Dr Rodrigo Coqui da Silva

Dr Rodrigo Coqui da Silva
 Position Research Fellow
 Org Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
 Email rodrigo.coquidasilva@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0394
 Location Floor/Room 3 12 ,  Prescott (CSIRO) ,   Waite
  • Biography/ Background

    CURRENT POSITION

    University Senior Research Associate (Post-doctoral research position)

    Fertiliser Technology Research Centre

    School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

    The University of Adelaide

    Waite Campus

     

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

     

    Soil fertility; plant nutrition; fertilizers; isotope techniques; soil chemistry; nutrient cycling; changes in soil caused by land use and management.

     

     

    TERTIARY EDUCATION

     

    [2009-2013] Doctorate degree - Soils and Plant Nutrition

    University of Sao Paulo - “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture [Piracicaba, SP, Brazil]

    (Visiting Scholar at Kansas State University – Sept. 2011 / Mar. 2012)
    Thesis: Agronomic effectiveness of phosphate fertilizer varying in solubility
    Supervisor:
    T Muraoka (USP)
    Co-supervisor:
    SH Chien (formerly with IFDC)

     

    [2007-2009] Master degree - Soils and Plant Nutrition

    University of Sao Paulo - “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture  [Piracicaba, SP, Brazil]

    Thesis: Effect of gypsum in the soil bioavailable phosphorus measured by three methods

    Supervisor: LI Prochnow (USP)

    Co-supervisor: SH Chien (formerly with IFDC)

     

    [2002-2006] Bachelor degree - Agronomic Engineering

    Sao Paulo State University - College of Agricultural Sciences [Botucatu, SP, Brazil]

    Monograph: Boron sources for common bean

    Supervisor: DM Fernandes (UNESP)



    JOURNAL ARTICLES

    M Everaert, RC da Silva, F Degryse, MJ McLaughlin, E Smolders (2018) Limited dissolved phosphorus runoff losses using layered double hydroxide and struvite fertilizers: a rainfall simulation study. Journal of Environmental Quality, 47:371-377.

    F Degryse, RC da Silva, R Baird, T Beyrer, F Below, MJ McLaughlin (2018) Uptake of elemental or sulfate-S from fall- or spring-applied co-granulated fertilizer by corn – a stable isotope and modeling study. Field Crops Research, 221: 322-332.


    S Kabiri, F Degryse, DNH Tran, RC da Silva, MJ McLaughlin, D Losic (2017) Graphene Oxide: A New Carrier for Slow Release of Plant Micronutrients. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (49), 43325-43335.

     

    EM Mattiello, RC da Silva, F Degryse, R Baird, VVSR Gupta, MJ McLaughlin (2017) Sulfur and zinc availability from co-granulated Zn-enriched elemental sulfur fertilizers. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65:1108-1115.


    F Degryse, R Baird, RC da Silva, MJ McLaughlin (2017) Dissolution rate and agronomic effectiveness of struvite fertilizers – effect of granulation and base excess.
    Plant and Soil, 410:139-152.

     

    F Degryse, RC da Silva, R Baird, MJ McLaughlin (2016) Effect of co-granulation on oxidation of elemental sulfur: theoretical model and experimental validation. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 80: 1244-1253.

    D Montalvo, F Degryse, RC da Silva, R Baird, MJ McLaughlin (2016) Agronomic effectiveness of zinc sources as micronutrient fertilizers. Advances in Agronomy, 139: 215-267.

     

    F Degryse, B Ajiboye, R Baird, RC da Silva, MJ McLaughlin (2016) Oxidation of elemental sulphur in granular fertilizers depends on the soil-exposed surface area. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 80: 294-305.

     

    F Degryse, B Ajiboye, R Baird, RC da Silva, MJ McLaughlin (2016) Availability of fertiliser sulphate and elemental sulphur to canola in two consecutive crops. Plant and Soil, 398: 313-325.

     

    MJ McLaughlin, F Degryse, RC da Silva, R Baird (2015) Co-granulated elemental sulphur/sulphate fertilizers and their role in crop nutrition. Better Crops with Plant Food, 99-3: 7-10.

     

    GJC Gava, MA Silva, RC da Silva, EM Jeronimo, JCS Cruz, OT Kölln (2011) Productivity of three sugar cane varieties in dry and drip irrigated management. Brazilian Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, 15: 250-255. [In Portuguese]

     

    RC da Silva, SH Chien, LI Prochnow (2010) Available phosphorus evaluated by three soil tests in a Brazilian tropical Oxisol treated with gypsum. Soil Science, 175: 233-239.

     

     

    BOOK CHAPTER

     

    RC da Silva, F Degryse, R Baird, MJ McLaughlin (2017) Soil management and fertilizer practices affecting crop production and human health. In: BR Singh, MJ McLaughlin, E Brevik. (Eds). The Nexus of Soils, Plants, Animals and Human Health. 1ed. Stuttgart: Schweizerbart and Borntraeger science publishers, v. 1, p. 111-121. 

     


    PATENT

     

    MJ McLaughlin, F Degryse, R Baird, RC da Silva, BT Baylor, LA Peacock (2017) Acid treatment for fertilizers to increase zinc solubility and availability. US Patent No. US2017/0044078A1. Pub. 16 February 2017.




    AWARDS

     

    2012 - "IPNI  International Scholar Award"

    In recognition of an outstanding scholastic record, and in appreciation of contributions to the agricultural sciences

    IPNI - International Plant Nutrition Institute (U$ 2,000)

     

    2006 - "Outstanding in Research"
    Awarded during the ceremony of graduation of the 38th Agronomic Engineering Class

    FEPAF - Foundation for Research on Agriculture and Forestry (1st = R$ 500).

    College of Agricultural Sciences - São Paulo State University

     


    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

     

    2017 - Lecturer / Instructor

    University of Adelaide, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. Department of Agricultural Sciences

    Course: Soil and Plant Nutrition (Agricultural Sciences ~45 Students)

    Coordinator: A/ Prof. Glenn McDonald

     

    2010 - Teaching assistant / demonstrator

    University of Sao Paulo, “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture. Department of Soil Science

    Course: Chemistry and Fertility of the Soils (Agronomic Engineering ~220 Students)

    Coordinator: Prof. LRF Alleoni

     

    2008 - Teaching assistant / demonstrator

    University of Sao Paulo, “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture. Department of Soil Science

    Course: Fertilizer Use and Management (Agronomic Engineering ~220 Students)

    Coordinator: Prof. GC Vitti

     


    INTERNSHIPS & EXPERIENCES

    2011-2012
    Soil Chemistry Lab, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University (USA)
    Project: Diffusion, fate and reaction products of phosphate fertilizers with varying solubility applied to tropical soil - PhD visiting scholar (Sandwich program).
    Supervision: Prof. GM Hettiarachchi
       
    2009
    Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, University of São Paulo (Brazil)
    Long-term training for the preparation, use and handling of unsealed radioactive sources, aiming applications of (radio)isotopes in agronomic studies
       
    2006-2007
    APTA - São Paulo State Agricultural Research Institute (Brazil)
    Final undergraduate internship focusing on fertirrigation in sugarcane
       
    2005
    Lab. Stable Isotopes, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, University of São Paulo (Brazil)
    Short term Internship on 15N, 34S, and 10B analytical procedures
    Supervision: Prof. PCO Trivelin
       
    2004-2005
    INCRA - National Institute for Colonization and Land Reform (Brazil)
    Project: Use of lime in small farms (16 lectures/demonstration in rural communities)
       
    2003-2006
    Soil Fertility Lab, College of Agricultural Sciences, São Paulo State University (Brazil)
    Development of three scientific initiation undergraduate projects (scholarship - 3 years)
       
    2002-2003
    Experimental and Research Farms, São Paulo State University (Brazil)
    Activities developed on the Experimental Farms of Teaching, Research, and Production.

     

     

     

    EDITORIAL RESPONSABILITIES


    2016 - present: Associate Editor
    Brazilian Journal of Soil Science

    2011 - present: Journal referee

    Soil Science Society of America Journal; Soil Research; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry; Brazilian Journal of Soil Science; Bioscience Journal; Scientia Agricola; Pedosphere; ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering; Agronomy Journal; Achieves of Agronomy and Soil Science; Journal of Health and Pollution.

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

     

    -  Soil Science Australia

    -  Brazilian Soil Science Society

    -  Agronomy Society of America

    -  Crop Science Society of America

    -  Soil Science Society of America

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