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     Established in 1976 by some members of the Departments of Botany and Zoology, the Department of Ecology works consistently on crucial ecological topics and contributes with academic excellence in several Undergraduate Programs such as Biological Sciences, Environmental Chemistry, Geosciences and Environmental Education.

    The Graduate Program in Ecology admits students seeking Master’s and PhD degrees in three major disciplines: Applied Ecology, Population and Ecosystem Ecology and Evolutionary and Behavioral Ecology. The Department is an inspiring work place for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, to perform lab practices and research projects. An important goal of the Department is the constant exchange of knowledge and development of partnerships with other scientists from Brazilian Universities and from abroad. The faculty is currently formed by 22 professors.


Currently, the major research lines of the Department of Ecology include:

- Behavioral Ecology of Meliponini
- Ecology and Conservation of Apoidea
- Bee-Plant Pollination and Interactions
- Functional Aspects of Ecosystems
- Effects of Tension Factors on the Structure and Functioning of Ecosystems
- Behavioral Ecology and Evolution of Arthropods, Especially Opiliones
- Ecophysiology of Stress
- Ecology of Cerrado Birds
- Biology Ecology, Evolution and Conservation of Vertebrates
- Ecology of Tropical Forests
- Structure and Dynamics of Plant Populations
- Ecology of Sandy Beach Populations and Benthic Communities
- Ecology of Rocky Coast Communities
- Ecology of Phytal Communities
- Behavioral Ecology of Cetaceans
- Landscape Ecology and Conservation
- Biological Conservation and Ecology of the Cerrado
- Remote Sensing Applied to Ecology
- Theoretical Ecology of Communities
- Evolutionary Ecology
- Ecology of Lotic and Lentic Systems
- Evaluation of Anthropogenic Impacts on the Quality of Continental Aquatic Ecosystems
- Macro-Evolution and Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Diversity
- Coevolution and Interaction Networks
- Ecology and Evolution, with Emphasis on Plant-Pollinator Interactions, and on
the Evolution of Sexual Systems in Plants

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