Another article made in CULTIVATAR “Species Distribution Modelling under Climate Change Scenarios for Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster Aiton) in Portugal”
This study developed by researchers and professors of IPCB – Polytechnic of Castelo Branco and published in the international scientific journal Forests MDPI (https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/14/3/591), indicates that, currently, the area of the maritime pine forest represents 22% of the Portuguese forest, and presents the spatial modeling of the distribution of the maritime pine in Portugal, for the present and in future climate change scenarios (2070).
The maps produced by IPCB professors and researchers are decision support tools for planning reforestation and forest management, in order to obtain more fire-resistant landscapes with greater biodiversity, improving the multifunctionality and productivity of forest ecosystems.
The study was highlighted in several national media outlets, including the newspaper Público: https://www.publico.pt/…/pinheirobravo-tera-declinio…
The work was carried out by the CULTIVAR project team, consisting of professors Cristina Alegria, Paulo Fernandez and Maria Margarida Ribeiro, and researchers Alice Maria Almeida and Natália Roque.
The funding of the project was in charge of the Foundation for Science and the European Fund for Regional Development, through the Regional Operational Program Center 2020 (CCDR Centro, Centro2030), Portugal 2020 and the European Union, CULTIVAR project.