Degree in Civil Engineering, MSc in Urban Engineering and PhD in Engineering Sciences. Assistant Professor of Spatial Planning at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. His research interests include Urban and Regional Planning, Spatial analysis methods and GIS applied to Transport and Mobility. Since 2010 coordinates the UTAD Territorial Studies Group (GETER-UTAD), having been responsible for the technical-scientific coordination of several Municipal Master Plans (PDM) and Strategic Environmental Assessments, especially in the Douro Region.

Main Publications:

Marques, C. P., Guedes, A. S., & Bento, R. (2022). Tracking changes in tourism demand with point-of-sale data: The case of Portugal. Tourism and Hospitality Research. doi.org/10.1177/14673584221075175

Marques, C. P., Guedes, A., & Bento, R. (2021). Rural tourism recovery between two COVID-19 waves: the case of Portugal. Current Issues in Tourism, 25(6), 857–863. doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2021.1910216

Ovejero-Campos, A., Fernández, E., Ramos, L., Bento, R., & Méndez-Martínez, G. (2019). Methodological limitations of CLC to assess land cover changes in coastal environments. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 23(3), 657–673. doi.org/10.1007/s11852-019-00696-w

Urbieta, P., Fernandez, E., Ramos, L., Méndez Martínez, G., & Bento, R. (2019). A land cover based urban dispersion indicator suitable for highly dispersed, discontinuously artificialized territories: The case of continental Portugal. Land Use Policy, 85(March), 92–103. doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.03.048

Simic Milas, A., Sousa, J. J., Warner, T. A., Teodoro, A. C., Peres, E., Gonçalves, J. A., Delgado Garcia, J., Bento, R., Phinn, S., & Woodget, A. (2018). Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for environmental applications special issue preface. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39(15–16), 4845–4851. doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2018.1491518

Main Projects:

DOUROTUR – Turismo e inovação tecnológica no Douro. NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000014

GEOARPAD: Património cultural da Euro-região Galiza-Norte de Portugal: Valorização e Inovação (2017-2019).

POCTEP – Ref:769 Red de paisajes rurales en la frontera del Duero: Un mapa estratégico de la Meseta Ibérica.

POCTEP – Ref: 0421. 0421_PAISAJE_IBERICO_2_E PARRA – Plataforma integrAda de monitoRização e avaliação da doença da flavescência douRada na vinha. nº 3447 (I&DT Copromoção). POCI-01-0247-FEDER-00344