WHO AM I ?
I am a Brazilian biodiversity scientist and nature photographer with a passion for wild life and wild places.
Through my photography, publications and public speaking, I hope to inspire people to think more carefully about biological conservation and the preservation of our planet.
My research focuses on the discovery description and documentation of global biodiversity through extensive exploratory fieldwork and intensive use of natural history collections around the World.
I have discovered many new species and named nearly two dozen amphibians and reptiles from South America and South East Asia. My photography was published in several outlets, including National Geographic website, Globo, magazines and books.
AWARDS AND HONORIFIC APPOINTMENTS
Best PhD Thesis in Zoology 2014-2015
Prêmio Rodolpho Von Inhering, Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia
American Museum of Natural History (New York)
Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (Brazil)