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I received a Ph.D. in Ecophysiology from the Universidade de Lisboa in 2012 and I am currently working as a Post Doc in the Plant-Soil Ecology group of cE3c. My research focuses on disentangling the impacts of anthropogenic changes in N and P supplies on the structure and functioning of terrestrial Mediterranean ecosystems.
For many years I have been studying N cycling in ecosystems and N nutrition as a driving force for plant and soil ecology using several approaches (physiological, biochemical and a more ecosystem oriented). My interests include the role of N on ecological succession, primary productivity, C-P-N interactions, physiology of inorganic N assimilation and the role of plant-soil interactions in N acquisition.
I collaborate with several national and international researchers mostly working on the impacts of N and P on ecosystem structure and functioning, plant nutrition, biogeography, stoichiogenomics, genome and ionome analysis, soil microbiology and modelling.
My current research integrates species’ response to N and P supplies as a function of its own N and P demands in order to: i) improve the understanding of plant community changes driven by regional and global NP imbalances; and ii) predict changes in species’ distribution.
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)
Fonseca, M., Dias, T., Carolino M., Costa França, M.G. & Cruz, C. (2017) Belowground microbes mitigate plant-plant competition.Plant Science, 262, 175-181. DOI:DOI:10.1016/j.plantsci.2017.06.006 (IF2017 3.712; Q1 Plant Sciences)
Pinho, P., Dias, T., Cordovil, C.M.D.S., Dragosits, U., Dise, N.B., Sutton, M.A. & Branquinho, C. (2018) Mapping Portuguese Natura 2000 sites in risk of biodiversity change caused by atmospheric nitrogen pollution.PLOS One, 13(6), e0198955. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0198955 (IF2017 2.766; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)