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Visiting research program of professor Kevin Lee Griffin from the Columbia University to the Department of Biology (thematic project 2008/58075-8) and the Graduate Program in Comparative Biology, FFCLRP/University of São Paulo

Grant number: 11/21004-9
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: January 31, 2012 - February 10, 2012
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany
Principal Investigator:Carlos Alberto Martinez y Huaman
Grantee:Carlos Alberto Martinez y Huaman
Visiting researcher: Kevin Lee Griffin
Visiting researcher institution: Columbia University in the City of New York, United States
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/58075-8 - Miniface climate-change impact experiment to analyze the effects of elevated CO2 and warming on photosynthesis, gene expression, biochemistry, growth, nutrient dynamics and yield of two contrasting tropical forage species, AP.PFPMCG.TEM

Abstract

The visiting research program of the professor Kevin Lee Griffin from the Columbia University, United States, scheduled for the 1st half of February 2011, aims to strengthen the collaboration of Prof. Griffin with the researchers and students involved in the Thematic Project FAPESP 2008/58075-8, "Mini-face experiment to analyze the effects of warming and elevated CO2 on photosynthesis, gene expression, biochemistry, growth, yield and nutrient dynamics of tropical forage species" in ongoing, coordinated by the responsible of the visit, within the FAPESP Research Program on Global Climate Change. During his visit, the Professor Griffin will offer advising to students involved in the thematic project on techniques in photosynthesis and respiration in FACE systems and ecosystems, an essential part of the thematic project. Also he will participate, along with Professor Miquel Gonzales-Meler, of University of Illinois, USA, in the course entitled Photosynthesis Respiration in Plants and Ecosystems and Change in a Global Scenario, which will be offered at the graduate level within the Graduate Program in Comparative Biology at the FFCLRP/USP and FAPESP within the climate change program with theoretical and practical classes. The training that researchers and students will receive in the course participants and researchers and students participating in the project will be very relevant and critical for the success of the thematic project in progress. In addition, during the visit will also be held contacts with other researchers of other institution of the State of São Paulo, with active research groups in the same field of knowledge. As a part of the visiting program, the Professor Griffin will also participate in the elaboration, along with the responsible of the visit and the Professor Gonzales-Meler, of a proposal to be submitted in the NSF-FAPESP program: Catalyzing New International Collaborations. (AU)