Biodiversity Management and Research in Multifunctional Landscapes


  • Luciano M. Verdade Universidade de São Paulo, Cx. P. 16, 13416-000
  • Rita C. Bianchi Universidade Estadual Paulista, Departamento de Biologia, Via de Acesso Paulo Donato Castellane
  • Pedro M. Galetti Jr Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Departamento de Genética e Evolução
  • Vânia R. Pivello Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento Ecologia, Rua do Matão
  • Wesley R. Silva Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Laboratório de Interações Vertebrados-Plantas, Departamento de Biologia Animal
  • Alexandre Uezu Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas


Abstract: Despite their negative environmental impacts, human-modified environments such as agricultural and urban landscapes can have a relevant role on biodiversity conservation as complements of protected areas. Such anthropized landscapes may have endangered, valuable, and nuisance species, although most of them do not fit in any of these categories. Therefore, in such environments we must deal with the same decision-making process concerning the same possible interventions proposed by Caughley (1994) to wildlife management, which are related to biological conservation, sustainable use, control/coexistence, and monitoring. Such decision-making process should be based on good science and good governance. On such context, the first step should be to implement multifunctional landscapes, which keep their primary mission of human use, but incorporate a second but fundamental mission of biological conservation. In this study we present a summary of the research carried out at the Biota Program of Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) in this field since the late 1990's and propose priorities for biodiversity research and governance in multifunctional landscapes for the near future.




How to Cite

Verdade, L. M., Bianchi, R. C., Galetti Jr, P. M., Pivello, V. R., Silva, W. R., & Uezu, A. (2022). Biodiversity Management and Research in Multifunctional Landscapes. Biota Neotropica, 22(spe). Retrieved from



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