Lara Vilar del Hoyo

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Lara Vilar is a postdoc fellow at the Spanish National Research Council, Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography. She has a PhD by the University of Alcala (Madrid, Spain) since 2009. Her PhD thesis was done in the framework of the Firemap project (Remote Sensing and GIS tools to estimate forest fire risk). She held a FPI competitive grant. She has a bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences (2003).

Her research experience is mainly focused in the forest fire occurrence modeling. She has also participated in research projects related to the estimation of biophysical parameters of the vegetation in tree-grass ecosystems (Biospec and Fluxpec). She granted a postdoctoral position at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES), Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC). She participated here in two research projects from the 7FP: Forest and Land Management Options to prevent unwanted forest fires (FireSmart) and Forest Fires under Climate, Social and Economic changes (FUME).

She worked at the Department of regional geographic analysis and physical geography at the University Complutense of Madrid, participating in the FIRE-SCAPE project of historical fires analysis. 

She did research stays at the Fire Management Systems Laboratory (Firelab), faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto (Canada) and at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) in Italy.

She performed teaching activities at secondary and bachelor level regarding natural sciences school subjects. She worked doing photo-interpretation activities (SIGPAC project) and renewable energy consulting.

Nowadays she participates in the Syner-TGE project leaded by M. Pilar Martín and she is the leader of the LUC4FIRE project to Estimate Forest Fire occurrence under Future Land Use/cover Change Scenarios (R&D Projects for Young Researches CSO2015-73407-JIN funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness).