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  Marija Prodana  
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  e-mail: marijaprodana@ua.pt  
  Category: PhD student  
  Department: Department of Biology  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
 
 
   
     
  Thesis title: Effects of biochar on soil biota: an integrative assessment in soil microcosms
  Supervisor: Dr. Ana Catarina Bastos, Dr. Susana Loureiro, Dr. Frank Verheijen
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BD
  Funding entity: FCT
  Grant reference: SFRH / BD / 89891 / 2012
  Start date: 2013-10-01
  End date: 2017-10-01
Academic Degrees

Master of Science in Environmental Studies (2011). University of Aveiro, Portugal; Hamburg University of Technology, Germany; Aalborg University, Denmark


Bachelor of Science in Biology (2008). University of Novi Sad, Department of Biology and Ecology, Novi Sad, Serbia

Relevant work experience

Biologist/technician (2008/2009) in Eko-lab d.o.o. Novi Sad, Serbia - Laboratory for food and products safety analyses.


 

Main research interests

  • Biochar effects on soil functions, as influenced by physical-chemical properties

  • Soil-biota interactions and functional biodiversity

  • Ecotoxicology, mobility & fate of contaminants in biochar-amended soils

  • Aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology

  • Food safety


 

Awards and prizes

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


 

Publications
  1. Tammeorg P., Bastos A.C., Jeffery S., Rees F., Kern J., Graber E.R., Ventura M., Kibblewhite M., Amaro A., Budai A., Cordovil C.M.D.S., Domene X., Gardi C., Gasco G., Horak J., Kammann C., Kondrlova E., Laird D., Loureiro S., Martins M.A.S., Panzacchi P., Prasad M., Prodana M., Puga A.P., Ruysschaert G., Sas-Paszt L., Silva F.C., Teixeira W.G., Tonon G., Delle Vedove G., Zavalloni C., Glaser B., Verheijen F.G.A. (2017) BIOCHARS IN SOILS: TOWARDS THE REQUIRED LEVEL OF SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING. Journal Of Environmental Engineering And Landscape Management. 25, 2, 192-207. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/16486897.2016.1239582
  2. Jeffery S., Abalos D., Prodana M., Bastos A.C., van Groenigen J.W., Hungate B.A., Verheijen F. (2017) Biochar boosts tropical but not temperate crop yields. Environmental Research Letters. 12, 5, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa67bd
  3. Bastos A.C., Prodana M., Oliveira J.M.M., Calhoa C.F., Santos M.J.G., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2014) Water-extractable priority contaminants in LUFA 2.2 soil: back to basics, contextualisation and implications for use as natural standard soil. Ecotoxicology. 23, 9, 1814-1822. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-014-1335-2
  4. Bastos A.C., Prodana M., Abrantes N., Keizer J.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2014) Potential risk of biochar-amended soil to aquatic systems: an evaluation based on aquatic bioassays. Ecotoxicology. 23, 9, 1784-1793. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-014-1344-1
  1. Prodana, M. (em curso) Effects of biochar on soil biota: an integrative assessment in soil mesocosms. PhD Thesis. (see details)
  2. Prodana, M. (2011) Ecotoxicological implications of PAH-contaminants in runoff from biochar-enriched soils: a pilot study. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  3. Prodana, M. (2008) Distribution of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. in Municipality of Zabalj. (see details)
  1. A.C. Bastos, X. Domene, C. Kammann, D. Cardoso, R. Morgado, M. Prodana, R. Arasa, M. del Águila, T. Bucheli, I. Hilber, H.-P. Schmidt, F.G.A. Verheijen, J.J. Keizer, A.M.V.M. Soares, S. Loureiro (2016) Integrating analytical and effect-based biochar characterization: an interdisciplinary COST Action (FA TD1107) initiative. (see details)
  2. A.C. Bastos, X. Domene, C. Kammann, D. Cardoso, R. Morgado, M. Prodana, R. Arasa, M. del Águila, T. Bucheli, I. Hilber, H.-P. Schmidt, F.G.A. Verheijen, J.J. Keizer, A.M.V.M. Soares, S. Loureiro (2015) Bridging the gap between analytical & effect-based biochar characterization: an inter-laboratory COST Action initiative . (see details)
  3. Prodana, M., Bastos, A.C., Amaro, A, Cardoso, D., Morgado, R., Santos, M.J., Verheijen, F.G.A., Keizer, J.J., Soares, A.M.V.M., Loureiro, S. (2015) A one-year assessment of biochar effects on key soil invertebrates in a field trial under viticulture. (see details)
  4. A.C. Bastos, X. Domene, C. Kammann, D. Cardoso, R. Morgado, M. Prodana, R. Arasa, M. del Águila, T. Bucheli, I. Hilber, H.-P. Schmidt, F.G.A. Verheijen, J.J. Keizer, A.M.V.M. Soares, S. Loureiro (2015) Bridging the gaps between analytical & effect-based biochar characterization: an inter-laboratory COST Action initiative. (see details)
  5. Amaro, A., Bastos, A.C., Cardoso, D.N., Morgado, R., Prodana, M., M.J. Santos, Verheijen, F.G.A., Keizer, J.J., Soares, A.M.V.M., Loureiro, S. (2014) Invertebrate avoidance behaviour as a screening tool for biochar-amended soils under viticulture. (see details)
  6. Bastos, A.C., Prodana, M., Oliveira, J., Calhôa, C.F., Santos, M.J., Soares, A.M.V.M., Loureiro, S. (2013) Potentially bioavailable metals and PAHs in Lufa 2.2: back to basics on contextualisation and implications for use as a natural reference soil. (see details)
  7. M. Prodana, A.C. Bastos, F.G.A. Verheijen, J.J. Keizer, N. Abrantes, A.M.V.M. Soares, S. Loureiro (2013) Consecutive dry-wet cycles influence toxicity of aqueous fractions of biochar-amended soil. (see details)
  8. Bastos, A.C., Abrantes, N., Prodana, M., Keizer, J.J., Verheijen, F.G.A., Soares, A.M.V.M., Loureiro, S. (2012) Ecotoxicity of biochar-bound PAH contaminants in aqueous extracts from biochar-amended soils: a pilot study. (see details)
  9. Bastos, A.C., Abrantes, N., Prodana, M., Verheijen, F.G.A., Keizer, J.J., Soares, A.M.V.M., Loureiro, S. (2012) Effects of aqueous soil-biochar extracts on representative aquatic organisms: a first evaluation. (see details)