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CCTBON – Atlantic Ocean Coupled Coastal Temperature and Biodiversity Observation Network
 

CCTBON &ndash; Atlantic Ocean Coupled Coastal Temperature and Biodiversity Observation Network<div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: -3px; top: -20px;">&nbsp;</div>

Rocky shores are among the most thermally dynamic environments on Earth, but their thermal and biodiversity patterns remain poorly understood at continental and decadal scales. This, in turn, negatively impacts our ability to understand the link between temperature and biodiversity within the context of Global Warming.
CCTBON will make use of new, state-of-the-art temperature loggers designed by our group, and the adoption of streamlined biodiversity surveying procedures, to bypassing most issues encountered by other similar networks and implement the largest sustained temperature and biodiversity observation network of its kind in the entire globe. Focusing on a collaborative approach, the CCTBON network will comprise a lead research team at CIBIO and several regional/local collaborating research teams, deploying loggers and collecting simple, standardized biodiversity survey data from over 160 locations all over the Atlantic Ocean.
We will develop intuitive tools to assist teams during fieldwork and ensure that tasks are performed with minimal opportunities for errors. The unique coupled temperature and biodiversity dataset assembled will allow for the analysis of the link between thermal envelopes and biodiversity at an unprecedented level of detail and spatial scope. All data outputs will be made fully available to the public, and citizen science opportunities will be explored.

Team
Principal Investigator
Fernando Pádua Silva e Lima

Fernando Pádua Silva e Lima

Position: Auxiliary Researcher
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Rui Seabra

Rui Seabra

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Group:
MarChange
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Researchers
Cátia Monteiro

Cátia Monteiro

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Group:
MarChange
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Students
Luís Filipe Ferreira Pereira

Luís Filipe Ferreira Pereira

Position: PhD Student
Group:
MarChange
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Technical Staff
Bruno Loureiro

Bruno Loureiro

Position: Research Technician
Group:
MarChange
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State
Ongoing
Proponent Institution
ICETA-UP (CIBIO-InBIO)
Funded by
Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD)
Dates
2020 (Duration: 2 years)
Reference
FLAD-102/2020
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