Centre for Conservation and Sustainability Science (CSRio)

CSRio is a centre for research on biodiversity conservation and sustainability, with the aim of developing basic and applied research on conservation and sustainability science for:

1) Strategic planning for conservation and the transition to sustainability;

2) Developing knowledge, models, syntheses and databases, to be consistently updated;

3) Reconciling the development of basic applied science with research focused on specific challenges.

CSRio operates as a traditional centre with its own multidisciplinary team and as a centre for network syntheses, organising and hosting studies with experts and national and international institutions of excellence with the aim of:

- Supporting the development of national and international public policies;

- Capacity building for conservation and sustainability in the 21st century: blending theory and practice;

- Acting as an international reference point, becoming a locus for events and a bridge with excellence centres.

With the final goal of effectively integrating nature conservation into public and private decision-making processes.


Lines of Research:

• Integrated and dynamic socio-ecological systems

• Incentive mechanisms for conservation (including financing)

• Perception and Valuation of Nature

• Global conservation analyses

• Ecosystem services (water, climate regulation, protection landslides etc)

• Systematic Conservation and Restoration Planning

• Multi-criteria spatial strategy

• Modelling and simulations of land use scenarios;

• Geoprocessing and dynamics of soil use

• Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change

• Sustainability Science and Indicators

• Traditional populations and conservation

• Relationship between conservation and human development

• Social aspects of conservation economics and restoration

• The city of Rio de Janeiro as a complex socio-ecological system

• Ecological Restoration

• Relationship between society and nature, including historical aspects

• Nature and Human Health

• Sustainability Ethics

MMA-CSRio partnership:

Long-term partnership between the Ministry of the Environment, in particular with the Biodiversity and Forests Secretariat and the new Centre for Conservation and Sustainability Science (CSRio).

"Focused on high-impact scientific production, in its first 12 months and while still being structured, CSRio has published articles in the journals Science, Nature, Nature Communications and Nature Ecology and Evolution."

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