Ph.D. Student, Ichthyology Researcher
The study of mesophotic reef fish communities is among my major research interests. I am exploring biodiversity and evolutionary processes of reef fishes in isolated seamounts and oceanic islands of the Atlantic Ocean. The discovery of endemic species and the assessment of their distribution and genetic patterns have contributed to a better understanding about the origin of species and biodiversity in these isolated environments.
My current projects include biodiversity and biogeography of Brazilian reef fishes, biodiversity, biogeography and evolution of Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain reef fishes, and mesophotic reef fish communities of the Great Caribbean.