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Professor Alexandre Oliveira

Crop Physiology

Federal University of Ceará

Dr Alexandre Bosco de Oliveira has a BS in Agronomic Engineering (2006) and Secondary Biology Education (2009). He obtained his MS (2008) and PhD (2010) degrees in Agronomy/Crop Science at the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, and in 2017 worked as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Florida, USA. His academic background involves research activities with seedlings production, plant propagation, germination ecophysiology and the physiology of water and salt stress.

In 2012, he started his current position as a Professor of Agriculture at the Federal University of Ceará. Since then, he has been the head of the Crop Physiology Laboratory and coordinates the Ecophysiology of Semiarid Agroecosystems Research Group, advising undergraduate and graduate students.

So far, he has published four books, 20 chapters in books, 51 articles in specialized scientific journals, and contributes as Reviewer and Associate Editor of many high-impact scientific journals worldwide.

In the last decade, he has extended his research in the area of crop science in order to perform field agronomic evaluations of promising grains and biofuel crops. A particular challenge in this area is to overcome the issue of reduced soil productivity caused by abiotic stresses, such as salinity and drought. Therefore, his current goal is to establish agronomic strategies that help to address these concerns, including studies with a focus on understanding and improving crop tolerance to abiotic stresses.