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MOUNTAIN
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CENTER

O Norte Somos Nós

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

Tomás D' Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo

Coordinator Professor
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 273303245
E-mail: tomasfig@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0001-7690-8996
Scopus Author ID: 54790554500

Career

  • Since 2014: Coordinator Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 1991 - 2014: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal
  • 1986 - 1991: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal

Roles

  • Since 2016: Editor-in-Chief of Open Agriculture special issue on Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions
  • Since 2015: President of the Supervisory Board of CIICLAA – International Climate Research Centre for Portuguese Speaking Countries and Africa (representing CIMO/ESA/IPB)
  • Since 2015: President of the General Assembly of APTRAN – Portuguese Association of Animal Traction
  • Since 2015: Deputy Member of the Supervisory Board of Riscos – Portuguese Association of Risk, Prevention and Security
  • Since 2015: Member of the Editorial Board of Revista Territorium, co-published by Riscos and Coimbra University Press
  • Since 2013: Head of CIMO Thematic Line on “Sustainability of Mountain Production Systems
  • Since 2011: Member of the National and the Regional Commissions for Combating Desertification (representing CIMO/ESA/IPB)
  • Since 2009: Member of the Scientific Committee of IPB
  • 2009 - 2010: Member of the Directory Board of CIMO and Head (PI) of CIMO Research Group on “Mountain Farming Systems”
  • 2005 - 2009: President of the General Assembly of ESA
  • Since 2003: Member of the Scientific Committee of CIMO
  • 2000 - 2004: President of the Scientific Committee of ESA
  • 1997 - 1999: Member of the Scientific Committee of IDARN – Institute for the Development of the Northern Region
  • 1996 - 1999: President of ESA
  • 1995 - 1996: Vice-President of the Pedagogical Council of ESA
  • 1995 - 1996: Vice-President of the Pedagogical Council of ESA
  • 1994 - 1995: Programme Director of BSc in Farm Production and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Since 1991: Member of the Scientific Committee of ESA
  • 1991 - 1994: Programme Director of BSc in Farm Production
  • 1987 - 1991: Head of Geosciences Scientific Area

Qualifications

  • 2002 - PhD. Agricultural Engineering, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal
  • 1984 - First degree in Agronomic Engineering, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (ISA/UTL), Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 - CNOIV distinction, Category “Viticulture, Portuguese Commission of the OIV – International Organization for Vine and Wine
  • 1993 - Ruta de la Plata”, best poster in the XII Latin-American Congress f Soil Science, Spanish Society of Soil Science

Interests

  • Soil and water conservation and management – performance of greening technologies, animal traction farm operations, terraces and terraced areas, farm-level drainage networks
  • Water erosion processes – soil stoniness effects, surface roughness, runoff connectivity, soil organic matter quality and aggregate stability, sediment enrichment ratios
  • Desertification – soil-borne desertification indicators, sensing techniques for soil degradation assessment and mapping, fire impacts on soil properties and burnt areas recovery
  • Surface Hydrology – soil water, water resources appraisal for hydropower

Projects:

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
TERRAMATER - Medidas innovadoras de recuperación preventiva en áreas quemadas
Funding body: POCTEP
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Tomás D' Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo
Start: 2018-01-01
End: 2021-09-30
- 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
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
- Connecting European connectivity research
Funding body: COST - European Cooperation in Science & Technology
Reference: COST ES1306
Principal Investigator:Tomás D' Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo
Start: 2017-01-01
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
EIA - Estudo de Impacte Ambiental da Barragem de Gebelim
Funding body:
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Tomás D' Aquino Freitas Rosa de Figueiredo
Start: 2017-05-05
End: 2017-11-21

Total results: 30
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Vanmaercke M.,Panagos P.,Vanwalleghem T.,Hayas A.,Foerster S.,Borrelli P.,Rossi M.,Torri D.,Casali J.,Borselli L.,Vigiak O.,Maerker M.,Haregeweyn N.,De Geeter S.,Zgłobicki W.,Bielders C.,Cerdà A.,Conoscenti C.,de Figueiredo T.,Evans B.,Golosov V.,Ionita I.,Karydas C.,Kertész A.,Krása J.,Le Bouteiller C.,Radoane M.,Ristić R.,Rousseva S.,Stankoviansky M.,Stolte J.,Stolz C.,Bartley R.,Wilkinson S.,Jarihani B.,Poesen J.
Measuring, modelling and managing gully erosion at large scales: A state of the art
Earth-Science Reviews, 218, , 2021

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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

3
De Figueiredo T.,Fonseca F.,Hernández Z.
Terraced vineyards of the douro wine region, Portugal: A soil and water management perspective
Pirineos, 175, , 2020

4
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

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Hernández Z.,Almendros G.,Álvarez A.,Figueiredo T.,Carral P.
Soil carbon stabilization pathways as reflected by the pyrolytic signature of humic acid in agricultural volcanic soils
Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 137, 14-28, 2019

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Garciá-Tomillo A.,Figueiredo T.D.,Dafonte J.D.,Almeida A.,Paz-González A.
Effects of machinery trafficking in an agricultural soil assessed by Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)
Open Agriculture, 3, 378-385, 2018

7
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

8
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

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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

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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

11
Schmidt S.,Meusburger K.,de Figueiredo T.,Alewell C.
Modelling Hot Spots of Soil Loss by Wind Erosion (SoLoWind) in Western Saxony, Germany
Land Degradation and Development, 28, 1100-1112, 2017

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García‐Tomillo A.,De Figueiredo T.,Almeida A.,Rodrigues J.,Dafonte J.D.,Paz‐González A.,Nunes J.,Hernandez Z.
Comparing effects of tillage treatments performed with animal traction on soil physical properties and soil electrical resistivity: Preliminary experimental results
Open Agriculture, 2, 317-318, 2017

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Rodrigues J.,Schlechter P.,Spychiger H.,Spinelli R.,Oliveira N.,Figueiredo T.
The XXI century mountains: Sustainable management of mountainous areas based on animal traction
Open Agriculture, 2, 300-307, 2017

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Almeida A.,Figueiredo T.,Fernandes-Silva A.
Evolution of factors affecting mechanical olive harvesting
Acta Horticulturae, 1139, 575-579, 2016

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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

17
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

18
Leite V.,de Figueiredo T.,Pinheiro T.,Ferreira Â.,Batista J.
Dealing with the very small: First steps of a picohydro demonstration project in an university campus
Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal, 1, 1305-1310, 2012

19
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

20
Evelpidou N.,De Figueiredo T.,Mauro F.,Tecim V.,Vassilopoulos A.
Natural Heritage from East to West: Case studies from 6 EU countries
Natural Heritage from East to West: Case Studies from 6 EU Countries, 1-384, 2010

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Evelpidou N.,De Figueiredo T.,Mauro F.,Tecim V.,Vassilopoulos A.
Foreward
Natural Heritage from East to West: Case studies from 6 EU countries, , 2010

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De Figueiredo T.
Montesinho and the mountains of northern Portugal
Natural Heritage from East to West: Case studies from 6 EU countries, 111-118, 2010

23
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

24
de Graaff J.,Duarte F.,Fleskens L.,de Figueiredo T.
The future of olive groves on sloping land and ex-ante assessment of cross compliance for erosion control
Land Use Policy, 27, 33-41, 2010

25
De Figueiredo T.,Almeida A.,Araújo J.
Edaphic characteristics of olive-tree areas in the trás-os-montes region (Portugal): A map-based approach
Acta Horticulturae, 586, 151-154, 2002

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Vandekerckhove L.,Poesen J.,Wijdenes D.O.,Nachtergaele J.,Kosmas C.,Roxo M.J.,De Figueiredo T.
Thresholds for gully initiation and sedimentation in Mediterranean Europe
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 25, 1201-1220, 2000

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Vandekerckhove L.,Poesen J.,Oostwoud Wijdenes D.,De Figueiredo T.
Topographical thresholds for ephemeral gully initiation in intensively cultivated areas of the Mediterranean
Catena, 33, 271-292, 1998

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De Figueiredo T.,Poesen J.
Effects of surface rock fragment characteristics on interrill runoff and erosion of a silty loam soil
Soil and Tillage Research, 46, 81-95, 1998

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Van Wesemael B.,Poesen J.,De Figueiredo T.,Covers G.
Surface roughness evolution of soils containing rock fragments
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 21, 399-411, 1996

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van Wesemael B.,Poesen J.,de Figueiredo T.
Effects of rock fragments on physical degradation of cultivated soils by rainfall
Soil and Tillage Research, 33, 229-250, 1995