Research Lines

The UFLA Graduate Program in Applied Ecology in Master’s degree and Doctorate levels has one area of concentration: Ecology and Conservation of Natural Resources in Fragmented Landscapes and Agroecosystems, subdivided into three lines of research:

Survey and description of biodiversity

This line covers research and development projects that involve survey of biodiversity of plants and animals in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Along with the survey, the proposal is the structure and composition description of communities and new species that will be discovered eventually.

Ecology and monitoring of ecosystems under anthropical interference

This line include projects that involve monitoring of changes in physical and biotic environment resulting from anthropical actions, such as implementation of agricultural, industrial and urban enterprises in general. Initiatives towards identification, development and application of environmental quality bioindicators are covered as well.