CIMO has recently become a member of Mountain Partnership. Mountain Partnership is a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain people and protecting mountain environments around the world. Mountain Partnership has more than 200 members among governements, intergovernmental organizations and major groups. CIMO is the only Portuguese member of Mountain Parnership.
For more information about Mountain Parnership visit the website of the organization.
CIMO new laboratories will be officially open tomorrow, July 18. Dr. Assunção Cristas, Minister of Agriculture and Sea, and Dr. Paulo Pereira, Vice-President of FCT, will be present at the ceremony.
The new CIMO laboratory facilities comprise lab units in soil and fertility, including an atomic absorption room, analytical chemistry, bromatology and rheology, microbiology, and molecular biology.
New CIMO laboratories add a tremendous research potential to the already existing at CIMO, ESA and IPB, further increasing their capacity to contribute to the advancement of science and technology in mountain areas in Portugal and abroad.
The construction of these laboratories was funded under the ON2 (QREN) framework.
The book "Forest Landscapes and Global Change: Challenges for Research and Management", edited by João C. Azevedo and M. Alice Pinto, from CIMO/IPB, and Ajith Perera, from the Ontario Forest Research Institute, Canada, has just been published.
For more information visit the website of the publisher.
CIMO is ranked on top of research centres in Portugal. According to the bibliometric study conducted by FCT and released recently (see FCT website), CIMO is number 1 in the "Agricultural and Forestry Sciences" field in the indicators "Publications per FTE", "Citations per FTE" and "National Collaboration", and it is number 2 in "H-Index", "Impact", "Outputs in Top 25% percentile", "Outputs in Top 10% percentile", and "Outputs in Top 5% percentile". Overall, CIMO is one of the top 2 institutions in Agriculture and Forestry according to the results just published by FCT.