• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
Cláudia Patrícia Oliveira Fernandes
 
Position: Assistant Professor
Member Type: Researchers
Degree: PhD
Email: cofernandes@fc.up.pt
Address: CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Groups: LPDM

I first graduated in Agricultural Engineering but my wonderment for the landscapes where I was born (Mozambique) and raised (Douro Valley) pushed me into Landscape Architecture. So, after completing my Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences I decided to study Landscape Architecture at the University of Porto, where I´m an assistant professor of planting design and landscape management.

 

My research interests are quite diverse and include the assessment, planning, design, and management of a wide-ranging of habitats and ecosystems especially in urban environments. I am mostly concerned with the resilience of cities and their adaptation to global changes and I believe that urban green spaces will play a decisive role in this process. Through more and better parks, gardens and urban forests, integration of novel urban ecosystems, deeper understanding of native and exotic species traits, the evidence-based design of green infrastructures, and the adoption of nature-based solutions, we will be able to sustainably accommodate in cities both man and nature.