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.


Célia Gouveia is currently a Researcher at the Institute Dom Luis (IDL), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. She has received her PhD in 2008 with an assessment of the impact of climate variability on vegetation dynamics in Europe, using remote sensing information. During the last years she has focused in the climate impacts on vegetation status, namely in the case of extreme events, such as droughts, heat waves and wildfires. She has also used remote sensing information to assess crops growth and production in Portugal, namely in the case of wheat and wine productions. Additionally she is also interested on the impact of climate variability and extremes on air quality and human mortality.

She has participated as member of the research team of several FCT projects and EU funded projects such as FUME and BEST RESULT. She has also participated as PI in AT2 and AT3 of the ACCENT NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE (Atmospheric Composition Change). She has a short term scientific misson in Zaragoza at the Instituto Pirinaico de Ecologia – Consejo Superior Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) working on drought impacts in vegetation over Mediterranean area, funded by European Science Foundation (ESF), through the European Project MedCLIVAR

Short Curriculum Vitae


  • 2008: PhD in Geophysical and Geoinformation Sciences (Remote Sensing) at Science Faculty, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2000: Msc in Mechanical Engineering (Energy) at Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1996: First degree in Geophysical Sciences, Dep. of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon.


  • Research Associate at the Laboratório Associado IDL of the University of Lisbon.
  • Lecturer at Mechanical Department of Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setubal, Instituto Politécnico de Setubal, Portugal.

Awards and honors

  • Young Scientist's travel award of European Science Foundation (ESF) to participate in World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Open Science Conference in Denver (2011).