Caring about the future

Diana Catarina Simões Vieira

Diana Catarina Simões Vieira

Professora Auxiliar Convidada


  • Researcher ID: A-5285-2011
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-2213-3798
  • Ciencia ID: C413-086D-45D1
  • Department: Department of Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Socio-Ecological Systems Analysis, Management & Planning (SES)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Vieira DCS


Research interests

Diana Vieira. Completed the PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering in 2015 by the University of Aveiro, MSc. in Environmental Engineering in 2008 by University of Aveiro and BSc. in Environmental Engineering in 2007 by Instituto Politécnico de Leiria. Currently working as a Researcher at Joint Research Centre at European Commission, and Invited Professor at the University of Aveiro.
Published 23 articles in peer-review journals. Has 1 book section, received 4 awards, and has an H-index of 10. Currently is Principal Investigator in 1 project and Researcher in 8 projects. Also, supervises 2 PhD theses, 2 Postdoc research fellows, and co-supervises 3 MSc fellows. During her research path, she has Co-supervised 4 MSc dissertations, Co-supervised 2 works of course completion of LSc/BSc. Participated in 9 projects as Master, PhD and as Pos-doctoral Fellow, and organized 3 international scientific events.
Since 2009 she was also affiliated in Centro de Investigación Forestal de Lourizán, Instituto Superior Técnico and University of Aveiro. She also did a research stay in Investigación Forestal de Lourizán (2011), and a short scientific mission in Wageningen University & Research (2018).


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

Apr 2021 to present - Researcher at Joint Research Centre at European Commission
Jan 2019 to Mar 2021- 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)

Others

Prizes & Awards-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
___2019
Travel award of GSER2019, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy
___2014
Young Scientist’s Award for Europeans, European Geosciences Union, Germany
___2013
Young Scientist’s Travel Award, National Science Foundation, United States of America
___2012
Young Scientist’s Award for Europeans, European Geosciences Union, Germany

Organization of scientific meetings-----------------------------------------------------------------
___2021
Managing wildfires in a changing world
European Geosciences Union 2019 – SSS9.6/ GM4/ NH7/ session convener / Wien, Austria
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU21/session/39200

___2020
1st Work Group 4 Meeting - FIRELINKS
Fire effects on water, sediment and contaminant transport/ organizer / Aveiro, Portugal
https://firelinks.eu/event/aveiro-2020-wg4-meeting/

Managing wildfire in a changing world
European Geosciences Union 2020 – SSS9.10/ GM4/ NH7/ session convener / Wien, Austria
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35097

___2019
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
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2019/session/32117

___2018
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
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/27057

___2016
Effects of fire on forest ecosystems (FuegoRED) 2016 international conference/ scientific committee/ Aveiro, Portugal
http://fuegored2016.web.ua.pt



Publications

Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


CESAM Funding: