César Capinha has a PhD in Environmental Sciences, a MSc in Geographic Information Systems and Territorial Modelling Applied to Planning, and a Degree in Geography. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Geographical Studies (Uni. of Lisbon). César works at the interface between biogeography and biological invasions, looking into how biogeographical patterns are being modified by human-mediated dispersal of species and by other manifestations of global change, such as climate change. César is also very interested in the application and improvement of machine learning and statistical models for ecological modelling, particularly in predicting the risk of invasion by introduced species and in real-time modelling of ecological and epidemiological phenomena.