Scientific Publications

-         Pinto M, Zhao Z, Klun K, Libowitzky E, Herndl GJ. 2022. Microbial consortiums of putative degraders of low-density polyethylene-associated compounds in the ocean.
-         Pinto M, Polania Zenner P, Langer TM, Harrison J, Simon M, Varela MM, Herndl GJ. 2020. Putative degraders of low‐density polyethylene‐derived compounds are ubiquitous members of plastic‐associated bacterial communities in the marine environment. Environmental microbiology 22(11): 4779-4793.

-         Pinto M, Langer T, Hüffer T, Hofmann T, Herndl GJ. 2019. The composition of bacterial communities associated with plastic biofilm differs between different polymers and stages of biofilm succession. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217165.

-         Pinto M, Catry T, Pedro P, Gatt MC, Dias M. 2016. Brood-guarding behaviour in Bulwer's Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii) at two East Atlantic colonies. Bird Study 63(1): 1-4.

-         Bayer B, Vojvoda J, Reinthaler T, Reyes C, Pinto M, Herndl GJ. 2019.  Nitrosopumilus adriaticus sp. nov. and Nitrosopumilus piranensis sp. nov., two ammonia-oxidizing archaea from the Adriatic Sea and members of the class Nitrososphaeria. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

-         Romera-Castillo C, Pinto M, Langer TM, Álvarez-Salgado XA, Herndl GJ. 2018. Dissolved organic carbon leaching from plastics stimulates microbial activity in the ocean. Nature communications 9(1): 1430. 

-         Boavida-Portugal J, Rosa R, Calado, R, Pinto M, Boavida-Portugal I, Araújo MB, Guilhaumon F. 2018. Climate change impacts on the distribution of coastal lobsters. Marine Biology, 165(12): 186. 

-         Debeljak P, Pinto M, Proietti MC, Reisser J, Ferrari FF, Abbas BA, van Loosdrecht M, Slat B, Herndl GJ. 2016. Extracting DNA from ocean microplastics: A method comparison study. Analytical methods 9(9): 1521-1526.

-         Dias M, Roma J, Fonseca C, Pinto M, Cabral HN, Silva A, Vinagre C. 2016. Intertidal pools as alternative nursery habitats for coastal fishes. Marine Biology Research 12(4): 1-14.

-         Messias J, Santos T, Pinto M, S Marta. 2016. Stimulation of dopamine D1 receptor improves learning capacity in cooperating cleaner fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283(1823): 20152272.

-         Vinagre C, Dias M, Fonseca C, Pinto M, Cabral HN, Silva A. 2015. Use of intertidal pools by shrimps. Biologia 70(3): 372-379.

Children's books

The Deep-sea Friends collection

 Lila's curious mind and willingness to help others will capture the hearts of adults and children alike. This is an exciting book about underwater adventure, friendship, and the curiosity of a little octopus from the deep sea that will take her on a journey of a lifetime. 

Orly is a grumpy oarfish, who lives in a shipwreck in the deep sea. He doesn't have any friends and he doesn't like leaving his home. But one day something happens that will change everything.

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