Project Management Board

Project Management Board

 

Project Management Team (PMT)

Project Coordinator

David Fernández Calviño

Researcher at the Department of Plant Biology and Soil Science of University of Vigo. He has a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture and Forestry (2001 and 2004), and PhD in Soil Sciences (2008). His research expertise lines are soil quality, inorganic and organic pollutants dynamics and soil biochemistry/microbiology.
Project coordinator, member of project management board, member of scientific board and WP1 leader.

+34 988 368 888 | davidfc@uvigo.es
UVIGO

Project Manager

Manuel Roman

Bachelor degree in Economics and MBA in the EOI (industrial organizational School) and postgraduate studies in the Swedish School of economics (HANKEN). He has long experience as international project’s director, business development, change management, innovation processes. He created the company CONTACTICA in 2004 and he is the current general manager of the company where he coordinates, develops and executes projects in the innovation field, mainly for traditional industries. Participation in WP1, helping in the management of the project, and WP8.

Manuel.roman@contactica.es
CONTACTICA

 

Regional Coordinators

Mediterranean South Coordinator

Raúl Zornoza

PhD in Environmental Sciences. Expert in soil quality and degradation, soil microbial diversity, organic matter dynamics and sustainable soil management practices.

+34 868 071 130 | raul.zornoza@upct.es
UPTC

Lusitanean Coordinator

Flora Alonso Vega

Bachelor and PhD in Biology. Teanured lecturer in Plant and Soil Science Department at the University of Vigo. Research experience on soil resource evaluation mainly focussed on soil heavy metal pollution, availability, fraccionation and speciation.

+34 988 387 070 | florav@uvigo.es
UVIGO

Atlantic Central Coordinator

Lieven Waeyenberge

Senior researcher at ILVO, with expertise in molecular diagnostics of plant-parasitic and entomopathogenic nematodes. In this regard, he cooperated with several international research groups to aid in resolving diagnostic problems. Since a couple of years, his focus shifted towards amplicon-sequencing (a Next Generation Sequencing technique) to characterize soil nematode communities. Nematode communities are considered as capable bio-indicators of ecosystem health.
Member of the Project Management and Scientific Board, Atlantic Central regional coordinator and WP3 leader. Additionally involved in WP2, WP4, WP5, WP7 and WP8.

Lieven.waeyenberge@ilvo.vlaanderen.be | ResearchGate | Website
ILVO

Continental Coordinator

Stefan Schrader

Stefan Schrader is Deputy Head of the Thünen-Institute of Biodiversity in Braunschweig, Germany, and leader of the soil zoology working group. He is Professor for Soil Biology and Soil Ecology at the Technical University of Braunschweig. His research activity focuses on functional diversity of soil fauna and its provision of ecosystem services in agricultural systems. Regional Coordinator: Continental.
WP5 Deputy Leader.

stefan.schrader@thuenen.de
TI

Nemoral Coordinator

Merrit Shanskiy

PhD in field crop husbandry, associated professor of soil science at Estonian University of Life Sciences, Chair of Soil Science. Main fields of research are related to soil science and soil biodiversity, plants-soil interactions. EULS researcher-in-charge in the SoildiverAgro project, WP2 leader and involved in several WPs.

merrit.shanskiy@emu.ee
EULS

Boreal Coordinator

Eija Pouta

Professor Eija Pouta has extensive experience of research on the value of public goods such as rural landscape, biodiversity and nature conservation benefits. She has published over 60 peer reviewed articles in the main journals of natural resource economics and planning focusing mainly on non-market valuation. She will be leading WP6 and facilitate analyzing the costs and benefits of enhancing soil biodiversity in economic terms and the analysis of farmers’ behavior.
Task leader of WP6.

+358 50 343 9834 | eija.pouta@luke.fi
LUKE

 

Other members of the PMT

Coordinator of communication, dissemination and exploitation strategy

Tamara Rodríguez Silva

Degree in Journalism from the University San Pablo CEU (Madrid, Spain), PGCert. in Audiovisual Communication, and PGCert. in Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and Competition both from University of Santiago de Compostela (USC, Spain).
MSc. in Business Communication from University of La Coruña (UDC, Spain) and MSc. in Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility from National Distance Education University and University Jaume I Castellón (UNED and UJI, Spain). Certified by GRI on G4 reporting Guidelines.
She is an expert on communication, innovation and sustainability with more than 10 years of experience in consultancy on entrepreneurship, culture, European funds at public and private entities with emphasis on SMEs development.
Before joining FEUGA in September 2019, Tamara worked at several media and more recently at ACIS (Galician Agency for Knowledge and Health Innovation) and GAIN (Galician Agency for Innovation). ANIS (Spanish association health journalists) member.
European Project Manager at FEUGA.

+34 608 025 546 | trodriguez@feuga.es
FEUGA

Communication Manager

Nuria Rodríguez Aubó

Technology transfer manager in EU Programmes at FEUGA. B.Sc. in Mathematics and Msc. (Eng) in Renewable Energy with experience in Big Data analytics based on neural networks models for the energy demand forecasting from its previous work in Gas Natural. In addition, she has more than 10 years of experience working in European projects preparation and management with specific focus in Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) and R&D&i schemes including stakeholders’ engagement, end-users involvement, multi-actor approach methodologies, open calls design & management, as well as, the RRI perspective implementation. In this sense she has collaborated in more than 20 European Projects since 2007.

+34 672 033 111 | nrodriguez@feuga.es
FEUGA

Dissemination Manager

Eva Lloret

PhD in Environmental Sciences. Main research interest focused on soil biochemistry, soil microbial communities, nutrient cycling, functional genes, and organic amendments and their effects on plants. I participate in Soil Diver Agro Working Packages 2, 3, and 5 either performing data mining (WP2), or laboratory and bioinformatics analysis (WP3 and WP5).

+34 968 177 746 | eva.lloret@upct.es
UPCT

Exploitation Manager

Nuria Valdés

Bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences, with several years of experience in environmental consulting. She has participated in the management of several environmental and R+D projects (H2020) both nationally and internationally, managing economic and human resources, deadlines, administrative tasks and achieving the objectives, based on key performance indicators (BSC methodology). Involved in WP1 and WP8.

nuria.valdes@contactica.es
CONTACTICA

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