90 Seconds of Science is a project that aims to give voice to Portuguese researchers. It was created by the Institute of Chemical and Biological Technology António Xavier ITQB NOVA, the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences – FCSH NOVA, both from the New University of Lisbon, and Antena 1, with the support of Novartis and Santander Universities.
Isabel Ferraz de Oliveira, professor at the University of Évora and researcher at MED UEvora, partner of the project, explains that the aim of this project is to promote the revitalization of semi-arid areas such as the Alentejo cork oak forest and to reinforce the biodiversity of these habitats.
In addition, it was explained that in the first year of the project a diagnosis of the initial situation has already been carried out to quantify the presence of scrubland and its diversity, and that measures are being implemented for the protection and regeneration of scrubland. Actions are also being carried out to promote the biodiversity of species associated with scrub areas. These actions include the installation of nest boxes, insect hotels and bat boxes.
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