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A new ICTA-UAB project to assess the impacts of micro- and nano-plastics in the tropical and temperate oceans

A new project led by ICTA-UAB researcher Patrizia Ziveri is one of five projects selected for funding by the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans).

Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

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Jeroen van den Bergh, awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University of the Netherlands

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High lead concentrations found in Amazonian wildlife

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Study gauges trees’ potential to slow global warming in the future

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Why do environmentalists eat meat?

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La gestión del verde urbano permite incrementar la presencia de pájaros en las ciudades

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The Ebro River annually dumps 2.2 billion microplastics into the sea

An ICTA-UAB study analyses the distribution and accumulation of microplastics from one of the main rivers of the western Mediterranean.

European project to support rooftop greenhouses projects

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is launching an open call to support rooftop greenhouse projects, in the framework of GROOF Project.

El ICTA-UAB participa en el proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos

El Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) es una de las instituciones impulsoras de un proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos para disminuir el impacto de las altas temperaturas del verano.

New study dismisses green growth policies as a route out of ecological emergency

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Indigenous knowledge, key to a successful ecosystem restoration

Ecological restoration projects actively involving indigenous peoples and local communities are more successful. This is the result of a study carried out by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).
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Seminar: "Growing threats to the Amazon: policy trends, land use & climate change", by Letícia Lima

Date: 2019-10-14

Seminar: "Growing threats to the Amazon: policy trends, land use & climate change"


Speaker: Letícia Lima, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais


Date: Monday, October 14th 2019
Time: 12 - 13 h
Venue: Room Z/033


In this presentation, Letícia Lima will provide an overview of the recent threats facing the Brazilian Amazon, including political moves from the executive and legislative powers in Brazil, the historical trends in environmental policy related to land use, and the increasing occurrence of climate extremes and fire. 

She will draw examples from the scientific literature, including papers published by herself and colleagues from UFMG (Brazil) and partner universities. She will also explore environmental data to offer the audience a broad perspective over the threats that Amazon is increasingly facing.

Short profile
Letícia Lima is Associate Professor at the Department of Hydraulics Engineering and Water Resources at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. She is an Environmental Engineer (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil) with a master’s degree in Environmental Systems Analysis and Modelling (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil), and a PhD degree in Geography (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany).  She worked as a research associate for four years at the Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto (Remote Sensing Center, CSR/UFMG) where she focused her research on spatial modelling as a tool for territorial planning, working with land use change simulations, hydrology, and logging rent models. During her PhD at IRI THESys (HU-Berlin) she studied how different stakeholders perceive uncertainty in payments for ecosystem services and how that influence the long-term survival of such schemes. Letícia enjoys doing research with interdisciplinary methods and collaborative work using tools from natural and social sciences. - PHOTO by Anne Dombrowski.

E-mail: leticia.lima@ehr.ufmg.br
Blog:  www.leticialima.weebly.com
ORCID profile: orcid.org/0000-0002-0268-2055
Publons Reviewers' Profile: publons.com/a/558387/
Research Gate Profile: www.researchgate.net/profile/Leticia_De_Lima
Google Scholar Profile: Letícia Santos de Lima - Google Scholar

 

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