It's a honour to have been appointed member of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme's 'Independent Scientific Evaluation Group' (ISEG). The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme promotes dialogue and practical cooperation between NATO member states and partner countries based on scientific research, technological innovation and knowledge exchange. The SPS Programme
It was a true pleasure to talk to entrepreneurs and business people at the annual meting of the Business Council for Sustainable Development on the limits of the economy in the finite planet and discuss new ways to address the problem of sustainability, with focus to the natural capital and to biodiversity in a changing world.
Honoured to have been selected for the 8th consecutive year as Highly Cited by Clarivate Reuters-Thomson: "Recognizing the true pioneers in their fields over the last decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™. Of the world’s scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers truly
Interview to the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation book on social entrepreneurship: https://www.fea.pt/.../FEA_empreendedorismo_social_FINAL.pdf
It was a pleasure to once more co-lead the jury in charge of selecting the winner of the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity on Climate Change. Winners are awarded €1 M. This year the prize went for the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy for their coordination of the global effort of cities to address climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. The announcement was made in
Interview to portuguese public TV about what to expect from the COP26 in Glasgow
It was a pleasure to once more organise a lab retreat in person. COVID 19 times have been difficult but this is was a good a necessary break to recharge batteries and align research in the lab. In this occasion in the beautiful Noutra on the border between Spain and Portugal.
The "ACADEMIA COLOMBIANA DE CIENCIAS EXACTAS, FÍSICAS Y NATURALES" awards the Humboldt-Caldas medal every year. In the 2021 edition it has nominated Juan David González Trujillo, post doc in the group, with a "special mention" for his Journal of Biogeography paper on Historical Legacies and Contemporary Processes shape Beta Diversity in Beotropical Montane Streams. A detailed feature about
Hoje, am audição com deputados da Assembleia Da República De Portugal, como membro integrante do grupo de trabalho sobre áreas protegidas do CNADS, tive a oportunidade de, em dois minutos, expor algumas ideias sobre biodiversidade, áreas protegidas, e o porquê do fracasso geral da sua gestão em Portugal. Não é um exercício fácil dada a complexidade do tema e exiguidade do tempo mas aqui vai, em
Six Pessoa Prizes, including Cláudio Torres (archeology), Elvira Fortunato (engineering), José Manuel Rodrigues (photography), Maria Manuel Mota (biomedicine), Miguel Bastos Aeaújo (biogeography), and Tiago Rodrigues (theatre) got together in a round the table moderated by João Ferrão (geogapher) to discuss the application of Évora as European Captital of Culture in 2027. Issues related to