• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 

StateShifts – Predicting changes in stable states of energetic trophic networks under climate change

 

Global environmental changes are driving biodiversity loss at unprecedented rates. By providing ecosystem services, biodiversity contributes up to 50% of the GNP internationally every year. Simply put, the loss of biodiversity constitutes a global threat to both human welfare and global stability. This realization has led to a growing interest in forecasting biological responses from local to global scales and from genes to ecosystems. Yet, our ability to predict the long-term consequences of global environmental changes on biodiversity and the associated ecosystem services remains severely limited.
StateShift propose a novel approach to forecasting changes in biodiversity that overcomes some of the limitations of current approaches: modelling stable states and shifts in the architecture of food webs.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Miguel B. Araújo

Miguel B. Araújo

Visiting Full Professor

 
Research Team:
 
 
David Vieites Rodriguez

David Vieites Rodriguez

Coordinating Researcher

 
 
Manuel Mendoza García

Manuel Mendoza García

Collaborator

 
Miguel Matias

Miguel Matias

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Natália Nascimento e Melo

Natália Nascimento e Melo

Communication Officer

 
 
Other Members:
Carla Pinto da Cruz, Carlos Correia Ramos
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
InBIO/UE
 
Funded by:
FCT
 
Dates:
2015
 
Participant Institutions:
Unidade de Investigação: Cátedra "Rui Nabeiro" - Biodiversidade, CIBIO - Universidade de Évora (CRNB-CIBIO-UE), Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade de Recursos Genéticos (CIBIO/ICETA-Porto/UP), Centro de Investigação em Matemática e Aplicações (CIMA/UE), Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais Mediterrânicas (ICAAM/UE)
 
Reference:
PTDC/AAG-MAA/3764/2014