Geography and Regional Planning
Full Professor


1.26 B1

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Online pages

Professional and Research Networking Sites

Scientific areas

  • Sustainable Rural Development
  • Alternative Production Systems (Organic Farming, Bio-Dynamic, Permaculture)
  • New Social Organization (Eco-villages, Social Farming)
  • Food and Health
  • Ecological Services in Urban Areas

Selected Publications

  • Firmino, Ana: "STONES: FUNCTIONALITIES AND SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES", Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, August 2015, Vol. 10, No 3, p. 189 - 196
  • Andrew Lovett, Sonia Carvalho Ribeiro, Derek van Berkel, Peter Verburg, Ana Firmino “Representing and Communicating Rural Futures through 3D Landscape Visualizations – Experiences from the RUFUS Project”, in Buhman/Pietsch/Kretzler (Eds.) Peer Reviewed Proceedings of Digital Landscape Architecture 2010 at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Wichmann Verlag GMBH, Berlin, Germany, p. 261 - 268, 2010;
  • Firmino, Ana: “New Challenges for the Organic Farmers in Índia – Tourism, Spices and Herbs”, in Revija Za Geografijo (Journal for Geography, peer reviewed) 5 – 1, 2010 (RG 9), Filozofska Fakulteta, Univerza v Mariboru, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia, p. 101 - 113, 2010;
  • Firmino, Ana: “GMO’s: Genetics Maculating Organics?” in Proceedings of the IGU Conference New Ruralities and Sustainable Use of Territory (Editors) Frutos, Luísa; Climent, Eugénio; Ruiz, Enrique, Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, p. 167 – 175, 2009;
  • Firmino, Ana: “Organic Farming in Portugal”, in Organic Europe, SÖL, Stiftung Ökologie und Landbau, Bad Dürkheim, Germany, p. 239-252, 2000;
  • Firmino, Ana: “Agriculture and Landscape in Portugal” in An International Journal of Landscape Ecology, Landscape Planning and Landscape Design, Volume Landscape and Urban Planning, nº 46, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, p. 83-91, 1999.

Academic training

Year Degree Area Institution Grade
Geography and Regional Planning
New University of Lisbon
Approved by Unanimity
Geography and Rural Planning
New University of Lisbon
Approved with distinction and laud by unanimity
Human Geography and Regional and Local Planning
Faculty of Arts of Lisbon
Faculty of Arts of Lisbon

Relevant Professional Experience

  • Invited Professor in several European and Brazilian Universities (Münster, 2015; Kassel, 2010; Nantes, 2005 and 2007; Zaragoza, 1997; São Paulo, 1995);
  • Coordination of the Ph. D. Course in Geography and Territorial Planning, at the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon;
  • Organization of International Conferences (IGU/CSRS, 2015; Farming for Health, 2013; Geographies of Inclusion, 2010; IGU, 1998);
  • Participation in international projects financed by the European Union (Rural-Urban Partnerships, OECD, 2013; RUFUS, 2008-11; Searusyn 2003/06; OMIARD, 2001) and by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Identerra, 2006)
  • Coordination of the Scientific Commisiion of the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, New Univesity of Lisbon (2001/02).

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