Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
- Department: Biology
- Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
- ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Monaghan K*) and AD=(Aveiro) Title: methods for bioassessment Supervisor: Amadeu Soares Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: BDP/CESAM/0076/UID/AMB/50017 Start date: 2016-12-01 End date: 2017-12-31
PhD Geography, University of Birmingham, UK
MSc Applied hydrobiology, University of Cardiff
BSc Environmental Science, University of Sussex
2014 Limnologia, Santander, Spain. (oral) Four reasons to question the accuracy of a biotic index
2013 Intercol, London, UK. (oral) Revisiting Taylor's Power Law for aquatic macroinvertebrates.
2012 Ecological Society of America, Portland, USA. (oral) Calling the odds in the gamble of bioassessment: the importance of quantifying taxonomic uncertainty
2012 Iberian Limnological Society, Minho, Portugal (oral) Building macroinvertebrate biotic indices from trait descriptions, an examples for organic pollution
2012 Iberian Limnological Society, Minho, Portugal (poster) Choosing the sharpest tool in the box: taxon-weighting improves family-level traits assessment
2011 European Ecological Federation, Ávila, Spain (oral) Deriving biotic indices from macroinvertebrate trait descriptions.
2011 Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, Girona, Spain (oral) Species traits and habitat mediate the impact of wildfire on upland stream fishes
2010 North American Benthological Society, Santa Fé, USA (oral) The impact of wildfire on fish communities in upland Altantic-Mediterranean steams
2010 River Conservation & Management, York. (poster) The burning issue: wildfire and fish conservation in upland Altantic-Mediterranean streams.
INFERNO - the INfluence of Forest-firE on River commuNity Organisation
Initiated in 2008, the INFERNO project employs descriptive surveys of fish, macroinvertebrates and river habitats to assess the impact of wildfire on Portuguese river ecosystems. Response surveys of recently burned sites (summer fires in 2008, 2009, 2010) are providing information on short term patterns of impact and recovery, while a chronosequence survey (1990-2008; substituting space for time) has been used to elucidate the short-to-medium term effects.
DOMINO EFFECT - Degradation of lOtic ecosysteMs assocIated with plaNtation fOrestry: An Evaluation of plantation Forest Food-wEb CommuniTies
Initiated in 2010 the DOMINO project is based on a holistic, ecosystem study of the flow of energy between forest and aquatic systems. Based on habitat surveys and comparative community analysis in Eucalypt, Pine and Broadleaf forest ecological surveys of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, amphibians, fish are used to describe the interconnectedness of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems (type of links and strength of links) in relation of resource availability. Seasonal change and associated spatio-temporal dynamics are given emphasis by evaluating the differences between permanent and intermittent (summer-time pools) stream habitats.
ABSTRACTION: Assessing Biological degradation of Stream ecosysTems Resulting from Abstraction-irrigAtion: the impaCt for biodiversiTy and ecOlogical functioN
Amorim, Keizer, Miranda & Monaghan (Editors) 2011. Forest fires research: beyond burnt area statistics. ISBN 978-972-789-345-4.
Monaghan K.A. & Milner A.M. 2000. Alternative methods for the biological classification of rivers. Environment Agency R&D Technical Report, Wrc Publishers.
Research interests & career
It is my passion to try to understand,
Life in the oceans, in rivers and on land,
Not just to classify and to describe,
But imagine rules, by which all life survives,
Environmental pressures to evolutionary adaptation,
The fate of individuals to the whole population,
From genes to ecosystems, I wish to behold,
Unifying theories; life’s secrets told.
Yet the more that I learn increases an anxiety,
That current human actions reduce life’s variety,
So my efforts have focused on methods to measure,
Ecosystem quality, to help the endeavour,
To manage and conserve life’s rich tapestry,
That defines our future, like it does our history,
So that future generations may respectively thank,
That “It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank...”.
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WoS Papers (16)
Lima A.C., Sayanda D., Soares A.M.V.M., Wrona F.J., Monaghan K.A. (2017). Integrating taxonomic and trait analyses to assess the impact of damming on fish communities in a northern cold region river. Canadian Journal Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, 74 (4), 452-463. See more
Monaghan, KA (2016). Four Reasons to Question the Accuracy of a Biotic Index; the Risk of Metric Bias and the Scope to Improve Accuracy. Plos One, 11 (7), See more
Lima A.C., Agostinho C.S., Soares A.M.V.M., Monaghan K.A. (2016). Alternative ways to measure impacts of dam closure to the structure of fish communities of a neotropical river. Ecohydrology, 9 (5), 860-870. See more
Monaghan K.A., Machado A.L., Wrona F.J., Soares A.M.V.M. (2016). The impact of wildfire on stream fishes in an Atlantic-Mediterranean climate: evidence from an 18-year chronosequence. Knowledge And Management Of Aquatic Ecosystems, (417), See more
Lima A.C., Agostinho C.S., Sayanda D., Pelicice F.M., Soares A.M.V.M., Monaghan K.A. (2016). The rise and fall of fish diversity in a neotropical river after impoundment. Hydrobiologia, 763 (1), 207-221. See more
Monaghan, KA (2015). Taylor's Law improves the accuracy of bioassessment; an example for freshwater macroinvertebrates. Hydrobiologia, 760 (1), 91-103. See more
Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2014). The derivation of log-transformed abundance data for the quantitative analysis of macroinvertebrate traits - an addendum to 'A macroecological perspective of trait patterns in stream communities' by Heino et al. (2013). Freshwater Biology, 59 (7), 1546-1550. See more
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 more
Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2013). Improving the accuracy of aquatic macroinvertebrate trait assignment – the importance of taxon-weighting. Canadian Journal Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, 70 , 885-894. See more
Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2012). Bringing new knowledge to an old problem: building a biotic index from lotic macroinvertebrate traits. Ecological Indicators, 20 , 213-220. See more
Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2010). The bioassessment of fish and macroinvertebrates in a Mediterranean-Atlantic climate; habitat assessment and concordance between contrasting ecological samples. Ecological Indicators, 10 (2), 184-191. See more
Domingues I., Agra A.R., Monaghan K., Soares A.M.V.M., Nogueira A.J.A. (2010). Cholinesterase and Glutathione S-transferase activities in freshwater invertebrates as biomarkers to assess pesticide contamination. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry, 29 (1), 5-18. See more
Domingues I., Guilhermino L., Soares A.M.V.M., Nogueira A.J.A., Monaghan K.A. (2009). Influence of exposure scenario on pesticide toxicity in the midge Kiefferulus calligaster (Kieffer). Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety, 72 , 450-457. See more
Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M. (2008). Macroinvertebrate communities and habitat structure in least-impacted hill streams of central Portugal. Journal Of Freshwater Ecology, 23 , 315-325. See more
Monaghan K.A. , Fonseca M.M. , Domingues I. , Soares A.M.V.M. (2008). The Effects of small-scalle impoundments and bank reinforcing on fish habitat and composition in semi-natural streams. Polish Journal Of Ecology, 56 (4), 647-657. See more
Other Papers (7)
Monaghan K.A., Milner A.M. (2009). The effect of anadromous salmon redd construction on macroinvertebrate communities in a recently formed stream in coastal Alaska. Journal Of The North American Benthological Society, 28 (1), 153-166. See more
Monaghan K.A., Milner A.M. (2008). Salmon carcasses as a marine derived resource for benthic macroinvertebrates in a developing post-glacial stream, Alaska. Canadian Journal Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, 65 (7), 1342-1351. See more
Monaghan K.A., Milner A.M. (2008). Salmon carcass retention in recently formed stream habitat. Fundamental And Applied Limnology, 170 (4), 281-289. See more
Milner A.M., Robertson A., Monaghan K.A., Veal A.J., Flory E.A. (2008). Colonization and development of a stream community over 26 years; Wolf Point Creek in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment, 6 (8), 413-419. See more
Monaghan K.A., Milner A.M. (2008). Dispersal mechanisms of macroinvertebrates colonizing salmon flesh in a developing Alaskan stream. Acta Oecologica, 34 , 65-73. See more
Monaghan K.A., Peck M.R., Brewin P.A., Masiero M., Zarate E., Turcotte P., Ormerod S.J. (2000). Macroinvertebrate distribution in Ecuadorian hill streams: the effects of altitude and land use. Arch Hydrobiol, 149 (3), 421-440. See more
Book Chapter (2)
Monaghan KA, Machado AL, Soares AM, Maia PA, Keizer JJ, Abrantes NJ, Vidal T, Gonçalves F, Antunes SC, Curado N, Castro BB, Brito D, Domingues I (2011). The effects of wildfire on the biosphere. In: Forest fires research: beyond burnt area statistics. Aveiro. , 978-972-789-345-4. See more
Machado A.L., Soares A. & Monaghan K.A (-). The Response of Macroinvertebrate Communities Structure and Trait Composition to Wildfire in Upland Portuguese Streams. , See more
Monaghan KA Four reasons to question the accuracy of a biotic index. , See more
Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M Revisiting Taylor's Power Law for aquatic macroinverbebrates. , See more
Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M Calling the odds in the gamble of bioassessment: the importance of quantifying taxonomic sufficiency. , See more
Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M Building macroinvertebrate biotic indices from trait descriptions, an example for organic pollution. , See more
Monaghan K.A., Machado A.L., Soares A.M.V.M Species traits and habitat structure mediate the effects of wildfire in Atlantic-Mediterranean upland streams. , See more
Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M Performing old tricks with new tools: building biotic indices for river assessment from macroinvertebrate trait descriptions. , See more
Monaghan K.A., Machado A.L., Soares A.M.V.M The effects of wildfire on fish communities in upland Mediterranean streams, Portugal . , See more
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