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Scientific Articles (ISI)

Alberto J.N., Ramalho J.C., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Viana A.P., Krohling C.A., Moiane S.S., Alberto Z., Rodrigues W.P., Partelli F.L. (2023)

Diversity in Coffea arabica cultivars in the Mountains of Gorongosa National Park – Mozambique regarding bean and leaf nutrient accumulation and physical fruit traits

Agronomy, 13, 1162. DOI:

Cassamo C.T., Draper D., Romeiras M.M., Marques I., Chiulele R., Rodrigues M., Stalmans M., Partelli F.L., Ribeiro-Barros A., Ramalho J.C. (2023)

Impact of Climate Changes in the Suitable Areas for Coffea arabica L. Production in Mozambique: Agroforestry as an Alternative Management System to Strengthen Crop Sustainability.

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 346: 108341. DOI:

Donhouedé JCF, Marques I, Salako KV, Assogbadjo AE, Ribeiro N, Ribeiro-Barros AI (2023)

Genetic and morphological diversity in populations of Annona senegalensis Pers. occurring in Western (Benin) and Southern (Mozambique) Africa

PeerJ 11, e15767. DOI:

Donhouedé JCF, Marques I, Salako KV, Assogbadjo AE, Ribeiro-Barros AI, Ribeiro N (2023)

The relative role of soil, climate, and genotype in the variation in nutritional value of Annona senegalensis fruits and leaves DOI:

Laamari I, Marques I, Ribeiro-Barros AI, Béjaoui Z, Abassi M (2023)

Can saline preconditioning enhance plant survival in degraded soils? Physiological, biochemical, and molecular responses in Casuarina glauca saplings.

Plant Ecology 224, 905–919 . DOI:

Marques I., Fernandes I., Paulo O.S., Batista D., Lidon F.C., Partelli F.L., DaMatta F.M., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Ramalho J.C. (2023)

Overexpression of Water-Responsive Genes Promoted by Elevated CO2 to Reduce ROS and Enhances Drought Tolerance in Coffea Species.

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24(4): 3210. DOI:

Tapaça I.P.E., Mavuque L., Corti R., Pedrazzani S., Maquia I., Tongai C., Partelli F., Ramalho J.C., Marques I., Ribeiro-Barros A.I. (2023)

Genomic Evaluation of Coffea arabica and Its Wild Relative Coffea racemosa in Mozambique: Settling Resilience Keys for the Coffee Crop in the Context of Climate Changes

Plants, 12: 244. DOI:

António CBS, Obieze C, Jacinto J, Maquia ISA, Massad T, Ramalho JC, Ribeiro NS, Máguas C, Marques I, Ribeiro-Barros AI (2022)

Linking bacterial rhizosphere communities of two pioneer species, Brachystegia boehmii and B. spiciformis, to the ecological processes of Miombo woodlands

Forests 13, 1840. DOI:

Cassamo C.T., Mangueze A.V.J., Leitão A.E., Pais I.P., Moreira R., Campa C., Chiulele R., Reis F.O., Marques I., Scotti-Campos P., Lidon F.C., Partelli F.L., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Ramalho J.C. (2022)

Shade and Altitude Implications on the Physical and Chemical Attributes of Green Coffee Beans from Gorongosa Mountain, Mozambique

Agronomy, 12: 2540. DOI:

Donhouedé J.C.F., Salako K.V., Gandji K., Idohou R., Tohoun R., Hounkpèvi A., Ribeiro N., Ribeiro-Barros A.I. (2022)

Food and medicinal uses of Annona senegalensis Pers.: a country-wide assessment of traditional theoretical knowledge and actual uses in Benin, West Africa

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 18: 10. DOI:

dos Santos TB, da Silva Ferreira MF, Marques I, Oliveira SC, Zaidan IR, Oliveira MG, Rodrigues WP, Ribas AF, Guyot R, Ramalho JC, Ribeiro-Barros AI, Pereira LFP, Partelli FL (2022)

Current challenges and genomic advances towards the development resilient coffee genotypes to abiotic stresses

In: Genomic designing for abiotic stress resistant technical crops, p. 41-69, Kole C (ed). Springer, Cham. . DOI:

Fernandes I, Paulo OS, Marques I, Sarjkar I, Sen A, Graça I, Pawlowski K, Ramalho JC, Ribeiro-Barros AI (2022)

Fernandes I, Paulo OS, Marques I, Sarjkar I, Sen A, Graça I, Pawlowski K, Ramalho JC, Ribeiro-Barros AI. Salt stress tolerance in Casuarina glauca: insights from the branchlets transcriptome

Plants 11, 2942. DOI:

Macave O.A., Ribeiro N. S., Ribeiro A.I., Chaúque A., Bandeira R., Branquinho C., Washington-Allen R. (2022)

Modelling aboveground biomass of Miombo Woodlands in Niassa Special Reserve, Northern Mozambique

Forests, 13(2): 311. DOI:

Marques I, Rodrigues AP, Gouveia D, Lidon FC, Martins S, Semedo MC, Gaillard JC, Pais IP, Semedo JN, Scotti-Campos P, Reboredo FH, Partelli FL, DaMatta F, Armengaud J, Ribeiro-Barros AI, Ramalho JC (2022)

High-resolution shotgun proteomics reveals that increased air [CO2] amplifies the acclimation response of Coffea species to drought regarding antioxidative, energy, sugar, and lipid dynamics

Journal of Plant Physiology 276, 153788. . DOI: ttps://

Marques I., Gouveia D., Gaillard J.-C., Martins S., SemedoM.C., Lidon, F.C., Damatta F.M., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Armengaud J., Ramalho J.C. (2022)

Next-generation proteomics reveals a greater antioxidative response to drought in Coffea Arabica than in Coffea canephora

Agronomy, 12 (1): 148.DOI. DOI:

Marques I., Ribeiro-Barros A., Ramalho J.C. (2022)

Editorial: Tropical Plant Responses to Climate Change

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23(13): 7236. DOI:

Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Pawlowski K., Ramalho J.C. (2022)

Mechanisms of salt stress tolerance in Casuarina: a review of recent research

Journal of Forest Research, 27(2): 113 – 116. DOI:

Vinci G., Marques I., Rodrigues A.P., Martins S., Leitão A.E., Semedo M.C., Silva M.J., Lidon F.C., DaMatta F.M., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Ramalho J.C. (2022)

Protective Responses at the Biochemical and Molecular Level Differ between a Coffea arabica L. Hybrid and Its Parental Genotypes to Supra-Optimal Temperatures and Elevated Air [CO2]

Plants, 11: 2702. DOI:

Catarino S., Brilhante M., Essoh A.P., Charrua A.B., Rangel J., Roxo G., Varela E., Moldão M., Ribeiro-Barros A., Bandeira S., Moura M., Talhinhas P., Romeiras M.M. (2021)

Exploring physicochemical and cytogenomic diversity of African cowpea and common bean

Scientific Reports, 11: 12838. DOI:

Ezeokoli O.T., Nuaila V.N.A., Obieze C.C., Muetanene B.A., Fraga I., Tesinde M.N., Ndayiragije A., Coutinho J., Melo A.M.P., Adeleke R.A., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Fangueiro D. (2021)

Assessing the impact of rice cultivation and off-season period on dynamics of soil enzyme activities and bacterial communities in two agro-ecological regions of Mozambique

Agronomy, 11: 694. DOI:

Gomes A.M.F., Draper D., Nhantumbo N., Massinga R., Ramalho J.C., Marques I., Ribeiro-Barros A.I. (2021)

Diversity of Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] landraces in Mozambique: new opportunities for crop improvement and future breeding programs

Agronomy, 11(5): 991. DOI:

Jorge T.F., Ramalho J.C., Alseekh S., Pais I.P., Leitão A.E., Rodrigues A.P., Scotti-Campos P., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Fernie A.R., António C. (2021)

Will Casuarina glauca stress resilience be maintained in the face of climate change?

Metabolites, 11(9):593. DOI:

Marques I., Fernandes I., Paulo O.S, Lidon F.C, DaMatta F.M., Ramalho J.C, Ribeiro-Barros A.I. (2021)

A transcriptomic approach to understanding the combined impacts of supra-optimal temperatures and co2 revealed different responses in the polyploid Coffea arabica and its diploid progenitor C. canephora

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(6): 3125-3125. DOI:

Ribeiro NS, Armstrong AH, Fischer R, Kim YS, Shugart HH, Ribeiro-Barros AI, Chauque A, Tera T, Washington-Allen R, Bandeira RR (2021)

Prediction of forest parameters and carbon accounting under different fire regimes in Miombo woodlands, Niassa Special Reserve, Northern Mozambique

Forest Policy and Economics 133, 102625. DOI:

Rodrigues A.M., Jorge T., Osorio S., Pott D.M., Lidon F.C., DaMatta F.M., Marques I., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Ramalho J.C., António C. (2021)

Primary metabolite profile changes in Coffea spp. promoted by single and combined exposure to drought and elevated CO2 concentration

Metabolites, 11(7): 427. DOI:

Semedo J.N., Rodrigues A.P., Lidon F.C., Pais I.P., Marques I., Gouveia D., Armengaud J., Silva M.J., Martins S., Semedo M.C., Dubberstein D., Partelli F.L., Reboredo F.H., Scotti-Campos P., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., DaMatta F.M., Ramalho J.C. (2021)

Intrinsic non-stomatal resilience to drought of the photosynthetic apparatus in Coffea spp. is strengthened by elevated air [CO2]

Tree Physiology, 41(5): 708 – 727. DOI:

Swamy B.P.M., Marathi B., Ribeiro-Barros A.I.F., Calayugan M.I.C., Ricachenevsky F.K. (2021)

Iron biofortification in rice: an update on quantitative trait loci and candidate genes

Frontiers in Plant Science, 12: 647341. DOI:

Swamy BPM, Marathi B, Ribeiro-Barros AIF, Ricachenevsky FK (2021)

Editorial: Development of healthy and nutritious cereals: recent insights on molecular advances in breeding

Frontiers in Genetics 12, 635006. DOI:

Covele G., Gulube A., Tivana L., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Carvalho M.O., Ndayiragije A., Nguenha R. (2020)

Effectiveness of hermetic containers in controlling paddy rice (Oryza sativa L.) storage insect pests

Journal of Stored Products Research, 89: 101710. DOI:

Dubberstein D., Lidon F.C., Rodrigues A.P., Semedo J.N., Marques I., Rodrigues W.P., Gouveia D., Armengaud J., Semedo M.C., Martins S., Simões-Costa M.C., Moura I., Pais I.P., Scotti-Campos P., Partelli F.L., Campostrini E., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., DaMatta F.M., Ramalho J.C. (2020)

Resilient and sensitive key points of the photosynthetic machinery of Coffea spp. to the single and superimposed exposure to severe drought and heat stresses

Frontiers in Plant Science, 11: 1049. DOI:

Gomes A.M.F., Draper D., Talhinhas P., Santos P.B., Simões F., Nhantumbo N., Massinga R., Ramalho J.C., Marques I., Ribeiro-Barros A.I. (2020)

Genetic diversity among Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) landraces suggests central mozambique as an important hotspot of variation

Agronomy, 10(12): 1893. DOI:

Gomes A.M.F., Rodrigues A.P., António C., Rodrigues A.M., Leitão A.E., Batista-Santos P., Nhantumbo N., Massinga R., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Ramalho J.C. (2020)

Drought response of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) landraces at leaf physiological and metabolite profile levels

Environmental and Experimental Botany, 175: 104060. DOI:

Maquia I.S., Fareleira P., Castro I.V.E., Brito D.R.A., Soares R., Chaúque A., Ferreira-Pinto M.M., Lumini E., Berruti A., Ribeiro N.S., Marques I., Ribeiro-Barros A.I. (2020)

Mining the microbiome of key species from african savanna woodlands: potential for soil health improvement and plant growth promotion

Microorganisms, 8(9): 1291. DOI:

Marques A.C., Lidon F.C., Coelho A.R.F., Pessoa C.C., Luís I.C., Scotti-Campos P., Simões M., Almeida A.S., Legoinha P., Pessoa M.F., Galhano C., Guerra M.A.M., Leitão R.G., Ramalho J.C., Semedo J.M.N., Bagulho A., Moreira J., Rodrigues A.P., Marques P., Silva C., Ribeiro-Barros A., Silva M.J., Silva M.M., Oliveira K., Ferreira D., Pais I.P., Reboredo F.H. (2020)

Quantification and tissue localization of selenium in rice (Oryza sativa l., poaceae) grains: a perspective of agronomic biofortification

Plants, 9(12): 1670. DOI:

Marques I., Fernandes I., David P.H.C., Paulo O.S., Goulão L.F., Fortunato A.S., Lidon F.C., DaMatta F.M., Ramalho J.C., Ribeiro-Barros A.I. (2020)

Transcriptomic leaf profiling reveals differential responses of the two most traded coffee species to elevated [CO2]

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(23): 9211. DOI:

Roda F.A., Marques I., Batista-Santos P., Esquivel M.G., Ndayiragije A., Lidon F.C., Swamy B.P.M., Ramalho J.C., Ribeiro-Barros A.I. (2020)

Rice biofortification with zinc and selenium: a transcriptomic approach to understand mineral accumulation in flag leaves

Frontiers in Genetics, 11: 543. DOI:

Senkoro A.M., Talhinhas P., Simões F., Batista-Santos P., Shackleton C.M., Voeks R.A., Marques I., Ribeiro-Barros A.I. (2020)

The genetic legacy of fragmentation and overexploitation in the threatened medicinal African pepper-bark tree, Warburgia salutaris

Scientific Reports, 10(1): 19725. DOI:

Silva L.O.E., Schmidt R., Valani G.P., Ferreira A., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Partelli F.L. (2020)

Root trait variability in Coffea canephora genotypes and its relation to plant height and crop yield

Agronomy-Basel, 10(9): 1394. DOI:

Mbanze A.A., Martins A.M., Rivaes R., Ribeiro-Barros A.I., Ribeiro N.S. (2019)

Field data on vegetation structure and effects of human use of the Dambos ecosystem in Northern Mozambique

Data in Brief, 26: 104454.


Food Systems Resilience

Ribeiro-Barros AI, Tevera DS, Goulao LF , Tivana LD (2022)

London: IntechOpen, 230 p.. URL:

Book Chapters

Rodrigues W.P., Campostrini E., Bernado W.P., Baroni D.F., Machado-Filho J.A., Partelli F.L., Ramalho J.C., Ribeiro A.I., Leitao A.E., Lidon F.J.C, Scotti-Campos P., Rakocevic M., DaMatta F.M. (2021)

Coffee plants in the context of global climate change

In: Adapting to climate change: Strategies for Brazilian agricultural and livestock systems. Sotta E.D., Sampaio F.G., Marzall K., Silva W.G. (Eds.), p. 50-51. Edition from Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply, MAPA / SENAR, Brazil. 187 p. ISBN: 978-65-86803-39-6 URL:

Figueira, A. M., Nhantumbo, N., Ferreira-Pinto, M., Massinga, R., Ramalho, J. C., & Ribeiro-Barros, A. (2019)

Breeding Elite Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] Varieties for Improved Food Security and Income in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

In: Legume Crops – Characterization and Breeding for Improved Food Security. El-Esawi, M. (Ed). IntechOpen, ISBN 978-1-83968-087-8. DOI:

Dubberstein D, Rodrigues WP, Semedo JN, Rodrigues AP, Pais IP, Leitão AE, Partelli FL, Campostrini E, Reboredo F, Scotti-Campos P, Lidon FC, Ribeiro-Barros AI, DaMatta FM, Ramalho JC (2018)

Mitigation of the negative impact of warming on the coffee crop: the role of increased air [CO2] and management strategies

In: In: Climate resilient agriculture – strategies and perspectives. A Shanker, C Shanker, C Srinivasarao (Eds), Intech, London. DOI:

Ribeiro-Barros AI, Silva MJ, Moura I, Ramalho JC, Máguas-Hanson C, Ribeiro NS (2018)

The potential of tree and shrub legumes in agroforestry systems

In: Nitrogen in agriculture – Updates, p. 223-239. Khan A., Fahad S. (eds). InTech, London. DOI:

Semedo JN, Rodrigues WP, Dubberstein D, Martins MQ, Martins LD, Pais IP, Rodrigues AP, Leitão AE, Partelli F, Campostrini E, Tomaz MA, Reboredo FH, Scotti-Campos P, Ribeiro-Barros AI, Lidon FC, DaMatta FM, Ramalho JC (2018)

Coffee responses to drought, warming and high [CO2] in a context of future climate change scenarios

In: Climate change management: Theory and practice of climate adaptation, p. 465-477. F Alves, WL Filho, Azeiteiro U (Eds), Springer, Cham.. DOI:


Coffee Flower

O aquecimento global ameaça a sustentabilidade da cultura do café através da infertilidade floral. Uma visão integrada para desvendar as perturbações no desenvolvimento floral e o potencial efeito protetor do CO2 atmosférico elevado

Duration: 2023-2026

CEF Budget: 191646,30 €

Smart Green Technologies

Promoting resource smart green technologies in technical professional and higher education, to increase Mozambique’s food production and nutrition security

Duration: 2020-2022

CEF Budget: 1.398.023 €


A multidisciplinary approach to address the effects of climate change and fires on miombo woodlands of Niassa National Reserve, northern Mozambique

Duration: 2017-2020

CEF Budget: 10.000 €