Rita Patricio
PhD researcher


I am a Portuguese biologist from Lisboa. I have 9 years of experience on marine biodiversity research - as field assistant, researcher, volunteer coordinator, environmental educator and instructor, particularly at sea turtle conservation/research projects. I have worked both on nesting and in-water biology of sea turtles, with different species: hawksbills, green turtles and leatherbacks; at Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Guinea Bissau. I have also collaborated in research projects on population genetics (sea turtles, and the invasive lionfish), quorum-sensing in bacteria from amber, and impacts of road vehicles on sandy beach macrofauna. From 2003 to 2008 I worked as an Educator at the Lisbon Zoo, Portugal. From 2008 to 2010 I worked as teacher assistant at the University of Puerto Rico in General Biology.


2011: MSc Biology, University of Puerto Rico
2006: Bachelor in Environmental Biology, University of Lisbon

Contact details

AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE
OfficePost Grad

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