Work in progress:

  1. Balasz, B., Kelemen, E., Centofanti, T., E., Vasconcelos, M. W., Ianetta, P. M. 2021. Policy interventions promoting sustainable food- and feed-systems: a Delphi study of legume production. 

  2. Centofanti T. and Murugesan A. 2021. Leader and citizens participation for the environment: Experimental Evidence from communities in Eastern Europe. J. of Behavioural and Experimental Economics. (Revise and resubmit).

  3. Centofanti T., Zambrano, C., Zhu H., Bañuelos G.S.. Agronomic and market potential of neglected food crops as phyto-technologies for the restoration of unproductive saline-rich regions.


Peer-reviewed journal articles:


  1. Balasz, B., Kelemen, E., Centofanti, T., E., Vasconcelos, M. W., Ianetta, P. M. 2021. Integrated policy analysis to identify transformation paths to more-sustainable legume-based food and feed value-chains in Europe. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems WJSA. 

  2. Zhu H., Cheng R., Bañuelos G.S., Centofanti T. 2019. Feasibility of growing halophyte agretti (Salsola soda) as an alternative boron-tolerant food crop in unproductive boron-laden regions. Plant and Soil. 445:323-334.​

  3. Centofanti T., Bañuelos G.S., Ayars J.E. 2019. Fruit nutritional quality under deficit irrigation: the case of table grapes in California. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 99(5):2215-2225.

  4. Centofanti T., Bañuelos G.S., Wallis C. E. 2018. Fruit quality of pomegranate grown in arid environment and irrigated with saline water. Sustainable Water Resources Management. 

  5. Centofanti T., Bañuelos G.S., Zambrano M.C., Wallis C. E. 2017. Desert plant for saline and drought-stricken farmland: assessment of Opuntia cactus nutritional characteristics. Journal of Environment and Bio Research. 1:1-8.

  6. Centofanti T., Bañuelos G.S., Wallis C. E., Ayars J.E. 2017. Deficit irrigation strategies and their impact on yield and nutritional quality of pomegranate fruit. Fruits, The International Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture. 72:47-54.

  7. Centofanti T., McConnell L.L., Chaney R.L., Beyer N.W., Davis A.P., Jackson D. 2016. Assessment of trace element accumulation by earthworms in an orchard soil remediation study using soil amendments. Water, Air & Soil Pollution. 227:1-14.

  8. Centofanti T., Andrade N.A., McConnell L.L., Chaney R.L., Hapeman J.C., Torrents A., Beyer N.W., Nguyen A., Anderson M.O., Novak J.M., Jackson D. 2016. Organic amendments for risk mitigation of organochlorine pesticide residues in old orchard soils. Environmental Pollution. 120:182-191.

  9. Centofanti T. and Bañuelos G.S. 2015. Evaluation of the halophyte Salsola soda as alternative crop for saline soils high in selenium and boron. Journal of Environmental Management. 157:96-102.

  10. Andrade N.A., Centofanti T., McConnell L.L., Hapeman J.C., Torrents A., Nguyen A., Beyer N.W., Chaney R.L., Novak J.M., Anderson M. O., Cantrell K.B. 2014. Utilizing thin-film polymer solid-phase extraction to assess the effect of organic carbon amendments on the bioavailability of DDT and dieldrin to earthworms. Environmental Pollution. 185:307-313.

  11. Centofanti T., Sayers Z., Davis A.P., Sicher R.S., Cabello-Conejo M.I., Kidd P.S., Kakei Y. Nishizawa N.K., Chaney R.L. 2013. Xylem composition and root-to-shoot Ni translocation in Alyssum species. Plant and Soil. 373:59-75.

  12. Cabello-Conejo M.I., Centofanti T., Kidd P.S., Prieto-Fernandez A., Chaney R.L. 2012. Evaluation of plant growth regulators to increase Ni phytoextraction by Alyssum species. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 15:365-375.

  13. Centofanti T., Siebecker M.G., Chaney R.L., Davis A.P., Sparks D.L. 2012. Hyperaccumulation of nickel by Alyssum corsicum is related to solubility of Ni mineral species. Plant and Soil. 359:71-83.

  14. Centofanti T., Tappero R.V., Davis A.P., Chaney R.L. 2011. Chelator-buffered nutrient solution is ineffective in extracting Nickel from seeds of Alyssum. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 13:434-440.

  15. Chaney R.L., Fellet G., Torres R., Centofanti T., Green C. E., Marchiol L. 2009. Using chelator-buffered nutrient solution to limit Ni phytoavailability to the Ni-hyperaccumulator Alyssum murale. Northeastern Naturalist. 16 (Special Issue 5):215-222.

  16. Fellet G., Centofanti T., Chaney R.L., Green C.E. 2009. NiO(s) (bunsenite) is not available to Alyssum species. Plant and Soil. 319:219-223.

  17. Centofanti T., Hollis J.M., Blenkinsop S., Fowler H.J., Truckell I., Dubus I.G. and Reichenberger S. 2008. Development of agro-environmental scenarios to support pesticides risk assessment in Europe. Science of the Total Environment. 407:574-588.

  18. Centofanti T., Flühler H., Frossard E. 2007. Time-dependent distribution of surface-applied radionuclides and their recovery in maize during the growing season. Journal of Environmental Quality. 36:280-290.

  19. Centofanti T. and Frossard E. 2006. Uptake and translocation of 134Cs by maize roots as affected by heterogeneous distribution of 134Cs. Plant and Soil. 284:293-303.

  20. Centofanti T., Penfield R., Albrecht A., Pellerin S., Flühler H. Frossard E. 2005. Is the transfer factor the relevant tool to assess the soil-to-plant transfer of radionuclides under field conditions? Journal of Environmental Quality. 34:1972-1979.


Book chapters:


  1. Vasconcelos MW, Grusak MA, Pinto E, Gomes A, Ferreira H, Balazs B, Centofanti T, Ntatsi G, Savvas D, Karkanis A, Williams M. 2020. The Biology of Legumes and Their Agronomic, Economic, and Social Impact. \textit{In}: The Plant Family Fabaceae. Hasanuzzaman, M., Araujo, S. and Gill, S.S. (eds.) Springer, Singapore.

  2. Centofanti T., Bañuelos G.S. 2019. Practical uses of halophytic plants as a source of food and fodder. In: Halophytes and Climate Change: Adaptive Mechanisms and Potential Uses. Hasanuzzaman M., Shabala S. and Fujita M. (eds.) CABI, Wallingford, UK. pp:324-342.

  3. Centofanti T. 2015. Phytoextraction of trace metals – principles and applications. In: Environmental Sustainability: the role of green technology. Thangavel P. and Sridevi G. (eds.) Springer Publishing. New York, USA. pp:217-227.

  4. Chaney R.L., Baklanow I.A., Centofanti T. Broadhurst C.L., Baker A.J.M, Reeves R.D., van der Ent A., Roseberg R.J. 2014. Phytoremediation and phytomining: Using plants to remediate contaminated or mineralized environments. In: Plant Ecology and Evolution in Harsh Environments. Rajakaruna N., Boyd R. and Harris T. (eds.) Nova Science Publishers, Inc. NY, USA. pp:365-392.

  5. Chaney R.L., Broadhurst C.L., Centofanti T. 2010. Phytoremediation of soil trace elements. In: Trace elements in soils. Hooda P.S. (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester, UK. pp:311-339.




Centofanti T., Bañuelos G.S., Wallis C., Ayars J.E. 2015. Deficit irrigation: is it impacting yield and nutritional quality of fruits? New Ag International Magazine, English edition, March-April 2015, pp:54-56. Invited paper.


Kohkha S. October 20, 2014. “Drought-stressed crops may be better for you”. The California Report Statewide Radio Program/KQED Public Radio. Invited interview.