A British Ecological Society anunciou esta sexta-feira, dia 30 de novembro, os vencedores do concurso anual de fotografia Capturing Ecology. Entre as várias fotografias premiadas encontram-se as de Adrià López Baucells, estudante do programa doutoral Biodiversidade, Genética e Evolução e investigador do polo de Ciências ULisboa do Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais.
Cristina Máguas, docente do Departamento de Biologia Vegetal de Ciências ULisboa, coordenadora do cE3c e vice-presidente da Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia, foi eleita por unanimidade para o cargo de presidente da Federação Europeia de Ecologia (FEE). Cristina Máguas toma posse a 1 de janeiro de 2019 e a sua presidência irá coincidir com a 15.ª Conferência da Federação - https://eeflisbon2019.org/ -, que se irá realizar no campus de Ciências ULisboa, entre 29 de julho e 2 de agosto de 2019.
The overarching theme of this conference, Embedding Ecology in Sustainable Development Goals, is intended to promote discussions and interactions on how to integrate basic and applied ecological research, and their trans-disciplinarily impacts, for the effective implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Researchers and various stakeholders will have the opportunity to share outputs and innovative solutions in discussion forums, roundtables, and workshops.
“A Federação Europeia de Ecologia (FEE) tem objetivos muito claros – um deles é o de alargar o conhecimento ecológico à Europa”, diz Cristina Máguas, primeira portuguesa a ser eleita presidente da rede europeia de ecólogos. A tomada de posse ocorre em janeiro de 2019.
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With this course, we aim at providing the participants with the basics of lichen biology and ecology, biomonitoring and data analysis methods to allow the use of lichens for the interpretation of the environmental conditions and the development of a responsible scientific-based environmental management.
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.
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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. Nature-based solutions use the features and complex system processes of nature, such as its ability to store carbon and regulate water flow, to achieve desired outcomes, such as reduced disaster risk, improved human well-being and socio-ecological inclusiveness.
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