Giorgio Pace

People Detail

Address : Departmento de Biologia - Campus de Gualtar. Braga

Position : Integrated members


My research has mainly focused on the biodiversity, ecology, and conservation of Mediterranean freshwater ecosystems. More specifically, my research has been oriented towards the investigation of pressure-biological responses of freshwater organisms (mainly macroinvertebrates) combining community and population approaches with the aim of identify relevant threats to biodiversity and ecosystem processes posed by anthropogenic and climatic (e.g. droughts and floods) drivers.

Ongoing Projects

2018-2021: Climate Alert Smart System for Sustainable Water and Agriculture - CLIMALERT (ERA4CS; JPI Climate) team member [Post Doc] (€ 205.308). Website:

2018-2021: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning under climate change: from the gene to the stream – STREAMECO (PTDC/CTA-AMB/31245/2017) – team member (€ 234 290)

Concluded Projects

INHABIT Local hydro-morphology, habitat and RBMPs: new measures to improve ecological quality in South European rivers and lakes. LIFE08 ENV/IT/000413 INHABIT - Team member (PostDoc)


1 Ana Filipa Filipe; Maria João Feio; Aina Garcia-Raventós; José Pedro Ramião; Giorgio Pace; Filipa MS Martins; Maria Filomena Magalhães. 2018. "The European Water Framework Directive facing current challenges: recommendations for a more efficient biological assessment of inland surface waters". Inland Waters: 1-9. 10.1080/20442041.2018.1494973

2 Erba, Stefania; Pace, Giorgio; Demartini, Daniele; Di Pasquale, Davide; Dörflinger, Gerald; Buffagni, Andrea. 2015. "Land use at the reach scale as a major determinant for benthic invertebrate community in Mediterranean rivers of Cyprus". Ecological Indicators 48: 477-491. ecolind.2014.09.010. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.09.010

3 Manfrin, Alessandro; Larsen, Stefano; Traversetti, Lorenzo; Pace, Giorgio; Scalici, Massimiliano. 2013. "Longitudinal variation of macroinvertebrate communities in a Mediterranean river subjected to multiple anthropogenic stressors". International Review of Hydrobiology 98 (3): 155-164. 1002/iroh.201201605. 10.1002/iroh.201201605

4 Pace, Giorgio; Bonada, Núria; Prat, Narcís. 2013. "Long-term effects of climatichydrological drivers on macroinvertebrate richness and composition in two Mediterranean streams". Freshwater Biology 58 (7): 1313-1328. http://dx.doi. org/10.1111/fwb.12129. 10.1111/fwb.12129

5 Larsen, Stefano; Mancini, Laura; Pace, Giorgio; Scalici, Massimiliano; Tancioni, Lorenzo. 2012. "Weak Concordance between Fish and Macroinvertebrates in Mediterranean Streams". PLoS ONE 7 (12): e51115. 1371/journal.pone.0051115. 10.1371/journal.pone.0051115

6 Pace, Giorgio; Della Bella, Valentina; Barile, Mariachiara; Andreani, Paolo; Mancini, Laura; Belfiore, Carlo. 2012. "A comparison of macroinvertebrate and diatom responses to anthropogenic stress in small sized volcanic siliceous streams of Central Italy (Mediterranean Ecoregion)". Ecological Indicators 23: 544-554. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.05.010

7 Della Bella, Valentina; Pace, Giorgio; Barile, Mariachiara; Zedde, Andrea; Puccinelli, Camilla; Ciadamidaro, Simone; Danieli, Pier Paolo; et al. 2012. "Benthic diatom assemblages and their response to human stress in smallsized volcanic-siliceous streams of central Italy (Mediterranean eco-region)". Hydrobiologia 695 (1): 207-222. 10.1007/s10750-012-1195-9

8 Pace, Giorgio; Andreani, Paolo; Barile, Mariachiara; Buffagni, Andrea; Erba, Stefania; Mancini, Laura; Belfiore, Carlo. 2011. "Macroinvertebrate assemblages at mesohabitat scale in small sized volcanic siliceous streams of Central Italy (Mediterranean Ecoregion)". Ecological Indicators 11 (2): 688-696. http://dx.doi. org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.09.008. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.09.008

9 Larsen, S.; Pace, G.; Ormerod, S. J.. 2011. "Experimental effects of sediment deposition on the structure and function of macroinvertebrate assemblages in temperate streams". River Research and Applications 27 (2): 257-267. http://dx. 10.1002/rra.1361