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Hydraulic factors of rainforest resilience

Grant number: 14/50332-2
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems Ecology
Convênio/Acordo: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator:Rafael Silva Oliveira
Grantee:Rafael Silva Oliveira
Principal researcher abroad: Valery Ivanov
Institution abroad: University of Michigan, United States
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/52072-0 - Soil-plant-atmosphere interactions in a changing tropical landscape, AP.PITE


Tropical forestes play a major role in the global water and carbono cycle but understanding how these forests will respond to projected future drier climate remains uncertain. Therefore, unveiling the mechanisms underlying drought resilience remains one of greatest challenges in tropical forest ecology and ecohydrology. The Project aims to synthesize plant physiological and engineering types of expertise in observing and modeling plant water relations of rainforests. Through this Project an ongoing partnership between the PI’s at The State University of Campinas, Department of Plant Biology, and the University of Michigan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will be further strengthened. The outcomes of this Project will be exposure of engineering methods and models for research applications of plant physiologists and training of engineering students in theory and experimental techniques related to plant hydraulics. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BRUM, MAURO; VADEBONCOEUR, MATTHEW A.; IVANOV, VALERIY; ASBJORNSEN, HEIDI; SALESKA, SCOTT; ALVES, LUCIANA F.; PENHA, DELIANE; DIAS, JADSON D.; ARAGAO, LUIZ E. O. C.; BARROS, FERNANDA; et al. Hydrological niche segregation defines forest structure and drought tolerance strategies in a seasonal Amazon forest. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, v. 107, n. 1, p. 318-333, . (11/52072-0, 13/50533-5, 14/50332-2)
BRUM, MAURO; PEREIRA, LUCIANO; RIBEIRO, RAFAEL VASCONCELOS; JANSEN, STEVEN; BITTENCOURT, PAULO R. L.; OLIVEIRA, RAFAEL S.; SALESKA, SCOTT R.. Reconciling discrepancies in measurements of vulnerability to xylem embolism with the pneumatic method. NEW PHYTOLOGIST, v. 237, n. 2, p. 10-pg., . (14/50332-2, 13/50533-5)

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