Concentration area



• Biology of Fungi, Algae and Plants

Biological studies on Biodiversity, inserted in the field of Botany, adopt a multidisciplinary approach. This area of ​​concentration gathers aspects on different levels of organization of Fungi, Algae and Plants, from different perspectives (ecological, taxonomic, phylogenetic, evolutionary, phylogeographic, physiological, ecophysiological, metabolomic, biogeographical, ethnobotanical, anatomic, floristic, among others). Having “diversity” as  the object of our specialty, the area seeks to investigate the various implications on the diversity of these organisms  – within the historical, current and future context – in face of the ongoing threat posed by climatic changes.

This area of ​​concentration is divided into two Lines of Research: a) Systematics and Structural Biology and b) Physiology and Ecology. These two lines of research are comprehensive and include all areas of interest of PPGFAP researchers, in the context of environmental characterization and conservation and biodiversity. These lines are not self-contained and the PPGFAP-UFSC seeks to create interfaces between them through the interdisciplinary work of its faculty members.