Tomaz Dentinho

First name: 

Tomaz

Last name: 

Dentinho

CV: 

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Main field of expertise: 

General fields

Specialized in: 

Sustainable development
The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity TEEB

Geographic region: 

Macaronesia

Name of organisation: 

Universidade dos Açores

Type of organisation: 

University

Main project your organisation is involved with, in relation to (sub)tropical biodiversity: 

Master Plan of Huambo. The plan envolves the design of green áreas and protected areas

Bioecoval - the project envolves the valuation o Island biodiversity

EIA - Praia da Vitória . The project envolves the Environmental Impact Assessment of a LIFE project afor the wetlands of Praia da Vitoria

Master Plan of Golegã (Revision) - The project envolves the evaluation of master plan proposals

Good practices your organisation could share on tropical and subtropical sustainable biodiversity management: 

Topic: 

Valuation of Marine Biodiversity

Purpose: 

The valuation of marine biodiversity by taxa and site.

Methodology implemented: 

Contingent Valuation

Existing results: 

2 PhDs, 7 papers and a good data base to use and expand to other sites allowing the global valuation of marine biodiversity if our proposal would have been accepted.

Topic: 

Public Participation

Purpose: 

management of wet areas

Methodology implemented: 

Q Method, Choice Experiement

Existing results: 

The approval o a LIFE project for Praia da Vitória with suitable interventions. 4 papers. One Phd.

Topic: 

Plan of Huambo

Purpose: 

Master Plan of Huambo

Methodology implemented: 

Spatial Planning. Spatial Interaction Models. Spatial Optimization Models. Land Use aptitudes map. Q Method.

Existing results: 

Master Plan of Huambo city and municipality with green áreas and protected areas

Topic: 

Land Use Management

Purpose: 

To understand the interactions between the economy and land use

Methodology implemented: 

Spatial Interaction Model with land use

Existing results: 

Support of land use planning of coastal areas in the Azores. Analysis of the impact of global warming in the Azores, Morocco and Italy.

Topic: 

Valuation of In Land Biodiversity

Purpose: 

To estimate the value or in land biodiversity.

Methodology implemented: 

Spatial regression analysis to understand the impact of land use on biodiversity. Choice experiment to perceive the value of the landscape separated from the value of biodiversity.

Existing results: 

Redefinition of environmental policies based on the definition of protected areas to environmental policies based on land use management for all locations.

Good practice & policies your organisation suggests/desires on (sub) tropical biodiversity management.: 

Topic: 

Landscape policies

Purpose: 

Adjust measures of the common agriculture policies and regional development polocies to design place specific measures to promote sustainable regional development.

Methodology implemented: 

Study the impact of the common agriculture policies on land use through multinomial logit models.

Existing results: 

Understand that CAP supported unsustainable policies even when the name of the policies were agro-environmental policies

Topic: 

Public Environmental Choices

Purpose: 

Understand the long term demand for environmental goods and services

Methodology implemented: 

Choice Experiment on known consistente agroenvironmental policies.

Existing results: 

We have done choice experiment to analyse the demand for goods and servives with alternative attributes.

Topic: 

Urban Biodiversity

Purpose: 

To otimize urban design to promote sustainable development

Methodology implemented: 

Spatial Interaction Model with use of natural resourses.

Existing results: 

Spatial interaction model with land use including natural areas.

Topic: 

Management of Invasive Species

Purpose: 

To optimize the combat of invasive species

Methodology implemented: 

To formulate and calibrate a simulation model with invasive species and look at their evolution according to diferente policy solutions.

Existing results: 

Formulation of simulation models on the evolution of species.

Topic: 

Value of Protected Areas

Purpose: 

To assess the value of environmental governance namelly related to the creation and management of protected areas.

Methodology implemented: 

Cost Benefit Analysis using opportunity cost methods on linear optimization models of land use

Existing results: 

A linear optimization model on land use was created to the seven cities lagoon.

Indicate info on projects dealing with socio-econ. valuation of biodiversity your organisation has been involved in/aware of.: 

Topic: 

Cost Benefit Analysis of Marine Biodiversity

Methodology implemented: 

Contingent Valuation

Existing results: 

The value of diferente taxa in three places in Europe

Topic: 

Cost Benefit Analysis of Plan for Environment and Health

Methodology implemented: 

Contigent valuation, value of morbility and mortality and Q Method

Existing results: 

The value of 36 actions concerning the plan environment and health

Topic: 

Cost Benefit Analysis of Pico Mountain

Methodology implemented: 

Travel cost method

Existing results: 

A value for Pico as a visiting place.

If involved in policy formulation / implementation, name policy related to your local policy in (sub)tropical biodiversity: 

Formulation of a Research Program for Protected Areas

Definition of criteria to distribute funds by Protected Area.

Formulation of a stock market for prtected areas.

Cost benefit analysis of a telepheric to Pico mountain