Ascensão, F., Yogui, D.R., Alves, M.H., Alves, A.C., Abra, F. & Desbiez, A.L.J. 2021. Preventing wildlife roadkill can offset mitigation investments in short-medium term. Biological Conservation, 253, 108902.+info

Pedersen, J.S.T., Santos, F.D., van Vuuren, D., Gupta, J., Coelho, R.E., Aparício, B.A. & Swart, R. 2021. An assessment of the performance of scenarios against historical global emissions for IPCC reports. Global Environmental Change, 66, 102199.+info


Ascensão, F. 2020. Environmental Risks, Challenges and Opportunities Along the African Belt and Road Initiative. China and the New Silk Road. (ed. by H. Pechlaner, G. Erschbamer, H. Thees and M. Gruber M.). Springer, Cham.+info

Ascensão, F., Branquinho, C., & Revilla, E. 2020. Cars as a tool for monitoring and protecting biodiversity. Nature Electronics, 3: 295-297.+info

Ascensão, F., Latombe, G., Anadón, J.D., Abellán, P., Cardador, L., Carrete, M., Tella, J.L., & Capinha, C. 2020. Drivers of compositional dissimilarity for native and alien birds: the relative roles of human activity and environmental suitability. Biological Invasions, 22: 1447–1460.+info

Balzani, P., Venturi, S., Muzzicato, D., Tassi, F., Vaselli, O., Frizzi, F., Frasconi Wendt, C., Nisi, B., Masoni, A. & Santini, G. 2020. Application of CO2 carbon stable isotope analysis to ant trophic ecology: preliminary results. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.+info

Barrientos, R., Ascensão, F. & D'Amico, M. 2020. Inappropriate tourist behavior in protected areas can lead to wildlife road‐kills. Animal Conservation, 23: 343-344.+info

Bentz, J. 2020. Learning about climate change in, with and through art. Climatic Change, Online early.+info

Bernardo, F., Rocha, T., Branquinho, C., Garcia, P. & Rodrigues, A. 2020. Thallus structural alterations in green-algal lichens as indicators of elevated CO2 in a degassing volcanic area. Ecological Indicators, 114, 1-7.+info

Bernardo, F., Rodrigues.A, Branquinho, C. & Garcia, P. 2020. Elemental profile of native lichens displaying the impact by agricultural and artificial land uses in the Atlantic island of São Miguel (Azores). Chemosphere, Online early.+info

Cruz de Carvalho, R., Afonso do Paço, T., Branquinho, C. & Marques da Silva, J. Using Chlorophyll a Fluorescence Imaging to Select Desiccation-Tolerant Native Moss Species for Water-Sustainable Green Roofs. Water, 12(6):1748.+info

Dias, L.F., Aparício, B.A., Nunes, J.P., Morais, I., Fonseca, A.L., Pastor, A.V. & Santos, F.D. 2020. Integrating a hydrological model into regional water policies: co-creation of climate change dynamic adaptive policy pathways for water resources in southern Portugal. Environmental Science and Policy, 114: 519-532.+info

Fazey, I., Scäpke, N., Caniglia, G., ...Bentz, J., et al. 2020. Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth: Visions of future systems and how to get there. Energy Research & Social Science, 70: 101724.+info

Frizzi, F., Masoni, A., Balzani, P., Frasconi Wendt, C., Palchetti, V. & Santini, G. 2020. Palatability of glyphosate in ants: a field experiment reveals broad acceptance of highly polluted solutions in a Mediterranean ant. Environmental Science & Pollution Research, 27, 29666-29671.+info

Frizzi, F., Masoni, A., Migliorini, M., Fanciulli, P.P., Cianferoni, F., Balzani, P., Giannotti, S., Davini, G., Frasconi Wendt, C. & Santini, G. 2020. A comparative study of the fauna associated with nest mounds of native and introduced populations of the red wood ant Formica paralugubris. European Journal of Soil Biology, 101, 103241.+info

Grilo, F., Pinho, P., Aleixo, C., Catita, C., Silva, P., Lopes, N., Freitas, C., Santos-Reis, M. & Branquinho, C. 2020. Using green to cool the grey: modelling the cooling effect of green spaces with a high spatial resolution. Science of the Total Environment, 724, 138182.+info

Hurtado, P., Matos, P., Aragón, G., Branquinho, C., Prieto, M. & Martínez, I. 2020. How much matching there is in functional, phylogenetic and taxonomic optima of epiphytic macrolichen communities along a European climatic gradient? Science of The Total Environment, 712: 136533.+info

Köbel, M., Listopad, C.M.C.S., Príncipe, A., Nunes, A. & C. Branquinho, C. 2020. Temporary grazing exclusion as a passive restoration strategy in a dryland woodland: Effects over time on tree regeneration and on the shrub community.Forest Ecology and Management, 118732.+info

Kotzen, B., Branquinho, C. & Prasse, R. 2020 Does the exotic equal pollution? Landscape methods for solving the dilemma of using native versus non‐native plant species in drylands. Land Degraddation & Development, 31: 2925– 2935.+info

McDonald, R.I., Mansur, A.V., Ascensão, F., Colbert, M., Crossman, K., Elmqvist, T., Gonzalez, A., Güneralp, B., Haase, D., Hamann, M., Hillel, O., Huang, K., Kahnt, B., Maddox, D. Pacheco, A., Pereira, H.M., Seto, K.C., Simkin, R., Walsh, B., Werner, A.S. & Ziter, C. 2020. Research gaps in knowledge of the impact of urban growth on biodiversity. Nature Sustainability, 3:16-24.+info

Mexia, T., Antunes, C., Nunes, A., Mira, A., Correia, A.I., Serrano, A. & Correia, O. 2020. Beyond the green: assessing quarry restoration success through plant and beetle communities. Restoration Ecology, Online early.+info

Monteiro, J., Brilhante, M., Domingues, I., Amaro, R., Gonçalves, D., Cavaco, T., Fonseca, G., Serrano, H.C. & Branquinho, B. 2020. A tale of two green walls: a functional trait approach to assess vegetation establishment on restored steep slopes. Restoration Ecology, 28(3), 687-696.+info

Muñoz‐Rojas, M., Hueso‐Gonzalez, P., Branquinho, C. & Baumgartl, T. 2020. Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded land in arid and semiarid environments: Editorial. Land Degradation & Development, 32: 3-6. +info

Munzi, S., Cruz, C., Branquinho, C., Cai, G., Faleri, C., Parrotta, L., Bini, L., Gagliardi, A., Leithg, I.D. & Sheppard, L.J. 2020. More tolerant than expected: Taking into account the ability of Cladonia portentosa to cope with increased nitrogen availability in environmental policy. Ecological Indicators, 119, 106817. +info

Oksuz, D.P., Aguiar, C.A.S., Tápia, S., Llop, E., Lopes, P., Serrano, A.R.M., Leal A.I., Correia, O., Matos, P., Rainho, A., Branquinho, C., Correia, R.A. & Palmeirim, J.M. 2020. The contribution of small shrubby patches to the functional diversity of wood-pastures. Acta Oecologica-International Journal of Ecology, 108, 103626. +info

Oksuz, D.P., Aguiar, C.A.S., Tápia, S., Llop, E., Lopes, P., Serrano, A.R.M., Leal, A.I., Branquinho, C., Correia, O., Rainho, A., Correia, R.A. & Palmeirim, J.M. 2020. Increasing biodiversity in wood-pastures by protecting small shrubby patches. Forest Ecology and Managment , 464, 118041. +info

Oliveira, A.C.P., Nunes, A., Rodrigues, R.G. & Branquinho, C. 2020. The response of plant functional traits to aridity in a tropical dry forest. Science of the Total Environment, 474, 141177. +info

Oliveira, A.C.P., Nunes, A., Pinho, P., Matos, P., Rodrigues, R.G. & Branquinho, C. 2020. From species presences to abundances: Using unevenly collected plant species presences to disclose the structure and functioning of a dryland ecosystem. Ecological Indicators, 113, 1-7. +info

Oliveira, M.A., Tomlinson, S.J., Carnell, E.J., Dore, A.J., Serrano, H.C., Vieno, M., Cordovil, C.M.D.S., Dragosits, U., Sutton, M.A., Branquinho, C. & Pinho, P. 2020. Nitrogen and sulfur deposition over a region in SW Europe based on a regional atmospheric chemical transport model. Atmospheric Environment, 223, 117290. +info

Oliveira, M.A., Scotto, M.G., Barbosa, S., Andrade, C.F. & Freitas, M.C. 2020. Morphological controls and statistical modelling of boulder transport by extreme storms. Marine Geology, 426, 106216. +info

Oliveira, M.A., Llop, E., Andrade, C.F., Branquinho, C., Goble, R, Queiroz, S., Freitas. M.C. & Pinho, P. 2020. Estimating the age and mechanism of boulder transport related with extreme waves using lichenometry. Progress in Physical Geography, Online early.+info

Salgueiro, P.A., Prach, K., Branquinho, C. & Mira, A. 2020. Enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services in quarry restoration – challenges, strategies, and practice. Restoration Ecology, 28: 655-660. +info

Taylor, R., Butterfield, R., Lourenço, T.C., Dzebo, A., Carlsen, H. & Klein, R.J.T. 2020. Surveying perceptions and practices of high-end climate change. Climatic Change, Online early.+info

Wendt, C.F., Nunes, A., Robin Verble, R., Santini, G., Boieiro, M. & Branquinho, C. 2020 Using a space-for-time approach to select the best biodiversity-based indicators to assess the effects of aridity in Mediterranean drylands. Ecological Indicators, 113, 1-7. +info


Bentz, J. & O`Brien, K. 2019. ART FOR CHANGE: Transformative learning and youth empowerment in a changing climate. Elementa-Science of the Anthropocene, 7(1), 52.+info

Bernardo, F., Pinho, P., Matos, P., Viveiros, F., Branquinho, C., Rodrigues, A., & Garcia, P. 2019. Spatially modelling the risk areas of chronic exposure to hydrothermal volcanic emissions using lichens. Science of The Total Environment, 697, 133891. +info

Cariñanos, P., Grilo, F., Pinho, P., Casares-Porcel, M., Branquinho, C., Acil, N., Andreucci, M.B., Anjos, A., Bianco, P.M., Brini, S., Calaza-Martínez, P., Calvo, E., Carrari, E., Castro, J., Chiesura, A., Correia, O., Gonçalves, A., Gonçalves, P., Mexia, T., Mirabile, M., Paoletti, E., Santos-Reis, M., Semenzato, P. & Ursa Vilhar, U. 2019. Estimation of the allergenic potential of urban trees and urban parks: Towards the healthy design of urban green spaces of the future. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 1357. +info

Koch, N.M., Matos, P., Branquinho, C., Pinho, P., Luchetac, F., Martins, S.A., Vargase, V.M.F. 2019. Selecting lichen functional traits as ecological indicators of the effects of the urban environment. Science of the Total Environment, 654:705-713. +info

Luz A.C., Buij M., Aleixo C., Metelo I., Grilo F., Branquinho C., Santos-Reis M. & Pinho P. 2019. Should I stay or should I go? Modelling the fluxes of urban residents to visit green spaces. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 40: 195-203.+info

Matos P., Vieira J., Rocha B., Branquinho C., Pinho P. 2019. Modelling the provision of air-quality regulation ecosystem service provided by urban green spaces using lichens as ecological.. Science of the Total Environment, 665, 521-530. +info

Munzi, S., Branquinho, C., Cruz, C., Máguas, C., Leith, I., Sheppard, L., Sutton, M. 2019. δ15N in lichens reflects the isotopic signature of ammonia source. Science of the Total Environment, 653:698-704. +info

Munzi, S., Varela, Z. & Paoli, L. 2019. Is the length of the drying period critical for photosynthesis reactivation in lichen and moss components of biological soil crusts? Journal of Arid Environments, 166, 86-90.+info

Nunes, A., Köbel, M., Pinho, P., Matos, P., A Costantini, E., Soares, C., de Bello, F., Correia, O., Branquinho, C. 2019. Local topographic and edaphic factors largely predict shrub encroachment in Mediterranean drylands. Science of the Total Environment, 657:310–318. +info

Príncipe, A., Matos, P., Sarris, D., Gaiola, G., do Rosário, L., Correia, O., & Branquinho, C. 2019.In Mediterranean drylands microclimate affects more tree seedlings than adult trees.. Ecological Indicators, 106, 105476. +info

Rocha, B., Pinho, P., Branquinho, C., Boieiro, M., & Matos, P. 2019. Bringing the concept of ammonia critical levels into managing cork-oak woodland for conservation. Forest Ecology and Management, 453, 117566. +info

Rocha, B., Pinho, P., Vieira, J., Branquinho, C., Matos, P. 2019. Testing the poleotolerance lichen response trait as an indicator of anthropic disturbance in an urban environment. Diversity 11(4),55. +info

Roeland, S., Moretti, M., Amorim, J.H., (...), Sicard, P., Calfapietra, C. 2019.Towards an integrative approach to evaluate the environmental ecosystem services provided by urban forest. Journal of Forestry Research 30(6), pp. 1981-1996.+info

Serrano, H.C., Oliveira, M.A., Barros, C., Augusto, A.S., Pereira, M.J., Pinho, P., Branquinho, C. 2019. Measuring and mapping the effectiveness of the European Air Quality Directive in reducing N and S deposition at the ecosystem level. Science of The Total Environment, 647, 1531-1538 +info

Smith, H., Jones, D., Vollmer, F., Baumert, S., Ryan, C., Woollen, E., Lisboa, S.N., Carvalho, M., Fisher, J., Luz, A.C., Grundy, I.M. & Patenaude, G. 2019. Urban energy transitions and rural income generation: Sustainable opportunities for rural development through charcoal production. World Development, 113, 237-245.+info

Sousa, A., Alves, F., Dinis, A., Bentz, J., Cruz, M.J. & Nunes, J.P. 2019. How vulnerable are cetaceans to climate change? Developing and testing a new index. Ecological Indicators, 98, 9-18.+info


Bravo AG., Kothawala DN.,Attermeyer K., Tessier E.,Bodmer P., Ledesma JLJ., Audet J., PereCasas-Ruiz J., Catalán N.,Cauvy-Fraunié S., Colls M., Deininger A.,Evtimova VV., Fonvielle JA., Fuß T., Gilbert P.,., Ortega SH., Liu L., Mendoza-Lera C., Monteiro J., Mor JR Nagler M., Niedrist GH., Nydahl AC., Pastor A., Pegg J., Roberts CG., Pilotto F., Portela AP., González-Quijano C., Romero F., Rulík M., Amouroux D. 2018. The interplay between total mercury, methylmercury and dissolved organic matter in fluvial systems: A latitudinal study across Europe. Water Research, 144: 172-182  +info non-cE3c affiliated

Degtjarenko P, Matos P, Marmor L, Branquinho C, Randlane T. 2018. Functional traits of epiphytic lichens respond to alkaline dust pollution. Fungal Ecology, 36:81-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2018.08.006. +info

Nogueira C, Nunes A, Bugalho M, Branquinho C, McCulley RL, Caldeira MC. 2018. Nutrient addition and drought interact to change the structure and decrease the functional diversity of a Mediterranean grassland. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00155. +info

Paulo JT, Godinho DP, Silva A, Branquinho C, Magalhães S. 2018. Suppression of plant defences by herbivorous mites is not associated to adaptation to host plants. The International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(6),1783 doi: 10.3390/ijms19061783 +info

Pinho P, Dias T, Cordovil CMDS, Dragosits U, Dise NB, Sutton MA, Branquinho C. 2018. Mapping Portuguese Natura 2000 sites in risk of biodiversity change caused by atmospheric nitrogen pollution. Plos One – 13(6):e0198955. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198955 +info

Varela Z, López-Sánchez G, Yáñeza M, Péreza C, Fernández JA, Matos P, Branquinho C, Aboal JR. 2018. Changes in epiphytic lichen diversity are associated with air particulate matter levels: The case study of urban areas in Chile. Ecological Indicators, Ecological Indicators, 91:307-314 +info

Concostrina-Zubiri L, Matos P, Giordani P, Branquinho C. Biocrust tissue traits as potential indicators of global change in the Mediterranean. Plant and Soil. 429:159–174 +info

Soares C, Príncipe A, Kobel M, Nunes A, Branquinho C, Pinho P. Tracking tree canopy cover changes in space and time in High Nature Value Farmland to prioritize reforestation efforts. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 39:14, 4714-4726 +info

Santos A, Godinho D, Vizinho A, Alvez F, Pinho P, Penha-Lopes G, Branquinho C. Artificial lakes as a climate change adaptation strategy in drylands: evaluating the trade-off on non-target ecosystem services. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. 23: 887–906 +info

Cruz de Carvalho R, dos Santos P, Branquinho C. 2018. Production of moss-dominated biocrusts to enhance the stability and function of the margins of artificial water bodies. Restoration Ecology. 26: 419–421 + info

Ockendon N, Thomas DHL, Cortina J, Adams WM, Aykroyd T, Barov B, Boitani L, Bonn A, Branquinho C, Brombacher M, Burrell C, Carver S, Humphrey QP, Crick HQP, Duguy B, Everett S, Fokkens B, Fuller RJ, Gibbons DW, Gokhelashvili R, Griffin C, Halley DJ, Hotham P, Hughes FMR, Karamanlidis AA, McOwen CJM, Miles L, Mitchell R, Rands MRW, Roberts J, Sandom CJ, Spencer JW, Broeke ET, Tew E, Thomas CJ, Timoshyna A, Unsworth RKF, Warrington S & Sutherland WJ. 2018. One Hundred Priority Questions for Landscape Restoration in Europe. Biological Conservation, 221:198-208 +info

Brignole D, Drava G, Minganti V, Giordani P, Roeland S, Vieira J, Pinho P, Branquinho C. 2018. Chemical and Magnetic Analyses on Tree Bark as an Effective Tool for Biomonitoring: A Case Study in Lisbon (Portugal). Chemosphere, 195:508-514. +info

Djukic I, Kepfer-Rojas S, Schmidt IK, Larsen KS, Beier C, Berg B, Verheyen K, Caliman A, Paquette A, Gutiérrez-Girón A, Valdecantos A, Petraglia A, Alexander H, Augustaitis A, Saillard A, Fernández ACR, Sousa AI, Lillebø AI, Gripp AR, Francez AJ, Fischer A, Bohner A, Malyshev A, Andrić A, Smith A, Stanisci A, Seres A, Schmidt A, Avila A, Probst A, Ouin A, Khuroo AA, Verstraeten A, Stefanski A, Gaxiola A, Muys B, Bosman B, Ahrends B, Parker B, Sattler B, Berg B, Yang B, Juráni B, Erschbamer B, Rodriguez-Ortiz CE, Christiansen CT, Adair EC, Meredieu C, Mony C, Nock CA, Chen CL, Wang CP, Baum C, Rixen C, Delire C, Piscart C, Andrews C, Beier C, Rebmann C,Branquinho C et al. 2018. Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment, 628–629:1369-1394 + info

Mexia T, Vieira J, Príncipe A, Anjos A, Silva P, Lopes N, Freitas C, Santos-Reis M, Correia O, Branquinho C, Pinho P. 2018. Ecosystem services of urban parks under the magnifying glass. Environmental Research, 160, 469-478 +info

Adessi A, Cruz de Carvalho R, De Philippis R, Branquinho C, Marques da Silva J. 2018. Microbial extracellular polymeric substances improve water retention in dryland biological soil crusts. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 116:67–69. +info

Listopad C, Kobel M, Príncipe A, Gonçalves P, Branquinho C. 2018. The effect of grazing exclusion over time on structure, biodiversity, and regeneration of high nature value farmland ecosystems in Europe. Science of the Total Environment, 610-611:926–936. +info

Vieira J, Matos P, Mexia T, Silva P, Lopes N, Freitas C, Correia O, Branquinho C*, Pinho P. 2018. Green spaces are not all the same for the provision of air purification and climate regulation services: The case of urban parks. Environmental Research, 160:306-313 +info


Aguillaume L, Avila A, Pinho P, Matos P, Llop E, Branquinho C. 2017. The critical levels of atmospheric ammonia in a Mediterranean forest in North-Eastern Spain. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 228: 93. +info

Carvalho RC, Catalá M, Branquinho C, Silva JM, Barreno E. 2016. Dehydration rate determines the degree of membrane damage and desiccation tolerance in bryophytes. Physiologia Plantarum 159: 277–289. +info

Brandão, C., Cameira, M.D., Valente, F., Cruz de Carvalho, R. & Paco, T.A. (2017) - Wet season hydrological performance of green roofs using native species under Mediterranean climate. Ecological Engineering, 102: 596-611. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.02.025 (IF2017 3,023; Q2 Ecology) +info

Concostrina-Zubiri L, Molla I, Velizarova E, Branquinho C. Grazing or not grazing: implications for ecosystem services provided by biocrusts in Mediterranean cork–oak woodlands. Land Degradation and Development, 28,1345–1353. +info

Llop E, Pinho P, Ribeiro M, Pereira MJ, Branquinho C. 2017. Traffic represents the main source of pollution in small Mediterranean urban areas as seen by lichen functional groups. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24:12016–12025.+info

Matos P, Geiser L, Hardman A, Glavich D, Pinho P, Nunes A, Soares AMVM, Branquinho C. 2017. Tracking global change using lichen diversity: towards a universal framework. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8:788-798. +info

Munzi S, Sheppard L, Leith ID, Cruz C, Branquinho C, Bini L, Gagliardi A, Cai G, Parrotta L. 2017. The cost of surviving nitrogen excess: energy and protein demand in the lichen Cladonia portentosa as revealed by proteomic analysis. Planta, 245(4):819-833. +info

Munzi S. Ramos MM, Máguas C, Cruz C, Branquinho C, Maia R. 2017. Intra- and inter-specific variation in chitin in lichens along a N-deposition gradient. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. +info

Nunes A, Kobel M, Pinho P, Matos P, de Bello F, Correia O, Branquinho C. 2017. Which plant traits respond to aridity? A functional approach in Mediterranean drylands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 239:176–184. +info

Ochoa Hueso R, Silvana M, Rocio A Arróniz Crespo M, Avila A, Bermejo V, Bobbink R, Branquinho C, Concostrina-Zubiri L, Cruz C, Cruz de Carvalho R, De Marco A, Dias T, Elustondo D, Elvira S, Estebanez B, Fusaro L, Gerosa G, Izquieta-Riojano S, Lo Cascio M, Marzuoli R, Matos P, Mereu S, Merino J, Morillas L, Nunes A, Paoletti E, Paoli L, Pinho P, Rogers I, Santos A, Sicard P, Stevens C, Theobald MR. 2017. Ecological Impacts of Atmospheric Pollution and Interactions with Climate Change in Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Mediterranean Basin: Current Research and Future Directions. Environmental Pollution, 227:194-206. +info

Paoli L, Pinho P, Branquinho C, Loppi S, Munzi S. 2017. The influence of growth form and substrate on lichen physiological responses along an aridity gradient . Environmental Science and Pollution Research +info

Pinho P, Barros C, Augusto A, Pereira MJ, Máguas C, Branquinho C. 2017. Using nitrogen concentration and isotopic composition in lichens to spatially assess the relative contribution of atmospheric nitrogen sources in complex landscapes. Environmental Pollution, 230:632-638. +info

Santos A, Pinho P, Munzi S, Botelho MJ, Palma JM, Branquinho C. 2017. The role of forest in mitigating the impact of atmospheric dust pollution in a mixed landscape. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24:12038–12048. +info

Sauquet H, von Balthazar M, Magallón S, Doyle JA, Endress PK, Bailes EJ, Barroso de Morais E, Bull-Hereñu K, Carrive L, Chartier M, Chomicki G, Coiro M, Cornette R, El Ottra JHL, Epicoco C, Foster CSP, Haevermans A, Haevermans T, Hernández R, Jabbour F, Little SA, Löfstrand S, Luna JA, Massoni J, Nadot S, Pamperl S, Prieu C, Reyes E, dos Santos P, Schoonderwoerd KM, Sontag S, Soulebeau A, Städler Y, Tschan GF, Wing-Sze Leung A, Schönenberger J. 2017. The ancestral flower of angiosperms and its early diversification. Nature Communications: 8:16047.

Serrano HC, Cotrim H, Pinto MJ, Martins-Loução MA, Branquinho C. 2017. Metal hyperaccumulation patterns within Plantago phylogeny (Plantaginaceae). Plant Soil, 411: 227-241. +info

Serrano HC, Köbel M, Palma-Oliveira J, Pinho P, Branquinho C. 2017. Mapping exposure to multi-pollutants using environmental biomonitors – a multi-exposure index. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A 80:13-15, 710-718.


Augusto S, Pinho P, Santos A, Botelho MJ, Palma-Oliveira J, Branquinho C. 2016.
Tracking the spatial fate of PCDD/F emissions from a cement plant by using lichens as environmental biomonitors. Environmental Science & Technology. 50: 2434–2441.+info

Baumert, S., A.C. Luz, J. Fisher, F. Vollmer, C. Ryan, G. Patenaude, P. Zorrilla-Miras, L. Artur, I. Nhantumbo and D. Macqueen. 2016. Charcoal supply chains from Mabalane to Maputo: Who benefits? Energy for Sustainable Development 33, 129-138. +info

Concostrina-Zubiri L, Molla I, Velizarova E, Branquinho C. 2016. Grazing or Not Grazing: Implications for Ecosystem Services Provided by Biocrusts in Mediterranean Cork Oak Woodlands. Land Degradation and Development. +info

Costantini EAC, Branquinho C, Nunes A, Schwilch G, Stavi I, Valdecantos A, Zucca C . 2016. Soil indicators to assess the effectiveness of restoration strategies in dryland ecosystems. Solid Earth 7:397-414. +info

Ribeiro, M.C., Pinho, P., Branquinho, C., Llop, E. & Pereira, M.J. (2016) - Geostatistical uncertainty of assessing air quality using high spatial-resolution lichen data: a health study in the urban area of Sines, Portugal. Science of the Total Environment, 562, 740-750. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.081 (IF2016 4,900; Q1 Environmental Sciences).+info

dos-Santos P, Ronse de Craene L. 2016. Floral development of Lewisia (Montiaceae): investigating patterns of perianth and stamen diversity. Flora 221: 4–13. +info

Fernandes P, Antunes C, Pinho P, Máguas C, Correia O. 2016. Natural regeneration of Pinus pinaster and Eucalyptus globulus from plantation into adjacent natural habitats. Forest Ecology and Management 378: 91-102. +info

Hunther M, Barton P, Calhoun A, Pierson J, Tulloch A, Westgate M, Beger M, Branquinho C, Caro T, Gross J, Heino J, Lane P, Longo C, Martin K, McDowell WH, Mellin C, Salo H, Lindenmayer D. 2016. Two roles for ecological surrogacy: indicator surrogates and management surrogates. Ecological Indicators 63:121-125. +info

Koch NM, Branquinho C, Matos P, Pinho P, Lucheta F, Martins SMA, Vargas VMF. 2016. The application of lichens as ecological surrogates of air pollution in the subtropics: a case study in South Brazil. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23: 20819-20834. doi:10.1007/s11356-016-7256-2. +info

Nunes A, Oliveira G, Mexia T, Valdecantos A, Zucca C, Costantini EAC., Abraham EM, Kyriazopoulos AP, Salah A, Prasse R, Correia O, Milliken S, Kotzen B, Branquinho C. 2016. Ecological restoration across the Mediterranean Basin as viewed by practitioners. Science of the Total Environment 566-567: 722-732.

Pinho P, Correia O, Lecoq M, Munzi S, Vasconcelos S, Gonçalves P, Rebelo R, Antunes C, Silva P, Freitas C, Lopes N, Santos-Reis M, Branquinho C. 2016.
Evaluating green infrastructure in urban environments using a multi-taxa and functional diversity approach. Environmental Research 147: 601–610. +info

Príncipe, A., Maaten, E. Van Der, Maaten-theunissen, M. Van Der, Struwe, T., & Wilmking, M.. 2016. . Low resistance but high resilience in growth of a major deciduous forest tree (Fagus sylvatica L.) in response to late spring frost in southern Germany. Trees. +info

Ribeiro MC, Pinho P, Branquinho C, Llop E, Pereira MJ. 2016. Geostatistical uncertainty of assessing air quality using high-spatial-resolution lichen data: A health study in the urban area of Sines, Portugal. Science of the Total Environment 562: 740-750. +info

Roccotiello E, Serrano HC, Mariotti MG, Branquinho C. 2016. The impact of Ni on the physiology of a Mediterranean Ni- hyperaccumulating plant. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23: 12414-12422 +info

Silva JS, dos Santos P, Sério A, Gomes F. 2016. Effects of heat on dehiscence and germination in Eucalyptus globulus Labill . International Journal of Wildland Fire 25: 478-483. +info

Varela, Z., García-Seoane, R., Arróniz-Crespo, M., Carballeira, A., Fernández, J. A., & Aboal, J. R.. 2016. . Evaluation of the use of moss transplants (Pseudoscleropodium purum) for biomonitoring different forms of air pollutant nitrogen compounds. Environmental Pollution, 213, 841-849. +info

Varela, Z., García-Seoane, R., Fernández, J. A., Carballeira, A., & Aboal, J. R.. 2016. Study of temporal trends in mercury concentrations in the primary flight feathers of Strix aluco. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 130, 199-206. +info

Woollen, E., C. Ryan, S. Baumert, F. Vollmer, I. Grundy, J. Fisher, J. Fernando, A.C. Luz, N. Ribeiro and S.N. Lisboa. 2016. Charcoal production in the Mopane woodlands of Mozambique: what are the trade-offs with other ecosystem services? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150315. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0315. +info


Augusto S, Sierra J, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M (2015) Tracking polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in lichens: It's all about the algae. Environmental Pollution. 207:441-445. +info

Augusto S, Pinho P, Santos A, Botelho M, Palma-Oliveira J, Branquinho C (2015) Declining trends of PCDD/Fs in lichens over a decade in a Mediterranean area with multiple pollution sources. Science of the Total Environment 508:95-100. +info

Barros C, Pinho P, Durao R, Augusto S, Maguas C, Pereira M, Branquinho C (2015) Disentangling Natural and Anthropogenic Sources of Atmospheric Sulfur in an Industrial Region Using Biomonitors. Environmental Science & Technology 49 :2222-2229. +info

Barredo Ji, Bastrup-Birk A, Teller A, Onaindia M, Fernández De Manuel B, Madariaga L, Rodríguez-Loinaz G, Pinho P, Nunes A, Ramos A, Batista M, Mimo S, Cordovil C, Branquinho C, Grêt-Regamey A, Bebi P, Brunner Sh, Weibel B, Kopperoinen L, Itkonen P, Viinikka A, Chirici G, Bottalico F, Pesola L, Vizzarri M, Garfi V, Antonello L, Barbati A, Corona P, Cullotta S, Giannico V, Lafortezza R, Lombardi F, Marchetti M, Nocentini S, Riccioli F, Travaglini D, Sallustio L, Rosário I, Von Essen M, Nicholas Ka, Máguas C, Rebelo R, Santos-Reis M, Santos-Martín F, Zorrilla-Miras P, Montes C, Benayas J, Martín-López B, Snäll T, Berglund H, Bengtsson J, Moen J, Busetto L, San-Miguel-Ayanz J, Thurner M, Beer C, Santoro M, Wutzler T, Schepaschenko D, Shvidenko A, Kompter E, Ahrens B, Levick Sr, Schmullius C (2015) Mapping and assessment of forest ecosystems and their services: applications and guidance for decision making in the framework of MAES. European Comission Report, Joint Research Centre, Forest Resources and Climate Unit. +info

Branquinho C, Matos P, Pinho P (2015) Lichens as ecological indicators to track atmospheric changes: future challenges. In: Lindenmayer D, Barton P, Pierson J (eds) Indicators and Surrogates of Biodiversity and Environmental Change. CSIRO Publishing, CRC Press, Melbourne, London, pp 77-87 +info

Concostrina-Zubiri L, Granzow-de la Cerda I (2015) Confirmed presence of Gigaspermum repens (Hook.) Lindb. in the New World. Journal of Bryology 37:147-149. +info

Cruz de Carvalho R, Bernardes da Silva A, Branquinho C, Marques da Silva J (2015) Influence of dehydration rate on cell sucrose and water relations parameters in an inducible desiccation tolerant aquatic bryophyte. Environmental and Experimental Botany 120:18-22. +info

Domínguez-Morueco N, Augusto S, Trabalón L, Pocurull E, Borrull F, Schuhmacher M, Domingo JL, Nadal M (2015). Monitoring PAHs in the petrochemical area of Tarragona County, Spain: comparing passive air samplers with lichen transplants. Environmental Science and Pollution Research +info

dos-Santos P, Matias H, Deus E, Águas A, Silva JS (2015). Fire effects on capsules and encapsulated seeds from Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal. Plant Ecology 216:1611-1621. +info

Lindenmayer D, Pierson J, Barton P, Beger M, Branquinho C, Calhoun A, Caro T, Greig H, Gross J, Heino J, Hunter M, Lane P, Longo C, Martin K, McDowell WH, Mellin C, Salo H, Tulloch A, Westgate M (2015) A new framework for selecting environmental surrogates. Science of The Total Environment 538: 1029–1038

Listopad C, Masters R, Drake J, Weishampel J, Branquinho C (2015) Structural diversity indices based on airborne LiDAR as ecological indicators for managing highly dynamic landscapes. Ecological Indicators 57:268-279. +info

Luz AC, Guèze M, Paneque-Gálvez J, Pino J, Macía MJ, Orta-Martínez M, Reyes-García V (2015) How does cultural change affect indigenous peoples' hunting activity? An empirical study among the Tsimane. Conservation and Society 13: 382-394. +info

Matos P, Pinho P, Aragon G, Martinez I, Nunes A, Soares A, Branquinho C (2015) Lichen traits responding to aridity. Journal of Ecology 103:451-458. +info

Nowak D, Jovan S, Branquinho C, Augusto S, Ribeiro MC, Kretsch CE (2015) Biodiversity, air quality and human health. In: WHO/CBD (ed) Connecting Global Priorities - Biodiversity and Human Health: A State of Knowledge Review. World Health Organization and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, pp 63-74 +info

Nunes A, Tápia S, Pinho P, Correia O, Branquinho C (2015) Advantages of the point-intercept method for assessing functional diversity in semi-arid areas. iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry 8:471-479. +info

Ramos A, Pereira M, Soares A, do Rosario L, Matos P, Nunes A, Branquinho C, Pinho P (2015) Seasonal patterns of Mediterranean evergreen woodlands (Montado) are explained by long-term precipitation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 202:44-50. +info

Roccotiello E, Serrano HC, Mariotti M, Branquinho C (2015) Nickel phytoremediation potential of the Mediterranean Alyssoides utriculata (L.) Medik. Chemosphere 119:1372-1378. +info

Serrano HC, Antunes C, Pinto M, Maguas C, Martins-Loucao M, Branquinho C (2015) The ecological performance of metallophyte plants thriving in geochemical islands is explained by the Inclusive Niche Hypothesis. Journal of Plant Ecology 8 (1):41-50. +info

Shibata H, Branquinho C, McDowell W, Mitchell M, Monteith D, Tang J, Arvola L, Cruz C, Cusack D, Halada L, Kopacek J, Maguas C, Sajidu S, Schubert H, Tokuchi N, Zahora J (2015) Consequence of altered nitrogen cycles in the coupled human and ecological system under changing climate: The need for long-term and site-based research. Ambio 44 (3):178-193. +info


Concostrina-Zubiri L, Huber-Sannwald E, Martinez I, Flores J, Reyes-Aguero J, Escudero A, Belnap J (2014) Biological soil crusts across disturbance-recovery scenarios: effect of grazing regime on community dynamics. Ecological Applications 24:1863-1877 +info

Concostrina-Zubiri L, Martinez I, Rabasa S, Escudero A (2014) The influence of environmental factors on biological soil crust: from a community perspective to a species level approach. Journal of Vegetation Science 25:503-513. +info

Concostrina-Zubiri L, Pescador D, Martinez I, Escudero A (2014c) Climate and small scale factors determine functional diversity shifts of biological soil crusts in Iberian drylands. Biodiversity and Conservation 23:1757-1770. +info

Cristofolini F, Brunialti G, Giordani P, Nascimbene J, Cristofori A, Gottardini E, Frati L, Matos P, Batič F, Caporale S, Fornasier MF, Marmor L, Merinero S, Nuñez Zapata J, Tõrra T, Wolseley P, Ferretti M (2014) Towards the adoption of an international standard for biomonitoring with lichens—Consistency of assessment performed by experts from six European countries. Ecological Indicators 45:63-67. +info

Cruz de Carvalho R, da Silva A, Soares R, Almeida A, Coelho A, da Silva J, Branquinho C (2014) Differential proteomics of dehydration and rehydration in bryophytes: evidence towards a common desiccation tolerance mechanism. Plant Cell and Environment 37:1499-1515. +info

Henriques J, Tavares P, Correia-dos-Santos M, Trancoso M, Santos-Reis M, Branquinho C (2014) Monitoring Hg and Cd Contamination Using Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii): Implications for Wetland Food Chain Contamination. Water Air and Soil Pollution 225:2210. +info

Munzi S, Correia O, Silva P, Lopes N, Freitas C, Branquinho C, Pinho P (2014a) Lichens as ecological indicators in urban areas: beyond the effects of pollutants. Journal of Applied Ecology 51:1750-1757. +info

Munzi S, Cruz C, Branquinho C, Pinho P, Leith I, Sheppard L (2014b) Can ammonia tolerance amongst lichen functional groups be explained by physiological responses? Environmental Pollution 187:206-209. +info

Nunes A, Oliveira G, Cabral M, Branquinho C, Correia O (2014) Beneficial effect of pine thinning in mixed plantations through changes in the understory functional composition. Ecological Engineering 70:387-396. +info

Oliveira G, Clemente A, Nunes A, Correia O (2014) Suitability and limitations of native species for seed mixtures to re-vegetate degraded areas. Applied Vegetation Science 17 (4):726-736. +info

Pinho P, Llop E, Ribeiro M, Cruz C, Soares A, Pereira M, Branquinho C (2014) Tools for determining critical levels of atmospheric ammonia under the influence of multiple disturbances. Environmental Pollution 188:88-93. +info

Principe A, Nunes A, Pinho P, do Rosario L, Correia O, Branquinho C (2014) Modeling the long-term natural regeneration potential of woodlands in semi-arid regions to guide restoration efforts. European Journal of Forest Research 133 (4):757-767. +info

Ribeiro M, Pinho P, Llop E, Branquinho C, Soares A, Pereira M (2014) Associations between outdoor air quality and birth weight: a geostatistical sequential simulation approach in Coastal Alentejo, Portugal. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 28 (3):527-540. +info


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