University of Coimbra (UC)

Country : Portugal

Info about us and our role


The Centre for Functional Ecology - Science for People & the Planet (CFE) is a R&D unit hosted by the Department of Life Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra that brings together researchers from all fields of ecology, integrating knowledge from genes to the biome level to disentangle the mechanisms responsible for biodiversity maintenance, and for the composition, structure and functioning of biological communities and ecosystems. CFE holds a strong commitment to knowledge transfer to the general public and to the productive sector, with emphasis on the sustainability of territories and local communities.

Our Role

The University of Coimbra (UC) is the coordinator of the GOOD project, responsible for leading WP4 (Improvement of crop and cover crop competitive ability against weeds) and WP8 (Project Management and coordination). UC will support the Portuguese Living Labs in Idanha-a-Nova region, which will be established by its Portuguese partner Living Seeds Sementes Vivas.

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Team members

  • Prof. Helena Freitas
  • Dr. Alexandros Tataridas
  • Maria Eduarda Santos
  • Prof. Jose Paulo Sousa
  • Dr. Rui S. Oliveira
  • Dr. Joana Alves
  • Dr. Marie Bartz
  • Dr. Joana Costa
  • Ricardo Leitão
  • Dr. Maria Celeste Pereira Dias
  • Dr. Paula Castro
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