Complete program of conferences to be held on 6 and 7 November

Carlo Blasi (Sapienza University of Rome, Rome) - The role of the modern phytosociology in the future of the European strategy for biodiversity and for accounting of ecosystem services and natural capital at national and regional level.


Salvador Rivas Martínez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid); Sara del Rio (universidad de Leon, Leon); Angel Penas Merino (universidad de Leon, Leon) - Bioclimatic synopsis of Macaronesia

Marcelino Jose Del Arco Aguilar (Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna - Canarias) - Flora and vegetation of Canarias Islands. 

Miguel Sequeira (Madeira University – Madeira); Roberto Jardim (Center for Macaronesian Studies - Madeira); Aida Pupo (Center for Macaronesian Studies - Madeira); Jorge Capelo (INIAV - Lisboa) - 600 years of change: historical account of Madeira and Porto Santo vegetation.

José Carlos Costa (Lisbon University, Lisboa); Salvador Rivas Martinez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid); Cristina Duarte (Lisbon University, Lisboa); Mário Lousã (Lisbon University, Lisboa) - Flora and Vegetation of Cape Verde Islands.

Jorge Capelo (INIAV, I.P. /LEAF, Univ. Lisboa); Carlos Aguiar (I.P.Bragança;  Eduardo Dias (CITAA, Univ. Açores); J.A. F. Prieto, (DBOS, Univ. Oviedo); Miguel Sequeira (FCV, Univ. Madeira); José C. Costa (LEAF, Univ. Lisboa); Roberto Jardim, (FCV, Univ. Madeira); Cristina Duarte (FC, Univ. Lisboa); Marcelino Del Arco Aguillar, (DBEPP, Univ. La Laguna);  A. Santos Guerra  (ICIA/ JBot La Orotava, Tenerife) & Salvador Rivas-Martínez (Phytosociological Research Center, Madrid.). Appraisal of woody zonal plant community numerical classification in Atlantic islands: Methodological options and consequences for a global model.

Frédéric Bioret (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest) - Richesse phytocoenotique, synendémisme et conservation des végétations littorales atlantiques françaises. Phytocoenotical richness, synendemism and conservation of the French Atlantic coastal vegetations


Carlos Aguiar (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança); José Antonio Prieto (Oviedo University, Oviedo) - Herbaceous vegetation of the Azores Archipelago


António Lopes (Lisbon University, Lisboa); Ezequiel Correia (Lisbon University, Lisboa); Marcelo Fragoso (Lisbon University, Lisboa) - Vegetation indices response to droughts in the Cabo Verde archipelago.


​Albano Figueiredo - (Coimbra University, Coimbra) - Predicting climate change impacts on vegetation of small islands: how far can we go?.

João Cardoso (José Eduardo dos Santos University – Huambo - Angola); José Carlos Costa (Lisbon University, Lisboa). Vegetation and flora of the Southwest of Angola (Namibe Desert).

European meeting of Phytosociology, Biogeography and Syntaxonomy of Atlantic Regions

Praia city - Santiago Island - Cape Verde. 5-7 November 2017.

The X Meeting of Portuguese Association for Vegetation Science will be at Cape Verde 5-7 November 2017. The organization will be under the responsibility of the Phytos (Portuguese association for Vegetation Science), the SFP (Société Française de Phytosociologie) and the Cape Verde University. 

The meeting will be in the auditorium of the Cape Verde University in Palmarejo.

Days 6 and 7 will be devoted to conferences, oral communications and poster presentations at the Palmarejo auditorium.

On the 5th we are organizing a geobotanic excursion through the Santiago Island. 

Closing dinner will by at Praia (Santiago) on 7th with typical food from the Santiago Island and traditional Cape Verde music.

Important: the Close Dinner is reserved only for the participants who signed up for the Close Dinner at the registration form and have already paid the fees.

On the 8th November will start the post-congress excursion to Fogo Island. This excursion will take place between 8-11 November. Please read the instructions on the excursions page. 

Important: the post-congress excursion is reserved only for the participants who signed up for the post-congress excursion at the registration form and have already paid the fees. All the organization of the post-congress excursion will be in charge of the Geostar company and the registration and payment will be made on the page "TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS".

Very important: the post-congress excursion will be limited to the maximum of 60 persons. This limitation is insurmountable because small buses have to be used due to the island being mountainous and with difficult accesses. For those who want to climb the volcano of Fogo we draw attention for the instructions and rules that are available on the excursions page. The last eruption of the Fogo volcano began on 23 November 2014 and finished on 8 February 2015. 


The main themes of the Meeting are​:


  1. Bioclimatology and Biogeography of insular environments​

  2. Biogeography and Syntaxonomy of Atlantic Islands.​

  3. Biogeography and Syntaxonomy of African vegetation​

  4. Conservation of Palearctic and Paleotropical habitats and vegetation