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  João Luís Teixeira Pestana  
  Phone: 234370771  
  e-mail: jpestana@ua.pt  
  Category: Assistant researcher (IF FCT)  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
 
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Research interests

Ecotoxicology (Evolutionary ecotoxicology, Ecotoxicology of chemical mixtures, Effects of pesticides, metals and pharmaceuticals in aquatic invertebrates) - Ecology and biomonitoring of freshwater ecosystems. Environmental risk assessment.  


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Academic degrees and Scholarships

Pós-doc - University of Aveiro, 2009-2015 (Title: Direct and Indirect effects of contaminants on detritus processing within freshwater food webs (2009-2015)                                         FCT grant : SFRH/BPD/45342/2008


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


Degree in Biology - University of Aveiro, January 2000

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;

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Diana Marina Gomes de Campos
PhD (Co-supervisor): João André da Mota Pedrosa

Master (Main Supervisor): Diana Marina Gomes de Campos
Master (Main Supervisor): Sílvia Camila Vasconcelos dos Santos
(ex-CESAM member)



Projects
IDEAL - Insecticides, DEtritivores and ALiens: Combined effects of invasive species and insecticides along detritus based stream food webs [see details]

MIDGE - MIcroevolutionary Dynamics and Genetic Erosion in pollution-affected Chironomus populations [see details]

TBTRESENSE: Tributiyltin (TBT) bioremediation and development of a biosensor to detect TBT from contaminated sites. [see details]

FUBIA: Soil Function-Biodiversity relationship And regional variation [see details]

AGROMIX- Mixture Toxicity evaluation in agricultural soils [see details]

Publications
  1. Silva A.R.R., Cardoso D.N., Cruz A., Pestana J.L.T., Mendo S., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2017) Multigenerational effects of carbendazim in Daphnia magna. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 36, 2, 383-394. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.3541
  2. Rodrigues A.C.M., Gravato C., Quintaneiro C., Bordalo M.D., Golovko O., Zlabek V., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2017) EXPOSURE TO CHLORANTRANILIPROLE AFFECTS THE ENERGY METABOLISM OF THE CADDISFLY SERICOSTOMA VITTATUM. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 36, 6, 1584-1591. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/etc.3684/full
  3. Pedrosa J.A.M., Cocchiararo B., Bordalo M.D., Rodrigues A.C.M., Soares A.M.V.M., Barata C., Nowak C., Pestana J.L.T. (2017) The role of genetic diversity and past-history selection pressures in the susceptibility of Chironomus riparius populations to environmental stress. Science Of The Total Environment. 576, 807-816. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.100
  4. Pedrosa J., Gravato C., Campos D., Cardoso P., Figueira E., Nowak C., Soares A.M.V.M., Barata C., Pestana J.L.T. (2017) Investigating heritability of cadmium tolerance in Chironomus riparius natural populations: A physiological approach. Chemosphere. 170, 83-94. (see details) ISI paper
  5. Saraiva A.S., Sarmento R.A., Rodrigues A.C.M., Campos D., Fedorova G., Zlabek V., Gravato C., Pestana J.L.T., Soares A.M.V.M. (2017) y Assessment of thiamethoxam toxicity to Chironomus riparius. Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 137, 240-246. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2016.12.009
  6. Barata C., Campos B., Rivetti C., LeBlanc G.A., Eytcheson S., McKnight S., Tobor-Kaplon M., Buitenweg S.D., Choi S., Choi J., Sarapultseva E.I., Coutellec M.A., Coke M., Pandard P., Chaumot A., Queau H., Delorme N., Geffard O., Martinez-Jeronimo F., Watanabe H., Tatarazako N., Lopes I., Pestana J.L.T., Soares A.M.V.M., Pereira C.M., De Schamphelaere K. (2017) Validation of a two-generational reproduction test in Daphnia magna: An interlaboratory exercise. Science Of The Total Environment. 579, 1073-1083. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716325050
  7. Campos D., Gravato C., Fedorova G., Burkina V., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2017) Ecotoxicity of two organic UV-filters to the freshwater caddisfly Sericostoma vittatum. Environmental Pollution. 228, 370-377. (see details) ISI paper
  8. Campos D., Gravato C., Quintaneiro C., Golovko O., Zlabek V., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2017) Toxicity of organic UV-filters to the aquatic midge Chironomus riparius. Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 143, 210-216. (see details) ISI paper
  9. Pedrosa J., Campos D., Cocchiararo B., Nowak C., Soares A.M.V.M., Barata C., Pestana J.L.T. (2017) Evolutionary consequences of historical metal contamination for natural populations of Chironomus riparius (Diptera: Chironomidae). Ecotoxicology. 26, 4, 534-546. (see details) ISI paper
  10. Rodrigues A.C.M., Henriques J.F., Domingues I., Golovko O., Zlabek V., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2016) Behavioural responses of freshwater planarians after short-term exposure to the insecticide chlorantraniliprole. Aquatic Toxicology. 170, 371-376. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166445X15300771
  11. Ofoegbu P.U., Simao F.C.P., Cruz A., Mendo S., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2016) Toxicity of tributyltin (TBT) to the freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. Chemosphere. 148, 61-67. (see details) ISI paper
  12. Rosa R., Bordalo M.D., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2016) Effects of the Pyrethroid Esfenvalerate on the Oligochaete, Lumbriculus variegatus. Bulletin Of Environmental Contamination And Toxicology. 96, 4, 438-442. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs00128-015-1718-y.pdf
  13. Oppold A.M., Pedrosa J.A.M., Balint M., Diogo J.B., Ilkova J., Pestana J.L.T., Pfenninger M. (2016) Support for the evolutionary speed hypothesis from intraspecific population genetic data in the non-biting midge Chironomus riparius. Proceedings Of The Royal Society B-biological Sciences. 283, 1825, (see details) ISI paper
  14. Campos D., Gravato C., Quintaneiro C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2016) Responses of the aquatic midge Chironomus riparius to DEET exposure. Aquatic Toxicology. 172, 80-85. (see details) ISI paper
  15. Diana Campos, Carlos Gravato, Carla Quintaneiro, Olga Koba, Tomas Randak, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, João L.T. Pestana (2016) Are insect repellents toxic to freshwater insects? A case study using caddisflies exposed to DEET. Chemosphere. 149, 177-186. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.01.098
  16. Pestana J.L.T., Novais S.C., Norouzitallab P., Vandegehuchte M.B., Bossier P., De Schamphelaere K.A.C. (2016) Non-lethal heat shock increases tolerance to metal exposure in brine shrimp. Environmental Research. 151, 663-670. (see details) ISI paper
  17. Cabecinhas A.S., Novais S.C., Santos S.C., Rodrigues A.C.M., Pestana J.L.T., Soares A.M.V.M., Lemos M.F.L. (2015) Sensitivity of the sea snail Gibbula umbilicalis to mercury exposure - Linking endpoints from different biological organization levels. Chemosphere. 119, 490-497. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.07.016
  18. Rodrigues A.C.M., Gravato C., Quintaneiro C., Golovko O., Zlabek V., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2015) Life history and biochemical effects of chlorantraniliprole on Chironomus riparius. Science Of The Total Environment. 508, 506-513. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.021
  19. Quinteiro P., Dias A.C., Araujo A., Pestana J.L.T., Ridoutt B.G., Arroja L. (2015) Suspended solids in freshwater systems: characterisation model describing potential impacts on aquatic biota. International Journal Of Life Cycle Assessment. 20, 9, 1232-1242. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-015-0916-5
  20. Rodrigues A.C.M., Gravato C., Quintaneiro C., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2015) Sub-lethal toxicity of environmentally relevant concentrations of esfenvalerate to Chironomus ripanus. Environmental Pollution. 207, 273-279. (see details) ISI paper
  21. Pestana J.L.T., Novais S.C., Lemos M.F.L., Soares A.M.V.M. (2014) Cholinesterase activity in the caddisfly Sericostoma vittatum: Biochemical enzyme characterization and in vitro effects of insecticides and psychiatric drugs. Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 104, 263-268. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2014.03.012
  22. Campos D., Alves A., Lemos M.F.L., Correia A., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2014) Effects of cadmium and resource quality on freshwater detritus processing chains: a microcosm approach with two insect species. Ecotoxicology. 23, 5, 830-839. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-014-1223-9
  23. Barbosa M., Pestana J., Soares A.M.V.M. (2014) Predation Life History Responses to Increased Temperature Variability. Plos One. 9, 9, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107971
  24. Bastos A.C., Monaghan K.A., Pestana J.L.T., Lillebø A.I., Loureiro S. (2013) A comment on the Editorial “Replication in aquatic biology: The result is often pseudoreplication”. Aquatic Toxicology. 126, 467–470 (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2012.11.003
  25. Pestana J.L.T, Baird D.J., Soares A.M.V.M. (2013) Predator threat assessment in Daphnia magna: the role of kairomones versus conspecific alarm cues. Marine And Freshwater Research. 64, 8, 679-686. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF13043
  26. Nilin J., Pestana J.L.T., Ferreira N.G., Loureiro S., Costa-Lotufo L.V., Soares A.M.V.M. (2012) Physiological responses of the European cockle Cerastoderma edule (Bivalvia: Cardidae) as indicators of coastal lagoon pollution. Science Of The Total Environment. 435-436, 44-52. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.06.107
  27. Pestana J.L.T., Loureiro S., Baird D.J., Soares A.M.V.M. (2010) Pesticide exposure and inducible antipredator responses in the zooplankton grazer, Daphnia magna Straus. Chemosphere. 78, 241-248. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.10.066
  28. Pestana J.L.T., Alexander A.C., Culp J.M., Baird D.J., Cessna A. J., Soares A.M.V.M. (2009) Structural and functional responses of benthic invertebrates to imidacloprid in outdoor stream mesocosms. Environmental Pollution. 157, 2328-2334. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2009.03.027
  29. Pestana J.L.T., Loureiro S., Baird D.J., Soares A.M.V.M. (2009) Fear and loathing in the benthos: responses of aquatic insect larvae to the pesticide imidacloprid in the presence of chemical signals of predation risk. Aquatic Toxicology. 93, 138-149. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2009.04.008
  30. Pereira R., Marques S.M., Antunes S.C., Marques C., Abrantes N., Pestana J.L., Gonçalves F. (2008) Comparison of Portuguese Soils from Different Geographical Regions Using Physicochemical, Biological and Biochemical Parameters. Journal Of Soils And Sediments . 8, 2, 106-115. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1065/jss2008.03.282
  31. Macedo-Sousa J.A., Pestana J.L.T., Gerhardt A., Nogueira A.J.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2007) Behavioural and feeding responses of Echinogammarus meridionalis (Crustacea, Amphipoda) to acid mine drainage. Chemosphere. 67, 1663–1670 (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2006.11.055
  32. Pestana J.L.T., Ré A., Nogueira A.J.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2007) Effects of Cadmium and Zinc on the feeding behaviour of two freshwater crustaceans: Atyaephyra desmarestii (Decapoda) and Echinogammarus meridionalis (Amphipoda). Chemosphere. 68, 8, 1556-1562. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.02.053
  33. Faria M.S., Ré A., Malcato J., Silva P.C.L.D., Pestana J., Agra A.R., Nogueira A.J.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2006) Biological and functional responses of in situ bioassays with Chironomus riparius larvae to assess river water quality and contamination. Science Of The Total Environment. 371, 125-137. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.08.036
  1. Bordalo MD, Vieira HC, Rodrigues ACM, Rosa R, Soares AMVM, Pestana JLT (accepted) Combined effects of predation risk and food quality on freshwater detritivore insects. Marine And Freshwater Research. (see details)
    Link: https://doi.org/10.1071/MF17086
  2. Rodrigues A.C.M., Gravato C., Quintaneiro C., Bordalo M.D., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2017) Energetic costs and biochemical biomarkers associated with esfenvalerate exposure in Sericostoma vittatum. Chemosphere. (see details)
    Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004565351731473X
  3. Pereira R., Antunes S.C., Pestana J.L., Abrantes N., Pinho R., Gonçalves F. (2003) Actividades de sala de aula – actividades de campo: a ponte necessária. Discursos. (see details)
  1. Lemos M.F.L., Esteves A.C., Pestana J.L.T. (2011) Fungicides as endocrine disrupters in non-target organisms. In: Fungicides. (EDS.), Fungicides - Book 2. InTech Publishers. 979-953-307-554-8. (see details)
  1. Campos, D. (em curso) Assessment of the ecological effects of UV filters in Portuguese freshwaters. PhD Thesis. [supervisor] (see details)
  2. Andreia C M Rodrigues (2017) Combined effects of invasive species and insecticide exposure on freshwater invertebrates. [supervisor] (see details)
  3. Pestana J.L.T. (2008) “Predation risk versus pesticide exposure: effects of fear and loathing on aquatic invertebrates”. PhD Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/955
  1. Rodrigues A.C.M., Machado A.L., Bordalo M.D., Saro L., Golovko O., Zlabek V., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2017) Combined effects of invasive species and insecticide exposure to freshwater benthic invertebrate community: a mesocosm approach. (see details)
  2. Bordalo M.D., Gravato C., Campos D., Lopes I., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2017) Toxicity of microbial insecticides towards the non-target species Chironomus riparius. (see details)
  3. ARAUJO G., PINHEIRO C., PESTANA J., AMADEU S., ABESSA D., LOUREIRO S. (2017) Comparative toxicity assessment of lead and mancozeb on two Daphnia species. (see details)
  4. Diogo N. Cardoso* ., João L. T. Pestana ., Sandra F. Gonçalves ., F. J. Wrona ., Amadeu M.V.M. Soares ., Susana Loureiro . (2016) An ecological approach to oil sands. (see details)
  5. Diogo N. Cardoso ., João L. T. Pestana ., Sandra F. Gonçalves ., F. J. Wrona ., Amadeu M.V.M. Soares ., Susana Loureiro . (2016) An ecological approach to oil sands. (see details)
  6. Monteiro H.R., Pestana J.L.T., Novais S.C, Soares A.M.V.M., Devreese B., Lemos M.F.L (2016) Protein differential expression and biochemical effects of pesticide exposure in the midge Chironomus riparius. (see details)
  7. Andreia C. M. Rodrigues, Carlos Barata, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares, João L. T. Pestana (2015) Behavioural responses of freshwater planarians after short-term exposure to the insecticide Chlorantraniliprole. (see details)
  8. Ofoegbu P.U., Gravato C., Cruz A., Mendo S., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2015) Freshwater planarians in ecotoxicology: a case study evaluating sub-lethal effects of TBT on Achmidtea mediterranea. (see details)
  9. Diana Campos ., Carla Quintaneiro ., Carlos Gravato ., Amadeu M. V.M. Soares ., João L. T. Pestana . (2015) Ecotoxicological evaluation of the insect repellent DEET. Sub-lethal effects on two aquatic insect species. . (see details)
  10. João L. T. Pestana S.a.r.a. .N.o.v.a.i.s., Parisa Norouzitallab ., Michiel B. Vandegehuchte P.e.t.e.r. .B.o.s.s.i.e.r. .a.n.d. .K.a.r.e.l. .A.C. .D.e. .S.c.h.a.m.p.h.e.l.a.e.r.e. (2015) Lethal heat shock increases tolerance to metal exposure in brine shrimp. . (see details)
  11. Monteiro HR , Pestana JLT, Novais SC, Augusto A, Soares AMVM, Devreese B, Lemos MFL (2015) Evaluation of fipronil toxicity to the freshwater midge Chironomus riparius: linking molecular-level endpoints to organism level effects. (see details)
  12. Bordalo M.D., Rodrigues A.C.M., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2014) Combined effects of food quality and predation risk on Chironomus riparius. (see details)
  13. Andreia C. M. Rodrigues, Carla Quintaneiro, Carlos Gravato, Carlos Barata, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares, João L. T. Pestana (2014) Effects of chlorantraniliprole and esfenvalerate on two aquatic insects at different levels of biological organization. (see details)
  14. Pedrosa J., Cocchiararo B., Machado A. .L., Soares A. .M. .V. .M., Nowak C., Pestana J. (2014) Metal contamination, genetic diversity and macroinvertebrate communities of freshwater ecosystems: a multilevel approach in Portuguese freshwater ecosystems. (see details)
  15. Monteiro HR, Pestana JLT, Leston S, Ramos F, Soares AMVM, Devreese B, Lemos MFL (2014) Changes in growth, emergence and behaviour of Chironomus riparius larvae exposed to the insecticide Fipronil. (see details)
  16. Campos D., Quintaneiro C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2014) Biochemical and life-history responses of Chironomus riparius exposed to UV filters. (see details)
  17. Gomes I., Rodrigues D., da Fonseca K.L., Cabecinhas A.S., Pestana J.L.T., Lemos M.F.L. (2012) Development and validation of a colorimetric methodology to assess macroalgae chronic toxicity – a case study with Ulva lactuca. (see details)
  18. Cabecinhas A.S., da Fonseca K.L., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T., Lemos M.F.L. (2012) Effects of mercury contamination on acute and chronic parameters of exposed sea snail Gibbula umbilicalis. (see details)
  19. Pestana J.L.T., Lemos M.F.L., Calisto V., Esteves V., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M. (2012) Acute effects of psychiatric drugs on D. magna under insecticide exposure. (see details)
  20. Pedrosa J.A.M., Lemos M.F.L., Nowak C., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2012) Evolutionary consequences of the loss of genetic diversity in C. riparius populations – Introducing the MIDGE project. (see details)
  21. Granada L., Sousa N., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T., Lemos M.F.L. (2012) Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture system for the production of highly valued marine species. (see details)
  22. Santos, S.C.V., Lemos, M.F.L., Soares, A.M.V.M., Pestana, J.L.T. (2012) Effects of Cadmium and the pesticide Movento on Chironomus riparius cellular energy allocation. (see details)
  23. Campos, D., Lemos, M.F.L., Alves, A., Correia, A., Soares, A.M.V.M., Pestana, J.L.T. (2012) Effects of Cadmium and changes in resource quality (leaf species) on freshwater detritus based food webs. (see details)
  24. Lemos M.F.L., Gomes I., Rodrigues D., Leston S., Pardal M.A., Ramos F., Mendão A.R., Soares A.M.V.M., Pestana J.L.T. (2011) Xenobiotic phytoremediation in marine environments: potential impact of climate changes. Current Opinion In Biotechnology. 22, s67 (see details) ISI paper
  25. Lemos M.F.L., Campos D., Faustino P., Santos S.C.V., Monteiro H.R., Pinteus S., Alves C., Pestana J.L.T., Esteves A.C. (2011) The use of historically contaminated site bacteria in the bioremediation of PAH polluted waters. Current Opinion In Biotechnology. 22, s79 (see details) ISI paper
  26. Pestana J.L.T., Campos D., Lemos M.F.L., Pedrosa J., Alves A., Correia A., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M (2011) Indirect effects of Carbendazim in freshwaters. A laboratory study using a simple detritus based food web. (see details)
  27. Pedrosa J., Santos S.C.V., Verdelhos T., Lemos M.F.L. , Pestana J.L.T., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M. (2011) Cellular energy allocation in Chironomus riparius: sensitivity and relevance. (see details)
  28. Nilin J., Ferreira N.G.C., Pestana J.L.T., Loureiro S., Costa-Lotufo L.V., Soares A.M.V.M. (2011) Physiological measurements in Cerastoderma edule (Bivalvia: Cardidae) at contaminated sites at the northwest Portuguese coast. (see details)
  29. Pestana J.LT., Tacão M., Lemos M.F.L., Campos B., Henriques I., Alves A., Correia A., Barata C., Soares A.M.V.M. (2010) Are Changes in microbial communities’ structure suitable indicators of Ecosystem Functioning in Lotic waters?. (see details)
  30. Lemos, M.F.L., Campos, D., Faustino, P., Santos, S., Pestana, J.L.T., Soares, A.M.V.M., Correia, A., Esteves, A.C. (2010) Biodegradation of PAH contaminated waters: where microbiology meets ecotoxicology. (see details)
  31. Pestana, J.L.T., Baird D.J., Soares A.M.V.M. (2008) Fear and loathing in the benthos: Responses of aquatic insect larvae to the pesticide imidacloprid in the presence of chemical signals of predation risk. (see details)
  32. Pestana, J.L.T., Baird D.J., Soares A.M.V.M. (2008) Fear and loathing in the benthos: Responses of aquatic insect larvae to the pesticide imidacloprid in the presence of chemical signals of predation risk. (see details)
  33. Pestana, J.L.T., Baird D.J., Soares A.M.V.M. (2008) Effects of Imidacloprid on the inducible responses of Daphnia magna to predation risk SETAC Europe 18th Annual Meeting. Warsaw. (see details)
  34. Pestana J.L.T., Baird, D.J., Soares, A.M.V.M. (2007) The smell of fear: combined effects of pesticide and infochemicals from predators on freshawater invertebrates. (see details)
  35. Pestana, J.L.T., Baird D.J., Soares A.M.V.M. (2006) The smell of Fear: combined effects of pesticide and infochemicals on stream invertebrates. (see details)
  36. Macedo-Sousa, J. A.M., Pestana, J.L.T., Gerhardt, A., Nogueira, A. J. A., Soares, A. M. V. M. (2004) Assessing the effects of acid mine drainage with a new approach combining behavioural and feeding responses of Echinogammarus meridionalis (Pinkster, 1973) (Crustacea, Amphipoda). (see details)
  37. Pestana J., Agra A.R. , Ré A. , Nogueira A.J.A. , Soares A.M.V.M. (2003) A new water –sediment system to assess freshwater contamination using shredder and collector responses. (see details)
  38. Silva P.C.L.D. , Pestana J. , Ré A. , Agra A. , Faria M. , Malcato J. , Domingues P.I., Nogueira A.J.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2003) Assessing freshwater status using an in situ shredder feeding test. (see details)
  39. Ré A., Agra A. , Pestana J. , Silva P.C.L.D. , Ferreira A.L., Faria M. , Malcato J. , Domingues P.I., Nogueira A.J.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2003) Using Daphnia magna feeding inhibition bioassay to assess water quality. (see details)
  40. Pestana J. , Silva P.C.L.D. , Ré A. , Agra A. , Faria M. , Malcato J. , Domingues P.I., Nogueira A.J.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2003) Echinogammarus meridionalis in situ feeding inhibition bioassay to assess freshwater quality. (see details)
  41. Pestana J. , Loureiro S. , Agra A. , Ré A. , Henriques A . , Brandão A. , Ferreira A.L., Nogueira A.J.A. , Soares A.M.V.M. (2003) Feeding inhibition in crustaceans: a comparison of sublethal effects for zinc. (see details)
  42. Silva P.C.L.D. , Pestana J. , Ré A. , Agra A. , Faria M. , Malcato J. , Domingues P.I., Nogueira A.J.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2003) Shredder feeding test as a tool to assess in situ freshwater status. (see details)
  43. Agra A., Ré A., Faria M., Pestana J., Silva P.C.L.D., Malcato J., Domingues P.I., Nogueira A.J.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2002) In situ feeding inhibition bioassay with Daphnia magna to assess the functional status of running waters in Portugal. (see details)
  44. Pestana J., Silva P.C.L.D., Ré A., Agra A., Faria M., Malcato J., Domingues P.I., Nogueira A.J.A. , Soares A.M.V.M. (2002) In situ feeding inhibition bioassay with Echinogammarus meridionalis to detect point and diffuse freshwater contamination. (see details)
  45. Faria M., Agra A., Dias P., Silva P.C.L.D., Pestana J., Ré A., Malcato J., Domingues P.I., Nogueira A.J.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2002) The use of survival, growth and feeding rates bioassays of Chironomus riparius larvae to assess water quality. (see details)
  46. Silva, P.C.L., Marques C.R., Pereira P.A., Pestana J.L., Dolbeth M., Rocha A., Soares A.M.V.M., Gonçalves F. (2001) Analysing benthic macroinvertebrate community changes along an agriculture and mine pollution gradient. (see details)
  47. Pereira R., Antunes S.C., Pestana J.L., Abrantes N., Pereira R., Gonçalves F. (2001) Projecto CIVICO: Actividades de campo e experimentais em ecologia de rios. (see details)
  48. Pereira R., Pestana J., Abrantes, N., Ribeiro R., Gonçalves F. (2001) Are community parameters a suitable tool to assess risks in a contaminated mining area?. (see details)
  49. Fátima C. P. Simão, Carlos Gravato, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, João L.T. Pestana Planarians in ecotoxicology: Effects of phenanthrene on Dugesia tigrina. (see details)
  50. Giuliana Araujo, Carlos Pinheiro, João Pestana, Amadeu Soares, Denis Abessa, Susana Loureiro Comparative toxicity assessment of lead and mancozeb on two Daphnia species. (see details)
  1. Lemos M.F.L., Campos D., Faustino P., Santos S.C.V., Monteiro H.R., Pinteus S., Alves C., Pestana J.L.T., Esteves A.C. (2011) The use of historically contaminated site bacteria in the bioremediation of PAH polluted waters in Current Opinion in Biotechnology 22. (see details)