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 |

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


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 |

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 |

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 | ResearchGate | Website

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

Nemoral Coordinator

Merrit Shanskiy

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.+372 731 3545 |

Boreal Coordinator

Krista Peltoniemi

Doctor (PhD) Krista Peltoniemi is a senior scientist and has expertise on soil microbiomes. She has experience on studies of soil microbial communities (fungi, bacteria, actinobacteria, methanogenic archaea and methanotrophic bacteria), their diversity after environmental changes and their relationships in various environments. Her main task in the projects is to act as a regional coordinator for Boreal region on behalf of all Finnish partners Luke, Petla, Kilpiä and Tyynelä farms. She is involved in all WPs, and her expertize will be utilized in the soil microbiological anayses concerning WP3 and WP5.
Regional coordinator of boreal region, deputy coordinator of WP3.+358 29 532 5585 |


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 |

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 |

Dissemination Manager

Ánxela Montero

Graduated in Business Administration by the University of Santiago de Compostela. She has more than 25 years of experience working in knowledge transfer and she is the director of Feuga’s Research Results Transfer Office. Currently she carries out the administrative and financial management of H2020, Interreg and Erasmus + projects. She also promotes and prepares regional and national projects, especially related to Operational Groups in the agri-food and forestry fields, and coordinates and performs communication, innovation and transfer activities. Previously, she was the Territorial Director of Feuga in Vigo and the Director of the Foundation’s Department of Dissemination and Knowledge Transfer, coordinating the management of university-enterprise projects and the launching and realisation of projects and initiatives for the dissemination of the three Galician universities results. She also managed and participated in projects of previous European Union framework programs.Project Manager at FEUGA.

+34 669 166 618 |


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

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