Island biogeography is recently going through an exciting period of new developments. Many of such advances are being made by different Portuguese and Spanish research groups, and/or from studies developed in the archipelagos associated with the two Iberian countries (e.g. Macaronesia and Mediterranean Islands).
The IBIG is newly created group within the two Iberian a associations of ecology - AEET (Asociación Española de Ecología Terrestre) and SPECO (Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia) – that aims to promote the collaboration between researchers interested on island systems.
-Foster the integration of knowledge between researchers working on different organisms and island systems.