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.
Vizinho, A., Príncipe, A., Vasconcelos, A.C., Rebelo, R., Branquinho, C. & Penha‐Lopes, G. (2023) Using and creating microclimates for cork oak adaptation to climate change.Land, 12(3), 531. DOI:10.3390/land12030531 (IF2021 3,905; Q2 Environmental Studies)
Sousa, A., Coelho, R.E., Costa, H., Lourenço, T.C., Azevedo, J.M.N. & Santos, C.F. (2023) Integrated climate, ecological and socioeconomic scenarios for the whale watching sector.Science of the Total Environment, 857(3), 159589. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159589 (IF2022 9,8; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Aparício, B.A., Nunes, J.P., Bernard-Jannin, L., Dias, L.F., Fonseca, A. & Ferreira, T. (2023) Modelling the role of ground-true riparian vegetation for providing regulating services in a Mediterranean watershed.International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 11(1), 159-168. DOI:10.1016/j.iswcr.2022.07.005 (IF2021 7,481; Q1 Environmental Sciences)