NEW ON BOARD: João Tiago Tavares
1. Tell us a bit about the work you’ll be doing at CCMAR.
I will use my skills in biology, graphic design and illustration to help communicate the INFORBIOMARES project.
2. What were you doing before you joined us?
All my life, I’ve felt split between Art and Nature. In late 2007, it all came together when me and other biologists founded GOBIUS, a company producing all sorts of communication materials for Science and the Environment. I’ve worked on illustrations, infographics, books, websites, communication campaigns, science exhibitions, etc. I have also spent periods working as an ornithologist, sometimes at sea.
3. What are your interests and hobbies when you’re not doing science?
I am deeply curious about the world around me, and I like to put names on things. I am a keen naturalist, most importantly a birdwatcher, sometimes a diver. Every time I can, I take pictures of what I see, be it a bird or whatever. I am also interested in anthropology and human behaviour, music, illustration and animation. I love travelling and sharing my interests with my children.