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Full Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops (AGR/02)

Coordinator of the PhD Course in AgroBioSciences

Member of the Boards of Ethics

Courses: Ecology, Applied Ecology, Plant/soil interactions and soil fertility, Analysis of ecological systems


Research Areas: Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity, Agricultural Water Management, Food Quality and Nutraceutics, Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Research interests:

  • Influence of nitrogen fertilization and inoculation by beneficial microorganisms on growth, physiology, yield, nutrient uptake of cereals and legumes
  • Nutritional and nutraceutic properties of old and modern bred and durum wheat varieties as affected by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal inocula and agronomic biofortification with Fe and Zn
  • Functional plant-soil interactions and soil fertility
  • Influence of AMF on organic matter degradation by native saprophytic bacterial and fungal communities
  • Removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewater by energy crops and symbiotic microorganisms
  • Effect of land-use intensity, tillage and soil properties in shaping the microbial community composition and structure by morphological and molecular tools.
  • Agroecological synthesis using meta-analytical techniques