Paulo Cardoso deal with several aspects of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Post-construction ecological monitoring, General Ecology and Biogeography, particularly when data handling and analysis are demanding tasks.
For the last two decades Paulo worked with biologists, lecturers, with doctors and epidemiologists, in issues related to ecology, cartography, governance, impact assessment and renewable energy, in a long track record of more than two hundred studies. He spent a significant amount of time in field work with single species biology, plant and animal community ecology, in Europe and Africa.
More recently Paulo dedicated substantial effort in data management for analysis of massive data from citizen-science database, satellite imagery and radar technology, dealing with data mining, analysis and visualization, making extensive use of programming in R and GIS tools.
Paulo also worked with Ecosystem Services, Landscape ecology, and environmental evaluation against IFC and FSC Principles and Standards, issues that he’s increasingly motivated to work with.
He is also interested in Remote Sensing and Land Use and Land Change (LULC), using GIS and advanced ensemble learning methods, more recently exploring Google Earth Engine and have applied these approaches in studies in Portugal, Brazil, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa.
His works to deliver information to support action and decision, and he really likes it.