About the Program

Welcome to the website of the Graduate Program in Ecology of the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo.

Our goal is the training of doctors and masters who are well prepared for teaching, developing high quality research, and who have a thorough understanding of the scientific method. We aim to provide our students with a broad and integrative view of all levels of ecological organization and with the skills to solve cutting-edge problems in research and applied issues.

To that end we foster:

  • The ability to identify and to answer key questions in ecology, ranging from individuals to the biosphere and from a single lifetime to the deep-time dynamics of diversity.
  • Writen and spoken skills to communicate research findings within the scientific community and also to other social actors;
  • The understanding on current environmental challenges and on how to contribute to solve them.