Belmira Neto | Sustainability criteria | Best Researcher Award

Prof  Belmira Neto | Sustainability criteria | Best Researcher Award

Prof at  University Porto, Portugal

Belmira de Almeida Ferreira Neto, born on June 14, 1968, is a Portuguese national and female academician specializing in environmental sciences and sustainability. She currently resides at Av. Comendador Ferreira de Matos 465, Hab 302, 4450-124, Matosinhos, Portugal.


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👩‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University, Netherlands (2002-2007).
  • Master’s in Materials Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (1994-1996).
  • Bachelor’s in Metallurgical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (1987-1992).
  • Post-graduation in Environmental Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (1996).

💼 Work Experience:

  • Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Porto University (since April 1, 1998).
    • Specialization in teaching Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability.
    • Research focus on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment.
    • Active involvement in faculty management duties.
  • Technical/Scientific Officer at the European Commission – Joint Research Center, Seville, Spain (September 1, 2013 – September 1, 2016).
    • Managed projects related to environmental and sustainable product/service policies for EU Ecolabel and EU Green Public Procurement.
  • Project Researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna, Austria (September 1, 2006 – December 20, 2006).
    • Conducted technical and cost analysis of pollution mitigation options for the metals industry.
  • Scientific Researcher at TNO, Apeldoorn, Netherlands (January 1, 2002 – April 1, 2007).
    • Engaged in project research related to environmental sciences.
  • Ph.D. Researcher at Wageningen University, Netherlands (September 1, 2001 – April 1, 2007).
    • Specialized in modeling the LCA environmental impact of the industrial metals sector.
    • Conducted cost analysis of pollution mitigation options.
    • Performed scenarios analysis of forecasted strategies for pollution reduction.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Belmira Neto’s research spans diverse environmental topics with a primary focus on sustainability and carbon footprint assessment. 🌍 Her notable contributions include groundbreaking studies on the Dietary Carbon Footprint of Portuguese Adults, exploring mitigation scenarios for greenhouse gas emissions. 🍽️ Additionally, she has delved into the sustainability dimensions of the Mediterranean Diet, systematically reviewing indicators and results. 📊 Belmira has also examined the life cycle flaring emissions mitigation potential of innovative Fischer-Tropsch gas-to-liquid microreactor technology for synthetic crude oil production. 🛢️ Addressing broader sustainability challenges, she contributed to an editorial on Waste Challenges in 2022. ♻️ Her research extends to end-of-life management strategies for pharmaceuticals in Portuguese households. 💊


Belmira Neto has accumulated an impressive academic impact with 508 citations across 470 documents. Her research influence is reflected in a substantial h-index of 14. 📚 This metric underscores the significance of her scholarly contributions, recognizing the depth and breadth of her work in the academic community. 👩‍🔬 The h-index, combined with the citation count, showcases the enduring impact and relevance of Belmira Neto’s research in her field. 🏆

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Hossein Taimour | Climate Change | AgriResearch Innovator Award

Mr Hossein Taimour | Climate Change | AgriResearch Innovator Award

M.Sc at  Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Hossein Taimour is a dedicated researcher with a Master’s degree in Rural Development from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, awarded in September 2020. His academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Extension and Education from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in 2017.


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M.S. in Rural Development (Tarbiat Modares University)

🌱 Research Activities:

Focused on barriers, challenges, and solutions for climate-smart agriculture in Iran.

🖥️ Additional Skills:

GIS, SPSS, EndNote, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

📚 Bachelor’s Degree:

Agricultural Extension and Education (Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources)

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Hossein Taimour is a pioneering researcher in the realm of climate-smart agriculture, dedicated to addressing critical issues and challenges. His extensive body of work spans various dimensions, including the adoption of climate-smart practices in the Gorganrood basin, farmers’ agreement and willingness to pay for agricultural technologies, and the implementation of climate-smart agriculture at the farm level. Taimour’s studies also encompass the effects of climate change on agriculture, a comprehensive review of agricultural waste management practices, and the identification of barriers and challenges hindering the progress of climate-smart agriculture in Iran. His research aligns with sustainable development and environmental stewardship. 🌾🌍


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Sisira Ediriweera | Ecosystem Services | Excellence in Research

Prof Sisira Ediriweera: Ecosystem Services
Professor at Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Ediriweera P. S. Kumara is a distinguished forestry and environmental science professor based in Sri Lanka. Born on April 8, 1975, he holds a Ph.D. in Biophysical Remote Sensing from Southern Cross University, Australia, with a focus on predicting forest structure and biomass using remote sensing techniques in complex landscapes. His educational journey includes an M.Phil. in Tropical Forest Ecology from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the same institution. Dr. Kumara’s international diploma in Plant Conservation was earned at Kew Botanic Gardens, UK.

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🎓 Education:
  • Ph.D. in Biophysical Remote Sensing from Southern Cross University, Australia (2013).
  • M.Phil. in Tropical Forest Ecology from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (2004).
  • International Diploma in Plant Conservation from Kew Botanic Gardens, UK (2005).
  • BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (1999).
🏫 Professional Experience:

Currently serving as a Professor in Forestry & Environmental Science at Uva Wellassa University. Holds various roles, including Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, and Research Assistant from 2000 to date.

🏆 Honors & Awards:

Received multiple Presidential Research Awards/NRC Merit Awards for Research. Recognized with SUSRED Awards and various travel grants for international workshops.

🎉 Personal Achievements:
  • Awarded Best Presentation (Gold Medal) at Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, in 2006.
  • Holds prestigious international scholarships like the Kew Scholarship and IPRS in Australia.

Dr. Ediriweera P. S. Kumara’s dedication to forestry research and environmental conservation has earned him both national and international recognition. His work continues to shape the future of sustainable forest management. 🌲🌍

Research Focus 🌱🔍

Dr. Ediriweera P. S. Kumara is a distinguished forestry professor with a primary research focus on forest structure and dynamics. His work spans diverse topics, from the intricate relationships in mycorrhizal networks 🍄 to predicting stem diameter increments in Sinharaja rainforest 🌳. Notably, his contributions extend to the conservation of threatened tree species and the exploration of new orchid species in Sri Lanka’s montane cloud forest 🌺. As the last author in numerous publications, he signifies senior authorship, guiding graduate students and researchers in unraveling the complexities of global forest ecosystems. Explore his research journey on his Google Scholar page.


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