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Bianca de Sousa Rangel


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IB)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Graduated in Bachelor of Biological Sciences from Universidade Nove de Julho (2015). Master in General Physiology (2018) by the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo (IB-USP). She is currently a PhD candidate Physiology at the same institution (IB-USP), working in the research line of Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology at the Laboratory of Metabolism and Reproduction of Aquatic Organisms in partnership with the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami. She develops projects on the ecophysiology of sharks and rays, with an emphasis on energy metabolism and endocrinology. In her current research, she uses tools from conservation physiology to investigate the influence of reproduction on energy metabolism and trophic ecology, and the effect of urbanization and ecotourism on the health of sharks in South Florida, the Bahamas and the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago. She is also the lead of the Sea Shepherd Brazil's Shark Defence and Cação is Shark campaign. Member of the Brazilian Society for the Study of Elasmobranchs (SBEEL) since 2014 and current Chair of the Communication Commission, for the 2018-2020 term, and member of the American Elasmobranch Society and Brazilian Society of Ichthyology since 2021 (e-mail: biarangel.sharks / website: (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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