Célia Gouveia

Senior Researcher


Instituto Dom Luiz
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande, Edf. C8, Piso 3, Sala 8.3.03
1749-016 Lisboa
Phone: +351 217500855

Areas of Scientific activity

Climate Variability, Climate Change, Vegetation dynamics, Remote Sensing, Droughts, Heatwaves, Wildfires.



Ana Russo, Célia M. Gouveia, Patrícia Páscoa, Carlos C. Da Camara, Pedro M. Sousa, Ricardo M. Trigo (2017) Assessing the role of drought events on wildfires in the Iberian Peninsula. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, DOI:

P. Páscoa, C. M. Gouveia, A. Russo, R. M. Trigo (2017) The role of drought on wheat yield interannual variability in the Iberian Peninsula from 1929 to 2012. Int J Biometeorol, 61:439-451 DOI: 10.1007/s00484-016-1224-x


Russo A., Gouveia C.M., Ilan Levy, Uri Dayan, Jerez S., Mendes M.A., Trigo, R.M. (2016) Coastal recirculation potential affecting air pollutants in Portugal: The role of circulation weather types. Atmospheric Environment .135, 9-19. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.03.039

Páscoa, P., Gouveia, C.M., Russo, A., Trigo, R.M. (2016) The role of drought on wheat yield inter-annual variability in the Iberian Peninsula from 1929 to 2012. International Journal of Biometeorology, DOI 10.1007/s00484-016-1224-x.

Liberato M. L. R., Ramos A. M., Gouveia C. M., Sousa P., Russo A., Trigo R.M., Santo F.E. (2017) Exceptionally extreme drought in Madeira Archipelago in 2012: Vegetation impacts and driving conditions. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.08.010

Kurz-Besson C., Lousada J. L., Gaspar M. J., Correia I., Soares P. M. M., Cardoso R. M., Russo A., Varino F., Mériaux C., Trigo R.M. and Gouveia C. M. (2016) Effects of Recent Minimum Temperature and Water Deficit Increases on Pinus pinaster Radial Growth and Wood Density in Southern Portugal (special issue "Tree responses to extreme events"). Front Plant Sci. 2016; 7: 1170. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01170.

Gouveia C.M., Páscoa P., Russo A., Trigo, R.M. (2016) Land degradation assessment over Iberia during 1982-2012. Cuadernos de Investigacion Geografica, 42, 89-112. DOI: 10.18172/cig.2945

Bastos A., Janssens I. A., Gouveia C.M., Trigo R.M., Ciais P., Chevallier F., Penuelas J., Rodenbeck C., Piao S., Friedlingstein P., RunningS.W. (2016) European land CO2 sink influenced by NAO and East-Atlantic Pattern coupling. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | 7:10315 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10315

Gouveia C. M., Bistinas I., Liberato M.L.R., Bastos A., Koutsiasd N., Trigo R. (2016) The outstanding synergy between drought, heatwaves and fuel on the2007 Southern Greece exceptional fire season. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 218–219 (2016) 135–145


Russo A., Gouveia C., Trigo R., Liberato M.L.R., DaCamara C. C. (2015) The influence of circulation weather patterns at different spatial scales on drought variability in the Iberian Peninsula. Front. Environ. Sci.


Kurz-Besson C., Lobo Vale R., Siegwolf R., Rodrigues L., Almeida P., Herd A., Grant O.M., David T.S., Schimidt M., Otieno D., Keenan T., Siegwolf R., Gouveia. C., Meriaux, Chaves M.M., Pereira J.S. (2014) Cork oak physiological responses to manipulated water availability in a Mediterranean woodland. Journal of Agriculture and Forest Meteorology 184: 230–242 (I.F. 3.421-Q1)

Bastos A., Gouveia C.M., Trigo R.M., Running S.W. (2014) Analysing the spatio-temporal impacts of the 2003 and 2010 extreme heatwaves on plant productivity in Europe. Biogeosciences, 11, 3421-3435

DeSoto, L. and Varino, F. and Andrade, J.P. and Gouveia, C.M. and Campelo, F. and Trigo, R.M. and Nabais, C. (2014) Different growth sensitivity to climate of the conifer Juniperus thurifera on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea. International Journal of Biometeorology

Trigo R.M., Varino F., Ramos A.M., Valente M.A., Zêzere J.L., Vaquero J.M., Gouveia C.M., Russo A. (2014) The record precipitation and flood event in Iberia in December 1876: description and synoptic analysis. Frontiers Environmental Sciences, 2:3, DOI: 10.3389/feart.2014.00003


Trigo R.M., Sousa P., Pereira M., Rasilla D., Gouveia C.M. (2013) Modelling wildfire activity in Iberia with different Atmospheric Circulation Weather Types. International Journal of Climatology,      DOI: 10.1002/joc.3749

Bastos A., Running S.W., Gouveia C.M., Trigo R.M. (2013) The global NPP dependence on ENSO: La Niña and the extraordinary year of 2011. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 118,1-9 - PAPER HIGHLIGHTED IN NATURE CC

Amraoui M., Liberato M. L. R., Calado T. M., DaCamara C. C., Pinto-Coelho L., Trigo R. M., Gouveia C. M. (2013) Fire activity over Mediterranean Europe based on information from Meteosat-8. Forest Ecology and Management, 294, 62-75, 2013

Vicente-Serrano S. M., Gouveia C., Camarero J. J., Beguería S., Trigo R. M., López-Moreno J. I., Azorín-Molina C., Pasho E., Lorenzo-Lacruz J., Revuelto J, Morán-Tejeda E., Sanchez-Lorenzo A. (2013) Response of vegetation to drought time-scales across global land biomes. PNAS 2013 110 (1) 52-57; doi:10.1073/pnas.1207068110


Trachte K., Obregón A., Bissolli P., Trigo R., Barriopedro D., Gouveia C. and Parker D.E. (2012) Europe, in State of the Climate in 2011. . Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93 (7), S186-S199

Gouveia C.M., Bastos A., Trigo R.M., DaCamara C.C. (2012) Drought impacts on vegetation in the pre- and post-fire events over Iberian Peninsula. Natural Hazards Earth System Sciences, 12, 3123-3137, 2012, doi:10.5194/nhess-12-3123-2012

Barriopedro D., Gouveia C.M., Trigo R.M., Wang L. (2012) The 2009/10 Drought in China: Possible Causes and Impacts on Vegetation. Jounral fo Hydrometeorology, Vol 13. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-11-074.1


Maier F., Obregon A., Bissolli P., Kennedy J.J., Parker D.E., Trigo R.M., Barriopedro D.,Gouveia C.M., Sensoy S., Achberger C. (2011) Europe in State of the Climate in 2010. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 92 (6), S199-S210

Pereira M.G., Caramelo L., Gouveia C.M., Gomes-Laranjo J., Magalhães M. (2011) Assessment of weather-related risk on chestnut productivity. Natural Hazards Earth System Sciences, 11, 2729-2739, 2011, doi:10.5194/nhess-11-2729-2011

Bastos A., Gouveia C.M., DaCamara C.C., Trigo R.M. (2011) Modelling post-fire vegetation recovery in Portugal. Biogeosciences, 8, 3593-3607, 2011, doi:10.5194/bg-8-3593-2011

Gouveia C, Liberato M.L.R., DaCamara C.C., Trigo, R.M., Ramos A.M. (2011) Modelling past and future wine production in the Portuguese Douro Valley. Climate Research (in press)


Garcia, J.N.P.M., Coelho L.M.R., Gouveia C.M.P., Cerdeira R.S.S., Louro C.S.C., Ferreira T.M.F.B. and Baptista M.N.A. (2010) Analyses of human exposure to urban air quality in a children population. International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 40 (1-3), 94-108.

Trigo R.M., Barriopedro D., Gouveia C, Obregón A., Bissolli P., Kennedy J.J., Parker D.E. (2010) Iberia, in State of the Climate in 2009. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 91, s165-s167

Trigo R.M., Gouveia C., Barriopedro D. (2010) The intense 2007-2009 drought in the Fertile Crescent: Impacts and associated atmospheric circulation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150, 1245-1257

Gouveia C., DaCamara C.C, Trigo R.M. (2010) Post fire vegetation recovery in Portugal based on SPOT-VEGETATION data. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 10, 673-684


Trigo R.M., Ramos A. M., Nogueira P., Santos F.D., Garcia-Herrera R., Gouveia C. and Santo F.E. (2009) Evaluating the impact of extreme temperature based indices in the 2003 heatwave excessive mortality in Portugal. Environmental Science & Policy, 12, 844 - 854

Trigo R.M., Barriopedro D., Gouveia C, Obregón A., Bissolli P., Kennedy J.J., Parker D.E. (2009) Iberia, in State of the Climate in 2008. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 90, s149-s150

Gouveia C., Trigo R.M., DaCamara C.C. (2009) Drought and Vegetation Stress Monitoring in Portugal using Satellite Data. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 9, 1-11


Trigo R.M., Gouveia C, Garcia-Herrera R. Obregón A., Bissolli P., Kennedy J.J., Parker D.E. and Pir (2008) Iberia, in State of the Climate in 2007. Arguez, A., ed., Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 89, s147-s149

Gouveia C., Trigo R.M., DaCamara C.C., Libonati R., Pereira J.M.C. (2008) The North Atlantic Oscillation and European vegetation dynamics. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1682