3rd Phy2SUDOE Workshop

3rd Phy2SUDOE Workshop

Advancing in the application of innovative phytomanagement strategies in polluted sites in southwest Europe


6th October 2022


Soil contamination is a widespread problem in Europe with adverse effects on biodiversity and human health. With the goal of soil restoration, Phy2SUDOE intends to promote a wider use of phytomanagement techniques by managers and owners of contaminated lands. Phytomanagement of contaminated soils is a multi-objective management strategy, based on the use of plants (trees, shrubs, herbaceous) to control the risk associated with the presence of contaminants in degraded sites, while (i) are generated products (e.g., wood, resin, essential oils, bioenergy, ecocatalysts) from harvested biomass; and (ii) the supply of ecosystem services is enhanced (e.g., C sequestration, erosion control, creation of habitats).

Phy2SUDOE project also aims to implement strategies for the conservation of endemic biodiversity typical of some contaminated sites (e.g., metallurgical flora, plant growth-promoting bacteria, etc.) due to their intrinsic and utilitarian value (e.g., biotechnological applications).

Participants will have the opportunity to get insights and learn more about phytomanagement of contaminated soils, soil restoration and policy from renowned experts in the fields.


MBG-sede Santiago, Avenida de Vigo s/n, Campus vida 15705 Santiago de

Tel: +34 981 59 09 58


All times are in Spanish time.

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 9:40 Welcome

M. Concepción Sánchez Fernández (MBG-CSIC, Spain)

Ángeles Prieto-Fernández (MBG-CSIC, Spain)

Beatriz Rodríguez-Garrido (MBG-CSIC, Spain)

M. Carmen Monterroso Martínez (USC, Spain)

9:40 – 11:30 Session 1 – The Phy2SUDOE network of phytomanaged sites: monitoring activities and biodiversity studies.

Chair: Sofia Almeida Pereira (UCP, Portugal) and M. Carmen Monterroso Martínez (USC, Spain)

  • 9:40 – 9:55 Introduction to Phy2SUDOE project

Carlos Garbisu (Neiker, Spain) ONLINE

  • 10:00 – 10:15 Phytomanagement on Les Avinières site

Souhir Soussou (Fertil’Innov Environnement, France) ONLINE

  • 10:15 – 10:30 Progress of phytomanagement at five French sites

Michel Mench (INRAE, France)

  • 10:30 – 10:45 Experience of phytomanagement in the Basque Country sites

José María Becerril (UPV Spain)

  • 10:45 – 11:00 Experiences of phytomanagement in Galician sites

Ángeles Prieto-Fernández (MBG-Santiago, Spain)

  • 11:00 – 11:15 Biodiversity of the Phy2SUDOE contaminated sites

Helena Gomes Moreira (UCP, Portugal)

  • 11:15 – 11:30 Q&A

11:30 – 12:00 Break & Photography of participants

12:00 – 14:00 Session 2 – Vision and lessons from other private and public soil managers (1)

Chair: Helena Gomes Moreira (UCP, Portugal) and Carmen Trasar Cepeda (MBG-CSIC, Spain)

  • 12:00 – 12:20 Soil protection strategy: reaping the benefits from healthy soils for people, food, nature and climate. The contribution of the Basque Country

Ana Alzola (IHOBE, Spain) ONLINE

  • 12:20 -12:40 Management of contaminated soils in Galicia

Susana Franco Maside (Servizo de IPPC- Consellería de Medio Ambiente, Territorio e Vivenda – Xunta de Galicia, Spain)

Águeda Pardo del Río (Servizo de IPPC- Consellería de Medio Ambiente, Territorio e Vivenda – Xunta de Galicia, Spain)

  • 12:40 – 13:00 Technosoils. Improving soil conditions in degraded areas

Felipe Macías García (CVAN, Spain)

  • 13:00 – 13:20 The green infrastructure of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Strategies for the recovery of degraded soils and case

Juan Vilela Lozano (CEA- Ayuntamiento de Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)

  • 13:20 – 13:40 Establishing Site Specific Target Values for a Large Scale Soil Remediation — a real case.

Álvaro Nunes de Sousa (CloverStrategy, Portugal)

  • 13:40 – 14:00 Q&A

14:00 – 15:30 Lunch break

15:30 – 17:15 Session 3 – Vision and lessons from other private and public soil managers (2)

Chair: Michel Mench (INRA, France) and Rocío Millán Gomez (CIEMAT, Spain)

  • 15:30 – 15:50 Use of hyper-accumulating plant species for Ni phytomining

Guillaume Echevarria (Econick, France)

  • 15:50 – 16:10 Casuarinaceae and associated soil organisms, useful resources for the recovery of ultramafic soils
    from Malesia

Celestino Quintela-Sabarís (Universidade de Vigo, Spain)

  • 16:10 – 16:30 Project ReCROP – Bioinocula and CROPping systems: an integrate approach for improving crop
    yield, biodiversity and REsilience of Mediterranean agro-ecosystems

Sofia Almeida Pereira (UCP, Portugal)

  • 16:30-16:50 TERRAMATER: A tool for post-fire rehabilitation and restoration of soils

Juan Antelo (USC, Spain)

  • 16:50 – 17:15 Q&A

WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE: It is NOT possible to attend the workshop online but attendance is open to all those who want to participate in person in Santiago de Compostela. All those who would like to attend should contact us via email at beatriz@mbg.csic.es.