Biochemistry; Environmental Science; Agricultural Plant Science; Physiology


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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 ‚Äď Mozambique regarding bean and leaf nutrient accumulation and physical fruit traits

Agronomy, 13, 1162. DOI:

Bernado W.P., Santos A.R., Vale E.M., Pireda S., Correia L.Z., Souza G.A.R., Abreu D.P., Carvalho L.K.O., Almeida F.A., Baroni D,F., Partelli F.L., Bressan-Smith R.H., Rakocevic M., Ramalho J.C., Campostrini E., Rodrigues W.P (2023)

UV-B Reduction and Excess: Management Strategies Regarding Coffea sp. Crop.

Scientia Horticulturae, 323: 112499.. 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:

Daccak D., Lidon F.C., Coelho A.R.F., Luís I.C., Marques A.C., Pessoa C.C., Brito M.G., Kullberg J.C., Ramalho J.C., Rodrigues A.P., Campos P.S., Pais I.P., Semedo J.M.N., Silva M.M. (2023)

Assessment of Physicochemical Parameters in two Winegrapes Varieties after Foliar Application of ZnSO4 and ZnO

Plants, 12: 1426. DOI:

Marques A.C., Lidon F.C., Coelho A.R.F., Pessoa C.C., Daccak D., Lu√≠s I.C., Sim√Ķes M., Scotti-Campos P., Almeida A.S., Guerra M., Leit√£o R.G., Bagulho A., Moreira J., Pessoa M.F., Legoinha P., Ramalho J.C., Semedo J.M.N., Palha L., Silva C., Silva M.M., Oliveira K., Pais I.P., Reboredo F.H. (2023)

Elemental Composition and Implications on Brown Rice Flour Biofortified with Selenium

Plants, 12: 1611. 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:

Pais I.P., Moreira R., Semedo J.N., Ramalho J.C., Lidon F.C., Coutinho J., Maçãs B., Scotti-Campos P. (2023)

Wheat Crop Under Waterlogging: Potential Soil and Plant Effects

Plants, 12: 149. DOI:

Rakocevic M., Baroni D.F., Souza G.A.R., Bernado W.P., Almeida C.M., Matsunaga F.I., Rodrigues W.P., Ramalho J.C., Campostrini E. (2023)

Correlating Coffea canephora 3D Architecture to Plant Photosynthesis at Daily Scale and Vegetative Biomass Allocation.

Tree Physiology, 43(4): 556-574. DOI:

Rakocevic M., Scholz M.B.S., Pazianotto R.A.A., Matsunaga F.T., Ramalho J.C (2023)

Variation in Yield, Berry Distribution and Chemical Attributes of Coffea arabica Beans among the Canopy Strata of Four Genotypes Cultivated under Contrasted Water Regimes.

Horticulturae, 9(2): 215. DOI:

Ramalho J.C., Pelica J., Lidon F.C., Silva M.M.A., Sim√Ķes M.M., Guerra M., Reboredo F.H (2023)

Soil Arsenic Toxicity Impact on the Growth and C-Assimilation of Eucalyptus nitens

Sustainability, 15: 6665. DOI:

Souza A.H., Oliveira U.S., Oliveira L.A., Carvalho P.H.N., Andrade M.T., Pereira T.S., Gomes Jr. C.C., Cardoso A.√Ā., Ramalho J.D.C., Martins S.C.V., DaMatta F.M. (2023)

Growth and Leaf Gas Exchange Upregulation by Elevated CO2 is Light Dependent in Coffee Plants

Plants, 12: 1479. 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:

Bernado W.D.P., Baroni D.F., Ruas K.F., Santos A.R., de Souza S.B., Passos L.C., Façanha A.R., Ramalho J.C., Campostrini E., Rakocevic M., Rodrigues W.P. (2022)

Ultraviolet radiation underlies metabolic energy reprograming in Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora genotypes

Scientia Horticulturae, 295:110881. DOI:

Cassamo C.T., Mangueze A.V.J., Leit√£o 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:

Coelho A.R.F., Lidon F.C., Pessoa C.C., Daccak D., Lu√≠s I.C., Marques A.C., Ramalho J.C., Semedo J.M.N., Silva M.M., Pais I.P., Brito M.G., Kullberg J.C., Legoinha P., Sim√Ķes M., Scotti-Campos P., Pessoa M.F., Reboredo F.H (2022)

Mineral monitorization in different tissues of Solanum tuberosum L. during calcium biofortification process

Horticulturae, 8(11): 1020. DOI:

Coelho A.R.F., Ramalho J.C., Lidon F.C., Marques A.C., Daccak D., Pessoa C.C., Lu√≠s I.C., Guerra M., Leit√£o R.G., Semedo J.M.N., Silva M.M., Pais I.P., Leal N., Galhano C., Rodrigues A.P., Legoinha P., Silva M.J., Sim√Ķes M., Campos Scotti P., Pessoa M.F., Reboredo F.H. (2022)

Foliar spraying of Solanum tuberosum L. with CaCl2 and Ca(NO3)2: interactions with nutrients accumulation in tubers

Plants, 11(13): 1725. DOI:

Daccak D., Lidon F.C., Pessoa C.C., Luís I.C., Coelho A.R.F., Marques A.C., Ramalho J.C., Silva M.J., Rodrigues A.P., Guerra M (2022)

Enrichment of grapes with zinc-efficiency of foliar fertilization with ZnSO4 and ZnO and implications on winemaking

Plants, 11(11): 1399. DOI:

Dalazen J.R., Valani G.P., Vieira H.D., Ramalho J.C., Jr Lacerda V., Rom√£o W., Partelli F.L (2022)

Nutrient accumulation in fruits and grains of black pepper at different ripening stages

Ciência Rural, 52(9): e20210470. 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:

Fernandes J., Reboredo F.H., Luis I., Silva M.M., Sim√Ķes M.M., Lidon F.C., Ramalho J.C. (2022)

Elemental composition of commercial herbal tea plants and respective infusions

Plants, 11(11): 1412. DOI:

Koutouleas A., Sarzynski T., Bertrand B., Bordeaux M., Bosselmann A.S., Campa C., Etienne H., Turreira-García N., Léran S., Markussen B., Marraccini P., Ramalho J.C., Vaast P., Ræbild A. (2022)

Shade effects on yield across different Coffea arabica cultivars ‚ÄĒ how much is too much? A meta-analysis

Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 42(4). DOI:

Koutouleas A., Sarzynski T., Bordeaux M., Bosselmann A.S., Campa C., Etienne H., Turreira-García N., Rigal C., Vaast P., Ramalho J.C., Marraccini P., Ræbild A. (2022)

Shaded-coffee: a nature-based strategy for coffee production under climate change? A review

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6: 877476. 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:

Pessoa C.C., Lidon F.C., Coelho A.R.F., Marques A.C., Daccak D., Luís I.C., Caleiro J.C., Kullberg J.C., Legoinha P., Brito M.G, Ramalho J.C., Silva M.J., Rodrigues A. (2022)

Magnesium accumulation in two contrasting varieties of Lycopersicum esculentum L. fruits: interaction with calcium at tissue level and implications on quality

Plants, 11: 1854. 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 ‚Äď 116. DOI:

Rosa N., Àvila G., Carbó J., Verjans W., Bonany J., Ramalho J.C., Asín L., Oliveira C.M. (2022)

Response of Malus x domestica Borkh to metamitron and high night temperature: effects on physiology and fruit abscission

Scientia Horticulturae, 292: 110610. DOI:

Schmidt R., Silva L.O.E., Ferreira A., Gontijo I., Guimar√£es R.J., Ramalho J.C., Partelli F.L. (2022)

Variability of root system size and distribution among Coffea canephora genotypes

Agronomy, 12 (3): 647. DOI:

Vinci G., Marques I., Rodrigues A.P., Martins S., Leit√£o 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:

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:

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:

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 ‚Äď 727. 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., Sim√Ķes-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., Sim√Ķes 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:

Marques A.C., Lidon F.C., Coelho A.R.F., Pessoa C.C., Lu√≠s I.C., Scotti-Campos P., Sim√Ķes M., Almeida A.S., Legoinha P., Pessoa M.F., Galhano C., Guerra M.A.M., Leit√£o 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., Goul√£o 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:

Rosa N., Avila G., Carbo J., Verjans W., Pais I.P., da Silva A.B, Martins L.L., Mourato M.P., Carvalho L.C., Scotti-Campos P., Bonany J., Asin L., Ramalho J.C., Oliveira C.M. (2020)

Metamitron and shade effects on leaf physiology and thinning efficacy of Malus x domestica Borkh

Agronomy-Basel, 10(12): 1924. DOI:

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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:

Dias J, Lage P, Valério J, Santos T, Lampreia C, Horta M, Carvalho MJ, Floro AM, Russo R, Silva A, Martins JC, Caeiro JJ, Geng S, Lidon F, Pessoa F, Reboredo F, Leitão AE, Ramalho JC, Garcia J, Coelho L, Pássaro J, Martins APL, Gonçalves E, Alvarenga N (2020)

Influ√™ncia das condi√ß√Ķes atmosf√©ricas na cura de queijos artesanais

In: Dias J., Duarte M.F., Garcia J., Lidon F., Alvarenga N., Carvalho G. (eds.) Aplica√ß√£o da Mec√Ęnica dos Flu√≠dos Computacional e Monitoriza√ß√£o Remota em Queijarias Tradicionais, Cap√≠tulo 4, p. 85-104. Edi√ß√£o do Instituto Polit√©cnico de Beja. ISBN: 978-989-8008-46-6

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, Leit√£o 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, M√°guas-Hanson C, Ribeiro NS (2018)

The potential of tree and shrub legumes in agroforestry systems

In: Nitrogen in agriculture ‚Äď 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, Leit√£o 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:


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