Alexandre De Oliveira
Dr. Oliveira is an agronomist with a keen interest in crop environment interactions, plant propagation, germination ecophysiology and tolerance to abiotic stress in plants, especially drought and salinity. He has a BS in Agronomy (2006) and is licentiate in Plant Physiology and Horticulture for Middle and High School (2009). Additionally, he holds a M.Sc. (2008) and Ph.D. (2010) degree in Agronomy/Plant Science from Federal University of Ceará (UFC, Brazil), and worked as a Visiting Researcher at University of Florida (2016-2017). In 2012, he started his current position as an Assistant Professor at UFC, Brazil, where he has taught courses related to growth and physiology of tropical crops. Since then, he is the head of the Crop Physiology Laboratory and the leader of the Ecophysiology of Semiarid Agroecosystems Research Group, advising undergraduate and graduate students. So far, he published 6 books, 21 chapters in books and 54 articles in scientific specialized journals, as well as contributed as reviewer and member of a publisher and various high-impact journals’ editorial boards. Due to his relevant achievements in his field, he has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES, Brazil, from July 2016 to June 2017) and a Productivity in Research Fellowship by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil, from March 2018 until the current date).