AREA OF CONCENTRATION: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
It aims to provide the students the skills to engage in planning, diagnostic and zoning activities, environmental monitoring and recovery, as well as in socio-environmental conflict processes, in order to minimize environmental impacts caused by the current development model, seeking to maintain the ecosystem services so important for conservation of life and nature.
The following lines of research are available below:
1) CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY, SOCIODIVERSITY AND ETHNOECOLOGY
It brings together projects with focus on biodiversity conservation and interactions with sociodiversity, involving ethnic, traditional / local communities with an evaluation of their actions regarding the negative repercussion causing the loss of biodiversity; or the positive one by subsidizing the use of natural resources based on local knowledge, learned through ethnoecology methodologies; studies of traditional communities in conservation units with analysis on levels of exclusion / inclusion in the respective management plans.
2) SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT IN AQUATIC MEDIA AND WATER RESOURCES
It brings together projects that deal with marine, coastal and transitional environments; including coral and estuary areas, groundwater and surface waters, water resources management policy; water governance, conflicts over the use and possession of water; water quality, pollution and contamination of water resources.
3) ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS, QUALITY OF LIFE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
It brings together projects that deal with environmental management, co-management and participatory management processes and their analytical components; environmental legislation and mediation of socio-environmental conflicts; methodologies of environmental indicators and quality of life; tools such as geoprocessing; education and environmental perception; political ecology, environmental movements and public policies for sustainable development.
4) ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
It gathers the projects focused on development and improvement of technologies in processes related to depollution and bioremediation of aquatic and terrestrial environments; processes and technologies, including social, for solid waste management: technologies for food production and other by-products involving aquaculture / fish farming and beekeeping, reducing the impacts of productive activities to match the increasing requirements of environmental legislation, involving excluded human populations such as artisanal fishers, small farmers etc. in the pursuit of sustainable development with social equity.