8ª Edition of the Fish Identification of the Portuguese Freshwater Ecosystems

The Fish Identification of the Portuguese Freshwater Ecosystems is annually held at the National Museum of Natural History and Science, in a joint organization between MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre and the CE3C – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, both research centres from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. This 8th Edition will occur between 7th and 11th of October of 2019. 


The fish communities inhabiting the rivers are the most threatened vertebrate in Portugal, yet there is a general lack of knowledge about hampers and the correct identification of the 65 different fish species. This information is essencial for proper and effective management, improving species conservation and increasing law enforcement efficiency. Untill the present moment, there are no species identification guides of Portuguese Freshwater.  Fishes.


A total of 129 students from different Universities across Portugal have taken this course, from Conservation and Management Agencies  (eg. ICNF e APA), Law enforcement agents (eg. PSP), Environmental Consultancy Companies and Municipalities. Generally, the students evaluate the course as “Excellent” (overall classification of 4.6, max of 5, N=127).


This week long course (33 hours of classes), is speccially to deepen the knowledge about the fish communities existing in the Portuguese freshwater ecosystems. The bulk of the fish course is composed by lab classes (13 hours) and a field trip (7 hours). The participants will also visit Fluviário de Mora. 


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Contact e-mail: cursopeixes2014@gmail.com

Monday, 7 October, 2019 - 09:30 to Friday, 11 October, 2019 - 09:30