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Agenda:

Advanced Course
Lichens as a tool for the interpretation of environmental changes and management
10-14 July 2017



past events

International training school
NecoSchool - Global and long-term effects of nitrogen on ecosystems

15 – 26 May 2017

Advanced Course: Hands on Functional Diversity: from Ecological Indicators to Ecosystem Services | 6-10 February 2017

LTER Open Science Meeting
Long-Term Ecosystem Research for sustainability under global changes

World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems 2016

Ciencia'16 - Portuguese Science Meeting

iLTER International training course in Japan

EGU Session on Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded lands

Advance course: Lichens as a tool for the interpretation of environmental changes and management




eChanges at MedEC
Cristina Branquinho joined the MedEC: Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change workshop
France | 17-19 July 2017
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Front Cover
The paper by Paula Matos “Tracking global change using lichen diversity: towards a global-scale ecological indicator” was the front cover photo in Methods in Ecology and Evolution
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Mark Sutton in interview
"Nitrogen is like ’The Godfather’ of pollution: you see the results but you don’t see the Godfather"
NecoSchool training school, Lisboa, Portugal | 15-26 May 2017
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Alice Nunes PhD
Alice defends her PhD title "Plant functional response to desertification and land degradation – contribution to restoration strategies"
Auditório da Reitoria (25.A.5 ) Universidade de Aveiro | 30 June 9:45 25.A.5

 

eChanges at the Azores
eChanges attended the 3rd cE3c annual congress with multiple presentations
São Miguel, Açores, Portugal | 5-6 June 2017
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Alice Nunes at "Sociedade Civil"
Interviews about the World Environment Day
RTP2 | 6 June 2017
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cE3c at the United Nations
Paula Matos and Cristina Branquinho presented "A new global indicator to track the effects of climate change on forests" at the 12nd UN Forum on Forests.
UN, New York, USA | 1-5 May 2017
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Paula Matos Merit Award
The cE3c PhD Merit Award of 2017 was delivered to Paula Matos during the centre annual meeting at the Azores.
Ponta Delgada, Açores, Portugal | 5-6 June 2017
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Plant performance in geochemical islands
Helena Serrano at 9th International Conference on Serpentine Ecology
Tirana, Albania | 4-9 June 2017
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International training school
NecoSchool - Global and long-term effects of nitrogen on ecosystems
FCUL, Lisboa, Portugal | 15 – 26 May 2017
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Advanced Course
Lichens as a tool for the interpretation of environmental changes and management
cE3c Advanced Course
FCUL, Lisboa, Portugal | 10- 14 July 2016
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Discussion
Salvar espécies da extinção: a recuperação e protecção de habitats
Pavilhão do Conhecimento, Lisboa | 30 March 2017 | 19:30
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Seminar
Ecological indicators of environmental change: diagnose, evaluate and anticipate, within the project "Which Biodiversity Definition for Biodiversity Conservation?"
8.2.02, FCUL, Lisboa | 2 March 2017
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Conference
Enhancing Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services in Quarries - Challenges, Strategies and Practice
Universidade de Évora, Portgual | 2-4 May 2018
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Lecture
Swedish wood pasture management and the importance of trees for bird species richness and functional diversity | Simon Jakobson (PhD student in Landscape Ecology in Stockholm University) | 2.2.22 FCUL Lisboa | 11:30 20
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Master thesis defense
Evaluating ecosystem services trade-offs due to land use changes: transition to an irrigated agriculture landscape | Ana Lemos
2.2.24 FCUL Lisboa | 10:00 22 February 2017

 
Encontro Scientia
Development of ecological indicators of climate change based on lichen functional diversity, by Paula Matos
room 2.2.14, FCUL | 16 February 2017
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Paper on the news
"Tracking global change using lichen diversity: towards a global-scale ecological indicator" by Paula Matos in "Methods in Ecology and Evolution" is in the news

FCUL | País ao Minuto | Wilder
 

Advanced Course
Hands on Functional Diversity: from Ecological Indicators to Ecosystem Services
FCUL, Lisboa | 6-10 February 2017

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Seminar by Cristina Branquinho
Ecological indicators of Environmental Change
: diagnose, evaluate and anticipate - - Provas de Agregação
6.2.56 FCUL, Lisboa | 24 January 2017
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Merry Christmas!

From plant ecology groups to all our friends

see the video here

 

Blogs from the field

a eLTER blog to bring LTER-based research to life, with a text from Melanie Köbel
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Restauro de ecossistemas degradados em zonas semi-áridas: as soluções da natureza
XVIII Encontro REALP- Rede de Estudos Ambientais em países de língua Portuguesa, Uni. Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Moçambique | 14-17 November 2016
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Final seminar
AdaptForChange project will present its results to the community. Everyone is invited (Pt)

Cine Teatro Marques Duque, Mértola | 13 December 2016

convite | programa

 
Noite Europeia dos Investigadores
eChanges participated with a board game challenging the participants to manage a landscape in a sustainable way
Pavilhão do Conhecimento, Lisboa | 30 September 2016 +info (Pt)
 

Best posters awards
For the works of Melanie Batista "AdaptForChange: Evaluating the success of reforestations with native species performed during last 50 years along a desertification gradient in Alentejo" and Ana Lemos "Evaluating ecosystem services trade-offs due to land use changes: transition to an irrigated agriculture landscape"
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Working at LTER Whim bog
Melanie Koel was in Scotland, working with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology for assessing plant community in a gradient of nitrogen dry deposition
Whim bog, Scotland, UK | 18 July to 5 August 2016
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Noite Europeia dos Investigadores
A board game on how to manage a landscape in a sustainable way
Pavilhão do Conhecimento, Lisboa | 30 September 2016
programa (Pt) | +info (Pt)
 

iLTER Open Science Meeting
Pedro Pinho received an iLTER grant to present his work at the meeting

Kruger National Park, South Africa | 9-13 October 2016

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Paper press-release
Grazing or not grazing: implications for ecosystem services provided by biocrusts in Mediterranean cork-oak woodlands, Laura Concostrina
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XVIII Encontro da Rede de Estudos Ambientais em Países de Língua Portuguesa
Moçambique, Maputo Universidade Eduardo Mondlane | 14-17 November 2016
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World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems 2016
We will be joining the World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems congress that will be held in Évora, Portugal.
Évora, Portugal | 27-30 September 2016
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Island Biology 2016
Helena Serrano is moderating the “Ecology” session and presenting a talk on “Geochemical Islands: Promised land or unintended refuge?”
Açores, Angra do Heroísmo | 18-22 July 2016
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Lichens as a tool for the interpretation of environmental changes and management
CE3C Advanced Course
FCUL, Lisboa, Portugal | 11- 15 July 2016
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PhD thesis defense
Development of ecological indicators of climate change based on lichen functional diversity | Paula Matos

Aveiro, Reitoria | 11 July 2016

 

Portuguese Science Meeting
With the presentations by Ana Luz, Paula Matos and Pedro Pinho
Lichens as indicators of climate change
Participatory GIS as a tool for UGI planning
Modelling biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban areas

Centro Congressos Lisboa | 4-6 July 2016
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Science dissemination
about the role of urban green areas for human wellbeing "O papel do parque da paz na nossa qualidade de vida através do testemunho dos líquenes". In partnership with SPECO
Almada, Parque da Paz | 4 July 2016
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International training course
Long-term trends in nitrogen cycles in ecosystems – Field monitoring and global comparisons
organization: ILTER | Hokkaido University and Uryu Experimental Forest, Japan | 16-24 June 2016
registration (by January 30th, 2016)
video - 2nd circular - contact
 

Conference

Adapting forest to climate-change: the implications of microclimate in drylands by Adriana Silva

Lisboa, IMM | 7 June 2016

 

Public debate on Sustainable Development Objectives
Terra nos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável | Colégio F3: Food, Farm and Forestry
Lisboa, IGOT | May 2016
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TV documentary about legumes in a world under climate change
With the participation of Alice Nunes and Melanie Batista presenting some results of the project AdaptforChange
RTP2, Biosfera | 21 May 2016
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Opinion text

by Maria Amélia Martins Loução about the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity, with a link to invasive species, published in journal Público (Pt)
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eChanges presentation to FCUL
Adriana Silva presents the Echanges group to FCUL students within the NEBULIS open days
10 May 2016 | FCUL

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Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification: From Science to Practice, COST Action ES1104 final conference
Greenwich, London | 30-31 April 2016
videos: Melanie Köbel, Alice Nunes/ Teresa Mexia and Adriana Príncipe.
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Climate Change and Human Health
Science dissemination in the Portuguese National Assembley with the participation of Cristina Branquinho
Assembleia da República, Lisboa | 6 April 2016
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Climate Change and Biodiversity Life streaming to secondary shools about the effectys of climate on biodiversity by Pedro Pinho within the project ClimaEduMedia
Esc. Carolina Michaelis, Porto | 6 April 2016
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Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification:
From Science to Practice
Adriana Silva, Alice Nunes, Cristina Branquinho and Melanie Batista will join the COST Action ES1104 Final Conference
University of Greenwich, London, UK | 30-31 March 2016

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PhD in Environmental and Management Policies
At the Universidade de Cabo Verde, with the participation of Cristina Branquinho
Cabo Verde, Cidade da Praia | 29 March 2016
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Workshop on ecosystem restoration
"Restoring ecosystem functioning: nature-based innovative solution - biological soil crusts"

programa | convite | +info (Pt)

 

ECOFLOR 2016

Forces in flowers: a case study of Montiaceae (Caryophyllales) | Patrícia dos Santos
Vigo, Spain | 4-5 February 2016
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2nd eChanges Annual Meeting

"Quest for ores: our natural resources"

Last January 15th we visited the São Domingos Mines, located in Alentejo, Portugal.

There we visited the old mining complex and enjoyed a nice lunch.

See some pictures here (3Mb).

 
European Geosciences UnionGeneral Assembly 2016
Session Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded lands in arid, semi-arid and mediterranean environments | Vienna, Austria | 17–22 April 2016
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Biological soil crusts in the Negev – small, yet hugely important for the ecosystem
Vincent Felde (Kassel University, Germany) | FCUL 6.2.51| 17 Dec 2015 | 12:00-13:00
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We are now taking a short break for Christmas and New Year, and celebrated with a group Christmas lunch.  

TRANSBASIN: Ecosystem Services in Semiarid Transboundary Basins
(FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES)
Final Workshop

FCUL, Lisboa | 21-22 Dec 2015
program

 

Joana Vieira master defense
Ecosystem Services in urban areas: evaluating the role of green spaces to improve air quality using ecological indicators
FCUL, 2.2.21 | 9 December 2015 13:00

 
Ecology of a rare and endemic Plantago species
Helena Serrano | FCUL 6.2.51| 17 Dec 2015 | 12:00-13:00

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Workshop on Ecosystem Assessment and Ecosystem Services in Portugal
Clube Naval de Cascais | 11 December 2015
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Award by research on urban ecology
Lichens as ecological indicators in urban areas: beyond the effects of pollutants. 2.º Prémio de Investigação Cidade de Almada
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symposium "The soil within the Portuguese scientific research"
Talk (Pt): Respostas e efeitos das crostas biológicas do solo na funcionalidade dos ecossistemas semi-áridos: o caso de estudo de Portugal | Laura Concostrina | ISA Lisboa | 27 Nov 2015
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Urban climate (Pt)
How can a better knowledge of urban climate help human beings to face upcoming environmental challenges
"Os líquenes como indicadores das actividades humanas no ambiente urbano" | IGOT Lisboa | 25 Nov 215
poster
program +info
 

Ecology of a rare and endemic Plantago species

Helena Serrano PhD thesis defense

6.2.56 FCUL, Lisboa | 12 November 2015

 
Environmental impact of early discoveries
Congresso Anual APH "1415 : de Ceuta para o mundo" | Cristina Braquinho | FLUL, Lisboa | 23-25 October 2015
flyer
 

Landlab: Green roofs for sustainability in urban areas GreenFest 2015 | Cristina Branquinho | October 9 2015 | 12:15 - 12h25
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How to apply lichen function diversity for tracking global change - poster
(portuguese)

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Field guide for using epiphitic lichens as indicators of air quality: a tool for the general public (portuguese)
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XVII meeting of network for environmental studies in Portuguese speaking countries
XVII Encontro da Rede de Estudos Ambientais dos Países de Língua Portuguesa | Cristina Branquinho | U. Cabo Verde | 9-12 Set 2015
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Functional traits: the interface between the formation of biodiversity and biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning
Francesco de Bello, Uni. Sth. Boemia, Czech Republic | FCUL 6.2.51| 21 Set 2015 | 12:00-13:00
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DesertNet International Newsletter: news about paper "Seasonal patterns of Mediterranean evergreen woodlands"
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Noite Europeia dos Investigadores "Biodiversidade pela sua saúde e bem-estar"
Quinta das Conchas, Lisboa, Portugal | 19 September 2015 | 10h00 – 13h00
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Participation at the International Workshop "Advances in Plant Biology and Biotechnology"
Valencia, Spain | 28-29 September 2015
poster +info
 
Participation at the International Workshop "SER's 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration"
Manchester, UK | 23-27 August 2015
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Participation at the International congress "4th Iberian ecological congress"
Coimbra, Portugal | 16-19 June 2015
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Participation at the International Workshop "Biodiversidade e Serviços dos Ecossistemas: do semiárido aos trópicos"
FCUL, Lisboa | 8 June 2015
program
 

Participation at the International Congress "Global Challenges of Air Pollution and Climate Change to Forests"
Nice, France | 1-5 June 2015
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AdaptForChange 2nd workshop "Ecosystem services in semiarid transboundary basins"
FCUL, Lisboa | June 24 2015
program
 
AdaptForChange 1st workshop
FCUL, Lisboa | April 10 2015
program
 
eChange first workshop
Almada | 10 April 2015
 
 
   
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