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MOUNTAIN
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CENTER

O Norte Somos Nós

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MOUNTAIN
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MOUNTAIN
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Polytechnic Institute
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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Felícia Maria da Silva Fonseca

Auxiliary Professor
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 273303253
E-mail: ffonseca@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0001-7727-071X
Scopus Author ID: 36970960500

Career

  • Since 1998: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 1992 - 1998: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal

Roles

  • 2014 - 2015: Head of Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 2007 - 2008: Head of Department of Geosciences, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 1997 - 2000: Head of Department of Geosciences, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal

Qualifications

  • 2007 - PhD. in Soil and Environmental Sciences, Universidade de Trás-os- Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • 1997 - MSc. in Forest Resources Management, Universidade de Trás-os- Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • 1991 - First degree in Forest Engineering, Universidade de Trás-os- Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Interests

  • Ecosystem services, in particular with regard to carbon storage in terrestrial systems and soil hydrological processes (soil loss, runoff)
  • Effect of human activities on soil physical and chemical properties (forest stands installation, forest fires, soil mobilization)
  • Soil - plant relationships in forest and agroforestry systems
  • Fire - soil relationships

Projects:

LIFE MARONESA - Market Awareness and Opportunity Raising for Needed Extensification and Soil-friendly Agriculture
Funding body: LIFE
Reference: LIFE19 GIC/PT/001285
Principal Investigator:Carlos Francisco Gonçalves Aguiar
Start: 2020-10-01
End: 2025-09-30
BIOma - Soluções integradas de BIOeconomia para a Mobilização cadeia Agroalimentar
Funding body: Portugal 2020
Reference: POCI-1-0247-FEDER-046112
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-07-01
End: 2023-06-03
- Núcleo de Reflexão
Funding body: PDR2020
Reference: PDR2020-2024-055366
Principal Investigator:Tomás D' Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo
Start: 2019-10-01
End: 2021-09-30
NatureGarden - Hortas urbanas: Educar e envolver a cidadania na proteção e conservação da natureza
Funding body: Fundo de Reserva
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Felícia Maria da Silva Fonseca
Start: 2020-08-01
End: 2020-12-31
Leonardo da Vinci - Comunity Vocational Training Action
Funding body:
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Tomás D' Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo
Start: 2006-01-01
End: 2018-12-31
- Projeto de Recuperação das Matas Litorais
Funding body: Fundo Florestal Permanente
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Maria do Sameiro Ferreira Patrício
Start: 2018-01-22
End: 2018-11-30
SIMWOOD - Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood
Funding body: FP7-KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy
Reference:
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2013-11-01
End: 2017-12-01
IND_CHANGE - INDicator-based modelling tools to predict landscape CHANGE and to improve the application of social-ecological research in adaptive land management
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference:
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2013-07-01
End: 2015-06-30
- Biological control of Chestnut Blight for maintenance of Castanea ecosystem
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Maria Eugénia Madureira Gouveia
Start: 2012-05-01
End: 2015-04-05
- The use of biological indicators as tools for assessing the impact of agriucultural practices in sustainability of olive grove
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Sónia Alexandra Paiva Santos
Start: 2011-04-01
End: 2014-04-30
- Biomassa lenhosa para produção de energia: desenvolvimento de sistemas sustentáveis de fornecimento de bens e serviços de produção, regulação e conservação
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference:
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2007-05-01
End: 2012-01-31

Total results: 15
1
de Figueiredo T.,Royer A.C.,Fonseca F.,Schütz F.C.d.A.,Hernández Z.
Regression models for soil water storage estimation using the ESA CCI satellite soil moisture product: A case study in northeast Portugal
Water (Switzerland), 13, , 2021

2
De Figueiredo T.,Fonseca F.,Hernández Z.
Terraced vineyards of the douro wine region, Portugal: A soil and water management perspective
Pirineos, 175, , 2020

3
Fonseca F.,de Figueiredo T.,Vilela Â.,Santos R.,de Carvalho A.,Almeida E.,Nunes L.
Impact of tree species replacement on carbon stocks in a Mediterranean mountain area, NE Portugal
Forest Ecology and Management, 439, 181-188, 2019

4
Fonseca F.,De Figueiredo T.
Carbon and nitrogen in forest floor and mineral soil under four forest species in the Mediterranean region
Spanish Journal of Soil Science, 8, 42-56, 2018

5
Gutiérrez Montero M.,Fonseca F.,Figueiredo T.,Sánchez Bellón Á.
Assessment and suggestions for improvement of soils with different uses in a sector of Montesinho Natural Park, Portugal
Spanish Journal of Soil Science, 8, 24-41, 2018

6
Fonseca F.,de Figueiredo T.,Nogueira C.,Queirós A.
Effect of prescribed fire on soil properties and soil erosion in a Mediterranean mountain area
Geoderma, 307, 172-180, 2017

7
Sil Â.,Fonseca F.,Gonçalves J.,Honrado J.,Marta-Pedroso C.,Alonso J.,Ramos M.,Azevedo J.C.
Analysing carbon sequestration and storage dynamics in a changing mountain landscape in Portugal: Insights for management and planning
International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management, 13, 82-104, 2017

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de Figueiredo T.,Fonseca F.,Lima E.,Fleischfresser L.,Hernandez Z.
Assessing performance of post-fire hillslope erosion control measures designed for different implementation scenarios in NE Portugal: Simulations applying USLE
Wildfires: Perspectives, Issues and Challenges of the 21st Century, 201-228, 2017

9
Martins da Silva P.,Oliveira J.,Ferreira A.,Fonseca F.,Pereira J.A.,Aguiar C.A.S.,Serrano A.R.M.,Sousa J.P.,Santos S.A.P.
Habitat structure and neighbor linear features influence more carabid functional diversity in olive groves than the farming system
Ecological Indicators, 79, 128-138, 2017

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Fonseca F.,de Figueiredo T.,Bompastor Ramos M.A.
Carbon storage in the Mediterranean upland shrub communities of Montesinho Natural Park, northeast of Portugal
Agroforestry Systems, 86, 463-475, 2012

12
de Figueiredo T.,Fonseca F.,Martins A.
Soil loss and run-off in young forest stands as affected by site preparation technique: A study in NE Portugal
European Journal of Forest Research, 131, 1747-1760, 2012

13
Fonseca F.,de Figueiredo T.,Martins A.
Survival and early growth of mixed forest stands installed in a Mediterranean Region: Effects of site preparation intensity
Forest Ecology and Management, 262, 1905-1912, 2011

14
Castro J.,De Figueiredo T.,Fonseca F.,Nobre S.,Pires L.
Montesinho Natural Park: General description and natural values
Natural Heritage from East to West: Case studies from 6 EU countries, 119-132, 2010

15
Gouveia E.,Coelho V.,Fonseca F.,Nunes L.,Monteiro L.
Systemic immunity against soil borne Phytophthora and control of ink disease of chestnut by foliar spray of potassium phosphonate
Acta Horticulturae, 866, 449-453, 2010