Patricia Carignano Torres

Postdoctoral Researcher in Food Security and Conservation, Universidade de São Paulo

I have a major in Biological Science at State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) (2005), a MSc degree in Ecology at the same university (2008) and a PhD degree at University of São Paulo (USP) (2014). Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Federal University of Pará (UFPA) (2015), conducting a research project investigating the impacts of extreme hydroclimatic events on food security in rural and urban populations in the Brazilian Amazon.

Currently, I am postdoctoral fellow at the Complex Systems Modelling Program at the University of São Paulo (USP). In my current research project, I investigate the use and importance of hunting and bushmeat consumption, especially for food and nutritional security, and their impacts for game species conservation.

I have experience in interdisciplinary research, mainly on the interface between Ecology and Social Sciences, working on the following research topics: natural resources use, forest value, food security, importance of bushmeat for urban and rural populations and the impacts of hunting for the conservation of game species.


  • 2014 
    University of São Paulo, PhD