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Global climate change in the Amazon tropical forest assessed by dendrocronological multi-proxy

Grant number: 18/22914-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2019
Effective date (End): April 25, 2023
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Technology and Use of Forest Products
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Mario Tommasiello Filho
Grantee:Daigard Ricardo Ortega Rodriguez
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/50085-3 - PIRE: climate research education in the Americas using tree-ring speleothem examples (PIRE-CREATE), AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):20/04608-7 - Reconstruction of annual tree-ring growth and chemistry of long-lived tree species as a proxy climate record in the Amazonian forest, BE.EP.DR


The increment of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and changes in land use are triggering extreme events relevant to the global climate. Thus understanding the response of tropical forest species to this global climate change is critical. The best way to estimate how these changes can affect forests is through the indirect records achieved with dendrochronological analyzes. It presents as an alternative to scarce observational data and enables the climatic and environmental reconstruction of forest ecosystems. Although in the Neotropical region different species have been signaled as potentials for dendrochronological studies, there are still few sites with sufficiently long series that have been used to interpret climatic variations. Therefore, this project aimed to study the ecological dynamics of species with dendrochronological potential occurring in the Jamari National Forest in the state of Rondônia in response to regional and global climatic variation. To reach this objective, four chapters are developed: (i) The tree-ring formation and ring width and density series synchronization. (ii) Intrinsic efficiency of tree water use by the 13 C and 18 O isotope variation. (iii) Tree-ring elements concentration and the nutrient cycle interpretation. (iv) Tree-ring chronologies and their relation with regional and global climatic variables. As one of its most important results, the project will provide a multi-indicator model of the effect of climate change on the dynamics of growth, carbon-biomass cycles, water and nutrients of Amazonian species.

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Scientific publications (9)
(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)
QUINTILHAN, MANOLO TRINDADE; SANTINI JR, LUIZ; RODRIGUEZ, DAIGARD RICARDO ORTEGA; GUILLEMOT, JOANNES; CESILIO, GABRIELLA HITA MARANGOM; CHAMBI-LEGOAS, ROGER; NOUVELLON, YANN; TOMAZELLO-FILHO, MARIO. Growth-ring boundaries of tropical tree species: Aiding delimitation by long histological sections and wood density profiles. DENDROCHRONOLOGIA, v. 69, . (18/22914-8, 19/07576-1)
AMAIS, RENATA S.; MOREAU, PEDRO S.; FRANCISCHINI, DANIELLE S.; MAGNUSSON, RAFAEL; LOCOSSELLI, GIULIANO M.; GODOY-VEIGA, MILENA; CECCANTINI, GREGORIO; RODRIGUEZ, DAIGARD R. ORTEGA; TOMAZELLO-FILHO, MARIO; ARRUDA, MARCO A. Z.. Trace elements distribution in tropical tree rings through high-resolution imaging using LA-ICP-MS analysis. JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, v. 68, . (19/24445-8, 20/09251-0, 13/21728-2, 17/50085-3, 18/22914-8, 18/25207-0, 15/25511-3, 18/23478-7, 19/08783-0, 19/00063-9, 17/50341-0, 19/00018-3, 19/05174-3)
NOVAIS ALVES, ELTON EDUARDO; ORTEGA RODRIGUEZ, DAIGARD RICARDO; ROCHA, PABLO DE AZEVEDO; VERGUTZ, LEONARDUS; SANTINI JUNIOR, LUIZ; HESTERBERG, DEAN; RUIZ PESSENDA, LUIZ CARLOS; TOMAZELLO-FILHO, MARIO; DA COSTA, LIOVANDO MARCIANO. Synchrotron-based X-ray microscopy for assessing elements distribution and speciation in mangrove tree-rings. RESULTS IN CHEMISTRY, v. 3, p. 10-pg., . (18/22914-8, 18/08877-2, 09/53951-7)
RODRIGUEZ, DAIGARD RICARDO ORTEGA; SANCHEZ-SALGUERO, RAIL; HEVIA, ANDREA; GRANATO-SOUZA, DANIELA; CINTRA, BRUNO B. L.; HORNINK, BRUNA; ANDREU-HAYLES, LAIA; ASSIS-PEREIRA, GABRIEL; ROIG, FIDEL A.; TOMAZELLO-FILHO, MARIO. Climate variability of the southern Amazon inferred by a multi-proxy tree-ring approach using Cedrelafissilis Vell. Science of The Total Environment, v. 871, p. 15-pg., . (18/22914-8, 09/53951-7, 20/04608-7, 17/50085-3)
RODRIGUEZ, DAIGARD RICARDO ORTEGA; SANCHEZ-SALGUERO, RAUL; HEVIA, ANDREA; GRANATO-SOUZA, DANIELA; ASSIS-PEREIRA, GABRIEL; ROIG, FIDEL A.; TOMAZELLO-FILHO, MARIO. Long- and short-term impacts of climate and dry-season on wood traits of Cedrela fissilis Vell. in southern Brazilian Amazon. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, v. 333, p. 17-pg., . (18/22914-8, 09/53951-7, 20/04608-7, 17/50085-3)
PAPU, S.; BERLI, F.; PICCOLI, P.; PATON, D.; RODRIGUEZ, D. R. ORTEGA; ROIG, F. A.. Physiological, biochemical, and anatomical responses of Araucaria araucana seedlings to controlled water restriction. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, v. 165, p. 47-56, . (18/22914-8, 09/53951-7, 17/50085-3)
ORTEGA RODRIGUEZ, DAIGARD RICARDO; HEVIA, ANDREA; SANCHEZ-SALGUERO, RAUL; SANTINI, LUIZ; PEREIRA DE CARVALHO, HUDSON WALLACE; ROIG, FIDEL A.; TOMAZELLO-FILHO, MARIO. Exploring wood anatomy, density and chemistry profiles to understand the tree-ring formation in Amazonian tree species. DENDROCHRONOLOGIA, v. 71, p. 17-pg., . (15/05942-0, 09/53951-7, 15/19121-8, 17/50085-3, 18/22914-8, 19/05675-2, 19/07576-1)
SANTOS, GUACIARA M.; ORTEGA RODRIGUEZ, DAIGARD RICARDO; BARRETO, NATHAN DE OLIVEIRA; ASSIS-PEREIRA, GABRIEL; BARBOSA, ANA CAROLINA; ROIG, FIDEL A.; TOMAZELLO-FILHO, MARIO. Growth Assessment of Native Tree Species from the Southwestern Brazilian Amazonia by Post-AD 1950 C-14 Analysis: Implications for Tropical Dendroclimatology Studies and Atmospheric C-14 Reconstructions. FORESTS, v. 12, n. 9, . (18/22914-8, 19/26350-4, 09/53951-7, 17/50085-3)
GONCALVES, JANAINA QUIXABEIRA; DURGANTE, FLAVIA MACHADO; WITTMANN, FLORIAN; PIEDADE, MARIA TERESA FERNANDEZ; ORTEGA RODRIGUEZ, DAIGARD RICARDO; TOMAZELLO-FILHO, MARIO; PAROLIN, PIA; SCHONGART, JOCHEN. Minimum temperature and evapotranspiration in Central Amazonian floodplains limit tree growth of Nectandra amazonum (Lauraceae). TREES-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, v. 35, n. 4, p. 1367-1384, . (18/22914-8, 17/50085-3, 09/53951-7)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
RODRIGUEZ, Daigard Ricardo Ortega. Climate change in the southern Amazonian Tropical Forest assessed by dendrochronological multiproxy. 2023. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALA/BC) Piracicaba.

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