Ecology of Environmental Change - eChanges

RENEWAL - Promoting the resilience of agroforestry systems in drylands to a more arid future ensuring ecosystem functions and services

  • FCT Project
  • National Research Project
  • 2021 to 2025

The project will use complementary biodiversity metrics of taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity as indicators of resilience to climate of key ecological functions in semi-arid agroforestry systems, to promote their resilience to a more arid future and inform land management strategies and decision-making. This will be done using a spatiotemporal correlational approach, studying these indicators along space and over time at different scales, complemented with drought-induced manipulative experiments at Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites.

Funding Institution:

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.


Universidad de Alicante (UA) & Universidade Federal do Vale de São Francisco (UNIVASF).