Évora University

  • Carlos Pinto Gomes

General Coordinator of Life-Relict and University Professor.

Assistant Professor with aggregation (Environmental Sciences – Vegetation Ecology) as well as Deputy Director in School of Science and Technology at Évora University. Researcher at the Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and collaborator at the Institute of Earth Sciences. Has participated and coordinated several research projects related to the conservation and management of Habitats and Species, whose financial support has been approved by the Commission of the European Communities, such as Life-Relict.

Contact: cpgomes@uevora.pt

 

  • Catarina Meireles

Life-Relict Project Manager and Flora Specialist.

Degree in Biology and PhD in Geobotany. Has been working in conservation since 1998, especially with rare or classified flora and habitats. Worked for several years on conservation projects linked to the current ICNF. Since 2013 has been linked to the University of Évora, where has been part of two international research projects on the impact of climate change on European biodiversity (Cétedra Biodiversity, CIBIO-University of Évora), and the LIFE Charcos (Department of Biology) project. Is currently managing the Life-Relict project and is a consultant for the Red Book of Vascular Flora of Continental Portugal.

Contact: cmeireles@uevora.pt

 

  • Maria da Conceição Castro

    University professor and specialist in vegetation.

Has a degree in Landscape Architecture and a PhD in Landscape Arts and Techniques. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Évora, where she teaches undergraduate and masters courses in Landscape Architecture and in Geography. Coordinated and participated in two AGROS projects (266 and 268) related to the influence of vegetation cover on the conservation of soil physical and chemical characteristics in olive groves. Has published some articles on the use of spontaneous herbaceous in flowering meadows. Is currently part of the Life-Relict project team.

Contact: mccastro@uevora.pt

 

  • Rute Matos

University professor and landscape specialist.

Has a degree in Landscape Architecture, a Master’s Degree in Restoration of Architectural and Landscape Heritage and a PhD in Landscape Arts and Techniques. Is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Évora (Portugal) where she teaches the Bachelor and Master about Landscape Architecture, in Master courses about Management and Valorization of Historical and Cultural Heritage (Erasmus Mundus TPTI) and in postgraduate course Environment, Sustainability and Education. Her current research area focuses on new urban realities and challenges, such as landscape multifunctionality, urban interstitial spaces, ecological and sustainability issues and urban agriculture as a new approach to project design. Has published articles on landscape multifunctionality. She is a researcher at the Center for Art History and Artistic Research where currently coordinates the research line of “Landscape”. Is currently part of the Life-Relict project team.

                                               Contactrsm@uevora.pt

 

  • Pedro Santos

University professor and wildlife specialist.

Has a Degree in Zootechnical Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Sciences, Animal Ecology. Has been performing scientific and pedagogical functions at the University of Évora since 1990, and is interested in both functional processes and the structure of animal communities in Mediterranean ecosystems. It has been focusing attention on the different levels at which biodiversity can be organized, focusing on intraspecific, specific, community and landscape levels. Integrated member of ICAAM, having participated as researcher / coordinator in more than twenty research and experimental development projects. Is currently part of the Life-Relict project team.

Contact: aps@uevora.pt

 

  •  Rui Alexandre Castanho

    Planning Specialist.

Is an International Doctor in Sustainable Urban Planning in Transboundary Areas. Researcher at Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Évora, Portugal. Collaborates with the Research Group on Environmental Resource Analysis (ARAM) – University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain; and with the VALORIZA Center – Research on Endogenous Resource Appreciation, Portugal. His research focuses on Sustainable Territorial Planning and Planning, Common Planning in Cross-Border Cooperation, Environmental Assessment Policies, Land Use, Landscape, and Analysis of Low Density and Peripheral Territories. Is currently part of the Life-Relict project team.

                                       Contact: racastanho@uevora.pt

 

  • Mauro Raposo

    Landscape Architect, Geobotany Specialist.

Holds a master degree in landscape architecture from the University of Évora and is a researcher at ICAAM (Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences). Since 2012 has collaborated in landscape characterization and planning projects for public and private entities. He was part of the revision team of the PROF (Regional Forest Planning Plan) of Alentejo, Lisbon and Tagus Valley. As a technician, he collaborated in the Central Alentejo Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Member of the technical team that made the Red List of Vascular Flora of Continental Portugal. It also has several scientific papers presented at national and international events related to nature management and conservation, namely in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Andorra and Cape Verde, as well as articles published in peer reviewed journals. Is currently part of the Life-Relict project team.

                                                   Contact: mraposo@uevora.pt

 

  • Mariana do Rosário Machado

    Landscape Architect, Landscape Specialist.

Holds a master degree in landscape architecture from the University of Évora and is currently a researcher at the Center for Art History and Artistic Research in the course of Landscape Arts and Techniques. Has participated in the co-coordination, conception and mediation of activities at Jardim Gulbenkian Educational Service, Lisbon. Has published some articles on plant natural heritage as a foundation for landscape design and has collaborated in Life-Relict within the scope of ecosystem services and outreach actions.

Contact: mrmachado@uevora.pt

 

  • Cristina Madeira Baião

Biologist, expert on environmental awareness and education.

Holds a master’s degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Évora. Has worked in Environmental Awareness and Education since 2009 and is a certified trainer. Has acquired extensive professional experience as a higher technician at the League for Nature Protection (LPN in Portuguese), beneficiary coordinator of several LIFE projects and has performed communication, awareness and environmental education tasks in LIFE Charcos and LIFE Imperial projects. Is currently working in Life-Relict project within the scope of ecosystem services, outreach communication and awareness raising as well as project management support.

Contact: cmb@uevora.pt 

 

  • Joel A. Barrenho

Computer Engineer and Computer Systems Specialist.

Has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Évora. Since 2013 has collaborated in the Earth Science Institute at the University of Évora. Is currently working on the TOMAQAPA project – Multispectral Observation Techniques for Water Quality and Air Pollution Assessment. In Life-Relict project provides computer technical support.

Contact: joelab@uevora.pt