Associate Members

About the representatives of the Associate Members of cE3c

If you are a master student, grant holder or PhD student of the cE3c, then you are considered an associated member* of the centre and this webpage is important for you!

You should regularly consult this page to keep yourself updated about the most relevant information concerning your representatives on the Centre of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Change (cE3c).


Who are we:

We are associate members working in various fields of the cE3c, spread out across the six different thematic lines and with different positions (grant holder or PhD student). One of our most important duties is to represent all of the associate members at the cE3c scientific council. We also strive to strengthen the collaboration between Associate members and post-Docs by promoting mutual support and various actions aimed at strengthening the interactions among cE3c members. Each of the cE3c six thematic lines has a representative and we also have three substitute representatives. Elections are held annually, typically 30 days after the beginning of the academic year. The representatives in 2017/18 are:

TL1 - Integrated ecological assessment of environmental change on biodiversity: João Gameiro (J._Gameiro@hotmail.com) 

TL2 - Evolutionary processes that shape biodiversity and adaptation to environmental changes: Diogo Godinho (diogoprinogodinho@gmail.com)

TL3 - Sustainable management strategies for high-nature farmlands: Catarina Costa (cancosta@fc.ul.pt)

TL4 - Green and blue infrastructures for urban sustainability: Patrícia dos Santos (papsantos@fc.ul.pt)

TL5 - Human health: linking evolutionary history, environment and physiology: Filipe Bernardo (filipebernardo90@outlook.pt)

TL6 - Climate services: Bruno Aparício (bruno.a.aparicio@gmail.com)

Substitute representatives: Rui Carvalho (TL1); Afonso Prestes (TL1); João Carvalho (TL2)


What do we do:

  • Give voice to all associate members of the cE3c and take their problems and suggestions to the Scientific Council, which is the most important cE3c organ. The Scientific Council elects the “Scientific Coordinator”, approves the budget and all major activities of the centre. This includes activity plans, the admission of new members or the extinction and creation of new investigation groups. Together we have 6 votes, one per representative. It is of great importance that all of us work together to take part in the functioning and development of the cE3c.
  • Strive to gather everyone with young spirit in a creative group, promoting the interactions among all members of the cE3c.
  • Regular meetings to coordinate the interests of all associate members of cE3c.
  • Participate pro-actively in the organization of the annual Scientific meeting of cE3c.
  • Organization of an annual welcome session for new associate members


What is happening this year:

- Participation in the organization of the cE3c annual meeting.
- Participation on the evaluation process of the center.
- Discussions with the new coordinator to address issues raised by the associated members, including issues related with funding.
- Annual welcoming session for new associate members
- Elections of the associate members representatives

*Check out the bylaws of the Associate Member representatives here: it explains all about how we are organized!

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