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Pedro Miguel Ramos Arsénio

  • Landscape Architecture Degree (5 years) by Instituto Superior de Agronomia (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa) - 1998
  • Provas de Aptidão Pedagógica e de Capacidade Científica by Instituto Superior de Agronomia (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa) - 2003
  • PhD in Landscape Architecture by Instituto Superior de Agronomia (Universidade de Lisboa) - 2012

ORCID iD icon Orcid ID: 0000-0003-3860-9789

Scopus Author icon Scopus Author ID: 24079971100

ResercherID icon ResearcherID: G-3970-2011

ResearchGate icon ResearcheGate Profile: Pedro Arsénio


For an updated list of scientific publications please check in https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pedro_Arsenio/publications

Research interests

Current research activities are mainly related with floristic and synecological studies of plant communities, as well as flora and vegetation cartography. These encompass the following main subjects:


a) Floristic and chorological studies, mainly on menaced flora;

b) Plant community studies, namely the description of natural and semi natural plant communities, its sucessional relations and ecological preferences, as well as applied vegetation cartography studies;

c) Landscape scale studies on vegetation diversity and its evaluation for conservation purposes;

d) BioclimateBiogeographical and Natural Potential Vegetation modelling.

Temporihygrophilous vegetation mosaic of Arrimal (Serra dos Candieiros, Portugal): 1.Oenantho crocatae-Quercetum pyrenaicae, 2.Rubo ulmifolii-Prunetum insititioidis, 3.Trifolio pratensis-Phalaridetum lusitanicae, 4.Baloto foetidae-Arctietum minoris(source: COSTA, ESPÍRITO SANTO & ARSÉNIO, 2010)

Compared studies between ecological quality (with a focus on plant communities) and landscape visual quality, in Mediterranean ecosystems.

Map of Landscape Visual Quality (right) based of preferences expressed by the public. The top left maps correspond to the considered factors in the performed linear regression. The bottom left diagram specifies different situations regarding waterviews (one of the considered factors), and the centre photos ilustrate the public surveys carried out, based on a 50 photograph q-sample. (source: ARSÉNIO, 2012.)


Current Position

Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior de Agronomia (University of Lisbon), July 2012-present

LEAF Researcher, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, January 2015-present

Coordinator of Herbarium "João de Carvalho e Vasconcellos" (Index Herbariorum code: LISI), December 2015-present

Participation in research projects:

Participation in nationally funded scientific research projects:

PTDC/AUR-AQI/113587/2009. “Sea Architectures”; February 2011-January 2014

PTDC/AUR-URB/102578/2008. “National Ecological Network - a proposal of mapping and policies”; March 2010- February 2013

PTDC/AAC-AMB/113394/2009. “Species Performance Modeling Algorithm (S-PerforMA)”; January 2010-December 2013