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Caatinga hydrology simulated with coupled SWAP scenarios and with ecological models

Grant number: 14/06084-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2014
Effective date (End): April 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agricultural Engineering - Soil and Water Engineering
Principal researcher:Quirijn de Jong van Lier
Grantee:Everton Alves Rodrigues Pinheiro
Supervisor abroad: Klaas Metselaar
Home Institution: Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Research place: Wageningen University, Netherlands  
Associated to the scholarship:13/08967-8 - MODELING OF ROOT SOIL WATER UPTAKE BY A MULTI-SPECIES PLANT SYSTEM APPLIED TO THE CAATINGA BIOME, BP.DR

Abstract

Root water uptake modeling is essential to estimate the transpiration rates as well as to understand the water dynamics between plants and atmosphere. However, despite the importance of root water uptake processes, their interactions are not completely understood. One of the bottlenecks is the modeling of multi-species agro - or ecosystems. The objective of this doctoral internship project is to obtain training in modeling of multispecies ecosystems. The proposal intends to integrate simulations from hydrological and ecological models. The hydrological model to be used is SWAP, with emphasis on its option of coupled simultaneous runs, with its routines parameterized with primary field data and with outputs provided by the ecological model. The ecological model to be used will be selected using criteria including model data requirements, simulated scale and adaptability to the Caatinga scenario. Both models, hydrological and ecological, were developed at Wageningen University, and the internship under the supervision of a highly qualified researcher from this institution will highly benefit the project. The main outcomes expected from the internship are the parameterization of the SWAP hydrological model and ecological competition model for multispecies scenarios referring to the Caatinga biome. (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)
RODRIGUES PINHEIRO, EVERTON ALVES; METSELAAR, KLAAS; VAN LIER, QUIRIJN DE JONG; DE ARAUJO, JOSE CARLOS. Importance of soil-water to the Caatinga biome, Brazil. ECOHYDROLOGY, v. 9, n. 7, p. 1313-1327, OCT 2016. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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