Bruno is an evolutionary biologist fascinated by biodiversity and animal behaviour, and his research has mostly focused on the mating systems and reproduction of insects and arachnids.
He is originally from Brazil, where he got a Bachelor of Science and Master in Ecology degrees from Campinas State University. Bruno immigrated to Australia in 2009, completed a PhD in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Western Australia in 2013, and worked as a Lecturer at Macquarie University between 2018 and 2020, where he also became a National Geographic and Australian Geographic explorer.
Bruno is currently a principal biologist at Bennelongia Environmental Consultants, where he conducts surveys and environmental impact assessments focusing on subterranean fauna and short-range endemic invertebrates. He also maintains adjunct research positions at the University of Western Australia and Western Australian Museum, as well as an honorary lectureship at Macquarie University.
Bruno is passionate about promoting science and teaching biology, for which he has received a student-nominated award at Macquarie University in 2019. A naturalist by heart, Bruno also engages with the natural world in his spare time, being an avid scuba diver and rock climber.