Max Planck Gesellschaft

Eliane Gomes Alves


MPI for Biogeochemistry
Department of Biogeochemical Processes
Room: B1.007
Phone: +49 3641 6189
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Research interests

Plant ecophysiology of tropical species, biogenic volatile organic compound emissions, trace gases, interaction between tropical forests and atmospheric chemistry


2011-2016, PhD degree in Climate and Environment (INPA/UEA), Brazil. Thesis: A study of seasonal changes in Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound (BVOCs) emissions from a primary forest in central Amazonia. Supervisors: Dr. Julio Tota (UFOPA, Brazil) and Dr. Alex Guenther (UCI-USA)

2013, PhD research stay at the Lawrence National Berkeley Laboratory, USA

2010-2011, Master's research stay at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA

2009-2011, Master's degree in Climate and Environment (INPA/UEA), Brazil. Thesis: Effects of temperature and light on isoprene emission of a tropical tree species Eschweilera coriacea during leaf phenology in Central Amazon. Supervisors: Dr. José Francisco de Carvalho Gonçalves (INPA, Brazil) and Dr. Peter Harley (NCAR, USA)

2005-2008, Bachelor in Biology, State University of Mato Grosso, Brazil.


2016-2018, Postdoc, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil

2014-2018, Research collaborator of the project - Brazil-USA Collaborative Research: Modifications by Anthropogenic Pollution of the Natural Atmospheric Chemistry and Particle Microphysics of the Tropical Rain Forest During the GoAmazon Intensive Operating Periods''', National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil


1. Botia S., Komiya S., Marshall J., Koch T., Gałkowski M., Lavric J., Gomes Alves E.,… Gerbig C. The CO 2 record at the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory: a new opportunity to study processes on seasonal and inter‐annual scales. Global Change Biology,, 2021
2. B. Tanunchai, K. Juncheed, S. F. M. Wahdan, V. Guliyev, M. Udovenko, A. Lehnert, E. G. Alves, B. Glaser, M. Noll, F. Buscot, E. Blagodatskaya, W. Purahong. Analysis of microbial populations in plastic–soil systems after exposure to high poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) load using high-resolution molecular technique. Environmental Sciences Europe,, 2021
3. T. T. Taylor, W. T. Wisniewski, E.G. Alves, R. C. Oliveira Junior, S. Saleska. A New Field Instrument for Leaf Volatiles Reveals an Unexpected Vertical Profile of Isoprenoid Emission Capacities in a Tropical Forest. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change,, 2021
4. A. A. Yáñez‐Serrano, E. Bourtsoukidis, E.G. Alves, M. Bauwens, T. Stavrakou, J. Llusia, I. Filella, A. Guenther, J. Williams, P. Artaxo, K. Sindelarova, J. Doubalova, J. Kesselmeier, J. Peñuelas. Amazonian Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds under Global Change. Global Change Biology,, 2020
5.Chinmoy Sarkar, Alex B. Guenther, Jeong-Hoo Park, Roger Seco, Eliane Alves, Sarah Batalha, Raoni Santana, Saewung Kim, James Smith, Julio Tóta, and Oscar Vega. PTR-TOF-MS eddy covariance measurements of isoprene and monoterpene fluxes from an Eastern Amazonian rainforest. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics,, 2020
6. Karena A. McKinney, Daniel Wang, Jianhuai Ye, Jean-Baptiste de Fouchier, Patricia C. Guimarães, Carla E. Batista, Rodrigo A. F. Souza, Eliane G. Alves, Dasa Gu, Alex B. Guenther, Scot T. Martin. A sampler for atmospheric volatile organic compounds by copter unmanned aerial vehicles. Atmospheric Measurement Technique, 12, 3123-3135, 2019
7. Riva, Matthieu; Chen, Yuzhi; Zhang, Yue; Lei, Ziying; Olson, Nicole E.; Boyer, Hallie C.; Narayan, Shweta; Yee, Lindsay D.; Green, Hilary S.; Cui, Tianqu; Zhang, Zhenfa; Baumann, Karsten; Fort, Mike; Edgerton, Eric; Budisulistiorini, Sri H.; Rose, Caitlin A.; Ribeiro, Igor O.; E Oliveira, Rafael L.; Dos Santos, Erickson O.; Machado, Cristine M. D.; Szopa, Sophie; Zhao, Yue; Alves, Eliane G.; De Sá, Suzane S.; Hu, Weiwei; Knipping, Eladio M.; Shaw, Stephanie L.; Duvoisin Junior, Sergio; De Souza, Rodrigo A. F.; Palm, Brett B.; Jimenez, Jose-Luis; Glasius, Marianne; Goldstein, Allen H.; Pye, Havala O. T.; Gold, Avram; Turpin, Barbara J.; Vizuete, William; Martin, Scot T.; Thornton, Joel A.; Dutcher, Cari S.; Ault, Andrew P.; Surratt, Jason D. Increasing Isoprene Epoxydiol-to-Inorganic Sulfate Aerosol Ratio Results in Extensive Conversion of Inorganic Sulfate to Organosulfur Forms: Implications for Aerosol Physicochemical Properties. Environmental Science & Technology. v.53, p. 8682 - 8694, 2019
8. Manish Shrivastava, Meinrat O. Andreae, Paulo Artaxo, Henrique Barbosa, Larry K. Berg, Joel Brito, Joseph Ching, Richard C. Easter, Jiwen Fan, Jerome D. Fast, Zhe Feng, Jose D. Fuentes, Marianne Glasius, Allen H. Goldstein, Eliane Gomes-Alves, Helber Gomes, Dasa Gu, Alex Guenther, Shantanu H. Jathar, Saewung Kim, Ying Liu, Sijia Lou, Scot T. Martin, V. Faye McNeill, Adan Medeiros, Suzane S. de Sá, John E. Shilling, Stephen R. Springston, R.F. Souza, Joel A. Thornton, Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz, Lindsay Yee, Rita Ynoue, Rahul A. Zaveri, Alla Zelenyuk, Chun Zhao. Urban pollution greatly enhances formation of natural aerosols over the Amazon rainforest. Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08909-4, 2019
9. Alves, E. G.; Tota, J.; Turnipseed, A.; Guenther, A.; Vega-Bustillos, J.O.; Santana, R.; Cirino, G.; Tavares, J.; Lopes, A.; Nelson, B.; Souza, R.; Gu, D.; Stavrakou , T.; Adams, D.; Wu, J.; Saleska, S.; Manzi, A. Leaf phenology as one important driver of seasonal changes in isoprene emissions in central Amazonia. Biogeosciences, doi:10.5194/bg-15-4019-2018, 2018
10. Yáñez-Serrano, A.M.; Nölscher, A.C.; Bourtsoukidis, E.; Alves, E. G.; Ganzeveld, L.; Bonn, Boris.; Wolf, S.; Sa, M.; Yamasoe, M.; Williams, J.; Andreae, M.O.; Kesselmeier, J. Monoterpene chemical speciation in the Amazon tropical rainforest: variation with season, height, and time of day at the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, doi: 10.5194/acp-18-3403-2018, 2018
11. Santana, R. A., Dias-Júnior, C. Q., da Silva, J. T., Fuentes, J., do Vale, R. S., Alves, E. G., Manzi, A. O. (2018). Air turbulence characteristics at multiple sites in and above the Amazon rainforest canopy. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.05.027, 2018
12. Gu, D.; Guenther, A.B.; Shilling, J.E.; Yu, H.; Huang, M.; Zhao, C.; Yang, Q.; Martin, S.T.; Artaxo, P.; Kim, S.; Seco, R.; Stavrakou, T.; Freitas, K.L.; Tota, J.; Souza, R.; Bustillos, O.V.; Liu, Y.; Shrivastava, M.; Alves, E.G.; Santos, F.C.; Leng, G.; Hu, Z. Airborne observations reveal elevational gradient in tropical forest isoprene emissions. Nature Communications, 8(1):15541, 2017
13. Rizzolo, J.; Barbosa, C.; Borillo, G.; Godoi, A.; Souza, R.; Andreoli, R.; Manzi, A.; Sá, M.; Alves, E. G. et al. Soluble iron nutrients in Saharan dust over the central Amazon rainforest. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, v.17, p.2673 - 2687, 2017
14. Alves, Eliane G.; Jardine, K.; Tota, J.; Jardine, A.; Yáñez- Serrano, A. M.; Karl, T.; Tavares, J.; Nelson, B.; Gu, D.; Stavrakou, T.; Martin, S.; Artaxo, P.; Manzi, A.; Guenther, A. Seasonality of isoprenoid emissions from a primary rainforest in central Amazonia. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, v.16, p.3903 - 3925, 2016
15. Do Vale, R.; Alves, E.G.; Santana, R. A.; Tóta, J.; Souza, R.; Miller, S. Conceitos e métodos da transferência de gases na interface água-ar. Revista Brasileira de Geografia Física. , v.8, p.1244-1255, 2015
16. Yáñez-Serrano, A. M.; Nölscher, A. C.; Williams, J.; Wolff, S.; Alves, E. G.; Martins, G. A.; Bourtsoukidis, E.; Brito, J.; Jardine, K.; Artaxo, P; Kesselmeier, J. Diel and seasonal changes of biogenic volatile organic compounds within and above an Amazonian rainforest. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, v.15, p.3359 - 3378, 2015
17. Jardine, K.; Chambers, J.; Alves, E. G.; Teixeira, A.; Garcia, S.; Holm, J.; Higuchi, N.; Manzi, A.; Abrell, L.; Fuentes, J. D.; Nielsen, L. K.; Torn, M. S.; Vickers, C. E. Dynamic Balancing of Isoprene Carbon Sources Reflects Photosynthetic and Photorespiratory Responses to Temperature Stress. Plant Physiology, v.166, p.2051 - 2064, 2014
18. Alves, E.G.; Harley, P.; Gonçalves, J. F. C.; Jardine, K. Effects of light and temperature on isoprene emission at different leaf developmental stages of Eschweilera coriacea in central Amazon. Acta Amazonica, v.44, p.9-18 , 2014
19. Jardine, K. J.; Meyers, K.; Abrell, L.; Alves, E. G.; Yanez Serrano, A. M.; Kesselmeier, J.; Karl, T.; Guenther, A.; Vickers, C.; Chambers, J. Q. Emissions of putative isoprene oxidation products from mango branches under abiotic stress. Journal of Experimental Botany, v.64, p.3669 - 3679, 2013
20. Jardine, K.; Yañez Serrano, A.; Arneth, A.; Abrell, L.; Jardine, A.; Artaxo, P.; Alves, E.G.; Kesselmeier, J.; Taylor, T.; Saleska, S.; Huxman, T. Ecosystem-scale compensation points of formic and acetic acid in the central Amazon. Biogeosciences, v.8, p.3709 - 3720, 2011
21. Silva, C.E.M.; Gonçalves, J. F. C.; Alves, E. G.
Photosynthesis and water vapour exchange characteristics of secondary tree species growing on abandoned pasture in central amazon. Photosynthetica (Praha), v.49, p.246 - 252, 2011


*Master's student (2018-2020)– Michelle Robin. Department of Ecology, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil. Thesis: Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound emission patterns in tropical tree species: linking isoprene/monoterpene emission capacity and resource allocation strategies
* Master's student (2019-)– Murielli Caetano. Department of Tropical Forest Sciences, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil.Thesis: Litter decomposition and Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound emission from leaf litter of hyperdominant tree species in central Amazonia
* PhD student (2018-) – Debora Pinheiro de Oliveira. Department of Climate and Environment, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil.Thesis: Interaction of physical-chemical and biological factors in coordinating the emission of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOC) by soil, litter and leaves in different phytophysiognomies in Central Amazonia
*PhD student (2021-) – Michelle Robin. Department of Biogeochemical Processes (MPI-BGC-BGP). Thesis: Plant traits and chemical diversity of tropical tree species in the central Amazon forests. Supervisors: Dr. Eliane Gomes-Alves, Prof. Dr. Susan Trumbore, and Prof. Dr. Christine Römermann (FSU, Jena)


Amazon Forest and Global Change: observation and modeling of Volatile Organic Compound emission
Department of Climate and Environment, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil
Amazon Forest and Biogeochemical Cycles
Department of Climate and Environment, National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil


2013 - Outstanding Student Paper Awards, American Geophysical Union

Peer reviews

Acta Amazonica
Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry
New Phytologist
Frontiers in Forests and Global Change (review editor)

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