SERL hosts Alex Enrich Prast from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Alex completed his Bachelor's, MSc, and Ph.D. in Ecology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro while spending time at the the Department of Ecological Microbiology , University of Aarhus (Denmark) and did his post-doc at the Max Planck Institute of Terrestrial Microbiology (Germany) and the University of Linköping (Sweden). Alex maintains close contact and exchange of students with these three institutions, along with the universities of Copenhagen (Denmark) and Balearic Islands (Spain) . He has experience in the study of biogeochemical cycles and mainly studies the factors regulating production, consumption and emission of biogenic gases CO2 , CH4 and N2O , and chemosynthetic processes in terrestrial , marine and freshwater habitats.
See Alex's lab website here.
Some of Alex's publications
Amado, A. M., V. F. Farjalla, F. de A. Esteves, R. L. Bozelli, F. Roland, and A. Enrich-Prast. 2006. Complementary pathways of dissolved organic carbon removal pathways in clear-water Amazonian ecosystems: photochemical degradation and bacterial uptake. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 56:8–17.
Bastviken, D., L. J. Tranvik, J. A. Downing, P. M. Crill, and A. Enrich-Prast. 2011. Freshwater Methane Emissions Offset the Continental Carbon Sink. Science 331:50–50.
Farjalla, V. F., D. A. Azevedo, F. A. Esteves, R. L. Bozelli, F. Roland, and A. Enrich-Prast. 2006. Influence of Hydrological Pulse on Bacterial Growth and DOC Uptake in a Clear-Water Amazonian Lake. Microbial Ecology 52:334–344.
Marotta, H., C. M. Duarte, S. Sobek, and A. Enrich-Prast. 2009. Large CO2 disequilibria in tropical lakes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 23:n/a–n/a.
Peixoto, R. B., H. Marotta, and A. Enrich-Prast. 2013. Experimental evidence of nitrogen control on pCO2 in phosphorus-enriched humic and clear coastal lagoon waters. Frontiers in microbiology 4:11.