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André Pinto da Silva

PhD Student

André P. Silva is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University, Sweden. André is mainly interested in using multi-disciplinary data to understand and suggest potential solutions for conservation problems. He has been studying mammals, with special emphasis on carnivores, from Europe, Africa and Asia and is now working to understand the importance of climate change for small felids in the Indian subcontinent.

He is conducting the project "An integrative approach for evaluating and designing networks of protected areas under climate change: a test using small felids in India” under the supervision of Prof. Mats Bjorklund (Uppsala University), Prof. Carlos Fernandes (CE3C) and Dr. Shomita Mukherjee (SACON – Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, India). His project aims to comprehend the importance of climate for occurrence and population genetic structure of small felids. Ultimately, he aims to understand the efficiency of protected areas for small felids under predicted scenarios of climate change.
To carry out his project, André collaborates with CE3C and is a visiting student at SACON and NCBS (National Centre for Biological Sciences, India).