MOUNTAINS 2020

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MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

O Norte Somos Nós

CIMO is the winner of the "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards in
the category of Research. See video HERE

MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

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MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
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Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança

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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Marina Maria Pedrosa Meca Ferreira de Castro

Auxiliary Professor
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
E-mail: marina.castro@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0002-6368-8098
Scopus Author ID: 56612728000

Career

  • Since 1999: Auxiliary Professor, , Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 1990 - 1999: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal

Roles

  • 2007 - 2009: Head of Department Environmental and Natural Resources
  • 2005 - 2010: Vice-head of Agrarian School Pedagogical Council

Qualifications

  • 2005 - PhD. in Ecology, University of Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
  • 1999 - MSc. in Tropical and Subtropical Agronomy, École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • 1990 - First degree in Agronomic Engineer, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2009 - Award for grassland progress- best poster “Novas ferramentas de monitorização de herbívoros em pastoreio”, Sociedade portuguesa de forragens e pastagens, Portugal

Interests

  • Agroforestry and silvopastoral systems
  • Effects of grazing in combustibles management
  • Comparation of food selection by sheep and goats under silvopastoral systems

Projects:

LIFE MARONESA - Market Awareness and Opportunity Raising for Needed Extensification and Soil-friendly Agriculture
Funding body: LIFE
Reference: LIFE19 GIC/PT/001285
Principal Investigator:Carlos Francisco Gonçalves Aguiar
Start: 2020-10-01
End: 2025-09-30
PASTOPRAXIS - Local adaptative responses of pastoralism to climate change in the Natural Park of Montesinho (Portugal)
Funding body: MONTESINHO
Reference: MTS/CAC/0028/2020
Principal Investigator:Marina Maria Pedrosa Meca Ferreira de Castro
Start: 2021-06-01
End: 2024-05-31
FTA+siv - Florestação de Terras Agrícolas com Mais Silvicultura, Inovação e Valor (FTA+siv)
Funding body: PDR 2020 - Medidad 1.0.1
Reference: PDR2020-1.0.1-FEADER-031671
Principal Investigator:Maria do Sameiro Ferreira Patrício
Start: 2018-07-01
End: 2021-06-30
BioPast - Uma Abordagem Integrada às Pastagens Permanentes Biodiversas Ricas em Leguminosas
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Carlos Francisco Gonçalves Aguiar
Start: 2007-08-01
End: 2011-01-31

Total results: 8
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Rodriguez-Rigueiro F.J.,Santiago-Freijanes J.J.,Mosquera-Losada M.R.,Castro M.,Silva-Losada P.,Pisanelli A.,Pantera A.,Rigueiro-Rodriguez A.,Ferreiro-Dominguez N.
Silvopasture policy promotion in European Mediterranean areas
PLoS ONE, 16, , 2021

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Castro M.,Ameray A.,Castro J.P.
A new approach to quantify grazing pressure under mediterranean pastoral systems using GIS and remote sensing
International Journal of Remote Sensing, 41, 5371-5387, 2020

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Afonso M.,Magalhães M.,Fernandes L.,Castro M.,Ramalhosa E.
Temperature Effect on Rheological Behavior of Portuguese Honeys
Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences, 68, 217-222, 2018

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Torres-Manso F.,Marta-Costa A.,Castro M.,Tibério L.
Silvopastoral systems as a tool for territorial sustainability and biodiversity
Agroforestry: Anecdotal to Modern Science, 317-333, 2018

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Ramalhosa E.C.D.,Magalhães M.,Martins A.M.,Afonso M.J.,Plasencia P.,Fernández-Núnez E.,Castro M.
Plant and soil metal concentrations in serpentine soils and their influence on the diet of extensive livestock animals
Open Agriculture Journal, 12, 95-106, 2018

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Castro M.,Fernández Núñez E.
Seasonal grazing of goats and sheep on Mediterranean mountain rangelands of northeast Portugal
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 28, , 2016

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