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I was born and still living in Lisbon, Portugal, I am currently a father of a 3 years old girl, and I enjoy sailing and gardening.
I graduated in 2004 on Marine Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), with a training in aquaculture at Florida Institute of Technology (USA). In February 2009, I completed my PhD in Applied Ecology (Wastewater Wetlands) at FCUL in collaboration with Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In February 2009 I started a Post-Doc on ecosystem engineering modeling (in collaborating with Southern Denmark University) and in November 2011 I extended the focus of my Post-Doc topic into Integral Ecology, integrating cultural, socio-economic & policy dimensions. My intention was to find robust strategies that promote local sustainability and climate resilience, and I found CCIAM research group to best support and benefit from this research topic.
I participated in an European project to better understand local adaptation (BASE: www.base-adaptation.eu) and coordinated two Portuguese projects, one that aimed at elaborating Municipal Adaptation Strategies and promote local adaptation (ClimAdaPT.Local: www.climadapt-local.pt), and another one (CATALISE) on mapping and understanding local integral innovation (social, ecological and economical). Currently I am working on “Bio(re)Design of technological, ecological and social-economic systems at local scales to improve human wellbeing”
Since 2013 that I lecture on the Climate Change and Sustainable Developmental Policies Doctoral Program of Lisbon University and have recently founded an European platform of Community-led initiatives towards a Sustainable Europe (ECOLISE: www.ecolise.eu).
Campos, I., Guerra, J., Gomes, J.F., Schmidt, L., Alves, F., Vizinho, A. & Penha-Lopes, G. (2017) Understanding climate change policy and action in Portuguese municipalities: a survey.Land Use Policy, 62, 68-78. DOI:10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.12.015 (IF2016 3,089; Q1 Environmental Studies)
Campos, I., Vizinho, A., Truninger, M. & Penha-Lopes, G. (2016) Converging for deterring land abandonment: a systematization of experiences of a rural grassroots innovation.Community Development Journal, 51(4), 552-570. DOI:10.1093/cdj/bsv051 (IF2016 0,685; Q3 Planning & Development)
Campos, I., Vizinho, A., Coelho, C., Alves, F., Truninger, M., Pereira, C., Santos, F.D. & Penha-Lopes, G. (2016) Participation, scenarios and pathways in long-term planning for climate change adaptation.Planning Theory & Practice, 17(4), 537-556. DOI:10.1080/14649357.2016.1215511 (IF2015 0,95; Q1 Geography, Planning and Development)