Centre for Environmental Biology

Past Events

2013

November

CBA participated on the Science and Technology Week 2013 where several activities occured. This year the Science and Technology Week took also place on the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. See the detailed program here.

October

The Portuguese Society for Developmental Biology (SPBD) organized its 2nd Meeting jointly with the Spanish Society for Developmental Biology (SEBD) and in association with the Portuguese Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapy (SPCE-TC) in FCUL on 24-26 October 2013. The meeting had 125 participants who contributed to the meeting with two keynote addresses, 12 talks by invited speakers, 24 short talks and 63 posters. The meeting was organized by CBA members Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir, Gabriela Rodrigues and Pedro Rifes, Élio Sucena from DBA/FCUL and IGC, and IMM members Leonor Saúde and Cláudia Gaspar. Find more information here.

October

The new PhD Program BIODIV - Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution has been approved for funding in the national call for PhD Programs launched in December 2012 by FCT. The call for applications was open between 1 and 25 of October 2013. Find more information about BIODIV Scholarships 2013-14 here, here, here(PT) and here (EN).

October

The 9th edition of Noite Europeia dos Investigadores, took place on 27th September 2013. CBA was invited to be present in the event organized by MUHNAC, and some of its members were present organizing activities, talks, etc. This event was a success, counting with more than 600 visitors in MUHNAC. Read more here and here.

July

Launch of PEERS Platform (Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research & Sustainability - Centre for Environmental Biology (CBA), Centre for Functional Ecology, Grupo de Biodiversidade dos Açores) will take place in Lisbon, on 4th July 2013, at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Anfiteatro da Fundação FCUL, C1 building, 14h. Please find the program here.

April

The event The World Cafe - A Matemática na Aventura da Terra is promoting a series of lectures in Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, from Abril to December 2013. Find more information here and here.

March

The exhibition Insectos em Ordem has opened on the 14th of March, in Viseu. This exhibition is a production of MNHNC, CBA e Tagis. Its itinerancy is promoted by the program O MUNDO NA ESCOLA, that will take the insects to 10 cities in Portugal. Find more information here (PT).

February

CBA members of the Animal Diversity and Conservation research group (Nuno M. Pedroso and Luís M. Rosalino) are two of the editors of a new book entitled "Um Olhar Sobre os Carnívoros Portugueses", in which Margarida Santos-Reis (CBA Coordinator) wrote the Preface. This book describes the mammal carnivore species inhabiting Portugal and their natural history. The launching ceremony will take place at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa on 14th February 2013 - 18h (C1 building - Auditório da FFCUL).

2012

December

Launching ceremony of PEERS Platform (Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research & Sustainability - Centre for Environmental Biology (CBA), Centre for Functional Ecology and Grupo Açores) was postponed. More information will be given soon. Please find the program here.

December

The 3rd CBA PhD Students Meeting took place on 18-19th December 2012, in Lisbon, at the INSAÚDE - Instituto de Formação e Inovação em Saúde, Lda. (Escola de Pós-graduação em Saúde e Gestão). Please check the Program here.

September

(PT) Este ano Portugal irá receber a VI Olimpíada Ibero-americana de Biologia (VI OIAB). O evento é já na próxima semana de 3 a 7 de Setembro, em Cascais. A OIAB é um concurso destinado a jovens estudantes ibero-americanos e tem como objectivo: (1) Promover o estudo das Ciências Biológicas e estimular o desenvolvimento dos jovens talentos nesta ciência; (2) Contribuir para estreitar os laços da amizade entre os países participantes e criar um marco propício para fomentar a cooperação, o entendimento e o intercâmbio das experiências.
Nesta competição, Portugal irá ser representado pelos 4 estudantes vencedores das Olimpíadas Nacionais de Biologia (ONB), que este ano foi organizada pela Ordem dos Biólogos em Colaboração com a Agência Ciência Viva. Para além dos prémios oferecidos pelos patrocinadores da ONB, estes 4 estudantes irão também receber formação laboratorial em alguns dos principais centros de investigação na área das Ciências Biológicas como é o caso da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Nacional de Recursos Biológicos, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência e ISPA - Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida. Para mais informações sobre a VI Olimpíada Ibero-americana de Biologia consulte o site oficial aqui (PT).

June

“Time for science”
Come and meet some of the science done at Centro de Biologia Ambiental (CBA).
During short-presentations get to know the research made on genes to ecosystems, and its application on biology and environmental issues.
We invite students and researchers from all scientific areas to participate and exchange ideas.
The participation of master and PhD students of all areas is highly encouraged!
Where: Fundação da FCUL Auditorium  | when: Friday, 1 June 2012, 10:00 – 17:30 | organized by CBA’s post-docs | free attendance | coffee break snacks!
Please see program here. See you there!

May

CoBIG2 - CBA Conferences. Please see program here.
(24 May - C1, FFCUL Auditorium)

May

CBA-ESFE in colaboration with Sociedade Portuguesa de Botânica (SPBotânica) will participate in the Portuguese activities of the 1st Fascination of Plant Day to be hold on May 18. This event is coordinated by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) and aims to promote the fascination and the importance of plants, all around the world.
We invite all interested to participate in two activities:
1) "Plants under glass: the fascination of reproductive structures" | "Plantas à lupa: o fascínio das estruturas reprodutoras".
2) "Wild flower country - a journey through Flora-On" | "Flora selvagem de Portugal - um olhar através do Flora-On". Learn more here (PT) and here.

April

The Congress of the Portuguese Society of Ethology - SPE2012: 9th National Congress of Ethology was held on 12th-13th of April 2012 at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) will be organized by the Centre of Environmental Biology (CBA). The National Congress of Ethology fulfils the role of gathering and updating the growing research in animal behaviour done in Portugal, and of promoting a productive interaction between researchers and students. This meeting intends to gather contributions from the different fields in this area, Physiology, Ecology, Evolution, Psychology and Neurosciences, and to present an integrative perspective of Animal Behaviour. Please see the program and more informations here.

March

On March 8-9 2012 was held ZaP 2012 - Congresso Internacional de Zooarqueologia em Portugal. This conference will focus on Zooarqueologia and the cientific research developed over the past years within this area. The conference is organized by CBA, Uniarq and NAP. Please see the programme and other informations here.

January

The exhibition "Presos no Charco - Trapped in the Pond" about the diversity of crustaceans in temporary pond, will be at National Museum of Natural History and Science (MNHNC) from January 27 until May 27. This exhibition was developed under the project CHARCOScomBIO, funded by the EDP Fund for Biodiversity. Maria José Caramujo (BAI) is co-organizer of the exhibition. Learn more here

2011

November

Within the project "Movimentos locais e regionais do sisão (Tetrax tetrax): aplicação ao desenvolvimento de uma carta de risco de colisão com linhas aéreas de distribuição de energia" supported by EDP Biodiversity Fund, the CBA in collaboration with the LPN(Liga para a Protecção da Natureza) and the CEABN-ISA (Centro de Ecologia Aplicada Baeta Neves, do Instituto Superior de Agronomia), was held on November 11 the Seminar "“Avaliação do risco de colisão de aves com linhas aéreas de distribuição de energia: o caso do Sisão" to present the final results of the project. Learn more here

October

The inauguration of the Herdade da Ribeira Abaixo (HRA) Biodiversity Station was held on October 8. This event was included on the initiative "11 Caminhos + 1 Percursos na Biodiversidade" that opened twelve stations, almost all located in Natura 2000 sites. The aim of this stations is to involve public in the observation and monitoring of local biodiversity. The inauguration  of HRA Biodiversity station was attended by about 60 participants, including the participation of the Deputy Secretary of State for Forestry and the Councillor for the Environment of Grândola municipality that funded the informative pannels located along the trail.
Here are some photos of the event.

June

CBA co-organizes the initiative "11 Caminhos + 1 Percursos na Biodiversidade" that will open twelve stations of Biodiversity almost all located in Natura 2000.
The tours will take place on weekends since June until October, and will be led by two researchers. More information and program here. Read more on press here.

May

The EvoS Symposium 2011 "The Evolution of Free Will" was held on May 14 at Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon. This symposium was part of the Commemorations of Centennial of the University of Lisbon. Here is what David Sloan Wilson, one of the speakers had to say about the symposium. See the Programme here or read more here and here.

April

The 1st CBA PostDoc Annual Meeting was on April 15 and was held on the National Museum of Natural History (Rua da Escola Politécnica, 58 -Anfiteatro Manuel Valadares). Please check the Programme available here.

January

The exhibit "Insectos em ordem" was news in Science. Read the press release and the news content here.
Take a photo tour of the exhibit "Insectos em Ordem" (MHNH) here. The exhibition is reopened from 20th January until 29th May 2011.

January

"A look at the Biodiversity and the Culture of the Brazilian Amazon" - Photography Exhibition by Flávio Barros and organized by CBA/MNHN.
The exhibition was opened from 11th January until 20th February, in Museu Nacional de História Natural (MNHN), Sala Azul. Learn more here

2010

December

The "VI Encontro Nacional de Biologia Evolutiva" was held on 22 December 2010 at "Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa", FCUL. This meeting was a joint action from Centro de Biologia Ambiental (CBA/UL) and Centro de Biociências (ISPA), and inlcuded a tribute to Prof. Carlos Almaça given by Prof. Luís Vicente (CBA).

December

Members of CBA were involved in the creation of "Rota da Biodiversidade", sponsored by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa. Read Press release here and here.

November

"International Meeting on the genetics of polyploids" will be held at FCUL from November 11th-12th, 2010. This meeting aims at promoting knowledge exchanges and discussions on the latest developments concerning polyploidy. The main topics will be: genome dynamics, gene expression, sex and reproduction. This is an innitiative by Maria Manuela Coelho, Maria João Collares-Pereira and Angela Inácio from CBA. Learn more here.

September

'Bioeventos 2nd round of Conferences will start on 29 September with Prof Hilkka Hanski from the University of Helsinky. This first conference will be held at "Anfiteatro Chimico" at R. da Escola Politécnica, 58, Lisboa. Learn more here.

September

The CBA is promoting a series of summer activities targeted for the general public and free of charge (Biologia no Verão 2010)! These include nature walks, with some lab activities. Learn more here.

March Bioeventos2010

CBA co-organizes the "Bioeventos 2010" series of innitiatives to celebrate the "International Year of Biodiversity". For more information visit http://bioeventos2010.ul.pt

2014

January

CBA is organized a new set of Advanced Courses to be held during 2014! 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, 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.

2013

October

The Workshop “IIIas Jornadas do Grupo de Trabalho de Investigação em Equídeos”, co-organized by CBA, was held on the 6th November, in the XXXVIII FEIRA NACIONAL DO CAVALO Feira de São Martinho Golegã. Find more information here.

September

The Workshop "Biodiversidade na Amazónia", will be held on the 9th October, in Anfiteatro da Fundação da FCUL, 10:30-18h. This workshop is organized with the collaboration of CBA. Find more information here.

September

The  Conservation Leaders Advisory Team WORKSHOP, will be held on the 7th October, in Anfiteatro da Fundação da FCUL, 9:30-16h. This workshop entitled “Exploring threats to recreational and sport fishing across Europe” aims to discuss openly conflicts between recreational fisheries and EU policy and other legislative frameworks and explore how to best resolve such conflicts. Find more information here.

August

CBA is organizing a new set of Advanced Courses to be held during 2014! 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, 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.

July

The executive committee is organizing two CBA Seminars, I (1st semester) and II (2nd semester) that will take place during 2013/2014. Deadline for application in Seminar I: 9 October 2013. Find more information here.

June

The Workshop "Landscapes genetics in conservation", will be held on the 28th June, in FCUL, room 2.2.15, 14:30-15:30h. Find more information here.

May

FCUL and CBA are co-organizing the workshop BIOMINAR, as scientific partners. This is a workshop about the biodiversity of Neves Corvo region, promoted by Somincor and Lundin Mining. This workshop will be held on the 31st May at the Cine-Teatro Municipal de Castro Verde, and on the 1st June at Mina de Neves Corvo. Find more information here and here.

May

The Workshop "Biodiversidade Urbana" will be held on the 22th May, at the auditorium of the Centro de Interpretação do Parque Florestal de Monsanto, 14-18h. This workshop is organized by the CBA and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa. Find more information here.

May

The Workshop "O Nemátode da Madeira do Pinheiro em Portugal", integrated in the Master Course Ecologia e Gestão Ambiental, will be held on the 6th May, in FCUL, room 2.3.13, 14-18h. This workshop is organized with the collaboration of CBA and SPECO. More information here and here.

March

A new edition of the Course "Identificação de peixes dos ecossistemas fluviais de Portugal" (organized by MNHNC, CBA e CO) will be held in Lisbon at de MNHNC from 6-10 May 2013. Find more information here and here.

2012

November

The workshop "Downscaling isoscapes to community level. Understanding the spatial patterns of functional isotope ratios", will be held in Lisbon, FCUL, from 19-21st of November, 2012.
Sponsors: SIBAE, FFCUL, CBA, CREMINER. More information can he found here.

October Sience

Este curso intensivo tem como objetivo aprofundar o conhecimento sobre as comunidades de peixes existentes nos ecossistemas fluviais portugueses. O curso terá uma forte componente prática, dando a oportunidade aos participantes de conhecer e aprender a identificar as mais de 50 espécies nativas e exóticas encontradas nos nossos rios. Será dada ênfase à distribuição geográfica das espécies, ciclos de vida, ecologia, diversidade genética e conservação. Veja mais aqui.

May

CoBiG² presents the first edition of Python 101. This course aims to be an introduction to Python, especially for biologists that want to be more productive in their analysis or that need to process huge amounts of data like what is coming from hight throughput sequencing. Learn more here and here

February

In sequence of the successful initiative in 2010/ 2011, the executive committee is organizing again in 2011/ 2012 two CBA Seminars, I (1st semester) and II (2nd semester). These seminars are thought mainly for students enrolling in their first PhD year of the Doctoral programmes in Biology (FCUL) or Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution, corresponding to 6 ECTS in each semester. They can thus be a part of the 1st year curriculum of their PhD programmes.
The seminars are also of high interest to other post-graduate students (e.g doing master studies in a Biology area, or at a more advanced year in the PhD programme, or BTI and BI researchers). The seminars are free. Please see the program and more informations here.
The deadline for applications on Seminar I is October 6, 2011 and on Seminar II is February 6, 2012!

January

CBA is organizing a new set of advanced courses to be held during 2012. 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, 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.

2011

February

CBA Seminar II
Following a successful CBA Seminar I, the second seminar - CBA Seminar II is about to start (February 23).
To inscribe in Seminar II send an email to Margarida Matos, mmatos@fc.ul.pt, with a short motivation letter and cv until February 16th, 2011. Learn more here

January

CBA is organizing a new set of advanced courses to be held during 2011. 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, 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. Learn more here

2010

November

"Biodiversity and Plant Evolution" applications dealine: October 4. Course runs from 4 - 12 November at the MNHN. (details here). Applications should be sent to Helena Cotrim (hmcotrim@fc.ul.pt)

September

'The EMBO practical course on 3D Developmental Imaging will be held in the IGC from 1-9th of October. The course is organized by Gabriel Martins and sponsored by CBA. More information can be found here.

September

Micro-Workshops 2010 series, dedicated to confocal and fluorescence microscopy, sponsored by CBA/BioFIG/Leica. "Automaticamente Brilhantes". 22 - 23 September. Learn more here.

September

'"2nd Practical Course on Phylogeography" (details here). Applications should be sent to Octávio Paulo (octavio.paulo@fc.ul.pt). More details and information here and here.

July

Applications to the following courses are accepted until June 30:

- 'Phylogeography' advanced course" (2nd ed.). The course will take place between 19-23 July at the Department of Animal Biology, FCUL (details here). Applications should be sent to Prof. Octávio Paulo (octavio.paulo@fc.ul.pt)
- "'Tropical Ecology! advanced course. The course wil take place between 13 and 17 September at the Department of Animal Biology, FCUL (details here). Applications should be sent to Cristoph Meyer (cmeyer@fc.ul.pt).
Applications to 'Global Biodiversity Change' advanced course will be accepted till July 15. The course wil take place between 6 - 10 September the Department of Animal Biology, FCUL (details here). Applications should be sent to Henrique Pereira (hmpereira@fc.ul.pt).