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Vinicius de Lima Dantas

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Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Computação (IC)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Ecologist interested in the drivers of biome distribution and temporal stability at different scales, as well as their responses to climate change and natural and anthropogenic disturbances. His research focuses on the role of fire and herbivory regimes on the origin, maintenance, functioning and diversity of biomes, and on the evolution of their plant species, with an emphasis on the Cerrado and savannas. He currently works as an adjunct professor at the Federal University of Uberlândia. His doctoral thesis (UFSCar, Brazil) received an Honorable Mention at the Capes Theses Award 2015 edition, the main national thesis contest, in the field of Biodiversity. He served as a doctoral-sandwich fellow at the Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación (CIDE) at the University of Valencia (Spain). He served as a postdoctoral researcher at the Plant Functional Ecology Laboratory at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Keywords: biome, fire, global change, macroecology, megafauna, plants, savanna, savanna-forest transitions, vegetation, tropical forest. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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Scientific publications resulting from Research Grants and Scholarships under the grantee's responsibility (6)

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DANTAS, VINICIUS DE L.; PAUSAS, JULI G.. The lanky and the corky: fire-escape strategies in savanna woody species. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, v. 101, n. 5, p. 1265-1272, . Web of Science Citations: 42. (10/01835-0)

LI, YUANZHI; SHIPLEY, BILL; PRICE, JODI N.; DANTAS, VINICIUS DE L.; TAMME, RIIN; WESTOBY, MARK; SIEFERT, ANDREW; SCHAMP, BRANDON S.; SPASOJEVIC, MARKO J.; JUNG, VINCENT; et al. Habitat filtering determines the functional niche occupancy of plant communities worldwide. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, v. 106, n. 3, p. 1001-1009, . Web of Science Citations: 12. (14/06453-0, 10/01835-0, 13/50169-1)

DANTAS, VINICIUS DE L.; BATALHA, MARCO A.; FRANCA, HELENA; PAUSAS, JULI G.. Resource availability shapes fire-filtered savannas. Journal of Vegetation Science, v. 26, n. 2, p. 395-403, . Web of Science Citations: 6. (10/01835-0)

SIEFERT, ANDREW; VIOLLE, CYRILLE; CHALMANDRIER, LOIC; ALBERT, CECILE H.; TAUDIERE, ADRIEN; FAJARDO, ALEX; AARSSEN, LONNIE W.; BARALOTO, CHRISTOPHER; CARLUCCI, MARCOS B.; CIANCIARUSO, MARCUS V.; et al. A global meta-analysis of the relative extent of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities. ECOLOGY LETTERS, v. 18, n. 12, p. 1406-1419, . Web of Science Citations: 215. (14/06453-0, 13/50169-1)

DANTAS, VINICIUS DE L.; HIROTA, MARINA; OLIVEIRA, RAFAEL S.; PAUSAS, JULI G.. Disturbance maintains alternative biome states. ECOLOGY LETTERS, v. 19, n. 1, p. 12-19, . Web of Science Citations: 70. (14/06453-0, 13/50169-1)

DANTAS, VINICIUS DE L.; BATALHA, MARCO A.; PAUSAS, JULI G.. Fire drives functional thresholds on the savanna-forest transition. ECOLOGY, v. 94, n. 11, p. 2454-2463, . Web of Science Citations: 75. (10/01835-0)

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