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Dr Pati De Britto Costa

Dr Pati De Britto Costa

Research Assistant

 +44 7507 467399

 Laver Building 


Laver Building, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QE, UK


I am a Biologist and hold a PhD in Plant Biology from Unicamp and UWA. More specifically, I’m interested on plant mineral nutrition in P poor ecosystems and how plant root traits can influence ecosystem services.   

Broad Research Specialisms

Plant physiological ecology; Restoration ecology; Plant mineral nutrition


PhD in Plant biology 

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Research interests

My background is on plant physiological ecology with focus on plant mineral nutrition, mostly on nutrient poor environments (i.e. Cerrado, Kwongan vegetation).

During my career, I have published scientific articles and presented several works on plant mineral nutrition and restoration in grasslands. In the past years, I have been involved in restoration projects in Kenyan and Brazilian savannah, researching on how plat-traits can help restoring soil multifunctionality. 

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