Application: Open. Candidates should send an application to with 1-page CV, a motivation letter and including the following information:

Full Name:
Professional activity: Professional/Postdoc, BTI, BI (or other non-post-doc research grant), PhD student (with/ without scholarship), Lic. (Bachelor)/Master student
Academic formation:
PhD student of the 1st year of Doctoral programme BIODIV (FCUL/FCUP), Biologia (FCUL) or BEAG (FCUL or UA)?:
If yes to the above question, PhD student doing the Course to count credits for 1st year?:
PhD student of cE3c or CEF (Centro de Ecologia Funcional):?
If PhD student from another programme/centre, which:

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2017

Fee: Free for 1st year PhD students in the Doctoral program in Biology (FCUL), Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (BIODIV UL; UP) and Biology and Ecology of Global Changes (BEAG UL, UA) when the course counts credits for their formation, in which case the delivery of a final report done after the course is mandatory; 25 € for PhD students from institutions of the PEERS network (cE3c, CFE); 125 € for FCUL Master students and unemployed; 180 € for BTI, BI and other PhD students; 250 € for Professional and postdocs. More information here.

Schedule: 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:00

Location: Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Departamento de Biologia vegetal

ECTs: This course can have recognition of 6 ECTs for FCUL PhD students enrolling as part of their first doctoral year. For students only requiring 5 ECTs recognized in their specific PhD programs the excursion is not mandatory and the certificate will be on 'Topics in Lichens as a tool for interpretation of environmental changes and management’.

Nº (min, max) students: 10 – 18

Minimum formation: “Licenciatura” (bachelor) in Biology, Natural Sciences or related areas

Language: English

Teachers: Pedro Pinho (Uni. Lisboa), Paula Matos (Uni. Lisboa), Silvana Munzi (Uni. Lisboa), Cristina Máguas (Uni. Lisboa), Cristina Branquinho (Uni. Lisboa), Sofia Augusto (Uni. Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona).