Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology



CBA research group(s):

Environmental Stress and
Functional Ecology

Personal webpage

Team webpage

Graça Oliveira

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are: restoration ecology, Mediterranean ecosystems, Quercus spp.,  plant ecophysiology.


Academic Qualifications

- 1995 PhD in BiologyBiology - Ecology and Systematics (University of Lisbon)

- 1987 5-year college graduation in Biology (University of Lisbon)

Recent Publications

Oliveira G., Clemente A., Nunes A. & Correia O. 2013. Limitations to recruitment of native species in hydroseeding mixtures. Ecological Engineering 57:18-26.

Oliveira G., Nunes A., Clemente A. & Correia O. 2012. Testing Germination of Species for Hydroseeding Degraded Mediterranean Areas. Restoration Ecology 20:623–630.

Oliveira G. & Costa A. 2012. How resilient is Quercus suber L. to cork harvesting? A review and identification of knowledge gaps. Forest Ecology and Management 270:257-272.

Meira J., Clemente A., Oliveira G., Nunes A. & Correia O. 2011. Post-fire and post-quarry rehabilitation succession in mediterranean ecosystems: implications for ecological restoration. Ecological Engineering 37(8):1132-1139.

Oliveira G., Nunes A., Clemente A. & Correia O. 2011. Effect of substrate treatments on survival and growth of Mediterranean shrubs in a revegetated quarry: An eight-year study. Ecological Engineering 37(2):255-259.

Jorba M., Oliveira G., Josa R., Vallejo R.V., Alcañiz J.M., Hereter A., Cortina J., Correia O. & Ninot J.M. 2010. Manual per a la restauració de pedreres de roca calcària en clima mediterrani. M. Jorba & R. Vallejo (Coord.). Direcció General de Qualitat Ambiental, Generalitat de Catalunya.

Oliveira G. & Peñuelas J. 2004. Effects of winter cold stress on photosynthesis and photochemical efficiency of PSII of the Mediterranean Cistus albidus L. and Quercus ilex L. Plant Ecology 175:179-191.

Oliveira G., Martins-Loução M.A. & Correia O. 2002. The relative importance of cork harvesting and climate for stem radial growth of Quercus suber L. Annals of Forest Science 59:439-443.

Oliveira G. & Peñuelas J. 2002. Comparative photochemical and phenomorphological responses to winter stress of an evergreen (Quercus ilex L.) and a semi-deciduous (Cistus albidus L.) Mediterranean woody species. Acta Oecologica 21:97-107.

Oliveira G., Martins-Loução M.A., Correia O. & Catarino F.M. 1996. Nutrient dynamics in crown tissues of cork-oak (Quercus suber L.). Trees – Structure and Function 10:247-254.
Oliveira G., Martins-Loução M.A., Correia O. & Catarino F.M. 1994. Phenological and growth patterns of the Mediterranean oak Quercus suber L.. Trees – Structure and Function 9:41-46.