Graduated in Marine Biology at University of Algarve 2005 and M.Sc in Marine Resources and Coastal Management from University of Cabo Verde 2008. I am currently a Ph.D. student at the DO*MAR program from the Campus do Mar since 2012, University of Vigo, Spain. At present moment a full Professor at University of Cabo Verde, Faculty of Engineering and Sea Science. Also presently chair the Zoological Society of Cabo Verde (www.scvz.org) which holds the Zoologia Caboverdiana, the country's first peer-reviewed bi-annual, available on the internet and freely accessible scientific journal. I focused my actual research and Ph.D. project on the baseline knowledge, biogeography and conservation of the reef fish biodiversity from Cabo Verde Is. Extensively develops research in the fields of Oceanography (in strait collaboration with Cabo Verde Ocean Observatory, CVOO in Mindelo and Fisheries Institute) and on broad marine science: biodiversity, ichthyology or coastal ecology and management, MPA baseline studies using often GIS approaches as research result.