BSc MSc PhD IST ULisbon
Ana is a spatial scientist with a research background in geostatistics for environmental applications. Ana holds a PhD (2011) and a degree (1999) in Environmental Engineering obtained at Instituto Superior Técnico (Technical University of Lisbon, www.ist.utl.pt). She started her career as an environmental consultant and opted for a PhD later on. Ana's PhD work contributed to the field of geostatistics through the development of new geostatistical methodologies to evaluate soil quality. Her research resulted in improved stochastic simulation and co-simulation algorithms able to reproduce the variability of key soil properties integrating additional information given by secondary attributes or physically-based models. Besides her research in geostatistics, Ana has provided environmental consultancy services to private and public companies concerning contamination assessments and environmental strategic assessments. After completing her PhD, Ana became a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (University of Sydney). Her research project focused in space-time monitoring of subsoil moisture to provide near real-time predictions used to guide management decisions and as inputs to environmental models. Ana's current research interests include geospatial data analysis and integration, environmental modelling and uncertainty assessment.