, N.; Pita, F.; Pratas, J.. "Flotation of sulphides of the heap tailings of the old mine of escádia grande (Góis),Flutuação de sulfuretos do estéril da antiga mina da escádia grande (góis)". Comunicacoes Geologicas 101 (2014): 807-811. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84939808167&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  25. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Varun, M.; D'Souza, R.; Paul, M.S.. "Accumulation of uranium by aquatic plants in field conditions: Prospects for phytoremediation". Science of the Total Environment 470-471 (2014): 993-1002. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84887589392&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.10.067
  26. Pratas, J.; Paulo, C.; Favas, P.J.C.; Venkatachalam, P.. "Potential of aquatic plants for phytofiltration of uranium-contaminated waters in laboratory conditions". Ecological Engineering 69 (2014): 170-176. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84899891947&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.03.046
  27. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.. "Uranium in soils, waters and plants of the old mine of Sevilha, Tábua, Central Portugal,Urânio em solos, águas e plantas da antiga mina de Sevilha, Tábua, Centro de Portugal". Comunicacoes Geologicas 101 (2014): 993-996. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84939802021&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  28. Pratas, J.; Favas, P.J.C.; D’Souza, R.; Varun, M.; Paul, M.S.. "Heavy metals in soil and spontaneous flora in a lead mine area, Barbadalhos mine, Central Portugal,Metais pesados em solos e vegetação espontânea da área de uma mina de chumbo, mina de Barbadalhos, Centro de Portugal". Comunicacoes Geologicas 101 (2014): 1047-1050. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84939782138&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  29. Morais, I.; Campos, J.; Carvalhais, J.; Faim, R.; Pratas, J.. "Environmental impact of the activity of the old Pb and Zn mine of Barbadalhos: Assessment of soils contamination,Impacte ambiental da actividade da antiga mina de Pb e Zn de Barbadalhos: Avaliação da contaminação dos solos". Comunicacoes Geologicas 101 (2014): 1027-1031. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84939810818&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  30. Paulo Favas; João Pratas; MNV Prasad; Rohan D'souza; Mayank Varun; Manoj Paul. "Potential for phytoremediation of multi-element contaminated water using aquatic plants". Current Opinion in Biotechnology 24 (2013): S128-S128. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.copbio.2013.05.408.
    10.1016/j.copbio.2013.05.408
  31. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Prasad, M.N.V.. "Temporal variation in the arsenic and metal accumulation in the maritime pine tree grown on contaminated soils". International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 10 4 (2013): 809-826. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84878241983&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s13762-012-0115-x
  32. Bordalo, M.D.; Pratas, J.; Pardal, M.A.. "Cadmium aqueous exposure and uptake of the estuarine isopod cyathura carinata". Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 224 4 (2013): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84875011162&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s11270-013-1518-0
  33. Pratas, J.; Favas, P.J.C.; D'Souza, R.; Varun, M.; Paul, M.S.. "Phytoremedial assessment of flora tolerant to heavy metals in the contaminated soils of an abandoned Pb mine in Central Portugal". Chemosphere 90 8 (2013): 2216-2225. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84872790496&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.09.079
  34. D'Souza, R.; Varun, M.; Pratas, J.; Paul, M.S.. "Spatial Distribution of Heavy Metals in Soil and Flora Associated with the Glass Industry in North Central India: Implications for Phytoremediation". Soil and Sediment Contamination 22 1 (2013): 1-20. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84871944824&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1080/15320383.2012.697936
  35. Favas, Paulo J.C.; Pratas, João; Prasad, M.N.V.. "Accumulation of arsenic by aquatic plants in large-scale field conditions: Opportunities for phytoremediation and bioindication". Science of The Total Environment 433 (2012): 390-397. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.06.091.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.06.091
  36. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Gomes, M.E.P.. "Hydrochemistry of superficial waters in the Adoria mine area (Northern Portugal): Environmental implications". Environmental Earth Sciences 65 1 (2012): 363-372. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84855282261&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s12665-011-1097-6
  37. Varun, M.; D'Souza, R.; Pratas, J.; Paul, M.S.. "Metal contamination of soils and plants associated with the glass industry in North Central India: Prospects of phytoremediation". Environmental Science and Pollution Research 19 1 (2012): 269-281. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84855269039&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s11356-011-0530-4
  38. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Prasad, M.N.V.. "Accumulation of arsenic by aquatic plants in large-scale field conditions: Opportunities for phytoremediation and bioindication". Science of the Total Environment 433 (2012): 390-397. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84864026572&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.06.091
  39. Natal-Da-Luz, T.; Ojeda, G.; Costa, M.; Pratas, J.; Lanno, R.P.; Van Gestel, C.A.M.; Sousa, J.P.. "Short-Term changes of metal availability in soil. Part I: Comparing sludge-Amended with metal-spiked soils". Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 63 2 (2012): 199-208. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84865777445&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s00244-012-9763-6
  40. Pratas, J.; Favas, P.J.C.; Paulo, C.; Rodrigues, N.; Prasad, M.N.V.. "Uranium accumulation by aquatic plants from uranium-contaminated water in Central Portugal". International Journal of Phytoremediation 14 3 (2012): 221-234. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80052906744&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1080/15226514.2011.587849
  41. I. Morais; J. S. Campos; J. Pratas; F. Pita. "Accumulation of arsenic by aquatic plants in large-scale field conditions: Opportunities for phytoremediation and bioindication". Science of The Total Environment (2012): https://doi.org/10.14195%2F978-989-26-0531-9_34.
    10.14195/978-989-26-0531-9_34
  42. J. Pratas; P. J. C. Favas; L. Conde. "Accumulation of arsenic by aquatic plants in large-scale field conditions: Opportunities for phytoremediation and bioindication". Science of The Total Environment (2012): https://doi.org/10.14195%2F978-989-26-0531-9_30.
    10.14195/978-989-26-0531-9_30
  43. C. Cordeiro; P. J. C. Favas; J. Pratas. "Accumulation of arsenic by aquatic plants in large-scale field conditions: Opportunities for phytoremediation and bioindication". Science of The Total Environment (2012): https://doi.org/10.14195%2F978-989-26-0531-9_35.
    10.14195/978-989-26-0531-9_35
  44. Pratas, João; Favas, Paulo J.C.; D’Souza, Rohan; Varun, Mayank; Paul, Manoj S.. "Phytoremedial assessment of flora tolerant to heavy metals in the contaminated soils of an abandoned Pb mine in Central Portugal". (2012): http://hdl.handle.net/10348/2306.
  45. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Gomes, M.E.P.; Cala, V.. "Selective chemical extraction of heavy metals in tailings and soils contaminated by mining activity: Environmental implications". Journal of Geochemical Exploration 111 3 (2011): 160-171. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80054085224&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.gexplo.2011.04.009
  46. Natal-da-Luz, T.; Ojeda, G.; Costa, M.; Pratas, J.; LAnno, R.P.; Van Gestel, C.A.M.; Sousa, J.P.. "Short-term changes of metal availability in soil. II: The influence of earthworm activity". Applied Soil Ecology 49 1 (2011): 178-186. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80052172511&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.apsoil.2011.05.007
  47. Natal-da-Luz, T.; Ojeda, G.; Pratas, J.; Van Gestel, C.A.M.; Sousa, J.P.. "Toxicity to Eisenia andrei and Folsomia candida of a metal mixture applied to soil directly or via an organic matrix". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74 6 (2011): 1715-1720. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79961128643&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.05.017
  48. Varun, M.; D'Souza, R.; Pratas, J.; Paul, M.S.. "Phytoextraction potential of Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC. with specific reference to lead and cadmium". Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 87 1 (2011): 45-49. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79959547893&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s00128-011-0305-0
  49. Gonçalves, A.L.; Lírio, A.V.; Pratas, J.; Canhoto, C.. "Uranium contaminated water does not affect microbial activity but decreases feeding by the shredder Sericostoma vittatum". Fundamental and Applied Limnology 179 1 (2011): 17-25. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84863530118&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1127/1863-9135/2011/0179-0017
  50. Favas, Paulo J. C.; Pratas, João; Gomes, M. Elisa P.. "Hydrochemistry of superficial waters in the Adoria mine area (Northern Portugal): environmental implications". (2011): http://hdl.handle.net/10348/2012.
  51. Ferreira, V.; Gonçalves, A.L.; Pratas, J.; Canhoto, C.. "Contamination by uranium mine drainages affects fungal growth and interactions between fungal species and strains". Mycologia 102 5 (2010): 1004-1011. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77956635309&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.3852/09-248
  52. Rodrigues, N.; Pratas, J.; Tavares, L.; Branches, A.. "Natural immobilization of uranium in streams". WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development 6 7 (2010): 539-548. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77954353608&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  53. Pratas, J.; Prasad, M.N.V.; Freitas, H.; Conde, L.. "Plants growing in abandoned mines of Portugal are useful for biogeochemical exploration of arsenic, antimony, tungsten and mine reclamation". Journal of Geochemical Exploration 85 3 (2005): 99-107. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-16244386881&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.gexplo.2004.11.003
  54. Freitas, H.; Prasad, M.N.V.; Pratas, J.. "Plant community tolerant to trace elements growing on the degraded soils of São Domingos mine in the south east of Portugal: Environmental implications". Environment International 30 1 (2004): 65-72. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0742306169&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/S0160-4120(03)00149-1
  55. Freitas, H.; Prasad, M.N.V.; Pratas, J.. "Analysis of serpentinophytes from north-east of Portugal for trace metal accumulation - Relevance to the management of mine environment". Chemosphere 54 11 (2004): 1625-1642. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0742306787&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2003.09.045
Capítulo de livro
  1. Favas, Paulo J.C.; Pratas, João; Paul, Manoj S.; Prasad, Majeti Narasimha Vara. "Remediation of Uranium-Contaminated Sites by Phytoremediation and Natural Attenuation". In Phytomanagement of Polluted Sites, 277-300. Elsevier, 2019.
    10.1016/b978-0-12-813912-7.00010-7
  2. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Chaturvedi, R.; Paul, M.S.; Prasad, M.N.V.. "Tree crops on abandoned mines for environmental remediation and industrial feedstock". 2016.
  3. Favas, Paulo J. C.; Pratas, João; Paul, Manoj S.; Sarkar, Santosh Kumar; Prasad, M. N. V.. "Phytofiltration of Metal(loid)-Contaminated Water: The Potential of Native Aquatic Plants". Springer International Publishing, 2016.
  4. Pita, F.A.; Menezes, L.A.; Castilho, A.M.; Rodrigues, N.; Pratas, J.A.. "Separation of plastics: Jigging versus froth flotation". 235-240. 2015.
  5. Varun, Mayank; D’Souza, Rohan; Favas, Paulo J. C.; Pratas, João; Paul, Manoj S.. "Utilization and Supplementation of Phytoextraction Potential of Some Terrestrial Plants in Metal-Contaminated Soils". Springer International Publishing, 2015.
  6. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.. "Phytoremediation potential of native flora of arsenic-contaminated soils". 298-299. 2014.
  7. Paul, Manoj S.; Varun, Mayank; DSouza, Rohan; Favas, Paulo J.C.; Pratas, João. "Metal Contamination of Soils and Prospects of Phytoremediation in and Around River Yamuna: A Case Study from North-Central India". InTech, 2014.
  8. Favas, Paulo J.C.; Pratas, João; Varun, Mayank; DSouza, Rohan; Paul, Manoj S.. "Phytoremediation of Soils Contaminated with Metals and Metalloids at Mining Areas: Potential of Native Flora". InTech, 2014.
  9. J. Pratas; F. Pita; P. Canetas. "Accumulation of arsenic by aquatic plants in large-scale field conditions: Opportunities for phytoremediation and bioindication". In Science of The Total Environment. 2012.
    10.14195/978-989-26-0531-9_33
  10. Pratas, João; Favas, P.J.C.; Conde, L.. "Metallotolerant plant species and their potential use in biogeochemical prospecting and environmental recovery (mines of Fragas do Cavalo, Oleiros, central Portugal)". In Para Desenvolver a Terra. Memórias e Notícias de Geociências no Espaço Lusófono. Portugal: Coimbra: Impressa da Universidade de Coimbra., 2012.
    Publicado
  11. Pratas, João; Pita, F.; Canetas, P.. "Uranium phytoremediation tests based on heap leaching.". Portugal: Coimbra: Impressa da Universidade de Coimbra., 2012.
  12. Cordeiro, C.; Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, João. "Bioaccumulation of uranium in aquatic plants in the region of Horta da Vilariça (NE of Portugal)". In Para Desenvolver a Terra. Memórias e Notícias de Geociências no Espaço Lusófono. Portugal: Coimbra: Impressa da Universidade de Coimbra., 2012.
  13. Pratas, João; Paulo, C.; Rodrigues, N.. "Rhizofiltration of Uranium from Contaminated Mine Waters". In Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine. França: Paris: John Libbey Eurotext, 2006.
  14. Pratas, João; Rodrigues, N.; Paulo, C.. "Uranium accumulator plants from the centre of Portugal. Their potential to phytoremediaton". In Uranium in the Environment: Mining Impact and consequences. Alemanha: Berlin: Springer, 2006.
  15. M Prasad; J Pratas; H Freitas. "Accumulation of arsenic by aquatic plants in large-scale field conditions: Opportunities for phytoremediation and bioindication". In Science of The Total Environment. 2005.
    10.1201/9781420032048.ch26
  16. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, João; Conde, L.. "Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in heap colonizing plants (Vale das Gatas Mine - Vila Real - Northern Portugal)". In Estudos sobre Contaminação Ambiental na Península Ibérica. Portugal: Lisboa: Instituto Piaget, 2002.
Livro
  1. Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Paul, M.S.; Sarkar, S.K.; Prasad, M.N.V.. Phytofiltration of metal(loid)-contaminated water: The potential of native aquatic plants. 2016.
  2. Varun, M.; D’Souza, R.; Favas, P.J.C.; Pratas, J.; Paul, M.S.. Utilization and supplementation of phytoextraction potential of some terrestrial plants in metal- contaminated soils. 2015.
  3. P Favas; J Pratas. Accumulation of arsenic by aquatic plants in large-scale field conditions: Opportunities for phytoremediation and bioindication. 2012.
    10.1201/b12522-52
  4. Prasad, M.N.V.; Pratas, J.; Freitas, H.. Trace elements in plants and soils of abandoned mines in Portugal: Significance for phytomanagement and biogeochemical prospecting. 2005.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Pratas, João António Mendes Serra. "Applications of biogeochemical prospecting: selection of bioindicator species in some mining areas of Portugal". Doutoramento, 1996. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/1793.
Atividades

Orientação

Título / Tema
Papel desempenhado
Curso (Tipo)
Instituição / Organização
2008 - 2012 Biosorption of uranium incontaminated waters: the potential of four plant species for remediation ofstreams affected by acid mine drainages
Coorientador
2008 - 2012 Proposal for the final treatment of waste water from the Benguela oxidation basin
Orientador
2008 - 2012 Water contamination in the Lubango environment through heavy metals - Angola
Orientador
2008 - 2012 Environmental impacts associated with clay mining in the Zona da Mina, Benguela, Angola
Orientador
2008 - 2012 Phytoremediation and biomonitoring methods based on experimental models applied to science teaching
Coorientador
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
2008 - 2012 Environmental recovery of the Praia Bebé lagoons, Benguela, 2012
Orientador
2007 - 2011 In vitro cultures of Fontinalis spp. and bioaccumulation of gold and associated elements
Orientador
2006 - 2010 Use of indigenous vegetation in the study of the environmental status of the lagoons surrounding the city of Benguela
Orientador
2006 - 2010 Environmental impacts and minimization measures for the sustainable recovery of Bicuar National Park
Orientador
2006 - 2010 Biomonitoring of trace elements in the surface waters of the surrounding city of Lubango
Orientador
2007 - 2009 Aquifer decontamination using the phytoremediation method
Orientador
2007 - 2009 Pteris cretica L .: in vitro culture and exposure to arsenic.
Orientador
2006 - 2008 Biomonitoring of heavy metals - Application to occasional discharges of contaminated effluents
Orientador
2006 - 2008 Phyto-ETARs as an effluent treatment process - application to mining runoff
Orientador
2006 - 2008 Simulation of an artificial “Wetland” - Application to water contaminated with uranium
Orientador
2004 - 2008 Biogeochemistry in stano-wolframitic mineral areas
Orientador
2004 - 2008 Study of the contamination plume of the Vila Moreira (Alcanena) dump, simultaneous application of geophysical and hydrochemical methods
Orientador
2004 - 2008 Effects of uranium contamination of streams on leaf decomposition and ecology of invertebrates Sericostoma vittatum and Physa acuta
Orientador
2005 - 2007 Use of phytoremediation techniques in the recovery of uranium ore heaps
Orientador
2001 - 2005 Selection of aquatic plants and perspectives in phytoremediation of uranium runoff
Orientador
1999 - 2003 Learning in Geology: from secundary school to the entry on the University
Orientador

Membro de associação

Nome da associação Tipo de participação
1985/06/01 - Atual Portuguese Institution of Engineers Member
Distinções

Prémio

2005 Advanced Study Institute - 4th prize, NATO.