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Atmospheric Research's top 5 downloaded articles is headed by CESAM paper
Terre de Femmes, from Yves Rocher Foundation awarded to CESAM Member

Milene Matos will be the national representative in the World Final in Paris


CESAM Member amongst 30 most cited in Europe in the Toxicology area

Amongst the 30 most cited reseachers in Europe in the Toxicology area, whithin the publications from 2005 to 2011, in the Lab Times journal ranking, build from ISI Web of Knowledge data, we can find Amadeu Soares, Director of Department of Biology and Vice-Director of CESAM in number 29.

Additional details http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=41638

COST action FA1405 “Using three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods to enhance crop protection and production“

CESAM post-doc, Ana Cristina Esteves, appointed as Management Committee substitute of the COST action FA1405 “Using three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods to enhance crop protection and production“.

Crop plants interact with both arthropods and microorganisms, including pests that reduce yields (in Europe up to 20% annually) and mutualists that promote yield. Direct and indirect interactions between microorganisms and arthropods on crops can strongly modify their impacts on yield. For instance, herbivores and pathogens can facilitate each other, causing additional yield loss. On the other hand, beneficial microorganisms can induce defenses that protect plants against herbivores. There is thus potential to enhance crop production and reduce pesticide use if we can better predict and manage Crop-Arthropod-Microorganism (CAMo) interactions to our advantage. Currently, knowledge of CAMo interactions is limited due to historical separation of the involved research fields. This COST Action will therefore combine existing expertise on CAMo interactions in Europe, from basic and strategic research to agri-R&D companies, and form an interdisciplinary platform and incubator for research on mechanisms, impacts and utilization of CAMo interactions on crop yield. The COST Action will also strengthen the careers of both female and young researchers, connect the newest research in the field with its applied use, and develop new monitoring and management support systems and CAMo-based applications.  http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/fa/Actions/FA1405

COST action 'Pine pitch canker - strategies for management of Gibberella circinata in greenhouses and forests (PINESTRENGTH)
CESAM researcher, Artur Alves, appointed as national representative of the COST action 'Pine pitch canker - strategies for management of Gibberella circinata in greenhouses and forests (PINESTRENGTH)'
The main aim of this Action is to establish a European-focused network to increase knowledge of the biology, ecology and pathways of spread of G. circinata, to examine the potential for the development of effective and environmentally-friendly prevention and mitigation strategies and to deliver these outcomes to stakeholders and policy makers. To that end, a multidisciplinary approach will be taken, including researchers, forest managers and policy makers from (initially) 27 countries focused on the common problem of pitch canker, making PINESTRENGTH highly innovative.
More details about this COST action: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/fps/Actions/FP1406
European Geosciences Union - Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Awards 2014 - Tiago Abreu

The 2014 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Awards is awarded to Tiago Abreu for the poster entitled:

Influence of nonlinear waves on sandbar migrations using Monte Carlo simulations (Abreu, T.; Figueiredo, F.; Silva, P. A.).

Tiago Abreu is a recent PhD postgraduate student in Civil Engineering in the specialty of Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment obtained at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. At this moment, he works as adjunct professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the Polytechnic of Porto (IPP) – School of Technology (ISEP), Portugal. He is also full member of the Associated Laboratory CESAM (Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies) and his research focuses on coastal sediment dynamics. The presentation at the EGU 2014 explored the ability of practical sediment transport models, recognized to capture the interaction between non-linear waves and undertow currents, to predict sandbar migrations.

L’Oréal Portugal for Women in Science Award to CESAM member

Vânia Calisto is one of the three scientists awarded with the L’Oréal Portugal for Women in Science Award, with her work on water decontamination.

Do*Mar doctoral programme - call for Do*Mar / FCT scholarships is open. Deadline: 6th March 2015


The Do*Mar is an international doctoral programme offered by a consortium of Portuguese and Galician Universities and Research Institutes: Universities of Aveiro, Minho, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela and Coruña, the Instituto Español de Oceanografia and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas. The School of Biology of the St. Andrews University (Scotland), the Station Biologique de Roscoff of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France) and the Instituto de Oceanografia of the University of São Paulo (Brasil) are associated members of the consortium.

 Do*Mar has a duration of 3 years and has 4 curricular branches: i) Ocean Observation and Global Change; ii) Sustainable Use of Marine Resources; iii) Integrated Management of the Sea; and iv) Technological Progress, Engineering and Business Management. This doctoral programme requires a compulsory co-supervision by a professor or researcher at a Portuguese partner and at a non-Portuguese partner. Therefore, a mandatory mobility period and placement at a non-Portuguese institution is involved (minimum 6 months, maximum 24 months). Candidates that successfully complete the programme will receive a joint diploma issued by the Portuguese and Galician universities. A dual diploma may be issued if the mandatory away stay is in one of the associated partners.

If you plan to apply to any of the Portuguese universities of Do*Mar:
Continue in this web site, which provides information on the structure of the doctoral programme and on the application procedures to the Portuguese grant programme.
If you want to know more about Do*Mar and the Campus do Mar initiative:
If you want to know more about Do*Mar, the Galician grant programme and the Campus do Mar initiative go to http://campusdomar.es/phd-in-m.....r/?lang=es.

Additional Details: http://www.campusdomar-pt-domar.net/

UA participates in a study on road accidents with wild animals