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Ana Corrêa

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are: Physiology of the mycorrhizal symbiosis, with special emphasis on the nitrogen and carbon metabolisms and balances. Stress physiology, plant nutrition, evolution.


Academic Qualifications

- PhD in Biology - Plant Ecophysiology

- 5-year college graduation in Applied Plant Biology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)

Recent Publications

Corrêa A., Cruz C., Pérez-Tienda J. & Ferrol N. 2014. Shedding light onto nutrient responses of arbuscular mycorrhizal plants: nutrient interactions may lead to unpredicted outcomes of the symbiosis. Plant Science 221–222:29–41.

Corrêa A., Gurevitch J., Martins-Loução M.A. & Cruz C. 2012. C allocation to the fungus is not a cost to the plant in ectomycorrhizae. OIKOS 121:449–463.

Corrêa A., Hampp R., Magel E. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2011. Carbon allocation in ectomycorrhizal plants at limited and optimal N supply: an attempt at unraveling conflicting theories. Mycorrhiza 21:35–51.

Corrêa A., Strasser R.J. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2008. Plants’ response to ectomycorrhizae in N limited conditions: which factors determine its variation? Mycorrhiza 18:413-427.

Corrêa A., Strasser R.J. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2006. Are mycorrhiza always beneficial? Plant and Soil 279:65-73.

Ongoing Projects

Post-doctoral research project "Unraveling the universality of nitrogen transport mechanisms in mychorrizal symbioses", in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and the Department of Soil Microbiology and Symbiotic Systems, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC, Granada, Spain.


Other Information

Review for Environmental and Experimental Botany; Journal of Experimental Botany.