Area of Concentration: Ecology and Socio-environmental
Assessment and Uses of Aquatic Bio-resources
Studies with a multidisciplinary scientific base on the use and management of aquatic flora and fauna of economic, social and cultural interest of the coastal areas, rivers, streams and lakes of continental areas, aiming at the sustainability of these natural resources.
Studies of the ecological diversity of aquatic flora and fauna of coastal areas, coves, bays, estuaries, deltas, rivers, tidal channels and lagoons, as well as impacts on biological populations and communities, aiming at the conservation of habitats and their biota.
Studies related to the ecology of mangrove flora and fauna and associated ecosystems, as well as research relating the management of mangrove resources and associated ecosystems, and / or physical-chemical parameters to ecological processes.
Studies related to the local society and the characteristics of the coastal environment in which they live, including issues such as: gender relations, socio-environmental coastal resources in RESEX areas, sharing of local knowledge.
Area of Concentration: Oceanography
Geology and Geophysics applied to the Environment
Studies that obtain and apply information derived from geological and geophysical studies aiming at the detection and quantification of impacts on the environment and the development of mitigating actions.
Geomorphology and Coastal Morphodynamics
Studies of the formation, maintenance and evolution of short and long term of the coastal geological and geomorphological characteristics, as well as changes in these caused by human impacts.
Studies of the use and management by human populations, traditional or otherwise, of coastal areas, coves, bays, estuaries, deltas, rivers, tidal channels and lagoons, as well as their impacts, aiming at practices and management that jointly promote conservation of habitats and the well-being of coastal communities.
Taxonomic, morphological, physiological and behavioral studies of the marine organisms in varied habitats, from the bottom of the sea, pelagic area, surface, coastal waters and coast.
Area of Concentration: Systematics and Evolution
Diversity and Conservation
Studies based on molecular and morphological markers to identify the biodiversity of neotropical ecosystems and support measures to maintain this biodiversity for future generations.
Studies using molecular markers and principles of phylogenetic systematics and population genetics to evaluate patterns and processes related to the distribution of genetic strains within and among related species.
Studies that use phylogeny, phylogeography, and population genetics to answer questions related to systematics, taxonomy, evolution, genetic diversity, connectivity among populations, forensic identification, and demographic history of animal species using molecular markers as tools.
Taxonomy and Systematics
Studies that apply the phylogenetic principle to evaluate the patterns and processes related to the evolution of organisms and classification of biodiversity, using as molecular and morphological markers as tools.