- Biodiversity

The Carajás cavities are home to rich ecosystems that are still little known. The projects investigate the biodiversity of the region’s ferruginous underground ecosystems and the factors that influence their distribution and maintenance. In this way, we combine technological innovations, such as applying state-of-the-art genomic tools and molecular biology, with robust analyses of databases developed over a decade. Our approaches include studies of landscape ecology, environmental DNA, population genetics, telemetry, and bioacoustics, to provide subsidies for the management, conservation, and creation of protocols that improve the handling of biodiversity.