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Ana Cristina Matos Ricardo Costa

Ana Cristina Costa is a marine biologist and assistant professor at the Department of Biology, University of the Azores, phD in Marine Sciences (Marine Ecology) in 2004, ACC has been developing teaching and research activities in this department since 1990.

She has been responsible for teaching several courses in the Biology undergrad degrees (Biology and Biological Sciences and Health) such as invertebrate zoology, oceanography coastal biology, marine ecology and toxicology as well as in master degrees (eg. Master Course in Biodiversity and Island Ecology, Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Marine Spatial Planning) and phD graduate program in Biology.

She has supervised several ungrad and grad (master and phD) students and young pos doc researchers. Her main interest is marine biodiversity and ecology and, to a lesser extent, taxonomy. She has also interests in marine environmental monitoring (under WFD and MDFD), conservation and planning (CZMP and MSP). Her more recent research has been in marine non indigenous species.


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Castro, N., Gestoso, I., Ramalhosa, P., Lopes, E., Almeida, C., Costa, A., et al. (2023). Testing differences of marine non-indigenous species diversity across Macaronesia using a standardised approach, 192, 115021.
Berimbau, L., Larrea, A., Costa, A.C. & Torres, P. (2023). Human–Shark Interactions: Citizen Science Potential in Boosting Shark Research on Madeira Island. Diversity, 15.
Larrea, A., Torres, P., Seijo, C., Ventura, M.A., Costa, A.C., Parente, M.I., et al. (2023). Environmental coastal research: a systematic review for Azores and Cabo Verde, two peripherical Macaronesian archipelagos, 10.
Richter, N., Hopmans, E.C., Mitrović, D., Raposeiro, P.M., Goncalves, V., Costa, A.C., et al. (2023). Distributions of bacteriohopanepolyols in lakes and coastal lagoons of the Azores Archipelago, 20, 2065-2098, .
Mitrović, D., Hopmans, E.C., Bale, N.J., Richter, N., Amaral-Zettler, L.A., Baxter, A.J., et al. (2023). Isoprenoidal GDGTs and GDDs associated with anoxic lacustrine environments, 178, 104582.