Environmental Sciences

5 ECTS / Semester / Portuguese

Objectives and competences

  •  Know the principles that govern environmental systems and humanized ecosystems. Identify the mechanisms by which life support systems self-regulate and are stressed.
  • Describe the different types of resources and the most common forms of abuse. Indicate solutions and distinguish them from the point of view of effective social improvement.
  • Characterize the natural and anthropogenic forces that have shaped the living planet and society. Interpret the environment through more in-depth knowledge of the local environment and the study of concrete or realistic cases.
  • Simulate concrete intervention situations to minimize negative environmental impact. Explore political, social and technological methodologies.


Teaching Methodologies

The methodology is based on active learning that stimulates reflection and discussion of different topics.



  • Environmental Problems, Their Causes and Sustainability.
  • Ecosystems, Climate and Biodiversity
  • The human population and its impact
  • Management of food, soil and pests
  • Water Resources and Water Pollution
  • Non-Renewable Minerals and Non-Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies
  • Environmental Risks and human Health
  • Air Pollution, Climate Disruption and Ozone Depletion
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Economics, Politics and Sustainability
  • Environmental vision, ethics and The future


Assistant Professor
PhD and master’s in molecular biology from Cornell University (United States) and a degree in Biology from the University of Coimbra. She is an Assistant…