Cristina Carlos, holds a PhD in Agricultural and Forestry Sciences from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro since 2017 and a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the same University since 2002. Between 1999 and 2021 she worked as a senior technician at the Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense, where she provided technical support in the areas of sustainable viticulture, functional biodiversity and conservation biological control. In 2022, she started working at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, as an Assistant Professor, teaching curricular units related to viticulture and soil conservation. She is the author of several publications related with ​​vine protection and the conservation biological control.