Lines of Research

Study Area: Agriculture and Environment

1 - Study and conservation of biodiversity and natural resources in agricultural landscapes

The aim of this line of research is to study the biodiversity and ecosystem services offered in natural, fragmented and agricultural landscapes to propose mechanisms for mitigation and control of degradation processes resulting from agricultural activity.

2 - Sustainable use of natural resources and solutions to agricultural and environmental problems

The aim of this line of research is to search sustainable techniques and materials for application and environmental suitability in agricultural and agroindustrial systems. Thus, the researches include studies on reduction and emission of agricultural and agroindustrial residues, integrated pest management, identification of sources of waste, valuation of by-products, treatment and reuse of water for agricultural and agroindustrial purposes, besides development of biomaterials with applications in agriculture.