MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança

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CIMO

CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE

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 SILFORE - Towards the conservation and management of resilient agroforestry system through silvopastoralism
Funding body: LIFE
Reference: LIFE21-CCA-ES-LIFE SILFORE
Principal Investigator:Marina Maria Pedrosa Meca Ferreira de Castro
Start: 2022-09-01
End: 2027-08-31
AF4EU - Agroforestry Business Model Innovation Network
Funding body: HORIZON EUROPE
Reference: AF4EU 101086563
Principal Investigator:Marina Maria Pedrosa Meca Ferreira de Castro
Start: 2023-01-01
End: 2026-12-31
- iCarbono
Funding body: LA CAIXA
Reference:
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2023-10-01
End: 2026-09-30
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
FTA+siv - Florestação de Terras Agrícolas com Mais Silvicultura, Inovação e Valor (FTA+siv)
Funding body: PDR 2020
Reference: PDR2020-1.0.1-FEADER-031671
Principal Investigator:Maria do Sameiro Ferreira Patrício
Start: 2018-07-01
End: 2022-12-31
OPEN2PRESERVE - Modelo de Gestión sostenible para la preservación de espacios abiertos de montaña de alto valor ambiental
Funding body: Interreg Sudoe 2014-2020
Reference: SOE1/PS/E0804
Principal Investigator:Marina Maria Pedrosa Meca Ferreira de Castro
Start: 2018-03-01
End: 2021-12-30
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: 17
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Fonseca F.,Castro M.,Alves L.,Castro J.,de Figueiredo T.
Impacts of Extensive Sheep Grazing on Soil Physical and Chemical Quality in Open Mountain Forests, NE Portugal
Spanish Journal of Soil Science, 13, , 2023

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Mosquera-Losada M.R.,Santos M.G.S.,Gonçalves B.,Ferreiro-Domínguez N.,Castro M.,Rigueiro-Rodríguez A.,González-Hernández M.P.,Fernández-Lorenzo J.L.,Romero-Franco R.,Aldrey-Vázquez J.A.,Sobrino C.C.,García-Berrios J.J.,Santiago-Freijanes J.J.
Policy challenges for agroforestry implementation in Europe
Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 6, , 2023

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Pinto R.,Castro M.,Torres-Manso F.,Rainha M.
Pastoralism in the Development of Mountain Territories in Por-tugal: A Multidimensional Analysis of Challenges and Oppor-tunities
Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais, 65-74, 2023

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Castro M.,Castro J.P.,Castro J.
Understory Clearing in Open Grazed Mediterranean Oak Forests: Assessing the Impact on Vegetation
Sustainability (Switzerland), 14, , 2022

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Canals R.M.,Múgica L.,Sáez J.L.,Robles A.B.,Yebra R.T.,Castro M.,Manso F.,Plaixats J.,Canaleta G.,Aguerre C.,Mosquera-Losada M.R.,Duperron C.,Métailié J.P.
CURRENT REGIONAL SCENARIOS IN SOUTHWEST EUROPEAN UPLANDS AND HABITAT RESTORATION THROUGH PYRIC HERBIVORY PRACTICES: THE OPEN2PRESERVE PROJECT
Sud-Ouest Europeen, 7-26, 2022

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Castro J.,Castro M.,Gómez-Sal A.
Changes on the Climatic Edge: Adaptation of and Challenges to Pastoralism in Montesinho (Northern Portugal)
Mountain Research and Development, 41, R29-R37, 2021

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Zorawski M.,Brito T.,Castro J.,Castro J.P.,Castro M.,Lima J.
An IoT Approach for Animals Tracking
Communications in Computer and Information Science, 1488 CCIS, 269-280, 2021

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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.J.,Magalhães M.,Fernandes L.,Castro M.,Ramalhosa E.C.D.
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.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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