Felipe Carvalho

Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Experienced professional in themes such as stock assessment, population dynamics, fish ecology and fisheries management. Bachelor in Oceanography by the Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil and Master`s in Freshwater Biology and Inland Fisheries by the National Institute for Amazonian Research, Brazil. Broad understanding of freshwater and marine ecosystems through research projects focused on economic important fisheries such as the arapaima in the central Amazonian floodplain and the argentine anchovy in the southern Brazilian sea, which presents a high exploitation potential. Worked for Rare Inc. performing biological and fisheries monitoring in partnership with 6 Brazilian Universities and explored a multi stakeholder framework aimed at the success of adaptive participatory management for small-scale fisheries. Also, facilitated the alignment of scientific and local ecological knowledge for monitoring and management purposes in several workshops.


Current PhD project at the Department of Fish & Wildlife, Virginia Tech, focuses in fisheries monitoring and community-wide trophic ecology in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic. Faculty mentor is Dr. Leandro Castello.

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Recent Publications

Carvalho, F.M., Power. M., Forsberg, B.R., Castello, L., Martins, E.G., & Freitas, C.E.C. 2017. Trophic Ecology of Arapaima sp. in a ria lake-river-floodplain transition zone of the Amazon. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12341.

Carvalho, F.M. & Castello J.P. 2013. Argentine anchovy (Engraulis anchoita) stock identification and incipient exploitation in southern Brazil. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research. DOI: 103856/vol 41-issue 5-full text-2.