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.
ART + SCIENCE
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.
Discovery, description and documentation of global species diversity through intensive fieldwork & collections based research.
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I use comparative methods to infer patterns and processes in trait evolution. Especially interested in the evolution of amphibian reproductive modes and anatomical adaptations to ecology.
Application of taxonomic, phylogenetic and distributional data to promote species conservation.
Outreach and Communication
Photography, science communication, and story telling as tools to raise awareness on the importance of the preservation of wildlife, natural habitats and natural resources.
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Over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals
Graduate Program in Zoology
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia
Universidade Federal do Pará / Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
Belém, Pará, Brasil
California State University Polytechnic University, Humboldt (Herpetology)
1 Harpst St. Arcata, CA, 95521
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