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Synopsis of a trajectory and short summary of the present position

The 5-years degree in Forestry (2001) was followed by a master in Probability and Statistics (2003). At that time, the collaboration in several research projects developed on the topics of forest modeling and forest management allowed accomplishing a Ph.D. in Forestry and Natural Resources Management. The thesis was developed under the subject: 'Development of a growth and yield model for the sustainable management of cork oak stands', concluded in 2011.

Founding member of the European Agroforestry Federation. Acted as a national delegate from 2012 to 2014 and from 2018 to 2022. Was a member of the executive board as deputy treasurer from 2014 to 2016, and secretary from 2016 to 2018. Curently is ISA's interlocutor at the Agroecology Coalition.

Teaches classes on the topics of Forest modeling, Forest inventory, Agroforestry and Statistical sampling methods. Is responsible for the course on Agroforesty starting 2023/2024. Is experienced in the role of supervisor of master thesis, and is currently the main supervisor of two ongoing Ph.D. thesis (see full list here).

Internationalization and networking are promoted by the participation in several international and national research projects (see full CV). It allows the collaboration with different research units and institutions and is considered essential for the development of a career plan that integrates and balances education and research.

Main research topics: Forest modeling, Forest management, Forest inventory, Agroforestry, Non-wood forest products, Cork, Cork oak, Montado, Statistical analysis, Decision support tools, SUBER model, SIMFLOR simulator, Yield-Safe model. Other research topics: Lameiros, Tree hedges, Tree fodder, Acorn, Biomass, Natural pastures, Climate change, Understory composition and management, Soil management.