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Monthly Archives: January 2020


IDL at “Descobre ULisboa”

The "Descobre ULisboa" is an interactive exhibition that took place on 28th and 29th January 2020 at the Rectory of the University of Lisbon. This exhibition was organized by the different Schools of the Universidade de Lisboa intended mainly for students of basic and secondary education to help them to choose their professional careers. The [...]

By |2020-01-30T15:40:18+00:00January 30th, 2020|Climate, Energy, Geology, Geophysics, Geospatial, Paleontology|1 Comment

IDL at the Museum für Naturkunde

In early January 2020, Elisabete Malafaia of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) was at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Germany) to study the paleontological collections of theropod dinosaurs housed in this museum, especially materials from the Tendaguru Formation (Tanzania). This study was carried out as part of a project supported by the Synthesis of Systematic [...]

By |2020-01-30T15:14:35+00:00January 30th, 2020|Paleontology|0 Comments

National Climate Change Research Meeting

Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, is a region climatically determined by the strong influence of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic and is considered to be one of the most vulnerable to Climate Change. Global warming is the biggest challenge facing humanity in these coming decades, from global to local scale. One of the main ambitions [...]

By |2020-01-28T12:11:32+00:00January 28th, 2020|Climate|0 Comments

The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach

On January 3, 2020, took place at the Departmento de Geologia (Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa) the presentation of the book “The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach”, published by Springer. The book, which includes several works developed by researchers of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), is organized in 5 volumes, which contain [...]

By |2020-01-28T12:06:20+00:00January 28th, 2020|Geology|0 Comments

Prediction of Soil Salinity and Sodicity using Electromagnetic Conductivity Imaging

New work on the use of electromagnetic conductivity images to assess salinity and other properties of soil was recently published in the Geoderma magazine. Mohammad Farzamian, Maria Catarina Paz, Maria Conceição Gonçalves, and Fernando Monteiro Santos, from Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), participated in this work in collaboration with researchers from the Instituto Nacional de Investigação [...]

By |2020-01-28T12:10:17+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Geology|0 Comments

“The River as Horizon: the Other Stage of the Roman Theather”

The lectures program "O rio como horizonte: o outro palco do teatro romano " started on January 22, 2020, and will take place at the Museu de Lisboa with one lecture per month throughout the year. The open talk was in charge of the researcher of Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Ana Maria Costa that presented [...]

By |2020-01-23T16:03:54+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Geology|0 Comments

The Exceptional Iberian Heatwave of Summer 2018

A Special Report, entitled "Explaining Extreme Events in 2018 from a Climate Perspective", was recently published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, including a work on extreme events recorded in the summer of 2018 in the Iberian Peninsula. The researchers of Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Pedro Sousa, Ricardo Trigo, and Alexandre Ramos participated [...]

By |2020-01-23T15:48:09+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments

Ontogenetic Similarities Betweem Giraffe and Sauropod Neck Mobility

A study comparing neck mobility in sauropod dinosaurs and giraffes, in which participated the paleontologist of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Pedro Mocho, was recently published in Plos One. This work results from the collaboration between the IDL and an international team of researchers led by the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Madrid). [...]

By |2020-01-23T15:30:22+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Paleontology|0 Comments

Sediment Sampling Campaign Under the Lisbon Stories Project

On 7th January 2020, a team constituted by several members of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) carried out a sampling of sediments in a work on the 24 de Julho Aveny, in Lisbon. These works were carried out within the Lisbon Stories project, which aims to characterize the evolution of the north margin of the [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:46:28+00:00January 20th, 2020|Geology|0 Comments

IDL at the Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association

The researcher of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Pedro Mocho participated in the annual meeting of The Palaeontological Association that took place in Valencia (Spain). The paleontologist presented a communication on the titanosaurian dinosaurs of the Lo Hueco fossil site (Cuenca, Spain), including new data on the evolutionary history of these giants of the Upper [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:43:50+00:00January 20th, 2020|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments