Lurdes Barrico
Phone: +351 239 855 210
Category: PhD student
Department: Botany
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Academic Achievements

2004 - Master in Plant Biology. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra

1995 - Degree in Biology. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra


2008/2010 - Protocol with Câmara Municipal de Coimbra (Coimbra City Council) and Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra - "Studies of environmental planning".

2006/2007 - Project AGRO/845 - "Management of arbuscular mycorrhizas in Vinho Verde grapevines and in horticulture to reduce the use of pesticides and of high fertilization levels".

2005/2006 - Project AGRO/828 - "Productivity and sustainable harvest of Tricholoma flavovirens in maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) forest in the Beira Litoral province, Portugal".

2005 - Project AGRO/768 - "The regeneration of cork-oak woodlands (montado) and their sustainable management".

2005 - Project "Palustris, gestão da zona especial de conservação do Paul de Arzila".

2002/2004 - Protocol with Direcção Regional do Ambiente e Ordenamento do Território do Alentejo (DRAOT-Alentejo) - "Origin and seasonal variation of phenolic compounds in the water from two dams in the South of Portugal: Santa-Clara and Roxo".

1999/2001 - Project PRAXIS/P/AGR/11165/1998 – "Land use systems and ectomycorrhizal fungi diversity in Portuguese montados (Alentejo)"

1999 - European Program ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE - BIODEPTH (TERI ENV4-CT95-0008) - "Biodiversity and Ecological Processes in Terrestrial Ecosystems: experimental manipulation of herbaceous plant communities".

Research interests

1- Ectomycorrhizal fungi and land use systems
Biological and molecular analysis of ectomycorrhizal fungi in Portuguese montados.

2- Ecology of edible mycorrhizal mushrooms
Evaluation of the productivity and sustainable harvest of the edible mycorrhizal fungi in maritime pine forests.

3-  Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plant protection
Evaluation of the effect of arbuscular mycorrhizas inoculation on the protection of the plants against soil pathogenic fungi and the application of fertilisers.

4- Urban ecology
Management and sustainable use of urban landscapes.
Use of Geographical Information System (GIS)

Current research projects

AMANITA - What makes Amanita phalloides a successful invader? Insights from studies in its native range (FCT funded;PTDC/BIA-BIC/122142/2010)

Relevant advanced training

2011 - Biodiversity in Urban Environment. Workshop held under the project "Biodiversity Lisbon 2020". Lisbon, 23 November, Portugal.

2011  -  The use of biological traits in ecology. Advanced Course. Marine and Environment Research Centre (IMAR),  University of Coimbra, 12-23 September, Portugal.

2013 - Data Analysis Tools in Ecology - Data Exploration, Regression, GLM & GAM - With Introduction to R. Advanced Course. Marine and Environment Research Centre (IMAR) and the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra,  25 February to 1 March, Portugal.

2013 - Multivariate Statistical Tools in Ecology.  Advanced Course. Marine and Environment Research Centre (IMAR) and the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra,  4-8 March, Portugal.

  • INVADER-B - INVAsive plant species management in Portugal: from early DEtection to Remote sensing and Biocontrol of Acacia longifolia (see details)
    1. Buscardo, Erika; Rodriguez-Echeverria, Susana; Barrico, Lurdes; Garcia, Miguel A.; Freitas, Helena; Martin, Maria P.; De Angelis, Paolo; Muller, Ludo A. H. (2012) Is the potential for the formation of common mycorrhizal networks influenced by fire frequency?. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 46, 136-144. (see details) ISI paper
    2. Barrico, Lurdes; Azul, Anabela Marisa; Morais, Maria Cristina; Coutinho, Antonio Pereira; Freitas, Helena; Castro, Paula (2012) Biodiversity in urban ecosystems: Plants and macromycetes as indicators for conservation planning in the city of Coimbra (Portugal). Landscape And Urban Planning. 106, 1, 88-102. (see details) ISI paper
    3. Barrico, Lurdes; Rodriguez-Echeverria, Susana; Freitas, Helena (2010) Diversity of soil basidiomycete communities associated with Quercus suber L. in Portuguese montados. European Journal Of Soil Biology. 46, 5, 280-287. (see details) ISI paper
    4. Barrico ML, Nabais C, Martins MJ and Freitas H. (2006) Effect of the season, land use and soil type on the occurrence of phenolic compounds in two catchments of southern Portugal. Chemosphere. 65, 482-488 (see details)
    1. Nabais C., Barrico M.L., Freitas H., Prasad M.N.V. (2007) Agriculture-induced contamination of surface water and groundwater in Portugal. In: Concepts and Applications in Environmental Geochemistry. Elsevier. (see details)
    1. Barrico M.L. (2004) Natureza e origem de compostos fenólicos nas bacias hidrográficas das albufeiras de Santa Clara e do Roxo, Alentejo. Coimbra. Departamento de Botânica - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra. (see details)
    1. Gonçalves S.C., Barrico L., Sousa J.P., Gonçalves M.T. (2014) Variables affecting Craterellus lutescens fructification in maritime pine forests on sand dunes of Portugal. pp.81 (see details)
    2. Barrico L, Castro P, Pereira Coutinho A, Azul AM & Freitas H (2008) O desenvolvimento urbano e a conservação da biodiversidade: apresentação de um caso de estudo na cidade de Coimbra. (see details)
    3. Gonçalves, S.C., Barrico, L. Portugal, A., Pilz, D., Freitas, H. & Gonçalves, M.T. (2007) Productivity of Tricholoma flavovirens and other edible mushrooms in maritime pine forests in Portugal: effect of thinning regimes. (see details)
    4. Marques M.L., Barrico M.L., Oliveira R.S., Gonçalves M.T. (2007) Avaliação do efeito das micorrizas arbusculares contra o Fusarium sp. (see details)
    5. Gonçalves M.T., Gonçalves S.C., Barrico L., Portugal A. (2007) Impact of harvesting methods on Tricholoma flavovirens productivity: results and methodological difficulties. (see details)
    6. Gonçalves, M.T., Gonçalves, S.C., Portugal, A., Barrico, L., Campelo, F., Martins, M.J., Nabais, C., Freitas, H., Pilz, D. (2006) Design and implementation of the míscaro (Tricholoma flavovirens) mycorrhizal mushroom monitoring project. (see details)
    7. Barrico M.L., Nabais C., Martins M.J., Keizer J.J,, Castro H., Freitas H. (2004) Compostos fenólicos em duas albufeiras com usos do solo contrastantes: a contribuição da vegetação natural. (see details)