Luana Da Costa Monteiro

Luana Monteiro is an Oceanographer with habilitation in Environmental Risk Assessment (UFPR) and Master in Nematology (EUMAINE) . Her current research focus are: combination of single species with community assays; use of nematodes as environmental bio-indicators; the toxicity of heavy-metals and oil on nematodes and meiofauna.


Monteiro, L.; Traunspurger, W.; Lynen, F.; Moens, T. (2019). Effects of the water-soluble fraction of a crude oil on estuarine meiofauna: a microcosm approach. Mar. Environ. Res. 147: 113-125.

Monteiro, L.; Traunspurger, W.; Moens, T. (2019). Effects of oil water-soluble fractions (WSFs) on marine and freshwater nematode assemblages: a microcosm approach, in: Adão, H. et al. (Ed.) Book of Abstracts: SeventIMCO - Seventeenth International Meiofauna Conference, University of Évora, Portugal, 7-12 July, 2019. University of Évora, Special Publication, : pp. 55


De Meester, N.; Van Daele, T.; Van Malderen, J.; Monteiro, L.; Van Colen, C.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2018). Active and species-specific dispersal behaviour in a marine nematode cryptic species complex. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 600: 71-83.

Monteiro, L.C.; Traunspurger, W.; Roeleveld, K.; Lynen, F.; Moens, T. (2018). Direct toxicity of the water-soluble fractions of a crude and a diesel-motor oil on the survival of free-living nematodes. Ecol. Indic. 93: 13-23.

Monteiro, L.C.; Van Butsel, J.; De Meester, N.; Traunspurger, W.; Derycke, S.; Moens, T. (2018). Differential heavy-metal sensitivity in two cryptic species of the marine nematode Litoditis marina as revealed by developmental and behavioural assays. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 502: 203-210.


Monteiro, L.; Moens, T.; Traunspurger, W. (2016). Investigating inorganic and organic contaminant effects in free-living nematodes: a multifaceted approach combining single-species and community assays, in: Lampadariou, N. et al. 16th International Meiofauna Conference, Book of Abstracts. pp. 63