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  Kieran Monaghan  
  Phone: +351 234 370 778  
  e-mail: kamonaghan@ua.pt  
  Category: post doc  
  Department: Biology  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
 
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  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
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...”.

Books

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 Projects

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

Recent conferences

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.


 

Academic qualifications

PhD Geography, University of Birmingham, UK


MSc Applied hydrobiology, University of Cardiff


BSc Environmental Science, University of Sussex

Scientific Supervision
PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Luísa Machado
(ex-CESAM member)
PhD (Main Supervisor): Liliana Sofia Luís Saro Pedrosa
(ex-CESAM member)
PhD (Co-supervisor): Carolina Lima
(not a CESAM member)



Projects
LTER-RAVE - Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes [see details]

DOMINO EFFECT - Degradation of lOtic ecosysteMs assocIated with plaNtation fOrestry: An Evaluation of plantation Forest Food-wEb CommuniTies [see details]

Publications
  1. Lima A.C., Sayanda D., Agostinho C.S., Machado A.L., Soares A.M.V.M., Monaghan K.A. (2018) Using a trait-based approach to measure the impact of dam closure in fish communities of a Neotropical River. Ecology Of Freshwater Fish. 27, 1, 408-420. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: DOI: 10.1111/eff.12356
  2. 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 details) ISI paper
  3. 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 details) ISI paper
    Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0158383
  4. 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 details) ISI paper
    Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eco.1688/epdf
  5. 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 details) ISI paper
  6. 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 details) ISI paper
    Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10750-015-2377-z#/page-1
  7. Monaghan, KA (2015) Taylor's Law improves the accuracy of bioassessment; an example for freshwater macroinvertebrates. Hydrobiologia. 760, 1, 91-103. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-015-2307-0
  8. 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 details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12287
  9. 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
  10. 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 details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2012-0402
  11. 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 details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.02.017
  12. 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 details) ISI paper
    Link: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=45218384&si...
  13. 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 details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.23
  14. 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 details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2007.10.009
  15. 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 details) ISI paper
  16. 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 details) ISI paper
  1. Monaghan K.A., Machado A.L., Wrona F.J. Soares A.M.V.M (2016) The impact of wildfire on stream fishes in an Altantic Mediterranean climate: evidence from an 18-year chronosequence. 417, 28, (see details)
    Link: http://www.kmae-journal.org/articles/kmae/pdf/2016/01/kmae150132.pdf
  2. 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 details)
  3. 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 details)
  4. Monaghan K.A., Milner A.M. (2008) Salmon carcass retention in recently formed stream habitat. Fundamental And Applied Limnology. 170, 4, 281-289. (see details)
  5. 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 details)
  6. 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 details)
  7. 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 details)
  1. Amorim J.H. , Keizer J.J., Miranda A.I., Monaghan K. (2011) Forest fires research: beyond burnt area statistics. Aveiro. Universidade de Aveiro / CESAM. 1, 978-972-789-345-4. (see details)
  1. Miranda A.I., Coelho C.O.A, Carvalho A., Alves C., ., , ., , , , Nunes J.P., Monaghan, K.A,, Machado, A.L., Vicente A, Miranda A.I., Keizer J.J., Borrego C., Keizer J.J., Nunes T., Nunes J.P., Coelho C.A., Soares, A.M, Borrego C., Amorim J.H., Maia, P.A., Rial M.E.R., Gonçalves C., Martins V., Keizer, J.J., Fernandes P., Varela M.E.T., Martins H., Cascão P., Monteiro C., Abrantes, N.J., Faria S.R., Sá E., Vidal, T., Caseiro A., Ferreira R.S.V., Mirante F., Carvalho A., Gonçalves, F., Maia P.A.A., Antunes, S.C., Evtyugina M., Valente J., Malvar M.C., Pio C., Prats S.A., Curado, B., Valente S., Castro, B., Brito, D., Vasques A.R.P.F., Domingues, I., Vieira D.C.S. (2011) Forest Fires, Air Quality and Human Exposure. In: Forest fires research: beyond burnt area statistics. Aveiro. Universidade de Aveiro / CESAM. 1, 978-972-789-345-4. (see details)
  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 details)
  1. Joana Neves, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares, Kieran Monaghan (2015) Macroinvertebrates body size patterns: a simple tool for freshwater bioassessment?. (see details)
  2. Machado A.L., Soares A. & Monaghan K.A (-) The Response of Macroinvertebrate Communities Structure and Trait Composition to Wildfire in Upland Portuguese Streams. (see details)
  3. Monaghan KA Four reasons to question the accuracy of a biotic index. (see details)
  4. Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M Revisiting Taylor's Power Law for aquatic macroinverbebrates. (see details)
  5. Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M Calling the odds in the gamble of bioassessment: the importance of quantifying taxonomic sufficiency. (see details)
  6. Monaghan K.A., Soares A.M.V.M Building macroinvertebrate biotic indices from trait descriptions, an example for organic pollution. (see details)
  7. 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 details)
  8. 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 details)
  9. Monaghan K.A., Machado A.L., Soares A.M.V.M The effects of wildfire on fish communities in upland Mediterranean streams, Portugal . (see details)