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Isabel Maria Oliveira Brito

Assistant Professor (Department of Biology)

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Doctoral Degree: Potential Value of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in the Agricultural Systems of Alentejo Region – Portugal/Biologia (Universidade de Évora - 2008)
Master Degree: PAPCC/Micorrizas Arbusculares – Alguns aspectos da sua caracterização (Universidade de Évora - 1997)
Bachelor's Degree: Engenharia Agrícola/Agronomia (Universidade de Évora - 1992)
Conselho Científico (ICAAM) (Advisor)
Department of Biology (Deputy)
MED - Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Integrated Member with doctorate)
Soil microbiology - Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF)
Arbuscular mycorrhiza in cropping systems - Conservation agriculture and bio-protection
Providing of analytical and consulting services in the field of soil microbiology

The research developed is related to the influence of common agronomic practices (weed control, tillage system or crop rotation) on arbuscular endomycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and to understand  how can this  practices be adjusted  in order to take advantage of the  AMF symbioses that naturally occur in the soil  (native inoculum). More recent studies are focused on developing strategies to manage indigenous AMF and their functional diversity within cropping systems for the bio-protection of cultivated plants against biotic and abiotic stresses.

ICAAM- Instituto das Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais Mediterrânicas





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