Title of Speech: The role of forest models and simulators as a support to sustainable forest management in a global changes context
Margarida Tomé is Professor at Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, where she teachs Forest Resources Inventory, Forest Modelling and Forest Management. She coordinates the Forest Research Centre (CEF) at the School og Agriculture, University of Lisbon and of the Forest Ecosystem Management under Global Change Group (ForChange), one of the research groups of CEF, that has the aim to develop scientifically sound methods for Atlantic and Mediterranean forest ecosystem management. The group has a strong focus on the transfer of knowledge to end-users by developing technological applications that integrate and make useful the research results. Planted forests, with exotic or native tree species, have been an important research topic of the group. She has a record of more than 200 publications, from which 39% referenced in ISI, and supervised 13 Ph.D and several Msc thesis. She has been strongly involved with EFI, namely with EFIATLANTIC and EFIMED regional offices, as well as with IUFRO where she was Division IV coordinator for the previous two terms. She is co-editor of the Springer series "Managing Forest Ecosystems”(ISSN: 1568-1319) with 33 books published since 2001. She is co-author of the Springer book “Modelling forest trees and stands” published in 2012.