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MID-SYMPOSIUM FIELD EXCURSION 
Wednesday, 18 September

MID-SYMPOSIUM EXCUSRION

MADEIRA ISLAND

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

PRE-SYMPOSIUM FIELD EXCURSION 

Sunday, 8 September - Saturday, 14 September

 

AZORES ISLANDS

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POST-SYMPOSIUM FIELD EXCURSION 

Sunday, 22 September - Friday, 27 September

CANARY ISLANDS

 

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PRE-SYMPOSIUM EXCURSION
POS-SYMPOSIUM EXCURSION

The details of the pre-symposium field excursion, including a detailed program and costs, are being finalised. The itinerary includes departing from Angra do Heroísmo (Terceira Island, Azores) on Sunday, 8th of September, and returning to Funchal (Madeira Island) on Saturday, 14th of September. The preliminary itinerary encompasses visits to three Azorean islands, all in the Central Group of the archipelago: Terceira, Pico and Faial. The field trip will allow for observing most of the vegetation types which occur on this temperate Macaronesian Archipelago: laurel forests, endemic heathlands and grasslands, sea-cliff vegetation.

The details of the post-symposium field excursion, including a detailed program and costs, are being finalised. The itinerary includes departing from Funchal (Madeira Island) on Sunday, 22nd of September, ending in San Sebastián de la Gomera (La Gomera, Canary Islands) on Friday, 27th of September, from where each participant will depart on their own. The preliminary itinerary encompasses visits to two Canary islands: Tenerife and La Gomera. The field trip will allow for observing most of the vegetation types which occur on this Macaronesian Archipelago, under Mediterranean climate: laurel forests, endemic heathlands, succulent spurge scrub, rock vegetation.

During the field excursion participants will get an overview of the most representative ecosystems of Madeira Island and some of its Flora.

In each of the field excursions participants will get an overview of some of the most representative landscape, ecosystem, vegetation-types and flora of Madeira. 

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PRE- AND POST-SYMPOSIUM EXCURSIONS have a limited number of participants, no more than 30 per excursion.

After opening registrations to the Pre- and Post-Symposium excursions  and getting the final price (very soon), we hope to  close inscriptions maximum in a month time, so that participants may book flights in due time. Prices, payment and details will be indicated in a dedicated mailing list.

Scientific guides are local experts but also world-class vegetation ecologists: Rui Elias (University of the Azores, Portugal), Juana Mancebo (University of La Laguna, Spain) and Angel Fernández (Garajonay National Park, Spain)

Colleagues interested please register, from now on, by contacting the organizers (Célia Bairos): celiabairos16@gmail.com

Excursion #1 – ‘Island Mountain Vegetation’ – Pico do Areeiro - Pico Ruivo – Achada do Teixeira: chasmophyte vegetation, tree-heath woodland; medium difficulty level, almost always downhill, maximum altitude 1857 m asl – 1491 m asl; 6 km long. Some short stretches may cause vertigo.

See details here*


Excursion #2 – “Tree-heath woodland and temperate laurel forest”, Boaventura - Falca- Encumeada, level of difficulty somewhat higher, for fit people, ca. 12 km, some climbs, 8 to 10 hours.

See details here*

Excursion #3 – “Temperate laurel forest, heath tall shrub”, Bica da cana - Levada do Folhadal – Encumeada, medium difficulty, straight terrain 11,5 Km, 6 – 8h, crossing two tunnels (charge cellphones as lantern)

See details here* 


Excursion #4 –“Chasmophyte vegetation, mediterranean laurel forest”, Maiata - Risco – Maroços, beautiful cliff vegetation, medium difficulty 4- 6 h, linear, no-tunnels, almost always downhill. 


Excursion #5 – “Mediterranean macaronesian high-scrub, mediterranean laurel forest”, Levada do Moinho- Levada Nova, beautiful vegetation and also cultural macaronesian cultural landscape, circular, medium difficulty, 6h, soft climbs

See details here*


Excursion #6 – “Temperate laurel forest, high heath scrub”, Levada dos Cedros, 4-6h, linear, flat and soft climb, level of difficulty easy

See details here*


Due to limited places in each bus, some participants may be invited to join another excursion, accounting for order of registration. But, do not worry, all excursions go through incredible vegetation, flora and landscapes.

*The links shown on the different trails are merely indicative and the trails proposed are in fact shorter than the ones depicted.

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