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Marcos Peso Fernández

Marcos Peso Fernández

PhD Student

PhD Student
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CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas. 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal

Currently I am a PhD Student funded by National Council of scientific and technological development (CNPq – Brasil) under the program Science Without Borders by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brasil.

I did my undergraduate studies in biology at The Federal University of Bahia (UFBa – Salvador, Brasil) and the University of Vigo (UV – Vigo, Spain). In Brasil I worked with herpets in the Salvador Zoo and eventually in environmental consulting.

At The University of Valencia in Spain I did my master´s thesis that was focused on updating biological and ecological status of the endangered and endemic Pyrenean brown frog and modeling its potential distributions.

Now in my PhD (National Museum of Natural Science) under the supervision of David Vieites, My focus is on understanding how the landscape may affect population connectivity of highland amphibians and how these connections can be affected by global changes. The results will contribute to conservation efforts that aim to mitigate the impact of climate change on the long term survival of these species.

I am also very interested in the amphibian’s biodiversity, especially in the tropics. Currently I am involved in some VieitesLab projects on Indian Ocean islands and am also interested in starting a project in South America.

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