CCIAM contributes to a better understanding of climate dynamics and the impacts and consequences of climate change in strategic sectors at national and international levels. Moreover, the group aims to develop climate adaptation responses that are consistent with current global (environmental, social and economic) challenges. CCIAM focuses on how to model, analyse and evaluate climate impacts, risks and vulnerabilities across scales and socio-ecological systems; and how to best develop and disseminate climate adaptation through evidence-based services of recognisable excellence and added value to society.
Primary fields of research
(1) Climate science, data and change analysis; (2) Ecohydrology and socio-hydrology; (3) Urban climate impacts and resilience; (4) Sustainability science; (5) Nature-based and social-ecological innovations; (6) Citizens, communities and the clean energy transition; (7) Climate adaptation services; (8) Health and wellbeing. And finally, providing methodological connectivity across the interdisciplinary scope of the group, (9) Complex System Dynamics, Analytics and Modelling.
Casarejos, F., & Villas da Rocha, J. (2018) Envisioning societal achievement and legacy of intergenerational yield vis-à-vis essential precepts for sustainability and stability of Earth’s life-giving systems.Futures, 105, 91-103. DOI:10.1016/j.futures.2018.09.008 (IF2018 2,214; Q2 Planning & Development)
Keesstra, S., Nunes, J.P., Novara, A., Finger, D., Avelar, D., Kalantari, Z., Cerdà, A. (2018) The superior effect of nature based solutions in land management for enhancing ecosystem services.Science of the Total Environment, 610, 997-1009. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.077 (IF2018 5,589; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Vieira, D., Serpa, D., Nunes, J.P., Prats, S., Neves, R. & Keizer, J. (2018) Predicting the effectiveness of different mulching techniques in reducing post-fire runoff and erosion with the RUSLE, MMF and PESERA models.Environmental Research, 165, 365-378. DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2018.04.029 (IF2018 5,026; Q1 Public, Environmental & Occupational Health)