Vera Lúcia Matias Ferreira was born in Évora, Portugal, on the 25th of August, 1985. She did her Bachelors and her Masters degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Algarve. She is a researcher member at Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (CIEO) since 2010. From 2011 to 2015 she was a PhD student of in Marine, Earth and Environmental Sciences, specialization in Environmental Management at the University of the Algarve, under the research topic of “Assessing soil erosion due to land use change at the Alqueva reservoir surrounding area”. She published 8 articles in specialized international journals refereeing by peers and more than 15 papers in conference proceedings.