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PhD student


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Environmental Stress and Functional Ecology


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Alice Nunes

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are: the ecophysiology and functional diversity of Mediterranean vegetation; plant functional traits and diversity; ecological restoration and rehabilitation of degraded sites; plant facilitation and competition in the context of restoration; soil restoration; soil contamination; desertification.

 

Academic Qualifications

- 2010 – MSc in Biostatistics (University of Lisbon)

- 2003 5-year college graduation in Biology (University of Lisbon)

 

Recent Publications

Príncipe A.S., Nunes A., Pinho P., Rosário L., Correia O. & Branquinho C. 2014. Modeling the long-term natural regeneration potential of woodlands in semi-arid regions to guide restoration efforts. European Journal of Forest Research 133(4):757-767.

Nunes A., Oliveira G., Cabral M.S., Branquinho C. & Correia O. 2014. Beneficial effect of pine thinning in mixed plantations through changes in the understory functional composition. Ecological Engineering 70:387-396.

Branquinho C., Nunes A., Santos-Reis M., Correia O., Matos P., Pinho P., Munzi S., Tápia S. 2013. Guia de Campo da Região de Neves Corvo. Uma Mina de Biodiversidade. Coordenação geral, Gama H. & Branquinho C. Lundin mining, Somincor, FCUL.pp 196. ISBN 978-972-97081-2-1

Oliveira G., Clemente A., Nunes A. & Correia O. 2013. Limitations to recruitment of native species in hydroseeding mixtures. Ecological Engineering 57:18-26.

Oliveira G., Nunes A., Clemente A. & Correia O. 2012. Testing Germination of Species for Hydroseeding Degraded Mediterranean Areas. Restoration Ecology 20:623–630.

Meira J., Clemente A., Oliveira O., Nunes A. & Correia O. 2011. Post-fire and post-quarry rehabilitation succession in mediterranean ecosystems: implications for ecological restoration. Ecological Engineering 37(8):1132-1139.

Oliveira G., Nunes A., Clemente A. & Correia O. 2011. Effect of substrate treatments on survival and growth of Mediterranean shrubs in a revegetated quarry: An eight-year study. Ecological Engineering 37(2):255-259.

Nunes A., Mexia T., Clemente A., Correia A.I. & Correia O. 2009. Caracterização da vegetação de uma pedreira restaurada face aos locais de referência (Serra da Arrábida, Portugal). Portugaliae Acta Biologica 23(1-4):243-276.

Werner C., Loichot A., Oliveira G., Nunes A., Clemente A.S. & Correia O. 2005. Ecological restoration of limestone quarries: a case study. Proceedings of the 1st international Forum on ecological construction of Beijing (FECB2005), Beijing, China. pp. 152-163.

Nunes A., Brugnolli E., Máguas C. & Correia O. 2004. Efeito da deposição de poeiras calcárias na absorvância foliar de espécies mediterrânicas. Revista de Biologia 22(1-4):143-151.

 

Ongoing Projects

  • Modeling ecosystem structure and functional diversity as early- warning indicators of desertification and land - degradation - from regional to local level (PTDC/AAC-CLI/104913/2008).

  • 2002-2011 - Ecological management of revegetated areas. A case study in mediterranena calcareous quarries. Scientific Assessory to SECIL (Ciment Factory).