Grup de Recerca de Geobotànica i Cartografia de la Vegetació
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RESEARCH FIELDS

The research Group of Geobotany and Vegetation Mapping was founded in 1994 by the professor Josep Vigo, gathering the direct disciples of the geobotanic school of Oriol de BolÚs working in the Plant Biology Department, at the University of Barcelona. From there onwards, the contents and the activity of the group has evolved. A main change has been the union with a team of plant ecologists aimed to dendroecology.

The general aim of the Group is the study of vascular plants, particularly in the aspect of their relationship with the environment, in Mediterranean and Pyrenean landscapes. Together with tradicional fields (floristics, phytosociology, phytotopography), this aim includes functional lines (community ecology, populations biology, physiological plant ecology) and applied aspects (biological conservation, landscape management and restoration). Such a pluridisciplinar framework allows geobotany and plant ecology to yield stronger results.

The research activity of the Group proceeds through particular projects, which may be sorted into four main fields or research lines.

These are the research fields of the Research Group: