Vegetation mapping, Spatial analysis, Biogeography


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Scientific Articles (ISI)

Dias G.A., Vasconcelos M.J., Catarino L. (2022)

Examining the socioeconomic benefits of oysters: a provisioning ecosystem service from the mangroves of Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

Journal of Coastal Research, 38(2): 355 – 3601. DOI:

Batista J.E., Cabral A.I.R., Vasconcelos M.J.P., Vanneschi L., Silva S. (2021)

Improving land cover classification using genetic programming for feature construction

Remote Sensing, 13(9): 1623. DOI:

Batista J.E., Rodrigues N.M., Cabral A.I.R., Vasconcelos M.J.P., Venturieri A., Silva L.G.T., Silva S. (2020)

Optical time series for the separation of land cover types with similar spectral signatures: cocoa agroforest and forest

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 43(9): 3298-3319. DOI:

Lopes C., Leite A., Vasconcelos M.J. (2019)

Open-access cloud resources contribute to mainstream REDD plus: the case of Mozambique

Land Use Policy, 82: 48-60.

Cabral A.I.R., Silva S., Silva P.C., Vanneschi L., Vasconcelos M.J.P. (2018)

Burned area estimations derived from Landsat ETM+ and OLI data: comparing genetic programming with maximum likelihood and classification and regression trees.

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 142: 94-105. DOI:

Melo J.B., Ziv G., Baker T.R., Carreiras J.M.B., Pearson T.R.H., Vasconcelos M.J. (2018)

Striking divergences in Earth Observation products may limit their use for REDD+

Environmental Research Letters, 13(10): 104020.

Silva S., Vanneschi L., Cabral A.I.R., Vasconcelos M.J.P. (2018)

A semi-supervised Genetic Programming method for dealing with noisy labels and hidden overfitting

Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 39: 323-338. DOI:

Le Page Y., Vasconcelos M., Palminha A., Melo I.Q., Pereira J.M.C. (2017)

An operational approach to high resolution agro-ecological zoning in West-Africa

PLOS ONE, 12(9): e0183737. DOI:

Faria M.L., Ferreira P.M., Melo J.B., Vasconcelos M.J. (2014)

A social assessment of forest degradation in the “Cacheu Mangroves Natural Park”, Guinea-Bissau

Forests, 5(12):3327-3343.

Mendes J.M., Zea Bermudez P., Pereira J.M.C., Turkman K.F., Vasconcelos M.J.P. (2010)

Spatial extremes of wildfire sizes: Bayesian hierarchical models for extremes

Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 17(1): 1-28.

Bermudez P.Z., Mendes J., Pereira J.M.C., Turkman K.F., Vasconcelos M.J.P. (2009)

Spatial and temporal extremes of wildfire sizes in Portugal (1984 – 2004)

International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18(8): 983–991.

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Community Based Avoided Deforestation Project in Guinea Bissau

Duration: 2017-2018

CEF Budget: 269.600 €


Observatório das dinùmicas dos interaçÔes entre as sociedades e o meio ambiente da AmazÎnia

Duration: 2016-2019

CEF Budget: 130.500 €