Paulo J. C. Favas is a Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Biology and Geology (UTAD), an M.Sc. degree in Geosciences (University of Coimbra, Portugal), and a Ph.D. degree in Geology (UTAD). His research interests range from Biogeochemistry to Environmental Geochemistry. He specializes in pollutant behavior in soil-plant and water-plant interfaces, and works in the areas of hazardous metal(loid)s, phytoremediation of contaminated sites, and abandoned mine site reclamation. He serves as editor for Annals of Agricultural Science journal and as a reviewer for several other scientific journals. Within the environmental science subjects, he co-edited two books (by Elsevier), he is the author or co-author of about 80 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, book chapters, and proceedings (Web of Science and Scopus indexed), and more than 140 papers in conference proceedings. He has received four awards for scientific and academic merit.