Staff / General Direction
Borges, José G.
Forest management planning and economics

Member of the CTFC advisory board, scientific advisor in forest management planning and economics.

PhD in Forest Science by the University of Minnesota in the USA.

Associate Professor of Forest Management and Economics at the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, since 2003.

Visiting Professor in several universities and research institutions in North and South America in the period 1996-2018.

He is currently the coordinator of the Portuguese Forest Research Centre and of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management since its inception in 2012.  His research, outreach and higher education coordination and managerial activities attracted an annual average of about .5 million euros in the period 1998-2018, from the EU and Portuguese research programs and the Forest Industry, in several national and international projects.

His research in forest and natural resources management and ecosystem services is documented in over 100 peer reviewed publications and has been disseminated in over 170 technical and scientific meetings. His research supervision/assessment and capacity building activities involved the participation in over 20 evaluation panels in several European, American and international organizations, 1 international capacity building project, 10 editorial boards of international journals, and the supervision of 11 Post Doc programs, 13 PhDs and 17 MSc dissertations.

Nordström, E.-M., M. Nieuwenhuis, E. Z. Başkent, P. Biber, K. Black, J. G. Borges et al.  2019 Forest decision support systems for analysis of ecosystem services provisioning at landscape scale under global climate and market change scenarios European Journal of Forest Research

Linkevičius, E., J. G. Borges, M. Doyle, H. Pülzl, E.-M. Nordström, H. Vacik, V. Brukas, P. Biber, M. Teder, P. Kaimre, M. Synek, J. Garcia-Gonzalo 2019 Linking forest policy issues and decision support tools in Europe Forest Policy and Economics 103: 4-16

Marto, M., K. M. Reynolds, J. G. Borges, V. A. Bushenkov and S. Marques 2018 Combining Decision Support Approaches for Optimizing the Selection of Bundles of Ecosystem Services. Forests 2018, 9, 438; 

Borges, J. G., S. Marques, J. Garcia-Gonzalo, A. U. Rahman, V.A. Bushenkov, M. Sottomayor, P. O. Carvalho and E.-M. Nordström 2017 A multiple criteria approach for negotiating ecosystem services supply targets and forest owners’ programs. Forest Science 63: 49–61

Pacheco, A. P., J. Claro, P. M. Fernandes, R. de Neufville, T. M. Oliveira, J. G. Borges and J. C. Rodrigues 2015. Cohesive fire management within an uncertain environment: A review of risk handling and decision support systems. Forest Ecology and Management 347: 1-17

Borges, J. G., J. Garcia-Gonzalo, V.A. Bushenkov, M. E. McDill, S. Marques and  M.M. Oliveira 2014 Addressing multi-criteria forest management with Pareto Frontier methods: an application in Portugal Forest Science 60: 63-72.

Borges, J. G., Nordström E.M.,Garcia-Gonzalo, J., Hujala T. and Trasobares, A. (Eds.) 2014. Computer-based tools for supporting forest management. The experience and the expertise world-wide. Dept of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Umeå. Sweden, 503 p. 

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