Welcome to the Biodiversity Conservation Group (Prof. Henrique M. Pereira)
Our research aims at understanding the patterns and processes of global biodiversity change, with the goal of informing environmental policy and management of ecosystems. We are particularly interested in the impacts of land-use change on biodiversity and ecosystem services across scale. Our research ranges from fieldwork on the biodiversity consequences of rewilding abandoned farmland to models of biodiversity for future socio-economic scenarios. We strive to also bring the best science to policy making, so we engage in multiple fora with policy makers, including the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Finally, we want to contribute to improve the availability of data on biodiversity change worldwide, so we host the secretariat of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network.