Pursuing excellence in research and education.
We have organized the 7th World Congress on Allelopathy (7WCA),
and the International Congress of Phytoremediation of Polluted Soils (PPS).
Our research group was created in 2005, from the merging of two other groups to improve research on ecophysiology and agrobiology and to find better opportunities for human resources and funding. As a result, publications increased in the last years and training of graduate and PhD students has been highly improved.
We currently lead the Master in Terrestrial Ecosystems, Sustainable Use and Environmental Implications (ETUSIA), coordinated by Dr. Manuel J. Reigosa Roger. The corresponding doctorate program was given the excellence mention. Outstanding professors and researchers, coming from the Universities of Santiago, Granada, Autónoma de Barcelona, Coimbra, etc.; and several centres of the National Research Council (CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) are involved in this master.
Highlights of our lately work.
Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, June 2014.
This work determines the phytotoxicity of chalcone for the germination and early development of a variety of crop species and associated weeds.
Environmental Earth Sciences. mar 2014.
The risk of Pb, Zn and Cd mobility is evaluated in soils from a depleted mine at Rubiais (Lugo, Spain). This area is under special protection because of its outstanding natural value. Soils from nine different areas were selected...
The Scientific World Journal. jan 2014.
Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. May 2014.
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of planting trees (Pinus pinaster or Eucalyptus globulus) and amending with wastes (sewage sludges and paper mill residues) on the nutrient content of mine soils and under field conditions. The studied soils were located in a settling pond and a mine tailing within a former copper mine.
Geoderma. Oct 2014, Vol 230–231, 108–118.
Biological Invasions. Feb 2014.