Climate and Environmental Changes (CliMA)
Maria João Alcoforado
Professora Catedrática | Full Professor
CliMA researchers aim at working on environmental changes due to or related to climate change and climate variability, in an interdisciplinary perspective and with application purposes.
All the members have international scientific relationships, within associations such as the International Association on Urban Climate (IAUC) and the International Society of Biometeorology (ISB), as well as with the WMO and a great number of universities. At a national scale, joint research has been carried out with the LNEC, the IM, the INAG and several universities.
The researchers want to continue their studies on Continental Portugal, as well as broadening their study-areas to Brasil, and some African countries. Joint research has already begun in S. Paulo, Salvador and Cape Verde.
The researchers have coordinated and participated in several FCT (such as ‘CLIMLIS’) and EU projects (such as ADVICE). The UrbKlim project is presently ongoing (POCI/GEO/61148/20049); the results of the two first years were divulged in the conference “Cities and Climate change” (http://www.ceg.ul.pt/urbklim/index.html). One member of the group is a scientific collaborator of the EU project Millennium, on the reconstruction of climate changes in the last 1000 years (http://sunset.swan.ac.uk/millennium/index.htm).
Two projects have been submitted to Urban-net (http://www.urban-net.org/reseachcall2008/index.html): Climate change and urban tourism e Learning with traditional strategies of adaptation to heat in urban planning and building.
Some researchers have acted as consultants to some institutions, such as the Municipality of Lisboa (CML,http://pdm.cm-lisboa.pt/rev_est2.html) and the DGOTDU.
Integrated PhD Researchers
Carla Silva Mora
João Carlos Garcia
Maria João Alcoforado
Pedro Tildes Gomes
Magda Lombardo – Metodologias de avaliação dos impactes das alterações climáticas em áreas urbanas.
- Ezequiel Correia - Ritmo estacional e distribuição da precipitação em Cabo Verde. Riscos e potencialidades
- Estêvão Pereira - Análise Geobotânica dos Bosques Ripícolas de Portugal Continental
- Gilson Cruz (Universidade de S. Paulo, co-orientação) - Clima urbano e plano diretor municipal
- Sérgio Lopes - O clima urbano do Funchal
- Ludimila Fabiana da Silva (USP, co-orientação) “Influência do uso e ocupação do solo nas condições iniciais do clima na cidade de São Carlos – SP”
- Ricardo Victor Barbosa (USP, co-orientação) “Análise do potencial das áreas verdes como amenizador do rigor térmico urbano”
Sofia Baltazar – clima urbano e planeamento em Lisboa
Miguel Correia – climatologia aplicada à agricultura
Manuel Ramos - climatologia aplicada à agricultura
Paulo Benedito – clima urbano e planeamento em Salvador
Alcoforado, M. J., Andrade, H. (2006) - Nocturnal urban heat island in Lisbon (Portugal): main features and modelling attempts. Theoretical and Applied Climatolology, 84:151-159.
Alcoforado, M. J., Andrade, H. (2008) - Global warming and the urban heat island, in John M. Marzluff et al. ed. Urban Ecology, An International Perspective on the Interaction Between Humans and Nature, Springer US: 249-262.
Last update on 20-02-2012