• 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
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal4cast - Linking habitat heterogeneity with physiology and metapopulation structure to forecast effects of climate change on continental scales

 

The aim of this project is to develop robust methods for forecasting the effects of climate change across multiple key species and at continental scales.

We are using a macro-biogeographic approach to understand how the distribution of macrohabitats determines metapopulation and metacommunity structure and change on continental scales. We will gather environmental data from our network of biomimetic sensors already deployed along the study area (from Algarve to Scotland) in combination with rapid geomorphological surveys to identify thermal refugia. Then, we will validate multi-species models with historical biogeography, using historical oceanography to hindcast patterns of biodiversity in the coastal zone over 20 degrees of latitude during the past 50-150 years.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Fernando Pádua Silva e Lima

Fernando Pádua Silva e Lima

Auxiliary Researcher

 
Research Team:
 
Ana Filipa Oliveira Gomes

Ana Filipa Oliveira Gomes

Research Assistant

 
 
Miguel Mena Matos Gandra

Miguel Mena Matos Gandra

Research Assistant

 
Rui Seabra

Rui Seabra

Post-Doc Researcher

 
 
Other Members:
David Sunderland Wethey
 
State:
Concluded
 
Proponent Institution:
Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/UP)
 
Funded by:
FCT
 
Dates:
2012 (Duration: 4 years)
 
Reference:
FCT (PTDC/MAR/117568/2010)