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Nature Index 2020 – CESAM in 2nd place (national level) in the Earth and Environmental Sciences area

The Associated Laboratory CESAM - Center for Environmental and Marine Studies – holds the second place nationally in the Earth and Environmental Sciences area, according to the “Nature Index 2020” (share 2.04), therefore key to the 2nd place held by the University of Aveiro in this area (share 3.94). The University of Lisbon holds the first position (4.94; Instituto Dom Luiz - IDL share 3.55) and the University of Porto is third place (2.40). The Nature Index 2020 Annual Tables “highlight the institutions and countries that dominated high quality research in the natural sciences in 2019 as tracked by Nature Index”. This positioning confirms, once again, the quality...

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  • PERICLES Project organizes series of webinars on coastal and maritime cultural heritage

    The PERICLES project is organizing a series of webinars, and the first communication is already on May 27th at 12:00 PM. It is titled “PERICLES: understanding the coastal and maritime cultural heritage, its meanings, risks and potential” and will be given by the project coordinator, Dr. Kristen Ounanian of the Centre for Blue Governance of Aalborg University. This webinar aims to present an overview of the project, as well as some of the results obtained over the last two years, highlighting the regional case studies, the participatory approach of the project and the portal used for heritage mapping and promotion of citizen science. It will last one hour and will be in English. The event is free of charge, but requires prior registration. By registering you are giving us your consent to contact you if there is a change in the schedule. Your data will not be used for any other purpose. We would like to monitor the country of origin of participants, but this information will not be associated with any participant. After the webinar you will be invited to fill out a feedback form. All webinars will be recorded and made available on the PERICLES project website: Please share this event and help us reach a wider audience. You can also follow us on Twitter (@PericlesProject) and Facebook (@PericlesProject), and join the conversation using the hashtag #PericlesWebinar.

  • COVID-19 info

    Dear CESAM member: Taking into account the current situation and the recommendations by the Portuguese Government and the Rector of the University of Aveiro, CESAM staff has been reduced to a minimum possible onsite - the administrative staff is working remotely (those who are not on leave due to assistance to children). Until further notice, all communications with any staff member should favor the use of email and/or phone calls. As requested before please use institutional emails -this facilitates the correct and fastest way of response. We will try to keep things running as smoothly as possible. Please keep following the current situation which is updated regularly in the University of Aveiro website       Imagem de mohamed Hassan por Pixabay 


  • Book on fish, recipes and traditions of the Minho River with support from CESAM Professors

    The COOPERMINHO project, which includes Professor Ulisses M Azeiteiro and Professor Mário Pereira, led by the Municipality of Vila Nova de Cerveira, through the ‘Rio Minho Aquamuseu’, actively involving the University of Aveiro and the University of Porto, take part in the edition of contents of this book, many of them, recipe texts with historical and ethnographic background by João Guterres, gathering scientific data about the mentioned species. “In the Cooperminho project, which seeks to enhance the fish resources of the Minho River and the associated socio-cultural heritage, as well as promoting the sustainability of the exploited resources, we could not fail to support the coming into public view of this work,” explains Professor Ulisses M Azeiteiro. The greatest attention of the work goes to the migrating species of the Minho river, namely lamprey, shad and eel, as well as their ethnobiology, traditions and gastronomy, all involved in a historical context. Soon in bookstores. GUTERRES, J. (2019). Peixes do rio Minho e não só. Receitas com história. In L. M. CUNHA, A. P. MOURA, PEREIRA M. J. & AZEITEIRO U. M. (Eds). Porto: Edições Afrontamento (ISBN: 978-972-36-1799-3) Pp257  

  • CESAM researchers are the guest editors of a special edition of the Journal "Forests"

    Gória Pinto and Joana Amaral, CESAM researchers, and also Jorge Martin Garcia (University of Valladolid and Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute, Spain) are the guest editors of a special edition of the Journal "Forests", titled ‘Forest Tree Stress Biology: From Fundamental Research to Emerging Opportunities’. Submissions until December 31, 2020.   + info:

  • CESAM´s researcher is guest editor of a special edition of the Journal "Applied Sciences"

    Roberto Martins, CESAM´s researcher, and Olga Kaczerewska, CICECO´s researcher, are the guest editors of a special edition completely dedicated to Green Nanotechnology, to be published in the Journal "Applied Sciences". Submissions until January 31, 2021. +info:

  • CESAM´s researcher discovered a new species through Twitter

    A new species for science was discovered through Twitter by Ana Sofia Reboleira, who identified a American millipede, shared by a scientist in the United States. The fungus was called "Troglomyces twiterii". The discovery occurred when Ana Sofia Reboleira observed on Twitter a photo of an American millipede, shared by her colleague Derek Hannen, in which she noticed the presence of the fungus. Laboulbeniales are highly specialized arthropod-associated fungi. The majority of the almost 2200 known species live on insects, although they also occur on other arthropod hosts. Recently, the number of Laboulbeniales associated with millipedes has increased considerably. Here we describe the first species of a Laboulbeniales fungus, Troglomyces twitteri sp. nov., from an American millipede. The new species was initially discovered on a photo of Cambala annulata (Say, 1821) from Ohio, USA, which had been shared on Twitter. A subsequent microscopic study of Cambala millipedes in museum collections in Denmark and France confirmed the discovery.   + info:  

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