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Ana is a spatial scientist with a research background in geostatistics for environmental applications. She has been involved in research projects which use geostatistical modelling to quantify and map environmental data. Besides her research in geostatistics, Ana has provided environmental consultancy services to private and public companies concerning contamination assessments and environmental strategic assessments. Ana's current research interests include geospatial data analysis and integration, environmental modelling and uncertainty assessment.

Research Interests

Extensive experience in statistical and geostatistical data processing and modelling, contamination & environmental impact assessments, GIS, remote & proximal sensing, and environmental monitoring. Conducting applied research in geostatistical modelling algorithms and methodologies for environmental and health management

Professional Information

External Appointments & Memberships:

  • Member of the Pedometrics Advisory Group 2014-2018
  • Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences
  • Member of the Medal Committee of the International Spatial Accuracy Research Association

Editorial roles on journals:

  • Geoderma (Editorial Board member)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Engineering), Instituto Superior Tecnico


Award Date: 13 Jan 2011

Bachelor and Master of Science (Environmental Engineering), Instituto Superior Tecnico


External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Sydney

Jan 2012Aug 2014

Researcher and Consultant , Instituto Superior Tecnico

Oct 2004Dec 2011

Environmental Engineer, Enersis Chile hoy Enel Chile


Environmental Consultant, DHV SGPS

May 2001Sept 2004

Environmental Consultant, SEIA Consultores



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