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Marija Prodana

Marija Prodana

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Researcher ID: K-1353-2017
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-7747-4699
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  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Prodana * OR Prodana M. *) AND OG=(UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO) NOT AU=Prodana Mariana
  • Thesis title: Supervisor: Dr. Rui Morgado and Dr. Susana Loureiro Category: BO Grant type: BI Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: N.A. Start date: 2019-02-01 End date: 2020-07-01

Research interests

Terrestrial ecotoxicology
Aquatic toxicology
Biochar effects on soil functions
Ecotoxicology, mobility and fate of contaminants in soils
Soil-biota interactions and functional biodiversity
Food safety

Academic degrees

PhD in Biology (2018). University of Aveiro, Portugal.
MSc in Environmental Studies (2011). Aalborg University, Denmark; Hamburg University of Technology, Germany; University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Degree in Biology (2008). University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Scientific activities

Research fellow in the European project “NanoFASE Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment” (July 2018 – January 2019).

Research fellow in the project ECOCENE (February 2019-present).



ECOCENE - Ecological Effects of Nanopesticides to Soil Ecosystems See more

Scientific Supervision

Research activities

Research fellow in the European project “NanoFASE Nanomaterial FAte and Speciation in the Environment”  (July 2018 – January 2019).

Reserach fellow in the project ECOCENE (February 2019-present).


Training school grant awarded by COST Action TD1107 for attending 3rd European Biochar Summer school “Chemical and physical characterization of bio and hydrochars and their application in the field” 1-6 March 2015, Seville, Spain

Registration & Travel grant for SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting in Barcelona from 3-7 May 2015

Doctoral fellowship (1/10/2013-1/10/2017) funded byPortuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

MSc scholarship (1/9/2009-1/9/2011) for the 2-years postgraduate program Joint European Master in Environmental Studies (JEMES) awarded by European Commission Erasmus Mundus.


CESAM Funding: