Pedro Peloso

Welcome to my personal website. 

I’m a biodiversity scientist seeking to study, document and protect the biocultural diversity of our planet. I have a PhD in Comparative Biology , and am currently a professor in the Graduate Program in Zoology at Universidade Federal do Pará (Belém, Brazil).



The main goal of my research is conceptually unite scientific exploration of biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics and evolutionary biology to understand the processes responsible for the generation and maintenance of global biodiversity. Most of my research projects fall within three broad areas of the biological sciences: 

Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation.



Discovery, description and documentation of global species diversity through intensive fieldwork & collections based research. 

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I use comparative methods to infer patterns and processes in trait evolution. Especially interested in the evolution of amphibian reproductive modes and anatomical adaptations to ecology.

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Application of taxonomic, phylogenetic and distributional data to promote species conservation. 

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Outreach and Communication

Photography, science communication, and story telling as tools to raise awareness on

 the importance of the preservation of wildlife, natural habitats and natural resources.  

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Over 40 publication in peer reviewed journals, including Biological and Zoological Journals of the Linnean Society, Cladistics, Journal of Biogeography, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Systematic Biology, South American Journal of Herpetology, Zootaxa

Docente Permamente

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia

Universidade Federal do Pará / Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi

Belém, Pará, Brasil

Research Associte

Division of Vertebrate Zoology (Herpetology)

American Museum of Natural History

New York, NY, USA

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