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  - -, que se irá realizar no campus de Ciências ULisboa, entre 29 de julho e 2 de agosto de 2019.

15th European Ecological Federation (EEF) Congress

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.


Key Dates

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

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.

Nature-Based Design Frameworks

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.

Urban Ecology: the green within the city

The goal of this course is to provide the participants with current and practical knowledge on urban ecology, including ecological and social aspects. It aims at providing an integrated approach on urban socio-ecological systems. The focus of the course will extend from learning how to assess ecosystem services, the use of ecological indicators, to evaluate the status and trends of the environment, as well as, people’s perceptions and knowledge regarding biodiversity and ecosystem services.