Paula Cristina de Oliveira Castro
Phone: + 351 917783485
e-mail: pcastro@ci.uc.pt
Category: Invited Assistant Professor
Department: Life Sciences
Direct URL for this page: http://cfe.uc.pt/pcastro
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Academic Achievements

2006 - Ph. D. in Biology (main area: Ecology)

2000 - Master in Ecology

1995 - Degree in Biology

Research Interests

Environmental Management

Urban Ecology

GIS applied to ecology

Nutrient dynamics

Estuarine ecology

Stable isotopes

Papers

2016 - Pato, R.L.; Castro, P.; Tavares, A.O. The relevance of physical forces on land use change and planning process. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 59: 607-627. DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2015.1035773.

2014 - Azul, A. M.; Nunes, J.; Ferreira, I.; Coelho, A. S.; Verissimo, P.; Trovao, J.; Campos, A.; Castro, P.; and Freitas, H. "Valuing native ectomycorrhizal fungi as a Mediterranean forestry component for sustainable and innovative solutions. Botany 92: 161-171. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2013-0170.

2012 - Barrico, L., Azul, A.M, Morais, M.C, Coutinho, A.P., Freitas, H. and Castro, P. Biodiversity in urban ecosystems: Plants and macromycetes as indicators for conservation. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.02.011

2010 - Teichberg, M; Fox, S.E.; Olsen, Y.S.; Valiela, I.; Martinetto, P.; Iribarne, O.; Muto, E.Y.; Petti, M.A.V.; Corbisier, T.N.; Soto-Jiménez, M.; Páez-Osuna, F.; Castro, P.; Freitas, H.; Zitelli, A.; Cardinaletti, M. and Tagliapietra, D. Eutrophication and macroalgal blooms in temperate and tropical coastal waters: Nutrient enrichment experiments with Ulva spp. Global Change Biology. DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02108.x.

2009 - Azul, A. M.; Castro., P.; Sousa, J. P. and Freitas, H. Diversity and fruiting patterns of ectomycorrhizal and saprobic fungi as indicators of land-use severity in managed woodlands dominated by Quercus suber - a case study from southern Portugal. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 39: 2404-2417.

2009 - Castro, P.; Valiela, I. and Freitas, H. Sediment pool and plant content as indicators of nitrogen regimes in Portuguese estuaries. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 380: 1-10.

2007 - Castro, P.; Valiela, I. and Freitas, H. Eutrophication in Portuguese estuaries evidenced by d15N of macrophytes. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 351:43-51.

2007 - Castro, P.; Valiela, I. and Freitas, H. The use of sedimentary %C, %N, d15N, and Pb concentrations to assess historical changes in anthropogenic influence on Portuguese estuaries. Environmental Pollution. 147: 706-712.

2007 - Camponez, A.; Sousa, F.; Rodrigues, N. e Castro, P. A Comunicação do Desempenho Ambiental no Âmbito do Regulamento EMAS. Indústria e Ambiente 44: 22‑26.

2006 - Castro, P. and Freitas, H. Anthropogenic effects and salt marsh loss in the Mondego and Mira estuaries. Web Ecology 6: 59-66.

2000 - Castro, P. & Freitas, H. Fungal biomass and decomposition in Spartina maritima leaves in the Mondego salt marsh (Portugal). Hydrobiologia 428: 171-177.

1999 - Castro, P. & Freitas, H. Dinâmica do azoto no rio Mondego. Revista de Biologia 17: 241‑247.

1998 - Castro, P. & Freitas, H. Regulação iónica em folhas senescentes de Spartina maritima. Revista de Biologia. (Lisboa) 16: 217-220.

Book chapters

2016 - Leal Filho, W., Castro, P., Bacelar Nicolau, P., Azul, A.M., Azeiteiro, U.M. Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Tendencies and Perspectives. In: Castro, P., Azeiteiro, U.M., Bacelar Nicolau, P., Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M., (Eds.). "Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development", Chapter 1, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32318-3_1. Springer, World Sustainability Series. http://www.springer.com/gp/boo.....

2016 - Castro, P., Azul, A.M., Paiva, J. Conservation of Biological Resources: Why Does It Matter? In: Castro, P., Azeiteiro, U.M., Bacelar Nicolau, P., Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M., (Eds.). "Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development". Chapter 2, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32318-3_2. Springer, World Sustainability Series. http://www.springer.com/gp/boo.....

2016 - Barrico, L., Castro, P. Urban Biodiversity and Cities' Sustainable Development. In: In: Castro, P., Azeiteiro, U.M., Bacelar Nicolau, P., Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M., (Eds.). "Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development". Chapter 3, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32318-3_3 ""Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development", Springer, World Sustainability Series. http://www.springer.com/gp/boo.....

2016 -Mendes, S., Azul, A.M., Castro, P., Röembke, J., Sousa, J.P. Protecting Soil Biodiversity and Soil Functions: Current Status and Future Challenges. In: Castro, P., Azeiteiro, U.M., Bacelar Nicolau, P., Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M., (Eds.). "Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development", Springer, World Sustainability Series. Chapter 16, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32318-3_16, Springer, World Sustainability Series. http://www.springer.com/gp/boo.....

2011 - Castro, P. and Freitas, H. Linking anthropogenic activities and eutrophication in estuaries: the need of reliable indicators. In Ansari, A.A.; Singh Gill, S.; Lanza, G.R.; Rast, W. (Eds.). Eutrophication: causes, consequences and control. Chapter 13, p 265-284. 1st Edition, 700 p.

2002 - Castro, P. & Freitas, H. Nitrogen dynamics in the Mondego estuary: leaf senescence and N mobilization in Spartina maritima. In Pardal M. A., Marques, J. C. & Graça, M. A. S. (eds). Aquatic Ecology of the Mondego River Basin. Global importance of local experience. Chapter 3.7: 313-324, Coimbra University Press, Coimbra, Portugal.

Book editing

2016 - Leal Filho, W., Brandli, L., Castro, P., Newman, J. (Eds.). "Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education". Volume 1. Springer, World Sustainability Series. ISBN: 978-3-319-47867-8; ISBN (eBook): 978-3-319-47868-5. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47868-5. http://www.springer.com/us/boo.....aboutBook. http://link.springer.com/book/.....

2016 - Leal Filho, W., Skanavis, C., do Paço, A., Rogers, J., Kuznetsova, O., Castro, P. (Eds.) "Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education". Volume 2. Springer, World Sustainability Series. ISBN: 978-3-319-47888-3; ISBN (eBook): 978-3-319-47889-0. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47889-0. http://www.springer.com/us/boo.....

2016 - Castro, P., Azeiteiro, U.M., Bacelar Nicolau, P., Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M., (Eds.). "Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development", Springer, World Sustainability Series ISBN: 978-3-319-32317-6. ISBN: 978-3-319-32318-3 (eBook). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32318-3. http://www.springer.com/gp/boo.....

Communications

2016 - Barrico, L; Freitas, H. and Castro, P. Urban development, land use change, and the role of green spaces. EcoSummit 2016 Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change. Montpellier, France. 29 August to 1 September.

2016 - Castro, P., Freitas, H. and Barrico, L. Urban sprawl - the trend of urban expansion in the municipality of Coimbra. 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference (ISDRS). Lisbon, Portugal. 13th-15th July. (oral communication by Castro, P.).

2016 - Barrico, L; Freitas, H. and Castro, P. Citizens' engagement in drawing strategies/priorities towards improving urban quality of life. UPE 12 Symposium - "Cities for Us: Engaging Communities and Citizens for Sustainable Development". 31st May to 3rd June, Lisbon, Portugal. (oral communication by Castro, P.).

2015 - César de Sá, N., Carvalho, S., Castro, P., Núñez, F., Marchante, E. and Marchante, H. Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles sensors to detect flowering of an invasive plant as a proxy to assess the control efficiency of a biocontrol agent. 13th International Conference on Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions. Hawai's Island, 20-24 September. (Oral communication by Marchante, H.)

2015 - Castro, P., Costa, L., and Castro, H. Can plant-soil interactions drive plant species communities in Mediterranean agro-ecosystems? 4th Iberian Congress of Ecology. Coimbra, Portugal, 16-19 June.

2015. César de Sá, N., Carvalho, S., Marchante, H., Castro, P., Núñez, F. and Marchante, E. Quantifying Acacia longifolia flowers through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. 4th Iberian Congresso of Ecology. Coimbra, Portugal, 16-19 June.

2014 - César de Sá, N., Carvalho, S., Marchante, H., Castro, P., and Marchante, E. Spatio-temporal monitoring of Acacia longifolia invasion in Portuguese coastal forest areas: assessment of its distribution before biological control release. 2014 ForestSAT Conference. Riva del Garda, Italy. 4-7 November.

2014 - Azevedo, C., Reis, C.S., Marchante E., Castro P., Simões R. & Trincão P.R. Gestão de Ailanthus altissima no Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Coimbra. XIII Simpósio da Associação Ibero-Macaronésica de Jardins Botânicos. Lisboa, 22-26 Setembro.

2013 - Veste M., Castro P. and Freitas H. The Giant Reed (Arundo donax): Ecophysiological investigations and its potential use for bioenergy production. The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 9-13 September.

2012: Castro, P. and Freitas, H. Water quality of Portuguese coastal aquifers. 50th ECSA Conference: Today's science for tomorrow's Management. Venice, Italy, 3 7 June 2012.

2011 - Castro, P. and Freitas, H. Spatial distribution of halophytes in the Mondego salt marsh and plant responses to environmental conditions. COST Action FA0901. WG1 Meeting, "Ecology of Halophytes and Saline Habitats". Torun, Poland, 11-12 May. (Oral presentation).

2010 - Freitas, H. and Castro, P. Salinity issues in Portugal coastal aquifers. Global Forum on Salinization and Climate Change. GFSCC 2010. Valencia, Spain, 25-29 October. (Oral presentation).

2010 - Castro, P. and Freitas, H. Spatial and temporal distribution of water quality in the Mondego estuary. ECSA 47 Simposium. Figueira da Foz, Portugal, 14-19 September.

2010 - Castro, P. and Freitas H. 2010. Linking anthropogenic activities and eutrophication in estuaries: the need of reliable indicators. Putting Halophytes to Work: From Genes to Ecosystems. COST Action FA0901. First Meeting, Naples, Italy, 12-13 March.

2009 - Azul, A.M.; Castro, P.; Sousa, J.P. and Freitas, H. Monitoring and adaptive actions for accelerating sustainable development in cork oak woodlands from Mediterranean basin. The 10th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL). Brisbane, Australia, 16-21 August. 

2009 - Castro, P. and Freitas, H. Landscape management and water quality trends in a Portuguese river basin. The 10th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL). Brisbane, Australia, 16-21 August. 

2009 - Barrico, L.; Castro, P.; Morais, C; Coutinho, A.P.; Azul, A.M. and Freitas, H. Urban development and biodiversity conservation: a case study in Coimbra, Portugal. The 10th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL). Brisbane, Australia, 16-21 August. 

2008 - Barrico, L.; Castro, P.; Pereira Coutinho, A.; Azul, M. e Freitas, H. O desenvolvimento urbano e a conservação da biodiversidade. Apresentação de um caso de estudo na cidade de Coimbra. 11º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia: Sustentabilidade do Planeta Terra. Vila Real, 20-22 November.

2007 - Azul A.M.; Castro P. & Freitas H. "Impacts of land use management in oak woodlands dominated by Quercus suber L. on fruitbody and fruiting patterns of ectomycorrhizal fungi and saprobes. (Oral Presentation) Abstracts from the 1st World Conference on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wild Fungi (World Fungi 2007). 10-17 December, Cordoba, Spain.

2006 - Castro, P. & Freitas, H. Efeitos da eutrofização em estuários: a necessidade de indicadores fiáveis. II Congresso Ibérico de Ecologia. Lisboa, 18-21 July. (Comunicação oral).

2004 - Castro, P. & Freitas, H. A dinâmica do azoto e seu impacto na composição específica e crescimento da vegetação nos sapais dos rios Mondego e Mira. 9º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia. Coimbra, 14-16 October. 

2004 - Castro, P. & Freitas, H. Eutrophication effects and habitat loss in the Mondego and Mira salt marshes. ECSA Local Meeting Symposium "Towards an integrated knowledge and management of estuarine systems". Lisboa, 9-10 September. 

2004 - Castro, P.; Carpinteiro, C.; Aires, E. e Santos, T. Impacte ambiental da aplicação de chorumes em solos agrícolas - a problemática dos nitratos. I Congresso Ibérico da Ciência do Solo. Bragança, 15-18 July. 

2003 - Castro, P. & Freitas, H. Evolução das áreas de sapal dos rios Mira e Mondego (1940‑2003). 8º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia. Évora, 30 October - 1 November. 

2003 - Castro, P.; Freitas, H.; Maia, R. Máguas, C. Using stable-nitrogen (δ15N) isotopes to assess N-loading effects in salt marshes. First International Conference on Integrated Coastal Zone Management: CARICOSTAS 2003. Universidade do Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, 5-7 May. 

2002 - Castro, P. ; Campelo, F. & Freitas, H. Assessing habitat changes in two portuguese estuaries during recent decades. 3rd European Conference on Restoration Ecology: "Changes of the new millennium - our joint responwsability". Budapeste, Hungria, 25-31 August.

2002 - Castro, P.; Valiela, I. & Freitas, H. Assessing habitat loss to anthropogenic activity in the Mondego and Mira estuaries (Portugal). 87th Ecological Society of America and 14th Society for Ecological Restoration meeting. "A convocation: understanding and restoring ecosystems". Tucson, Arizona, E. U. A, 4-9 August. 

2001 - Castro, P.; Freitas, H & Valiela I. Assessing habitat changes during the last decades due to eutrophication in two portuguese estuaries. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Coastal Zone Conference. Cleveland, E.U.A., 15-19 July. 

2000 - Castro, P. Ecologia estuarina. O caso estudado do sapal do rio Mondego. Actas do Colóquio Jornadas do Mar 2000: Dos Mares de Cabral ao Oceano da Língua Portuguesa., P. 231-241. Almada, 20‑24 November. 

1999 - Castro, P & Freitas H. Fungal importance for leaf senescence and decomposition of Spartina maritima in a Portuguese salt marsh. EURECO'99 - 8th European Ecological Congress, P‑170. Halkidiki, Greece, 18-23 September. 

1998 - Castro, P & Freitas H. Dinâmica do azoto no sapal do rio Mondego. 3º Encontro da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia, P-103. Faro, 3-5 December. 

1998 - Castro, P & Freitas H. Spartina maritima contribution to the nitrogen cycle in the Mondego estuary (Portugal). Actas do 1º Simpósio Interdisciplinar de Processos Estuarinos, P‑11. Universidade do Algarve, Faro, 15-17 June. 

1998 - Castro, P & Freitas H. Nitrogen partitioning in Spartina maritima in the Mondego estuary (Portugal). ASLO/ESA - The Land-Water Interface: Science for a Sustainable Biosphere, P-15. St. Louis, Missouri, USA 7-12 June. 

1998 - Castro, P & Freitas H. A importância da biomassa fúngica para a senescência e decomposição de Spartina maritima - X Simpósio Ibérico de Estudos de Bentos Marinho, P‑53. Praia do Carvoeiro, 23-26 de February. 

1997 - Castro, P & Freitas H. Regulação iónica em folhas senescentes de Spartina maritima. II Encontro da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia, P-82. Coimbra, 3-5 December. 

1996 - Castro, P & Freitas H. Partição de nitrato em Spartina maritima. I Encontro da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia. Oeiras, 6-7 December. 

1996 - Marta, C; Castro, P & Freitas, H. Relações iónicas em Spartina maritima, Sarcocornia fruticosa e Halimione portulacoides no sapal do rio Mondego. I Encontro da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia, P‑47. Oeiras, 6-7 December. 

1995 - Castro, P; Marta, C & Freitas, H. Contribuição das halófitas Spartina maritima, Artrocnemum fruticosum e Halimione portucaloides para o ciclo de nitratos num gradiente de eutrofização do sapal do Rio Mondego. IV congresso Luso-Espanhol de Fisiologia Vegetal XI Reunion Nacional de la S. E. F. V., P‑29. Estoril, 3-6 October. 

1995 - Marta, C.; Castro, P; Nabais, C & Freitas, H. Contribuição de algumas halófitas para o ciclo de nutrientes do sapal do Mondego. Resumo do 1º Congresso Ibérico sobre Contaminação e Toxicologia Ambiental, P-35, Coimbra, 5-8 Março.

Thesis

2005- Assessing key-habitat loss due to eutrophication in the Mondego and Mira estuaries. Tese de Doutoramento em Biologia, especialidade de Ecologia, Universidade de Coimbra. Ph.D. Thesis.

1999 - Senescência, decomposição e nutrição azotada em Spartina maritima no estuário do rio Mondego. Tese de mestrado em Ecologia, Universidade de Coimbra. Master Thesis.

Projects (member and coordination)

2016-2019 - "PTDC/AAG-REC/4896/2014-INVADER-IV - INnoVating Approaches to Detect invasive spEcies and biocontRol agents". PI: Prof. Elizabete Marchante.

2013-2015 - INVADER-B - INVAsive plant species management in Portugal: from early DEtection to Remote sensing and Biocontrol of Acacia longifolia, Ref. INVADER-B PTDC/AAG-REC/4607/ (II), funded by FCT. July 2013 to November 2015. PI: Prof. Elizabete Marchante.

2013-2015 - Projeto intitulado "FRUIT ECO-DRYING LINE", projeto QREN CO-promoção N.º 23266, desenvolvido pela Associação BLC3 - Plataforma para Desenvolvimento Região Interior Centro em Co-promoção com a Universidade de Coimbra e a empresa Metalúrgica Ideal do Mondego, S. A.

2013-2014 - INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF UNIVERSITIES AND INSTITUTES FOR RAISING AWARENESS ON DUAL-USE CONCERNS IN BIO-TECHNOLOGY (Project n. 18 as approved by the Coordination Committee of the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centers of Excellence project). Project leader: Landau Network-Centro Volta (LNCV), Italy. (PI of the UC team).

2013-2014 - KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF BEST PRACTICE ON BIO-SAFETY/BIO-SECURITY/BIO-RISK MANAGEMENT (Project n. 3 as approved by the Coordination Committee of the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centers of Excellence project). Project in the framework of the Partnership to the Consortium coordinated by University of Insubria, Insubria Center on International Security (ICIS), Italy. (PI of the UC team).

2013-2014 - PROJETO CIÊNCIA VIVA: TEMPO DE PLANTAR CIÊNCIA, com a Refª ED16C8E2-D0C5-49E6-8B5B-6DD68F7C348F. Responsável: Investigador Paulo Renato Trincão.

2010-2013 - COST Action FA0901: Putting Halophytes to Work: From Genes to Ecosystems. From 26/06/2009 to 14/10/2013. Chair of the Action: Prof. Timothy Flowers.
2010 - ANÁLISE DA QUALIDADE E CONFORMIDADE DOS RESULTADOS DA QUALIDADE DA ÁGUA PARA CONSUMO HUMANO E OS PROCEDIMENTOS LABORATORIAIS DA ATMAD.
Entidade financiadora: Águas de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. Duração: 1 ano Investigadora Responsável: Prof. Helena Freitas.

2010 - ANÁLISE DA QUALIDADE E CONFORMIDADE DOS RESULTADOS DA QUALIDADE DAS ÁGUAS RESIDUAIS E OS PROCEDIMENTOS LABORATORIAIS DA ATMAD.
Entidade financiadora: Águas de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. Duração: 1 ano Investigadora Responsável: Prof. Helena Freitas.

2008 - ESTUDOS DE ENQUADRAMENTO AMBIENTAL DO PLANALTO DE SANTA CLARA, COIMBRA. Entidade financiadora: Câmara Municipal de Coimbra. Duração: 3 anos. Investigadora Responsável: Prof. Helena Freitas.


2001 - AVALIAÇÃO DA PERDA DE HABITATS-CHAVE RELACIONADA COM A EUTROFIZAÇÃO NOS ESTUÁRIOS DOS RIOS MONDEGO E MIRA (HABIL). Referência: POCTI/BSE/36087/2000, financiado pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Duração: 01/06/2001 a 31/05/2005. Investigadora Responsável: Prof. Helena Freitas.

 

  • INVADER-B - INVAsive plant species management in Portugal: from early DEtection to Remote sensing and Biocontrol of Acacia longifolia (see details)
  • International Network of universities and institutes for raising awareness on dual-use concerns in bio-technology (see details)
  • F-ECO-DL – Fruit ECO-Drying Line (see details)
    1. Azul, Anabela Marisa; Nunes, Joao; Ferreira, Ines; Coelho, Ana Sofia; Verissimo, Paula; Trovao, Joao; Campos, Antonio; Castro, Paula; Freitas, Helena (2014) Valuing native ectomycorrhizal fungi as a Mediterranean forestry component for sustainable and innovative solutions. Botany-botanique. 92, 2, 161-171. (see details) ISI paper
    2. Barrico, Lurdes; Azul, Anabela Marisa; Morais, Maria Cristina; Coutinho, Antonio Pereira; Freitas, Helena; Castro, Paula (2012) Biodiversity in urban ecosystems: Plants and macromycetes as indicators for conservation planning in the city of Coimbra (Portugal). Landscape And Urban Planning. 106, 1, 88-102. (see details) ISI paper
    3. Azul, Anabela Marisa; Castro, Paula; Sousa, Jose Paulo; Freitas, Helena (2009) Diversity and fruiting patterns of ectomycorrhizal and saprobic fungi as indicators of land-use severity in managed woodlands dominated by Quercus suber - a case study from southern Portugal. Canadian Journal Of Forest Research-revue Canadienne De Recherche Forestiere. 39, 12, 2404-2417. (see details) ISI paper
    4. Castro, P., Valiela, I., Freitas, H. (2007) The use of sedimentary %C, %N, δ15N, and Pb concentrations to assess historical changes in anthropogenic influence on Portuguese estuaries. Environmental Pollution. 147, 3, 706-712 (see details)
      Link: http://10.1016/j.envpol.2006.09.011
    5. Castro, P; Valiela, I; Freitas, H (2007) Eutrophication in Portuguese estuaries evidenced by delta N-15 of macrophytes. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 351, 43-51. (see details) ISI paper
    6. Castro, P. and Freitas, H. (2006) Anthropogenic effects and salt marsh loss in the Mondego and Mira estuaries (Portugal). Web Ecology. 6, 59-66 (see details)
    7. Castro, Paula, Freitas, Helena (2000) Fungal biomass and decomposition in Spartina maritima leaves in the Mondego salt marsh (Portugal). Hydrobiologia. 428, 171-177 (see details)
    1. Sara Mendes, Anabela Marisa Azul, Paula Castro, Jörg Römbke and José Paulo Sousa Protecting Soil Biodiversity and Soil Functions: Current Status and Future Challenges. In: Castro, P., Azeiteiro, U.M., Bacelar-Nicolau, P., Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M.. (EDS.), Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development. Springer. 978-3-319-32318-3. (see details)
    1. Castro, P. (2006) Assessing key-habitat loss due to eutrophication in the Mondego and Mira estuaries. FCTUC - University of Coimbra. (see details)
    2. Castro, P., Castro, P. (2000) Senescência, decomposição e nutrição azotada em Spartina maritima no estuário do rio Mondego. FCTUC - University of Coimbra. (see details)