The Institute


Three institutions collaborate in the Biodiversity Research Institute (IMIB), the University of Oviedo (UO), the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Government of the Principality of Asturias (PA) ( BOE nº 163 July, 2021, BOPA nº 130 July, 2021 y BOPA nº 150 August, 2021).
The IMIB was constituted in July 2021 from the former Biodiversity Research Unit (BOPA nº128 June, 2012, BOPA nº41 February, 2016 and agreement CSIC-UO-PA January 2019). The research staff is ascribed to the Department of Biology of Organisms and Systems (UO) and to the CSIC.


At IMIB we study biodiversity at all levels, from genes to ecosystems, focusing on its variability in space and time, its functions, its threats, and its conservation. We study:

. Our work is structured in seven research groups:

Virtual visit to the IMIB (former IMIB, Unidad Mixta de Investigación en Biodiversidad)