• 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
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+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.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Paulo Célio Alves

Paulo Célio Alves

Associate Professor

 
Research Team:
 
 
Ana Perera Leg

Ana Perera Leg

Auxiliary Researcher

 
 
 
Helena Canha Pinto Hespanhol

Helena Canha Pinto Hespanhol

Post-Doc Researcher

 
 
Joana Raquel Silva Vicente

Joana Raquel Silva Vicente

Post-Doc Researcher

 
João Francisco Gonçalves

João Francisco Gonçalves

Post-Doc Researcher

 
João José Pradinho Honrado

João José Pradinho Honrado

Assistant Professor

 
Paulo Jorge Mendes Alves

Paulo Jorge Mendes Alves

Research Assistant

 
 
Pedro Andrade

Pedro Andrade

Post-Doc Researcher

 
 
Pedro Sousa

Pedro Sousa

Research Assistant

 
 
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
CIBIO-InBIO
 
Dates:
2019