MEMBER

Fábio M. DaMatta
Research Areas
Photosynthesis and Productivity of Tropical and Subtropical Plants
Plant Organic Metabolism


Presentation

Dr. Fábio M. DaMatta in an agronomist and received his doctorate in Plant Physiology in 1995 from the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil, where he is currently a Full  Professor of Plant Physiology in the Plant Biology Department. Dr. DaMatta is the author or co-author of more than 100 research articles and book chapters, most of which address the ecophysiology of the coffee tree. He served as a member of the Editorial Review Board of Tree Physiology (2004-2005) and was both the Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology (2006-2008) and the International Coordinator and Consulting Editor of the Advances in Plant Physiology series (Scientific Publishers). He is currently a consulting member of the Brazilian Consortium for Coffee Research and Development as well as other scientific agencies in the Brazilian government and abroad. Dr. DaMatta serves as an Associate Editor of Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology and an Academic Editor of PLoS ONE, and he is the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Plant Physiology of the Federal University of Viçosa. His current H-index is 39 (Web of Science) / 54 (Google Scholar).

 

Address

Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36570-900 Viçosa, MG, Brazil

Phone: +55 (31) 3612-5161

Research interest

Ecophysiology of photosynthesis; plant responses to abiotic stresses; water relations.

Dr. DaMatta has a diverse range of interests, although his research is chiefly devoted to the ecophysiology of photosynthesis and plant/water relationships. Most investigations have been centred on the understanding of the mechanistic relationships between the physiological/biochemical attributes of the coffee plant and its performance in a changing environment. DaMatta’s group has made important contributions in both field- and lab-based studies that advance our current knowledge on how the physiological performance and crop yield of the coffee tree is constrained by environmental factors such as light, water and carbon dioxide. More recently, DaMatta’s group has used a wide range of approaches, including molecular tools, in conjunction with other staff members and other collaborating researchers from Brazil and abroad to explore the ecophysiology of the coffee tree in a free-air CO2 enrichment study. The group has also studied how silicon may impact the physiology and yield of rice plants.

Current projects include
  • Metabolic and molecular alterations triggered by silicon nutrition in rice: is there a signalling role for silicon?
  • The role of silicon nutrition in the alleviation of the negative impacts of arsenic on the carbon metabolism of rice leaves
  • Photosynthetic acclimation of coffee leaves to free-air CO2 enrichment
  • Varying resource allocation in coffee in response to irradiance and nitrogen availability
  • Costs, limitations and benefits of coffee tree acclimation to light availability
  • Regulation of leaf starch metabolism in cultivated woody tropical species
  • Physiological, biochemical and molecular responses of Coffea canephora clones submitted to water deficit cycles: can the plants develop a “drought memory”?
  • Mechanisms associated with photosynthetic limitations in response to varying source:sink imbalances in coffee
Selected Publications
AUCIQUE-PÉREZ, CARLOS EDUARDO ; RESENDE, RENATA SOUSA ; MARTINS, AUXILIADORA OLIVEIRA ; Silveira, Patricia Ricardino ; CAVALCANTI, JOÃO HENRIQUE FROTA ; VIEIRA, NÍVEA MOREIRA ; FERNIE, ALISDAIR R. ; ARAÚJO, WAGNER LUIZ ; DaMatta, Fábio Murilo ; RODRIGUES, FABRÍCIO ÁVILA
How do wheat plants cope with Pyricularia oryzae infection? A physiological and metabolic approach
PLANTA, 2020.
PEREIRA, LUCAS FELISBERTO ; MARTINS, SAMUEL CORDEIRO VITOR ; AUCIQUE-PÉREZ, CARLOS EDUARDO ; SILVA, ERNESTO TICIANO ; ÁVILA, RODRIGO TEIXEIRA ; DaMatta, Fábio Murilo ; RODRIGUES, FABRÍCIO ÁVILA
Silicon alleviates mesophyll limitations of photosynthesis on rice leaves infected by Monographella albescens.
Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology, 2020.
SIQUEIRA, JOÃO A; BARROS, JESSICA A. S.; DAL-BIANCO, MAXIMILLER; MARTINS, SAMUEL C. V.; MAGALHÃES, PAULO C.; RIBEIRO, DIMAS M.; DAMATTA, FÁBIO M.; ARAÚJO, WAGNER L.; RIBEIRO, CLEBERSON.
Metabolic and physiological adjustments of maize leaves in response to aluminum stress.
Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology, 2020.
MAURI, RAFAEL ; CARDOSO, AMANDA A. ; DA SILVA, MARIELA M. ; Oliveira, Leonardo A. ; AVILA, RODRIGO T. ; Martins, Samuel C. V. ; DaMatta, Fábio M.
Leaf hydraulic properties are decoupled from leaf area across coffee species
TREES-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, 2020.
AVILA, RODRIGO T. ; CARDOSO, AMANDA A. ; DE ALMEIDA, WELLINGTON L.; COSTA, LUCAS C. ; MACHADO, KLEITON L.G. ; BARBOSA, MARCELA L. ; DE SOUZA, RAYLLA P.B. ; Oliveira, Leonardo A. ; BATISTA, DIEGO S. ; MARTINS, SAMUEL C.V. ; RAMALHO, JOSÉ D.C. ; DaMatta, Fábio M.
Coffee plants respond to drought and elevated [CO2] through changes in stomatal function, plant hydraulic conductance, and aquaporin expression
ENVIRONMENTAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 2020
ALMEIDA, WELLINGTON L ; ÁVILA, RODRIGO T ; PÉREZ-MOLINA, JUNIOR P ; BARBOSA, MARCELA L ; MARÇAL, DINORAH M S ; SOUZA, RAYLLA P B ; MARTINO, PEDRO B ; CARDOSO, AMANDA A ; MARTINS, SAMUEL C V ; DAMATTA, FÁBIO M .
The interplay between irrigation and fruiting on branch growth and mortality, gas exchange, and water relations of coffee trees
Tree Physiology, 2020.
Martins, Samuel C. V.; SANGLARD, MATHEUS L. ; Morais, Leandro E.; MENEZES-SILVA, PAULO E. ; MAURI, RAFAEL ; AVILA, RODRIGO T. ; VITAL, CAMILO E. ; CARDOSO, AMANDA A. ; DaMatta, Fábio M.
How do coffee trees deal with severe natural droughts? An analysis of hydraulic, diffusive and biochemical components at the leaf level
TREES-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, 2019.
LAVINSKY, ALYNE O. ; DETMANN, KELLY C. ; REIS, JOSIMAR V. ; ÁVILA, RODRIGO T. ; SANGLARD, MATHEUS L. ; PEREIRA, LUCAS F. ; SANGLARD, LÍLIAN M.V.P ; RODRIGUES, FABRÍCIO A. ; ARAÚJO, WAGNER L. ; DAMATTA, FÁBIO M.
Silicon improves rice grain yield and photosynthesis specifically when supplied during the reproductive growth stage
Journal of Plant Physiology (Print), 2016.
DAMATTA, FABIO M.; GODOY, ALICE G. ; MENEZES-SILVA, PAULO E. ; MARTINS, SAMUEL C.V. ; SANGLARD, LÍLIAN M.V.P. ; MORAIS, LEANDRO E. ; TORRE-NETO, ANDRÉ ; GHINI, RAQUEL
Sustained enhancement of photosynthesis in coffee trees grown under free-air CO 2 enrichment conditions: disentangling the contributions of stomatal, mesophyll, and biochemical limitations.
Journal of Experimental Botany (Online), 2016.
MARTINS, SAMUEL C.V. ; MCADAM, SCOTT A.M. ; DEANS, ROSS M. ; DAMATTA, FÁBIO M. ; BRODRIBB, TIM J.
Stomatal dynamics are limited by leaf hydraulics in ferns and conifers: results from simultaneous measurements of liquid and vapour fluxes in leaves.
Plant, Cell and Environment, 2016.
SANGLARD, LÍLIAN M.V.P. ; DETMANN, KELLY C. ; MARTINS, SAMUEL C.V. ; TEIXEIRA, RODRIGO A. ; PEREIRA, LUCAS F. ; SANGLARD, MATHEUS L. ; FERNIE, ALISDAIR R. ; ARAÚJO, WAGNER L. ; DAMATTA, FÁBIO M.
The role of silicon in metabolic acclimation of rice plants challenged with arsenic
Environmental and Experimental Botany, 2016.
RODRIGUES, WEVERTON P. ; MARTINS, MADLLES Q. ; FORTUNATO, ANA S. ; RODRIGUES, ANA P. ; SEMEDO, JOSÉ N. ; SIMÕES-COSTA, MARIA C. ; PAIS, ISABEL P. ; LEITÃO, ANTÓNIO E. ; COLWELL, FILIPE ; GOULAO, LUIS ; MÁGUAS, CRISTINA ; MAIA, RODRIGO ; PARTELLI, FÁBIO L. ; CAMPOSTRINI, ELIEMAR ; SCOTTI-CAMPOS, P. ; RIBEIRO-BARROS, ANA I. ; LIDON, FERNANDO C. ; DAMATTA, FÁBIO M. ; RAMALHO, JOSÉ C.
Long-term elevated air [CO2] strengthens photosynthetic functioning and mitigates the impact of supra-optimal temperatures in tropical Coffea arabica and C. canephora species
Global Change Biology, 2016.
CARDOSO, FLÁVIO BARCELLOS; CAMBRAIA, José ; DE OLIVEIRA, JURACI ALVES; RIBEIRO, CLEBERSON; DE SOUZA, LEANDRO TORRES; BRAUN, HEDER; DAMATTA, FÁBIO MURILO.
Aluminum-induced citric acid secretion is not the sole mechanism of Al-resistance in maize.
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 2016.
TATAGIBA, SD; DAMATTA, FM; RODRIGUES, FA.
Silicon partially preserves the photosynthetic performance of rice plants infected by Monographella albescens.
Annals of Applied Biology, 2016.
GHINI, RAQUEL ; TORRE-NETO, ANDRÉ ; DENTZIEN, ANAMARIA F. M. ; GUERREIRO-FILHO, OLIVEIRO ; IOST, REGIANE ; PATRÍCIO, FLÁVIA R. A. ; PRADO, JEANNE S. M. ; THOMAZIELLO, ROBERTO A. ; BETTIOL, WAGNER ; DAMATTA, FÁBIO M.
Coffee growth, pest and yield responses to free-air CO2 enrichment
Climatic Change, 2015.
POLANCO, L.R.; RODRIGUES, F.A.; NASCIMENTO, K,J.T.; CRUZ, M.F.A.; CURVELO, C.R.S.; DAMATTA, F.M.; VALE, F.X.R.
Photosynthetic gas exchange and antioxidative system in common bean plants infected by Colletotrichum lindemuthianum and supplied with silicon.
Tropical Plant Pathology, 2014.
MARTINS, SAMUEL C. V. ; ARAÚJO, WAGNER L. ; TOHGE, TAKAYUKI ; FERNIE, ALISDAIR R. ; DAMATTA, FÁBIO M.
In High-Light-Acclimated Coffee Plants the Metabolic Machinery Is Adjusted to Avoid Oxidative Stress Rather than to Benefit from Extra Light Enhancement in Photosynthetic Yield
Plos One, 2014.
Martins, Samuel C. V.; Araújo, Wagner L. ; TOHGE, TAKAYUKI ; FERNIE, ALISDAIR R. ; DaMatta, Fábio M.
Understanding the Low Photosynthetic Rates of Sun and Shade Coffee Leaves: Bridging the Gap on the Relative Roles of Hydraulic, Diffusive and Biochemical Constraints to Photosynthesis
Plos One, 2014.
MARTINS, S.C.V.; GALMÉS, J.G.; MOLINS, A.; DAMATTA, F.M.
Improving the estimation of mesophyll conductance: on the role of electron transport rate correction and respiration.
Journal of Experimental Botany, 2013.
RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ, N.; CAVATTE, P.C.; SILVA, P.E.M.; MARTINS, S.C.V.; MORAIS, L.E.; MEDINA, E.F.; DAMATTA, F.M.
Physiological and biochemical abilities of robusta coffee leaves for acclimation to cope with temporal changes in light availability.
Physiologia Plantarum, 2013.
Martins, S. C. V.; GALMES, J. ; MOLINS, A. ; DaMatta, F. M.
Improving the estimation of mesophyll conductance to CO2: on the role of electron transport rate correction and respiration
Journal of Experimental Botany, 2013.
JÚNIOR, E.M.F.; CAMBRAIA, J.; RIBEIRO, C.; OLIVA, M.A.; OLIVEIRA, J.A.; DAMATTA, F.M.
The Effects of aluminium on the photosynthetic apparatus of two rice cultivars.
Experimental Agriculture, 2013.
RAMALHO, J.C.; RODRIGUES, A.P.; SEMEDO, J.N.; PAIS, I.P.; MARTINS, L.D.; SIMÕES-COSTA, M.C.; LEITÃO, A.E.; FORTUNATO, A.S.; BATISTA-SANTOS, P.; PALOS, I.M.; TOMAZ, M.A.; SCOTTI-CAMPOS P.; LIDON, F.C.; DAMATTA, F.M.
Sustained photosynthetic performance of Coffea spp. under long-term enhanced [CO2].
Plos One, 2013.
SILVA, PAULO E.M. ; CAVATTE, PAULO C. ; MORAIS, LEANDRO E. ; MEDINA, EDUARDO F. ; DAMATTA, FÁBIO M.
The functional divergence of biomass partitioning, carbon gain and water use in Coffea canephora in response to the water supply: Implications for breeding aimed at improving drought tolerance
Environmental and Experimental Botany, 2013.
DETMANN, K.C.; ARAÚJO, W.L.; MARTISN, S.C.V.; SANGLARD, L.M.V.P.; REIS, J.V.; DETMANN, E.; RODRIGUES, F.A.; NUNES-NESI, A.; FERNIE, A.R.; DAMATTA, F.M.
Silicon nutrition increases grain yield, which, in turn, exerts a feed-forward stimulation of photosynthetic rates via enhanced mesophyll conductance and alters primary metabolism in rice.
New Phytologist, 2012.
CAVATTE, P.C.; RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ, N.F.; MARTINS, S.C.V.; MATTOS, M.S.; SANGLARD, L.M.V.P.; DAMATTA, F.M.
Functional analysis of the relative growth rate, chemical composition, construction and maintenance costs, and the payback time of Coffea arabica L. leaves in response to light and water availability.
Journal of Experimental Botany, 2012.
DALLAGNOL, L.J.; RODRIGUES, F.A., CHAVES, A.R.M.; VALE, F.X.R.; DAMATTA, F.M.
Photosynthesis and sugar concentration are impaired by the defective active silicon uptake in rice plants infected with Bipolaris oryzae.
Plant Pathology, 2012.
DAMATTA, F.M.; GRANDIS, A.; ARENQUE, B.C.; BUCKERIDGE, M.S.
Impacts of climate changes on crop physiology and food quality.
Food Research International, 2010.
DAMATTA, F.M.; CUNHA, R.L.; ANTUNES, W.C.; MARTINS, S.V.C.; ARAÚJO, W.L.; FERNIE, A.R.; MORAES, G.A.B.K.
In field-grown coffee trees source-sink manipulation alters photosynthetic rates, independently of carbon metabolism, via alterations in stomatal function.
New Phytologist, 2008.
DaMatta, F. M. ; Cunha, R. L. ; Antunes, W. C. ; Martins, S. C. V. ; Araújo, W. L. ; Fernie, A. ; Moraes, G. A. B. K.
In field-grown coffee trees source?sink manipulation alters photosynthetic rates, independently of carbon metabolism, via alterations in stomatal function
New Phytologist (Print), 2008.
Collaborators

Dr. Alisdair Fernie, Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Golm, Germany

http://www.mpimp-golm.mpg.de/9205/Alisdair_Fernie

 Dr. Jeroni Galmés, Research Group on Plant Biology under Mediterranean Conditions, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeroni_Galmes/

 Dr. José C. Ramalho, Grupo Interações Planta-Ambiente, Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Portugal

www.researchgate.net/profile/Jose_Ramalho/

 Dr. Márcio Alves Ferreira, Plant Molecular Genetic Laboratory, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

www.researchgate.net/profile/Marcio_Alves-Ferreira/

 Dr. Olivier Roupsard, CIRAD, Montpellier, France

www.researchgate.net/profile/Olivier_Roupsard/

 Dr. Raquel Ghini, Brazilian Agriculture Research Corporation (Embrapa), Brazil

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Raquel_Ghini/

 

Last modified: 1st July 2019