Forester MA, University of Lisbon. Pos-graduated in Social Dynamics, Natural and Technological Risks and Phd Candidate in “Territory, Risk and Public Policies”, thesis “With fire: a community-based fire management programme”, University of Coimbra. Forester at the Portuguese National Forest Service, involved in the coordination and development of fire management programs and firefighter leadership (district and local levels). International experience on prescribed fire and fire management. National prescribed fire certified and FFT2/USA. Research assistance (seven projects); International Conferences on Fire (six oral and five poster presentation). Author of three publications. His main professional interests are: fire management, community based and integrated management, local fire knowledge and fire management, fire prevention.