Isabel Maria de Oliveira Brito

Isabel Maria de Oliveira Brito

Plant protection, Integrated in MED
Plant protection
Integrated in MED


 Main research field in the management of native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in low input cropping systems, particularly in Mediterranean regions. Key areas of study are the effects of common agronomic practices (weed control, tillage system, crop rotation, cover crops) on AMF functional diversity and the development of strategies to manage indigenous AMF communities within cropping systems, for the bio-protection of cultivated plants. More recent research is also focused on the evaluation of different indicators of soil general microbial activity and diversity.

Present Research
  • Functional diversity
  • Soil enzymatic activity
  • Soil basal respiration
  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Cropping systems
  • Conservation agriculture
Research Interests
  • Cropping systems
  • Conservation agriculture
  • Soil microbes
  • Biotic abiotic Stresses
  • Soil microbial activity
  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

Personal Information

Institutional Email Send Message
Landline / Extension266 760 881 Ext. 245
Thematic lines to which I contribute:
Agro-silvo-pastoral System - Montado
Viticulture & Enology
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Functioning

Publications & Patents



Project Funding Lead Institution Role Start End Scope
BIOPROTOMATE - Bioprotecção de Tomateiro Contra a Fusariose- Impacto das práticas agronómicas Portugal 2020 - Alentejo 2020 Universidade de Évora MED Representative 2020-10-28 2022-10-27 Nacional
SenseProTomate - Uso de deteção remota na identificação da presença de doenças e avaliação da qualidade em tomate Fundación \\\"la CAIXA\\\" - Concurso de projetos I&D Mobilizadores Universidade de Évora MED Representative 2023-01-01 2026-07-01 Internacional