Wildlife Monitoring Specialist
Andre is a biologist from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), has a masters’ degree in Animal Biology from the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) and a PhD in Ecology from UFRJ, with a visiting period at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL/UK). Since 2016 he has been developing the project "Conservation of mammals in the Serra do Mar biodiversity corridor", which is part of the Biodiversity Component of the Atlantic Forest Trail (ATL) initiative. The project aims to investigate variations in the density of medium and large mammals along an altitudinal gradient in the Serra do Mar Corridor and has already received support from the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), Rufford Foundation and WWF-Brazil. In 2017, Andre participated in the Conservation Management & Leadership training (CLP/UK).
Currently, in his postdoctoral studies at UFRJ, he seeks to understand the opportunities for conservation and restoration of functional connectivity of biodiversity corridors in the Atlantic Forest.
At IIS, Andre works as a researcher in fauna monitoring and ecological restoration effectiveness in the project "In the Caminho da Mata Atlântica: restoring landscapes and strengthening local production chains in the Central Fluminense Mosaic".