The 1st Seminar of the Life-Relict Project together with the 17th National Meeting of Ecology was held on the 15th and 16th of November 2018, at the University of Évora, promoted by the School of Science and Technology of the University of Évora and in close collaboration with the Portuguese Society of Ecology (SPECO). The event had more than 180 national and foreign participants. The panel of presentations covered four major themes related to the valorization of nature, namely:
- Major threats to biodiversity conservation;
- Management and conservation of species and habitats;
- Ecology, management and planning of aquatic ecosystems;
- Monitoring and modelling of habitats in response to global changes.
It also had the presence of a group of veteran speakers who have accumulated decades of experience, such as Professor Angel Penas and Tomáz Dias, from neighboring Spain. Thus, there was the possibility of an exchange of experiences between researchers and students, where Life projects had a special emphasis.
Regarding the Life-Relict project (NAT / PT / 000754), the first results of the interventions carried out were published, namely on improving the conservation status of the paleotropical Portuguese Laurel communities in Açor and Estrela, as well as Rhododendron in Monchique.
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