This programme studies the landscape created by the relationship between ecosystems and society. Analysis of different drivers on natural ecosystems and the goods and services that they provide is crucial for ensuring the persistence of the ecosystems and the future provision of the associated goods and services.
Our work is based on the ecology of landscapes and biodiversity, an analysis of fires and other disturbances, mosaic landscapes (agroforestry systems or transitions between urban-suburban-rural areas) and the development of innovative forest planning and decision-making tools.
/ Study the biology, ecology and conservation of species
/ Planning and management tools for biodiversity conservation
/ Ecosystem management models using multi-scale approaches, optimisation methods and decision-making support systems
/ Landscape ecology
/ Bioindicators used for evaluating ecosystem conservation levels
/ Integration of biodiversity conservation measures, use of natural resources and social perception
/ Restoration of forest and fluvial habitats
/ Use of drones for biodiversity purposes and forest applications
/ Tools for simulating the evolution of forests and their ecosystemic services under different forest management regimes and climate conditions
/ Fire simulation tools, helping to prevent their impact and to develop fire prevention plans