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Patricia Lourenço

Patricia Lourenço
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Doctor of Philosophy

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Education
April 2011 - December 2015
Universidad de Almería
Field of study
  • Environmental and Applied Sciences
September 2003 - March 2007
Faculty of Science of University of Lisbon
Field of study
  • Biology and Management of Marine Resources
October 1997 - July 2002
University of Aveiro
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (51)
Book
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This proceedings book results from the AgEng2021 Agricultural Engineering Conference under auspices of the European Society of Agricultural Engineers, held in an online format based on the University of Évora, Portugal, from 4 to 8 July 2021. This book contains the full papers of a selection of abstracts that were the base for the oral presentation...
Preprint
Sustainable agriculture is urgently needed to promote conservation and sustainable resources use in an equitable manner through integrated management of land, water, energy and biodiversity. In this way, education in agriculture emerges as a crucial tool for preparing agricultural technicians, researchers and farmers for productive contributions. H...
Conference Paper
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Sustainable agriculture is urgently needed to promote conservation and sustainable resources use in an equitable manner through integrated management of land, water, energy and biodiversity. In this way, education in agriculture emerges as a crucial tool for preparing agricultural technicians, researchers and farmers for productive contributions. H...
Article
Forest aboveground biomass (AGB) is a key biophysical variable to assess and monitor the spatio-temporal changes of forest ecosystems. AGB should be accurately and timely estimated through remote sensing to provide valuable information to better support sustainable forest management strategies. QuickBird and WorldView-2 satellites data and Random F...
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Programmes of education for sustainable development are important to reformulate and revise educational programmes in Sustainable Agriculture. Higher education institutes emerge as learning places to integrate sustainable development into the educational system, through graduation and MSc programmes, to provide a more effective response to the high...
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Roads and roadsides provide dispersal channels for non-native invasive alien plants (IAP), many of which hold devastating impacts in the economy, human health, biodiversity and ecosystem functionality. Remote sensing is an essential tool for efficiently assessing and monitoring the dynamics of IAP along roads. In this study, we explore the potentia...
Chapter
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Comprehensive measurements of global forest aboveground biomass (AGB) are crucial information to promote the sustainable management of forests to mitigate climate change and preserve the multiple ecosystem services provided by forests. Optical and radar sensors are available at different spatial, spectral, and temporal scales. The integration of mu...
Conference Paper
The sustainable agriculture concept emerges from the necessity to ensure food production to feed the human growing population, while the natural resources, water and soil quality, ecosystems and others are preserved. One way to implement the know-how and techniques in sustainable agriculture is through educational courses in the universities, such...
Presentation
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Science and Technology Summit in Portugal, as invited speaker in the PRIMA Program – Precision Agriculture, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, July 8-10
Presentation
1st study visit of SFARM project of EU partners to Asia Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) at Chongqing Three Gorges University, Wanzhou, Chongqing, China, May 6-12
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Monitoring temporal trends in ecosystem functioning of protected areas (PAs) provides important knowledge of local and regional ecological responses to both environmental and anthropogenic drivers of change. Understanding such changes constitute a great global effort to preserve biodiversity and ecosystem services. We characterized the inter-annual...
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Methods & Materials: We conducted a comparative longitudinal study in 2016, recruiting 274 pulmonary TB patients, 137 from public health facilities and 137 from private health facilities using a multi-stage sampling technique. Data was collected using a questionnaire adapted from a tool developed by USAID and was analysed using SPSS version 23.0 so...
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As one cause for biodiversity loss, invasive alien species are a worldwide threat. However, exotic woodland can also have an enormous biomass potential. The goal of this study was to evaluate the available aboveground biomass (AGB, including trunk, branches and foliage) of the widespread woody plant invader Pittosporum undulatum in the exotic woodl...
Conference Paper
The use of biomass for energy production has shown a growing interest in recent years. Pittosporum undulatum is a widespread invasive tree in the Azores archipelago with a considerable potential as an energy resource. Sustainable use of forest resources demands accurate and precise estimation of standing biomass but for the Azores only a few studie...
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La gestión de las áreas protegidas en el actual contexto de cambio global requiere de aproximaciones que permitan caracterizar y seguir el funcionamiento de los ecosistemas. La teledetección ofrece herramientas para ello, ya que proporciona índices que informan reiteradamente y para grandes porciones de territorio, de los intercambios de materia y...
Poster
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Addressing global change effects in conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services requires innovative approaches to ecosystem monitoring. Here we present a monitoring system to guide the evaluation of ecosystem health and conservation status of the Spanish National Parks Network (OAPN) using satellite variables. The implementati...
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Addressing global change effects in conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services requires innovative approaches to ecosystem monitoring. Here we present a monitoring system to guide the evaluation of ecosystem health and conservation status of the Spanish National Parks Network (OAPN) using satellite variables. The implementati...
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Management of protected areas in the current context of global change requires approaches to characterize and to monitor ecosystem functioning. Remote sensing provides adequate tools for that because it provides indices that inform repeatedly and for large areas of land, about matter and energy exchanges between the biota and land sur1face. Conside...
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The protected area of Sierra Nevada is a hotspot of biodiversity in the Mediterranean Basin. It is facing environmental changes that threaten its conservation. To assess the effect of these changes on the functioning of the Sierra Nevada ecosystems, we applied a remote sensing monitoring system. We used the 2001-2003 time-series for the Enhanced Ve...
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Maintaining ecosystem functions and services requires innovative approaches to ecosystem monitoring. The incorporation of functional attributes of biodiversity into monitoring programs complements the approaches based on ecosystem structure and composition. Ecosystem functioning attributes have the advantage of showing a quicker response to environ...
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The response of aboveground net primary production (ANPP) to precipitation represents an effective and straightforward approach to evaluate drylands status and trends. However, there exist differences between the spatial and temporal models that relate ANPP to climate factors. This suggests that other biotic and abiotic factors are involved. In thi...
Chapter
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Policymakers and ecologists are appealing for a comprehensive understanding of how protected areas reconcile biodiversity and carbon conservation strategies. Satellite-based functional characterization of ecosystems offers the possibility of exploring the gaps and spatial congruence between biodiversity and carbon conservation priorities using comm...
Article
Invasive alien species have taken the place of native forest species worldwide, and particularly in island systems like the Azores. Species distribution models could be used to support the design of control strategies, including the definition of target areas. In this study we used species distribution modelling, performed with the ecological-niche...
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Invasive alien species have taken the place of native forest species worldwide, and particularly in island systems like the Azores. Species distribution models could be used to support the design of control strategies, including the definition of target areas. In this study we used species distribution modelling, performed with the ecological-niche...
Chapter
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Nowadays, in relation to the effects of global change, the science of ecology faces the challenge of developing monitoring programs that allow a quick assessment of the conditions of the protected areas. To increase the efficiency of such programs, we should consider a set of principles regarding the nature of the indicators, their ability to detec...
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Pittosporum undulatum Ventenat (Pittosporaceae) is a tree or shrub native to Australia introduced in the Azores Islands in the 19th century, presently naturalized in the nine islands. According to a random survey of vascular plants in the Azores, the invader is present throughout the archipelago, in 62% of 547 1-km2 samples. It was found in pure or...
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S. Miguel Island's vascular plant flora (Archipelago of the Azores, Portugal) consists of approximately 1000 taxa and is largely dominated by non-indigenous taxa. However, existing indigenous vascular plant taxa are particularly important because they compose a very valuable ecosystem, the Azorean Laurel Forest. One of its most significant areas is...
Conference Paper
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West Africa experienced annual rates of forest loss of 1.17% between 1990 and 2005 (FAO, 2007). Given the opportunities such as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in the post-Kyoto agreements, it is important to enable the participation of countries in this region by producing reliable information on land cover change and c...
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Mangroves are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world and they form forests of salt-tolerant species, with complex food webs and ecosystem dynamics. In the last decades, all over the world, the area of mangrove has decreased. Africa has lost about 14% of its mangroves over the last 25 years (FAO, 2007). The objective of this work is to a...

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Roughly 30% of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement (PA) include land-based mitigation measures, but there are still significant uncertainties in their effectiveness to deliver negative emissions. Aside from the expected shortfall of all current NDCs to deliver on the below 2 oC ambition, this uncertainty adds to the risks to human wellbeing as a result of climate change. Land-use based mitigation technologies (LMTs) can play a crucial role in the global efforts to meet the PA goals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Considering the land-climate-development interface, LANDMARC aims to assess the impacts of LMTs as net sinks for greenhouse gas (GHGs) by applying unique mixed-methods approach. LANDMARC assesses the potential and feasibility of LMTs in the AFOLU sector by: a) quantitatively assessing environmental, social-economic, co-benefits and trade-offs identified through a suite of monitoring tools and model system (including land use, climate and economic models) complemented by; b) qualitative assessments guided by stakeholder engagement. This mixed-method approach allows us to provide more detailed insights on the effectiveness and climate resilience of LMTs at different spatial scales (e.g. scaling up from local/national level to the regional/global level). These tools, services and approaches will contribute to land-based LMT decision support in the private sector and by policy makers. LANDMARC is an interdisciplinary consortium with expertise from ecology, engineering, climate sciences, global carbon cycle, soil sciences, satellite earth observation sciences, agronomy, economics, social sciences, and business. There is a balanced representation of partners from academia, SMEs, and NGOs from the EU, Africa, Asia and the Americas, which ensures a wide coverage of LMTs operating in different contexts (e.g. climates, land-use practices, socio-economic etc.) and spatial scales.
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Face aos desafios identificados para a CVAA, suportado no plano de ação estratégico para o desenvolvimento da Bioeconomia Sustentável e Circular e na Iniciativa Europeia para a Digitalização da Indústria e com consciente convicção de que há um longo caminho a percorrer, o consórcio apresenta o projeto BIOma - Soluções integradas de Bioeconomia para a Mobilização da cadeia Agroalimentar. O projeto tem impacto direto na estratégia Nacional de I&I para uma especialização inteligente (RIS3 Nacional), nos domínios prioritários: Agroalimentar (áreas de atuação: alimentos saudáveis e sustentáveis; alimentos seguros e conservação de alimentos; biodiversidade; engenharia alimentar e tecnologias avançadas; tratamento e reutilização de resíduos; utilização sustentável do espaço) e TIC (áreas de atuação: aplicações móveis; componentes e engenharia de sensores; IoT, novas formas de comunicação; TIC nas empresas). Na figura 3, apresenta-se o esquema geral do projeto, que reflete a ambição da abordagem, assente no método iterativo PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act), na procura da melhoria contínua da performance e dos processos associados à CVAA.
Archived project
Shelf Processes Controlling Recruitment to Littorial Populations in an Eastern Oceanic Boundary: Using Barnacles and Crabs as Models – POCTI\1999\BSE\36663