Tomás de Figueiredo

Environment and Natural Resources
Mountain Research Centre – CIMO / IPB, Portugal

Fields of interest

Soil erosion; Soil degradation and desertification; Soil and water conservation and management; Mountain environments

Recent publications


  • Evelpidou, N. & Figueiredo, T. de (eds) 2009. Soil Protection in sloping Mediterranean agri-environments: Lectures and Exercises. IPB, Bragança, Portugal. xvi+300pp. (
  • Evelpidou, N., Figueiredo, T. de, Mauro, F., Tecim, V. & Vassilopoulos, A. (eds) 2010. Natural Heritage from East to West: Case studies from 6 EU countries. Springer Verlag, Berlin. xviii+384pp.
  • Figueiredo, T. de. 2015. Protecção do Solo em Viticultura de Montanha: Manual Técnico para a Região do Douro. ADVID – Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense, Peso da Régua. 110 pp. (author and editor) (

ISI indexed papers

  • Figueiredo & T. de & Poesen, J. 1998. Effects of surface rock fragment characteristics on interrill runoff and erosion of a silty loam soil. Soil and Tillage Research 46: 81–95. (
  • Vandekerckhove, L., Poesen, J., Oostwoud-Wijdenes, D., Nachtergaele, J., Kosmas, D., Roxo, M. J. & Figueiredo, T. de 2000. Thresholds for gully initiation and sedimentation in Mediterranean Europe. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 25: 1201–1220. (
  • de Graaff, J., Duarte, F., Fleskens, L. & Figueiredo, T. de 2010. The future of olive groves on sloping land and ex-ante assessment of cross compliance for erosion control. Land Use Policy 27 (1): 33-41. (
  • Figueiredo, T. de, Fonseca, F. & Martins, A. 2012. Soil loss and run-off in young forest stands as affected by site preparation technique: a study in NE Portugal. European Journal of Forest Research 131:1747–1760 (doi: 10.1007/s10342-011-0581-6) (
  • Fonseca, F., Figueiredo, T. de & Martins, A. 2014. Carbon storage as affected by different site preparation techniques two years after mixed forest stand installation. Forest Systems 23(1): 84-92. (
  • Almeida, A., Figueiredo, T. and Fernandes-Silva, A. 2016. Evolution of factors affecting mechanical olive harvesting. Acta Hortic. 1139, 575-580. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1139.99 (
  • Schmidt, S., Meusburger, K., Figueiredo, T. de, Alewell, C. 2016. Modeling hot spots of soil loss by wind (solowind) erosion in Western Saxony, Germany. Land Degradation and Development (accepted).