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.