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1 This report is a contribution to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment prepared by the Portugal Sub-Global Assessment Team. The report has been prepared and reviewed through a process approved by the MA Board but the report itself has not been accepted or approved by the Assessment Panel or the MA Board.
The prevalence and intensity of avian haemosporian infections (genera Haemoproteus and Plasmodium) were investigated using molecular techniques and microscopy in nine passerine species at three Portuguese reed beds along a small latitudinal gradient. The effect of age, sex, season, site and year in the infection prevalence was evaluated for some of these… (More)
There is nowadays an increasing need for database replica-tion, as the construction of high performance, highly available, and large-scale applications depends on it to maintain data synchronized across multiple servers. A particularly popular approach, used for instance by Facebook, is the MySQL open source database management system and its built-in… (More)
briófitos y pteridófitos). Son discutidas también las potencialidades y limitaciones de " Gap Analysis " para la evaluación de la Red Natura 2000 en Portugal.
This paper reviews different views on the issue of biodiversity evaluation and measurement in the context of land management. Approaches from community ecologists, taxonomists and conservationists are compared. Two main strategies for biodiversity evaluation are identified. The first-exclusive process-seeks to achieve maximum representation of biodiversity… (More)