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Melanie Häusler

Melanie Häusler

Scientific Assistent

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  • Department: Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Coastal Zone Planning & Manag.
  • Thesis title: MONITORIZAÇÃO E MODELAÇÃO DA RESPOSTA HIDROLOGICA DE BACIAS EXPERIMENTAIS NA REGIÃO CENTRO, DOMINADAS POR PLANTAÇÕES DE EUCALIPTO Supervisor: Dr. J.J. Keizer Category: BO Grant type: BI Funding entity: FCT/MEC (PIDDAC), Grant reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031573 Start date: 2018-10-01 End date: 2019-03-31

Research interests

- Impact of wildfires on the water cycle
- Remote sensing applications
- Estimation of evapotranspiration by the use of two-source energy balance models
- Application of drought indices to estimate fire danger

Academic degrees

M.Sc. (Eng. Rural)



Scientific Supervision

Academic Experience

10/2018 – 31/03/2019: Research assistant; University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Monitoring and modelling the hydrological response of experimental basins at the central region, being dominated by eucalypt plantations.

10/2014 – 09/2018: PhD student, science of forestry; Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal

Thesis: Assessment of the hydrological effect of drought and fire events on evapotranspiration at a regional scale

01/2013 – 10/2014: Scientific Work Assistant - voluntary collaboration; Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal
Topic: Using a radiative transfer model to simulate the impact of tree cover, leaf area index and greenness of herbaceous understory on MODIS based NDVI in Mediterranean cork oak woodland

07/2010 – 07/2013: Scientific Work Assistant; Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal
Project: Water use, water survival strategies and impact of agrochemicals on water resources in Mediterranean agricultural ecosystems

Attended Projects

01/2013 – 11/2013 Project: EUROSPEC - COST ACTION ES0903Spectral Sampling Tools for Vegetation Biophysical Parameters and Flux Measurements in Europe.
07/2010 – 10/2013 
Project: FCT: WUSSIAAME: PTDC/AAC-AMB/100635/2008)Water use survival strategies and impact of agrochemicals on water resources in agricultural mediterranean ecosystems.
01/2011 – 03/2011 
Project: TELERIEG: SOE1/P2/E082The remote sensing use for irrigation practice recommendation and monitoring in the SUDOE space (INTERREG).

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