Projects

Forest restoration and WEF-Nexus

This project aims to address the nexus among water, energy, food and forest security in the Brazilian Caatinga. We are uncovering and quantifying the relationship between forest and many ecosystem services involved on water, energy and food securities.

Peld - Catimbau (ILTER Network)

The present project aims to assess how human disturbance and changes in rainfall regime affect the Caatinga ecosystem’s biota at different levels of biological organization (i.e, from populations to ecosystem level), by correlating these aspects with the theoretical reference shown in macro trends already documented in the tropics. The LTER Catimbau is also part of the ILTER (International Long Term Ecological Research) network joins several other long-lasting projects developed around the world.