PhD in Forest Sciences by the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Joensuu (Currently named University of Eastern Finland – Itä-Suomen yliopisto) in Finland. Forest engineer by the University of Lleida (2002). From 2008 until June 2015 He worked as post-doc researcher at the Forest Research Centre (CEF-ISA) at the University of Lisbon (Portugal).
He is currently the head of the Landscape Dynamics and Biodiversity program and develops his research within the Precision Forestry - New tools for forestry decision making (PrecFOR) lab.
His research interests focus on the development of forest ecosystem management models, optimization methods and decision support systems. The main objective is to develop scientifically sound methods that can be used by the public administration, forest owners, industry and non-governmental organizations for enhanced integration of adaptive strategies in multiple-objective landscape management planning and for an improvement of existing policy and management approaches. This includes the development of innovative methods and tools (e.g decision support systems) that may address the complexity of multi-objective and multi-stakeholder landscape planning under climate change and other risks (e.g. forest fires, pests).
Borges, J.G., Marques, S., Garcia-Gonzalo, J., UrRahman, A., Bushenkov, V., Sottomayor, M., Ochoa De Carvalho, P., Nordström, EM. 2017. A multiple criteria approach for negotiating ecosystem services supply targets and forest owners' programs. Forest Sciences. Volume: 63 Issue: 1 Pages: 49-61. DOI: 10.5849/FS.2016-035
Álvarez-Miranda, E., Garcia-Gonzalo, J., Ulloa-Fierro, F., Weintraub, A., Barreiro, S. 2017. A Multicriteria Optimization Model for Sustainable Forest Management under Climate Change Uncertainty: An application in Portugal. European Journal of Operational Research. In print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.04.052
Garcia-Gonzalo J., Pais, C., Bachmatiuk, J. Weintraub A. 2016. Accounting for climate change in a forest planning stochastic optimization model. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 46: 1111-1121
Garcia-Gonzalo, J., Bushenkov, V., McDill, M., Borges, J.G. 2015. A decision support system for assessing trade-offs between ecosystem management goals. An application in Portugal. Forests, 6(1), 65-87
Ferreira, L., Constantino, M., Borges, J. G. and Garcia-Gonzalo, J. 2014. Addressing Wildfire Risk in a Landscape-Level Scheduling Model: An Application in Portugal. First Online July 2014. Forest Science.
Garcia-Gonzalo J., Borges J. G., Palma, J.H.N., Zuzibarreta-Gerendiain. 2014. A decision support system for management planning of Eucalyptus plantations facing climate change. Annals of Forest Science. Volume 71, Issue 2, pp 187-199.
Garcia-Gonzalo, J., Pukkala, T., Borges, J. 2014. Integrating fire risk in stand management scheduling. An application to Maritime pine stands in Portugal. Annals of Operational Research. Volume 219, Issue 1, Page 379-395
Borges, J. G., Garcia-Gonzalo, J. Bushenkov, V. A., McDill. M.E., Marques, S., Oliveira, M.M. 2014. Addressing multi-criteria forest management with Pareto Frontier methods: an application in Portugal. Forest Science 60: 63-72.