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Ricardo Rocha: "Ethnic and ethnic diversity in Portuguese/European science must not remain a taboo topic"

Ricardo Rocha: “Ethnic and ethnic diversity in Portuguese/European science must not remain a taboo topic”

Ricardo RochaAnd A National Geographic explorer, he took the first steps in his career as a conservation biologist on the island of Madeira, where he is from his native land. From there he headed to Brazil, Madagascar, China, Kenya, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe and Finland.

Her research work focuses on assessing the impact of agriculture and habitat fragmentation on communities living in tropical forests, as well as monitoring species that persist in human environments. The sheer enthusiasm with which he speaks of our planet’s biodiversity is contagious.

In 2020 he was awarded a medal European Early Career Preservation Award, awarded by the Society for Conservation Biology as a result of its contribution to nature conservation and the promotion of a more diverse scientific community. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Research in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO-InBIO), where he studies ecology and nature conservation in tropical ecosystems and in Macaronesia.

His dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion in science led him on October 1st to a An event about diversity in the life sciences and healthWhere one of the speakers will be on stage. The event was organized in collaboration between i3S – Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, CIBIO-InBIO and University of Porto, more information on this topic is available at Location.

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