Mismatch between IUCN range maps and species interactions data illustrated using the Serengeti food web

Higino, G., Windsor, F., Banville, F., Dansereau, G., Forero, N., & Poisot, T. (2022). Preprint.
https://doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/8rvzf

A roadmap towards predicting species interaction networks (across space and time).

Strydom, T., Catchen, M.D., Banville, F., Caron, D., Dansereau, G., Desjardins-Proulx, P., Forero-Muñoz, N.R., Higino, G., Mercier, B., Gonzalez, A. and Gravel, D. (2021). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376(1837), p.20210063.
https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2021.0063

Data rescue: saving environmental data from extinction

Bledsoe, E., Burant, J., Higino, G., Roche, D., Binning, S., Finlay, K., Pither, J., Pollock, L., Sunday, J. and Srivastava, D. (2021). Preprint.
https://doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/ra6ze

Beta and phylogenetic diversities tell complementary stories about ecological networks biogeography

Higino, G., & Poisot, T. (2021). Parasitology, 148(7), 835-842.
‍https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182021000391

Mapping and understanding the digital biodiversity knowledge about vertebrates in the Atlantic Rainforest.

Higino, G., & Vital, M. V. C. 2019. Preprint.
https://doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/c63vj

Computers Can Help us Find Raccoons and Other Living Creatures

Higino, G., Forero, N., Banville, F., Dansereau, G. and Poisot, T. (2021) . Front. Young Minds. 9:595275.
https://doi.org/10.3389/frym.2021.595275

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Championing open data in Ecology and Evolution through data rescue

September 15, 2021
Canadian Open Data Summit, Montréal, QC - Canada

How are we doing in terms of open data in Ecology and Evolution? What can we do better? In this talk at the 2021 Canadian Open Data Summit, I talk about the current scenario and the Data Rescue initiative from the Living Data Project.

‍recording | slides

Ciência Aberta com tuítes do Eduardo Cunha

June 04, 2021
UNIR, Rolim de Moura - Rondônia, Brazil

Quais os princípios da ciência aberta? Quais as contradições? Nesta palestra, levanto alguns pontos para discussão com os alunos do mestrado em ciências ambientais na disciplina Seminários II, a convite da professora Marta Sccoti.‍

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A Traição das Imagens

August 12, 2020
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia - Goiás, Brazil

Talk at the IV Encontro de Biodiversidade Animal, Universidade Federal de Goiás, about how art and science communication intertwine.

Data bias in the Atlantic Rainforest: uncovering the elephant in the room

December 19, 2019
Concordia University Conference Centre, Montréal, Canada

Biases and gaps are common on biodiversity data, which can have serious consequences on ecological and conservation research and actions, as it can lead to misconstrued hypotheses and incorrect conclusions. This talk, presented at the Annual Symposium of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science, was about the incompleteness of digital biodiversity data at the Atlantic Rainforest and which environmental variables are correlated to it.

Islands of biodiversity digital knowledge on the Atlantic Rainforest and the environmental variables behind them

December 13, 2019
ICC Belfast, Belfast, UK

Biases and gaps are common on biodiversity data, which can have serious consequences on ecological and conservation research and actions, as it can lead to misconstrued hypotheses and incorrect conclusions. This talk was about the incompleteness of digital biodiversity data at the Atlantic Rainforest and which environmental variables are correlated to it.

The time I talked about data bias at the BES annual meeting

Do you think we know more about birds than mammals? Or do we know more about reptiles? Or maybe our knowledge about these groups are correlated? Well, I found that we know way more about birds and mammals than we do about reptiles and amphibians.

O Segundo Sol: divulgação científica, empatia e resistência cotidiana

November 30, 2018
Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, São João del-Rei - Minas Gerais, Brazil

This talk was part of an academic week of biological sciences at Federal University of São João del-Rei. Here we discussed how we need to use empathy on Science Communication, and how it can help us on our daily political issues.

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Defying our senses to promote diversity and inclusion in Science Communication

October 25, 2018
Ravensbourne University, London, UK

Session presented at the Mozilla Festival about accessibility in Science Communication. How can we communicate science in unconvetional ways using our senses? Can we make a podcast for the hearing impaired? How can we make videos that can be fun for those who have difficulties to see?

Click here to check the notes on the GitHub repo.

Como Nossos Pais

September 29, 2018
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia - Goiás, Brazil

This talk was part of 29th Semana do ICB, an annual event promoted by students of Federal University of Goiás. I invited the participants to critically think about what we have and haven’t done about science communication in the last few years.

Projetos abertos em divulgação científica

September 06, 2018
Museu do Amanhã, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This talk was part of the Camp Serrapilheira, an event to debate and promote Science Communication in Brazil. In this talk I presented the core concepts of open projects and how they can help us promote Science communication and outreach.

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Quão open é a sua science? Divulgação científica a favor de todos

October 09, 2017
Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa - Minas Gerais, Brazil

This was a talk that integrated the debate about Open Science in the XIII Congresso de Ecologia do Brasil and III International Symposium of Ecology and Evolution. Open Science is a way of doing, publishing and communicate science. It involves several steps of academic research, and proposes more openess, transparency and accessibility in each one of these steps, including practices such as open data usage and publication, reproducible scripts to data analyses, manuscripts submition to open access journals and science outreach.
In this debate we talked about concepts and tools related to open science practices. This talk, specifically, invited the public to question how open is a research without science outreach. What is the importance of Science Communication in our society, particularly in our Brazillian society, since we suffer with recent huge cuts in science fundings? How can we benefit from it? What do we need to do better SciComm?

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Divulgação científica: pra quê perder tempo com isso?

December 03, 2016
ICBS - UFAL, Maceió - AL, Brazil

In Brazil, SciComm activities are not recognized as valuable work in a scientist’s career. It is also sometimes very exhaustive and demands lots of time. But we know SciComm is fundamental for our progress as a society and it is our responsability as scientists. How can we implement SciComm in our routine as researchers and students?

Seremos ainda cientistas, se nos desligarmos da multidão?

November 10, 2016
Museu de História Natural, Maceió - Alagoas, Brazil

What is the importance of Science Communication in our society? How can we benefit from it? What do we need to do better SciComm?

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Current activities

Data rescue documentary

What's the value of a dataset at risk of being lost? How can we preserve it? What is the information that is not, and will never be, in a data repository? This documentary is a thank you letter from a theoretical ecologists to those who collect and preserve data. It's a cellebration of memory through the eyes of scientists.

Production: Gracielle Higino
Writer, director, videographer, editor: Reinecken
Sound engineer, sound design: Henrique Andrade
Presented by: University of British Columbia
Co-production of: Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution / Living Data Project
Contributing producer: Canadian Open Data Society
Support: Inspired Image

Cartas com Ciência

The power of a handwritten letter in our native language! I exchange letters about science with Portuguese native speaker students from elementary school around the globe. Check it out here!

Past activities

Soapbox Science

This is a global, annual event to highlight women in science. I've participated twice, once in Rio de Janeiro (2019) and once as part of the program of the Ottawa edition (2021).

Ignite

Conceived and developed an open and collaborative science communication training during the 5th cohort of the Mozilla Open Leaders program. The project was part of the Mozilla Global Sprint and was selected for the 2018 Mozilla Festival. In 2019, it and awarded more than USD 11k in grants, which helped us to gather contributors, pay five facilitators and deliver six training for 30 people each, and one public festival with more than 40 people presenting their projects at Avenida Paulista, one of the most busy avenues in South America.

Dia C com Ciência

Organized outdoor activities about Ecology and Evolution in Goiânia, Brazil, in 2018. More info here.

Skype a Scientist

In this project, scientists get invited by teachers from all over the world to talk to their classes about science. More info here.

Letters to a PreScientist

Similar to "Cartas com Ciência", but focused on students on the US. More info here.

Sábado com Ciência

I helped as a volunteer staff member in the first science communication festival of Goiânia, Brazil, idealized and produced by Luciano Queiroz.

Current

Living Data Project  [🌐 website]

As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, I co-design open science lessons (data management, reproducibility, collaboration and data synthesis) and mentor grad students in open data projects in two cohorts per year, where they rescue unarchived data and publish them in the open.

Mentorship

In addition to my work in the Living Data Project, I am also a mentor at the Open Life Science and Open Hardware Makers programs.

Past

IGNITE

Conceived and developed an open science communication training during the 5th cohort of the Mozilla Open Leaders program. The project was part of the Mozilla Global Sprint and was selected for the 2018 Mozilla Festival. In 2019, it and awarded more than USD 11k in grants, which helped us to gather contributors, pay five facilitators and deliver six training for 30 people each, and one public festival with more than 40 people presenting their projects.

Data.Trek [📓 notebooks]

Co-created the first edition of a Machine Learning “100 days of code” challenge for 60 people along with the Institute for Data Valorization, the Bioinformatic Students Association and the Quantitative and Computational Ecology lab of Université de Montréal. I helped to build lessons on programming logic in R, Julia and Python, facilitated tutorials on data wrangling in Julia, version control, and project management.

Julia CluBR [💻 github]

Created a decentralized coding club aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion among Julia users, gathered and managed a small team of 3 people and the USD 4k funding that was awarded by Sloan Foundation (through Julia Community). The club fueled communities in two cities, in partnership with local hackerspaces, and was presented at JuliaCon that same year within a symposium promoted by the projects awarded by this same fund.

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