Simeneh Demissie | Fertility Management | Best Paper Award

Mr Simeneh Demissie | Fertility Management | Best Paper Award

Student at  Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Simeneh Demissie, a male Ethiopian national, is a dedicated expert in soil and water conservation, with a profound understanding of soil fertility, watershed management, and environmental science. His expertise spans across various domains including nutrient management, agriculture, and field experimentation.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

👨‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Soil Science (ready for final defense) from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia and Tottori University, Japan (2017-2024)
    • Thesis: “Impacts of biophysical land management practices on soil erosion and soil moisture in the upper Blue Nile basin, Ethiopia”
  • M.Sc. in Land Resources Management, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (2013)
    • Thesis: “Evaluation of land use types and perception of farmers towards physical soil and water conservation structures in Wyebla watershed, Northwest Ethiopia”

🌍 Expertise:

  • Soil and water conservation
  • Soil fertility and plant analysis
  • Watershed management
  • Land use planning
  • Environmental science
  • Nutrient management
  • Agriculture
  • Field experimentation

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Simeneh Demissie’s research primarily focuses on soil and water conservation in various agro-ecological environments of Ethiopia. His work delves into understanding the effects of different land management practices on soil erosion, soil moisture, runoff, and soil nutrient dynamics. Through his studies, he investigates the efficacy of physical soil and water conservation structures, indigenous land management practices, and the impact of vegetation growth on soil properties. Demissie’s research contributes significantly to enhancing agricultural sustainability and improving land use planning strategies in Ethiopia, aiming to mitigate soil degradation and promote resilient agricultural systems.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Examining Soil Nutrient Balances and Stocks Under Different Land Use and Management Practices in Contrasting Agroecological Environments
    • Mulualem, T., Adgo, E., Meshesha, D.T., Tiruneh, G.A., Berihun, M.L.
    • Soil Use and Management, 2024, 40(1), e13000
  2. The Paradox of Increased Runoff with Decreased Soil Loss with Growth of Acacia Decurrens Plantations in the Highlands of Ethiopia
    • Demissie, S., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Fekadu, G., Tilahun, K.
    • Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, 2024, 24(1), pp. 73–86
  3. Spectrometry for Better Soil Fertility Management in Abbay River Basin
    • Tiruneh, G.A., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Tilahun, K., Reichert, J.M.
    • Agrosystems, Geosciences and Environment, 2023, 6(4), e20438
  4. Evaluating and Modeling Rainfall Kinetic Energy and Erosivity: A Case Study of a Humid Watershed in the Ethiopian Highlands
    • Tilahun, K., Meshesha, D.T., Adgo, E., Demissie, S., Wubet, A.
    • Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 2023
  5. Seasonal and Diurnal Soil Respiration Dynamics Under Different Land Management Practices in the Sub-tropical Highland Agroecology of Ethiopia
    • Fekadu, G., Adgo, E., Meshesha, D.T., Mulualem, T., Demissie, S.
    • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2023, 195(1), 65

Paula Paredes | Farm Management Award | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr  Paula Paredes | Farm Management | Best Researcher Award

Professor at  Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Paula Paredes is an Assistant Professor at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, University of Lisbon, and a Postdoctoral researcher at the LEAF Research Center, TERRA Associated Laboratory. Born on September 8, 1972, in Portugal, she holds a Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering, an M.Sc. in Tropical Agriculture, and an Agronomy Engineering degree.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education and Training:

  • PhD in Biosystems Engineering (2014) – Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • MSc in Tropical Agriculture (2008) – Instituto Superior de Agronomia.
  • Agronomy Engineering degree (1998) – Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

👩‍🏫 Professional Journey:

  • Assistant Professor since February 2019.
  • Postdoctoral researcher at LEAF, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (2015-2019).
  • CEO of IrrigAcqua, Management, Innovation & Consulting SA (2015-2016).
  • Invited Auxiliary Professor at Escola Superior Agrária de Elvas (2017-2018).
  • Founding partner of IrrigAcqua (2014).

🌍 Work Experience:

  • Diverse roles at CEER-Biosystems Engineering, Instituto Superior de Agronomia.
  • Researcher at CEER, Biosystems Engineering (2014-2015).
  • CEO of IrrigAcqua, contributing to management and innovation in 2015-2016.
  • Administrative roles supporting engineering initiatives and conferences.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Paula Paredes has dedicated her research efforts to advance sustainable agriculture, particularly in the domain of irrigation and water management. Her work spans various crucial aspects:

  1. Cotton Irrigation in Central Asia: Developed and validated models for cotton irrigation scheduling, considering groundwater contribution (IF – 0.480).
  2. Water Scarcity Strategies for Cotton in Central Asia: Explored irrigation scheduling strategies for cotton to address water scarcity in the Fergana Valley (IF – 2.016).
  3. Soil Water Balance Simulation for Wheat: Applied daily weather forecast messages to estimate reference evapotranspiration for wheat (IF – 2.462).
  4. Energy Performances and Water Productivity: Explored the relationship between energy performances and water productivity for sprinkler-irrigated maize, wheat, and sunflower (IF – 1.241).
  5. Dual Crop Coefficient Modeling: Implemented and tested the dual crop coefficient approach in interactive software for various crops, including winter wheat-summer maize sequences in North China Plain (IF range: 2.203 – 2.843).

Paula’s work significantly contributes to enhancing agricultural practices, ensuring efficient water use, and addressing challenges posed by water scarcity. 🌱🚜

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Adeyinka Adewumi | crop science | Best Researcher Award

Dr Adeyinka Adewumi | crop science | Best Researcher Award

Research Associate at  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria

Dr. Adeyinka Saburi Adewumi is a Nigerian plant geneticist and breeder with expertise in various aspects of crop science. He is currently a Research Associate at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Adewumi holds a Ph.D. in Crop Science with a specialization in Plant Genetics and Breeding from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Crop Science: Plant Genetics and Breeding, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (2018–2022)
  • M.Sc. in Crop Improvement: Genetics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2012–2014)
  • B.Agric. in Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2004–2009)

🌍 Professional Experience:

  • Research Associate, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria (2023–Present)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (2022–2023)
  • Ph.D. Research Fellow, IITA and University of Cape Coast, Ghana (2018–2022)
  • Research Supervisor, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria (2015–2019)

🏆 Honors and Awards:

  • AGNES-BAYER Foundation Research Award Grant (2022)
  • International Foundation for Science (IFS) Research Award Grant (2022)
  • Ph.D. Scholarship under ACADEMY Project of Intra Africa Mobility Scheme (2018)

🧪 Skills:

  • Proficient in DNA extraction and purification techniques
  • Experienced in field and screenhouse trial design
  • Skilled in computational tools such as R programming, Genstat, and SPSS
  • Knowledgeable in crops like yam, cowpea, soybeans, maize, and vegetable crops

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Adewumi’s research focuses on unraveling the genetic mysteries of important crops. His work delves into the genetic architecture of post-harvest tuber quality traits in Bush Yam, utilizing association mapping for insights. Additionally, he explores the Genotype x Environment Interaction and Yield Stability of Soybean Genotypes in Nigeria’s diverse environments. Dr. Adewumi’s investigations extend to the status of Yam breeding in the Democratic Republic of Congo and association mapping in multiple yam species for yield-related traits. Through multi-traits selection, he enhances agronomic and tuber quality traits in Bush Yam, contributing significantly to the field. 🌐🧪🌾

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Patrice Ngatsi Zemko | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Dr Patrice Ngatsi Zemko | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

PostDoctorate at  University of Yaounde 1,  Cameroon

Patrice Ngatsi Zemko, Ph.D., is a dedicated researcher and educator specializing in Crop Protection and Entomology. His research activities primarily focus on “One Health,” emphasizing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and alternative methods for crop diseases, such as plant extracts with pesticide potential, entomopathogenic fungi, and nematodes. Dr. Ngatsi Zemko is passionate about utilizing molecular techniques and mathematical models to address crop losses caused by pests and diseases while promoting environmentally friendly agricultural practices.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Educational Background:

  • 🎓 Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Biotechnology, Crop Protection/Entomology, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (2020)
  • 🎓 M.Sc. in Plant Biology, Biotechnology, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (2014)
  • 🎓 B.Sc. in Plant Biology, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon (2011)

Research Area and Experience:

  • 🌾 Crop protection
  • 🦟 Entomology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • 🌿 Biopesticides/Pesticides management
  • 🍃 Plant disease epidemiology
  • 🌱 Insect-plants interaction, Pest and disease surveys, Field trials

Research Activity:

  • Theme: “One Health”
  • Expertise: Integrated Pest Management (IPM), crop diseases, alternative methods (plant extracts, entomopathogenic fungi, nematodes), plant defense mechanisms
  • Focus: Replace chemical control for health and environmental concerns, molecular techniques, mathematical models
  • Contribution: Building climate-smart agriculture for biodiversity conservation

 

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Patrice NGATSI ZEMKO’s research revolves around sustainable agriculture, with a primary focus on crop protection and entomology. His work addresses the intricate balance between plant health, pest management, and environmental sustainability. Through extensive studies on cassava genotypes and the scale insect pest Stictococcus vayssierei, he explores innovative approaches for integrated pest management (IPM) and biopesticides. Additionally, his investigations into the phytochemical analysis of plant extracts demonstrate a commitment to alternative methods, promoting a healthier ecosystem. Dr. NGATSI ZEMKO’s diverse research contributions align with his dedication to One Health principles and the conservation of biodiversity in agriculture. 🌿🔬👨‍🔬

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. “Response of Cassava Genotypes to Scale Insect Infestation”
    • Authors: Ngatsi, P.Z., Ndongo, B., Ambang, Z., … Manga, J.N., Djiéto-Lordon, C.
    • Journal: Current Research in Insect Science, 2024, 5, 100071
    • 🌿 Explores cassava genotypes’ reactions to the scale insect pest Stictococcus vayssierei for sustainable pest management.
  2. “Chemical Characterization and Insecticidal Effect of Moringa oleifera L. Seeds on Bean Weevil”
    • Authors: Songwe, T.A., Ndongo, B., Tueguem Kuate, N.W., … Zengin, G., Ambang, Z.
    • Journal: Natural Resources for Human Health, 2022, 2(2), 114–120
    • 🌱 Investigates Moringa oleifera seed extracts for their chemical composition and insecticidal impact on the common bean weevil.
  3. “Phenotypic Characterization of Phakopsora pachyrhizi Isolates in Cameroon”
    • Authors: Gbaporo, F.C.G., Ndogho, A.P., Dida, S.L.L., … Chedjou, C.B.W., Ambang, Z.
    • Journal: Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology, 2022, 34(1), 105–115
    • 🌾 Focuses on the phenotypic traits of Phakopsora pachyrhizi isolates, contributing to understanding soybean rust in Cameroon.
  4. “Crop Genotype and Stem Cutting Impact on Cassava Root Scale Infestation”
    • Authors: Ngatsi, P.Z., Ndongo, B., Kutnjem, D., Djieto-Lordon, C.
    • Journal: Phytoparasitica, 2020, 48(4), 629–641
    • 🌱 Investigates the influence of crop genotype and stem cutting on the infestation pressure of cassava root scale.

 

Michael Kinyua | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Dr Michael Kinyua | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Senior Research Associate at  International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, Kenya

Kinyua Michael Wanjohi, a Kenyan national, is a seasoned agronomist with a strong focus on gender- and youth-responsive agricultural solutions. He holds a Ph.D. in Agroforestry and Rural Development from Kenyatta University (2023) and a Master’s degree in the same field (2019). Additionally, Kinyua has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Nairobi (2014).

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

  • PhD in Agroforestry and Rural Development, Kenyatta University (2020 – Dec 2023)
  • Master’s in Agroforestry and Rural Development, Kenyatta University (2015 – 2019)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi (2010 – 2014)

Work Experience:

  • Senior Research Associate in Agronomy at Alliance for Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (ABC) (2017 – present)
  • Leading various projects across Africa, including Sustainable Intensification in Mixed Farming Systems (SI-MFS) in Malawi, Excellency in Agronomy in Kenya, and Climate Smart Agriculture in Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
  • Led the development of ‘Mbili-Mbili’ technology to bridge legume yield gaps in Tanzania, now scaling in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Ghana.
  • Coordinated John Deere mechanization project, assessing maize and beans monoculture systems.
  • Involved in Long-term trials on sustainable intensification in Central Kenya.
  • Contributed to testing crop yield and agronomic biofortification in a collaborative project in Kenya.
  • Consultant at International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (2014 – 2015) – involved in data mining and building databases.

Achievements and Awards:

  • Developed ‘Mbili-Mbili’ cropping system innovation adopted in Tanzania and undergoing trials in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Ghana.
  • Created a hands-on field manual for smallholder activities in Tanzania.
  • Developed Cropping Systems Assessment Sustainability Tool (CROSST) in 2019.
  • IITA graduate research fellow for PhD research in 2021.
  • Developed the first micronutrient database for assessing maize yield response in sub-Saharan Africa.

Personal Achievements:

  • Passionate about sustainable agriculture and empowering women and youth in farming communities.
  • Dedicated to bridging yield gaps, improving crop resilience, and promoting innovative farming solutions.

 

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Kinyua Michael Wanjohi’s research spans diverse agricultural domains, with a primary focus on sustainable farming systems and agronomic innovations. His work, as showcased in numerous publications, delves into the socio-economic aspects of novel technologies, such as Mbili-Mbili and Doubled-Up Legume, in Babati, Tanzania. In Northern Tanzania, he explores the agronomic and economic performance of legume-legume and cereal-legume intercropping systems. In the Central Highlands of Kenya, Kinyua investigates variations in plant nutrient allocation, physiological development patterns, and soil structural characteristics influenced by zero-tillage systems. His research integrates participatory action, social networks, and gender dynamics in soil fertility management, contributing significantly to the understanding of sustainable agriculture. 🌍🌾

 

Citations:
  • Citations: The individual has received 259 citations across 240 documents, suggesting that their work has been widely recognized and referenced by other researchers.
  • Documents: The person has produced 12 documents, such as research papers, articles, or other scholarly works.
  • h-index: The h-index is a metric that combines the number of publications and their citation impact. With an h-index of 4, it means that there are at least 4 publications that have each been cited at least 4 times.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. “Soil bacterial community is influenced by long-term integrated soil fertility management practices in a Ferralsol in Western Kenya”
    • Authors: Bolo, P., Mucheru-Muna, M., Mwirichia, R.K., Ayaga, G., Kihara, J.
    • Journal: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, 2024, 3(1), e12090
  2. “Influence of Farmyard Manure Application on Potential Zinc Solubilizing Microbial Species Abundance in a Ferralsol of Western Kenya”
    • Authors: Bolo, P., Mucheru-Muna, M.W., Mwirichia, R.K., Ayaga, G., Kihara, J.
    • Journal: Agriculture (Switzerland), 2023, 13(12), 2217
  3. “The impact of participatory action research and endogenous integrated soil fertility management on farm-gate dietary outputs in northern Tanzania”
    • Authors: Mponela, P., Manda, J., Kinyua, M., Kihara, J.
    • Journal: Heliyon, 2023, 9(11), e21888
  4. “Maize grain yield and grain zinc concentration response to zinc fertilization: A meta-analysis”
    • Authors: Mutambu, D., Kihara, J., Mucheru-Muna, M., Bolo, P., Kinyua, M.
    • Journal: Heliyon, 2023, 9(5), e16040
  5. “Agronomic and economic performance of legume-legume and cereal-legume intercropping systems in Northern Tanzania”
    • Authors: Kinyua, M.W., Kihara, J., Bekunda, M., Fischer, G., Mucheru-Muna, M.W.
    • Journal: Agricultural Systems, 2023, 205, 103589

 

Prof Sanjib Pohit | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Prof Sanjib Pohit | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Professor at NCAER, India

Sanjib Pohit is a renowned economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi. Currently serving as a Professor at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in New Delhi, India, he has held various significant positions in academia and research institutions.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Education:

  • 🎓 Ph.D. in Economics, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), N. Delhi, India (1993)
  • 🎓 M. Stat. (Quantitative Economics & Planning), ISI, Calcutta & N. Delhi (1985)
  • 🎓 B. Stat. (Honours), ISI, Calcutta (1983)

Professional Experience:

  • 🏆 Top 8% in India, Top 14% in Asia (RePEc data ranking)
  • 🌐 Featured in Who’s Who in the World list of 2020

Teaching Experience:

  • 📚 Taught courses on Trade and Technology, Indian Economy and Policy
  • 🎓 Guest Lecturer at IIM Lucknow-NOIDA

Professional Advisory and Achievements:

  • 📝 Managing Editor (-ex) of Margin – Journal of Applied Economic Research
  • 🌐 Member of Asian Council of Science Editors
  • 🎓 Selected for Gopal Krishna Gokhale Memorial Annual Prize for outstanding article (2021)
  • 🏆 Earhart scholarship for participating in the Richard Coase Institute’s Workshop (2001)

Administrative Experience:

  • 📚 Member of Library Committee and Intellectual Property Group at CSIR-NISTADS
  • 🏛 Member of Management Council and Knowledge Resource Committee at NCAER
  • 🌐 Organizer of various workshops and conferences on economic and statistical issues

Sanjib Pohit is a distinguished economist with expertise in international trade, institutional economics, and climate change. His extensive research contributions, leadership in various projects, and academic endeavors underscore his commitment to advancing economic knowledge. With a diverse background and a global perspective, Pohit continues to make significant contributions to the field of economics.

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Sanjib Pohit’s research primarily centers on enhancing economic relations and shaping policies for sustainable growth. His co-edited work, “India-Pakistan Trade: Strengthening Economic Relations,” reflects a commitment to fostering bilateral ties. Additionally, publications like “GHG Emissions and Economic Growth” underscore his focus on environmental sustainability. The “India Science & Technology” volumes, co-edited by Pohit, delve into the nation’s technological landscape. Collaborative efforts on trade perception surveys and analyses of futures market impacts showcase his keen interest in economic dynamics. Pohit’s work in investment policy, evident in publications like “Investment Policy in India,” highlights a broader commitment to shaping strategic economic agendas. 📈🌍

 

Citations:
  • 555 Citations: This represents the total number of times the person’s work has been cited by other researchers, indicating the impact and influence of their contributions.
  • 516 Documents: This likely refers to the total number of scholarly documents authored or co-authored by the individual.
  • 35 Documents: This could represent the number of documents that have been used or referenced in various research contexts.
  • 9 h-index: The h-index is a measure that considers both the number of publications and the number of citations. An h-index of 9 means that there are 9 documents that have each been cited at least 9 times.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Measuring Export Related Port Logistics in India: An Attempt to Rank Major Ports
    • Authors: D. Mukhopadhyay, S. Pohit, D.B. Gupta
    • Journal: Foreign Trade Review, 2023, 58(3), pp. 401–411
  2. The Economic Implications of Air Pollution: A Case of Two Cities
    • Authors: S.R. Chowdhury, S. Pohit, R. Singh
    • Journal: Margin, 2023, 17(1-2), pp. 94–112
  3. Garnering the fiscal stimulus: A bargaining game
    • Authors: I. De, S. Pohit
    • Journal: Economic and Political Weekly, 2021, 56(3), pp. 16–19
  4. Recycling carbon tax for inclusive green growth: A CGE analysis of India
    • Authors: V.P. Ojha, S. Pohit, J. Ghosh
    • Journal: Energy Policy, 2020, 144, 111708
    • Citations: 64

 

Eduardo Pereira Cabral Gomes | Crop Production | Best Paper Award

Dr Eduardo Pereira Cabral Gomes | Crop Production | Best Paper Award

Pesquisador Científico at  Instituto de Pesquisas Ambientais, Brazil

Eduardo Pereira Cabral Gomes is a Brazilian ecologist born on February 9, 1962, in São Paulo. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of São Paulo, obtained in 1998, with a focus on the dynamics of the arboreal component of a forest area in São Paulo. His academic journey also includes a Master’s degree in Ecology and a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, both from the University of São Paulo.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

👨‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Ecology, University of São Paulo, 1993-1998
  • M.Sc. in Ecology, University of São Paulo, 1988-1992
  • Specialization in Mathematics and Statistics, Federal University of Lavras, 2005-2007
  • B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, University of São Paulo, 1981-1984

Professional Experience:

  1. Instituto de Botânica – IBT
    • Position: Public Servant
    • Director of Reserva Biológica do Alto da Serra de Paranapiacaba
  2. SENAC – SENAC
    • Position: Adjunct Professor V
    • Research in Biodiversity and Conservation
  3. Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie – MACKENZIE
    • Position: Part-time Lecturer
    • Taught courses in Mathematics and Botany
  4. Universidade de Taubaté – UNITAU
    • Position: Collaborator
    • Accredited Professor in the Environmental Sciences Postgraduate Program
  5. Universidade São Judas Tadeu – USJT
    • Position: Collaborator
    • Taught courses in Terrestrial Ecology

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

  • Ecological Plant Dynamics
  • Biodiversity and Conservation Management
  • Phytosociology and Population Dynamics

Citations:

  • Citations: The person has received a total of 204 citations across 193 documents. This indicates the impact and influence of their research within the academic community.
  • Documents: The individual has contributed to 19 documents. These could be research papers, articles, or other scholarly publications.
  • h-index: The h-index is a metric that reflects both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s work. In this case, the h-index is 8. This means that there are 8 papers that have each been cited at least 8 times.

 

Publications Top Notes:
  1. Title: Impacts of bamboo dominance and die-off on seedling dynamics in a tropical secondary forest (Brazil)
    • Authors: Grombone Guaratini, M.T., Gomes, E.P.C., Alves, L.F.
    • Journal: Austral Ecology, 2024, 49(1), e13479
  2. Title: Litter decomposition in a remnant of Atlantic Rain Forest and bamboo dominance
    • Authors: Vieira, M.S., Dos Santos, A.R., Lopes, M.I.M.S., Gomes, E.P.C.
    • Journal: Forest Systems, 2022, 31(3), e019
    • Citations: 1
  3. Title: Community structure of polypores (Basidiomycota) in a restored Brazilian Forest
    • Authors: Alcantara, A.A., Pires, R.M., Gomes, E.P.C., Barbosa, L.M., Gugliotta, A.M.
    • Journal: Lilloa, 2022, 59, pp. 409–426
  4. Title: The success of algae with luxury P uptake and mixotrophy in P-limiting periphyton within-reservoir spatial heterogeneity
    • Authors: Ferragut, C., dos Santos, T.R., Pellegrini, B.G., Souza, M.L., Gomes, E.P.C.
    • Journal: Hydrobiologia, 2022, 849(15), pp. 3435–3447
  5. Title: Ecological implications of twentieth-century reforestation programs for the urban forests of São Paulo, Brazil: a study based on litterfall and nutrient cycling
    • Authors: Ferreira, M.L., Barbosa, M.F., Gomes, E.P.C., de Camargo, P.B., Lafortezza, R.
    • Journal: Ecological Processes, 2021, 10(1), 27
  6. Title: Floral morphology and pollen viability of an endangered and endemic Bromeliaceae species from the Atlantic Forest
    • Authors: Santos, V.L.D., Nievola, C.C., Fidalgo, A.D.O., Gomes, E.P.C., da Luz, C.F.P.
    • Journal: Grana, 2021, 60(5), pp. 327–346

 

 

Arezoo Paravar | seed physiology | Best Researcher Award

Mrs Arezoo Paravar | seed physiology | Best Researcher Award

PhD at Shahed University,Iran

Arezoo Paravar is a highly skilled Agronomist with a Ph.D. in Agronomy from Shahed University, Tehran, Iran. With a GPA of 18.76 (out of 20), she specialized in the field of plant physiology, seed physiology, seed production, and seed storage. Arezoo has more than nine years of experience, including roles as a Laboratory Assistant in Plant Physiology and Seed Science and Technology at Shahed University.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Agronomy, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran (2016-2021)
  • M.Sc. in Seed Science and Technology, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran (2013-2015)
  • B.Sc. in Crop Production and Plant Breeding, University of Birjand, Iran (2010-2013)

🏆 Awards and Honors:

  • Top Researcher, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran (2022)
  • Ranked 1st GPA (Ph.D. and M.Sc.), Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
  • Top 0.2% Nationwide in Plant Production Ph.D. Exam
  • Top 0.2% Nationwide in Seed Science and Technology Master’s Exam

👩‍🔬 Research Experience:

  • Investigated maternal plant environments’ impact on seed quality and longevity
  • Explored physiological and biochemical changes during seed maturation
  • Published in prestigious journals on plant and seed-related research

🛠️ Skills:

  • Expertise in R, SAS, and SPSS software
  • Proficient in statistical analysis and modeling
  • Skilled in seed viability modeling

🏆 Notable:

  • Awarded for outstanding academic achievements
  • Recognized for excellence in seed-related research

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Arezoo Paravar’s research primarily centers on understanding the intricate dynamics of seed physiology, with a particular emphasis on Lallemantia iberica and Lallemantia royleana. Her work investigates the impact of maternal environments, including drought stress and temperature variations, on seed quality and plant growth. 🌾 She explores innovative approaches such as seed coating with beneficial microbes, nano-iron chelate applications, and mycorrhizal fungal inoculation to enhance crop resilience under environmental stresses. 🌿 Her studies contribute valuable insights to sustainable agriculture, addressing challenges related to water stress, nutrient management, and eco-agronomical traits. 🌍 #SeedPhysiology #SustainableAgri #CropResilience

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Storage Circumstance Effects”
    • Investigates how storage conditions influence seed quality under maternal drought stress.
    • Journal: Environmental and Experimental Botany (2024) 🌿🌾
  2. “Physiological and Biochemical Parameters”
    • Explores the impact of seed moisture, temperature, and storage duration on Lallemantia iberica.
    • Journal: Acta Physiologiae Plantarum (2023) 🌡️🔬
  3. “Morphological, Physiological, and Biochemical Responses”
    • Studies Lallemantia species’ reactions to elevated temperature and light during seed development.
    • Journal: Heliyon (2023) 🌞🌱
  4. “Microbial Seed Coating for Sustainable Agriculture”
    • Reviews the benefits of microbial seed coating as a tool for sustainable agriculture.
    • Journal: Biotechnology Reports (2023) 🌱🔍
  5. “Nano-Iron Chelate and Mycorrhizal Mitigation”
    • Explores the mitigating effects of nano-iron chelate and mycorrhizal fungi on water-stressed Lallemantia species.
    • Journal: Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science (2023) 💧🌿
  6. “Fatty Acid Composition under Water Deficit”
    • Examines the modulation of fatty acid composition and eco-agronomical traits in Lallemantia species exposed to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and nano-iron chelate fertilizers under water deficit conditions.
    • Journal: Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (2022) 🌊🌱

This body of work contributes significantly to the understanding of seed responses to environmental stresses, paving the way for sustainable agricultural practices. 🌍🌱 #SeedResearch #SustainableAgri #EnvironmentalBotany

 

Gilles Rolin Ananfack kenfack | Agroforestry | Young Scientist Award

Mr Gilles Rolin Ananfack kenfack | Agroforestry | Young Scientist Award

PhD Student at  University of Dschang, Cameroon

Gilles Rolin Kenfack Ananfack is a dedicated conservationist and Program Manager at CASUDEV in Dschang, Cameroon, since February 2022. He holds a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management (Agroforestry/Ecological Intensification) from the University of Dschang, Cameroon, earned in 2019. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Integrated Management of Forest and Agroforestry Resources, expected to be completed in 2024.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education:

Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Integrated Management of Forest and Agroforestry Resources (In Progress) University of Dschang, Cameroon, 2019-2024 Master’s in Natural Resource Management (Agroforestry/Ecological Intensification) University of Dschang, Cameroon, 2017-2019 Bachelors in Environmental Chemistry University of Dschang, Cameroon, 2013-2016

🌳 Work Experience:

Program Manager at CASUDEV, Dschang, Cameroon February 2022 – Present Led Forest Elephant Conservation Project in Campo Ma’an National Park, reducing poaching by 20%. Orchestrated value chain establishment of Mondia Whitei, enhancing local community access. Managed financial oversight and partnerships.

🛠️ Skills:

Policy Development and Implementation. Value Chain Development in Forestry and Agroforestry Products. Biodiversity Conservation and Landscape Restoration. Gender and Development Approaches. Administrative Management. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA). Technical Proficiency in GIS tools, statistical analysis software (SPSS, R)

 

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Gilles Rolin Kenfack Ananfack’s research encompasses a multidimensional exploration of bamboo agroforestry and ecosystem dynamics in Cameroon. His work, as evident in published articles like “Farmers’ local knowledge of soil fertility in bamboo plantations” and “Assessing Growth Parameters from Culm Cuttings of Bambusa vulgaris,” delves into understanding the intricate relationship between bamboo cultivation, soil fertility, and the implications for rural livelihoods. Additionally, his contribution to the manual on bamboo agroforestry in Cameroon demonstrates a commitment to practical knowledge dissemination. Collaborative efforts, such as the spatiotemporal study on land use dynamics in afromontane ecosystems, further highlight his engagement in broader research addressing environmental sustainability and the impact on specific tree species in the Adamawa region.

Publications Top Notes:

Certainly! Here are the publications mentioned in the provided information:

  1. Title: Farmers’ local knowledge of soil fertility in bamboo plantations in the Western Highlands, Cameroon
    • Authors: Gilles Rolin Kenfack Ananfack, Emile Temgoua, Marie Louise Avana Tientcheu
    • Published in: Advances in Bamboo Science, 2023, 4, 100031
    • Citations: 1
  2. Title: Assessing Growth Parameters from Culm Cuttings of Bambusa vulgaris at the University of Dschang Botanic Garden, West Region of Cameroon: Implications for the Bamboo Resource Base and Rural Livelihoods
    • Authors: Gilles Ananfack, Atchombou B, Zanguim HT, Awazi NP, Tassiamba SN, Tientcheu LT, Nfornkah BN, Kaam R, Tchamba MN
    • Published in: Open Journal of Forestry, 2021, 12.1, 88-106

 

Taimoor Javadi | Horticulture | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Taimoor Javadi | Horticulture | Best Researcher Award

Academic staff at University of Kurdistan, Iran

Timoor Javadi is an associate professor born on July 24, 1972. He specializes in Horticultural Science and Engineering, holding a prominent position in the academic realm. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, Professor Javadi contributes significantly to the field, leaving a lasting impact on the world of horticulture.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Timoor Javadi’s research primarily focuses on the physiological responses of various pear genotypes to environmental stress, particularly drought. His investigations delve into the intricacies of proline accumulation, leaf water relations, and the impact of water stress on growth and biochemical characteristics in pear varieties. Additionally, he explores innovative approaches, such as the use of paclobutrazol on Beirut variety pear seedlings under drought conditions. Javadi extends his expertise to diverse crops, studying water consumption efficiency in basil plants and the effects of potassium sulfate foliar application on grape traits. His research spans horticultural sciences, water and soil dynamics, and plant disease control. 🍐🌱🔍

 

citations:

Timoor Javadi’s research has garnered substantial attention, with a total of 946 citations since its inception. Since 2019 alone, his work has received 672 citations. The h-index, a measure reflecting both productivity and citation impact, is 17 for the entire period and 14 since 2019. The i10-index, indicating the number of publications with at least 10 citations, stands at 24 overall and 19 since 2019. These metrics highlight the enduring impact and relevance of Javadi’s contributions to the academic community. 📊🔍👏