Max Planck Gesellschaft

Daniel Magnabosco Marra

Forest Ecologist

MPI for Biogeochemistry
Department of Biogeochemical Processes
Landscape Processes

Room: B2.007
Phone: +49 3641 576134
Fax: +49 3641 577101

Email: dmarra@bgc-jena.mpg.de
Street address: Hans Knöll Str. 10, 07745 Jena, Germany
P.O. Box: 10 01 64, 07701, Jena, Germany

Research Interests and Skills

  • Forest dynamics and functioning
  • Tree species diversity, allometry and biomechanics
  • Terrestrial ecosystem ecology and climate interactions
  • Remote sensing

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Professional career

12/2018 - present
Professor at the Tropical Forest Science Program, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil (online access)

01/2017 - present
Postdoc Researcher at the Department of Biogeochemical Processes, Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

01/2017 - present
Research Associate, Systematic Botany and Functional Diversity Group, University of Leipzig, Germany

08/2010 - 10/2010
Research Stay, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana, Iquitos, Peru

04/2010 - present
Research Associate, Forest Management Laboratory, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil

04/2010 - 05/2011
Research Assistant, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, US

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Education

06/2011 - 12/2016
PhD Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Leipzig and International Max-Planck Research School, Germany (Prof Dr Wirth and Prof Dr Trumbore)

03/2008 - 03/2010
MSc Tropical Forest Sciences (“with distinction”), National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil (Prof Dr dos Santos and Prof Dr Higuchi)

08/2008 - 09/2008
Ecology of the Amazon Forest, Extensive Scientific Course, Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil

07/2007 - 07/2007
Forest Management, Extensive Course, Forest Management Laboratory, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil

07/2004 - 12/2004
Visiting Student, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain

03/2001 - 12/2007
BSc Forest Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Brasília, Brazil (Prof Dr Felfili)

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Scholarshipss

03/2008 - 03/2010
MSc Tropical Forest Sciences, Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Brazil

03/2006 - 12/2007
Scientific Training Program, Forest Management Laboratory, Department of Forest Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Brasília, Brazil

03/2002 - 06/2003
Undergrad Teaching Assistant (Dendrology), Department of Forest Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Brasília, Brazil

Peer-reviewed Publications (full record)

In preparation
Magnabosco Marra D, Lima AJN, dos Santos BO, Higuchi N, Trumbore S: Radiocarbon estimates of age and growth for a dominant Amazon palm species (submitted).

Magnabosco Marra D, Trumbore S, Higuchi N,..., Lima AJN: Allometric equations for estimating the biomass of understory Amazon palms.

Magnabosco Marra D, Rueger N, Wirth C, Ribeiro GHPM, Negrón-Juárez RI, Lima AJN, Higuchi N, Trumbore S: Vital rates and ecological strategies of Amazonian trees.

Under review
Alencar JBR, Fonseca CRV, Magnabosco Marra D, Baccaro FB: Windthrows promote higher diversity of saproxylic beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae) in a Central Amazon forest, Insect Conservation and Diversity, accepted (online access).

2021
Muñoz JDU., Magnabosco Marra D, Negrón-Juárez RI, Tello-Espinoza R, Alegría-Muñoz W, Pacheco-Gómez T, Rifai SW, Chambers JQ, Jenkins HS, Brenning A, Trumbore S: Recovery of forest structure following large-scale windthrows in the Northwestern Amazon, Forests, 12(6), 667, 2021 (online access).

2020
Negrón-Juárez RI, Holm JA, Faybishenko B, Magnabosco Marra D, Fisher RA, Shuman JK, Araujo AC, William R, Chambers JQ: Landsat near-infrared (NIR) band and ELM-FATES sensitivity to forest disturbances and regrowth in the Central Amazon, Biogeosciences, 17(23), 6185-6205, 2020 (online access).

2019
Peterson CJ, Ribeiro GHPM, Negrón-Juárez RI, Magnabosco Marra D, Chambers JQ, Higuchi N, Lima AJN, Cannon JB: Critical wind speeds suggest wind could be an important disturbance agent in Amazonian forests, Forestry, 92(4), 444-459, 2019 (online access).

Silvério DV, Brando PM, Bustamante MMC, Putz FE, Marra DM, Levick SR, Trumbore S: Fire, fragmentation, and windstorms: a recipe for tropical forest degradation, Journal of Ecology, 107(2), 656-667, 2019 (online access).

2018
Magnabosco Marra D, Trumbore S, Higuchi N, Ribeiro GHPM, Negrón-Juárez RI, Holzwarth F, Rifai SW, dos Santos J, Lima AJN, Kinupp VF, Chambers JQ, Wirth C: Windthrows control biomass patterns and functional composition of Amazon forests, Global Change Biology, 24(12), 5867-5881, 2018 (online access).

Negrón-Juárez RI, Holm JA, Magnabosco Marra D, Rifai SW, Riley WJ, Chambers JQ, Koven C, Knox R, McGroddy ME, Vittorio A, Muñoz JDU, Tello-Espinoza R, Alegria W, Ribeiro GHPM, Higuchi N: Vulnerability of Amazon forests to storm-driven tree mortality, Environmental Research Letters, 13, 054021, 2018 (online access).

2017
Negrón-Juárez RI, Hillary J, Raupp C, Riley W, Kueppers L, Magnabosco Marra D, Ribeiro GHPM, Monteiro M, Candido L, Chambers JQ, Higuchi N: Windthrow variability in Central Amazonia, Atmosphere, 8(2), 28, 2017 (online access).

2016
Magnabosco Marra D, Higuchi N, Trumbore S, Ribeiro GHPM, dos Santos J, Carneiro VMC, Lima AJN, Chambers JQ, Negrón-Juárez RI, Holzwarth F, Reu B, Wirth C: Predicting biomass of hyperdiverse and structurally complex central Amazonian forests - a virtual approach using extensive field data, Biogeosciences, 13(5), 1553-1570, 2016 (online access).

*dos Santos LT, *Magnabosco Marra D, Trumbore S, de Camargo PB, Negrón-Juárez RI, Lima AJN, Ribeiro GHPM, dos Santos J, Higuchi N: Windthrows increase soil carbon stocks in a central Amazon forest, Biogeosciences, 13, 1299-1308, 2016 (*joint first author) (online access).

Ribeiro, GHPM, Chambers JQ, Peterson CJ, Trumbore S, Magnabosco Marra D, Wirth C, Cannon JB, Negrón-Juárez RI, Lima AJN, de Paula EVCM, dos Santos J, Higuchi N: Mechanical vulnerability and resistance to snapping and uprooting for Central Amazon tree species, Forest Ecology and Management, 380, 1-10, 2016 (online access).

2014
Magnabosco Marra D, Chambers JQ, Higuchi N, Trumbore S, Ribeiro GHPM, dos Santos J, Negrón-Juárez RI, Reu B, Wirth C: Large-scale wind disturbances promote tree diversity in a Central Amazon forest, PLoS ONE, 9(8): e103711, 2014 (online access).

Marra DM, Pereira BAS, Fagg CW, Felfili JM: Trees and environmental variables influence the natural regeneration of a seasonally dry tropical forest in Central Brazil, Neotropical Biology and Conservation, 9(2), 62-77, 2014 (online access).

Ribeiro GHPM, Suwa R, Magnabosco Marra D, Lima AJN, Kajimoto T, Ishizuka M, Higuchi N: Allometry for juvenile trees in an amazonian forest after wind disturbance, Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly, 48(2), 213-219, 2014 (online access).

Before 2014
Chambers JQ, Negrón-Juárez RI, Marra DM, Vittorio A, Tews J, Roberts D, Ribeiro GHPM, Trumbore S, Higuchi N: The steady-state mosaic of disturbance and succession across an old-growth Central Amazon forest landscape, PNAS, 110(10), 3949-3954, 2013 (online access).

Menger JS, Marra DM, Salimon CI: Forest management effects on the abundance and species composition of ferns in South West of Brazilian Amazon, Brasil, Neotropical Biology and Conservation, 8(1), 25-30, 2013 (online access).

Negrón-Juárez RI, Chambers JQ, Marra DM, Ribeiro GHPM, Rifai SW, Higuchi N, Roberts D: Detection of subpixel treefall gaps with Landsat imagery in Central Amazon forests, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(12), 3322-3328, 2011 (online access).

Negrón-Juárez RI, Chambers JQ, Guimaraes G, Zeng H, Raupp CFM, Marra DM, Ribeiro GHPM, Saatchi SS, Nelson BW, Higuchi N: Widespread Amazon forest tree mortality from a single cross-basin squall line event, Geophysical Research Letters, 37(16), L16701, 2010 (online access).

Chambers JQ, Negrón-Juárez RI, Hurtt GC, Marra DM, Higuchi N: Lack of intermediate-scale disturbance data prevents robust extrapolation of plot-level tree mortality rates for old-growth tropical forests, Ecology Letters, 12(12), E22-E25, 2009 (online access).

Other Publications

Book Chapter
Silva RP, Souza CAS, Amaral MRM, Carneiro VM, Barros PC, Marra DM, Santos J, Higuchi N: Árvore - crescimento, desenvolvimento e sua identificação, p71-99. In: Higuchi MIG and Higuchi N (org.) A floresta amazônica e suas múltiplas dimensões - uma proposta de educação ambiental, 2ed, Manaus, Brasil, 424p, 2012 (online access).

Reports, Conference Papers and Media
Costa MH, Borma LS, Espinoza JC, Macedo M, Marengo JA, Marra DM, Ometto JP, Gatti LV: The physical hidroclimate of the Amazon, Science Panel for the Amazon, 1(5), 2021 (online access).

Marra DM: Amazônia e o ano da floresta, Ciência Para Todos, 7(3), 28-33, Manaus, Brazil, 2011 (online access).

Queiroz T, Soares L, Rosa C, Gordon Y, Marra DM: Nutrient availability and seed size of Ormosia excelsa (FABACEAE) in the Anavilhanas archipelago, Amazonas, Brazil, Latin-American Congress of Ecology, São Lourenço, Brazil, 2009 (online access).

Marra DM: Parent-distance and establishment of Scleronema micranthum (MALVACEAE) in a Central Amazon forest, Extensive Scientific Course: Ecology of the Amazon Forest, Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil, 2008 (online access).

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Selected Talks at International Conferences


Magnabosco Marra D, Negrón-Juárez RI, Lima AJN, Higuchi N, Celes CHS, Ribeiro GHPM, Peterson CJ, Chambers JQ, Kolle O, Richter R, Wirth C, Trumbore S: Wind-tree interactions in the Amazon (INVENTA) - disturbance dynamics and forest functioning, AGU Fall Meeting, 2018 (online access).

Magnabosco Marra D, Trumbore SE, Higuchi N, Ribeiro GHPM, Santos J dos, Carneiro VMC, Kinupp VF, Negrón-Juárez RI, Chambers JQ, Wirth C: Shifts in functional composition enhance biomass resilience of Amazon forests to windthrows, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2016 (online access).

Magnabosco Marra D, Trumbore SE, Higuchi N, Ribeiro GHPM, Santos J dos, Kinupp VF, Negrón-Juárez RI, Chambers JQ, Wirth C: Windthrows affect biomass stocks and balance in Central Amazon forests, 53nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), Montpellier, France, 2016 (online access).

Magnabosco Marra D, Higuchi N, Trumbore SE, Santos J dos, Ribeiro GHPM, Santos J, Lima AJN, Carneiro VMC, Chambers JQ, Negrón-Juárez RI, Holzwarth F, Reu B, Wirth C: Predicting biomass of hyperdiverse and structurally complex Central Amazon forests - a virtual forest approach using extensive field data, 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), Honolulu, USA, 2015.

Magnabosco Marra D, Chambers JQ, Higuchi N, Trumbore SE, Ribeiro GHPM, Santos J, Negrón-Juárez RI, Reu B, Wirth C: The effects of large-scale wind disturbances on forest structure and species composition in Central Amazon, 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), Cairns, Australia, 2014.

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Scientific Projects

2019 - present
Wind-tree Interactions in the Amazon (INVENTA), Principal Investigator (online access)

2017 - present
Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO), Collaborator (online access)

2017 - present
Legados do desmatamento e da degradação florestal na fronteira agrícola Amazônica: impactos sobre a biodiversidade, o ciclo do carbono e os recursos hídricos (PELD-TANG), Collaborator

2014 - present
Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE-Tropics), Collaborator (online access)

2009 - present
INCT Madeiras da Amazônia, Collaborator ((online access)

2012 - 2015
Succession After Wind Disturbances (SAWI), Principal Investigator

2010 - 2013
Carbon Dynamics of Amazon Forest (CADAF), Collaborator (online access)

2009 - 2012
NASA Biodiversity Project (BIODIV 2008): Tropical Forest Tree Species Community Assemblage along Wind Disturbance Gradients in Amazonian Forest, Collaborator (online access)

2002 - 2007
Phytogeography and dynamics of ciliary and seasonally dry forests of the Central Brazil Cerrado, Collaborator

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Teaching

2020 - present
Scientific Seminars, Tropical Forest Science Program, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil

2019 - present
Forest Management, Tropical Forest Science Program, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil

2018 - present
Forest Biometrics, Tropical Forest Science Program, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil

2018 - 2018
Scientific Literature, Systematic Botany and Functional Diversity Group, University of Leipzig, Germany

2016 - 2018
Biostatistics using R-language, Systematic Botany and Functional Diversity Group, University of Leipzig, Germany

2008 - present
Forest Management Extensive Course, Forest Management Laboratory, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil

2002 - 2003
Dendrology (Teaching Assistant), Department of Forest Engineering, Universty of Brasília, Brazil, (Prof Dr da Silva Júnior)

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Students

2020 - present
Silva FR: Do large-scale windthrows affect the height of Central Amazon forests?, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, MSc

2020 - present
da Silva HKM: Species turnover and growth patterns over 15-yr succession from windthrow, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, MSc

2020 - present
Rocha TLP: Effects of prevailing winds on the biometry and architecture of Central Amazon trees, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil, MSc

2019 - present
Muñoz JDU: Geospatial patterns of tree-mortality in Northwestern and Central Amazon forests affected by wind disturbances, International Max-Planck Research School, Jena, Germany, PhD

2019 - present
Emmert L: Wind patterns and biomechanics of Central Amazon canopy-trees, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, PhD

2019 - present
Florenzano Filho ZC, Emmert L: Vertical distribution of epiphyte diversity and biomass in a Central Amazon logged forest, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil, MSc

2019 - 2021
de Mendonça ACS: Turbulence regimes in the atmospheric boundary layer - interaction with deep convection and tree mortality in Amazonia, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, MSc

2019 - 2021
Peixoto ASL: Distribution and geometry of forest gaps in Central Amazon combining photogrametry and field data, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, MSc

2018 - 2018
Bassi M: How many species contribute to biomass recovery after windthrow in hyperdiverse Amazonian forests, University of Leipzig, Germany, BSc

2018 - 2018
Coelho CAC: Uncertainties of different sampling methods applied to an old-growth Amazon forest, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil, BSc

2017 - 2019
dos Santos BO: Allometry and biomass estimates for two species of Oenocarpus spp. (ARECACEAE) in Central Amazonia, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, MSc

2012 - 2014
dos Santos LT: Soil carbon and nitrogen content in a windthrown forests from Central Amazon, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, MSc

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Peer reviews


Nature Plants, Nature Geosciences, eLife, Environmental Research Letters, Ecological Applications, Journal of Applied Ecology, Forest Ecology and Management, Oecologia, Biotropica, Journal of Vegetation Science, Flora, Forests, Acta Amazonica, Cerne, Floresta, Neotropical Biology and Conservation

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Paternity (with no formal parental leave)

02/2018
Rosa Menger Magnabosco Marra

11/2019
Violeta Menger Magnabosco Marra

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