WE welcomes Ricardo Rocha as a new subject editor

25 February 2022

Web Ecology is happy to announce the addition of a new subject editor to our editorial board. Ricardo Rocha is a conservation scientist, with a holistic interest in applied ecology and a profound desire to contribute to a healthy publishing environment. While his PhD was focused on the spatiotemporal impacts of forest fragmentation on Amazonian bats, he has worked on a wide range of taxa and ecological questions across a myriad habitats and geographic locations. For example, he has studied the ecological responses of birds to agricultural intensification in Madagascar, reptile ecology and island restoration ecology in Portugal, and movement ecology in desert bats in northern Kenya. As part of his previous position in the Conservation Evidence project, he collected, organised, and synthesised a vast body of ecological information on the effects of management interventions for the conservation of terrestrial mammals. Ricardo hopes that his broad experience in terms of taxa, locations, and ecological questions will be invaluable for his editorial activities. Furthermore, Ricardo is an advocate for equality and inclusion in STEMM and beyond. As such, he aims do his best to, within the natural restrictions of editorial best practices, promote diversity whenever possible. Ricardo is thrilled to join the editorial team of Web Ecology and hopes that this unique opportunity will not only expand his ecological knowledge but also help to provide more constructive feedback. He is looking forward to learning from the other members of the editorial board and to contributing to the review process so that it can be as fair and smooth as possible, while contributing to Web Ecology's positive impact in the research community.

Welcome to Web Ecology, Ricardo!