Afonso Rocha is a conservation ecologist and since 2006 dedicate part of his career in the monitoring and study of wader species and the management of coastal habitats. He has particular interest in the ecology of Kentish plover breeding in anthropogenic habitats such as saltpans. Currently is a Post-doctoral researcher based at University of Aveiro, Portugal where focus his research on the migratory connectivity along the East Atlantic Flyway in a global process of climate change, with particular interest in migratory strategies, physiological constraints and adipose tissue signatures of migratory birds.