Environmental Sciences

We develop research on a wide broad of environment related topics, with a focus on:

1. Ecology and dynamics of the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, which are important in the establishment of conservation strategies for the existing ecosystems, with a focus on local mangroves. Emphasis is given to current ecological and conservation issues in Macao, encouraging students and community participation as well as cooperation with non-profit organizations and local government institutions. For more information check out the pages of our project on the role of mangroves on the bioaccumulation and citogenotoxic effects of metals and pesticides on the food web of a sub-tropical coastal system.

2. The impact of aquatic pollutants on the physiology and behavior of organisms of aquatic animals which are important in the establishment of conservation strategies for the existing ecosystems. Emphasis is given to current ecological and conservation issues in Macao, encouraging students and community participation as well as cooperation with non-profit organizations and local government institutions. Check out our projects DISRUPT – Environmental Endocrine Disruptors: Current Situation in Macao, Neurobehavioral Effects and Bioremediation Strategies and ZEBRASONIC- Listening to the Environment: Importance of Early Acoustic Experience on Development and Hearing in Zebrafish for some examples.