Brazilian Biodiversity Research: a promising future

Brazilian Biodiversity Research: a promising future

Outro formato Ano: 2017

Created in 1999, the BIOTA-FAPESP program came to bridge this gap, including, in its scope, terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems, ranging from bioprospection and DNA bar-coding to landscape ecology at human dimensions of biodiversity conservation, restoration and the sustainable use. FAPESP, São Paulo Research Foundation, is one of the main Brazilian agencies for promoting scientific research. This important Research Foundation has playing a seminal role in providing scientific funding to map and understand the biological diversity and ecosystem services. In 2009, FAPESP renewed for another 10 years the Biota program, aiming to prolong and enhance the rewards of a coordinated research investment, combining biodiversity research, personnel training, bioprospection and public-policy impact. The BIOTA program brings together hundreds of scientists and students in a Virtual Biodiversity Institute. Scientific knowledge produced by the program is already being used by the state government to improve environmental conservation and/or restoration of native biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Autoria: FAPESP

Disponível no CM-FAPESP Link para acesso