• 87 Citations
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Professor Luiz Silva, on sabbatical from the Federal University of Sao Joao del-Rei (UFSJ) in Minas Gerais, Brazil, is working with ILWS colleague Dr Lee Baumgartner on fisheries research. Luiz’s research interests are in fish passage, fish mortality from hydro-turbines (hydropower), and the impacts on fish from water infrastructure in general. He is a member of the International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme on Hydropower – Annex XIII: Hydropower and Fish – of which Australia and Brazil are both members.

In recent years Luiz has also focused on the development and application of non-invasive methods to sample freshwater fish, particularly adapting techniques of Remote Underwater Video (RUV) and Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV). His research applies technologies to study and, therefore, promote conservation of freshwater fish species, with a strong background on tropical systems.

Research Interests

  • Impact of water infrastructure on fish
  • Fish passages and fish migration
  • Non-invasive methods for fish surveys

Professional Information

External Appointments & Memberships:

  • International Energy Agency – Annex XIII Fish and Hydropower Committee (member)

Editorial roles on journals:

  • Marine and Freshwater Research Journal (Associate Editor)

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Award Date: 10 Mar 2010

Vertebrate Zoology, Master, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais

Award Date: 11 Jun 2004

Biological Sciences, Bachelor, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais

Award Date: 15 Dec 2001

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Research Output

All the colors of the world: Biotic homogenization-differentiation dynamics of freshwater fish communities on demand of the Brazilian aquarium trade

Magalhães, A. L. B., Daga, V. S., Bezerra, L. A. V., Vitule, J. R. S., Jacobi, C. M. & Silva, L. G. M., 29 May 2020, In : Hydrobiologia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Not just a migration problem: Metapopulations, habitat shifts, and gene flow are also important for fishway science and management

    Wilkes, M. A., Webb, J. A., Pompeu, P. S., G M Silva, L., Vowles, A. S., Baker, C. F., Franklin, P., Link, O., Habit, E. & Kemp, P. S., 2019, In : River Research and Applications. 35, 10, p. 1688-1696 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 11 Citations (Scopus)

    Speaking the same language: Can the sustainable development goals translate the needs of inland fisheries into irrigation decisions?

    Lynch, A., Baumgartner, L. J., Boys, C., Conallin, J., Cowx, I. G., Finlayson, M., Franklin, P., Hogan, Z., Koehn, J., McCartney, M., O'Brien, G., Phouthavong, K., Silva, L., Aun Tob, C., Valbo-Jorgensen, J., Vu, A., Whiting, L., Wibowo, A. & Duncan, P., 06 Aug 2019, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 70, 9, p. 1-18 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Determining barotrauma in the Pictus catfish, Pimelodus pictus, experimentally exposed to simulated hydropower turbine passage

    Beirão, B. V., Silva, L. G. M., Brown, R. S. & Walker, R. W., 2018, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 69, p. 1913-1921 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Evaluating the placement of PIT tags in tropical river fishes: A case study involving two Mekong River species

    Grieve, B., Baumgartner, L. J., Robinson, W., G M Silva, L., Pomorin, K., Thorncraft, G. & Ning, N., Apr 2018, In : Fisheries Research. 200, p. 43-48 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Editorial responsibility

    Marine and Freshwater Research (Journal)

    Luiz Silva (Associate editor)

    2013 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial responsibility