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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Isabel de Maria Cardoso Gonsalves Mourão

Coordinator Professor
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 258909777
E-mail: imourao-cimo@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0003-4890-6584
Scopus Author ID: 9744708800

Career

  • Since 1997: Coordinator Professor, Escola Superior Agrária/Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • 1989 - 1997: Auxiliary Professor, Escola Superior Agrária/Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • 1987 - 1989: Assistant professor, Escola Superior Agrária/Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • 1985 - 1987: Coordinator of Centro de Formação Profissional Agrícola de V. N. de Cerveira, Direção Regional de Agricultura do Norte, Braga, Portugal
  • 1983 - 1985: Teacher of Nature Sciences and Biology, Escola Secundária de Paredes de Coura, Portugal

Roles

  • 2014 - 2015: Expert of the European Innovation Partnership Focus Group on 'Soil organic matter content in Mediterranean regions'
  • 2012 - 2016: Member of the management and steering committees, Food and Agriculture COST ACTION, FA1204 - Vegetable grafting to improve yield and fruit quality under biotic and abiotic stress conditions, RTD/EU
  • Since 2011: Member of the editorial board of the Agrotec (technical and scientific agricultural journal), Publindústria, Porto, Portugal
  • 2010 - 2014: Coordinator of the Accredit Commission, ESA/IPVC
  • 2010 - 2010: Co-chairmen of the IHC2010 Organic Horticulture Symposium - Productivity and sustainability, 28th International Horticultural Congress, International Society of Agricultural Sciences (ISHS), 22-27 August 2010, Lisboa, Portugal; Co-editor of the ISHS Acta Horticulturae 933, 2012
  • 2009 - 2014: Member of the board and editor of the journal of Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura (Portuguese Horticultural Association, ISHS affiliated)
  • 2002 - 2002: Council member of the International Society of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2001 - 2010: Course coordinator in Escola Superior Agrária/Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal (ESA/IPVC)
  • 2000 - 2006: Director of the Pedagogical Council, ESA/IPVC
  • 2000 - 2004: Board president of Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura (Portuguese Horticultural Association, ISHS affiliated)
  • Since 1999: Member of the evaluation committee of the National Innovation Agency, Lisboa, Portugal
  • 1992 - 1999: Board vice-president Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura (Portuguese Horticultural Association, ISHS affiliated)

Qualifications

  • 1995 - PhD. in Agronomic Engineering, University of Reading, United Kingdom
  • 1989 - MSc. in Crop Production, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • 1983 - First degree in Agronomic Engineering, ISA/Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 - Title of Horticóloga de Honra, Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura, Portugal (Horticologist of Honour, Portuguese Horticultural Association)
  • 2015 - 2nd place in the AICARE competition ‘Revolutionary solutions for local food systems’ (co-author), Italian Agency for Responsible and Ethical Countryside and Agriculture, International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society, Lazio Expo 2015, AgUrbRome, 14-17 September, Rome
  • 2014 - Best Poster Award (co-author), Scientific Track of the 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress

Interests

  • Plant physiology
  • Plant nutrition
  • Vegetable crop production
  • Organic horticulture
  • Agroecology
  • Social agriculture

Projects:

GesPsaKiwi - Ferramenta operacional para a gestão sustentável do cancro bacteriano (Psa) da Actínidea
Funding body: Portugal 2020
Reference: PO Norte.03/SI/2017-I&DT
Principal Investigator:Luís Miguel Cortez Mesquita de Brito
Start: 2018-10-07
End: 2021-10-06
COCOON - Combined sustainable strategies for rootknot nematode management in protected crops
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Isabel Mourão
Start: 2016-01-01
End: 2019-12-31
Kópóti pa cudji nô futuro - Agricultura, Saúde e Desenvolvimento
Funding body: EuropeAid- Programas de Cooperação Externa
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Isabel Mourão
Start: 2015-01-01
End: 2018-01-31
CEI - Compostagem de espécies infestantes
Funding body: QREN
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Luís Miguel Cortez Mesquita de Brito
Start: 2011-01-01
End: 2012-01-01

Total results: 34
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Parente C.,Ferreira C.,Mourão I.
Impact of organic agriculture training in urban context
Acta Horticulturae, 1286, 245-252, 2020

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Pinto R.,Brito L.M.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.
Nitrogen balance in organic horticultural rotations
Acta Horticulturae, 1286, 127-133, 2020

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Mourão I.,Moura L.,Brito L.M.,Coutinho J.,Costa S.R.
Grafting green beans for improved yield and fruit quality
Acta Horticulturae, 1286, 141-148, 2020

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Mourão I.,Moreira M.,Almeida T.,Brito L.
Perceived changes in well-being and happiness with gardening in urban organic allotments in Portugal
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 26, 79-89, 2019

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Brito L.,Mourão I.,Rodrigues R.,Coutinho J.
Lettuce and cabbage growth and nutrient uptake response to invasive Acacia waste composts
Acta Horticulturae, 1168, 39-46, 2017

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Mourão I.,Brito L.,Moura L.,Ferreira M.,Costa S.
The effect of pruning systems on yield and fruit quality of grafted tomato
Horticultura Brasileira, 35, 247-251, 2017

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Leonardi C.,Kyriacou M.,Gisbert C.,Oztekin G.,Mourão I.,Rouphael Y.
Quality of grafted vegetables
Vegetable Grafting: Principles and Practices, 214-245, 2017

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Koren A.,Klein E.,Dieleman J.A.,Janse J.,Rouphael Y.,Colla G.,Mourão I.
Practical applications and speciality crops
Vegetable Grafting: Principles and Practices, 245-270, 2017

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Brito L.,Sampaio Á.,Pinto R.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.
Lettuce response to organic and phosphate fertilizers and root mycorrhization
Journal of Plant Nutrition, 39, 842-849, 2016

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Brito L.M.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.,Smith S.R.
Co-composting of invasive Acacia longifolia with pine bark for horticultural use
Environmental Technology (United Kingdom), 36, 1632-1642, 2015

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Brito L.,Reis M.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.
Use of Acacia Waste Compost as an Alternative Component for Horticultural Substrates
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 46, 1814-1826, 2015

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Brito L.,Monteiro J.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.
Organic Lettuce Growth And Nutrient Uptake Response To Lime, Compost And Rock Phosphate
Journal of Plant Nutrition, 37, 1002-1011, 2014

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Brito L.,Saldanha J.,Mourão I.,Nestler H.
Composting of acacia longifolia and acacia melanoxylon invasive species
Acta Horticulturae, 1013, 211-216, 2013

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Brito L.,Monteiro J.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.
Compost, Lime, and Rock Phosphate Effects on Organic White Cabbage Growth and Nutrient Uptake
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 44, 3177-3186, 2013

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Brito L.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.,Smith S.
Composting for management and resource recovery of invasive Acacia species
Waste Management and Research, 31, 1125-1132, 2013

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Brito L.,Pinto R.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.
Organic lettuce, rye/vetch, and Swiss chard growth and nutrient uptake response to lime and horse manure compost
Organic Agriculture, 2, 163-171, 2012

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Brito L.,Amaro A.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.
Influence of Dairy Cattle Slurry Solid Fraction Compost Combined with Mineral Nitrogen Fertilizer on the Growth of Greenhouse Lettuce
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 43, 2484-2491, 2012

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Brito L.M.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.,Smith S.R.
Simple technologies for on-farm composting of cattle slurry solid fraction
Waste Management, 32, 1332-1340, 2012

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Louro M.,Baptista F.J.,Mourão I.
Climate modelling of a greenhouse with proportional environmental control
Acta Horticulturae, 952, 73-80, 2012

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Mourão I.,Pinto R.,Brito L.,Rodrigues R.
Response of protected organic pea crop to increased application rate of manure compost
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 181-186, 2012

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Mourão I.,Amaro A.,Brito L.,Coutinho J.
Effects of compost maturation and time of application on the growth and nutrient accumulation by organic cabbage
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 91-98, 2012

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Brito L.M.,Amaro A.L.,Mourão I.,Moura L.
Yield and nitrogen uptake of white cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) with organic and inorganic fertilisers
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 107-114, 2012

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Brito L.M.,Pinto R.,Mourão I.,Rodrigues R.,Coutinho J.
Organic lettuce growth and nutrient accumulation in response to lime and horse manure compost
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 157-164, 2012

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Moura L.,Queiroz I.,Mourão I.,Brito L.M.,Duclos J.
Effectiveness of soil solarization and biofumigation for the control of corky root and root-knot nematode Meloidogyne spp. on tomato
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 399-406, 2012

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Moura L.,Queiroz I.,Mourão I.,Brito L.M.,Duclos J.
Survival and genotypic variation of Pseudomonas corrugata and P. mediterranea in response to soil solarization and biofumigation
Acta Horticulturae, 933, 553-558, 2012

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Mourão I.,Freitas M.,Brito L.,Queiroz A.,Ferreira R.
Pea landraces and cultivars response to acclimation at high temperatures and its correlation to morphological and agronomic characteristics
Acta Horticulturae, 918, 565-573, 2011

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Brito L.M.,Mourão I.,Coutinho J.,Smith S.R.
Physicochemical dynamics of composting screw pressed cattle slurry amended with italian ryegrass straw or gorse bulking agents
Compost Science and Utilization, 18, 119-126, 2010

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Brito L.M.,Amaro A.L.,Mourao I.,Coutinho J.
Transformation of organic matter and nitrogen d uring composting of the solid fra ction of ca ttle slurry
Revista Brasileira de Ciencia do Solo, 32, 1959-1968, 2008

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De Maria Mourão I.,Brito L.
Empirical models for harvest date prediction in Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck)
Acta Horticulturae, 539, 47-53, 2000

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