Salomé Menezes

PhD, CESAM/Department of Biology
University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal)

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Supervisor: Dr. Donald Baird

I am mainly interested in the study of freshwater macroinvertebrate communities of different climatic regions, aiming to test if more generic approaches can be applied in the prediction of sensitivities to land-use changes. I am mainly focusing in agricultural stressors like pesticides, nutrient input and sedimentation and in highlighting differential sensitivities to these stressors by using species traits. This project is currently being undertaken simultaneously in Portugal/Spain (under the supervision of Amadeu Soares), Canada (leading me to work in collaboration with the CRI and UNB under the supervision of Donald Baird) and Costa Rica (a collaboration with IRET/National University and supervision by Luisa Castillo).

Previous research work led me to participate in the project CONTROL - Cost-Effective Methods for the Monitorization of Environmental Contamination and Risk Assessment in the Coastal Zone and Estuaries. Work was carried out in the University of Aveiro (with Amadeu Soares) and in the Center for Environmental Research of the University of Sessex - Brighton, U.K. (with Mika Peck).


Menezes S, AMVM Soares, L Guilhermino, MR Peck. 2006. Biomarker responses of the estuarine brown shrimp Crangon crangon L. to non-toxic stressors: Temperature, salinity and handling stress effects. J. Exp. Mar. Biology and Ecol. 335: 114-122.


Menezes S, A Soares, D Baird, L Castillo. 2007. Comparison of aquatic macroinvertebrate assemblages across different climatic regions: can generic approaches be applied in sensitivity prediction?. SECOTOX 2007 & CEMEPE. Skiathos, Greece.

Menezes S, AMVM Soares, DJ Baird, L Castillo. 2007. Do tropical and temperate aquatic ecosystems respond similarly to intensive agriculture? A comparison of macroinvertebrate assemblage responses across different climatic regions. SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting. Porto, Portugal.

Menezes S, AMVM Soares, L Guilhermino, MR Peck. 2004 Enzyme activities of the shrimp Crangon crangon as biomarkers of fuel oil exposure: development of an in situ toxicity test. SETAC Europe 14th Annual Meeting. Prague, Czech Republic.

Menezes S, L Guilhermino, AMVM Soares, MR Peck. 2003. An early warning in situ estuarine toxicity test using the shrimp Crangon crangon: combining biomarkers and ecologically relevant endpoints. SETAC Europe 13th Annual Meeting. Hamburg, Germany.

Menezes S, E Ferreira, MR Cunha. 2002. The assemblages of peracaridan Crustacea from two salt marshes in Ria de Aveiro (NW Portugal). XII Simposio Ibérico de Estudios del Bentos Marino. Oct. 22-25, 2002, La Línea, Spain.


Ferreira E, S Menezes, MR Cunha. 2002. New records of peracaridan Crustacea in two salt marshes from Ria de Aveiro (NW Portugal). XII Simposio Ibérico de Estudios del Bentos Marino. Oct. 22-25, 2002, La Línea, Spain.