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Seena. S, is a freshwater ecologist with ~ 17 years experience. Her main scientific activity revolves around the evaluation of anthropogenic pollution on aquatic biodiversity and freshwater ecosystem processes such as leaf litter decomposition. She is mainly appreciated for innovativeness and vibrancy. She did her PhD in Biosciences, Mangalore University, India, 2005. She was a postdoc in Canada (2005 -2007), Mount Allison University and auxiliary investigator (2008 -2013), Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA), University of Minho (UM), Portugal. As a part of transnational programme between Portugal and Germany, she also did research in Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ (Germany) in 2011. She was a scientist at CBMA, UM (2013 -2015). She shifted to IMAR as a post doc (2015-2019), University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal. Currently, she is an investigator at MARE, UC. She worked in 3 continents, in 6 different labs with the topmost scientist of her area, this deliberate choice to work in different labs, helped her to work independently from her PhD supervisor and to gain experience and recognition internationally. Overall, she was successful in attaining national projects ( FCT) as a principal investigator and as team member (~500,000 €). She supervised (including interships) a total of 20 students encompassing Ph.D., masters and bachelors and master fellows across the globe. Overall, published 54 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, out of which 3 papers are in fungal diversity with an impact factor of 24.9. Thirty three out of 54 papers (61%)were published independently from PhD supervisor. She published as first author in 21 papers (38%) and as a corresponding author in journals like PLoS ONE, Fungal Diversity, Fungal Ecology and Science of the total Environment. She has 8 book chapters, 29 posters and 27 oral communications. In the last 5 years (along with maternity leave) she published 15 papers and 6 book chapters (3 as first, 2 as last author) . Out of her 8 first (7 as corresponding author) authored paper one was in J Hazard Mater (IF-14.2), other 4 papers in Sci Total Environ (IF-10.75) and the other 3 were in top journals of her area. In the past 5 years, none of her paper exceeds more than 7 authors (from diverse institutions), except for the one with the global study (32 authors) indicating her substantial role in each. She created a global network & was the PI of the crowdsource-based funding (2014-2016), involving 18 countries with over 30 researchers and institutions to study the latitudinal impact on fungal biodiversity in 19 globally distributed streams. She is a member AIL-Iberian Association of Limnology and board member of PROAQUA-Association for the Promotion of Knowledge. Three recent papers (DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.122; DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2019.02.011 and DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.128320) also had a wide newspaper coverage. Recently, she was invited for a talk in International Conference on 'Pollutant Toxic Ions and Molecules´ due to innovative nature of her work. Currently, she is editing a book by Elsevier. In the past 5 years, her research mainly dealt with development/adaptation of new molecular and omics tools and novel ideas to unveil the current ecological and toxicological problems for the first time, demanding significant investment of time in optimization and troubleshooting. She has gaps in the following years: 2007 (shifting from Canada to Portugal), 2012 & 2020 (maternity leave). For the past five years, she is actively publishing as the first and corresponding author in high-impact journals. Her H-index is 26 (google scholar). Recently, she was distinguished at the ceremony of the VISÃO / Águas de Portugal Green Awards, where she received a "Research Award". The prize is aimed at scientists who stand out in the area of environment and sustainable development in the current climate emergency.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Seena Sahadevan

Citation names

  • Sahadevan Seena

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
E711-F683-98B2
ORCID iD
0000-0002-5598-4794

Email addresses

  • seena.sahadevan@gmail.com (Professional)
  • seena.sahadevan@uc.pt (Professional)

Websites

  • http://www.mare-centre.pt/pt/user/552 (Professional)
  • https://seenasahadevan.wixsite.com/seena (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Biological Sciences - Freshwater Biology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Portuguese Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
Malayalam (Mother tongue)
Hindi Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2)
Education
Degree Classification
2005
Concluded
PhD (Doutoramento)
Mangalore University, India
"Studies on Microbiological and Nutritional Features of Sand Dune Plant Species of Southwest Coast of India" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Grades not applicable in the University
2002
Concluded
Masters in Biosciences (Mestrado)
Mangalore University, India
"NA" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
First class
2000
Concluded
Bachelors in chemistry, zoology and microbiology (Bacharelato)
St. Aloysius College, India
"NA" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
first class
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2019/01/14 - Current Researcher (Research) MARE (Marine and environmental sciences centre), University of Coimbra, Portugal
Universidade de Coimbra - MARE - Centro de Ciências do Mar e do Ambiente, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2015/07/01 - 2019/01/13 Post doctoral researcher MARE (Marine and environmental sciences centre), University of Coimbra, Portugal
2013/08/01 - 2015/06/30 Invited Scientist in the project (PTDC/AAG-GLO/3896/2012) CBMA (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology), University of Minho, Portugal
2008/04/01 - 2013/03/31 Auxiliary investigator (under Ciência, 2007) CBMA (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology), University of Minho, Portugal
2005/12/12 - 2007/12/12 Post doctoral research scientist Mount Allison University, Canada
2005/05/01 - 2005/07/01 Lecturer in Biology Milagres Pre-University College, India
2003/08/01 - 2004/01/01 Lecturer in Environmental Studies Sarosh Institute of Hotel Management, India
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2023 - Current Quantification and impacts of nanoplastics on freshwater ecosystem processes along a metal pollution gradient
2022.03644.PTDC
Principal investigator
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Ongoing
2020 - 2021 MARERIOS - Decomposição de matéria orgânica em rios de portugal
Inst. Financiadora. MARE
Researcher
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Portugal
Concluded
2013 - 2015/10 Molecular profiling of taxonomic, functional and genetic diversity of aquatic fungi along a pollution gradient
Principal investigator
CBMA (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology), University of Minho, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2012 - 2013 NANOECOTOX-Impacts of metal nanoparticles to aquatic ecosystems: from community responses to cellular targets
Researcher
CBMA (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology), University of Minho, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2011 - 2013 Development of molecular tools for assessing fungal diversity and activity in freshwaters - FunDiver
Researcher
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2010 - 2011 (Micro) analysis of nanoparticles on aquatic fungi” funded by the Transnational Cooperation between Portugal and Germany
Transnational Cooperation between Portugal and Germany
Researcher
CBMA (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology), University of Minho, Portugal

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany, Germany

Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany, Germany
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Concluded
2005 - 2007 Molecular studies of aquatic hyphomycetes
Discovery Grant
Integration into Research Grant Fellow
Mount Allison University, Canada
Concluded

Other

Designation Funders
2014 - 2016 A global study of biodiversity of leaf-litter fungi in streams along a latitudinal gradient unravelled by Illumina sequencing-GloFun.
Crowd source based funding
Principal investigator
MARE (Marine and environmental sciences centre), University of Coimbra, Portugal
Concluded
2014 - 2016 Global DNA-based inventory of aquatic fungi for documenting global fungal biodiversity in water and sediments. FUNAQUA
FUNAQUA
Researcher
The Estonian University of Life Sciences , Estonia
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Seena Sahadevan; Kumar, Santosh. Nanoparticles and plant-microbe interactions: An environmental perspective. Elsevier. 2023.
    Under revision • Editor
Book chapter
  1. Seena Sahadevan; Barros, J.. "Impact of metal pollution on freshwater fungi: from cellular targets to ecosystems". In Freshwater Fungal Biology, edited by Hyde, Kevin. Mycoshere journal, 2022.
    Accepted
  2. Sahadevan, Seena; Barros, J.; Graca, M.; Bärlocher, F; Arce-Funck, J. "Aquatic hyphomycete spores: What do we know, where do we go from here.". In Freshwater Mycology: Perspectives of Fungal Dynamics in Freshwater Ecosystems.. Elsevier, 2022.
    Published
  3. Claudia Pascoal; Isabel Fernandes; Seena Sahadevan; Michael Danger; Veronica Ferreira; Fernanda Cássio. "Linking microbial decomposer diversity to plant litter decomposition and associated processes in streams". In The Ecology of Plant Litter Decomposition in Stream Ecosystems, edited by Swan, Christopher M.; Boyero, Luz; Canhoto, Christina. 2021.
    Published
  4. Seena Sahadevan; Duarte, Sofia; Wurzbacher, Christian. "A bioinformatics primer for the analysis of illumina Miseq data of litter-associated fungi and bacteria.". In Methods to Study Litter Decomposition, edited by Graça, Manuel Agusto Simões; Bärlocher, Felix; Gessner, Mark O.. Springer Science & Business Media, 2020.
    Published
  5. Duarte, Sofia; Wurzbacher, Christian; Seena, Sahadevan. "Metabarcoding of litter-associated fungi and bacteria". In Methods to Study Litter Decomposition: a practical guide, edited by Graça, Manuel Agusto Simões; Bärlocher, Felix; Gessner, Mark O.. Springer Science & Business Media, 2020.
    Published
  6. Seena, Sahadevan; Duarte, Sofia; Cássio, Fernanda; Sobral, Olímpia. "Capítulo 5. Fungos e bactérias". In Rios de Portugal: comunidades, processos e alterações, edited by Feio, Maria João; Ferreira, Verónica, 97-117. Coimbra, Portugal: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2019.
    Published
  7. Seena, Sahadevan. "Molecular approaches in mycology based on polymerase chain reaction". In Frontiers in Fungal Ecology, Diversity and Metabolites, edited by Sridhar, Kandikere Ramaiah, 273-284. New Delhi, India: IK International Publishing House, 2009.
    Published
  8. Sridhar, Kandikere Ramaiah; Seena, Sahadevan. "Ecotourism - Ecological and biodiversity perspective". In Ecotourism Development and Management, edited by Hosetti, B.B, 119-131. Jaipur, India: Pointer Publishers, 2007.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Sahadevan Seena; Barros, Juliana. Corresponding author: Sahadevan Seena. "Fungi in freshwaters: Emphasising aquatic hyphomycetes in conservation goals". Paper presented in Iberian Ecological Society (SIBECOL) and the XXI conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL), together with with the 21st National Congress of Ecology (Portuguese Ecological Society – SPECO), 2022.
  2. Barros, Juliana; Sahadevan Seena. Corresponding author: Barros, Juliana. "Coping mechanisms of freshwater fungi to metals". Paper presented in 2nd meeting of the Iberian Ecological Society (SIBECOL) and the XXI conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL), together with with the 21st National Congress of Ecology (Portuguese Ecological Society – SPECO), 2022.
  3. "Inter- and intraspecific variability of aquatic hyphomycetes and freshwater ecosystem processes". Paper presented in 12th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, 2021.
  4. Barros, J; Seena, S. "Plastisphere in freshwaters: An emerging concern.". Paper presented in 20o Encontro Nacional de Ecologia, sob o tema Conhecimento ao Serviço das Áreas Classificadas, decorrido, 2021.
  5. Casotti, Cinthia; Cornut, Julien; Sahadevan, Seena. "Intra and interspecific functional variability of aquatic hyphomycetes.". Paper presented in XIX Conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology. University of Coimbra, 24 - 29 of June, Coimbra, Portugal., 2018.
  6. Scott, Quainoo; Sahadevan, Seena; Graça, Manuel Agusto Simões. "Copper tolerant ecotypes of Heliscus lugdunensis differ in their ecological function and growth.". Paper presented in The Netherlands, Conference: BAMA Symposium- Scientific Spring Meeting. Arnhem, Netherlands., 2016.
  7. Sahadevan, Seena; Sobral, Olímpia. "Impact of metals on aquatic fungal metabolites.". Paper presented in EMBL Symposium: New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology.11-14 October 2015, EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany., 2015.
  8. Sobral, Olímpia; Sahadevan, Seena. "Physiological and gene expression responses of the aquatic fungus Heliscus lugdunensis exposed to mine drainage". Paper presented in EMBO | EMBL Symposium: New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology. EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany., 2015.
  9. Sahadevan, Seena; Sobral, Olímpia. "Microbial diversity along a mine drainage gradient by using illumina MiSeq next generation sequencing.". Paper presented in EMBO | EMBL Symposium: New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology.11-14 October 2015, EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany., 2015.
  10. Sahadevan, Seena; Monroy, Silvia. "Preliminary insights into the evolutionary relationships of aquatic hyphomycetes and endophytic fungi.". Paper presented in 4th Iberain Ecological Congress, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal., 2015.
  11. Scott, Quainoo; Sahadevan, Seena; Graça, Manuel Agusto Simões. "Copper contamination affects intraspecific variability in tolerance and growth of Heliscus lugdunensis". Paper presented in 4th Iberain Ecological Congress. 16-19 June 2015, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal., 2015.
  12. Sobral, Olímpia; Sahadevan, Seena. "Intraspecific variability of Heliscus lugdunensis in response to metal stress as analysed by cellulase gene expression". Paper presented in 4th Iberain Ecological Congress, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal., 2015.
  13. Sobral, Olímpia; Sahadevan, Seena. "Intraspecific variability in physiological responses of Heliscus lugdunensis affected by mine drainage exposure.". Paper presented in 4th Iberain Ecological Congress. University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal., 2015.
  14. Pradhan, Arunava; Geraldes, Paulo; Sahadevan, Seena; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Sublethal toxicity of nanoCuO to freshwater shredders can be influenced by nanoparticle size and humic acids.". Paper presented in 23rd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Glasgow, UK., 2013.
  15. Pradhan, Arunava; Sahadevan, Seena; Geraldes, Paulo; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "A toxicidade das nanopartículas de óxido de cobre para os microrganismos aquáticos decompositores depende do tamanho das nanopartículas e da presença de ácidos húmicos.". Paper presented in Encontro Nacional de nanotoxicologia (E2N), Lisbon, Portugal., 2013.
  16. Pradhan, Arunava; Geraldes, Paulo; Seena Sahadevan; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Efeito do tamanho das nanopartículas de óxido de cobre e da presença de ácidos húmicos no invertebrado detritívoro Allogamus ligonifer.". Paper presented in Encontro Nacional de nanotoxicologia (E2N), 2013.
  17. Carvalho, Francisco; Sahadevan, Seena; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Does the age and composition of riparian stand affect ecosystem functioning in streams?". Paper presented in Limnologia, XVIth Congress of the Iberian Society of Limnology, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal., 2012.
  18. Antunes, Bruno; Trabulho, José; Duarte, Sofia; Sahadevan, Seena; Cássio, Fernanda; Pascoal, Cláudia. "Intraspecific diversity affects plant-litter decomposition in freshwaters". Paper presented in Limnologia, XVIth Congress of the Iberian Society of Limnology, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal., 2012.
  19. Sahadevan, Seena; Duarte, Sofia; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "An ubiquitous perspective of the intraspecific diversity of the aquatic fungus Articulospora tetracladia.". Paper presented in Limnologia, XVIth Congress of the Iberian Society of Limnology, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal., 2012.
  20. Sahadevan, Seena; Pradhan, Arunava; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Polyhydroxyl fullerene can mitigate toxicity effects of cadmium on yeasts,". Paper presented in 22nd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany., 2012.
  21. Pradhan, Arunava; Sahadevan, Seena; Helm, Stefan; Gerth, Katharina; Krauss, Gerd-Joachim; Wesenberg, Dirk; Schlosser, Dietmar; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Effects of nano CuO on aquatic decomposers: from community to cellular responses.". Paper presented in 22nd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany., 2012.
  22. Pradhan, Arunava; Sahadevan, Seena; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Impacts of CuO nanoparticles on aquatic detritus foodwebs.". Paper presented in Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, London, UK., 2011.
  23. Pradhan, Arunava; Sahadevan, Seena; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Nano copper oxide is a threat to an endemic shredder of the Iberian Peninsula.". Paper presented in 21st SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy., 2011.
  24. Pradhan, Arunava; Dietmer, Schlosser; Sahadevan, Seena; Helm, Stefan; Gerth, Katharina; Wesnberg, Dirk; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Copper oxide nanoparticles induce oxidative stress, DNA strand breaks and laccase activity in aquatic fungi". Paper presented in 21st SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy., 2011.
  25. Sahadevan, Seena; Letourneau, Allan; Marvanová, Ludmila; Bärlocher, Felix. "Potential use of barcoding to identify Tetracladium species.". Paper presented in ECBOL2 (second European Consortium for the Barcoding of Life), Braga, Portugal., 2010.
  26. Sahadevan, Seena; Duarte, Sofia; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "ITS barcodes as unambiguous discriminators of strains of Articulospora tetracladia.". Paper presented in ECBOL2 (second European Consortium for the Barcoding of Life). Braga, Portugal., 2010.
  27. Pradhan, Arunava; Sahadevan, Seena; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Nanometals may pose negative impacts to microbial decomposition in streams.". Paper presented in 20th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Seville, Spain., 2010.
  28. Fernandes, Isabel; Sahadevan, Seena; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Responses of aquatic microbial decomposers to inorganic nutrients in a warming scenario". Paper presented in BioMicroWorld. Lisbon, Portugal, 2009.
  29. Bärlocher, F.; Sahadevan, Seena; Dudley, W. "Raised water temperature lowers diversity of hyporheic aquatic hyphomycetes". Paper presented in The 30th Congress of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology, Montreal, Canada, 2007.
Journal article
  1. Seena, S.; Baschien, C; Barros, J; Sridhar, K.R; Mykrä, H; Bundschuh, M. "Ecosystem services provided by fungi in freshwaters: a wake-up call". Hydrobiologia, The International Journal of Aquatic Sciences (2022): 10.1007/s10750-022-05030-4.
    Accepted
  2. Barros, Juliana; Sahadevan Seena. Corresponding author: Sahadevan Seena. "Fungi in Freshwaters: Prioritising Aquatic Hyphomycetes in Conservation Goals". Water 14 (2022): https://doi.org/10.3390/w14040605.
    Open access • Published
  3. Seena, Sahadevan; Gutiérrez, Irene B.; Barros, Juliana; Nunes, Cláudia; Marques, João Carlos; Kumar, Santosh; Gonçalves, Ana M.M.. "Impacts of Low Concentrations of Nanoplastics on Leaf Litter Decomposition and Food Quality for Detritivores In Streams". Journal of Hazardous Materials (2022): 128320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.128320.
    10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.128320
  4. Barros, Juliana; Seena, Sahadevan. "Plastisphere in freshwaters: An emerging concern". Environmental Pollution 290 (2021): 118123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118123.
    10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118123
  5. Seena, Sahadevan; Casotti, Cinthia; Cornut, Julien. "Inter- and intraspecific functional variability of aquatic fungal decomposers and freshwater ecosystem processes". Science of The Total Environment 707 (2020): 135570. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135570.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135570
  6. Seena, Sahadevan; Sobral, Olímpia; Cano, Ainara. "Metabolomic, functional, and ecologic responses of the common freshwater fungus Neonectria lugdunensis to mine drainage stress". Science of The Total Environment (2020): 137359. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137359.
    Published • 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137359
  7. Duarte, Sofia; Antunes, Bruno; Trabulo, José; Seena, Sahadevan; Cássio, Fernanda; Pascoal, Cláudia. "Intraspecific diversity affects stress response and the ecological performance of a cosmopolitan aquatic fungus". Fungal Ecology 41 (2019): 218-223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2019.06.001.
    10.1016/j.funeco.2019.06.001
  8. Seena, Sahadevan; Graça, Diana; Bartels, Anne; Cornut, Julien. "Does nanosized plastic affect aquatic fungal litter decomposition?". Fungal Ecology 39 (2019): 388-392. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2019.02.011.
    10.1016/j.funeco.2019.02.011
  9. Murali, Srinath; Kumar, Santosh; Koh, Joonseok; Seena, Sahadevan; Singh, Poonam; Ramalho, Amílcar; Sobral, Abilio J. F. N.. "Bio-based chitosan/gelatin/Ag@ZnO bionanocomposites: synthesis and mechanical and antibacterial properties". Cellulose 26 9 (2019): 5347-5361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10570-019-02457-2.
    10.1007/s10570-019-02457-2
  10. Seena, Sahadevan; Bärlocher, Felix; Sobral, Olímpia; Gessner, Mark O.; Dudgeon, David; McKie, Brendan G.; Chauvet, Eric; et al. "Biodiversity of leaf litter fungi in streams along a latitudinal gradient". Science of The Total Environment 661 (2019): 306-315. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.122.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.122
  11. Jain, Aishwarya; Kumar, Santosh; Seena, Sahadevan. "Can low concentrations of metal oxide and Ag loaded metal oxide nanoparticles pose a risk to stream plant litter microbial decomposers?". Science of The Total Environment 653 (2019): 930-937. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.376.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.376
  12. Seena, Sahadevan; Kumar, Santosh. "Short-term exposure to low concentrations of copper oxide nanoparticles can negatively impact the ecological performance of a cosmopolitan freshwater fungus". Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 21 12 (2019): 2001-2007. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9em00361d.
    10.1039/c9em00361d
  13. Seena, Sahadevan; Marvanová, Ludmila; Letourneau, Allan; Bärlocher, Felix. "Articulospora – Phylogeny vs morphology". Fungal Biology 122 10 (2018): 965-976. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2018.06.001.
    10.1016/j.funbio.2018.06.001
  14. Kumar, Santosh; Kumar, Gaurav; Tripathi, Amit Kumar; Seena, Sahadevan; Koh, Joonseok. "Enhanced fluorescence norfloxacin substituted naphthalimide derivatives: Molecular docking and antibacterial activity". Journal of Molecular Structure 1157 (2018): 292-299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2017.12.067.
    10.1016/j.molstruc.2017.12.067
  15. Seena, Sahadevan; Carvalho, Francisco; Cássio, Fernanda; Pascoal, Cláudia. "Does the developmental stage and composition of riparian forest stand affect ecosystem functioning in streams?". Science of The Total Environment 609 (2017): 1500-1511. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.252.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.252
  16. Noel, Laura; Bärlocher, Felix; Culp, Joseph M.; Seena, Sahadevan. "Nutrient enrichment and flow regulation impair structure and function of a large river as revealed by aquatic hyphomycete species richness, biomass, and decomposition rates". Freshwater Science 35 4 (2016): 1148-1163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/689180.
    10.1086/689180
  17. Pradhan, Arunava; Geraldes, Paulo; Seena, Sahadevan; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Humic acid can mitigate the toxicity of small copper oxide nanoparticles to microbial decomposers and leaf decomposition in streams". Freshwater Biology 61 12 (2016): 2197-2210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12662.
    10.1111/fwb.12662
  18. Seena, Sahadevan; Monroy, Silvia. "Preliminary insights into the evolutionary relationships of aquatic hyphomycetes and endophytic fungi". Fungal Ecology 19 (2016): 128-134. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2015.07.007.
    10.1016/j.funeco.2015.07.007
  19. Scott, Quainoo; Sahadevan, Seena; Graça, Manuel Agusto Simões. "Copper tolerant ecotypes of Heliscus lugdunensis differ in their ecological function and growth". The Science of The Total Environment 544 (2016): 168-174.
    Published
  20. Pradhan, Arunava; Geraldes, Paulo; Seena, Sahadevan; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Natural organic matter alters size-dependent effects of nanoCuO on the feeding behaviour of freshwater invertebrate shredders". Science of The Total Environment 535 (2015): 94-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.096.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.096
  21. Pradhan, Arunava; Seena, Sahadevan; Schlosser, Dietmar; Gerth, Katharina; Helm, Stefan; Dobritzsch, Melanie; Krauss, Gerd-Joachim; et al. "Fungi from metal-polluted streams may have high ability to cope with the oxidative stress induced by copper oxide nanoparticles". Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34 4 (2015): 923-930. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.2879.
    10.1002/etc.2879
  22. Fernandes, Isabel; Seena, Sahadevan; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Elevated temperature may intensify the positive effects of nutrients on microbial decomposition in streams". Freshwater Biology 59 11 (2014): 2390-2399. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12445.
    10.1111/fwb.12445
  23. Pradhan, Arunava; Pinheiro, José Paulo; Seena, Sahadevan; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Polyhydroxyfullerene Binds Cadmium Ions and Alleviates Metal-Induced Oxidative Stress in Saccharomyces cerevisiae". Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80 18 (2014): 5874-5881. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/aem.01329-14.
    10.1128/aem.01329-14
  24. Pradhan, Arunava; Seena, Sahadevan; Dobritzsch, Dirk; Helm, Stefan; Gerth, Katharina; Dobritzsch, Melanie; Krauss, Gerd-Joachim; et al. "Physiological responses to nanoCuO in fungi from non-polluted and metal-polluted streams". Science of The Total Environment 466-467 (2014): 556-563. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.07.073.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.07.073
  25. Sridhar, Kandikere R.; Karamchand, Kishore S.; Seena, Sahadevan. "Fungal assemblage and leaf litter decomposition in riparian tree holes and in a coastal stream of the south-west India". Mycology: An International Journal on Fungal Biology 4 2 (2013): 118-124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21501203.2013.825657.
    10.1080/21501203.2013.825657
  26. Duarte, Sofia; Seena, Sahadevan; Bärlocher, Felix; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "A decade's perspective on the impact of DNA sequencing on aquatic hyphomycete research". Fungal Biology Reviews 27 1 (2013): 19-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fbr.2013.02.003.
    10.1016/j.fbr.2013.02.003
  27. Pradhan, Arunava; Seena, Sahadevan; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Copper oxide nanoparticles can induce toxicity to the freshwater shredder Allogamus ligonifer". Chemosphere 89 9 (2012): 1142-1150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.06.001.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.06.001
  28. Duarte, Sofia; Seena, Sahadevan; Bärlocher, Felix; Cássio, Fernanda; Pascoal, Cláudia. "Preliminary Insights into the Phylogeography of Six Aquatic Hyphomycete Species". PLoS ONE 7 9 (2012): e45289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0045289.
    10.1371/journal.pone.0045289
  29. Seena, Sahadevan; Duarte, Sofia; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Intraspecific Variation of the Aquatic Fungus Articulospora tetracladia: An Ubiquitous Perspective". PLoS ONE 7 4 (2012): e35884. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0035884.
    10.1371/journal.pone.0035884
  30. Pradhan, Arunava; Seena, Sahadevan; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda. "Can Metal Nanoparticles Be a Threat to Microbial Decomposers of Plant Litter in Streams?". Microbial Ecology 62 1 (2011): 58-68. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-011-9861-4.
    10.1007/s00248-011-9861-4
  31. Bhagya, Bhaskar; Sridhar, Kandikere R.; Seena, Sahadevan; Young, Chiu-Chung; Arun, Ananthapadmanabha B.. "Nutritional evaluation of tender pods of Canavalia maritima of coastal sand dunes". Frontiers of Agriculture in China 4 4 (2010): 481-488. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11703-010-1037-3.
    10.1007/s11703-010-1037-3
  32. Seena, Sahadevan; Pascoal, Cláudia; Marvanová, Ludmila; Cássio, Fernanda. "DNA barcoding of fungi: a case study using ITS sequences for identifying aquatic hyphomycete species". Fungal Diversity 44 1 (2010): 77-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13225-010-0056-y.
    10.1007/s13225-010-0056-y
  33. Letourneau, A.; Seena, S.; Marvanová, L.; Bärlocher, F.. "Potential use of barcoding to identify aquatic hyphomycetes". Fungal Diversity 40 1 (2010): 51-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13225-009-0006-8.
    10.1007/s13225-009-0006-8
  34. Al-Riyami, Maha; Victor, Reginald; Seena, Sahadevan; Elshafie, Abdulkadir E.; Bärlocher, Felix. "Leaf Decomposition in a Mountain Stream in the Sultanate of Oman". International Review of Hydrobiology 94 1 (2009): 16-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/iroh.200811085.
    10.1002/iroh.200811085
  35. Kadamannaya, B.S; Sridhar, K.R.; Sahadevan, Seena. "Seasonal Periodicity of Pill Millipedes (Arthrosphaera) and Earthworms of the Western Ghats, India". World Journal of Zoology 4 (2009): 63-69.
    Published
  36. Manerkar, Mayura A.; Seena, S.; Bärlocher, Felix. "Q-RT-PCR for Assessing Archaea, Bacteria, and Fungi During Leaf Decomposition in a Stream". Microbial Ecology 56 3 (2008): 467-473. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-008-9365-z.
    10.1007/s00248-008-9365-z
  37. Bhat, Rajeev; Sridhar, Kandikere R.; Seena, Sahadevan. "Nutritional quality evaluation of velvet bean seeds (Mucuna pruriens) exposed to gamma irradiation". International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 59 4 (2008): 261-278. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09637480701456747.
    10.1080/09637480701456747
  38. Sahadevan, Seena; Wynberg, N; Bärlocher, F. "Fungal diversity during decomposition of oak, maple and linden leaves assessed through clone libraries". Fungal Diversity 30 (2008): 1-14.
    Published
  39. BÄRLOCHER, FELIX; SEENA, SAHADEVAN; WILSON, KEVIN P.; DUDLEY WILLIAMS, D.. "Raised water temperature lowers diversity of hyporheic aquatic hyphomycetes". Freshwater Biology 0 0 (2007): 071116231725003-???. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2007.01899.x.
    10.1111/j.1365-2427.2007.01899.x
  40. Sahadevan, Seena; K.R. Sridhar; A.B. Arun. "Canavalia cathartica of the south-west coast of India—A neglected wild legume". FAO/IBPGR Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter 150 (2007): 16-20. https://www.bioversityinternational.org/fileadmin/PGR/article-issue_150-art_3-lang_en.html.
    Published
  41. Bhagya, B.; Sridhar, K.R.; Sahadevan, Seena; Bhat, Rajeev. "Nutritional qualities of ripened beans of mangrove wild legume Canavalia cathartica Thouars". Journal of Agricultural Technology 3 (2007): 255-274.
    Published
  42. Seena, S.; Sridhar, K.R.; Arun, A.B.; Young, Chiu-Chung. "Effect of roasting and pressure-cooking on nutritional and protein quality of seeds of mangrove legume Canavalia cathartica from southwest coast of India". Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 19 4 (2006): 284-293. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2005.05.004.
    10.1016/j.jfca.2005.05.004
  43. Sridhar, K.R.; Seena, S.. "Nutritional and antinutritional significance of four unconventional legumes of the genus Canavalia – A comparative study". Food Chemistry 99 2 (2006): 267-288. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2005.07.049.
    10.1016/j.foodchem.2005.07.049
  44. Sridhar, K.R.; Ashwini, K.M.; Seena, S.; Sreepada, K.S.. "Manure qualities of guano of insectivorous cave bat (Hipposideros speoris)". Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 6 2 (2006): 103-110.
    Open access • Published
  45. Bhagya, B.; Sridhar, K.R.; Seena, S.; Young, C.-C.; Arun, A.B.; Nagaraja, K.V.. "Nutritional qualities and in vitro starch digestibility of ripened Canavalia cathartica beans of coastal sand dunes of southern India". Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry 5 (2006): 1241-1252.
  46. Bhagya, B.; Sridhar, K.R.; Seena, S.. "Biochemical and protein quality evaluation of tender pods of wild legume Canavalia cathartica of coastal sand dunes". 18 (2006): 1-20. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd18/7/bhag18093.htm.
    Open access • Published
  47. Goveas, S.W.; Miranda, E.C.; Seena, S.; Sridhar, K.R.. "Observations on guano and bolus of Indian flying fox, Pteropus giganteus.". Current Science 90 2 (2006): 160-162. https://www.jstor.org/stable/24088976.
    Published
  48. Seena, S.; Sridhar, K.R.. "Nutritional and microbiological features of little known legumes, Canavalia cathartica Thouars and C. maritima Thouars of the southwest coast of India". Current Science 90 12 (2006): 1638-1650. https://www.jstor.org/stable/24091912.
    Accepted
  49. Seena, S.; Sridhar, K.R.; Jung, K.. "Nutritional and antinutritional evaluation of raw and processed seeds of a wild legume, Canavalia cathartica of coastal sand dunes of India". Food Chemistry 92 3 (2005): 465-472. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2004.08.011.
    10.1016/j.foodchem.2004.08.011
  50. Seena, S.; Sridhar, K.R.. "Physicochemical, functional and cooking properties of under explored legumes, Canavalia of the southwest coast of India". Food Research International 38 7 (2005): 803-814. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2005.02.007.
    10.1016/j.foodres.2005.02.007
  51. Seena, Sahadevan; Sridhar, Kandikere R.; Ramesh, Saraf R.. "Nutritional and protein quality evaluation of thermally treated seeds of Canavalia maritima in the rat". Nutrition Research 25 6 (2005): 587-596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nutres.2005.06.002.
    10.1016/j.nutres.2005.06.002
  52. Seena, S.; Sridhar, K.R.; Bhagya, B.. "Biochemical and biological evaluation of an unconventional legume, Canavalia maritima of coastal sand dunes of India". 5 1 (2005): 1-14. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f5c3/5b0e4b2526d106990a739d580ecdc747da4d.pdf?_ga=2.152096185.1081650240.1578493653-2112256727.1547654215.
    Published
  53. Seena, S; Sridhar, K R. "Endophytic fungal diversity of 2 sand dune wild legumes from the southwest coast of India". Canadian Journal of Microbiology 50 12 (2004): 1015-1021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/w04-094.
    10.1139/w04-094
  54. Seena, S.; Sridhar, K. R.. "Nutrient composition and biological evaluation of an unconventional legume,Canavalia catharticaof mangroves". International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 55 8 (2004): 615-625. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09637480500085622.
    10.1080/09637480500085622

Other

Other output
  1. TeMa Tools: A multilingual & multiformat education toolkit for aquatic fungi. Most people are surprised when they learn that some fungi live in water. Does this mean that there are mushrooms in lakes? Is it safe to swim? What do they do there? For real? In teaching and outreach, these kinds of questions are great starting points for conversations about fungi, biodiversity, healthy ecosystems, food webs, impacts of pollution and climate change and much more.. 2022. Anderson, Jennifer; Barros, Juliana; Seena, Sahadevan. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7110713.
  2. All about the aquatic hyphomycete Tetracladium marchalianum: A multilingual educational tool for aquatic fungi.. 3D model of spores of the aquatic hyphopmycete Tetracladium marchalianum and multilingual infocard.. 2022. Jennifer Anderson; Juliana Barros; Sahadevan, Seena.
  3. Metabolite profiling identifies a striking triacylglycerol signature in a dominant aquatic fungus exposed to mine drainage waters. GenBank accession numbers MK803117-MK803126 (10 sequences).. 2020. Sahadevan, Seena.
  4. Can low concentrations of metal oxide and Ag loaded metal oxide nanoparticles pose a risk to stream plant litter microbial decomposers. MH078059–MH078062 for fungi; MK026956 and MK026957 for bacteria (8 sequences).. 2018. Jain, Aishwarya; Sahadevan, Seena.
  5. Intraspecific variation of the aquatic fungus Articulospora tetracladia: an ubiquitous perspective. GenBank Accession JF895397-JF895437 (41 sequences).. 2012. Sahadevan, Seena; Duarte, Sofia; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda.
  6. Preliminary insights into the phylogeography of six aquatic hyphomycete species.. GenBank Accession JX089461-JX089572 (111 sequences). . 2012. Duarte, Sofia; Sahadevan, Seena; Pascoal, Cláudia; Cássio, Fernanda.
  7. DNA barcoding of fungi: a case study using ITS sequences for identifying aquatic hyphomycete species. GenBank Accession GQ411259-GQ411354 (95 sequences).. 2010. Sahadevan, Seena; Pascoal, Cláudia; Marvanová, Ludmila; Cássio, Fernanda.
  8. Molecular Analysis for the Rapid Identification of the Aquatic Hyphomycete Articulospora sp.. GenBank Accession EU998936-EU998914. (23 sequences).. 2008. Sahadevan, Seena; Letourneau, Allan; Marvanová, Ludmila; Bärlocher, Felix.
  9. Fungal diversity during decompositon of oak, maple and linden leaves as assessed through clone libraries.. GenBank, Accession EU199955-EU200151 (196 sequences).. 2007. Wynberg, Natalie; Sahadevan, Seena; Bärlocher, Felix.
  10. Raised water temperature lo wers diversity of hyporheic aquatic hyphomycetes.. GenBank, Accession EF674333-EF674482. (149 sequences). 2007. Sahadevan, Seena; Bärlocher, Felix.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2022/07/07 Impacts of nanoplastics on leaf litter decomposition in streams Iberian Ecological Society (SIBECOL) and the XXI conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL), together with with the 21st National Congress of Ecology (Portuguese Ecological Society – SPECO)
University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2022/07/05 Moderators of organic matter decomposition in Portuguese streams: evidence from a collaborative field study and systematic literature review 2nd meeting of the Iberian Ecological Society (SIBECOL) and the XXI conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL), together with with the 21st National Congress of Ecology (Portuguese Ecological Society – SPECO)
University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)
2022/06/29 Biodiversity of leaf litter fungi across the globe Department of life sciences (DCV) talks (by invitation)
University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2022/05/16 Inter and intraspecific functional variability of aquatic hyphomycetes and freshwater ecosystem processes 9th Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters Congress (PLPF9)
University of Minho (Braga, Portugal)
2021 Exploring the inter and intraspecific functional diversity of aquatic hyphomycetes in the forested streams. 20 Encontro Nacional de Ecologia, sob o tema Conhecimento ao Serviço das Áreas Classificadas
2021 Impacts of low concentrations of nanoplastics on stream ecosystem processes and nutritional quality of leaf litter. Impacts of low concentrations of nanoplastics on stream ecosystem processes and nutritional quality of leaf litter.
2021 Impact of metals on aquatic fungal metabolites, gene expression and leaf litter decomposition. 4th International Caparica Conference on Pollutant Toxic Ions and Molecules (by invitation).
(Portugal)
2020/12/11 Impacts of nanoplastics on stream ecosystem processes and nutritional quality of leaf litter XIX Encontro Nacional de Ecologia e Celebração dos 25 anos da SPECO
SPECO (Portugal)
2020 The impacts of polystyrene microparticles in the fatty acids and carbohydrate composition of the commercial bivalve species Scrobicularia plana. MICRO 2020: Fate and Impacts of Microplastics: Knowledge and Responsibilities
2020 Assessment of polystyrene microparticles effects by a set of integrated biomarkers in the marine bivalve species Scrobicularia plana MICRO 2020. Fate and Impacts of Microplastics: Knowledge and Responsibilities
2019/07/29 Global biodiversity of leaf litter fungi in streams . 15th EEF – European Ecological Federation Congress.  Ecology across borders: Embedding ecology in sustainable development goals.
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2018/06/24 Impact of metals on aquatic fungal metabolites and gene expression XIX Conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology
Iberian Association of Limnology (Coimbra, Portugal)
2017/07/17 Global biodiversity and biogeography of stream litter microbes Plant Litter Processing in Freshwater 8 (PLPF8)
(Bilbao, Spain)
2015/06/16 Seasonal profile of aquatic fungal communities along a mine drainage gradient by using illumina MiSeq next-generation sequencing 4th Iberain Ecological Congress
(Coimbra, Portugal)
2015/06/16 Stress responses to copper contamination differ among strains of Heliscus lugdunensis isolated from polluted and unpolluted site 4th Iberain Ecological congress
(Coimbra, Portugal)
2015/03/30 Fungal diversity along a mine drainage gradient as determined by illimina Miseq next-generation sequencing 1V encontro national pós-graduação ciências biológicas
(Aveiro, Portugal)
2014 Evolutionary relationships of aquatic and endophytic fungi Limnologia, XVIIth Congress of the Iberian Society of Limnology,
(Santander, Spain)
2013/07/01 A decade’s perspective on the impact of DNA sequencing on aquatic hyphomycete research Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences
(Münster, Germany)
2012/07/02 Humic acids and nanoparticle size change the toxicity of nano CuO to freshwater microbes and invertebrate XVIth Congress of the Iberian Society of Limnology
Iberian Society of Limnology (Guimarães, Portugal)
2012/07/02 Plant-litter decomposition by microbes increases with temperature and nutrient load in streams. XVIth Congress of the Iberian Society of Limnology
Iberian Society of Limnology (Minho, Portugal)
2012/06/02 Biogeography of aquatic fungi: preliminary conclusions XVIth Congress of the Iberian Society of Limnology
Iberian Society of Limnology (Minho, Portugal)
2010/07/05 Predicted climate change and nutrient runoff may alter microbial community structure and accelerate leaf decomposition in streams. XV Meeting of the Iberian Limnological Association
Iberian Limnological Association (Ponta Delgada, Portugal)
2010/07/02 Responses of freshwater microbial decomposers to copper oxide nanoparticles. Limnologia, XVIth Congress of the Iberian Society of Limnology
Iberian Society of Limnology (Minho, Portugal)
2010/06/02 DNA barcoding of fungi: a case study using ITS sequences for identifying aquatic hyphomycete species. ECBOL2 (second European Consortium for the Barcoding of Life)
Consortium for the Barcoding of Life (Braga, Portugal)
2010/05/11 Metagenomics – The science of microbial biodiversity Journal club of CBMA
University of Minho, Portugal. (Braga, Portugal)
2009/12/02 Impacts of metal nanoparticles on leaf litter decomposition by aquatic fungi. BioMicroWorld Conference on environmental, industrial and applied microbiology
Lisbon, Portugal (Lisbon, Portugal)
2009/11/18 Studies on microbiological and biochemical features of sand dune plant species of South west coast of India Departmental seminar, 18th November, University of Minho, Portugal.
2004/12/02 Endophytic fungal diversity of two sand dune wild legumes from the Southwest coast of India. National Seminar on Recent Advances in Mycology, Mangalore University, India.

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2020 - 2025 Effects of nanoplastics in metal-polluted freshwaters: from ecosystem to cellular responses of leaf litter decomposers
Supervisor of Juliana Batista Barros
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2020/02 - 2020/07 Can plastics impact the ecological performance of a cosmopolitan freshwater fungus
Supervisor of Yoko Fedele
Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
2019 - 2019 Can nanoplastics affect the ecological functioning of streams?
Supervisor of Rosa Melo Seara
MARE (Marine and environmental sciences centre), University of Coimbra, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Can microplastics influence the ecological functioning of streams?
Supervisor of João Filipe Reis
MARE (Marine and environmental sciences centre), University of Coimbra, Portugal
2015 - 2019 Evaluation of the participation of aquatic hyphomycetes in the processing of organic matter in streams of the Atlantic Forest - Southeast Brazil
Co-supervisor of Cinthia Gabriella Casotti de Medeiros
Universidade Vila Velha, Brazil
2017 - 2017 Effect of copper oxide nanoparticles on stream litter decomposers
Supervisor of Shivangi Malviya
VIT University, India
2017 - 2017 Impact of Silver loaded nanoparticles on aquatic microbes and leaf litter decomposition
Supervisor of Aishwarya Jain
VIT University, India
2016 - 2016 Impact of metals and its mixtures on intraspecies diversity of common aquatic fungi and litter decomposition
Supervisor of Yohann Gandolfo
Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
2015 - 2015 Copper tolerant ecotypes of Heliscus lugdunensis differ in their ecological function and growth
Co-supervisor of Scott Quainoo
HZ University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
2014 - 2014 Pre doctoral internship A. Silvia Monroy: Predoctoral internship (2014) titled “Preliminary insights into the evolutionary relationships of aquatic hyphomycetes and endophytic fungi” University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain.
Supervisor of Silvia Monroy
2009 - 2013 Impacts of nanoparticles to microbes and invertebrates: from community responses to cellular targets (SFRH/BD/45614/2008)
Co-supervisor of Arunava Pradhan
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2011 - 2011 Does the riparian stand age affect ecosystem functioning in streams
Co-supervisor of Franscisco Carvalho
CBMA (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology), University of Minho, Portugal
2011 - 2011 Effects of intraspecific diversity of aquatic fungi on the decomposition of plant debris exposed to cadmium
Co-supervisor of Bruno Antunes
CBMA (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology), University of Minho, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2022/10 - 2022/11 Exhibition at the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra (2022/10 - 2022/11) (2022/10 - 2022/11)
Exhibition (Other)
Universidade de Coimbra, Jardim Bota^nico, Portugal, Portugal
2022/07/03 - 2022/07/03 Workshop on DNA barcoding: From gene sequences to identification of species (2022/07/03 - 2022/07/03)
Conference (Other)
2nd meeting of the Iberian Ecological Society (SIBECOL) and the XXI conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL), together with with the 21st National Congress of Ecology (Portuguese Ecological Society – SPECO), Portugal
2022/06/20 - 2022/06/24 An intensive course on "Advances in freshwater ecology" aiming to introduce post-graduate students and young researchers to recent advances in concepts and techniques used to address ecological questions in freshwater research. The 30 hours course will be lectured by academics and researchers from 4 Institutions of High Education. (2022/06/20 - 2022/06/24)
Other
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, University of Coimbra, Portugal
2018 - 2018 Organised the special sessions at the Conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology. Inland waters and XXI century challenges: from scientific knowledge to environmental management. University of Coimbra, 24-29 June, 2018. (2018 - 2018)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
MARE (Marine and environmental sciences centre), University of Coimbra, Portugal
2010 - 2010 Member of the organizing committee of the 2nd Conference of the European Consortium for the Barcode of Life (2010 - 2010)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2010 - 2010 Organising member of the International Course within the post-graduate training program of the Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA) titled “Ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment in aquatic ecosystems” and “Assessment of freshwater ecosystem condition” at the Biology Department of the University of Minho, 2010. (2010 - 2010)
Other (Member of the Organising Committee)

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2022/09/30 - 2022/09/30 Demonstration of impact of micro- and nnaoplastics on leaf litter decomposition. This event takes place close to the public and the city of Coimbra. The Science Route starts at Largo da Portagem and ends at Rua da Sofia.
Exhibition
European Night of Researchers (NEI) 202 2 in Coimbra and to the Science Route.
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Participated in the work of providing Biomonitoring Services “Biological Quality of the Waters of Ribeira de Oeiras” (Macroinvertebrates and Macrophytes) carried out for SOMINCOR in 2019
Other

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2013/09/06 Jury of Ph.D. defense
Supervisor
Arunava Pradhan (PhD)
CBMA (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology), University of Minho, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2019 - Current Member of the board of PROAQUA -Association for the Promotion of Knowledge in Aquatic Sciences Member of the board
2018 - Current Asociación Ibérica de Limnología (AIL)
2018 - Current EcotoxicoMic: The international network on Microbial Ecotoxicology Dissemination of research

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2022/06/23 - 2022/06/23 Theoretical/practical session: Safeguarding freshwaters: could molecular biodiversity be an appropriate tool? An example with fungi. Advances in freshwater ecology (Outros) MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Uiversity of Coimbra, Portugal
2022/05/20 - 2022/05/20 Emerging concerns of plastisphere in freshwaters” in the seminar titled “IV seminário-Conectanto Piexes, Rios e Pessoas - A problemática dos plásticos nos Ecossistemas de Água Doce”
2005/05 - 2005/07 Biology Biology
2003/08 - 2004/01 Environmental studies Environmental Studies (Bachelor) Sarosh Institute of Hotel Management, India

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2022/06 The receipt of the award (prémios verdes) by S. Seena was covered by various news papers. Seena Sahadevan, researcher at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) has been distinguished at the ceremony of the VISÃO / Águas de Portugal Green Awards, where she received a "Research Award". The prize is aimed at scientists who stand out in the area of sustainability and Environment. The link to this news can been accessed at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6a7u1d5jifren8i/AADjCRCSIR5zPEOGrlkNfY5pa?dl=0
2022/02 The work on the nanoplastics (DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.128320) that was published was interviewed and well appreciated and covered by all the leading newspapers (>45 newspapers covered this interview). Pleas access this link to view this information: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l7r2zhmitcap7lc/AADVhtY0ucLSO6IqEmCFJiJla?dl=0
2019/03/08 The work on the nanoplastics (DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2019.02.011) that was published was interviewed and well appreciated and covered by all the leading newspapers (more than 30 papers covered this interview). To view this information please access this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vfo3jzg2pgnf7r9/News%20about%20my%20research%20work%20in%20~32%20newspapers_%20part%202.pdf?dl=0 National news papers and magazines
2019/02/12 The global fungal biodiversity work (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.122) that was published was interviewed and well appreciated and covered by all the leading newspapers (more than 30 papers covered this interview). To view this information, please access the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/u236barriqaprix/News%20about%20my%20research%20work%20in%20~31%20news%20papers_Part%201.pdf?dl=0 For example "Diário de Coimbra; Diário as Beiras"

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2019/03/14 - Current The interview was created to bring awareness on the usage of nanoplastics and its impact on rivers' in the national radio channel Antena 1. Antena 1 is one of the 3 national radio channels produced by the Portuguese public broadcasting entity Radio e Televisão de Portugal. Effect of nano plastics on ecosystem functioning of rivers
2022/10 - 2022/10 Biosfera (RTP) (program in channel RTP-Biosphere) Impacts of stressors on aquatic hyphomycetes

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2022 - Current Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics (2831-2597 ) OAE Publishing Inc.
2019 - Current International Review of Hydrobiology (Associate editor) (1522-2632) Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
2019 - 2020 MycoAsia Journal of Modern Mycology (Associate editor) Editor in Chief
2019 - 2019 Limnetica (Invited editor for special issue on the Limnologia2018 congress) (0213-8409) Asociación Ibérica de Limnología (AIL)

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2021/11 - 2022/02 Nanoplastics in streams: a multidisciplinary approach from the community to cellular responses of plant litter decomposers Juliana Barros
2020/01 - 2020/07 Plastic debris as an ecological niche for microbes in freshwaters. Juliana Barros
2019 - 2020 Isolation of aquatic fungi from the rivers of central Portugal. Inês Gonçalves
2018 - 2019 Isolation of aquatic fungi from the streams of central Portugal. Ana Beatriz Fernnadez
2017 - 2018 Impact of nanosized plastic on aquatic fungal litter decomposition. Diana Graça
2017 - 2018 Influence of nano plastics on leaf litter decomposition. Anne Bartels
2014/01 - 2015/10 Molecular profiling of taxonomic, functional and genetic diversity of aquatic fungi along a pollution gradient Olimpia Sobral

Other jury / evaluation

Activity description Institution / Organization
2022 - Current Reviewer for Swiss National Science Foundation
2019/07 - 2019/07 Chaired the session IV -The role played by the fungi community. 15th EEF- European Ecological Federation Congress.  Ecology across borders: Embedding ecology in sustainable development goals. 29 July-2 August 2019. Lisbon, Portugal.
2018/06 - 2018/06 Chaired the session SR1“Ecotoxicology, Biomarkers and multiple stressors” Limnologia 2018 XIX Conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology. Inland waters and XXI century challenges: from scientific knowledge to environmental management. University of Coimbra, 24-29 June, 2018
Distinctions

Award

2022 Research award (Extraordinary research and projects)
VISÃO / Águas de Portugal Green Awards, Portugal
2022 Best Poster Award
9th Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters Congress (PLPF9), Portugal
2004 MJ Thirumalachar Merit Award for best oral presentation
Mycological Society of India; mANGALORE uNIVERSITY, India

Other distinction

2014 2nd best European PhD thesis in Freshwater Sciences
European Federation for Freshwater Sciences, Portugal
2014 Special mention
Iberian Association of Limnology, Portugal