Production of Science Communication Activities

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. The course will particularly address the design, organisation, implementation and impact assessment of public engagement activities such as exhibitions, science festivals or games. At the end of the course, students should be able to develop and produce small-budget events or products to communicate scientific results and ideas.

EvoS-2: Evolutionary Studies - applying evolutionary thinking outside the biology realm

Objectives: 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. EvoS is a program created by David Sloan Wilson at the University of Binghamton, and later adopted at other faculties that have joined into the EvoS international consortium.

Stable isotopes in Ecology and Environment: a tool to integrate scales and complexity

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 organic matter in the soil. Samples from those matrices can provide a record for such changes across a given length of time and / or space. Also, ecological and physiological processes often reflect on stable isotope ratios, again setting a record in plant, animal or other living tissues.

Celebração do Dia Mundial da Abelha

O Dia Mundial da Abelha assinala-se a 20 de maio. Para assinalar esta data, o Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais (cE3c) e a Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia (SPEN​) prepararam várias atividades online para dar a conhecer a diversidade e importância destes insetos.

Acompanhe o calendário de talks online, transmitidas em direto às 17h30, no canal YouTube do cE3c:

Advanced R for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Objectives: provide students with statistical knowledge and tools to manipulate, analyze and visualize biological data with R. Introduction to modeling, simulations and Bayesian statistics. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to apply the knowledge obtained to data from their own work. Depending on the interests of the participants some of the content can be adjusted to focus more on examples from evolutionary biology or from ecology.