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Seafloor Mineral Resources

Public lecture: SEAFLOOR MINERAL RESOURCES by Prof. Vesselin Dekov on 4th Dec., 2018, 6:00pm @ ISE, USJ – Institute of Science and Environment of the University of Saint Joseph. Speakers´ Hall. Rua de Londres 106, Macau, China. 中國澳門倫敦街一零六號(環宇豪庭三樓) Abstract The lecture will discuss the main characteristics, types, mode of formation, occurrence and economic value of […]

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Speakers Hall, University of Saint Joseph, Rua de Londres 16, Macau, China,

Circular Economy: Concept and Solutions, by Filipe Silveira and Ricardo Vicente

Filipe Silveira and Ricardo Vicente (Co-Founders of Green Circle – Rethinking Waste)   IMAGE GALLERY  

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Endocrine and Paracrine Control of Folliculogenesis in the Zebrafish, by Prof Wei GE

Prof Wei GE (Dean FHS, Univ. Macau)   About the Talk Ovarian folliculogenesis is one of the most dynamic physiological and developmental processes in vertebrates. Despite numerous studies on this issue in mammals, the molecular mechanisms that control follicle development, especially the early phase of folliculogenesis, still remain poorly understood.  Gonadotropins are primary endocrine hormones […]

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Environmental effects under china’s western development strategy: a case study in the Beipan river basin, Guizhou province

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS UNDER CHINA’S WESTERN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY: A CASE STUDY IN THE BEIPAN RIVER BASIN, GUIZHOU PROVINCE Dr Xiaojiang Yo (School of Geosciences, the University of Sydney) ISE on 13th December 2017

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Hormonal Pheromones in Tilapia, by Prof. Adelino Canário

Prof. Adelino Canário (University of Algarve, Portugal and Shanghai Ocean University, China)   ABOUT THE TALK Communication and behaviour are tightly linked and fish use several sensory channels to communicate. Chemical communication is the most ancient form of communication but its role is often ignored because the substances involved are not known. Among the teleost […]

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Hormonal Pheromones in Tilapia

Hormonal Pheromones in Tilapia By Adelino Canario (University of Algarve, Portugal and Shanghai Ocean University, China)

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Fluorinated Compounds in the Environment: routes and fate of biodegradation, by Prof. Paula Castro

Prof. Paula Castro (UCP-ESB, Portugal)   About the Talk Fluorinated compounds have unique properties, and their synthesis was a major technological advance of the twentieth century in the field of organic chemistry. The introduction of the C-F bond in organic compounds has led to the development of new compounds with a wide range of industrial […]

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Dynamic Earth: the wonders of drifting continents, by Dr. Fernando Ornelas Marques

Dr. Fernando Ornelas Marques (Faculty of Science of the Univ. of Lisbon)   About the Talk The lecture will be discussing, in a very intuitive and accessible manner, the behaviour of materials, more specifically of rocks, at different conditions of temperature and pressure, and over time and under the action of forces. Then, the difference […]

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Brain Cholesterol Metabolism: Secrets and Lies, by Dr. Elsa Rodrigues

Dr. Elsa Rodrigues (iMed.ULisbon-FFUL)   About the Talk Dysfunctions in brain cholesterol homeostasis have been extensively related to brain disorders. The major elimination pathway of brain cholesterol is its hydroxylation into 24 (S)-hydroxycholesterol by the cholesterol 24- hydroxylase (CYP46A1). Interestingly, there seems to be an association between CYP46A1 and high-order brain functions, in a sense […]

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Interactive Effects of Warming, Acidification and Progestins on Aquatic Systems, by Dr. Patrícia Cardoso

Dr. Patrícia Cardoso (Univ. of Coimbra and IMAR-CMA)   About the Talk The emergence of climate change and endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) as crucial societal challenges became priority topics in the last decades. Still, there is a flagrant knowledge gap in relating those 2 kinds of priority concerns. However, for global climate change, predicting the […]

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Marine Conservation under Stormy Skies and Troubled Waters by Dr. Isabel Noronha

Dr. Isabel Noronha   About the Talk Ocean and coastal conservation, management and policy are impacted by expanding coastal populations, increased exploration of resources and climate change; solutions to address these problems are urgent. However, the ocean and the resources therein cannot be understood or managed solely within administrative boundaries. Ultimately, the success of place-based […]

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Hong Kong’s big bang: The story behind the discovery of Hong Kong’s supervolcano, by Dr. Roderick J. Sewell

Dr. Roderick J. Sewell (Hong Kong Geological Survey, GEO, CEDD, HKSAR)   ABOUT THE TALK HONG KONG’S BIG BANG: THE STORY BEHIND THE DISCOVERY OF HONG KONG’S SUPERVOLCANO (Dr. Roderick J. Sewell) The talk will describe the clues that led to the discovery, what parts of Hong Kong are underlain by the volcano, what and […]

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Geotechnical and environmental applications of geophysics methods in Hong Kong, by Prof Chan Lung Sang

Prof Chan Lung Sang (PHKU and HKU SPACE)   ABOUT THE TALK GEOTECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS OF GEOPHYSICS METHODS IN HONG KONG (Professor Chan Lung-Sang 陳龍生教授) Geophysical surveys in an urban setting are subject to anthropogenic noise, electromagnetic interference and traffic and other regulatory constraints. In spite of these limitations, a large range of geophysical […]

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Gardens to treat water – Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment and reuse, by Cristina Calheiros (ESB, UCP)

Cristina Calheiros (ESB, UCP)   About the Talk It is crucial that wastewater treatment systems fulfill entirely their function so water reuse may be allowed as the ecosystems protection. Constructed wetlands are an ecotechnology to complement wastewater existing treatment systems or act as main treatment unit enhancing water quality. They are biological systems that intent […]

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Discussion on COP 21 agreement

Speakers: David Gonçalves (USJ), “The COP21 Paris Agreement: what is it about?” Liu Jingjing (Macau Ricci Institute), “Chinese Perspectives on the COP21 Agreement”. Franz Gassner (USJ), “The COP21 Agreement and Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudatu Si’” Diogo Teixeira (USJ), “Urban Challenges and Insights from COP 21 Agreement” From November 30 to December 11 2015 the United […]

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On a windy day lets go flying, by Dr M. Repas

Dr M. Repas (Intern. EIA consultant and Exec. Dir. of STRIX)   About the Talk The energy sector is a key component and driver of economic development requiring a large amount of infrastructure, both to generate the electricity and to transmit it through electrical power lines. These important developments are sometimes planned for sensitive locations […]

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The 2014-15 volcanic eruption on the Fogo Island in Cape Vert , by Prof. João Mata

Prof. João Mata (GeoFCUL, IDL)   About the Talk The Cape Verde Archipelago (eastern middle Atlantic) comprises 10 major islands (9 inhabited) and some islets with a volcanic origin and formed along a period of more than 26 millions of years. However, since its discovery in the 15th Century, volcanic activity has been observed only […]

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The effects of eutrophication on costal ecosystems, by P. Cardoso

P. Cardoso (Univ. of Coimbra)   ABOUT THE TALK Coastal zones and shallow marine habitats are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth. In many locations, they are subject to a variety of anthropogenic stressors, such as pollution and eutrophication (organic enrichment). Over the last 30 years, loss of seagrasses and mangroves associated with eutrophication […]

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Conservation and contamination of mangrove wetland, by Prof. Nora F-Y Tam

Prof. Nora F-Y Tam (Chair Prof. in the Dep. of Biology and Chemistry and Dir. of Futian-CityU Mangrove R&D at CUHK).   ABOUT THE TALK Mangrove wetlands, one of the three coastal wetland ecosystems in the intertidal zone in tropical and subtropical regions, have important ecological and socioeconomic values. They are vital for healthy coastal […]

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