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.
How are global diversity gradients formed? What are the main underlying driving mechanism? Can we tease them apart easily? These are some of the topics addressed in the lecture recorded on the 15th of June 2020 with the title "Understanding Species Diversity: Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches". The lecture was given in the context of the MSC in Palaeontology jointly put together by NOVA
The 19th of October witnessed the Opening of the European Green Week, this year under scientific curation by Miguel B. Araújo and taking place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Despite the pandemic situation the event went well with a at least a good hundred of people present in the large auditorium of the Foundation and many more attending online. The
I was trilled and honoured to participate in the 4th Lisbon Conference on "The Acceleration of Global Change and How the Pandemic is Affecting it" on the panel dedicated to "The divergence over climate action: what energy for what future?" together with Jennifer Layke (WRI) and Karin Backstrand (Stockholm University), with a debate chaired by Agostinho Miranda. Unfortunately, it had to be
I was invited to an interesting political discussion surrounding the strategic actions required to face the challenges of climate change. The conference took place in Porto (Portugal) with the presence of 5 ministers of Portugal as well as many other decision makers. The slot in which I participated about "agriculture and climate change starts roughly at 2h26 min of the following
As Geographer, I feel honoured to have been nominated as honorary member of the Portuguese College of Biologists (Ordem dos Biólogos) together with the Ciência Viva Programme (national science communication's programme) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. At the the awarding ceremony on the 12th of February 2020 my talk was: "Planetary Metabolism and Sustainability".
Miguel Araújo is participating in a round the table discussion at the NOVA University of Lisbon's School of Business and Economics to talk about EU's new Green Deal. Registrations here.
Photo by Miguel Araújo (Guys fulvus in Monfrague) Of the many problems confronting society on the veil of the 21st Century, one of the gravest is the likelihood that modern humans may so change the intrincate workings of the earth's ecosystems that they will no longer be able to provide the support that human culture requires for its existence. Yet, our ability to understand and predict the
Miguel Araújo will give provide a plenary talk at the upcoming International Conference "Biodiversity of the Tropical Andes and the Amazon Rainforest" (15-18 October 2015). He will be speaking about the next-generation forecasting models of biodiversity under climate change and the need to better understand the role of biotic interactions in species and community dynamics. Miguel is thrilled