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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Luís Miguel Cortez Mesquita de Brito

Full Professor
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 258909762
E-mail: miguelbrito@esa.ipvc.pt
ORCID: 0000-0002-6606-2963
Scopus Author ID: 24340677300

Career

  • Since 2019: Full Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • 2016 - 2019: Coordinator Professor with Habilitation, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • 1996 - 2015: Coordinator Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • 1989 - 1996: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • 1987 - 1989: Assistant Professor, , Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • 1985 - 1987: Coordinator of the Arcos de Valdevez Agricultural Vocational Training Center
  • 1983 - 1985: Secundary Mathematics Teacher, Escola Secundária de Paredes de Coura, Portugal

Roles

  • 2013 - 2014: Expert of the European Innovation Partnership Focus Group on Organic Farming
  • 2010 - 2014: Coordinator of the Technical-Scientific Committee of the Escola Superior Agrária de Ponte de Lima / Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
  • Since 2009: Coordinator of the Master Course in Environmental Management and Land Use Planning
  • 1998 - 2007: President of the Scientific Council of the Escola Superior Agrária de Ponte de Lima / Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
  • 1998 - 2001: Vice presidente of the Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
  • 1995 - 1998: President of the Escola Superior Agrária de Ponte de Lima / Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo

Qualifications

  • 2016 - "Agregação" in Agronomic and Forest Sciences, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • 1994 - PhD. in Agronomic Engineering, University of Reading, United Kingdom
  • 1989 - MSc. in Crop Physiology, University of Reading, United Kingdom
  • 1983 - First degree in Agronomic Engineering, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 - Co-author of Oral Communication at the International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society (AiCARE Award), Rome, Italy
  • 2014 - Co-author of Best Poster Award at the Scientific Track of the 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress, ?stanbul, Turkey
  • 1994 - Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo Award

Interests

  • Composting
  • Soil organic amendments
  • Soil fertility
  • Crop nutrition
  • Crop physiology
  • Organic Agriculture

Projects:

GesPsaKiwi - Ferramenta operacional para a gestão sustentável do cancro bacteriano (Psa) da Actínidea
Funding body: Portugal 2020
Reference: PO Norte.03/SI/2017-I&DT
Principal Investigator:Luís Miguel Cortez Mesquita de Brito
Start: 2018-10-07
End: 2021-10-06
COCOON - Combined sustainable strategies for rootknot nematode management in protected crops
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Isabel Mourão
Start: 2016-07-01
End: 2019-06-30
Kópóti pa cudji nô futuro - Agricultura, Saúde e Desenvolvimento
Funding body: EuropeAid- Programas de Cooperação Externa
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Isabel Mourão
Start: 2015-01-01
End: 2018-01-31
CEI - Compostagem de espécies infestantes
Funding body: QREN
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Luís Miguel Cortez Mesquita de Brito
Start: 2011-01-01
End: 2012-01-01

Total results: 40
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Pinto R.,Brito L.M.,Gonçalves F.,Mourao I.,Torres L.,Coutinho J.
Lettuce growth and nutrient uptake response to winery waste compost and biochar
Acta Horticulturae, 1305, 233-239, 2021

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Pinto R.,Brito L.M.,Gonçalves F.,Mourao I.,Torres L.,Coutinho J.
Recycling wastes from Douro wine industry by composting
Acta Horticulturae, 1305, 285-292, 2021

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Coura R.D.,Rodrigues A.C.,Alonso J.M.,Ferraz A.I.,Brito L.M.,Abrantes J.C.C.,Brito A.G.
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 (Switzerland), 13, 1-14, 2021

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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

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Pinto R.,Brito L.M.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.
Nitrogen balance in organic horticultural rotations
Acta Horticulturae, 1286, 127-133, 2020

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Mourão I.,Moura L.,Brito L.M.,Coutinho J.,Costa S.R.
Grafting green beans for improved yield and fruit quality
Acta Horticulturae, 1286, 141-148, 2020

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Pinto R.,Brito L.M.,Coutinho J.
Nitrogen Mineralization from Organic Amendments Predicted by Laboratory and Field Incubations
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 51, 515-526, 2020

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Mourão I.,Moreira M.,Almeida T.,Brito L.
Perceived changes in well-being and happiness with gardening in urban organic allotments in Portugal
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 26, 79-89, 2019

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Vaz A.,Pereira A.,Brito L.,Moura M.
Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis for the control of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae under field conditions
Acta Horticulturae, 1218, 261-268, 2018

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Pinto R.,Brito L.,Coutinho J.
Organic production of horticultural crops with green manure, composted farmyard manure and organic fertiliser
Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 33, 269-284, 2017

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Brito L.,Mourão I.,Rodrigues R.,Coutinho J.
Lettuce and cabbage growth and nutrient uptake response to invasive Acacia waste composts
Acta Horticulturae, 1168, 39-46, 2017

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Brito L.M.,Mourão I.,Rodrigues R.,Reis M.
Evaluation of physicochemical characteristics of invasive Acacia waste cocomposted with pine bark for horticultural use
Acta Horticulturae, 1168, 33-38, 2017

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Mourão I.,Brito L.,Moura L.,Ferreira M.,Costa S.
The effect of pruning systems on yield and fruit quality of grafted tomato
Horticultura Brasileira, 35, 247-251, 2017

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Brito L.,Sampaio Á.,Pinto R.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.
Lettuce response to organic and phosphate fertilizers and root mycorrhization
Journal of Plant Nutrition, 39, 842-849, 2016

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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, 1632-1642, 2015

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Illera-Vives M.,Seoane Labandeira S.,Brito L.,López-Fabal A.,López-Mosquera M.
Evaluation of compost from seaweed and fish waste as a fertilizer for horticultural use
Scientia Horticulturae, 186, 101-107, 2015

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Brito L.,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, 1814-1826, 2015

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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, 1002-1011, 2014

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Ribeiro H.,Freire C.,Cabral F.,Vasconcelos E.,Brito L.
Production of lettuce seedlings in coconut coir amended with compost and vermicompost
Acta Horticulturae, 1013, 417-422, 2013

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Brito L.,Saldanha J.,Mourão I.,Nestler H.
Composting of acacia longifolia and acacia melanoxylon invasive species
Acta Horticulturae, 1013, 211-216, 2013

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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, 3177-3186, 2013

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Brito L.M.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.,Smith S.
Composting for management and resource recovery of invasive Acacia species
Waste Management and Research, 31, 1125-1132, 2013

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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, 163-171, 2012

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Brito L.,Amaro A.,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, 2484-2491, 2012

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Brito L.M.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.,Smith S.R.
Simple technologies for on-farm composting of cattle slurry solid fraction
Waste Management, 32, 1332-1340, 2012

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Mourão I.,Pinto R.,Brito L.,Rodrigues R.
Response of protected organic pea crop to increased application rate of manure compost
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 181-186, 2012

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Mourão I.,Amaro A.,Brito L.,Coutinho J.
Effects of compost maturation and time of application on the growth and nutrient accumulation by organic cabbage
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 91-98, 2012

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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
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 157-164, 2012

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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
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 107-114, 2012

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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
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 399-406, 2012

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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
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 553-558, 2012

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Mourão I.,Freitas M.,Brito L.,Queiroz A.,Ferreira R.
Pea landraces and cultivars response to acclimation at high temperatures and its correlation to morphological and agronomic characteristics
Acta Horticulturae, 918, 565-573, 2011

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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, 119-126, 2010

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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, 8955-8960, 2008

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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
Revista Brasileira de Ciencia do Solo, 32, 1959-1968, 2008

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De Maria Mourão I.,Brito L.
Empirical models for harvest date prediction in Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck)
Acta Horticulturae, 539, 47-53, 2000