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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September 13, 2021 The eleventh factsheet of the RIVEAL project continues a series of information documents introducing the ecosystem services provided by rivers and riparian vegetation considered for analysis in the project’s tasks. This factsheet – Cultural Services – features non-material benefits of ecosystems through spiritual enrichment, cognitive development, reflection, recreation and aesthetic experience. Learn...

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August 4, 2021 During 25-30th July 2021, the RIVEAL project members attended the 12th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS12). This event was held as a virtual conference due to the COVID19 restrictions but with a typical program with parallel sessions, special sessions and poster sessions. The work performed under the RIVEAL project made an...

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July 12, 2021 After the recent publication of the scientific article “Carbon Stock Estimations in a Mediterranean Riparian Forest: A Case Study Combining Field Data and UAV Imagery” (https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/11/4/376/htm), the RipCarbon and RIVEAL projects team from CEF/ISA present a vídeo with the methods to estimate the carbon of the riparian florests. See how in:

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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