Sofia is particularly interested in the study of primary and secondary resources of valuable and critical metals. Also, and due to its professional experience, she has specialized skills on geoenvironmental characterisation and modelling systems specially related to soil and groundwater contamination. Between 2014 and 2017, she has been selected as an Expert Evaluator by the European Commission for the H2020 projects, being also a reviewer in different scientific journals.
2013 - Doutora em Engenharia Geológica, FCT/UNL
2003 - Mestre em Georescursos, IST/UL
1998 - Licenciada em Engenharia Geológica, FCT/UNL
SANTOS, A.; BARBOSA, S.; PESSOA, M.F.; LEAL, N.; REBOREDO, F.; LIDON, F.;
ALMEIDA, J.A. (2018). Speciation, mobility and adsorption effects of various metals in
sediments in an agricultural area surrounding an uranium ore deposit (Nisa, Portugal). Emirates
Journal of Food and Agriculture. 30(6): 503-514. https://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.2018.v30.i6.1722
Pelica, J.; Barbosa, S.; Reboredo F.; Lidon F.; Pessoa, F.; Calvão, T. (2017). The paradigm of high concentration of metals of natural or anthropogenic origin in soils – The case of Neves-Corvo mine area (Southern Portugal). Journal of Geochemical Exploration. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.11.021
Roxo, S.; Almeida, J.A.; Matias, F.V.; Mata-Lima, H.; Barbosa, S. (2016) - The use of sensory perception indicators for improving the characterization and modelling of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) grade in soils. Environmental Monitoring Assessment 2016, 188: 129.
Ferreira, A.R.; Barbosa, S.; Almeida, J.A. (2016) - Characterization of local geochemical
anomalies in soils and stream sediments for improving land-use planning: A case study from
Nisa, Portugal. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 2016. 28(6): 425-437.
Barbosa S.M.; Lopes F.; Correia A.D.; Barbosa S.; Pereira A.C.; Neves L.F. (2015). “Temporal
variability of radon in a remediated tailing of uranium ore processing - the case of Urgeiriça
(central Portugal)”. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 142, Elsevier Edition, p. 14-33.
Ramalho, E.C.; Carvalho, J.; Barbosa, S.; Monteiro Santos; F. (2012). “Geophysical Studies to
Evaluate Geological and Hydrogeological Features in Old Uranium Mines”. Uranium:
Characteristics, Occurrence and Human Exposure, Nova Science Publishers, October 2012,
Chemistry Research and Applications and Nuclear Materials and Disaster Research Series.
Pereira, R.; Barbosa, S.; Carvalho, F.P (2012). “Uranium mining in Portugal: the environmental
legacies of the greatest exploitations”. 9th ISEG International Symposium on Environmental
Geochemistry, Universidade de Aveiro, Julho 2012. Field Trip Book “Uranium mining: the
renascence of an old environmental problem”.