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Hired Doctor Lecturer
Environment and Earth Sciencies Departament
Telephone number: 965903400  ext. 2419
Brief summary of work: Studies of plant physiology in controlled conditions and field, especially focused on the application of the Symbiosis Mycorrhizal in horticulture and the study of the effects of different abiotic and biotic stresses on the yield and quality of the crops.

Abridged CV


Composition, operation and restoration of ecosystems.


-Use of Arbuscular mycorrhizae as Bioprotectors and biofertilizers. 
-Study of the ecophysiological factors that govern the production and vegetal quality. 
-Physiological and nutritional analysis of crops.


Applied Vegetable Physiology (Group video)



    Journal articles:

    • Bettoni, M.M.; Mogor, A.F.; Pauletti, V.; Goicoechea, N.; Aranjuelo, I.; Garmendia, I. (2016). Nutritional quality and yield of onion as affected by different application methods and doses of humic substances. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 51, pp. 37-44. ISSN: 0889-1575.
    • Goicoechea, N.; Garmendia, I.; Fabbrin, E. G.; Bettoni, M. M.; Palop, J. A.; Sanmartín, C. (2015). Selenium fertilization and mycorrhizal technology may interfere in enhancing bioactive compounds in edible tissues of lettuces. Scientia Horticulturae 195, pp. 163-172. ISSN:0304-4238.

    • Fabbrin,E.; Gogorcena, Y.; Mogor, A.; Garmendia, I.; Goicoechea, N. (2015). Pearl millet growth and biochemical alterations determined by mycorrhizal inoculation, water availability and atmospheric CO2 concentration. Crop & Pasture Science 66, pp. 831 -840. ISSN: 1836-0947.
    • Garmendia, I. & Mangas, V. J. (2014). Comparative study of substrate-based and commercial formulations of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Romaine lettuce subjected to salt stress. Journal of Plant Nutrition 37, pp. 1717 - 1731. ISSN 0190-4167.
    • Sanmartin, C.; Garmendia, I.; Romano, B.; Díaz, M; Palop, J.A. & Goicoechea, N. (2014). Mycorrhizal inoculation affected growth, mineral coposition, proteins and sugars in lettuces biofortified with organic or inorganic selenocompounds. Scientia Horticulturae 180, pp. 40 – 51. ISSN 0304-4238
    • Baslam, M.; Morales, F.; Garmendia, I. & Goicoechea, N. (2013). Nutritional quality of outer and inner leaves of green and red pigmented lettuces (Lactuca sativa L.) consumed as salads. Scientia Horticulturae 151, pp.103 -111. ISSN 0304-4238.
    • Baslam, M.; Garmendia, I.; Goicoechea, N. (2013). Enhanced Accumulation of Vitamins, Nutraceuticals and Minerals in Lettuces Associated with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF): A Question of Interest for Both Vegetables and Humans. Agriculture 3, pp. 188 - 209. ISSN 2077-0472.
    • Baslam, M.; Garmendia, I. & Goicoechea, N. (2013).The arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis can overcome reductions in yield and nutritional quality in greenhouse-letttuces cultivated at inappropriate growing seasons. Scientia Horticulturae 164, pp. 145 -154. ISSN 0304-4238.
    • Baslam, M.; Garmendia, I. & Goicoechea, N. (2012). Elevated CO2 may impair the beneficial effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on the mineral and phytochemical quality of lettuce. Annals of Applied Biology161, pp. 180 -191. ISSN 0003-4746.
    • Garmendia, I. & Mangas, V. J. (2012). Application of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on the production of cut flower roses under commercial-like conditions. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 10, pp. 166 -174. ISSN 1695-971X.
    • Ballester-Berman, J.D.; Garmendia-Lopez, I.; Lopez-Sanchez, J.M. & Mangas-Martin,V.J. (2012). Analysis of the polarimetric response of vineyards at C-band. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (Online) 38, pp. 223 -239. ISSN1712-7971.
    • Garmendia, I. & Goicoechea, N. (2011). Present and future of the biological control of soil-borne pathogens in Agriculture and Horticulture. Current Topics in Plant Biology 12, pp. 107 -140. ISSN 0972-4575.
    • Molina, M. J.; Garmendia, I. & Mangas, V. J. (2011). Evaluación medioambiental del sector del calzado: casos de Almansa y Elda. CUIDES, Cuaderno Interdisciplinar de Desarrollo Sostenible 7, pp. 163 -184. ISSN 1889-0660.
    • Baslam, M.; Garmendia, I. & Goicoechea, N. (2011). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) improved growth and nutritional quality of greenhouse-grown lettuce. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 59, pp. 5504 - 5515. ISSN 0021-8561.
    • Oltra, M. A; Garmendia, I.; Armada, M. E. & Mangas, V. J. (2010). Efectos del tiosulfato potásico en el cultivo de melón con sistema de riego por goteo. Vida rural 15/junio/2010, pp. 12 - 16. ISSN 1133-8938.
    • Goicoechea, N.; Garmendia, I.; Sánchez-Díaz, M.; Aguirreolea, J.Review. (2010). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) as bioprotector agents against wilt induced by Verticillium spp. in pepper. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 8, pp. S25 - S42. ISSN 1695-971X.


    • EFECTO DE LA INTERACCIÓN DE LA SIMBIOSIS MICORRÍCICA Y LA TEMPERATURA SOBRE LA CONCENTRACIÓN DE MINERALES Y ÁCIDOS ORGÁNICOS EN VID. Investigador/es responsable/es: IDOIA GARMENDIA LOPEZ. Entidad/es financiadora/s: Universidad de Alicante. Fecha de inicio: 25/09/2014. Duración: 1 año.
    • CUANTIFICACIÓN MICORRICICA DE PLANTONES DE ENCINA TRUFERA. Investigador/a responsable: IDOIA GARMENDIA LOPEZ. Entidad/es financiadora/s: CANDELARIA GALLEGO ALARCÓN. Fecha inicio: 01/04/2014. Duración: 1 mes.
    • EFFECT OF DMPP ON YIELD AND QUALITY OF FERTIGATED LETTUCE. Investigador/a responsable: MARCO ANTONIO OLTRA CAMARA. Entidad/es financiadora/s: EUROCHEM AGRO IBÉRICA S.L. Fecha inicio: 31/01/2014 Duración del proyecto: 6 meses.
    • ANALISIS DE MACRONUTRIENTES Y MICRONUTRIENTES EN MUESTRAS DE BULBO DE CEBOLLA. Investigador/a responsable: IDOIA GARMENDIA LOPEZ. Entidad/es financiadora/s: CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS – CSIC. Fecha inicio: 10/01/2014. Duración del proyecto: 1 mes.
    • ANÁLISIS MINERAL DE MUESTRAS FOLIARES DE LECHUGA: MACRONUTRIENTES Y MICRONUTRIENTES. Investigador/a responsable: IDOIA GARMENDIA LOPEZ. Entidad/es financiadora/s: UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA. Fecha inicio: 28/02/2011. Duración: 1 mes.

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