BSc Biological Sciences - University of São Paulo (1996), PhD Biological Sciences - University of São Paulo (2000) and Post Doctorate - Marine Ecology, Plymouth University, UK (2013). He was a professor at the Federal University of Paraíba (2004) and is now an associate professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil. Referee of journals regarding Phycology and Marine Biology. Work in undergraduate and graduate programs on Biodiversity (Botany, Ecology and oceanography), teaching and supervising in the areas of marine descriptive ecology, seaweed ecophysiology, taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography. Coordinator of projects related to systematic, macroecology, environmental impacts related to climate change and marine pollution.