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A biodiversity scientist seeking to study, document and protect the biocultural diversity of our planet. 


The main goal of my research is to conceptually unite field-based exploration of biodiversity and comparative biology to understand the processes responsible for the generation and maintenance of global biodiversity


Most of my research projects fall within three broad areas of the biological sciences: Systematics, Evolution and Conservation.


Conservation is a science.

Photography is an art.

Mix these two together and we have an extremely powerful tool to change people's views about nature and the environment. Conservation Photography is an upcoming discipline aimed at changing our behavior and how we perceive the natural world.



30 new frog species 

One Leishmania and an unidentified arboviral infection

Over 50

papers published


Founder and director of the Document Threatened Species Project (Projeto DoTS), a bold initiative to study, document and protect rare, poorly known and endangered species. 

The project focuses on little known and little appreciated creatures from Tropical rainforests and was established to help raise awareness about conservation.

Member of the Atelopus Survival Initiative (a global alliance for the conservation of Harlequin Toads), and a voting director of Instituto Boitatá (Brazilian NGO focused on conservation and education of Brazilian species)

Adjunct Faculty 

Graduate Program in Zoology

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia

Universidade Federal do Pará / Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi

Belém, Pará, Brasil

Research Associate

California State University, Cal Poly Humboldt

Department of Biological Sciences

1 Harpst St. Arcata, CA, 95521

Currículo Lattes

Google Schoolar

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