Projetos em Curso

Cofinanciado por:
Acrónimo | AdaptAlentejo
Designação do projecto | Previsão de respostas de ecossistemas às mudanças climáticas
Código do projecto | POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030793
Objetivo principal | Reforçar a Investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação

Região de intervenção | Alentejo, Açores e Norte

Entidade beneficiária | Universidade de Évora(líder), CIIMAR - Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental(parceiro), Fundação Gaspar Frutuoso(parceiro)

Data de aprovação | 08-02-2018
Data de inicio | 01-03-2019
Data de conclusão | 28-02-2022

Custo total elegível | 237896.06 €
Apoio financeiro da União Europeia | FEDER - 201149.15 €
Apoio financeiro público nacional/regional | República Portuguesa - 36746.91 €

Objetivos, atividades e resultados esperados/atingidos

Objetivos


The main objective is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the consequences of changes in aquatic ecosystems to improve ecosystem-level predictions of responses to climate change. Specific objectives include: (i) Quantify individual species’ physiological responses to increased temperatures; (ii) Quantify energy flows within aquatic food webs; (iii) Test ecosystem-level responses using biodiversity surveys; experimental mesocosms and whole-ecosystem (i.e. reservoirs) manipulations.

Atividades

The objectives outlined above will be addressed through a series of independent, though interconnected activities (A):

- Identify environmental drivers of food-web structure (A1) and ecosystem services (A2),

- Quantify species’ physiological responses to temperature (A3);

- Quantify energy flows within food-webs (A4);

- Test ecosystem-level responses using experimental mesocosms (A5) and whole-ecosystem manipulations (A6);

- Generate a database with distributional, physiological, trait and trophic interaction data generated by A1 to A6 (A7);

- Predict future changes in aquatic food webs and ecosystem services using a combination of theoretical and computational approaches (A8).

Resultados

AdaptAlentejo aims to contribute to the advancement of global change ecology by developing and implementing cutting-edge approaches, but also by generating a valuable ecological indicators at multiple ecological levels, from individual species (e.g. thermal sensitivity and extinction risk) to ecosystems (e.g. carbon sink rates). This will allow stakeholders to act decisively on the adaptation to impacts of current and future changes in the environment.