RIVEAL

RIparian forest Values and Ecosystem services in uncertain freshwater futures and Altered Landscapes

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

September 14, 2022 From 5th to 9th September 2022, two RIVEAL project members participated at the SERE2022: 13th Conference of Society of Ecological Restoration on the subject “Restoring Nature, Reconnecting People”. The conference took place at the University of Alicante, Spain, and was participated by more than 350 people and had around 200 oral communications and posters....

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October 01, 2021 The RIVEAL project hosted a Special Session entitled “River vegetation, the challenges of management and conservation and their values and ecosystem services” at the 63rd International Association of Vegetation Science Symposium, that took place from the 20th till the 23rd of September 2021. This is a worldwide union of scientists and others...

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September 27, 2021 On the 24th September 2021, the RIVEAL project members participated at the European Researchers’ Night, a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives in fun and inspiring ways. The event usually attracts over 2 million visitors in Europe and beyond and aims to:...

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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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September 29, 2022 The fifteenth factsheet of the RIVEAL project continues a series of information documents presenting the project outcomes. This factsheet – River regulation effects in riparian carbon stock – features the latest scientific knowledge about the effects of river regulation and land use changes in the carbon storage by riparian woods. In particular,...

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September 19, 2022 The fourteenth factsheet of the RIVEAL project continues a series of information documents presenting the project outcomes. This factsheet – River regulation effects on the fluvial habitat – features the latest scientific knowledge acquired about the effects of river damming on the instream habitat in downstream river stretches. In particular, this factsheet...

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Sepember 12, 2022 The influence of river regulation on the affinity for nature and perceptions of local populations The RIVEAL project team has published another paperentitled “The influence of river regulation on the affinity for nature and perceptions of local populations” and published in the reputable scientific Journal of Environmental Management. This work assesses how...

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August 17, 2022 The thirteenth factsheet of the RIVEAL project starts a series of information documents presenting the project outcomes resulting from the performed project’s tasks. This factsheet – River regulation effects on vegetation – features the latest scientific knowledge acquired about the effects of river damming on the vegetation in downstream river stretches. In...

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Meet our Leaders

Francisca Aguiar

PI & ISA-UL team leader

Teresa Ferreira

Co-PI

Luisa Schmidt

ICS-UL team leader

M. João Feio

MARE-UC team leader

Salomé Almeida

GeoBioTec-UA team leader