Bramatti, I., Matos, B., Figueiredo, N., Branco, V., Martins, M. (2022). Interaction of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon compounds in fish primary hepatocytes: From molecular mechanisms to genotoxic effects. Science of the Total Environment, 158783. DOI:

Parsai, T., Figueiredo, N., Dalvi, V., Martins, M., Malik, A., Kumar, A. (2022). Implication of Microplastics Toxicity on Functioning of Microalgae in Aquatic System, Vol. 308. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119626

Barbosa, V., (...), Carvalho, M. L., Martins, M., Marques,A. (2022). Physicochemical Properties of Iodine and Selenium Biofortified Sparus Aurata and Cyprinus Carpio during Frozen Storage. Food Chemistry, vol. 397. DOI:


Lobo-Arteaga, J., Tuaty-Guerra, M., & Gaudêncio, M. J. (2021). Integrative Taxonomy Reveals That the Marine Brachyuran Crab Pyromaia tuberculata (Lockington, 1877) Reached Eastern Atlantic. Diversity, 13(6), 225.

Nunes, A.,Gonçalves, L., Marto, J., Martins, A. M., Silva, A.N., Pinto, P., Martins, M., Fraga, C., Ribeiro, H.M. (2021). Investigation of Olive Oil Industry By-Products Extracts with Potential Skin Benefits in Tropical Formulations. Pharmaceuticals.

Figueiredo, N., Matos, B., Diniz, M., Branco, V., Martins, M. (2021). Marine Fish Primary Hepatocyte Isolation and Culture: New Insights to Enzymatic Dissociation Pancreatin Digestion. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 18, 1380.

Branco, V., Matos, B., Mourato, C., Diniz, M., Carvalho, C., Martins, M. (2021). Synthesis of glutathione as a central aspect of PAH toxicity in liver cells: A comparison between phenanthrene, Benzo[b]Fluoranthene and their mixtures. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 208: 111637.

V. Barbosa, A.L. Maulvault, P. Anacleto, M. Santos, M. Mai, H. Oliveira, I. Delgado, I. Coelho, M. Barata, R. Araújo‐Luna, L. Ribeiro, P. Eljasik, M. Sobczak, J. Sadowski, A. Tórz, R. Panicz, J. Dias, P. Pousão-Ferreira, M.L. Carvalho, M. Martins, A. Marques.  Effects of steaming on health-valuable nutrients from fortified farmed fish: Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) and common carp (Cyprinus carpio) as case studies. Food Chem. Toxicol., 152 (2021), p. 112218.

Ventura M., Cavaco H., Delgado I., Coelho I., Gueifão S., Martins M., Costa M.H., Matos A., “The occurrence of inorganic contaminants in ‘tronchuda’ cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. costata DC.) after large forest fires in Portugal,” Int. J. Environ. Anal. Chem., pp. 1–17, 2021

Andriolo U, Gonçalves G, Rangel-Buitrago N, Paterni M, Bessa F, Gonçalves L, Sobral P, Bini M, Duarte D, Fontán-Bouzas A, Gonçalves,  Kataoka T, Luppichini M, Pinto L, Topouzelis K, Vélez-Mendoza A, Merlino S, 2021. Drones for litter mapping: An inter-operator concordance test in marking beached items on aerial images. Marine Pollution Bulletin,169, 112542.

Fragão J, Bessa F, Otero V, Barbosa A, Sobral P, Waluda CM, Guímaro HR, Xavier JC, 2021. Microplastics and other anthropogenic particles in Antarctica: Using penguins as biological samplers. Science of The Total Environment, 788, 147698.

Pires A, Sobral P. Application of failure mode and effects analysis to reduce microplastic emissions. Waste Management & Research. 2021;39(5):744-753. doi:10.1177/0734242X211003133

Pequeno J, Antunes J, Dhimmer V, Bessa F and Sobral P, 2021. Microplastics in marine and estuarine species from the coast of Portugal. Front. Environ. Sci. 9:579127.

Galgani, F., Brien, A.S., Weis, J., Ioakeimidis, C., Schuyler, Q., Makarenko, I., Griffiths, H., Bondareff, J., Vethaak, D., Deidun, A., Sobral, P., Topouzelis, K., Vlahos, P., Lana, F., Hassellov, M., Gerigny, O., Arsonina, B., Ambulkar, A., Azzaro, M., Bebianno, M.J., 2021. Are litter, plastic and microplastic quantities increasing in the ocean? Microplastics and Nanoplastics 1, 2.

Bianca Reis, Pieter van der Linden, Isabel Sousa Pinto, Emanuel Almada, Maria Teresa Borges, Alice E. Hall, Rick Stafford, Roger J.H. Herbert, Jorge Lobo-Arteaga, Maria José Gaudêncio, Miriam Tuaty-Guerra, Océane Ly, Valentin Georges, Mariane Audo, Nassim Sebaibi, Mohamed Boutouil, Elena Blanco-Fernandez, João N. Franco (2021) Artificial reefs in the North –East Atlantic area: Present situation, knowledge gaps and future perspectives. Ocean & Coastal Management, 213: 105854


Barbosa, V., Maulvault, A., Anacleto, P., Santos, M., Mai, Mónica, Oliveira, H., Delgado, I., Coelho, I., Barata, M., Araújo-Luna, R., Ribeiro, L., Eljasik, P., Sobczak, M., Sadowski, J., Tórz, A., Panicz, R., Dias, J., Pousão-Ferreira, P., Carvalho, M.L., Martins, M., Marques, A. (2020). Enriched feeds with iodine and selenium from natural and sustainable sources to modulate farmed gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) and common carp (Cyprinus carpio) fillets elemental nutritional value. Food and Chem. Toxicol. 140: 111330. DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2020.111330.

Ventura, M., Cardoso, C., Bandarra, N.M., Delgado, I., Coelho, I., Gueifão, S., Martins, M., Costa, M.H., Castanheira, I. (2020). Effect of season and proximate composition on the Br, As, Cd and Pb contents in different kinds of key foods consumed in Portugal. Int. J. Food Science. Technol. 55, 2219-2231. DOI: 10.1111/ijfs.14475

Matos, B., Martins, M., Samamed, A.C., Sousa, D., Ferreira, I., Diniz, M.S. (2020). Toxicity Evaluation of Quantum Dots (ZnS and CdS) Singly and Combined in Zebrafish (Danio rerio). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(1): 232. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17010232.

Andriolo, U., Gonçalves, G., Bessa, F., Sobral, P. (2020). Mapping marine litter on coastal dunes with unmanned aerial systems: A showcase on the Atlantic Coast, Science of the Total Environment, , 736, 139632,

Leite, B. R., Vieira, P. E., Teixeira, M. A. L., Lobo-Arteaga, J., Hollatz, C., Borges, L. M. S., Duarte, S., Troncoso, J., Costa, F. O. (2020). Gap-analysis and annotated reference library for supporting macroinvertebrate metabarcoding in Atlantic Iberia. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 101307.

Rodrigues, D., Antunes, J., Otero, V., Sobral, P., Costa, M. H. (2020). Distribution Patterns of Microplastics in Seawater Surface at a Portuguese Estuary and Marine Park. Front. Environ. Sci. 8:582217.

Gonçalves, G., Andriolo, U., Gonçalves, L., Sobral, P., Bessa, F. (2020). Quantifying Marine Macro Litter Abundance on a Sandy Beach using Unmanned Aerial Systems and Object-Oriented Machine Learning Methods. Remote Sensing, 12(16), 2599.

Andriolo, U., Gonçalves, G., Sobral, P., Fontán-Bouzas, A., Bessa, F. (2020). Beach-dune morphodynamics and marine macro-litter abundance: An integrated approach with Unmanned Aerial System. Science of The Total Environment, 749, 141474.

Carletti, A., Cardoso, C., Juliao, D., Lobo-Arteaga, J, Chainho, P., Dionísio, M. A., ... & Gavaia, P. J. (2020). Biopotential of Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata) and Tunicates (Chordata) from the Western Coast of Portugal for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Illnesses. In Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings (Vol. 61, No. 1, p. 13).


Martins, M., Mieiro, C.I., da Silva, M., Coelho, J.P., Lopes, C.B., Alves da Silva, A., Alves, J., Pereira, E., Pardal, M., Costa, M.H., Pacheco, M. (2019). Advances on assessing nanotoxicity in marine fish - the pros and cons of combining an ex vivo approach and histopathological analysis in gills. Aquatic Toxicology. 217: 105322. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.105322.

Gonçalves, C., Martins, M., Sobral, P., Costa, P. M., Costa, M. H. (2019). An assessment of the ability to ingest and eliminate polystyrene microplastics by filter-feeders: A case study with the Mediterranean mussel. Environmental Pollution. 245: 600-606. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.11.038.


Abidli, S., Antunes, J., Ferrreira, J.L., Lahbib, Y., Sobral, P., Trigui, E.l., Menif, N. (2018) Microplastics in sediments from the litoral zone of the north Tunisian coast (Mediterranean Sea). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 205: 1-9.

Antunes, J., Frias, J., Sobral, P. (2018). Microplastics on the Portuguese coast. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 294-302.

Chagnon, C., Thiel, M., Antunes, J., Ferreira, J.L., Sobral, P., Ory, N.C. (2018). Plastic ingestion and trophic transfer between Easter Island flying fish (Cheilopogon rapanouiensis) and yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) from Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Environmental Pollution. 243: 127-133.

Cuevas, N., Rodrigo, A., Martins, M., Martins, C., Costa, M.H., Costa, P.M. (2018). Exploration on the ecological role of toxin secretion and delivery in jawless predatory Polychaeta. Scientific Reports. 8: 7635. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-26031-1. 

Cuevas, N., Martins, M., Costa, P.M. (2018). Risk Assessment of pesticides in estuaries: a review addressing the persistence of an old problem in complex environments. Ecotoxicology. DOI: 10.1007/s10646-018-1910-z. 

Gonçalves, C., Martins, M., Costa, M.H., Costa, P.M. (2018). Development of a method for the detection of polystyrene microplastics in paraffin‑embedded histological sections. Histochemistry and Cell Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00418-017-1613-1.

Martins, M., Silva, A., Costa, M.H., Miguel, C., Costa, P.M. (2018). Co-exposure to environmental carcinogens in vivo trigger neoplasia-related hallmarks in low-genotoxicity events, even after removal of insult. Scientific Reports. 8: 3649. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21975-w. 

Rodrigo, A., Martins, C., Costa, M. H., Alves de Matos, A. P., Costa, P. M. (2018). A morphoanatomical approach to the adaptive features of the skin and proboscis of a marine Polychaeta: Eulalia viridis (Phyllodocida: Phyllodocidae). Journal of Anatomy. DOI: 10.1111/joa.12870.


Caeiro, C., Vaz-Fernandes, P., Martinho, A. P., Costa, P. M., Silva, M. J., Lavinha, J., Dias, C. M., Machado, A., Castanheira, I. Costa, M. H. (2017). Environmental risk assessment in a contaminated estuary: An integrated weight of evidence approach as a decision support tool. Elsevier Ocean & Coastal Management, 143 (1): 51-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.09.026.

Lobo, J., Shokralla, S.; Costa, M. H., Mehrdad, H., Costa, F. (2017). DNA metabarcoding for high-throughput monitoring of estuarine macrobenthic communities. Scientific Repors. 7: 15618. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15823-6.

Lobo, J., Ferreira, M., Antunes, I.C, Teixeira, M., Borges, L., Sousa, R., Gomes, P., Costa, M.H., Cunha, M.R., Costa, F.O. (2017). Contrasting morphological and DNA barcode-suggested species boundaries among shallow-water amphipod fauna from the southern European Atlantic coast. Genome 60(2):147-157. DOI:10.1139/gen-2016-0009.


Borges, L M. S., Hollatz, C., Lobo, J., Cunha, A. M., Vilela, A P., Calado, G., Coelho, R, Costa, A. C., Ferreira, M. S. G., Costa, M. H., Costa, F. O. (2016). With a little help from DNA barcoding: investigating the diversity of Gastropoda from the Portuguese coast. Scientific Reports. 6: 20226. DOI:10.1038/srep20226.

Lobo, J., Teixeira, M., Borges, L., Ferreira, M., Hollatz, C., Gomes, P., Sousa, R., Ravara, A., Costa, M.H., Costa, F.O. (2016). Starting a DNA barcode reference library for shallow water polychaetes from the southern European Atlantic coast. Molecular Ecology Resources. 16(1):298–313. DOI:10.1111/1755-0998.12441.

Martins, M., Santos, J.M., Costa, M.H., Costa, P.M. (2016). Applying quantitative and semi-quantitative histopathology to address the interaction between sediment-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in fish gills. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 131:164-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2016.04.019. 

Martins, M., Ferreira, A.M., Costa, M.H., Costa, P.M. (2016). Comparing the genotoxicity of potentially carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic PAH, singly, and in binary combination, on peripheral blood cells of the European sea bass. Environmental Toxicology. 31, 11: 1307-1318. DOI: 10.1002/tox.22135. 

Pereira, K.C., Costa, P.M., Costa, M.H., Luque, A, DelValls, A, Riba, I. 2016. Effects of the increase of Temperature and CO2 concentration on polychaetae Nereis diversicolor: Simulating extreme scenarios of climate change in marine sediments. Hydrobiologia. 772(1):161–174. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2656-3.


De Lapuente, J., Lourenço, J., Mendo, S.A., Borràs, M., Martins, M., Costa, P.M., Pacheco, M. (2015). The Comet Assay and its applications in the field of ecotoxicology: a mature tool that continues to expand its perspectives. Frontiers in Genetics. 6: 180. DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2015.00180. 

Martins, M., Santos, J.M., Diniz, M.S., Ferreira, A.M., Costa, M.H., Costa, P.M., (2015). Effects of carcinogenic versus non-carcinogenic AHR-active PAHs and their mixtures: lessons from ecological relevance. Environmental Research. 138: 101-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.02.010. 

Martins, M., Costa, P.M. (2015). The Comet assay in Ecological Risk Assessment of marine pollutants: applications, assets and handicaps of surveying genotoxicity in non-model organism – Review. Mutagenesis. 30 (1): 89-106. DOI:10.1093/mutage/geu037.


Gonçalves, C., Martins, M., Diniz, M.S., Costa, M.H., Caeiro, S., Costa P.M. (2014). May sediment contamination be xenoestrogenic to benthic fish? A case study with Solea senegalensis. Marine Environmental Research. 99: 170-178. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.04.012.


Antunes, J., Frias, J., Micaelo, A., Sobral, P. (2013). Resin pellets from beaches of the Portugues coast and adsorbes persistent organic pollutants. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 130: 62-69.

Carreira, S., Costa, P.M., Martins, M., Lobo, J., Costa, M.H., Caeiro, S. (2013). Ecotoxicological heterogeneity in transitional coastal habitats assessed through the integration of biomarkers and sediment contamination profiles: a case study with a commercial clam. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 64: 97-109. DOI:10.1007/s00244-012-9812-1.

Gonçalves, C., Martins, M., Costa, M.H., Caeiro, S., Costa, P.M. (2013). Ecological Risk Assessment of impacted estuarine areas: integrating histological and biochemical endpoints in wild Senegalese sole. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 95: 202-211. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.06.004.

Martins, M., Costa, P.M., Ferreira, A.M., Costa, M.H. (2013). Comparative DNA damage and oxidative effects of carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic sediment-bound PAHs in the gills of a bivalve. Aquatic Toxicology. 142-143: 85-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.07.019.

Mizukawa, K., Takada, H. , Ito, M., Geok, Y.B., Hosoda, J., Yamashita, R., Saha, M., Suzuki, S., Miguez, C., Frias, J., Antunes, J., Sobral, P., Santos, I., Micaela, C., Ferreira, A.M. (2013). Monitoring of a wide range of organic micropollutants on the Portuguese coast using plastic resin pellets. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 70: 296-302


Martins, M., Costa, P.M., Raimundo, J., Vale, C., Ferreira, A.M., Costa, M.H. (2012). Impact of remobilized contaminants in Mytilus edulis during dredging operations in a harbour area: bioaccumulation and biomarker responses. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 85: 96–103. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2012.08.008. 

Costa, P.M., Chicano-Gálvez, E., Caeiro, S., Lobo, J., Martins, M., Ferreira, A.M., Caetano, M., Vale, C., Alhama-Carmona, J., Lopez-barea, J., Delvalls, T.A., Costa, M.H. (2012). Hepatic proteome changes in Solea senegalensis exposed to contaminated estuarine sediments: a laboratory and in situ survey. Ecotoxicology. 21: 1194-1207. DOI:10.1007/s10646-012-0874-7.


Costa, P. M., Miguel, C., Caeiro, S., Lobo, J., Martins, M., Ferreira, A.M., Caetano, M., Vale, C., Delvalls, T.A, Costa, M.H. (2011). Transcriptomic analyses in a benthic fish exposed to contaminated estuarine sediments through laboratory and in situ bioassays. Ecotoxicology. 20, 1749-1764. DOI: 10.1007/s10646-011-0708-z.

Costa, P. M., Neuparth, T., Caeiro S., Lobo J., Martins M., Ferreira, A. M., Caetano, C. Vale, C., DelValls, T. A., Costa, M. H. (2011). Assessment of the genotoxic potential of contaminated estuarine sediments in fish peripheral blood: laboratory versus in situ studies. Environmental Research. 111:25-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2010.09.011

Ramos-Gómez, J., Martins, M., Raimundo, J., Vale, C., Martín-Díaz,M. L., DelValls, T. A. (2011). Validation of Arenicola marina in field toxicity bioassays using benthic cages: Biomarkers as tools for assessing sediment quality. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62: 1538-1549. DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.03.045.

Costa, P.M., Caeiro, S., Lobo, J., Martins, M., Ferreira, A.M., Caetano, M., Vale, C., DelValls, T.A. & Costa, M.H. (2011). Estuarine ecological risk based on hepatic histopathological indices from laboratory and in situ tested fish. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 62:55-65. DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.09.009.


Lobo J., Costa, P. M., Caeiro, S., Martins, M., Ferreira, A. M., Caetano, M., Cesário, R., Vale, C., Costa, M. H. (2010). Evaluation of the potential of the common cockle (Cerastoderma edule L.) for the ecological risk assessment of estuarine sediments: bioaccumulation and biomarkers. Ecotoxicology. 19: 1496-1512. DOI:10.1007/s10646-010-0535-7. 

Costa, P. M., Caeiro, S., Dinis, M. S., Lobo, J., Martins, M., Ferreira, A. M., Caetano, M., Vale, C., DelValls, T. A., Costa, M. H. (2010). A description of chloride cell and kidney tubule alterations in the flatfish Solea senegalensis exposed to moderately contaminated estuarine sediments. Journal of Sea Research. 64: 465-472. DOI:10.1016/j.seares.2010.01.005. 


Costa, P. M., Caeiro, S., Dinis, M. S., Lobo, J., Martins, M., Ferreira, A. M., Caetano, M., Vale, C., DelValls, T. A., Costa, M. H. (2009). Biochemical endpoints on juvenile Solea senegalensis exposed to estuarine sediments: the role of contaminant interactions on metallothionein and CYP1A induction. Ecotoxicology. 18: 988-1000. DOI:10.1007/s10646-009-0373-7

Costa, P., Diniz, M. S., Caeiro, S., Lobo, J., Martins, M., Ferreira, A. M., Caetano, M., Vale, C., DelValls, A., Costa, M. H. (2009). Histological biomarkers in liver and gills of juvenile Solea senegalensis exposed to contaminated estuarine sediments: a weighted indices approach. Aquatic Toxicology. 92: 202-212. DOI:10.1016/j.aquatox.2008.12.009.


Costa, P. M., Lobo, J., Caeiro, S., Martins, M., Ferreira, A. M., Caetano, M., Vale, C., DelValls, T. A., Costa, M. H. (2008). Genotoxic damage in Solea senegalensis exposed to sediments from the Sado Estuary (Portugal): effects of metallic and organic contaminants. Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis. 654 (1): 29-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.mrgentox.2008.04.007.