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She is Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Ouro Preto (1988), M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1991) and PhD in Civil Engineering - Environmental Geotechnics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1998). Researcher at INPE (National Institute of Space Research) since 2009, working ​​soil hydrology and soil ecology, with emphasis on field observations of soil-plant-atmosphere interaction and impacts resulting from climate change, land-use changes and extreme climate events. She is currently a professor at PGCST (Post-Graduation Course in Earth System Science) and PGSER (Post-Graduation Course in Remote Sensing), both from INPE. She coordinates the Laboratory of Ecohydrology (LabEcoh) and Biogeochemistry (LapBio) of the CCST / INPE. She is a member of ISMC (International Soil Modeling Consortium). She is interested in research in the areas of soil-plant-atmosphere interaction, ecohydrology and ecosystem services of water and climate regulation, in the different Brazilian biomes. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
The Amazon currently plays a criticaI role in the terrestrial climate system, in terms of, e.g., regulating carbon stocks and supporting high biodiversity and endemism. Over the last decade, Amazonian forests have begun experiencing more frequent dry periods, including two extreme drought episodes in 2005 and 2010. However, the future of the Amazon as projected by current generation cli...
Soil moisture has a primary role in the processes of biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen and other nutrients. In addition to controlling primary productivity, soil moisture affects microbial activity, determining the rate of biogeochemical cycling and, ultimately, the availability of nitrogen and other nutrients. In arid and semi-arid environments the temperatures are high, the rainfall ...
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