Project description Global change is driving biodiversity loss at unprecedented rates constituting a global threat to human welfare and ecological stability. Consequences of such changes (e.g., warming, drought, salinization) are particularly pervasive in aquatic ecosystems (e.g., ponds, lakes, rivers). Ecosystem services (i.e., benefits provided to people, both directly and indirectly) by
Last year, together with a team of five academics and the support of numerous experts dedicated to the environment, Miguel B. Araújo coordinated the first exhaustive reflection on the state of biodiversity conservation in Portugal titled: Biodiversity 2030: A New Agenda for Conservation under Climate Change. For the first time in a document of this nature, a prospective analysis was included on
Latitudinal extent of realised and potential thermal ranges In a new study published today in Nature Ecology and Evolution, an international consortium of researchers led by Nikki Moore PhD student at McGill University, sheds light on how temperature shapes the living patterns of cold-blooded animals, revealing that marine species are more directly influenced by thermal limitations compared to
https://youtu.be/0IgwyxsNNyo?si=iN-o1lxgQsJgu5pJ The increase in intensity and duration of heat waves in the Caribbean and Central American regions over the last 80 years. The interaction between both dimensions is assessed by calculating the MCI, which represents the yearly average cumulative intensity. Climate change is a multifaceted phenomenon that defies simplistic measurements. While
The world's oceans have reached their highest recorded temperatures in 2023, and it is forecasted that the intensity, duration, and frequency of marine heatwaves - defined as periods of elevated sea temperatures lasting at least five days - will continue to increase throughout the century. Until now, the impacts and projections of these events have focused on the sea surface, however, localized
The project Além Risco is reaching the end. A bit of news about in on Portuguese TV. You can also check the project's website here. TV news about Além Risco: https://www.rtp.pt/play/p11267/e673505/europa-minha?fbclid=IwAR31MoyLJnL0scHts2DNIBfgBwa-DD5_inTMCFAZHRLCtmHRVAxBUNssUP0
Miguel Araújo was invited to give a keynote address in Portuguese parliament about the recently published study "Biodiversidade 2030". You can watch the full presentation on the belo YouTube video (from minute 49:30 onwards).
Évora was awarded the title of European Capital of Europe in 2027. As part of a series of documentaries, the Além Risco project that Miguel Araújo leads was featured. This is a capacity building and inspirational project aiming at improving climate change adaptation of local communities through tree plantation in urban setting. You can watch the video below (Portuguese with English subtitles) or
Hay razones para optimismo? Como solucionar la crisis climática?
The European Biodiversity Strategy 2030 commits Union Member States to legally protect a minimum of 30% of the European Union’s land and sea area and to strictly protect at least a third of these protected areas. European Members States are also committed to effectively manage conservation areas and to restore Europe’s natural capital, thus taking a leading role in the Post-2020 Convention on