Biological evolution viewed from myriad angles

The core of ISEM research is hinged on the ‘Evolution’ concept, underpinned by our awareness of the temporal dynamics in our perception of living organisms. Our research is geared towards charting the history of species, populations and communities through palaeontology, archaeology, paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental reconstructions, phylogeny, population genetics, and studies on diversification patterns. We also strive to gain insight into biological evolution mechanisms, such as adaptation (and maladaptation), speciation, sustainable interactions, reproductive systems and the spatiotemporal dynamics of communities and ecosystems. This research concerns all types of organisms (animals, plants and microorganisms), time scales (from the Palaeozoic to present day), organizational levels (from molecules to communities) and terrestrial/aquatic and natural/anthropogenic environments from the Poles to the Equator.