Paulo Fernandes

Scientific Coordinator

Senior Researcher
PhD in Forest Sciences (UTAD, 2003)

Work Line 2: Risk Management

PhD in Forest Sciences (UTAD, 2003) with 30 years of professional experience. His scientific work has focused mainly on the behavior and ecology of forest fires from a perspective applied to forest management. This contribution resulted from participating in 14 international R&D projects, where he coordinated several work packages and tasks and was part of the coordination team of the FP6 Fire Paradox project, and in 28 national projects. Paulo Fernandes is (co)author of more than 115 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 29 international book chapters. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Wildland Fire and Annals of Forest Science journals and served on the board of directors of the International Association of Wildland Fire.

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Areas of interest:

Ecology research, Vegetation fire behavior and management, Prescribed fire technology transfer activities, Forest fire defense


Title: Fire from the Sky in the Anthropocene

Year: 2021

Authors: Fernandes, P.; Santos, J.; Castedo-Dorado, F.; Almeida. R.

Journal: Fire4


Title: Understanding the Impact of Different Landscape-Level Fuel Management Strategies on Wildfire Hazard in Central Portugal.

Year: 2021

Authors: Benali, A.; Sá, A. ; Pinho, J. ; Fernandes, P. ; Pereira, J.

Journal: Forests


Title: Sustainable Fire Management

Year: 2020

Authors: Fernandes, P.

Magazine: Encyclopedia of the unsustainable development goals


Title: Analysing eucalypt expansion in Portugal as a fire-regime modifier

Year: 2019

Authors: Fernandes, P.; Guiomar, N.; Rossa, C.

Journal: Science of the total environment