Full Professor at Department of Biological Science, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Brazil, Biologist, PhD in Animal Behavior by University of São Paulo, Brazil. Post doc at University of Hawaii at Manoa-USA. Former vice-president of Brazilian Ethology Society. Consultant for Brazilian agencies as CNPq, CAPES, EMBRAPA and FAPESB. Develop research in following fields: applied ethology, animal behavior, social behavior, animal communication and management practices for Neotropical species.