João is a PhD student in Environment and Sustainability at Nova School of Science and Technology with a collaboration with the School of Agriculture. His PhD project proposes to study the effects of long-term interaction between forest pest outbreaks and climate disturbances in trees development. Under this goal, he aims to reconstruct past outbreak events by joining dendrochronological and isotopic technologies. As a visiting researcher at Dartmouth College, he will study the longleaf pine woodlands at the Jones Center at Ichauway, in southwest Georgia, and the New Jersey Pinelands and use the historical data from insect attacks to develop the reconstruction methodology.

Nova University of Lisbon – Dartmouth College

Grant duration: 8 months