The Department of Biodiversity and Conservation develops its activities within the research line of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics in Insular Environments, with emphasis on biodiversity and conservation issues in the Balearic Islands - highly demanded by the Balearic society.
Because of their reduced territory, the rich biodiversity of the Balearic Islands (including ca. 555 animal and 130 plant endemic taxa) is threatened by loss of habitats and introduction of alien species.
Our Department covers a broad expertise in taxonomic, biogeographic, evolutionary and ecological issues of insular biotas. The methodological approach is multidisciplinary, combining morphological, distributional, populational and various kinds of molecular data to improve our understanding and promote the conservation of insularunique biotas.