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+BIO@CIBIO – Recovering native vegetation after invasion through ecological monitoring

+BIO@CIBIO – Recovering native vegetation after invasion through ecological monitoring

+Bio@CIBIO is a participatory, volunteer-based project to be held in CIBIO-InBIO’s ‘green’ areas (Campus de Vairão) which intends to create a living-laboratory by developing an experimental patch coupled with long-term ecological monitoring. This patch, located nearby CIBIO-InBIO’s ‘north’ parking lot, is nowadays heavily invaded by Acacia spp. along with Eucalyptus globulus and our goal is to recover this area into a climacic forest (Quercus robur woodland). This will be accomplished through an experimental design which entails testing several selective management techniques such as selective cutting, prescribed fire, plantation (among other). We intend to unveil the best and most effective way to recover this area into its natural and native vegetation, while we monitor the natural dynamics and recovery processes of this highly changed ecosystem, heavily threatened by invasive plants. This approach intends to monitor the largest possible number of species groups (from flora to fauna), encompassing all knowledge levels inside CIBIO-InBIO, in way to promote a fruitful interaction between volunteer researchers and students.


To join us and lend a hand to recover the natural vegetation please click here.

Team
Principal Investigator
Paulo Célio Alves

Paulo Célio Alves

Position: Associate Professor
Group:
CONGEN
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Researchers
Ana Perera Leg

Ana Perera Leg

Position: Auxiliary Researcher
Groups:
AP, PHENEVOL
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António Emilio Ferrand de Almeida Múrias dos Santos

António Emilio Ferrand de Almeida Múrias dos Santos

Position: Assistant Professor
Groups:
HUMANEVOL, MarChange
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Helena Canha Pinto Hespanhol

Helena Canha Pinto Hespanhol

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Group:
ECOCHANGE
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Joana Maria Mendonça Marques

Joana Maria Mendonça Marques

Position: Collaborator
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Joana Raquel Silva Vicente

Joana Raquel Silva Vicente

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Group:
ECOCHANGE
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João Francisco Gonçalves

João Francisco Gonçalves

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Group:
ECOCHANGE
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João José Pradinho Honrado

João José Pradinho Honrado

Position: Assistant Professor
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Paulo Jorge Rodrigues Farinha Marques

Paulo Jorge Rodrigues Farinha Marques

Position: Associate Professor
Group:
LPDM
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Pedro Andrade

Pedro Andrade

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Groups:
EVOLGEN, TROPBIO
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Pedro Sousa

Pedro Sousa

Position: Research Assistant
Group:
APPLECOL
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Sónia Alexandra Fernandes Ferreira

Sónia Alexandra Fernandes Ferreira

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Groups:
APPLECOL, COMPBIO
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Students
Ana Margarida Robalinho Medeiros

Ana Margarida Robalinho Medeiros

Position: PhD Student
Group:
LPDM
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Carlos Magno Martins Vila-Viçosa

Carlos Magno Martins Vila-Viçosa

Position: PhD Student
Groups:
ECOCHANGE, PLANTBIO
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Pedro Jorge Lobo Martins Coelho

Pedro Jorge Lobo Martins Coelho

Position: PhD Student
Groups:
AP, PHENEVOL
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State
Ongoing
Proponent Institution
CIBIO-InBIO
Dates
2019
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