The people behind Invasoras.pt

Elizabete Marchante

Project Coordination

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PhD in Biology, specialization in Ecology, from the University of Coimbra, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.

Currently professor in the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra and, and researcher at the Centre for Functional Ecology.

Since 2001, developing research of invasive plants (ecology and impacts on soil and ecological chain associated with insect galls).

In parallel, dedicated to promoting this issue and supporting projects in management and control of invasive plants.

Maria Cristina Morais

Scientific contents production

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PhD in Biology, specialization in Ecology, University of Coimbra.

Maria was a teacher (Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and Escola Superior Agrária de Castelo Branco) for 9 years, teaching Forestry Engineering and Environmental Studies.

Since 2005, at the Centre of Functional Ecology, researching biological invasions and specifically phenology and the control of invasive species.

Hélia Marchante

CONTENTS PRODUCTION AND REVISION

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PhD in Biology, specialization in Ecology, University of Coimbra, in collaboration with the University of Cape Town.

Currently teaching at the Coimbra Higher School of Agriculture and researcher at the Centre for Functional Ecology.

Since 1997, Hélia has been researching invasive plants (ecology, impact, recuperation of ecosystems and biological control).

She is dedicated to the communication of science and environmental education about invasive plants and is a consultant in the control and management of invasive plants.

Catarina Schreck Reis

THEMATIC CONTENTS PRODUCTION

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PhD in Biology, specialization in Ecology, University of Coimbra.

Collaborator of the Centre for Functional Ecology, where she is developing various projects in vegetative ecology,  coastal management and environmental education.

Currently researching at the Centro de Investigação de Didática e Tecnologia na Formação de Formadores (CIDTFF), Universidade Aveiro.

In the project, developing content in the area of environmental education and contributed her expertise in the area of Scientific Communication.

Helena Freitas

SCIENTIFIC REVISION

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PhD in Ecology from the University of Coimbra in 1993 and held a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University, USA, in 1994/95. She is currently a tenured Professor in the Department of Life Sciences (DCV), Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra.

Member of the Scientific Board of DCV, President of the Portuguese Society for Ecology and Coordinator of the Centre for Functional Ecology.

She is Vice-Rector of the University of Coimbra since March 2, 2011, with responsibility for Institutional Relations.

Vitor Carvalho

THEMATIC CONTENT PRODUCTION

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Degree in Plant Biotechnology with specialization in Control of Gene Expression and Population Genetics.

Participated in several research projects at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência and the Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

He is currently teaching in the Coimbra Higher School of Agriculture where he teaches courses in the area of biology, and also in the area of Nature Tourism (Hiking, Environmental Interpretation), which has additional training.

For the project, he contributes expertise in environmental interpretation.

Alex Gamela

PRODUÇÃO E REVISÃO DE CONTEÚDOS

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Multimedia and interactive content producer.

He is a MA Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, and a digital content researcher.

Also writes about about digital media in  his blog and in specialized publications.

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