Frontiers in E3: cE3c Annual Meeting

In this annual event, organized since 2015, cE3c researchers gather together to present and discuss their latest projects, scientific results and outreach activities, and explore novel ideas. This event is reserved to the cE3c community.

The event is organized periodically either at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon or at the University of Azores, to strenghten the relationship between researchers from the Azores and Lisbon and foster the development of new collaborations.

Awards in this event:

  • Ana Neto Award (PhD Merit Award) - a distinction  intented to highlight the merits of the work carried out in the last year by researchers who have in the year before the event presented their PhD at the centre.
  • Best communication Award - awarded by voting.
  • Best Poster Award - awarded by voting.


Annual Meeting 2023






Welcome to the 9th Frontiers in E3, cE3c's Annual Meeting!

In 2023, we proudly commemorate the 30th anniversary of our Herdade da Ribeira Abaixo as a unique scientific, educational, and advanced training facility and territory. As we reflect on the remarkable events that have occurred throughout these decades—what has transpired, what is currently unfolding, and our aspirations for the near future—it becomes clear why we have chosen the theme for this year's annual meeting. We must integrate the wisdom, lessons, and knowledge acquired from the past, allowing it to be a wellspring of inspiration for our actions and a source of innovation. In the words of Maya Angelou, "you can't really know where you're going until you know where you have been."

Our planet has witnessed countless transformations over its history, shaped by natural processes and the intricate interplay between living organisms and their environment. As we confront urgent ecological challenges and the consequences of environmental changes, it becomes increasingly crucial to draw upon the wisdom of the past to forge a sustainable future.

Throughout this event, we will embark on an intellectual expedition, delving into the complex tapestry of evolutionary processes, ecological interdependencies, and the remarkable resilience of our natural world. Esteemed speakers will share their groundbreaking research, illuminating the profound connection between history and the future through ecological and evolutionary lenses.

At this Annual Meeting, we are going "Back to the Future: Bridging History into Upcoming Scenarios" to gather and share captivating and cutting-edge approaches on a fascinating journey that connects the past, present and future. The National Museum of Natural History and Science, one of our cherished homes, will be a truly ideal venue for this contextually meaningful gathering.

Embrace the synergy of knowledge and personal connection by actively participating with your research and invaluable physical presence. As individuals, we represent the past, present, and future of cE3c, and our Annual Meeting provides a special occasion to strengthen our bonds and recognise our collective value.

See you in September,
The organising committee


::::: Book of Abstracts of the 9th Frontiers in E3 "Back to the Future: Bridging History into Upcoming Scenarios" :::::


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Annual Meeting 2022


Please find the link to the actual version of the program for the 8 Annual Meeting - 2022 that will occur this year at University of the Azores (Terceira island - Angra do Heroísmo) from 8th - 9th September 2022. 

Organizing Committee: Cristina Máguas, Gabriela Rodrigues, Joana Jesus, Paulo A.V. Borges, Patrícia Garcia, David Horta-Lopes, João Pedro Barreiros, Alejandra Ros Prieto and the secretariat members Catarina Costa and Enésima Pereira.


Annual Meeting 2021



September 30 (afternoon) - October 1 (full day), 2021, online, via Zoom

The 2021 edition of the cE3c Annual Meeting will focus on the following areas:

cE3c around the world: for research developed abroad, in any part of the world. Take us on a journey!

cE3c around the islands: is your research related with island systems? Please share it with us.

cE3c in slippers: research developed in the lab or fieldwork in mainland Portugal? We want to hear from you.

How the pandemic has forced me to be creative: have you developed a creative or innovative tool within your project? A video abstract, animation film, podcast, etc? We are looking forward to learn about it.

The DEADLINE for ABSTRACT SUBMISSION had been EXTENDED until JULY 16, 2021! The link for abstract submission and registration has been sent to your e-mail; if you did not receive it, please contact the cE3c Secretariat.

Annual Meeting 2020



1-2 October, 2020, online, via Zoom

The afternoon of October 2, open to the public, was dedicated to the topic “Approaching and Fighting COVID-19”. This session was dedicated to highlighting important contributions by researchers of the cE3c and present and past researchers of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Ciências ULisboa) who, through their research and specific voluntary initiatives, are contributing to this area.

We welcomed as guest speakers Ricardo Dias (BioISI; Coordinator of Centro de Testes de Ciências ULisboa), Leandro Batista (Pasteur Institute and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France) and Manuel Carmo Gomes (Ciências ULisboa; Vaccination Technical Commission of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Health). From cE3c, we also had presentations by Mónica Cunha, responsible for the scientific coordination of the COVIDETECT project through Ciências ULisboa, Jorge Palmeirim, developing research in the area of bats, Gabriela Rodrigues and Luís Marques, actively involved in voluntary initiatives facing COVID -19, and Marta Daniela Santos, who collaborates in the communication of Centro de Testes de Ciências ULisboa.

Talks of the session "Approaching and Fighting COVID-19" are available on our YouTube channel, HERE.


PhD Merit AwardAdrià López-Baucells (TMB); Best Short Talk AwardJoana Jesus (ESFE); Best Flash Talk Award – João Afonso Birg (CoBig2); Best Poster AwardAndré Pinto da Silva (EG).

Poster available here.

Organizing Committee: Cristina Máguas, Gabriela Rodrigues, Joana Jesus, Mariana Marques, Marta Daniela Santos, with the support of the representatives of the Associated Members and the Secretariat of cE3c.


Annual Meeting 2019


1-2 July, 2019, at the National Museum for Natural History and Science (MUHNAC)

Plenary Lectures by: Henrique Leitão (Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e Tecnologia, CIUHCT - FCUL), Maria Alice Pinto (Centro de Investigação da Montanha, CIMO - IPB), Tiago André Marques (Centro de Estatística e Aplicações, CEAUL - FCUL).


PhD Merit Award - Cristina Antunes (ESFE); Best Talk Award - Joana Hancock (TMB) and Paula Gonçalves (CSES);  Best Poster Award - Maria João Verdasca (CSES).

Poster available here.

Organizing CommitteeAna Paula Rosa (PSE); Filipa Grilo (eChanges/CSES); Jéssica Paulo (EE); João Carvalho (EG); Judite Alves (NHS); Miguel Cruz (EE); Vendula Kurdíková (CSES); Marta Santos (Communication Office).

Scientific CommitteeAna Teresa Marques (TMB); Artur Gil (IBBC); Diogo Godinho (EE/eChanges); Filipa Soares (TMB); Gabriela Rodrigues (DEM); Luís Dias (CCIAM); Sara Dias (eChanges); Sérgio Chozas (ESFE).


Annual Meeting 2018


9-10 July, 2018, at Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Building C8)

Plenary Lectures by: Raúl Bonal (Univ Extremadura, Spain), Isabel Gordo (IGC, Portugal), Nuno Lacasta (Portuguese Environment Agency).


PostDoc Merit Award - Gustavo Martins (IBBC); PhD Merit Award - Alice Nunes (eChanges); Best Poster Award - Teresa Santos (EG) & Fernando Madeira (CSEE); Best Flash Talk Award - Martina Panisi (TMB).

Photoreport available here. Poster available here.

Organizing Committee: Bruno Aparício, Carla Alegria, Gabriela Rodrigues, João Carvalho, João Gameiro, Marta Daniela Santos, Rui Rebelo, Vítor Sousa.

Scientific Committee: Ana Leal, Artur Gil, Dora Batista, Ivo Chelo, Júlia Bentz, Pedro Pinho.

Scientific Committee of Associate Members: Bruno Aparício, Cátia Chanfana, Diogo Godinho, João Carvalho, João Gameiro, Patrícia Santos.


Annual Meeting 2017


5-6 June, 2017, at University of Azores (Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores)

Plenary Lectures by: John E. Losey (Univ Cornell, USA), Simon Evans (Univ Zurich, Switzerland), Stephen J. Hawkins (Marine Biological Association, UK).                                                           


PostDoc Merit Award - Artur Gil (IBBC/GBA); PhD Merit Award - Paula Matos (eChanges); Best Poster Award - Rita Patarra (IBBC/GBA).                     

Poster available here.                                                                        

Organizing Committee: António O. Soares, Ana Isabel Neto, Paulo Borges, Margarida Santos-Reis, Enésima Mendonça, Marta Daniela Santos, Inês Almaça.

Scientific Committee: António O. Soares, Ana Isabel Neto, Paulo Borges, Margarida Santos-Reis. 


Annual Meeting 2016


27-28 June, 2016, at Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Building C6)

Plenary Lectures by: Sandra Luque (IRSTEA, France), Dieter Ebert (Basel Univ, Switzerland), Christoph Kueffer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland).


PostDoc Merit Award - Pedro Pinho (eChanges); PhD Merit Award - Tiago Capela Lourenço (CCIAM) & Thomas Matthews (IBBC); Best Poster Award - Leonor Rodrigues (EE) & Alexandre Figueiredo.     


Organizing Committee: Diogo Godinho, Flore Zélé, Helena Serrano, Inês Santos, Joana Hancock, Leonor Rodrigues, Paula Gonçalves, Paula Matos.

Scientific Committee: Julia Bentz, Maria Manuela Coelho, Otília Correia, Patrícia Garcia Pereira. 


Annual Meeting 2015 


19-20 June, 2015, at Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Building C8)

Plenary Lectures by: José Montoya (CNRS Moulis, France), Joaquín Hortal (CSIS Madrid, Spain).                                                                                                                     

Program available here.