Present Position: Professor of Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon, PT.

Academic Degrees:  DIC and PhD, Imperial College, University of London, UK.

 “Agregação”, New University of Lisbon, PT.

Research interests: Habitat and biodiversity management, integrated protection of agricultural and forest cultures, chemical ecology and bio-technological pest management, control of invasive species.  Gender mainstreaming in science.


Teaching: B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. level in ecology, population dynamics and ecosystem management.


Some Fellowships and Grants: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, DE; Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, PT; DAAD, DE; Volkswagenwerk Stiftung, DE; Ministery of Industry and Technology, Australia; FAO, UN; Luso-American Foundation, PT/USA; EU – DG Research, Brussels.


Post-Doc Appointments / Missions (duration over 1 year each): University of Chapingo, Mexico; University of Freiburg, DE; Federal University of Paraná, Brazil; CSIRO, Canberra, Australia; University of Hannover, DE; Imperial College, UK; Life Sciences and Natural Resources University (BOKU), Vienna, AU.


Some ongoing and completed assignments

Consultancy / Expertise: At international level for industry, governmental bodies, foundations and universities. Collaboration with the European Environment Agency, DK. Expert evaluator for the European Commission, DG Research, areas of Environment, Forestry, Human Potential, Infrastructures, Strategic Research Policy. European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) [mission statement: to support a coherent approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe, and to act as an incubator for international negotiations about concrete initiatives], delegate of Portugal [2007 – 2011].

Reviewer of several ISI journals and other international publications, e.g. ICCP (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Review Assessments (2001, 2007); member of the editorial board of Agricultural and Forest Entomology, UK.


Scientific Associations: Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (FRES), UK; Honorary Member: Chinese Entomological Society, Beijing; Balkan Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria; Mexican Society of Biological Control, Mexico. Founding Member: European Ecological Federation, Europe: First Vice-President; Portuguese Entomological Society (SPEN); Portuguese Ecological Society (SPECO); Humboldt Club Portugal (CHP); Portuguese Association of Women in Science (AMONET).


Invited talks and individual conferences: About 90 worldwide