Fotograaf: Leena Luis

mw. dr. L.M. (Leena) Xavier Luís

  • Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica
  • Bezoekadres
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: C4.208
  • Postadres:
    Postbus  94248
    1090 GE  Amsterdam
    T: 0205258220

Leena Luís is a guest scientist at the University of Amsterdam, within the Institute of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED). She did her PhD in Ecology (Lisbon University), and her background includes participation in several research projects, from distinct fields, as well as teaching.


Currently working and specially interested on paleobotany in coastal paleoenvironments, and its relation to climatic changes. Additional research interests are in ecology of riparian bryophytes and its use as indicators of environmental conditions, namely water quality and conservation status of riparian ecosystems. 



Papers in international scientific periodicals with referees


·            Luís L., Hughes S. & Sim-Sim M. 2013. Bryofloristic evaluation of the ecological status of Madeiran streams: towards the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive in Macaronesia.  Nova Hedwigia  96:1-2: 181-204.


·            Ros R.M., Mazimpaka V., Abou-Salama U., Aleffi M., Blockeel T.L., Brugués M., Cros R.M., Dia M.G., Dirkse G.M., Draper I., El Saadawi W., Erdağ A., Ganeva A., Gabriel R., González-Mancebo J.M., Granger C., Herrnstadt I., Hugonnot V., Khalil K., Kürschner H., Losada-Lima A., Luís L., Mifsud S., Privitera M., Refai M.S., Sabovljević M., Sérgio C., Shabbara H., Sim-Sim M., Sotiaux A., Tacchi R., Vanderpoorten A. & Werner O. 2012. Mosses of the Mediterranean, an annotated checklist. Cryptogamie Bryologie et Lichénologie 34 (2):99-283.


·            Lobo C., Sim-Sim M., Luís L. & Stech M. 2011. Chorological notes and threat status evaluation of Fissidens species in Madeira archipelago. Nova Hedwigia 92(1-2): 121-131.


·            Sim-Sim M., Bergamini A., Luís L., Fontinha S., Martins S., Lobo C. & Stech M. 2011. Epiphytic bryophyte diversity on Madeira Island: Effects of tree species on bryophyte species richness and composition. The Bryologist 114(1): 142-154.


·            Luís L., Bergamini A., Figueira R. & Sim-Sim M. 2010. Riparian bryophyte communities in Madeira Island: Patterns and determinants of species richness and composition. Journal of Bryology 32: 32-45.


·            Sérgio C., Sim-Sim M. & Luís L. 2010. Atrichum androgynum (Müll.Hal.) A.Jaeger in Portugal, Azores and Madeira, new to the European bryoflora. Cryptogamie Bryologie et Lichénologie 31 (3): 281-288.


·            Sim-Sim M., Luís L. & Fontinha S. 2010. Pottiopsis caespitosa (Brid.) Blockeel & A.J.E.Sm. In: New National and Regional records from bryophytes. Journal of Bryology 32: 235.


·            Sim-Sim M., Fontinha S., Luís L., Martins S., Lobo C., Stech M. & W. Frey. 2010 The Selvagens Islands bryoflora and its relation with other islands of the Madeira and Canary Islands Archipelagos. Nova Hedwigia 138: 185-197.


·            Stech M., Sim-Sim M., Esquivel M.G., Luís L., Fontinha S., Lobo C., Garcia C., Martins S., Vieira C., Barroso J.G., Pedro L.G & Figueiredo A.C. 2010. Molecular, phytochemical, and morphological characterisation of the liverwort genus Radula in Portugal (mainland, Madeira, Azores). Systematics and Biodiversity  8: 257–268.


·            Figueiredo A.C., Sim‑Sim M., Barroso J., Pedro L., Esquível M.G., Fontinha S., Luís L., Martins S. & Stech M. 2009. Liverwort Radula species from Portugal: chemotaxonomical evaluation of volatiles composition. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 24: 316-325.

·            Kürschner H., Frey W., Lobo S., Luís L., Fontinha S. & Sim-Sim M. 2008. New data on bryophytes from the llhas Desertas (Madeira Archipelago). Nova Hedwigia 87 (3-4): 529-543.


·            Luís L., Sim-Sim M., Fontinha S. & Holyoak D. 2008. New data on ripicolous bryophytes from Madeira. Cryptogamie Bryologie et Lichénologie 29 (4): 393-396.


·            Sim-Sim M., Luís L., Garcia C., Fontinha S., Lobo C., Martins S. & Stech M. 2008. New data on the status of threatened bryophytes of Madeira Island. Journal of Bryology (30): 226-228.


·            Figueiredo A.C., Barroso J.G., Pedro L.G., Fontinha S., Sim‑Sim M., Sérgio C., Luís L. & Scheffer J.J.C. 2006. Morphological characterization, distribution and essential oil composition of the liverwort Asterella africana (Mont.) Evans grown on Madeira and on the mainland Portugal. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 21: 534-536.


·            Luís L., Sim-Sim M. & Draper D. 2005. The distribution of the genus Radula Dumort. in mainland Portugal and Madeira Archipelago. Lindbergia 30: 3-10.




Book chapter


Garcia C. A. & Luís L. 2013. Briófitos. In: Uma Mina de Biodiversidade. Branquinho C. et al. Edt. SOMINCOR - Sociedade Mineira de Neves Corvo S. A. / LUNDIN - Mining Corporation.


Field guide



Fontinha S., Sim-Sim M., Lobo C. & Luís L. 2011. The bryophytes of coastal areas of Madeira – guide to some species (Bilingue version). Eds,  Sim-Sim M., Stech M. & Fontinha S. FFCUL, CBA-FCUL, MNHN-UL, Isoplexis Uma, SRARN-SPNM, 102 pp.


·         PhD in Biology (Ecology) – March 2010. Lisbon University, Portugal


·         Graduation in Applied Plant Biology (1997-2002), Science Faculty of the Lisbon University, Portugal 


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