Harnessing Satellite Technology to Improve the Sustainability of Walnut Orchards

Walnuts are one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet, and could play a large role in achieving global food security. However, in non-organic walnut orchards, chemical fertilisers are typically applied to boost nut yields. When excessive amounts of these chemicals are applied, they can leach into the surrounding environment, damaging local ecosystems. To ensure that correct amounts of fertilisers are applied to walnut orchards, leaf samples are often analysed beforehand, but analysing enough leaf samples is time consuming and expensive. Now, Ana Elisa Rato, Adélia Sousa and other MED-UÉvora Researchers developed an inexpensive approach to assess nutrient levels in walnut orchards, by harnessing the power of satellite technology.

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Water4All project meets in Évora

Water4All project meets in Évora

At the end of February, the University of Évora hosted the first stakeholder consultation meeting for the creation of the Alentejo Living Water Laboratory, as part of the Water4All project. Ana Mendes, MED researcher, is coordinating the University of Évora's team on...

NemaLab researchers in the S3E START programme

NemaLab researchers in the S3E START programme

For five months, researchers Cláudia Vicente, Margarida Espada, Pedro Barbosa and Madalena Mendonça from MED-UÉvora's Nematology Laboratory (NemaLab) took part in the S3E START programme, a training and mentoring programme in the area of deep tech aimed at research...

Fosamed Master’s promotional video

Fosamed Master’s promotional video

Fosamed is an Erasmus+ capacity building project funded by the European Commission. The main objective of the project is to implement a new joint Master's programme in food safety in Morocco. Watch the video to learn more about this project, coordinated by Marta...

BIOBLITZ Herdade da Mitra | Tutorial aplicação iNaturalist

BIOBLITZ Herdade da Mitra | Tutorial aplicação iNaturalist

Nos dias 5 e 6 de maio, todos os caminhos vão dar ao Pólo da Mitra, na Universidade de Évora. Nestes dias os investigadores do grupo de Ecologia Aplicada e Conservação do MED, em parceria com a Noite Europeia dos Investigadores (NEI) promovem o primeiro Bioblitz da...

Seminário “50 Anos de Áreas Protegidas em Portugal”

Seminário “50 Anos de Áreas Protegidas em Portugal”

Gravação do Seminário “50 Anos de Áreas Protegidas em Portugal – Os Desafios do Presente e as Metas 30-10-30” promovido pela ordem dos Biólogos, que decorreu no dia 16 de janeiro de 2023 no Auditório António de Almeida Santos, na Assembleia da República. Com a...

Discover the REGACORK TraDE Project

Discover the REGACORK TraDE Project

The RegaCork TraDE aims to raise awareness of the intensive production of cork oaks using irrigation, a forestry management concept recently developed by the University of Évora. It fits into the typology “Actions for the dissemination and diffusion of new knowledge...

REGACORK TraDE: Knowledge Transfer in Irrigation of Cork Oaks

REGACORK TraDE: Knowledge Transfer in Irrigation of Cork Oaks

The RegaCork TraDE aims to raise awareness of the intensive production of cork oaks using irrigation, a forestry management concept recently developed by the University of Évora. It fits into the typology "Actions for the dissemination and diffusion of new knowledge...

REGACORK TraDE – Transferência de Conhecimentos em Rega de Sobreiros

REGACORK TraDE – Transferência de Conhecimentos em Rega de Sobreiros

O RegaCork TraDE pretende dar a conhecer a produção intensiva de sobreiros com recurso a rega, conceito de gestão silvícola recentemente desenvolvido pela Universidade de Évora. Enquadra-se na tipologia "Ações de disseminação e de difusão de novos conhecimentos e...

TECOLIVE | Distribuição localizada de composto em olival

TECOLIVE | Distribuição localizada de composto em olival

Distribuição localizada de composto em olival no âmbito do Projecto TECOLIVE - “Técnicas e Tecnologias para Valorização de Sub-produtos em Olivicultura”. O projeto, financiado pelo PDR2020, é liderado pela Universidade de Évora (Prof. António Bento Dias, Departamento...

Human disturbances affect the topology of food webs

Human disturbances affect the topology of food webs

Video abstract of the scientific paper "Human disturbances affect the topology of food webs", a study led by Miguel Bastos Araújo and with the first authorship by Frederico Mestre, both MED Researchers. The authors found that increased human disturbance favors the...

Documentary “LIFE LINES – Aquitecture for wildlife”

Documentary “LIFE LINES – Aquitecture for wildlife”

This documentary takes us through one of the regions of the Alentejo with the greatest biological diversity, located between Montemor-o-Novo and Évora, and makes us aware of the efforts to conserve and protect wildlife present in the LIFE LINES – Linear...