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Emerging Pathways in Interdisciplinary Information Physics: Unveiling Hidden Dynamics and Predictability in Non-Ergodic Coevolutionary Complexity

Sala 2.2.14, FCUL, Lisboa

Por Rui A. Pita Perdigão (Meteoceanics Interdisciplinary Centre for Complex System Science; CCIAM – cE3c; Institute of Telecommunications, Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies Group).

Our planet is a complex coevolutionary system involving a coherent diversity of processes and interactions across multiple spatio-temporal scales and domains. Albeit its dynamical complexity, core fundamental principles regulate individual and cooperative processes and interactions, ultimately relating to the overall system dynamics.

Notwithstanding the sophistication of many recent techniques in mathematical physics and applied disciplines, predictability of complex systems is a challenge on its own even under well-defined structural stochastic-dynamic conditions where the laws of motion and system symmetries are known. However, the edifice of complexity can be severely disrupted by unprecedented non-recurring internal and external factors, such as in a changing climate. This leads to structural kinematic-geometric reset and memory loss, precluding the ability of traditional tools to provide reliable information about the system evolution.

This contribution overcomes these challenges by addressing novel non-ergodic information physics approaches to complex system dynamics, with the core aim to discern the complexity of our world under the coevolutionary interplay between natural (e.g. geophysical, ecological) and socio-economic factors, with methodologically oriented approaches cutting across disciplinary divides to address the overall system dynamics without loss of local resolubility.

With this in mind, a new interdisciplinary framework is further introduced for unveiling the dynamics and elusive predictability of structurally disrupted complex systems, enabling model design and decision support in anticipation of events that until now were deemed unpredictable (black swans). Examples are provided eliciting predictability of emerging regimes, transitions and extremes such as linking local non-recurring hydro-meteorologic extremes with landscape-climate coevolution and multiscale climate transitions in earth system dynamics, unveiling hidden information beyond statistical memory loss to pave new avenues for dynamic predictability, model design and operational service to high-impact decision makers.

cE3c - Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais

Este encontro científico visa dar a conhecer o trabalho dos membros do Centro de Matemática, Aplicações Fundamentais e Investigação Operacional (CMAFcIO), bem como o de colegas de áreas afins pertencentes a outras Unidades de Investigação e promover, na medida do possível, a in

Logótipo do evento, sobre um fundo branco

New date: September 14th-16th, 2020.

O principal objetivo desta iniciativa centra-se em atrair fotógrafos profissionais e amadores a submeter trabalhos de excelência produzidos em Portugal e nos países africanos de língua oficial portuguesa (PALOP) e fomentar práticas de observação, conhecimento e registo através

O cE3c - Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais está mais uma vez a organizar o Seminário cE3c I, que irá decorrer no 1.º semestre do ano letivo 2020/2021 na Faculdade de Ciências.

Ciências ULisboa associa-se ao maior evento mundial sobre inovação para a sustentabilidade - “The Planetiers World Gathering” - que terá lugar no Altice Arena entre 21 e 23 de outubro de 2020, sob os auspícios da

Fotografia de caminhantes numa montanha

Programa de Formação Contínua de Professores do Ensino Básico (3.º ciclo) e Secundário, grupos 420 e 520.

Leitura e escrita são a base fundacional de todas as literacias e a condição primeira para o juízo compreensivo e crítico, o enriquecimento cultural, a formação estética e a memória individual e coletiva das sociedades.

Overview: Currently, climate changes or alterations are known to be reflected on the stable isotope ratios of Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Carbon, Oxygen and Sulphur present in atmospheric gas forms, fresh or ocean water, as well as in plants and animals and organi

Objectives: Evolutionary theory provides a framework for understanding all living systems.

Objectives: To introduce participants to the details of communicating science to non-specialized audiences, including, but not exclusive to, public and private stakeholders, students and teachers, and media professionals.

Objectives: Natural history museums are privileged spaces for seminal research on different subjects of biological sciences such as biodiversity, evolution, ecology, biogeography and taxonomy.

Objectives: Provide students with basic workflows, platforms and tools to increase reproducibility at all scientific levels.

Objectives: Under the general framework of Global Change Ecology, the goal of this course is to provide the participants with the most recent and practical knowledge on the use of Functional Diversity.

Objectives: The objective of this course is to introduce participants to the details of communication and writing scientific publications. The main emphasis is on the most common form, the “primary scientific paper”, but other forms will be covered.

Objectives: Lack of fertile land to feed the exponentially growing population, insufficient water availability and quality, changes in the flow of nutrients through the bio-geo-cycles (especially N and P) and climate and land use changes are impacting ecosystem

Objectives: Symbiosis is a key strategy for life on Earth.

Objectives: The goal of this course is to provide to the participants with current and practical knowledge on urban ecology, including ecological and social aspects. It aims at providing an integrated approach on urban socio-ecological systems.

Objectives: Citizen science can be part of the larger process of engaging people in new forms of interaction in scientific research, challenging scientists and citizens whilst enlarging scientific knowledge and providing learning opportunities for all part

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.