Forging sustainability

Heitor de Oliveira Braga

Heitor de Oliveira Braga

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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  • Department: Department of Biology & CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)
  • Thesis title: Valorização da Produção Piscatória do Rio Minho – Contribuição para a Gestão e Valorização de Produtos da Pesca do Rio Minho (COOPERMINHO) – Comunicação e Formação Socioambiental da Comunidade Local para a Valorização dos Recursos Piscícolas do Rio Minho Supervisor: Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: University of Aveiro Grant reference: University of Aveiro - Departament of Biology Start date: 2018-11-01 End date: 2021-11-01

Research interests

- Human Ecology, Ethnobiology, Ethnoecology, Ethnozoology, Environmental Education and Development, Ecological Sustainability, Marine Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation.

Academic degrees

- Ph.D. in Biosciences (Specialization in Marine Ecology) from the University of Coimbra, Portugal (2014-2018).

- Recognized as Ph.D. in Ecology, Conservation and Wildlife Management (CAPES 6) by the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2018).

- Master in Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity (CAPES 5) by the State University of Santa Cruz, Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil (2010-2012).

- Graduate in Biological Sciences by the Federal University of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil (2006-2010).

Scientific activities

- Postdoc in Biology at the University of Aveiro with the financing of the provision of services called “Valorization of the fishing production of the Minho river - contribution to the management and valorization of the fishing products of the Minho river (COOPERMINHO) - Communication and socio-environmental training of the local community for the valorization of the fishing resources of the river Minho,” financed, through the Municipal Council of Vila Nova de Cerveira, by the program Mar2020 - Operational Program Mar 2020 Notice nº5 / 2016. The postdoc is also financially supported by CESAM, FCT / MCTES through national funds and co-financing by the ERDF, under the PT2020 Partnership Agreement and Competir 2020.

- Beginning of the scholarship: 11/01/2018
- End of scholarship: 11/01/2021


- Heitor O. Braga presents publications in the field of Human Ecology and Ethnobiology in Journals such as Fisheries Research, Ocean & Coastal Management, Frontiers in Marine Science and Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine.

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COOPERMINHO - Valorization of the fishing production of the Minho River - Contribution to the management and valorization of fishing products of the Minho River – Communication and socio-environmental training of the Local community for valorization of the fish resources of the Minho River See more

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