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Leandro Vieira-Filho (Leo)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Climate-Smart Forage Systems
Livestock and Forages Program Team, Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Edisto Research and Education Center

Office: 64 Research St, Blackville, SC 29817
Phone: 813-836-4125

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Educational Background

Ph.D. Soil and Water Sciences
University of Florida 2023

M.S. Soils and Plant Nutrition
University of Sao Paulo 2018

M.B.A. Agribusiness
University of Sao Paulo 2020

B.S. Agronomy
Federal Institute of Santa Catarina 2016


Dr. Vieira grew up in a 6th generation family ranch in Brazil, where he discovered his passion for soil science. Dr. Vieira holds a B.S. in Agronomy (Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Santa Catarina, Brazil), a M.S. in Soils and Plant Nutrition (University of São Paulo, Brazil), an MBA in Agribusiness (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and a Ph.D. in Soil and Water Sciences (University of Florida). His research and extension efforts have been mainly focused on soil fertility, plant nutrition, and water quality on grazingland ecosystems.

Research Interests

Dr. Vieira's primary research interests include soil nutrient management, plant nutrition, water quality, soil health and carbon dynamics.

Extension and Outreach

Dr. Vieira works under the supervision of Dr. Silva (Assistant Professor & Forage Extension Specialist) and will be assisting her on efforts related to the establishment and advancement of educational curriculum and resources pertaining to multi-disciplinary forage systems development.


Vieira-Filho, L.O., Silveira, M.L., Kohmann, M.M., Sollenberger, L.E., Sanchez, J.M.D., Cardoso, A.S., & Ricken, E.C. (2023). Agronomic impacts of new regulations governing land application of Class B biosolids in Florida. Agronomy Journal, 116, 141-152.

Vieira-Filho, L.O., Silveira, M.L., Kohmann, M.M., Sales, C.A.R., Sollenberger, L.E., Bhadha, J.H., Strauss, S., & Moriel, P (2023). Water table effect on phosphorus solubility in biosolids-amended soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 87, 1191-1206.

Vieira-Filho, L.O., & Monteiro, F.A. (2022). Silicon improves photosynthetic activity and induces antioxidant enzyme activity in Tanzania Guinea grass under copper toxicity. Plant Stress, 3, 1-10, 2022.

Vieira Filho, L.O., & Monteiro, F.A. (2020). Silicon modulates copper absorption and increases yield of tanzania guinea grass under copper toxicity. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27, 31221-31232.

Mendes, W.S., Vieira Filho, L.O., Pereira, N.A., Boechat, C.L., & Mielezrski, F. (2018). Phytosociology and behavior of weeds in maize as influenced by spatial arrangements. Journal of Agricultural Science, 10, 199-208.

Schmidt, F., & Vieira Filho, L. O. (2017). Tolerance of Epagri's rice cultivars to salinity of irrigation water in the vegetative stage. Agropecuária catarinense, 30, 89-95. (In Portuguese)


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