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"Researchers from Cibio-Açores are taking part in the XXII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology, taking place in Vigo, Spain, from 23 to 28 June.

Researchers Vítor Gonçalves and Pedro Raposeiro, from CIBIO - Azores at the University of the Azores, are attending the XXII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL), which is taking place in Vigo, Spain, from 23rd to 28th June. This event focuses on one of today's most pressing issues: preserving the functionality of aquatic ecosystems in the face of ongoing global change. During the congress, researchers presented their most recent work, highlighting the importance of understanding and mitigating the effects of climate change on aquatic ecosystems.

Vítor Gonçalves presented his work entitled "Island lake ecosystems experience abrupt regime shifts due to Global Warming", which demonstrates the drastic changes occurring in island lake ecosystems as a result of global warming. Pedro Raposeiro presented the paper "Late Holocene climate dynamics in the Azores Archipelago", in which he presented past climate reconstructions (temperature and precipitation) that occurred in the Azores Archipelago during the Late Holocene.

The active participation of CIBIO-Azores researchers in this congress is crucial for advancing the scientific knowledge needed to face the challenges posed by global change. Their contributions reinforce the importance of detailed studies on the preservation of aquatic ecosystems and the search for sustainable solutions that can mitigate negative environmental impacts, ensuring the future sustainability of aquatic resources and associated biodiversity."