Erika Buscardo
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e-mail: erikatea@ci.uc.pt
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Department: Life Sciences
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Academic Achievements

Ph.D in Ecology (2011) at the University of Coimbra, in collaboration with the University of Tuscia (Italy) and the Superior Institute of Agronomy of Lisbon

Master's in Forest and Environmental Resources (2006) at the University of Coimbra in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

Degree in Biology (2000) at the University of Padoa, (Italy)

Research Interests
mediterranean ecosystems, landscape disturbance and biodiversity in mediterranean ecosystems, fire ecology
Papers
Buscardo E, Rodríguez-Echeverría S, Barrico L, García MA, Freitas H, Martín MP, De Angelis P, Muller LAH (2012) Is the potential for the formation of common mycorrhizal networks influenced by fire frequency? Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 46, 136-144.

Nabais C, Labuto G, Gonçalves SC, Buscardo E, Semensatto D, Nogueira ARA, Freitas H (2011) Effect of root age on the allocation of metals, amino acids and sugars in different cell fractions of the perennial grass Paspalum notatum (bahiagrass). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 49, 1442-1447.

Buscardo E, Freitas H, Pereira JS, De Angelis P (2011) Common environmental factors explain both ectomycorrhizal species diversity and pine regeneration variability in a post-fire Mediterranean forest. Mycorrhiza, 21, 549-558.

Buscardo E, Rodríguez-Echeverría S, Martín MP, De Angelis P, Pereira JS, Freitas H (2010) Impact of wildfire return interval on the ectomycorrhizal resistant propagules communities of a Mediterranean open forest. Fungal Biology, 114, 628-636.

Buscardo E, Rodríguez-Echeverría S, De Angelis P, Freitas H (2009) Comunidades de hongos ectomicorrícicos en ambientes propensos al fuego: compañeros esenciales para el reestablecimiento de pinares mediterráneos. Ecosistemas, 18

Donnelly A, Cooney T, Jennings E, Buscardo E, Jones M (2009) Response of birds to climatic variability; evidence from the western fringe of Europe. International Journal of Biometeorology, 53, 211-220.

Buscardo E, Smith GF, Kelly DL, Freitas H, Iremonger S, Mitchell F, O'Donoghue S, McKee AM (2008) The early effects of afforestation on biodiversity of grasslands in Ireland. Biodiversity and Conservation, 17, 1057-1072.

Marchante H, Marchante E, Buscardo E, Maia J, Freitas H (2004) Recovery potential of dune ecosystems invaded by an exotic acacia species (Acacia longifolia). Weed Technology, 18, 1427-1433.

Rodríguez González PM, Serrazina S, Buscardo E, Capelo J, Espírito Santo, MD (2003) Contribution for the Taxonomical Study of genus Salix in the Portuguese Mediterranean Region. Bocconea, 16, 691-696.

Paoletti MG, Buscardo E, VanderJagt DJ, Pastuszyn A, Pizzoferrato L, Huang Y-S, Chuang L-T, Glew RH, Millson, M, Cerda H (2003) Nutrient content of termites (Syntermes soldiers) consumed by Makiritare Amerindians of the Alto Orinoco of Venezuela. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 42, 177-191.

Marconi S, Manzi P, Pizzoferrato L, Buscardo E, Cerda H, Hernandez DL, Paoletti MG (2002) Nutritional evaluation of terrestrial invertebrates as traditional food in Amazonas. Biotropica, 34, 273-280.

Paoletti MG, Buscardo E, VanderJagt DJ, Pastuszyn A, Pizzoferrato L, Huang Y-S, Chuang L-T, Millson M, Cerda H, Torres F, Glew RH (2002). Nutrient content of earthworms consumed by Ye'Kuana Amerindians of the Alto Orinoco of Venezuela. Proceeding Royal Society, London B, 270, 249-257.

Paoletti MG, Buscardo E, Dufour DL (2001) Edible invertebrates among Amazonian Indians: a critical review of disappearing knowledge. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2, 195-225.

Communications

Buscardo E, Rodríguez-Echeverría S, Martín MP, De Angelis P, Pereira JS, Freitas H (2009) Impact of wildfire frequency on the ectomycorrhizal resistant propagules communities in a Mediterranean open forest. 6th International conference on mycorrhiza 'Beyond the roots'. Belo Horizonte, Brazil (9-14 August). Oral communication.

Buscardo E, De Angelis P, Vannini A, Freitas H, Pereira JS, Vettraino AM (2009) Characterization of ectomycorrhizal communities in a pine forest affected by wildfire. International meeting of fire effects on soil properties. 2nd edition. Marmaris, Turkey (11-15 February). Oral communication.

Rodríguez-Echeverría S, Buscardo E, Roiloa SR, Nabais C, Freitas H (2009) Plant facilitation by shrubs in contrasting areas under Mediterranean climate. Annual British Ecological Symposium 2009: Facilitation in plant communities. University of Aberdeen. Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (20-22 April). Poster.

Buscardo E, De Angelis P, Vannini A, Freitas H, Pereira JS, Vettraino AM (2008) Characterization of ectomycorrhizal communities in a pine forest affected by wildfire. 21st New Phytologist Symposium. The ecology of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Montpellier, France (10-12 December). Poster.

Buscardo E, De Angelis P, Vannini A, Freitas H, Pereira JS, Vettraino AM (2008) Caratterizzazione delle comunità ectomicorriziche in una pineta percorsa dal fuoco. XVII Convegno Nazionale di Micologia, Pavia (10-12 November). Oral communication.

Buscardo E, Smith GF, Kelly DL, Freitas H (2005) The effects of afforestation on biodiversity of grasslands in Ireland. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology in plantation forests. Bordeaux, France (26-29 April). Oral communication.

Marchante H, Buscardo E, Marchante E, Freitas H (2004) Seed longevity and influence of depth in the germination ability of the invasive species Acacia longifolia seeds in dune ecosystems. Preliminary Results. Seed Ecology Conference. Rhodes Island, Grécia, (29 April - 4 May). Poster.

Marchante H, Marchante E, Buscardo E, Maia J, Freitas H (2003) Recovery potential of dune ecosystems invaded by Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. Abstracts of the Invasive Plants in Natural and Managed Systems: Linking science and Management in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, (3-7 November). Oral communication.

Marchante E, Marchante H, Maia J, Buscardo E, Freitas H (2003) Recuperação de áreas experimentais no sistema dunar de S. Jacinto invadido por Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. Resumos do Seminário Invasão de Habitats Naturais por Espécies Lenhosas Infestantes. Gerês, Portugal, (7 November). Oral communication.

Espírito-Santo D, Serrazina S, Silveira M, Costa JC, Lousã M, Neto C, Ribeiro S, Buscardo E (2001) Formações de Quercus suber no Centro e Sul de Portugal. 4th Forestal congress: "The forest in the future society". Évora, Portugal (28-30 November). Poster.

Rodríguez González PM, Serrazina S, Buscardo E, Capelo J, Espírito Santo MD (2001) Contribution for the Taxonomical Study of Salix L. in the Portuguese Mediterranean Region. X Colóquio of OPTIMA (Phytotaxonomical Study of the Mediterranean Area Organization). Palermo, Italy (13-19 September). Poster.

 

  1. Buscardo, E; Rodriguez-Echeverria, S; Freitas, H; De Angelis, P; Pereira, JS; Muller, LAH (2015) Contrasting soil fungal communities in Mediterranean pine forests subjected to different wildfire frequencies. Fungal Diversity. 70, 1, 85-99. (see details) ISI paper