Cristina Maria Carvalho Monteiro

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Cristina Maria Carvalho Monteiro

Cristina M Monteiro graduated in Microbiology (2001) and completed a PhD degree in Biotechnology – speciality of Microbiology (2010) in ESB-UCP. Since 2012, she has been working as a Post-doc researcher at CBQF, on the subject of Green Roofs in Urban Mediterranean areas. Research area always focused on the Environmental Sciences and areas of interest includes water quality, urban water management and reuse in urban environment, sustainable urban ecosystems and vegetation.



Monteiro, C.M., Castro, P. M. L. 2018. Aproveitamento de Águas Pluviais em Edifícios com Coberturas Verdes. pp. 22-24. In: Revista Indústria e Ambiente, Nº 108. Janeiro/Fevereiro. Dossier “Eficiência Hídrica nos Edifícios”. Editor: Engenho e Média, Lda – Grupo Publindústria.

Monteiro, C.M., Calheiros, C.S.C., Palha, P. and Castro, P.M.L. 2017. Growing substrates for aromatic plant species in green roofs and water runoff quality: pilot experiments in a Mediterranean climate. Water Science and Technology, 76.5, pp.1081-1089.

Monteiro, C.M., Calheiros, C.S.C., Martins, J.P., Costa, F.M., Palha, P., de Freitas, S., Ramos, N.M.M. and Castro, P.M.L. 2017. Substrate influence on aromatic plant growth in extensive green roofs in a Mediterranean climate. Urban Ecosystems 20 (6), pp 1347–1357.

Monteiro, C.M., Calheiros, C.S.C., Pimentel-Rodrigues, C., Silva-Afonso, A. and Castro, P.M.L. 2016. Contributions to the design of rainwater harvesting systems in buildings with green roofs in a Mediterranean climate. Water Science and Technology, 73.8, pp.1842-1847.

Pereira, S.I.A., Monteiro, C., Vega, A.L., Castro, P.M.L. 2016. Endophytic culturable bacteria colonizing Lavandula dentata L. plants: Isolation, characterization and evaluation of their plant growth-promoting activities. Ecological Engineering 87, pp 91–97

Monteiro, C.M., Castro, P.M.L. and Malcata, F.X. 2012. Metal uptake by microalgae: Underlying mechanisms and practical applications. Biotechnology Progress 98 (2), pp. 299-311.

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Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

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