Invasive plantas: a threath from outside
Coordinator - Elizabete Marchante
Programme - Ciência Viva -Promoção da Cultura Científica e Tecnológica - Produção de Conteúdos para Divulgação Científica e Tecnológica nos Média
Execution dates - 2011-09-08 - 2013-12-31 (28 Months)
Funding Entity - co-financiado pelo COMPETE e pela Ciência Viva
Funding for Grupo - 76 041.00 €
Total Funding - 76 041 €
Proponent Institution - Centro de Ecologia Funcional, Universidade de Coimbra
Participating Institutions
Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra/Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra

This project aims to increase awareness of the Portuguese population concerning biological invasions, train the public to identify the main invasive plants in Portugal and engage public in the mapping of these plants.

For that, we propose:

- to write an article, once a week, in a national newspaper - Jornal de Notícias

- develop online tools for mapping invasive plant species distribution, including an app for Android and

- create support materials, namely the website, Facebook page, and a new version of the Guia prático para a identificação de Plantas Invasoras de Portugal Continental.


In addition to the team members listed bellow, the research team includes:

- Alex Gamela

- Vitor Carvalho, da ESAC/IPC
Members on this project
Helena Freitas
Hélia Marchante
Elizabete Marchante
Principal investigator
Maria Cristina Morais
Research Fellow