Curriculum Vitae

Education

2022 - Ghent University, Belgium

Visiting researcher

Projeto: The role of wetting events on drought resistance and resilience of tomato plants

Supervisor: PhD Kathy Steppe



2018 - 2022 – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PhD in Ecology and Evolution

Thesis: The ecological role of leaf wetness events in the plant response to drought: functional responses between ecosystems and climate scenarios

Advisor: PhD Bruno Henrique Pimentel Rosado


2015 – 2017 – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil.

MS Plant Biology,

Dissertation: Functional responses of caatinga woody plants to rainfall and chronic anthropogenic disturbance.

Advisor: PhD Marcelo Tabarelli


2010 – 2015 – Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil.

BS Biology,

Bachelor’s thesis: Morphoanatomy plasticity of leaves and roots and ecophysiological aspects of a hemiepiphyte Bromeliaceae in the Restinga.

Advisor: PhD Camilla Rozindo Dias Milanez


2013 – 2014 - Università di Pisa, Italy (Advisor: PhD Lorenzo Peruzzi)

Internship at taxonomy and Plant Cytogenetic lab - project title "Reproduction of Symphytum tanaicense (Boraginaceae)" (150 hours).


Peer-reviewed publications

Matos, I.S; Eller, C.B.; Binks, O.; Zorger, B.B; Meir, P.; Dawson, T.E.; Rosado, B.H.P. Revisiting plant hydrological niches: the importance of atmospheric resources for ground-rooted plants. Journal of Ecology, 2022.

Zorger, B. B.; Tabarelli, M.; Queiroz, R.; Rosado, B. H. P.; Pinho, B. Functional organization of woody plant assemblages along precipitation and human disturbance gradients in a seasonally dry tropical forest. Biotropica, 2019.

Zorger B.B.; Arrivabene, H. P.; Milanez, C. R. D. Adaptive morphoanatomy and ecophysiology of Billbergia euphemiae, a hemiepiphyte Bromeliaceae. Rodriguesia, 2019.

Manuscripts (in preparation, in press or review)


Matos, I.S; Eller, C.B.; Binks, O.; Zorger, B.B; Meir, P.; Dawson, T.E.; Rosado, B.H.P. Expanding the hydrological niche of vascular plants: implications for community ecology. Journal of Ecology (accepted /JEcol-2021-0836), 2021.


Zorger, B.B; Oliveras, I; Rosado, B.H.P. Elevation and precipitation mediate leaf wetting benefits in plants – a global meta-analysis. For submission to Ecology Letters (in preparation). 2022.


Zorger, B.B.; Matos, I.S.; Bondi, L.; Nunes, Y.; Moraes, Y.C.; Amorim, T.S.; Rosado, B.H.P. Cloud ecosystems are differently affected by drought: An integrated approach considering plant economics spectrum, resistance to embolism and foliar water uptake. For submission to Journal of Ecology (in preparation). 2022.

Zorger, B.B.; Matos, I.S.; Rosado, B.H.P. Paleoclimate models predict the functional profile of vegetations on climate change scenarios. For submission to Annals of Botany (in preparation). 2022.

Moraes, Y.C.; Matos, I.S.; Zorger, B.B.; Rosado, B.H.P. How the use of multiple plant strategy schemes explains species growth rates in a seasonally dry ecosystem. For submission to Journal of Ecology (in preparation). 2022.


Service

Reviewer: Scientia Plena (2019), Rodriguesia (2020) and Brazilian Journal of Botany (2022)


Undergraduate thesis committee


Zorger, B. B; Macedo, T. M. Yan Nunes Ferreira da Silva. Do simple and compound leaves differ in the vulnerability to drought? 2020. BS in biology - Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

Portela, R. C. Q.; Manna, L. R.; Zorger, B. B. Raissa de Freitas Tiburtino. Variation in the plant vulnerability to drought across ontogeny: A hypothesis test of hydraulic limitation. 2020. BS in biology – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.


Awards and Honors



2020 - I was selected to receive “Faperj nota 10” scholarship, a postgraduate grant received by students with great performance during PhD.


2017 - Honourable mention: Oral presentation of study “Functional responses of caatinga woody plants to rainfall and chronic anthropogenic disturbance” at XIII Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil, Sociedade de Ecologia do Brasil, Viçosa, MG, Brasil.

Teaching and mentoring experience



Mentoring experience


2018 – 2022Co-supervisor during scientific internship of Andressa Fraga Cotta (Biology undergraduate at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro). Project: Vulnerability to drought in plants: Is the leaf water uptake from the fog able to revert

the xylem embolism?

2011 – 2013 - Teaching assistant at plant anatomy lab (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, 20hours/week)

2010 – 2011 –Teaching assistant at plant anatomy lab (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, 120 hours)


Short-courses


2020 - Zorger, B.B; Almeida, L.C. What do wetness traits tell us about plants? A theoretical and experimental approach from leaf to ecosystem. X Simbioma, Instituto Nacional da Mata Atlântica, ES, Brazil (8 hours).


2020 - Brito, C.R.; Zorger, B.B . Introduction to functional ecology: Functional traits as descriptors of nature. I Simpósio de Ecologia e Conservação: Integrando Ciência e Sociedade, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil (6 hours).


Evaluation bachelor thesis

2020 - Edilaine Gomes Santos. Environmental education and the ecological importance of bees: a study about books. Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

2020 - Raquel da Silva Costa. Paraíba do Sul river and science teaching: A study about students of Municipal Surubi school. Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

2020 - Andrey Silva Santos. Understanding the relationship between local ecological knowledge and illegal sewage dumping in

urban rivers. Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

2020 – Dalila dos Santos Diniz. Teacher of science and the new BNCC: challenges under changes over the last years of elementary school. Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.



Oral and poster presentations


Zorger, B. B. Why doesn't Cactaceae assemblage respond to precipitation gradient? Poster presentation at XIII Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil e III International Symposium of Ecology and Evolution, 2017, Viçosa, MG, Brasil.


Zorger, B. B.; Cianciaruso, M.; Queiroz, R.; Tabarelli, M. 2017. Functional responses of caatinga woody plants to rainfall and chronic anthropogenic disturbance. Oral presentation at XIII Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil e III International Symposium of Ecology and Evolution, Viçosa, MG , Brasil, 2017.


Zorger, B. B.; Pessoa, A.; Lacerda, A. C.; Rouxinol, J. A.; Rodrigues, R. Tabular roots affect seedling abundance in Tropical rainforest. Poster presentation at 67º Congresso Nacional de Botânica, XXXVI ERBOT e 8ª Jornada Capixaba De Botânica, 2016, Vitória, ES, Brasil.


Zorger, B. B.; Milanez, C. R. D. Po Allelopathic potential of Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf (Poaceae) in germination and development of Panicum Maximum jacq. (Poaceae) and Linum Usitatissimum L. (LINACEAE)”). Poster presentation at 66º Congresso Nacional de Botânica, 2015, Santos, SP. 2015.


Lima-Junior, F. C.; Dias, M. R. P.; Zorger, B. B.; Flores, A. P.; Martins, C.; Viadiu, X. A. Thermal response of arboreal and terrestrial ants in the Caatinga. 2015. (Apresentação de Trabalho/Simpósio). Oral presentation at XXII Simpósio de Mirmecologia, Ilhéus, BA, Brasil, 2015.


Zorger, B. B.; Milanez, C. R. D. Morphoanatomical strategies of Billbergia euphemiae E. Morren (Bromeliaceae) in Restinga at Paulo César Vinha State Park (ES)”. Poster presentation at XXII Jornada de Iniciação cientifica da UFES, 2012, Vitória - ES. Anais da XXII Jornada de Iniciação cientifica da UFES, Vitória, ES, Brasil, 2012.


Courses attended



2021 - 2021 - Oxford School of Climate Change - Hilary

Oxford Climate Society (nine weeks)

2015 – 2015 - Fieldwork course: Ecology of Amazon Rainforest (120 hours).

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, INPA, Brasil.

2015 – 2015 - Fieldwork course: Ecology and Conservation of Caatinga (120 hours). Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, UFPE, Brasil.

2015 – 2015 – Statistical applied to Botany (60 hours).

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, UFPE, Brasil.

2015 – 2015 - Functional Diversity B: Practical (30 hours).

Universidade Federal de Goiás, UFG, Brasil.

2015 – 2015 - Functional Diversity A: Theory (30 hours).

Universidade Federal de Goiás, UFG, Brasil.

2013 – 2013 - Italian course (80 hours).

Università di Pisa, UNIPI, Itália.

2011 – 2012 - English Course (153 hours).

Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, UFES, Brasil.

2011 – 2011 - Microscopy Course (2 hours).

Instituto Federal do espírito Santo, IFES, Brasil.

2010 – 2010 - Mutagenicity e antimutagenicity of plant products (2 hours).

Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, UFES, Brasil.

2010 – 2010 - Plant adaptation to extreme environments (8 hours). Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, UFES, Brasil


Languages


Portuguese (mother language)

English (advanced)

Italian (advanced)


References


PhD Bruno Henrique Pimentel Rosado

Associate Professor

Department of Ecology

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro


PhD Marcelo Tabarelli

Associate Professor

Department of Plant Biology

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco


PhD Ilaine Silveira Matos

Postdoc research

Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

University of California at Berkeley


Lattes curriculum

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