Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology


PhD Student

CBA research group(s):

Environmental Stress and Functional Ecology

Personal webpage

Team webpage

Patrícia Fernandes

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are plant ecophysiology and exotic invader plants.


Academic Qualifications

- 2010: MSc. in Conservation Biology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)
- 2008: 3-year College graduation in Biology and Geology (University of Minho, Braga)

Recent Publications

Badalamenti E., Gristina L., La Mantia T., Novara A., Pasta S., Lauteri M., Fernandes P., Correia O. & Máguas C. 2014. Relationship between recruitment and mother plant vitality in the alien species Acacia cyclops A. Cunn. ex G. Don. Forest Ecology and Management 331:237-244.

Ongoing Projects

  • 2012/2016 PhD thesis “Estudo comparativo das principais florestas cultivadas em Portugal: Eucalyptus globulus e Pinus pinaster. Expansão natural num ambiente em mudança”. (SFRH/BDE/51709/2011).

  • Developing an adaptive management system for predicting and mitigating damage caused the pine wilt nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) in Portugal (PTDC/AGR-CFL/098869/2008).

  • WUSSIAAME – Water use survival strategies and impact of agrochemicals on water resources in agricultural Mediterranean ecosystems (PTDC/AAC-AMB/100635/2008).