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 twelve research groups and with different positions (master student, grant holder or PhD student). One of our most important duties is representing all 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 2022/2023 are:

Computational Biology and Population Genomics - CoBiG2

Mariana Viegas (Representative)

André Henriques (Alternate)

Conservation in Socio-Ecological Systems – CSES

To be announced

Development and Evolutionary Morphogenesis – DEM

Susana Martins (Representative)

Pedro Santos (Alternate)

Ecology of Environmental Change – eChanges

Bernardo Rocha (Representative)

Inês Domingues (Alternate)

Environmental Stress & Functional Ecology – ESFE

Joana Jesus (Representative)

Andreia Anjos (Alternate)

Evolutionary Ecology – EE

Marta Antunes (Representative)

Evolutionary Genetics – EG

To be announced

Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation – IBBC

Ricardo Costa (Representative)

Luís Barcelos (Alternate)

Island Environmental Risks & Society – IERS

To be announced

Natural History & Systematics – NHS

Anabela Martins (Representative)

Martim Baptista (Alternate)

Plant-Soil Ecology – PSE

Inês Ferreira (Representative)

Ruan Cancela (Alternate)

Tropical and Mediterranean Biodiversity – TMB

Liliana Ferreira (Representative)

Patrícia Chaves (Alternate)


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, the extinction, and the creation of new investigation groups. Together we have 6 votes. It is of great importance that we all work together to participate 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!