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I received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Lisbon in 2004 and I am currently working in the Plant-Soil Ecology group of cE3c and in the startup R&D company Soilvitae. My research focuses on the development of microbial solutions for a sustainable agriculture based on innovative technologies that use the symbiotic partnerships established between plants and rhizospheric microbiome members.
For many years I have been involved in microbial ecology and evolution with focus on cooperation and competition among bacteria, mutualisms between plants and soil microorganisms (e.g. mycorrhizas and plant growth promoting bacteria).
Dias, T., Correia, P., Carvalho, L., Melo, J., de Varennes, A. & Cruz, C. (2018) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal species differ in their capacity to overrule the soil’s legacy from maize monocropping.Applied Soil Ecology, 125, 177-183. DOI:10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.12.025 (IF2017 2,916; Q1 Soil Science)
Melo, J., Carvalho, L., Correia, P., Souza, S., Dias, T., Santana, M., Carolino, M., Aguiar, N.O., Canellas, L., Cruz, C. & Ramos, A. (2018) Conventional farming disrupts cooperation among phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from Carica papaya’s rhizosphere.Applied Soil Ecology, 124, 284-288. DOI:DOI:10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.11.015 (IF2017 2,916; Q1 Soil Science)
Melo, J., Carolino, M., Carvalho, L., Correia, P., Tenreiro, R., Chaves, S., Meleiro, A.I., Souza, S.B., Dias, T., Cruz, C. & Ramos, A.C. (2016) Crop management as a driving force of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria physiology.SpringerPlus, 5(1574), 1-16. DOI:10.1186/s40064-016-3232-z (IF2016 1,130; Q2 Multidisciplinary Sciences)