Encontros Scientia

Linking biological and cultural diversity

A novel approach for urban greenspaces planning and management

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Por Paula Gonçalves (CSES - cE3c).

Planning and managing ecologically sound and inclusive Urban Green Spaces (UGS) providing meaningful experiences that contribute to visitors' well-being is of paramount relevance and requires a deep integration of natural and social sciences knowledge. Drawing on the Biocultural Diversity (BCD) concept, that addresses the close interlinkage between biological and cultural diversity, we developed a conceptual framework adapted to the urban setting, highlighting the three dimensions where these interactions manifest: Lived BCD, Materialized BCD and Stewardship of BCD. These three dimensions were the foundation to develop and operationalize an indicator-based decision tool, which was tested in Lisbon’s twelve parks, unearthing self-exclusion processes. Motivations to visit UGS, and their enjoyed and disliked features (LIved BCD), were analysed in 33 parks of four European cities, and related with their structural diversity (Materialized BCD). Motivations for visit were highly variable and though mostly based on social interactions or physical activities, the most appreciated features were related with the park itself and nature, a result consistent across cities. One of the benefits of visiting greenspaces is psychological restoration and the study of Lisbon parks showed that this was mainly driven by user’s perceptions, rather than by biodiversity itself...with a twist to be revealed only to those attending the meeting ;-).

Overall, the BCD concept in urban settings proved useful to reveal environmental justice issues that otherwise would have remained hidden, and to clarify the mechanisms underlying the influence of urban biodiversity in mental well-being.

Transmissão em direto no canal de YouTube do cE3c.

cE3c - Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais
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Summer School no âmbito da Rede UNITE! (University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering), de que faz parte a ULisboa.

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Uma iniciativa com o objetivo de aproximar a ciência dos jovens de todas as idades, com desafios, palestras e muita diversão, num formato inteiramente online!

Primeira edição das Manhãs de Matemática na Aberta, dedicada à Geometria, com a participação de Carlos Florentino (Ciências ULisboa). 

Hi-Phi Seminar, por Lorenzo Baravalle (FCUL, CFCUL) e Maurizio Esposito (FCUL, CIUHCT).

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Sessão de homenagem no âmbito da 13.ª Reunião Anual da APG - Associação Portuguesa de Geólogos.

Colóquio de Matemática, por Teresa Monteiro Fernandes (Departamento de Matemática | Ciências ULisboa).

O curso visa apresentar uma série de perspetivas sobre o desenvolvimento conceitual da estatística e sobre o uso de inferências e modelos estatísticos nas ciências empíricas.

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Workshop internacional associado ao projeto Medea-Chart.

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Um curso dirigido ao público em geral e a estudantes de arte ou ciência (a partir dos 16 anos), com interesse em desenho de observação, ilustração e biologia, com ou sem experiência em desenho.

The objective of this course is to introduce participants to the details of communication and writing scientific publications.

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Um programa de aceleração de ideias e negócios, promovido pela redeSaúde, com candidaturas até 30 de setembro de 2021.

The objective of this course is 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.

This course aims to evidence the importance of natural history collections for the study of biodiversity, to show new tools and approaches to extract and disseminate biodiversity data from natural history collections and to increase awareness of young researchers for the scientific and cultural value of Natural History Museums.

The course aims at providing an introduction to stable isotopes ratios as tools to understand global, ecosystem and community level bio/geo cycles; light isotopes: H, N, C, O and S isotopes, geo cycles and ecological significance; sampling and analytical methodologies in stable isotope analysis.

EvoS aims at turning evolutionary theory into a common language to areas that pertain to the natural world, including human affairs.

The course SoilEco aims at introducing attendants to an updated state of the art of diversity of the soil biota and the functional roles played by soil organisms in key ecological processes.

In this course, we promote a multidisciplinary approach presenting the most recent findings on the topic and challenging the traditional way of considering symbiotic associations as exceptions and not as the rule.

The goal of this course is to provide to the participants with current and practical knowledge on urban ecology, including ecological and social aspects.

This course aims to explore ways of communicating science to non-specialized audiences, such as policy makers, industry, general public (including students and teachers), through their engagement and participation in citizen science activities.

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.

Scientists, as the main actors in the production of scientific knowledge, have the responsibility of having an active voice in communicating this knowledge – and that can be achieved for example by a conscious use of the communication tools at their disposal and a better articulation with journalists, among other means.

This course aims at providing students with basic knowledge of R programming, allowing them to manipulate and visualize data with R.

This course aims at providing students with statistical knowledge and tools to manipulate, analyze and visualize biological data with R. It also includes an introduction to modeling, simulations and Bayesian statistics.

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.

The course provides essential skills and knowledge that enable the participants to develop climate change adaptation strategies.