cE3c is committed to a sustainable future. Tackling the challenges posed by global change requires a tighter integration of the knowledge from life and environmental sciences, and cE3c was built to meet this necessity.
At cE3c we acknowledge that producing the necessary knowledge is a crucial step, and that using this knowledge to effectively promote change is another. We combine research with action and integrate science and education, to produce a capable next generation of scientists, a better-informed public, and adequately advised policy.
Our research examines and integrates all levels of biological organization -from organisms up to entire ecosystems (natural and anthropogenic) and is used to support and inform governmental agencies and entities, nonprofit organizations, private companies and citizens. The combined expertise and unique databases of cE3c constitute fundamental repositories of knowledge for Portugal, insular Europe, other Portuguese-speaking countries and the European Union. Not surprisingly, therefore, we have been successful in informing and influencing policy at the regional, national and European level.
cE3c is composed of 13 research groups nested into six thematic lines:
INTEGRATIVE ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IMPACTS ON BIODIVERSITY
- Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation, IBBC
- Tropical and Mediterranean Biodiversity, TMB
- Natural History and Systematics, NHS
EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES THAT SHAPE BIODIVERSITY AND ADAPTATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES
- Evolutionary Ecology, EE
- Evolutionary Genetics, EG
- Computational Biology and Population Genomics, Cobig2
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR HIGH-NATURE-VALUE FARMLANDS
- Conservation in Socio-Ecological Ecosystems, CSEE
- Environmental Stress & Functional Ecology, ESFE
- Plant-Soil Ecology, PSE
GREEN & BLUE INFRASTRUCTURES FOR URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
- Ecology of Environmental Change, eChanges
HUMAN HEALTH: LINKING EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY
- Development and Evolutionary Morphogenesis, DEM
- Island Environmental Risks & Society, IERS
- Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Modelling, CCIAM