Wildfires; Greenhouse gas emissions from burning vegetation; Land use/occupancy mapping; Remote detection; Field spectroradiometry; Adaptation to climate change


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Scientific Articles (ISI)

De Luca, Giandomenico, Giuseppe Modica, João M. N. Silva, Salvatore Praticò, and José M.C. Pereira (2023)

Assessing tree crown fire damage integrating linear spectral mixture analysis and supervised machine learning on Sentinel-2 imagery

International Journal of Digital Earth. 5.1. DOI:

Neves, A. K., Campagnolo, M. L., Silva, J. M., & Pereira, J. M. (2023)

A Landsat-based atlas of monthly burned area for Portugal, 1984‚Äď2021

International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 119, 103321. DOI:

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‚Äď4037. . DOI:

De Luca G., Silva J.M.N., Di Fazio S., Modica G. (2022)

Integrated use of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data and open-source machine learning algorithms for land cover mapping in a Mediterranean region

European Journal of Remote Sensing, 55(1): 52-70. DOI:

De Luca G., Silva J.M.N., Modica G. (2022)

Regional-scale burned area mapping in Mediterranean regions based on the multitemporal composite integration of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data

GIScience & Remote Sensing, 59(1): 1678-1705. DOI:

De Luca G., Silva J.M.N., Modica G. (2022)

Short-term temporal and spatial analysis for post-fire vegetation regrowth characterization and mapping in a Mediterranean ecosystem using optical and SAR image time-series

Geocarto International. DOI:

Otón G., Pereira J.M., Silva J.M.N., Chuvieco E. (2022)

Reply to Giglio et al. Comment on ‚ÄúOt√≥n et al. Analysis of Trends in the FireCCI Global Long Term Burned Area Product (1982‚Äď2018). Fire 2021, 4, 74‚ÄĚ

Fire, 5(3): 56. DOI:

Soares C., Silva J.M.N., Boavida-Portugal J., Cerasoli S. (2022)

Spectral-based monitoring of climate effects on the inter-annual variability of different plant functional types in mediterranean cork oak woodlands

Remote Sensing, 14(3): 711. DOI:

de Luca G., Silva J.M.N., Modica G. (2021)

A workflow based on Sentinel-1 SAR data and open-source algorithms for unsupervised burned area detection in Mediterranean ecosystems

GIScience and Remote Sensing, 58(4): 516-541. DOI:

Jorge C., Silva J.M.N., Boavida-Portugal J., Soares C., Cerasoli S. (2021)

Using digital photography to track understory phenology in Mediterranean cork oak woodlands

Remote Sensing, 13(4): 776. DOI:

Libonati R., Pereira J.M.C., Da Camara C.C, Peres L.F., Oom D., Rodrigues J.A., Santos F.L.M., Trigo R.M., Gouveia C.M.P., Machado-Silva F., Enrich-Prast A., Silva J.M.N. (2021)

Twenty-first century droughts have not increasingly exacerbated fire season severity in the Brazilian Amazon

Scientific Reports, 11: 4400. DOI:

Otón G., Pereira J.M.C., Silva J.M.N., Chuvieco E. (2021)

Analysis of trends in the FireCCI global long term burned area product (1982-2018)

Fire, 4(4): 74. DOI:

Otón, Gonzalo, José M.C. Pereira, João M. N. Silva, Emilio Chuvieco (2021)

Analysis of trends in the FireCCI global long-term burned area product (1982-2018)

Fire, 4(4), 74. 2.726. DOI:

Shuangao W., Padmanaban R., Mbanze A.A., Silva J.M.N., Shamsudeen M., Cabral P., Campos F.S. (2021)

Using satellite image fusion to evaluate the impact of land use changes on ecosystem services and their economic values

Remote Sensing, 13(5): 851. DOI:

Aubard V., Pereira-Pires J.E., Campagnolo M.L., Pereira J.M.C., Mora A., Silva J.M.N. (2020)

Fully automated countrywide monitoring of fuel break maintenance operations

Remote Sensing, 12(18): 2879. DOI:

Catarino S., Romeiras M.M., Figueira R., Aubard V., Silva J.M.N., Pereira J.M.C. (2020)

Spatial and temporal trends of burnt area in Angola: implications for natural vegetation and protected area management

Diversity-Basel, 12(8): 307. DOI:

Heuschmidt F., Gomez-Candon D., Soares C., Cerasoli S., Silva J.M.N. (2020)

Cork oak woodland land-cover types classification: a comparison between UAV sensed imagery and field survey

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 41(19): 7649-7659. DOI:

Karuppasamy S., Ashitha T.P., Padmanaban R., Shamsudeen M., Silva J.M.N. (2020)

A remote sensing approach to monitor potential fishing zone associated with sea surface temperature and chlorophyll concentration

Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 49(6): 1025-1030. URL:

Pereira-Pires J.E., Aubard V., Ribeiro R.A., Fonseca J.M., Silva J.M.N., Mora A. (2020)

Semi-automatic methodology for fire break maintenance operations detection with Sentinel-2 Imagery and Artificial Neural Network

Remote Sensing, 12(6): 909. DOI:

Aubard V., Paulo J.A., Silva J.M.N. (2019)

Long-term monitoring of cork and holm oak stands productivity in Portugal with Landsat imagery

Remote Sensing, 11(5): 525. DOI:

De Luca G., Silva J.M.N., Cerasoli S., Ara√ļjo J., Campos J., Di Fazio S., Modica G. (2019)

Object-based land cover classification in cork oak woodlands using UAV imagery and Orfeo Toolbox

Remote Sensing, 11(10): 1238.

Häusler M., Nunes J.P., Silva J.M.N., Keizer J.J., Warneke T., Pereira J.M. (2019)

A promising new approach to estimate drought indices for fire danger assessment using remotely sensed data

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 274: 195-209.

Silva J.M.N., Moreno M.V., Le Page Y., Oom D., Bistinas I., Pereira J.M.C. (2019)

Spatiotemporal trends of area burnt in the Iberian Peninsula, 1975-2013

Regional Environmental Change, 19(2): 515-527.

Aguiar F.C., Bentz J., Silva J.M.N., Fonseca A.L., Swart R., Santos F.D., Penha-Lopes G. (2018)

Adaptation to climate change at local level in Europe: an overview.

Environmental Science & Policy, 86: 38-63. DOI:

Häusler M., Conceição N., Tezza L., Sánchez J.M., Campagnolo M.L., Häusler A.J., Silva J.M.N., Warneke T., Heygster G., Ferreira M.I. (2018)

Estimation and partitioning of actual daily evapotranspiration at an intensive olive grove using the STSEB model based on remote sensing

Agricultural Water Management, 201: 188-198. DOI:

Häusler M., Nunes J.P., Soares P., Sánchez J.M., Silva J.M.N., Warneke T., Keizer J.J., Pereira J.M.C. (2018)

Assessment of the indirect impact of wildfire (severity) on actual evapotranspiration in eucalyptus forest based on the surface energy balance estimated from remote-sensing techniques

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39(20): 6499-6524.

Mora A., Santos T.M.A., Lukasik S., Silva J.M.N., Falc√£o, A.J., Fonseca J.M., Ribeiro R.A. (2017)

Land cover classification from multispectral data using computational intelligence tools: a comparative study

Information (Switzerland), 8(4): 147.

Stroppiana D., Azar R., Calo F., Pepe A., Imperatore P., Boschetti M., Silva J.M.N., Brivio P.A., Lanari R. (2015)

Integration of optical and SAR data for burned area mapping in Mediterranean regions

Remote Sensing, 7(2): 1320-1345.

Fernandes M.R., Aguiar F.C., Silva J.M.N., Ferreira M.T, Pereira J.M.C. (2014)

Optimal attributes for the object based detection of giant reed in riparian habitats: a comparative study between Airborne High Spatial Resolution and WorldView-2 imagery

International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 32: 79-91.

Fernandes M.R., Aguiar F.C., Silva J.M.N., Ferreira M.T., Pereira J.M.C. (2013)

Spectral discrimination of giant reed (Arundo donax L.): a seasonal study in riparian areas

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 80: 80-90.

Jongen M., Unger S., Fangueiro D., Cerasoli S., Silva J.M.N., Pereira J.S. (2013)

Resilience of montado understorey to experimental precipitation variability fails under severe natural drought

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 178: 18-30.

Silva J.M.N., Carreiras J.M.B., Rosa I., Pereira J.M.C. (2011)

Greenhouse gas emissions from shifting cultivation in the tropics, including uncertainty and sensitivity analysis

Journal of Geophysical Research, 116: D20304.

Le Page Y., Oom D., Silva J.M.N., Jönsson P., Pereira J.M.C. (2010)

Seasonality of vegetation fires as modified by human action: observing the deviation from eco-climatic fire regimes

Global Ecology and Biogeography, 19(4): 575-588.


O eucaliptal em Portugal. Impactes ambientais e investigação científica

Alves A.A., Pereira J.S., Silva J.M.N. (Eds.). (2007)

ISAPress, Lisboa, Portugal, 398 p. ISBN: 978-972-8669-25-6 URL:

Incêndios Florestais em Portugal: Caracterização, Impactes e Prevenção

Pereira J. S., Pereira J. M. C., Rego F. F., Silva J. M. N., Silva T. P. (2006)

ISAPress.. ISBN: ISBN 972-8669-17-8

Book Chapters

Alves A.M., Pereira J.S., Silva J.M.N. (2007)

A introdução e a expansão do eucalipto em Portugal

In: O eucaliptal em Portugal: impactes ambientais e investigação científica. A.M. Alves, J.S. Pereira, J.M.N. Silva (Eds.). ISAPress, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, pp. 13 Р24. ISBN: 978-972-8669-25-6

Silva J.M.N., Feith H., Pereira J.M.C. (2007)

Exploração e silvicultura pós-fogo em eucaliptais

In: O eucaliptal em Portugal: impactes ambientais e investigação científica. A.M. Alves, J.S. Pereira J.M.N. Silva (Eds.). ISAPress, Lisboa, pp. 285 Р312. ISBN: 978-972-8669-25-6


Disentangling the effects of drought on the resilience of cork oak canopy leaf area index and tree secondary growth

Desvendando os efeitos da seca na resiliência do índice de área foliar da copa do sobreiro e no crescimento secundário da árvore

Duration: 2023-2024


Desenvolvimento de algoritmos paralelizáveis para a actualização da COSsim

Duration: 2021-2022

CEF Budget: 35.000 ‚ā¨


Previsão de probabilidade de ocorrência de fogo e das suas características com vista a um piroambiente habitável

Duration: 2018-2021

CEF Budget: 85.516 ‚ā¨


Monitorização Remota de Corta-Fogos para Proteção de Fogos Florestais

Duration: 2018-2020

CEF Budget: 42.188 ‚ā¨


Brazilian Fire-Land-Atmosphere System

Duration: 2015-2018

CEF Budget: 99.629 ‚ā¨