Vitor Renck is a PhD candidate in Ecology at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He is also a guest researcher in Wageningen University & Research and an external member of the GEOS project. His research focuses on ethnobiology and ethnotaxonomy of an artisanal fishing community in the Northeast coast of Brazil. He uses a transdisciplinary research approach in order to comprehend the prospects and limits of integration between the traditional and academic ecological knowledge. His research interests include ethnobiology, human ecology, philosophy of knowledge integration, stakeholder inclusion and agroecology.