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Stepping up and bringing out the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in soil research of the University of Lisbon

Deliverables

Virtual training programme on upgrading administrative skills

The programme will provide the details of the courses which will focus on internal organisation communication between departments or individual researchers overall policy approach to EU funding Etc

Publication of the Summer School programme

The program will define the detailed content of the programme including a clear timetable for each summerschool week and identify the main elements of the background material to be provided to students The completion of the Summer School Programme constitutes MS7 and will be subject of the quality monitoring activity

Specialized training programme on “water management, plant-soil interactions, alternative fertilizers

The programme will include the details of the courses and the individuals responsible for each session as well as the complementary activities to be developed at MIGAL facilities together with FCID and CINCIASs researchers The delivery of the programes MS3 will be backed by a dissemination campaign with a concrete calendar

Research excellence training programme on how to write scientific papers

The program will provide the details of the course and the individuals responsible for each session The launch of the programme M16 MS5 is required to assure correct development of the project How to develop international proposals for getting funds at EU level

1st Calendar of events

Calendar of events

2nd Calendar of events

Calendar of events

Specialized training programme on the “use of sensor-based technology, biofertilisers and precision agriculture techniques

The programme will include the details of the courses and the individuals responsible for each session as well as the complementary activities to be developed at UGENT facilities together with FCID and CINCIASs researchers The delivery of the programes MS4 will be backed by a dissemination campaign and a concrete calendar

Cross-cutting workshop programme

The programme will provide details of each workshop and the individuals responsible for each session

Evolution of the publications in high impact journals in the relevant research fields

Evolution of the publications in high impact journals in the relevant research fields

Data Management Plan

Report outlining how research data will be handled describing what data will be collectedgenerated what methodology and standards are used whether and how this data will be shared andor made open and how it will be curated and preserved The document will be yearly updated and finetuned to make it more precise and in line with project activities

Website

The website is to be launched in M6 in a version that provides all necessary information and news feed about the project scope and activities

Publications

Nitric Oxide Accumulation: The Evolutionary Trigger for Phytopathogenesis

Author(s): Margarida M. Santana, Juan M. Gonzalez, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 2017, ISSN 1664-302X
Publisher: Frontiers Media
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01947

Drought stress obliterates the preference for ammonium as an N source in the C 4 plant Spartina alterniflora

Author(s): Kamel Hessini, Herbert J. Kronzucker, Chedly Abdelly, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Journal of Plant Physiology, 213, 2017, Page(s) 98-107, ISSN 0176-1617
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jplph.2017.03.003

An Optimized in situ Quantification Method of Leaf H2O2 Unveils Interaction Dynamics of Pathogenic and Beneficial Bacteria in Wheat

Author(s): Pablo Carril, Anabela Bernardes da Silva, Rogério Tenreiro, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 2020, ISSN 1664-462X
Publisher: Frontiers Media S. A.
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00889

Does Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Determine Soil Microbial Functionality in Nutrient-Limited Mediterranean Arid Ecosystems?

Author(s): Neji Mahmoudi, Teresa Dias, Mosbah Mahdhi, Cristina Cruz, Mohamed Mars, Maria F. Caeiro
Published in: Diversity, 12/6, 2020, Page(s) 234, ISSN 1424-2818
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/d12060234

N/P imbalance as a key driver for the invasion of oligotrophic dune systems by a woody legume

Author(s): Florian Ulm, Christine Hellmann, Cristina Cruz, Cristina Máguas
Published in: Oikos, 126/2, 2017, ISSN 0030-1299
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/oik.03810

New strategies to overcome water limitation in cultivated maize: Results from sub-surface irrigation and silicon fertilization

Author(s): Sina Besharat, Lúcia Barão, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Journal of Environmental Management, 263, 2020, Page(s) 110398, ISSN 0301-4797
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110398

Nitrogen inputs may improve soil biocrusts multifunctionality in dryland ecosystems

Author(s): Teresa Dias, Casparus J. Crous, Raul Ochoa-Hueso, Esteban Manrique, Maria Amélia Martins-Loução, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 149, 2020, Page(s) 107947, ISSN 0038-0717
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107947

More tolerant than expected: Taking into account the ability of Cladonia portentosa to cope with increased nitrogen availability in environmental policy

Author(s): S. Munzi, C. Cruz, C. Branquinho, G. Cai, C. Faleri, L. Parrotta, L. Bini, A. Gagliardi, I.D. Leith, L.J. Sheppard
Published in: Ecological Indicators, 119, 2020, Page(s) 106817, ISSN 1470-160X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106817

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal species differ in their capacity to overrule the soil’s legacy from maize monocropping

Author(s): Teresa Dias, Patrícia Correia, Luís Carvalho, Juliana Melo, Amarilis de Varennes, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Applied Soil Ecology, 125, 2018, Page(s) 177-183, ISSN 0929-1393
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.12.025

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in soil, roots and rhizosphere of Medicago truncatula : diversity and heterogeneity under semi-arid conditions

Author(s): Neji Mahmoudi, Cristina Cruz, Mosbah Mahdhi, Mohamed Mars, Maria F. Caeiro
Published in: PeerJ, 7, 2019, Page(s) e6401, ISSN 2167-8359
Publisher: PeerJ
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6401

Ecological impacts of atmospheric pollution and interactions with climate change in terrestrial ecosystems of the Mediterranean Basin: Current research and future directions

Author(s): Raúl Ochoa-Hueso, Silvana Munzi, Rocío Alonso, María Arróniz-Crespo, Anna Avila, Victoria Bermejo, Roland Bobbink, Cristina Branquinho, Laura Concostrina-Zubiri, Cristina Cruz, Ricardo Cruz de Carvalho, Alessandra De Marco, Teresa Dias, David Elustondo, Susana Elvira, Belén Estébanez, Lina Fusaro, Giacomo Gerosa, Sheila Izquieta-Rojano, Mauro Lo Cascio, Riccardo Marzuoli, Paula Matos, Simone
Published in: Environmental Pollution, 227, 2017, Page(s) 194-206, ISSN 0269-7491
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.04.062

Extracts from Marine Macroalgae and Opuntia ficus-indica Cladodes Enhance Halotolerance and Enzymatic Potential of Diazotrophic Rhizobacteria and Their Impact on Wheat Germination Under Salt Stress

Author(s): Abdelwahab RAI, Ameur CHERIF, Cristina CRUZ, Elhafid NABTI
Published in: Pedosphere, 28/2, 2018, Page(s) 241-254, ISSN 1002-0160
Publisher: Kexue Chubaneshe/Science Press
DOI: 10.1016/s1002-0160(17)60333-3

Sustainable urban agriculture using compost and an open-pollinated maize variety

Author(s): Florian Ulm, David Avelar, Peter Hobson, Gil Penha-Lopes, Teresa Dias, Cristina Máguas, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Journal of Cleaner Production, 212, 2019, Page(s) 622-629, ISSN 0959-6526
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.12.069

Nitrogen isotope signature evidences ammonium deprotonation as a common transport mechanism for the AMT-Mep-Rh protein superfamily

Author(s): Idoia Ariz, Mélanie Boeckstaens, Catarina Gouveia, Ana Paula Martins, Emanuel Sanz-Luque, Emilio Fernández, Graça Soveral, Nicolaus von Wirén, Anna M. Marini, Pedro M. Aparicio-Tejo, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Science Advances, 4/9, 2018, Page(s) eaar3599, ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher: Science Advances
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar3599

Interactive effects of salinity and nitrogen forms on plant growth, photosynthesis and osmotic adjustment in maize

Author(s): Kamel Hessini, Khawla Issaoui, Selma Ferchichi, Tarek Saif, Chedly Abdelly, Kadambot H.M. Siddique, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 139, 2019, Page(s) 171-178, ISSN 0981-9428
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2019.03.005

The distribution of herbivores between leaves matches their performance only in the absence of competitors

Author(s): Diogo P. Godinho, Arne Janssen, Dan Li, Cristina Cruz, Sara Magalhães
Published in: Ecology and Evolution, 10/15, 2020, Page(s) 8405-8415, ISSN 2045-7758
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6547

N fertilization in a Mediterranean ecosystem alters N and P turnover in soil, roots and the ectomycorrhizal community

Author(s): Florian Ulm, Catarina Gouveia, Teresa Dias, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 113, 2017, Page(s) 60-70, ISSN 0038-0717
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.05.028

δ15N of lichens reflects the isotopic signature of ammonia source

Author(s): S. Munzi, C. Branquinho, C. Cruz, C. Máguas, I.D. Leith, L.J. Sheppard, M.A. Sutton
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, 653, 2019, Page(s) 698-704, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.010

Conventional farming disrupts cooperation among phosphate solubilising bacteria isolated from Carica papaya’s rhizosphere

Author(s): Juliana Melo, Luís Carvalho, Patrícia Correia, Sávio Bastos de Souza, Teresa Dias, Margarida Santana, Manuela Carolino, Natália O. Aguiar, Luciano Pasqualoto Canellas, Cristina Cruz, Alessandro Coutinho Ramos
Published in: Applied Soil Ecology, 124, 2018, Page(s) 284-288, ISSN 0929-1393
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.11.015

Women’s Empowerment, Research, and Management: Their Contribution to Social Sustainability (Publication after the start date of the project)

Author(s): Ventura, A.M.; Morillas, L.; Martins-Loução, M.A.; Cruz, C.
Published in: Sustainability 2021, 13, 2021, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su132212754

How to Outgrow Your Native Neighbour? Belowground Changes under Native Shrubs at an Early Stage of Invasion

Author(s): Florian Ulm, João Jacinto, Cristina Cruz, Cristina Máguas
Published in: Land Degradation & Development, 28/8, 2017, Page(s) 2380-2388, ISSN 1085-3278
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2768

When the exception becomes the rule: An integrative approach to symbiosis

Author(s): Silvana Munzi, Cristina Cruz, Ana Corrêa
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, 672, 2019, Page(s) 855-861, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.038

Inoculation With Piriformospora indica Is More Efficient in Wild-Type Rice Than in Transgenic Rice Over-Expressing the Vacuolar H+-PPase

Author(s): Amanda Azevedo Bertolazi, Sávio Bastos de Souza, Katherine Fraga Ruas, Eliemar Campostrini, Carlos Eduardo de Rezende, Cristina Cruz, Juliana Melo, Carlos Moacir Colodete, Ajit Varma, Alessandro Coutinho Ramos
Published in: Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 2019, ISSN 1664-302X
Publisher: Frontiers Media
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01087

Unveiling the hidden interaction between thermophiles and plant crops: wheat and soil thermophilic bacteria

Author(s): Margarida M. Santana, Luís Carvalho, Juliana Melo, Maria Eduarda Araújo, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Journal of Plant Interactions, 15/1, 2020, Page(s) 127-138, ISSN 1742-9145
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/17429145.2020.1766585

Intra- and inter-specific variations in chitin in lichens along a N-deposition gradient

Author(s): Silvana Munzi, Cristina Cruz, Rodrigo Maia, Cristina Máguas, Maria Margarida Perestrello-Ramos, Cristina Branquinho
Published in: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24/36, 2017, Page(s) 28065-28071, ISSN 0944-1344
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-0378-3

Belowground microbes mitigate plant-plant competition

Author(s): Márcia Bacelar Fonseca, Teresa Dias, Maria Manuela Carolino, Marcel Giovanni Costa França, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Plant Science, 262, 2017, Page(s) 175-181, ISSN 0168-9452
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2017.06.006

The Free-Living Stage Growth Conditions of the Endophytic Fungus Serendipita indica May Regulate Its Potential as Plant Growth Promoting Microbe

Author(s): Teresa Dias, Vívian Pimentel, Antônio Jesus Dorighetto Cogo, Raquel Costa, Amanda Azevedo Bertolazi, Camila Miranda, Sávio Bastos de Souza, Juliana Melo, Manuela Carolino, Ajit Varma, Frederico Eutrópio, Fábio Lopes Olivares, Alessandro Coutinho Ramos, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 2020, ISSN 1664-302X
Publisher: Frontiers Media
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.562238

Alleviating Nitrogen Limitation in Mediterranean Maquis Vegetation Leads to Ecological Degradation

Author(s): Teresa Dias, Casparus J. Crous, Dario Liberati, Silvana Munzi, Catarina Gouveia, Florian Ulm, Ana Catarina Afonso, Raúl Ochoa-Hueso, Esteban Manrique, Lucy Sheppard, Maria Amélia Martins-Loução, Anabela Bernardes da Silva, Cristina Cruz
Published in: Land Degradation & Development, 28/8, 2017, Page(s) 2482-2492, ISSN 1085-3278
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2784

The cost of surviving nitrogen excess: energy and protein demand in the lichen Cladonia portentosa as revealed by proteomic analysis

Author(s): Silvana Munzi, Lucy J. Sheppard, Ian D. Leith, Cristina Cruz, Cristina Branquinho, Luca Bini, Assunta Gagliardi, Giampiero Cai, Luigi Parrotta
Published in: Planta, 245/4, 2017, Page(s) 819-833, ISSN 0032-0935
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s00425-017-2647-2