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Heitor de Oliveira Braga

Heitor de Oliveira Braga

Investigator Collaborator

  • Author Name : Braga, H.O

  • Researcher ID: ABD-6331-2020
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-9627-115X
  • Ciencia ID: B111-16C0-1BDF
  • Department: Department of Biology & CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies
  • Research Group: Environmental Changes, Hazards & Conservation (ECHC)

Research interests

- Research Area: Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation, Human Ecology, Ethnobiology, Ethnoecology, Ethnozoology, Ethno-ornithology, Environmental Education, Fisheries Resources and Sustainability, Conservationist attitudes, and Mammalian Diversity.

Academic degrees

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

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

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

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

Scientific activities

2021-current: Investigator Collaborator of the Department of Biology & CESAM - Center for Environmental and Marine Studies of the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2021: Collaborator in the COACH Project on the component that ascertains the local ecological knowledge of fishers about the ecology, historical changes, and conservation of cockles - Cerastoderma edule (Linnaeus, 1758) in Ria de Aveiro, Aveiro District, Portugal.

2018-2021: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Biology at the University of Aveiro. COOPERMINHO - Valorization of the fishing production of the Minho River, Portugal.

2021: Integrated Member of the Department of Biology & CESAM - Center for Environmental and Marine Studies of the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

2021-current: Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Marine Ecosystem Ecology (specialty section of Frontiers in Marine Science and Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution).

2010-2011: Researcher of the Research Group on Ethnoconservation and Protected Areas. State University of Santa Cruz, Brazil.

2010-2010: Position: Volunteer Internship; Fieldwork at the TAMAR Project Bases in Praia do Forte-BA and Arempebe-BA. Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, Brazil

2009-2009: Position: Volunteer Internship; Project "Reef fish on the Brazilian coast: Implications for priority areas for conservation," developed within the PPG Ecology (CCB/UFSC). Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

2009-2009: Internship Supervised by INBIO/UFU. Conducting classes in the third year of High School at Segismundo Pereira School. Areas: Evolution and Genetics. Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil.

2007-2008: Position: Volunteer Internship; Laboratory of Ornithology and Bioacoustics (LORB) of the Institute of Biology - Ecology of Birds. Federal University of Uberlandia - Campus Umuarama, Brazil.

2005-2005: Position: Collaborator, Extension Project entitled "Environmental Education in Schools of the Municipal Education Network," carried out in the first semester of 2005. Federal University of Alfenas and School of Pharmacy and Dentistry of Alfenas, Brazil.


- Publications in the field of Human Ecology and Ethnobiology in Journals such as Fisheries Research, Ocean & Coastal Management, Ethnoscientia, Frontiers in Marine Science, and Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine.

- CVs: Curriculum Lattes Brazil (; ResearchGate:



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

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Beatriz da Silva Pereira Ribeiro Vieite (not a CESAM member)

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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