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Impacts of fires in the carbon cycle will be studied at CESAM


UA project aims to quantify indirect effects of fires in pine forests.

Is the carbon dioxide fixed by plants via photosynthesis following a fire in a pine forest still more significant than the carbon that is lost, for example, via wood degradation or erosion of the most superficial layers of the soil? The FIRE-C-BUDs project "Indirect effects of forest fires on fluxes and carbon balance", coordinated by Jan Jacob Keizer, aims to find an answer to this question and to quantify other indirect effects of fires in a pine forest.

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CESAM presentation on sustainable forestry at Encontro Ciência 2017


On 4th july, Jan Keizer presented, in a broader perspective, the CESAM contribution to the topic sustainable forestry at the Encontro Ciência 2017.
Presentation HERE.

CESAM research in the Supplement of JN and DN "País Positivo"


CESAM Research is highlighted again in the supplement of the DN / JN "País Positivo", in the July issue. This edition is focused on the contributions of CESAM to Environmental Sustainability: from the atmosphere to the deep sea.


"Deriva Litoral" won the first edition of the Film Festival "Paisagens"


The film "Deriva Litoral - The Impact of Coastal Erosion in Portugal", performed by Sofia Barata and co-produced by the Fábrica Centro Ciência Viva and the University of Aveiro (UA), was awarded the "Documentário de longa metragem" in First edition of "Paisagens - Sever do Vouga International Film Festival". The festival had an international jury, and 30 films in competition from 20 different countries.



DBIO/CESAM Researcher integrates European project on bio(nano)materials


Mónica Amorim, researcher at DBIO/CESAM, is the principal researcher of the portuguese team for a recently approved European Project under Horizon 2020. The project will be developed in the area of ​​nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology and production (NMBP12: "Development Of a reliable methodology for better risk management of biomedical biomaterials in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and / or Medical Devices ").

The "BIORIMA - BIOmaterial RIsk Management" project is coordinated by the UK's Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) in Edinburgh and involves 43 partners from 13 European countries as well as partners from Brazil, China, Japan and the USA. The project has an overall funding of around eight million euros.

More details: https://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=51069&lg=pt

Opinion text of the CESAM researcher Alexandra Monteiro


Because there is no fire without smoke
Already (almost) everything was said about the overwhelming forest fires of Pedrogão Grande and the associated dramas, from the number of deaths, to the destruction of lands, forest and materials. A drama that covers all aspects from the human, environmental, social and economic sides. These tremendous dimensions of tragedy hide lesser known but also disturbing aspects, as explained by Alexandra Monteiro, researcher of CESAM.
Complete text: AQUI

CESAM research predicts that heat waves will increase fivefold in 100 years


CESAM researchers used a climate model and simulated three representative periods of three climates: a reference history (1986-2005), a medium-term future (2046-2065) and another for a distant future (2081-2100). For the three climates, the numbers of heat waves were calculated and their characteristics were analyzed namely, duration, intensity and recovery factor (difference between maximum and minimum temperature in a heat wave day).
When comparing the values ​​of the current climate and the values ​​of the future climate (2081-2100) it is verified that in this future throughout the Iberian Peninsula there will be five to six heat waves per year, representing five times more than at present, and that these heat waves, which are now maintained for five days on average per year, will continue to last for an average of 40 to 50 days. This means that, on average, most summer days will be days of extreme heat.

More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/deta.....

CESAM researchers discover solution to eradicate microplastics from the ocean
UA explains... how can forests resist to the fires?


History repeats itself every year. Temperatures rise and the theme of the fires returns to the covers of newspapers and the openings of the news. The green that color our landscapes disappears and the ashes take over our forests. The question hangs in the air. Can our forest withstand so many fires? Yes they can. How? CESAM researcher Jan Jacob Keizer gives us some clues to get around this scourge.

More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/deta.....

CESAM @ High-Level Event of Maritime Spatial Planning in Europe


Fátima Lopes Alves, researcher at CESAM, is a guest speaker at the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) to present the Portuguese experience of Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Zones at the European Maritime Spatial Planning Conference - Addressing Land-Sea Interactions. The conference will aggregate experts from different Member States who will share the experiences of planning and governance of land-sea interface zones.

More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/deta.....