Joana Vieira is conducting a Ph.D. in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution(BIODIV) Doctoral Program by the University of Lisbon starting in 2017, within Ecology of Environmental Change(eChanges) subgroup of cE3c. She holds a Bsc in Biology and Msc in Ecology and Environment Management.
The main aims of her research are: to quantify and model the ecosystem services of climate regulation and air purification provided by urban green infrastructures, using functional diversity of ecological indicators; develop management strategies to mitigate air pollution and urban heat island effect in cities.
Vieira, J., Matos, P., Mexia, T., Silva, P., Lopes, N., Freitas, C., Correia, O., Santos-Reis, M., Branquinho, C. & Pinho, P. (2018) Green spaces are not all the same for the provision of air purification and climate regulation services: The case of urban parks.Environmental Research, 160, 306-313. DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2017.10.006 (IF2016 3,835; Q1 Public, Environmental & Occupational Health)
Pinho, P., Moretti, M., Luz, A.C., Grilo, F., Vieira, J., Luís, L., Rosalino, L.M., Martins-Loução, M.A., Santos-Reis, M., Correia, O., Garcia-Pereira, P., Gonçalves, P., Matos, P., Cruz de Carvalho, R., Rebelo, R., Dias, T., Mexia, T. & Branquinho, B. (2017). Biodiversity as support for ecosystem services and human wellbeing. The urban forest (ed. by D. Pearlmutter et al.), pp. 67-78. Future City, (7).