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João Luís Teixeira Pestana graduated in Biology from University of Aveiro, Portugal) in 2000 and completed a PhD in Biology (University of Aveiro and University of New Brunswick, Canada) in 2008. His PhD focused on the interactive effects of nenicotinoid insecticides and natural stressors (predation risk) to aquatic invertebrate communities. After two FCT-funded post-doc fellowships and since January 2017 he is an assistant researcher at CESAM-Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies and at the Biology department, University of Aveiro (UA, Portugal). His main topics of research are related to aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology and invertebrate physiology with a strong focus on the direct and indirect effects of pollutants (pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products and microplastics) and of natural stressors (warming, exotic species, predation risk, salinization, etc.) on individual species responses , natural communities and ecosystem functioning. He has been considering ecologically relevant scenarios of exposure (in situ and mesocosm studies, concomitant exposures of contaminants and natural stressors, effects of stress along food webs an on species interactions) and also long-term effects of contamination (multigenerational assays, altered sensitivity or fitness costs arising from adaptation to pollution). João Pestana has coordinated three FCT projects (€ 560.000 in total; two as PI and one as co-PI) and participated as team member in several national and international research projects, also secured funding through the EU project AQUAECEL for a 3-month visit to University of Ghent in 2014 . Within these projects and related research activities, he has published >60 papers (h index=18) and supervised 6 PhD students ( 1 ongoing ) and 6 MSc students as well as numerous poster and oral presentations in international scientific meetings. His team is currently composed of 2 young researchers, 2 post-doc fellows, 1 PhD student and several MSc and degree students. João Pestana is a regular reviewer for several journals within the environmental sciences, being a review editor for Frontiers in Physiology and he has been invited as a reviewer of projects/grants for different international institutions like FWO (Research Foundation - Flanders) or CONICYT (Chile National foundation for science and technology ) He is a member of SETAC ( Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry ) where he has as co-chaired different SETAC Europe meeting sessions on Evolutionary, multigenerational and epigenetic effects of pollutants and on The added value of using invertebrates in toxicity testing.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
João Luís Teixeira Pestana

Citation names

  • Pestana, João
  • João L.T. Pestana
  • J. L. T. Pestana
  • Pestana, J.
  • Pestana, J.L.T.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
4B1A-CB28-7E15
ORCID iD
0000-0003-1322-2959
Researcher Id
A-9279-2008
Scopus Author Id
15923809400

Email addresses

  • jpestana@ua.pt (Professional)
  • jltpestana9@gmail.com (Personal)

Telephones

Telephone
  • 234247311 Ext.: 22775 (Professional)

Addresses

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

Websites

  • http://www.cesam.ua.pt/jpestana (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Earth and Environmental Sciences - Environmental Sciences
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Ecology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Limnology
  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Evolutionary Biology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Spanish; Castilian Beginner (A1) Upper intermediate (B2) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Elementary (A2)
Education
Degree Classification
2008
Concluded
PhD in Biology (Doutoramento)
Major in Sem especialidade
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

University of New Brunswick, Canada

Canadian Rivers Institute, Canada
"Predation risk versus pesticide exposure: effects of fear and loathing on aquatic invertebrates." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
approved
1994/08 - 2000/01
Concluded
Licenciatura em Biologia (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
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Affiliation

Science

2017/01/01 - Current Auxiliary Researcher (Research)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2009/01/01 - 2016/12/31 Postdoc (Research)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2014/03/01 - 2014/06/30 Visiting Researcher (Research)
Universiteit Gent, Belgium
2003/03/01 - 2007/02/28 Postdoc (Research)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2008 - 2009/10/31 The combined use of biomarker and in situ Chironomus riparius bioassays to monitor environmental hazards of contaminants in Iberian rivers.
PTDC/BIA-BDE/72841/2006
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2008 - 2008/09/30 AGROMIX- Mixture Toxicity evaluation in agricultural soils.
PTDC/AGR-AAM/68676/2006
Research Technician Fellow
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Contract

Designation Funders
2018 - Current ComPET- Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics on freshwater ecosystems.
PTDC/CTA-AMB/30361/2017
Principal investigator
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - Current INSIDER - Impact of an invasive species under global climate change and anthropogenic contamination scenarios in coastal food webs
PTDC/CTA-AMB/30495/2017
PTDC/CTA-AMB/30495/2017
Researcher
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2018 - Current ECOCENE - ECOlogiCal Effects of Nanopesticides to soil Ecosystems
PTDC/CTA-AMB/32471/2017
POCI-01- 0145-FEDER-030361
PTDC/CTA-AMB/32471/2017
Researcher
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2016 - 2020/06/30 ProTEoME - PROteomic Tools to assess Endocrine disruptiOn MEchanisms
PTDC/AAG-MAA/1302/2014
Researcher
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar de Peniche, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2016 - 2020/06 ProTEoME - PROteomic Tools to assess Endocrine disruptiOn MEchanisms
PTDC/CTA-AMB/30361/2017
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2016 - 2020/06 ProTEoME - PROteomic Tools to assess Endocrine disruptiOn MEchanisms
PTDC/AAG-MAA/1302/2014
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2012 - 2015/04 IDEAL - Insecticides, DEtritivores and ALiens: Combined effects of invasive species and insecticides along detritus based stream food webs
Provided by PTCRIS: 119433
119433
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2010 - 2013/12 FUBIA: Soil Function-Biodiversity relationship And regional variation
Provided by PTCRIS: 103719
103719
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2010 - 2013/10 MIDGE - MIcroevolutionary Dynamics and Genetic Erosion in pollution-affected Chironomus populations
Provided by PTCRIS: 104125
104125
Principal investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2010 - 2013/10 TBTRESENSE - TBT bioremediation and development of biosensor for in situ detection of tributyltin (TBT) in the environment
Provided by PTCRIS: 108024
108024
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

Other

Designation Funders
2014 - 2014/06/30 EpiStress - Epigenetic aspects of stress resistance in the brine shrimp Artemia.
AquaStress project (IUAPVII/64/Sorgeloos).
Principal investigator
Universiteit Gent, Belgium
European Commission
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. L. Lemos, Marco F.; C., Ana; Pestana, Joao L. T.. "Fungicides as Endocrine Disrupters in Non-Target Organisms". In Fungicides - Beneficial and Harmful Aspects. InTech, 2011.
    10.5772/28561
Conference paper
  1. Muñiz-González, Ana-Belén; Silva, Carlos J. M.; Silva, Ana L. Patricio; Campos, Diana; Pestana, João Luís Teixeira; Martinez-Guitarte, José-Luis. "Suborganismal responses of the aquatic midge Chironomus riparius to polyethylene microplastics". 2019.
Conference poster
  1. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Bordalo M.D., Rodrigues A.C.M., Lopes I., Pestana J.L.T. Genetic variability in tolerance to microbial insecticides in Chironomus riparius". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 13-19 May 2018, Rome, Italy. , 2018.
  2. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Silva C., Pestana J., Gravato C. Life-history and biochemical responses of Chironomus riparius exposed to different sized microplastics.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 13-17 May 2018, Rome, Italy. , 2018.
  3. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Rodrigues A.C.M., Bordalo M.D., Golovko O., Koba O., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T.  Combined effects of insecticide exposure and predation risk on freshwater detritivores.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 13 - 17 May , Rome, Italy. , 2018.
  4. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Monteiro, HR, Pestana, JLT, Novais, SC, Soares, AMVM, Devreese, B, Lemos, MFL (2018) Effects of Amitraz on Chironomus riparius: life history and biochemical responses.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 13 - 17 May , Rome, Italy.  , 2018.
  5. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Monteiro, HR, Pestana, JLT, Soares, AMVM, Devreese, B, Lemos, MFL (2018) Proteome response of Chironomus riparius under exposure to the neurotoxic insecticides Spinosad and Indoxacarb.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, 13 - 17 May , Rome, Italy. , , 2018.
  6. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Effects of the organic-UV filter, oxybenzone, on photobiology of the hexacoral Zoanthus sp. Jessica Mota, João L.T. Pestana, Ricardo Calado, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Rui J.M. Rocha.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting 7-11 May, Brussels, Belgium, 2017.
  7. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Multigenerational effects of organic UV-filters on the aquatic midge Chironomus riparius” Diana Campos; Amadeu M.V.M. Soares; João L. T. Pestana.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting 7-11 May, Brussels, Belgium, 2017.
  8. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Toxicity of microbial insecticides towards the non-target species Chironomus riparius. Bordalo M.D., Gravato C., Campos D., Lopes I., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2017)". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting 7-11 May, Brussels, Belgium, 2017.
  9. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Bordalo M.D., Gravato C., Campos D., Lopes I., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2017) Toxicity of microbial insecticides towards the non-target species Chironomus riparius.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, 7-11 May, Brussels, Belgium, 2017.
  10. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Behavioural and regeneration endpoints to evaluate impacts of PAHs on planarians. Fátima C. P. Simão , Carlos Gravato , Amadeu M.V.M. Soares , João L.T. Pestana.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting 7-11 May, Brussels, Belgium, 2017.
  11. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Combined effects of invasive species and insecticide exposure to freshwater benthic invertebrate community: a mesocosm approach. Rodrigues A.C.M., Machado A.L., Bordalo M.D., Saro L., Golovko O., Zlabek V., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting 7-11 May, Brussels, Belgium, 2017.
  12. Pestana, J.L.T.. "An ecological approach to oil sands. Diogo N. Cardoso ., João L. T. Pestana ., Sandra F. Gonçalves, F. J. Wrona ., Amadeu M.V.M. Soares ., Susana Loureiro .". Paper presented in 7th SETAC World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting, 6-10 November, Orlando, FL, USA, 2016.
  13. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Support for the evolutionary speed hypothesis. Ann-Marie Oppol, João A. M. Pedrosa, Miklo's Bálint, João B. Diogo, Julia Ilkova, João L. T. Pestana and Markus Pfenninger.". Paper presented in Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Conference. Queensland, Australia 3-7 July 2016., 2016.
  14. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Assessment of thiamethoxam toxicity to Chironomus riparius and Dugesia tigrina Saraiva, A. S.; Sarmento, R. A.; Pestana, J. L. T.; Soares, A. M. V. M., 2016. .". Paper presented in 3rd International Conference on Occupational & Environmental Toxicology (ICOETox) and 3rd Ibero-American Meeting on Toxicology and Environmental Health (IBAMTox), Porto, Portugal 21 -23 Jun., p. 40., 2016.
  15. Amadeu Lando de Carvalho, Vitor; Carlos Dourado, João. "Planarians in ecotoxicology: Effects of phenanthrene on the planarian Dugesia tigrina Fátima C. P. Simão, Carlos Gravato, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, João L.T. Pestana.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, May 2016, Nantes, France, 2016.
    10.3997/2214-4609-pdb.172.sbgf0350_07
  16. Pestana, J.L.T.. "AN ECOLOGICAL APPROACH TO OIL SANDS. Diogo N. Cardoso; João L. T. Pestana; Sandra Gonçalves; F. J. Wrona; A.M.V.M. Soares; Susana Loureiro.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, May 2016, Nantes, France, 2016.
  17. Pestana, J.L.T.. "João L. T. Pestana, Sara Novais; Parisa Norouzitallab; Michiel B. Vandegehuchte, Peter Bossier and Karel A.C. De Schamphelaere. Lethal heat shock increases tolerance to metal exposure in brine shrimp.   ". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, 3rd-7th May 2015, Barcelona, Spain, 2015.
  18. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Diana Campos ., Carla Quintaneiro ., Carlos Gravato ., Amadeu M. V.M. Soares ., João L. T. Pestana . Ecotoxicological evaluation of the insect repellent DEET. Sub-lethal effects on two aquatic insect species.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, 3rd-7th May 2015, Barcelona, Spain, 2015.
  19. Kauppi, Paula; Järvelä, Merja; Tuomi, Timo; Luukkonen, Ritva; Lindholm, Tuula; Nieminen, Riina; Moilanen, Eeva; Hannu, Timo. "Andreia C. M. Rodrigues, Carlos Barata, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares, João L. T. Pestana (2015) Behavioural responses of freshwater planarians after short-term exposure to the insecticide Chlorantraniliprole.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, 3rd-7th May 2015, Barcelona, Spain, 2015.
    10.1183/13993003.congress-2015.pa1152
  20. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Bordalo M.D., Rodrigues A.C.M., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. Combined effects of food quality and predation risk on Chironomus riparius.". Paper presented in XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology 6-11 July, Santander, Spain, 2014.
  21. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Monteiro HR, Pestana JLT, Leston S, Ramos F, Soares AMVM, Devreese B, Lemos MFL (2014) Changes in growth, emergence and behaviour of Chironomus riparius larvae exposed to the insecticide Fipronil.". Paper presented in XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology 6-11 July, Santander, Spain, 2014.
  22. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Campos D., Quintaneiro C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2014) Biochemical and life-history responses of Chironomus riparius exposed to UV filters.". Paper presented in XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology 6-11 July, Santander, Spain, 2014.
  23. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Santos S.C.V., Lemos M.F.L., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2012)Effects of Cadmium and the pesticide Movento on Chironomus riparius cellular energy allocation.". Paper presented in XVIth Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology. 2 - 6 of July 2012. Guimarães, Portugal, 2012.
  24. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Campos D., Lemos M.F.L., Alves A., Correia A., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2012) Effects of Cadmium and changes in resource quality (leaf species) on freshwater detritus based food webs.". Paper presented in XVIth Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology. 2 - 6 of July 2012. Guimarães, Portugal, 2012.
  25. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Granada L., Sousa N., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T., Lemos M.F.L. (2012) Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture system for the production of highly valued marine species.". Paper presented in International Meeting on Marine Resources 2012 24-25 May 2012 Peniche, Portugal, 2012.
  26. Pestana, J.L.T.. "2012 - Pestana, J.L.T, Lemos M.F.L, Calisto, V., Esteves, V. Soares A.M.V.M (2012) Acute effects of psychiatric drugs on D. magna under insecticide exposure.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting/ 6th SETAC World Congress. 20-24h May 2012, Berlin, Germany. , 2012.
  27. Pestana, J.L.T.. "2012 - “Will biotic and abiotic factors increase the toxicity of environmental contaminants in exposed marine sea snails?”. Adriana S. Cabecinhas, Kaori L. da Fonseca, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, João Pestana, Marco F.L. Lemos.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting/ 6th SETAC World Congress. 20-24h May 2012, Berlin, Germany., 2012.
  28. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Gomes I., Rodrigues D., da Fonseca K.L., Cabecinhas A.S., Pestana J.L.T., Lemos M.F.L. (2012) Development and validation of a colorimetric methodology to assess macroalgae chronic toxicity – a case study with Ulva lactuca.". Paper presented in 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, 20-24 May 2012. Berlin, Germany, 2012.
  29. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Cabecinhas A.S., da Fonseca K.L., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T., Lemos M.F.L. (2012) Effects of mercury contamination on acute and chronic parameters of exposed sea snail Gibbula umbilicalis.". Paper presented in 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, 20-24 May 2012. Berlin, Germany, 2012.
  30. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Pedrosa J.A.M., Lemos M.F.L., Nowak C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2012) Evolutionary consequences of the loss of genetic diversity in C. riparius populations – Introducing the MIDGE project.". Paper presented in 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, 20-24 May 2012. Berlin, Germany, 2012.
  31. Siqueira, Alexandre; Mendes, Roberta Alves; Furtado, Claudio Jose Alves; Vieira, Ligely; Serra De Souza, Antonio Luiz; Pereira, Rogerio da Silva; Alves, Amadeu; et al. "Bacterial diversity on Portuguese ports: TBT degrading bacteria”. Hugo R. Monteiro, Kaori L. da Fonseca, Illyane S.M. Lima, Diana M.G: Campos, Alexandra Cruz, Artur Alves, António Correia, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares João L.T. Pestana, Ana C. Esteves, Marco F.L. Lemos.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting/ 6th SETAC World Congress. 20-24h May 2012, Berlin, Germany., 2012.
    10.4043/23228-ms
  32. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Lemos M.F.L., Gomes I., Rodrigues D., Leston S., Pardal M.A., Ramos F., Mendão A.R., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2011) Xenobiotic phytoremediation in marine environments: potential impact of climate changes.". Paper presented in European Biotechnology Congress 2011. 28/9-1/10 of 2011, Istanbul, Turkey. , 2011.
  33. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Lemos M.F.L., Campos D.M.G., Faustino P., Santos S.C.V., Monteiro H.R., Pintéus S., Alves C., Pestana J.L.T., Esteves A.C. (2011) The use of historically contaminated site bacteria in the bioremediation of PAH polluted waters.". Paper presented in European Biotechnology Congress 2011. 28/9-1/10 of 2011, Istanbul, Turkey. , 2011.
  34. Garcia, Marcio Figueiredo; Ferreira, Diego; Loureiro da Costa, Augusto. "Nilin J., Ferreira N.G.C., Pestana J.L.T., Loureiro S., Costa-Lotufo L.V., Soares A.M.V.M. (2011) Physiological measurements in Cerastoderma edule (Bivalvia: Cardidae) at contaminated sites at the northwest Portuguese coast.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting. 15-19th May 2011, Milan, Italy. , 2011.
    10.17648/sbai-2019-111401
  35. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Pestana J.L.T., Campos D., Lemos M.F.L., Pedrosa J., Alves A., Correia A., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M (2011) Indirect effects of Carbendazim in freshwaters. A laboratory study using a simple detritus based food web.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting. 15-19 of May, Milan, Italy. , 2011.
  36. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Pedrosa J., Santos S.C.V., Verdelhos T., Lemos M.F.L. , Pestana J.L.T., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M. (2011) Cellular energy allocation in Chironomus riparius: sensitivity and relevance.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting. 15-19 of May, Milan, Italy. , 2011.
  37. Pestana, J.L.T.. "J Pestana, Donald J. Baird and A.M.V.M. Soares. Fear and loathing in the benthos: Responses of aquatic insect larvae to the pesticide imidacloprid in the presence of chemical signals of predation risk". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 18th Annual Meeting. Warsaw.  , 2008.
  38. Pestana, J.L.T.. "J Pestana, Donald J. Baird and A.M.V.M. Soares. Effects of Imidacloprid on the inducible responses of Daphnia magna to predation risk". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 18th Annual Meeting. Warsaw.  , 2008.
  39. Pestana, J.L.T.. "2007- J Pestana, Donald J. Baird and A.M.V.M. Soares Sub-lethal responses of Sericostoma vittatum to Imidacloprid under predation risk.". Paper presented in SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting. Porto, Portugal., 2007.
  40. Pestana, J.L.T.. "J Pestana, Donald J. Baird and A.M.V.M. Soares. The smell of Fear: combined effects of pesticide and infochemicals on stream invertebrates.". Paper presented in SETAC North America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada., 2006.
  41. Pestana, J.L.T.. "João Pestana, Donald J. Baird and A.M.V.M. Soares. Predation Risk versus Pesticide Exposure: Consequences of Fear and Loathing in the Life of Stream Shredders.". Paper presented in North American Benthological Society meeting . New Orleans. USA, 2005.
  42. Pestana, J.L.T.. "A. Ré, A. Agra, J. Pestana, P.C.L.D. Silva, A. Ferreira, M. Faria, J. Malcato, P.I. Domingues, A.J.A. Nogueira and A.M.V.M. Soares Using Daphnia magna feeding inhibition bioassay to assess water quality.". Paper presented in 13th SETAC Europe. Hamburg, Germany, 2003.
  43. Pestana, J.L.T.. "J. Pestana, S. Loureiro, A. Agra, A. Ré, A. Henriques, A. Brandão, A. Ferreira, A.J.A. Nogueira, A.M.V.M. Soares. Feeding Inhibition in Crustaceans: a comparison of sub-lethal effects for zinc.". Paper presented in 13th SETAC Europe. Hamburg Germany, 2003.
  44. Pestana, J.L.T.. "J. Pestana, P.C.L.D. Silva, A. Ré, A. Agra, M. Faria, J. Macato, I. Domingues, A.J.A. Nogueira and A.M.V.M. Soares. Echinogammarus meridionalis in situ feeding inhibition bioassay to assess freshwater quality.". Paper presented in 13th SETAC Europe. Hamburg, Germany, 2003.
  45. Pestana, J.L.T.. "P.C.L.D. Silva, J. Pestana, A. Ré, A. Agra, M. Faria, J. Malcato, P.I. Domingues, A.J.A. Nogueira and A.M.V.M. Soares Shredder Feeding Test as a tool to assess in situ freshwater status". Paper presented in 13th SETAC Europe. Hamburg, Germanay, 2003.
  46. Pestana, J.L.T.. "J Pestana, PCLD Silva, A Ré, A Agra, M Faria, J Malcato, P.I Domingues, AJA Nogueira & AMVM Soares In situ feeding inhibition bioassay with Echinogammarus meridionalis to detect point and diffuse freshwater contamination.". Paper presented in Science for Water Policy (SWAP) Euroconference, Norwich., 2002.
  47. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Agra, A, A Ré, M Faria, J Pestana, PCLD Silva, J Malcato, PI Domingues, AJA Nogueira & AMVM Soares In situ Feeding Inhibition Bioassay with Daphnia magna to Assess the Functional Status of Running Waters in Portugal". Paper presented in Science for Water Policy (SWAP) Euroconference, Norwich., 2002.
  48. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Silva, P., Marques, C., Pestana, J., Dolbeth, M., Rocha, A., A.M.V.M. Soares, F. Gonçalves Analysing benthic macroinvertebrates community changes along an agricultural & mine pollution gradient.". Paper presented in 11th SETAC Europe. Madrid, Spain, 2001.
  49. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Pereira, R., Sousa, J., Pestana, J., Ribeiro, R., Gonçalves, F. Microbial parameters as toxicity assessment endpoints in soils from na abandoned mine area.". Paper presented in 11th SETAC Europe. Madrid, Spain, 2001.
  50. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Pereira, R., Pestana, J., Abrantes, N., Ribeiro, R., Gonçalves, F. Are community parameters a suitable tool to assess risks in a contaminated mining area?". Paper presented in 11th SETAC Europe. Madrid, Spain, 2001.
Journal article
  1. Simão, Fátima C.P.; Gravato, Carlos; Machado, Ana Luísa; Soares, Amadeu M.V.M.; Pestana, João L.T.. "Effects of pyrene and benzo[a]pyrene on the reproduction and newborn morphology and behavior of the freshwater planarian Girardia tigrina". Chemosphere 264 (2021): 128448. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128448.
    Published • 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128448
  2. Silva, Carlos JM.; Patrício Silva, Ana L.; Campos, Diana; Soares, Amadeu MVM.; Pestana, João LT.; Gravato, Carlos. "Lumbriculus variegatus (oligochaeta) exposed to polyethylene microplastics: biochemical, physiological and reproductive responses". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 207 (2021): 111375. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2020.111375.
    Published • 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2020.111375
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  60. Lemos, Marco F. L.; Campos, Diana M. G.; Faustino, Paula; Santos, Silvia C. V.; Monteiro, Hugo R.; Pinteus, Susete; Alves, Celso; Pestana, Joao L. T.; Esteves, Ana C.. "The use of historically contaminated site bacteria in the bioremediation of PAH polluted waters". Current Opinion in Biotechnology 22 (2011): S79-S79.
    10.1016/j.copbio.2011.05.237
  61. Pestana, J.L.T.; Loureiro, S.; Baird, D.J.; Soares, A.M.V.M.. "Pesticide exposure and inducible antipredator responses in the zooplankton grazer, Daphnia magna Straus". Chemosphere 78 3 (2010): 241-248. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-71849106860&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.10.066
  62. Pestana, J.L.T.; Loureiro, S.; Baird, D.J.; Soares, A.M.V.M.. "Fear and loathing in the benthos: Responses of aquatic insect larvae to the pesticide imidacloprid in the presence of chemical signals of predation risk". Aquatic Toxicology 93 2-3 (2009): 138-149. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-67349276676&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.aquatox.2009.04.008
  63. Pestana, J.L.T.; Alexander, A.C.; Culp, J.M.; Baird, D.J.; Cessna, A.J.; Soares, A.M.V.M.. "Structural and functional responses of benthic invertebrates to imidacloprid in outdoor stream mesocosms". Environmental Pollution 157 8-9 (2009): 2328-2334. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-68649097058&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.envpol.2009.03.027
  64. Pereira, R.; Marques, S.M.; Antunes, S.C.; Marques, C.; Abrantes, N.; Pestana, J.L.T.; Gonçalves, F.. "Comparison of portuguese soils from different geographical regions using physicochemical, biological and biochemical parameters". Journal of Soils and Sediments 8 2 (2008): 106-115. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-67650466906&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1065/jss2008.03.282
  65. Pestana, J.L.T.; Ré, A.; Nogueira, A.J.A.; Soares, A.M.V.M.. "Effects of Cadmium and Zinc on the feeding behaviour of two freshwater crustaceans: Atyaephyra desmarestii (Decapoda) and Echinogammarus meridionalis (Amphipoda)". Chemosphere 68 8 (2007): 1556-1562. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34249699661&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.02.053
  66. Macedo-Sousa, J.A.; Pestana, J.L.T.; Gerhardt, A.; Nogueira, A.J.A.; Soares, A.M.V.M.. "Behavioural and feeding responses of Echinogammarus meridionalis (Crustacea, Amphipoda) to acid mine drainage". Chemosphere 67 8 (2007): 1663-1670. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33847101736&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2006.11.055
  67. Faria, M.S.; Ré, A.; Malcato, J.; Silva, P.C.L.D.; Pestana, J.; Agra, A.R.; Nogueira, A.J.A.; Soares, A.M.V.M.. "Biological and functional responses of in situ bioassays with Chironomus riparius larvae to assess river water quality and contamination". Science of the Total Environment 371 1-3 (2006): 125-137. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33750594739&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.08.036
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Ofoegbu, Pearl Ugochi. "Ecotoxicological assessment of psychiatric drugs using freshwater planarians". PhD, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/24865.
  2. Santos, Joana Patrícia da Silva. "Effects of sub-lethal heat shock in the tolerance of Danio rerio embryos to cadmium exposure". Master, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/24281.
  3. Campos, Diana Marina Gomes de. "Assessment of the ecological effects of UV-filters in Portuguese freshwaters". PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/24060.
  4. Fernandes, Sónia Rafaela Beleza. "Detection and characterization of phenoloxidasse in Chironomus riparius". Master, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/22027.
  5. Pestana, J.L.T.. "Combined effects of invasive species and insecticide exposure on freshwater invertebrates". PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/22326.
  6. Mota, Jessica. "Effects of the organic UV filters, oxybenxone and 4-methylbenzylidene champor, on the photobiology of the hexacoral Zoanthus sp.". Master, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/22789.
  7. Pedrosa, João André da Mota. "Microevolutionary dynamics and genetic erosion in pollution-affected Chironomus populations". PhD, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/17941.
  8. Domingues, Vasco Filipe de Castro. "Toxicity of silver nanoparticles and silver nitrate to the freshwater planarian Dugesia tigrina". Master, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/17016.
  9. Campos, Diana Marina Gomes de. "Effects of cadmium on a model stream detritus processing chain". Master, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/10276.
  10. Santos, Sílvia Camila Vasconcelos dos. "Cellular energy allocation of Chironomus riparius under toxic stress". Master, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/9869.
  11. Pestana, João Luís Teixeira. "Predation risk versus pesticide exposure: effects of fear and loathing on aquatic invertebrates". PhD, 2008. http://hdl.handle.net/10773/955.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2018/06/25 Are microbial insecticides environmental friendly? effects on a freshwater insect species. XIX Meeting of the Iberian Limnology association (Limnologia 2018)
Iberian Limnology association (Coimbra, Portugal)
2018/05/13 Life-history and biochemical responses of Chironomus riparius exposed to different sized microplastics. SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting,
(rome, Italy)
2018/05/13 Integrating natural processes in environmental hazard assessments of the oil sands. SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting
SETAC (Rome, Italy)
2017/05/09 Oil Sands: integrate natural processes in hazard assessment. SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting
SETAC - Society for environmental toxicology and chemistry (Brussels, Belgium)
2016/09/12 Protein differential expression and biochemical effects of pesticide exposure in the midge Chironomus riparius. Environmental and (eco)toxicological Omics and Epigenetics: Science, Technology and Regulatory Applications, SETAC/iEOS Joint Focused Topic Meeting
SETAC (Ghent, Belgium)
2015/05/05 Freshwater planarians in ecotoxicology: a case study evaluating sub-lethal effects of TBT on Schmidtea mediterranea. SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting
SETAC (Barcelona, Spain)
2015/05/03 Long-term effects of metal pollution in freshwaters. Can genetic diversity of Chironomid populations be an indicator of environmental quality? SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting
SETAC (Barcelona, Spain)
2014/07/07 Effects of chlorantraniliprole and esfenvalerate on two aquatic insects at different levels of biological organization. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology
Iberian Association of Limnology (Santander, Spain)
2014/07/06 Metal contamination, genetic diversity and macroinvertebrate communities of freshwater ecosystems: a multilevel approach in Portuguese freshwater ecosystems. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology
Iberian Association of Limnology (Santander, Spain)
2012/06/29 Biodiversity in Ecotoxicology ( invited communication) Biodiversity Facing Environmental Changes (2nd workshop)
Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon & CESAM (Lisbon, Portugal)
2010/11/30 Are Changes in microbial communities’ structure suitable indicators of Ecosystem Functioning in Lotic waters? VIII Congreso Ibérico de Contaminación y Toxicología Ambiental
Iberoamerican Society of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Heredia, Costa Rica)
2010/11/29 Biodegradation of PAH contaminated waters: where microbiology meets ecotoxicology. VIII Congreso Ibérico de Contaminación y Toxicología Ambiental
Iberoamerican Society of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Heredia, Costa Rica)
2007/05/20 The smell of fear: combined effects of pesticide and infochemicals from predators on freshawater invertebrates. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting.
SETAC (Porto, Portugal)
2004/04/21 Assessing the effects of acid mine drainage with a new approach combining behavioural and feeding responses of Echinogammarus meridionalis (Pinkster, 1973) (Crustacea, Amphipoda). SETAC Europe Annual Meeting
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Praga, Czech Republic)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2017/08/01 - Current MIcroplastics in freshwaTers: Evaluation of adverse ecological effects under global change. (Post-doc research fellow ; FCT grant ref.: SFRH/BPD/114870/2016).
Supervisor
Biology (Post-doc) (Other)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2017 - Current Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in freshwaters ( PhD)
Supervisor
Biologia e Ecologia das Alterações Globais (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2016/01 - 2019/05 Toxicity of biopesticides to aquatic invertebrates (PhD)
Co-supervisor
Plant Production (PhD)
Universidade Federal do Tocantins, Brazil
2018/05/01 - 2019/04/04 An integrative approach to assess the knock-on effects of psychiatric drugs in the freshwater environment (Post-doc research fellow -IF/01420/2015)
Supervisor
Post-doc with project IF/01420/2015 (Other)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2014/09/01 - 2019/01/30 Are microbial insecticides environmental friendly? An ecotoxicological approach considering microevolutionary consequences of immunological stress at population and community level. (Post-Doc Research fellow ; FCT Grant, ref. SFRH/BPD/94494/2013).
Supervisor
Biology (post-doc) (Other)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2016/09/01 - 2018/07/27 Effects of sub-lethal heat shock in the tolerance of Danio rerio embryos to cadmium exposure (MsC)
Co-supervisor
Biology/ ecotoxicology (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2014/06/01 - 2018/06/21 Ecotoxicological assessments of psychiatric drugs using freshwater planarians (PhD)
Co-supervisor
Biology (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2013/05/01 - 2018/02/16 Assessment of the ecological effects of UV-filters in Portuguese freshwaters (PhD)
Supervisor
biology (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2015/09/01 - 2017/12/21 Effects of the organic- UV filters, oxybenzone and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, on the photobiology of the hexacoral Zoanthus sp. (MsC)
Co-supervisor
Ecotoxicology (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2015/09/01 - 2017/12/18 Detection and characterization of phenoloxidase in Chironomus riparius (MsC)
Co-supervisor
Molecular and Celular Biology (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal

Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Química, Portugal
2012/01/01 - 2017/07/13 Combined effects of invasive species and insecticide exposure on freshwater invertebrates (PhD)
Supervisor
Biology and Ecology of Global Changes (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2011/07/01 - 2017/03/10 Microevolutionary Dynamics and Genetic Erosion in pollution-affected Chironomus populations. (PhD)
Supervisor
Biology (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2014/09/01 - 2016/12/21 Toxicity of silver nanoparticles and silver nitrate to planarian Dugesia tigrina (MsC)
Co-supervisor
Ecotoxicology (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2010/09/01 - 2012/12/15 Effects of Cadmium on a model stream detritus processing chain (MsC)
Supervisor
Biology (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal
2010/09/01 - 2012/12 Cellular energy allocation of Chironomus riparius under toxic stress. (MsC)
Supervisor
Biology (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Biologia, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2019/04/03 An eco-evolutionary study of the impact of pesticides under global warming on mosquitoes
(Thesis) Main arguer
Tam Thanh TRAN (PhD)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Groep Wetenschap & Technologie, Belgium
2017/12/18 Salinization effects on coastal terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems
(Thesis) Arguer
Cátia Alexandra Ribeiro Venâncio (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2016/09/14 New approaches in biomonitoring of extraneous substances in aquatic environment
(Thesis) Main arguer
Daniel Cerveny´ (PhD)
Jihoceská univerzita v Ceských Budejovicích Ústav akvakultury a ochrany vod, Czech Republic
2016/07/29 Multigenerational responses in Daphnia magna: pulse and mixture exposures
(Thesis) Arguer
Ana Rita Rego Gouveia Silva (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2016/07/11 Assessing the impact of damming on river fishes: going beyond taxonomy
(Thesis) Arguer
Ana Carolina Sinigali Alves Lima (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2015/10/03 The effects of wildfire on lotic macroinvertebrate communities in Portugal
(Thesis) Arguer
Ana Luísa Felgueiras de Machado (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2006/01/01 - Current SETAC - Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry member

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2019/09/01 - 2020/02/01 Biological indicators of pollution Biologia Aplicada (Mestrado integrado) Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2019/01/01 - Current Ecological Indicators Elsevier
2019/01/01 - Current Journal of Hazardous Materials (0304-3894) Elsevier
2018/01/01 - Current Frontiers in Physiology (1664042X) Frontiers Media S.A.
2018/01/01 - Current PeerJ PEERJ
2018/01/01 - Current Biology Letters (1744-957X) The Royal Society
2018/01/01 - Current Environmental Science and Pollution Research (1614-7499) Springer-Verlag
2017/01/01 - Current Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (1090-2414) Elsevier
2016/01/01 - Current Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (1432-0703) Springer-Verlag
2015/01/01 - Current Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (1573-2959) Springer-Verlag
2013/01/01 - Current Ecotoxicology (1573-3017) Springer-Verlag
2013/01/01 - Current The Science of The Total Environment (0048-9697) Elsevier
2011/01/01 - Current Aquatic Toxicology Elsevier
2011/01/01 - Current Environmental Pollution (0269-7491) Elsevier
2010/01/01 - Current Chemosphere (0045-6535) Elsevier
2010/01/01 - Current Hydrobiologia (1573-5117) Springer-Verlag