Ana Russo is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute Dom Luiz (IDL), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, under the supervision of Dr. Célia Gouveia and Prof. Ricardo Trigo. She has published in complementary areas of research, namely: evaluation of different types of weather driven natural hazards with particular emphasis to droughts, heatwaves and wildfires. In particular, on how these extreme events and also how climate change scenarios may alter their frequency or amplitude and impacts at different levels. Additionally she is also interested on the impact of climate variability and weather patterns and extremes on air quality and human mortality.
Ana Russo has participated as team member in several national (QSeca, CIDMeg, BioAridRisk) and international EU funded projects (IMDROFLOOD, FUME, SinesBioAr). As from 2018 she is PI of a FCT funded project (IMPECAF) which aims to enhance the knowledge on extreme hydro-meteorological events and how they affect agriculture and forests.