Sandra Oliveira is a researcher at the Centre for Geographical Studies, in the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning. She graduated in Geography from the University of Coimbra and has an M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wollongong (Australia) and a Ph.D. in Forest and Natural Resources Engineering at the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon. She started as a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre-EC in Italy, working in the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS). She works in environmental risks assessment and geographic information systems (GIS) and her main interests are in climatic risks, wildfires, forest protection, and biodiversity. She is currently focused on spatial modeling and vulnerability assessment of vector-borne diseases.