Forging sustainability

Diana Catarina Simões Vieira

Diana Catarina Simões Vieira

Assistant Researcher

Research interests

Post-fire extreme hydrological events

Communicating Science

Gender equality

Academic degrees

PhD. In Environmental Sciences and Engineering - University of Aveiro, May 2015
M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering - University of Aveiro, 2008
Graduation in Environmental Engineering - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, 2007

Scientific activities

Jan 2019 to present - Assistant Researcher (Contract Researcher under Decree-Law 57/2016 Art.23rd - Transitional Rule)- Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM)
Jun 2017 to Jan 2019 - FCT Post-Doc Researcher - Marine, Environment & Technology Center (MARETEC)
Jan 2016 to May 2017 - Post-Doc Researcher - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM)
May 2015 to Dec 2015 - Fellowship for Scientific Research - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM)
Feb 2010 to May 2015 - PhD student in Environmental Sciences and Engineering - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM)


Prizes & Awards-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Travel award of GSER2019, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy
Young Scientist’s Award for Europeans, European Geosciences Union, Germany
Young Scientist’s Travel Award, National Science Foundation, United States of America
Young Scientist’s Award for Europeans, European Geosciences Union, Germany

Organization of scientific meetings-----------------------------------------------------------------
1st Work Group 4 Meeting - FIRELINKS
Fire effects on water, sediment and contaminant transport/ organizer / Aveiro, Portugal

Managing wildfire in a changing world
European Geosciences Union 2019 – SSS9.10/ GM4/ NH7/ session convener / Wien, Austria

Wildfire in the Environment: Causes, impacts and management.
European Geosciences Union 2019 – SSS10.10/ GM7.11/ HS11.68/ NH7.6/ session convener / Wien, Austria
General assembly - 16,273 scientists from 113 countries

Understanding, predicting and preventing post-fire hydrologic and erosive risks in fire-affected areas.
European Geosciences Union 2018 - SSS10.3/HS9.12/NH7.3/ session convener / Wien, Austria
General assembly - 15,075 scientists from 106 countries

Effects of fire on forest ecosystems (FuegoRED) 2016 international conference/ scientific committee/ Aveiro, Portugal



FRISCO-Managing Fire-induced RISks of water quality Contamination See more

FEMME - Development of a post-Fire Erosion risk Modelling tool for forest Management decision support, in particular, the application of Emergency stabilization measures See more

WAFLE - Water footprint profile assessment of forests - the case of eucalypt See more

ASHES - Advection and diffusion of suspended sediments from wildfires in rough open channel flows See more

LIFE REFOREST - Erosion prevention and flora REstauration of burnt FOREST areas through innovative fungal-technosol solution See more

ASHMOB - Wildfire ASH MOBilization by wind and water erosion: a combined measurementmodeling approach for prediction of post-fire ash mobilization risk See more

EPyRIS - Joint Strategy for the Protection and Restoration of Ecosystems Affected by Forest Fires. (Integrated management in high-risk natural areas) See more

SusPiRe - a tool towards sustainable management of Pinus pinaster (Ait.) forests based on the prediction of spontaneous regeneration See more

FIRE-C-BUDs - Indirect effects of wildfire (severity) on carbon fluxes and budgets See more

Impact of Mediterranean forestry practices on soil hydrological properties: measurement and modelling See more

EROSFIRE II - A GIS-tool for slope-to-catchment-scale soil conservation management following forest wildfires See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Rita Lopes (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Marta Basso (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Joana Parente (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Antonio Girona-García (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Rita Lopes (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Alda Vieira (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Sofia Caçoilo Corticeiro (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Joana Silva (CESAM member)

CESAM Funding: