Por Marisa Graça (Researcher at CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto).
Trends in ecosystem services for the montado landscape in Portugal: insights from a stakeholder participatory process across scales
Inês T. do Rosário 1, R.Rebelo 1, U. Caser 2, L. Vasconcelos 3 & M. Santos-Reis 1
Safeguarding water availability for food and ecosystems - the role of environmental flows in integrated assessments
Por Amandine Pastor (External Collaborator - CCIAM Group).
Os jardins de uma cidade são muito mais do que apenas uma zona fresca e de lazer. Como contribuem para melhorar a qualidade do ar nas cidades? Como é que a sua vegetação regula a temperatura de uma cidade? Neste evento, de entrada livre, convidamos todos a descobrirem o jardim do Campo Grande com outros olhos e perceber como este e outros espaços verdes da cidade melhoram a nossa qualidade de vida.
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Auditório do Caleidoscópio - Centro Académico da Universidade de Lisboa
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.
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.
Date: January 15th, 2018 to January 19th, 2018
Deadline for Applications: December 15th, 2017
Por Maria C. Caldeira (Centro de Estudos Florestais, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa).
Por Rafael Mendes (Instituto de Oceanografia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brasil).
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Bangor, Environment Centre Wales, North Wales, UK
There is increasing evidence of the effects that excess nitrogen has on semi-natural ecosystems globally, affecting vegetation, soils and ecosystem processes. Although coastal systems can be highly dynamic and in some cases receive inputs of nitrogen from marine sources, sand dune ecosystems have also been shown to be sensitive to nitrogen.
A two-week international training school on the multiple effects of atmospheric nitrogen in ecosystems. The school will provide training in a holistic approach of key aspects related to N issues under the WAGES concept (nitrogen threats to Water, Air, Greenhouse gases balance, Ecosystems and Soils), with a long-term perspective. This edition will focus on Air quality, Ecosystems and Biodiversity.