Caio Guilherme Pereira
(Guilherme Pereira, C.; Pereira, C.G.)

Postdoctoral Associate 
Des Marais Lab @ Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)



I'm a plant biologist with strong interests in the fields of ecology and evolution. My main objective is to understand the functioning of plants, especially those that occur in severely nutrient-impoverished environments. I'm aiming to discover the consequences of their functioning for vegetation patterns, composition and diversity. My research is mostly experimental, but I also use observational and modelling approaches to achieve my goals. Since my move to the Des Marais Lab. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), my primary research goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms of plant-environment interaction.

Recent News

  • New Paper in Journal of Experimental Botany In our recent study, published in Journal of Experimental Botany, we show that increasing calcium (Ca) supply enhanced the preferential allocation of phosphorus (P) to palisade mesophyll cells under high ...
    Posted 7 Aug 2019, 11:42 by Caio Guilherme Pereira
  • Visiting Fellow at Harvard University I'm happy to announce that I have been offered an appointment as a Visiting Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University! I'll be conducting a series of ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2019, 13:04 by Caio Guilherme Pereira
  • New Paper in Journal of Ecology In our recent study, published in Journal of Ecology, we show that with declining soil phosphorus (P) availability across the Jurien Bay dune chronosequence (south-western Australia), the photosynthetic P ...
    Posted 27 Jun 2019, 12:15 by Caio Guilherme Pereira
  • New Paper in New Phytologist In our recent study, published in New Phytologist, we provide the first demonstration of calcium‐enhanced phosphorus toxicity across multiple Proteaceae species. We surmise that this phenomenon might partially explain ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2019, 13:04 by Caio Guilherme Pereira
  • New Paper in New Phytologist In our recent study, published in New Phytologist, we have assessed the implications that phosphorus (P) availability and phylogenetic constraints may have for P compartmentation in eudicots. We showed that ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2019, 13:03 by Caio Guilherme Pereira
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