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João Luís Teixeira Pestana

João Luís Teixeira Pestana

Assistant Researcher

  • Author Name : Pestana J.L.T.

  • Researcher ID: A-9279-2008
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-1322-2959
  • Ciencia ID: 4B1A-CB28-7E15
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Pestana JLT or Pestana J) AND AD=(Aveiro)

Research interests

Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Freshwater Ecology
Invertebrate Physiology
Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products
Natural stressors (biotic stressors)

Academic degrees

2008 - PhD in Biology - University of Aveiro, (Thesis: Predation risk versus pesticide exposure: effects of fear and loathing on aquatic invertebrates)  FCT grant : SFRH/BD/9005/2002) 

2001 First Degree in Biology - University of Aveiro, Portugal

Scientific activities

07/2020 - present : Assitant Resaercher (research career. PREVPAP)

01/2017-06/2020 : Assistant Researcher (Investigador FCT - IF/01420/2015) - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

2016-2017 Post-doc fellowship at Department of Biology and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal ( "Ecotoxicological evaluation of psychiatric pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment" - FCT grant: SFRH/BPD/103897/2014)

2009-2015 Post-doc fellowship at Department of Biology and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal ("Direct and Indirect effects of contaminants on detritus processing within freshwater food webs"  - FCT grant : SFRH/BPD/45342/2008)


Regular reviewer of several Scientific Journals ( Environmental Sciences)
Review editor for Frontiers Physiology (Invertebrate Physiology)



LED - Light pollution as an Endocrine Disruptor in urban aquatic ecosystems under pollution by antineoplastic drugs See more

SLEEP - Shedding light on freshwater ecosystems under environmental change and pollution See more

GoBig - GlObal change and BioloGical Invasions: Potamopyrgus antipodarum as a case study See more

ComPET - Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics on freshwater ecosystems See more

INSIDER - Impact of an invasive species under global climate change and anthropogenic contamination scenarios in coastal food webs See more

ECOCENE - Ecological Effects of Nanopesticides to Soil Ecosystems See more

IDEAL - Insecticides, DEtritivores and ALiens: Combined effects of invasive species and insecticides along detritus based stream food webs See more

MIDGE - MIcroevolutionary Dynamics and Genetic Erosion in pollution-affected Chironomus populations See more

TBTRESENSE: Tributiyltin (TBT) bioremediation and development of a biosensor to detect TBT from contaminated sites. See more

FUBIA: Soil Function-Biodiversity relationship And regional variation See more

AGROMIX- Mixture Toxicity evaluation in agricultural soils See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Diana Marina Gomes de Campos (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sílvia Camila Vasconcelos dos Santos (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Diana Marina Gomes de Campos (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Fátima Cristina Paulino Simão (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Andreia do Carmo Martins Rodrigues (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): João André da Mota Pedrosa (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carlos J. M. Silva (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Luísa Felgueiras de Brito Machado (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Maria Benedicta Agostinho Donas-Bôtto Bordalo e Sá (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Ana Luísa Patrício Silva (CESAM member)

Participation in research projects (grant holder)

2008-2009 The combined use of biomarker and in situ Chironomus riparius bioassays to monitor environmental hazards of contaminants in Iberian riversDepartamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.

2000-2003: TARGET – Integrated Assessment Tools to Gauge Local Functional Status Within Freshwater Ecosystems", (European funded project) - Department of Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal; - Instituto do Ambiente e Vida, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal; - Department for Ecological Risk Studies, TNO Institute of Environmental Sciences, Energy Research and Process Innovation (TNO-MEP), The Netherlands; - Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (APS), The University of Sheffield, UK; - Institute of Aquaculture (IOA), University of Stirling, Scotland, UK;

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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