de Santana PhD
I am an evolutionary ichthyologist exploring, discovering, and understanding diversity and evolution of freshwater fishes. My research is based on scientific collections, fieldwork, bench work. I am engaged in public outreach and minority representation.
At the NMNH I am the principal investigator for the project "Diversity and evolution of Gymnotiformes" of the Smithsonian and FAPESP cooperation.
Upper Oyapock River. Photo by C. David de Santana
Featured papers, expeditions, media coverages & SciComm
In the media
Human impacts on Tropical aquatic systems are at it highest levels. Scientific expeditions to explore, survey, and document those environments before they disappear are more important than ever! For this reason we are conducting expeditions to poorly explored regions in Africa (starting next year) and South America twice per year!
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The Next Big Thing
Research and outreach program on electric fishes at Museum für Naturkunde! Stay tuned!