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Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

Emilia Zoppas de Albuquerque is the lead of the BRC's secretariat, position recently occupied in the middle of 2023. She is a Brazilian entomologist using ants as a model to answer biological questions, in the academic and private sectors, in the fields of natural history, ecology, taxonomy, systematics, evolutionary biology, and biodiversity. She applies the principles of each of these fields to develop integrative and multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the mechanisms of biological patterns and discovering new species. Albuquerque holds a master's in Diversity and Management of Wildlife (UNISINOS), a Ph.D. in Entomology (USP-FFCLRP), and she is also a research associate at the NMNH-SI. She started to work in the Amazonian rainforest in 2007 and since then has accumulated large experience in fieldwork and Amazonian ants. Areas of interest: evolutionary biology, natural history, taxonomy, phylogenomic, ecology, biodiversity, fieldwork, management of biological collections, and advancement of women in sciences.  


Emilia Z. de Albuquerque 

Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

Fridtjof Mehlum is the lead of the BRC's scientific committee and one of the initiators of the consortium in 2013 on behalf of the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. He is the former research director of the museum and is now a senior researcher (emeritus). Mehlum holds a Dr. philos. degree in ecology from the University of Oslo. He has been involved in a broad range of biological research, and his specialty is ornithology. His publication list includes 150 scientific and popular science papers. Since the start of BRC, Mehlum has been a member of the BRC board and the head of the BRC Scientific Committee.


Fridtjof Mehlum

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