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Long-term Ecological sites


GREENHOUSE gas fluxes measuring stations




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Resources and services by PORBIOTA

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PORBIOTA helps to validate citizen science biodiversity data and turn them to research-level information
DNA platform
DNA barcode reference collections for animal and plant species
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Free access to biodiversity data
Morphologic and DNA-based species identification

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Unitedforbiodiversity MHNCUP

The Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP), including its Botanical Garden and Hall of Biodiversity – Ciência Viva Center, is the first institution from Portugal to become an official member of the European Commi


                                                                      ABOUT PORBIOTA




PORBIOTA is the Portuguese e-infrastructure in charge of collecting, storing, organising and disseminating biodiversity and environmental data from the entire portuguese territory. Provides an open data platform that connects academia, the public administration and the civil society. It is fostering a national agenda for biodiversity and ecosystems research, making available high-quality knowledge needed to meet societal challenges regarding environmental protection and sustainability. PORBIOTA is engaged in Life Watch ERIC, eLTER, ICOS, DISSCO and GBIFRead more 



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BioBlitz da Tapada

Este evento tem como objetivo a divulgação do conhecimento sobre a biodiversidade da Tapada da Ajuda, através do contacto direto entre a comunidade e os investigadores. Em maio de 2021 iremos proporcionar um fim-de-semana à descoberta e registo de espécies através de Ciência Cidadã!


The project aims to raise awareness on the diversity, importance and omnipresence of pollinators in our daily lives.

In May there are two international days of special biological importance, the World Bee Day (May 20) and the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22). On the celebration of this dates CIBIO-InBIO and Parque Biológico de Gaia are launching a national citizen science project entitled “Portuguese Pollinators”. The project is based on the BioDiversity4All platform, the Portugal node of the iNaturalist Network.


The importance of genomic (including metabarcoding and metagenomics) and bioinformatics research area in the assessment, understanding, monitoring and preservation of biodiversity is continuously growing. It constitutes an important asset for LifeWatch ERIC, which will greatly benefit for coordination of the major research groups that are active in this research area in the different LifeWatch ERIC national nodes.

Scientific Collections

Scientific Science Collections data allows research on an unprecedented scale

DiSSCo enables the transformation of a fragmented landscape of the crucial natural science collections into an integrated knowledge base that provides interconnected hard evidence on the natural world.

TiBE – Trends in Biodiversity and Evolution


EnvMetaGen is organizing this year CIBIO’s annual conference, TiBE – Trends in Biodiversity and Evolution.

The 10th edition under the theme of Metabarcoding and Metagenomics

The event will take place from 9-11th December 2020, on a dedicated online platform for streaming of the presentations and networking between participants.

Abstracts for oral presentations and posters are accepted until November 8th.

Portugal joined Promote Pollinators in 2020

‘Portugal decided to join the Promote Pollinators initiative as it recognizes that only through experience sharing among its members, with better cooperation and establishment of best practices, it will be possible to increase the knowledge about pollinator status, trends and conservation strategies, with direct impact at a global scale, as well as with high national and regional relevance’.

Silent Cities

Researchers from CIBIO-InBIO and CEF-ISA have joined efforts to coordinate the Silent Cities project in Portugal. Taking advantage of the available equipment, and an amazing network of volunteers it was possible to get excellent geographic coverage with the installation of 55 recording devices. CIBIO-InBIO researchers and the project PORBIOTA contributed with 13 devices.

Carbon and Water Fluxes Data set

The data set contains eddy covariance measurements of carbon and water fluxes and ancillary measurements observed at a 50-year-old cork oak woodland (Quercus suber L.) at Herdade da Machoqueira do Grou, located in Central Portugal under Mediterranean climate conditions. The data were collected between 2010-09-01 to 2017-08-31

InBIO Barcoding Initiative | Cochylimorpha punctiferana

There is still a lot to be done regarding the inventory of Lepidoptera species from Portugal: species to be found, species to be named and described for the first time, and, sometimes, it is also needed to clarify the status of species previously described. Cochylimorpha punctiferana is one of those cases, the species was described in 1881 from a single specimen from Bragança in north-east Portugal, collected by Manuel d’Oliveira. It has since 1913 been considered a synonym of C.

Citizen science biodiversity observation

PORBIOTA provides a platform that connects academia, the public administration, business corporations and civil society.

Through iNaturalist, PORBIOTA aims to promote the engagement of citizen scientists in the collection of biodiversity data from Portugal and its EEZ, and to promote the curation of observations by the vast network of professional scientists involved in this research infrastructure.

European Ecological Federation Congress (15th EEF) 2019, Lisbon

The 15th European Ecological Federation (EEF) Congress, took place at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal) in 29th of July to the 2nd of August 2019 under the theme Embedding Ecology in Sustainable Development Goals.

PROBIOTA was represented through LifeWatch-PT in the LifeWatch-ERIC booth in EEF2019 Congress, displaying the contribution for scientific community.

Portugal joins LifeWatch-ERIC

LifeWatch Portugal is managed at a national level by PORBIOTA - e-Infrastructure Portuguese Information and Research in Biodiversity, led by CIBIO-InBIO, the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources. The integration into LifeWatch reinforces and projects onto an international scale the contribution of our country to understanding the factors that threaten biodiversity and ecosystems as key elements for the well-being and development of society.

The new PORBIOTA room in the main building at ISA-Instituto Superior de Agronomia

On 13th May 2019, the ISA-Instituto Superior de Agronomia, together with the PORBIOTA project, opened the PORBIOTA Room in the ISA Main Building, with the course on Quality and Biodiversity Data Cleaning organized by GBIF-PT.