Laboratory of Botany

Our plant biology research aims at protecting terrestrial biodiversity and mitigating negative impacts on the natural environment and productive sector. The primary focus of our research is the native flora of the Mediterranean region, but we also take an active interest in naturalised and cultivated plants.

Team

Anabela Dias Ferreira Belo

Head

Anabela Dias Ferreira Belo

Luiz Carlos Gazarini

Researcher

Luiz Carlos Gazarini

Carla Sofia Borges Pinto Cruz

Researcher

Carla Sofia Borges Pinto Cruz

Erika Roldão Lemos de Almeida

Scholarship postdoc

Erika Roldão Lemos de Almeida

Paula Rute Pereira Matono Alves

Scholarship postdoc

Paula Rute Pereira Matono Alves

Mariana Pucarinho Fernandes

Scholarship postdoc

Mariana Pucarinho Fernandes

Contacts

+351 266 760 885 Ext. 24455*

Laboratório de Botânica, MED
Universidade de Évora – Pólo da Mitra
Apartado 94
7006-554 Évora, Portugal

* Call cost to Portugal landline

About us

Our plant biology research aims at protecting terrestrial biodiversity and mitigating negative impacts on the natural environment and productive sector. The primary focus of our research is the native flora of the Mediterranean region, but we also take an active interest in naturalised and cultivated plants.

Research

Main research lines:

  • Plant biodiversity inventory and monitoring;
  • Plant conservation;
  • Understanding, protecting and restoring wetlands, drylands, forest fragments and rare ecosystems;
  • Management of plant resources;
  • Plant ecophysiology;
  • Plant ecology and community dynamics;

Last decade research projects:

2014/(…): Mitra-Nature: Biodiversidade da Herdade da Mitra - http://www.mitra-nature.uevora.pt/ .

2015/2021: LIFE14 NAT/PT/001081, Linear Infrastructure Networks with Ecological Solutions (LIFE LINES).

2015/2018: Valorização económica do cardo (Cynara cardunculus): variabilidade natural e suas aplicações biotecnológicas (ValBioTecCynara).

2013/2018: LIFE12 NAT/PT/000997, Mediterranean Temporary Ponds Conservation in Portugal SW coast.

2012/2014: IN-ALENTEJO ALENT-07-0224-FEDER-001744, A gestão da intensidade do pastoreio face à valorização do montado como sistema de elevado valor natural.

2010/2013.abril –PTDC/AGR-AAM/100979/2008 Incremento da biodiversidade funcional do olival, no fomento da protecção biológica contra pragas da cultura.

 

Teaching

The Botany Lab supports the practical courses of Biology for the Degree in Biology, the “Conservation Biology” and the “Management and Conservation of Natural Resources” Masters, and receives trainees from undergraduate, masters and PhD programs.

Services

The Lab provides scientific and technical advice in environmental issues to external private companies and public entities.