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Research Focus

Some of the most classical questions in ecology concern communities: sets of co-occurring species. In this way, our studies converge to the general question “How do ecological variables influence diversity (e.g. richness, composition, functional and phylogenetic diversity) and species coexistence at different scales?” We view the concept of coexistence as a central challenge for the millennium, because it doesn’t involve only questions about how diversity is created, but also how it can be maintained, including how humans can share the living planet with other species.


Our mission is engaging best practices in academic formation, scientific research and services, by blending experiences into a hands-on pedagogy that links theory and practice, and by stimulating creativity and innovation concerned to ecology and biodiversity conservation in a changing world.

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