Dr. Nicole Costa Resende Ferreira

Research interest and activities:

  • Climate modeling (regional and global climate models), in different temporal scales, such as seasonal forecast and climate projections.
  • Extreme events and their impacts in different sectors.
  • Climate risk in agricultural systems, due to the occurrence of extreme events, droughts, and diseases.
  • Impact, vulnerability, and adaptation to global climate change.

  • As a postdoctoral researcher, I am part of the BARISTA project, whose main goal is to develop and apply innovative modeling tools in support of breeding climate-resilient barley cultivars for Europe.


    Costa Resende Ferreira, N., Honorio Miranda, J., 2020. Projected changes in corn crop productivity and profitability in Parana, Brazil. Environ Dev Sustain.

    Chou, S.C., de Arruda Lyra, A., Gomes, J.L., Rodriguez, D.A., Alves Martins, M., Costa Resende, N., Da Silva Tavares, P., Perdeira Dereczynksi, C., Lopes Pilotto, I., Martins, A.M., Alves de Carvalho, L.F., Lima Onofre, J.L., Major, I., Penhor, M., Santana, A., 2020. Downscaling projections of climate change in Sao Tome and Principe Islands, Africa. Clim Dyn.

    Ferreira, N.C.R., Miranda, J.H., 2020. Potential occurrence of Puccinia sorghi in corn crops in Paraná, under scenarios of climate change. Int J Biometeorol.

    Resende, N.C., Miranda, J.H., Cooke, R., Chu, M.L., & Chou, S.C., 2019. Impacts of regional climate change on the runoff and root water uptake in corn crops in Parana, Brazil. Agricultural Water Management, 221, 556-565.

    Ferreira, N.C.R., Chou, S.C., 2018. Influence of Soil Texture Type and Initial Soil Moisture on the Simulation of Seasonal Precipitation and Extreme Precipitation in Southeast Brazil. Anuário do Instituto de Geociências - UFRJ, v. 41, p. 680-689.

    Resende, N.C., & Miranda, J.H., 2017. Evaluation of climate scenarios projections and assiciated errors in a region in Illinois (USA) according to CIMP5 models. Revista Brasileira de Climatologia, 21.

    Resende, N.C., Miranda, J.H., Chou, S.C., & Cooke, R.A., 2016. Regional Climate Change and Drainage Systems: Effects on Corn Productivity and Profitability in Campinas, Brazil. Transactions of the ASABE, 59(6), 1783-1790.