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Vasco Silva

PhD Student

Email: silvadavasco(a#t)gmail.com

Graduation in Biophysical Engineering (2005), University of Évora.

MSc. in Management and Conservation of Natural Resources (2009), School of Agriculture (ISA), Technical University of Lisbon.

PhD student in SUSFOR Doctoral program on Sustainable Forests and Products, School of Agriculture (ISA), University of Lisbon.

Kattge, J., Bönisch, G., Díaz, S., Lavorel, S., Prentice, I.C., et al., 2020, TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology

(doi: 10.1111/gcb.14904)

Silva, V., Catry, F.X, Fernandes, P.M, Rego, F.C., Bugalho, M.N., 2020, Trade-offs between fire hazard reduction and conservation in a Natura 2000 shrub-grassland mosaic. Applied Vegetation Science 23 (1): 39-52.

(doi: 10.1111/avsc.12463)

Costa, J.C., Pinto-Gomes, C., Lopes, M.C., Neto, C., Monteiro-Henriques, T., Arsénio, P., Silva, V. & Lousã. M., 2019, The scrubland of decarbonated limestones derived soil of the western Iberian Peninsula. In In Quinto-Canas R., Meireles C., Pinto-Gomes C., Cano E., Raposo M., Machado M. (Org.), Natural and semi-natural habitats of the Natura 2000 network: Improving knowledge to support conservation measures. Proceedings XI International Meeting of Phytosociology, Faro, 10-11 September, pp. 102.

Espírito-Santo, D., Silva, V., 2019, As comunidades de Sedum spp. e seus habitats em Portugal continental. In Quinto-Canas R., Meireles C., Pinto-Gomes C., Cano E., Raposo M., Machado M. (Org.). Natural and semi-natural habitats of the Natura 2000 network: Improving knowledge to support conservation measures. Proceedings XI International Meeting of Phytosociology, Faro, 10-11 September, pp. 35.

Fernández-Prieto, J.A., Pinto-Cruz, C., Nava, H. Silva, V., Cires, E., 2019, Helosciadium milfontinum, endemic of the Southwest Portugal temporary ponds: Perspectives for plant species and habitat conservation. In Quinto-Canas R., Meireles C., Pinto-Gomes C., Cano E., Raposo M., Machado M. (Org.). Natural and semi-natural habitats of the Natura 2000 network: Improving knowledge to support conservation measures. Proceedings XI International Meeting of Phytosociology, Faro, 10-11 September, pp. 33.

Figueiredo, E., Smith, G.F., Silva, V., 2019, Flávio Ferreira Pinto de Resende (1907–1967): A portuguese scientist and hero-botanist, and his forays into systematics. Taxon 68(2): 420-423.

(doi: 10.1002/tax.1205)

Meireles, C., Dinamene, E., Caraça, R., Ribeiro, S., Silva, V., Pinto-Gomes, C., 2019, Habitats of Community interest in Continental Portugal – Monitoring results. In Quinto-Canas R., Meireles C., Pinto-Gomes C., Cano E., Raposo M., Machado M. (Org.). Natural and semi-natural habitats of the Natura 2000 network: Improving knowledge to support conservation measures. Proceedings XI International Meeting of Phytosociology, Faro, 10-11 September, pp. 28.

Nunes, L., Alberdi, I., Álvarez, J.G., Dias, S., Rocha, M., Silva, V., Rego, F.C., 2019, Harmonisation of NFI information to characterize the vertical structure of forest fuels at the European scale. Conference A century of national forest inventories – informing past, present and future decisions, 20-23 May, Sundvolden, Norway. (Poster presentation).

Nunes, L., Álvarez-González, J., Alberdi, I., Silva, V., Rocha, M., Rego, F.C., 2019, Analysis of the occurrence of wildfires in the Iberian Peninsula based on harmonised data from national forest inventories. Annals of Forest Science 76: 27.

(doi: 10.1007/s13595-019-0811-5)

Pinto-Gomes, C., Neto, C., Costa. J.C., Capelo, J., Ribeiro, S., Caraça, R., Silva V., Meireles, C., 2019, Interpretation problems in habitat types listed in Annex I of Council Directive 92/43/EEC – Portugal Mainland. In Quinto-Canas R., Meireles C., Pinto-Gomes C., Cano E., Raposo M., Machado M. (Org.). Natural and semi-natural habitats of the Natura 2000 network: Improving knowledge to support conservation measures. Proceedings XI International Meeting of Phytosociology, Faro, 10-11 September, pp. 71.

Silva, V., Catry, F.X., Fernandes, P.M., Rego, F.C., Paes, P., Nunes, L. Caperta, A.D., Sérgio, C., Bugalho, M.N., 2019, Effects of grazing on plant composition, conservation status and ecosystem services of Natura 2000 shrub‑grassland habitat types. Biodiversity and Conservation 28(5): 1205-1224

(doi: 10.1007/s10531-019-01718-7)

Smith, G.F., Silva, V., 2019, Notes on five nothospecies published by or in honour of Flávio Resende in the mid-1900s in Haworthia, now Haworthiopsis (Asphodelaceae subfam. Alooideae). Haseltonia, 26: 43-51.

(doi: 10.2985/026.026.0107)

Smith, G.F., Silva, V., Figueiredo, E., 2019, Aptenia 'Red Apple' (Aizoaceae/ Mesembryanthemaceae), a common cultivar derived from a hybrid between two Aptenia species endemic to southern Africa. Bradleya 37: 179-183.

(doi: 10.25223/brad.n37.2019.a15)

Smith, G.F., Silva, V., Figueiredo, E., 2019, Representatives of Aptenia N.E.Br. (Aizoaceae/ Mesembryanthemaceae), an endemic southern african genus, naturalised in Portugal. Bradleya 37: 184-190.

(doi: 10.25223/brad.n37.2019.a16)

Figueiredo E, Smith G.F., Silva V., 2018, Three unpublished letters by Felix de Avelar Brotero reveal new information on his herbarium and types. Phytotaxa 382, 243-254.

(doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.382.3.1)

Figueiredo, E., Silva, V. & Smith, G.F., 2018, The correct publication dates of Felix de Avelar Brotero’s Flora Lusitanica and Phytographia Lusitaniae Selectior, with notes on his personal library. Taxon 67: 1163-1168.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.12705/676.12)

Figueiredo, E., Silva, V., Coutinho, A., Smith, G.F., 2018, Twentieth century vascular plant taxonomy in Portugal. Willdenowia 48(2): 303-330.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.48.48209)

Figueiredo, E., Silva, V., Smith, G.F., 2018, Friedrich Welwitsch and the horticulture of succulents in Portugal in the 19thcentury. Bradleya 36: 200-211.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.25223/brad.n36.2018.a15)

Figueiredo, E., Silva, V., Smith, G.F., 2018, One hundred-and-ninety years on: Felix de Avelar Brotero and the end of the earliest phase of Portuguese botany. Taxon 67: 826-829.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.12705/674.30)

Silva, V., 2018, Caraterização do sistema dunar Guincho-Crismina. In Lisboa, M. (Coord.) Fonte da Crismina: no caminho da duna: registo, estudo e conservação, pp.21-27. Câmara Municipal de Cascais. ISBN: 978-972-637-286-8.

Smith, G.F., Figueiredo, E., Silva, V., 2018, The curious case of the occurrence of Lampranthus glaucus (L.) N.E.Br.(Aizoaceae/Mesembryanthemaceae) in Europe. Bradleya 36: 189-199.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.25223/brad.n36.2018.a14)

Duarte, I., Nunes, L., Silva, V., Dias, S., Rego, F.C., 2017, Special Areas of Conservation in Portugal: assessing the relationship between area delimitations and land use dynamics. In: XIV MEDECOS International Conference & XIII Asociación Española de Ecología Terrestre (AEET) Meeting – Human-Driven Scenarios for Evolutionary and Ecological Changes, 31 January-04 February, Seville, Spain, pp: 36. [Download]

Rego, F.C., Nunes, L., Pasadolos-Tato, M., Rocha, M., Silva, V., Alberdi, I., Álvarez-González, J.G., 2017, Harmonização das estimativas de massa volúmica para copas de espécies arbóreas e grupos de matos mais representativos na Península Ibérica. In: 8º Congresso Florestal Nacional, 11-14 Outubro, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, pp: 27.

Correia, I., Monjardino, J., Ferreira, A., Faria, S., Saraiva, S., Silva, V., 2016, Experimentos de conservación in situ de Omphalodes kuzinskyanae, especie vulnerable en Cascais (Portugal). Conservación Vegetal 20: 21-23.

Duarte, I., Nunes, L., Dias, S., Silva, V., Alberdi, I., Rego, F.C., 2016, Assessing the Relevance of the NATURA 2000 Mediterranean forest habitats in the Iberian Peninsula. Workshop on Mediterranean forest management and Natura 2000, 9-11 May, Parc naturel regional du Luberon, France. (Oral presentation).

Guillot-Ortiz, D., López-Pujol, J., Silva, V., Laguna, E., Puche, C., 2016, First reports of Opuntia ficus-indica ‘Anacantha’ as an alien plant in the Iberian Peninsula. Bouteloua 23: 155-169.

Ribeiro, S., Silva, V., Pinto-Cruz, C., Costa, J.C., Espírito-Santo, M.D., Molina, J.A., Deil, U., 2016, Patterns of Isoeto-Nanojuncetea communities in Iberian Peninsula. 25th Meeting of European Vegetation Survey. 6-9 April, Rome, Italy. (Oral presentation).

Silva, V., Bugalho, M.N., Catry, F.X., Nunes, L., Caperta, A.D., Sérgio, C., Rego, F.C., 2016, Effects of grazing on plant species composition of Natura 2000 grassland and shrubland habitat types of Central Portugal. 13th Eurasian Grassland Conference – Management and Conservation of Semi-Natural Grasslands: From Theory to Practice. 20-24 September, Sighisoara, Romania. (Poster).

Silva, V., Correia, I., Neto, A., Romana, J., Saraiva, S., 2016, Restauración ecológica de las dunas costeras: el caso de la playa del Guincho (Portugal). In: Roig-Munar, F.X. , Quintana-Pou, F.J. (Eds.), Restauración y gestión de sistemas dunares. Estudio de casos, Collection Recerca i Territori 8, Girona, Spain: Càtedra d’Ecosistemes Litorals Mediterranis, Parc Natural del Montgrí, les Illes Medes i el Baix Ter. (ISSN: 2013-2939), pp. 101-113.

Smith, G.F., Figueiredo, E., Silva, V., 2016, Notes on the geographical distribution range of Sedum mucizonia (Ortega) Raym.-Hamet (Crassulaceae), a miniature, annual succulent, in continental Portugal. Bradleya 34: 133-141.

Guillot-Ortiz, D., López-Pujol, J., Laguna, E., Silva, V. & Puche, C., 2015, Un nuevo cultivar de Luther Burbank presente en la flora alóctona de la Península Ibérica, Opuntia ficus-indica 'Vertex'. Bouteloua 20:125-143.

Silva, V., 2015, A mata de dragoeiros do Parque Palmela em Cascais (Portugal), contributos para a sua valorização. Bouteloua 21:123-133.

Silva, V., Bugalho, M.N., Rego, F.C., 2015, Assessing the relationship between biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services in Natura 2000. 10th ALTER-Net Summer School: Interdisciplinary perspectives on biodiversity and ecosystem services. 2-12 September, Peyresq, Haute-de-Provence, France. (Poster).

Silva, V., Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F., 2015, Alien succulents naturalised and cultivated on the central west coast of Portugal. Bradleya 33: 58-81.

Silva, V., Laguna, E. & Guillot-Ortiz, D., 2015, Algunos datos sobre neófitos en Portugal. Bouteloua 20: 76-96.

Smith, G.F., Figueiredo, E. & Silva, V., 2015, Kalanchoe ×houghtonii (Crassulaceae) recorded near Lisbon, Portugal. Bouteloua 20: 97-99.

Smith, G.F., Figueiredo, E. & Silva, V., 2015, Geographical distribution range extension for Sedum acre L. (Crassulaceae) in central Portugal. Bradleya 33: 34-40.

Caperta, A.D., Cortinhas, A., Espírito-Santo, M.D., Silva, V., Ferreira, A., Paes, A.P., Róis, A.S., Costa, J.C. & Arsénio, P. , 2014, Cliff-dwelling halophyte Limonium multiflorum Erben morphological and habitat assessment. Putting Halophytes to Work - From Genes to Ecosystems – Cost Action FA0901. Coimbra.

Caperta, A.D., Espírito-Santo, M.D., Silva, V., Ferreira, A., Paes, A.P., Róis, A.S., Costa, J.C. & Arsénio, P., 2014, Habitat specificity assessment of the rare and endemic cliff-dwelling halophyte Limonium multiflorum. AoB PLANTS 6: plu032.

(doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plu032)

Correia, I., Neto, A., Silva, V., Saraiva, S., Romana, J., Melo, J.C., Ley, C. & Cruz, C.S., 2014, Ecological restoration of Guincho–Crismina coastal sand dune. In: Matos Silva, J., Antunes, C.R. & Bifulco, C. (Eds), Cascais World Forum 2012. II Congress APENA - VII Congress AEIP - VII Congress EFIB. Soil Bioengineering and Land Management – New Challenges,  Associação Portuguesa de Engenharia Natural, Lisboa, ISBN 978-989-20-4788-1, pp: 281-288.

Silva, V., 2014, Recuperación de especies litorales de hábitats dunares y acantilados marinos en Cascais (Portugal). In: Fraga i Arguimbau, P., Estaún Clarisó, I. & Comas Casademont, M. (Eds), Libre de resums del Simposi Experiènces de restauració d’hàbitats i conservació de la biodiversitat,  Consell Insular de Menorca, Maó, ISBN 978-84-95718-98-3, pp: 28-29.