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Marija Prodana

Marija Prodana

PhD student

  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Research Group: Functional Biodiversity
  • Thesis title: Integrative tools to assess effects of biochar to soil biota 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


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.


 

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


 

Relevant work experience

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


 

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

Scientific Supervision

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Concluded

Projects

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Publications

WoS Papers (4)
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. In: Academic Degrees . Ecotoxicology. 23, 9, 1814-1822.
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. In: Academic Degrees . Ecotoxicology. 23, 9, 1784-1793.
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. In: Academic Degrees . Journal Of Environmental Engineering And Landscape Management. 25, 2, 192-207.
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. In: Academic Degrees . Environmental Research Letters. 12, 5,
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Thesis (3)
Prodana, M. (2008) Distribution of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. in Municipality of Zabalj. In: Academic Degrees .
Prodana, M. (2011) Ecotoxicological implications of PAH-contaminants in runoff from biochar-enriched soils: a pilot study. In: Academic Degrees . MSc Thesis.
Prodana, M. (em curso) Effects of biochar on soil biota: an integrative assessment in soil mesocosms. In: Academic Degrees . PhD Thesis.
Communications (13)
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. In: Academic Degrees .
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. In: Academic Degrees .
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. In: Academic Degrees .
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. In: Academic Degrees .
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. In: Academic Degrees .
Bastos A.C. , Domene X., Kammann C., Cardoso D., Morgado R., Prodana M., Arasa R., del Águila M., Bucheli T., Hilber I., Schmidt H.-P., Verheijen F.G.A., Keizer J.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2015) Bridging the gap between analytical & effect-based biochar characterization: an inter-laboratory COST Action initiative . In: Academic Degrees .
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. In: Academic Degrees .
Bastos A.C., Domene X., Kammann C.,Cardoso D., Morgado R., Prodana M. , Arasa R., del Águila M., Bucheli T., Hilber I., Schmidt H.-P., Verheijen F.G.A., Keizer J.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2016) Integrating analytical and effect-based biochar characterization: an interdisciplinary COST Action (FA TD1107) initiative. In: Academic Degrees .
Bastos A.C., Domene X., Kammann C., Cardoso D., Morgado R., Prodana M., Arasa R., del Águila M., Bucheli T., Hilber I., Schmidt H.-P., Verheijen F.G.A., Keizer J.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2015) Bridging the gaps between analytical & effect-based biochar characterization: an inter-laboratory COST Action initiative. In: Academic Degrees .
Jeffery, S., Abalos, D., Prodana, M., Bastos, A.C., van Groenigen, J.W., Hungate, B.A., Verheijen, F.G.A. (2017) Biochar boosts tropical but not temperate crop yields. In: Academic Degrees .
Verheijen, F.G.A., Jeffery, S., Abalos, D., Prodana, M., Bastos, A.C., van Groenigen, J.W., Hungate, B.A. (2017) (2017) Biochar boosts tropical but not temperate crop yields. In: Academic Degrees .
Prodana M., Bastos A.C., Verheijen F.G.A. , Keizer J.J., Soares A.M.V.M., Loureiro S. (2017) Infuence of biochar particle sizes on biota responses. In: Academic Degrees .
Catarina Malheiro, Diogo Cardoso, Joana Neves, Marija Prodana, Amadeu M. V. M. Soares, Ana Catarina Bastos, Susana Loureiro Biochar amendment in dimethoate contaminated soils: Toxicity assessment using the collembolan Folsomia candida and the dicotyledonous plant Brassica rapa. In: Academic Degrees .
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