Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology

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Teacher/Researcher

CBA research group(s):

Plant Diversity and Conservation


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Maria Manuela Sim-Sim

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are  biosystematics, biogeography and ecology of bryophytes from Portugal and Macaronesia.

 

Academic Qualifications

- 2007 Full Professor (University of Lisbon)

- 1995 PhD in Biology - Ecology and Systematics (University of Lisbon)

- 1982 5-year college graduation in Biology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)


Recent Publications

Luís L., Hughes S.J., Sim-Sim M. 2013. Bryofloristic evaluation of the ecological status of Madeiran streams: Towards the implementation of the European water framework directive in Macaronesia). Nova Hedwigia 96(1-2):181-204

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., 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.

Luís L., Hughes S. & Sim-Sim M. 2012. Bryofloristic evaluation of the ecological status of Madeiran streams: towards the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive in Macaronesia. Nova Hedwigia 96(1-2):181-204.

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.

Ellis L.T., Asthana A.K., Vinay S., Bansal P., Nath V., Erzberger P., Hallingbäck T., Infante M., Lazarević P., Luis L., Medina R., Ochyra R., Pande N., Papp B., Plášek V., Sabovljević M., Sawicki J., Sim-Sim M., Stebel A., Suárez G M., van Rooy J. & Phephu N. 2011. New national and regional bryophyte records, 27. Journal of Bryology 33:158-162.

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., Sergio 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.

Lobo C., Sim-Sim M., Luís L. & Stech M. 2011. Chorological data and threat status evaluation of Fissidens species (Fissidentaceae, Bryophyta) on Madeira Archipelago. Nova Hedwigia 92(1-2):121-131.

Sim-Sim M., Bergamini A., Luís L., Fontinha S., Martins S., Lobo C., Figueiredo A.C., Barroso J.G., Pedro L.G. & Stech M. 2011. Epiphytic bryophyte diversity on Madeira Island: Effects of tree species on bryophyte species richness and composition. The Bryologist 114(1):142-154.

Stech M., Werner O., González-Mancebo J.M., Patiño J., Sim-Sim M., Fontinha S., Hildebrandt I. & Ros R.M. 2011. Phylogenetic inference in Leucodon (Leucodontaceae, Bryophyta) in the North Atlantic region. Taxon 60(1):79-88.

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.

Luís L., Bergamini A., Figueira R. & Sim-Sim M. 2010. Ripicolous bryophyte commnities in Madeira Island: Patterns and determinants of species richness. Journal of Bryology 32(1):32-45.

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.

Sim-Sim M., Fontinha S., Luís L., Lobo C. & Stech M. 2010. The Selvagens Islands bryflora and its relation with islands of the Madeira and Canary Islands Archipelagos. Nova Hedwigia 138:187-199.

Stech M., Sim-Sim M., Esquivel M.G., Luís L., Fontinha S., Lobo C., Garcia C., Martins S., Vieira C., Barroso J.G., Pedro L.G. & Figueiredo A.C. 2010. Molecular, phytochemical, and morphological characterisation of the liverwort genus Radula in Portugal (mainland, Madeira, Azores). Systematics and Biodiversity 8:257-268.

Figueiredo A.C., Sim-Sim M., Barroso J., Pedro L., Esquível M.G., Fontinha S., Luís L., Martins S. & Stech M. 2009. Liverwort Radula species from Portugal: chemotaxonomical evaluation of volatiles composition. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 24(6):316-325.

Sim-Sim M., Luís L. & Stech M. 2009. Hygroamblystegium fluviatile. In: Blockeel, T.et al. New national and regional bryophyte records. Journal of Bryology 31(2):135.

Sim-Sim M., Stech M. & Esquível G. 2009. Southbya tophacea. In: Blockeel, T.et al. New national and regional bryophyte records. Journal of Bryology 31(2):137.

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.

Kürschner H., Fontinha S., Sim-Sim M. & Frey W. 2008. The Mannio-Exormothecetum pustulosae ass. nov., a xerophytic bryophyte community from Madeira and the Canary Islands/Macaronesia. Nova Hedwigia 86(3-4):445-468.

Kürschner H., Frey W, Lobo S., Luis L., Fontinha S. & Sim-Sim M. 2008. New data on bryophytes from the Ilhas Desertas (Madeira Archipelago). Nova Hedwigia 87(3-4):529-543.

Luís L., Sim-Sim M., Fontinha S. & Holyoak D. 2008. New data on riparian bryophytes of Madeira. Cryptogamie Bryologie 29(4):393-396.

Sim-Sim M., Luís L., Garcia C., Fontinha S., Lobo C., Martins S., Stech M. 2008. New data on the status of threatened bryophytes of Madeira. Journal of Bryology 30:226-228.

Stech M., Sim-Sim M., Esquível M.G., Fontinha S., Tangney R., Lobo C., Gabriel, R., Quandt, D. 2008. Explaining the 'anomalous' distribution of Echinodium (Bryopsida, Echinodiaceae): Independent evolution in Macaronesia and Australasia. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 8:282-292.

Kürschner H., Frey W., Sim-Sim M., Fontinha S., Stech M. 2007. Epiphytic bryophyte communities of the Madeiran laurel and ericaceous forests - a phytosociological analysis. Nova Hedwigia 84:333-362.

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.

Stech M., Sim-Sim M. & Frahm J.P. 2007. Campylopus (Leucobryaceae, Bryopsida) on Madeira Island - Molecular relationships and biogeographic affinities. Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft 131:91-100.

 

Ongoing Projects

  • 2013-2016- “NetBiome-CSA - Strengthening European research cooperation for smart and sustainable management of tropical and subtropical biodiversity in outermost regions and overseas countries and territories”. Coordination and support action, FP7ENV-2013. Coordenação do projeto FRC (Fundo Regional para a Ciência), Açores, Portugal. Membro do “Stakeholders panel- Regional (Atlantic)”.

  • 2010-2013 Briófitas da Ilha da Trindade, um estudo taxonômico e biogeográfico. Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – CNPq. Programa Arquipélago e Ilhas (Brasil). (MCT/CNPq N°026/2009)

  • 2010-2014 Modelação da diversidade florística e genética de criptogâmicas. Um instrumento para a gestão da floresta natural da Madeira (MadCrypto). (PTDC/AGR-CFL/111241/2009)

  • 2010-2012 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)

  • 2008-2011 BrioAtlas - Atlas of the threatened bryophytes of Portugal (EDP foundation)

  • 2011 Molecular and morphological study of Amphidium in Macraonesia. SYNTHESYS project (NL-TAF-1573)

  • Monitoring of terrestrial and fluvial ecosystem (River Tejo) to continually study the effects of the performance of a solid residues treatment plant (VALORSUL – Valorização e Tratamento de Resíduos Sólidos da Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Norte S.A.)

 

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