Welcome to CBA

The CBA is a research centre housed at Faculdade de Ciências, with an extension at the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, both part of the Universidade de Lisboa. CBA develops activities of research and technology transfer in the areas of Biodiversity, Environmental Biology and Evolutionary Biology. Read more


The results of the evaluation of the scientific research conducted by the Portuguese R&D Units in the last six years were announced last December and the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (CE3C) was assessed as Excellent (classification: 23/25) recognising the unit’s scientific merit by international standards. This evaluation was performed by an international panel of scientists in the frame of an agreement between the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), the public agency responsible for implementing the science and technology policy of the Portuguese government, and the European Science Foundation (ESF). The evaluation took into account the unit’s performance indicators since the last periodic evaluation (2007/2008) and the research strategies and planned work for the next six years (2015/2020), as well as a site visit conducted by a specialized evaluation panel in September 26. This included a presentation of the strategic programme by the unit’s Coordinator and interviews with the executive board and young researchers, including PhD students and grant holders. Details of the CE3C’s strategic programme for 2015/2020 can be found here.


From January 2015 onwards the Centre of Environmental Biology (CBA), a R&D unit based at the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon University (FCUL) since 1994, will change name to Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (Ce3C). This new designation accompanies an internal restructuring which resulted from the integration of two new research groups originating from other R&D units: the "Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Modeling (CCIAM) Group" (previously part of the Laboratory of Systems, Instrumentation and Modeling for Environment and Space Sciences and Technologies at FCUL), and the "Azorean Biodiversity Group (ABG)" (previously integrated at the "Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agrárias", Azores University). Ce3C’s main objective is to perform research that addresses societal challenges in ecology, evolution and the environment—the three Es in the new Centre’s name.

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Darwin's Legacy Tea Party (April, 17th - 9.00 a.m. room 3.2.15) is a multidisciplinary display of the man's scientific legacy, celebrating the gradual change that science undertook throughout time, leading to modern research.
We will share our interests and revive one of the main, and most fun, activities in classical scientific times: a public debate. Register for free at: http://bit.ly/1FcX21q

Simpósio em Ciência e Sociedade - 24 Abril de 2015, 13.00h-17.30h, anfiteatro 6.2.53 da Faculdade de Ciências. Entrada Livre, mediante inscrição prévia nesta página, onde também poderá consultar o programa completo:


In the frame of the 2nd stage of the evaluation process of national R&D units, last September 26th, took place the site visit to our new centre - CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES (CE3C). The evaluation panel was composed by Giuseppe Scarascia-Mugnozza, Mark Johnson and Francesco Loreto, and had the support of FCT staff Margarida Marcelino.

INFOCE3C#1 CE3C has published a new newsletter about the research, activities, workshops, events, scholarships, etc., related with Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes. It is distributed by e-mail every Monday and it is written in Portuguese to reach a wider public. Read the first number here. To subscribe INFOCE3C please send an e-mail to ce3cdiv@ciencias.ulisboa.pt.  

INFOCE3C#2 available here. To subscribe INFOCE3C please send an e-mail to ce3cdiv@ciencias.ulisboa.pt.

INFOCE3C#3 available here. To subscribe INFOCE3C please send an e-mail to ce3cdiv@ciencias.ulisboa.pt.

INFOCE3C#4 available here. To subscribe INFOCE3C please send an e-mail to ce3cdiv@ciencias.ulisboa.pt.

“XV Simpósio Luso-Espanhol de Nutrição Mineral das Plantas” - NutriPLANTA 2014 (http://www.congressos.abreu.pt/Nutriplanta2014/) will take place in Lisbon, at Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (Campo Grande), Portugal, from the 6th to the 8th December, 2014.

Seminário para publicadores e utilizadores de dados
do Global Biodiversity Information Facility
- FCUL, December 12, 09.30h - Room 2.2.14. More infromation here.

1st Junior Researchers CE3C Meeting - December 17-18, 2014 - In Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência. OPEN ATTENDANCE TO EVERYONE! More information here.


Sara Magalhães, researcher of the CE3C Evolutionary Ecology group, in collaboration with Emilie Macke and Isabelle Olivieri from the University of Montpellier, published the following paper in the last number of Current Biology: “Local Mate Competition Mediates Sexual Conflict over Sex Ratio in a Haplodiploid Spider Mite”. More information here and here.

A new edition of the Course "Identificação de peixes dos ecossistemas fluviais de Portugal" (organized by MUHNAC, CE3C e MARE) will be held in Lisbon at de MUHNAC from 24-28 November 2014. Find more information here and here.

CBA/CE3C is organizing a new set of Advanced Courses to be held mostly in 2015! These Courses are of high interest in the formation of students enrolling in the first year of the Doctoral Programmes in Biology (UL), Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (UL and UP) and Biology and Ecology of Global Changes (UL and UA), for whom they are free. The Courses can also be attended by post-graduate students of other Doctoral Programmes or master students in Biology and related areas, and others with basic adequate formation. Read more here.

The executive committee is organizing two CBA Seminars, I (1st semester) and II (2nd semester) that will take place during 2014/2015. Deadline for application in Seminar I: 8 October 2014. Find more information here.

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since 21.03.2012