Ecology and Functional Biodiversity (EFB)

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems structure, functions and services
  • Anthropogenic activity and climate change impacts
  • Natural resources management
  • Environmental risk assessment

The EFB thematic line focuses on the functional role of biodiversity, the structure and processes of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (from watersheds to coastal zones), and the services they provide. The main objective is to quantify and understand processes at the individual, population, or community level, extrapolating to ecosystems subject to anthropogenic pressures. Research is strategically aligned to develop, validate, and implement new approaches, including analytical tools, biological assays, and predictive models that can assess the impacts of anthropogenic activity, from contamination to extreme natural events, biotic pressures, or land use disturbances, on biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services.

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