Publications

PhytoSUDOE

2018
October 18

Paper in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Title:¨ How Valuable Are Organic Amendments as Tools for the Phytomanagement of Degraded Soils? The Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknowns ¨ Partners involved: UPV/EHU, NEIKER Publication data: María T. Gómez-Sagasti, Antonio Henández, Unai Artetxe, Carlos Garbisu y José M. Becerril (2018) PDF file Abstract: Nowadays, soil functionality and productivity are severely impaired due, in great part, to the fact that most of the land is being intensively used for food production and urbanization purposes, with a consequent rise in the generation of wastes and consumption/degradation of fertile soils. (more…)
October 4

Oral Communication in IPC 2018

Title: "Green remediation projects for landscape restoration in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)" Partners involved: CEA Publication Data: IPC 2018 15th International Phytotechnologies and Forestry: Sustainable Approaches to Mitigating the Environmental Consequences of Climate. Oct1-5, Novi-Sad, Serbia ipc2018_Baja  
September 4

Paper In Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Title:¨Phytomanagement and Remediation of Cu-Contaminated Soils by High Yielding Crops at a Former Wood Preservation Site: Sunflower Biomass and Ionome¨ Partners involved: INRA Publication data: Michel J. Mench, Marie Dellise, Clémence M.Bes, Lilian Marchand, Aliaksandr Kolbas, Philippe Le Coustumer and Nadège Oustrière (2018) fevo-06-00123 Abstract:This long-term field trial aimed at remediating a Cu-contaminated soil to promote crop production and soil functions at a former wood preservation site. Twenty-eight field plots with total topsoil Cu in the 198–1,169 mg kg−1 range were assessed. (more…)
August 1

Paper In Geoderma

Title:¨Effects of soil sterilization and metal spiking in plant growth promoting rhizobacteria selection for phytotechnology purposes¨  Partners involved: UCP-CRP Publication data: Helena Moreira, Sofia I.A. Pereira, Ana P.G.C. Marques, António O.S.S. Rangel, Paula M.L. Castro (2018) Geoderma Volume 334, 15 January 2019, Pages 72-81 Abstract: The contamination of the soil with heavy metals (e.g. Zn) is a serious and crosscutting issue worldwide. Phytotechnologies can minimize the negative impact of this problem using plants and microorganisms in soil rehabilitation. (more…)
July 17

PhytoSUDOE newsletter (#4)

Title: "PhytoSUDOE Newsletter #4" Involved partners: All Publication data: 17th July, 2018 Abstract: The six-monthly newsletter provides updated information on our project progress, achievements and important forthcoming events/activities related to the phytomanagement of degraded and/or contaminated soils. PhytoSUDOE Newsletter #4
June 27

Paper In Environmental Pollution

Title:¨Functional activity and functional gene diversity of a Cu-contaminated soil remediated by aided phytostabilization using compost, dolomitic limestone and a mixed tree stand. ¨ Partners involved: INRA Publication Data: Xue K, Zhou J., Van Nostrand J D, Mench M, Bes C, Giagnoni L, Arenella M, Renella G(2018)   Xue_Renella_Mench_EnvPollut_2018 Abstract:Trace elements (TEs) availability, biochemical activity and functional gene diversity was studied in a Cu-contaminated soil, revegetated for six years with a mixed stand of willow, black poplar, and false indigo-bush, and amended or not with compost plus dolomitic limestone (OMDL). (more…)
June 4

Paper In Plants

Title:¨Genome Editing Weds CRISPR: What Is in It for Phytoremediation?¨ Partners involved: UCP-CRP Publication Data: Zarrin Bashrat, Luís A.B. Novo and Azra Yasmin(2018) plants-07-00051 Abstract: The arrival of sequence-specific endonucleases that allow genome editing has shaken the pillars of basic and applied plant biology. Clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats (CRISPR) is a revolutionary genome-engineering tool that enables the enhancement of targeted traits in plants.  (more…)
May 28

Paper in Acta Brasiliensis

Title:¨Phytotechnologies: current status and future challenges¨ Involved partners:UAVR Publication Data: Cassiano Augusto Rolim Bernardino, Claudio Fernando Mahler, Eduardo Ferreira Silva & Luís António Balreira Novo (2018) document Abstract: The degradation of the environment, increased urbanization, global energy demand growth, and climate change, constitute some of the main problems humans are facing today. Furthermore, anthropogenic activities (more…)
March 24

Paper in Journal of Analytical Chemistry

Title: Diesel-Range Organics Extraction and Determination in Environmental Samples by Gas Chromatography‒Mass Spectrometry: Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction vs. Solvent Extraction” Partners involvedUCS Publication Data: Balseiro-Romero, M. & Monterroso, C. J Anal Chem (2018) Link

Abstract: An accurate and sensitive analytical method for the determination of diesel-range organics (DRO) is the basis to monitoring and soil remediation studies. In the present work, the determination of DRO in different water and soil samples was optimized. Solvent extraction procedures, i.e. ultrasonic assisted extraction (USAE) (for water samples) and accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) (for soil samples), and a solvent-free procedure, headspace solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME), were optimized to achieve the highest recoveries for the simultaneous determination of all DRO.  (more…)

January 22

PhytoSUDOE newsletter (#3)

Title: "PhytoSUDOE Newsletter #3" Involved partners: All Publication data: 22nd January, 2018 Abstract: The six-monthly newsletter provides updated information on our project progress, achievements and important forthcoming events/activities related to the phytomanagement of degraded and/or contaminated soils. PhytoSUDOE newsletter 3
2017
December 7

Poster at the Microbiology and Biotechnology congress (MICROBIOTEC 2017)

Title: "Valorisation of mining areas using phytotechnologies - a field experiment" Involved partners: UCP-CRP, LNEG Publication data: Alberto Vega, Sofia Pereira, Helena Moreira, Paula Ávila, Adelaide Ferreira, Carla Candelas and Paula Castro. MICROBIOTEC (Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology) 2017 held in Oporto, Portugal from 7-9 December. Poster Microbiotec17
December 4

Poster at the Microbe-assisted crop production opportunities, challenges & needs (miCROPe) 2017 Symposium.

Title: "Bioinoculants as plant allies in phytotechnological approaches to soil requalification" Partners involved: UCP-CRP, LNEG Publication data: Helena Moreira, Sofia Pereira, Alberto Vega, Paula Ávila and Paula Castro. Symposium miCROPe 2017 - Microbe-assisted crop production - opportunities, challenges and needs held in Vienna, Austria, from 4-7 December. Poster Micrope
November 25

Book paper in Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions

Title:¨From Phyto to Agromining: Past, Present, and Future Scope¨ Partners involved: UAVR Publication data: Luís A.B. Novo, Paula M.L. Castro, Paula Alvarenga y Eduardo Ferreira da Silva (2017) Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions Abtract: The accumulation of valuable metals in plants has fascinated scientists ever since the 1700 s (Chaptal 1790; Malte-Brun 1824).
November 7

Poster at the 9th International Workshop on Chemical Bioavailability in the Terrestrial Environment

Title: "Improving phytostabilisation potential of poplar using biochar and plant growth-promoting bacterial inoculants" Partners involved: IIAG-CSIC, INRA Publication data: 9th International Workshop on Chemical Bioavailability in the  Terrestrial Environment; 5th-8th November 2017, Warsaw, Polandpóster Pardo et al V3 Abstract: The use of organic and/or inorganic amendments in phytostabilisation techniques is often essential for improving the soil physicochemical properties and fertility, in order to permit plant establishment and reduce contaminant dispersion. Amongst the various materials that can be used as amendments, recent years have seen growing interest in the benefits of biochar. Continue reading
October 9

Review paper in Frontiers in Microbiology

Title: "Plasmid-Mediated Bioaugmentation for the Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils" Partners involved: NEIKER Publication data: Carlos Garbisu, Olatz Garaiyurrebaso, Lur Epelde, Elisabeth Grohmann, Itziar Alkorta (2017) Front. Microbiol., Volume 8, Article 1966. Garbisu et al 2017 Abstract: Bioaugmentation, or the inoculation of microorganisms (e.g., bacteria harboring the required catabolic genes) into soil to enhance the rate of contaminant degradation, has great potential for the bioremediation of soils contaminated with organic compounds. Continue reading
September 29

Oral Communication in IPC 2017

Title: "Innovative Green Solutions for Ecological Soil Restoration in Vitora-Gasteiz (Spain)" Partners involved: CEA Publication data: IPC 2017 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference. Phytotechnologies: New Sustainable Solutions for Environmental Challenges.  Sep 25-27 Montreal, Canada 2017 VILELA_ipc2017_Baja      
August 10

Paper in Environmental Pollution

Title: "Microbial community structure and activity in trace element-contaminated soils phytomanaged by Gentle Remediation Options (GRO)" Partners involved: IIAG-CSIC, INRA Publication data: Touceda-González M, Prieto-Fernández Á, Renella G, Giagnoni L, Sessitsch A, Brader G, Kumpiene J, Dimitriou I, Eriksson J, Friesl-Hanl W, Galazka R, Janssen J, Mench M, Müller I, Neu S, Puschenreiter M, Siebielec G, Vangronsveld J, Kidd PS (2017) Environmental Pollution, 231, Part 1, December 2017, Pages 237-251. Abstract: Gentle remediation options (GRO) are based on the combined use of plants, associated microorganisms and soil amendments, which can potentially restore soil functions and quality. We studied the effects of three GRO Continue reading
July 20

Communication at the 35th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

Title: "Modeling the bioremediation of a diesel-contaminated soil using an enriched hydrocarbon-degrading inoculant " Partners involved: USC, IIAG-CSIC Publication data: 35th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, July 16-20, 2017. Abstract: A model was developed to simulate the bioremediation of a diesel-contaminated soil slurry in a mixed closed batch system, using an enriched diesel-degrading bacterial inoculant. Continue reading
July 18

Poster communication in ICOBTE 2017

Title: "Phytomanagement of metal(oid)-contaminated soils within the EU Interreg PhytoSUDOE project: field trials in progress and option appraisals." Partners involved: TODOS Publication data: The International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) 2017, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, July 16-20 poster Mench et al 2017 ICOBTE Abstract: PhytoSUDOE (Demonstration of the improvement in soil biodiversity, functionality and ecosystem services through phytomanagement in contaminated and degraded soils within the Interreg Sudoe; SOE1/P5/E0189) is a project started in 2016 and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (European Commission) through the V Interreg Sudoe Programme. Continue reading
July 18

Poster communication in ICOBTE 2017

Title: "Copper geochemical behaviour in mine tailings phytostabilised using organic-waste amendments and grass cover." Partners involved: USC, IIAG-CSIC Publication data: The International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) 2017, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, July 16-20 Monterroso etal_Poster_ICOBTE2017
July 18

Oral communication in ICOBTE 2017

Title: "Effects of the long-term phytomanagement of Cu mine-soils on microbial diversity and soil quality." Partners involved: IIAG-CSIC, USC, NEIKER, INRA Publication data: The International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) 2017, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, July 16-20 PetraKidd_ICOBTE2017_Oral Abstract: (Aided) phytostabilisation has been proposed as a sustainable technique for decreasing the environmental risks associated with metal(loid)-enriched mine tailings. Continue reading
June 29

POSTER COMMUNICATION AT THE 7TH SPANISH FOREST CONGRESS

Title: "New restoration techniques for degraded soils. PhytoSUDOE project in Vitoria-Gasteiz." Partners involved: CEA, NEIKER, UPV/EHU Publication data: 7º Spanish Forest Congress (Congreso Forestal Español; CFE 2017). From the 26th to the 30th of June, 2017, in Plasencia (Spain). poster_definitivo_CEA_7CFE Continue reading
June 16

2nd Newsletter PhytoSUDOE

Title: "PhytoSUDOE Newsletter #2" Involved partners: All Publication data: 16th June, 2017 Abstract: The six-monthly newsletter provides updated information on our project progress, achievements and important forthcoming events/activities related to the phytomanagement of degraded and/or contaminated soils. PhytoSUDOE Newsletter_2
June 12

Keynote speaker in the 8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (ICEST 2017)

Title: "Reflections on the phytoremediation and phytomanagement of contaminated soils". Publication data: Talk by Carlos Garbisu (NEIKER). 8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (ICEST 2017). Madrid, June 12-14, 2017; http://www.icest.org/keynote.htm.

June 9

Paper in International Journal of Phytoremediation

Title: "Characterization and degradation potential of diesel-degrading bacterial strains for application in bioremediation". Partners involved: IIAG-CSIC, USC. Publication data: María Balseiro-Romero, Panagiotis Gkorezis, Petra S. Kidd, Jonathan Van Hamme, Nele Weyens, Carmen Monterroso & Jaco Vangronsveld (2017) International Journal of Phytoremediation. doi: 10.1080/15226514.2017.1337065 Abstract: Bioremediation of polluted soils is a promising technique with low environmental impact, which uses soil organisms to degrade soil contaminants. Continue reading
March 1

Paper in Science of the Total Environment

Title: "Use of plant growth promoting bacterial strains to improve Cytisus striatus and Lupinus luteus development for potential application in phytoremediation". Partners involved: IIAG-CSIC, USC. Publication data: María Balseiro-Romero, Panagiotis Gkorezis, Petra S. Kidd, Jonathan Van Hamme, Nele Weyens, Carmen Monterroso & Jaco Vangronsveld (2017) Science of the Total Environment, Volumes 581–582: 676-688. Abstract: Plant growth promoting (PGP) bacterial strains possess different mechanisms to improve plant development under common environmental stresses, and are therefore often used as inoculants in soil phytoremediation processes. Continue reading
January 12

1st PhytoSUDOE newsletter

Title: "PhytoSUDOE Newsletter #1" Involved partners: All Publication data: 12th January, 2017 Abstract: The six-monthly newsletter provides updated information on our project progress, achievements and important forthcoming activities related to the phytomanagement of degraded and/or contaminated soils. This first newsletter includes a brief introduction to the project. phytosudoe_newsletter_1
2016
November 28

Poster communication at the 13th Spanish Environmental Congress (CONAMA 2016)

Title: "Demostración de la mejora en la biodiversidad edáfica, funcionalidad y servicios ecosistémicos en terrenos contaminados y degradados mediante fitogestión dentro de la región Interreg Sudoe (SOE1/P5/E0189)". Involved partners: Centro de Estudios Ambientales (CEA). Publication data: poster presented at the 13th Spanish Environmental Congress (CONAMA 2016), held in Madrid from the 28th November to the 1st of December, 2016. Continue reading