Graduated in Biology at Biological Sciences institute at the Catholic University of Salvador (UCSAL), Bahia, Brazil in 1995, has a diploma in Endangered Species Management at the University of Kent and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (DWCT) and sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 1998 in Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom. Has specialization courses in Sustainable Tourism, Environmental Management and Environmental Education in 1994, 1997 and 1999, respectively, at the UCSAL. Has become in 2004 a Master in Science at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), on the research course on Ecology and Biomonitoring, and in 2006 has participated of the Amphibian Biology Conservation course at the DWCT, Jersey . Currently is an Assistant Lecturer at the undergraduate and graduate program at the UCSAL Biology and Environmental Management courses, coordinator of the Animal Ecology and Conservation Center at the same institution and is listed via this institution as Latin American partner of the Amphibian Ark/UICN. Works as a consultant and technical advisor for the Lacerta environmental consultancy. Has long term experience in Ecology, Zoology with enphasis on Conservation Biology, acting in projects involving applied ecology, management and monitoring of the biota, herpetology, zoogeography, environmental diagnosis, capitive management of fauna, degradated areas restoration, recovery and management of wildlife populations, population dynamics, planning and creation of protected areas. Is currently a Ph.D. candidate for the Biodiversity Management course of the Durrell Institute for Conservation Ecology at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, United Kingdom.
Marine litter disrupts ecological processes in reef systems