Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development

  • Paula Castro
  • Ulisses M. Azeiteiro
  • Paula Bacelar-Nicolau
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Anabela Marisa Azul

Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Walter Leal Filho, Paula Castro, Paula Bacelar-Nicolau, Anabela Marisa Azul, Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro
    Pages 1-10
  3. Education Research on Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Paula Castro, Anabela Marisa Azul, Jorge Paiva
      Pages 13-28
    3. Lurdes Barrico, Paula Castro
      Pages 29-42
    4. José C. Xavier, Gerlis Fugmann, Inga Beck, Louise Huffman, Eric Jensen
      Pages 43-56
    5. María P. Martín, Roy Watling
      Pages 57-68
    6. Ana Moura Arroz, Rosalina Gabriel, Isabel R. Amorim, Rita São Marcos, Paulo A. V. Borges
      Pages 69-89
  4. Teaching About Biological Invasions and Threats to Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Sarah J. Davies, G. John Measey, Dorette du Plessis, David M. Richardson
      Pages 93-105
  5. Engaging Society in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Isabel R. Amorim, Ana Moura Arroz, Rita São Marcos, Paulo A. V. Borges, Rosalina Gabriel
      Pages 125-153
    3. Rita Serra, Patrícia Ferreira, Iryna Skulska, Mayrén Alavez-Vargas, Anailton Salgado, João Arriscado Nunes et al.
      Pages 169-183
  6. Designing Sustainable Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Marta Pinto, Conceição Almeida, Ana Maria Pereira, Margarida Silva
      Pages 187-202
    3. Sara Mendes, Anabela Marisa Azul, Paula Castro, Jörg Römbke, José Paulo Sousa
      Pages 249-263
    4. João Miranda, Raquel Maricato, Joana Vila Nova, Joana Margarida Baptista, João Lourenço Monteiro, Nuno Freitas et al.
      Pages 265-285
  7. Online Education to Biodiversity and Sustainability Awareness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Rudi W. Pretorius, Mathilda E. Brand, Leslie R. Brown
      Pages 289-304
    3. Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro, Paula Bacelar-Nicolau
      Pages 305-319

About this book


This book gathers interdisciplinary reflections from researchers, educators, and other experts on the subject of biodiversity closer to education and learning. The book also highlights its role as an added value to strategic principles for healthy ecosystems and sustainable human development. It promotes critical thinking and foster practices and attitudes for Education for Sustainable Development reconciling education with principles of human behaviour and nature. Readers especially find this book a timely resource in light of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020, the Aichi Targets, and the new EU biodiversity strategy “Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”. Along with the challenge of ecosystems and public health, biodiversity conservation is essential for humanity’s continued security and sustainability, as it touches on all aspects of people’s lives.


Sustainable Development Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020) EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 Education for Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Biodiversity Conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Paula Castro
    • 1
  • Ulisses M. Azeiteiro
    • 2
  • Paula Bacelar-Nicolau
    • 3
  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 4
  • Anabela Marisa Azul
    • 5
  1. 1.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade AbertaPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Universidade AbertaLisboaPortugal
  4. 4.Metropolitan UniversityHAW Hamburg and ManchesterHamburgGermany
  5. 5.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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