Manuel Graça

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Email: 
mgraca@ci.uc.pt
Pole: 
MARE - UCoimbra
Role: 
Researcher
Qualifications: 
Aggregation
Research group: 
River Basins
Research lines: 
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Environmental Risk
Technological Tools for Exploration and Monitoring

Activity summary

I am interested in understanding: (1) The general ecology of small streams. (2) Factors ruling the the transference of energy and materials from the leaf litter to the consumers. Therefore, my studies include chemical changes in decomposing leaves, the ecology of the decomposers (aquatic hyphomycetes) and animals feeding on detritus. (3) Finally, I am interested in developing, improving and applying tools to assess environmental quality and the effect of pollutants in receiving system