CBMA

Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Sofia Duarte
Sofia Duarte
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Post-Doc Researcher
Sustaining Life - Biodiversity and Functional Ecology
Departamento de Biologia, Escola de Ciências, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga

Current Research & Key Publications

Domain of specialization

Microbial Ecology, plant-litter decomposition in freshwaters, freshwaters' integrity, heavy metal pollution, global warming, multiple stressors, aquatic microbial decomposers, biostatistics, molecular tools to assess microbial diversity, mycology, phylogenetic relationships.

Present investigation interests

Marine Biology, biodiversity conservation, estuarine ecosystems' integrity, estuarine benthic communities (microbiota, meio- and macrofauna), DNA barcoding, high throughput sequencing, metabarcoding, bioinformatics.

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1. S. Duarte, F. Bärlocher, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio (2016). Biogeography of aquatic hyphomycetes: current knowledge and future perspectives. Fungal Ecology 19: 169-181. 

2. S. Duarte, F. Bärlocher, J. Trabulo, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2015). Stream-dwelling fungal decomposer communities along a gradient of eutrophication unraveled by 454 pyrosequencing. Fungal Diversity 70: 127-148.

3. S. Duarte, S. Seena, F. Bärlocher, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2012). Preliminary insights into the phylogeography of six aquatic hyphomycete species. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45289. 

4. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Garabétian, F. Cássio, J.-Y. Charcosset (2009). Microbial decomposer communities are mainly structured by the trophic status in circumneutral and alkaline streams, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75:6211-6221.

5. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, A. Alves, A. Correia, F. Cássio (2008). Copper and zinc mixtures induce shifts in microbial communities and reduce leaf litter decomposition in streams. Freshwater Biology, 53: 91-101.

6. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, F. Bärlocher (2006). Aquatic hyphomycete diversity and identity affect leaf litter decomposition in microcosms. Oecologia, 147: 658-666.


Research Projects

1. COST ACTION DNAqua-Net CA15219 “Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment of aquatic ecosystems in Europe Management”. MC substitute from Portugal, since May 2016. http://dnaqua.net/network/

2.  AGRHYDROM: A timely look at effects of agriculture on fluvial dissolved organic matter: the role of hydrology. Young researcher’s collaborative project funded by the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL), team member, since September 2016. Total budget of 4.500,00 Euros.

1. DiverseAquaFun: Molecular profiling of taxonomic, functional and genetic diversity of aquatic fungi along a pollution gradient (PTDC/AAG-GLO/3896/2012), team member (2013-2015). Total budget of 146.385,00 Euros.

2. FreshBioFun: Biodiversity and functioning of detritus foodwebs in freshwaters (PTDC/AAC-AMB/117068/2010), team member (2012-2015). Total budget of 160.000,00 Euros.

3. FunDiver: Development of molecular tools for assessing fungal diversity and activity in freshwaters (PTDC/AAC-AMB/113746/2009), coordinator (2011-2014). Total budget of 126.886,00 Euros. https://sites.google.com/site/fundiverfct/

4. Creative Little Scientists. FP7-Science-in-Society-2011-1 / SiS.2011.2.2.3.1.,team member (2012-2014). Total budget of 93.600,00 Euros.

5. Networking Primary Science Educators as a means to provide training and professional development in Inquiry Based Teaching (Pri-Sci-Net). FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2010-1 / SiS-2010-2.2.1.1., team member (2012-2014). Total budget of 121.905,00 Euros.

6. Efeito da poluição na decomposição da folhada por hifomicetos aquáticos: sua sensibilidade e resistência a iões metálicos e ambientes acídicos (POCTI/BSE/34024/2000), team member (2002-2003).

 

Publications

29. S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal, F. Bärlocher (2017) Taxa-area relationship of aquatic fungi on deciduous leaves. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181545. 

28. S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2017) Environmental drivers are more important for structuring fungal decomposer communities than the geographic distance between streams. Limnetica, accepted.

27. A. Pereira, J. Trabulo, I. Fernandes, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal, S. Duarte (2017) Spring stimulates leaf decomposition in moderately eutrophic streams. Aquatic Sciences 79: 197-207.

26. J. Mora-Gómez, A. Elosegi, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2016) Differences in the sensitivity of fungi and bacteria to season and invertebrates affect leaf litter decomposition in a Mediterranean stream. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92(8): fiw121. 

25. S. Duarte, F. Cássio, V. Ferreira, C. Canhoto, C. Pascoal (2016) Seasonal variability may affect microbial decomposers and leaf decomposition more than warming in streams. Microbial Ecology 72: 263-276.

24. D. Fernandéz, M. Tummala, V.C. Schreiner, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, C. Winkelmann, D. Mewes, K. Muñoz, R.B. Schäfer (2016) Does nutrient enrichment compensate fungicide effects on litter decomposition and decomposer communities in streams? Aquatic Toxicology 174: 169-178.

23. V. Ferreira, J. Koricheva, S. Duarte, D.K. Niyogi, F. Guérold (2016) Effects of anthropogenic heavy metal contamination on litter decomposition in streams – a meta-analysis. Environmental Pollution 210: 261-270.

22. S. Duarte, F. Bärlocher, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio (2016) Biogeography of aquatic hyphomycetes: current knowledge and future perspectives. Fungal Ecology 19: 169-181.

21. I. Fernandes, A. Pereira, J. Trabulo, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, S. Duarte (2015) Microscopy­ or DNA ­based analyses: which methodology gives a truer picture of stream­dwelling decomposer fungal diversity? Fungal Ecology 18: 130-134. 

20. I. Fernandes, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2015) Plant litter diversity affects invertebrate shredder activity and the quality of fine particulate organic matter in streams. Marine and Freshwater Research 66: 449-458. 

19. S. Duarte, F. Bärlocher, J. Trabulo, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2015). Stream-dwelling fungal decomposer communities along a gradient of eutrophication unraveled by 454 pyrosequencing. Fungal Diversity 70: 127-148.

18. S. Duarte, D. Batista, F. Bärlocher, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2015). Some new DNA barcodes of aquatic hyphomycete species. Mycoscience 56: 102-108.

17. S. Duarte, F. Bärlocher, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2014). Current status of DNA barcoding of aquatic hyphomycetes. Sydowia 66: 191-202.

16. I. Fernandes, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2013). Effects of riparian plant diversity loss on aquatic microbial decomposers become more pronounced with increasing time. Microbial Ecology 66: 763-772.

15. S. Duarte, I. Fernandes, M.-J. Nogueira, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2013). Temperature alters interspecific relationships among aquatic fungi. Fungal Ecology, 6: 187-191.

14. S. Duarte, S. Seena, F. Bärlocher, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2012). Preliminary insights into the phylogeography of six aquatic hyphomycete species. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45289.

13. S. Seena, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio (2012). Intraspecific variation of the aquatic fungus Articulospora tetracladia: an ubiquitous perspective. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35884.

12. S. Duarte, M. L. Fidalgo, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio (2012). The role of the freshwater shrimp Atyaephyra desmarestii in leaf litter breakdown in streams. Hydrobiologia, 640: 149-157.

11. C. Moreirinha, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio (2011). Effects of cadmium and phenanthrene mixtures on aquatic fungi and microbially mediated leaf litter decomposition. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 61: 211-219.

10. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, A. Alves, A. Correia, F. Cássio (2010). Assessing the dynamic of microbial communities during leaf decomposition in a low-order stream by microscopic and molecular techniques, Microbiological Research, 165:351-262.

9. A. Medeiros, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, M. A. S. Graça (2010). Effects of Zn, Fe and Mn on leaf litter breakdown by aquatic fungi: a microcosm study, International Review of Hydrobiology, 95:12-26.

8. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Garabétian, F. Cássio, J.-Y. Charcosset (2009). Microbial decomposer communities are mainly structured by the trophic status in circumneutral and alkaline streams, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75:6211-6221.

7. I. Fernandes, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2009). Mixtures of zinc and phosphate affect leaf litter decomposition by aquatic fungi, Science of the Total Environment, 407:4283-4288.

6. K. R. Sridhar, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2009). The role of early fungal colonizers in leaf-litter decomposition in Portuguese streams impacted by agricultural runoff, International Review of Hydrobiology, 94:399-409.

5. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio (2009). Functional stability of stream-dwelling microbial decomposers exposed to copper and zinc stress, Freshwater Biology, 54:1683-1691.

4. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio (2008). High diversity of fungi may mitigate the impact of pollution on plant litter decomposition in streams. Microbial Ecology, 56: 688–695.

3. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, A. Alves, A. Correia, F. Cássio (2008). Copper and zinc mixtures induce shifts in microbial communities and reduce leaf litter decomposition in streams. Freshwater Biology, 53: 91-101.

2. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, F. Bärlocher (2006). Aquatic hyphomycete diversity and identity affect leaf litter decomposition in microcosms. Oecologia, 147: 658-666.

1. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio (2004). Effects of zinc on leaf decomposition by fungi in streams: studies in microcosms. Microbial Ecology, 48: 366–374.

1. M. Fais, C. Hollatz, J. Lobo, S. Duarte, L. Borges, F.O. Costa (2016) Compiling a DNA barcode reference library for benthic molluscs of the Southern European Atlantic coast. Frontiers of Marine Science. Conference Abstract: XIX Iberian Symposium on Marine Biology. https://doi.org/10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00132

 

1. S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal (2012). Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) in microbial ecology – insights from freshwaters. In: Gel Electrophoresis – Principles and Basics, S. Magdeldin (Ed). InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN 979-953-307-474-9.

 

Other publications

1. S. Duarte, S. Seena, F. Bärlocher, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio (2013). A decade's perspective on the impact of DNA sequencing on aquatic hyphomycete research. Fungal Biology Reviews, 27: 19-24.


2. F. Leese, F. Altermatt, A. Bouchez, T. Ekrem, D. Hering, P. Mergen, J. Pawlowski, J. Piggott, K. Abarenkov, P. Beja, L. Bervoets, P. Boets, A. Bones, Á. Borja, K. Bruce, J. Carlsson, E. Coissac, F. Costa, M. Costache, S. Creer, Z. Csabai, K. Deiner, Á. DelValls, S. Duarte, et al. (2016). DNAqua-Net: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Europe. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e11321. https://doi.org/ 10.3897/rio.2.e11321

 

GenBank submissions

6. I. Fernandes, A. Pereira, J. Trabulo, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, S. Duarte. 2015. Microscopy- or DNA- based analyses: which methodology gives a truer picture of stream-dwelling decomposer fungal diversity? Sequence Read Archives accession number SRR1958879 (31,478 ITS2 454 pyrosequencing reads).


5. S. Duarte, F. Bärlocher, J. Trabulo, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. 2014. Stream-dwelling decomposer fungal communities along a gradient of eutrophication unraveled by 454 pyrosequencing. Sequence Read Archives accession number SRR1260517 (233,171 ITS2 454 pyrosequencing reads).


4. I. Fernandes, D. Batista, A. Pereira, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal, S. Duarte. 2013. GenBank Accession numbers: KF952606-KF952741 (136 ITS sequences)


3. S. Duarte, D. Batista, F. Bärlocher, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. 2013. New DNA barcodes for 9 aquatic hyphomycete species. GenBank Accession numbers:  KF730795-KF730849 (55 ITS sequences) 


2. S. Duarte, S. Seena, F. Bärlocher, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. 2012. Preliminary insights into the phylogeography of six aquatic hyphomycete species. GenBank Accession numbers:  JX089461-JX089572 (112 ITS sequences) 


1. S. Seena, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. 2012. Intraspecific variation of the aquatic fungus Articulospora tetracladia: an ubiquitous perspective. GenBank Accession numbers: JF895397-JF895437 (41 ITS sequences)

 

Pedagogical manuals

3. C. Pascoal, C. Aguiar, M. F. Costa, P. Varela, S. Paiva, S. Duarte  (2013). Manual “Ciência dos 3 aos 11 – Atividades experimentais de Biologia e Ambiente”, no âmbito do Curso Pri-Sci-Net de Formação de Professores (Portugal) para professores do ensino pré-escolar e do 1º e 2º ciclo do ensino básico, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.


2. S. Duarte, S. Paiva (2011). Manual “Farmacologia – Exercícios Teórico práticos”, no âmbito do 4º ano da Licenciatura em Optometria e Ciências da Visão, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.


1. M.-M. Azevedo, S. Duarte, S. Paiva (2011). Manual “Os sistemas Fisiológicos: da teoria à prática”, no âmbito do curso de formação creditado para professores do 2º ciclo do ensino básico, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

 

Pedagogical publications

1. M.-M. Azevedo, S. Duarte, S. Paiva, B. Johansson (2013). Implementation of a laboratory teaching module on human physiology to Portuguese students in regular Biology classes. Education Research Journal 3: 180-191. 

Oral communications

18. I. Fernandes, A. Pereira, J. Trabulo, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, S. Duarte. Microscopy- or DNA-based analyses: which methodology gives a truer picture of decomposer fungal diversity in streams? Conference community Ecology for the 21st century – from genes to ecosystems, Évora, Portugal, October 17-19, 2016.


17. V. Ferreira, J. Koricheva, S. Duarte, D. Niyogi, F. Guérold. Effects of anthropogenic heavy metal contamination on litter decomposition in streams: a meta-analysis. XVIII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL), Tortosa, Spain, July 4-8, 2016.


16. J. Mora-Gómez, A. Elosegi, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal, A.M. Romaní. Sensitivity of fungal and bacterial assemblages to seasonality and invertebrates results in differential leaf litter decomposition. Second EMBO Conference on Aquatic Microbial Ecology: SAME-14, Uppsala, Sweden, August 23-28, 2015.

15. D. Fernández, K. Voss, J.P. Zubrod, C. Pascoal, S. Duarte, M. Bundschuh, R.B. Schäfer. Effects of fungicides on decomposer communities and leaf decomposition in streams. SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Portugal, May 3-7, 2015.

14.  J. Mora-Gómez, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal, A.M. Romaní. Drought duration affects microbial processing of plant-litter in a temperate stream. 2015 Aquatic Science Meeting (ASLO), Granada, Spain, February 22-27, 2015.


13. S. Duarte, J. Trabulo, F. Bärlocher, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Diversity of stream-dwelling fungal decomposer communities unravelled by 454 pyrosequencing. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Santander, Spain, July 6-11, 2014.


12. A. Pereira, J. Trabulo, I. Fernandes, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, S. Duarte. Seasonal effects of eutrophication on litter decomposition and associated fungal and invertebrate commmunities. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Santander, Spain, July 6-11, 2014.


11. S. Duarte, S. Seena, F. Bärlocher, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. A decade’s perspective on the impact of DNA sequencing on aquatic hyphomycete research. Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 8), Münster, Germany, July 1-5, 2013.

 

10. I. Fernandes, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Effects of riparian plant diversity loss on detritus food webs become more pronounced at longer times. Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 8), Münster, Germany, July 1-5, 2013.

 

9. S. Duarte, S. Seena, F. Bärlocher, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Biogeography of aquatic fungi: preliminary conclusions. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Guimarães, Portugal, July 2-6, 2012.

 

8. I. Fernandes, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Long-term effects of riparian vegetation diversity on stream-dwelling microbes and litter decomposition. Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 7), Girona, Spain, June 27 - July 1, 2011.

 

7. S. Duarte, L. Fidalgo, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Food preferences of the freshwater shrimp Atyaephyra desmarestii. XV Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, July 5-9, 2010.

 

6. S. Duarte, J. Y-. Charcosset, F. Garabétian, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Effects of eutrophication on microbial decomposers of submerged leaf litter. 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters (PLPF 5), Coimbra, Portugal, July 23-25, 2008.

 

5. C. Moreirinha, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Effects of cadmium and phenantrene mixtures on leaf-litter decomposition by fungi in streams. 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters (PLPF 5), Coimbra, Portugal, July 23-25, 2008.

 

4. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Functional stability of microbial decomposers to stress induced by copper and zinc in streams. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting, Porto, Portugal, May 20-24, 2007.

 

3. F. Cássio, C. Pascoal, S. Duarte, F. Bärlocher. Effects of species loss on the functioning of freshwater ecosystems. Congresso Micro’05-Biotec’05, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, November 30 - December 3, 2005.

 

2. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, F. Bärlocher. Effects of aquatic hyphomycete species richness and identity on leaf mass loss, fungal biomass and conidium production. The IX International Marine and Freshwater Mycology Symposium (IMFMS), Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 14-19, 2004.

 

1. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Effects of zinc on leaf decomposition by fungi in streams. XII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Porto, Portugal, July 5-9, 2004.

 

Poster communications

27. E. Estévez, M. Abril, M.M. Alirangues, A. Arenas-Sánchez, R. Arias del Real, I. Arranz, D. Bruno, A.R. Calapez, J.P. Casas-Ruiz, A. Castaño, N. Catalán, N. Cid, M. Colls, J. Cornut, N. De Castro-Català, S. Duarte, et al. A timely look at effects of agriculture on fluvial DOM: the role of hydrology. AGRHYDROM, 2nd Young collaborative project from the Iberian Association of Limnology. Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 10), Olomouc, Czech Republic, July 2-7, 2017.

 

26. P.E. Vieira, J. Lobo, M. Fais, S. Duarte, H. Queiroga, F.O. Costa. Compiling a DNA barcode reference library for macrobenthic invertebrate fauna from the southern European Atlantic coast. Campus do Mar International Science Conference 2016 (CdM ISC’16), Aveiro, Portugal, November 16-18, 2016.


25. M. Fais, C. Hollatz, J. Lobo, S. Duarte, L.M.S. Borges, F.O. Costa. Compiling a DNA barcode reference library for benthic molluscs of the Southern European Atlantic coast. XIX Iberian Symposium on Marine Biology Studies (SIEBM), Porto, Portugal, September 5-9, 2016.

 

24. V. Ferreira, J. Koricheva, S. Duarte, D. Niyogi, F. Guérold. A meta-analysis on the effects of heavy metal contamination on litter decomposition in streams. 4º Iberian Ecological Congress, Coimbra, Portugal, June 16-19, 2015.


23. S. Duarte, J. Mora-Gómez, A. Romaní, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Eutrophication alters responses of stream-dwelling microbial decomposers to drought. Detrital Dynamics Conference, London, UK, July 23-25, 2014.


22. E. Lima-Fernandes, M. Sousa, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Nutrient enrichment affects microbial decomposition and invertebrate feeding activity more than fungal diversity. Detrital Dynamics Conference, London, UK, July 23-25, 2014.


21. I. Fernandes, A. Pereira, J. Trabulo, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, S. Duarte. A case of using traditional and molecular approaches to assess the effects of season and eutrophication on fungal communities on plant litter decomposing in streams. XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Santander, Spain, July 6-11, 2014.


20. S. Duarte, V. Ferreira, C. Canhoto, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Seasonal variability overwhelms effects of global warming on microbial decomposers in streams. 11th INTECOL Congress, Ecology: Into the next 100 years, London, United Kingdom, August 18-23, 2013.

 

19. D. Batista, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, S. Duarte. Is intraspecific diversity of aquatic hyphomycetes on decomposing leaves in streams related to season? Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 8), Münster, Germany, July 1-5, 2013.

 

18. C. Pascoal, D. Batista, F. Cássio, S. Duarte. New DNA barcodes for 8 aquatic hyphomycete species. Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 8), Münster, Germany, July 1-5, 2013.

 

17. J. Mora-Gómez, A. M. Romaní, D. Boix, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Can summer drought affect leaf decomposition when the water flow returns to the stream? Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 8), Münster, Germany, July 1-5, 2013.

 

16. B. Antunes, J. Trabulo, S. Duarte, S. Seena, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Intraspecific diversity affects plant-litter decomposition in freshwaters. Poster presentation in the XIV Jornadas de Biologia Aplicada – BioPercursos no século XXI, Braga, Portugal, February 27-28 and March 1, 2013.

 

15. B. Antunes, J. Trabulo, S. Duarte, S. Seena, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Intraspecific diversity affects plant-litter decomposition in freshwaters. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Guimarães, Portugal, July 2-6, 2012.

 

14. S. Seena, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. An ubiquitous perspective of the intraspecific diversity of the aquatic fungus Articulospora tetracladia. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Guimarães, Portugal, July 2-6, 2012.

 

13. I. Fernandes, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Long-term effects of riparian-plant diversity loss on a stream invertebrate shredder. XVI Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Guimarães, Portugal, July 2-6, 2012.

 

12. S. Duarte, I. Fernandes, M.-J. Nogueira, A. Pinheiro, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Temperature changes interspecific relationships among aquatic hyphomycetes. Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 7), Girona, Spain, June 27 – July 1, 2011.

  

11. S. Seena, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. ITS barcodes as unambiguous discriminators of strains of Articulospora tetracladia. 2nd conference of the European Consortium for the Barcode of Life (ECBOL2), Braga, Portugal, June 2-4, 2010.

 

10. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Can microbial decomposers of plant litter be used as bioindicators of anthropogenic stress in streams? III International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology - BioMicroWorld 2009, Lisboa, Portugal, December 2-4, 2009.

 

9. K. R. Sridhar, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Fungal communities in sediments from streams with constrasting water chemistry. III International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology - BioMicroWorld 2009, Lisboa, Portugal, December, 2-4, 2009.

 

8. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. High diversity of fungi may mitigate the impact of pollution on plant litter decomposition in streams. SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, Göteborg, Sweden, May 31 – June 4, 2009.

 

7. K. R. Sridhar, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. The role of early colonizers in leaf-litter decomposition in streams. 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters (PLPF), Coimbra, Portugal, July 23-25, 2008.

 

6. I. Fernandes, S. Duarte, F. Cássio, C. Pascoal. Mixtures of zinc and phosphate affect leaf litter decomposition by aquatic fungi. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting, Porto, Portugal, May 20-24, 2007.

 

5. A. Medeiros, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio, M. A. S. Graça. Effects of heavy metals on leaf litter breakdown by aquatic fungi: a microcosm study. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting, Porto, Portugal, May 20-24, 2007.

 

4. S. Duarte, A. Alves, C. Pascoal, A. Correia, F. Cássio. Diversity and activity of fungi and bacteria on decomposing leaves in a low-order stream. 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME-11), Vienna, Austria, August 20-25, 2006.

 

3. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, A. Alves A. Correia, F. Cássio. Effects of copper and zinc mixtures on leaf decomposition by freshwater fungi and bacteria. 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME-11), Vienna, Austria, August 20-25, 2006.

 

2. F. Borges, S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Assessment of fungal biomass based on Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis band intensities. 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME-11), Vienna, Austria, August 20-25, 2006.

 

1. S. Duarte, C. Pascoal, F. Cássio. Fungal diversity may be more sensitive to pollution than fungal biomass and leaf decomposition in streams. XIII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, Barcelona, Spain, July 2-7, 2006.

 

Oral communications under invitation

10. The impact of next generation sequencing on Microbial Ecology: insights from aquatic ecosystems. Advanced course in Genomics Metagenomics and Bioinformatics, Department of Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, July 12, 2016.


9. Biogeography of stream-dwelling decomposer fungi: current knowledge and future perspectives. Plenary session in the XVIII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL), Tortosa, Spain, July 7, 2016.


8. Assessing diversity of decomposer fungal communities in streams by 454 pyrosequencing. Advanced course in next generation sequencing, Department of Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, July 9, 2015.


7. Diversidade e atividade de fungos decompositiores da folhada em rios. Escola Secundária Camilo Castelo Branco, V. N. Famalicão, Portugal, January 27, 2015.


6. The impact of DNA barcoding on aquatic hyphomycete research: preliminary studies. Advanced course on Microbial diversity: methods and applications, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, July 18, 2013.

 

5. The impact of DNA barcoding on aquatic hyphomycete research: preliminary studies. DBio Seminars, Department of Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, April 10, 2013.

 

4. Diversidade e atividade de fungos decompositores da folhada em rios: abordagens tradicionais e moleculares. XIV Jornadas de Biologia Aplicada – BioPercursos no século XXI, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, February 27-28 and March 1, 2013.


3. Despertar para a Ciência. Escola Secundária D. Maria II, V. N. Famalicão, Portugal, November 23, 2011.

 

2. Food preferences of the freshwater shrimp Atyaephyra desmarestii. DBio Seminars, Department of Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, June 16, 2010.

 

1. Effects of eutrophication on microbial decomposers of submerged leaf litter in streams, DBio Seminars, Department of Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, May 20, 2009.

Post-Docs & Students

Undergraduate students

8. Vanessa Silveira Carvalho (2017). DNA barcoding and metabarcoding in biomonitoring of aquatic communities. Graduation in Applied Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, co-supervision with F. O. Costa. 

7. Maria Beatriz Queirós (2017). Applications of eDNA in biomonitoring and ecological research. Graduation in Applied Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, co-supervision with F. O. Costa.

6. Pedro Miguel Sendas (2016)Compilation and analysis of biodiversity inventories of zoomacrobenthic taxa in coastal regions of Continental Portugal. Graduation in Applied Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, co-supervision with F. O. Costa. 

5. Ana Rita Rodrigues (2014). Biodiversity and biogeography of aquatic fungi. Graduation in Applied Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, co-supervision with C. Pascoal and F. Cássio.

4. Ilisa Antunes (2013). Effects of temperature and genetic diversity of aquatic hyphomycetes on leaf-litter decomposition. Graduation in Applied Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, co-supervision with C. Pascoal and F. Cássio.

3. Mafalda Sousa (2013). Effects of diversity of aquatic hyphomycetes and eutrophication on leaf-litter decomposition in streams. Graduation in Applied Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, co-supervision with C. Pascoal and F. Cássio.

2. José Trabulo (2011). Does intraspecific diversity of aquatic fungi affect plant-litter decomposition in streams under cadmium stress? Graduation in Applied Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, co-supervision with C. Pascoal.

1. André Pinheiro (2010). Interspecific relationships between aquatic fungi under cadmium stress. Graduation in Applied Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, co-supervision with C. Pascoal.

MSc students

1. José Trabulo (2013). Effects of eutrophication on stream-dwelling decomposers of plant-litter. Master in Ecology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, co-supervision with F. Cássio and C. Pascoal. 

Research Fellows

3. Ana Pereira, research fellow in the project FunDiver (PTDC/AAC-AMB/113746/2009), March 2013-May 2014.

2. Isabel Fernandes, research fellow in the project FunDiver (PTDC/AAC-AMB/113746/2009), February 2013-April 2014.

1. Daniela Batista, research fellow in the project FunDiver (PTDC/AAC-AMB/113746/2009), March 2012-February 2013.


 

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