Brazilian National Institute for Research of the Amazon (INPA)
Adalberto Luis Val, a senior researcher with INPA-Brazilian National Institute for Research of the Amazon since 1981, studies biological adaptations of fish to environmental challenges, including effects of climates changes. He supervised 100+ students and authored 190+ articles and book chapters. Among his books are Fishes of the Amazon, Springer Verlag (1995) and The Physiology of Tropical Fishes, Academic Press (2006). He delivered 150+ seminars and conferences worldwide. He acted as a General Director of INPA/MCTI for eight years (2006-2014) and is coordinating the INCT ADAPTA Project. His laboratory has been supported by Brazilian funding agencies (CNPq, CAPES, FAPEAM) and foreign organisations (Copper Association, The Leverhulme Trust). He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and has been awarded the Gran Cross of the National Order of Scientific Merit (Brazil) and the Award of Excellence of the American Fisheries Society-Physiology Section (USA), among others.