Dr. Flávia Machado Durgante

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Abteilung Aueninstitut
    D-76437 Rastatt

Flávia Machado Durgante


  • Forest Ecology
  • Tropical Forest Management
  • Botany
  • Ecophysiology

Curriculum vitae


Post-doctoral Researcher at Institute of Geography and Geoecology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Research priorities: Vulnerability index of Amazonian trees to hydrological climate changes; 18O isotopic signal in the water ecosystem, inside of trees and tree rings

2018– Permanent Teacher at post-graduation in Botany at National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA)
2012–2016 PHD Thesis in Tropical Forest Science at National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) Brazil with fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazon Forest: Growth and Increment of dominant forest species in Amazonas
2013–2018 Research Support Technician at National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) in Department of Forest Management. Research priorities: Field courses in Amazon, Isotopic analysis, Spectroscopy, Tree Growth rates
2011–2012 Assistant Teacher in Technology in Environmental Management at University of Amazonas State (UEA), Brazil
2009–2011 Master Thesis in Tropical Forest Science National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) Brazil with fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazon Forest: Discrimination of Forest Species through the isotopic signal 13C and 15N and the near infrared spectroscopy
2003–2008 Graduate in Forest Engineer at Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil


  • Near Infrared technology to identify species
  • Isotopic Studies in Forest Science

Alves, Y. L. A.; Durgante, F. M.; Piedade, M. T. F.; Wittmann, F.; Schӧngart J. (2024). Tree growth performance and xylem functional arrangements of Macrolobium Schreb. (Fabaceae) in different wetland forests in the Central Amazon basin. Trees - Structure and Function, 38, 115–126. doi:10.1007/s00468-023-02469-3
de Sá, P. A.; Schöngart, J.; Wittmann, F.; Piedade, M. T. F.; Tomazello-Filho, M.; Oliveira, R. S.; Horna, V.; Parolin, P.; Durgante, F. M. (2024). Hydrological and climate intensification induces conservative behavior in the Hydrochorea corymbosa xylem production in a Central Amazon floodplain forest. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 12, Art.-Nr.: 1292132. doi:10.3389/fevo.2024.1292132VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Luize, B. G.; Bauman, D.; ter Steege, H.; Palma-Silva, C.; do Amaral, I. L.; de Souza Coelho, L.; de Almeida Matos, F. D.; de Andrade Lima Filho, D.; Salomão, R. P.; Durgante, F. M.; u. a. (2024). Geography and ecology shape the phylogenetic composition of Amazonian tree communities. Journal of Biogeography. doi:10.1111/jbi.14816VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Carvalho, R. L.; Resende, A. F.; Barlow, J.; França, F. M.; Moura, M. R.; Maciel, R.; Alves-Martins, F.; Shutt, J.; Nunes, C. A.; Durgante, F.; u. a. (2023). Pervasive gaps in Amazonian ecological research. Current Biology, 33 (16), 3495–3504.e4. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2023.06.077VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Durgante, F. M.; Higuchi, N.; Ohashi, S.; Householder, J. E.; Lima, A. J. N.; Ishizuka, M.; Wittmann, F.; dos Santos, J.; Carneiro, V. M. C.; Xu, X.; u. a. (2023). Soil fertility and drought interact to determine large variations in wood production for a hyperdominant Amazonian tree species. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 5, Art.-Nr.: 1065645. doi:10.3389/ffgc.2022.1065645VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
ter Steege, H.; Pitman, N. C. A.; do Amaral, I. L.; de Souza Coelho, L.; de Almeida Matos, F. D.; de Andrade Lima Filho, D.; Salomão, R. P.; Wittmann, F.; Castilho, C. V.; Durgante, F. M.; u. a. (2023). Mapping density, diversity and species-richness of the Amazon tree flora. Communications Biology, 6 (1), Art.-Nr.: 1130. doi:10.1038/s42003-023-05514-6VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Torralvo, K.; Durgante, F.; Pasquini, C.; Magnusson, W. E. (2023). Near infrared spectroscopy for the identification of live anurans: Towards rapid and automated identification of species in the field. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy. doi:10.1177/09670335231156472
Correa, D. F.; Stevenson, P. R.; Umaña, M. N.; Coelho, L. de S.; Lima Filho, D. de A.; Salomão, R. P.; do Amaral, I. L.; Wittmann, F.; Matos, F. D. de A.; Durgante, F. M.; u. a. (2022). Geographic patterns of tree dispersal modes in Amazonia and their ecological correlates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 32 (1), 49–69. doi:10.1111/geb.13596VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Gonçalves, J. Q.; Durgante, F. M.; Wittmann, F.; Piedade, M. T. F.; Ortega Rodriguez, D. R.; Tomazello-Filho, M.; Parolin, P.; Schöngart, J. (2021). Minimum temperature and evapotranspiration in Central Amazonian floodplains limit tree growth of Nectandra amazonum (Lauraceae). Trees - Structure and Function, 35, 1367–1384. doi:10.1007/s00468-021-02126-7
Householder, J. E.; Schöngart, J.; Piedade, M. T. F.; Junk, W. J.; Steege, H. ter; Montero, J. C.; Assis, R. L. de; Aguiar, D. P. P. de; Pombo, M. M.; Durgante, F. M.; u. a. (2021). Modeling the Ecological Responses of Tree Species to the Flood Pulse of the Amazon Negro River Floodplains. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, Art.-Nr.: 628606. doi:10.3389/fevo.2021.628606VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Schöngart, J.; Wittmann, F.; Faria de Resende, A.; Assahira, C.; Sousa Lobo, G. de; Rocha Duarte Neves, J.; Rocha, M. da; Biem Mori, G.; Costa Quaresma, A.; Machado Durgante, F.; u. a. (2021). The shadow of the Balbina dam: A synthesis of over 35 years of downstream impacts on floodplain forests in Central Amazonia. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31 (5), 1117–1135. doi:10.1002/aqc.3526
Resende, A. F.; Piedade, M. T. F.; Feitosa, Y. O.; Andrade, V. H. F.; Trumbore, S. E.; Durgante, F. M.; Macedo, M. O.; Schöngart, J. (2020). Flood-pulse disturbances as a threat for long-living Amazonian trees. The new phytologist, 227 (6), 1790–1803. doi:10.1111/nph.16665
Oliveira Piva, L. R. de; Jardine, K. J.; Gimenez, B. O.; Perdiz, R. O.; Menezes, V. S.; Durgante, F. M.; Cobello, L. O.; Higuchi, N.; Chambers, J. Q. (2019). Volatile monoterpene ’fingerprints’ of resinous Protium tree species in the Amazon rainforest. Phytochemistry, 160, 61–70. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2019.01.014VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Hadlich, H. L.; Durgante, F. M.; Santos, J. dos; Higuchi, N.; Chambers, J. Q.; Vicentini, A. (2018). Recognizing Amazonian tree species in the field using bark tissues spectra. Forest ecology and management, 427, 296–304. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2018.06.002
Piva, L. R. O.; Jardine, K. J.; Cobello, L. O.; Gimenez, B. O.; Durgante, F. M.; Higuchi, N.; Chambers, J. Q. (2018). Demonstration of a Strict Molecular Oxygen Requirement of Yellow Latex Oxidation in the Central Amazon Canopy Tree Muiratinga (Maquira sclerophylla (Ducke) C.C. Berg). Revista virtual de química, 10 (5), 1316–1326. doi:10.21577/1984-6835.20180090
Gimenez, B. O.; Dos Santos, L. T.; Gebara, J.; Celes, C. H. S.; Durgante, F. M.; Lima, A. J. N.; Dos Santos, J.; Higuchi, N. (2017). Tree Climbing Techniques and Volume Equations for Eschweilera (Matá-Matá), a Hyperdominant Genus in the Amazon Forest. Forests, 8, Article no: 154. doi:10.3390/f8050154
Jardine, K. J.; Jardine, A. B.; Souza, V. F.; Carneiro, V.; Ceron, J. V.; Gimenez, B. O.; Soarez, C. P.; Durgante, F. M.; Higuchi, N.; Manzi, A. O.; u. a. (2016). Methanol and isoprene emissions from the fast growing tropical pioneer species Vismia guianensis (Aubl.) Pers. (Hypericaceae) in the central Amazon forest. Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 16, 6441–6452. doi:10.5194/acp-16-6441-2016VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Jardine, A. B.; Jardine, K. J.; Fuentes, J. D.; Martin, S. T.; Martins, G.; Durgante, F. M.; Carneiro, V.; Higuchi, N.; Manzi, A. O.; Chambers, J. Q. (2015). Highly reactive light-dependent monoterpenes in the Amazon. Geophysical research letters, 42 (5), 1576–1583. doi:10.1002/2014GL062573VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Lang, C.; Costa, F. R. C.; Durgante, F. M.; Camargo, J. L. C.; Vicentini, A. (2015). Near Infrared Spectroscopy Facilitates Rapid Identification of Both Young and Mature Amazonian Tree Species. PLOS ONE, 10 (8), Article no: e0134521. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134521VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Ohashi, S.; Durgante, F. M.; Kagawa, A.; Kajimoto, T.; Trumbore, S. E.; Xu, X.; Ishizuka, M.; Higuchi, N. (2015). Seasonal variations in the stable oxygen isotope ratio of wood cellulose reveal annual rings of trees in a Central Amazon terra firme forest. Oecologia, 180 (8), 685–696. doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3509-x
Lima, A. J. N.; Durgante, F. M.; Campos, M. A. A.; Santos, J. dos; Ishizuka, M.; Higuchi, N. (2014). Dinâmica do Carbono das Florestas da Amazônia. Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA).
Ohashi, S.; Durgante, F. M.; Kagawa, A.; Trumbore, S. E.; Kajimoto, T.; Xu, X.; Ishizuka, M.; Higuchi, N. (2014). Isotopic Tree-ring analysis of trees with no distinct annual rings in Amazonian terra firme forests: a preliminary report. Dinâmica do Carbono das Florestas da Amazônia Hrsg.: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas, 55–64, Editora INPA.
Durgante, F. M.; Higuchi, N.; Almeida, A.; Vicentini, A. (2013). Species Spectral Signature: Discriminating closely related plant species in the Amazon with Near-Infrared Leaf-Spectroscopy. Forest ecology and management, 291, 240–248. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2012.10.045
Souza, C. A. S. de; Silva, R. P. da; Barros, P. C. de; Durgante, F. M.; Amaral, M. R. M.; Silva, N. M. C. da; Santos, J. dos; Higuchi, N. (2012). A Floresta Amazônica: conceitos fundamentais. A floresta amazônica e suas múltiplas dimensões: uma proposta de educaçẽo ambiental, 41–69, Editora INPA.