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Scientific Articles (ISI)

Aparício, Bruno A., Akli Benali, José M. C. Pereira, Ana C. L. Sá (2023)

MTTfireCAL’ package for R – An innovative, comprehensive and fast procedure to calibrate the MTT fire spread modelling system

Fire 6(6), 219. 3.2. DOI:

Benali, A., Guiomar, N., Gonçalves, H., Mota, B., Silva, F., Fernandes, P.M., Mota, C., Penha, A., Santos, J., Pereira, J.M.C., and Sá, A.C.L. (2023)

The Portuguese Large Wildfire Spread Database (PT-FireSprd)

Earth System Science Data. 11.4. DOI:, 2023

Sá, A.C.L., Benali, A., Aparicio, B.A., Bruni, C., Mota, C., Pereira, J.M.C., Fernandes, P.M. (2023)

A method to produce a flexible and customized fuel models dataset

MethodsX 10, 102218. 1.9. DOI:

Vieira D.C.S., Borrelli P., Jahanianfard D., Benali A., Scarpa S., Panagos P. (2023)

Wildfires in Europe: burned soils require attention

Environmental Research, 217: 114936. DOI:

1. Sá, Ana C.L., Bruno Aparicio, Akli Benali, Chiara Bruni, Michele Salis, Fábio Silva, Martinho Marta-Almeida, Susana Pereira, Alfredo Rocha, and José M.C. Pereira (2022)

Coupling wildfire spread simulations and connectivity analysis for hazard assessment: a case study in Serra da Cabreira

Natural Hazards & Earth System Science, 22, 3917–3938. 4.6 . DOI:, 2022

Calheiros T., Benali A., Silva J.N., Pereira M., Nunes J. (2022)

Drivers of extreme burnt area in Portugal: fire weather and vegetation

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 22(12): 4019–4037. . DOI:

Follmi D., Baartman J., Benali A., Nunes J.P. (2022)

How do large wildfires impact sediment redistribution over multiple decades?

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI:

Pereira J.M.C., Oom D., Silva P.C., Benali A. (2022)

Wild, tamed, and domesticated: three fire macroregimes for global pyrogeography in the Anthropocene

Ecological Applications. DOI:

Barreiro S., Benali A., Rua J.C.P., Tomé M., Santos J.L., Pereira J.M.C. (2021)

Combining landscape fire simulations with stand-level growth simulations to assist landowners in building wildfire-resilient landscapes

Forests, 12(11): 1498. DOI:

Benali A., Sá A.C.L., Pinho J., Fernandes P.M., Pereira J.M.C. (2021)

Understanding the impact of different landscape-level fuel management strategies on wildfire hazard in Central Portugal

Forests, 12(5): 522. DOI:

Goncalves A., Oliveira S., Sá A., Benali A., Zezere J.L., Pereira J.M. (2021)

Evaluating the exposure of local communities to rural fires: the case of Alvares, Gois

Finisterra – Revista Portuguesa de Geografia, 56(117): 29-53. DOI:

Oliveira S., Goncalves A., Benali A., Sá A., Zezere J.L., Pereira J.M.C. (2020)

Assessing risk and prioritizing safety interventions in human settlements affected by large wildfires

Forests, 11(8): 859. DOI:

Ameijeiras-Alonso J., Benali A., Crujeiras R.M., Rodríguez-Casal A., Pereira J.M.C. (2019)

Fire seasonality identification with multimodality tests

Annals of Applied Statistics, 13(4): 2120-2139.

Benali A., Mota B., Carvalhais N., Oom D., Miller L.M., Campagnolo M.L., Pereira J.M.C. (2017)

Bimodal fire regimes unveil a global-scale anthropogenic fingerprint

Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26(7): 799-811.

Benali A., Sá A.C.L., Ervilha A.R., Trigo R.M., Fernandes P.M., Pereira J.M.C. (2017)

Fire spread predictions: sweeping uncertainty under the rug

Science of the Total Environment, 592:187–196.

Sá A.C.L., Benali A., Fernandes P.M., Pinto R.M.S., Trigo R.M., Salis M., Russo A., Jerez S., Soares P.M.M., Schroeder W. (2017)

Evaluating fire growth simulations using satellite active fire data

Remote Sensing of Environment, 190: 302-317.

Benali A., Ervilha A.R., Sá A.C.L., Fernandes P., Pinto R.M.S., Trigo R.M., Pereira J.M.C. (2016)

Deciphering the impact of uncertainty on the accuracy of large wildfire spread simulations

Science of the Total Environment, 569–570:73–85.

Benali A., Russo A., Sá A.C.L., Pinto R.M.S., Price O., Koutsias N., Pereira J.M.C. (2016)

Determining fire dates and locating ignition points with satellite data

Remote Sensing, 8(4): 326.

Nunes J.P., Malvar M., Benali A.A., Rivas M.E.R., Keizer J.J. (2016)

A simple water balance model adapted for soil water repellency: application on Portuguese burned and unburned eucalypt stands

Hydrological Processes, 30(3): 463-478.

Pinto R.M.S, Benali A., Sá A.C.L., Fernandes P.M., Soares P.M.M., Cardoso R.M., Trigo R.M., Pereira J.MC. (2016)

Probabilistic fire spread forecast as a management tool in an operational setting

Springer Plus, 5(1):1205.

Bedia J., Herrera S., Gutiérrez J.M., Benali A., Brands S., Mota B., Moreno J.M. (2015)

Global patterns in the sensitivity of burned area to fire-weather: implications for climate change

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 214-215:369-379.

Benali A., Nunes J.P., Freitas F.B., Sousa C.A., Novo M.T., Lourenco P.M., Lima J.C., Seixas J., Almeida A.P.G. (2014)

Satellite-derived estimation of environmental suitability for malaria vector development in Portugal

Remote Sensing of Environment, 145: 116-130.

Benali A., Carvalho A.C., Nunes J.P.,Carvalhais N., Santos A. (2012)

Estimating air surface temperature in Portugal using MODIS LST data

Remote Sensing of Environment,124: 108-121.

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Suporte a decisões de gestão do fogo combinando modelação de propagação do fogo e dados de satélite em contexto operacional em Portugal

Duration: 2019-2021

CEF Budget: 238,658.11 €