Dr Ricardo Trigo, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Ricardo Trigo is an Associated Professor and Group leader at the Institute Dom Luis (IDL), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. He has published extensively (more than 185 papers, h-index=43) with a strong focus on the assessment of weather driven natural hazards including droughts, floods, heatwaves and wildfires. He has prompted the widespread use of large teleconnection patterns (North Atlantic Oscillation, Eastern Atlantic pattern, Scandinavian Patterns) to characterize changes of the Mediterranean and southern European climates. He is the recipient of the International Journal of Climatology prize (2008) awarded by the Royal Meteorological Society (UK) of the International Meteorological Prize Eduard Fontserè (2013) awarded by the Catalan Association of Meteorology (2013) and of the The Earth Sciences Prize (2017) awarded by the University of Lisbon/Caixa Geral de Depósitos Prize for the publication record between 2012 and 2016.

Dr Nuria de Andrés, Complutense University of Madrid

Professor (Profesor Titular)  in UCM. Her research work is focused on the study of glacial and periglacial geomorphology in mountains, through the application of different dating   techniques   and SIG. In   her work, she  devotes special attention   to geomorphological cartography and to   geodiversity, as well   as relating the natural processes that she studies with the anthropic implications (territory management, natural risks…). In the national field, she has worked in the Pyrenees, Central System, Sierra Nevada   and Sierra  de la Demanda.  She has also studied  the mountains of Mexico (Popocatépetl, Iztaccíhuatl, Colima Fire), Peru (Chachani and Misti), USA (Cascades) and   Iceland   (Tröllaskagi   peninsula). She   has participated in   twenty two   search projects financed through public funding. She is the author of forty four publications; twenty four articles in JCR magazines (11 in Q1, according to JCR). Additionally, she has supervised fifteen Masters Theses. She has thirteen research placements in foreign research centers. Index h of 11/8; index i10 11/8 and 335/260 quotations (total/since 2012 in Google Scholar). Index h=8 and 132 quotations (Scopus) and 115 quotations (Web of Science).  

Dr Josep Ventura Roca

Graduate Degree in Physical Geography (1983), has developed professional activity in companies in the field of cartography and Earth Observation (ICGC- Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya, GeoVirtual and now in Telespazio) combining it with scientific research in high mountain areas. The geomorphological studies as a focus on glacial geomorphology, glaciers, rock glaciers, geomorphological cartography and the dissemination of natural heritage in Earth sciences, publishing various articles and cartographies. The main theme of current research is focused on the phases of last glaciation and deglaciation in the Pyrenees (high basin of the Noguera Pallaresa) and the relationship between glaciers, covered glaciers and rock glaciers. It also collaborates with various agencies and institutions; GRAMP (Grup de Recerca d’ Àrees de Muntanya i Paisatge – UAB, PNAP – Parc Natural de l’ Alt Pirineu and Marcel Chevalier Foundation (Andorra).

Dr Gonçalo Vieira, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Gonçalo Vieira is Associate Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon, Senior researcher and member of the Board of Directors at the Centre for Geographical Studies. He integrates the research group on Climate Change and Environmental Systems, where he coordinates the Geocryology team and is external collaborator at the Centre for Nordic Studies, University Laval, Canada. His main research interests are on the effects of changing climate on permafrost environments, especially in what concerns to permafrost degradation, ground deformation and high resolution remote sensing. He has led and participated in projects in the Antarctic, Svalbard, sub-Arctic and Arctic Canada, the Patagonian Andes, the High and Middle Atlas and the Portuguese mountains. Gonçalo Vieira is the Portuguese representative at the International Permafrost Association, International Association of Cryosphere Sciences and Cryosphere Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee, SCAR Standing Committee on Geosciences, Co-Chair of the SCAR Expert Group on Antarctic Permafrost, Soils and Periglacial Environments, national delegate at the European Polar Board and member of the EPB Executive Committee from 2012 to 2014. He is member of the Executive Committee of the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost. In Portugal, he coordinates the national Polar Program (ProPolar) and is Science Advisor at the Polar Office of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

Dr Dermot Antoniades, Laval University, Canada

Dermot Antoniades is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Centre for Northern Studies (CEN) at Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Environments and Water Quality. His research focuses on lakes and their sediments, and principally on reconstructions of anthropogenic impacts on freshwater environments and past environmental and climate change. He is a member of the Network of Centres of Excellence ArcticNet and the CNRS-Université Laval Unité Mixte Internationale Takuvik, and sits on the Canadian Committee on Antarctic Research and the Uruguayan National Committee for Antarctic Research. 

Dr Daniel Nyvlt, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Daniel Nývlt is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Masaryk University in Brno and the Head of the Czech Antarctic Research Programme as well as responsible scientist for the Czech Polar Research Infrastructure. He leads the Polar-Geo-Lab, the largest Czech geoscientific group focusing on Polar Research. He completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Charles University in Prague in 2008, for which he has been awarded the «Dean’s Prize» for the best Ph.D. thesis. He has completed the Associate Professorship at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague in 2015. He works for the Czech Geological Survey since 1998, five years as a Deputy Director of Brno branch. His main research interests are Quaternary palaeoenvironments, palaeoclimatology, glacial and periglacial geomorphology and sedimentology especially in Polar Regions. He gives advance courses on Quaternary Geology and Palaeogeography; Palaeoclimatology; Geomorphology; Geology; Glaciers of the Earth and Physical Geography and Ecology of Polar Regions at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, where he is a guarantor of Ph.D. studies in Physical Geography. Daniel Nývlt has experience with physical geographical, geomorphological and geological research at five continents (Europe, Asia, Northern and Southern America, the Arctic and Antarctica), has spent 10 Antarctic and 7 Arctic (Svalbard, Greenland) campaigns. He is Czech co-delegate to Committee on Environmental Protection (CEP) of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) and co-delegate to the Council of Manager of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP). He is the Czech member to SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information.

Dr. Sergi Pla-Rabes

Sergi Pla-Rabes is a researcher in CREAF and adjunct professor in the UAB and UVic. His research focus is the study of aquatic ecosystem responses to global change (climate variability, atmospheric pollution, land-use changes, species invasions). The use of lakes and their sediments increase the timeframe of observation to understand links between forcing factors and ecosystems, communities and species response to present and past environmental variability. This approach allows understanding system processes to assess past climate and environmental reconstructions and to provide insights to conservation policies. He is member of IASC (International Arctic science committee for the terrestrial working group (terrestrial and inland water ecosystems) dependent of the Spanish polar committee. Current working projects are developed in the Arctic, Antarctic, mountain regions in Europe (Alps, Pyrenees, Scotland), Ireland and Azores Islands. 

Institutional collaborations

International collaborations

  • Cente for Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Centre for Northern Studies, Laval University, Canada
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Department of Earth Sciences – University of Cambridge, UK
  • Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
  • Department of Vegetal Biology, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

Spanish collaborations

  • Department of Physical and Regional Geography, Complutense University of Madrid
  • Department of Physics, University of Alcalá
  • Department of Geography, University of Valladolid
  • Department of Geography, University of Santiago de Compostela

Catalan collaborations