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Instituto Superior de Agronomia de Lisboa

Short name
ISA
Web
http://www.isa.utl.pt/

Country
Portugal
Role
1) Complete and analyze long-term (30+ years) Landsat-based annual fire atlas for Portugal. 2) Estimate pyrogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols for Portugal. 3) Estimate post-fire vegetation recovery and model growth rates as a function of environmental co-variates. 4) Analyze roles of fuels and weather as determinants of the fire regime. 5) Collaborate in the assessment and improvement of regional process-based fire models. DEF/ISA will participate in WP 1.1, 1.2 and 2.2.
Work packages
Members
Experience
DEF/ISA has been involved in wildfire research since the late 1980s, namely through participation in several national and international research projects and field campaigns. JMC Pereira has supervised, or is supervising about 20 doctoral students in topics dealing with pyrogeography, remote sensing and biomass burning.
Brief description of the legal entity
The Departamento de Engenharia Florestal, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa) has a long experience of involvement in national and European-funded research projects. The Department’s Center for Forest Studies has the largest ISI-indexed publications output of any forestry/agriculture Portuguese research unit.

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