Professor of Agronomy



I completed my Ph.D. in Agronomy at Federal University of Santa Maria. My main research interests are related to Plant Breeding and Experimental Statistics, with emphasis on the development of methods for stability analysis in plant breeding trials. I’m an active member of the International Biometric Society (IBS), American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). I’m also a member of the Young Researchers Committee of the Brazilian Region of the International Biometric Society, (JP-RBras) representing the states of RS, SC, and PR.

In my CV, the most frequent terms in the context of scientific production are analysis of multi-environment trials, multivariate indexes, confidence interval for correlation, design of experiments, indirect selection, genotype-vs-environment interaction, mixed models, and genetic parameters.

I have some experience with well-known statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, Statistica, GEA-R, and Gênes, but since my Ph.D. I have dedicated my efforts to R programming. I’ve been working on the development of the R package metan, designed for checking, manipulating, summarizing, analyzing and plotting multi-environment trial data.


  • Agricultural Experimentation
  • Agricultural experiments
  • Plant Breeding
  • Reproducible research
  • R packages
  • Statistics


  • PhD in Agronomy (Agricultural Experimentation), 2017-2019

    Federal University of Santa Maria

  • MSc in Agronomy (Plant Breeding), 2015-2016

    Federal University of Santa Maria

  • BSc in Agronomy, 2010-2014

    University of West Santa Catarina



R package metan

An R package for multi-environment trial analysis