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I received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Lisbon in 2004 and I am currently working in the Plant-Soil Ecology group of cE3c and in the startup R&D company Soilvitae. My research focuses on the development of microbial solutions for a sustainable agriculture based on innovative technologies that use the symbiotic partnerships established between plants and rhizospheric microbiome members.
For many years I have been involved in microbial ecology and evolution with focus on cooperation and competition among bacteria, mutualisms between plants and soil microorganisms (e.g. mycorrhizas and plant growth promoting bacteria).
Pacheco, I., Ferreira, R., Correia, P., Carvalho, L., Dias, T. & Cruz, C. (2020) Microbial consortium increases maize productivity and reduces grain phosphorus concentration under field conditions.Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 28(1), 232-237. DOI:10.1016/j.sjbs.2020.09.053 (IF2020 4,219; Q2 Biology)
Santana, M.M., Carvalho, L., Melo, J., Araújo, M.E. & Cruz, C. (2020) Unveiling the hidden interaction between thermophiles and plant crops: wheat and soil thermophilic bacteria.Journal of Plant Interactions, 15(1), 127-138. DOI:10.1080/17429145.2020.1766585 (IF2020 4,208; Q1 Plant Sciences)
Calado, M.L., Carvalho, L., Barata, M. & Pang, K-L. (2019) Potential roles of marine fungi in the decomposition process of standing stems and leaves of Spartina maritima.Mycologia, 111(3), 371-383. DOI:10.1080/00275514.2019.1571380 (IF2019 2,149; Q2 Mycology)
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