Environment
Project
March 12, 2021

OPTIMUS PRIME – Optimal Greening of Irrigated Farmland to Achieve a Prime Environment

The project aims to quantify the ecosystem services provided by irrigated croplands to ecological focus areas (EFA) such as field margins, hedges, trees, fallow land, landscape features, biotopes, buffer strips, and afforested areas, and the habitat configurations serving the maximum capacity of services. The project will also simulate water and habitat delivery of biodiversity services for different climate change scenarios and agriculture storylines in the future. Economic costs and agro-policy environmental trade-offs will be analyzed, and an EFA calculator produced at the farm level.

The project develops over two case-studies, collects information in situ and remotely, and the results will receive the input and testing from the farmers during the project lifespan.

Led by: Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Partners: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Agrotejo - União agrícola do norte do Vale do Tejo, Associação de regantes e beneficiários do vale do Sorraia

Funded by: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Researchers: Renato Rosa, João Pato

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Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center

Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center

Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center develops applied research and provides policy advice in environmental and natural resources economics.

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Integrating ecology and economics to design forest management practices

This project aims to deliver regional forestry/land-use models, providing scientific tools to inform forest policy.

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A chronicle about the world as we do not know it, from today's great themes to the insignificant issues of everyday life. Every Thursday at Expresso Diário

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