Marta Vergílio holds a Master Degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Aveiro and a PhD in Biology at the University of the Azores, working on the ecological structure in spatial plans for small islands.
Since graduation, she has collaborated in different projects related to environmental management and spatial planning. She has experience on geographic information systems. She is currently Member of the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources – CIBIO-Azores.
Marta Vergílio was member of several research projects, including the ‘Multi-Use in European Seas’ (MUSES) and, currently, the ‘Macaronesian Maritime Spatial Planning’ (MarSP), collaborating for the development of a basis for the implementation of MSP in Macaronesia and in the Azores, and the PADDLE (Planning in a liquid world with tropical stakes).
She has authored and co-authored in technical reports and peer-reviewed scientific papers. Her main scientific interests are environmental planning and management, protected areas, green infrastructures, ecosystem functions and services and maritime spatial planning.