Os ecossistemas da cidade ao serviço do bem-estar humano

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.

Ponto de encontro
Auditório do Caleidoscópio - Centro Académico da Universidade de Lisboa

Soil ecology and ecosystem services

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

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

Understanding nitrogen impacts on dry dunes and dune wetlands

Laurence Jones
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.

Global and long-term effects of nitrogen on ecosystems

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.