Personal identification

Full name
Luís Miguel Cortez Mesquita de Brito

Citation names

  • Brito, Luís Miguel

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
Degree Classification
Ciências Agronómicas e Florestais (Título de Agregado)
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
1990/09/28 - 1994/07/28
Doctor of Philosophy (Doctor of Philosophy)
University of Reading, United Kingdom
"Organic composts as soil amendments to agricultural land: Quantitative studies on their effects on crop production" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
1989/09/01 - 1990/08/31
Crop Physiology (Master)
University of Reading, United Kingdom
"An analysis of the uses of composted sewage sludge and municipal waste as soil amendments on the growth and mineral content of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.)" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
1977/10/01 - 1983/07/01
Engenheiro Agrónomo (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal
16 valores

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2019/03/01 - Current Main Coordinator Teacher (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo Escola Superior Agrária, Portugal


  1. Pinto, R.; Brito, L.M.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.. Nitrogen balance in organic horticultural rotations. 2020.
  2. Mourão, I.; Moura, L.; Brito, L.M.; Coutinho, J.; Costa, S.R.. Grafting green beans for improved yield and fruit quality. 2020.
  3. Vaz, A.; Pereira, A.M.; Brito, L.M.; Moura, M.L.. Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis for the control of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae under field conditions. 2018.
  4. Brito, L.M.; Mourão, I.; Rodrigues, R.; Coutinho, J.. Lettuce and cabbage growth and nutrient uptake response to invasive Acacia waste composts. 2017.
  5. Brito, L.M.; Mourão, I.; Rodrigues, R.; Reis, M.. Evaluation of physicochemical characteristics of invasive Acacia waste cocomposted with pine bark for horticultural use. 2017.
  6. Pinto, R.; Brito, L.M.; Coutinho, J.. Horticultural crop yields and nitrogen uptake response to green manure, farmyard manure compost and organic commercial fertilizer. 2016.
  7. Ribeiro, H.M.; Freire, C.; Cabral, F.; Vasconcelos, E.; Brito, L.M.. Production of lettuce seedlings in coconut coir amended with compost and vermicompost. 2013.
  8. Brito, L.M.; Saldanha, J.; Mourão, I.; Nestler, H.. Composting of acacia longifolia and acacia melanoxylon invasive species. 2013.
  9. Brito, L.M.; Amaro, A.L.; Mourão, I.; Moura, L.. Yield and nitrogen uptake of white cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) with organic and inorganic fertilisers. 2012.
  10. Moura, L.; Queiroz, I.; Mourão, I.; Brito, L.M.; Duclos, J.. Survival and genotypic variation of Pseudomonas corrugata and P. mediterranea in response to soil solarization and biofumigation. 2012.
  11. Mourão, I.; Pinto, R.; Brito, L.M.; Rodrigues, R.. Response of protected organic pea crop to increased application rate of manure compost. 2012.
  12. Brito, L.M.; Pinto, R.; Mourão, I.; Rodrigues, R.; Coutinho, J.. Organic lettuce growth and nutrient accumulation in response to lime and horse manure compost. 2012.
  13. Mourão, I.; Amaro, A.L.; Brito, L.M.; Coutinho, J.. Effects of compost maturation and time of application on the growth and nutrient accumulation by organic cabbage. 2012.
  14. Moura, L.; Queiroz, I.; Mourão, I.; Brito, L.M.; Duclos, J.. Effectiveness of soil solarization and biofumigation for the control of corky root and root-knot nematode Meloidogyne spp. on tomato. 2012.
  15. Mourão, I.; Freitas, M.C.; Brito, L.M.; Queiroz, A.; Ferreira, R.B.. Pea landraces and cultivars response to acclimation at high temperatures and its correlation to morphological and agronomic characteristics. 2011.
  16. Moura, M.L.; Brito, L.M.; Mourão, I.M.; Jacques, M.-A.; Duclos, J.. Tomato pith necrosis (TPN) caused by P. Corrugata and P. Mediterranea: Severity of damages and crop loss assessment,Lycopersicon esculentum Mill., Pseudomonas corrugata, Pseudomonas mediterranea, pith necrosis, disease severity. 2005.
  17. Brito, L.M.. Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) and cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata L.) Growth in Soil Mixed with municipal solid waste compost and paper mill sludge composted with bark. 2001.
  18. Mourão, I.; Brito, M.. Effects of direct film crop cover and top dress nitrogen on earliness and yield of Broccoli crop (Brassica Oleracea var. Italica Plenk). 2001.
  19. De Maria Mourão, I.; Brito, L.M.. Empirical models for harvest date prediction in Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck). 2000.
Journal article
  1. Renata D’arc Coura; Ana Cristina Rodrigues; Joaquim Mamede Alonso; Ana Isabel Ferraz; Luis Miguel Brito; João Carlos Castro Abrantes; António Guerreiro Brito. "Combined Pretreatment by Ultrasound and Struvite Precipitation of Raw Substrates: A Strategy to Overcome C/N Ratio Unbalance in Nitrogen-Rich Anaerobic Co-Digestion Systems". Sustainability 13 4 (2021): 2175-2175. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042175.
  2. R. Pinto; L.M. Brito; F. Gonçalves; I. Mourão; L. Torres; J. Coutinho. "Lettuce growth and nutrient uptake response to winery waste compost and biochar". Acta Horticulturae 1305 (2021): 233-240. https://doi.org/10.17660%2Factahortic.2021.1305.32.
  3. R. Pinto; L.M. Brito; F. Gonçalves; I. Mourão; L. Torres; J. Coutinho. "Recycling wastes from Douro wine industry by composting". Acta Horticulturae 1305 (2021): 285-292. https://doi.org/10.17660%2Factahortic.2021.1305.39.
  4. Mourão, I.; Mouro, C.V.; Brito, L.M.; Costa, S.R.; Almeida, T.C.. "Impacts of therapeutic horticulture on happiness and loneliness in institutionalized clients with mental health conditions". British Journal of Occupational Therapy (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85105722487&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. Rui Pinto; Luís Miguel Brito; João Coutinho. "Nitrogen Mineralization from Organic Amendments Predicted by Laboratory and Field Incubations". Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 51 4 (2020): 515-526. https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2020.1717510.
  6. Mourão, I.; Moreira, M.C.; Almeida, T.C.; Brito, L.M.. "Perceived changes in well-being and happiness with gardening in urban organic allotments in Portugal". International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology (2018): 1-11. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85046457216&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Pinto, R.; Brito, L.M.; Coutinho, J.. "Organic production of horticultural crops with green manure, composted farmyard manure and organic fertiliser". Biological Agriculture and Horticulture (2017): 1-16. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85021643902&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Mourão, I.; Brito, L.M.; Moura, L.; Ferreira, M.E.; Costa, S.R.. "The effect of pruning systems on yield and fruit quality of grafted tomato,Efeito do sistema de condução na produtividade e qualidade dos frutos de tomateiro enxertado". Horticultura Brasileira 35 2 (2017): 247-251. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85025580022&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  9. Brito, L.M.; Sampaio, Á.; Pinto, R.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.. "Lettuce response to organic and phosphate fertilizers and root mycorrhization". Journal of Plant Nutrition 39 6 (2016): 842-849. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84976308167&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  10. Brito, L.M.; Reis, M.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.. "Use of Acacia Waste Compost as an Alternative Component for Horticultural Substrates". Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 46 14 (2015): 1814-1826. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84938424357&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Illera-Vives, M.; Seoane Labandeira, S.; Brito, L.M.; López-Fabal, A.; López-Mosquera, M.E.. "Evaluation of compost from seaweed and fish waste as a fertilizer for horticultural use". Scientia Horticulturae 186 (2015): 101-107. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84924035612&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. Brito, L.M.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.; Smith, S.R.. "Co-composting of invasive Acacia longifolia with pine bark for horticultural use". Environmental Technology (United Kingdom) 36 13 (2015): 1632-1642. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84926517809&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Brito, L.M.; Monteiro, J.M.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.. "Organic Lettuce Growth And Nutrient Uptake Response To Lime, Compost And Rock Phosphate". Journal of Plant Nutrition 37 7 (2014): 1002-1011. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84899749576&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  14. Brito,Luis Miguel; Mourão,Isabel; Coutinho,João; Brito, Luis Miguel; Mourão, Isabel; Coutinho, João. "Compostagem de biomassa de acácia com casca de pinheiro". (2014): http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0871-018X2014000100009.
  15. Brito, L.M.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.; Smith, S.. "Composting for management and resource recovery of invasive Acacia species". Waste Management and Research 31 11 (2013): 1125-1132. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84886444636&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Brito, L.M.; Monteiro, J.M.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.. "Compost, Lime, and Rock Phosphate Effects on Organic White Cabbage Growth and Nutrient Uptake". Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 44 21 (2013): 3177-3186. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84887127703&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. Pinto,Rui; Brito,Luis Miguel; Coutinho,João. "Gestão do azoto no solo numa rotação hortícola no modo de produção biológico". (2013): http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0871-018X2013000400012.
  18. Brito, L.M.; Pinto, R.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.. "Organic lettuce, rye/vetch, and Swiss chard growth and nutrient uptake response to lime and horse manure compost". Organic Agriculture 2 3-4 (2012): 163-171. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84881572969&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Brito, L.M.; Amaro, A.L.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.. "Influence of Dairy Cattle Slurry Solid Fraction Compost Combined with Mineral Nitrogen Fertilizer on the Growth of Greenhouse Lettuce". Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 43 19 (2012): 2484-2491. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84867193706&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  20. Brito, L.M.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.; Smith, S.R.. "Simple technologies for on-farm composting of cattle slurry solid fraction". Waste Management 32 7 (2012): 1332-1340. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84861578283&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  21. Isabel,Mourão; Brito,Luis Miguel; Coutinho,João; Mourão, Isabel; Brito, Luís Miguel; Coutinho, João. "Influência da dose e época de aplicação de um compostado na cultura de cebola biológica". (2011): http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0871-018X2011000200010.
  22. Brito,Luis Miguel; Fernandes,António; Amaro,Ana Luísa; Mourão,Isabel; Brito, Luís Miguel; Fernandes, António; Amaro, Ana Luísa; Mourão, Isabel. "Recuperação de azoto de origem orgânica e inorgânica pela cultura da couve repolho (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)". (2011): http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0871-018X2011000200009.
  23. Brito,Luis Miguel; Amaro,Ana Luisa; Mourão,Isabel; Coutinho,João; Brito, Luís Miguel; Amaro, Ana Luísa; Mourão, Isabel; Coutinho, João. "Evolução das características físico-químicas e dinâmica dos nutrientes durante a compostagem da fracção sólida do chorume". (2011): http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0871-018X2011000200007.
  24. Brito,Luis Miguel; Alonso,Joaquim Mamede; Mamede,João; Rey-Graña,Juan; Brito, Luís Miguel; Alonso, Joaquim Mamede; Mamede, João; Rey-Graña, Juan. "Gestão de efluentes nas explorações leiteiras do Entre Douro e Minho". (2011): http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0871-018X2011000200008.
  25. Brito, Luís Miguel. "Compostagem da fracção sólida do chorume com palha de azevém (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) ou tojo (Ulex europaeus L.)". Revista de Ciências Agrárias (2010): vol. 33 n.º 1 (2010)-vol. 33 n.º 1 (2010). https://revistas.rcaap.pt/index.php/rca/article/view/15824.
  26. Brito, L.M.; Mourão, I.; Coutinho, J.; Smith, S.R.. "Physicochemical dynamics of composting screw pressed cattle slurry amended with italian ryegrass straw or gorse bulking agents". Compost Science and Utilization 18 2 (2010): 119-126. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77954841971&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  27. Brito, Luís Miguel. "Efeito do arejamento no processo de compostagem da fracção sólida do chorume de pecuária leiteira". Revista de Ciências Agrárias (2009): vol. 32 n.º 1 (2009)-vol. 32 n.º 1 (2009). https://revistas.rcaap.pt/index.php/rca/article/view/15673.
  28. Brito, Luís Miguel. "Comparação entre arranjos de tratamentos sistemáticos e aleatórios em experiências de fertilização de milho (Zea mays L.) para silagem". Revista de Ciências Agrárias (2009): vol. 32 n.º 1 (2009)-vol. 32 n.º 1 (2009). https://revistas.rcaap.pt/index.php/rca/article/view/15674.
  29. Brito, Luís Miguel. "Produção de azoto mineral durante a compostagem de fracção sólida de chorume da pecuária leiteira intensiva". Revista de Ciências Agrárias (2009): vol. 32 n.º 1 (2009)-vol. 32 n.º 1 (2009). https://revistas.rcaap.pt/index.php/rca/article/view/15675.
  30. Brito, L.M.; Amaro, A.L.; Mourao, I.; Coutinho, J.. "Transformation of organic matter and nitrogen d uring composting of the solid fra ction of ca ttle slurry,Transformação da matéria orgânica e do nitrggênig durante a compostagem da fração sólida do chorume bovino". Revista Brasileira de Ciencia do Solo 32 5 (2008): 1959-1968. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-64249107162&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  31. Brito, L.M.; Coutinho, J.; Smith, S.R.. "Methods to improve the composting process of the solid fraction of dairy cattle slurry". Bioresource Technology 99 18 (2008): 8955-8960. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-50649085242&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  32. Brito, Luís Miguel. "Influências físicas sobre características químicas na compostagem da fracção sólida de chorume de bovinos leiteiros". Revista de Ciências Agrárias (2007): vol. 30 n.º 2 (2007)-vol. 30 n.º 2 (2007). https://revistas.rcaap.pt/index.php/rca/article/view/15466.


Other output
  1. Elaboração de um plano de amostragem para Cigarrinha-Verde (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) em vinha no Vale do Lima. 2012. Rodrigues,Raúl; Pereira,Jorge; Mourão,Isabel; Brito,Miguel; Garrido,João. http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0871-018X2012000200021.
  2. Avaliação da eficácia de insecticidas de origem animal sobre o Escaravelho-da-Batateira Leptinotarsa Decemlineata (Say). 2012. Mourão,Isabel; Moreira,Henrique; Rodrigues,Raul; Moura,Luisa; Brito,Luís Miguel. http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0871-018X2012000200034.
  3. Effects of composted municipal waste and a paper mill waste composted with bark on the growth of vegetable crops. Optimization of Plant Nutrition. 1993. Brito, Luis Miguel; Hadley, Paul. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2496-8_18.