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 45 (Web of Science) / 64 (Google Scholar).
Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36570-900 Viçosa, MG, Brazil
Phone: +55 (31) 3612-5161
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.
- 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
Dr. Alisdair Fernie, Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Golm, Germany
Dr. Jeroni Galmés, Research Group on Plant Biology under Mediterranean Conditions, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Dr. José C. Ramalho, Grupo Interações Planta-Ambiente, Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Portugal
Dr. Márcio Alves Ferreira, Plant Molecular Genetic Laboratory, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dr. Olivier Roupsard, CIRAD, Montpellier, France
Dr. Raquel Ghini, Brazilian Agriculture Research Corporation (Embrapa), Brazil
Last modified: 1st July 2019