Conservation and Rehabilitation strategies for temporary Mediterranean river corridors: a case study on Pardiela Basin, southern of Portugal(Guadiana basin)

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Project title | Conservation and Rehabilitation strategies for temporary Mediterranean river corridors: a case study on Pardiela Basin, southern of Portugal(Guadiana basin)
Project Code | PTDC/AMB/73338/2006
Main objective |

Region of intervention |

Beneficiary entity |
  • Universidade de Évora(líder)
  • CCDRA Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Alentejo(parceiro)
  • EDIA - Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-Estruturas do Alqueva, S.A.(parceiro)
  • Instituto de Meteorologia, Portugal (IMP)(parceiro)
  • Instituto do Mar(parceiro)
  • Universidade de Aveiro(parceiro)

Approval date | 01-10-2007
Start date | 01-10-2007
Date of the conclusion | 01-10-2010

Total eligible cost |
European Union financial support |
National/regional public financial support |

Summary

Temporary waters are defined as those that are normally dry, at least during part of the year (summer in the Mediterranean).
Previous studies have focused on the complex interactions between hydrology, ecosystem processes and biodiversity. However, nothing is known about the ecological importance and contribution of plant bound nutrients, especially by leaves fall from riparian vegetation and macrophytes dragged by flood events, to the nutrient enrichment of temporary streams and downstream reservoirs. This proposal is therefore in a position to provide a specific contribution that helps to fill this need, through the experience, outcomes, and knowledge gained in a specific pilot basin (Pardiela Basin in Guadina basin) in which we will integrate all the available information from the last 50 years. Further on, we intend to propose conservative and rehabilitation strategies that support end-users with the provision of more suitable management tools.

Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results

Objectives

O objectivo principal deste projecto é propor estratégias de conservação e reabilitação para rios temporários de características mediterrânicas segundo os requisitos da Directiva Quadro da Água (DQA).

Activities

Publicações previstas nos 3 anos:

1 livro

4 papers em revistas internacionais

3 papers em revistas nacionais

6 congressos internacionais

3 congressos nacionais

1 tese de mestrado

2 teses licenciatura