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Position:
Senior Researcher

CBA research group(s):

Plant Diversity and Conservation


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Cecília Sérgio

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are Biodiversity, biogeography and conservation of bryophytes; Iberian bryoflora including Mediterranean, Macaronesian areas; Biomonitorization of air and water quality.

 

Academic Qualifications

- 2007 Professor in Biology, Ecology and Biosystematics

- 1997 Principal investigator

- 1980 PhD equivalent (University of Lisbon)


Recent Publications

Ellis L.T., Afonina O.M., Asthana A.K., Gupta R., Sahu V., Nath V., Batan N., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Benitez A., Erzberger P., Fedosov V.E., Gorski P., Gradstein S.R., Gremmen N., Hallingback T., Hagstrom M., Kockinger H., Lebouvier M., Meinunger L., Nemeth C., Nobis M., Nowak A., Ozdemir T., Pantovic J., Sabovljevic A., Sabovljevic M.S., Pawlikowski P., Plasek V., Cihal L., Sawicki J., Sergio C., Ministro P., Garcia C.A., Smith V.R., Stefanut S., Stow S., Suarez G.M., Flores J.R., Thouvenot L., Vana J., van Rooy J. & Zander R.H. 2014. New national and regional bryophyte records, 39. Journal of Bryology 36:134-U68.

Aranda S.C., Gabriel R., Hespanhol H.C.P. & Sérgio C. 2013. New national and regional bryophyte records, 34. 6. Didymodon umbrosus (Müll.Hal.) R.H.Zander, Azores. Journal of Bryology 35(1):65.

Ellis L.T., Aranda S.C., Asthana A.K., Bansal P., Nath V., Sahu V., Bayliss J., Asthana G., Srivastava S., Yadav S., Brugués M., Cano MJ., Dulin M.V., Fudali E., Fuertes E., Gabriel R., Pereira F., Silva J.A.F., Gradstein S.R., Hájková P., Hájek M., Heras P., Infante M., Lebouvier M., Marka J., Newsham K.K., Ochyra R., Pantovic J., Sabovljevic M.S., Phephu N., Rooy J. van, Philippov D.A., Porley RD., Puche F., Schäfer-Verwimp A., Segarra-Moragues J.G., Sérgio C., Smith V.R., Stefanutcedil S., Vána J. & Wigginton M.J. 2013. New national and regional bryophyte records, 37. Journal of Bryology 35(4):290-305.

Ellis L.T., Asthana A.K. Gupta R., Nath V., Sahu V., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Ochyra R., Cykowsk B., Calvo Aranda S., Fischer E., Gabriel R., Górski P., Gremmen N., Hespanhol H., Kurbatova L.E., Lewis Smith R.I., Long D.G., Bell D., Mogro F., Sérgio C., Garcia C.A., Stow S., Martins A., Smith V.R., Váňa J. & Vanderpoorten A. 2013. New national and regional bryophyte records 34. Journal of Bryology 35(1):62-70.

Garcia C.A., Sérgio C., Vieira C., Hespanhol H., Stow S., Sim-Sim M. & Long D. 2013. An update on the distribution of bryophyte species included in the Habitats Directive in mainland Portugal. Journal of Bryology 35(4):306-309.

Ros R.M., Mazimpaka V., Abou-Salama U., Aleffi M., Blockeel T.L., Brugués M., Cros R.M., Dia M.G., Dirkse G.M., Draper I., El Saadawi W., Erdag A., Ganeva A., Gabriel R., González-Mancebo J.M., Granger C., Herrnstadt I., Hugonnot V., Khalil K., Kürschner H., Losada-Lima A., Luís L., Mifsud S., Privitera M., Refai M.S., Sabovljevic M., Sérgio C., Shabbara H., Sim-Sim M., Sotiaux A., Tacchi R., Vanderpoorten A. & Werner O. 2013. Mosses of the Mediterranean, an annotated checklist. Cryptogamie Bryologie 34(2):99-283.

Ellis L.T., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Cykowska B., Ochyra R., Garcia C., Sérgio C., Lebouvier M., Manolaki P., Giannouris E., Kadis C., Markova I., Papp B., Szurdoki E., Peralta D.F., Plasek V., Ristow R., Sabovljevic M., Sim-Sim M., Smith V. R., Tsakiri E., Vana J., Virchenko V.M. & O.O. Barsukov. 2012. New national and regional records, 30. Journal of Bryology 34(1):45-51.

Ellis L.T., Alegro A., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Ochyra R., Bergamini A., Cogoni A., Erzberger P., Górski P., Gremmen N, Hespanhol H., Vieira C., Kurbatova L.E., Lebouvier M., Martinčič A., Asthana A.K., Gupta R., Nath V., Natcheva R., Ganeva A., Özdemir T., Batan N., Plášek V., Porley R.D., Randić M., Sawicki J., Schroder W., Sérgio C., Smith V.R., Sollman P., Ştefănuţ S., Stevenson C.R., Suárez G.M., Surina B., Uyar G., Modrič Z. 2012. New national and regional records, 31. Journal of Bryology 34(2):123-134.

Ellis L.T., Alegro A., Bansal P., Nath V., Cykowska B., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Ochyra R., Dulin M.V., Erzberger P., Garcia C., Sérgio C., Claro D., Stow S., Hedderson T.A., Hodgetts N.G., Hugonnot V.,  Kucera J., Lara F., Pertierra L., Lebouvier M., Liepina L., Mezaka A., Strazdina L., Madzule L., Reriha I., Mazooji A.,  Natcheva R., Phephu N., Philippov D.A., Plasek V., Cihal l., Pocs T., Porley  R.D., Sabovljevic M., Salimpour F., Behroozmand Motlagh M., Sharifnia F., Akhoondi  Darzikolaei S., Schafer-Verwimp A., Segota V., Shaw A.J., Sim-Sim M., Sollman P., Spitale D., Holzer A., Stebel A., Vana J., van Rooy J. & G. Voncina. 2012. New national and regional records, 32. Journal of Bryology 34(3):231-246.

Ellis L.T., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Ochyra R., Cykowska B., Dulin M.V., Ezer T., Kara R., Flores J.R., Suárez G.M., Garcia C., Martins A., Sérgio C., Garilleti R., Kırmacı M., Agcagil E., Kurbatova L.E., Lebouvier M., Papp B., Szurdoki E., Philippov D.A., Plášek V., Pócs T., Sabovljević M., Sawicki J., Sim-Sim M., Szücs P., Bidló A., Váňa J., Vigalondo B., Lara F., Draper I., Virchenko V.M. & Wolski G.J. 2012. New national and regional bryophyte records 33. Journal of Bryology 34(4):281-291.

Garcia C.A., Sérgio C., Villarreal J.C. Sim-Sim M. & Lara F. 2012. The hornworts Dendroceros Nees and Megaceros Campb. in São Tomé e Príncipe (Africa, Gulf of Guinea) with the description of Dendroceros paivae sp. nov. Cryptogamie, Bryology 33(1):3–21.

Martins A., Figueira R., Sousa A.J. & Sérgio C. 2012. Spatio-temporal patterns of Cu contamination in mosses using geostatistical estimation. Environmental Pollution 170(1):276-284.

Sérgio C., Garcia C.A., Hespanhol H., Vieira C., Stow S. & Long D. 2012. Bryophyte diversity in the Peneda Gerês National Park (Portugal): selecting Important Plant Areas (IPA) based on a new survey and past records. Botanica Complutensis 35:39-50.

Sérgio C. & Sim-Sim M. 2012. Andreaea flexuosa R. Brown bis. subsp. luisieri Sérgio & Sim-Sim, (Andreaeaceae) a new taxon from Madeira Island. Cryptogamie, Bryologie 3(3):271-277.

Vieira C., Séneca A. & Sérgio C. 2012. Floristic and ecological survey of bryophytes from Portuguese watercourses. Cryptogamie, Bryologie 33:113-134.

Vieira C., Séneca A., Sérgio C. & Ferreira M.T. 2012. Bryophyte taxonomic and functional groups as indicators of fine scale ecological gradients in mountain streams. Ecological Indicators 18:98-107.

Ellis L.T., Asthana A.K., Sahu V., Srivastava A., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Ochyra R., Chlachula J., Colotti M. T., Schiavone M. M., Hradilek Z., Jimenez M. S., Klama H., Lebouvier M., Natcheva R., Pocs T., Porley R. D., Sérgio C., Sim-Sim M., Smith V. R., Soderstrom L., Stefanut S., Suarez G. M. & Vana J. 2011. New national and regional bryophyte records 28. Journal of Bryology 33:237-247.

Ellis L.T., Darzikolaei S.A., Shirzadian S., Bakalin V.A., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Ochyra R., Claro D., Dulin M.V., Eckel P.M., Erzberger P., Eziz R., Sulayman M., Garcia C., Sérgio C., Stow S., Hedderson T., Hedenas L., Kurschner H., Li W., Nebel M., Nieuwkoop J., Philippov D.A., Plasek V., Sawicki J., Schafer-Verwimp A., Stefanut S. & Vana J. 2011. New national and regional bryophyte records, 29. Journal of Bryology 33(4):316-323.

Hespanhol H., Séneca A., Figueira R. & Sérgio C. 2011. Microhabitat effects on bryophyte species richness and community distribution on exposed rock outcrops in Portugal. Plant Ecology & Diversity 1:14.

Sérgio C.& Garcia C. 2011. Bryophyte flora of São Tomé E Príncipe Archipelago (West Africa): annotated catalogue. Cryptogamie, Bryologie 32(2):145-196.

Sérgio C., Vieira C., Claro D. & Garcia C. 2011. Conocephalum salebrosum Szweykowski, Buczkowska & Odrzykoski (Marchantiopsida): modelling the occurrence of a hygrophytic species new to the bryoflora of Portugal, Madeira and Azores. Journal of Bryology 33(1):30-34.

Sérgio C., Stow S. & Garcia C. 2011. New distribution data on Plagiomnium undulatum var. madeirense TJKop. & Sergio. Journal of Bryology 33(4):324-325.

Brugués M. & Sérgio C. 2010. On the identity of some Entosthodon species endemic to Macaronesia or the North of Africa. Cryptogamie, Bryologie 31(3):277-280.

Cardoso H.F.V., Santos A., Dias R., Garcia C., Pinto M., Sérgio C. & Magalhães T. 2010. Establishing a minimum postmortem interval of human remains in an advanced state of skeletonization using the growth rate of bryophytes and plant roots. International Journal of Legal Medicine 24(5):451-456.

Figueiredo A.C., Garcia C., Sim-Sim M., Sérgio C., Pedro L.G. & Barroso J.G. 2010. Volatiles from Plicanthus hirtellus (F.Weber) R.M. Schust. and Radula boryana (F.Weber) Nees (Hepaticae) grown in São Tomé e Príncipe Archipelago. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 25(4):219-222.

Fontinha S., Sim-Sim M. & Sérgio C. 2010. The genus Porella (Porellaceae, Marchantiophyta) in Madeira Archipelago: ecological and morphological approaches. Nova Hedwigia 138:297-310.

Garcia C., Vieira C. &  Sérgio C. 2010. New data about the extinct liverwort Porella pinnata L. (Porellaceae, Jungermanniales, Hepaticae) in Portugal. Cryptogamie Bryologie 31(1):101-105.

Hespanhol  H., Séneca  A., Figueira R. & Sérgio C. 2010.  Bryophyte-environment relationships in rock outcrops of North-western Portugal: the importance of micro and macro-scale variables.  Cryptogamie, Bryologie 31(2):147-161.

Reis A.P., Patinha C., Ferreira Da Silva E., Sousa A., Figueira R., Sérgio C.& Novais V. 2010. Assessment of human exposure to environmental heavy metals in soils and bryophytes of the central region of Portugal. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 20(2):87–113.

Sérgio C., Sim-Sim M. & Luís L. 2010. Atrichum androgynum (Müll.Hal.) A.Jaeger in Portugal, Azores and Madeira, new to the European bryoflora. Cryptogamie, Bryologie 31(3):281-288.

Sérgio C., Stow S., Brugués M. & Cros R.M. 2010. Entosthodon mouretii Corb. Jelenc in Portugal. New areas of occurrence worldwide. Journal of Bryology 32(3):239-241.

Blockeel TL., Passos Bastos C.J., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Ochyra R., Dulin M.V., Fovet L., Garcia C., Hedenäs L., Hugonnot V., Kırmacı M., Koponen T., Lebouvier M., Martins A., Müller F., Sabovljević M., Lakušić D., Schäfer-Verwimp A., Sérgio C., Surina B. & Yayintaş ÖT. 2009. New national and regional bryophyte records, 22. Journal of Bryology 31(3):201-210.

Figueira R., Tavares P.C., Palma L., Beja P. & Sérgio C. 2009. Application of indicator kriging to the complementary use of bioindicators at three trophic levels. Environmental Pollution 157:2689-2696.

Sérgio C. & Sérgio C. 2009. Noteworthy range extensions of two Aneura (Jungermanniopsida, Metzgeriales) species new for the Iberian Peninsula: Aneura maxima (Schiffn.) Steph. and A. pseudopinguis (Herzog) Pócs. Cryptogamie Bryologie 30:207-215.

Sérgio C., Casas C., Brugués M., Cros R.M., & Louro T. 2009. New localities for Bryum cyclophyllum (Schwägr.) Bruch & Schimp. in the Iberian Peninsula. Bryologist 112(1):169-172.

Stech M., Sim-Sim M., Martins S. & Sérgio C. 2009. Plagiomnium undulatum var. madeirense. In: Blockeel, T.et al. New national and regional bryophyte records. Journal of Bryology 31(2):136.

Blockeel T.L., Abay G., Bakalin V.A., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Ochyra R., Çetin B., Cykowska B., Fuertes E., Hespanhol H., Holyoak D.T., Hradílek Z., Keçeli T., Kürschner H., Larraín J., Long D.G., Parolly G., Piątek J., Piątek M., Rams S., Ros R.M., Séneca A., Sérgio C., Soldaán Z., Ştefanuţ S., Uyar G., Váňa J. & Tonguç Yayintaş Ö. 2008. New national and regional bryophyte records, 19. Journal of Bryology 30(3):231-237.

Garcia C., Sérgio C. & Jansen J. 2008. The bryophyte Flora of Natural Park of Serra da Estrela (Portugal). Conservation and biogeographical approaches. Cryptogamie Bryologie 29:49-73.

Hespanhol H., Séneca A. & Sérgio C. 2008. Grimmia tergestina Tomm. Ex Bruch & Schimp. In: Bryological notes. New national and regional records, 19. Journal of Bryology 30:232-233.

Figueira R., Sérgio C., Lopes J.L. & Sousa A.J. 2007. Detection of exposition risk to arsenic in Portugal assessed by air deposition in biomonitors and water contamination. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 210:393-397.

Neto C., Capelo J., Costa J.C. & Sérgio C. 2007. The Adiantetea class on the cliffs of SW Portugal. Phytocoenologia 37(2):2221-2237.

Ros M.R., Mazimpaka V., Abou-Salama U., Aleffi M., Blockeel T.L., Brugués M., Cano M.J., Cros R.M., Dia M.G., Dirkse G.M., El-Saadawi W., Erdag A., Ganeva A., González-Mancebo J.M., Herrnstadt I., Khalil K., Kürschner H., Lanfranco E., Losada-Lima A., Refai M.S., Rodriguez-Nuñez S., Sabovljevic M., Sérgio C., Shabbara H., Sim-Sim M. & Söderström L. 2007. Hepatics and Anthocerotes of the Mediterranean, an annotated checklist. Cryptogamie Bryologie 28:351-437.

Sérgio C., Figueira R., Draper D., Menezes R. & Sousa A.J. 2007. The use of herbarium data for the assessment of red list categories: Modelling bryophyte distribution based on ecological information. Biological Conservation 135:341-351.

Vieira C., Luis L., Séneca A., Sim-Sim M. & Sérgio C. 2007. New national and regional bryophyte records: Radula holtii in Portugal. Journal of Bryology 26:307.

Vieira C., Sérgio C. & Séneca A. 2007. Some remarkable bryophytes from the aquatic habitats in northwestern Portugal. Cryptogamie Bryologie 28:281-287.


Ongoing Projects

  • BrioAtlas - Atlas of the threatened bryophytes of Portugal (EDP foundation)
  • Cryptosensors/Lisbon– Monitorization of the atmospheric pollution in the biosphere of Lisbon and South Margin of Tagus river using biosensors (PTDC/AAC-AMB/105037/2008)

     

    Other Information

    Committees Membership
    IUCN SSC bryophyte specialist group
    ECCB- European Committee for Conservation of Bryophytes