Diana da Silva

“I’ve got involved in PrimCog in 2019 with the purpose of developing my skills and knowledge in primate cognition studies. I also have the goal of being part of the development of Primatology in Portugal alongside with other researchers.”

Scientific interests: "My field of interest is animal behaviour and ecology, primates in particularly. I am also very interested in the management of human-wildlife conflicts and how local communities and conservationists can work side by side to reach both wildlife and people needs.”

Academic Degrees, Research Units and others of interest:
2019: Claudia Sousa Memorial Award, from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
2019: Field assistant at INKAWU VERVET PROJECT, South Africa
2018: Master Degree, University of Coimbra (Portugal) in Human Biology and Evolution - Dissertation Thesis: Auditory enrichment in two primate species kept in the Maia Zoo: Common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) and Green monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus)
2015: Biology Degree, University of Minho (Portugal).