2nd Phy2SUDOE Workshop

2nd Phy2SUDOE Workshop

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


8th February 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.


All times are in France time.

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome

Nelly Vergez (Department of Charente)

14:05 – 14:15 Introduction to Phy2SUDOE Project

Carlos Garbisu (Neiker, Spain)

14:15 – 14:45 Phy2SUDOE Results

  • Long-term maintenance and monitoring of phytoSUDOE network sites

Angeles Prieto Fernández, Institute of Agrobiological Research of Galicia (IIAG-CSIC – Spain)

  • Phytomanagement options under a variety of soil and climate conditions

Michel Mench (INRAE – UMR BIOGECO, France)

  • Conservation of endemic biodiversity in contaminated sites

Helena Gomes Moreira, (Catholic University of Porto, Portugal)

14:45 – 15:15 Experience of phytomanagement on the Jules Durandeau site

HPC Environment (France)

15:15 – 15:45 The UE GOLD project: Bridging the gap between phytoremediation solutions on growing energy crops on contaminated Lands and Clean biofuel production

Michel Mench (INRAE – UMR BIOGECO, France) & Nadege Oustrier, (Junia-Yncrea, France)

15:45 – 16:05 POSIDON project Overview: polluted sites decontamination PCP

Martina Terconi (Area Science Park, Italy)

16:05 – 16:15 Vitoria-Gasteiz’s Graveras de Lasarte polluted site case study

Juan Vilela Lozano (CEA GREEN LAB – Vitoria-Gasteiz Local Government, Spain)

16:15 – 16:45 Adaptive design and management practices for habitat restoration plantations and invasive species mitigation

Natalia Cagide Elmer (Cagide Consulting, S.L., Spain)

16:45 Closing by Department of Charente

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