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The CENTRE FOR FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY (CFE) is a research unit funded by FCT and hosted by the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. CFE seeks to improve knowledge of ecosystem functioning, from the biodiversity of microorganisms, plants and fauna to the ecological complexity of their interactions at the community level. The CFE is formally divided in nine main groups:

1 • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS and GLOBAL CHANGE 
2 •
 MARINE and COASTAL PROCESSES
3 •
 BIODIVERSITY and EVOLUTION
4 • ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT
5 •
 NATURAL RESOURCES and SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 
6 •
 BIOTECHNOLOGY and MICROBIOLOGY 
7 •
 SOCIAL-ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE and SUSTAINABILITY 
8 •
 PALEOECOLOGY and FORENSIC SCIENCES (link)
9 •
 HISTORY and COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE

 
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