Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE


João Carlos Martins Azevedo

Coordinator Professor
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 273330901
ORCID: 0000-0002-3061-8261
Scopus Author ID: 57215410546


  • Since 2014: Coordinator Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 1997 - 2014: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 1993 - 1997: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal


  • Since 2021: Associate Editor of Ecological Processes
  • Since 2020: Member of the International Editorial Board of Mountain Research and Development
  • Since 2020: Member of the Consultative Committee of Scielo Portugal
  • Since 2018: Audit Committee Chair of the "Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Florestais" (SPCF)
  • Since 2017: Coordinator of IUFRO - Landscape Ecology Working Party (IUFRO 8.01.02)
  • Since 2017: Member of the Coordination Committee and Executive Committee of the "Rede Nacional de Investigação de Montanha" (RNIM)
  • Since 2016: Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Mountain Science
  • Since 2015: Member of the Editorial Board of Ciência Rural
  • Since 2010: Member of the Editorial Board of Revista Árvore - Journal of Brazilian Forest Science


  • 2003 - PhD. in Forestry, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 1995 - MSc. in Forestry, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 1989 - First degree in Forest Engineering, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 - Outstanding Board Member and Scientific Editor Award, Journal of Mountain Science
  • 2003 - NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award in Landscape Ecology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Michigan State University, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • 2002 - Outstanding PhD Student Award, Department of Forest Science, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 2000 - Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD) scholarship
  • 1995 - Fulbright and Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD) scholarships


  • Forest landscape ecology
  • Sustainability in forested landscapes
  • Ecosystem services in changing landscapes
  • Sustainable forest bioenergy production systems
  • Mountain forestry


- iCarbono
Funding body: LA CAIXA
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2023-10-01
End: 2026-09-30
ForestFisher - Áreas prioritárias para conservação e restauro de interações entre floresta e espécies de peixes frugívoros e pesca associada na Amazónia
Funding body: Biodiversa+ (European Biodiversity Partnership)
Reference: DivRestore/0010/2020
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2022-04-01
End: 2025-03-31
SMURF - Sustainable Management models and value chains for small forests
Funding body: HORIZON EUROPE
Reference: HORIZON-CL6-2023-CIRCBI-01
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2024-01-01
End: 2023-12-31
SUBe - Small scale power generation Unit using Biomass gasification
Funding body: FCT
Reference: PCIF/GVB/0197/2017
Principal Investigator:Paulo Brito
Start: 2019-03-01
End: 2023-02-28
FirESmart - Nature-based solutions for preventive fire management and sustained supply of ecosystem services
Funding body: FCT
Reference: PCIF/MOG/0083/2017
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2019-03-01
End: 2023-02-28
SAFe - Forest monitoring and alert system
Funding body: LA CAIXA
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2018-11-01
End: 2022-05-31
BEEHAPPY - Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Health in the Azores: comparing ePidemiological Patterns in a unique natural laboratory
Funding body: PORTUGAL 2020
Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029871
Principal Investigator:Maria Alice Pinto
Start: 2018-06-01
End: 2022-05-31
CLIMO - Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions
Funding body: COST - European Cooperation in Science & Technology
Reference: CA COST Action CA15226
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2016-01-01
End: 2020-12-31
SIMWOOD - Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood
Funding body: FP7-KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2013-11-01
End: 2017-12-01
A New CAP - A New CAP "Mountains of opportunities"
Funding body: DG AGRI - Directorate General for Agricultural and Rural Development
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2014-01-01
End: 2015-12-31
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
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2013-07-01
End: 2015-06-30
HiCC - Biological Control by Hypovirulence Against Chestnut Blight in Portugal
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Principal Investigator:Maria Eugénia Madureira Gouveia
Start: 2013-05-01
End: 2015-04-30
- Biological control of Chestnut Blight for maintenance of Castanea ecosystem
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Principal Investigator:Maria Eugénia Madureira Gouveia
Start: 2012-05-01
End: 2015-04-05
- Risco de degradação do solo associado com a produção de Biomassa e as alterações de uso nos montados da barragem do Alqueva
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2010-04-01
End: 2013-09-30
- Initial Ecological Characterization Survey- Moncorvo Iron ore Deposite Project
Funding body:
Principal Investigator:José Paulo Mendes Guerra Marques Cortez
Start: 2012-01-01
End: 2013-01-01
- 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
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2007-05-01
End: 2012-01-31
- Papel regulador dos Azinhais na propagação de incêndios florestais: definição de medidas de ordenamento e gestão à escala da paisagem
Funding body: IFAP – Fundo Florestal Permanente
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2009-02-01
End: 2010-12-31

Total results: 57
Beltrán-Marcos D.,Suárez-Seoane S.,Fernández-Guisuraga J.M.,Azevedo J.C.,Calvo L.
Fire regime attributes shape pre-fire vegetation characteristics controlling extreme fire behavior under different bioregions in Spain
Fire Ecology, 20, , 2024

Pedersen J.S.T.,Dias L.F.,Kok K.,van Vuuren D.,Soares P.M.M.,Santos F.D.,Azevedo J.C.
Increased policy ambition is needed to avoid the effects of climate change and reach carbon removal targets in Portugal
Regional Environmental Change, 24, , 2024

Azevedo J.C.,López-Bao J.V.,Dias R.,Santos J.P.V.,Pinto S.,Pereira J.,de Castro-Pardo M.
Perceptions and attitudes of stakeholders on the return of brown bears (Ursus arctos): Contributions from a workshop held in northern Portugal
Conservation Science and Practice, 6, , 2024

Urbach D.,Azevedo J.C.,Belsky J.M.,Clark V.R.,Postigo J.,Wu Y.
Focus Issue: Restoring Mountain Systems for Social-Ecological Resilience
Mountain Research and Development, 43, 1-3, 2023

Nunes L.J.R.,Nogueira J.,Rodrigues J.B.,Azevedo J.C.,Oliveira E.,de Figueiredo T.,Picos J.
Modern Animal Traction to Enhance the Supply Chain of Residual Biomass
AgriEngineering, 5, 1039-1050, 2023

Lecina-Diaz J.,Campos J.C.,Pais S.,Carvalho-Santos C.,Azevedo J.C.,Fernandes P.,Gonçalves J.F.,Aquilué N.,Roces-Díaz J.V.,Agrelo de la Torre M.,Brotons L.,Chas-Amil M.L.,Lomba A.,Duane A.,Moreira F.,Touza J.M.,Hermoso V.,Sil Â.,Vicente J.R.,Honrado J.,Regos A.
Stakeholder perceptions of wildfire management strategies as nature-based solutions in two Iberian biosphere reserves
Ecology and Society, 28, , 2023

Jacobson T.K.B.,Gerber D.,Azevedo J.C.
Invasiveness, Monitoring and Control of Hakea sericea: A Systematic Review
Plants, 12, , 2023

Pamukcu-Albers P.,Azevedo J.C.,Ugolini F.,Zuniga-Teran A.,Wu J.
Urban resilience through green infrastructure
Adapting the Built Environment for Climate Change: Design Principles for Climate Emergencies, 53-69, 2023

Nicoletti M.F.,Azevedo J.C.,Gerber D.,Bechara F.C.,Topanotti L.R.
Evaluating tree survival and modeling initial growth for Atlantic Forest restoration
Ciencia Rural, 53, , 2023

Iglesias M.C.,Hermoso V.,Campos J.C.,Carvalho-Santos C.,Fernandes P.M.,Freitas T.R.,Honrado J.P.,Santos J.A.,Sil Â.,Regos A.,Azevedo J.C.
Climate- and fire-smart landscape scenarios call for redesigning protection regimes to achieve multiple management goals
Journal of Environmental Management, 322, , 2022

de Castro-Pardo M.,Martín Martín J.M.,Azevedo J.C.
A new composite indicator to assess and monitor performance and drawbacks of the implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Ecological Economics, 201, , 2022

Bowditch E.,Santopuoli G.,Neroj B.,Svetlik J.,Tominlson M.,Pohl V.,Avdagić A.,del Rio M.,Zlatanov T.,Maria H.,Jamnická G.,Serengil Y.,Sarginci M.,Brynleifsdóttir S.J.,Lesinki J.,Azevedo J.C.
Application of climate-smart forestry – Forest manager response to the relevance of European definition and indicators
Trees, Forests and People, 9, , 2022

Sil Â.,Azevedo J.C.,Fernandes P.M.,Alonso J.,Honrado J.P.
Fine-tuning the BFOLDS Fire Regime Module to support the assessment of fire-related functions and services in a changing Mediterranean mountain landscape
Environmental Modelling and Software, 155, , 2022

Campos J.C.,Rodrigues S.,Sil Â.,Hermoso V.,Freitas T.R.,Santos J.A.,Fernandes P.M.,Azevedo J.C.,Honrado J.P.,Regos A.
Climate regulation ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation are enhanced differently by climate-and fire-smart landscape management
Environmental Research Letters, 17, , 2022

Martin Barroso V.,de Castro-Pardo M.,Fernández Martínez P.,Azevedo J.C.
A regionalized IO-model to value seasonal recreational ecosystem services in a mountain National Park in Spain
Journal of Mountain Science, 19, 211-227, 2022

Azevedo J.C.,Clark V.R.,Millar J.,Mukwada G.,Postigo J.C.,Wurzinger M.,Mathez-Stiefel S.L.
Focus Issue: Pastoralism and Rangelands in Mountains
Mountain Research and Development, 41, 1-2, 2021

de Castro-Pardo M.,Azevedo J.C.,Fernández P.
Ecosystem services, sustainable rural development and protected areas
Land, 10, , 2021

de Castro-Pardo M.,Martínez P.F.,Zabaleta A.P.,Azevedo J.C.
Dealing with water conflicts: A comprehensive review of mcdm approaches to manage freshwater ecosystem services
Land, 10, , 2021

Pamukcu-Albers P.,Ugolini F.,La Rosa D.,Grădinaru S.R.,Azevedo J.C.,Wu J.
Building green infrastructure to enhance urban resilience to climate change and pandemics
Landscape Ecology, 36, 665-673, 2021

de Castro-Pardo M.,Azevedo J.C.
A goal programming model to guide decision-making processes towards conservation consensuses
Sustainability (Switzerland), 13, 1-25, 2021

Azevedo J.C.,Luque S.,Dobbs C.,Sanesi G.,Sunderland T.C.H.
The ethics of isolation, the spread of pandemics, and landscape ecology
Landscape Ecology, 35, 2133-2140, 2020

Martínez P.F.,de Castro-Pardo M.,Barroso V.M.,Azevedo J.C.
Assessing sustainable rural development based on ecosystem services vulnerability
Land, 9, , 2020

Ferreira H.,Henriques D.,Neves C.J.,Machado C.A.S.,Azevedo J.C.,Francoy T.M.,Pinto M.A.
Historical and contemporaneous human-mediated processes left a strong genetic signature on honey bee populations from the Macaronesian archipelago of the Azores
Apidologie, 51, 316-328, 2020

de Castro-Pardo M.,Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Martín-Martín J.M.,Azevedo J.C.
Modelling stakeholders’ preferences to pinpoint conflicts in the planning of transboundary protected areas
Land Use Policy, 89, , 2019

Resende F.O.,Silva V.F.,Mendonca M.L.,Barbosa A.C.,Brito P.,Azevedo J.C.,Almeida A.,Gomes H.T.
Using biomass gasification for small scale power generation systems: Specifications of the conceptual framework
8th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2019, 439-444, 2019

Sil Â.,Azevedo J.C.,Fernandes P.M.,Regos A.,Vaz A.S.,Honrado J.P.
(Wild)fire is not an ecosystem service
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17, 429-430, 2019

Sil Â.,Fernandes P.M.,Rodrigues A.P.,Alonso J.M.,Honrado J.P.,Perera A.,Azevedo J.C.
Farmland abandonment decreases the fire regulation capacity and the fire protection ecosystem service in mountain landscapes
Ecosystem Services, 36, , 2019

Castro-Pardo M.d.,Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Azevedo J.C.,Urios V.
Looking for consensual protection categories to reduce conservation conflicts in protected areas
Ciencia Rural, 49, , 2019

de Castro-Pardo M.,Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Martín-Martín J.M.,Azevedo J.C.
Planning for democracy in protected rural areas: Application of a voting method in a Spanish-Portuguese reserve
Land, 8, , 2019

Gómez-García E.,Azevedo J.C.,Pérez-Rodríguez F.
A compiled project and open-source code to generate web-based forest modelling simulators
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 147, 1-5, 2018

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

Carvalho-Santos C.,Monteiro A.T.,Azevedo J.C.,Honrado J.P.,Nunes J.P.
Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Reservoir Management: Uncertainty and Adaptation for a Mountain Catchment in Northeast Portugal
Water Resources Management, 31, 3355-3370, 2017

Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Azevedo J.C.,Menéndez-Miguélez M.
ApkFor©, an android open-source project for research and technology transfer in forest management
Forest Systems, 26, , 2017

De Magalhães S.R.,Ribeiro C.A.A.S.,Dos Santos Ferreira De Castro J.M.C.,Fernandes P.A.M.,Da Silva C.A.R.L.,Pinheiro H.M.P.,De Azevedo J.C.M.
Fire behaviour in different periods and configurations of a landscape in Northeastern Portugal
Ciencia Florestal, 27, 457-469, 2017

Sil Â.,Rodrigues A.P.,Carvalho-Santos C.,Nunes J.P.,Honrado J.,Alonso J.,Marta-Pedroso C.,Azevedo J.C.
Trade-offs and Synergies between Provisioning and Regulating Ecosystem Services in a Mountain Area in Portugal Affected by Landscape Change
Mountain Research and Development, 36, 452-464, 2016

Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Nunes L.,Azevedo J.C.
A software tool for accurate assessment of costs and CO2 emissions in wood transport using OpenStreetMap©
Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural-Resource Sciences, 8, 35-53, 2016

Pinto M.A.d.S.,Gonçalves A.P.S.,Santos S.A.P.,de Almeida M.R.L.,de Azevedo J.C.M.
Biological invasion of Corythucha ciliata in green urban spaces in Portugal: A niche modeling approach using maximum entropy
Ciencia Florestal, 24, 597-607, 2014

Azevedo J.C.,Perera A.H.,Pinto M.A.
Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management, v-vi, 2014

Azevedo J.C.,Pinto M.A.,Perera A.H.
Forest landscape ecology and global change: An introduction
Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management, 1-27, 2014

Azevedo J.C.,Perera A.H.,Pinto M.A.
Forest landscapes and global change: Challenges for research and management
Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management, 1-262, 2014

Azevedo J.C.,Pinto M.A.,Perera A.H.
Forest landscape ecology and global change: What are the next steps?
Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management, 249-260, 2014

Marta-Pedroso C.,Laporta L.,Proença V.,Azevedo J.C.,Domingos T.
Changes in the ecosystem services provided by forests and their economic valuation: A review
Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management, 107-137, 2014

Pinheiro H.,de Castro J.P.M.,Azevedo J.C.
Landscape changes and carbon sequestration in the deilão Parish, northeastern Portugal
Revista Arvore, 38, 41-52, 2014

Chávez-Galarza J.,Henriques D.,Johnston J.S.,Azevedo J.C.,Patton J.C.,Muñoz I.,De La Rúa P.,Pinto M.A.
Signatures of selection in the Iberian honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) revealed by a genome scan analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms
Molecular Ecology, 22, 5890-5907, 2013

Pinto M.A.,Henriques D.,Neto M.,Guedes H.,Muñoz I.,Azevedo J.C.,De La Rúa P.
Maternal diversity patterns of Ibero-Atlantic populations reveal further complexity of Iberian honeybees
Apidologie, 44, 430-439, 2013

Azevedo J.C.,Possacos A.,Aguiar C.F.,Amado A.,Miguel L.,Dias R.,Loureiro C.,Fernandes P.M.
The role of holm oak edges in the control of disturbance and conservation of plant diversity in fire-prone landscapes
Forest Ecology and Management, 297, 37-48, 2013

Castro J.,Azevedo J.C.,Martins L.
Temporal analysis of sweet chestnut decline in northeastern Portugal using geostatistical tools
Acta Horticulturae, 866, 405-410, 2010

Azevedo J.C.,Wu X.B.,Messina M.G.,Fisher R.F.
Effects of the sustainable forestry initiative on the quality, abundance, and configuration of wildlife habitats
Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 23, 37-65, 2006

Azevedo J.C.,Wu X.B.,Messina M.G.,Fisher R.F.
Assessment of sustainability in intensively managed forested landscapes: A case study in eastern Texas
Forest Science, 51, 321-333, 2005

Azevedo J.C.,Williams J.R.,Messina M.G.,Fisher R.F.
Impacts of the sustainable forestry initiative landscape level measures on hydrological processes
Water Resources Management, 19, 95-110, 2005

Azevedo J.C.M.,Jack S.B.,Coulson R.N.,Wunneburger D.F.
Functional heterogeneity of forest landscapes and the distribution and abundance of the red-cockaded woodpecker
Forest Ecology and Management, 127, 271-283, 2000