Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development (MED)

The Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development (MED) is a highly multidisciplinary R&I unit focused on the sustainability of ecosystems and agrifood systems in the Mediterranean context. MED is therefore positioned at the core of research needs to comply with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations as well as with the Green Deal of the European Union. We are a key and dynamic partner in Western Mediterranean, triggering new approaches to research while matching societal expectations.

Our Mission is to promote ecosystem sustainability and food security as contribution towards territorial cohesion and wellbeing.

MED main goals are:

  1. Improving resource use efficiency and competitive agriculture;
  2. Improving sustainability of food system while preserving the mediterranean diet;
  3. Assuring biodiversity conservation and landscape multi-functionality;
  4. Promoting organizational capability and governance mechanisms;
  5. Identifying pathways towards resilience and adaptation under known climate change scenarios.

At MED we seek to carry out research driven by problem-based questions that arise from practice and also, those related to the new reality in the face of climate change, in order to achieve excellence in research, producing solid scientific and technological knowledge, but also solutions for the sustainability of agroecosystems, environment and territories.

MED is located at the "Campus da Mitra", an experimental farm with 285 ha in Alentejo (Southern Portugal), 12 km from the city of Évora. It has 2 poles - one in Beja (CEBAL) and another at the University of Algarve in Faro.


Adélia Maria Oliveira de Sousa (Assistant Professor)
Alfredo Pereira (Full Professor)
Anabela Ferreira Belo (Assistant Professor)
Anabel Usié Chimenos [Membro de Pólo]
Anacleto Pinheiro (Associate Professor)
Ana Costa Freitas (Full Professor)
Ana Cristina Agulheiro Santos (Assistant Professor)
Ana Cristina Andrade Gonçalves (Assistant Professor with Agregação)
Ana Elisa Rato (Assistant Professor)
Ana Geraldo (Invited Assistant Professor)
Ana Isabel Mendes (Invited Research Assistant Professor)
Ana Isabel Pereira Alexandre (Assistant Professor)
Ana Paula Honrado Pinto (Assistant Professor)
Ana Rita Nunes Martins [Membro de Pólo]
António Fernando Bento Dias (Assistant Professor)
António Mira (Full Professor)
António Pedro Santos (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Augusto António Vieira Peixe (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Carla Pinto Cruz (Associate Professor)
Carlos Godinho (Invited Research Assistant Professor)
Carlos José Pinto Gomes (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Carlos Marques (Full Professor)
Catarina Isabel Rodrigues Meireles (Invited Research Assistant Professor)
Clarisse Brígido (Investigador (eq. Investigador Auxiliar))
Cláudia Sofia Leite Vicente Letras (Investigador (eq. Investigador Auxiliar))
Cristina Conceicão (Associate Professor)
Cristina Queiroga (Assistant Professor)
Eliana Alves [Membro de Pólo]
Elisa Bettencourt (Associate Professor)
Elsa Cristina Carona de Sousa Lamy (Investigador (eq. Investigador Auxiliar))
Elsa Maria Leclerc Duarte (Assistant Professor)
Elsa Morgado Sampaio (Assistant Professor)
Elvira Sales Baptista (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Fátima de Jesus Folgôa Baptista (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Fernando Capela e Silva (Associate Professor)
Gottlieb Basch (Full Professor)
Helder Cortes (Assistant Professor)
Hélia Cristina Guerra Cardoso (Assistant Professor)
Isabel Alves-Pereira (Assistant Professor)
Isabel Maria Oliveira Brito (Assistant Professor)
Isabel Pestana Paixão Cansado (Assistant Professor)
João Eduardo Rabaça (Associate Professor with Agregação)
João Manuel Mota Barroso (Associate Professor)
João Manuel Pereira Ramalho Serrano (Associate Professor with Agregação)
João Paulo Fernandes (Associate Professor)
João Tiago Sabino Lino Marques (Researcher) [Investigador pós-doutorado]
Jorge Miguel Silva Faria [Membro de Pólo]
José Alexandre Varanda Andrade (Assistant Professor)
José Eduardo dos Santos Félix Castanheiro (Associate Professor with Agregação)
José Godinho Calado (Assistant Professor)
José Luís Tirapicos Nunes (Associate Professor with Agregação)
José Manuel Martins (Assistant Professor)
José M. Herrera (Researcher)
José Muñoz-Rojas (Assistant Professor)
José Oliveira Peça (Associate Professor)
Liliana Maria Bota Marum [Membro de Pólo]
Ludovina Rodrigues Galego [Membro de Pólo]
Luís Leopoldo Silva (Assistant Professor with Agregação)
Luís Martins (Assistant Professor)
Luiz Carlos Gazarini (Associate Professor)
Madalena Moreira (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Manuela Vilhena (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Manuel Cancela D'Abreu (Full Professor)
Manuel Rijo (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Margarida Espada (Researcher)
Margarida Maria de Almeida Vaz (Assistant Professor)
Maria da Graça Miguel [Membro de Pólo]
Maria Eduarda Potes (Associate Professor)
Maria Ilhéu (Associate Professor)
Maria Isabel Ferraz de Oliveira (Assistant Professor)
Maria Ivone Clara (Full Professor)
Maria João Cabrita (Associate Professor with Agregação) [Vice-Director]
Maria João Lança (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Maria Rosário Félix (Associate Professor)
Mário Carvalho (Full Professor)
Marta Laranjo (Researcher)
Mª. Teresa F. Batista (Invited Research Assistant Professor)
Miguel Araújo (Full Professor)
Natacha Rodrigues Coelho [Membro de Pólo]
Nuno Miguel (Senior Official)
Nuno Miguel Lourenço Alexandre (Assistant Professor)
Nuno Pedroso (Researcher) [Diretor Executivo]
Orlando da Silva Lopes (Assistant Professor)
Oscar González Pelayo (Investigador (eq. Investigador Auxiliar))
Patrícia Lourenço [Investigador pós-doutorado]
Patrick Materatski (Investigador (eq. Investigador Auxiliar))
Paulo Mira Mourão (Research Assistant Professor)
Paulo Sá Sousa (Assistant Professor)
Pedro A. Salgueiro (Invited Research Assistant Professor)
Raja Rathinam [Membro de Pólo]
Rui Manuel Alves Ferreira (Associate Professor)
Rui Manuel de Almeida Machado (Assistant Professor)
Rui Miguel Carracha Charneca (Associate Professor) [Vice-Director]
Rui Nascimento Fazenda Lourenço (Researcher) [Vice-Director]
Sandra Maria da Silva Branco (Assistant Professor)
Sérgio Prats Alegre (Investigador (eq. Investigador Auxiliar))
Sónia Félix Lucena (Invited Assistant Professor)
Teresa Pinto Correia (Full Professor) [Director]
Vasco Fitas da Cruz (Associate Professor)
Alejandro López Martínez [Investigador em estágio de curta duração]
Alexandre Ribeiro Lima [Membro de Pólo]
Ana Patrícia Cebola Poeiras (Assistente Investigação Convidado)
Ana Rodrigues Costa (Assistant Professor)
Ana Sofia Xavier Pereira Diniz Sampaio [Bolseiro de Investigação]
André Filipe Nunes Jorge [Membro Doutorado não-Integrado]
António Murilhas (Assistant Professor)
Carla Azeda [Doutorando]
Carla Maria Gaspar Martins Janeiro (Assistente Investigação Convidado)
Carlos Miranda Rodrigues (Assistant Professor)
Catarina Gormicho Boavida Marques Esgalhado (Assistente Investigação Convidado)
Cristina Madeira Baião (Assistente Investigação Convidado)
Francesco Valerio [Doutorando]
Gonçalo Simões (Invited Assistant Lecturer) [Doutorando]
Isabel Alexandra Joaquina Ramos (Assistant Professor)
José A. Lopes de Castro (Assistant Professor)
José Calado Barros (Assistant Professor)
Ludovina Neto Padre (Assistant Professor)
Luís Duarte [Doutorando]
Manuela Correia (Assistente Investigação Convidado)
Maria do Rosário Martins (Associate Professor)
Marízia Pereira (Assistant Professor)
Miguel Duarte Ferro [Membro de Pólo]
M. Raquel Lucas (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Natália Mota Silva (Senior Official)
Nuno de Almeida Ribeiro (Assistant Professor)
Nuno Ricardo Gracinhas Nunes Guiomar (Assistente Investigação Convidado)
Ofélia Pereira Bento (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Patrícia Gazimba Bacalhau (Invited Research Assistant Professor)
Pedro Miguel Cunha Caetano (Invited Assistant Professor) [Doutorando]
Ramiro Pastorinho (Assistant Professor)
Renato Ruas Pereira Coelho (Assistant Professor)
Rita Cabral Guimarães (Assistant Professor)
Rui Manuel de Sousa Fragoso (Associate Professor with Agregação)
Rute Isabel Duarte Guedes dos Santos (Invited Assistant Professor)
Sara Conceição [Doutorando]
Sara Martillanes Costumero [Investigador pós-doutorado]
Sílvia Macedo Arantes (Senior Official)
Sónia Bombico (Invited Research Assistant Professor)
Susana Anahi Dandlen [Membro de Pólo]
Victoria Arcenegui Baldo [Investigador em estágio de curta duração]
Ana Rita Pereira Mateus Baptista Gonçalves (Senior Official) [Doutorando]
Clarissa Melo (Senior Official)
Fernando Teixeira (Senior Official)
Ivo Miguel Lourenço Dias (Senior Official)
Maria Dragão Coelho (Senior Official)
Maria João Martins Vila-Viçosa (Senior Official) [Doutorando]
Rui Bajouco Lopes (Senior Official)
Silvia Pereira Barreiro (Senior Official)
Sofia Eufrázio (Senior Official)
Vanesa Maria Rivera Giron (Senior Official)


Phone +351 266 760 885
Address MED | Universidade de Évora, Pólo da Mitra, Apartado 94, 7006-554 Évora, Portugal