MED organized the 8th Erasmus Samothraki Summer School

MED organized the 8th Erasmus Samothraki Summer School

The 8th summer school on the Greek island Samothraki was held as Erasmus Blended Intensive Program (BIP) from 12 to 21 July. The course was hosted by Democritus University of Thrace (Greece) with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria) and...

Representation of nonstationarity in ecological models

Representation of nonstationarity in ecological models

Invitation to Submit in a Special Issue "Representation of nonstationarity in ecological models" in Ecological Modelling (ISSN 0304-3800). Guest editor: Diogo Alagador (MED – University of Évora)   Submission Deadlines:  31 January 2024

OCT 19, 2023

AgriFood Open Day - Soil Microbiology Mini-Conference

The AgriFood Open Day – Soil Microbiology Mini-Conference will take place on 19 October 2023, in Arruda dos Vinhos. The Soil Microbiology Mini-Conference strives to present cutting-edge research on the role and impact of soil microbiota in soil health and productivity. Organizers invite all to participate and submit abstracts on the following topics:

  • Soil microorganisms and plant nutrition
  • Soil microorganisms as biocontrol agents
  • Soil microorganisms in adaptation to stress
  • Soil Biodiversity
  • Role of microorganisms in soil carbon sequestration

There is a particular interest in abstracts that employ diverse methodologies, including empirical research, case studies, policy analyses, and conceptual frameworks, to shed light on the challenges, opportunities, and potential solutions for creating sustainable food systems. Submissions that offer interdisciplinary perspectives, propose innovative solutions, or present practical applications for policymakers and industry stakeholders are particularly encouraged.

Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
Include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and contact details with your submission.
Submit your abstract here by September 23rd.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 30th.

More information here


OCT 24-27, 2023

IUFRO Forest Environment DIV 8 Conference 2023

SAVE THE DATE! The next conference of the Forest Environment Division of the IUFRO – International Union of Forest Research Organizations  will be held in Évora, Portugal!

[Abstract submission deadline: 31st March 2023]


The IUFRO Forest Environment DIV 8 Conference 2023 will be between 24th and 27th of October 2023 at the University of Évora with the support of MED.

The conference will focus on the critical role of forested landscapes facing pressures driven by the Antropocene. Many of the increasing challenges require approaches at different spatial and temporal scales to increase understanding about the different ongoing processes and their consequences for ecological and socio-ecological systems to find well-suited solutions towards increasing sustainability.

Key thematic topics include:

  1. Human-nature relationships to support sustainable forested landscapes;
  2. Innovative Tools, Methods and Approaches to improve decision-support and monitoring systems (e.g., coupling models, remote sensing, spatial tools, terrestrial sensors);
  3. Global change, vulnerability and adaptive management of forested landscapes – How to manage increasing pressures and threats above the current resilience tipping points;
  4. Socio-ecological approaches integrating ecosystem services, forest management and governance models;
  5. Silvopastoral systems and sustainable integrative solutions at the landscape level.

The IUFRO Forest Environment DIV 8 Conference 2023 website is already online! Stay tuned

NOV 28-29, 2023

First International Conference on Food Security in the Mediterranean Region

Agriculture and food production are crucial sectors that play an essential role in providing food security and nourishment to our ever-growing global population. This Congress aims to bring together leading researchers, industry experts, and policymakers to exchange knowledge and ideas on the latest advances in agrifood research and innovation. The event provides a unique opportunity to discuss challenges facing the industry, explore emerging trends, and identify solutions to the complex issues related to food industry. 

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 30th September
  • Abstract acceptance: 15th October
  • Conference registration: 16th October to 31st October
  • Deadline for payment of the fee: 31st October
  • Conference dates: 28 and 29 November, 2023
  • Deadline for submission of full papers for publication: 31st January 2024

More information at

DEC 1-15, 2023

ECM 2023 | The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology (ECM 2023) will be hosted online by: between 1st and 15th December 2023.

ECM 2023 offers a forum for engaged researchers and will serve as a platform for advancing the state of the art in microbiology. This electronic conference enables attendees to present their newest research results, directly chat to exchange ideas with their colleagues, or have online question and answer sessions.

Submit your abstract until 30th June 2023.

Marta Laranjo, MED’s Researcher is part of the Event Committee. 

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