António Vieira is a geographer, with a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Coimbra. He holds a Master’s degree in Geography, specialization in Physical Geography and Environmental Studies and a degree in Geography, specialization in Environmental Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Minho, developing research activities as an integrated member of the Communication and Society Research Centre, University of Minho.
He is a member of several scientific organizations, namely the Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists (APGeom), and Riscos – Portuguese Association of Risks, Prevention and Security, being its vice-president. He is also a member of FUEGORED (Red International Theme Efectos de los Incendios Forestales sobre los Suelos).
During his career, he developed research in the scope of granitic geomorphology, geomorphological heritage, and land-use changes, currently focusing on themes related to geographic information systems and remote sensing and their application to land use planning, geomorphology, geomorphological heritage, erosive processes following forest fires and mitigation measures, among others.