Academic background: Agregação in Physical Geography (University of Lisbon, 2010), PhD in Physical Geography (University of Lisbon, 1998), MSc in Physical and Regional Geography (University of Lisbon, 1988), Degree in Geography (University of Lisbon, 1884)
Research Group: RISKAM
Research interests: Slope instability, Applied Geomorphology, Geomorphological Hazard Assessment, Quantitative Risk Analysis, Environmental Risk and Spatial Planning
PhD in Physical Geography, University of Lisbon, 1998. Habilitation in Physical Geography, University of Lisbon, 1998. Full Professor of IGOT-UL (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning – University of Lisbon). Researcher of the Centre for Geographical Studies, head of research group on Environmental Hazards and Risk Assessment and Management – RISKam. Vice-President of the CERG (European Centre on Geomorphological Hazards), European Council. Member of the Commission on Hazards and Risks (International Geographical Union); Regular member of the European Geosciences Union. Coordinator of the following research projects: MapRisk – Methodologies for assessing landslide hazard and risk applied to municipal planning (2008-11); DISASTER – GIS database on hydro-geomorphologic disasters in Portugal: a tool for environmental management and emergency planning (2010-13). Coordinator of the Risk and Civil Protection teams within the Territorial Management Regional Plans of the West and Tagus valley and the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. Author/Coauthor of 29 ISI indexed articles; H-index = 10.