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Rafael Loyola

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  • Associate Professor
  • Federal University of Goias
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Research interests

Conservation policyConservation planningClimate Change

About

Rafael Loyola received his Ph.D in Ecology in 2008 (State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil) and his M.Sc in Ecology and Conservation in 2004 (Federal University of Minas Gerais, UFMG, Brazil). Currently, he is associate professor at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG, Brazil). Rafael is the director of the Conservation Biogeography Lab (CB-Lab) which aims to understand the effects of global changes on the distribution of life on Earth and work to offer scientific support to conservation decision in Brazil. The CB-Lab has been influencing national and regional decision making and conservation policy by working closely to the Brazilian Ministry of Environment (MMA), the National Center for the Conservation of Flora (CNCFlora), the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), and international NGOs. He is head of the Spatial Conservation Planning Team at CNCFlora and Research Leader of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Research Network Node of the Brazilian National Research Network on Global Changes (RedeCLIMA/MCTi). Rafael was awarded a research productivity grant by the Brazilian National Council of Scientific Development (CNPq), having authored over a 100 scientific publications. He acted as associate editor of Diversity and Distributions, PLoS ONE, and BMC Ecology. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Nature Conservation (Natureza & Conservação). Currently, Rafael is the editor for Latin America in Biological Conservation and associate editor of Conservation Letters. He provides reviews for several international journals and funding agencies. Since 2014, Rafael became a member of the Network of Experts on the Conservation of Nature and columnist for the newspaper "O Eco" (The Eco) doing science outreach. For a complete publication list, please visit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rafael_Loyola

Co-authors (247)

Publications (5)

  • Climate change likely to reduce orchid bee abundance even in climatic suitable sites

    • Faleiro F
    • Nemésio A
    • Loyola R
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  • Defaunation and fragmentation erode small mammal diversity dimensions in tropical forests

    • Bovendorp R
    • Brum F
    • McCleery R
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  • Large and remote marine protected areas in the South Atlantic Ocean are flawed and raise concerns: Comments on Soares and Lucas (2018)

    • Giglio V
    • Pinheiro H
    • Bender M
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  • Poor alignment of priorities between scientists and policymakers highlights the need for evidence-informed conservation in Brazil

    • Karam-Gemael M
    • Loyola R
    • Penha J
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  • Science and democracy must orientate Brazil's path to sustainability

    • Dobrovolski R
    • Loyola R
    • Rattis L
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Universidade Federal de Goias

January 2009 - Present

Education

Ph.D in Ecology

UNICAMP - Universidade Estadual de Campinas

March 2005 - December 2008(4 years)

M.Sc in Ecology and Conservation

UFMG

February 2003 - February 2005(2 years)

B.Sc in Biological Sciences

UFMG

March 1999 - December 2002(4 years)