The laboratory of Biogeography and Ecology supports multifaceted academic activities (education, research) in scientific areas of biogeography, ecology, as well as the conservation of nature and its resources. At the same time, the laboratory plays an active part in social events, participating in the dissemination of knowledge and in environmental education as a social service.
It is an active educational unit for the students of the University of the Aegean, and for scientific partners in international research programmes and constitutes a magnet for researchers from Europe and the USA, due to its unique specialisations and facilities (e.g. biogeography of wild bees, terraces, salt-pans, the Melissotheque of the Aegean).
Since 2002, when it was incorporated in the University of the Aegean’s “University Hill” it has hosted dozens of scientists from Europe and the USA for short and long periods of research (post-docs, professors), has realised scientific programmes, supported and trained graduate, postgraduate and PhD students, published books, and organised various workshops, as well as an international congress.