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), to the CSIC and, through a temporary assignment, to the MNCN-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:
- Biodiversity, ecosystems and landscape.
Researchers: Daniel García García, Susana Suárez Seoane, Mario Quevedo and Borja Jiménez-Alfaro.
- Coexistence for conservation.
Researchers: Patricia Mateo Tomás and José Vicente López-Bao.
- Applied Ecology.
Researchers: Fredrik Dalerum and María del Mar Delgado.
- Ecology and evolution on islands.
Researcher: Juan Carlos Illera.
- Evolutionary ecology and conservation of ectothermic vertebrates.
Researchers: Jaime Bosch, Alfredo G. Nicieza and Germán Orizaola.
- Mountain ecosystems and global change.
Researchers: Paola Laiolo, José Ramón Obeso and Cristina Santín Nuño.
- Hervibores and herbivory as ecosystem services.
Researcher: Javier Pérez Barbería.