PhD in Vegetal Ecology (University of Paris XI)

Scientific Interests: Ecosystem water and carbon balance, Climate change

Instituto Dom Luiz, Centro de Geofísica da Universidade de Lisboa
Faculdade de Ciências, Campo Grande, Ed. C8, piso 3, Sala 26
1749-016 Lisboa
PORTUGAL

email1: cbbesson@fc.ul.pt
email2: cathybesson@gmail.com



RESEARCHER ID


ORCID 0000-0003-3685-0923
Scopus Author ID 14041997800
ResearcherIDA-5762-2013
FCT public key J013160V1264

 

AREA OF SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY


Plant ecophysiology and hydrology

Wood radial growth and density affected by recent climate changes

Mediterranean forest ecosystem water balance

Plant water sources using stable isotope tools

Plant water relations and fluxes, tree and ecosystem transpiration, eddycovariance

Effects of water availability on plant survival, productivity and adaptations to drought conditions

Competition/facilitation processes and hydraulic lift impact on ecosystem water balance

Root distribution, biomass and root species interactions

Global changes

Modeling of climate change impact on plant physiology

Plant/soil interaction and ecosystems

Climate change impact on forest agro-system water, carbon budget and plant survival

Interaction between climate changes and land use management

Effect of climate change and air CO2 increase on soil decomposition processes.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Sept. 2009 -present

Investigator in the area of Climate Change Impact on Human Health and Ecosystems. Centro de Geofísica da Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto Dom Luiz, Campo Grande, Lisbon 1749–016, Portugal.

2009-present

Teacher in Environmental system modeling , 2d cycle of Engineering of Bioenergetic systems. University of Lisbon, Campo Grande, Lisbon.

2006-present

Teacher in Biostatistics, 1st cycle of Biology, Biotechnology and Environment engineering, 15-20 hours per semester. Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisboa, Portugal.

2001-present

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (6-yr FCT fellowship) “Isotopes applied to the study of carbon and water budgets in Mediterranean oak-woodland ecosystems”. Supervisors: M. M. Chaves and J. S. Pereira. Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Departamento de Botânica e Engenharia Biológica, Lisboa.

 

PARTICIPATION IN PROJECTS


2016-2018

PIEZAGRO – Vulnerability risk assessment for the agroforestry sector in South Portugal under climate change: Impact of the evolution of the piezometric level, PTDC/AAG-REC/7046/2014, Instituto Dom Luiz, Lisbon, Portugal, Principal investigator.

2014-2015

QSECA-Drought quantification and evolution on Iberian Peninsula: past, present and future. PTDC/AAG-GLO/4155/2012, Célia Gouveia, Instituto Dom Luiz, Lisbon, Portugal. Team member

2012-2015

EUPORIAS-European Provision Of Regional Impacts Assessments on Seasonal and Decadal Timescales, European Commission, 7th Framework, 308291. Team member

2010-2014

PTDC/AGR-CFL/099614/2008 “Phenotypic plasticity of maritime pine to climate change”, Isabel Correia Esteves, Estação Florestal Nacional, Oeiras, Portugal. Team member

2006-present

POCI/AGR/59152 “Mediterranean woody species of montados: surviving the drought”, T. S. David, Estação Florestal Nacional, Oeiras, Portugal. Team member

2005-present

POCI/CLI/60006/2004 “Linking water and carbon cycles in eucalypt plantations”, A. M. Rodrigues, Estação Florestal Nacional, Oeiras, Portugal. Participant

2003-2005

EVK2-CT-2002-00158 MIND-“Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems and INcreasing Drought: vulnerability assessment”, F. Miglietta, IBIMET CNR, Firenze, Italy. Main investigator and coordination co-responsibility

2001-2003

PIDDAC 216/2001 “Factores ecofisiológicos críticos à sustentabilidade dos montados de sobro e azinho”, T. S. David, Estação Florestal Nacional, Oeiras, Portugal. Participant

2001-2002

HPRN-CT-1999-00059 NETCARB-“ Network for Ecophysiology in Closing Terrestrial CARbon Budget”, J. Gashghaie, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France. Team member.

1996-1998

EV5CVT920141 VAMOS-“Variation of the organic Matter stOrage in Soil: stability and resilience of soil organic matter in response to changes in land-use and climate perturbations”, M.M. Coûteaux, CEFE CNRS, Montpellier, France. Participant.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN ISI JOURNALS


2017

Mériaux C. and Kurz-Besson C. (2017) A study of gravity currents carrying polydisperse particles along a V-shaped valley.  European Journal of Mechanics – B/Fluids 63 , DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2016.12.010 . link

2016

Risi C., Ogée J., Bony S., Bariac T., Raz-Yaseef N., Wingate L., Welker J., Knohl A., Besson C., Leclerc M., Zhang G., Buchmann N., Santrucek J., Hronkova M., David T., Peylin P. Guglielmo F. (2016) The Water Isotopic Version of the Land-Surface Model ORCHIDEE: Implementation, Evaluation, Sensitivity to Hydrological Parameters. Hydrol Current Res, 7:3. doi 10.4172/2157-7587.1000258. pdf

2016

Kurz-Besson C., Lousada J. L., Gaspar M. J., Correia I., David T.S., Soares P. M. M., Cardoso R. M., Russo A., Varino F., Mériaux C., Trigo R.M. and Gouveia C. M. Effects of Recent Minimum Temperature and Water Deficit Increases on Pinus pinaster Radial Growth and Wood Density in Southern Portugal (special issue “Tree responses to extreme events”). Front Plant Sci. 2016; 7: 1170. doi:  10.3389/fpls.2016.01170. pdf

2016

Mériaux C. A. , Zemach T. , Kurz-Besson C. B. , and Ungarish M. The propagation of particulate gravity currents in a V-shaped triangular cross section channel: Lock-release experiments and shallow-water numerical simulations. Physics of Fluids 28, 036601 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4942241. pdf

2014

Ungarish, M., Mériaux C.A. & Kurz-Besson C.B. (2014), The propagation of gravity currents in a V-shaped triangular cross-section channel: experiments and theory, J. Fluid Mech. 754, 232–249. pdf

2014

Kurz-Besson C., Lobo do Vale R., Rodrigues L., Almeida P., Herd A., Grant O.M., David T.S., Schmidt M., Otieno D., Keenan T., Gouveia C., Mériaux C., Chaves M.M., Pereira J.S. (2014). Cork oak physiological responses to manipulated water availability in a Mediterranean woodland. Journal of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology184, 230-242. pdf

2013

Pinto C., Nadezhdina N., David J. S., Kurz-Besson C., Caldeira M.C., Henriques M.O., Monteiro F., Pereira J.S., David T.S. (2013) Transpiration in Quercus suber trees under shallow water table conditions: the role of soil and groundwater. Hydrological processes. pdf

2013

David T.S. Pinto C.A. Nadezhdina N. Kurz-Besson C. Henriques M.O. Quilhó T. Cermak J. Chaves M.M. Pereira J.S., David J.S. Root functioning, tree water use and hydraulic redistribution in Quercus suber trees: A modeling approach based on root sap flow. Forest Ecology and Management 307, 136–146. pdf

2012

Mériaux, C.A. and Kurz-Besson, C.B., 2012. Sedimentation from binary suspensions in a turbulent gravity current along a V-shaped valley. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 712, 624-645. pdf

2011

Rodrigues A., Pita G., Mateus J., Kurz-Besson C., Casquilho M., Cerasoli S., Gomes A., Pereira J.S. Eight years of continuous carbon fluxes measurements in a Portuguese eucalypt stand under two main events: drought and felling. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151: 493-507 pdf

2010

Grant O. M., Tronina Ł., Cochicho Ramalho J., Kurz Besson C., Lobo-do-Vale R., Santos Pereira J., Jones H. G. and Chaves M. M. The impact of drought on leaf physiology of Quercus suber L. trees: comparison of an extreme drought event with chronic rainfall reduction. Journal of Experimental Botany 61: 4361-4371.http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erq239. Journal of Experimental Botany 61: 4361-4371 pdf

2008

Rovira P., Kurz-Besson C., Coûteaux M.M. & Vallejo V.R. Changes in litter properties during decomposition: A study by differential thermogravimetry and scanning calorimetry. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40: 172-185 pdf

2008

Rovira P., Kurz-Besson C., Hernàndez P., Coûteaux M.M. & Vallejo V.R. Searching for an indicator of N evolution during organic matter decomposition based on amino acids behaviour: a study on litter layers of pine forests. Plant and Soil 307:149–166 pdf

2007

Otieno D. O., Schmidt M. W. T., Kurz-Besson C., Lobo Do Vale R., Pereira J. S. and Tenhunen J. D. Regulation of transpirational water loss in Quercus suber trees in a Mediterranean-type ecosystem. Tree Physiology 27(8):1179–1187 pdf

2007

David T.S., Henriques M. O., Kurz-Besson C., Nunes J., Valente F., Vaz M., Pereira J. S., Siegwolf R., Chaves M.M., Gazarini L.C. and David J.S. Water use strategies in two co-occurring Mediterranean evergreen oaks: surviving the summer drought. Tree Physiology 27(6): 793-803 pdf

2007

Morin X., Ameglio T., Roy J., Kurz-Besson C., Lebourgeois F., Lanta V., Ahas R., Miglieta F. & Chuine I. Variation of cold hardiness and carbohydrate content from dormancy induction to budburst among provenances of three European oak species. Tree Physiology 27(6): 817-825  pdf

2007

Werner C., Unger S., Pereira J. S., Maia R., David T. S., Kurz-Besson C., David J. S. and Máguas C. Importance of short-term dynamics in carbon isotope ratios of ecosystem respiration (d13CR) in a Mediterranean oak woodland and linkage to environmental factors. New Phytologist 172 (2): 330-346 pdf

2006

Kurz-Besson C., Coûteaux M.M., Berg B., Remacle J., Ribeiro C., Romanyà J., Thiéry J.M. A climate response function explaining most of the variation of the forest floor needle mass and the needle decomposition in pine forests across Europe. Plant and Soil, 285: 97-114 pdf

2006

Kurz-Besson C., Otieno D., Lobo-do-Vale R., Siegwolf R., Schmidt M.W.T., David T. S., Soares David J., Tenhunen J., Pereira J. S., Chaves M. Hydraulic lift in cork oak trees in a savannah-type Mediterranean ecosystem and its contribution to the local water balance. Plant and Soil 282: 361-378.  pdf

2006

Otieno, D.O., Kurz-Besson C., Liu J., Schmidt M.W.T., Lobo-do-Vale R., David T. S., Siegwolf R., Pereira J.S., Tenhunen J.D. Seasonal variations in soil and plant water status in a Quercus suber L. stand: roots as determinants of tree productivity and survival in the Mediterranean-type ecosystem. Plant and Soil 283: 119-13  pdf

2005

Kurz-Besson C., Coûteaux M.M., Thiéry J.M., Berg B. and Remacle J. A comparison of litterbag and direct observation methods of Scots pine needle decomposition measurement. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37 (12): 2315-2318 pdf

2005

Hemming D., Ambus P., Aurela M., Besson C., Black K., Buchmann N., Burlett R., Cescatti A., Clement R., Gross P., Granier A., Gruenwald T., Havrankova K., Janous D., Janssens I. A., Knoh A., Koestner B., Kowalski A., Laurila T., Mata C., Marcolla B., Matteucci G., Moncrieff J., Moors E. J., Osborne B., Pereira J. S., Pihlatie M., Pilegaard K., Ponti F., Rosova Z., Rossi F., Scartazza A., Vesala T., Yakir D. Pan-European d13C values of air and organic matter from forest ecosystems. Global Change Biology 11: 1065-1093 pdf

2002

Coûteaux M.M., Aloui A., Kurz C. Pinus halepensis litter decomposition in laboratory microcosms as influenced by temperature and a millipede, Glomeris marginata. Applied Soil Ecology 20(2): 85-96 pdf

2000

Kurz C., Coûteaux M.M., Thiéry J.M. Residence time and decomposition rate of Pinus pinaster needles in the forest floor from direct field observation under a mediterranean climate. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 32: 1197-1206 pdf

1999

Coûteaux M.M., Kurz C., Bottner P., Raschi A. (1999) Influence of increased atmospheric CO2 concentration on quality of plant material and litter decomposition. Tree Physiology 19: 301-311 pdf

 

BOOK CHAPTERS


2012

  • Kurz-Besson C., Lobo do Vale R., Rodrigues L., Almeida P., Herd A., Chaves M.M., Pereira J.S. (in Press) Do precipitation changes affect Cork oak water relations. In “Present and Future of Cork Oak in Portugal” (2012). Oliveira MM, Matos JA, Saibo NJ, Gil L (Eds.), Soc. Portuguesa de Fisiologia Vegetal, Oeiras, Portugal. pdf
  • Lobo do Vale R., Kurz-Besson C., Rodrigues L., Almeida P., Herd A., Chaves M.M., Pereira J.S. (in Press) Impact of water availability on Cork oak growth: results of a field rainfall manipulation experiment. In “Present and Future of Cork Oak in Portugal” (2012). Oliveira MM, Matos JA, Saibo NJ, Gil L (Eds.), Soc. Portuguesa de Fisiologia Vegetal, Oeiras, Portugal. pdf

2009

  • Pereira J. S., Kurz-Besson C., Manuela Chaves (2009). Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration. Part II. Scientific Bases for Restoration and Management, Ch. 6. Coping with drought. Eds: J. Aronson, J.S. Pereira and J.G. Pausas. Island Press, Washington DC.http://www.uv.es/jgpausas/corkoak.htm
  • Tenhunen , J., Geyer, R., Carreiras, J., Dinh, N.Q., Besson, C., Ribeiro, N., Otieno, D., Pereira, J.S. Assessing ecology, vulnerability and ecosystem services of Mediterranean oak woodlands. In: Aronson, J., Pereira, J.S., Pausas, J.G. (eds.) Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series, Island Press, in press. Island Press, Washington DC (In Press). pdf

INVITED LECTURES


2016

Kurz-Besson C., Cardoso R., Soares P. and Lima D. Les changements climatiques au Portugal et dans le monde depuis 1950 et leurs conséquences (26th May). Les conférences du Rotary Club au Portugal, Hôtel Vila Galé Opera, Belém, Portugal. 

2015

Kurz-Besson C., Lousada J. L., Gaspar M. J., Correia I., Soares P. M. M., Cardoso R. M., Russo A., Varino F., Mériaux C., Trigo R.M. and Gouveia C. M. The impact of droughts on tree growth: The case of P. pinaster in South Portugal (22d June). Final Workshop  of the QSECA project, Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2014

  • Kurz-Besson C., Lousada J., Cardoso R., Varino F., Soares P., Correia I. As alterações climáticas em Portugal e no Mundo desde 1950.(9th May), Projecto ECO-ESCOLAS, Colégio do Vale, Almada, Portugal.
  • Kurz-Besson C., Lousada J., Cardoso R., Varino F., Soares P., Correia I. Wood growth and density response to climate evolution: case study of the cluster pine (pinus pinaster) in the alentejo region.(25 Fevereiro), Reuniões de Meteorologia do IDL, FCUL, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Kurz-Besson, C., Como funciona o planeta: Para onde vai a água quando chove? Dia do Mar e da Atmosfera (12 de Fevereiro). 1a semana da Ciência em Movimento. FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Kurz-Besson C., Cardoso R., Soares P., Varino F, Miranda P. Monitorização meteorológica, definição do programa de rega e análise da evolução do clima na Companhia das Lezirias de 1950 a 2100 (30 de Janeiro). Reunião final do projecto PTDC/AGR-CFL/99614/2008 – Plasticidade fenotípica do pinheiro bravo a alterações climáticas CAP – Quinta do Marquês, Oeiras, Portugal
  • Kurz-Besson C. Efeito do local e das condições climáticas no crescimento e nas características da madeira de P. pinaster, em Portugal (30 de Janeiro). Reunião final do projecto PTDC/AGR-CFL/99614/2008 – Plasticidade fenotípica do pinheiro bravo a alterações climáticas CAP – Quinta do Marquês, Oeiras, Portugal.

2013

  • Kurz-Besson, C., 2013, Conhecer o clima: Para onde vai a água quando chove? Dia do Climá (21 de Novembro). FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal (http://www.fc.ul.pt/pt/pagina/7420/dia-do-clima).
  • Mériaux, C. & Kurz-Besson, C., 2013, Modelling pyroclastic flows and turbidity currents, School of Geosciences, Monash University, Australia.

2012

  • Kurz-Besson C., R. Cardoso, P. Soares, T. S. David (14th February 2012) Characterization of observed and simulated precipitation patterns for the definition of actual and future irrigation program of the PINUS RAIN’s project, FCUL, Lisbon
  • Kurz-Besson C. (26th November 2011) Phenotypic pasticity of Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) to precipitation: Introduction to the PINUS RAIN project, FCUL, Lisbon
  • Kurz-Besson C. (18th March 2011)  O sobreiro e o aumento da seca em Portugal: será que irá sobreviver? 3º Ciclo de palestras Ciência em Português, Sala de conferência da Reitoria da universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal. (Repeted on 19th April 2011) CBAA, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Kurz-Besson C. (10th March 2011) O Sobreiro, o montado e a cortiça: Passado, presente e futuro”. FCUL, Lisbon.

2010

  • Kurz-Besson C., Lobo-do-Vale R., Almeida P., Herd A., Chaves M. M. and Pereira J. S. “Cork oak under increasing drought: water and carbon relations in a mediterranean savannah-type agrosystem submitted to different water regimes, a 3-year
  • Kurz-Besson C., Lobo-do-Vale R., Almeida P., Herd A., Chaves M. M. and Pereira J. S. “Cork oak under increasing drought: water and carbon relations in a mediterranean savannah-type agrosystem submitted to different water regimes, a 3-year experiment” (7th June 2010), Instituto Dom Luiz, Centro de Geofísica da Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Lisboa, Portugal.

2008 

Kurz-Besson C., Lobo-do-Vale R., Almeida P., Herd A., Chaves M. M. and Pereira J. S. Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems under increasing drought: Cork oak water relations in a Mediterranean savannah-type agrosystem submitted to different water regimes, a 3-year experiment. CLIMEX training course (October 20-23th) Madrid, Spain.

2006 

  • Lobo-do-Vale R., Kurz-Besson C., Breia E., Almeida P., Herd A., Pestana A., Chaves M. M. and Pereira J. S. Characterizing Quercus suber responses to drought: a 3 year field study. The Vulnerability of Mediterranean Terrestrial Ecosystems to Climate  Change, MIND Workshop (April 27-28th), Roma, Italy.
  • Kurz-Besson C. Vulnerability of Mediterranean ecosystem to increasing drought: a 3-year field experiment (MIND). (March 1st). Course in Arid Zone Ecology, Universidade da Mitra, Évora.

2005 

David T. S., David J. S., Henriques M. O., Kurz-Besson C., Chaves M., Pereira J. S. Azinheiras e sobreiros: sobrevivência à secura. 5º Congresso Florestal Nacional, (May 16-19th), Viseu, Portugal.

2004 

  • Kurz-Besson C. As raízes profundas e a redistribuição hidráulica como principal adaptação das árvores do Montado contra a seca: Demonstração pelo isótopo estável 18O. (December 9th). Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.
  • Kurz-Besson C. Os isótopos estáveis aplicados em ecofisiologia. 18O e Deuterium aplicados ao estudo das fontes de água das árvores. (June 10th). Universidade da Losófuna, Lisboa.

2003 

Kurz-Besson C. Stable isotopes applied to the study of water and carbon budgets of oaks in a Montado ecosystem (March), Instituto Superior de Agronomia Universidade, Técnica de Lisboa.

2002 

  • Kurz-Besson C. Water and carbon budgets in Mediterranean oak-woodland ecosystems, using stable isotopes. NETCARB Mid-term Meeting, Instituto Técnico de Química e Biologia (ITQB) (July), Oeiras, Portugal.
  • Kurz-Besson C. Stable isotopes applied to the study of water and carbon budgets in Mediterranean oak woodland ecosystems (November), Universidade de Évora, Herdade da Mitra, Portugal.

2000 

Kurz-Besson C. Décomposition de litières de pin (Pinus sylvestris, P. pinaster et P. halepensis) dans un transect climatique européen : rôle de la qualité des litières et du climat. (September)  Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, C.N.R.S., Montpellier, France

 

COMMUNICATIONS IN CONGRESSES


2017

  • Lobo do Vale R., Kurz-Besson C., Nogueira C., Chaves M.M., Pereira J.S. (2017) Physiological variability of cork oak trees in response to increasingly dry years. International congress on cork oak trees and woodlands: conservation, management, products and challenges for the future (25-26 May), Sassari, Sardenha (Oral). (abstract, presentation)
  • Gouveia C., Pascoa P., Kurz-Besson C. (2017) Groundwater dependant vegetation identified by remote sensing in the Iberian Peninsula, Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly 2017, Vol. 19, EGU2017-10730. (abstract, poster)
  • Páscoa P. Gouveia C., Kurz-Besson C. (2017) Identificação de vegetação dependente de água subterrânea na península ibérica através de deteção remota. (22 Março). 10º Símposio de Meteorologia e Geofísica da APMG . (abstract, poster)

2016

  • C.Kurz-Besson, J.Lousada, R. M Cardoso, P. Soares, A. Russo, F. Varino, I. Correia, T. David, C. Gouveia. How recent spring precipitation changes compromised Maritime pine radial wood growth and density in southern Portugal. 8th EGU Leonardo Conference: From evaporation to precipitation: the atmospheric moisture transport , 25–27 October 2016Ourense, Spain (Poster). pdf
  • C.Kurz-Besson, J.Lousada, R. M Cardoso, P. Soares, A. Russo, F. Varino, I. Correia, T. David, C. Gouveia. Effect of increasing long-term water deficit on maritime pine radial wood growth/density in southern Portugal. The 2nd International Congress on Water (ISWATER 2016): Floods and Drought  27-28 October 2016, Ourense, Spain (Poster). pdf
  • C. Gouveia, R. M. Cardoso, A. Russo, J.Lousada, C.Kurz-Besson. MODELLING PINUS PINASTER WOOD RADIAL GROWTH IN PORTUGAL. 8th EGU Leonardo Conference: From evaporation to precipitation: the atmospheric moisture transport , (25–27 October 2016)Ourense, Spain (Poster). pdf
  • C. Gouveia, R. M. Cardoso, A. Russo, J.Lousada, C.Kurz-Besson. MODELLING PINUS PINASTER WOOD RADIAL DENSITY RESPONSE TO
    WATER DEFICIT IN PORTUGAL. The 2nd International Congress on Water (ISWATER 2016): Floods and Drought  (27-28 October 2016), Ourense, Spain (Poster).pdf

2014

  • Mériaux C A M D, Besson C K. Polydispersed Gravity Currents Along a V-Shaped Valley: Experiments and Box Model (EP11B-02). American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2014, abstract #EP11B-02 (Oral).
  • Besson C K., Meriaux C A M D, Downstream fining of polydispersed gravity currents along a V-shaped valley. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2014, abstract #EP53C-3681 (Poster).

2013

Kurz-Besson C., Lobo do Vale R., Almeida P., Herd A. , Otieno D., Schmidt M., Siegwolf R., Barbaroux C., Chaves M.M. and Pereira J.S. Factors affecting cork oak physiological plasticity in a Mediterranean open woodland. XIII Congresso Luso-Espanhol de Fisiologia Vegetal (July 24-28th), FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal (Poster).

2011

  • Kurz-Besson C., Lobo do Vale R. et al., Cork oak physiological responses to precipitation changes: results of a 3-yr field experiment.Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-2669, EGU General Assembly 2011 (Poster).
  • Kurz-Besson C., Lobo do Vale R., 2011: Impact of water availability on Cork oak growth: results of a field rainfall manipulation experiment, Workshop “Present and Future of Cork Oak in Portugal”, Portuguese Society of Plant Physiology, (21st October), Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Oeiras, Portugal (Poster).
  • Lobo do Vale R., Kurz-Besson C., 2011: Will precipitation changes affect Cork oak water relations? Workshop “Present and Future of Cork Oak in Portugal”, Portuguese Society of Plant Physiology, (21st October), Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Oeiras, Portugal (Poster).

2005 

Lobo do Vale R., Kurz-Besson C., Breia E., Almeida P., Herd A., Pestana A., Nogueira C., Chaves M., Pereira J. S. Assimilação de carbono em sobreiros submetidos a diferentes disponibilidades hídricas. 5º Congresso Florestal Nacional, (May 16-19th), Viseu, Portugal.

2004 

Kurz-Besson C., Siegwolf R., David T., Nunes J., Osório M., Otieno D., Lobo do Vale R., Soares David J., Gazarini L. C., Pereira J. S., Chaves M. Hydraulic lift performed by Quercus suber in an evergreen oak woodland from Portugal: Evidence from deuterium natural abundance. “Joint European Stable Isotope Users group Meeting” workshop, (August 30th – September 3rd), Vienna, Austria.

2004 

  • Kurz-Besson C., R. Siegwolf, C. Barbaroux, T. S. David, J. S. David, J. S. Pereira, M. Chaves. Are Cork oak and Holm oak using the same water sources in the Montado? Indications from deuterium natural abundance. “Water use and woody crops” workshop, (May 20-21th), Ilhavo, Portugal.
  • Kurz-Besson C., Coûteaux M.M., Ribeiro C., Romanya J. Effect of climate on litter decomposition and soil organic matter sequestration in humus of Mediterranean pine forests. Proceedings 10th MEDECOS conference, Rhodes, Greece (April 25-30th). Millpress, Rotterdam, ISBN 90 5966 016 1. Eds. Arianoutsou M and Papanastasis V P. Ecology, Conservation and Management of Mediterranean Climate Ecosystems, pp. 63

2003 

  • Kurz-Besson C., Siegwolf R., Soares David T., Vaz M., Soares David J., Chaves M., Pereira J.S. Stable isotopes applied to carbon and water budget studies in an evergreen oak woodland. “Optimisation of Water use by Plants in the Mediterranean” Congress (March 24-27th), Cala Bona, Majorca, Spain.
  • Kurz-Besson C., Soares David T., Vaz M., Siegwolf R., Soares David J., Pereira J. S., Chaves M. Determining water uptake patterns for Cork oak and Holm oak in a Montado ecosystem, using stable isotopes. CarboEurope Conference “The continental carbon cycle”, (March 19-21th) Lisbon, Portugal.

2002 

Kurz C., Couteaux M.M., Ribeiro C., Romanya J. Rôle du climat sur la décomposition des litières et la séquestration de la matière organique dans les humus de forêts de Conifères. “Regards croisés sur les changements Globaux”, Colloque (November 25-29th), Arles, France.

2001 

  • Kurz-Besson C., Vaz M., Siegwolf R., Soares David J., Pereira J. S., Chaves M. (2001) Do Quercus suber and Q. ilex ssp. rotundifolia use different water sources to survive the summer drought?  XIV Reunión Nacional Sociedad Española de Fisiologia Vegetal, VII Congreso Hispano-Luso de Fisiologia Vegetal, (23-27th Setember) Badajoz, Espanha.
  • Pereira J.S., Chaves M., David J.S., David T.S., Rayment M., Vaz M., Banza J., Valente F., Kurz-Besson C., (2001) Drought impact on carbon fluxes in an evergreen oak woodland in South Portugal. Global Change Open Science Conference Challenges of a Changing Earth, (July 10-13th) Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1998 

Kurz C., Couteaux M.M., Ribeiro C., Romanya J. Direct measurements of decomposition of Pinus pinaster needles in Mediterranean forests in response to climate. World Congress of Soil Science, Montpellier, France (CD-ROM, Symposium 26, Poster 1623)

 

TEACHING


Bioestatística

Ensino em 4 modúlos da disciplina: 1/ Bases de estatística; 2/ Distribuições e testes de hipoteses; 3/ Amostragem; 4/ Analise de variância. Avaliação contínua por frequências escritas e exame final. Sebentas da disciplina de Bioestatística registadas na Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias.     Aulas teóricas zip,    Aulas práticas zip,    Treino para exames zip.

Modelação de sistemas ambientais

Bases de programação em MATLAB com o bjectivo de modelar os sistemas florestais (modelos florestais Globulus e 3PG). Aulas teóricas sobre programação com Matlab, e aulas práticas (sala de informática) com exercicios de programaçãos (com corrigidos). Disciplina avaliada por um projecto e uma prova oral.


curriculum vitae

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