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I am a Researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of University of Aveiro, Portugal. My research interests are focused on management, conservation and restoration of soil and biological resources, through using biochar for environmental management and climate adaptation. Throughout my research, I have given emphasis on biochar interactions with biota and biota-mediated ecosystem functions/services, as well as on liaising with agroforestry institutions, in view of sustainable biochar applications in management of endogenous resources. On the topics of biochar and environmental/natural resources management, I have (co)published 26 peer-reviewed publications, 1 technical note to stakeholders as well as contributed to 3 books and 4 book chapters (including a European Commission's JRC technical-scientific Report, the European Soil Biodiversity Atlas and the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas). I have also disseminated my work in national news items and TV broadcasts, actively participated in 7 projects (including in the biochar COST ACTION TD1107), (co)coordinated a Demonstration Action to stakeholders and other activities to raise awareness on biochar sustainability requirements. Keywords: soil and ecosystem management; environmental engineering; biochar; sustainability; soil-biochar-biota interactions; soil functional biodiversity; ecosystem functions/services; climate adaptation; biomonitorization; soil (bio)remediation.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Ana Catarina Gomes Marcelo Bastos

Citation names

  • A. C. Bastos or Catarina Bastos A or Catarina Bastos or Ana Catarina Bastos

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
4016-4A50-8BE0
ORCID iD
0000-0003-1185-2172
Researcher Id
A-6120-2012
Scopus Author Id
55279493500

Email addresses

  • a.c.bastos@ua.pt (Professional)
  • anacat.bastos@gmail.com (Personal)

Addresses

  • Department of Environment and Planning (DAO) and Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro. Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • www.cesam.ua.pt/anacatarinabastos (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Natural sciences - Earth and Environmental Sciences - Environmental Sciences

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
Education
Degree Classification
2008 - 2008
Concluded
Advanced training in Environmental Management: Safety/Health/Environment (SHE) Induction Training; Internal Environmental Auditing - Environmental Management System, ISO 14001:2004 (Outros)
Cranfield University, United Kingdom
2008 - 2008
Concluded
Training in Occupational Management: Research representative (temp), implementation of Environmental Management System & Certification to ISO 14001:2004; Move Captain of Cranfield Health to main campus; Fire Marshall (Outros)
Cranfield University, United Kingdom
2008
Concluded
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Institute of Bioscience and Technology (current Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute), Cranfield University, United Kingdom
"Soil volatile fingerprints: potential for soil / water diagnostics and correlation with traditional microbial parameters" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
n/a
2003
Concluded
Biotechnology Engineering - 5 year degree (included a 9 month Research Internship in environmental biomonitoring at Cranfield University, UK) (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Algarve Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Portugal
Research Internship: 18 | Research Project: 15 | L
Affiliation

Others

2019/01/01 - 2021/01/01 Auxiliary Researcher (contract holder under DL 57/2016 amended by DL 57/2017) in the area of environment and agriculture, focused on sustainable management of soils and biological resources
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2014/02/01 - 2018/12/31 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (FCT - SFRH/BPD/98231/2013) on biochar towards an integrative ecoTOXicological assessment using terrestrial ecosystem models (CHARTOX)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2010/11/01 - 2013/11/30 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (project FUTRICA - PTDC/AAC-AMB/104608) on impact assessment of chemical mixtures on freshwater ecosystems
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2008/01/01 - 2009/01/01 Research Officer (contract C/7128A) on environmental biomonitoring and bioremediation
Cranfield University Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute, United Kingdom
2006/01/01 - 2007/01/01 Editor Reviewer & Administrative Assistant (part-time/temp.), Elsevier - Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics (IF 2017/5y 8.173)
Cranfield University, United Kingdom
2005/01/01 - 2007/01/01 Laboratory and Field Technician (part-time/temp)
Cranfield University Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute, United Kingdom
2003/01/01 - 2003/06/01 Research and Teaching Assistant (part-time/temp) in the laboratory classes of MSc students in the course of Environmental Diagnostics
Cranfield University Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute, United Kingdom
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2019 - Current Enhanced SEED germination, establishment and erosion control through soil amendment with biochar (SEED+)
DEMO42/45
project Integr@tec 2019 - Transferência de competências integradas e geradoras de inovação empresarial na Região Centro (Centro 2020)
2021 - 2024/06 Engineering the sponge function of Portuguese pasture soils to sustainably combat desertification (SOILCOMBAT)
PTDC/EAM-AMB/0474/2020
Co-Principal Investigator
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2014 - 2020/02 BioCHAR in soils: towards an integrative ecoTOXicological assessment using terrestrial ecosystem models (CHARTOX)
SFRH/BPD/98231/2013
Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
2013 - 2017/09 PhD grant to Marija Prodana on integrative tools to assess effects of biochar on soil biota
SFRH/BD/89891/2012
Supervisor
Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
2010 - 2013/11 Chemical Flow in an Aquatic TRophic Chain (FUTRICA)
PTDC/AAC-AMB/104666/2008
University of Aveiro & Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM)

Contract

Designation Funders
2018 - 2021/07/19 ECOlogiCal Effects of Nanopesticides to soil Ecosystems (ECOCENE)
PTDC/CTA-AMB/32471/2017
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2016 - 2019/06 Indirect effects of wildfire (severity) on carbon fluxes and budgets (FIRE-C-BUDS)
PTDC/AGR-FOR/4143/2014
Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
2014 - 2015/02 Exploring mechanisms of reducing drought and disease stress in eucalypts by applying biochar to soils (EXPLOCHAR)
133571
Provided by PTCRIS: 133571
Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Catarina Bastos A or Catarina Bastos or C Bastos or Ana Catarina Bastos. Global Atlas of Soil Biodiversity. Luxembourg. 2016.
  2. Catarina Bastos A or Catarina Bastos or C Bastos or Ana Catarina Bastos. Atlas européen de la biodiversité des sols.. 2013.
    10.2788/89331
  3. Verheijen, F.; Jeffery, S.; Bastos, A.C.; van der Velde, M.; Diafas, I..  Biochar Application to Soils: A Critical Scientific Review of Effects on Soil Properties, Processes and Functions. 2010.
  4. Catarina Bastos A or Catarina Bastos or C Bastos or Ana Catarina Bastos. European Atlas of Soil Biodiversity. 2010.
Book chapter
  1. Catarina Bastos A or Catarina Bastos or C Bastos or Ana Catarina Bastos. "Sustainability Certification Schemes in the Agricultural and Natural Resource Sectors". edited by Melissa Vogt. Routledge, 2019.
    10.4324/9780203701737
  2. Catarina Bastos A or Catarina Bastos or C Bastos or Ana Catarina Bastos. "‘Biochar Sustainability and Certification’ (Chapter 28), in: Biochar for Environmental management, Science, Technology and Implementation, 2nd Edition, eds. Johannes Lehmann & Stephen Joseph.". United States, 2015.
  3. Gouma, S.; Fragoeiro, S.; Bastos, A. C.; Magan, N.. "Bacterial and Fungal Bioremediation Strategies". 302-323. 2014.
    10.1016/B978-0-12-800021-2.00013-3
Journal article
  1. Catarina Bastos A or Catarina Bastos or C Bastos or Ana Catarina Bastos. "Influence of biochar particle size on biota responses". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 174 (2019): 120-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.02.044.
    10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.02.044
  2. Catarina Bastos A or Catarina Bastos or C Bastos or Ana Catarina Bastos. "Biomonitoring tools for biochar and biochar-compost amended soil under viticulture: Looking at exposure and effects". Applied Soil Ecology 137 (2019): 120-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.01.007.
    10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.01.007
  3. Santos, Cátia S.A.; Brandão, Ricardo; Monteiro, Marta S.; Bastos, Ana C.; Soares, Amadeu M.V.M.; Loureiro, Susana. "Assessment of DNA damage in Ardea cinerea and Ciconia ciconia: A 5-year study in Portuguese birds retrieved for rehabilitation". Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 136 (2017): 104-110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2016.10.039.
    10.1016/j.ecoenv.2016.10.039
  4. Jeffery, S.; Abalos, D.; Prodana, M.; Bastos, A.C.; Van Groenigen, J.W.; Hungate, B.A.; Verheijen, F.. "Biochar boosts tropical but not temperate crop yields". Environmental Research Letters 12 5 (2017): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85019945904&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1088/1748-9326/aa67bd
  5. Hilber, I.; Bastos, A.C.; Loureiro, S.; Soja, G.; Marsz, A.; Cornelissen, G.; Bucheli, T.D.. "The different faces of biochar: contamination risk versus remediation tool". Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 25 2 (2017): 86-104. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85011681613&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.3846/16486897.2016.1254089
  6. Sakrabani, R.; Kern, J.; Mankasingh, U.; Zavalloni, C.; Zanchettin, G.; Bastos, A.C.; Tammeorg, P.; et al. "Representativeness of European biochar research: part II–pot and laboratory studies". Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 25 2 (2017): 152-159. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85021759930&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.3846/16486897.2017.1331167
  7. Verheijen, F.G.A.; Mankasingh, U.; Penizek, V.; Panzacchi, P.; Glaser, B.; Jeffery, S.; Bastos, A.C.; et al. "Representativeness of European biochar research: part I–field experiments". Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 25 2 (2017): 140-151. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85015804117&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.3846/16486897.2017.1304943
  8. Amaro, A.; Bastos, A.C.; Santos, M.J.G.; Verheijen, F.G.A.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Loureiro, S.. "Ecotoxicological assessment of a biochar-based organic N-fertilizer in small-scale terrestrial ecosystem models (STEMs)". Applied Soil Ecology 108 (2016): 361-370. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.09.006.
    10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.09.006
  9. Tammeorg, P.; Bastos, A. C.; Jeffery, S.; Rees, F.; Kern, J.; Graber, E. R.; Ventura, M.; et al. "Biochars in soils: towards the required level of scientific understanding". Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management (2016): 1-16.
    10.3846/16486897.2016.1239582
  10. Verheijen, Frank G. A.; Bastos, Ana C.; Jeffery, Simon. "Bury the idea that soils are a local issue". Nature 528 7583 (2015): 479-479. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/528479b.
    10.1038/528479b
  11. A. C. Bastos or Catarina Bastos A or Catarina Bastos or Ana Catarina Bastos. "Potential risk of biochar-amended soil to aquatic systems: an evaluation based on aquatic bioassays". Ecotoxicology (2014): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-014-1344-1.
    10.1007/s10646-014-1344-1
  12. Cardoso, Diogo F. N.; Bastos, Ana Catarina; Soares, Amadeu M. V. M.; Loureiro, Susana. "Short-term exposure to carbaryl and UV radiation increases the reproduction output of the collembolan Folsomia candida". Journal of Soils and Sediments 14 9 (2014): 1559-1567. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11368-014-0892-6.
    10.1007/s11368-014-0892-6
  13. Musso, Carolina; Miranda, Heloísa Sinátora; Aires, Stefano Salvo; Bastos, Ana Catarina; Soares, Amadeu M.V.M.; Loureiro, Susana. "Simulated post-fire temperature affects germination of native and invasive grasses in cerrado (Brazilian savanna)". Plant Ecology & Diversity 8 2 (2014): 219-227. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17550874.2014.910714.
    10.1080/17550874.2014.910714
  14. Verheijen, F. G. A.; Graber, E. R.; Ameloot, N.; Bastos, A. C.; Sohi, S.; Knicker, H.. "Biochars in soils: new insights and emerging research needs". European Journal of Soil Science 65 1 (2014): 22-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ejss.12127.
    10.1111/ejss.12127
  15. A. C. Bastos or Catarina Bastos A or Catarina Bastos or Ana Catarina Bastos. "Water-extractable priority contaminants in LUFA 2.2 soil: back to basics, contextualisation and implications for use as natural standard soil.". Ecotoxicology, in press (2014): http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10646-014-1335-2.
    10.1007/s10646-014-1335-2
  16. Jeffery, Simon; Verheijen, Frank G.A.; Bastos, Ana Catarina; Van Der Velde, Marijn. "A comment on ‘Biochar and its effects on plant productivity and nutrient cycling: a meta-analysis': on the importance of accurate reporting in supporting a fast-moving research field with policy implications". GCB Bioenergy 6 3 (2013): 176-179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12076.
    10.1111/gcbb.12076
  17. Bastos, A.C.; Monaghan, K.A.; Pestana, J.L.T.; Lillebø, A.I.; Loureiro, S.. "A comment on the Editorial “Replication in aquatic biology: The result is often pseudoreplication”". Aquatic Toxicology 126 (2013): 467-470. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2012.11.003.
    10.1016/j.aquatox.2012.11.003
  18. Verheijen, F.G.A.; Jeffery, S.; Van Der Velde, M.; Penížek, V.; Beland, M.; Bastos, A.C.; Keizer, J.J.. "Reductions in soil surface albedo as a function of biochar application rate: Implications for global radiative forcing". Environmental Research Letters 8 4 (2013): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84889008484&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044008
  19. Verheijen, F. G. A.; Jones, R. J. A.; Rickson, R. J.; Smith, C. J.; Bastos, A. C.; Nunes, J. P.; Keizer, J. J.. "Concise overview of European soil erosion research and evaluation". Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science 62 sup2 (2012): 185-190. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09064710.2012.697573.
    10.1080/09064710.2012.697573
  20. Campos, I.; Abrantes, N.; Vidal, T.; Bastos, A. C.; Gonçalves, F.; Keizer, J. J.. "Assessment of the toxicity of ash-loaded runoff from a recently burnt eucalypt plantation". European Journal of Forest Research 131 6 (2012): 1889-1903. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10342-012-0640-7.
    10.1007/s10342-012-0640-7
  21. Verheijen, Frank G. A.; Montanarella, Luca; Bastos, Ana Catarina. "Sustainability, certification, and regulation of biochar". Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira 47 5 (2012): 649-653. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s0100-204x2012000500003.
    10.1590/s0100-204x2012000500003
  22. Verheijen, F.G.A.; Montanarella, L.; Bastos, A.C.. "Sustainability, certification, and regulation of biochar". Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira 47 5 (2012): 649-653. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84865306766&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1590/S0100-204X2012000500003
  23. Jeffery, S.; Verheijen, F.G.A.; van der Velde, M.; Bastos, A.C.. "A quantitative review of the effects of biochar application to soils on crop productivity using meta-analysis". Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 144 1 (2011): 175-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2011.08.015.
    10.1016/j.agee.2011.08.015
  24. Magan, Naresh; Fragoeiro, Silvia; Bastos, Catarina. "Environmental Factors and Bioremediation of Xenobiotics Using White Rot Fungi". Mycobiology 38 4 (2010): 238. http://dx.doi.org/10.4489/myco.2010.38.4.238.
    10.4489/myco.2010.38.4.238
  25. Magan, Naresh; Fragoeiro, Silvia; Bastos, Catarina. "Environmental factors and bioremediation of xenobiotics using white rot fungi.". Mycobiology 38 4 (2010): 238-48.
    10.4489/MYCO.2010.38.4.238
  26. Bastos, A.C.; Magan, N.. "Trametes versicolor: Potential for atrazine bioremediation in calcareous clay soil, under low water availability conditions". International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 63 4 (2009): 389-394. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2008.09.010.
    10.1016/j.ibiod.2008.09.010
  27. Bastos, A.C.; Magan, N.. "Soil volatile fingerprints: Use for discrimination between soil types under different environmental conditions". Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 125 2 (2007): 556-562. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34547113570&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.snb.2007.03.001
  28. Catarina Bastos, A.; Magan, N.. "Potential of an electronic nose for the early detection and differentiation between Streptomyces in potable water". Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 116 1-2 (2006): 151-155. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33646780940&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.snb.2005.11.073
Activities

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2016 - 2016 Biochar effects on the soil´s quality and remediation. MSc degree
Co-supervisor
Toxicologia e Ecotoxicologia (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2016 - 2016 Mulching influence on the restablishment of ground-dwelling arthropod communities after a wildfire. MSc degree
Supervisor
Ecologia Aplicada (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2015/01 - 2015/06 Effects of applying biochar and other soil additives on fresh weight and reproduction of the earthworm Eisenia andrei in soil mesocosms. Undergraduate research project
Supervisor
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2013/01 - 2013/06 Ecotoxicological evaluation of wildfire-derived ashes on soil biota. Undergraduate research project
Supervisor
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2013/01 - 2013/06 Ecotoxicological evaluation of wildfire-derived ashes on aquatic communities. Undergraduate research project
Supervisor
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2012/01 - 2013/01 Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by deep-sea bacterial strains. Joint European Masters Program in Environmental Sciences (JEMES)
Co-supervisor
Technische Universität Hamburg, Germany
2013 - 2013 Integrative tools to assess biochar effects on soil biota. PhD degree
Supervisor
Biologia (PhD)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2013 - 2013 Optimised tools for toxicity assessment of biochar-amended soils. MSc degree
Supervisor
Biologia Aplicada (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2009/09 - 2011/09 Ecotoxicological implications of PAH-contaminants in runoff from biochar-enriched soils: a pilot study. Joint European Masters in Environmental Studies (JEMES)
Supervisor
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2019/05 - 2019/05 Demonstration Action to stakeholders of the agro-forestry sector on Enhanced SEED germination, establishment and erosion control through soil amendment with biochar (2019/05 - 2019/05)
Other (Co-organisor)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2015/09/28 - 2015/09/30 Co-convener of session 3 'The Janus face of Biochar: Risk of pollution vs. pollution remediation tool', Final Biochar Symposium, Cost Action TD1107 & EU Biochar Research Network (2015/09/28 - 2015/09/30)
Symposium (Other)
2015/05/05 - 2015/05/05 Chair of the first international Biochar research workshop to take place in Portugal, 'Biochar benefits vs. riks' (2015/05/05 - 2015/05/05)
Workshop (Co-organisor)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2014/04/02 - 2014/04/05 Co-convener of Biochar Cost Action meeting 'On the path to the required level of scientific understanding' (2014/04/02 - 2014/04/05)
Meeting (Co-organisor)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2014/01 Biochar amendmend as a strategy to reduce drought stress in Eucaliptus
(Thesis) Main arguer
Sara Raquel Amaral Mesquita (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2013/01 Evaluation of performance of organic fertilizers in horticultural produce
(Thesis) Main arguer
Acácio Rosse Salamandane (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2013/01 Characterization of Petroleum degrading bacteria from the deep sea
(Thesis) Arguer
Nneka Enwena (Master)
Technische Universität Hamburg, Germany
2012/01 Combined effects of carbaryl and abiotic factors to Folsomia candida'
(Thesis) Main arguer
Diogo Filipe Nunes Cardoso (Master)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2015/04/02 - Current Thematic Group co-Leader on the topic 'Biodiversity & Ecotoxicology' in the FA COST Action TD1107
Other
2013/01/01 - Current Co-founder and member of Executive Board of the Biochar Investigation Network of Portugal (BINP). Since 2013
Member
2012/04/24 - 2016/04/24 Management Committee member and National co-Representative in COST Action TD1107 e European Biochar Research Network (eBRN) [TD1107 PT] (in replacement of Dr Jan Jacob Keizer)
Member

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2014/04 - Current Trainer in technical workshop to agroforestry stakeholders 'Introduction to Biochar', organized by the Regional Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (DRAPC) – Ordem dos Engenheiros, Coimbra
2015/03/01 - 2015/03/06 Lecturer/Trainer in the 3rd European Biochar Summer School for Post-graduate students (total of 10 h of training of PhD students, junior researchers and post-docs). European training schools - COST Action TD1107 e European Biochar Research Network (eBRN)
2015 - 2015 Trainer of technical workshop to biomass conversion technology stakeholders 'Biochar sustainability', organised by local biomass/waste conversion company IberoMassa Florestal Lda (workshop synopsis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsppNaH1oLk)
2013/10/11 - 2013/12/06 Lecturer/Trainer of Advanced Course in Ecotoxicology to Secundary School students. Module 'Testes ecotoxicológicos terrestres para a avaliação do risco - como respondem os isópodes e as minhocas ao stress? Instituto de Educação e Cidadania (IEC). Mamarrosa, Oliveira do Bairro
2013/10/11 - 2013/12/06 Lecturer/Trainer of Advanced Course in Ecotoxicology to Secundary School students. Module 'Testes ecotoxicológicos terrestres para a avaliação do risco - como respondem os isópodes e as minhocas ao stress? Escola Secundária Homem Cristo, Aveiro

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2014 - 2015 External referee of project proposals, Pan-European call - BiodivERsA-FACCE2014-84
Evaluator
2013/04/06 - 2013/06/08 Guest Editor, Special Issue 'Effects of Biochar on Soil Properties, Processes and Functions', European Journal of Soil Science (IF 2.387) - Wiley, which included scientific communications delivered at EUROSOIL 2012 (Session 5.3 'Effects of Biochar on Soil Properties, Processes and Functions'), Bari, Italy
Other

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2020 Our ongoing biochar research has received interest by the wider a academic community, shown by news articles on UA online newsletters, between 2013 and 2020: https://www.ua.pt/pt/noticias/9/63875; https://www.ua.pt/pt/noticias/9/35555; https://www.ua.pt/pt/noticias/9/48160
2013 Our ongoing biochar research has received interest by the national newspaper Expresso (06/22/13 edition)

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2013 - Current Our ongoing biochar research received interest by the national TV show Seleção Agricultura, shown in: https://vimeo.com/156534909
2013 - Current Our ongoing biochar research has received interest by the national TV science magazine Biosfera, shown in http://www.rtp.pt/play/p1053/e136275/biosfera-xi (min. 13)
2013 - Current Our ongoing biochar research has received interest by the mainstream national TV daily news RTP 1, shown in https://www.rtp.pt/noticias/pais/universidade-de-aveiro-testa-carvao-dos-indios-em-vinhas-da-bairrada_n682585