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Daniela Alexandra Teixeira da Costa Ribeiro, PhD

Research Associate, Assistant Professor

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Research fields
Environmental protection, sustainable development, land use dynamics, landscape sustainability, landscape ecology, ecosystem services, landscape management.


Selected presentations and lectures

  • Landscape (un)sustainability: Contextualizing the problem in Slovenia and Europe. 11th IALE World Congress, Nairobi, 2023
  • Sustainable landscape management: Dynamic changes and societal processes. IGU Paris 2022: Time for geographers, Paris, 2022
  • Land use in karst landscapes: A case study of Bela Krajina. IGU Thematic Conference Transformation of Traditional Cultural Landscapes, Koper, 2019

Other activities

  • Member of the Ecosystem Services Partnership – ESP
  • Member of Steering Committee of the Land Use and Cover Change Commission of the International Geographical Union (2020-2024)- Member of the International Association for Landscape Ecology – IALE.
  • Member of the Interdisciplinary group on Ecosystem Services – INTERECOS ZRC SAZU.
  • Member of the Eastern Alpine and Dinaric Society for Vegetation Ecology – EADSV
  • Member of Order of Engineers (regulatory and licensing body for the engineer profession in Portugal).
Geography of Slovenia - national research programme (research programme • 01. january 2015 - 31. december 2021)
SELINA - Science for Evidence-based and sustainabLe decisIons about NAtural capital (research project • 01. july 2022 - 30. june 2027)
SHARED GREEN DEAL - Social sciences & Humanities for Achieving a Responsible, Equitable and Desirable GREEN DEAL (research project • 01. february 2022 - 28. february 2027)
NatGuidES - Identification, assessment and mapping of ecosystem services in valuable nature conservation areas in Slovenia (target research project • 01. october 2021 - 30. september 2023)
Sustainable landscape management: From science to action (postdoctoral research project • 01. july 2019 - 30. june 2021)


  • B. Sc. in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, 2007.
  • M. Sc. in Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 2011.
  • Ph. D. student, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Environmental Protection, University of Ljubljana, 2017.