My research interests include macroecology, biogeography, niche evolution, taxonomy and conservation. Main study species comprise reptiles and amphibians, predominantly those occurring in Europe and North Africa. I have a background in Wildlife Management (BSc) and Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (MSc). During these studies I mainly performed comparative studies on niche evolution of selected Mediterranean amphibian species, and spatial conservation planning as well as taxonomical reviews of herpetofauna communities in North Africa.
Currently, I work as a research assistant in herpetology and ecophysiology as part of the research team of the Rui Nabeiro Biodiversity Chair, University of Évora.