Projects

2019-current
“Chemical signaling in chiropterophilous plants: role of floral scents in bat foraging behavior” (PROBRAL CAPES-DAAD) coordinated by Dr. Isabel Cristina Machado and Dr.Marco Tschapka (University of Ulm, Germany) and with the participation of Dr. Manfred Ayasse (University of Ulm, Germany) and Dr. Ariadna Lopes (PPGBV)

 

2018-current
“Expansion of the internationalization of the Northeast Biodiversity Prospecting and Management Center (NPGBio): the role of the Graduate Program in Plant Biology” (PrInt CAPES Internationalization Program) coordinated by Dr. Marcelo Tabarelli and with the participation of foreign collaborators Drs. Alan Andersen (Charles Darwin University, Australia), Katharina Nargar (James Cook University, Australia), Bettina Engelbrecht (University of Bayreuth, Germany), Burkhard Büdel (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), Rainer Wirth (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany ), Stefan Dötterln (University of Salzburg, Austria), Edeline Gagnon (University of Montreal, Canada), Jennifer Mandel (University of Memphis, USA), Víctor Arroyo Rodríguez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico), Carlos Peres (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom), Luke Parry (Lancaster University), Mark Chase (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom), Ilia J. Leitch (Roy al Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom), Gwilym P. Lewis (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom), Magdalena Vaio (UDELAR, Montevideo, Uruguay) and by the teachers of PPGBV Andrea Pedrosa-Harand, Antoni Fernando Morais de Oliveira, Ariadna Lopes, Benoit Loeuille, Felipe Pimentel Lopes de Melo, Inara Leal, Isabel Cristina Machado, Luiz Gustavo Rodrigues Souza, Leonardo Felix, Marcelo Guerra, Mauro Guida dos Santos, Rafael Louzada

 

2018-current
“Evolution and structure of holocentric chromosomes in plants” (PROBRAL CAPES-DAAD) coordinated by Dr. Andrea Pedrosa-Harand and Dr. Andreas Houben, (Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop, Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany) and with the participation of docents PPGBV Dr. Luiz Gustavo Rodrigues Souza and Dr. Marccus Alves

 

2018-current
“Conservation planning throughout the semi-arid Brazilian Caatinga biome: Managing ecosystem service trade-offs at the poverty-environment-water nexus (NMG70081 - Newton Mobility Grants) coordinated by Drs. Inara Leal and Carlos Peres (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom ) and with the participation of professors from PPGBV Dr. Ariadna Lopes and Dr. Marcelo Tabarelli

 

2018-2019
“Evolution, Ecology and Cytogenetics of the Cyperaceae in Brazil” (Fulbright-FACEPE Distinguished Chair in STEM + C) coordinated by Dr. William Wayt Thomas (New York Botanical Garden, USA) and Dr. Isabel Cristina Machado (PPGBV), with participation of PPGBV professor Dr. Andrea Pedrosa-Harand

 

2017-current
“Land use, natural regeneration and ecosystem services provided by Caatinga: Connecting Conservation Units and sustainability (CNPq-ICMBio Research in Conservation Unit) coordinated by Dr. Inara Leal and with the participation of foreign researchers Dr. Alan Andersen (Charles Darwin University, Australia), Dr. Bettina Engelbrecht (University of Bayreuth, Germany), Dr. Burkhard Büdel and Dr. Rainer Wirth (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), Dr. Carlos Peres (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom), Dr. Victor Arroyo-Rodríguez (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico), and Dr. Andrea Pedrosa-Harand, Dr. Ariadna Lopes, Dr. Bráulio Almeida Santos, Dr. Felipe Melo, Dr. Isabel Cristina Machado and Dr. Mauro Guida dos Santos from PPGBV.

 

2017-current

"Mismo origen, different result? Efectos de la diploidización en alotetraploides del grupo Dilatata del género Paspalum” (Program of Support to Proyectos, UDELAR, project nº 465) coordinated by Dr. Vaio (UDELAR, Montevideo, Uruguay) and with the participation of Dr. Andrea Pedrosa-Harand

 

2016-current
“Anthropogenic disturbance and key organisms on the Caatinga regeneration dynamics - a threatened tropical dry forest in Brazil” (PROBRAL CAPES-DAAD) coordinated by Drs. Inara Leal and Rainer Wirth (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany) and with the participation of Dr. Marcelo Tabarelli and Dr. Mauro Guida dos Santos

 

2014-current
“Anthropic disturbances, climate change and the future biota of the Caatinga” (Long-Term Ecological Research Program PELD-CNPq, second term) coordinated by Dr. Marcelo Tabarelli and with the participation of foreign researchers Drs. Alan Andersen (Charles Darwin University, Australia), Bettina Engelbrecht (University of Bayreuth, Germany), Burkhard Büdel and Rainer Wirth (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), Carlos Peres (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom), Victor Arroyo-Rodríguez (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico) , and by the teachers of the Dr. Andrea Pedrosa-Harand Program, Dr. Ariadna Lopes, Dr. Bráulio Almeida Santos, Dr. Felipe Melo, Dr. Isabel Cristina Machado and Dr. Mauro Guida dos Santos

 

2014 - 2017
Effects of increased disturbance and reduced rainfall on ant communities and their interactions with plants and herbivores (PVE MEC / MCTI / CAPES / CNPq / FAPs), a project coordinated by Dr. Inara Leal for a Special Visiting Researcher scholarship for the Dr. Alan Andersen (Charles Darwin University, Australia)

 

2014 - 2016
Anthropic disturbances and the reorganization of tree assemblies: evidence of multiple neotropical landscapes (PVE MEC / MCTI / CAPES / CNPq / FAPs), a project coordinated by Dr. Marcelo Tabarelli, for a Special Visiting Researcher scholarship for Dr. Victor Arroyo-Rodrigues (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)

 

2014 - 2016
Anthropic disturbances, climate change and the future biota of the Caatinga (International Collaboration Brazil-Germany CNPq-DFG) coordinated by Drs. Inara Leal and Rainer Wirth (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany) and with the participation of Drs. Burkard Büdel (University of Kaiserslautern , Germany) and PPGBV professor Marcelo Tabarelli

 

2012 - 2012
Effects of leaf-cutting ants on plants: what we learn about the functioning of ecosystems by studying herbivores (short-lived PROBRAL CAPES-DAAD) coordinated by Drs. Inara Leal and Rainer Wirth (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany) and with the participation of Dr. Marcelo Tabarelli

 

2012 - 2018
INNOVATE - Interplay between the multiple use of water reservoirs via innovative coupling of substance cycles in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems (Bundesministeriur fur Bildung und Forschung from Germany and CNPq), coordinated by Dr. Maria do Carmo Martins Sobral and with the participation of Drs. Jarcilene Silva de Almeida Cortez, Everardo Sampaio, Cláudio Vinício Valença de Magalhães, Bárbara Laine Ribeiro da Silva, Joahnnes Köppel, José Antônio Aleixo da Silva, Frank Dziok, Arne Cierjacks, Raffael Ernst, Katharina Schulz, Maike Guschal.

 

2007 - 2010
Influence of leaf-cutting ants on the vegetation structure of the Northeast Atlantic Forest (PROBRAL CAPES / DAAD) coordinated by Drs. Inara Leal and Rainer Wirth (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany) and with the participation of Dr. Marcelo Tabarelli

 

2001 - 2004
Trophic interactions in fragmented forests: the model system of leaf-cutting ants (CAPES / DFG process number 007/01) coordinated by Drs. Inara Leal and Rainer Wirth (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany) and with the participation of Dr. Marcelo Tabarelli