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.

Scientific Promotion

As a direct consequence of his graduation at PPGECB, Igor Inforzato Martins, produced from his professional experience, excellent scientific promotion material for children, such as the article ‘’Forest diary: 14 months with the Muriquis!’’. This article was published by the ‘Revista Ciência Hoje para Crianças’ (Science Today Magazine for Children) - nº 277, ano 29, p. 2 – 6, April 2016.


The University also has a monthly newspaper, electronical and in print, in which the promotion of the scientifically res​earch developed in the university is done in a non-complicated language that reaches the community.

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

Partnerships wiht institutions