The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is the oldest University in Greece (founded in 1837). It constitutes a modern Tertiary Education Institution comprising 32 Faculties, 158 Laboratories, and 6 Central Libraries.
The Faculty of Biology was founded in 1970 and comprises of 7 Departments. The project team comes from the Department of Zoology focuses on the research and conservation of fauna, with emphasis on invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals. The team members have been involved in numerous conservation and research projects (including LIFE projects) on the study and protection of terrestrial and marine species and sites. The Zoological Museum of Athens, one of the largest in the country is being supervised by the same team.
In 2014, the project team in collaboration with the University of Michigan, has successfully carried out a project aiming to compare levels of biodiversity across a range of organisms between areas with drystone walls in Aegean Islands.