Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila
9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
Eduardo Dias, Assistant Professor at the University of the Azores, with a Degree in Biology and a PhD in Plant Ecology, with a thesis on Natural Forest Ecology of the Azores, and postgraduate degrees from the University of Uppsala and the University of La Laguna.
Eduardo Dias presented the first classification of the Natural Forest Ecology of the Azores, and peatlands. Created and promoted the accreditation of the Herbarium of Azores University and the Research Group of Applied Plant Ecology - GEVA - that coordinates the work of several research fellows. Coordinated the team that developed the proposal for the ZEC's terrestrial Natura2000 on Plant and Vegetation, and recently for the Management Plan and Monitoring Plan and Reports. He coordinated two LIFE projects and is actually consultant for two other LIFE projects of restoration ecology in Azores and Madeira Archipelagos. He published several scientific papers and has several presentations at national and international conferences focused on biogeography, ecology and classification of natural heritage and an extensive work of cartography, with the development of distribution models of endemism and evaluation of island ecological factors. Recently it is involved in Conservation and Restoration programs.
His team have a large background in Field Expeditions (survey), Remote Sensing, GIS, Drones, GIS models.
Mendes C, Dias E, Ponte M, Mendes A. & Rochefort L. (2019). The distribution and naturalness of peatland on Terceira Island (Azores): instruments to define priority areas for conservation and restoration. Mires and Peat, 24(35), 1–16. doi: 10.19189/MaP.2018.OMB.371
Pereira D, Mendes C, Dias E (2020). The Importance of Land Cover Planning on Climatic Events: Evaluation of Peatlands’ Buffer Impact on Terceira and Flores Islands (Azores, Portugal). In: Fernandes F, Malheiro A, Chaminé H (eds) Advances in Natural Hazards and Hydrological Risks: Meeting the Challenge. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development). Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-34397-2_18