Bernardo Araujo is a science journalist based in Brazil. After spending the first half of his professional life involved in research in paleoecology and conservation — a work that led to his PhD in ecology — he started working as a freelance journalist and science communicator in 2018. His writing has been featured in outlets such as ((o))eco, Earth Island Journal, and O Globo’s math and science blog. He also worked as a translator for scientific and news articles.
In both academia and journalism, conservation has always been at the heart of Bernardo’s work. Even when studying ecological events that took place tens of thousands of years ago, he was focused on better understanding the relationship between human beings and the rest of the natural world. He’s always been, in one fashion or another, studying, thinking, teaching or writing about nature, and about the possible paths that can lead us to a more sustainable future.
In his free time, he enjoys the standing remnants of the Atlantic Forest by hiking, running and bouldering. He also loves writing fiction of questionable quality.