Ana Bastos

PhD Student


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

Areas of Scientific activity

Climate variability and change; ecoclimatology; carbon cycle; disturbances; remote sensing


In 2011 I finished the Integrated MSc degree in Engineering of Energy and Environment at FCUL, University of Lisbon. During the last years of my MSc I had already started working on the research program FLAIR, studying post-fire vegetation recovery in Portugal using remote sensing data, and on the European project FUME, analysing vegetation dynamics in response to fires and drought over the Mediterranean.

In Jan 2012 I started my PhD in Geophysical Science at University of Lisbon, funded by Portuguese Science Foudation (FCT), supervised by IDL researchers Ricardo M. Trigo and Célia M. Gouveia. I have been studying the relationships between climate variability and primary productivity in order to assess the effect on the carbon cycle.

Between September 2012 and March 2013 I was a visiting researcher at the Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (University of Montana, USA) on a Fulbright research fellowship, studying climate-ecosystems relationships using MODIS NPP products.

In summer 2014 I visited the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, where I analysed the performance of LPJmL to reproduce seasonal and inter-annual variability patterns in European carbon fluxes, supervised by Kirsten Thonicke.


  • 2012 - present: PhD in Geophysical Science (Remote Sensing) at FCUL, University of Lisbon.
  • 2007 - 2011: Integrated MSc in Engineering of Energy and Environment at FCUL, University of Lisbon.

Awards and honors

  • Prémio de Estímulo à Criatividade e à Qualidade na Actividade de Investigação, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2011)
  • Circadian Solar award (2010)