Current Projects

Impacts of climate change on forest species

The main objective of the study is to investigate the effects of an increase of CO2 on the atmosphere and the microclimatic conditions combined with water availability of the soil, on the growth of the physiology of the plants of the tropical forest: Jaborandi (Pilocarpus microphyllus), Castanha do Pará (Bertholletia excelsa), Açai (Euterpe oleracea) e Pau-Brasil (Caesalpinia echinata L.). 

Start: November/2016

End: February/2021

Financing: FAPES/VALE - Edital 01/2015

Microclimatic alterations and  physiological responses of the plant extracts on different models of the silvopastoral systems 

Even with the increase in the area of land used for cattle-crop integration in the Brazilian forest, the basic knowledge of the interaction that occurs between the elements of the system is still scarce. Therefore, the current proposal has as an objective to evaluate the microclimate, the available water in the soil and the physiological responses of the plant extract in different models of the silvopastoral systems, seeking to obtain information about the environmental modifications generated through the adoptions of these systems as well as the response of the plants.

                  Start: January/2017

                  End: February/2021

                  Financing: FAPES - Edital PPE Agropecuária 06/2015

Thermal and water stress: initial growth and ecophysiological behavior of eucalyptus

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of thermal stress, generally associated with low levels of water in the soil, in cloned commercial eucalyptus. The studies are conducted under controlled conditions inside climate-controlled greenhouses and growth chambers. 

Start: July/2012

End: February/2021

Financing: UFES

Brazilian and Iberian microclimates: an agrometeorological endeavor 

The behavior of energy availability and the hydraulic input through precipitation are determining factors in the definition of the capacity of a region for the implementation of a system for plant production. In this project, there are various agrometeorological approaches from meteorological data obtained in different microclimatic conditions in Brazil and the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain). The current proposal is part of a larger project that seeks to consolidate the partnership between the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), a Universidade Trás-os-Montes (UTAD) e a Universidade de Córdoba (UCO).

                  Start: March/2017

                  End: February/2021

                  Financing: UFES, UTAD e UCO