Ana Russo

Postdoctoral Fellow


Instituto Dom Luiz
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande, Edf. C8, Piso 3, Sala 8.3.15
1749-016 Lisbon

Areas of Scientific activity

Extreme events, Environmental Applications, Air Quality, Wildfires, Circulation Weather Types, Neural Network models, Geostatistical modeling.


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.


  • 2011: Ph.D. in Environmental Engeneering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Thesis “Air Quality Spatio-Temporal Forecasting in the Urban Region of Lisbon”.
  • 2005: M. Sc. in Geophysical Sciences– Meteorology, Sciences Faculty, University of Lisbon. Thesis “Aplicação da análise em componentes principais não lineares a dados meteorológicos” under the supervisiono f Prof. Carlos Pires and Prof. Ricardo Trigo.
  • 2001: Degree in Geophysical Sciences – Meteorology, University of Lisbon. Thesis “Optimização das previsões meteorológicas a longo prazo mediante a utilização de bases em componentes predictíveis (experiência num modelo quase geostrófico)”.


  • Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratório Associado IDL of the University of Lisbon.