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Environmental Stress & Functional Ecology - ESFE
Stable Isotope Ecology and Ecosystems Functioning

Patrícia Alexandra Tinoco Fernandes

External Collaborator

Patrícia Fernandes is conducting a Ph.D in Plantation Forestry and Invasive Alien trees by the University of Lisbon and in collaboration with the private company grupo Portucel Soporcel starting in 2012 within the Environmental Stress & Functional Ecology (ESFE) of cE3c. She is conducting the project “Comparative study of the major planted forest in Portugal: Eucalyptus globulus and Pinus pinaster. -Their natural regeneration in a changing environment”, under the supervision of Professor Otília Correia and Professor Cristina Máguas. Patrícia Ph.D. project aims are: i) Evaluate the natural establishment of these tree species in the surrounding areas to commercial plantations and study the naturalization process of E. globulus in Portugal; ii) Identify the major factors affecting the natural establishment of these species and modulate considering different global change scenarios; iii) Determine the relative potential for seedlingemergence and survival under different conditions; iv) Quantify the effect of interspecific competition and water stress on physiological development and performance of these species.