Alexandre De Oliveira

University of Florida

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).

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3chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Alexandre De Oliveira

Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) is considered one of the major bioenergy crops grown globally. Thus, sugarcane research to improve sustainable production worldwide is a vital task of the scientific community, to address the increasing demands and needs for their products, especially biofuels. In this context, this book covers the most recent research areas related to sugarcane production and its applications. It is composed of 14 chapters, divided into 5 sections that highlight fundamental insights into the current research and technology on this crop. Sugarcane: Technology and Research intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview in technology, production, and applied and basic research of this bioenergy species, approaching the latest developments on varied topics related to this crop.

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