I studied Astronomy in a 4-years 1st degree (FCUP-UP, 1998) followed by a master degree in computational methods (FEUP-UP, 2000) and a PhD in Surveying Engineering (UP, 2006) [Thesis: Sea level change in the North Atlantic from tide gauges and satellite altimetry]. After a postdoc in Israel where I worked on the analysis of radon time series I became interested on the use of radon gas as a geophysical proxy and as a tracer of dynamic processes in the Earth's system.
I edited a book on "Nonlinear Time Series Analysis in the Geosciences - Applications in Climatology, Geodynamics and Solar-Terrestrial Physics", and 3 topical volumes. I'm the author of 3 book chapters and 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
My research is highly interdisciplinary, with a strong emphasis on data science, particularly time series analysis of environmental data. I have expertise on the analysis of climate records and satellite data, focusing on the assessment and quantification of climate change (trends, changes in seasonality, extremes). I have also experience on the field monitoring of environmental radioactivity (in soil, air and water) and on the analysis and interpretation of radiation variability in the context of Sun-Earth interactions as well as interactions between the different sub-components of the Earth's system.