V CHAM International Conference — Call for Panels deadline: 20.12.2020

V CHAM International Conference
De 21-07-2021 a 23-07-2021
Theme: Frontiers of Humanity and Beyond: towards new critical understandings of Borders
Call for Panels: 13.11.2020 - 20.12.2020
Communication of Panels Acceptance: 10.01.2021
Call for Papers: 10.01.2021 - 28.02.2021
Communication of Papers Acceptance: 20.03.2021

4-OCEANS - the first ERC Synergy Grant in the area of Humanities, led in Portugal by NOVA FCSH researcher and REPORT(H)A member Cristina Brito

Knowing the past of the oceans and the impact of marine life on human societies to understand the present and anticipate the future. This is the objective of 4-OCEANS, the project led in Portugal by NOVA FCSH researcher and REPORT(H)A member Cristina Brito which gives the country the first ERC Synergy Grant in the area of Humanities. The European grant worth 10 million euros will be distributed to the international group of four researchers who are developing the project.

Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity Recruitment

The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity (LCAB) aspires to stimulate a profound shift in environmental thinking, recasting 'biodiversity loss' and 'ecosystem degradation' perspectives into a more complex, realistic, and nuanced picture of Anthropocene change. 

Seven PhD projects are open to apply to, with a total of six studentships available. The projects are available across a range of disciplines and are all connected by the theme of Environmental Knowledge.

LCAB welcomes applicants from any relevant disciplinary background and encourage you to approach the topics from your own perspective.

More info at: https://www.york.ac.uk/professorial-jobs/lcab/

Key dates:

Application deadline: Monday 11 January 2021

Anticipated interview dates: February 2021

Start date: October 2021


More info at:


EGU21 – Call for abstracts

The EGU General Assembly 2021, traditionally held each spring in Vienna, Austria, will instead take place entirely online due to the continuing risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting restrictions on international travel. In its place, EGU will host vEGU21: Gather Online (#vEGU21), a completely virtual event that will take place from 19–30 April and bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.

With this call for abstracts, all scientific sessions are open to receive your contribution. The deadline for abstract submission is 13 January 2021, 13:00 CET. Only 2021 EGU members will be able to submit abstracts to the 2021 meeting and, with a few exceptions outlined below, only one abstract as first author will be permitted.

You are kindly invited to find a session for your abstract at: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU21/programme

(1) How to submit your abstract
Each session shows the abstract submission link. Using this link, you are asked to log in to the Copernicus Office Meeting Organizer with your Copernicus Office user ID. An abstract processing charge (APC) of €40.00 gross will be levied.

Detailed information on how to submit an abstract can be found at:

(2) One-abstract rule
Authors are allowed as first author to submit either one regular abstract plus one abstract solicited by a convener, or two solicited abstracts. A second regular abstract can be submitted to sessions led by the Educational and Outreach Sessions (EOS) programme group (maximum number of abstracts, including solicited abstracts, remains two). Possible submissions for first authors are: 1 regular + 1 solicited abstract; or 2 solicited abstracts; or 1 regular or solicited abstract + 1 regular or solicited abstract submitted to EOS-led sessions. Participants can be co-authors on additional abstracts on which they are not first author. Submission of solicited presentations requires a transaction number (TAN) that can be obtained from the convener of the respective session.

(3) Required 2021 EGU membership for first authors Only 2021 EGU members can submit an abstract as first author to the 2021 General Assembly. Please renew your EGU membership directly through the abstract submission form or beforehand at: https://www.egu.eu/membership/. In the latter case, please ensure to select the 2021 membership and use identical user accounts for the membership application as well as for the abstract submission. EGU members get a substantial reduction on the registration fee to the General Assembly.

(4) Late abstracts
Abstracts sent to conveners after 13 January 2021 for submission on your behalf need to reach conveners well in advance (20 January 2021) of their strict upload deadline of 22 January 2021, 13:00 CET. An increased abstract processing charge (APC) of €80.00 gross will be levied for such late abstracts.

(5) Further information
Further information about the EGU General Assembly 2021 can be found at: https://egu21.eu/

You can stay up-to-date with General Assembly information by subscribing to the EGU blog (https://geolog.egu.eu/) and by following the EGU on Twitter (https://twitter.com/EuroGeosciences, #EGU21 as well as #vEGU21) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanGeosciencesUnion).

In case any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts and thank you very much for your cooperation.

Naturae theatrum et mundum/ The theatre of nature and the world/ O teatro da natureza e o mundo

This month – "On an old cork oak in Citânia de Briteiros", by Manuel Miranda Fernandes pdf.EN


Este mês - "Sobre um sobreiro velho da Citânia de Briteiros", por Manuel Miranda Fernandes pdf.PT

Manuel Miranda Fernandes (CEGOT / FLUP) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328772341_Acacias_errantes_acacias_infestantes_notas_sobre_a_ascensao_e_queda_de_uma_utopia_florida



Portuguese Parks to the world/Parques Portugueses no Mundo

 Nesta rubrica destacamos alguns dos principais parques naturais portugueses, valorizando o seu contributo para a divulgação do património ambiental.


Este mês – Parque Natural do Tejo Internacional (Portugal)

O Tejo Internacional, zona que abrange o vale do troço fronteiriço do rio Tejo, bem como vales confinantes e zonas aplanadas adjacentes, é uma área de reconhecida importância em termos de conservação da natureza, destacando-se o conjunto das arribas do Tejo, que desempenha um papel fundamental na conservação das espécies da flora e da fauna, juntamente com outros biótopos característicos das paisagens meridionais.

A Paisagem do Parque Natural do Tejo Internacional é constituída essencialmente por montado de azinho, sobro e misto, formações ripícolas (tamujais e salgueirais), estepe cerealífera, matagal mediterrânico (azinhais e zambujais), olival de encosta e povoamentos florestais (eucalipto, sobreiro e estevais). De entre os diversos tipos de comunidades existentes destaca-se, pela superfície ocupada, o montado de azinheira Quercus rotundifolia e sobreiro Quercus suber, que se apresenta ora com árvores isoladas e culturas arvenses sob coberto, ora com árvores de menor porte ou bosquetes, restringindo-se a cultura arvense às baixas e encostas menos pedregosas. As várias linhas de água presentes, com comunidades vegetais ripícolas associadas, constituem igualmente um importante património natural a conservar.

Destacam-se ainda várias espécies estritamente protegidas por convenções internacionais, algumas das quais classificadas como espécies em perigo de extinção, outras com o estatuto de vulneráveis e outras ainda consideradas raras. O Tejo Internacional e seus afluentes é um dos raros locais onde se pode observar a cegonha-preta Ciconia nigra, ave com estatuto de "raro" e ocupando extensos territórios.

Mais informação em http://www2.icnf.pt/portal/ap/p-nat/pnti

Roteiros de visita: http://www2.icnf.pt/portal/ap/resource/ap/pnti/descobert-pnti


This month – Tejo Internacional Nature Park (Portugal) 

The border section of International Tagus River, as well as the valleys and surrounding areas, is an area of recognized importance in terms of nature conservation, particularly the ensemble of the Tagus cliffs, which plays a fundamental role in the conservation of species of flora and fauna.

The Landscape of the Tejo Internacional Natural Park presents a geological substrate predominantly shale and contains an interesting set of characteristic flower species from the meridional landscapes, namely cork and holm oak woods, dense olive groves, sometimes ledged, and steppes of cereal. In the least fertile soils the gum rockrose dominates. Among the existing communities, the holm oak forest Quercus rotundifolia and cork oak Quercus suber stand out, restricting the arable culture to the low and less stony slopes.The existing water lines, associated with riparian vegetable communities, are also an important natural heritage to conserve.

From the existing species, many of them with protection status, we highlight the otter, the wild cat and the common genet as well as a deer population along the Tagus and Erges valleys. This is also an important area for birds - highlighting the presence of the black stork, symbol of the park, and also numerous birds of prey that nest in the river cliffs. 

More information at https://natural.pt/protected-areas/parque-natural-tejo-internacional?locale=en



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