Carina Fernandes | Aquatic Resources | Women Researcher Award

Mrs Carina Fernandes | Aquatic Resources |  Women Researcher Award

Teacher at  University of Cape Verde

Carina Eveline Mascarenhas Pina Fernandes is a Cape Verdean academic and expert in marine biology and fisheries management. Born on April 11, 1979, in Cidadela, Praia, Ilha de Santiago, Cabo Verde, she has dedicated her career to advancing research and education in the field of aquatic resources.

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🎓 Education & Academic Roles:

Ph.D. Student in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Iceland. Master’s degree in Marine Resources and Coastal Management from Universidade do Algarve & Universidade de Cabo Verde. Extensive teaching experience at Universidade de Cabo Verde, specializing in various biological sciences.

🐟 Industry Experience:

Held key positions in quality control and hygiene departments in Cabo Verde’s fishing industry. Specialist in Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing from the United Nations University.

💼 Leadership & Management:

Served as President of the Central Coordination Committee for Admission Tests at Uni-CV. Led disciplinary groups and coordinated courses in Biological Sciences and Marine Biology.

🎤 Communication & Skills:

Fluent in Portuguese, Creole, English (C2), and proficient in Spanish (B2). Strong organizational, managerial, and problem-solving skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office™ tools, data analysis, and communication platforms. Enthusiastic diver and holder of a driving license B.

🔬 Research Focus: Aquatic Resources 🐟

Carina Eveline Mascarenhas Pina Fernandes is a dedicated researcher based in Cabo Verde, focusing on aquatic resources. Her work is centered on understanding and preserving marine ecosystems, with a particular emphasis on:

🌱 Sustainability: Carina explores sustainable practices for managing and utilizing aquatic resources, aiming to balance human needs with ecosystem health.

📈 Resource Management: She investigates strategies for efficient and equitable management of fisheries and coastal resources, considering environmental, social, and economic factors.

🔍 Biodiversity Conservation: Carina is passionate about preserving biodiversity in marine environments, studying the impacts of human activities and advocating for conservation measures.

Through her research, Carina contributes valuable insights to the scientific community and promotes informed decision-making for the responsible stewardship of aquatic resources in Cabo Verde and beyond. 🌍🐬


Christian Thierfelder | Conservation Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Dr Christian Thierfelder: Conservation Agriculture |  Best Researcher Award

Principal Scientist at  CIMMYT, Zimbabwe

Dr. Christian Thierfelder, a Principal Cropping Systems Agronomist with CIMMYT’s Sustainable Intensification program, has been leading conservation agriculture systems research in Southern Africa since 2009. His focus is on adapting these systems to meet the needs of smallholder farmers, particularly in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Thierfelder’s research includes fine-tuning conservation agriculture for different agro-ecologies, studying farmers’ adoption of new technologies, integrating green manure cover crops and grain legumes into maize-based farming systems, and exploring climate-smart agriculture. His work extends to Namibia as well. Collaborating with national and international partners, Thierfelder emphasizes capacity building for farmers, extension officers, and researchers at all levels.


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Dr. Christian Thierfelder, PhD 🎓

🌾 MSc in Agriculture from Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany (1998) 🎓 PhD from the University of Hohenheim, Germany (2003) Agricultural expertise grounded in German academia! 🇩🇪🌱

Employment and Experience:

Dr. Christian Thierfelder’s Journey 🌍

🔬 Scientist and Senior Scientist at CIMMYT, Harare (2012-2018) 🌱 Associate Scientist at CIMMYT, Harare (2009-2012) 🌾 Senior Research Fellow at CIAT, Harare (2007-2009) 🔍 Adjunct Scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow at CIMMYT, Harare (2004-2007) A progressive career contributing to agricultural research and development in Harare! 🌾👨‍🔬

Research Expertise:

Dr. Christian Thierfelder’s Expertise 🌱👨‍🔬

🌾 Principal Cropping Systems Agronomist with 22+ years of experience 🌍 Specialized in Conservation Agriculture (CA) systems 🌱 Focus on the impact of CA on soil, plant processes, and climate resilience 🌾 Expert in adapting CA to smallholder farmers’ environments 🌱 Research spans reduced tillage, residue retention, and crop rotations 🚜 Knowledgeable in African cropping systems, weed and soil science 🌽 Expertise in maize-legume systems and genotype x management interactions 🛠️ Adaptation of machinery for smallholder farmers in Africa Agricultural research champion advancing sustainable practices! 🌍🌾


All Time:

  • Citations: 8917
  • h-index: 48
  • i10-index: 95

Since 2019:

  • Citations: 5764
  • h-index: 42
  • i10-index: 95

Impressive citation metrics reflecting the enduring impact of Dr. Thierfelder’s research in the academic community! 🌟📚

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

As a Principal Cropping Systems Agronomist, Dr. Thierfelder has dedicated his research to advancing Conservation Agriculture (CA) systems over the past 22 years. His work delves into the intricate relationships between CA, soil and plant processes, climate resilience, and long-term soil fertility. With a keen focus on smallholder farmers in Africa, he explores the adaptation of CA principles, including reduced tillage, residue retention, and crop rotations. Dr. Thierfelder’s expertise spans various facets, from agronomic knowledge of African cropping systems to weed and soil science, maize-legume systems, and the nuanced interactions between genotypes and management systems. His impactful research contributes to sustainable farming practices and agricultural resilience. 🌍🌾


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