• Carrera 5 Este Nº 15 - 82 , Edificio

    110321 Bogotá


Organization profile

Organisation description

In order to fulfill the proposed objective, the research group develops its activities under five strategic lines of research: (1) Characterization of Forest Diversity, (2) Structure and Restoration of Forest Ecosystems, (3) Forest Subproducts , (4) Timber Forest Products and (5) Ecological Processes. 1. The line Characterization of Forest Diversity addresses studies aimed at increasing knowledge of the diversity of Colombian flora, with special emphasis on species of forest importance, in order to provide basic information for the formulation of forest management plans, monitoring and restoration of ecosystems, among others. 2. The Forest Ecosystem Structure and Restoration line aims to define the spatial arrangement and patterns of vegetation components of forest ecosystems, such that it serves as a basis for proposing, designing and evaluating ecological restoration models and trials at the local level and regional (landscape) in order to guarantee the supply of environmental goods and services necessary for the communities that inhabit and / or depend on these ecosystems.

3. Through research carried out by the line on Forest Byproducts, we hope to increase knowledge about our country's non-timber plant products (NWFP), in order to provide a basis for an appropriate sustainable industrial and commercial development of these resources . 4. The Forest Products Timber Research line aims to generate basic information and knowledge about timber, its anatomy, properties and ecology, in order to characterize the potentialities of use and management of current and new forest species. 5. Through the line of research Ecological Processes seeks to study the processes that maintain and shape the forest diversity of Colombia, in order to generate information on the functioning of Colombian ecosystems.


The research group USE AND CONSERVATION OF FOREST DIVERSITY aims to generate information about the different components (species, populations, communities / ecosystems) and attributes (composition, structure and function) of the biodiversity of the forests of Colombia in order to provide tools at different levels (ie local communities, scientific-academic community, decision makers) for the appropriate management and sustainable use of Colombian forests.


It is expected that the research group will be positioned as a solid space of inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary cooperation that generates applicable information for problem solving and decision making on the appropriate use and management of Colombia's forest diversity.

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Iriartea deltoidea Agriculture & Biology
Beetles Medicine & Life Sciences
Scarabaeidae Agriculture & Biology
seed dispersal Earth & Environmental Sciences
Insecta Agriculture & Biology
Seedlings Medicine & Life Sciences
national parks Agriculture & Biology
anthropogenic activities Agriculture & Biology

Research Output 2007 2013

Superfamilia Scarabaeoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) como elemento bioindicador de perturbación antropogénica en un parque nacional amazónico

Translated title of the contribution: Scarabaeoidea superfamily (Insecta: Coleoptera) as a bioindicator element of anthropogenic disturbance in an amazon national parkOtavo, S. E., Parrado-Rosselli, Á. & Noriega, J. A., Jun 2013, In : Revista de Biologia Tropical. 61, 2, p. 735-752 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

anthropogenic activities

Estructura poblacional de la palma Iriartea deltoidea, en un bosque de tierra firme de la Amazonia Colombiana

Translated title of the contribution: Population structure of the palm Iriartea deltoidea, in a terra firme forest of the Colombian AmazonGonzález-M, R., Parrado-Rosselli, Á. & López-Camacho, R., Jan 2012, In : Caldasia. 34, 1, p. 187-204 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iriartea deltoidea
population structure
seed cones