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Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes (ABEP)

Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes (ABEP)


  • Adaptative trade-offs
  • Wildlife management and conservation
  • Animal ecology and migration
  • Biogeochemical markers


ABEP RG focuses on identifying biodiversity patterns in time and space and studying short and long-term species’ adaptation strategies to cope with global changes. This includes investigating the mechanisms regulating and determining fitness and survival, with emphasis on species with economical, ecological or public health relevance. 
The RG objectives are obtained through the analysis of i) the interactions between species and their environment under different environmental scenarios and across different spatial and temporal scales, namely by uncovering the impact of human and natural stressors on species distribution; ii) behavioural and ecological constraints on life-history traits of wild populations mainly focusing on both the identification of the ecological determinants of spatial distributions and factors affecting demographic population trends particularly on species of conservation concern, and iii) through wildlife conservation and management, ranging from monitoring wildlife to management in ecologically relevant areas in several countries. 



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