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João Luís Teixeira Pestana

João Luís Teixeira Pestana

Assistant Researcher

  • Researcher ID A-9279-2008
  • ORCID 0000-0003-1322-2959
  • Department: Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Pestana JLT or Pestana J) AND AD=(Aveiro)


Research interests

Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Freshwater Ecology
Invertebrate Physiology
Pesticides
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

2017-present : Assistant Researcher at Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal (IF/01420/2015)

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)

Others

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

Publications

Projects

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

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carlos Silva (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Luísa Patrício Silva (CESAM member)

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

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

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 (CESAM member)

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

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