Helena Cristina Serrano
Main Research Interests
My main research interests are ecology of rare plants and metal hyperaccumulation, towards conservations efforts.
- 2003 M.Sc. in Biotechnology (Instituto Superior Técnico-UTL)
- 1997 5-year college graduation in Plant Biology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)
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.
- 2008 PhD thesis: Ecology of rare and endemic species of the genus Plantago: understanding the limiting factors for its conservation.