Papers WoS

Rivaes, R.P., Feio, M.J., Almeida, S.F.P., Vieira, C., Calapez, A.R., Mortágua, A., Gebler, D., Lozanovska, I., Aguiar, F.C. 2021. Multi-biologic group analysis for an ecosystem response to longitudinal river regulation gradients. Science of The Total Environment 767: 144327. JIF2020: 7.963; Q1)


Lozanovska, I., Rivaes, R., Vieira, C., Ferreira, M.T., Aguiar, F.C. 2020. Streamflow regulation effects in the Mediterranean rivers: how far and to what extent aquatic and riparian communities are affected? Science of the Total Environment  749: 141616. (JIF2020: 7.963: 6.551; Q1)

Lozanovska, I., Bejarano, M.D., Martins, M. J., Nilsson, C., Ferreira, M.T., Aguiar, F.C. 2020. Functional diversity of riparian woody vegetation is less affected by river regulation in the Mediterranean than boreal region. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:857.  (JIF2020: 5.753; Q1)

Riis, T.,  Kelly-Quinn, M., Aguiar, F.C., Manolaki, P., Bruno, D., Bejarano, M.D., Clerici, N., Fernandes, M.R., Franco, J.C., Pettit, N., Portela, A.P., Tammeorg, O., Tammeorg, P., Rodríguez-González, P.M., Dufour, S. 2020. Global Overview of Ecosystem Services Provided by Riparian Vegetation, BioScience, biaa041, (JIF2020: 8.589; Q1)

Fernandes, M.R., Aguiar, F.C., Martins, M.J., Rico, N., Ferreira, M.T., Correia, A.C. 2020.  Carbon Stock Estimations in a Mediterranean Riparian Forest: A Case Study Combining Field Data and UAV Imagery. Forests11, 376. (JIF2020: 2.633; Q1)

Fernandes, M.R., Aguiar, F.C., Martins, M.J., Rivaes, R., Ferreira, M.T. 2020. Long-term human-generated alterations of Tagus River: Effects of hydrological regulation and land-use changes in distinct river zones. CATENA, 188, 104466. (JIF2020: 5.198; Q1)


Aguiar, F.C., Fernandes, M.R., Martins, M.J., Ferreira, M.T. 2019. Effects of a Large Irrigation Reservoir on Aquatic and Riparian Plants: A History of Survival and Loss. Water 11: 2379. (JIF2020: 3.103; Q1)


Cerdeira, J.O., Monteiro-Henriques, T., Martins, M.J., Silva, P.C., Alagador, D., Franco, A.M.A., Campagnolo, M.L., Arsénio, P., Aguiar, F.C., Cabeza, M. 2018. Revisiting niche fundamentals with Tukey depth. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9:23492361. (JIF2020: 6.514; Q1)

Lozanovska, I., Ferreira, M.T., Aguiar, F.C. 2018. Functional diversity assessment in riparian forests – Multiple approaches and trends: A review. Ecological Indicators 95: 781-793. (JIF2020: 4.958; Q1)

Umetsu, C.A., Aguiar, F.C*, Ferreira, M.T., Cancian, L.F., Camargo, A.F.M. 2018. Addressing bioassessment of tropical rivers using macrophytes: the case of Itanhaém Basin, São Paulo, Brazil. Aquatic Botany 150: 53-63. (JIF2020: 2.473; Q1) *corresponding author

Aguiar, F.C., Bentz, J., Silva, J. M.N., Fonseca, A. L., Swart, R., Santos, F.D., Penha-Lopes, G. 2018. Adaptation to climate change at local level in Europe: An overview. Environmental Science & Policy 86: 38-63. (JIF2020: 5.581; Q1)

Lozanovska, I., Ferreira, M.T., Segurado, P., Aguiar, F.C. 2018. Limited resilience in hotspots of functional richness: the Mediterranean riparian shrublands. Aquatic Sciences 80:25. (JIF2020: 2.744; Q1)

Santos, A., Fernandes, M.R., Aguiar, F.C., Branco, M., Ferreira, M.T. 2018. Effects of riverine landscape changes on pollination services: a case study on the River Minho, Portugal. Ecological Indicators 89:656-666. (JIF2020: 4.958; Q1)

Aguiar, F.C., Segurado, P., Martins, M.J., Bejarano, M.D., Nilsson, C., Portela, M.M., Merritt, D. 2018. The abundance and distribution of guilds of riparian woody plants change in response to land use and flow regulation. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2227-2240. (JIF2020: 6.528; Q1)

Bejarano, M.D., Nilsson, C., Aguiar, F.C. 2018. Riparian plant guilds become simpler and most likely fewer following flow regulation. Journal of Applied Ecology 55:365–376. (JIF2020: 6.528; Q1)

O’Hare, M.T., Aguiar, F.C., Asaeda, T., Bakker, E.S., Chambers, P.A., Clayton, J.S., Elger, A., Ferreira, T.M., Gross, E.M., Gunn, I.D.M., Gurnell, A.M., Hellsten, S., Hofstra, D.E., Li, W., Mohr, S., Puijalon, S., Szoszkiewicz, K., Willby, N.J., Wood, K.A. 2018. Plants in aquatic ecosystems: current trends and future directions. Hydrobiologia 812:1-11. (JIF2020: 2.694; Q1)

Vieira, C., Aguiar, F.C., Portela, P., Monteiro, J., Raven, P.J., Holmes, N.H.T., Cambra, J., Flor-Arnau, N., Chauvin, C., Loriot, S., Feret, T., Dörflinger, G., Germ, M., Kuhar, U., Papastergiadou, E., Manolaki, P., Minciardi, M.R., Munné, A., Urbanic, G., Ferreira, M.T. 2018. Bryophyte communities of Mediterranean Europe: a first approach to model their potential distribution in highly-seasonal rivers. Hydrobiologia 812: 27-43. (JIF2020: 2.694; Q1)


Feio, M.J., Almeida, S., Aguiar, F.C. 2017. Functional associations between microalgae, macrophytes and invertebrates distinguish river types. Aquatic Sciences 79: 909–923. (JIF2020: 2.744; Q1)


Bejarano, M., Maroto, J., Nilsson, C., Aguiar, FC. 2016. Traits of riparian woody plants responding to hydrological and hydraulic conditions: a northern Swedish database. Ecology 97: 2892. (JIF2020: 5.499; Q1)

Aguiar, F.C., Martins, M. J., Silva, P.C., Fernandes, M.R. 2016. Riverscapes downstream of hydropower dams: Effects of altered flows and historical land-use change. Landscape and Urban Planning 153: 83-98. (JIF2020: 6.142; Q1)


Vieira, C., Aguiar, F.C., Ferreira, M.T. 2014. The relevance of bryophytes in the macrophyte-based reference conditions in Portuguese rivers. Hydrobiologia 737: 245-264. (JIF2020: 2.694: 2.385; Q1)

Fernandes, M.R., Aguiar, F.C., Silva, J.M.N., Ferreira, M.T., Pereira, J.M.C. 2014. Optimal attributes for the object-based detection of giant reed in riparian habitats: A comparative study between Airborne High Spatial Resolution and WorldView-2 imagery. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 32: 79–91. (JIF2020: 4.650; Q1)

Aguiar, F.C., Segurado, P., Urbanic, G., Cambra, J., Chauvin, C., Ciadamidaro, S., Dörflinger, G., Ferreira, J., Germ, M., Manolaki, P., Minciardi, M.R., Munné, A., Papastergiadou, E., Ferreira, M.T. 2014. Comparability of river quality assessment using macrophytes: a multi-step procedure to overcome biogeographical differences. Science of the Total Environment 476–477: 757-767. (JIF2020: 7.963; Q1)

Feio, M.J., Aguiar, F.C., Almeida, S., Ferreira, J., Ferreira, M.T. et al. 2014. Least disturbed conditions for European Mediterranean rivers. Science of the Total Environment. 476–477: 745-756. (JIF2020: 7.963; Q1)


Aguiar, F.C.F., Ferreira, M.T. 2013. Plant invasions in the rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, South-Western Europe – a review. Plant Biosystems 147: 1107-1119. (JIF2020:1.854)

Aguiar, F.C., Cerdeira, J.O., Martins, M.J., Ferreira, M.T. 2013. Riparian forests of Southwest Europe: are functional trait and species composition assemblages constrained by environment?. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 628–638. (JIF2020: 2.685; Q1)

Fernandes, M.R., Aguiar, F.C., Silva, J.M.N., Ferreira, M.T., Pereira, J.M.C. 2013. Spectral discrimination of giant reed (Arundo donax L.): a seasonal study in riparian areas. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 80:80-90. (JIF2020: 8.979; Q1)

Fernandes, M.R., Aguiar, F.C., Pereira, J.M., Ferreira, M.T. 2013. Spectral separability of riparian forests from small and medium-sized rivers across a latitudinal gradient using multispectral imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(7): 2375-2401. (JIF2019: 3.151; Q2)


Feio, M.J., Aguiar, F.C., Almeida, S.F.P., Ferreira, M.T. 2012. AQUAFLORA: a predictive model based on diatoms and macrophytes for streams water quality assessment. Ecological Indicators 18: 586-598. (JIF2020: 4.958; Q1)

Dodkins, I., Aguiar, F., Rivaes, R., Rodríguez-González, P., Albuquerque, A., Ferreira, M.T. 2012. Measuring ecological change of aquatic macrophytes in Mediterranean Rivers. Limnologica: Ecology and Management of Inland Waters 42: 95-107. (JIF2020: 2.093; Q2)


Aguiar, F.C., Fernandes, M.R., Ferreira, M.T. 2011. Riparian vegetation metrics as tools for guiding ecological restoration in riverscapes. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 402, 21. (JIF2020: 1.677; Q2)

Fernandes, M.R., Aguiar, F.C., Ferreira, M.T. 2011. Assessing riparian vegetation structure and the influence of land use using landscape metrics and geostatistical tools. Landscape and Urban Planning 99(2): 166-177. (JIF2020: 6.142; Q1)

Aguiar, F.C., Feio, M.J., Ferreira, M.T. 2011. Choosing the best method for stream bioassessment using macrophyte communities: indices and predictive models. Ecological Indicators 11(2): 379-388. (JIF2020: 4.958; Q1)


Aguiar, F.C., Ferreira, M.T., Albuquerque, A., Rodríguez-González, P., Segurado, P. 2009. Structural and functional responses of riparian vegetation to human disturbance: performance and spatial-scale dependence. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 175(3):249-267. (JIF2020: 1.148; Q3)


Aguiar, F.C., Ferreira, M.T., Albuquerque, A., Moreira, I. 2007. Alien and endemic flora on reference and non-reference sites from Mediterranean type-streams of Portugal. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 17: 335-347. (JIF2020: 2.771; Q1)


Aguiar, F.C, Ferreira, M.T., Albuquerque, A. 2006. Patterns of exotic and native plant species richness and cover along a semi-arid Iberian river and across its floodplain. Plant Ecology 184:189-202. (JIF2020: 1.854; Q2)

Bernez, I., Aguiar, F., Violle, C., Ferreira, T. 2006. Invasive river plants from Portuguese floodplains: what can species attributes tell us? Hydrobiologia 570:3-9. (JIF2020: 2.694; Q1)

Ferreira, M.T., Aguiar, F.C. 2006. Riparian and aquatic vegetation in Mediterranean-type streams (western Iberia). The Ecology of the Iberian inland waters: Homage to Ramon Margalef. Limnetica 25(1-2): 411-424.
ISSN: 0213-8409 (JIF2020: 1.33; Q3) [Link]


Aguiar, F.C., Ferreira, M.T., Albuquerque, A., Bernez, I. 2005. Invasibility patterns of knotgrass (Paspalum distichum) in Portuguese riparian habitats. Weed Technology 19(3): 509-516. (JIF2020: 1.884; Q2)

Bernez, I., Ferreira, M.T., Albuquerque, A., Aguiar, F. 2005. Relations between river plant richness in the Portuguese floodplains and the widespread water knotgrass (Paspalum paspalodes). Hydrobiologia 551:121-130. (JIF2020: 2.694; Q1)

Ferreira, M.T., Rodríguez-González, P., Aguiar, F.C., Albuquerque A. 2005. Assessing biotic integrity in Iberian rivers: development of a multimetric plant index. Ecological Indicators 5:137-149. (JIF2020: 4.958; Q1)

Aguiar, F.C., Ferreira, M.T. 2005. Human-disturbed landscapes: effects on composition and integrity of riparian woody vegetation in Tagus river basin, Portugal. Environmental Conservation, 32(1): 30-41. (JIF2020: 3.012; Q2)

Ferreira MT, Aguiar, F.C, Nogueira, C. 2005. Changes of riparian woods over space and time: influence of environment and land use. Forest Ecology & Management 212: 145-159. (JIF2020: 3.558; Q1)


Aguiar, F.C., Ferreira, M.T., Pinto, P. 2002. Relative influence of environmental variables on macroinvertebrate assemblages from an Iberian basin. Journal of The North American Benthological Society 21(1): 43-53. (JIF2019: 1.821; Q1)

Ferreira, M.T., Albuquerque, A., Aguiar, F.C., Sidorkewicz, N. 2002. Assessing reference sites and ecological quality of river plant assemblages from an Iberian basin using a multivariate approach. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 155(1): 121-145.
ISSN: 00039136 (JIF2020: 1.148; Q3) (now Fundamental and Applied Limnology)


Aguiar, F.C., Moreira, I., Ferreira, M.T. 2001. Exotic and native vegetation establishment following channelization of a western Iberian river. Regulated Rivers: Research and Management 17: 509-526. (now Rivers Research and Applications) (JIF2020: 2.443; Q1)


Fonseca, A., Zina, V., Duarte, G., Aguiar, F.C., Rodríguez-González, P.M., Ferreira, M.T., Fernandes, M.R. (submitted). Riparian Ecological Infrastructures: Their Potential for Biodiversity and Related Ecosystem Services in Human-dominated Landscapes.

Dufour, S. et al. (submitted 7.07.2021). Bringing the margin to the focus: 10 challenges for riparian vegetation.

Rivaes R.P., Feio M. J., Almeida S. F. P., Calapez A. R., Sales M., Gebler D., Lozanovska I., Aguiar F. C. (submitted). River ecosystem endangerment from climate-changed regulated flow regimes.