Elizabete Marchante
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Category: Researcher
Department: Department of Life Sciences
Research line:
TERRESTRIAL AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS AND GLOBAL CHANGE
HISTORY OF SCIENCE, SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION
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Academic Achievements

Degree in Biology

MSc in Ecology, thesis: "Ectomycorrhyzal evaluation in Eucalyptus globulus Labill. plantations under organic matter and fertilization management"

PhD in Biology, specialization in Ecology, thesis: "Invasion of Portuguese coastal dunes by Acacia longifolia: impacts on soil ecology"

Research Interests

Biological invasions and conservation. In particular, invasive plant species, namely impacts of invasive plants on ecological webs and at soil level; feedbacks between invasive plant species and soil processes and biota; biological control and ecological webs.

Management and control of invasive plants, in an applied perspective.

Enviromental education and public awareness concerning invasive plants species.

Projects

July 2016/July 2019 - "INVADER-IV - INnoVative Approaches to Detect invasive spEcies and biocontRol agents" (PTDC/AAG­REC/4896/2014), co-financiado pela FCT e pelo FEDER, através do Portugal 2020 - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI). Investigador Responsável (Bolsa da Cientista Convidada, Outubro 2016 a Fevereiro 2018). Financiamento: 218.238€

2013/2015 - "INVADER-B. Gestão de plantas INVasoras em Portugal: da prevenção à DEtecção Remota e controlo biológico de Acacia longifolia" (PTDC/AAG-REC/4607/2012), financiado pela FCT no âmbito do COMPETE e comparticipado pelo FEDER. Investigador Responsável. Financiamento: 199.983€

2013/2015 - "Wildgum - Uma abordagem multi-escala para estudar a naturalização do eucalipto-comum (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) em Portugal" (PTDC/AGR-FOR/2471/2012), financiado pela FCT no âmbito do COMPETE e comparticipado pelo FEDER. Financiamento: 111.770€

2011/2013 - "Plantas Invasoras: uma ameaça vinda de fora" (CV/COMPETE nº 16905), co-financiado pelo COMPETE e pela Ciência Viva, no âmbito dos Projectos de Promoção da Cultura Científica e Tecnológica - Produção de Conteúdos para Divulgação Científica e Tecnológica nos Média. Investigador Responsável. Financiamento: 76.041€

2010/2011 - "A food web approach to assess impacts of the invasive plant Acacia longifolia and to predict potential indirect effects of its biocontrol agent (Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae)". Projecto de pós-doutoramento, em colaboração com CFE/UC e School of Biological Sciences. University of Bristol, UK. Bolsa financiada pela FCT.

2010/2013 - "Compostagem de espécies infestantes" (CEI-13584), co-financiado pelo COMPETE - Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade, União Europeia, Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER), Agência de Inovação. Instituição proponente: Leal e Soares, S.A. Responsável pela coordenação das tarefas que incluem controlo, monitorização e estudos de dispersão de Acacia spp. Colaborou na elaboração da candidatura. Financiamento UC: 116.213€

2010/2012 - "Invasão biológica por espécies vegetais exóticas: proposta de intercâmbio científico para o estudos de processos ecológicos e estratégias de gestão" (CAPES/FCT 270/2009), financiado pelo Acordo FCT-CAPES: 2010. Instituição proponente: CFE/UC (Coordenado por Helena Freitas) e Universidade Federal da Paraíba - Campus II Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Brasil (coordenado por Leonaldo Andrade). Colaborou na elaboração da candidatura.

2007/2008 - Awareness about Invasive Plants in Portugal (Ciência Viva - Apoio a Iniciativas de Promoção da Cultura Científica e Tecnológica)

2005/2008 – INVADER II - Invasion processes, control and restoration of coastal ecosystems invaded by Acacia longifolia (POCI/AMB/61387/2004)

2004/2005 - Selection of methodologies to control Acacia dealbata Link. and soil recovery in controled areas (Mata da Margaraça, APPSA/ICN) (Protocol Instituto da Conservação da Natureza /IMAR)

2002/2005 - INVADER - Recovery potential of ecosystems invaded by Acacia and methodologies to control invasion (POCTI/BSE/42335/2001) 

2001/2004 – Competition ability and ressource dynamics in coastal dune ecosystem: invasive vs. native plant species (POCTI/BSE /34689/2000)

1997/2000 - Importance of soil and organic matter management for productivity, sustainability, and biodiversity of Forest systems (3/3.2/FLOR/2123/95)

1995/1998 - BIODEPTH - Biodiversity and Ecological Processes in Terrestrial Ecosystems: experimental manipulation of herbaceous plant communities (European Programm ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE, TERI ENV4-CT95-0008)

Advanced courses

2004 [17- 21 May] “Ecosystem processes” (general overview of ecosystems of the world focused on sensitive processes of interest in a Global Change context). Lectures by Jørgen E. Olesen; Phil Ineson, Anders Priemé, Teis Mikkelsen, Sten Struwe, Annelise Kjøller, Søren Christensen, Kjeld Rasmussen, Torben Røjle Christensen, Henrik Søgaard, Henrik B. Madsen, Ole John Nielsen and John Porter. COGCI network and the Ph.D. School. Copenhagen and Brorfelde. Denmark

2003 [15 - 21 June] “Soil Ecology: Linking Theory to Practice”. Lectures by J.C. Moore; J.A. van Veen; J. Schimel; M.C. Rillig; P.C. de Ruiter; O. Andrén; B.S. Griffiths; W.H. van der Putten; H. Setälä; D.S. Strong; N.G. Juma; K.E. Giller; J.N. Klironomos; L. Brussaard; G.G. Brown and G.P. Sparling. Graduate Schools Functional Ecology (FE), Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE) and Production Ecology and Resource Conservation (PE&RC). Wageningen, The Netherlands.

1999 [11-22 October] “Ecosystem Management and Modeling”. By Bernard Patten [University of Georgia, USA], Brian Fath [University of Georgia, USA], Sven Erik Jorgensen [Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Denmark] and Soren Nors Nielsen [Royal Danish School of Pharmacy, Denmark] and João Carlos Marques [University of Coimbra, Portugal]. University of Coimbra. Portugal

1999 [4-8 October] “Concepts of Ecological Effects Assessment”. By Joseph M. Culp [National Water Research Institute, Canada], Frederick J. Wrona [National Water Research Institute, Canada], Trefor Reynoldson [National Water Research Institute, Canada] e Manuel da Graça [University of Coimbra, Portugal]. University of Coimbra. Portugal

1999 [5-16 July] “Plant-Animal Interactions”. By M.F Ryan [UK], J. Paiva [University of Coimbra, Portugal], M. Santos [University of Coimbra, Portugal] and Isabel Abrantes [University of Coimbra, Portugal]. University of Coimbra. Portugal

1998 [October to December] “Tree Rings and Dendrochronology”. By Jurgen Hagemeyer (University of Bielefeld, Alemanha). University of Coimbra. Portugal

  • INVADER-B - INVAsive plant species management in Portugal: from early DEtection to Remote sensing and Biocontrol of Acacia longifolia (see details)
  • Invasive plantas: a threath from outside (see details)
    1. Marchante, H.; Morais, M.C.; Gamela, A. & Marchante, E. (in press (2016)) Using a WebMapping platform to engage volunteers to collect data on invasive plants distribution. . Transactions In Gis. . (see details)
    2. Marchante, H; Marchante, E; Freitas, H; Hoffmann, JH (2015) Temporal changes in the impacts on plant communities of an invasive alien tree, Acacia longifolia. Plant Ecology. 216, 11, 1481-1498. (see details) ISI paper
    3. Schreck Reis, C; Marchante, H; Freitas, H; Marchante, E (2013) Public Perception of Invasive Plant Species: Assessing the impact of workshop activities to promote young students' awareness. International Journal Of Science Education. 35, 4, 690-712. (see details) ISI paper
    4. Wilson, John R. U.; Gairifo, Carla; Gibson, Michelle R.; Arianoutsou, Margarita; Bakar, Baki B.; Baret, Stephane; Celesti-Grapow, Laura; DiTomaso, Joseph M.; Dufour-Dror, Jean-Marc; Kueffer, Christoph; Kull, Christian A.; Hoffmann, John H.; Impson, Fiona A. C.; Loope, Lloyd L.; Marchante, Elizabete; Marchante, Helia; Moore, Joslin L.; Murphy, Daniel J.; Tassin, Jacques; Witt, Arne; Zenni, Rafael D.; Richardson, David M. (2011) Risk assessment, eradication, and biological control: global efforts to limit Australian acacia invasions. Diversity And Distributions. 17, 5, 1030-1046. (see details) ISI paper
      Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00815.x/abst...
    5. Le Maitre, DC; Gaertner, M; Marchante, E; Ens, EJ; Holmes, PM; Pauchard, A; O'Farrell, PJ; Rogers, AM; Blanchard, R; Blignaut, J; Richardson, DM (2011) Impacts of invasive Australian acacias: implications for management and restoration. Diversity And Distributions. 17, 5, 1015-1029. (see details) ISI paper
      Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00816.x/abst...
    6. Gibson, Michelle R.; Richardson, David M.; Marchante, Elizabete; Marchante, Helia; Rodger, James G.; Stone, Graham N.; Byrne, Margaret; Fuentes-Ramirez, Andres; George, Nicholas; Harris, Carla; Johnson, Steven D.; Le Roux, Johannes J.; Miller, Joseph T.; Murphy, Daniel J.; Pauw, Anton; Prescott, Matthew N.; Wandrag, Elizabeth M.; Wilson, John R. U. (2011) Reproductive biology of Australian acacias: important mediator of invasiveness?. Diversity And Distributions. 17, 5, 911-933. (see details) ISI paper
      Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00808.x/abst...
    7. Kull, CA; Shackleton, CM; Cunningham, PJ; Ducatillon, C; Dufour-Dror, JM; Esler, KJ; Friday, JB; Gouveia, AC; Griffin, AR; Marchante, E; Midgley, SJ; Pauchard, A; Rangan, H; Richardson, DM; Rinaudo, T; Tassin, J; Urgenson, LS; von Maltitz, GP; Zenni, RD; Zylstra, MJ (2011) Adoption, use and perception of Australian acacias around the world. Diversity And Distributions. 17, 5, 822-836. (see details) ISI paper
      Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00783.x/abst...
    8. Marchante, E; Kjoller, A; Struwe, S; Freitas, H (2009) Soil recovery after removal of the N-2-fixing invasive Acacia longifolia: consequences for ecosystem restoration. Biological Invasions. 11, 4, 813-823. (see details) ISI paper
      Link: DOI 10.1007/s10530-008-9295-1
    9. Marchante, E; Kjoller, A; Struwe, S; Freitas, H (2008) Short- and long-term impacts of Acacia longifolia invasion on the belowground processes of a Mediterranean coastal dune ecosystem. Applied Soil Ecology. 40, 2, 210-217. (see details) ISI paper
      Link: doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2008.04.004
    10. Marchante, E; Kjoller, A; Struwe, S; Freitas, H (2008) invasive Acacia longifolia induce changes in the microbial catabolic diversity of sand dunes. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 40, 10, 2563-2568. (see details) ISI paper
      Link: doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2008.06.017
    11. Marchante H.; Marchante E.; Buscardo E.; Maia J. & Freitas H. (2004) Recovery potential of dune ecosystems invaded by an exotic Acacia species (Acacia longifolia). Weed Technology. 18, 1427-1433 (see details)
    12. Marchante E., Madeira M. & Freitas H. (2001) Avaliação da colonização ectomicorrízica em plantações experimentais de Eucalyptus globulus. Revista Das Ciências Agrárias. XXIV, 3 e 4, 205-212 (see details)
    13. Silva, E.; Soares, A.; Sobral, O.; Lopes, I.; Correia, J.; Marchante, E.; Chastinet, C.; Moreno, A. (1998) “Ecotoxicological responses of isolated mitochondrial systems to complex effluents. Are they worthwhile?”. Chemosphere. 13, 37, 2695-2701 (see details)
    1. Marchante, H., Morais, M., Freitas, H., Marchante, E. (2014) Guia prático para a identificação de Plantas Invasoras em Portugal. Coimbra . Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. (see details)
    2. Marchante, E., Freitas, H. & Marchante, H. (2009) Guia Prático para a Identificação de Plantas Invasoras de Portugal Continental. Coimbra. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. 978-989-8074-70-6. (see details)
    3. Marchante H.; Marchante E. & Freitas H. (2005) Plantas Invasoras em Portugal – guia para identificação e controlo. Coimbra. Ed. dos autores. Depósito legal n.º 239042/06. (see details)
      Link: http://www.uc.pt/invasoras/resultados/fichas/especies_perfis.htm
    1. Vicente J., Fernandes, R., Lomba, A., Pinto, A.T., Alonso, J., Alves, P., Gonçalves, J.A., Marchante, H., Machante, E., and Honrado, J. (2011) O desafio atual e futuro da gestão das espécies exóticas invasoras nos espaços florestais do Norte de Portugal. In: Florestas do Norte de Portugal. Porto. InBio - Rede de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Biologia Evolutiva. III.3, 978-989-97418-1-2. (see details)
    2. Marchante, E., Kjøller, A., Struwe, S., Freitas, H. (2008) Soil microbial activity in dune ecosystems invaded by Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. In: Plant Invasions: Human perception, ecological impacts and management. Leiden, The Netherlands. Backhuys Publisher. 978-90-5782-188-2 . (see details)
    3. Marchante H.; Marchante E. & Freitas H. (2003) Invasion of the Portuguese dune ecosystems by the exotic species Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd.: effects at the community level. In: Plant Invasions: Ecological Threats and Management Solutions. The Netherlands. Backhuys Publishers. (see details)
    1. Elizabete Marchante (2008) Invasion of Portuguese coastal dunes by Acacia longifolia: impacts on soil ecology. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - Universidade de Coimbra. (see details)
    2. Marchante, E. (2002) Avaliação da colonização ectomicorrízica em plantações experimentais de Eucalyptus globulus Labill. sujeitas a tratamentos de gestão de resíduos orgânicos e fertilização (Effect of fertilization and organic matter management practices on ectomycorrhizas of Eucalyptus globulus plantations). Coimbra. Departamento de Zoologia - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra. (see details)
    1. Pereira Coutinho, A. (2006) Rodríguez-Echeverría, S., Crisóstomo, J.A., Marchante, E., Pérez-Fernández, M.A., Gallardo, A. & Freitas, H. Diversidad rizobiana asciada a Acacia longifolia en la Reserva Natural de las Dunas de São Jacinto (ORAL PRESENTATION) 2º Congresso Ibérico de Ecologia. Lisboa (Portugal) 18-21 July-2006 . (see details)
    2. Marchante E., Marchante H., Freitas H. (2006) Recovery potential of coastal dunes invaded by Acacia longifolia. (see details)
    3. Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Pereira, S., Neves, S. (2006) Acacia dealbata invasion at “Área de Paisagem Protegida da Serra do Açor”: vegetation recovery and impacts at soil level. (see details)
    4. Pereira, A.J., Ortmeier, K., Pinto, M.J., Ferreira, J., Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Schreck, C., Freitas, H., Martins-Loução, M.A., Correia, O., Werner, C., Máguas, C. (2006) Padrões de invasibilidade do género Acacia nos ecossistemas dunares portugueses: com e sem ocorrência de fogo. (see details)
    5. Direito, M., Marchante, E., Marchante, H., Mendes, L., Neves, S., Torrinha, A. (2005) Invasões biológicas - o trabalho desenvolvido na área de Paisagem Protegida da Serra do Açor no âmbito da educação ambiental. (see details)
    6. Pereira, A.J., Pinto, M.J., Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Schreck, C., Freitas, H., Ferreira, J., Martins-Loução, M.A., Correia, O., Máguas, C. (2005) Two different patterns of Acacia spp. invasion in coastal dune ecosystems (Portugal): with and without disturbance. (see details)
    7. Marchante, E., Kjøller, A., Struwe, S., Freitas, H. (2005) Soil microbiological effects of the invasive species Acacia longifolia. (see details)
    8. Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Freitas, F. (2005) Invasive plant species in Portugal: an overview. (see details)
    9. Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Freitas, H. (2005) Contribution for the management of dune ecosystems invaded by Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Wild: a case study from Portugal. (see details)
    10. Pereira, A.J., Evangelista, H., Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Schreck, C., Freitas, H., Ramos, M., Correia, O., Máguas, C. (2004) Water use in dune ecosystems: native versus invasive species (Acacia longifolia). (see details)
    11. Marchante, E., Marchante, H., Santos, C., Neves, S., Torrinha, A., Mendes, L., Direito, M., Freitas, H. (2004) Invasões Biológicas: O Papel da Educação Ambiental. (see details)
    12. Pereira, A.J., Pinto, M.J., Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Ferreira, J., Schreck, C., Freitas, H., Martins-Loução, M.A., Correia, O., Máguas, C. (2004) Competition ability and resource dynamics in Portuguese coastal dune ecosystems: invasive vs native plant species. (see details)
    13. Marchante, H., Buscardo, E., Marchante, E., Freitas, H. (2004) Seed longevity and influence of depth in the germination ability of the invasive species Acacia longifolia seeds in dune ecosystems. Preliminary results. (see details)
    14. Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Freitas, H. (2004) Effectiveness of mechanical cutting on Acacia longifolia control. (see details)
    15. Pereira, A.J., Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Schreck, C., Freitas, H., Correia, O., Máguas, C. (2003) Efeitos da introdução da Acacia sp. no estabelecimento de espécies autóctones em ecossistemas dunares. (see details)
    16. Marchante, E., Freitas, H., Struwe, S. (2003) Avaliação da actividade microbiológica em solos dunares invadidos por Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. Estudo preliminar. (see details)
    17. Pereira, A.J., Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Schreck, C., Freitas, H., Correia, O., Máguas, C. (2003) Efeitos da introdução de Acacia sp. no estabelecimento de espécies autóctones em ecossistemas dunares. (see details)
    18. Marchante, E., Marchante, H., Maia, J., Buscardo, E., Freitas, H. (2003) Recuperação de áreas experimentais no sistema dunar de S. Jacinto invadido por Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. (see details)
    19. Ferreira, J., Marchante, E., Schreck Reis, C., Martins-Loução, M.A. (2003) Avaliação da capacidade competitiva da Acacia sp. e de espécies autóctones em relação à disponibilidade de nutrientes em sistemas dunares. (see details)
    20. Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Buscardo, E., Maia, J., Freitas, H. (2003) Recovery potential of dune ecosystems invaded by Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. (see details)
    21. Pereira A. J., Pinto, M. J., Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Ferreira, J., Schreck, C., Freitas, H., Martins-Loução, M.A., Correia, O., Máguas, C. (2003) Competition ability and resource dynamics in Portuguese coastal dune ecosystems: invasive vs. native plant species. (see details)
    22. Freitas, H., Gonçalves, T., Maia, J., Marchante, E., Marchante, H., Reis, M. (2002) Recovery potential of ecosystems invaded by Acacia. Methodologies to control invasion (INVADER). (see details)
    23. Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Freitas, H. (2001) Invasion of Portuguese dune ecosystem by Acacia: evaluation of its effects on soil and plant communities. (see details)
    24. Marchante, H., Marchante, E., Campelo, F., Freitas, H. (2000) N availability in Portuguese coastal sand dunes invaded by the exotic genus Acacia. (see details)
    25. Marchante, E., Madeira, M., Freitas, H. (1999) Effect of different management practices on ectomycorrhizas of Eucalyptus globulus plantations. (see details)
    26. Marchante, E., Silva, E., Soares, A., Moreno, A. (1998) The use of mitochondria and submitochondrial particles for evaluation of tributyltin toxicity. (see details)
    1. Marchante, E., Marchante, H., Morais, M. & Freitas, H. (2013) Combining methodologies to increase public awareness about invasive plants in Portugal. In: Brunel, S.; Uludag, A.; Fernandez-Galiano, E. & Brundu, G. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Invasive Plants in Mediterranean Type Regions of the World. Trabzon, Turkey. 2-6 August 2010. Pp. 227-239. (see details)
    2. Almeida J.D.; Marchante E.; Marchante H. & Freitas H. (2003) Invasive plant species in Portugal: state of the art. Aliens (Newsletter do Invasive Species Specialist Group of the IUCN) 18: 16-18. (see details)