Hands on Functional Diversity: from Ecological Indicators to Ecosystem Services

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. This includes the selection of functional traits and calculation of Functional Diversity Indexes. Examples of the application of this knowledge will be given regarding Ecological Indicators and Ecosystem Services.

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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.

Colégio ULisboa POLAR2E

O POLAR2E tem como objetivo criar sinergias em áreas como as ciências da criosfera, a modelação climática, a ecologia de ambientes extremos, a deteção remota, a construção em ambientes extremos, a astrobiologia e a engenharia aeroespacial dentro da Universidade.