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Marchante H, Morais M, Freitas H, Marchante E (2014) Guia prático para a identificação de Plantas Invasoras em Portugal. Coimbra. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. 207 pp.

Silva JS, Marchante H (2012) Post-fire management of exotic forests. In: Moreira F, Arianoutsou M, Corona P, de las Heras J. (eds) Post-fire management and restoration of southern European forests. Springer Netherlands, pp. 223-255.

Marchante E, Kjøller A, Struwe S, Freitas H (2008) Soil microbial activity in dune ecosystems invaded by Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd In: Plant Invasions: Human perception, ecological impacts and management. Tokarska-Guzik B, Brock J, Brundu G, Child L, Daehler C, Pyšek P (eds) Backhuys Publisher. Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 247-257.

Marchante E, Freitas H, Marchante H (2008) Guia prático para a identificação de Plantas Invasoras de Portugal Continental. Coimbra. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. 183 pp.

Marchante H, Marchante E (2008) Rasgos comunes de las mimosas de origen australiano que invaden la Península Ibérica. In: Vilà M, Valladares F, Traveset A, Santamaría L, Castro P (Coord.) Invasiones biológicas. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas CSIC, Colección Divulgación. Madrid, pp. 171-174.

Marchante E, Marchante H (2007) As exóticas e invasoras. In: Sande Silva, J. (Ed.) Do freixo à bétula, as outras espécies da floresta Portuguesa. Vol.5. LPN, Público & Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento, pp. 179-198.

Marchante H, Marchante E, Freitas H (2005) Plantas Invasoras em Portugal – fichas para identificação e controlo. Ed. dos autores. Coimbra.

Marchante H, Marchante E, Freitas H (2003) Invasion of the Portuguese dune ecosystems by the exotic species Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd.: effects at the community level. In: Child LE, Brock JH, Brundu G, Prach K, Pyšek P, Wade PM, Williamson M (eds) Plant Invasions: Ecological Threats and Management Solutions. Backhuys Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 75-85.


Morais M (2013) Phenology and responses of Acacia longifolia to drought and salt stress: implications for invasiveness and management. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia. Universidade de Coimbra. Doutoramento em Biologia, especialidade em Ecologia, 161pp.

Marchante H (2011) Invasion of Portuguese dunes by Acacia longifolia: present status and perspectives for the future. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia. Universidade de Coimbra. Doutoramento em Biologia, especialidade em Ecologia. 184pp.

Marchante E (2008) Invasion of Portuguese coastal dunes by Acacia longifolia: impacts on soil ecology. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia. Universidade de Coimbra. Doutoramento em Biologia, especialidade em Ecologia. 128pp.

Marchante H (2001) Invasão dos ecossistemas dunares portugueses por Acacia: uma ameaça para a biodiversidade nativa. Mestrado em Ecologia. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra. Portugal. 147pp.

Artigos Científicos


López-Núñez FA, Duarte LN, Ramos RY, Marchante E, Marchante H. 2020. Expanding the European distribution limits of Bruchidius raddianae. First record in Portugal from Vachellia karroo’s infested seeds. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae; Fabales: Fabaceae). Fragmenta entomologica, 52 (1): 53–55.

Bruna Cordeiro . He´lia Marchante . Paula Castro . Elizabete Marchante. 2020. Does public awareness about invasive plants pays off? An analysis of knowledge and perceptions of environmentally aware citizens in Portugal. Biol Invasions https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-020-02247

Duarte LN, Pinto Gomes C, Marchante H, Marchante E. 2020. Integrating knowledge of ecological succession into invasive alien plant management: A case study from Portugal. Appl Veg Sci. 00:1–12. 9



Novoa, A., Brundu, G., Day, M.D., Deltoro, V., Essl, F., Foxcroft, L.C., Fried, G., Kaplan, H., Kumschick, S., Lloyd, S., Marchante, E., Marchante, H., Paterson, I.D., Pyšek, P., Richardson, D.M., Witt, A., Zimmermann, H.G., Wilson, J.R.H. 2019. Global actions for managing cactus invasions. Plants, 8(10): 421; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8100421

Maria Cristina Morais, Pedro Oliveira, Hélia Marchante, Helena Freitas, Elizabete Marchante. 2019. Is richer always better? Consequences of invaded N-rich soils for the early growth of a native and an invasive species. Flora 260, 151469

Welgama A, Florentine S, Marchante H, Javaid MM, Turville C. 2019. The germination success of Acacia longifolia subsp. longifolia (Fabaceae): a comparison between its native and exotic ranges. Australian Journal of Botany. 67, 414–424. https://doi.org/10.1071/BT19018.

Castro-Diez P, Vaz AS, Silva J, Van Loo M, Alonso Á, Aponte C, Bayón Á, Bellingham P, Chiuffo M, DiManno N, Kahua J, Kandert S, La Porta N, Marchante H, Hamish M, Mayfield M, Metcalfe D, Monteverdi MC, Núñez M, Ostertag R, Parker I, Peltzer D, Potgieter L, Raymundo M, Rayome D, Reisman-Berman O, Richardson D, Roos R, Saldaña A, Shackleton R, Torres A, Trudgen M, Urban J, Vicente J, Vila M, Ylioja T, Zanni R, Godoy O. 2019. Global effects of non-native tree species on multiple ecosystem services. Biological Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12511

González-Moreno P, Lazzaro L, Vilà M, Preda C, Adriaens T. et al. 2018. Consistency of impact assessment protocols for non-native species. Neobiota. 44: 1–25. doi: 10.3897/neobiota.44.31650

César de Sá N, Marchante H, Marchante E, Cabral JA, Honrado JP, Vicente JR. 2019. Can citizen science data guide the surveillance of invasive plants? A model-based test with Acacia trees in Portugal. Biological Invasions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-019-01962-6.

Marchante E, Marchante H, Freitas H, Kjøller A, Struwe S. 2019. Decomposition of an N-fixing invasive plant compared with a native species: Consequences for ecosystem. Applied Soil Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.02.016

López-Núñez FA, Ribeiro S, Marchante H, Heleno RH, Marchante E. 2019. Life inside of a gall: diversity, phenology and structure of Portuguese gall communities, their hosts, parasitoids and inquilines. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. DOI: 10.1007/s11829-018-9655-4



López-Núñez FA, Marchante H, Marchante E. 2018. First record of the leaf-gall inductor Cystiphora sonchi  (Vallot, 1827) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) for Portugal and  some notes about its Iberian distribution. Graellsia, 74(1): e068 (NOTE; não ISI).

Shackleton RT, Adriaens T, Brundu G, Dehnen-Schmutzf K, Estévez R, Fried J, Larson BMH, Liu S, Marchante E, Marchante H, Moshobane MC, Novoa A, Reed M, Richardson DM. 2019. Stakeholder engagement in the study and management of invasive alien species. Journal of Environmental Management. 229: 88-101 doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.04.044

Deus E, Silva JS, Marchante H, Marchante E, Félix C. 2018. Animal interaction with Eucalyptus globulus seeds outside the native range. Web Ecology. 18: 67-79. https://doi.org/10.5194/we-18-67-2018

César de Sá N, Castro P, Carvalho S, Marchante E, López-Núñez FA, Marchante H. 2018. Mapping the Flowering of an Invasive Plant Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Is There Potential for Biocontrol Monitoring? Frontiers in Plant Sciences. 9:293.doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00293

Vaz AS, Castro-Díez P, Godoy O, Alonso A, Vilà M, Saldaña A, Marchante H, Bayón A, Silva JS, Vicente JR, Honrado JP. 2018. An indicator-based approach to analyse the effects of non-native tree species on multiple cultural ecosystem services. Ecological Indicators 85: 48–56

Shaw RH, Ellison CA, Marchante H, Pratt CF, Schaffner U, Sforza RFH & Deltoro V. 2018. Weed biocontrol in the EU: from serendipity to strategy. BioControl 63: 333-347 DOI 10.1007/s10526-017-9844-6



Passos I, Marchante H, Pinho R, Marchante E. 2017. What we don't seed: the role of long-lived seed banks as hidden legacies of invasive plants. Plant Ecology 218(11), 1313-1324 DOI: 10.1007/s11258-017-0770-6

Marchante H, López-Núñez FA, Freitas H, Hoffmann JH, Impson F, Marchante E. 2017. First report of the establishment of the biocontrol agent Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae for control of invasive Acacia longifolia in Portugal. EPPO Bulletin 47 (2): 274–278 DOI:10.1111/epp.12373

César de Sá N, Carvalho S, Castro P, Marchante E, Marchante H. 2017. Using Landsat Time Series to Understand How Management and Disturbances Influence the Expansion of an Invasive Tree. Ieee Journal Of Selected Topics In Applied Earth Observations And Remote Sensing 10(7): 3243 – 3253 DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2673761

López-Núñez FA, Heleno RH, Ribeiro S, Marchante H, Marchante E. 2017. Four-trophic level food webs reveal the cascading impacts of an invasive plant targeted for biocontrol. Ecology 98(3): 782–793

Morais MC, Marchante E, Marchante H. 2017. Big troubles are already here: risk assessment protocol shows high risk of many alien plants present in Portugal". Journal for Nature Conservation 35: 1–12

Marchante H, Morais MC, Gamela A, Marchante E. 2017. Using a WebMapping platform to engage volunteers to collect data on invasive plants distribution. Transactions in GIS 21(2): 238-252



Martins J, Richardson DM, Henriques R, Marchante E, Marchante H, Alves P, Gaertner M, Honrado JP, Vicente JR. 2016. A multi-scale modelling framework to guide management  of plant invasions in a transboundary context. Forest EcosystemS 3:17. DOI 10.1186/s40663-016-0073-8



Marchante, H.; Marchante, E.; Freitas, H. & Hoffmann, J.H. (2015) Temporal changes in the impacts on plant communities of an invasive alien tree, Acacia longifolia. Plant Ecology. 216:1481–1498. DOI 10.1007/s11258-015-0530-4

Morais MC, Freitas H (2015). Phenological dynamics of the invasive plant Acacia longifolia in Portugal. Weed Research 55, 555–564.



Reis CS, Marchante H, Freitas H, Marchante E (2013) Public perception of invasive plant species: assessing the impact of workshop activities to promote young students awareness. Int J Sci Educ 35(4): 690-712.

Roiloa SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría S, Freitas H, Retuerto R (2013) Developmentally-programmed division of labour in the clonal invader Carpobrotus edulis. Biol Invasions (DOI: 10.1007/s10530-013-0417-z).



Almeida J, Freitas H (2012) Exotic flora of continental Portugal – a new assessment. Bocconea 24: 231-237.

Crisóstomo JA, Rodríguez-Echeverría S, Freitas H (2012) Co-introduction of exotic rhizobia to the rhizosphere of the invasive legumes Acacia saligna, an intercontinental study. Appl Soil Ecol 64: 118-126.

Morais MC, Freitas H (2012) The acclimation potential of Acacia longifolia to water stress: implications for invasiveness. Plant Sci 196: 77-84.

Morais MC, Panuccio MR, Muscolo A, Freitas H (2012) Salt tolerance traits increase the invasive success of Acacia longifolia in Portuguese coastal dunes. Plant Physiol Biochem 55:60-65.

Morais MC, Panuccio MR, Muscolo A, Freitas H (2012) Does salt stress increase the ability of the exotic legume Acacia longifolia to compete with native legumes in sand dune ecosystems? Environ Exp Bot 82: 74-79.



Gibson MR, Richardson DM, Marchante E, Marchante H, Rodger JG, Stone GN, Byrne M, Fuentes-Ramírez A, George N, Harris C, Johnson SD, Le Roux JJ, Murphy DJ, Pauw A, Prescott MN, Wandrag EW (2011) Reproductive biology of Australian acacias: important mediator of invasiveness? Divers Distrib 17: 911-933.

Kull CA, Shackleton CM, Cunningham PS, Ducatillon C, Dror JD, Esler KJ, Friday JB, Gouveia AC, Griffin AR, Marchante E, Midgley SJ, Pauchard A, Rangan H, Richardson DM, Rinaudo T, Tassin J, Urgenson LS, Maltitz GP, Zenni RD, Zylstra MJ (2011) Adoption, use and perception of Australian acacias around the world. Divers Distrib 17: 822-836.

Le Maitre DC, Gaertner M, Marchante E, Ens E-J, Holmes PM, Pauchard A, O’Farrell PJ, Rogers AM, Blanchard R, Blignaut J, Richardson DM (2011) Impacts of invasive Australian acacias: implications for management and restoration. Divers Distrib 17: 1015-1029.

Marchante H, Freitas H, Hoffmann JH (2011) Assessing the suitability and safety of a well-known bud-galling wasp, Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae, for biological control of Acacia longifolia in Portugal. Biol Control 56: 193-201.

Marchante H, Freitas H, Hoffmann JH (2011) Post-clearing recovery of coastal dunes invaded by Acacia longifolia: is duration of invasion relevant for management success? J Appl Ecol 48(5): 1295-1304.

Marchante H, Freitas H, Hoffmann JH (2011) The potential role of seed banks in the recovery of dune ecosystems after removal of invasive plant species. Appl Veg Sci 14(1): 107-119.

Wilson JRU, Gairifo C, Gibson MR, Arianoutsou M, Bakar BB, Baret S, Celesti-Grapow L, DiTomaso JM, Dufour-Dror JM, Kueffer C, Kull CA, Hoffmann JH, Impson FAC, Loope L, Marchante E, Marchante H, Moore JL, Murphy DJ, Rinaudo A, Tassin J, Witt A, Zenni RD, Richardson DM (2011) Risk assessment, eradication, and biological control: global efforts to limit Australian acacia invasions. Divers Distrib 17: 1030-1046.



Lorenzo P, Rodríguez-Echeverría S, González L, Freitas H (2010) Effect of invasive Acacia dealbata Link on soil microorganisms as determined by PCR-DGGE. Appl Soil Ecol 44(3): 245-251.

Marchante H, Freitas H, Hoffman JH (2010) Seed ecology of an invasive alien species, Acacia longifolia (Fabaceae), in Portuguese dune ecosystems. Am J Bot 97 (11): 1780-1790.

Roiloa SR, Rodríguez-Echeverría S, de la Peña E, Freitas H (2010) Physiological integration increases survival and growth of the clonal invader Capobrotus edulis. Biol Invasions 12: 1815-1823.



Maltez-Mouro S, Maestre FT, Freitas H (2010) Weak effects of the exotic invasive Carpobrotus edulis on the structure and composition of Portuguese sand-dune communities. Biol Invasions 12: 2117-2130.

Marchante E, Kjøller A, Struwe S, Freitas H (2009) Soil recovery after removal of the N2-fixing invasive Acacia longifolia: consequences for ecosystem restoration.Biol Invasions 11(4): 813-823.

Rodríguez-Echeverría S, Crisóstomo JA, Nabais C, Freitas H (2009) Belowground mutualists and the invasive ability of Acacia longifolia in coastal dunes of Portugal. Biol Invasions 11(3): 651-661.



Lambdon PW, Pyšek P, Basnou C, Hejda M, Arianoutsou M, Essl F, Jarošík V, Pergl J, Winter M, Anastasiu P, Andriopoulos P, Bazos I, Brundu G, Celesti-Grapow L, Chassot P, Delipetrou P, Josefsson M, Kark S, Klotz S, Kokkoris Y, Kühn I, Marchante H, Perglová I, Pino J, Vila M, Zikos A, Roy D, Hulme P (2008) Alien flora of Europe: species diversity, temporal trends, geographical patterns and research needs. Preslia 80(2): 101-149.

Marchante E, Kjøller A, Struwe S, Freitas H (2008) Invasive Acacia longifolia induce changes in the microbial catabolic diversity of sand dunes.Soil Biol Biochem 40(10): 2563-2568.

Marchante E, Kjøller A, Struwe S, Freitas H (2008) Short and long-term impacts of Acacia longifolia invasion on the belowground processes of a Mediterranean coastal dune ecosystem. Appl Soil Ecol 40: 210-217.



Crisóstomo JA, Freitas H, Rodríguez-Echeverría S (2007) Comparison between relative growth rates of three woody legumes: implications in the process of ecological invasion. Web Ecol 7: 22-26.

Rodríguez-Echeverría S, Crisóstomo JA, Freitas H (2007) Genetic diversity of rhizobia associated with Acacia longifolia in two stages of invasion of coastal sand dunes. Appl Environ Microbiol 73(15): 5066-5070.



Almeida JD, Freitas H (2006) Exotic naturalized flora of continental Portugal – a reassessment. Bot Complut 30: 117-130.



Torrinha A, Marchante H (2005) Dispersão e viabilidade de sementes de Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. em sistemas dunares. Revista de Biologia 23: 53-65.



Marchante H, Marchante E, Buscardo E, Maia J, Freitas H (2004) Recovery potential of dune ecosystems invaded by an exotic Acacia species (Acacia longifolia). Weed Technol 18: 1427-1433.


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