I am a plant ecologist and a botanist working at the Forest Research Centre, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon.

In this webpage, you can find information on on-going and past research, and on my main research interests and outcomes.


I have studied vegetation-environment relationships and humanized landscapes in Portugal, Southwestern Europe. My research interests have recently broadened in temporal and spatial scales, and in interdisciplinarity. I am currently focused on applied vegetation approaches and interconnected sciences such as plant functional ecology, invasion ecology, geomorphology, eco-hydrology, and environmental sociology.

I am passionate with agricultural and fluvial landscapes and I am focused on understanding the effects of human disturbance (fire, streamflow regulation, climate change and land use) in aquatic and riparian vegetation to provide guidance and decision-making tools for management and conservation.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. Forestry Engineering (2005)

MSc. Integrated Pest Management (1996)

Graduation Agronomic Engineering (1992)

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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2207-0264

SCOPUS author: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=6701719011

Researcher ID: https://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-9981-2010

Publons: https://publons.com/author/1176448/

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francisca_Aguiar/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=4XOlmsUAAAAJ