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Alex has over 20 years of experience in biodiversity research and conservation. Born and raised near the Atlantic Forest, he studied biology at the University of Campinas (Brazil) and later the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), where we also completed a PhD in 2008 on the evolution of Latin America’s biodiversity. He has also carried out research at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and Harvard (USA), and was the Founding Director of the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre. He is currently a Full Professor of Biodiversity and Systematics at the University of Gothenburg, a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford and Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK). He has published over 210 scientific articles, supervised over 80 students and post-docs and won various international prizes and distinctions.


Role at ARAÇÁ: overall responsibility for science, conservation, training, partnerships and fundraising. 

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