CIBIO-Açores, the Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources – Azores, is based at the University of the Azores while constituting a research group of InBIO, the Research Network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology. In 2020 it included 92 researchers: 25 PhDs (11 professors, 1 principal researcher, 2 junior researchers and 11 post-doc fellows), 11 PhD students, 7 MSc students and 49 research fellows. In 2020 the center published 41 papers and managed to obtain funding at national and international levels. Since its establishment in 2006, the center is devoted to the development of high-level research in biodiversity using the Azores and other island systems as models. Its areas of activity span from coastal biotopes to natural and exotic forests but also include freshwater ecology, paleoecology, and paleontology.