Research interests:

Land contamination and remediation

Air quality

Ecosystem services

Onshore oil and gas extraction (shale gas, coal bed methane, coal gasification)

Career history:

Present: Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry

With 8 years environmental policy experience, I graduated from the University of the West of Scotland with a PhD in environmental geochemistry in 2012. In previous roles I was responsible for organisational growth, liaising with the external stakeholders to develop national guidance and policy documents as well as deliver project timescales.

Active research projects:

Not available

Recent publications:

Adélia Varela, Celso Martins, Oscar Núñez, Isabel Martins, Jos A.M.P Houbraken, Tiago M Martins, M Cristina Leitão, Iain McLellan, Walter Vetter, M Teresa Galceran, Robert A Samson, Andrew Hursthouse and Cristina Silva Pereira (2015) “Understanding fungal functional biodiversity during the mitigation of environmentally dispersed pentachlorophenol in cork oak forest soils” Environmental Biology Online. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12837

Iain McLellan, Andrew Hursthouse, Calum Morrison, Adélia Varela and Cristina Silva Pereira (2013) “Development of a robust chromatographic method for the detection of chlorophenols in cork oak forest soils” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186(2): 1281

Iain McLellan, Adélia Varela, Mohamed Blahgen, Maria Daria Fumi, Abdennaceur Hassen, Nejla Hechminet, Atef Jaouani, Amel Khessairi, Karim Lyamlouli, Hadda-Imene Ouzari, Valeria Mazzoleni, Elisa Novelli, Agostino Pintus, Càtia Rodrigues, Pino Angelo Ruiu, Cristina Silva Pereira and Andrew Hursthouse (2013) “Harmonisation of physical and chemical methods for soil management in Cork Oak forests – Lessons from collaborative investigations” African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 7(6): 386

Iain McLellan, Andrew Hursthouse, Adélia Varela and Cristina Silva Pereira (2013) “Geochemical approach to assessing human impacts in Cork Oak forest soils of the MED region” Journal of Geochemical Exploration 132:34

Carvalho, M.B., Martins, I., Leitão, M.C., Rodrugues, C., Garcia, H., San Romão, M.V., McLellan, I., Hursthouse, A. and Silva Pereira, C. (2009) “Pentachlorophenol degradation by ascomycete fungi species.” Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 36(10): 1249