Dr. Daniel Magnabosco Marra

PostDoc
Department of Biogeochemical Processes (BGP)
Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO)
+49 3641 57-6134
+49 3641 577101
B2.007

Main Focus

I integrate forest inventory data, climate variables, and remote sensing to investigate how forest structure, dynamics, and diversity respond to environmental and disturbance gradients, and to climate change.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Career

2022 - present: Scientific Employee and Project Leader at the Department of Biogeochemical Processes, Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany (online access)

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

2017 - 2021: Postdoc Researcher at the Department of Biogeochemical Processes, Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

2017 - 2019: Research Associate, Systematic Botany and Functional Diversity Group, University of Leipzig, Germany

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

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

Education

2011 - 2016: PhD Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Leipzig and  International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Germany

2008 - 2010: MSc Tropical Forest Sciences (“with distinction”), National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil

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

2007: Forest Management, Extensive Course, Forest Management Laboratory, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil

2004: Visiting Student, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain

2001 - 2007: BSc Forest Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Brasília, Brazil

Academic Honors

2022: Brazilian Academy of Science (ABC), Affiliate Member (online access)

2022: Doctor Honoris Causa, National University of the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos, Peru (online access)

Research Stays

2011: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, US

2010: National University of the Peruvian Amazon, Faculty of Forestry Sciences, Iquitos, Peru

Scientific Membership

2018 - present: American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Scholarships

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

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

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

Publications (access full record)

Peer-Reviewed Papers

1.  Gorgens EB, Keller M, Jackson TD, Magnabosco Marra D, Reis CR, de Almeida DRA, Coomes DA, Ometto JP: Tracking canopy gap dynamics across four sites in the Brazilian Amazon (in review).

2. Mendonça ACS, Dias-Junior CQ, Acevedo OC, Santana RA, Costa FD, Negrón-Juárez RI, Manzi AO, Trumbore S; Marra DM: Turbulence regimes in the nocturnal boundary layer: interaction with deep convection and tree mortality in the Amazon (in review).

3. Magnabosco Marra D, Lima AJN, dos Santos BO, Higuchi N, Trumbore S: Radiocarbon estimates of age and growth for a dominant Amazon palm species, Biotropica, 2022 (online access).

4. DeArmond D, Ferraz JBS, Marra DM, Amaral MRM, Lima AJN, Higuchi N: Logging intensity affects growth and lifespan trajectories for pioneer species in Central Amazonia, Forest Ecology and Management, 522, 120450, 2022 (online access).

5. Viljur M et al.: The effect of natural disturbances on forest biodiversity: An ecological synthesis, Biological Reviews, 97(5), 1930-1947, 2022 (online access).

6. 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, 15(1), 1-8, 2022 (online access).

7. 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).

8. 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).

9. 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).

10. 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).

11. 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).

12. 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).

13. 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).

14. 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).

15. *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).

16. 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).

17. 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).

18. 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).

19. 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).

20. 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).

21. 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).

22. 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).

23. 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).

24. 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).

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

1. Costa MH, Borma LS, Espinoza JC, Macedo M, Marengo JA, Marra DM, Ometto JP, Gatti LV. Chapter 5: The physical hydroclimate system of the Amazon. In: Nobre C, Encalada A, Anderson E, Roca Alcazar FH, Bustamante M, Mena C, Peña-Claros M, Poveda G, Rodriguez JP, Saleska S, Trumbore S, Val AL, Villa Nova L, Abramovay R, Alencar A, Rodríguez Alzza C, Armenteras D, Artaxo P, Athayde S, Barretto Filho HT, Barlow J, Berenguer E, Bortolotto F, Costa FA, Costa MH, Cuvi N, Fearnside PM, Ferreira J, Flores BM, Frieri S, Gatti LV, Guayasamin JM, Hecht S, Hirota M, Hoorn C, Josse C, Lapola DM, Larrea C, Larrea-Alcazar DM, Lehm Ardaya Z, Malhi Y, Marengo JA, Melack J, Moraes R M, Moutinho P, Murmis MR, Neves EG, Paez B, Painter L, Ramos A, Rosero-Peña MC, Schmink M, Sist P, ter Steege H, Val P, van der Voort H, Varese M, Zapata-Ríos G (Eds). Amazon Assessment Report 2021. United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, New York, USA, 2021, DOI: 10.55161/HTSD9250 (online access).

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

3. 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).

4. 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).

Selected Talks

1. Negrón-Juárez RI, Magnabosco Marra D: Amazon windthrows have regional characteristics associated with environmental and physical characteristics, 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Cartagena, Colombia, 2022 (online access).

2. Magnabosco Marra D, Peixoto AS, Mendonça ACS, Dias-Júnior CQ, Araujo RF, Celes CHS, Lima AJN, Higuchi N, Trumbore S: Convection and associated downdrafts as a major mechanism of tree damage and mortality in Central Amazon, AGU Fall Meeting, 2021 (online access).

3. 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).

4. 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, Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2016 (online access).

5. 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, 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Montpellier, France, 2016 (online access).

6. 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, Honolulu, USA, 2015.

7. 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, Cairns, Australia, 2014.

8. Magnabosco Marra D, Higuchi N, Trumbore S, Chambers J, Reu B, Ribeiro G, Negrón-Juárez R, Wirth C: Large wind-throw events affect biomass dynamics of Central Amazon forests, GfOE Annual Meeting, Hildesheim, Germany, 2014.

9. Magnabosco Marra D: Widespread amazon forest tree mortality from a single cross-basin squall line event, Encuentro Nacional y Latinoamericano de Estudiantes de Ingeniería Ambiental, Sanitária y Áreas Afines, Quibdó, Chocó, Colombia, 2010.

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.

Teaching

2020 - present: Scientific Seminars, 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 - 2020: Forest Management, 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 in 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.

Student Supervision

2022 - present: Mendonça ACS: Variability of downdrafts in Amazonia: relation with precipitation and effects on turbulent fluxes and forest carbon, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, PhD.

2022 - present: Souza YF: Effects of functional traits, biometry and environment on the mechanical behavior of Amazonian trees, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, PhD.

2022 - present: Peixoto ASL: The influence of environmental attributes on the gap dynamics and phenology of Central Amazon forests, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, PhD.

2021 - present: Martins MVF: How long do Amazon trees take to reach 10 cm DBH?, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, MSc.

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.

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: Sensitivity of remote sensors on captuting windthrow tree-mortality in Central Amazon, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus, Brazil, PhD.

2019 - 2021: Florenzano Filho ZC: Vertical distribution of epiphyte diversity and biomass in a Central Amazon logged forest, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil, MSc.

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

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

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

Peer Reviews

Scientific Journals

Nature Plants, Nature Geosciences, Global Change Biology, eLifeEcological Applications, Journal of Applied Ecology, Forest Ecology and Management, OecologiaEnvironmental Research LettersBiotropica, Journal of Vegetation Science, Flora, Forests, Acta Amazonica, Cerne, Floresta, Neotropical Biology and Conservation

Project Proposals

Czech Science Foundation (GACR)

Paternity (with no formal parental leave)

02/2018: Rosa Menger Magnabosco Marra

09/2019: Violeta Menger Magnabosco Marra

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