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ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS & CONTRACTS

GENESTREAM. Landscape genetics of freshwater fishes: the geographical dimension of genetic diversity.
Coordinator: M.J. Alves
Other team members: M.T. Azevedo, M.M. Coelho, M.J. Collares-Pereira, A.F. Filipe
Funded by FCT/FEDER (
ref. PTDC/BIA-BDE/66519/2006)
Períod: 2008-2010.

Spatial genetic structure and phylogeography of lampreys (Petromyzontidae): definition of conservation and management units.
Coordinator: P.R. Almeida (IO - Évora University)
Other team members: M.J. Alves, M.J. Lança
Funded by FCT/FEDER (ref. POCTI/BIA-BDE/71826)
Períod: 2008-2010.

The genetic control of sex determination in the Squalius alburnoides hybrid complex: new insights into the effects of hybridisation and genome interaction.

Coordinator: M.M. Coelho

Other Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira, I. Pala

Funded by FCT (ref. PTDC/BIA/BDE/65586/2006)

Period: 2007-2010.

Evolutionary processes in the origin of “hotspots for biodiversity”: insights from southern Portuguese areas based on novel nuclear multilocus approaches in target freshwater fishes and amphibians.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: M.J. Alves, N. Mesquita, D. Shauman, M.A. Aboim, V. Sousa
Funded by FCT (ref. PTDC/BIA-BDE/69769/2006)
Period: 2008-2010.

Fish communities monitoring and compensation measures of Odelouca impoundment scheme and development of an environmental assessment system.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: M.M. Coelho, M.F. Magalhães, A.M. Pires, M.J. Alves, N. Mesquita, D. Pires, G. Sousa, V. Sousa, P. Rodrigues, R. Lopes Henriques, R. Monteiro, C. Carvalho, S. Faria, G. Duarte, H. Gante
Funded by National Water Institute (INAG - ref. 2004/033/INAG)
Period: 2004-2007.

A case study of introgressive hybridization in Iberian freshwater fishes - A new paradigm to evolutionary biology?
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: M.M. Coelho, M.A. Aboim, D. Schaumann, J.B. Santos, Z. Musilova, M. Gromicho, C. Pereira, A. Neto
Funded by FCT (ref. PPCDT/BIA-BDE/57805/2004)
Period: 2005-2008.

The role of dry-season refugia in structuring Mediterranean stream fish assemblages.
Coordinator: M.F. Magalhães
Other Team members: D. Pires, A.M. Pires, M. Corado, M.J. Collares-Pereira, G. Duarte
Funded by FCT (ref. PPCDT/BIA-BDE/56272/2004)
Period: 2005-2008.

The added value of non-matrix habitat fragments to the biodiversity of cork oak landscapes: conservation and management implications.
Coordinator: M. Santos-Reis
Team members: M.F. Magalhães, A.M. Pires, S. Faria
Funded by FCT (ref. PPCDT/BIA-BDE/61122/2004).
Period: 2005-2008.

The use of Museu Bocage's collection to study the impact of man-made environmental change on population structure of native endangered species.
Coordinator: MJ Alves
Other Team members: N. Mesquita,
Funded by Centro de Biologia Ambiental (CBA/FCUL)
Period: 2006-2008.

African FISH-BOL Regional Working Group to barcode African fishes.
Coordinators: E. Swarz and M. Mwale (SAIAB, South Africa)
Team member: L. Moreira da Costa
Funded by the Consortium for the Barcode Of Life (CBOL Program)
Period: since May 2006.


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PREVIOUS RESEARCH PROJECTS & CONTRACTS

Genetic structure, dynamics and evolutionary potential of the hybridogenetic Iberian fish Leuciscus alburnoides complex: a study with molecular markers.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira, M.J. Alves, M. Gromicho, I. Pala, C. Cunha, N. Mesquita, A. Gomes-Ferreira.
Funded by FCT (ref. POCTI/BSE/40868/2001)
Period: 2002-2006.

 

 


Atlas of freshwater bivalves species living in inland Portuguese aquatic systems.
Coordinator: J. Reis
Funded by ICN (Programa Operacional de Ambiente, project 1.1/00021)
Period: 2002-2006.

 

 



A stakeholder driven process to develop a catchment management plan for the Kat River valley.
Coordinator: E. Swartz (SAIAB - South Africa)
Team member: L. Moreira da Costa
Funded by the South African Water Research Commission (WRC) (Project nº K5/1496)
Period: May 2006.
 

Land Planning for the Parque Natural do Tejo Internacional - Freshwater Fish.
Coordinator: M.F. Magalhães
Other Team members: A.F. Filipe, F. Ribeiro, G. Sousa
Funded by ERENA, Ordenamento e Gestão de Recursos Naturais, Lda.
Period: 2005.

A survey of the fishes and fisheries in the Banhine National Park, Gaza Province, Mozambique.
Coordinator: R. Bills (SAIAB - South Africa)
Team Member: L. Moreira da Costa
Funded by the AWF (African Wildlife Foundation)
Period: May-June 2005.

Monitoring of freshwater fish diversity at "Herdade da Coitadinha".
Coordinator: M.F. Magalhães
Other Team members: F. Ribeiro, D. Pires, G. Sousa, S. Faria, G. Duarte
Funded by ERENA, Ordenamento e Gestão de Recursos Naturais, Lda.
Period: 2004-2006.

Development of a database with spatial components in GIS and application of the IUCN criteria for the development of the Red Data Book about freshwater and migratory fish of Portugal.
Coordinator: L. Rogado (ICN)
Team member: A.F. Filipe
Funded by EU Environmental Program and FEDER
Period: 2002-2004.

Integration of molecular and physiological responses to contamination. Applicability to coastal enviroment's biomonitoring.
Coordinator: M.H. Costa (CME-LMG) and M.J. Collares-Pereira (for the Flow Cytometry Methodology)
Other Team members: L. Moreira da Costa, A. Gomes-Ferreira
Funded by FCT (ref. POCTI/BSE/41967/2001)
Period: 2002-2005.

Distribution of the genus Lampetra (Petromyzontidae) in Portugal: use of molecular markers for the identification of the ammocoetes of the river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis and the brook lamprey L. planeri.
Coordinator: P.R. Almeida (general) and M.J. Alves (genetical analyses)
Other Team members: R. Espanhol
Funded by ICN
Period: 2002-2003.

New native fish species for Asian aquaculture: conserving natural genetic reserves and increasing options for sustainable use of aquatic resources.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: A. Perdices, C. Cunha, D. Sayanda
Funded by the Programme INCO of the European Union (contract ICA4-CT-2001-100024)
Period: 2001-2004.

Speciation of the genus Barbus in the Iberian Peninsula: phylogeography and reticulate evolution.
Coordinator: M.J. Alves
Other Team members: M.M. Coelho, H. Gante, N. Mesquita
Funded by FCT (ref. POCTI/BSE/35121/1999)
Period: 2001-2005.

Freshwater Bivalves: Determination of the distribution area of the different species, preliminary evaluation of their population numbers, collection of data on their biology in Portugal and proposals for conservation measures.
Coordinator: L. Rogado (ICN)
Team member: J. Reis
Funded by ICN
Period: 2001-2002.

Preliminary impact assessment study of the water transfer project Guadiana-Sado in the frame of Alqueva Multiprupose scheme.
Coordinator: L. Vicente (general) and M.J. Collares-Pereira (fish assemblages)
Other Team members: L. Moreira da Costa, N. Mesquita
Funded by Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-Estruturas de Alqueva (EDIA)/NEMUS
Period: February-May 2000.

Monitoring Plan of the Environmental Impacts of the Alqueva and Pedrogão Dams - Freshwater Fishes Communities.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: F. Ribeiro, A.F. Filipe, L. Moreira da Costa, P. Tiago, T. Marques, S. Seabra, I.G. Cowx (UK)
Funded by Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-Estruturas de Alqueva (EDIA)
Period: 1999-2003.

Minimisation and Mitigation Plan of the Environmental Impacts of the Alqueva and Pedrogão Dams - Freshwater Fishes (bio-ecological studies).
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: F. Ribeiro, A.F. Filipe, L. Moreira da Costa, P. Tiago, T. Marques, C.L. Mieiro, R. Silva, A. Gomes-Ferreira, S. Botelho, L. Correia, M. Gromicho, I.G. Cowx (UK)
Funded by Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-Estruturas de Alqueva (EDIA)
Period: 1999-2001.

Hybridization and unisexuality in the evolution of an Iberian fish complex: a genetic approach.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira, M.J. Alves, N. Mesquita, M. Gromicho, C. Cunha, E. Crespo-Lopez, T. Duarte
Funded by FCT (ref. PRAXIS/P/BIA/11086/1998)
Period: 1999-2001.

The geographical distribution of genetic variation and reconstruction of post-glacial dispersal routes with hyper-variable genetics markers in lower vertebrates from northwestern Iberian Peninsula.
Coordinator: A.W. Artzen (Porto University)
Team members: M.M. Coelho, C. Cunha
Funded by FCT (ref. Praxis/P/BIA/11174/1998)
Period: 1999-2001.

Management plan for the Mira River Basin - fish community assessment studies.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira, M.F. Magalhães, L. Moreira da Costa, A.F. Filipe
Funded by COBA/INAG
Period: 1999 (1st phase) and 2001 (2nd phase).

Management Plan for the "Ribeiras do Algarve" - fish community assessment studies.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira, A.M. Pires, N. Mesquita, L. Moreira da Costa
Funded by PROCESL/DRA/INAG
Period: 1999 (1st phase) and 2001 (2nd phase).

Management Plan for the Sado River Basin - fish community assessment study.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira, C. Cunha, N. Mesquita
Funded by COBA/INAG
Period: 1999.

Genome size variation and the origin of diploid-polyploid relationships in the fish family Cyprinidae.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: L. Moreira da Costa, P Skelton and R. Bills (SAIAB, South Africa), P Rab, S. Lusk (Czech Academy of Sciences), H. Persat (University of Lyon, France), J.C. Micha (University of Namur, Belgium), P.G. Bianco (University of Napoli, Italy) and P.S. Economidis (University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Funded by FCT (ref. PRAXIS XXI/PCNA/BIA/127/96)
Period: 1998-2000.

Management Plan for the Guadiana River Basin - fish community assessment studies.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: M.M. Coelho, M.J. Alves, L. Moreira da Costa, A.F. Filipe, F. Ribeiro
Funded by COBA/INAG
Period: 1998-1999.

Impact assessment study of Loureiro reservoir and transfer system Loureiro-Alvito: fish community analysis.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: L. Moreira da Costa, F. Ribeiro, M.J. Alves, M. Gromicho
Funded by Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-Estruturas de Alqueva (EDIA)/NEMUS
Period: January-April 1998.

A conservation strategy for Anaecypris hispanica.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: M.M. Coelho, M.J. Alves, M.F. Magalhães, J.A. Rodrigues, F. Ribeiro, P. Salgueiro, A.I. Mendes, P. Pichiochi, P.M. Rodrigues, M. Gromicho, J. Reis, C. Almaça (MB), L. Rogado (ICN), J. Bochechas (DGF), I.G. Cowx (UK)
Funded by the European Union (EU), and Instituto da Conservação da Natureza (ICN), Direcção-Geral das Florestas (DGF) and Museu Nacional de História Natural (Museu Bocage, MB) (ref. Life-Nature B4-3200/97/280)
Period: 1997-2000.
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The ichthyofauna of Herdade da Ribeira Abaixo (Serra de Grândola).
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: M.M. Coelho, M.F. Magalhães
Funded by the Centre for Environmental Biology (CBA/FCUL)
Period: 1997-1998.

Fish communities assessment of the hydrographic basins of the Natural Park Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: M.F. Magalhães, D. Batalha
Funded by ICN and European Union (Programa Operacional do Ambiente)
Period: 1997-1998.

Impact assessement study of Odelouca reservoir and transfer system Odelouca-Funcho: fish community analysis.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: A.M. Pires, M.J. Alves, L. Moreira da Costa
Funded by COBA/INAG
Period: 1997.

Ecotoxicological study in riparian and aquatic communities of Guadiana River basin.
Coordinator: M.L. Mathias (general) and M.J. Collares-Pereira (fish community)
Other Team members: M.M. Coelho, A.M. Pires, M. Gromicho, I. Próspero
Funded by JNICT/DGA (ref. PEAM/AMA/666/95)
Period: 1996-1998.

The impact of impoundements in the ecology and distribution of Lutra lutra in the north of Portugal.
Coordinator: M. Santos-Reis (general) and M.J. Collares-Pereira (Fish community study)
Funded by Companhia de Electricidade de Portugal
Period: 1996-1997 (1st phase); 1998-1999 (2nd phase).

A conservation strategy for Anaecypris hispanica: the most endangered freshwater fish species in Portugal.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira and I.G. Cowx (University of Hull, UK)
Funded by Windsor Treaty (British Council/CRUP - actions B-18/96 and B-63797)
Period: 1996/1997 and 1997/1998.

Anaecypris hispanica, an endemic fish in extinction. I. Update of the distribution area.
Coordinator: MJ Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: J.A. Rodrigues, L. Moreira da Costa, F. Ribeiro, L. Rogado, I.G. Cowx (UK)
Funded by Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-Estruturas de Alqueva (EDIA)
Period: 1996-1997.

The use of an endemic fish in the management of aquatic systems.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira, M.J. Alves
Funded by JNICT (ref. PEAM/C/GAG/227/93)
Period: 1994-1996.

Fish assemblages of the Natural Park of Serra de S. Mamede.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: J.A. Rodrigues
Funded by the National Conservation Authority (SNPRCN)
Period: 1994-1995.

Assessment of the two main and connected human influences, river disturbance and subsequent fish stocking, on the genetic diversity and stability of natural riverine fish populations.
Coordinator: E. Pattee (Lyon University, France) and M.J. Collares-Pereira (Portuguese team)
Other Team members: M.M. Coelho, R.M. Brito, E.M. Rodrigues
Funded by the EEC European Programme "Environment" (ref. EV5V-CT92-0097)
Period: 1993-1995.

The freshwater fish community of the Reserva Natural do Paul de Boquilobo.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: M.M. Coelho, F. Knopp Neves
Funded by the National Conservation Authority (SNPRCN) and by IUCN
Period: 1993.

Important natural areas (ANI's) for freshwater fishes in Portugal.
Coordinator: Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (NGO)
Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira, M.M. Coelho; M.J. Alves, M.F. Magalhães, J.M. Madeira
Funded by the World Wildlife Found (WWF)
Period: 1992-1993.

Riparian ecotones and fish diversity: the predictability of conceptual models and the conservation of southern lotic systems.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira, M.F. Magalhães, A.M. Pires, A.M. Geraldes, R.C. Pires, E. Sousa
Funded by JNICT (ref. PEA/115/1991)
Period: 1991-1994.

Fish and riparian ecotones in Portuguese lowland streams.
Coordinator: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: M.M. Coelho
Funded by UNESCO/MAB Programme Ecotone, subnetwork "Fish and land/inland water ecotones"
Period: 1990-1994.

Genetic diversity of fish communities in streams of different ecotone complexities.
Coordinator: M.M. Coelho
Other Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira, R.M. Brito
Funded by UNESCO/MAB Programme Ecotone, subnetwork "Fish and land/inland water ecotones"
Period: 1990-1994.

Portuguese Fish Red Data Book.
Coordinator: SNPRCN
Team member: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Funded by SNPRCN
Period: 1990-1991.

Assessment of the impact of radioactivity in the ecology of river Tejo fish communities.
Coordinator: MM Coelho
Other Team members: M.J. Collares-Pereira
Funded by the European Commission to the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologia Industrial (LNETI)
Period: 1989-1990.

The freshwater fish community of Serra da Estrela Natural Park.
Coordinator: MJ Collares-Pereira
Other Team members: J.A. Rodrigues
Funded by SNPRCN
Period: 1988-1990.

Impact and control of aquatic weeds in southern Portuguese ecosystems.

Coordinator: I. Moreira (Instituto Superior de Agronomia)
Team members (FCUL): M.J. Collares-Pereira, M.F. Magalhães
Funded by JNICT (ref. I/D-72/87/DGQA)
Period: 1987-1989.
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