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Ana Catarina Sequeira

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: catarinasequeira(a#t)isa.ulisboa.pt

URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana-Catarina-Sequeira

CIÊNCIA ID: 2816-E53D-E4CB | ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5269-0643 | Researcher Id: J-9943-2017

Landscape Architect (2011, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, ISA-ULisboa); MsC in Business Management (2014, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, ISEG-ULisboa); and PhD in Geography (2020, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, UCM)

Ascoli, D., Plana, E., Oggioni, S.D., Tomao, A., Colonico, M., Corona, P., Giannino, F., Moreno, M., Xanthopoulos, G., Kaoukis, K., Athanasiou, M., Colaço, M.C., Rego, F.C., Sequeira, A.C., Acácio, V., Serra, M., Barbati, A., 2023, Fire-smart solutions for sustainable wildfire risk prevention: Bottom-up initiatives meet top-down policies under EU green deal

(doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2023.103715)

Colaço, M.C., Sequeira, A.C., Skulska, I., 2023, Genus Acacia in Mainland Portugal: Knowledge and Experience of Stakeholders in Their Management

(doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/land12112026)

de Oliveira, E., Colaço, M.C., Fernandes, P.M., Sequeira, A.C., 2023, Remains of traditional fire use in Portugal: a historical analysis

(doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tfp.2023.100458)

de Oliveira, E., Sequeira, A.C., Fernandes, P.M., Colaço, M.C., 2023, The use of vegetation fire in portugal: historical legislative and normative analysis

(doi: 10.3828/whp.eh.63835725711833)

Barbati, A., Oggioni, S., Tomao, A., Colonico, M., Giannino, F., Moreno, M., Xanthopoulos, G., Athanasiou, M., Koulelis, P., Colaço, C., Rego, F.C., Sequeira, A.C., Acácio, V., Plana, Bach. E., Serra, M., Ascoli, D., 2022, Soluzioni intelligenti per la prevenzione integrata degli incendi. In: Paris P, Calfapietra C, Motta R, Travaglini D, Bucci G. (Eds.), Alberi-Foreste-Biodiversità: dal New Green Deal alla Farm to Fork Strategy. XIII Congresso SISEF, Abstract-book, 31st May- 2nd June, Orvieto (TR), Italy, pp. 135

(doi: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/43100)

Colaço, C., Acácio, V., Sequeira, A.C., 2022, Smart solutions for fuel management in Portugal. MEDECOS2022 - Partnerships for Global Change. Abstract Booklet, 5-9th September, Langebaan, South Africa,  pp 173

Nunes, L., Pasalodos-Tato, M., Alberdi, I., Sequeira, A.C., Vega, J.A., Silva, V., Vieira, P., Rego, F.C., 2022,

Bulk Density of Shrub Types and Tree Crowns to Use with Forest Inventories in the Iberian Peninsula. Forests 13(4): 555

(doi: 10.3390/f13040555)

Pacheco, R., Sequeira, A.C., Skulska, I., Colaço, C., 2022, Educating for change: toolkit for high schools on wildfires and climate change; Newsletter from the Mediterranean forests network – MedForest.

(doi: https://medforest.net/2022/09/27/educating-for-change-toolkit-for-high-schools-on-wildfires-and-climate-change/)

Sequeira, A. C., Nunes, L., Caetano, M., Marcelino, F., Rego, F.C., 2022, Mapa Agrícola e Florestal de Portugal Continental 1951-1980 (MAF1951-80). Relatório Técnico. Centro de Ecologia Aplicada “Prof. Baeta Neves” (CEABN-InBIO), Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa. ISAPress. 161 p. ISBN 978-972-8669-90-4.

(doi: ISBN 978- 972-8669-90-4)

Sequeira, A.C., Nunes, L., Caetano, M., Marcelino, F., Rocha, M., Rego, F.C., 2022, Dinâmicas de uso e ocupação do solo entre 1951-80 e 2018 em Portugal Continental. Silva Lusitana, 30(2): 87-105.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.1051/silu/20223002087)

Plana, E.; Serra, M.; Sabella, C.; Mayer, C.; Mayer, C.; et al., 2021,

Climate change impacts on natural hazards risk management and Civil Protection of wildfires, floods, storms, avalanches, rockfalls and landslides (English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan), 68p, https://recipe.ctfc.cat/docs/RECIPE%20final%20publication_printed.pdf

(doi: ISBN 978-84-09-36489-3)

Sequeira, Ana Catarina; Acácio, Vanda; Colaço, Conceição; Rego, Francisco; Barbati, Anna; Colonico, Mario; Tomao, Antonio; Plana Bach, Eduard; Serra, Marta; Ascoli, Davide, 2021, Soluções inteligentes para a prevenção de incêndios florestais. Newsletter Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Florestais, Edição 21, pp. 3-6, http://www.spcflorestais.pt/assets/media/newsletters-s2/original/20211122_224146IvU.pdf (Newsletter article)

Sequeira, C.; Colaço, C.; Barata, J.; Marques, F.; Rego, F., 2021, Using unmanned aerial vehicles to assist prescribed fires and detect rekindles in wildfire management. 1st International Congress on Fire in the Earth System: Humans and Nature, Valencia, November 3-7, 2021, online (poster presentation)

Ascoli, Davide; Barbati, Anna; Colonico, Mario; Tomao, Antonio; Colaço, Conceição; Acácio, Vanda; Sequeira, Ana Catarina; Serra, Marta; Plana, Eduard., 2020, Soluzioni intelligenti per la prevenzione integrata degli incendi - Esempi operativi raccolti nell'ambito del progetto PREVAIL", Rivista Forestale Sherwood. Dossier Prevenzione degli incendi boschivi, 2020, https://www.compagniadelleforeste.it/pubblicazioni-cdf.html?download=43:sherwood-foreste-ed-alberi-oggi-n-247-tecniko-pratico-n-148. (Magazine article)

Plana Bach, Eduard; Serra, Marta; Barbati, Anna; Colonico, Mario; Tomao, Antonio; Colaço, Conceição; Acácio, Vanda; Sequeira, Ana Catarina; Moris, Jose V.; Ascoli, David, 2020, Soluciones inteligentes para la prevención de incendios forestales. Revista incendios y Riesgos naturales, Nr.1, pp.69-71, http://revistarirn.org/ (magazine article)

Plana, Eduard; Serra, Marta; Barbati, Anna; Colonico, Mario; Tomao, Antonio; Colaço, Conceição; Acácio, Vanda; et al., 2020, Soluciones inteligentes para la prevención de incendios forestales", Revista incendios y Riesgos naturales, 2020, http://revistarirn.org/.  (Magazine article)

Sequeira, A.C., 2020, Regímenes del fuego y dinámica del paisaje rural en el Sistema Central: Serra da Estrela y Sierra de Ayllón. PhD in Geography. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Sequeira, C.R., Montiel-Molina, C., Rego, F.C., 2020, Landscape-based fire scenarios and fire types in the Ayllón massif (Central Mountain Range, Spain), 19th and 20th centuries. Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica 46.

(doi: 10.18172/cig.3796)

Montiel-Molina, C., Vilar, L., Sequeira, C.R., Karlsson, O., Galiana-Martín, L., Madrazo, G., Palacios, T., 2019, Have historical land use/land cover changes triggered a fire regime shift in Central Spain? Fire 2 (3): 44.

(doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/fire2030044)

Sequeira, C.R., Montiel-Molina, C., Rego, F.C., 2019, Cambios en el paisaje del macizo de Ayllón a través de la historiadel fuego de los últimos dos siglos. Workshop los incêndios forestales y el uso del fuego, pasado, presente y futuro. CSIC, Madrid, España. (Invited Speaker)

Sequeira, C.R., Montiel-Molina, C., Rego, F.C., 2019, Historical fire records at the two ends of Iberian Central Mountain System: Estrela massif and Ayllón massif. Investigaciones Geográficas 72: 31-52.

(doi: 10.14198/INGEO2019.72.02)

Sequeira, C.R., Montiel-Molina, C., Rego, F.C., 2019, Understanding landscape through historical fire scenarios and fire regimes in the iberian central mountain system. US-IALE 2019 Annual Meeting: Conservation Innovation, Fort Collins, Colorado, EEUU, April 7-11. (Poster presentation) 

Sequeira, C.R., Rego, F.C., Montiel-Molina, C., Morgan, P., 2019, Half-century changes in LULC and fire in two Iberian inner mountain areas. Fire 2(3): 45

(doi: 10.3390/fire2030045)

Sequeira, C., Salgueiro, P., Tavares, D., Rocha, M., Jorge, J.M., Deus, E., Rego, F.C., Reis, R., 2013, Dinâmicas do Eucalipto na Paisagem de Portugal Continental entre 1970 e 2007. 14º Encontro Nacional de Ecologia SPECO/Encontro da Primavera APEP 2013, 17-19 Junho, Bragança. (Comunicação).

EDUFIRE TOOLKIT: Educational Project on wildfires  prevention and management

Funding: EU Erasmus + Programme

Reference: ERASMUS + - 2021-1-ES01-KA220-SCH-000029947

VALUE2PREVENT: Added value of forest biomass as a tool in fire risk management

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). Period: January 2021 to February 2025. Reference: PCIF/GVB/0057/2019

CorkinARCH: Cork facades: performance, environmental quality and public perception

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). Period: September 2021 to September 2023. Reference: SIZA/ETM/0050/2019 

SAFER-LANDS: Safer community lands by unlocking collaborative wildfire risk management and improving the legal framework

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). Period: January 2022 to January 2025. Reference: PTDC/GES-AMB/0713/2021

FIRE-RES: Innovative technologies and socio-ecological-economic solutions for fire resilient territories in Europe.

Funding: Horizon 2020. Period: December 2021 to December 2025. Reference: H2020-LC-GD-2020-3-101037419

COMFOR: Integrated and intelligent information management of complex forests and mixed-species plantations in Southwest Europe.

Funding: Program INTERREG SUDOE, FEDER (UE). Period: November 2020 to Fevereiro 2023. Reference: COMFOR - SOE4/P1/E1012

FoCor: Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Assist Prescribed Fires and Detect Rekindles in Wildfire Management

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). Period: November 2018 to March 2023. Reference: PCIF/MPG/0086/2017

Acacia4FirePrev: Acacia biomass exploitation: a tool to reduce wildfires risk in unmanaged forestlands

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). Period: January 2020 to December 2022. Reference: PCIF/GVB/0145/2018

PREVAIL - Prevention action increases large fire response preparedness

Funding: UNION CIVIL PROTECTION MECHANISM - Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). Period: 1 February 2019 to 31 January 2021. Reference: Grant Agreement No. 826400-PREVAIL-UCPM-2018-PP-AG

EXTREME: Influence of forests VOCS (volatile organic compounds) in extreme fire behaviour

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). Period: Janeiro de 2020 a Dezembro de 2021. Reference: PCIF/GFC/0175/2017

Studies for the ecological restoration of the Peninha-Cresmina area covered by the 2018 wildfire

Funding: Cascais Ambiente, Câmara Municipal de Cascais. Period: November 2018 to October 2020.

FIRELAND - Wildfire effects on the vegetation dynamics at the landscape scale in Portugal

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT/MCTES/PIDDAC). Period: January 2010 to September 2013. Reference: PTDC/AGR-CFL/104651/2008.

  • Erasmus+ Traineeship within the SAFERLANDS project. Cecilia Rocca. Università di Bologna- ISA. Period: 2023-Present. Co-supervisor.
  • Land use and fire risk: the case of the Southern Pinhal Interior. Francisco Coluna. Master Management and Conservation of Natural Resources. ISA. Period: 2023-Present. Supervisor.
  • Methodology for prioritising fuel management interventions and inspection in the WUI. Madalena Dias Ferreira. Master Management and Conservation of Natural Resources. ISA. Period: 2021-2023. Co-supervisor.

Other Projects:


  • Young Researcher Innovation Award in Mountain Areas 2019 - First award and honorable mention. By Geographical Research Letters scientific journal and Complutense University of Madrid.
  • Best presentation of the “Brief - Conservation and Environment” session. Citizen science strategy to be developed in the Corkinch project. 10th Edition of the Annual Science Communication Congress - SciComPt 2022. Portugal Science and Technology Communication Network.