I am a plant ecologist and a botanist at the School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
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, weed science, 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. I am also working on integrated plant management on urban and orchard weeds.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Natural resources, Environment and Territory (DRAT), School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Research Unit: Forest Research Centre, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Ph.D. Forestry Engineering (2005)
MSc. Integrated Pest Management (1996)
Graduation Agronomic Engineering (1992)
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CIÊNCIA VITAE: https://www.cienciavitae.pt/en/C711-3BF4-57F2
SCOPUS author: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=6701719011
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francisca_Aguiar/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=4XOlmsUAAAAJ
Editorial Board Member
Aquatic Botany (Editorial Advisory Board) https://www.journals.elsevier.com/aquatic-botany/editorial-board
Frontiers (Associate Editor) https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/environmental-science/sections/freshwater-science#editorial-board
Forests (Editorial Board) https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/editors#editorialboard