FOREST-ECO2 - Towards an Ecological and Economic valorization of the Azorean Forest

  • PO Azores Project
  • Regional Research Project
  • 2016 to 2019

Forest-Eco2 aims to (i) quantify the Ecological & Economic value of the Azorean forest, and (ii) suggest measures that further value forest resources, sustainably. An integrated approach will join Ecology and Economy, thereby enhancing research relevance towards Regional and European policies. Forest-Eco2 will focus on a gradient of forest types in the Azores: natural forest; exotic woodland; production forest; recreational forest reserves (a mix of the previous types).

Articles in SCI Journals already published within this project:

Silva, L.D., Elias, R.B. & Silva, L. (2021) Modelling invasive alien plant distribution: a literature review of concepts and bibliometric analysis. Environmental Modelling & Software145, 105203 . DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2021.105203 (IF2020 5,288; Q1 Computer science, interdisciplinary applications)

Pavão, D.C., Elias, R.E. & Silva, L. (2019) Comparison of discrete and continuum community models: Insights from numerical ecology and Bayesian methods applied to Azorean plant communities. Ecological Modelling402, 93-106. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.03.021 (IF2017 2,507; Q2 Ecology)

Silva, L.D., Azevedo, E.B., Reis, F.V., Elias, R.B. & Silva, L. (2019) Limitations of species distribution models based on available climate change data: a case study in the azorean forest.  Forests, 10(7), 575. DOI:10.3390/f10070575 (IF2018 2,116; Q2 Forestry)

Funding Institution:

PO Azores 2016-2018.


Coordinator: Luís Filipe Dias e Silva (Universidade dos Açores)

Team: Mónica Maria Tavares de Moura (Universidade dos Açores), Maria Anunciação Mateus Ventura (Universidade dos Açores), João José Monteiro Mora Porteiro (Universidade dos Açores), Rui Elias (Universidade dos Açores- GBA – cE3c), Ana Isabel Damião de Serpa Arruda Moniz (Universidade dos Açores), Fernando Rosa Rodrigues Lopes (Universidade dos Açores), Francisco José Ferreira Silva (Universidade dos Açores)