Position: Integrated Researcher with Doctoral Degree
Academic background: PhD in Geography and History by Salamanca University, Spain
Research Group: ZOE
Research interests: Urban Agriculture, Ethno-Geographic Studies, Tropical Flora
Ciência Vitae: DF1E-FC85-E05D
PhD in Geography and History by Salamanca University from 1995 onwards, she became a Researcher at the Tropical Institute (IICT) in the year 2000 and was integrated in the University of Lisbon in 2015, following the extinction of the IICT. Author of about one hundred and fifty books, book chapters, and scientific papers published in referenced journals, she is a professor at IGOT from 2018, where she coordinates three scientific projects: 1) Ethno-geographic studies of native European, Asian, Latin American and African flora, in particular medicinal plants; 2) Theory and History of Geography researches: a) Mental maps, a learning strategy in Geography; b) Portuguese landscapes described by geographers and contemporaneous travel writers. 3) This last line of research integrates native flora studies, and targets urban agriculture, as a socio-cultural-economic and environmentally sustainable practises.