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Biota/Fapesp Program partnerships are alliances between Fapesp and private and/or public partners from Brazil and abroad.

Cooperation with these partners is expected to generate a specific and complementary added value for research and innovation for the management of Brazilian biodiversity.

The partnerships are conceived jointly by the Biota/Fapesp Coordination, Fapesp agents and the third party and they result in specific calls.

Find below previous and ongoing partnerships of Biota/Fapesp Program, the selected projects and their main results.


Partnerships with NWO, GEF, MCTI, NSF and more


Partnerships with CNPq, Belmont Forum, NERC and more

Current partnerships
Find here information on current BIOTA FAPESP partnerships. Click on the tabs for details.

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)

The Bonn challenge calls for the restoration of 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land by 2020 and 350 million by 2030. It is a scientific challenge to provide knowledge-based guidelines for lasting restoration of ecosystems and the services they provide. This challenge is not limited to a specific country or region; it is a worldwide issue that should be tackled in cooperation, bringing together different countries, research institutes, public and private organizations and research disciplines.

  • NewFor – Understanding restored forests for benefiting people and nature
  • ReSeed – The contribution of plant-animal interactions to biodiversity and ecosystem restoration of the Atlantic Forest
  • BioFor – Applying the biotic soil legacy approach to understand positive-negative biota interactions for direct forest restoration from plant-soil communities feedbacks
  • GoFor – Governing the Atlantic Forest transition: improving our knowledge on forest recovery for ecosystem services

Global Environment Facility & Ministério de Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação

Atlantic Forest Connection Project

Information in English coming soon – check the Portuguese version of this page for more details!

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National Science Foundation

Dimensions of Biodiversity

The Dimensions of Biodiversity program aims to transform the understanding of the scope and role of life on Earth. Researchers are encouraged to propose projects that transcend traditional boundaries between areas of biodiversity research. The program focuses on the genetic, phylogenetic and functional dimensions of biodiversity.

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Secretaria do Meio Ambiente & Fundação para a Conservação e a Produção Florestal do Estado de São Paulo

Conservação, restauração e uso sustentável da biodiversidade em Unidades de Conservação

This is a call for innovative research proposals that aims to support the management of Conservation Units through the promotion of conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity, observing the Aichi Goals according to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Former Partnerships
Archive of the former BIOTA FAPESP partnerships.

Belmont Forum

Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services I & II

The calls Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services I and II aimed to promote research on transformations to sustainability, which are of significant social, economic and policy concern throughout the world and of great relevance to both academics and stakeholders.

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Natural Environment Research Council/NERC (Grã-Bretanha)

ECOFOR: Biodiversidade e funcionamento de ecossistemas em áreas alteradas pelo homem nas Florestas Amazônica e Atlântica

This partnership was carried out within the scope of the Human-modified Tropical Forest (HMTF) Program, whose objective is to integrate experimental and observational data with models to understand the role of biodiversity in the main biogeochemical forest cycles. It also aims to explore the spatial correlations between ecosystem functioning and biogeochemical cycles and the distribution of species of conservation concern, through a long-term research network.

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Brazilian National System on Biodiversity Research

Information in English coming soon – check the Portuguese version of this page for more details!


Long Term Ecological Research

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Authenticated Virtual Herbarium of Brazilian Flora Species (REFLORA)

Agreement for the creation of the Authenticated Virtual Herbarium of Brazilian Flora Species – REFLORA – covering plants collected in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and deposited in the herbaria of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, and in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris, France.