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  Nazaret Gonzalez  
  Phone: +351.234.247.304 (ext. 22764)  
  e-mail: nazaret.gonzalez@ua.pt  
  Category: Marie Curie Researcher  
  Department: Department of Biology  
  Research group: Functional Biodiversity
 
ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: ResearcherID: B-1091-2017; http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0494-4266  
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/nazaretgonzalez  
     
Research interest

Soil contamination and remediation; Soil ecotoxicology; Soil invertebrates; Climate change; Soil-plant relationships; Wetlands; Eutrophication; Biogeochemical cycles


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Academic degrees

2011-2012: Master in Advanced techniques in research and agricultural development and food by the Technical University of Cartagena (Spain).


2007-2012: PhD (with distinction) by the Technical University of Cartagena (Spain). PhD Thesis “Dynamic of nitrogen, phosphorus and metals in eutrophic wetlands affected by mine wastes. Effects of liming on plant growth and metals mobility”.


2001-2006: Degree in Biology by the University of Murcia (Spain).

Projects
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METOXCLIM - Metal contamination in a global warming perspective: effects on soil properties and relation with toxicity changes


MICROCLIM - Effects of global warming on microbial populations from contaminated agricultural soils in the area of Estarreja 


GLOBALTOX - Toxicity of anthropogenic multi-stressed soils under a global warming perspective https://globaltox.weebly.com/

Scientific Supervision
Research fellow (Co-supervisor): Catarina Malheiro



Projects
MICROCLIM - Effects of global warming on microbial populations from contaminated agricultural soils in the area of Estarreja [see details]

METOXCLIM - Metal contamination in a global warming perspective: effects on soil properties and relation with toxicity changes [see details]

GLOBALTOX – Toxicity of anthropogenic multi-stressed soils under a global warming perspective [see details]

Publications
  1. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Loureiro S., van Gestel C.A.M. (2018) Toxicokinetics of Zn and Cd in the earthworm Eisenia andrei exposed to metal-contaminated soils under different combinations of air temperature and soil moisture content. Chemosphere. 197, 26-32. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.01.019
  2. Parraga-Aguado I., Alvarez-Rogel J., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Conesa H.M. (2017) Metal mobility assessment for the application of an urban organic waste amendment in two degraded semiarid soils. Journal Of Geochemical Exploration. 173, 92-98. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2016.11.022
  3. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., van Gestel C.A.M. (2017) Changes in soluble metal concentrations induced by variable water table levels as response to liming and Phragmites australis growth in metal-polluted wetland soils: Management effectiveness. Geoderma. 289, 20-28. (see details) ISI paper
  4. Tercero M.D., Alvarez-Rogel J., Conesa H.M., Parraga-Aguado I., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N. (2017) Phosphorus retention and fractionation in an eutrophic wetland: A one-year mesocosms experiment under fluctuating flooding conditions. Journal Of Environmental Management. 190, 197-207. (see details) ISI paper
  5. Barmentlo S.H., Van Gestel C.A.M., Alvarez-Rogel J., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N. (2017) Influence of climate change on the multi-generation toxicity to Enchytraeus crypticus of soils polluted by metal/metalloid mining wastes. Environmental Pollution. 222, 101-108. (see details) ISI paper
  6. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., van Gestel C.A.M. (2016) Toxicity of a metal(loid)-polluted agricultural soil to Enchytraeus crypticus changes under a global warming perspective: Variations in air temperature and soil moisture content. Science Of The Total Environment. 573, 203-211. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.061
  7. Alvarez-Rogel J., Tercero M.D., Arce M.I., Delgado M.J., Conesa H.M., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N. (2016) Nitrate removal and potential soil N2O emissions in eutrophic salt marshes with and without Phragmites australis. Geoderma. 282, 49-58. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.07.011
  8. Parraga-Aguado I., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Lopez-Orenes A., Ferrer-Ayala M.A., Conesa H.M. (2016) Evaluation of the environmental plasticity in the xerohalophyte Zygophyllum fabago L for the phytomanagement of mine tailings in semiarid areas. Chemosphere. 161, 259-265. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.07.024
  9. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., van Gestel C.A.M. (2016) Metal/metalloid (As, Cd and Zn) bioaccumulation in the earthworm Eisenia andrei under different scenarios of climate change. Environmental Pollution. 215, 178-186. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.012
  10. Tercero M.C., Alvarez-Rogel J., Conesa H.M., Ferrer M.A., Calderon A.A., Lopez-Orenes A., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M. (2015) Response of biogeochemical processes of the water-soil-plant system to experimental flooding-drying conditions in a eutrophic wetland: the role of Phragmites australis. Plant And Soil. 396, 1-2, 109-125. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-015-2589-z
  11. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., van Gestel C.A.M. (2015) Climate change effects on enchytraeid performance in metal-polluted soils explained from changes in metal bioavailability and bioaccumulation. Environmental Research. 142, 177-184. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2015.06.027
  12. Parraga-Aguado I., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Schulin R., Conesa H.M. (2015) The potential use of Piptatherum miliaceum for the phytomanagement of mine tailings in semiarid areas: Role of soil fertility and plant competition. Journal Of Environmental Management. 158, 74-84. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.04.041
  13. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Aranega B., Conesa H.M., Delgado M.J., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2015) Contribution of soil properties to the assessment of a seawater irrigation programme as a management strategy for abandoned solar saltworks. Catena. 126, 189-200. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2014.11.012
  14. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Tsitsiou E., Wieldraaijer R., Verweij R.A., van Gestel C.A.M. (2015) EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE TOXICITY OF SOILS POLLUTED BY METAL MINE WASTES TO ENCHYTRAEUS CRYPTICUS. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 34, 2, 346-354. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.2807
  15. Parraga-Aguado I., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Alvarez-Rogel J., Conesa H.M. (2014) Assessment of the employment of halophyte plant species for the phytomanagement of mine tailings in semiarid areas. Ecological Engineering. 71, 598-604. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.07.061
  16. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Aranega B., Tercero M.C., Conesa H.M., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2014) Irrigation with seawater as a strategy for the environmental management of abandoned solar saltworks: A case-study in SE Spain based on soil-vegetation relationships. Ecological Engineering. 71, 677-689. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.08.009
  17. Conesa H.M., Maria-Cervantes A., Alvarez-Rogel J., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N. (2014) Role of rhizosphere and soil properties for the phytomanagement of a salt marsh polluted by mining wastes. International Journal Of Environmental Science And Technology. 11, 5, 1353-1364. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13762-013-0323-z
  18. Parraga-Aguado I., Querejeta J.I., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Conesa H.M. (2014) Metal(loid) allocation and nutrient retranslocation in Pinus halepensis trees growing on semiarid mine tailings. Science Of The Total Environment. 485, 406-414. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.03.116
  19. Parraga-Aguado I., Querejeta J.I., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Jimenez-Carceles F.J., Conesa H.M. (2014) Elemental and stable isotope composition of Pinus halepensis foliage along a metal(loid) polluted gradient: implications for phytomanagement of mine tailings in semiarid areas. Plant And Soil. 379, 1-2, 93-107. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-014-2038-4
  20. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Jimenez-Carceles F.J., Alvarez Y., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2014) Gradients of soil salinity and moisture, and plant distribution, in a Mediterranean semiarid saline watershed: a model of soil-plant relationships for contributing to the management. Catena. 115, 150-158. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2013.11.011
  21. Parraga-Aguado I., Querejeta J.I., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Jimenez-Carceles F.J., Conesa H.M. (2014) Usefulness of pioneer vegetation for the phytomanagement of metal(loid)s enriched tailings: Grasses vs. shrubs vs. trees. Journal Of Environmental Management. 133, 51-58. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.12.001
  22. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Conesa H.M., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2013) Nitrate removal from eutrophic wetlands polluted by metal-mine wastes: Effects of liming and plant growth. Journal Of Environmental Management. 128, 964-972. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.07.002
  23. Parraga-Aguado I., Alvarez-Rogel J., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Jimenez-Carceles F.J., Conesa H.M. (2013) Assessment of metal(loid)s availability and their uptake by Pinus halepensis in a Mediterranean forest impacted by abandoned tailings. Ecological Engineering. 58, 84-90. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.06.013
  24. Parraga-Aguado I., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Alvarez-Rogel J., Jimenez-Carceles F.J., Conesa H.M. (2013) The importance of edaphic niches and pioneer plant species succession for the phytomanagement of mine tailings. Environmental Pollution. 176, 134-143. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2013.01.023
  25. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2013) Liming and vegetation favor Fe-mobilization in eutrophic wetland soils affected by mine wastes. Ecological Engineering. 53, 183-193. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.12.042
  26. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Conesa H.M., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2013) Phytomanagement of strongly acidic, saline eutrophic wetlands polluted by mine wastes: The influence of liming and Sarcocornia fruticosa on metals mobility. Chemosphere. 90, 10, 2512-2519. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.10.083
  27. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Conesa H.M., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2013) When liming and revegetation contribute to the mobilisation of metals: Learning lessons for the phytomanagement of metal-polluted wetlands. Journal Of Environmental Management. 116, 72-80. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.11.044
  28. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Alvarez-Rogel J., Maria-Cervantes A., Egea C., Conesa H.M. (2012) Evolution and phosphorus fractionation in saline Spolic Technosols flooded with eutrophic water. Journal Of Soils And Sediments. 12, 9, 1316-1326. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11368-012-0566-1
  29. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Egea C., Jimenez-Carceles F.J., Parraga I., Maria-Cervantes A., Delgado M.J., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2012) Storage of organic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in the soil-plant system of Phragmites australis stands from a eutrophicated Mediterranean salt marsh. Geoderma. 185, 61-72. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.03.019
  30. Conesa H.M., Wieser M., Studer B., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Schulin R. (2012) A critical assessment of soil amendments (slaked lime/acidic fertilizer) for the phytomanagement of moderately contaminated shooting range soils. Journal Of Soils And Sediments. 12, 4, 565-575. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11368-012-0478-0
  31. Conesa H.M., Maria-Cervantes A., Alvarez-Rogel J., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N. (2011) Influence of soil properties on trace element availability and plant accumulation in a Mediterranean salt marsh polluted by mining wastes: Implications for phytomanagement. Science Of The Total Environment. 409, 20, 4470-4479. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.07.049
  32. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Egea C., Maria-Cervantes A., Jimenez-Carceles F.J., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2011) Effects of eutrophic water flooding on nitrate concentrations in mine wastes. Ecological Engineering. 37, 5, 693-702. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2010.02.009
  33. Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Conesa H.M., Tercero M.D., Schulin R., Alvarez-Rogel J., Egea C. (2011) The combined use of liming and Sarcocornia fruticosa development for phytomanagement of salt marsh soils polluted by mine wastes. Journal Of Hazardous Materials. 186, 1, 805-813. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.11.071
  34. Cervantes A.M., Conesa H.M., Gonzalez-Alcarez M.N., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2011) Mobilisation of AS and trace metals in saline, acidic Sopolic Technosols: the role of the rhizosphere and flooding conditions. Journal Of Soils And Sediments. 11, 5, 800-814. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11368-011-0361-4
  35. Maria-Cervantes A., Conesa H.M., Gonzalez-Alcaraz M.N., Alvarez-Rogel J. (2010) Rhizosphere and flooding regime as key factors for the mobilisation of arsenic and potentially harmful metals in basic, mining-polluted salt marsh soils. Applied Geochemistry. 25, 11, 1722-1733. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2010.08.019
  1. Rui G. Morgado, Susana Loureiro, María Nazaret González-Alcaraz (2017) Chapter 3- Changes in ecosystem structure and soil functions due to soil contamination. In: Duarte, A., Cachada, A., Rocha-Santos, T.. (EDS.), Soil Pollution: From Monitoring to Remediation. 59-87. 9780128498736. (see details)
    Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-849873-6.00003-0
  1. María Nazaret González-Alcaraz, Cornelis A.M. van Gestel, Susana Loureiro The GLOBALTOX project: a multidisciplinary approach to assess the toxicity of anthropogenic multi-stressed soils under a global warming perspective. (see details)
  2. M. Nazaret González-Alcaraz, Catarina Malheiro, Diogo N. Cardoso and Susana Loureiro Soil moisture influences the avoidance behaviour of Folsomia candida and Enchytraeus crypticus in metal(loid)-contaminated soils. (see details)