Curriculum Vitae

Department of Botany

University of São Paulo (USP)

Rua do Matão, 277, 05508090

São Paulo, Brazil

zangirolame@usp.br

Last position

2016 – 2019: Postdoctoral researcher in Plant Physiology, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil in collaboration with University of Oxford (UK). Grant: FAPESP.

Education

2011 – 2016: PhD in Ecology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Advised by Dr. Gustavo Quevedo Romero. Sandwich period (6 months) at University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Advised by Dr. Diane Srivastava. Grants: FAPESP and CAPES-DFAIT.
2008 – 2011: MSc in Ecology, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Advised by Dr. Gustavo Quevedo Romero. Grant: FAPESP.
2003 – 2007: Bachelor of Science, University of São Paulo State (UNESP), Brazil. Advised by Dr. Gustavo Quevedo Romero. Grant: FAPESP.

Recent projects

2018 – Current: “Exploring the physiological and molecular aspects of Guzmania monostachia (Bromeliaceae): studying the functional pathways of photosynthesis and nutrient responses”. Grant: FAPESP. [More information here]
2016 – 2019: “Nitrogen metabolism and its interaction with the Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) in Guzmania monostachia (Bromeliaceae): a physiological and molecular approach”. Grant: FAPESP. [More information here]
2015 – 2017: “Improving the efficiency of water- and nitrogen-use by crop plants”. Grant: FAPESP. [More information here]

Co-advising

2018 – Current: Marcos Marchesi da Silva (MSc student). Projetc: “Correlation between nitrate and potassium uptake affecting the CAM induction in Guzmania monostachia. Department of Botany, University of São Paulo. Advisor: Dr. Helenice Mercier. Grant: CAPES.

Publications

1. Gonçalves AZOliveira PMR, Neto AAC, Mercier H. 2020. Thinking of the leaf as a whole plant: how does N metabolism occur in a plant with foliar nutrient uptake? Environmental and Experimental Botany, DOI: 0.1016/j.envexpbot.2020.104163.
2. Gonçalves AZ, Latansio S, Detmann  KC, Marabesi MA, Neto AAC, Aidar MPM, DaMatta FM, Mercier H. 2019. What does the RuBisCO activity tell us about a C3-CAM plant? Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 147: 172-180.
3. Mercier H, Rodrigues MA, Andrade SCS, Coutinho LH, Gobara BNK, Matiz A, Mioto PT, Gonçalves AZ. 2019. Transcriptional foliar profile of the C3-CAM bromeliad Guzmania monostachia. Plos ONE 14(10): e0224429. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224429 
4. Gobara BNK, Alves FRR, Pikart FC, Gonçalves AZ, Santos DYAC, Pinna GFAM, Mercier H. 2019. How does a C3 epiphytic tank bromeliad respond to drought? Botanical Journal of Linnean Society, 1-13. DOI: 10.1093/botlinnean/boz093
5. Marino NAC, Céréghino R, Gilbert B, Petermann JS, Srivastava DS, Omena PM, Bautista FO, Farjalla VF, Guzman LM, Romero GQ, Trzcinski MK, Barberis IM, Corbara B, Debastiani VJ, Dézerald O, Kratina P, Leroy C, MacDonald AAM, Montero G, Pillar VD, Richardson BA, Richardson MJ, Talaga S, Gonçalves AZ, Piccoli GCO, Jocqué M. 2019. Species niches, not traits, determine abundance-occurrence relationships: a multi-site synthesis. Global Ecology and Biogeography, p.geb.13029. DOI: 10.1111/geb.13029
6. Oliveira PMR, Rodrigues MA, Gonçalves AZ, Kerbauy GB. 2019. Exposure of Catasetum fimbriatum aerial roots to light coordinates carbon partitioning between source and sink organs in an auxin dependent manner. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 135: 341-347.
7. Céréghino R, Pillar VD, Srivastava DS, Omena PM, MacDonald AAM, Barberis IM, Corbara B, Guzman M, Leroy C, Bautista FO, Romero GQ, Trzcinski MK, Kratina P, Debastiani VJ, Gonçalves AZ, Marino NAC, Farjalla VF, Richardson BA, Richardson MJ, Dézerald O, Gilbert B, Petermann J, Talaga S, Piccoli GCO, Jocqué M, Montero G. 2018. Constraints on the functional trait space of aquatic invertebrates in bromeliads. Functional Ecology 32: 2435-2447.
8. Pikart FC, Marabesi MA, Mioto PT, Gonçalves AZ, Matiz A, Alves FRR, Mercier H, Aidar MPM. 2018. The contribution of weak CAM to the photosynthetic metabolic activities of a bromeliad species under water deficit. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 123: 297-303.
9. Kuhnen VV, Aguiar MAM, Gonçalves AZ, Setz EZF. 2017. Realized trophic niche driven by apparent competition: an example with marsupials. Biotropica 49: 832-837.
10. Gonçalves AZ, Srivastava DS, Oliveira RS, Romero GQ. 2017. Effects of predatory ants within and across ecosystems in bromeliad food webs. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 790-799.
11. Iwama RE, Nogueira JMM, Gonçalves AZ. 2017. Hellobdella buzz sp. (Clitellata: Hirudinida), a bromeliad leech from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Zootaxa 4272: 591-595.
12. Neto AAC, Silva PPA, Gonçalves AZ. 2017. Nutrição mineral: avaliando a escassez nutricional em plantas. In: Carlos Eduardo Valério Raymundo et al.. (Org.). VII Botânica no Inverno. VIIed.São Paulo: Instituto de Biociências da Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Botânica 7, p. 247-260. ISBN: 9788585658687.
13. Gonçalves AZ, Mercier H, Oliveira RS, Romero GQ. 2016. Trade-off between soluble protein production and nutritional storage in Bromeliaceae. Annals of Botany 118: 1199-1208.
14. Pesic V, Zawal A, Piccoli GCO, Gonçalves AZ. 2016. New records of water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) from bromeliad phytotelmata in Brazilian Atlantic rainforest, with description of one new species. Systematic and Applied Acarology 21: 537-544.
15. Gonçalves AZ, Oliveira RS, Oliveira PS, Romero GQ. 2016. Species-specific effects of ant inhabitants on bromeliad nutrition. Plos One, v.11, p. e0152113.
16. Pesic V, Piccoli GCO, Araújo MS, Rezende JM, Gonçalves AZ. 2015. A new species of Xystonotus Wolcott, 1900 (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Mideopsidae) from bromeliad phytotelmata in Brazilian Atlantic rainforest. Zootaxa 3981: 147-150.
17. Pires APF, Gonçalves AZ, Omena PM, Azevedo FD. 2014. O universo em um microcosmo. Ciência Hoje 53: 56.
18. Gonçalves AZ, Hoffmann FL, Mercier H, Mazzafera P, Romero GQ. 2014. Phyllosphere bacteria improve animal contribution to plant nutrition. Biotropica 46: 170-174.
19. Gonçalves AZ, Mercier H, Mazzafera P, Romero GQ. 2011. Spider-fed bromeliads: seasonal and interspecific variation in plant performance. Annals of Botany 107: 1047-1055.
20. Romero GQ, Nomura F, Gonçalves AZ, Dias NYN, Mercier H, Conforto EC, Rossa-Feres DC. 2010. Nitrogen fluxes from treefrogs to tank epiphytic bromeliads: an isotopic and physiological approach. Oecologia 162: 941-949.

Scientific presentations

1. Gonçalves AZ. 2018. Ecophysiological strategies in Bromeliaceae: how distinct traits favored their irradiance in a wide range of environments. 6th International Conference on Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons (Monocots VI), Natal, Rio Grande doNorte, Brazil.
2. Gonçalves AZ, Latansio S, Detmann KC, Marabesi MA, Neto AAC, Aidar MPM, DaMatta FM, Mercier H. 2018. RuBisCO activity and the efficiency of photosynthesis in the C3-CAM bromeliad Guzmania monostachia. 6th International Conference on Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons (Monocots VI), Natal, Rio Grande doNorte, Brazil.
3. Gonçalves AZ, Neto AZC, Mercier H. 2018. The interaction between nitrogen sources and the CAM metabolism in Guzmania monostachia (Bromeliaceae) at distinct developmental stages. Poster Presentation. The Biology of CAM Plants Conference, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
4. Gonçalves AZ, Mercier H. 2017. Nitrogen metabolism and its interactions with the Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) in Guzmania monostachia (Bromeliaceae): a physiological and molecular approach. Oral Presentation. Department of Botany Symposium, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil.
5. Gonçalves AZ, Srivastava DS, Oliveira PS, Romero GQ. 2015. Predatory ants decrease terrestrial and aquatic diversity in a detritus-based food web. Oral Presentation. II International Bromeliad Workshop: structure and functioning in phytotelma bromeliads. Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
6. Gonçalves AZ, Srivastava DS, Oliveira PS, Romero GQ. 2013. Predatory ants decrease terrestrial and aquatic arthropod diversity in bromeliad food webs. Poster presentation. 11th INTECOL Congress, Ecology. London, England.
7. Gonçalves AZ, Hoffmann FL, Mercier H, Mazzafera P, Romero GQ. 2012. Nutrient cycling in bromeliad phyllosphere. Oral presentation. 97th Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America. Portland, Oregon, USA.
8. Gonçalves AZ, Mercier H, Mazzafera P, Romero GQ. 2009. Digestive mutualism between a spider and its three Bromelioideae host plants: seasonal and interspecific variation in plant performance. Oral presentation. 10th INTECOL Congress, Ecology. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
9. Gonçalves AZ, Rossa-Feres DC. 2005. Anurans in urban areas as indicators of the relative quality of the environment. Poster presentation. Brazilian Congress of Herpetology. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Teaching experience

2018: Digestive mutualisms and their contribution to plant nutrition. Guest-lecturer in the ungraduation course of Biological Sciences, University of Guarulhos (UNG), SP, Brazil.
2017: Current topics in Plant Physiology. Graduation course of the Department of Botany, University of São Paulo (USP), SP, Brazil.
2017: Experimental design. Graduation course of the Instituto de Pesca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
2017: Evolutionary interactions between animals and plants. Undergraduation course of the Congress of Biology at UNESP University, Bauru, SP, Brazil.
2016: Evolutionary interactions between animals and plants. Undergraduation course of the Congress Marine Biology at UNESP University, São Vicente, SP, Brazil.
2014: Nitrogen fixation by bacteria, mycorrhizal associations and other alternatives to obtain nutrients by plants. Guest-lecturer in the ungraduation course of Biological Sciences, UNICAMP University, SP, Brazil (Coordinator: Dr. Paulo Mazzafera).
2013: Interactions between animals and plants, and the mineral nutrition. Guest-lecturer in the ungraduation course of Biological Sciences, UNESP University, SP, Brazil (Coordinator: Dr. Elenice de Cássia Conforto).
2013: Animals and the mineral nutrition in plants. Guest-lecturer in the ungraduation course of Biological Sciences, UNICAMP University, SP, Brazil (Coordinator: Dr. Paulo Mazzafera).
2013: Spider contribution to bromeliad nutrition. Guest-lecturer in the ungraduation course of Biological Sciences, UNICAMP University, SP, Brazil (Coordinator: Dr. Gustavo Quevedo Romero).
2011: Obtaining nutrients by leaves. Guest-lecturer in the ungraduation course of Biological Sciences, UNESP University, SP, Brazil (Coordinator: Dr. Elenice de Cássia Conforto).
2011: Digestive mutualism and the animal contribution to plant nutrition. Guest-lecturer in the ungraduation course of Biological Sciences course, UNICAMP University, SP, Brazil (Coordinator: Dr. Paulo Silva Oliveira).
2010: Obtaining nutrients by leaves. Guest-lecturer in the ungraduation course of Biological Sciences, UNESP University, SP, Brazil (Coordinator: Dr. Elenice de Cássia Conforto).
2007: Obtaining nutrients by leaves. Guest-lecturer in the ungraduation course of Biological Sciences course, UNESP University, SP, Brazil (Coordinator: Dr. Elenice de Cássia Conforto).

Skills and expertise

Plant Ecophysiology
Molecular Biology
Nitrogen metabolism
Mineral nutrition
Animal-plant interactions
Stable isotopes
Experimental design
Project planning and implementation
Preparing and supervising field expeditions
Statistical analysis, especially using the Platform R

Reviewer assignments (Scientific journals)

Journal of Tropical Ecology
Journal of Experimental Botany
Microbial Ecology
Brazilian Journal of Botany
Ecosystems
Plos One

Complementary formation

2018: Biology and cultivation of orchids. Plantarum Soluções Educacionais e Consultoria. 8h.
2017: Stable isotope Biochemistry and Ecology. University of Utah, Utah, US. 96h.
2014: Statistical analysis using the Platform R. Estuderia School, Campinas, Brazil. 24h.
2010: Chemical ecology of plant-insect interactions. UNESP University, Brazil. 4h.
2009: Population and community ecology of plants. UNICAMP University, Brazil. 8h.
2007: The use of stable isotopes of light elements. UNESP University, Brazil. 8h.
2007: Structure and dynamics of ecological networks. UNESP University, Brazil. 30h.

Events organization

2012: 97th Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America. Portland, Oregon, USA.
2005: XXI Congress of Biology. UNESP University, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
2004: XX Congress of Biology. UNESP University, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

Additional information

2015: Approved as a substitute teacher of Plant Physiology at UNESP University, Brazil.