Rômulo R.N. Alves is a biologist (Ph.D. in Zoology, 2006) with a keen interest in the connections between humans and animals. His areas of academic interest are ethnozoology and wildlife trade, uses and conservation, zootherapy, and human ecology. He has conducted ethnobiological research for the last ten years, which focuses on ethnozoology, particularly on fisheries, hunting, and wildlife trade and uses. As a result, he has published (as author or co-author) more than 150 scientific papers published in both national and international journals, 7 books and more than 50 book chapters. He coordinates projects on hunting and uses of wildlife in Brazil. In addition, he is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the journal Ethnobiology and Conservation and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. He also holds a Productivity scholarship provided by the National Council of Science and Technology (CNPq).