Dr. José A. F. Monteiro

In my current assignment, I am interested to explore communities of different species composition in Mediterranean climate ecosystems to be used in restoration projects, and study these communities regarding the ecosystem services that they could provide in future climate change scenarios. Therefore, I plan to develop a spatial-explicit numeric model for plant growth and carbon partition, and integrate this model to an hydrological model. 

In parallel, I am working on a hydrological model for the Amazon basin using SWAT to explore the effects of different climate changes scenarios on the freshwater availability and partition into green or blue water in the Amazon.



Address Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Biology
Altensteinstraße 34
Room 1.04
14195 Berlin
Telephone +49 (0)30-838 75859
Email jose.monteiro()fu-berlin.de

Monteiro JAF, Strauch M, Srinivasan R, Abbaspour K, Gücker B. Accuracy of grid precipitation data for Brazil: application in river discharge modelling of the Tocantins catchment. Hydrological Processes. 2016;30(9):1419–1430. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10708.

Monteiro JAF, Kamali B, Srinivasan R, Abbaspour K, Gücker B. Modelling the effect of riparian vegetation restoration on sediment transport in a human-impacted Brazilian catchment. Ecohydrology. 2016;9(7):1289–1303. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1726.

Gücker B, Silva RCS, Graeber D, Monteiro JAF, Brookshire ENJ, Chaves RC, et al. Dissolved nutrient exports from natural and human-impacted Neotropical catchments. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2016;25(4):378–390. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12417.

Gücker B, Silva RCS, Graeber D, Monteiro JAF, Boëchat IG. Urbanization and agriculture increase exports and differentially alter elemental stoichiometry of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from tropical catchments. Science of the Total Environment. 2016;550:785–792. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.158.

Bonumá NB, Reichert JM, Rodrigues MF, Monteiro JAF, Arnold JG, Srinivasan R. Modeling surface hydrology, soil erosion, nutrient transport, and future scenarios with the ecohydrological SWAT model in Brazilian watersheds and river basins. Tópicos em Ciências do Solo. 2015;9:241–290.

Ness B, Monteiro JAF. Challenges in Sustainability: Another Brick in the Wall. Challenges in Sustainability. 2014;2(1):28–29. DOI: 10.12924/cis2014.02010028

Monteiro JAF, Körner C. Leaf turnover and herbivory in the tall tussock grass Festuca orthophylla in the Andean Altiplano. Alpine Botany. 2013;123(1):13–20. DOI: 10.1007/s00035-013-0113-8.

Monteiro JAF, Hiltbrunner E, Körner C. Functional morphology and microclimate of Festuca orthophylla, the dominant tall tussock grass in the Andean Altiplano. Flora. 2011;206(4):387–396. DOI: 10.1016/j.flora.2011.01.001.

Portes M, Damineli D, Ribeiro R, Monteiro J, Souza G. Evidence of higher photosynthetic plasticity in the early successional Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. compared to the late successional Hymenaea courbaril L. grown in contrasting light environments. Brazilian Journal of Biology. 2010;70:75–83. DOI: 10.1590/S1519-69842010000100011.

Monteiro JAF, Zotz G, Körner C. Tropical epiphytes in a CO2-rich atmosphere. Acta Oecologica. 2009;35(1):60–68. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2008.08.001.

Monteiro JAF, Prado CHBA. Apparent carboxylation efficiency and relative stomatal and mesophyll limitations of photosynthesis in an evergreen cerrado species during water stress. Photosynthetica. 2006;44(1):39–45. DOI: 10.1007/s11099-005-0156-1.

Souza GM, Pincus SM, Monteiro JAF. The complexity-stability hypothesis in plant gas exchange under water deficit. Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology. 2005;17:363–373. DOI: 10.1590/S1677-04202005000400004.

Current Project

Ecosystem services through restoration: Improving restoration outcomes through trait-based modelling