Quintas do MARE

De neurónios a ecossistemas - mutualismos marinhos de limpeza num oceano em mudança

Sala 2.2.12, FCUL, Lisboa

Por José Ricardo Paula (MARE-FCUL).

O comportamento das espécies está ligado à sua evolução e ecologia. O peixe limpador do recife de coral, Labroides dimidiatus interage com outros peixes do recife de coral removendo parasitas, pele morta e muco. Este peixe adquiriu um conjunto de ferramentas cognitivas e comportamento sofisticado para tirar o melhor proveito das interações com os seus clientes. Porém, as condições ecológicas que levaram a que os peixes limpadores desenvolvessem estas características estão a mudar devido às alterações climáticas. Para estudar estes efeitos, no âmbito do projecto MUTUALCHANGE, usamos ecologia, neurobiologia, comportamento animal, modelações biogeográficas e testes fisiológicos. Durante este seminário vou demonstrar como o aquecimento e a acidificação dos oceanos afectam estes mutualismos de limpeza e qual o seu potencial de adaptação a estas alterações.

O estudo, publicado na Scientific Reports (do grupo Nature), sobre a qual versará esta apresentação: Neurobiological and behavioural responses of cleaning mutualisms to ocean warming and acidification.

14h00
MARE - Centro de Ciências do Mar e do Ambiente

Objectives: This course aims at: 1) exploring how scientists can use social media as tools to enhance the communication of their research and the dialogue with society, and 2) discussing the differences that exist in the work of scientists and journalists

Objectives: This course will teach how to apply the SWAT eco-hydrological model to assess the impacts of climate and associated changes on water-soil-plant interactions, and consequences to water resources, soil erosion and nutrient cycles.

Objectives: Provide students with basic knowledge of R programming, allowing them to manipulate and visualize data with R.

Objectives: Provide students with statistical knowledge and tools to manipulate, analyze and visualize biological data with R. Introduction to modeling, simulations and Bayesian statistics.

Objectives: This is a mostly practical course offering an overview on different community ecology and macroecological methods and software.

Objectives: This course introduces the field of island biogeography, a discipline that has long influenced other research areas such as macroecology, community ecology, evolution and conservation biology.

Objectives: This course offers an overview of the different ways to measure biodiversity, and provides tips for the stratification of primary biodiversity data and the construction of variables that describe its various facets.

Objectives: The course aims at enabling the participants to use different methods to measure the impacts of pollutants on ecosystems.

Objectives: Acquire knowledge regarding bioinformatic tools available to predict nucleic acid (RNA, DNA or Nucleic Acids Mimics) and protein three-dimensional structure, as well as autonomy and critical thinking in the use of those tools.

New date: 30 August - 03 September 2021.

This conference is the 22nd in the series of triennial conferences which bring together the Particle and Nuclear Physics communities.

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