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Live from the HRA: how’s the weather?


Presentation The “Herdade da Ribeira Abaixo” (HRA) is the Field Station of the Centre of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c) and an infrastructure of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Ciências ULisboa). The(...)

Characterization and Biological Communities

The base rocks of the HRA are mainly schists from the Palaeozoic. The soils are skeletal, with a low amount of oganic matter.(...)

Ce3c at the HRA

The Field Station is a living laboratory, currently used to support undergraduate field courses, MSc thesis and PhD. thesis of national and foreign students.(...)

Human Uses

The “montados” of the HRA are the final result of the transformation of the original forests by a traditional rural system, being a resource of great local and national economic importance.(...)


From 2015 to 2019

eLTER H2020 project - Integrated European Long-Term Ecosystem & Socio-Ecological Research Infrastructure

eLTER H2020 is co-promoted by the LTER-Europe network and the European Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) community, aiming the development of an(...)

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From 2017 to 2021


LIFE Montado-Adapt is a project to promote the adaptation of the Montado/Dehesa system in Portugal and Spain, which main objective is to mitigate the(...)

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