Forest Inventory; Cork; Cork oak modelling; UAVs; Pine wilt disease


The behaviour of the pine wood nematode in different species of pine trees
The behaviour of the pine wood nematode in different species of pine trees
The Pine Wood Nematode (B. xylophilus), a nematode of microscopic size, is currently considered as … Read More


Scientific Articles (ISI)

Firmino, P. N., Tomé, M., Paulo, J. A. (2023)

Do Distance-Dependent Competition Indices Contribute to Improve Diameter and Total Height Tree Growth Prediction in Juvenile Cork Oak Plantations?

Forests 14(5), 1066. DOI:

Paulo J.A., Firmino P.N., Tomé M.A (2023)

A tree- and climate-dependent growth model to predict mature annual cork thickness under different climate change scenarios.

Modeling Earth Systems and Environment. . DOI:

Pimentel, C.S., Firmino, P.N., Almeida, R.P., Lombardero, M.J., Ayres, M.P., Calv√£o, T. (2023)

Coexistence of insect species in a phloem feeding guild: Deterministic and stochastic processes

Ecological Entomology, in press. . DOI:

Lecomte X., Paulo J.A., Tomé M., Veloso S., Firmino P.N., Faias S.P., Caldeira M.C. (2022)

Shrub understorey clearing and drought affects water status and growth of juvenile Quercus suber trees

Forest Ecology and Management, 503, 119760. DOI:

Campoa J., Calv√£o T., Firmino P.N., Pimentel C.S. (2021)

Disentangling the effects of climate and defoliation on forest growth: the case of an outbreak of a Thaumetopoea pityocampa population with a shifted phenology in a Pinus pinaster monoculture

Forest Ecology and Management, 498: 119548. DOI:

Paulo J.A., Firmino P.N., Faias S.P., Tomé M. (2021)

Quantile regression for modelling the impact of climate in cork growth quantiles in Portugal

European Journal of Forest Research, 140: 991‚Äď1004. DOI:

Pimentel C.S., Firmino P.N., Ayres M.P. (2020)

Methods to obtain and maintain cultures of pinewood nematodes, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus

Journal of Forest Research, 25(2): 101-107. DOI:

Pimentel C.S., McKenney J., Firmino P.N., Calv√£o T., Ayres M.P. (2020)

Sublethal infection of different pine species by the pinewood nematode

Plant Pathology, 69 (8): 1565-1573. DOI:

Faias S.P., Paulo J.A., Firmino P.N., Tomé M. (2019)

Drivers for annual cork growth under two understory management alternatives on a podzolic cork oak stand

Forests, 10(2): 133.

Firmino P.N., Calv√£o T., Ayres M.P., Pimentel C.S. (2017)

Monochamus galloprovincialis and Bursaphelenchus xylophilus life history in an area severely affected by pine wilt disease: implications for forest management

Forest Ecology and Management, 389: 105-115.

Pimentel C.S., Firmino P.N., Calv√£o T., Ayres M.P., Miranda I., Pereira H. (2017)

Pinewood nematode population growth in relation to pine phloem chemical composition

Plant Pathology, 66(5): 856‚Äď864.

Pimentel C.S., Gonçalves E.V., Firmino P.N., Calvão T., Fonseca L., Abrantes I., Correia O., Máguas C. (2017)

Differences in constitutive and inducible defences in pine species determining susceptibility to pinewood nematode

Plant Pathology, 66: 131‚Äď139.

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Book Chapters

Pimentel C.S., Firmino P.N., Ayres M.P. (2022)

Obtaining and maintaining cultures of pinewood nematodes Bursaphelenchus xylophilus from Wild Dauers

In: Methods in Molecular Biology. (Clifton, N.J.), Humana, New York, NY, 2536: 3-11. ISBN: 978-1-0716-2516-3. DOI:



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