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A solutions-focused working group

BIOTA SYNTHESIS is composed of four thematic synthesis groups and a policy co-production group, each of which brings together researchers and professionals from research institutions, the government and NGOs.

The focus of the studies is on challenges related to sustainable agriculture, water security, control of zoonoses, and the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases and mental disorders common in cities.


The main challenges our team tackles

The group works on two main missions (fostering sustainability in rural and urban areas), four thematic challenges (pollination, restoration and forest-based economy, regulation of zoonotic diseases and prevention of chronic non-communicable and mental diseases in cities), a major challenge (climate change) and a transversal challenge (policy co-production).



What is the Synthesis approach and how can it help in studies?

Integrating multidisciplinary scientific expertise to new methods and perspectives in data analysis, aiming at knowledge production.

Transdisciplinary and integrative method

With a collaborative and co-participatory perspective

Guided by big questions and big goals


In July, the BIOTA SYNTHESIS team presented seven strategies to support the Resilience and Nature-Based Solutions axis of the PAC (Climate Action Plan of the State of São Paulo), in particular the programs aimed at ecological restoration, which aim to restore 1.5 million hectares by 2050.

Read the launch report (in Portuguese) and download the document by following the links below.


Latest news from our group

Check out the latest news from BIOTA SYNTHESIS, results from our studies, policy updates and more


Our group adopts an innovative strategy to suggest improvements in public policies: Nature-based solutions, which reduce implementation costs and solve problems more efficiently.

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Meet our team

Learn more about the researchers working for BIOTA SYNTHESIS and all the institutions participating on the project (NGOs, Universities, State Research Institutes).