Invited Speaker

2018

Vegetação fluvial, qualidade ecológica, ecologia fucnional. Café com Ciência. 8th November 2018, ISA, Lisboa.

What SW European river landscapes told me over the last 20 years? Umea Landscape Ecology Annual Research Group Meeting. 3rd October 2018, Cádiz, Spain.

Plantas Invasoras. Workshop Programa de recuperação das Matas Litorais (PRML). 25 July 2018, Marinha Grande.

Riparian vegetation: Knowledge conversion for understanding river functioning and status. Seminar COST Action CONVERGES. Keynote Speaker. 10-11 July 2018, UPM, Madrid.

2017

Fluvial dynamics of riparian vegetation downstream of dams. (Dinâmica funcional da vegetação ripária a jusante de albufeiras: implicações para o restauro). V Jornadas de Requalificação Fluvial da APRH, 14 Dezembro 2017, LNEC, Lisboa. [Link]

FLOWBASE, a traitbase from CEF. Speaker’s corner  International Conference CEF 40 years Looking back moving forward. 26-27 Janeiro 2017, Sala de Actos, ISA, Lisboa.

Evaluation of the ecological status of aquatic ecosystems by macrophytes, IBMR (Avaliação do estado biológico de ecossistemas aquáticos por macrófitos: o Índice Biológico de Macrófitos de Rio, IBMR) Workshop Ferramentas para avaliação da qualidade da água, 20 Janeiro 2017. Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisboa. [Link]

Case studies: The Macrophyte Biological Index for Rivers, IBMR (Casos de Estudo: o Índice Biológico de Macrófitos de Rio, IBMR). Workshop Ferramentas para avaliação da qualidade da água, 20 Janeiro 2017. Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisboa.

2016

Biological quality of fluvial systems by aquatic and riparian plants (Avaliação biológica da qualidade da água em sistemas fluviais por plantas aquáticas e ribeirinhas). Workshop “Earth Systems, Radioactivity and Cultural Heritage turning challenges into opportunities. Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares, IST, 13 Dezembro 2016. [Link]

Adaptation of municipalities to climate change: an overview. (FC Aguiar & JMN Silva. Revisão sobre estratégias de adaptação ao nível local na Europa). Final Conference of Projecto ClimAdaPT.Local – Municipal Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change, 9 December 2016, Auditório da Reitoria da Universidade de Coimbra.

2015

Advances and limitations on modeling the effects of flow disturbance in riparian forests of Mediterranean Europe. Society of Wetland Scientists 2015 Annual Meeting, 31 May-4 June 2015, Providence, USA.

2013

New approaches for assessing the environmental suitability of forest species. Workshop Ecological conditions and climate change impacts affecting marginal forest populations: compilation and standardization methods for geodatabases’. Royal Botanic Garden, 28-29 November 2013, Madrid, Spain.

Dispersion indicators – a new method to identify environmental constraints of forest plant communities. Workshop Ecological conditions and climate change impacts affecting marginal forest populations: compilation and standardization methods for geodatabases. Royal Botanic Garden, 28-29 November 2013, Madrid, Spain. (with MJ Martins, JO Cerdeira, MT Ferreira).

Defining and mapping Marginal Populations: the supportive role of ecological conditions and climate change impacts. Workshop Perspectives on the Portuguese contribution for the COST Action FP1202, possibilities, and limits, 8 November 2013, INIAV, Oeiras, Portugal (with N Cortez, F Abreu).

Effects of dam-regulated flows and fragmentation in species and trait composition of streamside forests. 56th Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science. Tartu, Estonia, 26–30th June 2013. [Link]

2011

Evaluation of the Riparian Ecological Integrity. Seminar on Restoration, 14 March 2011 LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal.

Final results River Macrophytes Mediterranean Geographic Intercalibration Group. Rivers and Lakes Intercalibration Validation Workshop. 16 November 2011, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Barza d’Ispra, Italy.

Ecological quality of riparian forests: evaluation and monitoring Avaliação e monitorização da qualidade ecológica de galerias ribeirinhas mediterrânicas. Seminar Monitorização e Gestão de Ecossistemas Aquáticos, 16 December 2011, Ponte de Lima, Portugal.

2010

Riparian vegetation in South-western Europe: drivers of change across space and time. AGU Fall Meeting, 16 December 2010, San Francisco, California, USA.

2007

Vegetação ripícola e avaliação da qualidade ecológica em sistemas fluviais portugueses. Seminários DEF/CEABN, 27 June 2007. School of Agriculture, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. (Riparian vegetation and ecological quality assessment in Portuguese rivers)

2006

Riparian vegetation as indicator of ecological in Mediterranean-type rivers. Jornada Técnica Aferição de metodologias de bioindicação de qualidade de sistemas fluviais, 1 June 2006, Centro de Operações e Técnicas Florestais, Lousã, Portugal.

2005

Climate change: consequences on prediction of plant invasions. Workshop Developing predictive models of invasive plants: consequences on prediction of plant invasions.’ 26 May 2005, Mèze (Hérault), France.

2000

Aquatic and riparian invasive plant species. Threats of introduction and spread. Encontro Técnico Emergência em Situações de Risco (Cheias, secas, acidentes de poluição, acidentes com infra-estruturas hidráulicas), Associação Portuguesa de Recursos Hídricos, 5 June 2000, Laboratório de Engenharia Civil, Lisbon, Portugal.