Cristina Canhoto
Phone: +351 239 240 784
e-mail: ccanhoto@ci.uc.pt
Category: Auxiliary Professor
Department: Department of Life Sciences; FCTUC
Research line: ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT
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Academic degree

1986 - Graduation Biology University of Coimbra
1995 - MSc Ecology University of Coimbra
2001 - PhD Biology, specialty Ecology University of Coimbra

Domain of specialization

The main scientific activity has been centred in the study of the decomposition process in low order streams and the effects of stress factors (exotic afforestations,increase in water temperature, stream contamination by toxics) in this key ecosystem-level process. Research has been focused on the importance of the leaf - fungi - invertebrate relationships in temperate streams. Particular attention was given to the physico-chemical characteristics of the detritus and its importance in stream functioning, shredders ecophysiology and nutrient imbalances between leaf litter and shredders in streams affected by natural and/or anthropogenic stressors.

Present investigation interests

I am interested in exploring the effects of forestry practices and other anthropogenic disturbances (e.g. salinization, warming) on streams ecosystem structure and function. My research is mainly focused on the importance of leaves physico-chemical characteristics and microbial (mainly fungal) diversity on invertebrate's ecophysiology and organic matter processing in pristine and impacted streams as well as on their riparian areas.

Other skills/activities - Professional information

May 2007 - present. Auxiliary Professor with permanent position, University of Coimbra.

2001 - 2007. Auxiliary Professor, University of Coimbra.

1986 - 1996. High School Professor (with pedagogical habilitations).

 

Other scientific and university management activities

December 2015 - present. Vice-coordinator of the PhD program in Biosciences

November 2013 - present. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra.

2011 - present. Coordinator of the Master in Ecology, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra.

2011 - present. Vice-Coordinator of the European/International Master in Applied Ecology (http://www.emmc-imae.org/), University of Coimbra, International Consortium.

2004 - 2009. Member of the coordination committee for post-graduation, master, in Environmental Engineering, University of Coimbra.

Jan 2008 - October 2009. Member of the Directive board of the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra.

 

Services rendered

Colaboration in the services of Biomonitoring stream water quality for the Neves - Corvo mine, SOMINCOR (11 students involved between 2008 - 2011).
Responsible coordinator: M.A.S. Graça

Membership in scientific societies

Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia (SPECO)

Asociación Ibérica de Limnologia (AIL)

 

Referee and editor of scientific journals

ASSOCIATED EDITOR

Jan 2016 - present. Associated Editor of Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology. (http://www.limnology-journal.o.....

 

EXTERNAL EVALUATOR OF PROJECTS

2015. AgreenSkills+ fellowships. Programme co-funded by the European Commission in the frame of the COFUND - FP7 People Programme and coordinated by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Agreenium. (http://www.agreenskills.eu). External evaluator

2015. Evaluation Committee of Toxicology / Ecotoxicology of the French National Research Agency (ANR) - projects. External evaluator.

2015. CASCADE-FELLOWS international fellowship programme for researchers in Life Sciences, supported by the EU Marie Curie COFUND programme. External evaluator.

2014. Invited reviewer of OT-Med projects (http://www.otmed.fr). France.

2012 - present. Referee and Image Editor of Casa das Ciências (http://www.casadasciencias.org)- Project/Portal supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (http://www.gulbenkian.pt/).

2012. Invited reviewer of projects submitted to The Icelandic Research Fund - RANNÍS.

2011. Invited to review projects submitted to PICT of ANPCyT projects - Argentina.

2011. Invited reviewer of projects submitted to the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO-ALW).

Invited editor of the International Review of Hydrobiology (2009; vol 94 (4)).

Member of the Scientific Committee of the exibition "A DIVERSIDADE DA VIDA - 300 ANOS DE LINEU " (2007 - 2008) Science Museum of the University of Coimbra.


REFEREE OF SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Annales de Limnologie – International Journal of Limnology; Applied and Environmental Microbiology; Aquatic Insects; Aquatic Sciences; Aquatic toxicology; Archives für Hydrobiology/Fundamental and Applied Limnology; Austral Ecology; Ecologia; Ecological Indicators; Ecological Research; Environmental Pollution; Environmental Science and Pollution Research; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; Fungal Ecology; Functional Ecology; Freshwater Biology; Global Change Biology; Hydrobiologia; International Review of Hydrobiology; Freshwater Science - Journal of North American Benthological Society; Journal of Thermal Biology; Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research; Limnetica; Limnologica; Limnology;  Microbial Ecology; Natirwissenschafte; Oecologia; PLoS ONE; Recursos Hídricos.

Technical reports

2012. Final Report. Project PTDC/CLI/67180/2006.
2012. Final Scientific Report. Pessoa Project.
2010. Final Scientific Report. Cooperation FCT/DREBM - DAAD (2008‐2009)
2010. 1st Scientific Report. Pessoa Project.
2008. 1st Scientific Report. Cooperation FCT/DREBM - DAAD (2008‐2009.
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Progress Reports Project PTDC/CLI/67180/2006.

2008 - 2011. Colaboration in the reports produced in the scope of the services of Biomonitoring Stream Water Quality for the Neves - Corvo mine, SOMINCOR:
- Aquatic macroinvertebrates and toxicity tests with aquatic plants) nº 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 58, 61, 62 (2008-2010);
- Activities in the scope of te environmental impact declaration (2011).
Responsible coordinator: M.A.S. Graça

 

Oral presentations

IN MEETINGS

48. 2015. Canhoto C., Simões S., Gonçalves A.L., Lírio, A.V., Guilhermino L., Bärlocher F. Effects of secondary salinization on aquatic fungi and leaf decomposition. 9th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences - SEFS9. 5-10 July (Genève, Suisse).

47. 2014. Ferreira, Ferreira, V. & Canhoto, C. Efeito do aquecimento global no funcionamento dos pequenos ribeiros de floresta: evidências de um projecto de manipulação de temperatura in situ. CLIMA 2014 - IV Congresso Nacional sobre Alterações Climáticas, Associação Portuguesa de Engenharia do Ambiente. 4-5 December (Aveiro, Portugal).

46. 2014. de Lima, J.L.M.P. & Canhoto, C. Description of a field experiment on the warming up of a mountain stream reach. 15th Biennial Conference ERB: Advances in Hydrologic Research on Pristine, Rural and Urban Small Basins. 9-13 September (Coimbra, Portugal).

45. 2014. Tlili, A., Kuburic, M., Canhoto,C., Behra, R. & Gessner, M.O. Co-tolerance of microbial litter decomposers to silver nanoparticles and antibiotics. SETAC Europe 24th Annual Meeting. 11-15 May (Basel, Switzerland).

44. 2014. de Lima, J.L.M.P. & Canhoto, C. Hydraulic aspects of a field experiment on the influence of temperature increase on a manipulated stream ecosystem. 3rd IAHR Europe Congress. 14-16 April (Porto, Portugal).

43. 2014. Baeta, A., Vieira, L.R., Lírio, A.V., Canhoto, C., Marques, J.C., Guilhermino L. Seasonal and spatial variation in the feeding ecology of larvae Potamochistus microps in two temperate estuarine ecosystems. ECSA 54 - Coastal systems under change: tuning assessment and management tools. 12-16 May (Sesimbra, Portugal).

42. 2013. Canhoto, C. Invertebrados em ribeiros de eucalipto: uma questão de vida, de morte ou de fuga. 14º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia SPECO e Encontro da Primavera APEP. June (Bragança, Portugal).

41. 2013. Febra, I., Lírio, A.V. & Canhoto, C. (2013) Os sedimentos finos afectam a decomposição foliar em pequenos ribeiros. 14º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia SPECO e Encontro da Primavera APEP. June (Bragança, Portugal).

40. 2013. Gonçalves, A.L. & Canhoto, C. (2013). A influência da composição e diversidade da vegetação ripícola no funcionamento dos cursos de água. 14º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia SPECO e Encontro da Primavera APEP. June (Bragança, Portugal).

39. 2013. Chauvet, E., Ferreira, V. & Canhoto, C. Leaf species identity and macroinvertebrates interact with warming effect on litter decomposition in a manipulated stream ecosystem. Society for Freshwater Science - Annual Meeting. May (Florida, USA).

38. 2013. Almeida, S., Delgado, C., Elias, C., Ferreira, V. & Canhoto, C. How are benthic diatoms affected by a small increase in water temperature mountain stream? an in situ experiment. Society for Freshwater Science - Annual Meeting. May (Florida, USA).

37. 2012. Canhoto, C., Pedroso de Lima, J. & Traça de Almeida, A. Assessing the effect of global warming: a stream manipulative experiment. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia (AIL) and Universidade do Minho. July (Guimarães, Portugal).

36. 2012. Mas-Martí, E., Muñoz, I. & Canhoto, C. Effects of global warming in leaf litter quality and detritivore performance: a stream manipulative experiment. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia (AIL) and Universidade do Minho. July (Guimarães, Portugal).

35. 2012. Ylla,I., Romaní, A.M. & Canhoto, C. Warming effects on stream biofilm function. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia (AIL) and Universidade do Minho. July (Guimarães, Portugal).

34. 2012. Gonçalves, A.L., Graça, M.A.S. & Canhoto, C. (2012). Fungal diversity affects streams recovery after drought. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia (AIL) e Universidade do Minho. July (Guimarães, Portugal).

33. 2012. Ferreira,V. & Canhoto, C. Warming stimulates macroinvertebrate- more than microbial-mediated litter decomposition in a temperate stream. XVI Congresso da Associação Ibérica de Limnologia. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia (AIL) and Universidade do Minho. July (Guimarães, Portugal).

32. 2012. Graça, M.A.S., Encalada, A.C., Canhoto, C. & Boyero, L. Macroinvertebrates are abundant in ecuadorian montane streams but play a minor role in litter decomposition. Primer Congreso Latino Americano de Macroinvertebrados de água dulce: su importância en los ríos tropicales. February (San José, Costa Rica).

31. 2011. Gonçalves, A.L., Graça, M.A.S. & Canhoto, C. Temperature and leaf species affect the diversity of aquatic hyphomycetes in leaf litter and decomposition rates. 6th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. July (Cracóvia, Polónia).

30. 2011. Cornut, J., Ferreira, V., Gonçalves, A.L., Chauvet, E. & Canhoto, C. Effects of resource stoichiometry on the functioning of detritus-based stream ecosystems: control of shredder feeding rate by aquatic fungi. July (Cracóvia, Polónia).

29. 2010. Canhoto, C., Calapez, A. R. & Moreira-Santos, M. (2010). Efeitos dos lixiviados de folhas de eucalipto na ecologia de invertebrados de ribeiros do Centro de Portugal. 12º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia. October. (Porto, Portugal).

28. 2010. Gama, M., Guilhermino, L. & Canhoto, C. Combined effects of temperature and food quality on stoichiometry and biomarkers of Echinogammarus meridionalis. XV Congresso da Associação Ibérica de Limnologia. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia and Universidade dos Açores. July (Ponta Delgada, Portugal).

27. 2010. Encalada, A.C., Canhoto C. & Graça, M.A.S. Consumption and preference of decaying leaves by aquatic insects in montane tropical streams. XV Congresso da Associação Ibérica de Limnologia. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia and Universidade dos Açores. July (Ponta Delgada, Portugal).

26. 2010. Ferreira, V. Gonçalves, A.L., Godbold, D.L. & Canhoto, C. Effect of increased atmospheric CO2 on the performance of an aquatic detritivore through changes in water temperature and litter quality. XV Congresso da Associação Ibérica de Limnologia. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia and Universidade dos Açores. July (Ponta Delgada, Portugal).

25. 2010. Canhoto, C., Calapez, A. R. & Moreira-Santos, M. Eucalyptus globulus exotic leaf leachates: effects on survival, avoidance and feeding behavior of stream invertebrates. Joint Meeting of the America Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and of the North American Benthological Society (NABS). May (Santa Fé, USA).

24. 2010. Encalada, A.C., Canhoto, C. & Graça. M.A. Decomposition in a tropical rainforest stream: fewer decomposers or harder leaves? Joint Meeting of the America Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and of the North American Benthological Society (NABS). May (Santa Fé, USA).

23. 2010. Graça, M.A.S., Canhoto, C., Abelho, M., Ferreira, V. & Encalada, A. Can we predict litter decomposition rates and the role of shredders across systems? Joint Meeting of the America Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and of the North American Benthological Society (NABS). May (Santa Fé, USA).

22. 2008. Díaz Villanueva, V., Albariño R. & Canhoto C. Efecto del amonio excretado por un fragmentador sobre los descomponedores de hojarasca. Congreso Argentino de Limnología Bariloche, Argentina.

21. 2008. Encalada A.C., Canhoto C. & Graça M.A.S. Shredders are important agents in litter decomposition in montane tropical streams. 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. July (Coimbra, Portugal).

20. 2008. Gama A.M. & Canhoto C. Effects of temperature and food quality on the ecology and elemental composition of Echinogammarus meridionalis: a preliminary approach. 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. July (Coimbra, Portugal).

19. 2008. Gonçalves A.L. & Canhoto C. Decomposition of eucalypt and alder mixtures: responses to variation in evenness. 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. July (Coimbra, Portugal).

18. 2008. Albariño R., Díaz Villanueva V. & Canhoto C. Sunlight effect changes a detritus - invertebrate interaction. 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. July (Coimbra, Portugal).

17. 2007. Gama A.M., Ferreira, V., Graça, M.A.S. & Canhoto, C. Folhas queimadas em ribeiros de eucalipto (Eucalyptus globulus). II Encontro Nacional de Pós-graduação em Ciências Biológicas. (Porto, Portugal).

16. 2007. Martins, C. & Canhoto, C. Influência da estrutura foliar no consumo dos detritívoros aquáticos Atyaephyra desmaresti e Sericostoma vitattum. II Encontro Nacional de Pós-graduação em Ciências Biológicas. (Porto, Portugal).

15. 2006. Gama, M., Ferreira, V., Graça, M. & Canhoto, C. Streams, fire and Eucalyptus globulus leaves. XII Congreso de la Asociación Española de Limnología. (Barcelona, Spain).

14. 2006. Gonçalves, A.L., Ferreira, V., Graça, M.A.S. & Canhoto, C. Eucalyptus streams: what about the bark? XII Congreso de la Asociación Española de Limnología. (Barcelona, Spain).

13. 2005. Canhoto, C. & Laranjeira, C. Effects of Eucalyptus globulus leachates on Sericostoma vittatum growth and survival. 4th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters. (France, Toulouse).

12. 2005. Laranjeira, C., Lima, J.L.M.P. de & Canhoto, C. Efeitos dos lixiviados de folhas de Eucalyptus globulus na ecologia e reabilitação dos sistemas ribeirinhos. 8º Congresso da Água. (Figueira da Foz, Portugal).

11. 2005. Graça M.A.S. & Canhoto, C. Leaf processing in low order streams: plant defenses. Congreso de Ecología tras el legado de Ramón Margalef. (Barcelona, Espanha).

10. 2004. Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Are eucalypt leaves bad tasted, difficult to digest or "simply" deadly to shredders? IV Congresso Ibérico de Limnologia. (Porto, Portugal).

9. 2004. Lima, J.P., Carloto, J., Salas-González, R., Lima, M.I.P., Canhoto, J., Magalhães, M., Cameira, C., Canhoto, C., Temido, J. Avaliação da utilização dos recursos hídricos por Pinus pinaster e Eucalyptus globulus. "Water Use of Woody Crops".Ílhavo, Portugal.

8. 2004. Laranjeira, C., Lima, J.L.M.P., Canhoto, C. Efeitos do lixiviado de folhas de Eucalyptus globulus nas characteristics hydráulicas de amostras de solos de floresta de caducifólia e de eucaliptal. 9º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia. (Coimbra, Portugal).

7. 2003. Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Consumption of Eucalyptus globulus leaves by the shredder Tipula lateralis.Third Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 3). (Edinburgh, UK).

6. 2000. Graça, M., Canhoto, C. & Abelho, M. Detritos, detritívoros e plantações com eucaliptos. Universidade de Vigo. (Vigo, Espanha).

5. 1998. Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Defensive Mechanisms of Eucalyptus globulus leaves against fungal colonization and shredder consumption. XXVII SIL International Congress. (Dublin, Irlanda).

4. 1995. Canhoto, C. & Graça, M. A. S. A decomposição e utilização das folhas de Eucalyptus globulus como fonte alimentar por detritívoros aquáticos. Congresso Nacional de Conservação da Natureza. (Lisboa, Portugal).

3. 1994. Abelho, M., Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Reflorestação com eucaliptos: efeitos na estrutura e função das comunidades de macroinvertebrados aquáticos. IV Conferência Nacional Sobre a Qualidade do Ambiente. (Aveiro, Portugal).

2. 1993. Graça, M.A.S., Canhoto, C. & Abelho, M. The effect of Eucalyptus plantations on stream invertebrate community structure and function. 41st Annual North American Benthological Society Meeting. (Calgary, Canadá).

1. 1992. Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Importância das folhas de eucalipto na alimentação de detritívoros aquáticos em ribeiros da zona centro de Portugal. V Congresso Ibérico de Entomologia. (Lisboa, Portugal).

AS MODERATOR

4. 2015. Canhoto, C. Chair of the session "Respuesta ecológica y evolutiva al cambio climático / Resposta ecológica e evolutiva às alterações climáticas". 4th Iberian Ecological Congress. 16-19 June (Coimbra, Portugal).

3. 2014. Canhoto, C. Chair of the session "Biodiversity & Conservation Biology. EMMC-EMAE 2012-2014 Congress European/International Master in Ecology. 10-11 September (Poitiers, France).

2. 2012. Canhoto, C. Moderator of the session. "Climate Change". Associação Ibérica de Limnologia (AIL) e Universidade do Minho. Julho (Guimarães, Portugal).

1. 2010. Canhoto, C. Moderator of the session. "Stressores Globais:efeitos combinados de alterações climáticas, poluição e/ou espécies invasoras" SPECO. 12º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia. Porto, Portugal.

BY INVITATION

10. 2015. “Alterações Climáticas: o relógio nunca pára”. I Encontro de Ecologia. Debate. Organização: Núcleo de Estudantes de Biologia da Associação Académica de Coimbra.  (19 Dezembro, Coimbra, Portugal).

9. 2013. Canhoto, C. Os ribeiros de eucalipto e os invertebrados que queriam ser (como os) . Conference Cycle: The Biological Sciences beyond the Natural History. Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

8. 2013. Canhoto, C. Ecologia de Rios. Cycle of Conferences Instituto de Educação e Cidadania. Mamarrosa, Portugal.

7. 2010. Canhoto, C. Previsão dos Efeitos do Aquecimento Global na Biodiversidade e Funcionamento dos Ecossistemas Ribeirinhos Reunião Comissão das Aldeias de Xistos do Centro de Portugal. Lousã (Candal), Portugal.

6. 2010. Canhoto, C. Predicting the effect of global warming on stream ecosystems: a whole-stream manipulative experiment. Assessing change in a changing environment conferences.Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.Vila Real, Portugal.

5. 2008. Canhoto, C.We have a problem (with eucalypt plantations). RUBICODE WP4. Essen, Germany.

4. 2007. Canhoto, C. Rios: contínuos de água, gradientes de luz. Iniciativa do Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.

3. 2006. Canhoto, C. Essências de vida e de morte. Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal.

2. 2004. Canhoto, C. Lições de vida (e de morte) em córregos de eucalipto. Universidade de Minas Gerais, Brasil.

1. 1998. Canhoto, C. Eucalyptus globulus Leaves in Portuguese Streams. Biology Department, Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada.

 

Posters presentations

42. 2015. Lírio, A.V., Pereira, R., Gonçalves, A.L., Canhoto, C.. Leaf decomposition in a fluvio-estuarine system: the imbalanced role of microbes, meio- and macro fauna. 4th Iberian Ecological Congress. 16-19 June (Coimbra, Portugal).

41. 2015. Lírio, A.V., Gonçalves, A.L., Canhoto, C. Leaf litter processing at the end of Mondego (Portugal) river continuum. 9th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences - SEFS9. 5-10 July (Genève, Suisse).

40. 2015. Canhoto, C., Silva, J., Simões, S., Lírio, A., Gonçalves, A.L., Guilhermino, L., Bärlocher, F. Effects of stream salinization on fungal-mediated leaf processing. SETAC. 3-7 May (Barcelona, Spain)

39. 2015. de Lima, J.L.M.P. & Canhoto, C. Increasing the water temperature of a 2nd order stream reach: Hydraulic aspects of a whole-stream manipulative experiment. European Geosciences Union General Assembly. 12 - 17 April (Vienna, Austria).

38. 2014. Isidoro, P., Canhoto, C. & Abelho, M. Biological indicators based on benthic macroinvertebrates traits: a good tool for assessing urban stream disturbance? 15th Biennial Conference ERB: Advances in Hydrologic Research on Pristine, Rural and Urban Small Basins. September. 9-13 September (Coimbra, Portugal).

37. 2014. Kuburic, M., Tlili, A., Canhoto, C., Behra, R., Gessner, M.O. Tolerance and co-tolerance of microbial communities on leaf litter to silver nanoparticles and antibiotics. British Ecological Society - Aquatic Ecology Annual Meeting. 23-25 July (London, UK).

36. 2014. Lírio, A.V., Pereira, R., Gonçalves, A.L., Leite, N., Alves, A.S., Bärlocher, F., Guilhermino, L., Marques, J.C., Canhoto, C. Leaf litter processing in the Mondego fluvial-estuarine environment. ECSA 54 - Coastal systems under change: tuning assessment and management tools. May (Sesimbra, Portugal).

35. 2014. Luís, L.G., Canhoto, C., Guilhermino, L. Biomonitoring study on the effects of multi-stressors on early juvemiles of the common goby (Pomatochistus microps) in two estuaries of the NW Portugal along four seasons. ECSA 54 - Coastal systems under change: tuning assessment and management tools. May (Sesimbra, Portugal).

34. 2014. Oliveira, P., Lírio, A., Canhoto, C., Guilhermino, L.Effects of mercury on oxygen consumption and biomarkers of Corbicula fluminea from two wild populations of the NW Iberian Peninsula. ECSA 54 - Coastal systems under change: tuning assessment and management tools. May (Sesimbra, Portugal).

33. 2013. Duarte S, Ferreira V, Canhoto C, Pascoal C, Cássio F. Seasonal variability overwhelms effects of global warming on microbial decomposers in streams. 11th Intecol, London. August (London, UK).

32. 2013. Lírio, A.V., Almeida, V., Vieria, N. Canhoto, C. & Guilhermino, L. Influência da temperatura na toxicidade de metais em Artemia parthenogenica (nativa) e Artemia franciscana (invasora). 14º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia SPECO e Encontro da Primavera APEP. June (Bragança, Portugal).

31. 2013. Oliveira, P., Lírio, A., Canhoto, C., Guilhermino, L. Toxic effects of Mercury on Corbicula fluminea: oxygen consumption, biomarkers, accumulation and recovery in organisms from two estuarine populations. SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting. May (Glasgow, UK).

30. 2012. Domingos, C., Ferreira, V., Swan, C. & Canhoto, C. Effect of temperature and a dominant shredder in the variability patterns of macroinvertebrate assemblages. XVI Congresso da Associação Ibérica de Limnologia. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia (AIL) and Universidade do Minho. July (Guimarães, Portugal).

29. 2012. Santos, I. & Canhoto, C. Effects of light intensity on leaf litter quality for the shredder Sericostoma vittatum. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia (AIL) and Universidade do Minho. July (Guimarães, Portugal).

28. 2012. Lírio, A.V. & Canhoto, C. Effects of fine sediments on chestnut leaves decomposition: a microscosm approach. Associação Ibérica de Limnologia (AIL) and Universidade do Minho. July (Guimarães, Portugal).

27. 2012. Gama, M., Guilhermino, L. & Canhoto, C. Combined effects of natural (eucalypt leachates) and anthropogenic (copper) stressors on Echinogammarus meridionalis: implications for ecosystem functioning in a global warming climate scenario.6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting. May (Berlin, Germany).

26. 2012. Gama, M., Canhoto, C. & Guilhermino, L. Combined effects of anthropogenic (copper) and natural (eucalyptus leachates) stressors on Athyaephyra desmaresti in a warming environment: implications for ecosystem functioning. September (Ávila, Spain).

25. 2010. Schlief, J., Mutz, M., Faustino, A., Moreira, L., Gonçalves, A.L., Meyer, J. & Canhoto, C. Organic matter cycling in drought affected streams - A European global warming perspective. AQUASHIFT conference. October (Kiel, Germany).

24. Efeitos sinergísticos da temperatura da água e da concentração de nutrientes na respiração do biofilme - implicações num cenário de alterações globais. 12º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia. October (Porto, Portugal).

23. 2010. Ferreira, V., Canhoto, C. & Chauvet, E. Do CO2 and temperature increases affect litter decomposition? A laboratory study across trophic levels. Joint Meeting of the America Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and of the North American Benthological Society (NABS). May (Santa Fé, USA).

22. 2010. Gonçalves, A. L., Lírio, A. V., Pratas, J. & Canhoto, C. Water contaminated with Uranium mine run off did not affect litter decomposition but decreased feeding by the shredder Sericostoma vittatum. Joint Meeting of the America Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and of the North American Benthological Society (NABS). May (Santa Fé, USA).

21. 2009. Ferreira V., Gonçalves A.L., Pratas J. & Canhoto C. Uranium adsorption by Articulospora tetracladia: can aquatic hyphomycetes be natural bioremediators of uranium contaminated streams? BioMicroWorld 2009. (Lisboa, Portugal).

20. 2009. Maurício, D., Faustino, A., Moreira, L., Gonçalves, A. & Canhoto, C. Leaf microbial decomposition across an exotic eucalypt stream-floodplain system. BIOLIEF. (Porto, Portugal).

19. 2009. Gonçalves, A. L., Calapez, A. R., Moreira-Santos, M. & Canhoto C. Influence of Eucalyptus globulus leachates on microbial decomposition in streams. SEFS 6 - The 6th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences. (Sinaia, Romenia).

18. 2008. Calapez A.R., Moreira-Santos M. & Canhoto C. Influence of Eucalyptus globulus leachates on stream invertebrates: direct toxicity and indirect impact through leaf litter quality. 5th International Meeting on Plant Litter Processing in Feshwaters. (Coimbra, Portugal).

17. 2008. Calapez, R., Díaz, V., Canhoto, C. & Albariño, R. Effect of temperature on nutrient cycling associated to the elemental relationships of a stream shredder and its food resource. XIV Congresso da Associação Ibérica de Limnologia. (Huelva, Portugal).

16. 2008. Canhoto, C., Gonçalves, A. L., Pontinha, D. & Pratas, J. Effects of Uranium contamination on leaf litter breakdown and shredders (Sericostoma vittatum) feeding behaviour. XIV Congresso da Associação Ibérica de Limnologia. (Huelva, Portugal).

15. 2008. Gama, M & Canhoto, C. Elemental composition of the stream invertebrates Echinogammarus meridionalis and Tipula lateralis fed native and exotic leaves. XIV Congresso da Associação Ibérica de Limnologia. (Huelva, Portugal).

14. 2007. Canhoto, C., Pontinha, D. & Pratas, J. Ecotoxicological responses of the stream invertebrates Sericostoma vitattum and Physa sp. to Uranium contamination: preliminary tests. SOWETOX International Meeting.Soil and wetland toxicology. (Barcelona, Spain).

13. Lima, M.I.P. de, Canhoto, J., Magalhães, M., Cameira, C., Canhoto, C., Temido, J,. Laranjeira, C. & Pato, R.L. Balanço hídrico e de nutrientes em Pinus pinaster e Eucalyptus globulus - experiências em estufa. 8º Congresso da Água. (Figueira da Foz, Portugal).

12. 2006. Martins, C. & Canhoto, C. Influência da estrutura foliar no consumo dos detritívoros aquáticos Atyaephyra desmaresti Millet e Sericostoma vittatum Rambur.II Congresso Ibérico de Ecologia. (Lisboa, Portugal).

11. 2006. Canhoto, C., Martins, R., Pratas, J.& Canhoto, J.M. Toxicity and accumulation of zinc in Myriophyllum spicatum L. International Symposium on Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine. (Lisboa, Portugal).

10. 2006. Boavida, M., Alves, T., Feio, M.J., Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Haverá significância ecológica nas classes de qualidade da água baseada em parâmetros físico-químicos? II Congresso Ibérico em Ecologia e X Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia. (Lisboa, Portugal).

9. 2006. Alves, T., Boavida, M. Feio, M.J., Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Problemas e limitações da Aplicação do Índice Biótico IBMWP em rios de planície. II Congresso Ibérico em Ecologia e X Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia. (Lisboa, Portugal).

8. 2006. Canhoto, C., Cruz, P. & Laranjeira, C. Eucalyptus globulus leaves leachates may affect the rehabilitation of riparian areas with native species. XII Congreso de la Asociación Española de Limnología, (Barcelona, Spain).

7. 2005. Lima, J.L.M.P. de, Carloto, J., Salas-González, R., de Lima, M.I.P., Canhoto, J., Magalhães, M., Cameira, C., Canhoto, C., Temido, J., Laranjeira, C. & Pato, R.L. O uso dos recursos hídricos por Pinus pinaster e Eucalyptus globulus - experiências em estufa. 7º Simpósio de Hidráulica e Recursos Hídricos dos Países de Língua Oficial Portuguesa. (Évora, Portugal).

6. 2005. Laranjeira, C., Lima, J.P. & Canhoto, C. Effects of Eucalyptus globulus leachates on riparian reforestation with deciduous trees. European Geosciences Union. (Viena, Áustria).

5. 2005. Canhoto, C., Cruz, P. & Canhoto, J. Restoration of riparian areas dominated by Eucalyptus globulus: allelopathic constraints. XVII International Botanical Congress. (Viena, Austria).

4. 2005. Martins, R. , Canhoto, C. & Canhoto, J. M. Avaliação do potencial remediador de Myriophyllum spicatum L. em meios enriquecidos com zinco. IX Congresso Luso Espanhol de Fisiologia Vegetal. (Évora, Portugal).

3. 2004. Carloto, J., de Lima, J.L.M.P., Gonzales, R., de Lima, M.I.P., Canhoto, J., Magalhães, M., Cameira, C., Canhoto, C., Temido, J. & Laranjeira, C. Balanço hídrico e de nutrientes em Pinus pinaster e Eucalyptus globulus no centro de Portugal - Experiências laboratoriais. IV Congresso Ibérico sobre Gestão e Planeamento da Água. (Tolosa, Spain).

2. 1995. Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Leaf retention: a comparative study between two stream categories and leaf types. XXVI SIL International Congress. (São Paulo, Brasil).

1. 1994. Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Leaf decomposition of Eucalyptus globulus and native species in a Portuguese stream. VI International Congress of Ecology. (Manchester, UK).

 

Supervising thesis - Post-Doc coordination

2014 - present. Ana Lúcia Gonçalves.(co-supervised by Felix Bärlocher, University of Mount Allison, Canada).(SFRH/BPD/94820/2013).

2007-2012. Verónica Ferreira. "Evaluating the effects of global warming".Co-supervised by Eric Chauvet, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France)(SFRH/BPD/34368/2006).

2010. Ian Dodkins. Coordination of the Postdoc investigation activity included in the project "Predicting the effect of global warming on stream ecosystems. PTDC/CLI/67180/2006". January - June 2010.

2010 - 2011. Julien Cornut. Co-coordination (with Eric Chauvet - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France) of the PostDoc investigation activity within the scope of the scientific cooperation with Ecolab - Pessoa program at the Department of Life Sciences & IMAR. December-January, 2010-2011.

2011. Irene Ylla (Postdoc coordinated by Ana Romaní, University of Girona, Spain). Responsible for the investigation on the "Effects of increased water temperature on biofilms", for 3 months, in the Department of Life Sciences & IMAR. October-December, 2011.

 

Supervising thesis - PhD Thesis

2014. Ana Mafalda Gama. "Global anthropogenic threats in Portuguese streams: ecological effects on aquatic macroinvertebrates assessed at different levels of biological organization". Supervisor (co-supervisor L. Guilhermino).

2013. Ana Lúcia Gonçalves. "The importance of fungal diversity on leaf decomposition in streams ". Supervisor (co-supervisor M. Graça).

2011 - 2012. Esther Mas Martí (PhD student supervised by Isabel Muñoz, University of Barcelona, Spain). Responsible for the investigation on the "Effects of increased water temperature on invertebrates metabolism and feeding behaviour" performed, for 5 months, in the Department of Life Sciences & IMAR. April - June, 2011 and February-March, 2012.

 

Supervising thesis - Master Dissertations

2016 -  Guilherme Carvalho. M.Sc. in Ecology. on going

2016 - . Adriana Carvalho. M.Sc. in Ecology. (co-supervised by Ana Lúcia Gonçalves). on going

2015. Ana Rita do Jurado e Pereira. "Leaf litter decomposition in a fluvial-estuarine environment." FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Concluded in 17/9/2015.

2015. Susana Gonçalves Ferreira Comprido. "Importance of fugal species on shredders feeding behavior". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Supervisor; co-supervised by Felix Bärlocher, Mount Allison University, Canada. Concluded in 17/9/2015.

2015. Tesfalem Getahun Belihu (European Master in Ecology student). "Does stream secondary salinization affect fungal and detritus palatability to shredders?". Supervisor; co-supervised by Ana Lúcia Gonçalves, CEF & University of Coimbra). Concluded in 16/9/2015.

2015. Diogo Nascimento. "Assessing the lack of intolerant macroinvertebrate species in a low order peri-urban stream". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Co-supervisor; supervised by Manuela Abelho, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal. Concluded in 11/9/2015.

2015. Janine Pereira da Silva. "The importance of fungal richness on leaf decomposition in salt-enriched streams: a microcosm study". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Supervisor; co-supervised by Felix Bärlocher, Mount Allison University, Canada. Concluded in 20/7/2015

2015. Sara Isabel Carneiro Simões. "Effects of stream salinization on fungal-mediated leaf decomposition: a microcosm approach". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Supervisor; co-supervised by Lúcia Guilhermino, University of Porto & Felix Bärlocher, Mount Allison University, Canada. Concluded in 20/7/2015

2014. Marina Kuburic (European Master in Ecology student). "Tolerance and co-tolerance of microbial communities on leaf litter to silver nanoparticles and anti biotics". Supervisor; co-supervised by Mark Gessner, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) & TU Berlin). Concluded in 15/7/2013.

2014. Pedro Isidoro. Using species traits to assess ecological integrity of urban streams. FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Co-supervisor; supervised by Manuela Abelho, Concluded in 22/7/2013.

2013. Isabel Febra: "Effects of sediments on leaves microbial decomposition and invertebrates (Sericostoma vittatum) feeding behavior". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Concluded in 8/7/2013.

2012. Cátia Domingos: "The influence of increased stream water temperature on the assembly of invertebrate detritivores communities". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Supervisor; Co-supervised by Chris Swan, University of Maryland, USA. Concluded in 17/7/2012.

2012. Inês Santos: "Effect of litter incubation conditions on shredders feeding and behavioral ecology". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Concluded in 17/7/2012.

2011. Yared Kassahun: "The effect of temperature on the sporulation of aquatic hyphomycetes associated with decomposing oak (Quercus robur L.) leaves". FCTUC/EMAE- European Master in Applied Ecology . Supervisor; Co-supervised by Felix Bärlocher, Mount Allison University, Canada. Concluded in 8/7/2011.

2011. João Rosa. "Combined effects of water temperature and nutrients concentration on biofilm respiration - Implications in a global changes scenario". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Supervisor; Co-supervisor Manuel Graça. Concluded in 8/7/2011.

2010. Dinis Maurício. "Decomposição foliar microbiana no canal húmido, margens e planície de inundação de um ribeiro intermitente de eucaliptal". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Concluded in 14.7.2010.

2010. Luís Moreira. "Light and shadow effect on leaf microbial decomposition and invertebrate feeding behavior". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Concluded in 12.7.2010.

2010. Ana Isabel Faustino. "Eucalyptus globulus leaves decomposition in the channel, margins and floodplain of an intermittent stream: autumnal patterns". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Concluded in 14.7.2010.

2009. Ana Lírio. "Efeitos de escorrências de minas de Urânio na decomposição foliar e ecologia do invertebrado Sericostoma vittatum". FCTUC M.Sc. in Animal Biology. Concluded in 23.7.09.

2009. Ana Raquel Calapez. "Lixiviados de folhas de Eucalyptus globulus Labill.: toxicidade em invertebrados". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Concluded in 23.7.09.

2009. Carla Martins. "Effects of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. leaf extracts on the ecology of model soil invertebrates". FCTUC M.Sc. in Animal Biology. Concluded in 31.3.09.

2008. Ana Dora Pontinha. "Efeitos da contaminação de um curso de água com urânio na estrutura e funcionamento do ecossistema". FCTUC M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering. Concluded in 19.12.08.

2008. Mathias Kümmerlen. "Effect of leaf leachates on the activity of the microbial community associated to leaf litter in streams". Master in Environmental and Resource Management, University of Bradenburgh. Supervised by Michael Mutz; Co-supervision with M. Graça in Portugal. Concluded in Bradenburgh University, 4.12.08.

2008. Ana Mafalda Gama. ""Effects of temperature and food quality on the ecology and elemental composition of Echinogammarus meridionalis". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Concluded in 1.7.08.

2008. Ana Lúcia Gonçalves. "Relevância dos corredores ripícolas de Alnus glutinosa na recuperação dos ribeiros de eucalipto". FCTUC M.Sc. in Ecology. Concluded in 29.4.08.

2007. Rui Moreira. "Composting of digested sewage sludge and ecotoxicological effects of derived composts". FCTUC M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering. Supervisor Paulo Sousa; Co-supervisor. Concluded in 12.10.07.

2005. Célia Laranjeira. "Interacções ecológicas envolvendo plantas de Eucalyptus globulus Labill.". FCTUC M.Sc. in Forest Research and Sustainable Environment. Concluded in 30.9.05.

 

 

Scientific Initiation/Curricular Internship Supervision

2012-2013. Valeria Fazzi (University of Siena, Italy). "Imbalances between leaves and decomposers". In collaboration with Manuela Abelho.

2009. Janna Meyer (Brandenburg Technical University, Germany). "Techno‐economic feasibility of natural and artificial groundwater recharge techniques in sub‐humid tropics". In collaboration with Jeanette Schlief (2 months).

2007-2008. Ana Raquel Calapez, (University of Coimbra). "Quantificação de teores de Azoto e Fósforo para avaliação de relações estequiométricas em sistemas lóticos".

2007. Serena Corvino (Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Lecce, Lecce, Italy). "Physico-chemical characterization of Phragmites leaves". (3 months).

2006. Michael Andreas Seidel (Brandenburg Technical University, Germany). "Optimierung von Renaturierungsmassnahmen mit Holz anTieflandbächen".

2005-2006. Teresa Isabel Morais Alves (University of Coimbra). "Avaliação da qualidade ecológica de cursos de água com base em dados hidromórficos e ecológicos".

2005-2006. Ana Lúcia Gonçalves (University of Coimbra). "Processamento de cascas de Eucalyptus globulus em ribeiros Portugueses".

2005-2006. Ana Mafalda Gama (University of Coimbra). "Decomposição de folhas queimadas de eucalipto (Eucalyptus globulus) em ribeiros de baixa ordem".

2005-2006. Carla Sofia Martins (University of Coimbra). "Efeito do valor calórico e estrutura foliar no consumo por detritívoros aquáticos".

2004-2005. Paula Sofia da Costa Cruz (University of Coimbra). "Efeitos de compostos secundários de exóticas na germinação e crescimento de sementes de caducifólias".

2004-2005. Raquel Moreira Martins (University of Coimbra). "Avaliação do potencial de Myriophyllum spicatum como bioindicador da qualidade da água".

2004-2005. Vasco Manuel Jorge Soares Mantas (University of Coimba). "Efeito de uma dieta com PGM no consumo e crescimento de Porcellio dispar".

2004-2005. Ana Maria Marques Valentim (University of Coimbra). "Estudo etológico e filogenético de um peixe de água doce, Cobitis paludica". In collaboration with Prof. Doutor Vítor Almada, ISPA.

 

Participation as member of the jury for academic degrees

Participation in International PhD Juries: 11

Participation in National PhD Juries: 11

Participation in doctoral degree project defense: 2

Participation in National and International Master Juries: 83

Advanced courses: coordination and lectures

2016. Soil Microbiology: from science to practice. Coordination: Cristina Canhoto, José Paulo Sousa & Paula Morais (Life Sciences Department, University of Coimbra). Lecturers: Cristina Canhoto (University of Coimbra), Cristina Cruz (University of Lisbon, Portugal), 
Pedro Antunes (Algoma University, Canada
), Osmar Klauberg Filho (Santa Catarina State University, Brazil).

2014. Disturbed streams: hydrology, ecology and management. Coordination: Cristina Canhoto
Lecturers: Christophe Piscart (Université de Rennes, France), Cristina Canhoto (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Julia Reiss (University of Roehampton, UK), Lúcia Guilhermino (University of Porto, Portugal), Manuela Abelho (Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, Portugal), Micael Johnson (Umeå University, Sweden).

2013. Disturbed streams: hydrology, ecology and management. Coordination: Cristina Canhoto
Lecturers: Cristina Canhoto (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Julia Reiss (University of Roehampton, UK), Lúcia Guilhermino (University of Porto, Portugal), Micael Johnson (Umeå University, Sweden), Paulo Branco (Higher Institute of Agronomy, Portugal).

2012. Disturbed streams: hydrology, ecology and management. Lecturer and Coordinator.
Invited lecturer: Manuela Abelho

2011. Disturbed streams: hydrology, ecology and management. Lecturer and Coordinator.
Invited lecturers: Cláudia Pascoal (Univ. Minho, Portugal), Cristina Canhoto (Univ. Coimbra, Portugal) Fernanda Cássio (Univ. Minho, Portugal), John Kominosky (Univ. Georgia, USA), Lúcia Guilhermino (Univ. Porto, Portugal)

2011. Forests and Foresty Streams: hydrology, ecology and management. (Lecturer and Coordinator with Jorge Canhoto).
Invited lecturers: Carlos Valente (Portucel - Soporcel, Portugal), Cristina Canhoto (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Giovanni de Alencastro (Fed. Univ. of Santa Maria, Forestry Consultant and Certificator, Brasil), Jaime Ramos (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Jorge Canhoto (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Manuel Graça (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Michael Dobson (Director, Freshwater Biological Association, United Kingdom), Michael Mutz (Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany), Paulo Sousa (University of Coimbra, Portugal).

2011. Module 1. Freshwaters bioassessment according to the Water Framework Directive.
Module 2: New perspectives for freshwater ecosystems: predictive models ad functional assessment, bioassessment under climate change and extreme events, rehabilitation and ecological flows. (Lecturer and Coordinator with Prof. Doutor M. A. Graça and Drª M. J. Feio).
Invited lecturers: Brigitte Nixdorf (Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany), Cristina Canhoto (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Francisca Aguiar ((Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa), Maria João Feio (university of Coimbra, portugal), Manuel Graça (University of Coimbra, Portugal), ;Pedro Raposo de Almeida (Universidade de Évora, Évora), Paulo Pinto (Universidade de Évora, Évora), Salomé Almeida (Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro), Rui Cortes (Universidade Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal), Verónica Ferreira (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal).

2010. Leaf litter decomposition in streams (Lecturer and Coordinator with Prof. Doutor M. A. Graça).
Invited lecturers: Cláudia Pascoal (Univ. do Minho, Portugal) Cristina Canhoto (Univ. Coimbra, Portugal), Eric Chauvet, EcoLab-Toulouse, France), Felix Bärlocher (Mount Allison University, Canada), Fernanda Cássio (Univ do Minho, Portugal), Mark Gessner (EAWAG-Zurich, Switzerland), Manuel Graça (Univ. Coimbra, Portugal), Paul Frost (Trent University, Canada), Sofia Duarte (Univ. Minho, Portugal), Verónica Ferreira (Univ. de Coimbra, Portugal).

2009. Stream Ecology (Lecturer and Coordinator with Prof. Doutor M. A. Graça).
Invited Lecturers: Andrea Encalada, (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal), Alan Covich (University of Georgia, GA, USA), Alex Flecker (Cornell University, NY, USA), Arturo Elosegi (Universidade del País Basco, Espanha), Cristina Canhoto (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal), Michael Mutz (University of Bradenburg, Germany).

2008. Evaluation of environmental quality of freshwaters using biological methods. (Lecturer and Coordinator with Prof. Doutor M. A. Graça and Drª M. J. Feio).
Invited Lecturers: Paulo Pinto (Universidade de Évora, Évora), Pedro Raposo de Almeida (Universidade de Évora, Évora), Richard Norris (eWater Cooperative Research Centre &University of Canberra, AUSTRALIA), Rui Cortes (Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real), Salomé Almeida (Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro), Teresa Ferreira (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa)

2007. Litter Breakdown in Freshwaters (Lecturer and Coordinator with Prof. Doutor M. A. Graça)
Invited Lecturers: Christopher M. Swan (Department of Geography & Environmental Systems, Baltimore, USA),Eric Chauvet (EcoLab - Laboratoire d´écologie fonctionnelle, Toulouse, France), Jesus Pozo (Universidade del País Basco, Espanha), Manuela Abelho (Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal), Manuel Graça (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal), Martin Zimmer (Zoologisches Institut: Limnologie Biologiezentrum, Kiel, Germany), Verónica Ferreira (IMAR, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal).

2006. Workshop. Leaves secondary compounds in aquatic systems. In: Coimbra´s ancient roots: Useful and Medicinal Plants. Organized by the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra. BEST, Board of European Students of Technology.

2006. Recent Topics in Stream ecology. Lecturer and Coordinator in collaboration with Prof. Doutor M. A. Graça.
Invited Lecturers: Arturo Elosegi (University of the Basque Country, Spain), Alan Covich (University of Georgia, USA), Alex Flecker (Cornell University, USA), Michael Mutz (Brandenburg University, Germany),Andrea Encalada (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador), Teresa Ferreira (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal).

2004. Litter Breakdown in Freshwaters. Lecturer and Coordinator in collaboration with Prof. Doutor M. A. Graça.
Invited Lecturers: M. Gessner (EAWAG, Switzerland), Eric Chauvet (LadyBio, France), J. Pozo (Basque Country University, Spain), M. Graça (university of Coimbra, Portugal, Manuela Abelho (Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal).

2003. Ecology and Taxonomy of Freshwater organisms - Diptera, Coleoptera, Odonata, Trichoptera. Lecturer and Coordinator in collaboration with Prof. Doutor M. A. Graça.
Invited Lecturers: Adolfo Cordero (University of Vigo, Spain), Eugenio Rico (University of Madrid, Spain), Fernando Cobo (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Manuel Graça (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Marcos González (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) e Rufino Vieira (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain). Coimbra.

2001. Litter Breakdown in Freshwaters II. Invertebrates. Lecturer and Coordinator in collaboration with Prof. Doutor M. A. Graça.
Invited Lecturers: F. Bärlocher(Mount Allison University, Canada), M. Gessner (EAWAG, Switzerland), M. Zimmer (university of Kiel, Germany), A. Elosegui (Basque Country University, Spain), M. Graça (university of Coimbra, Portugal).

2001 - 2009.
MSc.in Animal Biology: Advanced courses on "Freshwater communities"
MSc. in Environmental Ecology: Advanced courses on "Ecological Applications"

 

Book chapters

2016. Jonsson, M. & Canhoto, C. Climate change and freshwater invertebrates: their role in reciprocal freshwater-terrestrial resource fluxes. In: Invertebrates and Climate Change. Wiley-Blackwell (in press)

2016. Pelizari, G.P., Smith, W.S., Robayo, H.M., Vaz, A.A., Gonçalves, A.L. & Canhoto, C. Influência da estação e dos invertebrados na decomposição de folhas nativas (Lithraea molleoides e Maytenus aquifolium) e exóticas (Eucalyptus grandis) num riacho do Parque Natural Corredores de Biodiversidade. Parque Natural Municipal Corredores de Biodiversidade: Pesquisas e Perspectivas Futuras, Cap. 7. Secretaria do Meio Ambiente. Prefeitura de Sorocaba ISBN: 978-85-89017-06-0. (in press)

2013. Smith,W.S., Taniwaki, R.H., Rachid, V.A., Canhoto, C., Paula, C.M. (2013). Biodiversidade de Macroinvertebrados Bentônicos do Município de Sorocaba. In: Smith, W.S., Mota Junior, V.D., Carvalho, J.L. (eds). Biodiversidade do Município de Sorocaba. Secretaria do Meio Ambiente, Prefeitura Municipal de Sorocaba. 1ª ed., ISBN 9788589017022. Cap 8: 132-167.

2008. Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Interactions between fungi (Aquatic Hyphomycetes) and invertebrates. In: Sridhar KR, Bärlocher F. and Hyde K.D. (eds). Novel Techniques and Ideas in Mycology. Fungal Diversity Research Series, University of Hong Kong. Cap 14: 205-325.

2005. Canhoto, C., Graça, M.A.S. & Bärlocher, F. Feeding preferences of shredders. In: Methods in the study of litter processing. (Graça M.A.S., Gessner, M.O. & Bärlocher, F. eds.), Kluwer, Chap. 30.

2002. Canhoto, C., Abelho, M. & Graça, M.A.S. Effects of Eucalyptus plantations in low order streams of Central Portugal. In: Aquatic ecology of the Mondego river basin: global importance of local experience (Pardal, M.A., Marques, J.C. & Graça, M.A.S. eds), Chap. 5, 505 - 514.

2002. Feio, M.J., Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Shredders in low order streams.
In: Aquatic ecology of the Mondego river basin: global importance of local experience (Pardal, M.A., Marques, J.C. & Graça, M.A.S. eds), Chap. 4, 339 -346.

2002. Abelho, M., Canhoto, C. & Graça, M.A.S. Sources of energy in low order streams. In: Aquatic ecology of the Mondego river basin: global importance of local experience (Pardal, M.A., Marques, J.C. & Graça, M.A.S. eds), Chap. 3, 231 -24.

 

Scientific activities - Research Projects

COORDINATOR

2008/2011. "Predicting the effect of global warming on stream ecosystems" (FCT Ref: PTDC/CLI/67180/2006; COMPETE Ref: FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-007112).

2010-2012. Cooperation Portugal/França - Programa Pessoa (FCT) - (PHC 22808TB; French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs)."Decomposição de matéria orgânica em cursos de água: relacionando biodiversidade e funcionamento dos ecossistemas em cenários de alterações globais". COORDINATORS: Cristina Canhoto (Port) & Eric Chauvet (Fr).

2008-2010- Cooperation FCT/DREBM - DAAD. Procº 4.1.1 Alemanha - "A comparative study of organic matter cycling in intermittent streams of temperate and Mediterranean areas: a global warming perspective".

UC COORDINATOR

2014. Groundwater flooding - groundwater community recovery following an extreme recharge event. Natural Environment Research Council Urgency Grant (Ref NE/M005151/1): £64,000. Research team: Anne Robertson (PI, UR) and Julia Reiss (CoI), together with Stefan Krause (Birmingham University). Cristina Canhoto, University of Coimbra, Portugal - collaborator; Environment Agency (Tim Jones) - project partner. Katarina Fussmann has been appointed as the technician supporting this project.

2011/2014. "SIGNAL - Effects of pollution on estuarine zooplankton-zooplanktivorous fish ecological interactions in relation to climate changes" (PTDC/AAC-AMB/110331/2009, referência COMPETE FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-013876).

2012/2014. Responsible for the Portuguese participation on the French Project INTERHYM - INTERactions entre altérations HYdrologique et therMique des cours d'eau de tête de bassin: implications trophiques et fonctionnelles des changements globaux pour l'écosystème. French national programme EC2CO in 2012, Task1b. Eric Chauvet (CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier).

TEAM MEMBER

2015 - CELLDEX - CELLulose Decomposition EXperiment in streams and riparian zones across the Earth's major biomes. International coordination: Dr. Scott Tiegs (Oakland University, USA. Partners: 157 teams, 45 countries. Funding: Funding: collaborative project with partners own funding.

2015 - The 1000 intermittent rivers project: an international initiative to gain understanding of the ecology of intermittent rivers (http://1000_intermittent_river.....stea.fr/). International oordination: Thibault Datry (IRSTEA, Lyon, France). Partners: >118 collaborators from 24 countries. Funding: collaborative project with partners own funding.

2015 - ECOSERVE - Sustainable provisioning of multiple ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes". Financiado no âmbito do programa Biodiversa & FACCE. BiodivERsA/0001/2014.

2013 - .Projeto PRODER enquadrado no Subprograma 4, Medida 4.1 Cooperação para a inovação. Nº 49589 - Selecção e caracterização de novos genótipos de limoeiro e alfarrobeira.

2013 - .Projeto PRODER enquadrado no Subprograma 4, Medida 4.1 Cooperação para a inovação. Nº 43750 - O medronheiro - conversão de uma da planta silvestre numa espécie fruteira sustentável.

2006/2007. Cooperation GRICES/SECYT. "Natural and anthropic factors moderating the interaction detritus-microorganisms-invertebrates in streams". University of Coimbra, Portugal - Universidad Nacional de Comahue, Argentina.

2005/2008. Litter breakdown in tropical streams: struture and function. (POCTI/BIA-BDE/58297/2004). TEAM MEMBER
2003/2006. Water and nutrients balances in Pinus pinaster and Eucalyptus globulus, in the Centre of Portugal (POCTI/AGG/38957/2001).

2003/2005. Cooperation GRICES/CAPES - Research and formation in organic matter breakdown in streams. University of Coimbra, Portugal - Universidade de Minas Gerais, Brasil.

2001/2004. Studies on the trophic niche of detritivores. Portuguese Science Fundation (POCTI/32389/BSE/2000). TEAM MEMBER

1995/1999. Decomposition in lotic systems. JNICT (PBIC/C/BIA/2056/95).

1992/1995. Do the introduced species follow established ecological rules? JNICT (PBIC/C/CEN/1141/92).

1991/1994. Detritus processing and effects of Eucalyptus afforestations. JNICT (PEAM/C/CNT/31/91).

 

Scientific Activities - Evaluation Comissions

2015. External evaluator of projects of the French National Research Agency (ANR).

2015. External evaluator of CASCADE-FELLOWS international fellowship programme for researchers in Life Sciences, supported by the EU Marie Curie COFUND programme.

2014. External evaluator of OT-Med projects (http://www.otmed.fr).

2012 - present. Project Casa das Ciências (http://www.casadasciencias.org) - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (http://www.gulbenkian.pt/). Referee and Image Editor.

2012. External evaluator of projects submitted to The Icelandic Research Fund - RANNÍS.

2011. Invited to review projects submitted to PICT of ANPCyT projects - Argentina.

2011. External evaluator of projects submitted to the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO-ALW).

 

Organization of Events

2015. 4º Congresso Ibérico de Ecologia./ 15º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia (SPECO). "A Ecologia e os Desafios Societais". 16-19 June, Organization Committee and Member of the Scientific Committee. Coimbra, Portugal.

2008. Meeting. "5th Plant Litter Processing in Freshwaters - PLPF5". Chair and Member of the Scientific Committee. July. Coimbra, Portugal.

 

  1. Gonçalves A.L., Lírio A.V., Graça M.A.S., Canhoto C. (2016) Fungal species diversity affects leaf decomposition after drought. International Review Of Hydrobiology. 100, 1-9. (see details)
  2. Mas-Marti, E; Munoz, I; Oliva, F; Canhoto, C (2015) Effects of increased water temperature on leaf litter quality and detritivore performance: a whole-reach manipulative experiment. Freshwater Biology. 60, 1, 184-197. (see details) ISI paper
  3. Domingos, C; Ferreira, V; Canhoto, C; Swan, C (2015) Warming, and the presence of a dominant shredder, drive variation in decomposer communities in a mountain stream. Aquatic Sciences. 77, 1, 129-140. (see details) ISI paper
  4. Ferreira V.; Canhoto C. (2015) Future increase in temperature may stimulate litter decomposition in temperate mountain streams – evidence from a stream manipulation experiment. Freshwater Biology. 50: 881-892, (see details)
  5. Ferreira V., Chauvet E., Canhoto C. (2015) Effects of experimental warming, litter species, and presence of macroinvertebrates on litter decomposition and associated decomposers in a temperate mountain stream. Canadian Journal Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences. 72: 206–216., (see details)
  6. Graça M.A.S.; Ferreira V.; Canhoto C.; Encalada A.C.; Gerrero-Bolaño F.; Wantezen K.M.; Boyero L. (2015) A conceptual model of litter breakdown in low order streams. International Review Of Hydrobiology. 99:1-12, (see details)
  7. Gonçalves A.L., Graça M.A.S., Canhoto C. (2015) Is diversity a buffer against environmental temperature fluctuations? - A decomposition experiment with aquatic fungi. Fungal Ecology . 17, 96-102. (see details)
  8. Canhoto C., Gonçalves A.L., Bärlocher F. (2015) Biology and ecological functions of aquatic hyphomycetes in a warming climate. Fungal Ecology. 19, 201-218. (see details)
  9. Cornut J., Ferreira V., Gonçalves A.L., Chauvet E., Canhoto C. (2015) Fungal alteration of leaf litter elemental composition affects shredder feeding activity. Freshwater Biology. 60, 9, 1755-1771. (see details)
  10. Goncalves, AL; Chauvet, E; Barlocher, F; Graca, MAS; Canhoto, C (2014) Top-down and bottom-up control of litter decomposers in streams. Freshwater Biology. 59, 10, 2172-2182. (see details) ISI paper
  11. Ylla, I; Canhoto, C; Romani, AM (2014) Effects of Warming on Stream Biofilm Organic Matter Use Capabilities. Microbial Ecology. 68, 1, 132-145. (see details) ISI paper
  12. Gama, M; Guilhermino, L; Canhoto, C (2014) Comparison of three shredders response to acute stress induced by eucalyptus leaf leachates and copper: single and combined exposure at two distinct temperatures. Annales De Limnologie-international Journal Of Limnology. 50, 2, 97-107. (see details) ISI paper
  13. Ferreira, V; Canhoto, C (2014) Effect of experimental and seasonal warming on litter decomposition in a temperate stream. Aquatic Sciences. 76, 2, 155-163. (see details) ISI paper
  14. Canhoto, C; Calapez, R; Goncalves, AL; Moreira-Santos, M (2013) Effects of Eucalyptus leachates and oxygen on leaf-litter processing by fungi and stream invertebrates. Freshwater Science. 32, 2, 411-424. (see details) ISI paper
  15. Barlocher, F; Kebede, YK; Goncalves, AL; Canhoto, C (2013) Incubation Temperature and Substrate Quality Modulate Sporulation by Aquatic Hyphomycetes. Microbial Ecology. 66, 1, 30-39. (see details) ISI paper
  16. Goncalves, AL; Graca, MAS; Canhoto, C (2013) The effect of temperature on leaf decomposition and diversity of associated aquatic hyphomycetes depends on the substrate. Fungal Ecology. 6, 6, 546-553. (see details) ISI paper
  17. Ferreira, V; Lirio, AV; Rosa, J; Canhoto, C (2013) Annual organic matter dynamics in a small temperate mountain stream. Annales De Limnologie-international Journal Of Limnology. 49, 1, 13-19. (see details) ISI paper
  18. Kominoski, JS; Shah, JJF; Canhoto, C; Fischer, DG; Giling, DP; Gonzalez, E; Griffiths, NA; Larranaga, A; LeRoy, CJ; Mineau, MM; McElarney, YR; Shirley, SM; Swan, CM; Tiegs, SD (2013) Forecasting functional implications of global changes in riparian plant communities. Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment. 11, 8, 423-432. (see details) ISI paper
  19. Martins, C; Natal-da-Luz, T; Sousa, JP; Goncalves, MJ; Salgueiro, L; Canhoto, C (2013) Effects of Essential Oils from Eucalyptus globulus Leaves on Soil Organisms Involved in Leaf Degradation. Plos One. 8, 4, (see details) ISI paper
  20. Martins, C; Natal-da-Luz, T; Sousa, JP; Goncalves, MJ; Salgueiro, L; Canhoto, C (2013) Effects of Essential Oils from Eucalyptus globulus Leaves on Soil Organisms Involved in Leaf Degradation. Plos One. 8, 4, (see details) ISI paper
  21. Rosa, J; Ferreira, V; Canhoto, C; Graca, MAS (2013) Combined effects of water temperature and nutrients concentration on periphyton respiration implications of global change. International Review Of Hydrobiology. 98, 1, 14-23. (see details) ISI paper
  22. Ferreira, V; Goncalves, AL; Canhoto, C (2012) Aquatic hyphomycete strains from metal-contaminated and reference streams might respond differently to future increase in temperature. Mycologia. 104, 3, 613-622. (see details) ISI paper
  23. Villanueva, VD; Albarino, R; Canhoto, C (2012) Positive effect of shredders on microbial biomass and decomposition in stream microcosms. Freshwater Biology. 57, 12, 2504-2513. (see details) ISI paper
  24. Goncalves, AL; Lirio, AV; Pratas, J; Canhoto, C (2011) Uranium contaminated water does not affect microbial activity but decreases feeding by the shredder Sericostoma vittatum. Fundamental And Applied Limnology. 179, 1, 17-25. (see details) ISI paper
  25. Villanueva, VD; Albarino, R; Canhoto, C (2011) Detritivores feeding on poor quality food are more sensitive to increased temperatures. Hydrobiologia. 678, 1, 155-165. (see details) ISI paper
  26. Ferreira, V; Goncalves, AL; Godbold, DL; Canhoto, C (2010) Effect of increased atmospheric CO2 on the performance of an aquatic detritivore through changes in water temperature and litter quality. Global Change Biology. 16, 12, 3284-3296. (see details) ISI paper
  27. Ferreira, V; Goncalves, AL; Pratas, J; Canhoto, C (2010) Contamination by uranium mine drainages affects fungal growth and interactions between fungal species and strains. Mycologia. 102, 5, 1004-1011. (see details) ISI paper
  28. Encalada, AC; Calles, J; Ferreira, V; Canhoto, CM; Graca, MAS (2010) Riparian land use and the relationship between the benthos and litter decomposition in tropical montane streams. Freshwater Biology. 55, 8, 1719-1733. (see details) ISI paper
  29. Goncalves, AL; Canhoto, C (2009) Decomposition of eucalypt and alder mixtures: responses to variation in evenness. Fundamental And Applied Limnology. 173, 4, 293-303. (see details) ISI paper
  30. Albarino, R; Villanueva, VD; Canhoto, C (2008) The effect of sunlight on leaf litter quality reduces growth of the shredder Klapopteryx kuscheli. Freshwater Biology. 53, 9, 1881-1889. (see details) ISI paper
  31. Goncalves, AL; Gama, AM; Ferreira, V; Graca, MAS; Canhoto, C (2007) The breakdown of Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) bark in a Portuguese stream. Fundamental And Applied Limnology. 168, 4, 307-315. (see details) ISI paper
  32. Gama, M; Goncalves, AL; Ferreira, V; Graca, MAS; Canhoto, C (2007) Decomposition of fire exposed eucalyptus leaves in a Portuguese lowland stream. International Review Of Hydrobiology. 92, 3, 229-241. (see details) ISI paper
  33. Canhoto, C; Laranjeira, C (2007) Leachates of Eucalyptus globulus in intermittent streams affect water parameters and invertebrates. International Review Of Hydrobiology. 92, 2, 173-182. (see details) ISI paper
  34. Canhoto, C; Laranjeira, C (2007) Leachates of Eucalyptus globulus in intermittent streams affect water parameters and invertebrates. International Review Of Hydrobiology. 92, 2, 173-182. (see details) ISI paper
  35. Canhoto, C; Barlocher, F; Graca, MAS (2002) The effects of Eucalyptus globulus oils on fungal enzymatic activity. Archiv Fur Hydrobiologie. 154, 1, 121-132. (see details) ISI paper
  36. Canhoto, C; Graca, MAS (1999) Leaf barriers to fungal colonization and shredders (Tipula lateralis) consumption of decomposing Eucalyptus globulus. Microbial Ecology. 37, 3, 163-172. (see details) ISI paper
  37. Canhoto, C; Graca, MAS (1998) Leaf retention: a comparative study between two stream categories and leaf types. International Association Of Theoretical And Applied Limnology, Vol 26, Pt 3. 26, 990-993. 3-510-54047-6. (see details) ISI paper
  38. Canhoto, C; Graca, MAS (1996) Decomposition of Eucalyptus globulus leaves and three native leaf species (Alnus glutinosa, Castanea sativa and Quercus faginea) in a Portuguese low order stream. Hydrobiologia. 333, 2, 79-85. (see details) ISI paper
  39. BARLOCHER, F; CANHOTO, C; GRACA, MAS (1995) FUNGAL COLONIZATION OF ALDER AND EUCALYPT LEAVES IN 2 STREAMS IN CENTRAL PORTUGAL. Archiv Fur Hydrobiologie. 133, 4, 457-470. (see details) ISI paper
  40. CANHOTO, C; GRACA, MAS (1995) FOOD VALUE OF INTRODUCED EUCALYPT LEAVES FOR A MEDITERRANEAN STREAM DETRITIVORE - TIPULA LATERALIS. Freshwater Biology. 34, 2, 209-214. (see details) ISI paper
  41. Duarte, S., Cássio, F., Ferreira,V., Canhoto, C. & Pascoal, C Seasonal variability may affect microbial decomposers and leaf decomposition more than warming in streams. Microbial Ecology (in Press). (see details)
  1. Pelizari, G.P., Smith, W.S., Robayo, H.M., Vaz, A.A., Gonçalves, A.L. & Canhoto, C (2016) Influência da estação e dos invertebrados na decomposição de folhas nativas (Lithraea molleoides e Maytenus aquifolium) e exóticas (Eucalyptus grandis) num riacho do Parque Natural Corredores de Biodiversidade. In: Parque Natural Municipal Corredores de Biodiversidade: Pesquisas e Perspectivas Futuras. Secretaria do Meio Ambiente. Prefeitura de Sorocaba. 978-85-89017-06-0. (see details)