Marco Lemos

Associate Professor


Marco Lemos holds his PhD in Biology since 2009 and is now Associate Professor at the Polytechnic Instituteof Leiria. Presently Marco is the head of MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and the scientific coordinator of the CETEMARES building, scientific infraestructure. He is now involved in several post-doc, PhD and MSc supervision as well as national and international collaborations in projects involving the study of toxicological mechanism pathways using “omic” technologies and other biomarker tools to assess contamination in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. He has authored over 100 communications in international conferences and several articles in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.


Area of Interest

1)Ecotoxicology (Main Domain)
2)Molecular Tool As Biomarkers (Classical/OMICS)
3)Linking Levels Of Biological Organization
5)Freshwater And Marine Ecosystems.

top publication

1)Jordão, R., Garreta, E., Campos, B., Lemos, M.F.L., Soares, A.M.V.M., Tauler, R., Barata, C. (2016) Compounds altering fat storage in Daphnia magna. Accepted in Science of the Total Environoment.545–546, 127–136.

2)Campos, B., Jordão, R., Rivet, C., Lemos, M.F.L., Soares, A.M.V.M., Tauler, R., Barata, C.(accepted) Two-generational effects of contaminants in D. magna. Effects of offspring quality.Accepted in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. DOI: 10.1002/etc.3290

3)Jordão, R., Casas, J., Fabrias, Campos, B., Pina, B., G., Lemos M.F.L., Soares, A.M.V.M., Tauler,R., Barata C. (2015) Obesogens beyond vertebrates: Lipid perturbation by tributyltin in the crustacean Daphnia magna. Environmental Health Perspectives. 123, 8: 813 - 819.

4)Luís M. Alves, Marco F.L. Lemos, João P. S. Correia, Nuno A.R. da Costa, Sara C. Novais (2015) The potential of cholinesterases as tools for biomonitoring studies with sharks: biochemical characterization in brain and muscle tissues of Prionace glauca. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 465, 49–55

5)Granada L, Sousa S, Lopes S, Lemos MFL (2015) Is integrated multi-trophic aquaculture the solution to the sectors’ major challenges? – a review. Reviews in Aquaculture. 6, 1-18

6)Cabecinhas A.S.; Novais S.C.; Silvia S.C.; Rodrigues A.C.; Pestana, J.L.T.; Soares, A.M.V.M.;Lemos, M.F.L.; (2015) Sensitivity of the sea snail Gibbula umbilicalis to mercury exposure - linkingendpoints from different biological organization levels. Chemosphere, 119, 490–497.

7)Pestana, J.L.T.; Lemos, M.F.L.; Novais S.C.; Soares, A.M.V.M. (2014) Cholinesterase activity in the caddisfly Sericostoma vittatum: biochemical enzyme characterization and in vitro effects of insecticides and psychiatric drugs. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 104, 263 - 268.

8)Gomes, I.D.L.; Lemos, M.F.L.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Barata, C.; Faria, M. (2014) The use of cholinesterase as potential biomarker: in vitro characterization in the polychaete Capitella teleta.Marine Pollution Bulletin. 85, 1: 179 - 185.

9)Campos, D.; Alves. A.; Lemos, M.F.L.; Correia, A.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Pestana, J.L.T. (2014) Effects of cadmium and resource quality on freshwater detritus processing chains: a microcosm approach with two insect species. Ecotoxicology. 23, 5: 830 - 839.

10)Gomes, I.D.L.; Lemos, M.F.L.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Barata, C.; Faria, M. (2014) Effects of Barelona Harbour Sediments in biological responses of the polychate Capitella teleta. Science of the Total Environoment. 485-486, 545-53.

Book chapters

1)Cabral, C.; Fonseca, K.L.; Lemos, M.F.L. (2015) Anti-inflammatory activity of essential oils in Recent Advances in Natural Products, ed. Sujogya Panda, 13-34. ISBN : 1-62699-060-3 Studium Press LLC, U.S.A

2)Leston, S.; Nunes, M.; Rosa, J.; Lemos, M.F.L.; Ramos, F.; Pardal; M.A. (2014) Prospection,collection and preservation of marine samples in Analysis of Marine Samples in Search of Bioactive Compounds, ed. Teresa Rocha-Santos and Armando Duarte, 65,15-34. ISBN: 978-0-444-63359-0.Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

3)Rosa, J.; Leston, S.; Nunes, M.; Lemos, M.F.L.; Pardal; M.A., Ramos, F. (2013) Amoxicillin:Occurrence, fate and effects in aquatic systems – A review in Amoxicillin: Medical Uses, Mechanism of Action and Potential Adverse Effects, ed. Leary, W. A., Kruse, L. M. 37 – 58. ISBN: 978-1-62948-490-7. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York.

4)Lemos, M.F.L.; Esteves, A.C.; Pestana, J.L.T. (2011) Fungicides as Endocrine Disrupters in Non-Target Organisms. In Fungicides - Beneficial and Harmful Aspects, ed. Nooruddin Thajuddin, 179 -196. ISBN: 978-953-307-451-1. Croatia: InTech.

5)Leston, S.; Nunes, M.; Lemos, M.F.L.; da Silva, G.J.; Pardal, M.A.; Ramos, F. (2011) Veterinary DrugUse and Environmental Safety. In Animal Feed: Types, Nutrition and Safety ed. Sarah R. Borgearo,61 - 83. ISBN: 978-1-61209. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.