Papers WoS


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. (JIF2017: 6.360; 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. (JIF2017: 3.983; 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. (JIF2017: 1.787; Q2) *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. (JIF2017: 3.826; 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. (JIF2017: 3.622; 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. (JIF2017: 3.983; 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. (JIF2017: 5.742; 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. (JIF2017: 5.742; 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. (JIF2017: 2.165; 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. (JIF2017: 2.165; 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. (JIF2017: 3.622; 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. (JIF2017: 4.617; 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. (JIF2017: 4.994; 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. (JIF2017: 2.165; 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. (JIF2017: 4.003; 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. (JIF2017: 4.610; 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. (JIF2017: 4.610; 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. (JIF2017:1.203; Q3)

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. (JIF2017: 2.658; 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. (JIF2017: 5.994; 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. (JIF2017: 1.782; Q1)


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. (JIF2017: 3.983; 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. (JIF2017: 1.814; 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. (JIF2017: 1.525; 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. (JIF2017: 4.994; 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. (JIF2017: 3.983; 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. (JIF2017: 1.361; 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. (JIF2017: 2.988; 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. (JIF2017: 1.759; 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. (JIF2017: 2.165; 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 (JIF2017: 0.736; Q4) [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. (JIF2017: 1.246; 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. (JIF2017: 2.165; 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. (JIF2017: 3.983; 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. (JIF2017: 2.293; 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. (JIF2017: 3.169; 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. (JIF2017: 2.489; 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 (JIF2017: 1.361; Q3)


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. (JIF2017: 2.067; Q1)