The Graduate Program in Biology of Fungi, Algae and Plants has the profile aimed at studying different aspects of biodiversity in the most varied ecosystems where the communities of algae, fungi and plants represent important elements in determining the physiognomy and the functioning of environments. The PPG has a privileged location on the Island of Santa Catarina, its laboratories are close to environments such as altitude fields, sandbanks, Atlantic Forest, lagoons and estuaries, mangroves and rocky shores. Such proximity facilitates the systematic monitoring of different aspects of biodiversity in environments that offer constant changes derived from global and local issues, and from the action of man.

Biological studies on Biodiversity, inserted in the field of Botany, adopt a multidisciplinary approach. This area of ​​concentration, gathering aspects on different levels of organization of Fungi, Algae and Plants, from different perspectives (ecological, taxonomic, phylogenetic, evolutionary, phylogeographic, physiological, ecophysiological, metabolomics, biogeography, ethnobotany, anatomics, floristics, among others), delimits the theme “diversity” as  our specialty, with the purpose of an investigation of the diverse implications on the diversity of the organisms incorporated in a historical context, current and future, in face of the continuous sequence on the part of the climatic changes.

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