Strategy and aims


By providing a solid scientific background in the fields of biodiversity, evolutionary biology and genetics, BIODIV aims to train a new generation of researchers who can make a significant contribution to manage and preserve biological diversity.



BIODIV fosters an intellectually stimulating and supportive atmosphere for students to progress from research training to research independence, by offering:

  • the opportunity to work with leading scientists on research projects all over the world;
  • a variety of research topics (e.g. genetics and genomics, ecology, evolutionary and behavioural biology, landscape ecology, conservation genetics, wildlife management, and global change);
  • a strong interdisciplinary research environment nurturing the development of distinct and complementary skills;
  • state-of-the-art technological equipment and research facilities.



BIODIV students can enroll in the ongoing projects in the research units with an extremely broad range of methods, theoretical approaches and applications (see further information at CIBIO-InBIO and cE3c).