Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança



CIMO - Mountain Research Center. See video HERE


João Carlos Martins Azevedo

Coordinator Professor
Group: Socio-Ecological Systems
Phone: 273330901
ORCID: 0000-0002-3061-8261
Scopus Author ID: 57215410546


  • Since 2014: Coordinator Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 1997 - 2014: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 1993 - 1997: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal


  • Since 2021: Associate Editor of Ecological Processes
  • Since 2020: Member of the International Editorial Board of Mountain Research and Development
  • Since 2020: Member of the Consultative Committee of Scielo Portugal
  • Since 2018: Audit Committee Chair of the "Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Florestais" (SPCF)
  • Since 2017: Coordinator of IUFRO - Landscape Ecology Working Party (IUFRO 8.01.02)
  • Since 2017: Member of the Coordination Committee and Executive Committee of the "Rede Nacional de Investigação de Montanha" (RNIM)
  • Since 2016: Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Mountain Science
  • Since 2015: Member of the Editorial Board of Ciência Rural
  • Since 2010: Member of the Editorial Board of Revista Árvore - Journal of Brazilian Forest Science


  • 2003 - in Forestry, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 1995 - in Forestry, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 1989 - in Forest Engineering, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 - Outstanding Board Member and Scientific Editor Award, Journal of Mountain Science
  • 2003 - NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award in Landscape Ecology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Michigan State University, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • 2002 - Outstanding PhD Student Award, Department of Forest Science, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 2000 - Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD) scholarship
  • 1995 - Fulbright and Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD) scholarships


  • Forest landscape ecology
  • Sustainability in forested landscapes
  • Ecosystem services in changing landscapes
  • Sustainable forest bioenergy production systems
  • Mountain forestry


BEEHAPPY - Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Health in the Azores: comparing ePidemiological Patterns in a unique natural laboratory
Funding body: FCT - SAICT
Reference: 02/SAICT/2017
Principal Investigator:Maria Alice da Silva Pinto
Start: 2018-06-01
End: 2022-05-31
FirESmart - Nature-based solutions for preventive fire management and sustained supply of ecosystem services
Funding body: FCT-PCIF
Reference: PCIF/MOG/0083/2017
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2019-03-01
End: 2022-02-28
SUBe - Small scale power generation Unit using Biomass gasification
Funding body: 2017 SR&TD Projects Forest Fire Prevention and Fighting
Reference: PCIF/GVB/0197/2017
Principal Investigator:Paulo Brito
Start: 2019-03-01
End: 2022-02-22
CLIMO - Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions
Funding body: COST - European Cooperation in Science & Technology
Reference: CA COST Action CA15226
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2016-01-01
End: 2020-12-31
SAFe - Forest monitoring and alert system
Funding body: PROMOVE Fundação “La Caixa”
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2019-10-01
End: 2020-10-31
SIMWOOD - Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood
Funding body: FP7-KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2013-11-01
End: 2017-12-01
A New CAP - A New CAP "Mountains of opportunities"
Funding body: DG AGRI - Directorate General for Agricultural and Rural Development
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2014-01-01
End: 2015-12-31
IND_CHANGE - INDicator-based modelling tools to predict landscape CHANGE and to improve the application of social-ecological research in adaptive land management
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2013-07-01
End: 2015-06-30
HiCC - Biological Control by Hypovirulence Against Chestnut Blight in Portugal
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Principal Investigator:Maria Eugénia Madureira Gouveia
Start: 2013-05-01
End: 2015-04-30
- Biological control of Chestnut Blight for maintenance of Castanea ecosystem
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Principal Investigator:Maria Eugénia Madureira Gouveia
Start: 2012-05-01
End: 2015-04-05
- Risco de degradação do solo associado com a produção de Biomassa e as alterações de uso nos montados da barragem do Alqueva
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2010-04-01
End: 2013-09-30
- Initial Ecological Characterization Survey- Moncorvo Iron ore Deposite Project
Funding body:
Principal Investigator:José Paulo Mendes Guerra Marques Cortez
Start: 2012-01-01
End: 2013-01-01
- Biomassa lenhosa para produção de energia: desenvolvimento de sistemas sustentáveis de fornecimento de bens e serviços de produção, regulação e conservação
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2007-05-01
End: 2012-01-31
- Papel regulador dos Azinhais na propagação de incêndios florestais: definição de medidas de ordenamento e gestão à escala da paisagem
Funding body: IFAP – Fundo Florestal Permanente
Principal Investigator:João Carlos Martins Azevedo
Start: 2009-02-01
End: 2010-12-31

Total results: 51
Lecina-Diaz J.,Campos J.C.,Pais S.,Carvalho-Santos C.,Azevedo J.C.,Fernandes P.,Gonçalves J.F.,Aquilué N.,Roces-Díaz J.V.,Agrelo de la Torre M.,Brotons L.,Chas-Amil M.L.,Lomba A.,Duane A.,Moreira F.,Touza J.M.,Hermoso V.,Sil Â.,Vicente J.R.,Honrado J.,Regos A.
Stakeholder perceptions of wildfire management strategies as nature-based solutions in two Iberian biosphere reserves
Ecology and Society, 28, , 2023

Jacobson T.K.B.,Gerber D.,Azevedo J.C.
Invasiveness, Monitoring and Control of Hakea sericea: A Systematic Review
Plants, 12, , 2023

Pamukcu-Albers P.,Azevedo J.C.,Ugolini F.,Zuniga-Teran A.,Wu J.
Urban resilience through green infrastructure
Adapting the Built Environment for Climate Change: Design Principles for Climate Emergencies, 53-69, 2023

Nicoletti M.F.,Azevedo J.C.,Gerber D.,Bechara F.C.,Topanotti L.R.
Evaluating tree survival and modeling initial growth for Atlantic Forest restoration
Ciencia Rural, 53, , 2023

Iglesias M.C.,Hermoso V.,Campos J.C.,Carvalho-Santos C.,Fernandes P.M.,Freitas T.R.,Honrado J.P.,Santos J.A.,Sil Â.,Regos A.,Azevedo J.C.
Climate- and fire-smart landscape scenarios call for redesigning protection regimes to achieve multiple management goals
Journal of Environmental Management, 322, , 2022

de Castro-Pardo M.,Martín Martín J.M.,Azevedo J.C.
A new composite indicator to assess and monitor performance and drawbacks of the implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Ecological Economics, 201, , 2022

Bowditch E.,Santopuoli G.,Neroj B.,Svetlik J.,Tominlson M.,Pohl V.,Avdagić A.,del Rio M.,Zlatanov T.,Maria H.,Jamnická G.,Serengil Y.,Sarginci M.,Brynleifsdóttir S.J.,Lesinki J.,Azevedo J.C.
Application of climate-smart forestry – Forest manager response to the relevance of European definition and indicators
Trees, Forests and People, 9, , 2022

Sil Â.,Azevedo J.C.,Fernandes P.M.,Alonso J.,Honrado J.P.
Fine-tuning the BFOLDS Fire Regime Module to support the assessment of fire-related functions and services in a changing Mediterranean mountain landscape
Environmental Modelling and Software, 155, , 2022

Campos J.C.,Rodrigues S.,Sil Â.,Hermoso V.,Freitas T.R.,Santos J.A.,Fernandes P.M.,Azevedo J.C.,Honrado J.P.,Regos A.
Climate regulation ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation are enhanced differently by climate-and fire-smart landscape management
Environmental Research Letters, 17, , 2022

Martin Barroso V.,de Castro-Pardo M.,Fernández Martínez P.,Azevedo J.C.
A regionalized IO-model to value seasonal recreational ecosystem services in a mountain National Park in Spain
Journal of Mountain Science, 19, 211-227, 2022

Azevedo J.C.,Clark V.R.,Millar J.,Mukwada G.,Postigo J.C.,Wurzinger M.,Mathez-Stiefel S.L.
Focus Issue: Pastoralism and Rangelands in Mountains
Mountain Research and Development, 41, 1-2, 2021

de Castro-Pardo M.,Azevedo J.C.,Fernández P.
Ecosystem services, sustainable rural development and protected areas
Land, 10, , 2021

de Castro-Pardo M.,Martínez P.F.,Zabaleta A.P.,Azevedo J.C.
Dealing with water conflicts: A comprehensive review of mcdm approaches to manage freshwater ecosystem services
Land, 10, , 2021

Pamukcu-Albers P.,Ugolini F.,La Rosa D.,Grădinaru S.R.,Azevedo J.C.,Wu J.
Building green infrastructure to enhance urban resilience to climate change and pandemics
Landscape Ecology, 36, 665-673, 2021

de Castro-Pardo M.,Azevedo J.C.
A goal programming model to guide decision-making processes towards conservation consensuses
Sustainability (Switzerland), 13, 1-25, 2021

Azevedo J.C.,Luque S.,Dobbs C.,Sanesi G.,Sunderland T.C.H.
The ethics of isolation, the spread of pandemics, and landscape ecology
Landscape Ecology, 35, 2133-2140, 2020

Martínez P.F.,de Castro-Pardo M.,Barroso V.M.,Azevedo J.C.
Assessing sustainable rural development based on ecosystem services vulnerability
Land, 9, , 2020

Ferreira H.,Henriques D.,Neves C.J.,Machado C.A.S.,Azevedo J.C.,Francoy T.M.,Pinto M.A.
Historical and contemporaneous human-mediated processes left a strong genetic signature on honey bee populations from the Macaronesian archipelago of the Azores
Apidologie, 51, 316-328, 2020

de Castro-Pardo M.,Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Martín-Martín J.M.,Azevedo J.C.
Modelling stakeholders’ preferences to pinpoint conflicts in the planning of transboundary protected areas
Land Use Policy, 89, , 2019

Resende F.O.,Silva V.F.,Mendonca M.L.,Barbosa A.C.,Brito P.,Azevedo J.C.,Almeida A.,Gomes H.T.
Using biomass gasification for small scale power generation systems: Specifications of the conceptual framework
8th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2019, 439-444, 2019

Sil Â.,Azevedo J.C.,Fernandes P.M.,Regos A.,Vaz A.S.,Honrado J.P.
(Wild)fire is not an ecosystem service
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17, 429-430, 2019

Sil Â.,Fernandes P.M.,Rodrigues A.P.,Alonso J.M.,Honrado J.P.,Perera A.,Azevedo J.C.
Farmland abandonment decreases the fire regulation capacity and the fire protection ecosystem service in mountain landscapes
Ecosystem Services, 36, , 2019

Castro-Pardo M.d.,Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Azevedo J.C.,Urios V.
Looking for consensual protection categories to reduce conservation conflicts in protected areas
Ciencia Rural, 49, , 2019

de Castro-Pardo M.,Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Martín-Martín J.M.,Azevedo J.C.
Planning for democracy in protected rural areas: Application of a voting method in a Spanish-Portuguese reserve
Land, 8, , 2019

Gómez-García E.,Azevedo J.C.,Pérez-Rodríguez F.
A compiled project and open-source code to generate web-based forest modelling simulators
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 147, 1-5, 2018

Sil Â.,Fonseca F.,Gonçalves J.,Honrado J.,Marta-Pedroso C.,Alonso J.,Ramos M.,Azevedo J.C.
Analysing carbon sequestration and storage dynamics in a changing mountain landscape in Portugal: Insights for management and planning
International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management, 13, 82-104, 2017

Carvalho-Santos C.,Monteiro A.T.,Azevedo J.C.,Honrado J.P.,Nunes J.P.
Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Reservoir Management: Uncertainty and Adaptation for a Mountain Catchment in Northeast Portugal
Water Resources Management, 31, 3355-3370, 2017

Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Azevedo J.C.,Menéndez-Miguélez M.
ApkFor©, an android open-source project for research and technology transfer in forest management
Forest Systems, 26, , 2017

De Magalhães S.R.,Ribeiro C.A.A.S.,Dos Santos Ferreira De Castro J.M.C.,Fernandes P.A.M.,Da Silva C.A.R.L.,Pinheiro H.M.P.,De Azevedo J.C.M.
Fire behaviour in different periods and configurations of a landscape in Northeastern Portugal
Ciencia Florestal, 27, 457-469, 2017

Sil Â.,Rodrigues A.P.,Carvalho-Santos C.,Nunes J.P.,Honrado J.,Alonso J.,Marta-Pedroso C.,Azevedo J.C.
Trade-offs and Synergies between Provisioning and Regulating Ecosystem Services in a Mountain Area in Portugal Affected by Landscape Change
Mountain Research and Development, 36, 452-464, 2016

Pérez-Rodríguez F.,Nunes L.,Azevedo J.C.
A software tool for accurate assessment of costs and CO2 emissions in wood transport using OpenStreetMap©
Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural-Resource Sciences, 8, 35-53, 2016

Pinto M.A.d.S.,Gonçalves A.P.S.,Santos S.A.P.,de Almeida M.R.L.,de Azevedo J.C.M.
Biological invasion of Corythucha ciliata in green urban spaces in Portugal: A niche modeling approach using maximum entropy
Ciencia Florestal, 24, 597-607, 2014

Azevedo J.C.,Perera A.H.,Pinto M.A.
Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management, v-vi, 2014

Azevedo J.C.,Pinto M.A.,Perera A.H.
Forest landscape ecology and global change: An introduction
Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management, 1-27, 2014

Azevedo J.C.,Perera A.H.,Pinto M.A.
Forest landscapes and global change: Challenges for research and management
Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management, 1-262, 2014

Azevedo J.C.,Pinto M.A.,Perera A.H.
Forest landscape ecology and global change: What are the next steps?
Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management, 249-260, 2014

Marta-Pedroso C.,Laporta L.,Proença V.,Azevedo J.C.,Domingos T.
Changes in the ecosystem services provided by forests and their economic valuation: A review
Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management, 107-137, 2014

Pinheiro H.,de Castro J.P.M.,Azevedo J.C.
Landscape changes and carbon sequestration in the deilão Parish, northeastern Portugal
Revista Arvore, 38, 41-52, 2014

Chávez-Galarza J.,Henriques D.,Johnston J.S.,Azevedo J.C.,Patton J.C.,Muñoz I.,De La Rúa P.,Pinto M.A.
Signatures of selection in the Iberian honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) revealed by a genome scan analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms
Molecular Ecology, 22, 5890-5907, 2013

Pinto M.A.,Henriques D.,Neto M.,Guedes H.,Muñoz I.,Azevedo J.C.,De La Rúa P.
Maternal diversity patterns of Ibero-Atlantic populations reveal further complexity of Iberian honeybees
Apidologie, 44, 430-439, 2013

Azevedo J.C.,Possacos A.,Aguiar C.F.,Amado A.,Miguel L.,Dias R.,Loureiro C.,Fernandes P.M.
The role of holm oak edges in the control of disturbance and conservation of plant diversity in fire-prone landscapes
Forest Ecology and Management, 297, 37-48, 2013

Castro J.,Azevedo J.C.,Martins L.
Temporal analysis of sweet chestnut decline in northeastern Portugal using geostatistical tools
Acta Horticulturae, 866, 405-410, 2010

Nunes L.M.,Da Conceição Cunha M.,Ribeiro L.,Azevedo J.
A new method for groundwater plume detection under uncertainty
IAHS-AISH Publication, 191-198, 2007

Azevedo J.C.,Wu X.B.,Messina M.G.,Fisher R.F.
Effects of the sustainable forestry initiative on the quality, abundance, and configuration of wildlife habitats
Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 23, 37-65, 2006

Azevedo J.C.,Wu X.B.,Messina M.G.,Fisher R.F.
Assessment of sustainability in intensively managed forested landscapes: A case study in eastern Texas
Forest Science, 51, 321-333, 2005

Azevedo J.C.,Williams J.R.,Messina M.G.,Fisher R.F.
Impacts of the sustainable forestry initiative landscape level measures on hydrological processes
Water Resources Management, 19, 95-110, 2005

Azevedo J.C.M.,Jack S.B.,Coulson R.N.,Wunneburger D.F.
Functional heterogeneity of forest landscapes and the distribution and abundance of the red-cockaded woodpecker
Forest Ecology and Management, 127, 271-283, 2000