Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology

Helena Cristina Serrano

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are ecology of rare plants and metal hyperaccumulation, towards conservations efforts.


Academic Qualifications

- 2003 M.Sc. in Biotechnology (Instituto Superior Técnico-UTL)

- 1997 5-year college graduation in Plant Biology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)

Recent Publications

Serrano H.C., Pinto M.J., Martins-Loução M.A. &  Branquinho C.  2011. How does an Al-hyperaccumulator plant respond to a natural field gradient of soil phytoavailable Al? Science of the Total Environment  409:749–3756.

Branquinho C., Serrano H.C., Pinto M.J. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2007. Revisiting the plant hyperaccumulation criteria to rare plants and earth abundant elements. Environmental Pollution 146:437-443.

Ongoing Projects

  • 2008 PhD thesis: Ecology of rare and endemic species of the genus Plantago: understanding the limiting factors for its conservation.