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social integration

The Post Graduate Course in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (PPGECB) develops extension programs with the involvement of our faculty and student body, in virtue of our direct and intrinsic connection with conservational aspects.

  • “Our Trees - Conservation and management of threatened arboreous species in southern Bahia”.

This extension project at UESC views to act in the conservation of native trees in southern Bahia, promoting the divulgation of knowledge obtained in academic research to those who will act directly in the field, in agricultural and agroforest areas.

  • “Optimization of the forest seedling production at the Floresta Viva Community Greenhouse, Serra Grande, Bahia’’  approved by the edict MCT/CNPq/CTAgronegocio Nº 26/2010.

Has as a main theme the reforestation of degraded areas, aiming towards environment restoration, ecological services and other purposes. Through actions of interdisciplinary character, the project has as a goal to optimize the forest seedling production, directing it’s use towards forest restoration, with its focus in the Floresta Viva Community Greenhouse, the only one of its kind in southern Bahia. Despite the official validity of the project being four years (nov/2020-nov/2014), the implemented infrastructure is still used for PPGECB research, with practical results and immediate environmental applicability.

  • “Ecophysiological study of large-scale seedling production potential aimed towards forest restoration and the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry”.

Em parceria com a empresa Natura Inovação e Tecnologia de Produtos, este projeto visou avaliar de forma interdisciplinar aspectos fenológicos, fisiológicos e genéticos de uma espécie oleaginosa (Carpotroche brasiliensis) de interesse comercial. Por ser cultivada em sistemas agroflorestais, também favoreceu parcerias entre a Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz e pequenos produtores rurais da região de Maraú-Camamu/BA.

  • Clean Beach Project.

Without official registration, the project is developed by PPGECB students and some other people, sometimes in partnership with undergraduate students. More than ten cleanups were carried out, including organized actions or with the participation of PPG members. In total, over 400 kg of garbage was collected in these cleanups. A facebook page was also made, both to publicize the activities and to try to do environmental education online.

  • Whales from the Hill Project

The project started with the doctoral thesis of the graduate Maria Isabel Carvalho Gonçalves, and it continues with several research and scientific dissemination actions, working in environmental education, publicizing in the media about the project's area of ​​activity, organizing an event in addition to broad performance in social media. Read more on the website.

Scientific Promotion

UESC has a monthly newspaper, published in print and electronically, in which the scientific dissemination of research carried out at the university is made in a simpler language that reaches the community. Disclosures are also made on the university and PPG website.


Since 2019, PPGEGCB has been offering the Scientific Dissemination course, with the objective of encouraging and enabling students to disseminate their work in a language easily understood by all. This initiative is part of a set of actions to broaden the program's engagement in this area, including dialogue and repercussion of research in local media.

In addition, since 2016, the Conservation Applied Ecology Laboratory (LEAC) has been developing short courses open to the community and students of UESC, aiming to disseminate the research and activities of biologists. Lasting from 2 to 12 hours, the short courses have the collaboration of teachers and students of UESC and other biologists.


Many students also participate in environmental education actions in their community research projects, with lectures, knowledge exchange and awareness of adults and children, sometimes with field trips, generating booklets and booklets to be distributed.

Partnerships wiht institutions

The PPGECB has partnerships with many regional and national institutions, that allow the programs immersion in conservational practices in society. Many of these institutions offer experience and formation opportunities to our post-graduates, especially through the students participation in the Internship for Conservation Project Management. Some partnerships we can highlight are:


Main outcomes from internships at these institutions:

  • Endangered Species List

  • Technical Reports

  • Monitoring activities carried out in these institutions

  • Recommendation Guide for arboreous species in the restoration and commercial interest of the Rio Cachoeira river basin

  • Data base

  • Data compilation for environmental impact report

  • Conduct Adjustment Term

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