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Research

ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

Study of interactions between organisms and the environment, involving both the different attributes of biodiversity (composition, structure and function) as the most diverse scales (gene, individual, population, community, biome, biosphere); contemplating purely conceptual and theoretical aspects of ecology and conservation, as well as their practical application, whether it is geared for the understanding of ecological processes or to monitoring, prediction and mitigation of the direct and indirect effects of human action on biodiversity in General.

EVOLUTION OF BIODIVERSITY

The research lines “Biodiversity Evolution” emphasizes the understanding of the evolutionary history of organisms and the inference of phylogenetic relationships among living and extinct lineages, accessing the past and current biodiversity. This research lines studies comprises investigating the origin and evolution of phenotypic and genetic characters, which encompass different levels of organization in the analysis of biological evolution.

Given that evolutionary processes are inherent to the different aspects of biodiversity, the research lines “Biodiversity Evolution” is integrated to the other existing research lines (“Ecology and conservation of biodiversity” and “History, philosophy and teaching of evolution and Ecology”), establishing the theoretical and conceptual gradient that defines the interdisciplinary profile of the graduate program in Comparative Biology from FFCLRP – USP.

HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND TEACHING OF EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY

Studies concerning the building of compared biology and ecology knowledge; environmental studies; studies focusing on educational processes in biology in different levels and spaces of teaching and learning.