Chair Helena Pereira Vice-rector of the Technical University of Lisbon, full professor of ISA (School of Agronomy), president secretary of the Forest Research Centre/ Centro de Estudos Florestais (CEF).
Jorge Gominho,CEF, ISA Isabel Miranda, CEF, ISA
Sofia Knapic, CEF, ISA
Francisca Lima, AIFF (Competitiveness and technology center for forest industries) Pedro Cardoso, THE (local PCO)
Francisca Lima, AIFF
Jorge Gominho, CEF, ISA
Sofia Knapic, ISA
Luis Leal, ALTRI
Susana Silva, Cortiçeira Amorim
Susana Carneiro, Centro Pinus
José Manuel Nordeste, RAIZ
The Host Institution
The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) is the largest and most qualified school of graduate and post-graduate degrees in Agricultural Sciences, in Portugal, with national and international recognition.
With 156 years of experience, ISA carries out research and adjusts its teaching to science advances, technological change and to the reality of the country. Integrated in the Technical University of Lisbon since 1930 as a faculty, it has 162 Professors and Researchers and about 1500 students, including 149 PhD students. ISA is located in the heart of Lisbon, in Tapada da Ajuda, an Environmental and Botanical Park with about 100 ha, of recognized interest.
The Forest Research Centre (CEF) is a research unit devoted to the integrated investigation of forests and related ecosystems and of forest products and forest-based services, first established in 1976 within the Portuguese National Research Network, and imbedded in the School of Agronomy, in the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL).
CEF is a voluntary network of university staff, researchers and post-doctoral fellows who guide the research of post graduates: in total 53 Ph.D (45 members, 8 contributors) and 46 post-graduates (2007). In terms of research, CEF is organized in different research areas under the coordination of a senior researcher. Until end of 2006, it comprised 7 research areas: 1) Ecology of forest ecosystems, 2) Aquatic resources and wetlands management, 3) Remote sensing and geographical analysis, 4) Forest resources inventory and modelling, 5) Silvicultural systems, 6) Forest resources management and economics, 7) Science and technology of forest products. Strategic reasoning has led to the addition in 2007 of a new research area: 8) Mathematical modelling.
The internationalization of most research groups has already a high level which is evident from the collaborative international publications, from joint Ph.D., as well as from the coordination and participation in European research projects. This level will be maintained as a continuing target.
The same applies to participation in networks and international organizations that will continue to be nurtured: IUFRO (several divisions), European Forest Institute (EFI) and its regional centres, European Institute for Plantation Forests (IEFC). EU IP EFORWOOD, INNOVAWOOD, Cost actions (several). It is an objective to increase networking and collaboration with non-European research groups, namely from South America (i.e. Brazil and Chile) and Asia (i.e. India and China). It is also an objective for the future to increase effective cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa.