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FAPESP announces result of call for proposals with DoE and FAPEAM

FAPESP announces result of call for proposals with DoE and FAPEAM

Six proposals in the field of Amazonian Tropical Ecosystems were selected (photo: NASA)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) and the Amazonas Research Foundation (FAPEAM) make public the result of a call for proposals for the exchange of researchers in support of GOAmazon Campaign Science.

This announcement represents the first collaborative research opportunity between DoE’s Atmospheric Systems Research (ASR), Regional and Global Climate Modeling (RGCM), and Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) programs along with the Brazilian state research funding agencies FAPESP, through its Program for Research on Global Climate Change (PFPMCG),and FAPEAM.

The call was open to researchers from DoE and the State of São Paulo, Brazil, or from DoE, the State of São Paulo, Brazil and the State of Amazonas, Brazil. The aim is to promote and strengthen collaborations in the field of Amazonian Tropical Ecosystems.

FAPESP is prepared to fund the total amount of up to R$ 6.000.000,00 to the selected proposals from the State of São Paulo, DoE is prepared to fund equivalent of up to R$ 12.000.000,00 to the selected proposals from USA, and FAPEAM is prepared to fund the total amount of up to R$ 6.000.000,00 to the selected proposals from Amazon.

The maximum duration of each project is 36 months.

Selected proposals:

Researchers Title

Henrique de Melo Jorge Barbosa
Instituto de Física/USP

Scot Turbull Martin
Harvard University

Rodrigo Augusto Ferreira de Souza
Universidade do Estado do Amazonas

Brazil-USA collaborative research: modifications by anthropogenic pollution of the natural atmospheric chemistry and particle microphysics of the tropical rain forest during GOAmazon intensive operating periods

FAPESP#: 2013/50510-5

Celso Von Randow
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

Marcelo Chamecki
Pennsylvania State University

Antonio Ocimar Manzi
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia

Bridging land-surface fluxes and aerosol concentrations to triggering convective rainfall

FAPESP#: 2013/50529-8

 

Luiz Eduardo Oliveira e Cruz Aragão
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

Dennis Gene Dye
Southwest Geographic Science Center

Marciel Jose Ferreira
Universidade Federal do Amazonas

Understanding the response of photosynthetic metabolism in tropical forests to seasonal climate variations

FAPESP#: 2013/50533-5
 

Jose Antonio Marengo Orsini
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

Rong Fu
University of Texas

Understanding the causes of the biases that determine the onset of the rainy season in Amazonia in climate models using GOAmazon-chuva measurements

FAPESP#: 2013/50538-7

Tercio Ambrizzi
Instituto de Astronomia Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas/USP

Carlos Roberto Mechoso
University Of California

Multi-scale processes driving tropical convection and influence of the aerosol

FAPESP#: 2013/50521-7

 

Laura de Simone Borma
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

Jung-Eun Lee
Brown University

Ecophysiological controls on Amazonian precipitation seasonality and variability

FAPESP#: 2013/50531-2
 

The call for proposals is available at: http://www.fapesp.br/chamadas/goamazon/.

This announcement is also available at the webpages of FAPEAM (in portuguese) and DoE.