Montado & Forest Systems

Thematic Line

Agro-silvo-pastoral systems, as the unique Iberian Montados and Dehesas, as well as forestry systems, are key in the Mediterranean region, due to the multiple functions and services they provide. Non adapted management practices playing together with ongoing climate change and the resulting scarcity in water in the Mediterranean put pressure on these systems, at the same time as they make their functions increasingly more valuable.

Montados are under decay since the 90s due to a long term soil degradation and tree renewal failure, and forests are increasingly exposed to extreme fire events and a vicious circle of land degradation. Therefore, contributing to the regeneration of Montado & Forestry Systems (M&F) is at the forefront of MED strategic options to help the compliance with the European Green Deal, through the promotion of soil conservation, water infiltration, promotion of biodiversity, carbon sequestration and ecological restoration.

Main research questions relate to a) estimating and understanding the spatial heterogeneity and related temporal dynamics and disturbance regimes of these systems, b) identifying resilience factors at multiple scales (from the soil micro-system to the landscape as a whole), and c) revealing governance and policy mechanisms that support the resilience of M&F.

Expected Results

1) quantify and map structural characteristics of forest stands (e.g., tree density, tree height, vertical complexity, aboveground biomass) through advanced remote sensing and data analysis approaches using multi-sensor data provided by different satellites; 

2) factors driving M&F spatio-temporal dynamics, and the quantification of the relative importance of such factors and their potential synergistic or additive effects in different contexts;

3) define adaptive management schemes oriented to increase competitiveness of production systems, optimise governance strategies; 

4) design innovative fire- and climate-smart landscapes;

5) avoid exceeding systems' carrying capacity and resilience thresholds by testing, 5a) improvements on soil fertility and soil health to increase plant growth, nutritive value of pastures, and soil carbon stocks, and 5b) innovative deficit irrigation solutions to increase the success rate in future afforestation and tree growth in drought-prone regions;

6) co-construction with stakeholders to find well-adapted solutions for each context and speed-up changes;

7) more effective knowledge transfer mechanisms to private and public managers and decision-makers;

8) easy-to-measure indicators to monitor efficiently land use activities and policy strategies.

Maria Teresa Amado Pinto Correia

Coordinator

Maria Teresa Amado Pinto Correia

62

INTEGRATED MEMBERS

8

PhD STUDENTS

26

Collaborators

Montado & Forest Systems Thematic Line Members

Adélia Sousa

Integrated

Adélia Sousa

Alfredo Jaime Morais Cravador

Collaborator

Alfredo Jaime Morais Cravador

Alfredo Manuel Franco Pereira

Integrated

Alfredo Manuel Franco Pereira

Amália Maria Marques Espiridião de Oliveira

Integrated

Amália Maria Marques Espiridião de Oliveira

Ana Cristina Pinto Agulheiro Santos

Integrated

Ana Cristina Pinto Agulheiro Santos

Ana Elisa de Mendonça Rato Barroso

Integrated

Ana Elisa de Mendonça Rato Barroso

Ana Isabel Pereira Alexandre

Integrated

Ana Isabel Pereira Alexandre

Ana Isabel Usié Chimenos

Integrated

Ana Isabel Usié Chimenos

Ana Margarida Pinto da Fonseca

Collaborator

Ana Margarida Pinto da Fonseca

Anabela Dias Ferreira Belo

Integrated

Anabela Dias Ferreira Belo

António Paulo Pereira Mira

Integrated

António Paulo Pereira Mira

António Pedro de Avelar Gonçalves Santos

Integrated

António Pedro de Avelar Gonçalves Santos

Bruno Filipe Figueiras Medronho

Integrated

Bruno Filipe Figueiras Medronho

Carla Sofia Borges Pinto Cruz

Integrated

Carla Sofia Borges Pinto Cruz

Carlos Alberto Falcão Marques

Collaborator

Carlos Alberto Falcão Marques

Carlos António Marques Pereira Godinho

Integrated

Carlos António Marques Pereira Godinho

Carlos José Pinto Gomes

Collaborator

Carlos José Pinto Gomes

Catarina Isabel Rodrigues Meireles

Integrated

Catarina Isabel Rodrigues Meireles

Celeste Maria Martins Santos e Silva

Integrated

Celeste Maria Martins Santos e Silva

Clarisse Brígido

Integrated

Clarisse Brígido

Cláudia Sofia Leite Vicente

Integrated

Cláudia Sofia Leite Vicente

Constança de Sampaio e Paiva Camilo-Alves

Collaborator

Constança de Sampaio e Paiva Camilo-Alves

Cristina Maria dos Santos Conceição

Integrated

Cristina Maria dos Santos Conceição

Elsa Cristina Carona de Sousa Lamy

Integrated

Elsa Cristina Carona de Sousa Lamy

Elsa Rute Guerra Caeiro

Integrated

Elsa Rute Guerra Caeiro

Esther Menendez

Collaborator

Esther Menendez

Helder Carola Espiguinha Cortes

Integrated

Helder Carola Espiguinha Cortes

Igor Alexandre da Silva Dias

Collaborator

Igor Alexandre da Silva Dias

Inês Margarida Ferreira Roque

Integrated

Inês Margarida Ferreira Roque

Isabel Maria Oliveira Brito

Integrated

Isabel Maria Oliveira Brito

João Manuel Pereira Ramalho Serrano

Integrated

João Manuel Pereira Ramalho Serrano

João Tiago Sabino Lino Marques

Integrated

João Tiago Sabino Lino Marques

José Alexandre Varanda Andrade

Integrated

José Alexandre Varanda Andrade

José Eduardo dos Santos Félix Castanheiro

Integrated

José Eduardo dos Santos Félix Castanheiro

José Manuel Mota Ruivo Martins

Integrated

José Manuel Mota Ruivo Martins

José Rafael Marques da Silva

Integrated

José Rafael Marques da Silva

José Rafael Muñoz-Rojas Morenés

Integrated

José Rafael Muñoz-Rojas Morenés

Liliana Marum

Integrated

Liliana Marum

Luís Manuel Cardoso Vieira Alho

Integrated

Luís Manuel Cardoso Vieira Alho

Luís Miguel Lourenço Martins

Integrated

Luís Miguel Lourenço Martins

Luiz Carlos Gazarini

Collaborator

Luiz Carlos Gazarini

Manuel D

Collaborator

Manuel D'Orey Cancela D'Abreu

Margarida Maria de Almeida Vaz

Collaborator

Margarida Maria de Almeida Vaz

Maria de Belém Ferreira da Silva da Costa Freitas

Integrated

Maria de Belém Ferreira da Silva da Costa Freitas

Maria Eduarda Marques Madeira Silva Potes

Integrated

Maria Eduarda Marques Madeira Silva Potes

Maria Elvira Lourido de Sales-Baptista

Integrated

Maria Elvira Lourido de Sales-Baptista

Maria Helena Marques Enes Guimarães

Integrated

Maria Helena Marques Enes Guimarães

Maria Isabel Ferraz de Oliveira

Integrated

Maria Isabel Ferraz de Oliveira

Maria Margarida Saial Santos Guiomar Espada

Integrated

Maria Margarida Saial Santos Guiomar Espada

Maria Rivera Mendez

Integrated

Maria Rivera Mendez

Maria Teresa Folgôa Batista

Integrated

Maria Teresa Folgôa Batista

Mário José Gouveia Pinto Rodrigues Carvalho

Collaborator

Mário José Gouveia Pinto Rodrigues Carvalho

Marta Laranjo

Integrated

Marta Laranjo

Miguel Nuno Geraldo Viegas dos Santos Elias

Integrated

Miguel Nuno Geraldo Viegas dos Santos Elias

Nuno Miguel Peres Sampaio Pedroso

Integrated

Nuno Miguel Peres Sampaio Pedroso

Patrícia Miguel Rocha Lourenço

Collaborator

Patrícia Miguel Rocha Lourenço

Paulo Alexandre da Cunha e Sá de Sousa

Collaborator

Paulo Alexandre da Cunha e Sá de Sousa

Pedro Miguel Filipe Pereira

Integrated

Pedro Miguel Filipe Pereira

Ricardo Jorge da Costa Trindade Palmeiro Romão

Integrated

Ricardo Jorge da Costa Trindade Palmeiro Romão

Ricardo Miguel Minguéns Cardoso Cadete Pita

Integrated

Ricardo Miguel Minguéns Cardoso Cadete Pita

Rui Miguel Carracha Charneca

Integrated

Rui Miguel Carracha Charneca

Rui do Nascimento Fazenda Lourenço

Integrated

Rui do Nascimento Fazenda Lourenço

Sara Maria Lopes dos Santos

Integrated

Sara Maria Lopes dos Santos

Sérgio Rui Borreicho Coelho Godinho

Integrated

Sérgio Rui Borreicho Coelho Godinho

Maria da Graça Janeiro Machado

Student

Maria da Graça Janeiro Machado

José FERRAGOLO DA VEIGA

Collaborator

José FERRAGOLO DA VEIGA

Erika Roldão Lemos de Almeida

Student

Erika Roldão Lemos de Almeida

Mariana Pucarinho Fernandes

Student

Mariana Pucarinho Fernandes

José Pedro Pestana Fragoso de Almeida

Collaborator

José Pedro Pestana Fragoso de Almeida

Carlos Alberto de Jesus Alexandre

Integrated

Carlos Alberto de Jesus Alexandre

Emanuel Ruben dos Santos Carreira

Student

Emanuel Ruben dos Santos Carreira

Pedro Miguel Cunha Caetano

Collaborator

Pedro Miguel Cunha Caetano

Ana Patrícia Cebola Poeiras

Collaborator

Ana Patrícia Cebola Poeiras

Mauro André Maurício Raposo

Collaborator

Mauro André Maurício Raposo

Nuno Ricardo Gracinhas Nunes Guiomar

Collaborator

Nuno Ricardo Gracinhas Nunes Guiomar

Rui Daniel Parreira Machado

Integrated

Rui Daniel Parreira Machado

Eduardo Miguel Ramos Ferreira

Student

Eduardo Miguel Ramos Ferreira

Rogério Filipe Agostinho Louro

Collaborator

Rogério Filipe Agostinho Louro

Luísa Isabel Guerreiro David Coelho

Integrated

Luísa Isabel Guerreiro David Coelho

Patrícia Alexandra Anico Gazimba Bacalhau

Collaborator

Patrícia Alexandra Anico Gazimba Bacalhau

Ana Rita Nunes Martins

Integrated

Ana Rita Nunes Martins

David Vila Pires

Student

David Vila Pires

Maria da Conceição Rijo Dragão Lopes Coelho

Collaborator

Maria da Conceição Rijo Dragão Lopes Coelho

Pedro Alexandre Marques da Silva Salgueiro

Integrated

Pedro Alexandre Marques da Silva Salgueiro

Sergio Prats Alegre

Integrated

Sergio Prats Alegre

Sónia Alexandra Rupio Bombico

Collaborator

Sónia Alexandra Rupio Bombico

André Filipe Catarino de Oliveira

Collaborator

André Filipe Catarino de Oliveira

Dominik Noll

Integrated

Dominik Noll

Maria Madalena Pires de Mendonça Silva

Student

Maria Madalena Pires de Mendonça Silva

Luis Guilherme Felizardo de Sousa

Collaborator

Luis Guilherme Felizardo de Sousa

David Passos Morgado Franco Frazão

Integrated

David Passos Morgado Franco Frazão

Carla Maria Gaspar Martins Janeiro

Collaborator

Carla Maria Gaspar Martins Janeiro

Denis Ricardo Isidro Medinas

Integrated

Denis Ricardo Isidro Medinas

Anísio Patrício Quintas

Student

Anísio Patrício Quintas

Manuel Joaquim Marques Patanita

Integrated

Manuel Joaquim Marques Patanita