Applied Ecology Lab (LEAp) at UFSC

The Applied Ecology Lab (LEAp) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Brazil works on connecting plant functional trait diversity and agroecological management effects on agroecosystem multifunctionality, mainly in successional or syntropic agroforestry. Continuous exchange between research, teaching and outreach with practitioners and decision makers maintains a vibrant synergy between theoretical understanding and active social-ecological transformation toward restoration and conservation of biodiversity through sustainable use.