MANUEL BISCOITO

Biólogo, Câmara Municipal do Funchal @

Was born in Funchal, Madeira and is graduated in Biology from the University of Porto. He was Director of the Municipal Museum of Funchal (Natural History) between 1982 and 1994 and Director of the Sciences Department of Funchal City Hall between 1994 and 2015. In February 2015 assumes the coordination of the Sciences and Natural Resources Department of the same institution while is also a Vertebrates Conservative Specialist at the Natural History Museum of Funchal.
At a scientific level, Manuel Biscoito is a specialist in the taxonomy of deep water fishes. He participated in several international scientific missions and symposiums and he published several research papers in the area of sea sciences, especially about fishes and crustaceans. He participates these days in some European, National and Inter-Regional research projects in the areas of biodiversity and deep water resources prospection.