Dr. Felipe Carvalho
Felipe is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech. His research supervised by Dr. Francesco Ferretti focuses on the extinction risk and fishing mortality of great white sharks of the Mediterranean Sea.
Dr. Carvalho obtained his Ph.D. in Fish and Wildlife Conservation from Virginia Tech in 2021, supervised by Dr. Leandro Castello. His research focused on the effects of fishing on the abundance, size, and functional traits of coral reef fish assemblages. Felipe holds a Bachelor in Oceanology from the Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil and Master’s in Freshwater Biology and Inland Fisheries from the National Institute of Amazonian Research, Brazil. Felipe holds a broad understanding of freshwater and marine ecosystems through research projects focusing on socioeconomic important fisheries such as the arapaima in the central Amazonian floodplain, the Argentine anchovy in the southern Brazilian bight, and coral reef fishes in Northeastern Brazil.