CBMA

Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Ronaldo Sousa
Ronaldo Sousa
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Assistant Professor/Researcher
Sustaining Life - Biodiversity and Functional Ecology
Ecology
Universidade do Minho - Campus de Gualtar, Departamento de Biologia - 4710-057, Braga - P

Current Research & Key Publications

Research Interests:

Ecology and Conservation. Invasive species. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Ecosystem engineering. Extreme climatic events. Impacts of human activities in aquatic ecosystems.

 


Board Membership:

 Associate Editor of Biological Invasions (since 2016)

 Guest Editor of two special issues for Hydrobiologia (2014 and 2017).

 Guest Editor of a special issue for Biological Invasions (2011).

Member of the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (since 2013).

Council Member of Neobiota (The European Group on Biological Invasions) (since 2008).

Independent expert for the evaluation of scientific projects submitted to Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica), Argentina.

Independent expert for the evaluation of scientific projects submitted to Florida Sea Grants, USA.

Independent expert for the evaluation of grants submitted to Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation, UK.


 

Lopes-Lima M.*, Sousa R.*, Geist J.*, et al. (2017) - Conservation status of freshwater mussels in Europe: state of the art and future challenges. Biological Reviews 92, 572-607 (*equal contribution as first authors).

Novais A., Souza A., Ilarri M., Pascoal C. & Sousa R. (2015) - From water to land: how an invasive clam may function as a resource pulse to terrestrial invertebrates. Science of the Total Environment 538, 664-671.

Sousa R., Novais A., Costa R. & Strayer D.L. (2014) - Invasive bivalves in fresh waters: impacts from individuals to ecosystems and possible control strategies. Hydrobiologia 735, 233-251.

Simberloff D., Martin J.-L., Genovesi P., Maris V., Wardle D., Aronson J., Courchamp F., Galil B., Garcia-Berthou E., Pascal M., Pyšek P., Sousa R., Tabacchi E. & Vilà M. (2013) - Impacts of biological invasions: what’s what and the way forward. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28, 58-66.

Douda K., Lopes-Lima M., Hinzmann M., Machado J., Varandas S., Teixeira A. & Sousa R. (2013) - Biotic homogenization as a threat to native affiliate species: fish introductions dilute freshwater mussels’s resources. Diversity and Distributions 19, 933-942.

Sousa R., Pilotto F. & Aldridge D.C. (2011) - Fouling of European freshwater bivalves (Unionidae) by the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). Freshwater Biology 56, 867 - 876.

Sousa R., Gutiérrez J.L. & Aldridge D.C. (2009) - Non-indigenous invasive bivalves as ecosystem engineers. Biological Invasions 11, 2367 - 2385.


Research Projects

2016-2018 - « FRESCHO: Multiple implications of invasive species on freshwater mussel coextinction processes» - 199 256 € (FCT) (Co-PI).

 

2016 - «Breeding the most endangered bivalve on Earth: Margaritifera marocana» - 25 000 $ (SOS – Save Our Species Rapid Action Grant) (Member).

2016 - «Biodiversity and conservation of critically endangered freshwater mussels in Morocco: ecogeographic, genetic and physiological information» - 12 500 $ (Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund) (Member).

2015-2016 - «Towards a conservation strategy for Malaysia’s freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Unionida): protecting a crucial guild within strained ecosystems» - 15 000 $ (Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund) (Member)

2012-2015 - « ECO-IAS: Ecosystem-level impacts of an invasive alien species» - 185 692 € (FCT) (PI).

2012-2015 - «FreshBioFun: Biodiversity and the functioning of detritus food-webs in freshwaters» - 160 000 (FCT) (Co-PI).

2012-2015 - «CONBI: Biodiversity and Conservation of Bivalves - ecogeographic, genetic and physiological information» - 150 000 (FCT) (Co-PI).

2013-2014 - «PAELORIS – Characterization and protection of native bivalve species in the Barrinha de Mira, Mira, Vela and Braças coastal lagoons» - 15 000 € (Conservation Fund by Oceanário de Lisboa and National Geographic Channel) (Member).

2011 - 2014 - «Benthic Estuarine Barcode (BEstBarcode): Development and application of massively paralelized sequencing for monitoring of estuarine macrobenthic communities» - 171 462 (FCT) (Co-PI).

2011 - 2014 - «BIOCHANGED - Impact of biodiversity evenness changes in the ecosystem functioning of estuaries» - 114 385 (FCT) (Co-PI).

2011 - 2014 - «3M_RECITAL - Minho, Mondego and Mira estuaries observatory: Long term variation of ecological status as a response to natural and human induced changes. Implications for management and restoration » - 139 932 (FCT) (Member).

2011 - 2013 - «Cascading effects of an invasive seaweed on estuarine food webs of the southeastern US» - 12 500 € (FLAD) (PI).

2010 - 2012 - «NISTRACKS – Processes influencing the invasive behaviour of the non indigenous species Corbicula fluminea (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in estuaries – identification of genetic and environmental key factors» - 198 767 € (FCT) (Member).

2008 - 2011 – «RAMOCS -Implementation of risk assessment methodologies for oil and chemical spills in the European main environment» - 57 987 (FCT) (Member).

2009 - 2010 - «Natura Miño-Minho – Valorización de los recursos naturales de la cuenca hidrográfica del Miño-Minho» - 1 729 692 (PRODEP) (Member).

2009 - 2010 - «Corbicula fluminea as ecosystem engineer: functional importance» - 1500 € (The Malocological Society of London) (PI).

2003 - 2006 - «RISKA - Ecological and cost-effective tools for the risk assessment of estuarine waters» - 100 000 € (FCT) (Member).

Publications

82. Froufe E., Lopes-Lima M., Riccardi N., Zaccara S., Vanetti I., Lajtner J., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Prié V., Zieritz A, Sousa R. & Bogan A.E. (in press) - Lifting the curtain on the freshwater mussel diversity from the Italian Peninsula and Croatian Adriatic coast. Biodiversity and Conservation.

81. Sousa R., Teixeira A., Santos A., Benaissa H., Varandas S., Ghamizi M., Prié V., Froufe E. & Lopes-Lima M. (in press) - Oued Bouhlou: A new hope for the Moroccan pearl mussel. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

80. Novais A., Pascoal C. & Sousa R. (in press) - Effects of invasive aquatic carrion on soil chemistry and terrestrial microbial communities. Biological Invasions.

79. Castro P.S., Ilarri M., Modesto V., Antunes C. & Sousa R. (in press) - Palatability of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller 1774) in an invaded system. Hydrobiologia.

78. Zieritz A., Bogan A.E., Froufe E., Klishko O., Kondo T., Kovitvadhi U., Kovitvadhi S., Lee J.H., Lopes-Lima M., Pfeiffer J.M., Sousa R., Do V.T., Vikhrev I. & Zanatta D.T. (in press) - Diversity, biogeography and conservation of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) in East and Southeast Asia. Hydrobiologia.

77. Ferreira-Rodríguez N., Sousa R. & Pardo I. (in press) - Negative effects of Corbicula fluminea over native freshwater mussels. Hydrobiologia.

76. Donrovich S.W., Douda K., Plechingerová V., Rylková K., Horký P., Slavík O., Liu H.-Z., Reichard M., Lopes-Lima M. & Sousa R. (in press) - Invasive Chinese pond mussel Sinanodonta woodiana threatens native mussel reproduction by inducing cross-resistance of host fish. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

75. Veselý L., Hrbek V., Kozák P., Bu?i? M., Sousa R. & Kouba A. (2017) - Salinity tolerance of marbled crayfish Procambarus fallax f. virginalis. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 418, 21.

74. Lopes-Lima M., Fonseca M., Aldridge D.C., Bogan A.E., Gan H.M., Ghamizi M., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Zanatta D., Zieritz A. & Froufe E. (2017) - The first Margaritiferidae male (M-type) mitogenome: Gene order as a potential character for determining higher-order phylogeny within Unionida, Bivalvia. Journal of Molluscan Studies 83, 249-252.

73. Lobo J., Ferreira M.S., Antunes I.C., Teixeira M.A.L., Borges L.M.S., Sousa R., Gomes P.A., Costa M.H., Cunha M.R. & Costa F.O. (2017) - Contrasting morphological and DNA barcode suggested species boundaries among shallow-water amphipod fauna from the southern European Atlantic coast. Genome 60, 147-157.

72. Lopes-Lima M.*, Sousa R.*, Geist J.*, et al. (2017) - Conservation status of freshwater mussels in Europe: state of the art and future challenges. Biological Reviews 92, 572-607 (*equal contribution as first authors).

71. Maceda-Veiga A., Baselga A., Sousa R., Vilà M., Doadrio I. & Sostoa A. (2017) - Fine-scale determinants of conservation value of river reaches in a hotspot of native and non-native species diversity. Science of the Total Environment 574, 455-466.

70. Lopes-Lima M., Froufe E., Do V.T., Ghamizi M., Mock K., Kebapci U., Klishko O., Kovitvadhi S., Kovitvadhi T., Paulo O.S., Pfeiffer J.M. III, Raley M., Riccardi N., Sereflisan H., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Wu X., Zanatta D., Zieritz A. & Bogan A. (2017) - Phylogeny of most species rich freshwater bivalve family (Bivalvia: Unionida: Unionidae): Defining modern subfamilies and tribes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 106, 174-191.

69. Zieritz A., Lopes-Lima M., Bogan A., Sousa R., Walton S., Rahim K.A.A., Wilson J.-J., Ng P.-Y., Froufe E. & McGowan S. (2016) - Factors driving changes in freshwater mussel (Bivalvia, Unionida) diversity and distribution in Peninsular Malaysia. Science of the Total Environment 571, 1069-1078.

68. Froufe E., Gonçalves D.V., Teixeira A., Sousa R., Varandas S., Ghamizi M., Zieritz A. & Lopes-Lima M. (2016) - Who lives where? Molecular and morphometric analyses clarify which Unio species (Unionida, Mollusca) inhabit the southwestern Palearctic. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 16, 597-611.

67. Froufe E., Ming H., Carneiro J., Varandas S., Teixeira A., Zieritz A., Sousa R. & Lopes-Lima M. (2016) - The male and female complete mitochondrial genome sequences of the endangered freshwater mussel Potomida littoralis (Cuvier, 1798) (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A 27, 3571-3572.

66. Novais A., Souza A., Ilarri M., Pascoal C. & Sousa R. (2016) - Effects of the invasive clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) on an estuarine microbial community. Science of the Total Environment 566-567, 1168-1175.

65. Gomes C., Sousa R., Mendes T., Borges R., Vilares P., Vasconcelos V., Guilhermino L. & Antunes A. (2016) - Low genetic diversity and high invasion success of Corbicula fluminea (Bivalvia, Corbiculidae) in Porugal. PLoS ONE 11, e0158108.

64. Froufe E., Prié V., Faria J., Ghamizi M., Gonçalves D., Gürlek M.E., Karaouzas I., Kebapçi Ü., ?erefli?an H., Sobral C., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Zogaris S. & Lopes-Lima M. (2016) - Phylogeny, phylogeography, and evolution in the Mediterranean region: News from a freshwater mussel (Potomida, Unionida). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100, 322-332.

 63. Bódis E., Tóth B. & Sousa R. (2016) - Freshwater mollusc assemblages and habitat associations in the Danube River drainage, Hungary. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26, 319-332.

62. Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Riccardi N., Aldridge D.C. & Froufe E. (2016) - Newly developed microsatellite markers for the pan-European duck mussel, Anodonta anatina: revisiting the main mitochondrial lineages. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26, 307-318.

61. Pilotto F., Sousa R. & Aldridge D.C. (2016) - Is the body condition of the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) enhanced through attachment to native freshwater mussels (Bivalvia, Unionidae)? Science of the Total Environment 553, 243-249.

60. Sousa R., Varandas S., Teixeira A., Ghamizi M., Froufe E. & Lopes-Lima M. (2016) - Pearl mussels (Margaritifera marocana) in Morocco: Conservation status of the rarest bivalve in African fresh waters. Science of the Total Environment 547, 405-412.

59. Lobo J., Teixeira M.A.L., Borges L.M.S., Ferreira M.S.G., Hollatz C., Gomes P.A., Sousa R., Ravara A., Costa M.H. & Costa F. O. (2016) - Starting a DNA barcode reference library for shallow water polychaetes from the southern European Atlantic coast. Molecular Ecology Resources 16, 298-313.

58. Lopes-Lima M., Hinzmann M., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Machado J., Sousa R. & Froufe E. (2016) - The strange case of tetragenous Anodonta anatina. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A 325, 52-56. 

57. Novais A., Dias E. & Sousa R. (2016) - Inter- and intraspecific variation of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes ratios in freshwater bivalves. Hydrobiologia 765, 149-158.

56. Carvalho F., Pascoal C., Cássio F. & Sousa R. (2016) - Direct and indirect effects of an invasive omnivore crayfish on leaf litter decomposition. Science of the Total Environment 541, 714-720.

55. Protasov A., Sylaieva A., Morozovska I, Lopes-Lima M. & Sousa R. (2015) - A massive freshwater mussel bed (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in a small river in Ukraine. Folia Malacologica 23, 273-277.

 54. Novais A., Souza A., Ilarri M., Pascoal C. & Sousa R. (2015) - From water to land: how an invasive clam may function as a resource pulse to terrestrial invertebrates. Science of the Total Environment 538, 664-671.

53. Froufe E., Varandas S., Teixeira A, Sousa R., Filipová L., Petrusek A., Edsman L. & Lopes-Lima M. (2015) - First results on the genetic diversity of the invasive signal crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852) in Europe using novel microsatellite loci. Journal of Applied Genetics 56, 375-380.

52. Karaouzas I., Zogaris S., Lopes-Lima M., Froufe E., Varandas S., Teixeira A. & Sousa R. (2015) - First record of the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880 in Greece suggests distinct European invasion events. Limnology 16, 171-177.

51. Crespo D., Dolbeth M., Leston S., Sousa R. & Pardal M.A. (2015) - Distribution of Corbicula fluminea in the invaded range: a geographic approach with notes on species traits variability. Biological Invasions 17, 2087-2101.

50. Ilarri M.I., Souza A.T., Modesto V., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2015) - Differences in the macrozoobenthic fauna colonising empty bivalve shells before and after invasion by Corbicula fluminea. Marine & Freshwater Research 66, 549-558.

49. Novais A., Souza A., Ilarri M., Pascoal C. & Sousa R. (2015) - Facilitation in the low intertidal: effects of an invasive species on the structure of an estuarine macrozoobenthic assemblage. Marine Ecology Progress Series 522, 157-167.

48. Santos R.M.B., Sanches Fernandes L.F., Varandas S.G.P., Pereira M. G., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Cortes R.M.V. & Pacheco F.A.L. (2015) - Impacts of climate change and land-use scenarios on Margaritifera margaritifera, an environmental indicator and endangered species. Science of the Total Environment 511, 477-488.

47. Ilarri M.I., Souza A.T. & Sousa R. (2015) - Contrasting decay rates of freshwater bivalves’ shells: aquatic versus terrestrial habitats. Limnologica 51, 8-14.

46. Sousa R., Amorim A., Froufe E., Varandas S., Teixeira A. & Lopes-Lima M. (2015) - Conservation status of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in Portugal. Limnologica 50, 4-10.

45. Bódis E., Tóth B., Borza P., Ács É., Szekeres J. & Sousa R. (2014) - Empty native and invasive bivalve shells as benthic habitat modifiers in a large river. Limnologica 49, 1-9.

44. Froufe E., Sobral C., Teixeira A., Sousa R., Varandas S., Aldridge D. & Lopes-Lima M. (2014) - Genetic diversity of the pan-European freshwater mussel Anodonta anatina (Bivalvia: Unionoida) based on CO1: new phylogenetic insights and implications for conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24, 561-574.

43. Reis P., Guilhermino L., Antunes C. & Sousa R. (2014) - Assessment of ecological quality of Minho estuary (Northwest Iberian Peninsula) based on metal concentrations in sediments and in Corbicula fluminea. Limnetica 33, 161-174.

42. Mota M., Sousa R., Bio A., Araújo M.J., Braga C. & Antunes C. (2014) - Seasonal changes in fish assemblages in the River Minho tidal freshwater wetlands, NW of the Iberian Peninsula. Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology 50, 185-198.

41. Bódis E., Tóth B. & Sousa R. (2014) - Impact of Dreissena fouling on the physiological condition of native and invasive bivalves: interspecific and temporal variations. Biological Invasions 16, 1373-1386.

40. Bódis E., Tóth B. & Sousa R. (2014) - Massive mortality of invasive bivalves as a potential resource subsidy for the adjacent terrestrial food web. Hydrobiologia 735, 253-262.

39. Sousa R., Novais A., Costa R. & Strayer D.L. (2014) - Invasive bivalves in fresh waters: impacts from individuals to ecosystems and possible control strategies. Hydrobiologia 735, 233-251.

38. Lopes-Lima M., Teixeira A., Froufe E., Lopes A., Varandas S. & Sousa R. (2014) - Biology and conservation of freshwater bivalves: past, present and future perspectives. Hydrobiologia 735, 1-13.

37. Ilarri M.I., Souza A.T., Antunes C., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2014) - Influence of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Bivalvia: Corbiculidae) on estuarine epibenthic assemblages. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 143, 12-19.

36. Mota M., Sousa R., Araújo J., Braga C. & Antunes C. (2014) - Ecology and conservation of freshwater fish: time to act for a more effective management. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 23, 111-113.

35. Morais P., Rufino M., Reis J., Dias E. & Sousa R. (2014) - Assessing the morphological variability of Unio delphinus Spengler, 1783 (Bivalvia: Unionidae) using geometric morphometry. Journal of Molluscan Studies 80, 17-23.

34. Gutiérrez J.L., Jones C.G. & Sousa R. (2014) - Toward an integrated ecosystem perspective of invasive species impacts. Acta Oecologica 54, 131-138.

33. Sousa R., Amorim A., Sobral C., Froufe E., Varandas S., Teixeira A. & Lopes-Lima M. (2013) - Ecological status of a Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) population at the southern edge of its distribution (River Paiva, Portugal). Environmental Management 52, 1230-1238.

32. Modesto V., Franco J.N., Sousa R., Patrício J., Marques J.C. & Neto J.M. (2013) - Spatial and temporal dynamics of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in relation to environmental variables in the Mondego Estuary (Portugal). Journal of Molluscan Studies 79, 302-309.

31. Sousa R., Freitas F., Nogueira A.J.A., Mota M. & Antunes C. (2013) - Invasive dynamics of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852) at the international section of the River Minho (NW of the Iberian Peninsula). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23, 656-666.

30. Froufe E., Sobral C., Teixeira A., Lopes A., Sousa R., Varandas S. & Lopes-Lima M. (2013) - Development and multiplexing of microsatellite loci for the near threatened freshwater mussel Potomida littoralis (Cuvier, 1798) using 454 sequencing. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23, 619-623.

29. Hinzmann M., Lopes-Lima M., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Lopes A., Froufe E. & Machado J. (2013) - Reproductive cycle and strategy of Anodonta anatina (L., 1758): Notes on hermaphroditism. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A 319A, 378-390.

28. Douda K., Lopes-Lima M., Hinzmann M., Machado J., Varandas S., Teixeira A. & Sousa R. (2013) - Biotic homogenization as a threat to native affiliate species: fish introductions dilute freshwater mussels’s resources. Diversity and Distributions 19, 933-942.

27. Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., Teixeira A., Hinzmann M., Reis J., Cortes R., Machado J. & Sousa R. (2013) - Ecology of Southern European pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera): First record of two new populations on the rivers Terva and Beça (Portugal). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23, 374-389.

26. Simberloff D., Martin J.-L., Genovesi P., Maris V., Wardle D., Aronson J., Courchamp F., Galil B., Garcia-Berthou E., Pascal M., Pyšek P., Sousa R., Tabacchi E. & Vilà M. (2013) - Impacts of biological invasions: what’s what and the way forward. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28, 58-66.

25. Sousa R., Araújo M.J. & Antunes C. (2012) - Habitat modifications by sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) during the spawning season: effects on sediments. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 28, 766-771.

24. Ilarri M., Freitas F., Costa-Dias S., Antunes C., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2012) - Associated macrozoobenthos with the invasive Asian clam Corbicula fluminea. Journal of Sea Research 72, 113-120.

23. Dolbeth M., Cusson M., Sousa R. & Pardal M.A. (2012) - Secondary production as a tool for better understanding of aquatic ecosystems. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69, 1230 - 1253.

22. Sousa R., Varandas S., Cortes R., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Machado J. & Guilhermino L. (2012) - Massive die-offs of freshwater bivalves as resource pulses. Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology 48, 105 - 112.

21. Sousa R., Morais P., Dias E. & Antunes C. (2011) - Biological invasions and ecosystem functioning: time to merge. Biological Invasions 13, 1055 - 1058.

20. Sousa R., Pilotto F. & Aldridge D.C. (2011) - Fouling of European freshwater bivalves (Unionidae) by the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). Freshwater Biology 56, 867 - 876.

19. Bódis E., Nosek J., Oertel N., Tóth B., Hornung E. & Sousa R. (2011) - Spatial distribution of bivalves in relation to environmental conditions (middle Danube catchment, Hungary). Community Ecology 12, 210 - 219. 18. Sousa R., Ilarri M., Souza A.T., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2011) - Rapid decline of the greater European peaclam at the periphery of its distribution. Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology 47, 211 - 219.

17. Ilarri M., Antunes C., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2011) - Massive mortality of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea in a highly invaded area. Biological Invasions 13, 277 - 280.                         

16. Costa-Dias S., Sousa R. & Antunes C. (2010) - Ecological quality assessment of the lower Lima estuary. Marine Pollution Bulletin 61, 234 - 239.

15. Costa-Dias S., Freitas V., Sousa R. & Antunes C. (2010) - Factors influencing epibenthic assemblages in the Minho estuary (NW Iberian Peninsula). Marine Pollution Bulletin 61, 240 - 246.

14. Sousa R., Gutiérrez J.L. & Aldridge D.C. (2009) - Non-indigenous invasive bivalves as ecosystem engineers. Biological Invasions 11, 2367 - 2385.

13. Sousa R., Morais P., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2008) - Factors affecting Pisidium amnicum (Müller, 1774; Bivalvia: Sphaeriidae) distribution in the River Minho etuary: consequences for its conservation. Estuaries and Coasts 31, 1198 - 1207.

12. Sousa R., Dias S., Freitas V. & Antunes C. (2008) - Subtidal macrozoobenthic assemblages along the River Minho estuarine gradient (north-west Iberian Peninsula). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18, 1063 - 1077.

11. Sousa R., Nogueira A.J.A., Gaspar M., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2008) - Growth and extremely high production of the non-indigenous invasive species Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774): possible implications for ecosystem functioning. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 80, 289 - 295. (Study distinguished by the European Commission)

10. Sousa R., Dias S., Guilhermino L. & Antunes C. (2008) - Minho River tidal freshwater wetlands: threats to faunal biodiversity. Aquatic Biology 3, 237 - 250.

9. Sousa R., Nogueira A.J.A., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2008) - Growth and production of Pisidium amnicum (Müller, 1774) in the freshwater tidal area of the River Minho estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 79, 467 - 474.

8. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2008) - Ecology of the invasive Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in aquatic ecosystems: an overview. Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology 44, 85 - 94.

7. Sousa R., Rufino M., Gaspar M., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2008) - Abiotic impacts on spatial and temporal distribution of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the River Minho estuary, Portugal. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18, 98 - 110.

6. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - Species composition and monthly variation of the Molluscan fauna in the freshwater subtidal area of the River Minho estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 75, 90 - 100.

5. Sousa R., Dias S. & Antunes C. (2007) - Subtidal macrobenthic structure in the lower Lima estuary, NW of Iberian Peninsula. Annales Zoologici Fennici 44, 303 - 313.

4. Sousa R., Freire R., Rufino M., Méndez J., Gaspar M., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - Genetic and shell morphological variability of the invasive bivalve Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in two Portuguese estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 74, 166 - 174.

3. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - Factors influencing the occurrence and distribution of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the River Lima estuary. Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology 42, 165 - 171.

2. Sousa R., Dias S. & Antunes C. (2006) - Spatial subtidal macrobenthic distribution in relation to abiotic conditions in the Lima estuary, NW of Portugal. Hydrobiologia 559, 135 - 148.

1. Sousa R., Guilhermino L. & Antunes C. (2005) - Molluscan fauna in the freshwater tidal area of the River Minho estuary, NW of Iberian Peninsula. Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology 41, 141 - 147.

 

 2. Ilarri M. & Sousa R. (2012) - Corbicula fluminea Müller (Asian clam). A Handbook of Global Freshwater Invasive Species. Pages 173 - 183. Earthscan (Taylor & Francis), London, UK.

1. Dias S., Sousa R., Lobón-Cerviá J. & Laffaille P. (2009) - The decline of diadromous fish in Western European inland waters: main causes and consequences. In: McManus N.F. & Bellinghouse D.S. (eds.), Fisheries: M anagement, Economics and Perspectives, pp 67 - 92. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA.

 

 

 Oral communications:

 

136. Sousa R. (2017) - Invasive bivalves in European fresh waters: impacts from individuals to ecosystems. 8th Congress of the European Malocological Societies, Krakow, Poland.

135. Varandas S., Sousa R., Froufe E., Lopes-Lima M. & Teixeira A. (2017) - FRESHCO: Multiple implications of invasive species on freshwater mussel decline and coextinction processes. 8th Congress of the European Malocological Societies, Krakow, Poland.

134. Modesto V., Lopes-Lima M., Ilarri M., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2017) - Potential impacts of the invasive species Corbicula fluminea on the recruitment of native freshwater mussels. 8th Congress of the European Malocological Societies, Krakow, Poland.

133. Ilarri M., Amorim L., Souza A. & Sousa R. (2017) - Empty bivalve shells: importance of heterogeneity and the role of invasive species in riverine systems. 8th Congress of the European Malocological Societies, Krakow, Poland.

132. Teixeira A., Sousa R., Varandas S., Froufe E., Inssi H., Dias A., Miranda F. & Lopes-Lima M. (2017) - Can invasive alien fish species act as effective hosts of native freshwater mussels (Unionidae) in Iberia? 8th Congress of the European Malocological Societies, Krakow, Poland.

131. Brito C.S.F., Furtado Jr., Sousa R. & Rocha-Barreira C.A. (2017) – Density and biomass of the bivalve Cyanocyclas brasiliana (Deshayes, 1854) (BIVALVIA: Cyrenidae) in the Parnaíba Delta, Piauí, Brazil. XXV Brazilian Encounter of Malacology, Mossoró, Brazil.

130. Brito C.S.F., Sousa R., Rial D. & Rocha-Barreira C.A. (2017) – Determination of the salinity lethal limit for the bivalve Cyanocyclas brasiliana (Deshayes, 1854) (BIVALVIA: Cyrenidae). XXV Brazilian Encounter of Malacology, Mossoró, Brazil.

129. Bogan A., Rahim K. A.A., Sousa R., Zieritz A. & Lopes-Lima M. (2017) - Survey of the freshwater mussel fauna (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of Malaysia. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 2017 Symposium, Cleveland, USA.

128. Lopes-Lima M., Froufe E., Fonseca M., Gan H.M., Aldridge D.C., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Zanatta D., Zieritz A. & Bogan A.E. (2017) - Mitogenomics of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida): first results. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 2017 Symposium, Cleveland, USA.

127. Sousa R. (2017) - Biology for all. NEBGUM Let´s Talk Science Conference, Braga, Portugal (invited speaker).

126. Sousa R. (2017) - Conservation in freshwater ecosystems using strange animals. XVIII Journeys of Applied Biology, Braga, Portugal (invited speaker).

125. Sousa R. (2017) - Aquatic conservation in the 21st century using strange surrogate species. CBMA seminars, Braga, Portugal.

124. Lopes-Lima M., Zieritz A., Bogan A.E., Sousa R., Walton S., Rahim K., Wilson J.-J., Ng P.-Y., Froefe E. & McGowan S. (2016) – Impacting factors on freshwater mussels (Bivalvia, Unionida) diversity and distribution in Peninsular Malaysia. TiBE 2016 – Tropical Biodiversity, Vairão, Portugal.

123. Sousa R. (2016) – Long-term changes on the mollusc community of the River Minho: 12 years of sampling. VIII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

122. Ilarri M., Amorim L., Souza A.T. & Sousa R. (2016) – Influence of freshwater bivalve shells on macrozoobenthic fauna. VIII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

121. Castro P.S., Ilarri M., Modesto V., Antunes C. & Sousa R. (2016) - Palatability of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller 1774) in the River Minho. VIII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

120. Ferreira-Rodríguez N., Sousa R. & Pardo I. (2016) - Negative effects of Corbicula fluminea on native freshwater mussels. VIII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

119. Sousa R. (2016) - Conservation of freshwater mussels from deserts to tropical forests: background, main threats and future challenges. Workshop: Biodiversity and ecosystem services – the role of endangered species and invasives, Innsbruck, Austria (invited speaker).

118. Teixeira A., Sousa R., Varandas S., Froufe E. & Lopes-Lima M. (2016) Conservation of native fish and mussel populations in mountainous streams of NE Portugal. I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions, Bragança, Portugal.

117. Lopes-Lima M., Froufe E., Fonseca M., Gan H.M., Aldridge D.C., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Zanatta D.T., Zieritz A. & Bogan A.E. (2016) - Phylogenomics of Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) Preliminary Results and Lessons Learned. 19th World Congress of Malacology Penang, Malaysia.

116. Bogan A.E., Froufe E., Ghamizi M., Mock K., Kebapci U., Klishko O., Kovitvadhi S., Kovitvadhi U., Paulo O.S., Raley M., Riccardi N., Pfeiffer J.M. III, Sereflisan H., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Do V.T., Varandas S., Wu X.P., Zanatta D., Zieritz A. & Lopes-Lima M. (2016) - Phylogeny of the Most Species Rich Freshwater Bivalve Family (Bivalvia: Unionida: Unionidae): Defining Modern Subfamilies and Tribes. 19th World Congress of Malacology, Penang, Malaysia.

115. Zieritz A., Lopes-Lima M., Bogan A.E., Sousa R., Walton S., Rahim K.A.A., Wilson J.-J., Ng P.-Y., Froufe E., McGowan S. (2016) - Factors Driving Changes in Freshwater Mussel (Bivalvia, Unionida) Diversity and Distribution in Peninsular Malaysia. 19th World Congress of Malacology, Penang, Malaysia.

114. Sousa R. (2016) - Conservation of strange stuff: from deserts to tropical forests. NEBUP special conference on Aquatic Conservation, Porto, Portugal (invited speaker).

113. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Froufe E. & Lopes-Lima M. (2016) - Conservation of biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems of Iberia: Multiple implications of invasive Species on freshwater mussels processes. International Workshop on Sustainable Water Management and Development over Transboundary Spaces, Valladolid, Spain.

112. Hinzmann M., Araújo S., Lopes-Lima M., Varandas S., Teixeira A., Sousa R. & Machado J. (2015) - Reproductive cycle and glochidia maturation of Unionidae species from north of Portugal. 2nd International seminar on the rearing of unionoid mussels, Clervaux, Luxembourg.

111. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Froufe E., Miranda F. & Lopes-Lima, M. (2015) - Conservation of threatened fish and mussel populations in northern rivers of Portugal (Douro basin). 2nd International seminar on the rearing of unionoid mussels, Clervaux, Luxembourg.

110. Sousa R. (2015) - From common to probably extinct: tales about the peaclam Pisidium amnicum in the Minho River (Portugal). Second International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Buffalo, USA.

109. Varandas S., Assunção T., Teixeira A., Cortes R., Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R. & Froufe, E. (2015) - Characterization and protection of native species of bivalves in two coastal lagoons. Second International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Buffalo, USA.

108. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Froufe E. & Lopes-Lima, M. (2015) - Host fish biotic homogenization: A major threat to Iberian freshwater mussel (Unionoida) species. Second International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Buffalo, USA.

107. Bogan A.E., Froufe E., Ghamizi M., Mock K., Kebapci U., Klishko O., Kovitvadhi S., Kovitvadhi U., Paulo O.S., Raley M., Riccardi N., Pfeiffer J.M. III, Sereflisan H., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Do V.T., Varandas S., Wu X.P., Zanatta D., Zieritz A. & Lopes-Lima M. (2015) - Unravelling the UNIONIDAE: examination of subfamily relationships within Unionidae. Second International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Buffalo, USA.

106. Sousa R., Modesto V., Souza A.T. & Ilarri M.I., (2015) - Fish and mussels: importance of fish for freshwater mussel conservation. XV European Congress of Ichthyology, Porto, Portugal.

105. Modesto V., Ilarri M.I., Souza A.T. & Sousa R. (2015) - The role of fish in the conservation of freshwater mussels. TiBE 2015 – Global biodiversity change: from genes do ecosystems, Vairão, Portugal.

104. Sousa R., Souza A.T. & Ilarri M.I. (2015) - Reassembly of an aquatic community after drought: different resilience capacity by native and invasive species. TiBE 2015 – Global biodiversity change: from genes do ecosystems, Vairão, Portugal.

103. Ilarri M.I., Souza A.T., Modesto V., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2015) - Use and persistence of empty bivalve shells in a freshwater system. TiBE 2015 – Global biodiversity change: from genes do ecosystems, Vairão, Portugal.

102. Morais P., Luís C., Cunha J., Rocha I., Dias E., Antunes C., Sousa R. (2015) - Top-down regulation of estuarine phytoplankton by an invasive bivalve. TiBE 2015 – Global biodiversity change: from genes do ecosystems, Vairão, Portugal.

101. Lopes-Lima M. Froufe E. & Sousa R. (2015) - Conservation of freshwater bivalves in the Iberian Peninsula. Workshop – Threaten Fish and Bivalves, Bragança, Portugal (invited speakers; all authors with equal contribution).

100. Santos R.M.B., Sanches Fernandes L. F., Varandas S. G. P., Pereira M. G., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Cortes R. M. V. & Pacheco F. A. L. (2015) - The impacts of climate and land-use change scenarios on river ecology: the case of Margaritifera margaritifera. EGU2015 - European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria.

99. Sousa R. (2015) - Human dimension about the impacts generated by invasive species. XVIII National Encounter of Students of Biology (ENEB – 2015), Braga, Portugal (invited workshop).

98. Sousa R. (2014) - Invasive species: perception of impacts by society and management measures. VII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal (invited speaker).

97. Dantas V., Dias E. & Sousa R. (2014) - Overlap of resources used by the invasive Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852) and sympatric fish species. VII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

96. Carvalho F., Pascoal C., Cássio F. & Sousa R. (2014) - Effects of the invasive crayfish Procambarus clarkii in the decomposition of plant detritus and associated invertebrates. VII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

95. Morais P., Luís C., Cunha J., Rocha I., Dias E., Antunes C. & Sousa R. (2014) - Regulation of the phytoplankton abundance by the invasive bivalve Corbicula fluminea in the River Minho estuary. VII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

94. Novais A, Souza A., Ilarri M., Pascoal C. & Sousa R. (2014) - Effects of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the macrozoobenthic estuarine community of the River Minho. VII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

93. Sousa R., Novais A., Souza A. & Ilarri M. (2014) - Corbicula fluminea as a resource to terrestrial invertebrates. VII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

92. Apresentação N., Monteiro M., Séneca J., Rocha I., Cunha J., Morais P., Sousa R. & Magalhães C. (2014) - Effects of invasive species Corbicula fluminea in the processes and microbial communities related to the nitrogen cycle. VII Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

91. Morais P., Luís C., Cunha J., Rocha I., Dias E., Antunes C., Sousa R. (2014) - Can Corbicula fluminea (Bivalvia: Corbiculidae) exert a significant top-down regulation on estuarine phytoplankton? Neobiota 2014: 8th European Conference on Biological Invasions, Antalya, Turkey.

90. Sousa R., Novais A., Souza A. & Ilarri M. (2014) - Invasive bivalves as an unusual resource for terrestrial invertebrates. 7th Congress of the European Malocological Societies, Cambridge, UK.

89. Ilarri M.I., Souza A.T., Modesto V., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2014) - Empty bivalve shells as a physical substratum to the associated fauna: potential scenarios prior and after Corbicula fluminea invasion. 7th Congress of the European Malocological Societies, Cambridge, UK.

88. Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Geist J., et al. (2014) - Conservation of European freshwater mussels: historical background, challenges and future perspectives. 7th Congress of the European Malocological Societies, Cambridge, UK.

87. Sousa R., Novais A., Souza A. & Ilarri M. (2014) - Engineering by the invasive Asian clam Corbicula fluminea: effects on macrozoobenthic assemblages. ESA 2014 - Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, USA.

86. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Froufe E. & Lopes-Lima M., (2014) - Ecology and conservation of freshwater mussel populations (Unio delphinus, Anodonta anatina and Potomida littoralis) in the River Sabor (Douro Basin, NE Portugal). XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Santander, Spain.

85. Varandas S., Teixeira A., Froufe E., Sousa R., Cortes R., Hughes S., Crespí A., Cátia S., Jesus J., Magalhães M., Pereira V., Lopes M., Assunção T.& Lopes-Lima M., (2014) - Ecological and conservation status of native freshwater bivalves in coastal lagoons of Portugal. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Santander, Spain.

84. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Froufe E., Hinzmann M., Lopes-Lima M. (2014) - Distribution and composition of freshwater fish and mussel communities of Sabor and Tua Rivers (Douro Basin): main threats and conservation measures. V Iberian Congress of Ichthyology, Lisbon, Portugal.

83. Sousa R. (2014) - The Asian clam and the zebra mussel: ecological impacts. Workshop - The Asian clam and zebra mussel in Portugal: invasion process, industrial infestation and pest management, Coimbra, Portugal (invited speaker).

82. Sousa R. (2013) - The Asian clam Corbicula fluminea: impacts from the individual to the ecosystem level. Workshop - Bioinvasions in a context of climate change: implications for environmental, animal and human health, Porto, Portugal (invited speaker).

81. Gomes C., Sousa R., Vasconcelos V., Guilhermino L. & Agostinho A. (2013) - Corbicula fluminea in Portugal: genetic studies in a invasive species. Workshop - Bioinvasions in a context of climate change: implications for environmental, animal and human health, Porto, Portugal.

80. Sousa R. (2013) - What invasive species can do in aquatic ecosystems? VII Journeys in Biology - UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal (invited speaker).

79. Varandas S., Teixeira A., Froufe E., Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Cortes R., Hughes S., Crespí A., Cátia S., Jesus J., Magalhães M., Pereira V. & Lopes M. (2013) - PAELORIS: characterization and protection of native bivalve species in coastal lagoons. VII Journeys in Biology - UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal (invited communication).

78. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Froufe E., Lopes-Lima M. 2013. Ecological patterns of autochtonous mussel populations (Margaritifera margaritifera, Unio delphinus, Anodonta anatina and Potomida littoralis) of Douro Basin (NE Portugal): threats and conservation measures. VIII International Symposium on Wildlife, León, Spain.

77. Sousa R. (2013) - Aquatic invasive species and ecosystem functioning: what’s what and the way forward. CIIMAR Conferences, Porto, Portugal (invited speaker).

76. Sousa R. (2013) - Reconfiguration of a benthic assemblage after drought: outcomes from a long term study where native species lose and invasive species win. ESA 2013 - Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA.

75. Bódis E., Tóth B., Borza P., Ács É., Szekeres J. & Sousa R. (2013) - Native and invasive bivalve empty shells as benthic habitat modifiers in a large river. SIL 32nd Congress, Budapest, Hungary.

74. Bódis E., Tóth B. & Sousa R. (2013) - Impacts of Dreissena fouling on the physiological condition of native and non-native bivalves: interspecific and temporal variations. World Congress of Malacology 2013, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

73. Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Geist J., et al. (2013) - Conservation status of freshwater mussels in Europe: state of the art, perspectives and future challenges. World Congress of Malacology 2013, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

72. Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Aldridge D.L. et al. (2013) - Conservation status of European freshwater bivalves. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 2013 Symposium, Guntersville – Alabama, USA.

71. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Froufe E. & Lopes-Lima M. (2013) - Native mussel populations of Douro basin, Portugal: ecological patterns, main threats and conservation. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 2013 Symposium, Guntersville – Alabama, USA.

70. Sousa R. (2013) - Invasive species: human perception about impacts and possible management actions. XIV Journeys of Applied Biology, Braga, Portugal (invited workshop).

69. Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Aldridge D. C., et al. (2012) - Conservation status of freshwater bivalves in Europe: state of the art, perspectives and future challenges. Molluscan Forum 2012, London, UK.

68. Sousa R. (2012) - River Minho: main threats and possible conservational measures. LPN Conferences, Porto, Portugal (invited speaker).

67. Morais P., Ilarri M., Dias E. & Sousa R. (2012) - Ecosystem-level impacts of a non-indigenous bivalve in a temperate estuary. The Fourth Annual Zoological Congress of "Grigore Antipa" Museum, Bucharest, Romania.

66. Lopes-Lima M., Hinzmann M., Sousa R., Varandas S., Froufe E., Teixeira A. & Machado J. (2012) - Ecology, conservation and genetics of European freshwater mussels: challenges and opportunities. Seminar of Limnology. Institute of Ecossystem Studies, Verbania Pallanza, Italy.

65. Sousa R. (2012) - Ecological Sustainability. Xerox Go Green Workshop, Braga, Portugal (invited speaker).

64. Sousa R., Pilotto F. & Aldridge D.C. (2012) - Infestation of European freshwater bivalves (Unionidae) by the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). EcoSummit 2012, Columbus, USA.

63. Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., Cortes R.M.V., Sousa R. & Teixeira A. (2012) - Longitudinal variations on structure of Margaritifera margaritifera populations and physical microhabitat requirements in the River Paiva. IV Congress of Wildlife Fauna - WAVES, Bragança, Portugal.

62. Lopes-Lima M., Froufe E., Hinzmann M., Sousa R., Varandas S., Teixeira A. & Machado J. (2012) - The wonderful life of the Iberian naiads. IV Congress of Wildlife Fauna - WAVES, Bragança, Portugal

61. Sousa R., Bódis E., Tóth B., Varandas S., Teixeira A. & Lopes-Lima M. (2012) - The importance of invasive bivalve species as resource subsidies. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2012, Bragança, Portugal.

60. Lopes-Lima M., Teixeira A., Hinzmann M., Varandas S., Sousa R., Cortes R. & Machado J. (2012) - Host fish selectivity of the naiads from the Douro basin. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2012, Bragança, Portugal.

59. Araújo S., Hinzmann M., Lopes-Lima M., Varandas S., Teixeira A., Sousa R., Lopes A., Froufe E. & Machado J. (2012) - Sexual strategy and reproductive cycle of Anodonta anatina (L., 1758): notes on hermaphroditism. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2012, Bragança, Portugal.

58. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Hinzmann M., Sobral C. & Lopes-Lima M. (2012) - Physical microhabitat requirements of autochthonous mussel populations in Northeastern rivers, Portugal (Douro basin). Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2012, Bragança, Portugal.

57. Varandas S., Sousa R., Lopes-Lima M., Amorim A., Sobral C., Cortes R. & Teixeira A. (2012) - Some features of the autoecology of freshwater pearl mussel in the River Paiva. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2012, Bragança, Portugal.

56. Bódis E., Tóth B & Sousa R. (2012) - The invasive Anodonta (Sinanodonta) woodiana as an important resource subsidy. International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Bragança, Portugal.

55. Sousa R. (2012) - From common to rare in a couple of years: The case of the peaclam Pisidium amnicum in the Minho River (NW of the Iberian Peninsula). ESA 2012 - Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, USA.

54. Sousa R. (2012) – Aquatic invasive species: impacts at the ecosystem level. Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia, Athens, USA (invited speaker).

53. Lopes-Lima M., Hinzmann M., Sousa R., Varandas S., Froufe E., Teixeira A. & Machado J. (2012) - Biology and overall distribution of the native freshwater mussels of Iberia. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Guimarães, Portugal.

52. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Hinzemann M., Lopes-Lima M. & Sousa R. (2012) - Ecological requirements of autochthonous mussel populations in Tâmega, Tua and Sabor rivers (Douro basin). XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Guimarães, Portugal.

51. Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., Teixeira A., Hinzemann M., Reis J., Cortes R., Machado J. & Sousa R. (2012) - Rediscovery of two freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) populations in the Tâmega River Basin. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Guimarães, Portugal.

50. Sousa R., Varandas S., Teixeira A. & Lopes-Lima M. (2012) - Massive die-offs of freshwater bivalves as resource pulses. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Guimarães, Portugal.

49. Lopes-Lima M., Teixeira A., Varandas S. & Sousa R. (2012) - Host fish determination for Portuguese freshwater mussel species: a key factor for naiads conservation. ECFF 2012 - International Conference on Ecology and Conservation of Freshwater Fish, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

48. Sousa R. (2012) - Invasive species in Portugal. Fnac Braga Parque - AJC Conferences, Braga, Portugal (invited speaker).

47. Sousa R. (2011) – Aquatic invasive species and ecosystem functioning. Biolief – 2nd World Conference in Biological Invasions and Ecosystem Functioning, Mar del Plata, Argentina (invited keynote speaker).

46. Teixeira A, Varandas S, Sousa R. & Lopes-Lima M. (2011) - Are autochthonous mussel populations of Tâmega, Tua and Sabor rivers (Douro basin) threatened? Ecological status and future conservation measures. 6th Congress of the European Malacological Societies, Vitoria, Spain.

45. Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., Teixeira A., Sousa R., Reis J., Cortes R. & Machado J. (2011) - Rediscovery and possible conservation strategies for two freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) populations in the Tâmega River Basin (northern Portugal). 6th Congress of the European Malacological Societies, Vitoria, Spain.

44. Sousa R., Ilarri M., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2011) - Invasive species and extreme climatic events: a dangerous cocktail? ECClima Congress, Porto, Portugal.

43. Ilarri M., Freitas F., Dias S., Antunes C., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2011) - In?uence of the invasive Asian clam Corbicula ?uminea on the associated macrozoobenthic assemblages. ECClima Congress, Porto, Portugal.

42. Sousa R. (2011) - Invasive species: effects on ecosystem services and functions. XII Journeys of Applied Biology, Braga, Portugal (invited speaker).

41. Sousa R. (2010) - Invasive species and their impacts on ecosystem functioning. CMIA Matosinhos Conferences, Matosinhos, Portugal (invited speaker).

40. Sousa R., Morais P., Ilarri M., Sousa A.T., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2010) - Pisidium amnicum in the River Minho: the beginning of the end? V Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

39. Freitas F., Mota M., Nogueira A.J.A., Antunes C. & Sousa R. (2010) - Distribution of the invasive crayfish Procambarus clarkii in the international section of the River Minho (NW of the Iberian Peninsula). V Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

38. Mota M., Antunes C., Bio A., Costa-Dias S. & Sousa R. (2010) - Temporal changes in the ichthyofauna at a tidal freshwater zone of the River Minho. V Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

37. Araújo J., Mota M., Braga C., Sousa R., Roleira A., Carvalho R. & Antunes C. (2010) – Exotic macrofauna at the River Minho. V Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

36. Ilarri M., Freitas F., Dias S., Antunes C., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2010) - The Asian clam Corbicula fluminea as ecosystem engineer: effects on the diversity of benthic macroinvertebrates. V Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

35. Sousa R., Ilarri M., Freitas F., Dias S., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2010) - Engineering by the invasive Asian clam Corbicula fluminea: impacts on macrozoobenthic assemblages. Neobiota 2010: 6th European Conference on Biological Invasions, Copenhagen, Denmark.

34. Dolbeth M., Sousa R., Cusson M. & Pardal M.A. (2010) - Secondary invertebrate production as a tool to better understand the aquatic ecosystem. ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) – 47th International Conference, Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

33. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2010) - Can invasive freshwater bivalves be responsible for important changes in ecosystem processes and functions? XV Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

32. Sousa R., Antunes C., Byers J.E. & Guilhermino L. (2010) - Combined effects of extreme events and non-native invasive species on estuarine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Science 2010, Lisbon, Portugal (invited speaker).

31. Sousa R. (2010) - Invasive freshwater bivalves: ecological lessons for European ecosystems. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2010, Faro, Portugal.

30. Ilarri M., Freitas F., Dias S., Antunes C., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2010) - The Asian clam Corbicula fluminea as ecosystem engineer: effects on the diversity of benthic macroinvertebrates. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2010, Faro, Portugal.

29. Sousa R., Pilotto F., Antunes C., Aldridge D.C. & Guilhermino L. (2009) - Invasive bivalves in European freshwater ecosystems: ecological significance. 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology, Prague, Czech Republic.

28. Sousa R. (2009) - Aliens not coming from space. University of Minho, Braga, Portugal (invited speaker).

27. Sousa R. (2009) - Are aquatic invasive species important? CIIMAR Conferences, Porto, Portugal (invited speaker).

26. Sousa R. (2009) - Impacts of extreme climatic events in aquatic ecosystems. Student Conference on Conservation Science 2009, Cambridge, UK.

25. Sousa R., Dias S., Guilhermino L. & Antunes C. (2008) - Faunal biodiversity in the Minho estuary: principal threats and possible management options. IV Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

24. Dias S.C., Sousa R., Freitas V., Vale M., Vasconcelos V. & Antunes C. (2008) - Aestival characterization of the River Minho estuary aquatic communities. IV Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

23. Sousa R., Nogueira A.J.A., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2008) - Extremely high production of the non-indigenous invasive species Corbicula fluminea: effects on ecosystem processes and functions. Neobiota 2008: 5th European Conference on Biological Invasions, Prague, Czech Republic.

22. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2008) - The functional importance of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea in the Minho estuary. III National Encounter in Post-Graduate Biological Sciences, Faro, Portugal.

21. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2008) - Effects of the 2005 heatwave on mollusc community of the River Minho estuary (NW Iberian Peninsula). ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) - 43rd International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

20. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - Non-native molluscs present in two Portuguese estuaries. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2007, Lisbon, Portugal.

19. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - The ecological function of molluscs in the freshwater tidal area of the River Minho estuary, NW of Iberian Peninsula. ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) - 42nd International Conference, Kaliningrad, Russia.

18. Sousa R., Dias S., Freitas V. & Antunes C. (2007) - Macrozoobenthic distribution along the River Minho estuarine gradient (NW of Iberian Peninsula). EMBS 42 - European Marine Biology Symposium, Kiel, Germany.

17. Sousa R. (2007) - Macrozoobenthic estuarine assemblages and non-indigenous invasive species: a European perspective. UNH - University of New Hampshire, Durham - New Hampshire, USA (invited speaker).

16. Sousa R., Dias S., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - Identification of priority areas and principal threats for biodiversity conservation in the international section of the River Minho. II National Encounter in Post-Graduate Biological Sciences, Porto, Portugal.

15. Sousa R., Dias S., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - Special session: invasive species in aquatic systems. Escola E.B. 2, 3 da Madalena, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal (invited speaker).

14. Sousa R., Dias S., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - Ecological importance of limnetic estuarine areas: the River Minho as an elucidative example. One Sea of Opportunities Congress, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

13. Sousa R., Dias S., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - Ecological condition of the Lima estuary, NW of Iberian Peninsula. 17th Setac Europe 2007, Porto, Portugal.

12. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - Non-native Molluscan fauna present in the Minho estuary, Portugal. Invasive Molluscs - 114th Annual General Meeting of the Malacological Society of London, Cambridge, UK (invited speaker).

11. Sousa R., Dias S., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - Multiple invasions in the Minho and Lima estuaries: homogenization in progress? CIIMAR - Sea Day, Porto, Portugal (invited speaker).

10. Sousa R., Rufino M., Gaspar M., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - Influence of abiotic factors on the distribution of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the Minho estuary. ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) – 41st International Conference, Venice, Italy.

9. Sousa R., Dias S., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - Aquatic nonindigenous faunal species in the Minho and Lima estuaries, NW of Iberian Peninsula. 1st European Congress of Conservation Biology, Eger, Hungary.

8. Dias S., Sousa R. & Antunes C. (2006) - The application of a marine biotic index in the Lima estuary. 1st European Congress of Conservation Biology, Eger, Hungary.

7. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - Different invasive behaviour of the nonindigenous species Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in two adjacent Portuguese estuarine ecosystems. Bivalvia 2006 - International Congress on Bivalvia, Barcelona, Spain.

6. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - Freshwater bivalves present in the international section of the River Minho. III Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

5. Sousa R., Dias S., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - Exotic fauna present in the Minho estuary: distribution and potential impacts. III Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

4. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - The invasive species Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the Minho and Lima estuaries: affinities and divergences. I National Encounter in Post-Graduate Biological Sciences, Aveiro, Portugal.

3. Sousa R., Freire R., Méndez J., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2005) - Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) present in two Portuguese rivers as revealed by genetic analysis. IV International Congress of the European Malacological Societies, Naples, Italy.

2. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2005) - Spatial distribution of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the Minho estuary. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2005, Albufeira, Portugal.

1. Sousa R., Dias S. & Antunes C. (2004) - Spatial subtidal macrobenthic distribution in the Lima estuary, NW of Portugal. XII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Porto, Portugal.

 

Posters:

61. Anastácio P., Ribeiro F., Sousa R., Capinha C., Banha F., Gama M., Filipe A.F. & Rebelo R. (2016) - The inland invasive aquatic fauna in Portugal. Neobiota 2016: 9th European Conference on Biological Invasions, Vianden, Luxembourg.

60. Varandas V., Santos R., Fernandes L., Pereira M., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Cortes R., Pacheco F. (2015) - Future impacts of global climate change and local anthropogenic pressures in Beça River Margaritifera margaritifera population. Second International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Buffalo, USA.

59. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Froufe E. & Lopes-Lima M. (2015) - Threatened fish and mussel populations of northern Portugal (Douro Basin): Developing conservation measures. Second International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Buffalo, USA.

58. Zieritz A., Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Bogan A. & McGowan S. (2015) - The freshwaters mussels (Bivalvia, Unionida) of Malaysia: diversity, distribution and threats. Second International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Buffalo, USA.

57. Froufe E., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R. & Lopes-Lima M. (2015) - Threatened fish and mussel populations of northern Portugal (Douro basin): applying in-situ and ex-situ conservation measures. XV European Congress of Ichthyology, Porto, Portugal.

56. Antunes I.C., Ferreira M.S, Lobo J., Teixeira M.A.L, Borges L.M.S., Sousa R., Gomes P.A., Costa M.H., Cunha M.R. & Costa F.O. (2015) - Comparison between morphological and DNA barcode-suggested species boundaries among shallow-water amphipod fauna from the southern European Atlantic coast. 6th International Barcode of Life Conference, Guelph, Canada.

55. Lobo J., Teixeira M.A.L., Borges L.M.S., Ferreira M.S.G., Hollatz C., Gomes P.A., Sousa R., Ravara A., Costa M.H. & Costa F. O. (2015) - DNA barcodes of polychaetes (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the southern European Atlantic coast underscores the incipient state of the global reference library for this taxon. 6th International Barcode of Life Conference, Guelph, Canada.

54. Ng P.-Y., Lopes-Lima M, Zieritz A., Froufe E., Bogan A., Sousa R. & Wilson J.J. (2015) - Placing the freshwater bivalves (Unionoida) of Peninsular Malaysia on the bivalve tree of life. 6th International Barcode of Life Conference, Guelph, Canada.

53. Novais A., Souza A., Ilarri M., Pascoal C. & Sousa R. (2015) - Facilitation in the low intertidal: effects of an invasive species on the structure of an estuarine macrozoobenthic assemblage. TiBE 2015 – Global biodiversity change: from genes do ecosystems. Vairão, Portugal.

52. Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Riccardi N., Aldridge D.C. & Froufe E. (2014) - Newly developed microsatellite markers for the pan-European duck mussel, Anodonta anatina: revisiting the main mitochondrial lineages. 7th Congress of the European Malocological Societies, Cambridge, UK.

51. Apresentação N., Rocha I., Cunha J., Monteiro M., Séneca J., Morais P., Sousa R. & Magalhães C. (2014) - Effect of the invasive species Corbicula fluminea on key N- biogeochemical pathways. ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) – 54th International Conference, Sesimbra, Portugal.

50. Modesto V., Franco J.N., Sousa R., Patrício J., Marques J.C. & Neto J.M. (2014) - Spatial and temporal dynamics of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in relation to environmental variables in the Mondego Estuary (Portugal). Student Conference on Conservation Science 2014 - University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

49. Bencatel J., Campos J., Sousa R. & Costa-Dias S. (2014) - Nutritional evaluation of the invasive bivalve Corbicula fluminea. VII - IJUP, Porto, Portugal.

48. Crespo D., Dolbeth M., Leston S., Sousa R. & Pardal M.A. (2013) - Main vectors of introduction and distribution of Corbicula fluminea: a geographic approach for a transcontinental comprehension. Workshop - Bioinvasions in a context of climate change: implications for environmental, animal and human health, Porto, Portugal.

47. Lopes-Lima M., Teixeira A., Hinzmann M., Varandas S., Froufe E., Sousa R. & Machado J. (2013) - Host fish limitation, an additional threat to the imperilled naiads in Europe: a case study on Unio delphinus and Potomida littoralis. World Congress of Malacology, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

46. Teixeira M., Ferreira M.S., Lobo J., Ravara A., Gomes P.A., Sousa R., Costa M.H. & Costa F.O. (2013) - Building a reference DNA barcode library for polychates of Portuguese estuaries. XIV SPECO Congress, Bragança, Portugal

45. Guilhermino L., Sousa R. & Antunes C. (2013) - Stressors, ecosystem services and ecosystem functioning: a first approach in the Minho River estuary (NW Iberian Peninsula). 23rd Setac Europe Annual Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland.

44. Froufe E., Sobral C., Teixeira A., Sousa R., Varandas S., Aldridge D. & Lopes-Lima M. (2013) - Anodonta anatina COI mtDNA phylogeography: starting point of the species’ evolutionary history disentangling. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 2013 Symposium, Guntersville – Alabama, USA.

43. Froufe E., Teixeira A., Lopes A., Cardoso J., Reis J., Machado J., Hinzmann M., Fonseca M., Araujo R., Sousa R., Sobral C., Varandas S., Cortes R. & Lopes-Lima M. (2013) - CONBI: Biodiversity and Conservation of Bivalves – Ecogeographic, Genetic and Physiological information. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society 2013 Symposium, Guntersville – Alabama, USA.

42. Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Cortes R., Magalhães M. & Teixeira A. (2013) - Conservation status of 3 populations of Margaritifera margaritifera in the North of Portugal (Douro Basin). 7th National Congress of Forests, Vila Real-Bragança, Portugal.

41. Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R., Froufe E., Varandas S. (2013) - Impacts of small weirs in Margaritifera margaritifera (L.) populations in Rivers Rabaçal and Tuela (Tua basin, Portugal). 7th National Congress of Forests, Vila Real-Bragança, Portugal.

40. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R., Froufe E., Lopes-Lima M. (2013) - Bioecology of freshwater mussels (Unionidae) in Rivers Sabor, Tua and Tâmega (Douro basin, Portugal): main threats and conservation measures. 7th National Congress of Forests, Vila Real-Bragança, Portugal.

39. Bódis E., Tóth B. & Sousa R. (2013) - Impacts of Dreissena infestation on the physiological condition of native and introduced bivalve species in Lake Balaton. Fresh Blood for Fresh Water – Young Aquatic Science, Lunz am See, Austria.

38. Varandas S., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Cortes R. & Sousa R. (2012) - Longitudinal patterns of freshwater fishes in four tributaries of Douro Basin and its linkage with freshwater mussels. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2012, Bragança, Portugal.

37. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Hinzmann M., Lopes-Lima M., Sousa R. (2012) - Ecological characterization of autochthonous mussel populations (Margaritifera margaritifera, Potomida littoralis, Unio delphinus and Anodonta anatina) in northeastern rivers of Portugal. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2012, Bragança, Portugal.

36. Douda K., Lopes-Lima M., Hinzmann M., Machado J., Varandas S., Teixeira A. & Sousa R. (2012) - The biotic homogenisation of host communities as a threat to local affiliate species: a case study with Anodonta anatina (Unionidae). International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Bragança, Portugal.

35. Froufe E., Teixeira A., Lopes A., Cardoso J., Reis J., Machado J., Hinzmann M., Fonseca M., Araujo R., Sousa R., Sobral C., Varandas S., Cortes R. & Lopes-Lima M. (2012) - CONBI: Biodiversity and Conservation of Bivalves – Ecogeographic, Genetic and Physiological information. International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Bragança, Portugal.

34. Froufe E., Sobral C., Teixeira A., Lopes A., Sousa R., Varandas S. & Lopes-Lima M. (2012) - Development of microsatellite markers and Multiplexed PCR for Potomida littoralis. International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Bragança, Portugal.

33. Froufe E., Lopes A., Sobral C., Teixeira A., Sousa R., Varandas S., Araujo R., Machado J. & Lopes-Lima M. (2012) - Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci for Unio delphinus and cross-species amplification in other Unio species. International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Bragança, Portugal.

32. Lopes-Lima M., Hinzmann M., Sousa R., Varandas S., Machado J. & Teixeira A. (2012) - Portuguese naiads life history traits: reproductive cycle and host fish determination. International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Bragança, Portugal.

31. Teixeira A., Varandas S., Hinzmann M., Lopes-Lima M. & Sousa R. (2012) - Ecological requirements of autochthonous mussel populations in northeastern rivers (Douro basin) of Portugal. International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Bragança, Portugal.

30. Varandas S., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Cortes R. & Sousa R. (2012) - Distribution and composition of freshwater fish communities in northeastern rivers (Douro basin, Portugal): Implications for mussel conservation strategies. International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Bragança, Portugal.

29. Varandas S., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Cortes R. & Sousa R. (2012) - Distribution and composition of brown trout in river Paiva (Douro basin, Portugal) and its linkage with freshwater pearl mussel. International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, Bragança, Portugal.

28. Hinzmann M., Lopes-Lima M., Teixeira A., Varandas S., Sousa R. & Machado J. (2012) - Reproductive cycle and host fish determination of Portuguese native freshwater mussel species. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Guimarães, Portugal.

27. Ribeiro H., Araújo M.J., Mota M., Braga C., Antunes C. & Sousa R. (2012) - Temporal dynamics of the sea trout (Salmo trutta trutta) in the Minho River (NW of the Iberian Peninsula). ECFF 2012 - International Conference on Ecology and Conservation of Freshwater Fish, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

26. Varandas S., Teixeira A., Lopes-Lima M., Cortes R. & Sousa R. (2012) - Distribution and composition of freshwater fish communities in northeastern Portuguese rivers (Douro basin): Implications for mussel conservation strategies. ECFF 2012 - International Conference on Ecology and Conservation of Freshwater Fish, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

25. Varandas S., Lopes-Lima M., Hinzmann M, Sousa R.,Teixeira A., Cortes R. & Machado J. (2011) - Host fish suitability for the freshwater mussel Anodonta anatina in the river Tâmega (Douro catchment), Portugal. 6th Congress of the European Malacological Societies, Vitoria, Spain.

24. Ilarri M., Antunes C., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2011) - Massive mortality of the Asian clam Corbicula ?uminea in a highly invaded area triggered by extreme climatic events. ECClima Congress, Porto, Portugal.

23. Mota M., Sousa R., Araújo J., Braga C. & Antunes C. (2011) - Climate changes: keeping services, replacing intervenients. ECClima Congress, Porto, Portugal.

22. Ilarri M., Souza A.T., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2011) - Empty bivalve shells acting as foundation structures for macrozoobenthos colonization: comparisons between native and invasive shells. Student Conference on Conservation Science 2011 - University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

21. Sousa R., Ilarri M., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2010) - Effects of heatwaves, invasive species and pollution on the declining of native molluscs in the estuary of Minho River (NW of the Iberian Peninsula). SETAC North America - 31st Annual Meeting, Portland, USA.

20. Ilarri M., Antunes C., Guilhermino L. & Sousa R. (2010) - Massive mortality of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea in a highly invaded area. Aquashift, Kiel, Germany.

19. Sousa R., Pilotto F. & Aldridge D.C. (2009) - Fouling rates of Dreissena polymorpha on European freshwater mussels: functional importance. Biolief - World Conference in Biological Invasions and Ecosystem Functioning, Porto, Portugal.

18. Sousa R., Freitas F., Ilarri M., Dias S., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2009) - Corbicula fluminea as ecosystem engineer: effects on macrozoobenthic assemblages. Biolief - World Conference in Biological Invasions and Ecosystem Functioning, Porto, Portugal.

17. Mota M., Antunes C., Sousa R. & Dias S. (2009) - Temporal changes of the icthyofauna of the Minho river estuary: the importance of non-indigenous species. Biolief - World Conference in Biological Invasions and Ecosystem Functioning, Porto, Portugal.

16. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2008) - Distribution and functional role of bivalves present in the River Minho tidal freshwater wetlands. XI Portuguese Congress of Ecology, Vila Real, Portugal.

15. Morais P., Sousa R., Antunes C. & Solan M. (2008) - Influence of the Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the Minho estuary ecosystem functioning: the effect of bioturbation. IV Iberian Symposium of the River Minho hydrological basin, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.

14. Morais P., Sousa R., Antunes C. & Solan M. (2008) - Changes of ecosystem functioning in estuaries as a consequence of non-indigenous invasive species introductions. Neobiota 2008: 5th European Conference on Biological Invasions, Prague, Czech Republic.

13. Sousa R. (2008) - Conservation and ecology in European tidal freshwater wetlands: opportunities and challenges. Student Conference on Conservation Science 2008 - University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

12. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - The invasive bivalve Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) as a sentinel species in aquatic ecosystems. ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) - 42nd International Conference, Kaliningrad, Russia.

11. Dias S., Freitas V., Sousa R. & Antunes C. (2007) - Epibenthic community characterization along an estuarine gradient (NW Iberian Peninsula. ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) - 42nd International Conference, Kaliningrad, Russia.

10. Dias S., Sousa R. & Antunes C. (2007) - Ecological quality assessment of the lower Lima estuary applying a marine biotic index. ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) - 42nd International Conference, Kaliningrad, Russia.

9. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2007) - Spatial and temporal distribution of the invasive Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the Lima estuary, Portugal. EMBS 42 - European Marine Biology Symposium, Kiel, Germany.

8. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - Genetic and shell morphological plasticity of the invasive bivalve Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774). IV Encontro CIMAR – Laboratório Associado, Peniche, Portugal.

7. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - Species composition and monthly variation of the subtidal Molluscan fauna in the freshwater tidal area of the River Minho estuary. ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) – 41st International Conference, Venice, Italy.

6. Dias S., Sousa R. & Antunes C. (2006) - Temporal variations in fish assemblages in lower Lima estuary (Portugal). ECSA (Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association) – 41st International Conference, Venice, Italy.

5. Sousa R., Freire R., Méndez J., Rufino M., Gaspar M., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2006) - The Asiatic clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) in the Minho and Lima estuaries: genetic vs. morphometry. Bivalvia 2006 - International Congress on Bivalvia, Barcelona, Spain.

4. Sousa R., Antunes C. & Guilhermino L. (2005) - Spatial and temporal Molluscan distribution in the freshwater tidal area of the River Minho estuary. IV International Congress of the European Malacological Societies, Naples, Italy.

3. Sousa R., Guilhermino L. & Antunes C. (2005) - Molluscan fauna in the limnetic area of Minho estuary. Portuguese Congress of Malacology 2005, Albufeira, Portugal.

2. Sousa R., Ferreira da Silva E., Dias S., Patinha C., Gonçalves P., Santos S. & Antunes C. (2004) - Physico-chemical and subtidal macrobenthic structure in the lower Lima estuary, NW of Portugal. IV Iberian Conference of Limnology, Porto, Portugal.

1. Ferreira da Silva E., Sousa R., Antunes C., Santos S., Gonçalves P. & Patinha C. (2003) - Evaluation of the environmental stress in the Lima estuary due to dredging activities. IV Iberian Congress of Geochemistry, Coimbra, Portugal.

Post-Docs & Students

 On-going

2016 - 2020 - Vanessa Modesto (PhD student, University of Minho, Portugal).

2016 - 2019 - Martina Ilarri (Post-doctoral student, University of Porto, Portugal).

2016 - 2019 - Sofia Duarte (Post-doctoral student, University of Minho, Portugal) (co-supervisor).

2013 - 2017 - Adriana Novais (PhD student, University of Minho, Portugal).

2016 - 2017 - Alexandra Meira (MSc student, University of Minho, Portugal).

2016 - 2017 - André Santos (MSc student, University of Minho, Portugal).

2016 - 2017 - Ana Rita Dias (MSc student, University of Minho, Portugal).

2015 - 2016 - Rosana Monteiro (MSc student, University of Minho, Portugal).

2015 - 2016 - Pedro Silva (MSc student, University of Minho, Portugal) (co-supervisor).

Completed

2016 - André Ferreira (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2016 - Joana Costa (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2016 - Pedro Silva (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2016 - Martina Ilarri (Post-doctoral fellowship, University of Porto, Portugal).

2016 - Luís Amorim (MSc in Ecology, University of Minho, Portugal).

2016 - Maria Luís Miranda (MSc in Ecology, University of Minho, Portugal).

2015 - Paulo Castro (MSc in Ecology, University of Minho, Portugal).

2015 - André Santos (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2015 - Ana Rita Dias (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2015 - Vera Dantas (MSc in Ecology, University of Minho, Portugal).

2014 - Hugo Ribeiro (MSc in Ecology, University of Minho, Portugal).

2014 - Rana Barbosa (MSc in Ecology, University of Minho, Portugal) (co-supervisor).

2014 - Hugo Rupf (MSc in Ecology, University of Minho, Portugal) (co-supervisor).

2013 - Francisco Carvalho (MSc in Ecology, University of Minho, Portugal).

2013 - Ângela Amorim (MSc in Ecology, University of Minho, Portugal).

2013 - Adriana Novais (MSc in Ecology, University of Minho, Portugal).

2013 - Ricardo Azevedo (MSc in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution, University of Porto, Portugal) (co-supervisor).

2013 - Amanda de Sousa (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2013 - Cristiana Araújo (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2013 - Maria José Araújo (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2013 - Maria Luís Miranda (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2012 - Florbela Torres (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2012 - Sérgio Pereira (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2012 - Martina Ilarri (PhD in Environmental and Marine Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal).

2011 - Ângela Amorim, (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2011 - Ângela Oliveira, (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2011 - Ângelo Gonçalves, (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2011 - Bárbara Sá (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2011 - Cristina Miranda (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2011 - João Sousa (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2011 - Luísa Carvalho (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2011 - Ricardo Azevedo (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2010 - Andreia Vaz (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2010 - Helena Silva (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2010 - Isabel Alves (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2010 - Sandra Fernandes (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2010 - Sofia Ribeiro (BSc, University of Minho, Portugal).

2009 - Fabiana Freitas (BSc, University of Aveiro, Portugal).

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