Joao P Barreiros Azores University Portugal , Portugal
JPB (b. 21OCT1964) is a senior researcher and Assistant Professor at the Azores University Portugal since 1991 and has a Ph.D in Biology/Animal Ecology. Author and co-author of more than 130 scientific papers, books and book chapters, JPB acts mainly in the fieldsof marine biology with emphasis for behavioural, evolutionaru and ecological questions regarding predatory fish as well as aquatic reptiles and cetaceans. A member of IUCN's Grouper and Wrasse Specielist Group, JPB has participated in several research projects and expeditions espeially in the NE Atlantic, Gulf of Guinea and S America including the Amazon Basin. He's also a science illustrator and often works in science outreach projects and programmes in several types of media. Director of the Azores University's BSc course Nature and Heritage he also supervises BSc, MSc, Ph.D and Post-Doc projects and researchers.
I am a professor of several curricular units at the University of Azores with emphasis on Animal Behaviour, Marine ecology/Biology and technical CUs such as Diving and Navigation. My research focuses amphi-Atlantic fish ecology, namely Macaronesia, Gulf of Guinea and Brazil. Other aquatic predators, especially within the Amazon basin. East Africa (Mozambique) and studying crocodilians (Caribbean, Africa, S America). Also studying conflicts between wild animals and humans.
I have ongoing projects in Brazil (Amazon basin, S littoral coral reefs) and Africa (mostly the Island of São Tomé) and in the Azores (apex predatory fish, cetaceans and marine turtles).