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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.
Lo Cascio, M., Morillas L., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Delgado Baquerizo, M., Munzi, S., Roales, J., Spano, D., Cruz, C., Gallardo, A., Manrique, E., Perez-Corona, M.E., Dias, T., Sirca, C. & Mereu, S. (2021) Nitrogen deposition effects on soil properties, microbial abundance, and litter decomposition across three shrublands Ecosystems from the Mediterranean basin.Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, 709391. DOI:10.3389/fenvs.2021.709391 (IF2020 4,581; Q2 Environmental Sciences)
Dias, T., Crous, C.J., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Manrique, E., Martins-Loução, M.A. & Cruz, C. (2020) Nitrogen inputs may improve soil biocrusts multifunctionality in dryland ecosystems.Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 149, 107947. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107947 (IF2020 7,609; Q1 Soil Science)
Dias, T., Pimentel, V., Cogo, A.J.D., Costa, R., Bertolazi, A.A., Miranda, C., de Souza, S.B., Melo, J., Carolino, M., Varma, A., Eutrópio, F., Olivares, F.L., Ramos, A.C. & Cruz C. (2020) The free-living stage growth conditions of the endophytic fungus Serendipita indica may regulate its potential as plant growth promoting microbe.Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 562238. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2020.562238 (IF2020 5,640; Q1 Microbiology)
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