Caring about the future

ConBio – Contaminación en un contexto de cambio global: interacciones que amenazan la biodiversidad
Coordinator - Cristiano V.M. Araújo
CESAM Responsible researcher - Isabel Lopes
Programme - LINCGLOBAL 2021
Execution dates - 2021-07-01 - 2023-12-31 (30 Months)
Funding Entity - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
Total Funding - 28458.44 €
Proponent Institution - Instituto de Ciencias de Andalucia (ICMAN-CSIC)
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Universidad de Cádiz, Universidade Federal do Sul e Sudeste do Pará, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabi, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade de Coimbra

Project Description
Ecotoxicological studies usually evaluate the effects of pollutants by considering a continuous contact of organisms with them. This is factual in environments where contamination is distributed evenly or in cases where organisms cannot escape to other areas. However, when the dispersion of contamination is heterogeneous, some organisms can detect the risks of continuous exposure and migrate to more favourable areas, leading to a loss of local biodiversity. This project, aims to offer a novel tool that allows simulating the chemical heterogeneity of the environment, to evaluate how the interaction between pollution and other elements of global change alters the spatial distribution of biodiversity and its ecology. Further information at:

CESAM members on this project
Isabel Maria Cunha Antunes Lopes
CESAM Responsible researcher

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020