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Hugo Matias

Email: hgmg.matias(a#t)gmail.com

He had licentiate´s degree in Environmental Engineering at the Higher School of Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, and had master's degree in Forestry and Natural Resources, with specialization in Natural Resource Management at the School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon. 

As a researcher is interested in studying the following themes:

- Forest fires (prevention, response and recovery of burned areas);

- Fire ecology;

- Use of prescribed burning for forest management;

- Use of fire suppression for combat;

- Sociology of communities at risk of wildfire;

- Security of communities to forest fires;

- Management of invasive plants (Acacia ssp., and others).

 

He is a Firefighter Officer at Carnaxide´s Fire Department

Deus, E., Silva, J.S., Larcombe, M.J., Catry, F.X., Queirós, L., dos Santos, P., Matias, H., Águas, A., Rego, F.C., 2019, Investigating the invasiveness of Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal: site-scale drivers, reproductive capacity and dispersal potential. Biological Invasions 21: 2027-2044. 

(doi: 10.1007/s10530-019-01954-6)

Águas, A., Larcombe, M.J., Matias, H., Deus, E., Potts, B.M., Rego, F.C, Silva, J.S., 2017, Understanding the naturalization of Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal: a comparison with Australian plantations. European Journal of Forest Research 136:433-446.

(doi: 10.1007/s10342-017-1043-6)

Matias, H., 2015, Os efeitos dos incêndios florestais de 2003 nas habitações de interface. MsC Thesis. Instituto Superior de Agronomia. Lisboa

Santos, P., Matias, H., Deus, E., Águas, A., Silva, J.S., 2015, Fire effects on capsules and encapsulated seeds from Eucalyptus globulus in Portugal. Plant Ecology 216 (12): 1611-1621.

(doi: 10.1007/s11258-015-0544-y)

Colaço, C., Matias, H., Rego, F.C., Bento, L., 2013, Análise da vulnerabilidade das casas aos incêndios florestais em Portugal. Seminário “Incêndios florestais: Multi-riscos e Multi-parcerias”, 11 de Dezembro, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa. (Comunicação oral).

Colaço, M.C., Matias, H., Rego, F., 2013, Assessment of house vulnerability to wildfires in Portugal (slides). In: International Conference on Forest Fire Risk Modelling and Mapping Vulnerability to forest fire at wildland urban interface. 30 th of September, 1st and 2nd of October, Aix-en-Provence. France. [Download]

Colaço, M.C., Rego, F.C., Matias, H., Bento, L. & Langer, L., 2013, Resiliência Social aos incêndios florestais. Seminário “Incêndios florestais: Multi-riscos e Multi-parcerias”, 11 de Dezembro, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa. (Comunicação oral).

Matias, H., Rego, F.C., Colaço, C., 2013, Vulnerabilidade Social e Estrutural nos incêndios florestais na interface urbana e rural. Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Florestais. 7º Congresso Florestal Nacional, 5-8 Junho, Vila Real/Bragança. (Poster).

Matias, H., Rego, F.C., Colaço, C., 2013, Vulnerabilidade Social e Estrutural nos incêndios florestais na interface urbana e rural. In: Livro de Resumos do 7º Congresso Florestal Nacional, 5-8 Junho, Vila Real e Bragança, pp: 166.

WILDGUM - A multi-scale approach to study the naturalization of blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.) in Portugal

Funding: Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Period: May 2013 to May 2015. Reference: PTDC/AGR-FOR/2471/2012.

MATRIX - New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe

Funding: EU/FP7-ENV-2010. Period: October 2010 to September 2013. Reference: 265138.

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.

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