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Isoprene emission, ozone pollution and vegetation dynamics in São Paulo, Brazil

Grant number: 16/50509-5
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2017 - July 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems Ecology
Cooperation agreement: University of Virginia
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal Investigator:Tomas Ferreira Domingues
Grantee:Tomas Ferreira Domingues
Principal investigator abroad: Manuel Theodore Lerdau
Institution abroad: University of Virginia (UVa), United States
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/50488-5 - Nordeste: new science for a neglected biome, AP.SPEC


The main objective of this proposal is to apply a novel approach related to the characterization of tropical trees regarding functional traits related to the sensibility to ozone and leaf isoprene emission. Such knowledge will be applied in community dynamics model in order to test responses in individual performance and consequences in plant community structure. Such objectives will be complimented by the formation of a new partnership between the project teams and exchange of expertise in tropical ecology and isoprene analyses. The strengthening of this research team will be applied to ongoing studies already taking place at the Caatinga, Cerrado and Amazônia biomes. (AU)