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Temas de Mestrado no âmbito do projeto CULTIVAR

A Escola Superior Agrária do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco está à procura de interessados em realizar mestrado no âmbito do projeto CULTIVAR.

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Mediterranean species distribution and productivity modeling in global warming scenarios

This master’s degree is open within the scope of the CULTIVAR project – Network of skills for sustainable development and innovation in the agri-food sector, CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000020.

In the last decade of the 20th century, the successive breaking of high-temperature records at a global scale, together with a large set of climate change scenarios publications have built up strong warnings that climate change is occurring at a fast pace. The climate change scenarios for Portugal in the 21st century suggest a substantial increase in the mean air temperature all over the country (between 2.5°C and 4°C), but specially in summer and inland. This warming is stronger for maximum temperatures than for minimum temperatures, implying an increase in the diurnal temperature range. Management should incorporate the emerging knowledge on climate change and be considered as a process of continuous learning. Thus, monitoring, and assessment components are fundamental in this context.

To improve our knowledge about the species’ spatial distribution, the presence of the species will be used together with environmental attributes, selected based on the literature information. The environmental variables most impacting on the species’ distribution will be used to model and predict current, and future species distribution, productivity, and suitability. The vulnerability of the species because of global climate change will be examined in the face future global warming scenarios using species distribution models. The species Pinus pinaster and P. pinea will be used as study cases. 

Escola Superior Agrária do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Gabinete de SIG e CAD/Universidade de Coimbra

Supervisor: Cristina Maria Martins Alegria
Contacts: crisalegria@ipcb.pt

Ecological modelling of Pyrenean oak in global warming scenarios

This master’s degree is open within the scope of the CULTIVAR project – Network of skills for sustainable development and innovation in the agri-food sector, CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000020.

The Mediterranean region suffers from a high increase in temperature compared to the other regions in the world. The impact of climate change in this region should be taken into consideration the design of land-use policies, and the conservation of genetic resources. Moreover, increasing forest wildfires in Portugal and in the world remain a growing concern, since forests in the Mediterranean region are vulnerable to recent global warming and reduction of precipitation. Therefore, a long-term negative effect is expected on the vegetation, with increasing drought and areas burnt by fires. Regarding adaptation measures, the need to establish adaptive species conservation and use management is crucial. Management should incorporate the emerging knowledge on climate change and be considered as a process of continuous learning. Thus, monitoring, and assessment components are fundamental in this context.

To improve our knowledge about the Pyrenean oak’s spatial distribution, the presence of the species will be used together with environmental attributes, selected based on the literature information. The environmental variables most impacting on the species’ distribution will be used to predict current, and future species suitability. The vulnerability of the species because of global climate change will be examined in the face of future global warming scenarios using species distribution models.

Escola Superior Agrária do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Gabinete de SIG e CAD.

Supervisor: Maria Margarida Chagas de Ataíde Ribeiro
Contacts: mataide@ipcb.pt

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