Currently the main Group research areas are:
- Global change and biodiversity
- Forest biogeographical patterns: habitat loss and fragmentation
- Forest regeneration and dynamics under global change
- Ecology of forest fauna: birds as bio-indicators.
- Mathematical models: time scale and population dynamic models.
- Ecosystem Vulnerability and Adaptation assessment
- Restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by forests
The research lines developed by the Ecology and Restoration Group include:
- To determine biogeographical distribution patterns of forest ecosystems and establish abiotic, historical and evolutionary determinants.
- To increase our understanding of underlying mechanisms that determines the structure and function of forests through the use of large-scale data and adequate modeling approaches.
- To identify the effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity.
- To evaluate the ecosystem services provided by forests and its vulnerability under global change.
- To transfer the research group knowledge to forest restoration, conservation and climate change adaptation.
- To develop methods for forest restoration, including habitat for animals.
- To integrate research, teaching and training of students in Ecology and Forest Restoration.
- To establish International Collaborations with Universities, Research Institutions, Companies and other institutions with common objectives to increase the quality and quantity of the research outcomes.