Porteur
Sirine Bouguerra
Session
2019
Co-porteur(s)
Anabela Cachada, Verónica Nogueira, Cristiano Soares, Fernanda Fidalgo & Ruth Pereira
Titre
NoTill-Estarreja II: Not till farming and phytoremediation/bioremediation approaches for reducing irrigation impacts in Estarreja agroecosystem’s
Résumé
The forecasted agriculture soils alteration for the Estarreja region include the combination of several anthropogenic factors, such as industrial pollution, intensive farming practices, overuse of fertilizers, and the irrigation system. For instance, the last factor contributes in increasing soils salinization resulting from intensive use of saline and contaminated groundwater (GW) as traditional irrigation practice. However, most of GW in the region are known to be degraded and contaminated due to the environmental impacts of the industrial sector. Thus, the need of more sustainable farming practice and remediation approach is one of the major challenges facing agriculture activity in the region. Driven by this issue and based on knowledges collected from our previous OHM projects (SoilGenomic, 2016 & NotillAgri-Estarreja, 2017) this proposal aims to explore the potential of No-till farming combined to phytoremediation/bioremediation approach to enhance agriculture soil quality and tolerance to salinity in the region of Estarreja. Accordingly, this may contribute in minimizing impacts on agroecosystem services, crops productivity and assure more sustainable agriculture activity.
Type
Projet OHMs
OHM(s) concerné(s)
  • Estarreja
Disciplines
Biochimie, Biologie, Écologie, Écophysiologie
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Porteur

Sirine
Bouguerra
Sirine Bouguerra PhD is a researcher working in Ecological Risk Assessment and in New Agricultural Practices at GreenUPorto – Sustainable Agrifood Research Centre & Faculty of Sciences of Porto, University of Porto, Portugal. She has a PhD in Biological Engineering and a background in Environmental Sciences obtained at the University of Sfax, Tunisia and the University of Porto, Portugal. Main research interests are related to risk assessment of contaminated sites and emergent contaminants such nanomaterials. She has broad expertise in terrestrial and aquatic ecotoxicology, she participated in various research work such phosphogypsum as soil fertilizer and its impact on terrestrial ecosystem, and the phytoremediation of metal contaminated soils from uranium mine in Portugal. She awarded a grant from UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Programme to suport her predoctoral research studies in University of Aveiro, Portugal. She authored several ISI-WOS scientific papers and book chapters. She participated in 5 multidisciplinary research projects (Included one funded by NATO). She is member of the scientific and organising committee of one international conference. Also, she has participated in several national and international conferences, where she has authored/ co-authored 21 communications. Her papers were published in 1st decile journals. Her total number of citations is 242 according (H-index of 5, I-index of 4). She was Post-doctoral fellow in the international project “Sustained Advanced Materials”.

Participants

Sirine
Bouguerra
Sirine Bouguerra PhD is a researcher working in Ecological Risk Assessment and in New Agricultural Practices at GreenUPorto – Sustainable Agrifood Research Centre & Faculty of Sciences of Porto, University of Porto, Portugal. She has a PhD in Biological Engineering and a background in Environmental Sciences obtained at the University of Sfax, Tunisia and the University of Porto, Portugal. Main research interests are related to risk assessment of contaminated sites and emergent contaminants such nanomaterials. She has broad expertise in terrestrial and aquatic ecotoxicology, she participated in various research work such phosphogypsum as soil fertilizer and its impact on terrestrial ecosystem, and the phytoremediation of metal contaminated soils from uranium mine in Portugal. She awarded a grant from UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Programme to suport her predoctoral research studies in University of Aveiro, Portugal. She authored several ISI-WOS scientific papers and book chapters. She participated in 5 multidisciplinary research projects (Included one funded by NATO). She is member of the scientific and organizing committee of one international conference. Also, she has participated in several national and international conferences, where she has authored/ co-authored 21 communications. Her papers were published in 1st decile journals. Her total number of citations is 242 according (H-index of 5, I-index of 4). She is Post-doctoral fellow in the international project “Sustained Advanced Materials”.
Anabela
Cachada
Anabela Cachada PhD is a researcher in the area of Risk Assessment and Environmental Chemistry at CIIMAR & University of Porto (Portugal). She has a PhD in Chemistry (University of Aveiro, Portugal), a Master in Geochemistry (University of Aveiro, Portugal), and a degree in Environmental Engineering and of the Natural Resources (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal). She has been working during several years on soil pollution, particularly with organic contaminants. Nowadays she is particularly interested in the risk assessment of contaminated soils and in the evaluation of contaminants bioavailability and bioacessibility. She participated in 19 multidisciplinary research projects (including two European funded projects), related to soil pollution monitoring and with the behaviour of contaminants in the environment. She is the author/co-author of 30 papers published in international journals indexed in Science Citation Index (h-index 14), two book chapters, and she has 17 oral communications and 36 poster presentations in international conferences. Anabela Cachada is member of the national committee at ISO/TC 190. She is also an editorial Board Member of the journal Data in Brief (Elsevier).
Verónica
Nogueira
Dr. Verónica Nogueira is a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal. She has a PhD in Biology and a MSc degree in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, from the University of Aveiro. Her research has been mainly focused on the safety application of nanomaterials for water and wastewater treatment. Her main research area has been nanoecotoxicology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology, wastewater treatment (chemical and biological treatments) and reuse, waste valorisation and sustainable use of residues.
Cristiano
Soares
Cristiano Soares has a MSc degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. He is currently developing his PhD thesis, which aims to explore the phytotoxicity of glyphosate in tomato plants and to test different eco-friendly approaches to reduce pesticide-induced stress. His scientific research activity has been focused on the plant abiotic stress tolerance, especially regarding the oxidative metabolism and the plant antioxidant networks. Since 2016, he has already (co)authored more than 10 scientific publications and participated in several international scientific meetings.
Fernanda
Fidalgo
Fernanda Fidalgo has a PhD degree in Biology (Plant Physiology) from Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto, where she is Professor at the Biology Department. Her scientific activity has been focusing on the study of biochemical, molecular and ultrastructural aspects involved in the response of plants to abiotic stress, using both in vivo and in vitro approaches. In addition, her research activity also addresses the development of eco-friendly ways to mitigate stress induced phytotoxicity. Up to now, she authored more than 50 research papers and she is currently involved in three research projects, being the FCUP IR in two of them.
Ruth
Pereira
Ruth Pereira, PhD and Habilitation in Biology, is since 2011 Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, and director of GreenUPorto – Sustainable Agrifood Research Centre. Her main research interests are related with risk assessment of contaminated sites, and of new chemical substances and terrestrial ecotoxicology. As a result of her research activity she is the author/co-author of about 120 research papers published in international journals indexed in Science Citation Index (h-index 27). She is/was the supervisor of 5 post-doctoral students, 14 doctoral students, (10 concluded) and several MSc students and Biology internship students. Thirteen PhD students and all the Post-doctoral students awarded grants from FCT and one from UNESCO. Ruth Pereira was Principal investigator and member of the Research Team of several national and international funded projects. She was an adviser on Risk Assessment, at the European Commission (SANCO) and more recently she is member of the national committee at ISO WG SC4 – Ecotoxicological Assays and SC7 – Impact Assessment. Further, she integrated European panels for the evaluation of project proposals, as well as scientific panels at FCT for the evaluation of grants and final project reports.