João Rocha

Doutor em Biologia (UP, 2014)
Project Manager

Work line 3: Circular economy and value chains

Degree in Biology (UTAD, 2006), Master’s in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (Cibio/FCUP, 2008) and PhD in Biology (UP, 2014). He has published several articles in specialized journals in the areas of Ecology, Conservation and Ecological Modelling. During his professional career he has interacted with an extensive list of collaborators on projects and co-authored scientific papers. He has experience in modeling tools and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Areas of interest: Conservation, Ecological modeling, Geographic information systems (GIS), Sustainability.

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Areas of interest:

Management and Conservation of Wild Resources, Forest Ecology, Valorization of Endogenous Resources and Ecosystem Services.


Title: The leaf of Agapanthus africanus (L.) Hoffm.: A physical-chemical perspective of terrestrialization in the cuticle

Year: 2023

Authors: Nunes, P., Nunes, S., Pereira, R., Cruz, R., Rocha, J., Ravishankar, A., Fernandes, L., Bacelar, E., Casal, S., Anand, S., Crespí, A., Fernandes, M., de Zea Bermudez, V.

Journal: Environmental and Experimental Botany


Title: Vicariance between Cercis siliquastrum L. and Ceratonia siliqua L. unveiled by the physical-chemical properties of the leaves’ epicuticular waxes

Year: 2022

Authors: Pereira, R., Rocha, J., Nunes, P., Fernandes, T., Ravishankar, A., Cruz, R., Fernandes, M., Srinivasan, A., Casal, S., Zea Bermudez, V., Crespi, A.

Journal: Frontiers in Plant Science


Title: Phenotypic strategies for Jasione L. or the challenge that taxonomy face to recent floristic responses along western Eurasia

Year: 2022

Authors: Rocha, J., Almeida, P., Ramírez-Rodríguez, R., Sales, F., Amich, F., Crespí, A.

Journal: Turkish Journal of Botany