Virgilio Bento

Postdoctoral Fellow


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

Remote Sensing, Extreme Events, Land Surface, Climatology


Virgílio A. Bento is currently a Scientific Researcher at the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FCUL). He has received his (1) first degree in Meteorology, Oceanography and Geophysics from FCUL in 2011; (2) M.Sc. in Geophysical Sciences from FCUL in 2013; and (3) Ph.D. in Geophysical and Geoinformation Sciences also from FCUL in 2018. His main areas of interest are remote sensing and radiation theory, climatology, drought assessment and its implications on vegetation and agricultural crops, as well as its relationship with different climate modes of variability (e.g. El Niño-Southern Oscillation, Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation), wildfires and heatwaves.

Virgílio has worked within the aim of international projects such as the EUMETSAT Satellite Applications Facilities on Land Surface Analysis (LSA SAF) and Climate Monitoring (CM-SAF) and the Brazilian System Fire-Land-Atmosphere (BrFLAS). Currently he is working within the scope of the IMPECAF project.


  • 2014 – 2018: Ph.D. in Geophysical and Geoinformation Sciences at FCUL.
  • 2011 – 2013: M.Sc. in Geophysical Sciences at FCUL.
  • 2008 – 2011: First Degree in Meteorology, Oceanography and Geophysics at FCUL


Scientific Researcher at IDL through FCiências.ID