Antonio Motta | Soil Fertility | SustainableAg Leadership Award

Prof  Antonio  Motta |  Soil Fertility | SustainableAg Leadership Award

Professor Titula at  Federal University of Praná – Brazil

 Antonio Carlos Vargas Motta is a prominent researcher with significant contributions in the field of Agronomy, particularly focusing on soil fertility, fertilization, and plant nutrition. He holds a position as a Full Professor at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) and is actively involved in postgraduate education in Soil Science at UFPR. Below is a summary of his academic achievements and research interests.

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Academic Qualifications:

Post-doctorate from The University of Nottingham, England, in 2016. Doctorate in Agronomy and Soils from Auburn University in 2002. Master’s degree in Soils and Plant Nutrition from Universidade Federal de Lavras in 1987. Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in 1984.

Notable Publications:

Research covers a broad range of topics including soil fertility, plant nutrition, forest management, and environmental assessment. Notable publications in peer-reviewed journals such as “CIÊNCIA RURAL,” “JOURNAL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH,” “Soil Research,” “Sustainability,” “BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH,” and “Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.”

Collaborative Work:

Collaboration with various researchers and institutions worldwide, evidenced by co-authored papers. Collaborative research spans topics including soil management, forest ecology, plant nutrition, and environmental impact assessment.

 

Research Focus: Soil Fertility 🌱

🌱 Soil Fertility 🌿 Fertilization of Forest Species (such as Pinus taeda, Eucalyptus, Araucaria, and Yerba Mate) 🔬 Micronutrients in Agriculture 🍃 Use of Organic and Residual Materials in Agriculture. These research areas are reflected in his work on topics such as magnesium deficiency in Pinus taeda, soil macrofauna in regenerating Atlantic Forest patches, crop rotation and liming effects on soybean and corn yield, environmental assessment of iron ore tailings, accumulation capacity of nickel and zinc in Yerba Mate, and wood production in response to fertilization and liming.

Citations:

  • Antônio Carlos Vargas Motta has a total of 1,132 citations from 950 documents.
  • He has authored or co-authored a total of 112 documents.
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Publications Top Notes:

  1. Is magnesium deficiency the major cause of needle chlorosis of Pinus taeda in Brazil?
    • Authors: Motta, A.C.V., Maeda, S., Rodrigues, V.S.S., Barbosa, J.Z., Gomes, J.B.V.
    • Journal: Journal of Forestry Research, 2024, 35(1), 24
  2. Soil macrofauna and water-related functions in patches of regenerating Atlantic Forest in Brazil
    • Authors: Demetrio, W.C., Brown, G.G., Pupin, B., Bartz, M.L.C., Borma, L.S.
    • Journal: Pedobiologia, 2024, 103, 150944
  3. Soybean and corn yield as affected by crop rotation and surface liming under a no-tillage system
    • Authors: Fontoura, S.M.V., Melinski, A.M., Motta, A.C.V., Prior, S.A., Pauletti, V.
    • Journal: Soil Research, 2024, 62(1), SR22246
  4. Integrated environmental assessment of iron ore tailings in floodplain soils and plants after the Fundão Dam disaster in Brazil
    • Authors: Melo, V.F., Lipski, B., Motta, A.C.V., Thá, E.L., Bastos, L.P.
    • Journal: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 2024, 20(1), pp. 117–132
  5. Accumulation Capacity of Nickel and Zinc in Yerba Mate Cultivated in Soils with Contrasting Parent Materials
    • Authors: Ulbrich, N.C.M., Motta, A.C.V., Magri, E., Wendling, I., Poggere, G.
    • Journal: Biological Trace Element Research, 2023, 201(11), pp. 5468–5480
  6. Wood production and nutritional status of Pinus taeda L. in response to fertilization and liming: a meta-analysis of the Americas
    • Authors: Rodrigues, V.S., Motta, A.C.V., Barbosa, J.Z., Ercole, T.M., Prior, S.A.
    • Journal: IForest, 2023, 16(4), pp. 195–201

 

Sipho Ntonta | Crop Residues | Best Researcher Award

Mr Sipho Ntonta | Crop Residues | Best Researcher Award

PhD candidate at  University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sipho Ntonta is a dynamic Ph.D. candidate specializing in Hydrology and Soil Sciences, with a profound interest in sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation. His expertise lies in enhancing water use efficiency through soil-plant interactions. With a background in Environmental Hydrology and Soil Science, Sipho has honed his skills through various academic pursuits, culminating in his pursuit of a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

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🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Soil Sciences (In progress). Masters in Soil Science (2019 – 2022). Honours in Soil Science (2017 – 2018). BSc. in Environmental Hydrology and Soil Science (2013-2017). Introduction course to facilitation: Social learning and stakeholder engagement in natural resource management context (2020 – 2021)

💼 Work Experience:

Sipho’s professional journey includes roles as an Assistant Agricultural Practitioner and a Junior Researcher and Field Worker, where he demonstrated expertise in agricultural advice, research, and stakeholder engagement.

🔬 Skills and Competencies:

Proficient in research methodologies, data analysis, and various analytical tools, Sipho also possesses strong leadership, problem-solving, and computer skills. His affiliations with Green-Matter and Water demonstrate his commitment to environmental preservation and leadership development.

Sipho Ntonta embodies a blend of academic rigor, practical experience, and a profound commitment to sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation, making him a valuable asset in the field. 🌱🌍

🌱 Research Focus: Crop Residues

Sipho Ntonta is a dedicated researcher with a keen focus on crop residues. His work delves into understanding the dynamics of crop residues’ decomposition, with a particular emphasis on factors influencing variability in decomposition rates. Through his research, Sipho aims to contribute to the advancement of agricultural practices that optimize the utilization of crop residues, ultimately enhancing soil quality and sustainability in agriculture.

Sipho’s commitment to this research area is driven by his passion for sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. His efforts are geared towards uncovering insights that can inform strategies for improving soil health, water use efficiency, and overall agricultural productivity. With a strong academic background and practical experience, Sipho Ntonta is poised to make significant contributions to the field of agricultural science, particularly in the realm of crop residue management. 🌾🔬

 

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Variability in decomposition rate of sorghum cultivar residues linked to lignin content
    • Authors: Ntonta, S., Zengeni, R., Muchaonyerwa, P., Chaplot, V.
    • Journal: Rhizosphere
    • Year: 2024
  2. Crop residues differ in their decomposition dynamics: Review of available data from world literature
    • Authors: Ntonta, S., Mathew, I., Zengeni, R., Muchaonyerwa, P., Chaplot, V.
    • Journal: Geoderma
    • Year: 2022

Archana Singh | Plant Biology | Best Researcher Award

Dr Archana Singh | Plant Biology | Best Researcher Award

Principal Scientist at  ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India

Dr. Archana Singh is a distinguished Principal Scientist in Biochemistry at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi, India. Born on June 19th, 1964, she has made significant contributions to the fields of plant biology, genomics, and molecular biology.

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🎓 Education:

B.Sc. in Botany, Chemistry, Zoology from Lucknow University, 1984 (77.1%). M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Lucknow University, 1986 (70.1%). Proficiency in German Language, 1987, Lucknow University. Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Lucknow University, 1992

👩‍💼 Work Experience:

Senior Scientist (Biochemistry) at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi since January 2010. Postdoctoral Fellow at Lucknow University, CSIR, DBT (NRCPB), and DBT (NRCPB), 1994-2010

🏅 Awards & Recognition:

Junior and Senior Research Fellowships from UGC, Govt. of India. Young Scientist Award from IUBMB. International Technology Award from World Technology Network. Recognition from the Indian Prime Minister and Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India

🔬 Research Focus: Plant Biology

👩‍🔬 Dr. Archana Singh is a distinguished Principal Scientist specializing in Biochemistry at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. Her research primarily focuses on Plant Biology, delving into the intricate mechanisms underlying plant growth, development, and stress responses.

🌿 With a keen interest in understanding the biochemical pathways and molecular regulation in plants, Dr. Singh’s work contributes significantly to enhancing agricultural productivity and resilience in the face of environmental challenges.

📚 Over the years, Dr. Singh has led numerous research projects and published extensively in esteemed scientific journals, shedding light on critical aspects of plant biochemistry and molecular biology.

🌟 Her dedication and expertise make her an invaluable asset to the field of Plant Biology, driving forward our understanding of plant systems and their interactions with the environment.

Citations:

Dr. Archana Singh has amassed an impressive scholarly impact, with 4,854 citations across 4,494 documents. Her research has been published in 138 documents, contributing to an h-index of 28. This indicates that Dr. Singh’s work has been widely recognized and cited within the scientific community, reflecting the significance and influence of her contributions to the field of Plant Biology.

 

Publications Top Notes

  1. DNA methylome analysis provides insights into gene regulatory mechanism for better performance of rice under fluctuating environmental conditions: epigenomics of adaptive plasticity
    • Authors: Kumar, S., Seem, K., Kumar, S., …, Krishnan, S.G., Mohapatra, T.
    • Journal: Planta, 2024, 259(1), 4
  2. Lentinan, β-glucan from Shiitake (Lentinula edodes): A review on structure, conformational transition, and gastrointestinal interaction contributing towards its anti-diabetic potential
    • Authors: Chakraborty, S., Beura, M., Sharma, S.K., …, Dahuja, A., Krishnan, V.
    • Journal: Trends in Food Science and Technology, 2023, 142, 104224
  3. Dynamics of physico-chemical properties towards understanding the optimum ageing of basmati and non-basmati rice (Oryza sativa L.) for consumer preferences
    • Authors: Thakare, S.S., Awana, M., Warwate, S.I., …, Krishnan, V., Singh, A.
    • Journal: Journal of Cereal Science, 2023, 112, 103714
  4. Optimization of paclobutrazol dose for mitigation of water-deficit stress in rice (Oryza Sativa L.)
    • Authors: Maheshwari, C., Garg, N.K., Singh, A., Tyagi, A.
    • Journal: Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 2023, 107, 104596
  5. A quick and simple gel diffusion assay to visualize and quantify pullulanase activity for resistant starch content in food crops
    • Authors: Krishnan, V., Awana, M., Kulshreshta, A., Praveen, S., Singh, A.
    • Journal: Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2023, 32(1), pp. 189–195
  6. A novel micronutrients and methyl jasmonate cocktail of elicitors via seed priming improves drought tolerance by mitigating oxidative stress in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
    • Authors: Samota, M.K., Awana, M., Krishnan, V., …, Mithra, S.V.A., Singh, A.
    • Journal: Protoplasma, 2023
  7. Tackling banded leaf and sheath blight disease of maize through activation of host defense
    • Authors: Hamidi, S.M., Gogoi, R., Kumar, A., …, Yadav, R., Dorjee, L.
    • Journal: Frontiers in Agronomy, 2023, 5, 1229717
  8. Insight of PBZ mediated drought amelioration in crop plants
    • Authors: Maheshwari, C., Garg, N.K., Hasan, M., …, Singh, A., Tyagi, A.
    • Journal: Frontiers in Plant Science, 2022, 13, 1008993

 

Maximilien Azalou | Food Resources | Best Researcher Award

Dr Maximilien Azalou | Food Resources | Best Researcher Award

Research Assistant at  University of Parakou, Benin

Maximilien Azalou, a Beninese national born on September 28, 1988, is a dedicated researcher and expert in agronomic sciences, specializing in animal production. Currently based in Parakou, Benin, he serves as a Research Associate at the Laboratory of Ecology, Health, and Animal Production (LESPA). His work focuses on various crucial aspects including the valorization of food resources for domestic animals, sustainable management of transhumance, and the design of innovative breeding systems in response to climate change.

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🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Agronomic Sciences, University of Parakou, 2019-2023. M.Sc. in Animal Production, University of Parakou, 2014-2017. Professional Master in Agricultural Sciences, University of Parakou, 2014-2016. Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomic Sciences, University of Parakou, 2009-2012

💼 Work Experience:

Research Associate at Laboratory of Ecology, Health and Animal Production (LESPA), Parakou, Benin, since 2015. Supervisor of Field Agents at Wake-Up Africa NGO, Benin, 2018. Part-Time Teacher at Kika Agricultural Technical High School, Parakou, Benin, 2016. Trainee at Communal Sector for Agricultural Development of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 2014

📝 Skills:

  • Statistical data analysis
  • Report and scientific article writing
  • Monitoring and supervision of students

Maximilien Azalou is a passionate researcher and educator dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices, particularly in the management of pastoral resources and livestock production. With extensive experience in academia, research, and fieldwork, he strives to address the challenges of food security and climate change in Benin.

📚 Research Focus:

Valorization of food resources for animal nutrition. Sustainable management of transhumance and pastoral resources .Design of innovative breeding systems in climate change. Adaptation of cattle herders to climate change. Population dynamics of domestic ruminant populations. Improvement of milk and meat production of local breeds. Study of rangeland productivity and carrying capacity

 

Publications Top Notes

  1. The functional traits and threats to the Borgou cattle breed as perceived by farmers in Benin
    • Authors: Worogo, H.S.S., Hessa, C.C., Assani, A.S., Assogba, B.G.C., Alkoiret, I.T.
    • Journal: Pastoralism, 2022, 12(1), 16
    • Citations: 1
  2. Body Conformation Analysis through Biometric Traits in Borgou Cattle Breed Reared on Station Conservation Farm in Northern Benin
    • Authors: Worogo, H.S.S., Tchokponhoué, U., Idrissou, Y., Adjassin, J.S., Alkoiret, I.T.
    • Journal: Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science, 2021, 11(2), pp. 241–247
    • Citations: 3
  3. Towards community-based in situ conservation strategies: a typological analysis of Borgou cattle herding systems in northeastern Benin
    • Authors: Worogo, H.S.S., Idrissou, R., Assani, A.S., Alabi, C.D.A., Alkoiret, I.T.
    • Journal: Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2020, 52(3), pp. 1055–1064
    • Citations: 7
  4. Pastoral calendar and transhumance map of herders using pastoral resources in Djidja Commune in Southern Benin | Calendrier pastoral et carte de transhumance des éleveurs exploitant les ressources pastorales de la commune de Djidja au Sud Bénin
    • Authors: Azalou, M., Assani Seidou, A., Assogba, B.G.C., Baco, M.N., Alkoiret Traoré, I.
    • Journal: Revue d’Elevage et de Medecine Veterinaire des Pays Tropicaux(France), 2019, 72(1), pp. 3–11
    • Citations: 3
  5. Effect of pelleting a food with soybean pulp (okara) on fattening local rabbits in north-benin | Effet de la granulation d’un aliment avec pulpe de soja (okara) sur l’engraissement de lapins locaux au nord-bénin
    • Authors: Alabi, C.D.A., Azalou, M., Adjassin, J.S., Akpo, Y., Alkoiret, I.T.
    • Journal: Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2019, 31(5)
    • Citations: 1

Raoudha Abdellaoui | Plants for Food | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr  Raoudha Abdellaoui | Plants for Food | Best Researcher Award

Researcher at  Institut des Régions Arides-Médenine, Tunisia

Raoudha Abdellaoui, born on January 15, 1973, in Tunis, Tunisia, is a dedicated researcher in the field of Range Ecology. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and pursued her academic journey at the Faculty of Science of Tunis, where she earned a Diploma of Deeper Study (D.E.A) in plant physiology in 2000 and completed her Ph.D. thesis in biology in 2009.

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🎓 Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences (1997) – Faculty of Science of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Diploma of Deeper Study (D.E.A) in Plant Physiology (2000) – Faculty of Science of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Ph.D. in Biology (2009) – Faculty of Science of Tunis, Tunisia

👩‍🔬 Professional Journey:

  • Researcher at Range Ecology Laboratory, Arid Regions Institute (IRA), Medenine, Tunisia (October 2008 – Present)
  • Teleactris at Teleperformance – Société Tunisienne de Télémarketing Tunis (November 2007 – May 2008)
  • Contractual Assistant at Faculty of Sciences of Gafsa (September 2004 – February 2006)
  • Contractual Researcher at National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INRAT) (December 2001 – November 2002, June 2003 – November 2003)

🔬 Research Focus:

Raoudha Abdellaoui’s research primarily focuses on understanding the ecological and physiological responses of plants to environmental stressors, particularly in arid and saline environments. She has contributed significantly to the study of plant germination responses, biomass production, and seed development across various species. Her work sheds light on the intricate mechanisms by which plants adapt to challenging conditions, providing valuable insights into strategies for conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. Through her interdisciplinary approach, Raoudha aims to unravel the complexities of plant-environment interactions, ultimately contributing to the resilience and survival of plant species in harsh ecological niches.

citations:
  • Raoudha Abdellaoui has received 432 citations across 340 documents.
  • She has authored or co-authored 47 documents.
  • Her h-index is 14.

The h-index is a measure of both the productivity and impact of a researcher’s publications. It means that there are at least 14 documents that have each been cited at least 14 times.

Publications Top Notes

  1. Title: Modeling germination responses of three Mediterranean stem-succulent halophytes to salinity and temperature
    • Source: Aquatic Botany
    • Date: May 2024
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2024.103757
  2. Title: Comparative Floral and Seed Anatomy of Newly Identified Sarcocornia and Salicornia Species in Tunisia: Insights into Anther Development, Megasporogenesis, and Embryological Characteristics
    • Source: Preprint
    • Date: December 25, 2023
    • DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-3764465/v1
  3. Title: Modeling germination responses of three stem-succulent halophytes of Mediterranean salt marshes to salinity and temperature
    • Source: Preprint
    • Date: April 26, 2023
    • DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-2859687/v1
  4. Title: Minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidant activity in sea knotgrass (Polygonum maritimum L.) seeds
    • Source: Natural Product Research
    • Date: April 18, 2023
    • DOI: 10.1080/14786419.2021.2000411
  5. Title: Effect of Seasonal Environmental Changes on Leaf Anatomical Responses of Limoniastrum guyonianum in Sabkha Biotope
    • Source: Conference paper
    • Date: June 16, 2022
    • DOI: 10.3390/environsciproc2022016012

Raoudha Abdellaoui’s research interests seem to focus on plant biology, ecology, and environmental responses, particularly in arid and saline environments. Her contributions demonstrate a dedication to understanding the complexities of plant life in challenging ecological conditions.

David Tavi Agbor | Agroecology | Young Scientist Award

Mr David Tavi Agbor | Agroecology | Young Scientist Award

M.Sc graduate and adjunct lecturer at  Catholic University Institute Buea Cameroon

David Tavi Agbor is a Cameroonian soil scientist with a diverse academic background spanning multiple continents. He holds an M.Sc. in Soil Science from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Program, complemented by degrees in Agronomy from the University of Buea, Cameroon. Throughout his academic journey, David has maintained an impressive GPA, reflecting his commitment to excellence.

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🎓 Education:

  • M.Sc. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Soil Science (Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, and Jordan)
  • M.Sc. Agronomy (Crop Production) – University of Buea, Cameroon
  • B.Sc. Agriculture (Agronomy) – University of Buea, Cameroon

🔬 Research Interests:

  • Plant-Soil interactions, Plant-Microbes interactions
  • Agroecology, Agronomy, Soil Science
  • Ecosystem modeling, remote sensing, and land use/land cover change
  • Forest Ecology and Sustainable Forest

💼 Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Lecturer at Catholic University Institute Buea, Cameroon
  • Cofounder and Team Leader at Global Youth Connect for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Junior Soil Scientist Researcher at ekolive company, Slovakia
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Agronomic and Applied Molecular Science

🏆 Awards & Grants:

  • Winner of various grants including EJP SOIL Access to Infrastructure Call, Stimulus Fund Grant, Erasmus+ Scholarship, and more
  • Recipient of academic excellence awards

🛠️ Skills:

  • Proficient in languages: English (Fluent), French (Elementary)
  • Experienced in GIS, remote sensing, data analysis, and soil analysis techniques

🔬 Research Focus:

David Tavi Agbor’s research focus primarily revolves around sustainable agricultural practices and crop production enhancement 🌾. He investigates various aspects including intercropping techniques for pest management and yield improvement, as evidenced by his work on maize-legume intercropping with botanical Piper. Additionally, his studies delve into the adaptability of crop cultivars, such as okra, and explore innovative methods like vegetative propagation of tomato hybrids. Agbor also contributes to understanding soil dynamics and land use changes through techniques like GIS and remote sensing. Overall, his research endeavors contribute significantly to sustainable farming practices and ecosystem management 🌱.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Maize-legume Intercropping and Botanical Piper Mitigating Effect on Pest Populations while Enhancing the Yield of Maize Authors: Agbor, D.T., Eboh, K.S., Sama, D.K., Tanyi, G.T., Nkongho, R.N. Published in: Journal of Natural Pesticide Research, 2023, 6, 100060Abstract: This study explores the synergistic effects of maize-legume intercropping and the application of botanical Piper in mitigating pest populations while simultaneously enhancing maize yields.
  2. Vegetative Propagation of F1 Tomato Hybrid (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Using Different Rooting Media and Stem-nodal Cuttings Authors: Nkongho, R.N., Ndam, L.M., Akoneh, N.N., Ojongakpa, O.T., Ngone, A.M. Published in: Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 2023, 11, 100470Abstract: Investigates various methods of vegetative propagation for F1 tomato hybrid, assessing the efficacy of different rooting media and stem-nodal cuttings.
  3. Seed Production System and Adaptability of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) Cultivars in Buea, Cameroon Authors: Nkongho, R.N., Efouba-Mbong, J.T., Ndam, L.M., Etchu-Takang, E.G., Agbor, D.T. Published in: PLoS ONE, 2022, 17(12 October), e0278771Abstract: Explores the seed production system and adaptability of various okra cultivars in the Buea region of Cameroon.

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.

 

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📚 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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Roberta Souza Piao | Food Systems | Women Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Roberta Souza Piao | Food Systems | Women Researcher Award

Associate Professor at  Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Roberta de Castro Souza Pião has an extensive academic and professional background in the field of Production Engineering, with a focus on sustainable value chains. Here’s a brief summary of her education, professional history, scientific results, research grants, and academic indicators:

 

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👩‍🎓 Education and Training:

  • 1991-1995: Undergraduate Degree in Economics from Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS).
  • 1996-1998: Master’s Degree in Production Engineering from Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR).
  • 2001-2005: PhD in Production Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo (USP).
  • 2017: Post-Doctoral at Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS), Royal Holloway, University of London.

👩‍💼 Professional History:

  • 2007-2020: PhD Professor at Production Engineering Department, USP.
  • 2007: PhD Professor at Food Engineering Department, USP.
  • 2007-2010: PhD Professor at Production Engineering Department, Centro Universitario FEI.
  • 2014-2016, 2019, 2020–Present: Coordinator of Research Area, Production Engineering Department, USP.
  • 2020–Present: Associate Professor, Production Engineering Department, Polytechnic School, USP.

👩‍🏫 International Research Experience:

  • Conducted a postdoctoral program at the University of London in 2017.
  • Collaborated on projects with researchers from the UK, Ghana, France, and Mozambique.
  • Participated in international conferences and workshops.

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Roberta de Castro Souza Pião’s research spans diverse areas within sustainable development, with a particular focus on agriculture. Her work explores social innovation’s transformative role in agriculture, examining its impact as a game changer (Fernandes et al., 2024). She delves into the barriers hindering the transition to a Circular Economy, uncovering diverse stakeholder perspectives (Souza Piao et al., 2023). The governance of collaboration for sustainable development is another facet of her expertise, shedding light on the intricacies of this “black box” phenomenon (Vazquez-Brust et al., 2020). Additionally, she investigates Green Growth and Agriculture in Brazil, contributing to the discourse on sustainable practices in this vital sector (Souza Piao et al., 2021). Her research also extends to the adoption of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) in the Brazilian coffee production context, exploring the dynamics of value chain upgrading (Bengo et al., 2019). Overall, Dr. Souza Pião’s research endeavors reflect a comprehensive commitment to advancing sustainability within agriculture.

Citations:

Since 2019, Roberta de Castro Souza Pião has garnered significant recognition in the academic community, with impressive citation metrics:

  • Total Citations:
    • All Time: 553 citations
    • Since 2019: 414 citations
  • H-index:
    • All Time: h-index of 11
    • Since 2019: h-index of 9
  • i10 Index:
    • All Time: i10 Index of 13
    • Since 2019: i10 Index of 7

These metrics underscore the impact and influence of Dr. Souza Pião’s research, showcasing her substantial contributions to the scholarly landscape. The consistent growth in citations since 2019 is indicative of the enduring relevance and significance of her work in the academic community.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Do clean development mechanisms promote sustainable development in Brazil? A cross-sectoral investigation”
    • Authors: Gurfinkel M. Godoy, S., Macchione Saes, M.S., Schnaider, P.S.B., Castro Souza Piao, R.
    • Published in Revista de Gestao, 2024, 31(1), pp. 65–79.
  2. “Barriers toward circular economy transition: Exploring different stakeholders’ perspectives”
    • Authors: Souza Piao, R., Vincenzi, T.B., Vazquez-Brust, D.A., Bonsu, S., Carvalho, M.M.
    • Published in Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 2024, 31(1), pp. 153–168.
  3. “How is the circular economy embracing social inclusion?”
    • Authors: Souza Piao, R., de Vincenzi, T.B., da Silva, A.L.F., Vazquez-Brust, D., Monteiro Carvalho, M.
    • Published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, 2023, 411, 137340.
  4. “Drivers of support for corporate social responsibility: what matters most to Brazilian business leaders”
    • Authors: Gimenes, F.S., Souza Piao, R.
    • Published in the Social Responsibility Journal, 2023, 19(2), pp. 328–343.
  5. “Strategies for Social Inclusion in Circular Economy”
    • Authors: Souza-Piao, R., de Vincenzi, T.B., de Carvalho, M.M.
    • Published in Greening of Industry Networks Studies, 2023, 10, pp. 265–282.

 

Jiaxun Xin | Crop Production | Best Scholar Award

Mr Jiaxun Xin | Crop Production | Best Scholar Award

Undergraduate student at  Minzu University of China

Jiaxun Xin, a 22-year-old male from Minzu University of China, is an undergraduate student specializing in Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Crop Production. Under the mentorship of landscape ecologist Yu Peng, he has devoted two years to researching macro ecology using remote sensing, big data, and machine learning. Currently pursuing his studies, Jiaxun has authored six SCI papers, including a significant contribution as the first author to the paper titled “Both class- and landscape-level patterns influence crop yield,” published in the European Journal of Agronomy.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Academic Journey:

Jiaxun embarked on his research journey in the second semester of his sophomore year, delving into macro ecology using cutting-edge technologies like remote sensing, big data, and machine learning.

🌾 Expertise:

Jiaxun’s expertise lies in evaluating the intricate relationship between landscape metrics, climate variables, and crop yields for maize, rice, and wheat in China. His findings suggest that shaping both class- and landscape-level patterns can be instrumental in enhancing crop yield, providing valuable insights for global food security.

🏆 Awards and Recognition:

Jiaxun Xin has been recognized as a Young Scientist, reflecting his dedication and contributions to the field of ecology.

Research Focus:

Jiaxun Xin’s research endeavors predominantly center around the intricate interplay of landscape patterns and their profound impact on crop yield and plant diversity. His work spans diverse categories, including:

  1. Landscape Ecology 🏞️: Jiaxun explores the effects of landscape patterns on plant species diversity globally, shedding light on the dynamic relationships that shape ecosystems.
  2. Crop Yield and Climate Change 🌾🌍: With a keen focus on sustainable crop production, he delves into understanding how both class- and landscape-level patterns influence crop yield, offering crucial insights in the face of climate change challenges.
  3. Spatial Dynamics in Plant Communities 🌐🌿: Jiaxun investigates the global patterns and drivers of spatial autocorrelation in plant communities within protected areas, contributing to our understanding of biodiversity conservation.
  4. Functional Traits and Climate Factors 🍃🌧️: His work extends to linking leaf functional traits with soil and climate factors in forest ecosystems, providing valuable knowledge for ecosystem management.

Jiaxun Xin’s diverse research categories showcase his commitment to addressing complex ecological challenges, making significant contributions to the fields of landscape ecology, crop yield sustainability, and biodiversity conservation.

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Harun Gitari | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Dr Harun Gitari | Crop Production | Best Researcher Award

Lecturer at  Kenyatta University, Kenya

Dr. Harun Ireri Gitari is a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Science and Technology at Kenyatta University. With a strong background in Soil Science and Agronomy, Dr. Gitari holds a PhD in Soil Science from the University of Nairobi, awarded in 2018. His research interests include soil fertility management, crop water productivity, and multiple cropping systems.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Academic Background:

PhD in Soil Science, University of Nairobi (2018). MSc in Integrated Soil Fertility Management, Kenyatta University (2013). BSc in Agriculture-Soil Science, University of Nairobi (2009)

🔍 Research Interests:

  • Soil fertility management
  • Crop water productivity
  • Multiple cropping systems

👨‍🏫 Professional Experience:

Full-time Lecturer at Kenyatta University since January 2020. Previously worked with the University of Nairobi/International Potato Center. Agronomist at Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Limited.

📅 Major Achievements (Since 2020):

Published 60 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and 4 book chapters. Presented five papers at international conferences. Successfully supervised 9 MSc students to completion.

 

Research Focus:

🌱 Dr. Harun Ireri Gitari is a distinguished researcher with a primary focus on Soil Science and Agronomy. His recent publications span a diverse range of topics, showcasing his expertise: 🌐 GIS-AHP Based Approach in Land Evaluation: Emphasizes land suitability for Sunflower production, advancing precision agriculture.  🌾 Interactive Effects of Zai Pits and Conventional Practices: Explores soil physicochemical properties through innovative agricultural practices. 🦒 Effect of Extreme Drought on Reticulated Giraffe Population: Investigates ecological impacts in Northeastern Kenya. 🌍 Cultivating Sustainability through Intercropping: Comprehensive review addressing climate change impacts on intercropping systems. 🌾 Revitalizing Biochemical Soil Properties with Prosopis juliflora Biochar: Focuses on soil restoration in degraded Coastal areas.  🌾 Effect of Crop Combination on Yield Performance: Examines the advantages of cereal/legume intercropping systems.  🌻 Land Degradation in Sunflower Production: Highlights the role of GIS in addressing key constraints.  🧬 Efficiency of Molecular Markers in Assessing Genetic Diversity: Evaluates RAPD and SSR markers in summer onion genotypes. 🌽 Enhancing Rainwater Use Efficiency in Maize Cultivation: Investigates strategies for improved rain-fed maize production. Dr. Gitari’s research spans environmental sustainability, agriculture, and biodiversity conservation, making significant contributions to scientific knowledge. 🌍🔬

 

Citations:

📚 Citation Metrics for Dr. Harun Ireri Gitari

🔍 All-Time:

  • Citations: 2064
  • h-index: 25
  • i10-index: 48

📅 Since 2019:

  • Citations: 2036
  • h-index: 25
  • i10-index: 47

Dr. Harun Ireri Gitari’s impactful research has garnered over 2000 citations, reflecting the significance and influence of his contributions in the academic community. 📊🔬

 

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