Ongoing Projects

BioVeins: Connectivity of green and blue infrastructures: living veins for biodiverse and healthy cities

TeaComposition: Global Litter Decomposition Study

NitroPortugal: Strengthening Portuguese research and innovation capacities in the field of excess reactive nitrogen

MedMossRoofs: Urban green covers based on mosses with no irrigation requirements under Mediterranean climate

ChangeTracker - Tracking climate change in drylands based on ecological indicators

Solenopsora - Disentangling evolutionary relationships across morphologically and ecologically diverse lichen genus Solenopsora

Almada - Monitoring restoration of ecosystem of ecological high value and development of restoration procedures for ecological continuities on roads and riparian corridors

Reservoirs - Restoration of the areas subject to erosion in water reservoirs

GreenSurge - Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity for Sustainable Urban development and the Green Economy

Environmental monitoring of dioxins, furans and metals in the vicinity of a hospital incinerator


Past Projects

AdaptforChange - Improve the success of reforestation in semi-arid areas: adaptation to climate change scenario

BioCrusts - Functional diversity of Biocrusts: towards ecosystem services quantification in drylands

TransBasin - Transboundary Water Basin Management

Desert Arid Lands Restoration and Combat of Desertification: Setting Up a Drylands and Desert Restoration Hub
Desert Restoration Hub - Arid Lands Restoration and Combat of Desertification: Setting Up a Drylands and Desert Restoration Hub (ESSEM COST Action ES1104)

DesertWarning - Modeling Ecosystem Structure and Functional Diversity as early-warning indicators of Desertification and Land-degradation

LTERmontado - Long-term socio-ecological research and monitoring in a Mediterranean cultural landscape

Uma Mina de biodiversidade - science dissemination project for the Castro Verde region
Uma Mina de biodiversidade - Science dissemination project for the Castro Verde region



- A network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change

- International Union of Forest Research Organizations

- International Long Term Ecological Research Network

- Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia | Portuguese Ecological Society

eChanges- Ecology of Environmental Change is a cE3c research group