Ph.D. in Forest Engineering and Natural Resources Management (2009) and Master in Mathematics, Applied to Biological Sciences (1998). Her professional career began acquiring skills about burnt areas and land cover mapping using Geographic Information Systems and Satellite data processing. In 2014, her research became more applied, using fire simulation tools to produce information to suppport fire management, in order to reduce the impacts of fire at landscape level. The coordination of research projects with the active involvement of stakeholders has helped to ensure the information generated has increased in terms of quality to support decision-making in the large fires prevention and suppression.
Areas of interest:
Fire spread simulations; fuel mapping; fuel management; exposure and risk to large rural fires.
Title: Coupling wildfire spread simulations and connectivity analysis for hazard assessment: a case study in Serra da Cabreira, Portugal
Authors: Sá, A., Aparício, B., Benali, A., Bruni, C., Salis, M., Silva, F., Marta-Almeida, M., Pereira, S., Rocha, A., Pereira, J.
Journal: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Title: Combining wildfire behaviour simulations and network analysis to support wildfire management: A Mediterranean landscape case study
Authors: Aparício, B., Pereira, J., Santos, F., Bruni, C., Sá, A.
Journal: Ecological Indicators
Title: Evaluating priority locations and potential benefits for building a nation-wide fuel break network in Portugal
Authors: Aparício, B., Alcasena, F., Ager, A., Chung, W., Pereira, J., Sá, A.
Journal: Journal of Environmental Management
Title: Evaluating fire growth simulations using satellite active fire data
Authors: Sá, A., Benali, A., Fernandes, P., Pinto, R., Trigo, R., Salis, M., Russo, A., Jerez, S., Soares, P., Schroeder,W., Pereira, J.
Journal: Remote Sensing of Environment