Luis Aires graduated in Environmental Engineering at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro in 2001. Between 2001 and 2003 he worked as project manager at Leirijardins – Construção e Manutenção de Espaços Verdes, lda. In 2007 he obtained his Ph.D in Environmental Sciences at the Aveiro University, in the field of micrometeorology – exchange of carbon dioxide, water vapor and energy between the atmosphere and the biosphere. Since 2008 he has been Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. He held the position of course coordinator of undergraduate degrees in the field of Environmental Engineering between 2010 and 2018. He is member of the LSRE-LCM since 2018 and has performed service provision in air quality monitoring. 


Sustainable Development
Atmospheric pollution / Climate change
Vermifiltration / Vermicomposting


M. Jongen, J.S. Pereira, L.M.I. Aires, C.A. Pio. The effects of drought and timing of precipitation on the inter-annual variation in ecosystem-atmosphere exchange in a Mediterranean grassland. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151, 595-606, 2011 C. Yi, D. Ricciuto, R. Li, J. Wolbeck, X. Xu, M. Nilson, L.M.I. Aires et al.. Climate control of terrestrial carbon exchange across biomes and continents. Environmental Research Letters, 5, 1-10, 2010 L.M.I. Aires, C.A. Pio, J.S. Pereira. The effect of drought on energy and water vapour exchange above a mediterranean C3/C4 grassland in Southern Portugal. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148, 565-579, 2008 L.M.I. Aires, C.A. Pio, J.S. Pereira. Carbon dioxide exchange above a Mediterranean C3/C4 grassland during two climatologically contrasting years. Global Change Biology, 14, 539-555, 2008 J.S. Pereira, J.A. Mateus, L.M. Aires, G. Pita, C. Pio, J.S. David, V. Andrade, J. Banza, T.S. David, T.A. Paço, A. Rodrigues. Net ecosystem carbon exchange in three contrasting Mediterranean ecosystems – the effect of drought. Biogeosciences, 4, 791-802, 2007
Luís Aires
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