Recent article from BBC covering some of our recent ongoing work about COVID-19 and climate. An excerpt: “Climate comes into play because it affects the stability of the virus outside the human body when expelled by coughing or sneezing, for example,” says Miguel Araújo, who studies the effects of environmental change on biodiversity at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in
The full text here. The article is the journalist's summary of a written interview that I am copying here for reference. 1) Disse, em entrevista ao Expresso aquando da atribuição do Prémio Pessoa, “o afagar do ego é bom e serve de estímulo para continuar a trabalhar, mas também há o perigo de se perder a clarividência”. Em que medida o Prémio Pessoa lhe serviu de estímulo? Sentiu que a perda de
As Geographer, I feel honoured to have been nominated as honorary member of the Portuguese College of Biologists (Ordem dos Biólogos) together with the Ciência Viva Programme (national science communication's programme) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. At the the awarding ceremony on the 12th of February 2020 my talk was: "Planetary Metabolism and Sustainability".
Miguel B. Araújo is proud to be involved and support the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, awarded annually, in the amount of 1 million euros. The Prize aims to recognize people, groups of people and/or organizations from all over the world whose contributions to mitigation and adaptation to climate change stand out for its novelty, innovation and impact. The
CLIMATE change is the greatest threat humanity faces – and we aren’t the only ones at risk. Global warming will harm millions of other species, including iconic endangered animals such as polar bears and tigers. Despite this, conservationists often don’t take climate change into account, meaning plans to preserve these species are doomed to fail. “It’s astonishing,” says Miguel Araujo at the
Miguel Araújo is participating in a round the table discussion at the NOVA University of Lisbon's School of Business and Economics to talk about EU's new Green Deal. Registrations here.
My recent interview to the magazine Lisboa (page 54, sorry in Portuguese alone) where I talk about broad issues of sustainability, biogeography, climate change, economics, and how these issues are linked together through the concept of metabolism.
Debate on the Geopolitics of Climate Change at the European Ecological Federation Meeting in Lisbon (July 2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzeAXVoVMbM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3rXir74XT1ZZbvcHDN1j6iJR_AwXwp4P_38CbMbywqnyvrVaUjXTqZiBY
Proud to have been identified for the 6th year in a row as highly cited in the field of environmental sciences. More on the 2019 awardees here. In total, 24 researchers at he CSIC we listed in 2019.
Miguel Bastos Araújo was awarded the National Environmental Prize "Fernando Pereira" by the Portuguese Confederation of the Environmental NGOs (CPADA in Portuguese). This prize is awarded annually to outstanding personalities in the environmental conservation fields. "I am deeply honoured to have received this award by fellow environmentalists", says Miguel Araújo. "Prior to being undergraduate