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From 01 Jun 2015 until 02 Jun 2015 - CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal

The current unprecedented rates of biodiversity loss, from genes and species to communities and ecosystems, have been related to the effects of multi-scale environmental changes. The Earth’s biosphere is currently experiencing exceptionally high rates of ecosystem degradation and species extinction, largely due to human activities and other anthropogenic pressures on the global environment. This rapid decline of biodiversity has been recognized at several scales and across regions, and has been widely discussed for at least two decades in the scientific community. It is nowadays considered one of the most important themes of the environmental sustainability agenda, particularly since reductions in current species diversity can lead to profound alterations in the functioning of ecosystems well as in the resulting societal benefits.

The TiBE2015 conference, organized by CIBIO-InBIO’s PRECOL and APPLECOL, will provide a broad perspective on recent advances in the study of the ecological impacts of social and economic drivers, land-use dynamics, biological invasions, species range and niche dynamics, genetic structure and flow, and other dimensions of change in ecosystems, landscapes and their biodiversity. Furthermore the conference will allow a direct link with applied ecology including: i) the detection, interpretation and forecast of changes in a given territory; ii) the anticipation of trends in the patterns of drivers of ecological change, and the early detection of biodiversity responses and ecosystem changes; and iii) the support to model-assisted frameworks for cost-efficient conservation and monitoring.



Day 1 - Monday | June 1, 2015

8:30 - 9:30 | Registration

9:30 - 9:45 | Opening session - Nuno Ferrand de Almeida (CIBIO-InBIO Director)


9:45 - 10:45 | Plenary session - Invasion science for society: tree invasions in South Africa as a case study, by David Richardson 

10:45 - 11:15 | Oral presentations (12’+3’ discussion)

  • The world spread of fire ants - an example from French Guyana, by Eduardo Fox
  • Angler’s behavior as a vector of freshwater invasive species, by Filipe Banha et al.

11:15 - 11:45 | Coffee break

11:30 - 12:45 | Oral presentations (12’+3’ discussion)

  • Top-down regulation of estuarine phytoplankton by an invasive bivalve, by Jacinto Cunha et al.
  • An improved multi-scale modelling framework to guide management of plant invasions in a transboundary context, by João Martins et al.
  • Use and persistence of empty bivalve shells in a freshwater system, by Martina Ilarri et al.
  • The unacknowledged trillema of invasive species eradication, by Pedro Bingre & Luís Reino
  • Reassembly of an aquatic community after drought: different resilience capacity by native and invasive species, by Ronaldo Sousa et al.

12:45 - 14:30 | Lunch


14:30 - 15:30 | Plenary session - Land use change, habitat change and consequences for biodiversity and ecosystem functions, by Peter Verburg

15:30 - 16:00 | Oral presentations (12’+3’ discussion)

  • A framework for efficient monitoring of riverscape’s priority bryophyte diversity, by Ana Paula Portela et al.
  • Differential movement of a forest carnivore within habitat heterogeneity and road influence: consequences for genetic structuring, by Filipe Carvalho et al.

16:00 - 16:30 | Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30 | Oral presentations (12’+3’ discussion)

  • From conservation genetics to conservation genomics of northern Madagascar lemurs, by Jordi Salmona & Lounes Chikhi
  • Demographic inference using genetic data from a single individual: separating population size variation from population structure, by Lounes Chikhi et al.
  • Responses of São Tomé's endemic-rich bird assemblage to land-use change: the need to acknowledge complexity, by Ricardo Lima et al.
  • Landscape dynamics in mediterranean oak forests under global change: disentangling the role of anthropogenic and environmental drivers across species, by Vanda Acácio et al.

18:00 - 18:45 | Poster presentations (3’ each)

19:00 | Dinner at CIBIO-InBIO with multinational foods and drinks – All participants are kindly invited to bring some food/drinks!

Day 2 - Tuesday | June 2, 2015


9:30 - 10:30 | Plenary session - Social drivers and regime shifts in tropical forest landscapes, by Christian Kull

10:30 - 11:00| Oral presentations (12’+3’)

  • Biodiversity patterns of legume trees from the miombo and mopane woodlands of Mozambique in relation to fire frequency, by Ana Ribeiro-Barros
  • Integrating resilience-based indicators of forest ecosystem services in a DPSIR framework – a review, by Ana Sofia Vaz et al.

11:00 - 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 - 12:45 | Oral presentations (12’+3’)

  • Integrating concepts and indicators for a more effective assessment of high nature value, by Ana Teresa Novais et al.
  • Hotspots of invasiveness of three acacia species in northern Portugal: a probabilistic overview of climate change effects, by Diogo Alagador & Joana Vicente
  • The role of herbivores in the conservation of endemic heathlands in Galicia (NW Spain), by Jaime Fagúndez
  • Evaluating the regional cumulative impact of wind farms on birds: how can spatially-explicit dynamic modelling improve impact assessments and monitoring?, by Rita Bastos et al.
  • Demographic bottleneck in two arboreal primates: a consequence of forest exploitation, by Tânia Minhós et al.

12:45 - 14:30 | Lunch


14:30 - 15:30 | Plenary session - Contributions of life-history traits, niche variation, anthropogenic land use and historical factors to range and niche dynamics of invading species, by Diederik Strubbe

15:30 - 16:00| Oral presentations (12’+3’)

  • Modelling invasions for managing impacts, by Mário Santos et al.)
  • Modeling the effects of temperature and salinity variations on the shore crab Carcinus maenas, by Allan Souza et al.

16:00 - 16:30 | Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00 | Oral presentations (12’+3’)

  • Modeling the genetic consequences of social structure, by Bárbara Parreira & Lounes Chikhi
  • Genetic inbreeding and neighbour vegetation cover drive drought-induced forest die-off , by Cristina García & Francisco Lloret
  • Dispersal ability determines the scaling properties of species abundance distributions: a case study using data on arthropods from the Azores archipelago, by Luís Borda de Água et al.
  • The importance of shallow areas as nursery grounds for the recruitment of juveniles of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus rathbun, 1896, by Marcos Alaniz Rodrigues et al.
  • Survey on effective factors in population’s distribution and abundance of Tatera indica in Sistan, southeastern of Iran, by Saeed Mohammadi & Ali Sabaghzadeh
  • The role of fish in the conservation of freshwater mussels, by Vanessa Modesto et al.

18:00 | Closing session


Joana Vicente
Luís Reino
Ângela Lomba
João Honrado
Pedro Beja

Joana Vicente
Luís Reino
Ângela Lomba
Maria João Fonseca
Ana Perera
Cristina Garcia
Joana Torres
João Monteiro


Abstract submission deadline: May 10, 2015
Abstract acceptance / Early registration deadline: May 20, 2015


The abstract submission shall include:

  • TITLE (in capital letters);
  • Authors and affiliation [main institution (e.g., University), and email are required information)]
  • Abstract (200 words);
  • Type of communication (oral / poster);
  • Theme (Invasions / Land use change / Socioecological drivers/ Species’ range and niche dynamics).

The abstracts must be submitted by email to: until the May 10, 2015.



Early registration (before May 20, 2015):
MSc and PhD students, Post-Doc researchers in the Early Career category (PhD < 8 years), and unemployed researchers * - 30 €
Regular registration – 50€


Late registration (until June 1, 2015):
MSc and PhD students and Post-Doc researchers in the Early Career category (PhD < 8 years)* - 50 €
Regular registration – 70€

* Please note that all participants who benefit from a reduced fee, are required to send us ( official documentation certifying their situation..


 Click here to see the Book of Abstracts.



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