Nova Center for Environmental Economics

We are a Knowledge Center at the Nova School of Business and Economics for academic research and policy advice in environmental and natural resources economics. Our mission is to produce high-quality multidisciplinary research by fostering cooperation between economists and environmental scientists. We focus on applied studies, and on creating knowledge and expertise to assist decision making in the public and private sectors.


6th Workshop on Age-structured models in Natural Resource Economics

Dates: 16 and 17 May 2019 Important Dates Deadline for abstract submission: February 27, 2019. Notifications of paper acceptance: March 4, 2019. Registration deadline: March 11, 2019, Find the call for papers here: [download…

“The Effects of Development Constraints on Forest Management at the Urban-Forest Interface” received the Best Paper Award

Maria Antonieta Cunha-e-Sá and Sofia Franco’s "The Effects of Development Constraints on Forest Management at the Urban-Forest Interface” received the Best Paper Award, by AERNA, the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resource…

Sardinha 2020 – An Ecosystem Approach to Sardine Fisheries Management

This project combines the efforts of a large group of scientists with the final aim of delivering a Management Plan for the Portuguese purse-seiner fishery. The main task to be developed by Nova…

The Ocean Economy in Portugal: An Investors’ Guide

Worldwide, the ocean economy is becoming more and more important. This is also true for Portugal, which has a vast coastal area as well as a strong institutional framework for the development of…

New Publication: Surface vs. groundwater: The effect of forest cover on the costs of drinking water (2018)

Forests worldwide provide a variety of ecosystem services including carbon sequestration, soil protection and water purification. In particular, the minimal use of pesticides and fertilizers in forest operations coupled with the tree root…

Results of Concurso de Estímulo ao Emprego Científico – CEEC Individual 2017 are out

A new paper by Renato Rosa and Rui Mota, entitled "Preference for Landings’ Smoothing and Risk of Collapse in Optimal Fishery Policies: The Ibero-Atlantic Sardine Fishery" has been published on Environmental and Resource…


OPTIMUS PRIME – Optimal Greening of Irrigated Farmland to achieve a Prime Environment

The project aims to quantify the ecosystem services provided by irrigated croplands to ecological focus areas (EFA) such as field margins, hedges, trees, fallow land, landscape features, biotopes, buffer strips, and afforested areas,…

ASEBIO – Assessment of Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Well-Being in Portugal

Ecosystem services (ES) are the benefits provided by nature and these have a direct impact on human well-being. However, ES valuation studies in Portugal are rare and often done at local level. ASEBIO…

Land Use Change in the Urban-Rural-Forest Interface

The loss of land to development at the urban-rural/forest interface is of particular concern to policy makers, as the irreversibility that it entails threatens the ecological and socioeconomic value of agricultural and forestlands.…

Evaluation of the social and environmental impacts of the production of biodiesel from recycling waste cooking oils

In this project, we will first study the national market for biodiesel from both the demand and the supply side before performing a Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) of the production of biodiesel from recycling…