Mauro Brum Monteiro Junior

Mauro Brum

Mauro is a Brazilian postdoc interested in understanding the ecological process underlying plant co-existence and niche partitioning in forest ecosystems (from tropical forest to temperate forest). His research focuses on describing plant water-use and carbon-allocation strategies, and how plants cope with extreme drought due to climate change.


He has experience working in:

i) mountaintop grasslands ecosystems ("campos rupestres and campos de altitude")

ii) seasonal Amazon forests at "Floresta Nacional do Tapajos"

iii) dry forest "Caatinga"

iv) palm oil plantations

v) and in quantifying eco-hydrological parameters in Atlantic forest in Brazil


As a postdoctoral associate in Asbjornsen lab, Mauro’s research focuses on quantifying temperate forest resilience to extreme drought by linking tipping points in ecosystem carbon (C) and water cycles (and their associated ecosystem services) to physiological mechanisms at leaf to whole-tree scales in New Hampshire forests.


Selected Publications

  • Brum, M., Oliveira, R.S., Gutiérrez-López, J., Licata, J., Pypker, T., Chia, G.S., Tinôco, R.S. & Asbjornsen, H. (2021). Effects of irrigation on oil palm transpiration during ENSO-induced drought in the Brazilian Eastern Amazon. Agricultural Water Management, 245: 106569.
  • Brum, M., Gutierrez-Lopes, Asbjornsen, H., J., Licata, J., Pypker, T. & Oliveira R.S. (2018) ENSO effects on the transpiration of eastern Amazon trees. Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society B. 373: 20180085
  • Brum, M., Vadeboncoeur, M.A., Ivanov, V., Asbjornsen, H., Saleska, S., Alves, L.F., Penha, D., Dias, J.D., Aragão, L.E.O.C., Barros, F., Bittencourt, P., Pereira., L. & Oliveira, R.S. (2019). Hydrological niche segregation defines forest structure and drought tolerance strategies in a seasonal Amazon forest. Journal of Ecology, 107:318-333.
  • Brum, M., Teodoro, G. S., Abrahão, A., & Oliveira, R. S. (2017). Coordination of rooting depth and leaf hydraulic traits defines drought-related strategies in the campos rupestres, a tropical montane biodiversity hotspot. Plant and Soil, 420, 467-480.