Department Biogeochemical Integration (BGI)
Research group Climate-ecosystem-disturbance interactions
My overarching goal is to better understand inter-annual to long-term variability in the global carbon-cycle. To do this, my research bridges the disciplines of atmospheric science, ecology and biogeochemistry, from both observation-based and modelling perspectives. Specific topics include land-atmosphere interactions, the role of internal climate variability and ocean-atmosphere-land teleconnections in controlling carbon-cycle dynamics, the impacts of climate extremes on ecosystem functioning and ecosystem disturbance regimes.
2015 PhD in Geophysical and Geoinformation Science, U. Lisbon, Portugal. “Impacts of climate variability and extremes on carbon uptake by land ecosystems". Highest honours.
2011 BSc+MSc in Environment and Energy Engineering, U. Lisbon, Portugal.Research Experience
2020 – Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC), Germany.
2018 – 2020 Scientific Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Geography, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), Germany.
2015 – 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE-IPSL / CEA-Saclay), France.
Proposal developer and PI for projects funded by:
2022 – European Research Council Starting Grant (ERC-Stg) 2021, Forest vulnerability to compound extremes and disturbances in a changing climate
2020 – European Space Agency (ESA), Exploitation of CCI products in the second Regional Carbon Cycle Assessment and Processes (RECCAP-2): phase 2
2018 Ludwig Maximilians Universität (LMU), Insect outbreak impacts on forests
Fellowships and Awards
2022 Beutenberg Campus Award - Life Science and Physics 2021
2022 Outstanding Early Career Scientist BG Division Award, European Geosciences Union (EGU)
2012 Individual PhD fellowship competitively awarded, Portuguese Science Foundation.
2012 Fulbright Fellowship for research stay at University of Montana, USA, Fulbright Portugal.
2011 “Young scientists in Geosciences” award, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal.
2022 – Member of the World Climate Research Programmes' (WCRP) Lighthouse Activity Safe Landing Climates, Perturbed Carbon Cycle theme.
2018 – Activity Lead of the second Regional Carbon Cycle Assessment and Processes (RECCAP2) initiative of the Global Carbon Budget (since 2019).
2018 Co-lead of the “Drought task force” initiative of the ICOS-RI (2019-2020).
Talks and lectures
Over 40 oral communications in international conferences and workshops.
Scientific program Committee member, 4th ICOS Science Conference (2020).
Session convener atAGU, EGU meetings since 2018.