Diogo Veríssimo

social scientist

Diogo Veríssimo is an Oxford Martin Fellow focusing on the design and evaluation of behavior change interventions to tackle the demand for illegal wildlife products. His research interest are at the intersection of social marketing and conservation science, with a strong focus on understanding human motivations and influencing human behavior towards more sustainable outcomes. Diogo has a PhD in Biodiversity Management from the School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, UK, where he researched the use of marketing principles for community-based conservation and for fundraising for biodiversity conservation.

Diogo’s most recent outreach project is called Lost & Found and tells the inspirational stories of species once thought gone forever but eventually rediscovered. Find more about them at http://lostandfoundnature.com/

Podcast: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/09/audio-how-the-social-sciences-can-help…