As senior curator of Marine Mollusca, I am responsible for the curation of the Museum's marine gastropods collections, which is one of the largest resources of its kind in the world. My role includes overseeing visitors to the section, dealing with enquiries, loans, destructive sampling, and exhibition requests, as well as maintaining the sectional library and archive and documenting and digitising parts of the collection.
My main research interests includes history of collecting, collectors, collections, voyages and expeditions in malacology, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries.
- BSc in Biology, University of Évora, Portugal
- Senior Curator of Marine Gastropoda and Historical Mollusca Collections, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2018 - ongoing
- Curator: Marine Mollusca, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2018
- Curator: Mammals, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2011
- Assistant Curator: Mollusca, Mammals, Invertebrates II and Marine Consultancy, Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2004 - 2008
- Curator, Marine Life Museum of the Portuguese Centre of Sub-aquatic Activities (C.P.A.S.), Portugal, 2002 - 2003
Great British Mollusca Types
Funding: John Ellerman Foundation
Dates: 2016 - 2018
2013 - 2013.
Council Member, Malacological Society of London, Honorary position 2011 - on going.
Conselho Alumni da Universidade de Évora, University of Evora, Portugal, 2022 - on going.
Member, Unitas Malacologica, 2016 - on going.
Member, The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, 2009 - on going.
Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association, 2004 - on going.
Poster presentation, Attendee/participant, World Congress of Malacology 2016, (Congress),
Attendee/participant, Organiser, 7th Congress of the European Malacological Societies, (Conference), 2014 - 2014.
Poster presentation, Attendee/participant, World Congress of Malacology 2013, (Congress), 2013 - 2013.
Organiser, Molluscan Forum 2017, (Conference),
Organiser, Molluscan Forum 2016, (Conference),
Organiser, Molluscan Forum 2015, (Conference),
Salvador A (2022) Fascinating Shells An Introduction to 121 of the World’s Most Wonderful Mollusks. University of Chicago Press : 256.
SALVADOR A (2022) INTERESTING SHELLS. null : 256.
Alves EQ, Macario KD, Spotorno P, Oliveira FM, Muniz MC, Fallon S, Souza R, Salvador A, Eschner A, Ramsey CB (2021) Nineteenth-century expeditions and the radiocarbon marine reservoir effect on the Brazilian coast. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 297 : 276 - 287. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2020.11.021
Ablett J, Gallichan J, Holmes A, Oliver G, Rowson B, Salvador A, Turner J, Wood H (2018) Mollusca Types in Great Britain: founding a union database. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 6 : 15 - 30.
Oliver PG, Morgenroth H, Salvador A (null) Type specimens of Mollusca described by Col. George Montagu in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter and The Natural History Museum, London. Zoosystematics and Evolution, 93 (2) : 363 - 412. doi: 10.3897/zse.93.13073
Rowson B, Wood H, Ablett J, Gallichan J, Turner J, Holmes A, Oliver G, Salvador A (2017) Great British Mollusca Types Project: a union data database for the U.K.. Presented at NatSCA Conference & AGM 2017, Cambridge.
SALVADOR A, PICKERING J (null) Type catalogue of Terebridae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Conoidea) in the Natural History Museum, London, U.K.. Zootaxa, 4250 (2) : 101 - 101. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4250.2.1
Salvador A (2016) The marine mollusc collection at the Natural History Museum, London. Presented at World Congress of Malacology 2016.
Salvador A (2015) Conus geographus, harnessing the power of this mighty mollusc. Pulse, news from the Linnean Society of London, 1 - 2.
Salvador A (2015) Conus geographus, the Life and Death Cone Snail
Salvador A (2013) The voyage of La Bonite, 1836-1837. The dry material at the Natural History Museum, London. Presented at World Congress of Malacology.
Morton, Brian , Salvador A (2009) The biology of the zoning subtidal polychaeta Ditrupa arietina (Serpulidae) in the Açores, Portugal, with the description of the life history of its tube. AÇOREANA, Suplemento 6 : 145 - 156.
Campbell P, Evans NJ, Tittley I, Robbins RS, Bamber RN, Huxley R, Salvador A, Spurrier CJ (2008) Rivers Fields Development Onshore Pipeline Environmental Recovery Monitoring Programme, Summer -Autumn 2007. null,
Salvador A (2004) Colecção Malacológica do Museu de História Natural de Londres (The Malacological Collection of the Natural History Museum of London).. Portugala – Newsletter of the Portuguese Malacological Institute, 4 :
Salvador A (2002) Spatial and temporal distribution and abundance of four species of Trochidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) on the SW coast of Portugal. Undergraduate Dissertation. (Supervisor(s)) Castro J.