Since symbiosis is a difficult concept to understand, although a key component of ecosystem functioning and stability, we focus on disseminating these concepts transversely, covering informal education and scientific communication. We also intend to develop work in tight collaboration with the communication department of the cE3c, in order to attract students and early stage scientists.
SymEduC research is focused on:
• promoting ecology and plant biology to school-age students through a variety of direct formal and informal education spaces.
• following Continued Professional Development and Training to biology teachers
• using web-based channels and social networks for cE3c science communication
Clemente, A.S., Müller, J.V., Almeida, E., Costa, C.A., Lobo Dias, S., Magos Brehm, J., Rebelo, R. & Martins-Loução, M.A. (2017) What can routine germination tests in seed banks tell us about the germination ecology of endemic and protected species?Botany, 95(7), 673-684. DOI:10.1139/cjb-2017-0003 (IF2016 1,224; Q3 Plant Sciences)
Serrano, H.C., Cotrim, H., Pinto, M.J., Martins-Loução, M.A., Branquinho, C. (2017) Metal hyperaccumulation patterns within Plantago phylogeny (Plantaginaceae).Plant and Soil, 411(1), 227-241. DOI:10.1007/s11104-016-3024-9 (IF2016 3,052; Q1 Agronomy)
Correia, P., Guerreiro, F., Pestana, F. & Martins-Loução, M.A. (2017) Management of carob tree orchards in Mediterraneanecosystems: strategies for a carbon economy implementation.Agroforestry Systems, 91(2), 295-306. DOI:10.1007/s10457-016-9929-8 (IF2016 1,170; Q3 Forestry)