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Lara Sofia Pereira Dutra da Silva

Lara Dutra Silva was born in São Miguel Island, Azores. She graduated in Clinical Analysis and Public Health (2007) and Biological Heath Sciences (2014).

Since 2011 holds a master’s degree in Environmental, Health and Safety. In November of 2018, she completed her PhD (Biology) in ecological modelling at University of Azores.

Currently, Lara Dutra Silva is affiliated to the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO-InBIO) performing research activity in invasive plants.

Research interests: Biogeography, climatic changes, ecological modelling, geographic information science, invasive forest species and landscape ecology.

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Silva, L.D., de Azevedo, E.B., Reis, F.V., Elias, R.B. & Silva, L. (2019). Limitations of Species Distribution Models Based on Available Climate Change Data: A Case Study in the Azorean Forest. Forests, 10.
Silva, L.D., de Azevedo, E.B., Elias, R.B. & Silva, L. (2017). Species Distribution Modeling: Comparison of Fixed and Mixed Effects Models Using INLA. Isprs International Journal of Geo-Information, 6.