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The project

The RIVEAL project results from a joint effort of ecologists, sociologists and modelers that constitute a transdisciplinary team focused on producing scientific knowledge to support efficient and defensible water and land management decisions.

Latest News & Events

November 7, 2019 A general meeting of the RIVEAL project took place at Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, to discuss the working progress and results of the first year. This general meeting was attended by all project partners and intended to discuss the achievement of the proposed activities in the course the first year of the...

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January 15, 2019 The first Workshop of the RIVEAL project took place at Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal. This meeting intended to present the project to the science community, water managers and decision makers, and general population. Herein, Francisca Aguiar presented the RIVEAL project in general while the remaining speakers talked about specific topics that...

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October 13, 2020 The fourth factsheet of the RIVEAL project starts a series of information documents introducing the biological elements considered for analysis in the project’s tasks. This factsheet – Macrophytes – features aquatic photosynthetic organisms large enough to see with the naked eye, that live in or near the water. In the RIVEAL project,...

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September 24, 2020 The third factsheet of the RIVEAL project presents the adopted field sampling methodology and reports the activities acomplished towards data collection, during June and July 2019, to support data analysis. Learn more about the project’s field sampling methodology and the amount of data collected, here.

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September 08, 2020 The second factsheet of the RIVEAL project describes the phenomenon of river regulation, one of the most endangering processes to river ecosystems. Understand how river regulation works and affects riverscapes and biota, here.

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Meet our Leaders

Francisca Aguiar

PI & ISA-UL team leader

Teresa Ferreira


Luisa Schmidt

ICS-UL team leader

M. João Feio

MARE-UC team leader

Salomé Almeida

GeoBioTec-UA team leader