Faculty of Biological Sciences

Organization profile

Organization profile

Our commitment is the progress of the knowledge of biological sciences to be applied into proposals for the sustainable development of our region, as well as, in areas related to human health, animals and plants.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • Basin-wide variation in tree hydraulic safety margins predicts the carbon balance of Amazon forests

    Tavares, J. V., Oliveira, R. S., Mencuccini, M., Signori-Müller, C., Pereira, L., Diniz, F. C., Gilpin, M., Marca Zevallos, M. J., Salas Yupayccana, C. A., Acosta, M., Pérez Mullisaca, F. M., Barros, F. D. V., Bittencourt, P., Jancoski, H., Scalon, M. C., Marimon, B. S., Oliveras Menor, I., Marimon, B. H., Fancourt, M., Chambers-Ostler, A., & 61 othersEsquivel-Muelbert, A., Rowland, L., Meir, P., Lola da Costa, A. C., Nina, A., Sanchez, J. M. B., Tintaya, J. S., Chino, R. S. C., Baca, J., Fernandes, L., Cumapa, E. R. M., Santos, J. A. R., Teixeira, R., Tello, L., Ugarteche, M. T. M., Cuellar, G. A., Martinez, F., Araujo-Murakami, A., Almeida, E., da Cruz, W. J. A., del Aguila Pasquel, J., Aragāo, L., Baker, T. R., de Camargo, P. B., Brienen, R., Castro, W., Ribeiro, S. C., Coelho de Souza, F., Cosio, E. G., Davila Cardozo, N., da Costa Silva, R., Disney, M., Espejo, J. S., Feldpausch, T. R., Ferreira, L., Giacomin, L., Higuchi, N., Hirota, M., Honorio, E., Huaraca Huasco, W., Lewis, S., Flores Llampazo, G., Malhi, Y., Monteagudo Mendoza, A., Morandi, P., Chama Moscoso, V., Muscarella, R., Penha, D., Rocha, M. C., Rodrigues, G., Ruschel, A. R., Salinas, N., Schlickmann, M., Silveira, M., Talbot, J., Vásquez, R., Vedovato, L., Vieira, S. A., Phillips, O. L., Gloor, E. & Galbraith, D. R., 4 May 2023, In: Nature. 617, 7959, p. 111-117 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    15 Scopus citations
  • Genetic and biochemical strategies for regulation of L-ascorbic acid biosynthesis in plants through the L-galactose pathway

    Castro, J. C., Castro, C. G. & Cobos, M., 2023, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 14, 1099829.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

    Open Access
    4 Scopus citations
  • Microplastic occurrence in fish species from the Iquitos region in Peru, western Amazonia

    Translated title of the contribution: Microplastic occurrence in fish species from the Iquitos region in Peru, western AmazoniaRojas, R. R., Arango-Mora, C., Nolorbe-Payahua, C., Medina, M., Vasquez, M., Flores, J., Murayari, F., Vásquez, C., de ALMEIDA, V., Ramos, W., Rios Isern, E., Marapara Del Aguila, J., Castro, J. C., Del Águila, J., Diaz Jarama, F. & Vasconcelos-Souza, M., 2023, In: Acta Amazonica. 53, 1, p. 65-72 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    5 Scopus citations