Caring about the future

Marija Prodana

Marija Prodana

Assistant Researcher

  • Researcher ID: K-1353-2017
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-7747-4699
  • Ciencia ID: DB12-9545-F3F3
  • 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

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 - May 2021).
Researcher in the project ECOCENE (June 2021 - July 2022).
Researcher in the project ENTOSAFE (ongoing, since October 2022).



SAYFERT - Safety and effectiveness of Estarreja-based fertilisers under circular economy principles See more

TERRA - Climate change impacTs in EstaRRejA region See more

ENTOSAFE- Edible insects: From a sustainable food production to a food safety concern See more

ECOCENE - Ecological Effects of Nanopesticides to Soil Ecosystems See more

Scientific Supervision


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: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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