August 2017

Activities carried out at the Pb/Zn mine of Rubiais (Lugo, NW Spain) by the CSIC and USC groups during May and June of 2017 Plant growth, health and metal accumulation, and soil physic-chemical and biological properties, are being evaluated in established plots where Salix smithiana is...

The field experiments in an abandoned mine area (São Domingos Mine, Mértola, Portugal ) were established during June 2017. The area covers 50 km2 including mine tailings and waste materials contaminated with heavy metals. Soils present a wide pH range (from acidic to neutral) and...

The Borralha mine (PhytoSUDOE´s site 3) integrates soils with high trace elements concentrations that can benefit from the application of phytotechnologies. In this context, energy crops with phytoremediation capacity such as sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and poplar (Populus sp.), which have a high potential for success in adapting to...