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One Earth, one Health, one Future

Laboratory for Sustainable Land
Use and Ecosystem Services

TERRA is an Associate Laboratory that addresses society’s challenges and provides answers and advice to the public and private sectors, either through the involvement of scientists, stakeholders and policy makers to co-create knowledge and build processes for sustainable development and management of natural resources.

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VISION

A better future for our land and humankind

MISSION

To provide innovative socio-ecological scientific evidence, in support for best management practices and political decision-making for sustainable use of land and the bio-circularity of derived products

VISION

A better future for our land and humankind

MISSION

To provide innovative socio-ecological scientific evidence, in support for best management practices and political decision-making for sustainable use of land and the bio-circularity of derived products

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS

Complementary Thematic Lines

TERRA develops its action along five complementary thematic lines, articulated through multidisciplinary teams with a mission-oriented approach, targeting specific societal challenges and providing quick tailored advice to public and private sectors.

Natural Capital and Sustainable Ecosystem Services

Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Products Processing and Circular Economy

Society and Environmental Health

Socioecological Systems, Planning and Policies

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TERRA
Team

Knowledge, science and the ability to work in a network are fundamental to believing in the Future.

Teresa Ferreira, TERRA Coordinator

Only with a multidisciplinary and integrative approach can we contribute to a more sustainable future.

Paulo Branco, TERRA CEO

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. “Margaret Mead”

Helena Freitas, Centre for Functional Ecology Coordinator

TERRA
Mission

TERRA Mission

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