42 Works

Paleodictyon maximum: forma típica da Icnofácies de Nereites em ambiente de rampa carbonatada do Jurássico Médio da Praia da Mareta (Bacia do Algarve, Portugal)

Carlos Carvalho, Paulo Fernandes, José Oliveira & José Anacleto

A Escola Normal de Lisboa e a formação de professores: percursos, identidade e afirmação sob o signo da pedagogia republicana da educação nova

Maria João Mogarro
A Escola Normal de Lisboa representa um símbolo maior da formação de professores, nomeadamente durante o período republicano (1910-1926), em que se registou um investimento significativo na formação de professores, tanto ao nível do discurso político e educativo, como no esforço reformista. O ensino normal conheceu então a sua fase de apogeu, pela importância que foi atribuída à formação de docentes, fundamental na conceção da educação como motor do desenvolvimento e progresso do país, assim...

D1.1 Report on life sciences use cases and user stories

Heli Fitzgerald, Aino Juslén, Sabine von Mering, Mareike Petersen, Niels Raes, Sharif Islam, Frederik Berger, Tea Katharina von Bonsdorff-Salminen, Rui Figueira, Elspeth Haston, Eva Häffner, Laurence Livermore, Veljo Runnel, Sofie De Smedt, Sarah Vincent & Claus Weiland

D1.2 Report on Earth sciences use cases and user stories

Sabine von Mering, Mareike Petersen, Heli Fitzgerald, Aino Juslén, Niels Raes, Sharif Islam, Frederik Berger, Tea Katharina von Bonsdorff-Salminen, Rui Figueira, Elspeth Haston, Eva Häffner, Laurence Livermore, Veljo Runnel, Sofie De Smedt, Sarah Vincent & Claus Weiland

Literature, Text and Context

João Ventura

DiSSCo Prepare Milestone report MS3.4 \"Proposed Content for a DiSSCo Digital Maturity Tool\"

Helen Hardy, Laurence Livermore, Anne Koivunen, Quentin Groom, Patricia Mergen, Frederik Berger, Peter Giere, Sabine von Mering, Rui Figueira, Pedro Arsénio & Alexandra Cartaxana

eDNA in a bottleneck: obstacles to fish metabarcoding studies in megadiverse freshwater systems

Jake Jackman, Chiara Benvenuto, Ilaria Coscia, Cintia Carvalho, Jonathan Ready, Jean Boubli, William Magnusson, Allan McDevitt & Naiara Sales
The current capacity of environmental DNA (eDNA) to provide accurate insights into the biodiversity of megadiverse regions (e.g., the Neotropics) requires further evaluation to ensure its reliability for long-term monitoring. In this study, we first evaluated the taxonomic resolution capabilities of a short fragment from the 12S rRNA gene widely used in fish eDNA metabarcoding studies, and then compared eDNA metabarcoding data from water samples with traditional sampling using nets. For the taxonomic discriminatory power...

Seascape genetics of the Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) based on mitochondrial DNA

Karina Bohrer Do Amaral, Dalia C. Barragán-Barrera, Roosevelt A. Mesa-Gutiérrez, Nohelia Farias-Curtidor, Susana J. Caballero Gaitán, Paula Méndez-Fernandez, Marcos C. Oliveira Santos, Caroline Rinaldi, Renato Rinaldi, Salvatore Siciliano, Vidal Martín, Manuel Carillo, Ana Carolina O. De Meirelles, Valentina Franco-Trecu, Nelson J. R. Fagundes, Ignacio Benites Moreno, L. Lacey Knowles & Ana Rita Amaral
The Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) is endemic to tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout its distribution, both geographic distance and environmental variation may contribute to population structure of the species. In this study we follow a seascape genetics approach to investigate population differentiation of Atlantic spotted dolphins based on a large worldwide dataset and the relationship with marine environmental variables. The results revealed that the Atlantic spotted dolphin exhibits...

Preserving wintering frugivorous birds in agro‐ecosystems under land use change: Lessons from intensive and super-intensive olive orchards

Rui Morgado, Rui Pedroso, Miguel Porto, José Herrera, Francisco Rego, Francisco Moreira & Pedro Beja
Fleshy-fruit production is becoming more intensive worldwide, but how this affects frugivorous birds is poorly known. In the Mediterranean region, intensive and super-intensive olive orchards are fast expanding, potentially affecting millions of wintering songbirds. Here we test the idea that intensification may benefit frugivorous birds, at least locally, due to increased fruit availability, while negatively affecting the wider wintering bird community due to intensive management, structural simplification and landscape homogenisation. We estimated olive abundance and...

Following Darwin’s footsteps: Evaluating the impact of an activity designed for elementary school students to link historically important evolution key concepts on their understanding of natural selection

Xana Sá-Pinto, Alexandre Pinto, Joana Ribeiro, Inês Sarmento, Patrícia Pessoa, Leonor L. Rodrigues, Lucía Vázquez-Ben, Evangelia Mavrikaki & Joaquim Bernardino Lopes
While several researchers have suggested that evolution should be explored from the initial years of schooling, little information is available on effective resources to enhance elementary school students’ level of understanding of evolution by natural selection (LUENS). For the present study, we designed, implemented and evaluated an educational activity planned for fourth graders to explore concepts and conceptual fields that were historically important for the discovery of natural selection. Observation field notes and students’ productions...

Correlações da qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde em pessoas idosas da Região Autónoma da Madeira

Élvio R. Gouveia, Bruna R. Gouveia, Andreas Ihle, Adilson Marques, Mathias Kliegel & Duarte L. Freitas
Olhares sobre o envelhecimento. Estudos interdisciplinares, 145-155. Volume I

DiSSCo Prepare Deliverable D3.1 \"Summary Insights and Recommendations on DiSSCo Competencies and Digital Maturity\"

Helen Hardy, Anne Koivunen, Quentin Groom, Patricia Mergen, Frederik Berger, Peter Giere, Sabine von Mering, Rui Figueira, Pedro Arsénio & Alexandra Cartaxana

As donas da Zambézia na ficção narrativa: da imaginação colonial à imaginação nacional

Fátima Mendonça
O texto analisa a forma como as chamadas Donas da Zambézia e os acontecimentos históricos em que participaram, são representados quer na ficção colonial portuguesa quer em narrativas pós-coloniais da autoria de escritores moçambicanos. Pretende mostrar, com o exemplo de Zambeziana, publicado em 1927 em Portugal, a intersecção existente entre o discurso exótico e o discurso colonial, incidindo sobre os tópicos raciais e sexuais, entre outros. Numa perspectiva comparada mostra igualmente como os mesmos acontecimentos...

Primer biases in the molecular assessment of diet in multiple insectivorous mammals

Samuel Browett, Thomas Curran, Denise O'Meara, Andrew Harrington, Naiara Guimarães Sales, Rachael Antwis, David O'Neill & Allan McDevitt
Our understanding of trophic interactions of small insectivorous mammals has been drastically improved with the advent of DNA metabarcoding. The technique has continued to be optimised over the years, with primer choice repeatedly being a vital factor for dietary inferences. However, the majority of dietary studies examining the effect of primer choice often rely on in silico analyses or comparing between species that occupy an identical niche type. Here we apply DNA metabarcoding to empirically...

Mapping differences in mammalian distributions and diversity using environmental DNA from rivers

Allan McDevitt, Holly Broadhurst, Luke Gregory, Emma Bleakley, Joseph Perkins, Jenna Lavin, Polly Bolton, Samuel Browett, Claire Howe, Natalie Singleton, Darren Tansley & Naiara Sales
Finding more efficient ways to monitor, and estimate the diversity of, mammalian communities is a major step towards their management and conservation. Environmental DNA (eDNA) from river water has recently been shown to be a viable method for biomonitoring mammalian communities. Yet, most of the studies to date have focused on the potential for eDNA to detect individual species, with little focus on describing patterns of community diversity and structure. In this study, we focus...

Data from: Genomic data and multi-species demographic modelling uncover past hybridization between currently allopatric freshwater species

Sofia L. Mendes, Miguel P. Machado, Maria M. Coelho & Vitor C. Sousa
Evidence for ancient interspecific gene flow through hybridization has been reported in many animal and plant taxa based on genetic markers. The study of genomic patterns of closely related species with allopatric distributions allows the assessment of the relative importance of vicariant isolating events and past gene flow. Here, we investigated the role of gene flow in the evolutionary history of four closely related freshwater fish species with currently allopatric distributions in western Iberian rivers...

Stable leaders pave the way for cooperation under time-dependent exploration rates

Flávio L. Pinheiro, Jorge M. Pacheco & Francisco C. Santos
The exploration of different behaviors is part of the adaptation repertoire of individuals to new environments. Here, we explore how the evolution of cooperative behavior is affected by the interplay between exploration dynamics and social learning, in particular when individuals engage on the Prisoner's Dilemma along the edges of a social network. We show that when the population undergoes a transition from strong to weak exploration rates a decline in the overall levels of cooperation...

Estratégias de intervenção para a redução do comportamento sedentário diário nos idosos: uma revisão rápida de literatura

André Ramalho, António Rosado, João Serrano, Rui Paulo, Pedro Duarte-Mendes & João Petrica
Olhares sobre o envelhecimento. Estudos interdisciplinares, 37-50. Volume I

87Sr/86Sr dating of the Alcácer do Sal Formation (upper Miocene, mainland Portugal)

Ricardo Ressurreição, Paulo Legoinha, Ruben Pereira Dias, José Francisco Santos, Sara Ribeiro, Carla Patinha & Rui Gonçalves Miranda

DiSSCo Prepare Deliverable D8.1 \"Communication and Dissemination Strategy\"

Ana Casino, Céline Cassarino, Marie-Laure Kamatali, Karsten Gödderz, Eva Alonso, Maria Judite Alves, François DUSOULIER & Hilary Goodson
The Communication and Dissemination (C&D) Strategy for DiSSCo Prepare is a supporting instrument to facilitate efficient communication among project partners, strengthen coherence and enlighten the shared vision for external outreach whilst procures and empowers engagement of third parties. The C&D Strategy collates the tools, channels and mechanisms necessary to develop cross-cutting activities throughout the project’s duration and beyond. This document will aim to ensure the most effective information exchange both internally and externally towards external...

Quality Assurance in Individual Monitoring for External Radiation – Results of EURADOS Survey 2012

P. J. Gilvin, J. G. Alves, C. Chesteres, J. W. E. van Dijk, M. Lehtinen, F. Rossi, B. Vekic & M. A. Chevallier
Abstract: EURADOS Working Group 2 (WG2) on Harmonization of Individual Monitoring is a network of institutions and individual monitoring services (IMSs), built up over the last 20 years, that aims to promote quality, technical excellence and good practice in Europe. In pursuit of these aims, in 2012 WG2 carried out a survey of IMSs in Europe. The survey was sent to about 170 IMS and included questions on: the use of formal quality assurance (QA)...

Um olhar sobre a grande prematuridade: a investigação com bebés nascidos com menos de 32 semanas de gestação

Sandra Antunes, Marina Fuertes & João Moreira
Os bebés de pré-termo (com menos de 32 semanas) ou com muito baixo peso ao nascer (abaixo dos 1500g) apresentam um risco agravado de problemas de saúde e constitucionais, capazes de afetar o seu desenvolvimento. A taxa de sobrevivência de bebés com grande e extrema prematuridade aumentou na última década, com a melhoria dos cuidados peri e neonatais. Contudo, estes bebés enfrentam um significativo conjunto de problemas durante a fase perinatal, que podem fazer perigar...

The 2020 update of the European Seismic Hazard Model - ESHM20: Model Overview

Laurentiu Danciu, Shyam Nandan, Celso Reyes, Roberto Basili, Graeme Weatherill, Céline Beauval, Andrea Rovida, Susana Vilanova, Karin Sesetyan, Pierre-Yves Bard, Fabrice Cotton, Stefan Wiemer & Domenico Giardini

Ant taxonomic and functional beta-diversity

Clara Frasconi Wendt, Ana Ceia-Hasse, Alice Nunes, Robin Verble, Giacomo Santini, Mário Boieiro & Cristina Branquinho
The decomposition of beta-diversity (β-diversity) into its replacement (βrepl) and richness (βrich) components in combination with a taxonomic and functional approach, may help to identify processes driving community composition along environmental gradients. We aimed to understand which abiotic and spatial variables influence ant β-diversity and identify which processes may drive ant β-diversity patterns in Mediterranean drylands by measuring the percentage of variation in ant taxonomic and functional β-diversity explained by local environmental, regional climatic and...

Bat phylogenetic responses to regenerating Amazonian forests

Fábio Z. Farneda, Ricardo Rocha, Sabhrina Gita Aninta, Adrià López-Baucells, Erica M. Sampaio, Jorge M. Palmeirim, Paulo E. D. Bobrowiec, Cristian S. Dambros & Christoph F. J. Meyer
1. Throughout the tropics, regenerating secondary forests occupy vast areas previously cleared for agriculture and cattle ranching. However, despite the importance of regenerating forests in mitigating the pervasive negative consequences of forest loss and fragmentation on forest-associated biodiversity, longitudinal studies on species’ phylogenetic responses to matrix regeneration are rare. 2. We surveyed bats in continuous primary forest, primary forest fragments and in the regenerating secondary forest matrix of a whole-ecosystem Amazonian fragmentation experiment, ~15 and...

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  • University of Lisbon
  • University of Salford
  • Meise Botanic Garden
  • Natural History Museum
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • University of Porto
  • Museum für Naturkunde
  • Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin
  • University of Aveiro
  • National Laboratory of Energy and Geology