Portuguese student André Vicente Liz wins 2023 GBIF Graduate Researchers Award

Galician PhD candidate—and second winner nominated by Portugal—offers integrated view of the dynamics behind the vertebrate genetic diversity and biogeography in the Sahara-Sahel

André Vicente Liz, a PhD candidate at the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO-InBIO) at the University of Porto, has been named one of the two winners of the 2023 GBIF Graduate Researchers Award.

An expert jury selected Liz, who was nominated by Portugal’s delegation to GBIF, recognizing his integrated analysis of the genetic and spatial distribution patterns of 107 vertebrate species that live in the Sahara-Sahel desert.

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