• 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
 
 

 

 

 
Nuno Miguel Cabral Queiroz
 

Projects

 
Research Projects  Research Contracts
 
 

ThermalBuffer – The buffering effects of upwelling and geomorphology on coastal warming

 

ThermalBuffer will use novel methodologies to characterise environmental variability at scales relevant to organisms. It will explicitly analyse factors like upwelling, geomorphology, and coastal shape, which are independent of climate change, and mostly stationary. While dynamic drivers such as weather set the available energy, static drivers locally ameliorate or exacerbate thermal conditions, controlling the establishment thermal refugia. The interplay between these two types of drivers is probably responsible for the complex stress patterns found across the European Atlantic rocky coast. Thermal refugia may allow species to extend their distribution to areas otherwise uninhabitable, and may act as thermal buffers, overriding the long-term warming trend. Our mechanistic approach will yield robust forecasts of the effects of climate change on continental and centennial scales. Given its strong technological component, this project will foster innovation and socio-economic development.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Fernando Pádua Silva e Lima

Fernando Pádua Silva e Lima

Auxiliary Researcher

 
Research Team:
 
 
Bruno Loureiro

Bruno Loureiro

Research Technician

 
Claudia Meneghesso

Claudia Meneghesso

PhD Student

 
Nuno Miguel Cabral Queiroz

Nuno Miguel Cabral Queiroz

Auxiliary Researcher

 
Rui Seabra

Rui Seabra

Post-Doc Researcher

 
 
Other Members:
Luís Pereira (BioDiv 2019, Portugal), Francisco Arenas Parra (CIIMAR, UP, Portugal), João Marco Martins (INL, Braga, Portugal), David S Wethey (University of South Carolina, USA), Michael Burrows (Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK)
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
ICETA-UP (CIBIO-InBIO)
 
Funded by:
FCT, FEDER-COMPETE
 
Dates:
2018 (Duration: 3 years)
 
Participant Institutions:
CIBIO-InBIO, INL
 
Reference:
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031088; PTDC/BIA-BMA/31088/2017