• 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
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecological patterns and processes across scales: application to river networks (RIVERSCALE)

 

This project looks at the diversity of riparian vegetation within the entire geographical region of continental Portugal using data collected under the Water Framework Directive. Its major novelty is to add to the study of biodiversity its scaling properties. "Scaling properties" are those observed when one considers simultaneously several scales. Often, diversity measures, such as the species abundance distribution, are analysed at one single scale, implying that the scale chosen is representative of all other scales. However, that is rarely the case. Therefore, we argue that, instead of looking at only one scale, we should study how diversity changes across scales. This project encompasses basic and applied ecology. On the basic side is the exploration of new ways of describing ecological patterns and their relations with known processes. On the applied side is the collection of information that can be used in conservation and management projects.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
 
Research Team:
 
César Capinha

César Capinha

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Henrique Miguel Pereira

Henrique Miguel Pereira

Coordinating Researcher

 
Saeid Alirezazadeh

Saeid Alirezazadeh

Post-Doc Researcher

 
 
Other Members:
Patricia M Rodríguez-González, Filipe Eduardo Parreiras Silva Dias
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
ICETA-UP (CIBIO-InBIO)
 
Funded by:
FCT
 
Dates:
2018 (Duration: 3 years)
 
Participant Institutions:
CIBIO-InBIO, Instituto Superior de Agronomia
 
Reference:
028729-02/SAICT/2017