Adalberto Luis Val

Instituto NAcional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
Title of the talk: Climate change and fish of the Amazon
Title of the talk: Climate change and fish of the Amazon

Adalberto Luis Val, a senior researcher with INPA-Brazilian National Institute for Research of the Amazon
since 1981, studies biological adaptations of fish of the Amazon, including effects of climates changes, to
support biodiversity conservation, food security and fish farming. He supervised 120+ students and
authored 220+ articles and book chapters. Among his books are Fishes of the Amazon, Springer Verlag
(1995) and The Physiology of Tropical Fishes, Academic Press (2006). He delivered 150+ seminars and
conferences worldwide. He acted as a General Director of INPA/MCTI for eight years (2006-2014) and is
coordinating the INCT ADAPTA Project. His laboratory has been supported by Brazilian funding agencies
(CNPq, CAPES, FAPEAM) and foreign organizations (Copper Association, The Leverhulme Trust). He is a
member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, member of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and
has been awarded the Gran Cross of the National Order of Scientific Merit (Brazil) and the Award of
Excellence of the American Fisheries Society-Physiology Section (USA), among others.

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