Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Inês Ribeiro is a PhD student in Environmental Sciences at MARETEC, Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon. She is currently working on the SILVANUS Project (Horizon 2020), which aims to create a platform for environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient forest management, as well as the development of innovative resources to prevent the ignition and spread of forest fires. She is also working with GO-SILVPAST Project focusing on the cost-efficient implementation of silvo-pastoral mosaics of Quercus pyrenaica. Inês was part of the GRAZELIFE Project team, in the Coa Valley region, where she worked on improving the implementation of different grazing models, involving domestic and semi-wild herbivores, to identify cost-effective means for promoting landscape and nature conservation. In her collaboration with the LIFE Food&Biodiversity Project, her main research activity was focused on improving biodiversity in farmland systems and creating informative content on biodiversity and agriculture, and in the ECOPOTENTIAL Project (Horizon2020) she investigated how biodiversity responds to changes in the structure of agro-forest systems in Mediterranean woodlands.
Her MSc research in Conservation Biology was included in the LIFE MED-WOLF Project, and focused on the human dimensions of wildlife, particularly the public opinion towards the Iberian Wolf and management practices for its conservation. Inês is keenly interested in ecological restoration and the trade-offs between biodiversity conservation management practices and ecosystem services. She has collaborated on several publications and contributed to several other projects, as well as participated in various workshops and courses to improve her knowledge in Conservation Biology and Environmental Management.