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Ângela Lomba

Ângela Lomba

Post-Doc Researcher

Post-Doc Researcher
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CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal

I am fascinated in understanding how environmental changes impact biodiversity within landscapes where agriculture and forest are dominant land-uses.

As a PhD student, my research focused plant diversity patterns in rural landscapes under contrasting farming practices, with an emphasis on the use of state-of-the-art modelling techniques and multivariate statistics to scrutinize the patterns of species and biodiversity indicators across a gradient of agricultural intensity.

Currently, in collaboration with prof. Davy McCracken (SRUC, Scotland’s Rural College), my research focus the development of methods and tools for understanding and intervening in the complex interactions and dynamics of the socio-ecological dimensions underlying high nature value farmlands and farming systems. Such knowledge will then allow anticipating how environmental and policy-driven changes may impact the nature value of farmlands (biodiversity and ecosystems services provisioning) and to integrate ecosystem services and resilience-based frameworks into rural development policies, as tools to enhance sustainability and ecosystem services resilience in High Nature Value farmlands under scenarios of social-ecological change.

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