Fire risk and damage models; forest management planning; multiple criteria optimization; trade-off analysis


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Scientific Articles (ISI)

Abate D. , Marques S., Bushenkov V., Riffo J., Weintraub A., Constantino M., Lagoa C., Borges J.G. (2024)

Assessment of tradeoffs between ecosystem services in large spatially constrained forest management planning problems

Front. For. Glob. Change, Volume 7. DOI:

Marques, S., Rodrigues, A.R., Paulo, J.A., Botequim, B., Borges, J.G. (2024)

Addressing Carbon Storage in Forested Landscape Management Planning‚ÄĒAn Optimization Approach and Application in Northwest Portugal.

Forests 2024, 15, 408. . DOI:

Ferreira L., Baptista A. N., Constantino M., Marques S., Martins I., Borges J.G. (2023)

Integrating wildfire resistance and environmental concerns into a sustainable forest ecosystem management approach

Frontiers in Forest and Global Change 6 . DOI:

Abate D., Borges J.G., Marques S., Bushenkov V. (2022)

An ecological-economic approach to assess impacts of the expansion of eucalyptus plantations in agroforest landscapes of Northern Ethiopia

Forests, 13 (5): 686. DOI:

Kindu M., Bingham L.R., Borges J.G., Marques S., Nahorna O., Eggers J., Knoke T. (2022)

Opportunity costs of in situ carbon storage derived by multiple-objective stand-level optimization – results from case studies in Portugal and Germany

Land, 11(11): 2085. DOI:

Mesquita M., Marques S., Marques M., Marto M., Constantino M., Borges J.G. (2022)

An optimization approach to design forest road networks and plan timber transportation.

Operational Research, 22: 2973‚Äď3001. DOI:

Botequim B., Bugalho M.N., Rodrigues A.R., Marques S., Marto M., Borges J.G. (2021)

Combining tree species composition and understory coverage indicators with optimization techniques to address concerns with landscape-level biodiversity

Land 2021, 10: 126. DOI:

Cantarinha A., Moreira E., Oliveira M., Marques S., Mexia J.T. (2021)

A risk model for forest fires based on asymptotic results for multivariate collective models. Single models and structured families of models

Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods. . DOI: DOI:

Marques M., Reynolds K.M., Marques S., Marto M., Paplanus S., Borges J.G. (2021)

A participatory and spatial multicriteria decision approach to prioritize the allocation of ecosystem services to management units

Land, 10(7): 747. DOI:

Marques S., Bushenkov V., Lotov A., Borges J.G. (2021)

Building Pareto Frontiers for ecosystem services tradeoff analysis in forest management planning integer programs

Forests, 12(9): 1244. DOI:

Marto M., Bushenkov V.A., Reynolds K.M., Borges J.G., Marques S. (2021)

A web-based approach for visualizing interactive decision maps

Information, 12(1): 9. DOI:

Mesquita M., Marques S., Marques M., Marto M., Constantino M., Borges J.G. (2021)

An optimization approach to design forest road networks and plan timber transportation

Operational Research. DOI:

Rodrigues A.R., Marques S., Botequim B., Marto M., Borges J.G. (2021)

Forest management for optimizing soil protection: a landscape-level approach

Forest Ecosystems, 8: 50. DOI:

Marques S., Bushenkov V.A., Lotov A.V., Marto M., Borges J.G. (2020)

Bi-level participatory forest management planning supported by Pareto frontier visualization

Forest Science, 66(4): 490-500. DOI:

Marto M., Reynolds K.M., Borges J.G., Bushenkov V. A., Marques S., Marques M., Barreiro S., Botequim B., Tomé M. (2019)

Web-Based forest resources management decision support system

Forests, 10(12): 1079.

Marto M., Reynolds K.M., Borges J.G., Bushenkov V.A., Marques S. (2018)

Combining decision support approaches for optimizing the selection of bundles of ecosystem services

Forests, 9(7): 438.

Borges J.G., Marques S., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Rahman A.U., Bushenkov V.A., Sottomayor M., Carvalho P.O., Nordström E.-M. (2017)

A multiple criteria approach for negotiating ecosystem services supply targets and forest owners’ programs

Forest Science, 63: 49‚Äď61. DOI:

Botequim B., Arias-Rodil M., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Silva A., Marques S., Borges J.G., Oliveira M.M., Tomé M. (2017)

Modelling post-fire mortality in pure and mixed forest stands in Portugal – A forest planning-oriented model

Sustainability, 9(3): 390.

Marques S., Marto M., Bushenkov V.A., McDill M.E., Borges J.G. (2017)

Addressing wildfire risk in forest management planning with multiple criteria decision making methods

Sustainability, 9(2): 298.

Orazio C., Montoya R., R√©golini M., Borges J.G., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Barreiro S., Botequim B., Marques S., Sedm√°k R., Smreńćek R., Brodrechtov√° Y., Brukas V., Chirici G., Marchetti M., Moshammer R., Biber P., Corrigan E., Eriksson L. O., Favero M., Galev E., Geerten E., Hengeveld M., Kavaliauskas M., Mozgeris G., Navr√°til R., Nieuwenhuis M., Paligorov I., Pettenella D., Stanislovaitis A., Tom√© M., Trubins R., Tuńćek J., Vizzarri M., Wallin I., Pretzsch H., Salln√§s O. (2017)

Decision support tools and strategies to simulate forest landscape evolutions integrating forest owner behavior: a review from the case studies of the European Project, INTEGRAL

Sustainability, 9(4): 599.

Biber P., Borges J.G., Moshammer R., Barreiro S., Botequim B., BrodrechtováY., Brukas V., Chirici G., Cordero-Debets R., Corrigan E., Ola Eriksson L., Favero M., Galev E., Garcia- Gonzalo J., Hengeveld G., Kavaliauskas M., Marchetti M., Marques S., Mozgeris G., Navrátil R., Nieuwenhuis M., Orazio C., Paligorov I., Pettenella D., Sedmák R., Smrecek R., Stanislovaitis A., Tomé M., Trubins R., Tucek J., Vizzarri M., Wallin I., Pretzsc H., Sallnäs O. (2015)

How sensitive are ecosystem services in european forest landscapes to silvicultural treatment?

Forests, 6(5):1666-1695.

Botequim B., Zubizarreta-Gerendiain A., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Silva A., Marques S., Fernandes P.M., Pereira J.M.C., Tomé M. (2015)

A model of shrub biomass accumulation as a tool to support management of Portuguese forests

iForest – Biogeosciences and Forestry, 8:114-125.

Tuńćek J., Sedm√°k R., Majlingov√° A., Sedliak M., Marques S. (2015)

Decision support systems in Slovak forestry planning: a systematic review

Forestry Journal Lesn√≠cky ńĆasopis Forestry Journal, 61: 19-30.

Borges J.G., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Bushenkov V.A., McDill M. E., Marques S., Oliveira M.M. (2014)

Addressing multi-criteria forest management with Pareto Frontier methods: an application in Portugal

Forest Science, 60: 63-72.

Botequim B., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Marques S., Ricardo A., Borges J. G., Oliveira M.M., Tomé J., Tomé M., (2013)

Developing wildfire risk probability models for Eucalyptus globulus stands in Portugal

iForest РBiogeosciences and Forestry, 6: 217-227.

Garcia-Gonzalo J., Zubizarreta-Gerendiain A., Ricardo A., Marques S., Botequim B., Borges J. G., Oliveira M.M., Tomé M., Pereira J.M.C. (2012)

Modelling wildfire risk in pure and mixed forest stands in Portugal

Allgemeine Forst und Jagdzeitung (AFJZ) ‚Äď German Journal of Forest Research, 183 (11/12): 238-248.

Marques S., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Botequim B., Ricardo A., Borges J.G., Tomé M., Oliveira M.M. (2012)

Assessing wildfire risk probability in Pinus pinaster Ait. stands in Portugal

Forest Systems, 21(1): 111-120.

Garcia-Gonzalo J., Marques S., Borges J.G., Botequim B., Oliveira M.M., Tomé J., Tomé M. (2011)

A three-step approach to post-fire mortality modelling in maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Ait.) stands for enhanced forest planning in Portugal

Forestry, 84(2): 197-206.

Marques S., Borges J.G., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Moreira F., Carreiras J.M.B., Oliveira M.M.,Cantarinha A., Botequim B., Pereira J.M.C. (2011)

Characterization of wildfires in Portugal

European Journal of Forest Research, 130(5):775-784.

Marques S., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Borges J.G., Botequim B., Oliveira M.M., Tomé J., Tomé M. (2011)

Developing post-fire Eucalyptus globulus stand damage and tree mortality models for enhanced forest planning in Portugal

Silva Fennica, 45(1): 69-83.

Borges P.J., Fragoso R., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Borges J. G., Marques S., Lucas M.R. (2010)

Assessing impacts of Common Agricultural Policy changes on regional land use patterns with a decision support system. An application in Southern Portugal

Forest Policy and Economics, 12(2): 111-120.

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Book Chapters

Santos, C., Xambre, A. R., Hall, A., Alvelos, H., Marques, S., Martins, I., & Alvelos, F. (2022)

Modelling Forest Fire Spread Through Discrete Event Simulation

In: In Congress of the Portuguese Association of Operational Research (pp. 209-226). Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland.. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-46439-3_15

Borges J.G., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Marques S., Valdebenito V., McDill M.E., Falc√£o A.O. (2014)

Strategic management scheduling

In: The management of industrial forest plantations. Theoretical foundations and applications. Borges J.G., L. Diaz-Balteiro, M.E. McDill, L.C.E. Rodriguez (Eds.). Springer, Managing Forest Ecosystems, 33, pp. 171-238. ISBN: 978-94-017-8898-4

Nat√°rio I., Oliveira M.M., Marques S. (2014)

Using INLA to estimate a highly dimensional spatial model for forest fires in Portugal

In: New advances in statistical modeling and applications. Pacheco A., Santos R., Oliveira R., Paulino C., (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, pp. 239-247. ISBN: 978-3-319-05323-3 DOI:

Borges J G., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Guerra-Hernandez J., Marques S., Palma J. (2013)

A decision support system for forest management planning under climate change

In: Adapting to climate change in European forests ‚Äď results of the MOTIVE Project. J. Fitzgerald and M. Linder (Eds.). Pensoft, pp. 89-92. URL:

Borges J.G., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Guerra-Hernandez J., Marques S., Palma J.H.N. (2013)

Chapter IX. A decision support system for forest management planning under climate change

In: Adapting to climate change in European forests ‚Äď results of the MOTIVE Project. J. Fitzgerald and M. Linder (Eds.). Pensoft, pp. 89-92.. URL:

Oliveira M.M., Natário I., Marques S., Garcia-Gonzalo J., Botequim B., Borges J.G., Tomé M., Pereira J.M., Tomé J., Demétrio C. (2013)

Aplica√ß√Ķes estat√≠sticas em an√°lise de cat√°strofes naturais. O caso da ocorr√™ncia e impacte dos inc√™ndios florestais sobre a floresta em Portugal

In: Matemática do Planeta Terra. F.P. Costa, J.T. Pinto, J. Buescu (Eds.). ISTPress, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, pp. 235-261. ISBN: 978-989-8481-26-9 URL:



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