Rita Campos


Rita Campos is a biologist, holding a PhD in Biology by the University of Porto. After several years working on evolution and population genetics, and following some action on science communication and non-formal education that has been implementing since 2009, starts in September 2016 a postdoctoral project on Science Communication. This project will be developed in collaboration with the Centre for Social Studies (CES, University of Coimbra), the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources-Research Network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto) and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN, Brazil). The project aims at contributing to an active public participation in decisions regarding the rational use of the natural resources, proposing the development of communication tools that emphasizes the benefits of protection and rational use of biodiversity on health, using results from current research on these topics and formats that privileges an approach between public and researchers.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Campos, Rita; Araújo, Magnólia (2017), "Traditional artistic expressions in science communication in a globalized world: contributions from an exploratory project developed in Northeast Brazil", Science Communication

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Article in Scientific journal

Campos, Rita; Almeida, C; Alves, R (2017), "Identifying alternative conceptions about evolution in Portuguese high-school students: a reflection based on new and published data.", Ensañanza de las Ciencias, N.º Extraordinario, 3945-3950

Article in Scientific journal

Sá-Pinto, A; Cardia, P; Campos, Rita (2017), "Sexual selection: a short review on its causes and outcomes and activities to teach evolution and the nature of science.", The American Biology Teacher, 79, 2, 131-139