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Rafael Loyola

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  • Associate Professor
  • Universidade Federal de Goias
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  • 3181CitationsNumber of citations received by Rafael's publications. Updated daily.

Recent publications

  • Capítulo 5: Opções de governança e tomada de decisão através de escalas e setores

    • Scarano F
    • Queiroz H
    • Farinaci J
    • et al.
  • Recalculating route: dispersal constraints will drive the redistribution of Amazon primates in the Anthropocene

    • Sales L
    • Ribeiro B
    • Pires M
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Universidade Federal de Goias

January 2009 - Present


Ph.D in Ecology

UNICAMP - Universidade Estadual de Campinas

March 2005 - December 2008(4 years)

M.Sc in Ecology and Conservation


February 2003 - February 2005(2 years)

B.Sc in Biological Sciences


March 1999 - December 2002(4 years)


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:

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