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Impacts of afforestation and climate variability on water-related ecosystem services in Mediterranean river basins
Coordinator - João Pedro Carvalho Nunes
Execution dates - 2013-05-01 - 2015-04-30 (24 Months)
Funding Entity - DAAD
Funding for CESAM - 4000 €
Total Funding - 14000 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Participating Institutions
Dresden University of Technology

Portugal has undergone significant afforestation in recent decades, which has had impacts on the provision of water-related ecosystem services, difficult to assess due to the masking effect of inter-annual climate variability. This project addresses the problem for the Águeda river basin using an eco-hydrological modeling approach, focusing on the impacts of pine and eucalypt afforestation on water balance and at addressing specific issues relevant to local stakeholders.

Members on this project

Celeste Coelho
Jan Jacob Keizer

Coordinator - CESAM

CESAM Funding: