COLLABORATION PROJECTS

2022-2023

Wetland ecosystems: a nature-based solution for coastal protection and plastic pollution entrapment in Macao

This project aims to assess plastic pollution along the city’s coastal environment and  investigate the specific roles of the local wetland ecosystems (coastal wetlands/mangroves and/or freshwater wetlands) for the entrapment and remediation of plastic pollution and reduction of water-related risks (flooding due to impact of storm surge brought by more frequent severe weather events).  The scientific aspect of the project will be complemented by community-based activities in order to raise awareness about plastic pollution, their impact on the aquatic ecosystems, and mitigation strategies.  These awareness campaigns are expected to translate into action with community participation and active engagement in coastal clean-ups, planting and other relevant activities.


CTW/2022
Team Members:
Karen Araño-Tagulao (PI, USJ), Sara Cardoso (Co-PI, USJ) , Agata Dias (Team Member, USJ),  Thomas Lei (Team Member, USJ), Saidu Bashir (Research Assistant, USJ),  Cristina Calheiros (Collaborator,  CIIMAR)

2021-2022

Wetland ecosystems as a nature-based solution for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Macao

This project focuses on wetland ecosystems as a nature-based solution for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Macao. It aims to investigate the specific roles of the local wetland ecosystems (coastal wetlands/mangroves and/or freshwater wetlands) in Macao for carbon sequestration, reduction of water-related risks (flooding due to impact of storm surge brought by more frequent severe weather events) and shoreline stabilization.

CTW/2021
Team Members: 
Karen Araño-Tagulao (PI, USJ) 
Ágata Dias (Team member, USJ)
Cristina Calheiros (Collaborator,  CIIMAR, Hio Wai Lao Marco (RA, USJ)

 

2020-2021

Nature-based solutions for a cleaner and safer Macao

This projects aims to investigate ways in which nature-based solutions (NBS) can be applied to enhance the water quality and availability of coastal waters in Macao and take advantage of the ecosystems services that they provide.

CTW/2020
Team Members: 
Karen Araño-Tagulao (PI, USJ) 
Ágata Dias (Team member, USJ)
Cristina Calheiros (Collaborator,  CIIMAR

2020

Macao’s Mangroves: A Coastal Treasure – Exhibition

Mangrove forests are one of the most valuable ecosystems on earth and an important natural coastal treasure.

Team Members: 
Karen Araño-Tagulao (PI, USJ)