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The University of Aberdeen
Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences,
School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen,
23 St Machar Drive, Room G38
Aberdeen AB24 3UU
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I work at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen.
I am a NERC KE fellow in "Understanding Socio-Economics in the Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices" (2015-current).
I am currently undertaking a secondement at the Committee on Climate Change: (November 2018 - March 2019)
I previously worked at:
Oct 2012 - Jul 2013: International Social Science Council - UNESCO house, Paris, France.
Apr 2009 - Set 2012: Postgraduate student at University of Aberdeen and The James Hutton Institute and tutor at University of Aberdeen for undergraduate and MSc students (Anthropology, Geography, Biological Sciences).
Jul 2007 - Mar 2009: The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (Socio-Economic Research Group), Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Fev 2004- Jun 2007: Portuguese Catholic University (Faculty of Economics and Management), Porto, Portugal.
I obtained my PhD in Geography from the University of Aberdeen.
I hold a MSc in Economics from the Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
I have a 5 year degree in Forestry Engineering from the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
I am interested in climate change mitigation and adaptation, rural development, food security, poverty alleviation, renewable energy, small scale forestry, land use policy, climate policy.
NERC KE fellowship: 'Understanding Socio-Economics in the Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices (USE-ASAP)'. Funded by NERC
CCAFS-MOT Mitigation Option Tool - http://ccafs.cgiar.org/mitigation-options-tool-agriculture Funded by CCAFS, USAID, USDA
COST Action 1201 FACESMAP - Forest Ownership Changes in Europe: Significance for Management and Policy http://facesmap.boku.ac.at/ Funded by EU
Evaluation Panel for Newton Fund/British Council.
Reviewer for BiodivERsA network.
Reviewer for COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).
UNECE/FAO Forest Ownership Core Group.
Associate status of the British Higher Education Academy.
NERC - Knowledge exchange fellowisp: 'Understanding Socio-Economics in the Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices (USE-ASAP)'
CCAFS & USAID - CCAFS-MOT (Mitigation Option Tool)
NERC Fellows leadership skills training bursary
British Council/Newton Fund Research Links workshop (participation grant) - Supporting Sustainable Ecosystems Alleviation in the Amazon (Manaus, Brazil)
British Council/Newton Fund Research Links workshop (participation grant) - Water as the frontier of agribusiness: politico-ecological and socio-economic connections from farms to global markets (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
COST-Action 1201 - Short-Term Scientific Mission - University of Alcala (Spain)
February 2018 - Lecture on The Value of Nature delivered under SX1504 Natural World course.
February 2018 - Lecture on Political Economy delivered under BI3504 "Society and Conservation" course.
February 2018 - Lecture on Markets and Commodities delivered under BI3504 "Society and Conservation" course.
March - July 2017 - Supervised student Tomi Turner with MSc dissertation: Perceptions of private forest owners in Europe towards forest ownership, policy and risks and student Hala Ahmed with MSc dissertation: The Impact of the Changing Climate on Crop Yields in North East Scotland.
June 2017 - Lecture "Small scale forestry in Southern Europe -successes and failures" delivered in the Summer School - Forest Bioeconomy in the South of Europe: Opportunities and challenges . Organised by the Economic Development and Infrastructures department of the Basque Government, in collaboration with NEIKER and EFI (in Spanish).
March 2017 - Erasmus + Teaching Mobility - Lectures delivered at the University of Catania, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences. Lecture topics:
1. Global Environmental Change: Consequences and responses from society
2. Engaging stakeholders in global environmental change research: challenges and benefits
3. The Economics of the Natural Resources and the Environment
4. The role of soils in climate change mitigation and adaptation
5. Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture using a mitigation option tool (MOT)
March 2017 - Lecture on Sustainable Food Production delivered under BI1511 Ecology and Environmental Science course.
February 2017 - Lecture on The Value of Nature delivered under SX1504 Natural World course.
January 2017 - Lecture in Environmental Economics delivered under EK5510 Ecology, Conservation and Society course.
January 2017 - Lecture on Political Economy delivered under BI3504 "Society and Conservation" course.
January 2017 - Lecture on Markets and Commodities delivered under BI3504 "Society and Conservation" course.
December 2016 - Erasmus + Staff Mobility - Monitoring Visit to Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
November 2016 - Lecture on Climate Change Policy delivered under BI4301 Environmental Pollution course.
May 2016 - May Festival - The Climate Change - Teaching Climate Change to primary school pupils.
April - July 2016 - Co-supervised MSc student Kirsten MacSween with the project: Barriers and opportunities for Carbon Capture and Storage in the United Kingdom.
Februrary 2016 - Lectures on Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment delivered under BI3504 "Sustainable Resource Management" course and EK5506 "Ecology and Society" course.
November 2015 - Lecture on Climate Change delivered under BI4301 Environmental Pollution course.
November 2015 - Lecture on Climate Change delivered to under the MSc course in “Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security" for The National University of Ireland, Galway.
October 2015- December 2015 - Demonstrating at the XXI century course SX1015 "Oceans & Society" at the University of Aberdeen.
May 2015 - Visiting lecturer at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden.
April 2015 - Presentation for secondary school teachers at the International Year of Soil 2015: The secret roles of soil - Climate Change.
April - July 2015 - Supervised MSc student Ebenezer Omoyeni with the project: Estimating GHG emissions in different lamb production systems in Scotland.
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Associate Status of the British Higher Education Academy
Evaluation Committee, British Council/Newton Fund
Innovation Placements Panel, NERC
Reviewer, COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
Scientific Advisor, UNECE/FAO Forest Ownership Core Group