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Sérgio Prats Alegre

Sérgio Prats Alegre

Investigador Auxiliar


  • Researcher ID: B-9951-2019
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-7341-877X
  • Departamento: Ambiente e Ordenamento
  • Grupo de Investigação: Planeam. e Gestão da Zona Costeira
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Author=(Prats S.A.) ] AND Address=(Aveiro)


Interesses de investigação

The present areas of scientific activity are:
1) to refine and develop cost-effective soil erosion mitigation treatments based on mulching to be applied in critical burnt areas,
2) the assessment of best management practices after forest fires, regarding soil erosion mitigation treatments and post-fire logging activities,
3) the assessment of the effects of these new mulching strategies and other public-funded mitigation treatments on soil organic matter quality,
4) The development of tools to help stakeholders make better decisions for improved management of soil resources as well as its impacts on life and property.

Graus académicos

2013 - European PhD in Marine and Environmental Sciences (4 years). PhD Thesis: "Soil erosion mitigation following forest wildfires". University of Aveiro/Porto/Colorado/Valencia.
2007 - MsC in Environmental Engineering Master Degree (2 years). MsC Thesis: "Rainfall simulations for erosion risk assesment in recently burnt areas and its modelling with MEFIDIS". University of Coimbra.
2005 - Pedagogy Specialization Course (CAP). University of Granada.
2002 - BsC in Environmental Sciencies (4 years). Final project: "Eucalypt forest effects in vegetal communities in Caramulo Mountains". University of Granada/ Aveiro.

Atividades científicas

Present - Environmental Engineer Research contract at University of Aveiro (CDL-CTTRI-88-ARH/2018 (REF.-138)) under DR.144 (Norma Transitoria).

30-11-2014 - 30-01-2019 Pos-Doc fellowship SFRH/BPD/97851/2013. FIREMULCH – Development and testing of innovative mulching-based soil conservation measures with a special emphasis on recently burnt areas. CESAM-DAO Univ. of Aveiro, FCTUC-Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal, USDA-PSWRS-Redwood Laboratory, California

15-04-2014- 30-11-2014 Pos-Doc fellowship (BPD/RECARE/2014) on the EU-funded project RECARE-Preventing and Remedianting degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care (Grant Agreement 603498) CESAM-DAO Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal

01/02/2013-14/03/2014 MsC fellowship TRANSFIBRA-development of a POF-based turbidity sensor CESAM-IT Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal

01/09/2012-31/12/2012 MsC fellowship PTDC/AGR-CFL/104559/2008-FIRECNUTS CESAM University of Aveiro, Portugal

01/09/2008-31/08/2012 PhD fellowship (SFRH/BD/33392/2008) Marine & Environmental PhD program (PROMAR) CESAM-Univ. of Aveiro, CIIMAR-Univ. of Porto, Portugal Colorado State University, Colorado

28/02/2008-31/08/2008 MsC fellowship GOCE/037046-DESIRE CESAM-DAO Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal

01/03/2007-28/02/2008 Initiation Fellowship GOCE/037046-DESIRE CESAM-DAO Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal

01/03/2006-28/02/2007 Initiation Fellowship POCTI/MGS/49210/2002-SILVAQUA CESAM-DAO Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal

01/01/2006-28/02/2006 Prestação de Serviços CESAM-DAO Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal

01/10/2005-31/12/2005 Initiation Fellowship POCI/AGR/60354/2004-EROSFIRE ESAC-Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, Portugal

Publicações

Projetos

EPyRIS - Estratégia conjunta para a Proteção e Restauração dos ecossistemas afetados por Incêndios florestais. (Gestão integrada em zonas naturais de alto risco) Ver mais

FIRE-C-BUDs - Efeitos indiretos de incêndios florestais nos fluxos e no balanço de carbono Ver mais

RECARE – Prevenção e Remediação da Degradação dos Solos na Europa através da Land Care (Cuidar da Terra) Ver mais

TRANSFIBRA - Desenvolvimento de um novo sensor de turvação baseado em tecnologia de fibra óptica Ver mais

Impacts of wildfires on hydrological processes and soil erosion: an Iberian perspective (IBERfireRFSs) Ver mais

FIRECNUTS – Efeitos de fogos florestais na quantidade e dinâmica de carbono e nutrientes no solo e na sua exportação por Ver mais

RECOVER - Estratégias de remediação de solos imediatamente após incêndios florestais Ver mais

EROSFIRE II - Ferramenta SIG para conservação do solo, à escala de encostas até bacias hidrográficas, após incêndios florestais Ver mais

EROSFIRE - Ferramenta de apoio na decisão para identificação, com base em modelação, de risco de erosão do solo após incêndios florestais Ver mais

Recuperação de Áreas Ardidas Ver mais

Orientações científicas

Master (Co-orientador): Martinho António Santos Martins (CESAM member)

Tutorship of traineeships of professional teams (Orientador Principal): 32 environmental restoration professionals in the 2003 Galician Oil spill (not a CESAM member)

MsC Thesis (Co-orientador): Koen Bokhorst (not a CESAM member)

Improvement of automated devices for runoff monitoring (Co-orientador): Fabien Fauchereau (not a CESAM member)

Tutorship of traineeships of university students (Co-orientador): Melisa Cuevas (not a CESAM member)

Geosciences Engineering final project (Co-orientador): Federico Barragan (not a CESAM member)

Tutorship of traineeships of university students (Co-orientador): Micha Brandsma (not a CESAM member)

Área de actividade científica

The present areas of scientific activity are:


1) Assessment of post-fire runoff and soil erosion mitigation treatments. 


2) Statistically-based modelling for identification of runoff and soil erosion key factors


3) Physically-based modelling for soil erosion prediction and identification of emergency intervention areas. 


4) High frequency monitoring of soil-erosion related parameters (soil water repellence, soil moisture, soil resistance, etc.), focussing on spatial-temporal patterns and related effects in post-fire soil erosion.


5) Improvement of automated devices for hydrologic data collection, in collaboration with the Nanotechnology Institute (I3N) of the University of Aveiro and other scientific research teams.


6) Upscaling of soil hydrology and erosion from plot to catchment scales. 

Experiencia na orientação

(Co-)Tutorship of traineeships of university graduates: 1) Lic. Luis P. Gomes Amaral (RECOVER fellowship) 01/06/2007 - 31/03/2009 Soil erosion conservation techniques and erosion assessment after wildfires. 2) Lic. Alessandra Queirós Pinheiro 01/09/2007-31/06/2008 hidrologic data collection (Co-)Tutorship of traineeships of university students: 1) Federico Barragan Pimentel (Geology finalist student) 15/09/2007 - 30/06/2008 Soil properties assessment and monitoring in burned and unburned areas. 2) Fabien Fauchereau (SILVAQUA internship) 01/07/2006 - 31/08/2007 Improvement of automated devices

Formação Académica

2008- Bolseiro do Programa Doutoral em cienceias do Mar e do Ambiente CESAM-CIIMAR 2008-2012. 2007 - Mestrado em Engenharia do Ambiente , Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra 2002 - Licenciatura em Ciências Ambientais, Universidad de Granada

Actividades e situação actual em termos científicos e/ou profissionais

01/09/2008-01/09/2012
Bolseiro de Doutoramento do PROMAR (Programa Doutoral em Ciências do Mar e do Ambiente) CESAM-CIIMAR. SFRH/BD/33392/2008.
01/03/2008-31/08/2008
Bolsa de Investigação Científica - Mestre
GOCE/037046-DESIRE Universidade de Aveiro
01/03/2007-28/02/2008
Bolsa de Inicio à Investigação Científica
GOCE/037046-DESIRE Universidade de Aveiro
01/03/2006-28/02/2007
Bolsa de Inicio à Investigação Científica
POCTI/MGS/49210/2002-SILVAQUA Universidade de Aveiro
01/01/2006-28/02/2006
Prestação de Serviços Universidade de Aveiro
01/06/2005-31/12/2005
Bolsa de Inicio à Investigação Científica
POCI/AGR/60354/2004- EROSFIRE Universidade de Aveiro
01/07/2004-31/03/2005
Técnico agro-ambiental (gestão de projectos, medições e EIA´s). AGROURBIS Proyectos y Gestión S.L. Granada.
13/12/2002-31/12/2003
Biólogo (coordenador das tarefas de recolhida do fuel do buque “Prestige”). Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y TRAGSA-Pontevedra

Financiamento do CESAM: