Bruno Camilo Silva was born in Torres Vedras (Portugal) in 1975. From a very young age he developed a particular interest in paleontology. Despite this, he graduated in Archeology (New University of Lisbon) and specialized in Human Evolution (University of Coimbra). He has a vast experience in Heritage Management, having conducted his first paleontological excavations of fossil vertebrates in 1995. Since then, he has promoted several intervention and rescue actions in quarries in the Upper Jurassic of the Western region of Portugal, in general, and in the Municipality of Torres Vedras, in particular. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the EcoCoast Development Agency (which includes the municipalities of Torres Vedras and Lourinhã in projects of the DLBC Program of the Operational Framework Portugal2020) and the President of the Advisory Council of the Local Protected Landscape of Socorro and Archeira Mountains (Torres Vedras), where he develops a program for the awareness and dissemination of Paleontological and Geological Heritage.
Bruno is currently director of the Paleontology and Paleoecology Laboratory of the Natural History Society (Torres Vedras, Portugal), where he is responsible for the collections. In the scope of collections management, he co-coordinates the Geographic Information System Applied to Paleontology (for the management of paleontological sites), developed by the Department of Geographic Information of the Natural History Society, the only one of its kind in Portugal. He is currently coordinating the installation of the future Paleontological Museum that will receive part of the large collection of fossil vertebrates and invertebrates deposited in the Natural History Society. Bruno also has extensive experience in the area of paleontology divulgation, having conducted numerous lectures, meetings and courses in schools, universities and museums. His main research interests are in the field of dinosaurs (and other tetrapods) paleobiology. He is the author and co-author of several scientific papers in national and international journals. He is also a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.