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Amadeu Soares

Amadeu Soares

Full Professor

  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AI=(A-8304-2008) OR AU=(Soares AMVM)


List of Papers published between 1989 and 1999 while at the University of Coimbra. Papers published after 2000, as a University of Aveiro staff, are listed in the next section

Copies of these and all other papers will be sent by email, if requested - Baird, D.J., I. Barber, M. Bradley, P. Calow & AMVM Soares (1989) The Daphnia bioassay: a critique. in: M. Munawar, G. Dixon, C.I. Mayfield, T. Reynoldson & M.H. Sadar (eds.). Hydrobiologia 188/189: 403-406. Environmental Bioassay Techniques and their Application. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. - Baird, D.J., I. Barber, M. Bradley, AMVM Soares & P. Calow (1991) A comparative study of genotype sensitivity to acute toxic stress using clones of Daphnia magna Straus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 21: 257-265. - Baird, D.J., AMVM Soares, I. Barber & P. Calow (1991) An early life-stage test with Daphnia magna Straus; an alternative to the 21-day chronic test? Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 22: 1-7. - Soares, AMVM, D.J. Baird & P. Calow (1992) Interclonal variation in the performance of Daphnia magna Straus in chronic bioassays. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 11(10):1477-1483. - Lopes, M.C., L. Guilhermino, A. Donato, L. Silveira, AMVM Soares & A.P. Carvalho (1994) Quantitative concentration-toxicity relationship for the injury of rat thymocytes by chemical compounds used in inter-laboratory toxicity ring-tests. Toxicology In Vitro, 8(4): 831-834. - Guilhermino, L., Lopes, M.C., A. Donato, L. Silveira, A.P. Carvalho & AMVM Soares (1994) Comparative study between the toxicity of 3,4-dichloroaniline and sodium bromide with 21-day chronic test and using lactate dehydrogenase activity of Daphnia magna Straus. Chemosphere, 28(11):2021-2027. - Guilhermino, L., Donato, A., Silveira, L., Carvalho, A.P., Soares, AMVM & Lopes, M.C. (1994) Comparación de las toxicidades del cobre y del cromo en dos sistemas de valoración diferentes: timocitos de rata y Daphnia magna. Rev. Toxicol., 11: 141-143. - Gonçalves, F., R. Ribeiro & AMVM Soares (1995) Laboratory study of effects of temperature and salinity on survival and larval development of a population of Rhithropanopeus harrisii from the Mondego river estuary, Portugal. Marine Biology, 121: 639-645 - Morgado, J.M. & AMVM Soares (1995) Activity of pyruvate kinase and malate dehydrogenase in Daphnia magna under 3,4-dichloroaniline stress. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 29 (1): 94-96. - Ribeiro, R., L.M. Lima, F. Gonçalves & AMVM Soares (1995) METIER (Modular Ecotoxicity Tests Incorporating Ecological Relevance) for difficult substances: Aedes aegypti (Diptera:Culicidae) initial module test development using 3,4-dichloroaniline. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 14(7): 1241-1246. - Carvalho, F., L. Guilhermino, R. Ribeiro, F. Gonçalves & AMVM Soares (1995) METIER (Modular Ecotoxicity Tests Incorporating Ecological Relevance). II. Ecotoxicity of poorly water-soluble compounds: concentration versus dose. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 29(4): 431-434. - Gonçalves, F., R. Ribeiro & AMVM Soares (1995) Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould): an american crab in the estuary of the Mondego river, Portugal. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 15 (4): 756-762. - Guilhermino, L., R. Ribeiro, F. Gonçalves & AMVM Soares (1996) METIER (Modular Ecotoxicity Tests Incorporating Ecological Relevance). III. Effects of medium renewal and use of a carrier on the bioavailability of parathion. Environmental Pollution, 92(1): 97-99. - Guilhermino, L., M.C. Lopes, A.P. Carvalho & AMVM Soares (1996) Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase activity as effect criterion in acute tests with Daphnia magna. Chemosphere, 32: 727-738. - Ribeiro, R., J. Reis, C. Santos, F. Gonçalves & AMVM Soares (1996) Spawning of anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus in the Mondego estuary, Portugal. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 42: 467-482. - Guilhermino, L., M.C. Lopes, A.P. Carvalho & AMVM Soares (1996) Acetylcholinesterase activity in juveniles of Daphnia magna Straus. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 57(6): 979-985. - Gonçalves, F., R. Ribeiro, V. Vasconcelos & AMVM Soares (1996) Anthropogenic influences on seasonal changes of nutrients, physical and chemical factors in three coastal freshwater shallow lakes (Portugal). Limnetica, 12(2): 47-52

Others (exam panels, scientific evaluations, etc):

Member of more than 100 exam panels for viva voice examinations (for MSc, PhD, Habilitation) and several for academic career assessment. Participated in 34 evaluation panels from research projects and grants, 19 international and 15 national. Member of the organising and scientiofic committees of more than 25 national and international congresses

Post-Graduate Research Supervision

research supervisor of 47 M.Sc. students, 31 Ph.D. students and 20 post-doctoral researchers, all concluded. Currently, supervisor several M.Sc, Ph.D. students, and post-doctoral researchers. Five awards given to research students for their quality of work presented in international and national congresses.

Research projects

participation in several research projects funded by the European Commission (8 as coordinator), INTAS (as coordinator), as a consultant in other international projects, and several nationally funded projects (10 as coordinator).

Activities/Positions

1.Full Professor and Head of Department (October 2001 to present), Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal 2. Deputy Director of CESAM (from 2004 to present) 3.Member of the Scientific Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed -FEEDAP, an advisory scientific committee to the European Food Safety Authority - EFSA (from July 2004 to June 2006) 4.Member of the Scientific Committee on Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment (CSTEE), an advisory scientific committee to the European Commission – DG Health and Consumer Protection (from December 2000 to June 2004) 5.Chairman of the Scientific Council, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal (from 2000 to 2002) 6.Member of the Scientific Committee of ECVAM - European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods, at the Joint Research Center of Ispra, Italy (from 1993 to 2000) 7.Vice-Chairman of the Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal (from 1996 to 2000) 8.Chairman of the “Instituto do Ambiente e Vida”, Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal (from 1994 to 2000) 9.SETAC-Europe (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry): Council Member: 1993-1997; 2010-present; “Immediate Past-President” in 1996/97; President in 1995/96 and Vice-President in 1994/95

Academic Degrees

Habilitation for Full Professorship, Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal, 1997 Ph.D. in Zoology, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Univ. of Sheffield, UK, 1989 First degree in Biology, Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal, 1984

Research papers

See publication list of papers and citation metrics in http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-8304-2008 or http://scholar.google.pt/citat.....


SUMMARY: five books; more than 450 research papers published in international refereed journals. h index=43. Author/co-author of more than 300 oral and poster presentations, in workshops and national and international congresses (several by invitation). (see publication list of internationally peer reviewed research papers, including some papers from journals that are not included in the SCI, at the end of this cv).


five most cited papers (on january 2017) in ISI Web of Science


• Martin Holmstrup, Anne-Mette Bindesbø, Gertie Janneke Oostingh, Albert Duschl, Volker Schei, Heinz-R. Köhle, Susana Loureiro, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Abel L.G. Ferreira, Cornelia Kienle, Almut Gerhardt, Ryszard Laskowski, Paulina Kramarz, Mark Bayley, Claus Svendsen, David J. Spurgeon (2010) Interactions between effects of environmental chemicals and natural stressors: a review. Science of the Total Environment, 408(18): 3746-3762 - 195 citations, average per year: 24,38


•  Baird, D.J., I. Barber, M. Bradley, P. Calow & AMVM Soares (1989) The Daphnia bioassay: a critique. in: M. Munawar, G. Dixon, C.I. Mayfield, T. Reynoldson & M.H. Sadar (eds.). Hydrobiologia 188/189: 403-406. - 175 citations, average per year: 6,03


•  Guilhermino, L., M.C. Lopes, A.P. Carvalho & AMVM Soares (1996) Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase activity as effect criterion in acute tests with Daphnia magna. Chemosphere, 32: 727-738. - 153 citations, average per year: 6,95


•  Guilhermino, L., P. Barros, M.C. Silva & AMVM Soares (1998) Should the use of inhibition of cholinesterases as a specific biomarker for organophosphate and carbamate pesticides be questioned? Biomarkers, 3(2): 157-163. - 150 citations, average per year: 7,50


•  Baird, D.J., I. Barber, M. Bradley, AMVM Soares & P. Calow (1991) A comparative study of genotype sensitivity to acute toxic stress using clones of Daphnia magna Straus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 21: 257-265. - 129 citations, average per year:4,78


 


five representative / relevant papers


•  Negrões N, Revilla E, Fonseca C, Soares AMVM, Jácomo ATA & Silveira L (2011) Private forest reserves can aid in preserving the community of medium and large-sized vertebrates in the Amazon arc of deforestation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20 (3): 505-518 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-010-9961-3 - [case study that demonstrates how the management of ecosystems might be beneficial for conservation actions - one of the first papers that resulted from the portuiguese-brasilian collaboration around the field station "ecotropical"-a 2500 ha cerrado field station located near Palmas, Tocantins, Brasil, with an accommodation capacity for up tp 30 students/reserachers] with no ISI web of science citations (in 31/12/2011).



•  Ferreira, ALG, S Loureiro & AMVM Soares (2008) Toxicity prediction of binary combinations of cadmium, carbendazim and low dissolved oxygen on Daphnia magna. Aquatic Toxicology, 89: 28-39. [appeared on the news, "The true toxicity of combined pollutants in freshwater",published in 25/09/2008 published by the European Commission at "Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service (see http://ec.europa.eu/environmen.....2na6.pdf)] - 16 citations in ISI web of science (in 31/12/2011).



•  Loureiro, S, Soares, AMVM & Nogueira, AJA (2007) Terrestrial avoidance behaviour tests as screening tool to assess soil contamination. Environmental Pollution, 138 (1): 121-131. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2005.02.013 [presents a new ecotoxicity assay, using avoidance behaviour as endpoint] - 46 citations in ISI web of science (in 31/12/2011).



•  Guilhermino, L., P. Barros, M.C. Silva & AMVM Soares (1998) Should the use of inhibition of cholinesterases as a specific biomarker for organophosphate and carbamate pesticides be questioned? Biomarkers, 3(2): 157-163. [Cited as an  example of applicability of acetilcholinesterase as a biomarker in ecotoxicological studies in the text book "Principles of Ecotoxicology", 2nd ed, CH Walker and colaborators, published in 2001 (ISBN 0-7484-0940-8)] - 100 citations in ISI web of science (in 31/12/2011).



•  Soares, AMVM, D.J. Baird & P. Calow (1992) Interclonal variation in the performance of Daphnia magna Straus in chronic bioassays. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 11(10):1477-1483. [Work described here illustrates the section "Using Population Dynamics to Assess the Impact of Pollutants" of the text book «Ecology: Concepts and Applications», 4th Edition, by M.C.Molles Jr., ISBN: 039075157X, págs. 250 e 251] - 65 citations in ISI web of science (in 31/12/2011).


 

Scientific Awards

2013 - SETAC-Europe Environmental Education Award, for the contribution for the dissemination and education activities, in particular at the post-graduate level, in the areas of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Biology.


2004 - One of the 73 Portuguese scientists awarded with the “Estímulo à Excelência” Award, given by the Portuguese Minister of Science, in November 2004, as a recognition for the merit of the scientific career (the only Portuguese scientist from the Ecology field to receive this award)

Main Research Interests

Ecotoxicology – Terrestrial and Aquatic; Wildlife Management; Ecology. Tropical and Wetlands Management. Estuarine and Coastal Zones.
Descriptors: Laboratory and in situ ecotoxicology methods; bioavailability; biomarkers; genetics and environmental stress; alternative methods in toxicology; habitat fragmentation.

Scientific Supervision

In progress (0)
Concluded (41)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Sandrina Azevedo Rodrigues (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Bastos Damásio (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Henrique Azevedo Pereira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Salomé Menezes (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Raquel Agra (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carla Filipa Calhôa (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Eva Lima Castro Oliveira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Luísa Machado (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria dos Prazeres Rodrigues de Lima (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Alexandra Dias Brito Palma (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Divaldo José da Costa Rezende (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Marco Lemos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ramiro Pastorinho (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Margarida Sardo (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): João Luís Teixeira Pestana (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joaquim Macedo de Sousa (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Milene Matos (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Miguel João Gonçalves dos Santos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Inês Marrazes de Lima (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Tânia Daniela da Silva Vidal (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Fabianne Ribeiro (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Joanne Pérez (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Maria Pavlaki (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Nuno Gonçalo de Carvalho Ferreira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Carolina Musso (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Maria José Amaral (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Marta P. Castro-Ferreira (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): João Luís Teixeira Pestana (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Marta S. Monteiro (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Sizenando Nogueira de Abreu (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Inês Domingues (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Catarina Eira (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Reinier M. Mann (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): José Manuel Rodrigues (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Kieran Monaghan (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Luc Janssens de Bisthoven (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Almut Gerhardt (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Marta S. Monteiro (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Vanessa Bezerra de Menezes Oliveira (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Carla Filipa Calhôa (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Ana Catarina Bastos (CESAM member)

Projects

In progress (13)
BISPECIAI - BIvalves under Polluted Environment and ClImate chAnge See more

NutriMo-Development of handmade diets for tilapia nutrition in community based aquaculture in Mozambique See more

GOGOFROG: Alternative methods to animal experimentation for amphibian risk assessment: cell lines and spermatozoa See more

BioDepura - Development of methodologies for depuration of bivalve molluscs suitable to the physiological requirements of each species See more

MolBiPack – Improvement of the packaging, transport and packing of bivalve molluscs: from catch to marketing See more

Ecotoxicity of realistic combinations of pharmaceutical drugs and microplastics in marine ecosystems See more

COCKLES - Co-Operation for Restoring Cockle Shelfisheries and its Ecosystem Services in the Atlantic Area See more

ValorMar -Integral Valorization of Marine Resources: Potential, Technological Innovation and New Applications See more

SmartBioR - Smart Valorization of Biological Marine Resources. See more

WE-NEED - WatEr NEEDs, Availability, Quality and Sustainability See more

NanoFASE- Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment See more

LIFE LINES - Linear Infrastructure Networks with Ecological Solutions See more

AQUACROSS - Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies See more

Concluded (21)
MAXIAQUA - MAXimization of the strategies of control of a parasite in aquaculture of turbot See more

ASARISAFE - Safety and sustainable management of valuable clam product in Portugal and China See more

NANOpartículas poliméricas BIogénicas funcionalizadas para adsorção de metais em aplicações amigas do ambiente: bioREmediação e bioSensores See more

FENOMENO–Fate and effect of wastewater-borne manufactured nanomaterials in aquatic ecosystems See more

RemAS - Magnetic nanoparticle- and biowaste-based strategies for remediation of salt water under multi-stressor conditions (inorganic and emerging pollutants): evaluation of ecological and human risk See more

SYNCHRONY - SYNergies between industry and sCientific ResearcH fOr a sustainable development of NanotechnologY See more

Generosi - CONtaminant-driven GENEtic ERosion: consequences on the viability of Amphibia populations See more

TPEA - Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic See more

REpulse- Responses of Daphnia magna exposed to chemical pulses and mixtures throughout generations See more

LAGOONS - Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change See more

TEAM-Miño: tools for the evaluation, classification, managment and environmental education in estuaries See more

NanoFATE- Nanoparticle Fate Assessment and Toxicity in the Environment See more

PORTONOVO- Water Quality in Harbours. / 2009-1/119 See more

ARENA - Integrated ecological risk assessment of nanomaterials in temperate and tropical ecosystems See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more

The combined use of biomarker and in situ Chironomus riparius bioassays to monitor environmental hazards of contaminants in Iberian rivers See more

Assessing the combined effects of chemical stressors and UV radiation on Daphnia magna See more

DisrupTox - Edaphic Endocrine Disruption Assessment Tool Box See more

AGROMIX- Mixture Toxicity evaluation in agricultural soils See more

TH/Asia-Link/016 - Linking the post-graduate education in aquaculture and aquatic resources management with its industries through internship programme See more

NOMIRACLE- Novel Methods for Integrated Risk Assessment of Cumulative Stressors in the Environment See more

Publications

WoS Papers (559)
Other Papers (30)
Books (1)
Book Chapter (2)
Thesis (42)
Communications (320)
Other Publications (17)

CESAM Funding: