Dr. Ribera has expertise in the study of tolerance mechanism of crops to abiotic
stresses. In this regards, her research has been centered on the role of plant
antioxidant systems (enzymatic and phenols) and plant nutrition (e.g. P, N and Si)
to overcome the negative effects (photosynthetic performance, grown, yield and
quality) of Mn and Al toxicities in pasture and fruit crop species. Lately, she has
performed studies regards the impacts of deficit irrigation on physiological
parameters and on fruit yield/quality in blueberry and about use of VIS/NIR
portable technologies to estimate fruit maturity, quality and functional properties.