Felipe’s PhD project focuses in the effects of fishing on the abundance, size and species composition of coral reef fish assemblages in Northeastern Brazil. His faculty mentor is Dr. Leandro Castello. Felipe’s professional expertise lies in themes such as stock assessment, population dynamics, fish ecology and fisheries management. He holds a Bachelor in Oceanography by the Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil and Masters in Freshwater Biology and Inland Fisheries by the National Institute for Amazonian Research, Brazil. Felipe holds a 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.
He 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. He also facilitated the alignment of scientific and local ecological knowledge for monitoring and management purposes in several workshops.
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.