Elizabete Marchante


Elizabete Marchante is a researcher at the Centre for Functional Ecology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where she co-coordinates a Research Group on Biological Invasions, focusing on the ecology and biocontrol of invasive alien plants. She has published dozens of articles, books and book chapters in collaboration with researchers from all over the world, and has presented her work at over 170 conferences and seminars. She has been involved in 25 national and international projects, including the release of the first biocontrol agent against an invasive plant in Portugal. She is actively involved in public awareness and scientific dissemination, invasive plant management and ecosystem restoration, involving collaboration with national and local authorities, conservation organizations and private companies. She is co-coordinator of the Portuguese platform INVASORAS.PT which disseminates information on invasive plants and promotes citizen science and various outreach initiatives involving different audiences. She has collaborated with DG-Env of the European Commission, IPBES, IUCN, EASIN-JRC, and EPPO.

Author's Books


Australian Acacia Species Around the World