Ecossistemas

Visita guiada ao núcleo “Os jardins nos fundos da Biblioteca Nacional: Quintas de Recreio” por Ana Duarte Rodrigues, Universidade de Lisboa por Ana Duarte Rodrigues, professora do Departamento de História e Filosofia das Ciências, coordenadora do Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia e assessora científica deste módulo da exposição.

Speaking “nature”: Methods for measuring the impact of environmental pollution on ecosystems

Objectives: The course aims at enabling the participants to use different methods to measure the impacts of pollutants on ecosystems. Basic knowledge will be provided through theoretical and practical lessons on how to select and use the most suitable metrics based on the analysis of multiple compartments of the ecosystems.

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Apresentação da Infraestrutura CoastNet

CoastNet - Rede Portuguesa de Monitorização Costeira é uma infraestrutura de investigação MARE, que faz parte do Roteiro Nacional de Infraestruturas de Investigação de Interesse Estratégico (RNIE-FCT). Através do seu funcionamento estão a ser monitorizados os ecossistemas costeiros portugueses, com recolha de parâmetros físicos, químicos e biológicos, obtidos remotamente e disponibilizados quase em tempo real (www.coastnet.pt).

Soil ecology and ecosystem services

Objectives: 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 deliver goods and services for humans. It is striking that all these issues interact around one common resource - SOIL and its biodiversity.

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.

The specific objectives are:

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