I am passionate about nature since I can remember, especially with things related to water. Always going fishing, this passion became a profession. Even before finishing Biology in São Paulo State University, in my senior year (2008) I started to work as an intern in a hydropower company with fish ecology in reservoirs. Since then, I’ve been working on fish ecology and fisheries management and conservation. In relation to river connectivity, I did a training period in S. O. Conte Anadromous Research Center (Turners Falls, MA, USA) on fishway evaluation, mainly with PIT telemetry (2011), and worked in two large fishways: Porto Primavera dam, Paraná River (2009 – 2013), and Belo Monte dam, Xingú River, Amazon Basin (2015 – 2016). In addition, I did my master’s degree in Aquatic Biology and currently study long-term effects of impoundments on fish in Neotropical reservoirs for my Ph.D.
Now in 2017, I have the pleasure, honor and pride to be part of the World Fish Migration Day 2018 team as Brazilian Coordinator. This event is primordial to make people aware of the importance of migratory fish and rivers. The more people we reach on WFMD, the closer we will be to preserving them. If we can touch at least some of these people, we will surely have a better world to live. Conservation is the key to continued progress. Let’s make this event even bigger!