Portuguese Parks to the world/Parques Portugueses no Mundo

This month – Flores Nature Park (Portugal)

Established in 2011, the Flores Nature Park’s mission is to manage the island’s classified protected areas that cover approximately a third of the island’s total area, distributed by three Nature Reserves, one Natural Monument, three Protected Areas for the Management of Habitats or Species, one Protected Landscape Area and one Protected Area of Resources Management.

Flores Nature Park presents remarkable features, such as the biggest and best-preserved wooded peatbogs of the North Atlantic and two of the rarest plants in the world, the Myosotis azorica and the Veronica dabneyi. The latter, currently, is only known in a wild state in the Western Group’s islands.There are 547 species of vascular plants in Flores Island, of which, between species and subspecies, more than 50 are endemic of the Archipelago. Regarding its terrestrial fauna, stands out three endemic species of the island: Tarphius floresensis, Agyneta depigmentata and Cheiracanthium floresense.

In 2009, Flores Island joined the World Network of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, by the decision of the International Co-ordinating Council of the MAB Programme (Man and the Biosphere), an international recognition that reflects its unique ecological, geological environmental and cultural values.

More info at https://parquesnaturais.azores.gov.pt/en/parques/4

Este mês - Parque Natural das Flores (Portugal)

O Parque Natural das Flores, criado em 2011, tem por missão a gestão ambiental de áreas protegidas classificadas, que abrangem cerca de um terço da área total da ilha e estão distribuídas por três Reservas Naturais, um Monumento Natural, três Áreas Protegidas para a Gestão de Habitats ou Espécies, uma Área de Paisagem Protegida e uma Área Protegida de Gestão de Recursos.

O Parque Natural das Flores apresenta aspetos notáveis, como as maiores e mais bem conservadas turfeiras arborizadas do Atlântico Norte e duas das plantas mais raras do mundo, a Myosotis azorica (não-me-esqueças) e a Veronica dabneyi, que, atualmente, só é conhecida em estado selvagem nas ilhas do Grupo Ocidental. Foram compiladas 547 espécies de plantas vasculares para as Flores, das quais, entre espécies e subespécies, mais de 50 são endémicas do Arquipélago. No que se refere à sua fauna terrestre, importa salientar três espécies endémicas da ilha: Tarphius floresensis, Agyneta depigmentata e Cheiracanthium floresense.

Em 2009, a ilha das Flores passou a integrar a Rede Mundial de Reservas da Biosfera da UNESCO, por decisão do Conselho Internacional de Coordenação do Programa MAB (Man and the Biosphere – Homem e a Biosfera), um reconhecimento internacional que reflete os seus valores ecológicos, geológicos, ambientais e culturais únicos.

Para mais informações ver https://parquesnaturais.azores.gov.pt/pt/


CfP: European Rural History Organisation (Session 62)

Dear colleagues,

The Call for Papers of the fifth meeting of the European Rural History Organization is now open until the 15th of January. It will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, by late August of 2021. One of the sessions is organized by me (Carlos Faísca) and two colleagues from the ReSEED project (Alberto González and Dulce Freire) and is entitled Seeds and Agricultural changes in Europe (XV-XX centuries).

As it name implies, we aim to gather researchers that are studying the impact of biological innovations in the European agriculture since the 15th century. In particular, we think that issues such as seed selection, plant breeding and the introduction of new plants and varieties will be the most relevant. All information about the session can be found at the following link: https://www.ruralhistory2021.se/call-for-papers/ (Session 62)

If you are interested in joining our session, which would greatly honour us, you can send your proposal through the following link https://appinconf.com/kas/Abstract?projectName=rh2021

However, if the subject doesn’t fit your current research, I still ask you to spread the message across your contacts.

For any remaining doubt, please use the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best Regards


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.
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