Data and resources available through PORBIOTA


Species occurrences

8 052 726

DNA Barcoded species

1 317

LTER sites

4

Stations measuring carbon fluxes

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Research support

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
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Free access to species occurrence data
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Morphologic and DNA-based identification

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pollinatorsPT2020
26.Jun.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 co

A nova espécie de borboleta nocturna, Mondeguina atlanticella
08.Jun.2020

Novo género e nova espécie de borboleta em Portugal em homenagem ao rio mondego e ao oceano atlântico.

Events


The project aims to raise awareness on the diversity, importance and omnipresence of pollinators

CIBIO, Campus de Vairão, Vila do Conde Portugal, 26 – 28 February 2020

The importance of genomic (including metabarcoding and metagenomics) and bioinf

University of Santiago de Compostela

IBERGRID 2019 - Delivering Innovative Computing and Data services to Researchers

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Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity (PORBIOTA)

PORBIOTA is the Portuguese e-infrastructure targeted at storing, organising and disseminating biodiversity and environmental data, providing a 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 GBIF.

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PORTUGUESE POLLINATORS - May 2020

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.

ONLINE BIOINFORMATIC PLATFORMS TO SUPPORT METABARCODING AND METAGENOMICS RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS

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.

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.

Curation of citizen science biodiversity observation data

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

Biodiversity data platform

PORBIOTA offers free access to an online platform with biodiversity data collected either in the Portuguese territory or worldwide by Portuguese institutions. The platform fully integrates with GBIF and combines data and metadata from natural history collections, observations (including citizen science) and sampling programs.

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.

https://www.isa.ulisboa.pt/vida-no-isa/destaques/noticias/20190522-isa-inaugura-nova-sala-porbiota