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Adelaide Cerveira received the B.Sc. degree in Mathematics- Operations Research branch from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 1993, the M.Sc. degree in Operations Research from the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Statistics and Operations Research from the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 2006.

She is currently an Auxiliary Professor in Mathematics Department of Science and Technology School with UTAD.

Her current research interests include combinatorial optimization and applications, especially on forest management and Network Design. Her past research also includes Semidefinite Programming and applications to Structural Design.

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  • Name

    Adelaide Cerveira
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Senior Researcher
  • Since

    01st May 2015
Publications

2022

Statistical Study of Curing Conditions in Alkali Activation of Mine Tailings

Authors
Correia, E; Miranda, T; Cerveira, A; Castro, F; Fernandez Jimenez, A; Cristelo, N; Coelho, J;

Publication
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNICS

Abstract

2022

Wind Energy Assessment for Small Wind Turbines in Different Roof Shapes Based on CFD Simulations

Authors
Oliveira, C; Cerveira, A; Baptista, J;

Publication
SUSTAINABLE SMART CITIES AND TERRITORIES

Abstract

2022

Natural Regeneration of Maritime Pine: A Review of the Influencing Factors and Proposals for Management

Authors
Ribeiro, S; Cerveira, A; Soares, P; Fonseca, T;

Publication
FORESTS

Abstract
The main objective of the present work was to review the current knowledge about the factors that influence the different phases of the natural regeneration of maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Aiton) and propose scientifically based management schedules. The review focused on the natural regeneration of maritime pine within its most representative areas (Portugal, Spain, and France). First, a brief characterisation of the main phases of the natural regeneration of maritime pine is described. Next, information on the factors affecting the natural regeneration of the species is provided, highlighting its positive and negative effects. Finally, management proposals are presented to promote the natural regeneration of maritime pine species. Numerous factors influencing the natural regeneration of maritime pine were identified. Fires and climatic factors can intervene in all three regeneration phases (seeding, germination, and seedling survival and development). The natural regeneration failure of maritime pine species can be aggravated in drier scenarios. Forest management plays an important role as it can promote the natural regeneration of the species.

2022

Optimization of Forest Management in Large Areas Arising from Grouping of Several Management Bodies: An Application in Northern Portugal

Authors
Cabral, M; Fonseca, TF; Cerveira, A;

Publication
FORESTS

Abstract
The success of forest management towards achieving desired outcomes depends on various factors and can be improved through forest planning based on optimization approaches. Regardless of the owner type (state, private or common land) and/or governance model, the number of owners or management bodies considered in most studies is low, typically involving one owner/management body or a very small group. This study extends the approach of formulating a Forest Management Plan (FMP) to a large forest area, consisting of areas with different management bodies. The FMP model returns the harvest schedule that maximizes the volume of wood harvested during the planning horizon, while ensuring (1) sustainability and environmental constraints at the overall scale and (2) independent revenues for each management body. The FMP is tested in a real forested area, consisting of 22 common lands, governed by local communities for a planning period of 30 years. The results show that our approach is appropriate for several management bodies. When evaluating the impact of grouping areas (and their owner bodies) on the total volume removed, a comparison of the FMP model with an alternative model that allows for independent management (FMP-IND) showed significant differences, in terms of total volume removed at the end of the horizon. Global management leads to a reduction of about 8.6% in the total removed volume; however, it will ensure a heritage of well-diversified stands, in terms of age classes. The results highlight the importance of managing multi-stakeholder forest areas as a whole, instead of being managed independently, if the aim is to assure more sustainable management of forest resources in the mid and long term.

2022

Impact of Fire Recurrence and Induced Water Stress on Seed Germination and Root Mitotic Cell Cycle of Pinus pinaster Aiton

Authors
Ribeiro, S; Gaspar, MJ; Lima-Brito, J; Fonseca, T; Soares, P; Cerveira, A; Fernandes, PM; Louzada, J; Carvalho, A;

Publication
Forests

Abstract
Climate change will increase the frequency of drought, heat waves, and wildfires. We intended to analyse how fire recurrence and/or induced water stress can affect seed germination and root cell division in Pinus pinaster Aiton. Seeds from stands with no prior fire history and from post-fire regeneration (in areas burnt once, twice, and thrice) in northern Portugal were germinated in distilled water (control) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) to simulate water stress for four weeks, followed by a recovery period. Roots were analysed cytogenetically. The germination index of the Pinus pinaster seeds was not statistically influenced by the induction of osmotic stress, nor by the fire recurrence of the stands. The mean germination time (MGT) was 10–29 days and 1–36 days for the stress and recovery periods, respectively, and increased with PEG concentration. The 20% PEG treatment inhibited root growth after germination. The 10% PEG treatment induced a high frequency of cytogenetic anomalies, mostly in the sites which experienced fire exposure. While fire recurrence did not affect the germination rate, it seemed to reduce the water stress response, negatively impacting cell division and impair root growth.

Supervised
thesis

2021

Developing a clinical decision support framework in the context of digital pathology images

Author
Dibet Garcia Gonzalez

Institution

2017

Otimização do abastecimento interno do Centro Hospitalar de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, EPE

Author
Javier Alvarez da Rocha

Institution
UTAD

2016

Otimização do abastecimento interno do Centro Hospitalar de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, EPE

Author
Javier Alvarez da Rocha

Institution
UTAD

2016

Sistemas de Suporte à Decisão Aplicados à Gestão Florestal Sustentável em Povoamentos de Pinus pinaster Ait.

Author
Paulo Daniel Monteiro Costa

Institution
UTAD

2015

Ecologia e relação diâmetro-densidade em povoamentos sobreiro (Quercus Suber L.)

Author
Luísa Raquel Ribeiro Monteiro

Institution
UTAD