Vânia Proença

PhD in Ecology, Universidade de Lisboa


Recent publications:


  • Proenca, V., Aguiar, C., Domingos, T. (2015) Highly productive sown biodiverse pastures with low invasion risk. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1424707112 
  • Teixeira, R.F.M., Proença, V., Valada, T., Crespo, D., Domingos, T. (2015) A conceptual framework for the analysis of engineered biodiverse pastures. Ecological Engineering 77, 85–97 
  • Martins, I. S., Proença, V., Pereira, H.M. (2014) The unusual suspect: Land use is a key predictor of biodiversity patterns in the Iberian Peninsula. Acta Oecologica 61, 41-50 
  • Leadley, P., Proença, V., Fernandez-Manjarrés, J., Pereira, H.M., Alkemade, R., et al. (2014) Interacting Regional Scale Regime Shifts for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Bioscience 64, 665-679 
  • Proença, V., Pereira, H.M. (2013) Species-area models to assess biodiversity change in multi-habitat landscapes: the importance of species habitat affinity. Basic and Applied Ecology 14, 102-114.

Projects and collaborations:


  • Portuguese Sub-global Assessment of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
  • Report on biodiversity scenarios for the 21st century / Global Biodiversity Outlook 3
  • IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services): Methodological assessment of scenarios and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services; Regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services and functions for Europe and Central Asia
  • Terrestrial Species Working Group of GEO BON (The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network)
  • Project “EcoPotential: Improving Future Ecosystem Benefits Through Earth Observations” (Horizon 2020)
  • Project “EcoSensing: indicators, methods, and protocols for reporting and monitoring the condition of biodiversity and ecosystems in rural landscapes” (FCT)
  • Projecto “ABAFOBIO – Agricultural abandonment, fire and the future of biodiversity” (FCT)