MOUNTAINS 2020

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MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

O Norte Somos Nós

CIMO is the winner of the "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards in
the category of Research. See video HERE

MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

See a short video
about us

MOUNTAIN
RESEARCH
CENTER

Polytechnic Institute
of Bragança

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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Ecosystem Resilience

The particular objectives of the Ecosystem Resilience Research Line are:

  • Improvement of the level of knowledge and understanding of systems such as forests, shrublands, pasturelands, landscapes, rivers, and others, in particular within a global change framework,
  • Understanding and forecasting the effects of changes in drivers and pressures such as climate change, land abandonment or intensification, and othere, on these systems and on the ecosystem services they provide,
  • Understanding the interactions between biodiverstity, ecosystem function management, and resilience in mountain systems,
  • Supporting resilience, adaptation and other responses of mountain socio-ecological systems to drivers of global change,
  • Definition of measures for resource use efficienty in forestry, soil, water management and other fields,
  • Promoting multifunctionality of mountain systems and provision of highly valuable ecosystem services.