IGOT - Universidade de Lisboa ::::::: Centro de Estudos Geográficos :::::: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
ZEPHYRUS - Climate Change and Environmental Systems
Coordinator: António Saraiva Lopes
Welcome to Climate Change and Environmental Systems website. This Research Group belongs to ZEPHYRUS, a group from Center of Geographical Studies of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning from University of Lisbon.
CliMA research focuses on environmental changes due or related to climate variability and change aiming the application of results to spatial planning and land use management. CliMA group regards the participation of young scientists (post-docs, Ph.D. students, Master students, students with grants) in its research and the cooperation with planners or stakeholders (Municipalities, DGT) as crucial to the success of the project.
"Even small urban green spaces can help tackle the heat island effect".
This recognition deserves the following commentary: “Green spaces in cities can have a cooling influence which helps reduce the 'urban heat island effect'. New research from Portugal has demonstrated that even a small community garden can provide a significant cooling impact that can help efforts to adapt to climate change”. (full article
URBAN CLIMATE AND BIOCLIMATOLOGY;
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS IN URBAN PLANNING, TOURISM, AGRICULTURE, HUMAN COMFORT AND HEALTH AND ENERGY;
HISTORY OF CLIMATE IN THE LAST CENTURIES IN PORTUGAL AND THE IBERIAN PENINSULA
METEOROLOGICAL AND CLIMATE EXTREME EVENTS, RISKS AND RESPONSES;
ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN PLANT COMMUNITIES;
IMPACT OF SEA LEVEL RISE ON COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS;
CONSEQUENCES OF LAND USE CHANGES IN FLORA AND VEGETATION;
DYNAMICS OF POLAR AND COLD MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENTS;
MONITORING AND MODELLING THE PERMAFROST AND THE ACTIVE LAYER;
GEOMOPHODYNAMICS AND PALEOENVIRONMENTAL RECONSTRUCTION OF COLD ENVIRONMENTS.
Please see our 'Research' tab for further details on our work.