Since 2009 LEVEG has been researching Ecology, with focus on Community Ecology, Functional Ecology and Restoration Ecology. Studies are mainly focused on forest and grasslands of Southern Brazil, as well as forest-grassland ecotones, covering the Atlantic Forest and the Pampa Brazilian biomes.

Our main research topics are community assembly, species and functional diversity patterns, vegetation dynamic and ecosystem functioning, and ecological restoration of forests and grasslands.