Miguel Sequeira

occult precipitation

Occult precipitation can be understood as the ability of the vegetation to, through a process of impact or collision, precipitate the small water droplets existing in fog and that in the absence remain suspended in the atmosphere. Fog is understood as any cloud that intercepts the topographic surface. Given its reduced size, only a tiny …

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Paleozoology is a branch of Palaeontology, the scientific field that studies and interprets fossils in their geological context. Paleozoology deals with the fossilized remains of somatic structures, fossils, belonging to vertebrate and invertebrate animal groups. Both groups, with a clear predominance of invertebrates, are present in various areas of the main islands of the archipelago …

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Paleobotany, in the broad sense, is the science that deals with the study of fossil plants. In the strict sense, it is a multidisciplinary science, where geology and botany play a preponderant role in the analyses and obtaining of information from the fossil plant record (where the study of fungi, algae, and bacteria fossils is …

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aromatic and medicinal plants

The use of medicinal plants is as old as the history of humanity. One of the oldest records of the usage of medicinal plants goes back to the Neanderthal man, 60.000 years ago, and was found in an archeological excavation in Shanidar, in Iraq. The first written documents belong to the Sumerian civilization, 3000 years …

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andrada, eduardo de campos

Forestry engineer that developed professional functions in the Madeira archipelago between 1952 and 1975, as Head of the Forestry Circumscription of Funchal. Eduardo Campos Andrada was born in the council of Cascais in 1913 and joined the class of Forestry Engineering at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia (School of Agriculture) influenced by his uncle, Professor …

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