Ecophysics: Exploring the fundamental characteristics of global biodiversity

Science / Life Sciences

A significant gap in our understanding of macro-ecological phenomena, which operate on large spatial and temporal scales, is how fundamental principles at the individual level impact geographical scales. These principles encompass the physical properties of matter, including its geometry, thermodynamics, hydrodynamics, and metabolism. Our project aims to bridge this gap by integrating concepts and techniques from mathematical and ecological modeling, ecophysiology, and macroecology. We seek to explore how these fundamental principles extend from the individual level to macro-scale ecological levels. The transition between these levels of organization and scales results in patterns such as geographical distribution, morphological and ecological variation, species diversity, and the organization of ecological communities. By understanding the relationships between microscopic and macroscopic phenomena, we can gain insights into the effects of environmental conditions and changes on global biodiversity.

Amount invested

R$ 92,558.22

Open Calls

Science Call 1
  • Topics
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental changes
  • Geographic scales
  • Mathematical modeling