Agregação em Biologia - Especialidade de Ecologia

Provas de Agregação: Indicadores Ecológicos de Alterações Ambientais

Diagnosticar, avaliar e antecipar

Sala 6.2.56, FCUL, Lisboa

As provas, requeridas por Cristina Maria Branquinho, decorrem nos dias 23 e 24 de janeiro de 2017.

No dia 24 de janeiro, será apreciado o sumário do seminário/lição com o título "Indicadores Ecológicos de Alterações Ambientais: diagnosticar, avaliar e antecipar".


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.

Evolutionary theory provides a framework for understanding all living systems. Nevertheless, throughout the 20th century, with a few exceptions, evolutionary biologists have “avoided” using evolution to address problems related to our own species.

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.

During recent decades we have witnessed a great development of bioinformatics that has led to the accumulation of a huge amount of biological information.

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.

Phylogenetics is one of the scientific areas of Biology that has grown fast and evolved in methodological terms in the last years.

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 ecosystems and their capacity to deliv

On completion of the course, the students shall have acquired the following knowledge and understanding:

The continuous urban development associated with the growth of the world population has become one of the most important challenges of the present time. Today, cities accommodate more than 54% of the world's population, a proportion that is expected to increase to 70% by 2050.

This course is designed for students with research interests in sustainable transition and participatory techniques.

The conference aims to create a bridge between quarry restoration projects around the world.

Nature-based approach to Design solutions for a more resilient future aims to support societies address a variety of environmental, social and economic challenges in sustainable ways. This approach relies on actions that are inspired by, supported by or copied from Nature.

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 organic matter in the soil.

Phylogeography is one of the recent scientific areas emergent from the dissemination of highthrouput technologies of sequencing starting in the 90’s of the XXth century, with the consequent development of intra-specific genetic variance analysis and its geographic distribution.

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