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Marta Da Silva Lopes

CARGO: Jefa del Programa de Cultivos Extensivos Sostenibles PROGRAMA: Cultivos extensivos sostenibles
CENTRO: Agrónomos

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Marta da Silva Lopes is the head of the Sustainable Field Crops Program at IRTA since 2018 and supervises more than 30 staff members in three field experimental stations. The program has important collaborative actions with the local and National Ministry of agriculture, private companies and competitive grants both National and International to achieve sustainable production of more than 5 crop species. Previously, she has worked for a decade at CIMMYT (International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement) in Mexico and Turkey as a Wheat physiologist. Major research goals are: to increase the yield progress of crops through breeding and sustainable agronomic practices; mechanisms of adaptation to climate change in cereals particularly to drought and heat. She has more than 30 publications in International peer-review journals and h=22 (Scopus).


Highlighted publications:


  • Caiyun Liu, Mehdi Khodaee, Marta S. Lopes, Carolina Sansaloni, Susanne Dreisigacker, Sivakumar Sukumaran & Matthew Reynolds  (2019) Multi-environment QTL analysis using an updated genetic map of a widely distributed Seri × Babax spring wheat population
    Molecular Breeding 2019-09 | journal-article DOI: 10.1007/s11032-019-1040-1
  • Lopes et al. (2015) Exploiting genetic diversity from landraces in wheat breeding for adaptation to climate change
    Journal of Experimental Botany 2015 | journal-article DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erv122EID: 2-s2.0-84940676678
  • Lopes et al. (2015) Genetic characterization of the wheat association mapping initiative (WAMI) panel for dissection of complex traits in spring wheat Theoretical and Applied Genetics 2015 | journal-article DOI: 10.1007/s00122-014-2444-2EID: 2-s2.0-84925462836
  • Lopes et al. (2014)Integration of phenotyping and genetic platforms for a better understanding of wheat performance under drought
    Journal of Experimental Botany 2014 | journal-article DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eru384EID: 2-s2.0-84918794370
  • Lopes and Reynolds (2010) Partitioning of assimilates to deeper roots is associated with cooler canopies and increased yield under drought in wheat Functional Plant Biology 2010 | journal-article DOI: 10.1071/FP09121EID: 2-s2.0-77649105249

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