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Proposals for Research and Development Projects in all Scientific Domains - 2004

Biological Sciences - Biodiversity and Ecology

    Painel de Biodiversidade e Ecologia - 2004
  • Kenneth Timmis
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer
  • Mark O. Johnston
  • Eric Chauvet
  • Paul Giller
  • Rafael Ignacio Márquez Martínez de Orense
POCI/BIA-BDE/55463/2004

Chemical communication in the Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus. Peter Hubbard, Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMar). €82,500.

POCI/BIA-BDE/55596/2004

The role of ecological barriers in the genetic structure of viperid snakes: a multi-scale approach. José Carlos Alcobia Rogado de Brito, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €85,000.

POCI/BIA-BDE/55681/2004

Genotype characterisation of populations of Cynara cardunculus L. var. altilis DC used as a milk clotting plant for Portuguese PDO cheese. Helena Cotrim, Instituto de Ciência Aplicada e Tecnologia - Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (ICAT/FC/ULisboa). €32,686.

POCI/BIA-BDE/55758/2004

The role of the social interaction in bacteria in bacterial diversity and evolution. Francisco Dionísio, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG). €39,410.

POCI/BIA-BDE/55853/2004

Convergent evolution during local adaptation: comparisons of phenotypic and molecular changes of independently founded populations. Margarida Matos, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €76,066.

POCI/BIA-BDE/55865/2004

Why is the morphology of Iberian Podarcis so variable? Distinguishing between the effects of phylogeny, short-term evolution and phenotypic plasticity. Miguel Angel Carretero, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €70,504.

POCI/BIA-BDE/56014/2004

Microbial ecology and diversity of the hypersaline Deeps of the Red Sea. Milton Simões da Costa, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €90,000.

POCI/BIA-BDE/56044/2004

Vascular Flora of the North of Portugal. António Luis Crespí, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). €35,500.

POCI/BIA-BDE/56073/2004

Biogeographical models of European and nor-Mediterranean freshwater fishes: Nuclear and mitochondrial evidences. Ana Isabel Fernandez Perdices, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €68,308.

POCI/BIA-BDE/56100/2004

Ecological and evolutionary aspects of the interactions between an exotic predator - the American red crayfish, Procambarus clarkii - and native amphibians in southwest Iberian Peninsula: field and mesocosm experiments. Rui Miguel Borges Sampaio e Rebelo, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €48,442.

POCI/BIA-BDE/56228/2004

Influence of fire and clearing on the ecology of Tuberaria major. Maria João Caboz Baptista Correia, Universidade do Algarve (UAlg). €39,780.

POCI/BIA-BDE/56272/2004

The role of dry-season refugia in structuring Mediterranean stream fish assemblages. Maria Filomena Magalhães, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €64,764.

POCI/BIA-BDE/56654/2004

Bio-cultural adaptation: human evolutionary responses to major changes in subsistence economy. Jorge Rocha, Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular (IPATIMUP/UP). €51,682.

POCI/BIA-BDE/56931/2004

Do visuals cues contribute to reproductive isolation between Podarcis species? Miguel Angel Carretero, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €45,000.

POCI/BIA-BDE/56941/2004

Rhizosphere Organisms as determinants of Biological Invasion by exotic plant species (ROBIN). Susana Rodríguez Echeverría, IMAR - Instituto do Mar (IMAR). €95,000.

POCI/BIA-BDE/57053/2004

Adaptive energy metabolism in fossorial pine voles (Microtus duodecimcostatus and M.lusitanicus). A comparative study. Maria Luz Costa Pereira Mathias, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €70,430.

POCI/BIA-BDE/57575/2004

Polyploidization as an evolutive driving force: genomic restructuring and nuclear topology remodelling. Maria Manuela Antunes Gomes Silva, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA/ULisboa). €19,786.

POCI/BIA-BDE/57650/2004

Systematics and evolution of Culex pipiens from Portugal and Macaronesian islands. João Pedro Soares da Silva Pinto, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT/UNL). €74,387.

POCI/BIA-BDE/57805/2004

A case study of introgressive hybridisation in Iberian freshwater fishes - a new paradigm to evolutionary biology? Maria João Ivens Collares Pereira, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €42,677.

POCI/BIA-BDE/57965/2004

Land cover changes and successional pathways in the forests of Cantanhez, Guinea-Bissau. Luís Catarino, Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical,I.P. (IICT) (IICT/MNE). €53,325.

POCI/BIA-BDE/58206/2004

The stalked barnacle (Pollicipes pollicipes) fishery and management at the Natural Reserve of Berlengas: patterns and impacts. Teresa Paula Goncalves Cruz, Universidade de Évora (UE). €55,530.

POCI/BIA-BDE/58297/2004

Litter breakdown in tropical systems: structure and function. Manuel Augusto Simões Graça, IMAR - Instituto do Mar (IMAR). €80,200.

POCI/BIA-BDE/58301/2004

Function and evolution of multiple signals by sexual selection. Song structure and coloration in the Serin. Paulo Jorge Gama Mota, Instituto do Ambiente, Tecnologia e Vida (IATV/UC). €71,250.

POCI/BIA-BDE/58817/2004

Interspecific mtDNA transfer, selection and adaptation to cold in hares. Paulo Célio ALVES, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €52,658.

POCI/BIA-BDE/59037/2004

MEdP - Searching for evidence of microevolution due to pollution in estuarine copepod populations. Lucia Maria das Candeias Guilhermino, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR). €89,354.

POCI/BIA-BDE/59183/2004

Comparative ecological implications of ammonium and nitrate availabilities in Mediterranean ecosystems. Cristina Cruz, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €38,821.

POCI/BIA-BDE/59200/2004

nutritional condition of fish larvae in major protected marine areas of the South Portugal (Ria Formosa and Estuário do Guadiana). Maria Alexandra Anica Teodósio, Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMar). €42,620.

POCI/BIA-BDE/59288/2004

Process of speciation: accessing the genic view. Octavio Salgueiro Paulo, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €50,000.

POCI/BIA-BDE/59399/2004

Determining the rate of adaptive evolution in Drosophila: the X/4 fusion of D. americana. Jorge Manuel de Sousa Basto Vieira, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC/UP). €72,000.

POCI/BIA-BDE/59426/2004

Norway lobster stocks in Portugal: Basis for assessment using information on larval production and ecology (LobAssess). Antonina Maria de Melo dos Santos, Instituto Nacional de Recursos Biológicos, I.P. (INRB). €80,952.

POCI/BIA-BDE/59887/2004

Gametophytic self-incompatibility: a model system to study molecular co-evolution. Cristina Alexandra Gonçalves Paula Vieira, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC/UP). €59,500.

POCI/BIA-BDE/60140/2004

Contribution of cryptogams to carbon and water fluxes. Cristina Maria Filipe Máguas da Silva Hanson, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €82,439.

POCI/BIA-BDE/60296/2004

Factors influencing the wolf population recovering in Central Portugal: implications for conservation planning. Francisco Petrucci-Fonseca, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €73,328.

POCI/BIA-BDE/60664/2004

New insights for understanding the causes of rarity in plant species. MARIA AMÉLIA BOTELHO DE PAULO MARTINS CAMPOS LOUÇÃO, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €72,748.

POCI/BIA-BDE/60704/2004

A few drops of water: the microbial diversity of stalactite and stalagmite water. António Verissimo, Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular (CNBC/UC). €84,000.

POCI/BIA-BDE/60710/2004

Spatial variation in Amazonian mammal assemblages under contrasting flooding regimes: implications for nature reserve management. Jorge Manuel Palmeirim, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €42,840.

POCI/BIA-BDE/60792/2004

Effects of fragmentation on stand structure of Quercus faginea forests: key factors influencing water balance. Cristina Maria Filipe Máguas da Silva Hanson, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €72,235.

POCI/BIA-BDE/60911/2004

Nuclear gene genealogies, landscape genetics and GIS: developing an integrated approach to test hypotheses on the biogeography of Iberian herpetofauna. Maria Raquel Barata Godinho, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €89,500.

POCI/BIA-BDE/60937/2004

Multidisciplinary investigation on higher altitudinal grasses; emphasis on taxonomic status and conservation. Maria de Fatima Matias Sales Machado, Instituto do Ambiente, Tecnologia e Vida (IATV/UC). €77,100.

POCI/BIA-BDE/60950/2004

Vertical transmission of Wolbachia bacteria in Drosophila. José Élio da Silva Sucena, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG). €62,426.

POCI/BIA-BDE/61009/2004

GOLFINICHO - Ecological niche partitioning between two species of dolphins around the Azores and Madeira. Sophie Cybèle Quérouil, IMAR - Instituto do Mar (IMAR). €90,000.

POCI/BIA-BDE/61122/2004

The added value of non-matrix habitat fragments to the biodiversity of cork oak landscapes: conservation and management implications. Maria Margarida Mello Santos Reis G Fonseca, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €72,456.

POCI/BIA-BDE/61127/2004

The experimental evolution of outcrossing in populations of Caenorhabditis elegans. Henrique Nuno Patricio Carreira Pereira Teotonio, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (FCG). €40,914.

POCI/BIA-BDE/61491/2004

Comparative phylogeography and evolution of sympatric carnivores in the Mediterranean region. Maria Margarida Mello Santos Reis G Fonseca, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, FP (FFC/FC/ULisboa). €73,656.

POCI/BIA-BDE/61553/2004

Deciphering the mechanisms of rabbit genetic resistance to myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic viral disease. Pedro José de Castro Esteves, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €57,315.

POCI/BIA-BDE/61719/2004

Risks associated with the the invasive cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in Portuguese freshwaters: Effects upon the aquatic biota and identification of new toxic compounds. Vitor Manuel de Oliveira e Vasconcelos, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR). €54,880.

POCI/BIA-BDE/61946/2004

Phylogeographic analysis of geckos from the Mediterranean Basin and Macaronesian Islands. Ana Perera Leg, Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares - Porto (ICETA-Porto/ICETA). €35,500.

POCI/BIA-BDE/61949/2004

Sea bream spatio-temporal dynamics and habitat use in the Ria Formosa lagoon. Karim Erzini, Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMar). €86,500.

POCI/BIA-BDE/61977/2004

BenthicLink - Trophic links regulated by tidal and daily rhythms: benthic microflora and fauna in estuaries. Henrique José de Barros Brito Queiroga, Universidade de Aveiro (UA). €89,000.