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

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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February 3, 2020 From the 27th to 31st January 2020, the RIVEAL project was represented by one of its team members in the advanced course on “The use of Trait Based approaches in Community Ecology and Stress Ecology”, in Coimbra, Portugal. The course was organized by the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, and...

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December 10, 2019 Francisca Aguiar is proposing a special Issue ‘Spatial and Temporal Patterns and Ecosystem Services of Riparian Forests’ in the open access journal Forests (ISSN 1999-4907, IF=2.116). You can see further details here: The submission deadline is 20 February 2020. Special Issue Information Riparian forests are multifunctional ecotones that generate a large range...

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November 7, 2019 The Riveal website is a dissemination tool intended to exhibit the development and outcomes of the Riveal project.

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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