In eChanges we study ecological and social-ecological patterns of environmental change in a diverse range of (eco)systems at multiple spatial and temporal scales.
Land-use change, pollution, climate change, desertification and land-degradation are increasingly affecting ecosystems and human well-being. We work in semi-natural and urban ecosystems. We aim to monitor and model those ecosystems and their associated processes and responses to pressures. We use methods and tools based on the structure, diversity, and functioning of ecological, geological and socio-economic systems. Our ultimate goal is to develop and provide strategies to mitigate and adapt to ongoing global environmental change and move towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Some of our research topics are:
Fazey, I., Scäpke, N., Caniglia, G., ...Bentz, J., et al., (2020) Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth: visions of future systems and how to get there.Energy Research & Social Science, 70, 101724. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2020.101724 (IF2019 4,771; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Dias, L.F., Aparício, B.A., Nunes, J.P., Morais, I., Fonseca, A.L., Pastor, A.V. & Santos, F.D. (2020) Integrating a hydrological model into regional water policies: co-creation of climate change dynamic adaptive policy pathways for water resources in southern Portugal.Environmental Science and Policy, 114, 519-532. DOI:10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.020 (IF2019 4,767; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
Balzani, P., Venturi, S., Muzzicato, D., Tassi, F., Vaselli, O., Frizzi, F., Frasconi Wendt, C., Nisi, B., Masoni, A. & Santini, G. (2020) Application of CO2 carbon stable isotope analysis to ant trophic ecology: preliminary results.Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, accepted, . DOI: (IF2019 1,696; Q1 Entomology)