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Ana Costa

Ana Costa

Associate Professor

Associate Professor
Member type
CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade dos Açores, Departamento de Biologia, Rua Mãe de Deus 13A, 9501-801 Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Portugal

Ana C. Costa obtained her Degree in Faunistic Resources and Environment (1988) at Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon University. She started her academic career at University of the Azores in 1990, as assistant trainee and there she obtained her PhD in Marine Sciences – Marine Ecology (2004).

Her main interest is in marine and freshwater biodiversity: aquatic invertebrate biology and ecology and, to a lesser extent, invertebrate taxonomy. The work on freshwater systems started with the invasive crayfish in São Miguel (1996), and in 2004 broadened to freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates and water quality monitoring under WFD.

She has been involved in Coastal Zone Management Planning for small islands in the Azores, Marine Spatial Planning and Conservation in Marine Protected Areas.

She currently teaches Animal Diversity and Biology, Biological Oceanography, Coastal Biology and Toxicology, and coordinates the Master Program in Biodiversity and Island Ecology (MBEI).

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